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With each new revelation of a callous comment or misdeed from his past, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump alienates part of America’s population. This week’s target: people with disabilities — especially those who are deaf. Trump repeatedly called Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin “retarded” and directed demeaning sexual comments toward her on his show “The Apprentice” back in 2011, according to The Daily Beast. Trump would mock the sound of Matlin’s voice and treat her as if she were intellectually disabled. Matlin is deaf and uses American Sign Language to communicate. Matlin responded to the report on Friday, tweeting a statement that the word “retarded” is abhorrent to her, and that discrimination is a serious issue for millions of people in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing. She promised she would use her voice to make herself heard in the election. My response to recent media reports - Marlee. pic.twitter.com/Mkrbh47dUO— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 14, 2016 As many as three in 1,000 children are born with detectable hearing loss in at least one ear, and about 15 percent of American adults, or 37.5 million people, report some level of hearing loss. This means that Trump just disparaged a huge group of voters ― people with hearing loss, and those who know and love them. Trump called deaf Marlee Matlin ‘Retarded’... That means I'm also retarded, along with 70m deaf ppl worldwide?https://t.co/doloTZGjk4— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) October 14, 2016 Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the national advocacy group RespectAbility, decried Trump’s personal attack on Matlin, whom she called “a national icon.” Mizrahi said Trump’s comments reinforce the notion that people with disabilities are somehow “less than,” and perpetuate a stigma that keeps people with disabilities from the job market. “It’s time for people to see people with disabilities for the ABILITIES they have,” Mizrahi said in a statement emailed to HuffPost. “Name calling brings us back to the dark ages and there is no place for it in 2016.” Trump’s use of the word “retarded” to demean others is nothing new for him. Nor is his mockery of people with physical disabilities. During a speech in November, he imitated the limited arm movements of New York Times journalist Serge Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a condition that restricts the way he moves his limbs. Trump’s mockery of Matlin cuts to the core of a common stigma against deaf people: Because their voice can sound tonally different from the voices of hearing people, they are perceived as unintelligent. This misperception keeps some people with deafness from speaking out loud altogether, as it is difficult for them to regulate the sounds they make. This, in turn, can be misinterpreted by hearing people as an intellectual disability. But more broadly, Trump’s biggest offense isn’t that he mistook one disability for another. It’s that he used ableist language to demean someone, Twitter user Pamela_Heard pointed out. Keep in mind that the problem here is not that he was confused about what her disability was, but that he employed hate speech #CripTheVote https://t.co/OLjmG3cmL1— Pam Herd (@pamela_herd) October 14, 2016 Stigma against people who are deaf can result in social exclusion, put people at a higher risk of depression, keep people from seeking help when they start to notice they have hearing loss, and illegally withhold opportunities at school and work. One simple way to be more inclusive of people who are deaf, and people with disabilities in general, is to remember that words have power, and that they can be deployed as weapons to dehumanize others and to limit their abilities and opportunities, notes the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. “’Retard’ and ‘retarded’ are derogatory and dehumanizing terms ― on par with the N-word used to describe African Americans, and various hateful terms used to describe members of the Jewish, gay and lesbian, and other minority communities,” the AUCD website says. “In addition, words and labels can cause others to think that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not able to achieve the things that others can achieve.” Here’s hoping Trump can learn something from the outrage caused by his remarks to Matlin, and change the way he speaks about people with disabilities — regardless of whether he wins the presidency. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Thanks to Donald Trump and his surrogates, the public has been presented with a perfect case study of why women don’t come forward about sexual assault. In the United States, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment remain underreported crimes. In fact, about two out of every three sexual assaults are never reported to the police. And each time a high profile sexual assault allegation comes out, people ask a variation of the same questions: Why didn’t you come forward sooner? Why didn’t you tell the police? These questions are being asked again, this time of Trump’s alleged victims, as his surrogates try to discredit these women’s claims. Vox senior correspondent Liz Plank noticed this, and asked her followers why they didn’t report an assault, using the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport: We've had a masterclass today in why women are scared to report sexual assault. Why didn't you report yours? #WhyWomenDontReport— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) October 13, 2016 When I was sexually harassed, I didn't report because he was the head of the department and I didn't want to lose my job.— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) October 13, 2016 As with Kelly Oxford’s #NotOkay tweets, the stories poured in swiftly. Women around the country began sharing the reasons why they chose not to speak up after an incident of assault or harassment. Some said they feared for their jobs. Others felt their abuser would never be apprehended, so what would the point of accusing him be? And others were certain they would be branded as liars. Words matter. And the words of a presidential nominee matter on a national scale. As Michelle Obama said today, echoing the way many American women have felt hearing Trump brag about assaulting women: “It has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted.” Below are 12 tweets that show exactly why women sometimes hesitate to speak up, even when they feel totally and completely violated: #WhyWomenDontReport because he said it was his right since he took me to Homecoming....30+ years and I have never told a soul— Tracy Recker Riser (@trexgirl) October 13, 2016 Because we're trained from birth to be nice, laugh it off, don't be a bitch, get over ourselves, just ignore it, smile #WhyWomenDontReport— Lisa Marie (@TeeteeintheCity) October 13, 2016 Because I was told to "get over it, you should be happy a guy wanted you" #WhyWomenDontReport— Kara Stone (@_kars) October 13, 2016 At 15, I had already been called a slut despite being a virgin. Who would have believed me? #WhyWomenDontReport— Kara Jex (@kara_jex) October 13, 2016 He was 35, I was 13. Told me that if I told anyone, he'd go to jail. I was 36 when I reported him. #WhyWomenDontReport #StatuteOfLimitations— Janet Mitchell (@janetmitch) October 13, 2016 Because if you report immediately, you just "regret the sex." And if you wait to report, you're "looking for attention." #WhyWomenDontReport— Ponyta (@typicalfeminist) October 13, 2016 @feministabulous I reported being sexually harassed on the job years ago my boss told me that's what happens when men & women work together— Regine Sawyer (@LockettDown) October 13, 2016 6 mo. after being raped, a guy tried to assault me. Told ppl, the consensus was "You want attention."Felt pointless. #WhyWomenDontReport— Ruane K (@Ruadhain_K) October 13, 2016 @feministabulous worked at restaurant, was 17, needed my paycheck, also he'd been there forever and I was new... regrets #WhyWomenDontReport— Leah Fessler (@LeahFessler) October 13, 2016 He was my boyfriend and I didn't want to ruin his life. So I let it nearly ruin my life instead. #WhyWomenDontReport— Lauren Allen (@laurgallen) October 13, 2016 Because he was my landlord. Because I was 21 and feared homelessness. Because my father told me to figure it out myself. #WhyWomenDontReport— Niki Roberts (@LDYPrefers2Save) October 13, 2016 @feministabulous @emmaladyrose because I'd been drinking and he was in the military— Erin (@erinalibrarian) October 13, 2016 Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=57fee6a1e4b0e8c198a60664,57febdcde4b0162c0439d535,57ffd172e4b0162c043ac07f,57f843e7e4b0b6a4303268dd -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the second consecutive session on Tuesday following reports that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) bond purchasing program may be wrapped up ahead of its scheduled time of March 2017.
Another day, another abhorrent comment about mental health from Donald Trump. This time the Republican presidential nominee targeted veteran’s mental health ― particularly those vets experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. Trump spoke at a veterans’ rally in Virginia on Monday, during which he addressed the high rates of veteran PTSD and suicide. Trump on vet suicide: “they see things…a lot of folks in this room see & you’re strong & you can handle it, but some ppl can’t handle it.”— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) October 3, 2016 “They see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it,” he says at the 1:07 mark in the video above. Trump’s comments were part of a call for more focus and resources on veteran mental health. It’s a worthy call, of course, but his statement betrayed a fundamental misunderstanding about mental health. Veterans are not weak for having a mental health disorder. And it’s insulting to equate strength with not having a mental health issue after returning from combat. It’s not surprising that Trump is wearing blinders on the subject of veteran mental health: He has a history of invalidating the sacrifices of former service members. Earlier this year he claimed that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero” because he was captured in the Vietnam War. He also made disparaging comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a soldier killed in Iraq. Trump also has a long track record of making ignorant remarks about mental illness in general. Last year, he suggested mental health issues were the cause behind the killing of two Virginia journalists. He also mocked former GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi Cruz for an apparent episode of depression. Approximately 20 former service members die by suicide per day, and veterans make up an astonishing 18 percent of all suicides deaths in the U.S. Trump’s comments are a prime example why many members of the military don’t ask for help: they’re fearful of appearing “weak” in a field that is so deeply associated with “being strong.” Research shows this stigma attached to mental health disorders actually prevents people from seeking treatment. Last week, President Barack Obama offered his take on veteran mental health issues during a CNN town hall, noting that the stigma around PTSD needs to be dissolved. Obama pointed out that asking for help is an act of courage. “If you break your leg, you’re going to go to the doctor to get that leg healed,” Obama said. “If, as a consequence of the extraordinary stress and pain that you are witnessing, typically, in a battlefield, something inside you feels like it’s wounded, it’s just like a physical injury. You’ve got to go get help. There’s nothing weak about that. It’s strong.” It’s not hard to notice the remarkable difference between Obama’s message and Trump’s. The fact is that getting support for mental health issues doesn’t make a person fragile or feeble. So to anyone who may be experiencing PTSD and hears Trump’s vile words, know this: He couldn’t be more wrong. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
U.S. super major ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) and Oil Search Ltd. recently signed a deal with Gini Energy, a company controlled by China's Cnooc Ltd. (CEO), to acquire majority interest in two deepwater exploration acreages in the Gulf of Papua.
Oil Search and ExxonMobil have entered into agreements with Gini Energy, a subsidiary of China’s CNOOC, to each acquire a 40% interest in PPL 374 and PPL 375 in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Gini Energy will retain a 20% interest in each licence. Exxon Mobil will become...
The Trump campaign had demanded an apology — but they didn't quite get one.
Террористической угрозы газопроводу «Север-Юг» нет, строительство должно начаться скоро, сообщил посол Пакистана в России Кази Халилулла. «Обе стороны находятся в постоянном контакте по вопросу реализации различных аспектов соглашения по проекту газопровода «Север-Юг», подписанном в прошлом году. Делегация министерства энергетики РФ посетила Пакистан в начале августа для переговоров по тарифам и другим вопросам. Ожидается, что строительство газопровода начнется скоро, и наши власти не видят какой-либо террористической угрозы этому проекту», - сообщил дипломат, передает РИА «Новости». Посол отметил, что власти Пакистана «предпринимают беспрецедентные меры для того, чтобы раз и навсегда искоренить терроризм» в стране. В октябре прошлого года правительства России и Пакистана подписали соглашение о сотрудничестве при строительстве газопровода «Север - Юг». Стоимость газопровода, реализацией которого займется компания «РТ – Глобальные Ресурсы», дочерняя структура Ростеха, составит 2-2,5 млрд долларов. Доказанные запасы природного газа Пакистана составляют около 570 млрд кубометров - страна занимает шестое место в Азиатско-Тихоокеанском регионе по этому показателю (после Австралии, Китая, Индонезии, Индии, Малайзии). В 2014 году производство природного газа в Пакистане составило 42 млрд кубометров. Весь добываемый в стране газ потребляется на внутреннем рынке. Основными производителями природного газа в Пакистане являются государственные компании Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDCL) и Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL). Первый в Пакистане терминал СПГ (мощность 3 млн тонн в год) был запущен в марте 2015 года. Закладки:
Award-winning actor and filmmaker Don Cheadle had some harsh words for Donald Trump after the Republican presidential candidate attempted to use a deadly shooting in Chicago to score political points over the weekend. “Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!” The tweet was criticized by many, including Cheadle: You are truly a POS https://t.co/cyTwxgxwDh— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Sorry. I misspelled "die in a grease fire." https://t.co/16K2iq1pF4— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Cheadle later called it “hyperbole.” Oh, boy. Really? Do you know what "hyperbole" is? I don't wish him actual death! Just want him to shut up and lose! https://t.co/YZxdJxIFdc— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 28, 2016 Cheadle didn’t mention how he settled on “die in a grease fire,” but the phrase is commonly used among poker enthusiasts― and he is an avid player. Shortly afterward, the trolls came after Cheadle, but he was ready for them: Thought provoking and penetrating balanced assessment of the .... Wait... https://t.co/BpS6PNwaqp— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Doh duh doy doy doy ... https://t.co/IxivjC6XUE— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Sorry. I couldn't hear you through all that flag flapping. https://t.co/swxkTQ7AeG— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Ewww. I hate caviar. And I'm looking up "rich black guy guilt." Hope there's a salve for that ... https://t.co/C6Nb4mnKpg— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Where's this mansion I have that ppl keep talking about?! Somebody must be squatting in it. https://t.co/yIY5x12jDV— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 35million?!? If I had 35 million I'd never work again!! You get that off a rando website or something?! Hilarious https://t.co/XOO7rNrOJ7— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 Oh, honey. You know so little about how all this works. But that's ok. It's inside baseball. Be well. Bye. https://t.co/W9cepUA72N— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016 HAHAHAHA!!! Now THAT'S a new one!! https://t.co/myzx4qJjyE— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 28, 2016 Spoiler alert; you missed the whole point of the film. Maybe time to rethink your career path. https://t.co/1Z7BBDbDVX— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 28, 2016 Thanks, Jesus. But...who do YOU pray to...? https://t.co/coUMyvYlZb— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 28, 2016 While “die in a grease fire” is a phrase that’s been around for a while, Cheadle’s takedown of his trolls may have led to the creation of a new one, courtesy of Hollywood veteran/”Seinfeld” alum Danny Woodburn: Can this be a thing?"I'm about to go @DonCheadle on his ass"You know, when smart and informed points out ignorance and hate.— Danny Woodburn (@DannyWoodburn) August 28, 2016 Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Ryan Lochte is swimming in scandal after reports from Rio police claim the American Olympian fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil. Evidence is mounting against Lochte’s claims after a Brazilian police official told the Associated Press on Thursday that Lochte’s teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz admitted Lochte’s story was a lie. The official said Lochte and his teammates made a stop at a gas station in a suburb of Rio early Sunday morning and the swimmers broke a bathroom door. The gas station owner told a Brazilian newspaper that the swimmers vandalized his property by urinating on a side wall of the building. A security guard, who was armed, showed up shortly after, but the police official told the AP the guard never touched or aimed his weapon at the athletes. The official also said surveillance video showed one of the swimmers fighting with a security guard at the gas station. Police told ABC News the swimmers eventually paid around $50 in cash for the damage. “Unfortunately, the swimmers told one lie after another,” a Brazilian police official told The New York Times. “We’ve been able to determine that there was no armed assault.” On Wednesday, a judge ordered to seize Lochte’s passport but the swimmer had already returned to America. The two other swimmers, Conger and Bentz, were prevented from flying back home Wednesday night and instead were detained by Brazilian officials. Despite the damage the swimmers have done, Mario Andrada, a spokesman for Rio 2016, said they should be absolved of their wrongdoing. “Let’s give these kids a break. Sometimes you take actions that you later regret. They are magnificent athletes. Lochte is one of the best swimmers of all time. They had fun. They made a mistake. It’s part of life. Life goes on. Let’s go,” Andrada said during a briefing on Thursday. Twitter users have called out how deeply the fallout of this story reeks of white privilege. Could you image any official calling a 32-year-old black man in Lochte’s shoes just a “kid” who was having “fun”? Some people made pointed, powerful, observations about the way gymnast Gabby Douglas was scrutinized over her actions and appearance compared to how Lochte’s being treated. Here’s a dose of what some on Twitter had to say about the glaring role white privilege plays in Lochte’s latest puddle of mess: white privilege is going to a foreign country, peeing on a business's floor & kicking in a door, & then saying YOU were robbed #LochteGate— Gabe Bergado (@gabebergado) August 18, 2016 Insulting how Gabby Douglas(20) was being told she needs to fix her attitude in Rio, but #LochteGate and crew are all "kids" who got rowdy. — Lea (@_MissLeandra) August 18, 2016 If Black athletes pulled that #LochteGate stunt, the headlines would read "Black Lives Matter Thugs Caused Terror At The Olympics"— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 18, 2016 So y'all wanna defend @RyanLochte, but got mad at @gabrielledoug because she didn't have her hand to her heart during the pledge #LochteGate— Sāvion (@SavionWright) August 18, 2016 Gabby Douglas was destroyed for hand placement. He pisses on a business and blames a country, and people are making excuses. #LochteGate— Anthony Dominic (@tmzanthony) August 18, 2016 Curious how "kids will be kids" applies to willful destruction of property in #LochteGate, but not to Tamir Rice playing alone in a park. — ☔️ April ☔️ (@ReignOfApril) August 18, 2016 4 white guys lie about brown people robbing them to cover up their own crimes. This is unheard of! #LochteGate #LochteRobbery— Santos (@KillerCorgi) August 18, 2016 pls file this #LochteGate garbage w/the countless times in history that ppl w/racial privilege accused blk & brown ppl of committing a crime— Wendi Muse (@MuseWendi) August 18, 2016 #LochteGate is prime example of white privilege. Go 2 a developing country, act a fool and blame some1 else. Perfect representative 4 the US— Je Suis Akàtà (@Edges_N_Paris) August 18, 2016 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
PPL Corp. (PPL) continues to follow an organic growth strategy to expand and upgrade its utility systems
PPL Corporation (PPL) reported second-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings of 56 cents per share, topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 53 cents by 5.7%
PPL Corp.(PPL) reported second quarter 2016 earnings of 56 cents per share, beating with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 53 cents by 5.7%