Today I present a very special treat. Conservative groups in Alabama uphold a ban on yoga in school citing fears of the practice spreading Hinduism.
Legislation that would have allowed yoga to be taught in Alabama public schools died in committee Wednesday, stalling a years-long battle by one state legislator to bring the practice back.
Bill AL HB246 was put forth by Alabama State Rep. Jeremy Gray, who wrote that bringing yoga back to school would be voluntary. It sought to overturn a ban on the practice in Alabama schools in place since 1993.
Hours-long waits, problems with new voting machines and a lack of available ballots plagued voters in majority minority counties in Georgia on Tuesday — conditions the secretary of state called “unacceptable” and vowed to investigate.
Democrats and election watchers said voting issues in a state that has been plagued for years by similar problems, along with allegations of racial bias, didn’t bode well for the November presidential election, when Georgia could be in play.
“This seems to be happening throughout Atlanta and perhaps throughout the county. People have been in line since before 7:00 am this morning,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after polls were supposed to open — and in some cases still hadn’t.
The demand to reform police departments is causing some local governments to look at new regulations and laws. In San Francisco, the board of supervisors is considering a resolution introduced last week that would urge the civil service commission there to prohibit hiring officers with a history of serious misconduct. San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
Any similarities are purely coincidental. Anyway, I think this looks quite familiar and “Bao Hu San” translates into protective umbrella, so they are actually Shanghai Ruilan Protective Umbrella Biotech Limited.
Avast, the multibillion-dollar Czech security company, doesn’t just make money from protecting its 400 million users’ information. It also profits in part because of sales of users’ Web browsing habits and has been doing so since at least 2013.
That’s led to some labelling its tools “spyware,” the very thing Avast is supposed to be protecting users from. Both Mozilla and Opera were concerned enough to remove some Avast tools from their add-on stores earlier this month, though the anti-virus provider says it’s working with Mozilla to get its products back online.
But recently appointed chief executive Ondrej Vlcek tells Forbes there’s no privacy scandal here. All that user information that it sells cannot be traced back to individual users, he asserts.
Destabilizing cishetero amatonormativity. Providing disruption as a service. Once you know the way, you see it in all things. Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going. Also we never asked for this. I̸͝t̸̑ ̵̽i̷͗s̶͐ ̵͝a̶͒l̷ ͍r̷ ̗͕e̵͑a̶͌d̸̄y̷̚ ̶̀ ͓͑t̷̚ô̶o̸ ̥ ̶́ ̡l̷͝a̶̽t̵͒ė̶.̸ ̋͑
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