Month: August 2020

How To Actually Support An LGBTQ+ Child

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From Woman’s Day

Though public acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people has grown over the years, many parents and family members of LGBTQ+ kids still struggle to know what to say when a child comes out, or they aren’t sure how to support the child as they age. But whether and how parents support an LGBTQ+ child can have far-reaching impacts on their happiness, health, and success.

One 2009 study found that LGB adults who reported high rates of parental rejection in their teens were “8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression, and 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs” than LGB peers who reported no- or low-levels of family rejection. Another 2010 study found that “LGBT young adults who reported high levels of family acceptance during adolescence

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Confusion reigns as Canada turns away American students

American students accustomed to easy access to Canadian campuses face unprecedented obstacles to continuing their education as the nation’s borders remain all but closed due to the coronavirus.

Visas once processed in weeks are taking months to secure. Students have been asked to prove that their physical presence is essential — no matter that campuses and dormitories are open even as learning shifts online.

“It’s a mess,” said Christopher Collette, an immigration attorney at Campbell Cohen in suburban Montreal.

The impending school year creates a conundrum for the Canadian government — and for some 500,000 international college students and thousands more who are younger.

Canada’s international student policies are not far from those of the Trump administration, which originally planned to deport foreign students whose courses were fully online this fall. When the plan met with backlash, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement clarified that new foreign students may not enter

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Small-time scams are dissolving America from the inside

Few were surprised when the “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding effort, where rank and file conservatives shelled out to build a tiny section of the big, beautiful border wall, turned out to be a gigantic scam, according to a recent federal indictment. It was only slightly more surprising that Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was a central part of the grift. He was arrested by federal marshals last week, and faces charges of money laundering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy. Hilariously, it seems one of the alleged conspirators, Brian Kolfage, spent some of the ill-gotten proceeds on a boat called the “Warfighter.”

But this scheme is one small wave in an ocean of fraud. Half of conservative politics now — particularly the infestation of conspiratorial insanity that is rapidly devouring the Republican Party — runs on this kind of small-bore grifting. Look behind the latest bug-eyed theories about

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College students working as contact tracers try to keep pandemic in check on campuses

The coronavirus pandemic has added unexpected learning opportunities to the agendas of hundreds of college students in recent months: fast lessons in contact tracing.

That was the case for Suyash Gupta, a senior at Texas A&M University. After his summer internship was canceled because of the pandemic, he emailed a former professor, Angela Clendenin, to ask whether there were coronavirus-related projects he could help with. That led to his role as a case investigator at the new Texas A&M COVID Operations and Investigations Center, a joint initiative between the university and the Brazos County Health Department to track the local spread of the virus.

Gupta is just one of thousands of college students across the country who are certified to help with the crucial task of contact tracing. Since May, more than 4,000 U.S. college students have completed Johns Hopkins University’s online contact-tracing course, according to Coursera Inc., which works

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Kremlin critic Navalny ‘stable’ in Berlin hospital

Kremlin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, was in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday after being flown to Berlin following a standoff over his medical evacuation from Russia.

An air ambulance carrying Navalny, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, touched down at 8:47 am local time (0647 GMT) at the military wing of Berlin’s Tegel airport.

His spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh tweeted  that “the plane with Alexei just landed in Berlin”.

“Navalny’s condition is stable,” Jaka Bizilj, the head of the Cinema for Peace foundation, told AFP after the landing.

Berlin’s Charite hospital confirmed in a statement that it had admitted Navalny and was carrying out an “extensive medical diagnosis”.

The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, went into a coma after falling suddenly ill Thursday on a plane to Moscow that had to make

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‘Selfish’ COVID party planners could face $2,000 fine, Ontario 3M facility to produce 50 million masks

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August 21

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Air ambulance carrying Kremlin critic Navalny lands in Germany

An air ambulance landed in the German capital on Saturday carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, after a day-long standoff over his medical evacuation.

The plane, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, landed at 8:47 am local time (0647 GMT) at Tegel airport in Berlin, where Navalny is expected to be transferred to the Charite hospital for treatment.

The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell into a coma after becoming suddenly ill Thursday on a plane to Moscow that had to make an emergency landing in Omsk.

His aides say they believe he was poisoned, apparently by a cup of tea at the airport, and blamed Putin, though Russian doctors said tests showed no trace of any poison. 

Doctors treating him in Omsk had refused to let Navalny leave but reversed course after his family

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Sreenidhi FC Chairman KT Mahi

Andhra Pradesh-based Srinidhi FC, which was formed in 2015, are all set to make their debut in the I-League from the 2021-22 season.

The Southern outfit have established a quality facility and have been taking part in the youth leagues of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). But now, they have been handed an opportunity to start their senior team.

Chairman of Sreenidhi Group, Dr. KT Mahi spoke about the club’s infrastructure and how they are looking to improve it further.

“I have travelled extensively in Europe. In order to produce world class players, we need to have world class infrastructure. This is one commitment we made and that was to provide world class facilities. That is what we will provide at our club.

“In May 2018, we started the construction of a world class football centre, SFC Football Village, with four international standard grounds. Two are already ready with

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LA County Inches Toward School Reopenings As Outbreak Slows

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles school officials could soon apply for waivers to reopen if the county’s coronavirus numbers continue to trend in the right direction, but there is a roadblock on the horizon: Labor Day.

Already, a school district in neighboring Orange County has been approved to reopen, and Los Angeles County is heading toward the threshold to apply for a waiver, according to county health officials. However, each time the county has seemed to be heading in the right direction, a holiday weekend prompted get togethers and a subsequent surge in new cases. Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends resulted in major case spikes in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the county’s public health director said Friday.

It was just two weeks after the Fourth of July weekend, the county had “our worst-ever surge in cases and hospitalizations,” Barbara Ferrer noted during an ABC7 online question-and-answer

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Air ambulance flies Russian opposition leader Navalny to Germany

An air ambulance took off from the Siberian city of Omsk on Saturday carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to Germany for treatment of a suspected poisoning, after a day-long standoff over his medical evacuation.

The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell into a coma after becoming suddenly ill Thursday on a plane to Moscow from Tomsk that had to make an emergency landing in the Siberian city of Omsk.

His aides say they believe he was poisoned, apparently by a cup of tea at the airport, though Russian doctors said tests showed no trace of any poison. 

Doctors treating him in Omsk initially refused to let Navalny leave but reversed course after his family and staff demanded he be allowed to travel to Germany.

The plane, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, took off around 8:00 am local time (0200

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