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IPL social – Stokes’ departure & Billings breaks out the bhangra

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Last-ball finishes, sublime power hitting and top-draw death bowling; the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has kicked off with a bang. BBC Sport’s IPL social covers the big talking points from both on and off the field, as we take a behind-the-scenes look at everything that has been......

Republican Debate Part 2: Healthcare, social security

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Republican Debate Part 2: Healthcare, social security – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In part two of Saturday’s GOP debate, the candidates talked about their plans for health care and how to handle social security. Be the first to......

Cleveland 1B Yu Chang Receives Racist Social Media Posts After Error

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Cleveland infielder Yu Chang was the victim of several instances of anti-Asian racism on social media after committing an error in the White Sox’s 4-3 walk-off victory over Cleveland on Monday. With runners at first and second and......

Ohio State employs 150 diversity officials, to add more professors focused on social and racial justice

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Ohio State University recently announced it plans to hire 50 faculty members focused on addressing social equity and racial disparities. The news comes as an economics professor and higher education watchdog calculated that the public university currently employs 150......

Michigan communities create alcohol ‘social districts’ to boost downtowns

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here As warm weather descends on Michigan, some communities are creating “social districts” under a state initiative that advocates say will spur social and economic involvement in downtown economies. A 2020 law allows local governments to apply for a permit to......

These teams show off their four-legged friends on social media

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Las Vegas Raiders April 11 is recognized as National Pet Day. Pet owners from all around the sports world took to social media to share their furry friends. National Pet Day was created in 2004 as a way to encourage future pet owners to adopt their next pal. Their posts......

Man United goal at Spurs disallowed after VAR review, social media rolls its eyes

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Manchester United were denied an opening goal at Tottenham after a VAR review led to a foul being called on Scott McTominay in the buildup. Getty Another matchday, another VAR controversy in the Premier League. With Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur scoreless in north London on Sunday, Edinson Cavani appeared to......

Royal Rivalry Bares Social Tensions Behind Jordan’s Stable Veneer

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In recent years, Prince Hamzah has spoken out against high-level corruption, an issue the public associates with privatization. And he has visited tribal leaders and attended tribal events, perceived as a provocative attempt to foment tribal frustration and......

PL bosses call for social media boycott

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Players wear anti-racism message on their shirts Some Premier League managers have called for a football-wide boycott of social media platforms to combat continued abuse and discrimination. In addition, police are investigating racist and sexist comments sent to Liverpool winger Rinsola Babajide on Thursday. A league-wide boycott will be discussed......

Fake news on social media is hampering vaccine efforts in Papua New Guinea

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker prepares to do tests for Covid-19 coronavirus outside a makeshift clinic in a sports stadium in Port Moresby on April 1, 2021. Gorethy Kenneth | AFP | Getty Images Misinformation on social media is hindering Papua New......

U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Income inequality could grow worse, the report said, tying it at times to information inequality. The “trust gap” between an informed public that has faith in a government solution and a wider public with deep skepticism of institutions......

Enough! Swansea to boycott social media

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Swansea City have announced that the club will boycott all social media platforms for a week in the fight against racism and online abuse. The Championship club said the playing and coaching staff will not post anything on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube or TikTok on Thursday from 5......

Artist Redraws Animals From Memes And Popular Social Media Accounts, And They Go Viral (41 Pics)

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Filipino artist who goes online by the name of Bib really adores animals. In fact, Bib loves them so much, she even has a series where she honors the critters she “meets” on the Internet. Whether it’s a derpy cat, trying to fit in a box, or a stubborn doggo,......

Job hunt turns increasingly to social networks

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Job hunt turns increasingly to social networks – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Job recruiters are spending more time on social networking sites to find job candidates, according to a survey. Jill Schlesinger reports on how the unemployed can......

N.B.A. Fines Kevin Durant for ‘Derogatory’ Social Media Spat

New York Times
Sopan Deb The N.B.A. fined Kevin Durant, the Nets star, $50,000 for using “offensive and derogatory” language on social media, an apparent reference to screenshots of a private social media conversation between Durant and Michael Rapaport, an actor and podcast host. On Tuesday, Rapaport posted screenshots of an Instagram conversation......

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