Social & Humanitarian

First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 7 reports

Letter to the editor: Gender pay gap is not the result of patriarchy, sexism

I have long considered myself a committed liberal — in the classical sense of the term — and as such, I believe that men and women ought to be equal under the law. That being said, the recent push by the federal government to address the gender wage gap ... [Published Edwardsville Alestle - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Sexism, Conspiracy, Workers
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 20 reports

Armenia dismisses Turkey 'condolences' over genocide (AFP)

AFP Armenia dismisses Turkey 'condolences' over genocideYerevan (AFP) - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday brushed off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the World War I mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, accusing ... [Published West Australian - 2 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 7 reports

Discuss EPA Dispassionately-Foreign Minister

Ms Hannah Serwaa Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Thursday appealed to members of the ECOWAS Parliament to set aside their ideologies and emotions when discussing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European ... [Published Peace FM - 1 hour ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 11 reports

Lebanon Unravels Under Strain of Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian refugees wait their turn at a United Nations Refugee Agency registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon, on April 3, 2014. More than 1 million Syrians have registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing the war in their country. (Joseph Eid/AFP/) ... [Published Lignet - 1 hour ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 9 reports

ADB shifts priorities to reduce poverty

“The Asia-Pacific region is changing fast -- and so must ADB,” Takehiko Nakao, the bank’s president, said in a statement yesterday.“The challenge for ADB is to help developing member countries eradicate remaining poverty, support greater inclusiveness ... [Published Business World - 2 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Care crisis beckons due to shortfall of family carers for older people, by 2017

The number of older people requiring informal care will outnumber the amount of adult children or family members able to provide it for the first time in 2017.There will be a predicted shortfall of 160,000 caregivers by 2032 because demand for this form ... [Published Home Care UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 8 reports

C.D. Howe report says temporary foreign workers program has boosted joblessness

OTTAWA - A new report by the C.D. Howe Institute is harshly critical of the federal government's controversial temporary foreign workers program, saying it has spurred a higher unemployment rate in western Canada.The study says that changes to the program, ... [Published Kelowna Daily Courier - 2 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 21 reports

Steve Chapman on Democracy and Affirmative Action

Alex Lee Thequestion of racial preferences in university admissions hasbedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the Supreme Courtfinally issued a verdict that gave something to either side of thedebate. In a case involving the University of Michigan, ... [Published REASON Online - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 10 reports

Affirmative Action and the Court

I have more thoughts about the issues going forward. It seems clear that Sotomayor’s dissent was not just directed at this week’s relatively narrow holding but at the Court’s affirmative action jurisprudence in general. Which, it should always be remembered, ... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 10 reports

Syria: UN 3.5 million people under siege or without aid

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, APRIL 24 - Three and a half millionpeople in Syria live in areas under siege or impossible forhumanitarian assistance to reach, the United Nations (UN) saidtoday.The UN called on ''all the parties'' to permit humanitarianaccess and ... [Published Ansamed - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 35 reports

Getting past Michigan [Editorial]

The Supreme Court's decision this week in the case Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action was disappointing but not surprising and might have been far worse. What the court did was uphold a 2006 ballot initiative that banned race-based admission ... [Published Baltimore Sun - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 314 reports

NBC and ABC Feature Same Teenage Activist Supporting Affirmative Action; Omit Activist Label

Reporting on Tuesday's Supreme Court decision that enabled states' voters to ban affirmative action, the NBC and ABC evening newscasts featured a soundbite from the same teenage activist who called the ruling "disgusting" and charged it is "creating a ... [Published Media Research Center - Apr 23 2014]

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...As Fox's resident media critic Howard Kurtz stated, "If a conservative company would have pushed out a CEO for supporting gay marriage, chances are much of the media would have been in uproar" :
In an interview for the ILNA news agency, Iranian prison system director Esmaili denied "the false reports and rumours published by enemy news sites."
"Although there are clear benefits to the economy if short-term excess labour demand is filled as quickly as possible, the costs of a weakly designed TFW program can be quite high" the report says
"Citizens who receive military training must not be used for internal defense, and neither should the role of society vis-à-vis national security be distorted" the commission admonished

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