Angelina Jolie shares powerful essay about the rights of women amid COVID-19

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has written a powerful essay for TIME Magazine in response to United Nations concerns that “gains on gender equality risk being reversed by decades” due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic violence and women in the workplace.

“The numbers paint a stark picture of a possible 2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation globally by 2030, 13 million additional child marriages, an additional 15 million women and girls subjected to gender-based violence for every 3 months of lockdown, and a further 47 million women forced into extreme poverty,” Jolie, a Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote, calling the possibility of regression “intolerable.”

Jolie, who also spoke on a TIME panel about the topic, wrote that while the pandemic might have “inflamed” inequalities, the issues at hand existed long before COVID-19.

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In Leadup to Election, More Women, Young People Say They Won’t Vote: Poll

An increasing number of women and young people say they do not plan to vote as November’s election quickly approaches, according to a new poll.

The Hill/HarrisX poll released Friday found that 6 percent of voters aged 18 to 34 said they would not vote, compared to 4 percent in the same poll from one week earlier. The number of women who said they did not plan on voting was 5 percent, moving from 3 percent the previous week.

Although a large majority of younger voters taking part in the poll said they would vote in the election, they were still the least likely of all age groups to indicate they would participate on both weeks of polling. An even number of women and men, 3 percent, said they would not vote in last week’s poll.

This week’s poll was conducted online among 2,841 registered voters between October 3

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RHOA ‘s Cynthia Bailey Details the COVID-19 Safety Measures Put in Place for Her Wedding

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Cynthia Bailey can’t wait to say “I do” to fiancé Mike Hill in front of her friends and family — her masked friends and family, that is.

Ahead of her Georgia wedding on Saturday, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star opens up to PEOPLE about the “strict” COVID-19 precautions she put in place in order to ensure the safety of their guests.

“Usually, my concern before the wedding would be more focused on a lot of the aesthetics of the wedding,” Bailey tells PEOPLE. “However, because we are getting married in a pandemic, the focus has turned to: Do we have the thermometers for the temperature checks? Do we have sanitizer stations?”

“We aren’t messing around,” she adds.

The couple is set to wed at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia. The ceremony was originally set to take place outdoors to accommodate their 250-person guest list, but

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Man says woman bleached his clothing in fear of Covid: Richmond Heights Police Blotter

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Family trouble: Richmond Park Drive West

A man reported Sept. 4 that the mother of his child was pouring bleach onto his clothing because of the pandemic. He was not concerned with the clothing but wanted her to leave his apartment. The woman left without further incident and the locks to the apartment were changed since he believed she had a key.

Psychiatric situation: Ruth Ellen Drive

A boy, 14, agreed to go to the hospital Sept. 4 for a mental health evaluation. His guardian said he became angry after she told him not to listen to rap music with vulgar language.

Welfare check: Richmond Road

Officers responded to Five Points Grille Oct. 5 for a report of a woman passed out on the floor in the lady’s restroom. The woman, 24, had vomited and urinated on herself and could not stand on her own. She was

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Oh, Hey! Time to Start Thinking About All the Great Fashion Deals You’ll Score on Prime Day

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Photo credit: Jeremy Moeller – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

There has been a LOT happening in the news cycle lately, so if you didn’t already know, consider this your reminder that Amazon Prime Day is coming up next week—on October 13 and 14 to be exact. And exactly like last year, it’ll be two full days (instead of just one) with slashed prices on tons of things, from home decor and fashion to sex toys, tech devices, and beauty buys.

More specifically, it’ll start at 3 a.m. if you *really* want to get a jump on the deals before anyone else even wakes up. Also this year, the e-tailer is starting things off with special discounts (like 40 percent off Amazon’s own fashion brands) exclusively for Prime members, too! (How nice, right?)

If you’re familiar with the now two-day shopping extravaganza, then you know that with lightning deals, there

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NASCAR’s upcoming economic model spurs interest in new teams

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Bubba Wallace (43) drives in traffic during the YellaWood 500 NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Talladega, Ala.

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Justin Marks tried three times to buy the NASCAR equivalent of a franchise license that guarantees a car a spot in each week’s race. Twice he was outbid, he said, and a third deal fell apart.

Without that charter, Marks had almost no chance to get his team on track in 2021. He ultimately had to lease one from another organization to become the second new NASCAR owner to announce a team in the last month.

As NASCAR plans for the 2022 cost-cutting introduction of the “NextGen” new car, the demand for charters has soared. At least three have been sold since August — ownership records of each charter are not updated by NASCAR until the start of a new year —

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Lindsey Vonn Paused Planning Her Wedding To PK Subban During the Pandemic

Lindsey Vonn has had to push a pause button on her wedding plans with PK Subban.

The 35-year-old Olympic skier tells People that the couple, who got engaged in 2019, are really not in a rush to walk down the aisle.

“We’re kind of in a holding pattern right now,” she shared. “With COVID, it just feels like there’s no good option, you know? I don’t have a timeline or a plan, we’re just kind of going to wait and see.”

Lindsey continued, “Obviously, his family is in Canada, so I can’t physically get to Canada and they can’t get here. It’ll happen eventually, we just don’t know when.”

“Neither of us are really worried about when we’re going to get married,” she adds. “We know it’s gonna happen, so we’re not in a rush about it.”

Lindsey also mentioned that having because of the pandemic, her relationship with

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Peru State’s new coach got his first win in remarkable fashion | Sport



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Peru State running back Ki’Jana Owens had a career-high 173 rushing yards against Baker last week, including 142 in the second half.




Peru State looked like a different team during the second half of last Saturday’s game, turning a 10-3 halftime deficit into a 30-17 win over previously unbeaten Central Methodist.

Coach Casey Creehan offered a simple explanation for the turnaround.

“Our execution wasn’t where it needed to be (in the first game and a half),” said Creehan, whose team lost its opener 41-2. “In the second half, we just executed better.”

It’s understandable that it took the Bobcats time to get on the same page.

Creehan, who coached Lyon College in Arkansas last season, took over at Peru at the beginning of March — just ahead of COVID-19 shutting down campuses for the rest of the spring.

Peru’s first two scheduled games were postponed by COVID

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Nelly Korda withdraws from KPMG Women’s PGA because of injury

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LeBron ended my NBA title hopes three times. He’s even better now – in every sense

I know first hand just how talented a basketball player LeBron is, but his greatness only begins with his skills on the court I know from personal experience just how great a basketball player LeBron James is. During my time with the Washington Wizards, we were matched three straight years against a Cleveland Cavaliers team led by the young LeBron. And three straight years they beat us.His skill, vision and superhuman ability was obvious. I was on court in 2006 for his first career playoff game when a 21-year-old LeBron put up a triple double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.Etan ThomasBut he has never been merely a great player. He was also a great teammate. For the entirety of that series, my teammate Gilbert Arenas had been heckling –

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