By Christina Anderson The New York Times Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 STOCKHOLM—Footage of security officers dragging a pregnant Black woman off a Stockholm subway train and pinning her to a bench has caused an outcry in Sweden, raising questions about the treatment of minorities in a country often seen as a beacon of tolerance. Two security guards have been suspended and police have begun an investigation into the encounter, officials said. Footage showed the woman shouting in protest and a child crying as the episode unfolded. The video was widely shared on social media, with many Swedes complaining that a Black woman had been unfairly targeted. Some expressed shock that the child had been left crying while the woman was being overpowered by the guards. Many asked whether the guards, who appeared to be white, would have forcibly removed a pregnant white woman from the subway. Henrik Palmer, a media officer for the Stockholm public transport authority, said Sunday that … [Read more...] about ‘I was afraid that my baby was going to die in my belly’: Pregnant Black woman in Sweden dragged from subway train by guards
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caption Forgetting something? source ERIC THAYER/Reuters What to wear to work is a daily struggle for many. Luckily, you can cross off these 16 cringeworthy pieces off your list. Just because you work in a casual office environment, it doesn’t mean you can get away with just any outfit. Clothes that are dirty, wrinkled, or too provocative should never see the inside of an office. Business casual, classic casual, smart casual – the rules surrounding what to wear to work are constantly changing, and it’s hard to keep up. But there are a few things you can rule out. Fashion and etiquette experts agreed on 16 things that no one should ever wear to work. Keep in mind this doesn’t apply to every industry or workplace. It’s a general guide that will hopefully put you on the right track to professional outfits that will still let you express yourself. “The most … [Read more...] about 16 things you should never wear to work — even if you work in a business casual environment
Jins — Japan's number one eyewear — is now in the Philippines. When Jins — Japan’s number-one eyewear — opened its first Philippine store at SM Aura this week, it created quite a stir. What? No more waiting for hours and days to have your prescription glasses made! Only 30 minutes and it’s done. No more overpriced eyeglasses that pass through middlemen. No more overly heavy frames. From left: Ara Arida, Miss Philippines Universe 2013, Rocco Nacino, actor, Joyce Pring, radio-TV host, Bryan Lim, Suyen VP- business development, Atsushi Nagakura, Jins Philippines business lead No extra fees for stronger prescriptions. No more worrying about the effects of spending many hours in front of the computer. No more enduring the pollen in the air that reaches your eyes. No more worrying about ultraviolet and blue light that is harmful to the eyes. The founder of Jins, its president and CEO Hitoshi Tanaka, is a man with a vision. “Our vision at … [Read more...] about Eyes, eyes, baby!
By Paisley Dodds The Associated Press Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 LONDON—One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a “torture room” equipped with ropes, iron rods, a bench and buckets of water. There were blood splatters on the wall. A third man described the prisoners as growing accustomed to the sound of screaming. “It made us really scared the first day but then we got used to it because we heard screaming all the time.” Raped, branded or beaten repeatedly, more than 50 men from the Tamil ethnic minority seeking political asylum in Europe say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current government. The previously unpublished accounts conjure images of the country’s bloody civil war that … [Read more...] about Dozens of men say they were abducted, raped and tortured by Sri Lankan forces
By Gregory Katz The Associated Press Frank Griffiths Sun., March 11, 2018 LONDON—British health authorities on Sunday urged people to wash their clothing and possessions as a precaution if they visited a restaurant and pub in the English city of Salisbury, where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. Public Health England issued advice for anyone who went to either the Zizzi restaurant or The Mill pub at certain hours of March 4 and 5. Ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia reportedly ate at Zizzi before falling critically ill on March 4. “While there is no immediate health risk to anyone who may have been in either of these locations, it is possible, but unlikely, that any of the substance which has come into contact with clothing or belongings could still be present in minute amounts and therefore contaminate your skin,” the statement said. “Over time, repeated skin contact with contaminated items … [Read more...] about U.K. urges restaurant patrons to wash clothes after Russian ex-spy poisoning