Former Sen. Birch Bayh, Champion Of Title IX Federal Law, Dies

Now, women make up more than half of those receiving bachelor’s and graduate degrees and more than 3 million high school girls — one in two — play sports. “There was a soccer field I used to jog around,” he said in a 2002 interview. “One day, all of a sudden, I realized that half of the players were little girls and half of them were little boys. I realized then that that was, in part, because of Title IX.” But it was his work to pass the landmark Title IX law that helped solidify his legacy before his death Thursday at age 91. “You simply cannot look at the evolution of equality in our nation without acknowledging the contributions …

Here Are 30 Photos Of Objects Cut In Half That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things

If you were one of those hands-on children, who would cut in half their new toys just to see what’s inside – this list is for you. Bored Panda already did a #2 Cut banana tree trunks Interestingly, the banana tree is not even a tree per se as the stem does not contain true woody tissue. It is actually a big herbaceous plant with leaves rolled up one over another. The tender core of the banana stems (the so-called banana tree trunk) is widely used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines and the local people there consider the trunk to be a nutritious vegetable. #4 Adding machine An essential part of almost every office up until the 1970s, an …

How polluting are idling cars and buses?

Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities in the UK already have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to motorists in parked vehicles who refuse to turn off their engines when asked. The emissions consultancy Cambustion has looked at when it is worth switching of engines to reduce emissions. It found that for emissions of nitrogen oxide from a diesel car meeting Euro 5 requirements (that is broadly any diesel car made before late 2015) it is worth switching off the engine if you expect to be stationary for at least 30 seconds. For Euro 6 diesel cars (those manufactured after 2015) it is worth switching off if you are not going to move for three seconds. The company also …

Theres A New Viral Challenge Sweeping The Planet And For Once This Is A Good Thing

There’s a new viral challenge sweeping across social media and for once it’s not making us shake our heads in despair. This is one we can definitely get on board with. People across Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and Facebook have been posing with a bunch of garbage bags, and no, this isn’t a case of Mugatu’s fashion line Derelicte at last filtering down onto the high street, it’s the #Trashtag Challenge. This new challenge, aimed at “bored teens”, but being picked up by people of all ages, inspires people to get outside, pick a place covered in litter, and do their bit to help clean up the planet. People around the world have been sharing before and after photos of their …

Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

May God be with us. Can we come back? says pilot during midair emergency A Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a passenger realised she had left her baby in the terminal. The pilot, en route to Kuala Lumpur, made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the passenger told cabin crew she had forgotten her child. diverted to Kansas City because of a very unruly passenger who refused to stop singing Whitney Houstons I Will Always Love You. In New York the following year, a taxiing plane heading to Seoul returned to the gate after the South Korean airline heiress Cho Hyun-ah Original Article : HERE ; This …

Our goal is to halve the male suicide rate: why no-frills therapy works for men

Every week, around the country, groups of men meet for some straight-talking therapy. Could this be the answer to the male mental health crisis? A stranger has just thrown a ball at me and asked me how my week has been. Its Monday night, and Im sitting in a circle of a dozen men in a chilly community centre. This ball obliges me to tell the gang about my current emotional state. I have spent my entire adult life carefully avoiding situations like this. I came to Andys Man Club with my eyes open, thinking I was ready to share. But thats because I expected a different sort of group therapy session; a place where normal blokes could open up …

Is cleaning up really good for your mind and body? We asked an expert.

Was your New Year’s Resolution to clean up and finally get your home organized? If it was, you’re not alone. Since the start of the year, cities all over the country are reporting more clothing donations than usual. And, of course, it seems like everyone is obsessed with the show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and showing off their new home organization projects on social media. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash So whether you were inspired by a TV show, the millionth fight with your partner over dirty dishes, or simply a walk past the Container Store, it’s always a good time to clean up and organize your space. “There is a pleasure in imagining that this thing — …

Chef Boyardee bowls recalled over labeling mix-up

Affected products were produced and packaged on Jan. 16, 2019 and include 7.5 ounce canned microwavable bowls of “Chef Boyardee rice with chicken & vegetables,” according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service website. The items have a package code of 210090151050045L, a best by date of July 8, 2020 and were shipped to retailers in Florida, Kentucky and New York. WATER ADDITIVE RECALLED OVER POTENTIALLY DEADLY BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION The company said they were alerted to the problem after consumers complained of opening up the product labeled as “rice with chicken & vegetables,” only to discover beef ravioli. While no adverse effects have been reported, the impacted products may contain milk and wheat, which is not declared on the label. …

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer apologises as workman disguise ploy backfires

Former Nissan chief widely mocked for leaving detention dressed as workman A lawyer on Nissan chairs reputation. Not only did the widely mocked getup, intended to throw reporters off the scent, fool no one. It also heightened already intense media interest in Ghosn, who was financial misconduct, emerged from 108 days in detention flanked by officials and sporting dark blue overalls, a light blue cap and a surgical mask. The blue-collar bluff continued when Ghosn got into a silver Suzuki van with a workmans ladder strapped to its roof and was driven across Tokyo to his lawyers office, pursued by media motorcycles and helicopters, . The exact location of his residence, where he was later reunited with his family, remains …

Harmful Microbes May Be Hitchhiking Across Oceans On Tiny Pieces Of Plastic

From kelp voyaging to Antarctica to monkeys rafting across the seas, Planet Earth is no stranger to living things journeying across its oceans. But it seems there are some more sinister seafarers out there; according to new research, harmful bacteria are hitchhiking on tiny bits of plastic, potentially contributing to the spread of disease. A team of scientists from the University of Stirling investigated whether harmful pathogens could persist on ocean plastics. In particular, they examined nurdles (aka mermaid’s tears), tiny balls of plastic that serve as the basis for manufacturing plastic products. Billions of these 5-millimeter plastic pieces inhabit our oceans as a result of industrial spillages, and can be harmful to marine life. Their findings are reported in the Marine Pollution Bulletin. The …

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy

Following months of fiery debate – and measles outbreaks – a new law banning unvaccinated children from Italy’s classrooms has come into effect. Under the “Lorenzin law,” parents had until March 10, 2019, to provide documentation showing their child had been inoculated with a number of vaccinations, as reported by RAI News, Italy’s national public broadcaster.  If a child under age 6 has not been vaccinated, they will not able to attend kindergartens or schools. If they’re between ages 7 to 16, their parents will face a fine. The mandatory vaccinations include chickenpox, polio, mumps, rubella, and – perhaps most crucially at this time – measles. “No vaccine, no school,” Giulia Grillo, Italy’s Minister of Health, told La Repubblica. “By now, everyone has had …

What is the mysterious ‘global Hum’ and is it simply noise pollution?

Up to 4% of people are said to hear a strange low-pitched noise known as the Hum, but no source has ever been found. City life is one possible cause Whenever I wake up it is there and it is unbelievably loud. When nobody else can hear it you think you are going nuts, and it just wears you down, says Simon Payne, 55, from Cambridgeshire. Payne is a hearer of the mysterious global phenomenon known as the Hum. I have been desperate to get away from it, so I have stayed with friends and even moved house. The Hum is experienced as a consistent, low-pitched noise, much like the sound of a large truck idling in a nearby parking …

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s pet faces ‘dangerous dog’ hearing after attack on neighbor; 911 audio released

“They bit off your finger?” the dispatcher replies. “Yeah, the tip of my finger.” BACKLASH ASIDE, COWBOYS QB DAK PRESCOTT DEFENDS POSITION ON STANDING FOR ANTHEM When police arrived at the woman’s home in Frisco, Texas, they found that paramedics had bandaged the woman’s right hand, FOX 4 of Dallas-Fort Worth reported. The finger “was still attached, but split open,” a police report states, according to FOX 4. The woman told the 911 dispatcher she was “standing outside with a stick, trying to beat them off,” until help arrived, the report said. Prescott’s two dogs were found loose in the front yard of the 50-year-old woman’s home after biting and tearing her wooden fence, according to a complaint filed by a Frisco …

Teen convicted in metal-pipe beating death of 10-year-old girl gets life sentence

“In 27 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a 15-year-old commit such a violent act,” 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young said at the sentencing, according to Fox 31 Denver. “In 27 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a 15-year-old commit such a violent act.” — 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young After slugging the child in the head five times with the pipe, Zellmer then dragged her into a ditch, where he left her to die, an affidavit showed. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kim Jong-nam death: suspect Siti Aisyah released after charge dropped

Indonesian woman accused of killing estranged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2017 A Malaysian court has dropped the case against one of two women smearing lotion on Kim Jong-nams face. Profile Who was Kim Jong-nam? Show Hide Born 10 May 1971, Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-il ruled the country from 1994 to 2011, and during much of that period, Kim Jong-nam had been considered his fathers designated successor. However that changed with an incident in 2001, when Kim Jong-un. He is thought to have then lived in exile for years, and unlike other relatives in the Kim dynasty, did not hold an official title or play any part …

Ryan Seacrest Refusing To Hand Over Kardashian Emails In Blac Chyna Lawsuit – Perez Hilton

Blac Chyna isn’t letting this go, and Ryan Seacrest isn’t giving up without a fight!! The model is sticking to her ground and demanding that the E! News host  Per The Blast‘s findings, in his objection to her motion, Ryan says that Chyna doesn’t even know what she’s talking about, aside from: “(1) a single tweet in which Mr. Seacrest merely referenced the existence of the subject television show and (2) irrelevant text messages from Mr. Seacrest in which he checked in on the health of Defendant Robert Kardashian (“Robert”) in connection with events that are not even at issue in this case.” The American Idol host is requesting that the court sanction Chyna $2,460 for the legal back-and-forth, and that …