By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - While some sporting brands used International Women's Day to launch their Women's World Cup team kits, lawyers representing the world-champion U.S. team were on their way to a California courthouse to file a landmark lawsuit that would rock the sport. Instructed by the 28 members of the women's national team, they filed a suit accusing the U.S. Soccer Federation of gender discrimination, alleging that it pays them less than their male counterparts. "As players, we deserved to be paid equally for our work, regardless of our gender," star striker Alex Morgan said in a statement, but as she is well aware, deserving such treatment and actually getting it are two very different things. Female players in other countries have endured often humiliating public squabbles before, and the American lawsuit marks a new front in the battle for equality with the World Cup in France less than three months away. "They sacrifice their whole lives to play for their … [Read more...] about U.S. women’s fight for fairness puts World Cup in focus
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 7, 2018, 12:07 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Jet air hand dryers in hospital toilets spread more germs than disposable paper towels and should not be used, scientists have advised. Writing in the Journal of Hospital Infection, researchers argued that official guidance about how to prevent bacterial contamination in hospital buildings needs to be strengthened. A study carried out in three hospitals found contamination – including by faecal and antibiotic-resistant bacteria – was “significantly higher” in toilets on the days that jet air dryers were in use compared to paper towels. Scientists said the problem lies in people not washing their hands properly – meaning microbes get blown off by jet air dryers and spread around the room. They said official Department of Health guidance is that air dryers can be placed in toilets in the … [Read more...] about Jet air hand dryers ‘should not be used in hospital toilets’
A MILLIONAIRE co-founder of a children's soft play company was found to have spied on dozens of women after "stalking" schoolgirls from a swimming lesson, a court heard. Former Eddie Catz boss Darren Johnson, 51, used "peepholes" to film women in toilets and changing rooms at a centre where parents take their young children to have fun. The married dad-of-two also followed youngsters when they attended a leisure centre for swimming lessons before using a mobile phone to look under their cubicles as they changed, Kingston Crown Court heard. Johnson, from Putney in south-west London, was finally caught when two 14-year-old girls spotted his iPhone 6 from under the adjacent cubicle and alerted staff. He was identified from CCTV footage and police seized two computers containing hundreds of images of women in various states of undress. Johnson admitted five counts of voyeurism over a period of 12 years, between January 1 2005 and June 5 2017, although his barrister Tom Williams said his … [Read more...] about Kids’ soft play boss caught filming schoolgirls through ‘peepholes’ at public swimming pool
Nellie Bowles, New York Times 6:58 am PDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 FILE-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, had a difficult relationship with her father. FILE-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, had a difficult relationship with her father. Photo: Wikimedia Commons FILE-- In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San Francisco. less FILE-- In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San ... more Photo: Sal Veder, Associated Press Click through this slideshow to see Steve Jobs … [Read more...] about In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?
AN INDIAN postman has finally been given the sack after it was revealed he just dumped more than 6,000 letters in an abandoned building. Jagannath Puhan was suspended as the branch postmaster at the Odhanga post office in the eastern state of Odisha, this week after an inquiry found him “guilty of negligence and dereliction of duty”. The undelivered mail was discovered by a group of schoolchildren piled up in an abandoned school building that had been used as the post office branch until a few days ago. “We have managed to salvage over 1500 letters in two days,” postal superintendent Sarbeswar Mishra said. “But more than half of 6,000 letters that Puhan did not deliver have either turned soggy or eaten by termites and cannot be delivered at all.” Mr Puhan, who joined the post office in 1979 and took on the additional duty of postmaster in 2004 when his predecessor retired, had “committed gross dereliction of duty as well as breach of … [Read more...] about World’s worst postman finally busted for dumping 6,000 letters in an abandoned building over a ten-year period