Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 28, 2018 / 4:05 PM GMT / Updated Nov. 28, 2018 / 8:38 PM GMT By Minyvonne Burke A woman and her 10-month-old baby girl were killed in a grizzly bear attack outside their family's remote cabin in the Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada, the coroner's office said. The bodies of Valerie Theoret, a sixth grade French immersion teacher at Whitehorse Elementary School, and her daughter, Adele Roesholt, were discovered Monday around 3 p.m. by her husband, Gjermund Roesholt. "Valerie Theoret was a valued educator, and students and staff will miss her dearly. Our heartfelt condolences are with her family and friends, as well as staff and students who are grieving," Michele Royle, with Yukon's department of education, said in a statement. "This tragedy weighs heavy on our hearts as a community and in times such as these, we will … [Read more...] about Woman, 10-month-old daughter killed by grizzly bear outside cabin in the Yukon, Canada
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Home Daily News Susman Godfrey offers associates unlimited… Law Firms By Jason Tashea Posted October 4, 2018, 8:00 am CDT Twitter. Susman Godfrey’s parental leave for associates—regardless of gender—is now limitless. The policy allows for some time to be applied towards year-end bonuses, including “up to 12 weeks for any associate and up to 18 weeks for delivering mothers.” “The firm’s expanded and gender-neutral parental leave policy is part of our ongoing effort to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace, one that recognizes the importance of parental bonding time to all attorneys, regardless of gender or caregiver status,” said Amanda Bonn, a partner in the Los Angeles office, says in a statement. According to a March 2016 policy brief from the the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the U.S. is the only member country that does not provide paid maternity leave. More than half of the 36 OECD member … [Read more...] about Susman Godfrey offers associates unlimited gender-neutral paid parental leave
Can it be true that women giving birth in America are more at rick than women in dozens of other countries? Erin Moriarty has the stories behind the statistics: Fearless is how Charles Johnson describes his wife, Kira. "We're talking about a woman that was a marathon runner, that raced cars, that was a skydiver," he said. It never occurred to him that the greatest danger Kira would face would be going to one of the best hospitals in California to have a baby, their second son, Langston: "For us, we were really and truly expecting this experience the second time around to be a walk in the park." Kira's doctors recommended she have a C-section because she'd had one before. The first sign of a problem came in the late afternoon of April 12, 2016, shortly after Kira gave birth. "I was sitting by Kira's bedside and I began to notice the catheter turn pink with blood," Johnson said. A doctor ordered a CT scan. Johnson says he didn't worry at first. "Something's not quite right and I was … [Read more...] about Maternal mortality: An American crisis
Adam Taylor, The Washington Post Published 7:19 am, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Since taking office last year, New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has become an internationally noteworthy world leader in a number of ways. At just 37, she is one of the youngest heads of government or state in the world - and certainly the youngest female world leader. She is also pregnant, which will make her one of only a few elected leaders in modern history to give birth while in office. But one aspect of Ardern's global reputation leaves her fuming: the comparison with President Donald Trump. In an interview that aired on NBC's "Today" show this week, Ardern said that the idea "infuriated" her and made her "extremely angry" for what it implied about her immigration policy. Recommended Video: Now Playing: New Zealand is getting a liberal government under challenger Jacinda Ardern after a small party said Thursday it would join her coalition following an election … [Read more...] about New Zealand’s prime minister ‘extremely angry’ with people saying she is like Trump
Heather Long, The Washington Post Published 8:32 am, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 The United States used to be a leader in women working. In 1985, America was second only to Sweden in the proportion of prime age women with jobs or actively seeking paid employment. Now, the United States has fallen to the back of the pack, according to a new report this week from the International Monetary Fund. America plateaued for women's participation in the workforce while other advanced economies in Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan caught up and surged ahead in the past three decades. The IMF says America isn't doing enough to help working women, and it will hurt the country's economy in the coming years. In 1985, 70 percent of U.S. women ages 25 to 54 were in the labor force (meaning they had a job or were actively searching). Today 74 percent of U.S. women in that key age group known as "prime age" are in the labor force, a modest change compared to what other nations have … [Read more...] about The US used to be a world leader in women working. Not anymore.