The bans came in a first set of rulings introduced by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) under new rules against harmful gendered stereotypes introduced in June. "It's about time advertisers woke up and stopped reinforcing lazy, outmoded gender stereotypes," said Ella Smillie, a spokeswoman for the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for women's rights. An advert for Philadelphia cheese showing two new fathers becoming so distracted by snacks that they forget their babies was banned by the ASA, which said it relied on the stereotype than men are less capable of caring for children.
About 50 dogs recently competed in the World Dog Surfing Championship in California’s Linda Mar Beach. The competition raises money for various dog-related charities.
Negative rate policy - once considered only for economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan - is becoming a more attractive option for some other central banks to counter unwelcome rises in their currencies. WHY HAVE SOME CENTRAL BANKS ADOPTED NEGATIVE RATES? To battle the global financial crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, many central banks cut interest rates near zero.
American rapper A$AP Rocky learns his fate on Wednesday in a trial over a street brawl in Sweden that led U.S. President Donald Trump to champion his cause. The musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage were detained and charged with assault after an altercation in Stockholm on June 30. Mayers, 30, left Sweden after being released and does not have to be present for the ruling.
TOKYO/WELLINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Negative interest rate policy - an unconventional gambit once only considered by economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan - is becoming a more attractive option for some other central banks to counter unwelcome currency rises. In Asia, central banks in economies as diverse as Australia, India and Thailand have stunned markets by cutting aggressively rates in response to the broadening fallout from the U.S.-China trade war. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) - considered a pioneer in central bank policymaking circles since it adopted inflation-targeting nearly three decades ago - floated the possibility of negative rates last week as it, too, slashed rates by a bigger-than-expected 50 basis points and sent its currency tumbling to 3-1/2-year lows.
Pennsylvania Police say heavily armed officers stormed the home after they received an emergency call that his parents were in distress. But the call was a hoax, and the teen -- who recently won millions of dollars for winning a video game competition -- was being targeted in a swatting attack.
In an NBC News Exclusive, Matthew Albence, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks out in defense of last week’s Mississippi raids that resulted in 680 arrests.
The police did not identify the gunman’s motive but said he had been obsessed with mass shootings.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Tuesday that 70 years after countries adopted the Geneva Conventions to limit the barbarity of war, the terrible suffering in conflicts today shows they are not being respected. The four Geneva Conventions were adopted on Aug. 11, 1949, and have been universally ratified by the world's countries.
Half of those injured in the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart remain in the hospital 10 days later. Three people are still in critical condition and another 10 patients are in stable or "good" condition, according to officials the University Medical Center of El Paso and Del Sol Medical Center. Tuesday was the last day that wraparound counseling and other social services were available at the El Paso Convention Center.
New York is the first of five states this year to pass a bill allowing child sex abuse victims to file civil suits -- no matter when the alleged acts happened.
Secret rooms have appeared throughout history, in medieval castles and Prohibition-era speakeasies. Now they’re popping up in workplaces.
In the pursuit of epic photos and videos, don’t risk fines or getting your drone confiscated.
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The director’s canny settings reflect his deep understanding of the region as both sun-filled and sketchy, glamorous and anonymous.