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Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.
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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.
Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.
last updated: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:04:03 +0000
How One Style Of Glasses Became A Symbol Of Status And Violence In Detroit
Donned by everyone from Big Sean to Danny Brown, this is the story of how a very specific kind of luxury eyewear became a sign of power, success, and crime.
Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right.
last updated: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:11:32 -0400
So thaaat's why red hair color fades so fast! (H/T Quora.)
President Trump Tweets NFL Players ‘Standing With Locked Arms Is Good.’ They Were Protesting Him
President Donald Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support some of the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players Sunday after he encouraged football fans to boycott games if players took part in the silent protest during the national anthem. Following early-morning tweets where he criticized the NFL’s…
President Donald Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support some of the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players Sunday after he encouraged football fans to boycott games if players took part in the silent protest during the national anthem.
Following early-morning tweets where he criticized the NFL’s ratings, Trump returned to Twitter Sunday afternoon after more than 100 football players linked arms or knelt during the anthem — a visually defiant moment in response to criticism from the President about similar protests started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!” Trump tweeted.
The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team stayed in the locker room as the national anthem played Sunday before they played the Chicago Bears.”We’re not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda,” Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin, said before the game, according to the AP. The team’s decision was, according to Tomlin, “not to be disrespectful to the anthem but to remove ourselves from this circumstance. People shouldn’t have to choose.”
On Friday, Trump denounced Kaepernick-style protests at a rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” Trump said at the rally.
Trump on Saturday rescinded his White House invite to the Golden State Warriors’ star player, Stephen Curry, an outspoken critic of the Trump administration. In response, the Golden State Warriors, who won the NBA championship title earlier this year, released a statement saying the entire team would skip the White House visit — a longstanding tradition where winning sports teams get to meet the President.
“While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them,” the team said in a statement.
The team is still planning on going to Washington in February. “In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization,” the team’s statement said.