click to enlarge Photo via HJBC / Shutterstock.comDoctors warn that horse-dewormer can be lethal and should not be used to combat COVID-19. “Doctors warn horse-dewormer can be lethal, so why are people taking it for COVID-19?”8. “White supremacist who allegedly scouted abandoned Michigan jails for ‘hate camps’ ordered to stand trial”6. “Child abuser may dodge jail time because of ‘shady’ deal with Macomb County Prosecutor Lucido”4. "Why ‘Shariah law’ doesn’t mean what most Americans think it means"
September 10, 2021 19:18 UTC
Last week, California lawmakers passed a bill that would launch a pilot program focused on tracking the gender identity and sexual orientation of victims of violent deaths. The bill, which was approved overwhelmingly by both chambers, now heads to the desk of Gov. “There is a lack of understanding about the relationship between risk of violent death, such as suicide or homicide, and an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity,” the bill’s text reads. “This is because, unlike veteran status or ethnicity, the sexual orientation and gender identity of deceased individuals are only captured in special circumstances. “We must have better data to understand the scope of what’s happening in our LGBTQ community — especially among the youth — when it comes to violent deaths, including homicide and suicide.
September 10, 2021 19:07 UTC
A study out of England has found that by combining multiple approaches to tackling HIV, new diagnoses of the virus plummeted. The study, conducted at sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street in London, was published in the journal HIV Medicine, ContagionLive reports. Specifically, Girometti highlighted PrEP to prevent new HIV infections, increased and readily available testing to detect new infections early, and the use of antiretroviral treatments to get those living with HIV to undetectable status. One study of serodiscordant gay couples found zero instances of transmission where the partner living with HIV was undetectable. Girometti said that, moving forward, researchers would be focusing on the impact on HIV infections following the “wider introduction of PrEP which started happening in 2018.” Researchers will also try to determine impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV testing and diagnoses.
September 10, 2021 19:02 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Win or lose in Saturday’s U.S. Open final, teen sensations Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez have already cemented their star power after announcing themselves on the big stage at Flushing Meadows. “What an incredible achievement at this year’s #USOpen @EmmaRaducanu!” the royals wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1436247000383729676 on Friday. The whole country will be cheering you on in the final,” wrote https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1436210384860598277 Johnson. “A US Open final at 18 years old and a qualifier to boot. “We’ve got a Canadian in the #USOpen final!
September 10, 2021 18:45 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) -American Rajeev Ram and Briton Joe Salisbury overcame a slow start to beat Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the U.S. Open men’s doubles final on Friday. The 2020 Australian Open champions fired down five aces and 22 winners in the third set as they wrapped up the victory. “To have won this with Rajeev is amazing – it’s a dream come true,” said Salisbury, playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time in his career. “He’s been, the last three years, an incredible partner.”It was the third time that the pair have reached the final of a Grand Slam together. “I can’t ask for a better partner,” said Ram, who also has two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles to his name.
September 10, 2021 18:45 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) – Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat maintained his lead at the BMW PGA Championship with another impressive round at Wentworth as the battle for last-ditch automatic qualification for the European Ryder Cup team intensified on Friday. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, who needs a top-50 finish at Wentworth to guarantee a Ryder Cup debut, did his chances no harm at all with a five-under 67 to move into the top 20. While Westwood should now make the team for the 11th time in his career, he said the Ryder Cup qualification process was flawed. Europe’s ‘Mr Ryder Cup’ Ian Poulter was also likely to miss the cut although he is almost certain to be one of Harrington’s picks, given his inspirational Ryder Cup form. While the scramble for Ryder Cup spots preoccupied many, Aphibarnrat again played beautifully.
September 10, 2021 18:33 UTC
(Reuters) – Napoli are looking forward to facing Juventus on Saturday, coach Luciano Spalletti said, with his side in near-top condition and their opponents missing several key players involved in international games. Goalkeeper David Ospina was the only Napoli player to feature in those games. “It is clear that with these national team games, and the long flights, some problems emerge. The players want to go out and play, we are in an optimal situation,” Spalletti said. “He will be very useful for us because we do not have a player with his characteristics elsewhere in the squad.
September 10, 2021 18:22 UTC
For the fourth time this year, Texas lawmakers will attempt to pass a bill barring transgender athletes from competing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity. During the first special session, House Democrats, who had fled to Washington, D.C. in protest of more stringent voter restrictions, effectively denied the lower chamber a quorum, meaning no bills could be passed during the 30-day special session. This third special session, called by Gov. Greg Abbott (R), will focus on five items, including the transgender sports ban, reports Texas News Today. The relentless attacks on communities of color, historically accurate education, abortion rights, voting rights, and LGBTQ+ rights, infringe on the civil liberties of all Texans.
September 10, 2021 16:52 UTC
click to enlarge Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter LLCTaylor police repeatedly tased Imani Ringgold-D’Abell in front of his daughter following a traffic stop. The Taylor Police Department was sued – again – for allegedly using excessive force against a Black person. In this case, the driver was repeatedly tased and punched by cops in front of his daughter. Officers then pulled him from the car, and claiming he was resisting, Tased him repeatedly, including once while he was pinned face-down to the ground. “Yet the City of Taylor has a custom of acquiescing to this practice and failed adequately to train and supervise its officers on the constitutional use of force.”
September 10, 2021 16:41 UTC
On a crowded train platform in Paris, 50-ish college professor Claire (Juliette Binoche), still freshly divorced, awaits the arrival of her new lover. Expecting to finally lay eyes on his hot young blonde, Alex doesn’t see Claire at all. What Claire does or doesn’t do next helps shape a mystery that Who You Think I Am (★★★★☆) writer-director Safy Nebbou doesn’t firmly resolve. In the assured hands of Oscar-winner Binoche, Claire manages to be sympathetic if not faultless, despite being plainly delusional in her determination to sustain two identities, one of which is completely fabricated. Alex won’t be the only one she hopes to fool.
September 10, 2021 16:07 UTC
This weekend, opera aficionados have two opportunities to appreciate the artform in casual settings in the great outdoors — both offered for free. They will be accompanied on piano by an equally heralded young artist, David Hanlon, a Manhattan School of Music alum increasingly known for his work as a composer. Spectators are able to “come and go as you please,” and are welcome to bring along children, pets, food and drink, blankets and chairs as well. The day prior, on Saturday, Sept. 11, starting at 5 p.m., Opera Lafayette presents a concert in the East Garden of the Hill Center celebrating the announcement of its 2022 season. Founded more than 25 years ago by Artistic Director Ryan Brown, the internationally heralded, D.C.-rooted company chiefly focuses on performing pre-20th century works using period instruments.
September 10, 2021 15:45 UTC
The festival, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, commences this weekend with a hybrid of live showcases and online streaming. Ever the diplomat, Morgan — himself a member of the LGBTQ community — politely refuses to pick a favorite. “They really are.”Morgan, who has helmed the 18-year-old festival for the past three years, notes that there is additional LGBTQ content scattered throughout the various showcases. “We’re following the CDC guidelines as well as the local D.C. government guidelines,” says Morgan of the live events. Shorts International Film Festival runs through Sept. 19.
September 10, 2021 15:08 UTC
NORTHBOROUGH — A man was killed in an early morning fire Friday inside a Maple Street apartment where a fire official said a lack of smoke alarms allowed the blaze to spread unchecked throughout the building. The fire started in the victim’s apartment unit, the chief said. Firefighters found just one smoke alarm throughout the house, in the basement. Parente said the house should have had a hard-wired smoke alarm in every common area, including all hallways, as well as battery-operated smoke alarms in each apartment unit. “The lack of smoke detectors allowed the fire to get ahead of us,” said Parente.
September 10, 2021 12:11 UTC
Also, the Natick AMVETS Post 79, Superior Drive, will have a Military and First Responder Appreciation Outing starting at noon. For information, visit https://natickservicecouncil.org/… The Bacon Free Library in South Natick has reopened to the public, with no reservation. Porchfest will take place in the following neighborhoods:Area 1 – Washington Street, Walnut Street, Harvard Street, Franklin Street, Florence Street, David DriveArea 2 – Grant Street, Wilson Street, Sheridan Street, Sherman Street, Avon Street, Garfield Street, Chester Street, Morse Street. Area 3 – Pond Street, Maple Street, Plain Street, Park Street, Western Avenue, Floral Avenue, Waban Street. … Mark your calendars for the annual Natick Artists Open Studios in mid-October, and Fall Town Meeting on Oct. 19.
September 10, 2021 11:02 UTC
A 20-year-old Spanish gay man who told police that an anti-gay mob carved a homophobic slur into his buttocks has reportedly recanted his claims. He claimed that a mob of eight people wearing face coverings yelled homophobic slurs, before using a knife to cut his lip and carve “faggot” into his buttock. Read More: Gay man has homophobic slur carved into butt in mob attackBut Spain’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the alleged victim had since told police that the carving of the word was a consensual act. Police had failed to find any witnesses to the attack, despite it allegedly taking place in broad daylight. “Because they killed Samuel for being queer,” a reference to Samuel Luiz, a 24-year-old gay man who was beaten to death in an anti-gay attack in July.
September 10, 2021 10:52 UTC