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Reports of Side Effects with Cosmetics Increasing

Reports of adverse events associated with cosmetics and personal care products sold in the U.S. more than doubled last year, due in large part to complaints about WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data ... Discuss

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists Try to Break Nigeria's Cycle of Replanting Bad Yams

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Could the Best Memory System Be One that Forgets?

Intuitively, we tend to think of forgetting as failure, as something gone wrong in our ability to remember. Now, Canadian neuroscientists with the University of Toronto are challenging that notion. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Neuron, they ...

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Present crisis, past ghosts
There remains little leadership and direction from government on improving the accountability and services of the police
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:21:00 +0200

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Peddling the miracles of entrepreneurship is a deceit
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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Trans men: The ‘invisible’ group in SA’s HIV health plan
Activists have red-flagged how the HIV prevention plan for the LGBTI community doesn’t cater for transgender men who have sex with other men
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

China on charm offensive at World Economic Forum
Beijing’s deficit of ‘soft power’ – foreign policy and political values – limits its rise to global power
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Gauteng’s green dam choked by sewage
Once an idyllic place for the people to swim and play, Bronkhorstpruit Dam is now so polluted that it’s not safe for humans
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

It's time to end SA's war on drugs
Drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrongheaded governmental policies have destroyed many more, argue experts.
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Police among six charged over 1989 Hillsborough crush
Twenty-eight years on, prosecutors say there is 'sufficient evidence to charge six individuals with criminal offences'.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:10:00 +0200

'Schools should not adopt one religion to the exclusion of others' - judge
The High Court in Johannesburg has handed down a ruling on religion in public schools, saying that schools can’t promote one religion.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:48:00 +0200

Afriforum to lay racism and incitement charges against 100 social media users
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:09:00 +0200

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:03:44 +0200

Police stop LGBT march in Istanbul for third consecutive year

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On Sunday, police stopped Istanbul Pride, a yearly LGBT march in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul. Police officials reportedly used rubber and plastic bullets and sprayed tear gas to prevent the participants from parading, after the Istanbul Governor's office ordered them on Saturday not to conduct the march, asserting security reasons. This marks the third consecutive year activists were banned from holding the rally.

File photo of 2013's Istanbul Pride.
Image: Lubunya.

The statement released by the governor's office read, "no application that suits the methods was made to our governor's office", though the organisers of the march disagreed. Homosexuality has been legal in Turkey for almost a century, but the governor's office reported "serious reactions against the march." Activists found checkpoints and a large number of police near Istiklal Avenue.

The pride organisers reported 41 were arrested by the police. Far-right Alperen Hearths was amongst nationalist groups calling for prohibiting the parade. Last week, on June 19, Kürşat Mican of Alperen said, "We will not allow them to walk. Wherever they march, we'll also go. We will close down that street and they will not be able to go there. If we want, our numbers can reach 200,000".

In a statement by the organisers of the rally, on Sunday, they said, "Our security will be provided by recognising us in the constitution, by securing justice, by equality and freedom". Turkish legislators have yet to enact laws shielding the LGBT community from hate speech and ensuring civil rights. In 2010, Selma Aliye Kavaf, then-Minister of Women and Family Affairs said, "I believe homosexuality is a biological disorder and this disease needs treatment." ((tr)) Turkish language: Ben eşcinselliğin biyolojik bir bozukluk, bir hastalık olduğuna inanıyorum. Tedavi edilmesi gereken bir şey bence. After the unsuccessful attempt to conduct the parade, organisers released a statement on Sunday, saying, "We are not scared, we are here, we will not change[...] You are scared, you will change and you will get used to it."

Istanbul Pride was first organised in 2003, attracting by varying reports from tens of thousands to possibly a hundred thousand people in 2014. That was the last actual march before it was blocked three times in the last three years. Last year, the organisers were not granted permission for Istanbul Pride after Istanbul faced militant attacks. The 2015 march was stopped as it was about to start, and police used water canons and tear gas to disperse the protesters.


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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:27:39 +0200

Curaçao wins maiden Caribbean Cup

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On Sunday, Curaçao's football team won their first Caribbean Cup defeating the defending champions Jamaica 2–1.

Elson Hooi opened the scoring for Curaçao in the tenth minute. The defending champions were trailing the team ranked 70th in the FIFA ranking. Rosario Harriott scored an equaliser for the Jamaicans after a free-kick in the 82nd minute of the game. But within two minutes, Hooi, who previously played for Dutch football clubs NAC Breda and FC Volendam, netted another goal, restoring Curaçao's lead. The match ended 2–1.

In 2013's competition, Curaçao did not manage to win a single game. Before Sunday's final, Curaçao's goalkeeper said, "Being in the final is a wonderful feeling". He added, "But I must say, Jamaica is a dangerous team. They have no European players in their team and they are still in the final. They have speed, unity and physical players. So, on Sunday, we need to work hard for our victory." He won the 2016–17 KNVB Cup with Dutch Eredivisie (Dutch league) club SBV Vitesse.

Curaçao defeated hosts Martinique 2–1 in the semi-final. In the third-place decider, French Guiana defeated Martinique 1–0. Sloan Privat scored the only goal of the match in the 74th minute. Curaçao, Martinique, French Guiana, and Jamaica are to play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup which is scheduled to be played next month in the United States. Curaçao has never featured in a Gold Cup tournament.

Curaçao's starting lineup consisted of Rangelo Janga, Jarchinio Antonia, Elson Hooi, Gevaro Nepomuceno, Dustley Mulder, Leandro Bacuna, Gillian Justiana, Darryl Lachman, Quentin Jakoba, and Cuco Martina, with Eloy Room guarding the nets.

June 25, 2017
Jamaica 1–2 Curaçao Stade Municipal Pierre-Aliker, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Rosario Harriott Scored after 82 minutes 82' 0–1 (HT) Elson Hooi Scored after 10 minutes 10' Scored after 84 minutes 84'

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:53:06 +0200

Ohio judge declares mistrial for officer who shot Samuel DuBose

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yesterday, Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial in the case of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was on trial for the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in 2015. Tensing is white and DuBose was black. The trial took place in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the second mistrial of Tensing for this crime.

The jurors told the judge they were "almost evenly split" after deliberating for 31 hours. Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter. Nine of the jurors were white, and three were black.

A crowd of protesters gathered outside the courthouse. One, Charles Campbell, said, "This is a miscarriage of justice, this is unacceptable[...] We cannot allow this in our city. We cannot allow this in our country. I'm here to share solidarity with the family of Sam DuBose, and the family of all these people who are being gunned down by police officers with impunity." De Bose's family has requested that all protests remain peaceful.

Tensing did not deny fatally shooting DuBose, instead arguing he feared for his life during their encounter. Tensing was wearing a body camera when he pulled DuBose over for the lack of a front license plate on his vehicle. DuBose stopped the car but did not show Tensing his license and registration when asked. Tensing told DuBose to step out of the car, and DuBose refused and began to drive away while Tensing's hand was still inside the vehicle. The images from his camera grow shaky and difficult to parse at around that point. Tensing called out "Stop! Stop!" and then shot DuBose in the head. The entire incident took under two minutes. Two other officers, also present, also recorded the incident. At the time, Tensing was 25 and DuBose 43. The University of Cincinnati agreed to pay over US$4 million to DuBose's family, and educate DuBose's 12 children.

Tensing is the third US police officer in roughly a week to be tried but not convicted for shooting a black man, though his is the only case to end in a mistrial. Jeronimo Yanaz was acquitted for killing Philando Castile and Dominique Heaggan-Brown for killing Sylville K. Smith.



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