• Gus Kenworthy's Boyfriend Matthew Wilkas on the Meaning of Their Historic Olympics Kiss - TIME

    But taking a moment to think about it, Wilkas realized that yes, he was probably part of something historic: a kiss between a gay athlete and his boyfriend at a mass audience spectacle like the Olympics, shown during network primetime television. ldquo;It rsquo;s unusual, right? rdquo; says Wilkas, an actor. ldquo;It rsquo;s good that it rsquo;s televised because it normalizes it more. I would imagine it would be a huge moment for a young gay kid to see an awesome athlete so open and proud of himself and not caring what anyone thinks of his sexuality. rdquo; Kenworthy has come under increased scrutiny over the past week of because of his public criticisms of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. ldquo;Broke my thumb yesterday in practice, rdquo; he wrote on Instagram this week. ldquo;It won rsquo;t stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence rsquo;s hand so hellip; Silver linings rdquo;

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  • ECU holds their 3rd annual NC Civility Summit - WNCT

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) On Monday, East Carolina University hosted Reverend Robert W. Lee IV to speak at Hendrix Theatre on campus. Rev. L hellip;GREENVILLE, N.C. The ECU Pirates, under the direction of third year head football coach Scottie Montgomery, opened the spring practice per hellip;

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  • Babies get strokes too. Here's how their brains recover - Science Magazine

    AUSTIN Strokes are common in old age, but these devastating events also strike babies. That s likely because birth is stressful and particularly hard on the body s blood vessels and circulation. But unlike adults, babies who suffer a stroke in the area of the brain that deals with language retain the ability to communicate. In new work presented here yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which publishes Science, researchers found that as teenagers, individuals who experienced strokes around the time of birth are able to understand language as well as their healthy siblings. To find out how adults who had strokes as infants compensated for such severe brain damage, the team imaged their brains while they listened to sentences read forward and backward. In healthy adults, the test causes language processing areas on the left side of the brain to light up with activity (pictured above on the left). In the stroke survivors, who had lost brain tissue in this region, the activity had shifted to an area in the right hemisphere that s the mirror image of the normal language region (above, right). This right hemisphere region is almost never used for understanding language in healthy people, and adults who have had a stroke do not enlist it for speech processing. The researchers suspect that the infants benefit from a unique time window during development, when the brain is flexible enough to make these accommodations. Figuring out what allows for that elasticity may one day help adult stroke survivors regain the ability to speak and understand language, the researchers say. nbsp;

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  • Parents in desperate plea for help to save the life of their daughter - who doesn't even know she is ill - Manchester Evening News

    The heartbroken parents of a little girl who has been given months to live but doesn t even know she is ill have made an emotional plea for help.Isabella Ortiz, three, from Bramhall, was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in June last year and given 12 months to live.

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  • Ekta Kapoor says Bollywood has its Harvey Weinsteins, claims actors use their sexuality to get ... - Daily News & Analysis

    Ekta, who was present along with actress Nimrat Kaur on a news channel #39;s show The Town Hall, was asked if a Harvey Weinstein exists in Bollywood, and if the #MeToo campaign has helped women come out with their story in the Indian television and film industry.Speaking on the issue, Ekta said, quot;Well, I think there are Harvey Weinsteins in Bollywood, but there is probably an equal number of Harvey Weinsteins on the other side of the story, but people do not want to talk about that part. Yes, there are people in power like producers who use their power to take advantage of people, but at the same time there are people on the other side, like an actor or others who need the job, would also use their sexuality to get things done.

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  • Labour hasn't go far enough with their latest animal welfare policy – they should be pushing for full ... - The Independent

    El Gato, the de facto leader of the Labour Party Twitter Jeremy Corbyn It was surely only a matter of time before Labour s infatuation with identity politics led them into the animal kingdom. And so today it has come to pass that a 50 point Radical Action on Animal Welfare plan has been launched by Sue Hayman, the Shadow Environment Secretary, who, I think, is a human being (and thus, some might argue, not well placed to understand the plight of animals. Still, she ll have to do).Hayman s lengthy policy paper is entitled Animal Welfare For The Many, Not The Few , a creepily Orwellian sort of slogan, teetering precariously close to self parody, as so much that the Corbynistas get up to. You imagine that Hayman has a bit of animal socialist agenda here, dismissive of the few labradoodles, Burmese cats and fancy rats living lives of plutocratic luxury in million pound homes cages, with fillet steak, smoked salmon and every conceivable toy at their disposal. Labour is seeking instead to redistribute pet food and extend equality of rights to the many their slum dog, stray cat and sewer dwelling cousins, who have to strive to look after themselves and their families, but who struggle to survive in Theresa May s Britain.

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  • Key Researchers at JP Morgan Maintained their '”Overweight”' rating for Fortive (FTV) Shares ... - Reurope

    Fortive (FTV) Rating Reaffirmed JP Morgan now has a $84 target price per share on shares of Fortive (FTV). The target price per share would suggest a potential upside of 12.81 % from the last price of Fortive (FTV). This rating was revealed in a research report on Monday, 12 February.

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  • Chloe Kim's Father Proves That Dads and Their Signs Deserve Their Own Olympic Event - TIME

    His seventeen year old daughter nailed back to back 1080s, taking the gold home, but her father;s laminated sign proved that he was excelling at a different sport: dad coaching. As an adult man with a purple marker, he really struck a chord with folks at home.He #8217;s just one of many Olympic parents bursting with pride in PyeongChang, where emotional stakes are high. But there were a lot of people who found this particular dad move heartwarming.

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