'Red Dead Redemption 2' Developer Talks About Criticism Over Not Empowering Women in Its Games

  1. ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Developer Talks About Criticism Over Not Empowering Women in Its Games  Comicbook.com
  2. This Week In The Business: Buncha Crunch  Kotaku
  3. It’s your last chance to get a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the latest PS4 Pro bundle  The Verge
  4. As Red Dead Redemption 2 nears release, Rockstar Games is under fire for employees’ extreme overtime  CBC.ca
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Pope Francis accepts resignation of DC archbishop Wuerl, amid criticism of the cardinal's handling of abuse claims

  1. Pope Francis accepts resignation of DC archbishop Wuerl, amid criticism of the cardinal’s handling of abuse claims  Washington Post
  2. Pope Francis’ letter to Cardinal Donald Wuerl  CNN
  3. Pope accepts Donald Wuerl’s resignation as Washington DC archbishop  BBC News
  4. Petition · Pope Francis: Remove Cardinal Wuerl Now · Change.org  Change.org
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After facing criticism, Amazon announces it will boost minimum wage to $15 for all workers

  1. After facing criticism, Amazon announces it will boost minimum wage to $15 for all workers  Washington Post
  2. Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all 350000 US workers following criticism  The Verge
  3. Amazon raising minimum wage to $15 an hour for US workers  Chicago Tribune
  4. 5 facts about the minimum wage  Pew Research Center
  5. Amazon hikes pay for US and UK workers following criticism  Telegraph.co.uk
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Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all 350000 US workers following criticism

  1. Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all 350000 US workers following criticism  The Verge
  2. Amazon raising minimum wage to $15 an hour for US workers  Chicago Tribune
  3. Amazon to Raise Its Minimum US Wage to $15 an Hour  Wall Street Journal
  4. Amazon hikes pay for US and UK workers following criticism  Telegraph.co.uk
  5. Unions demand better working conditions as Amazon raises minimum wage – business live  The Guardian
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Google will make changes to its Chrome browser in response to criticism from privacy advocates

  1. Google will make changes to its Chrome browser in response to criticism from privacy advocates  CNBC
  2. Google to allow Chrome users to disable controversial login feature following complaints  The Verge
  3. Chrome 70 Will Allow Users to Opt-Out of Controversial Automatic Sign-in Feature  Mac Rumors
  4. Craig on Twitter: “Handy #tip on how to “Disable Google Chrome Sign In and Sync” https://t.co/sKAsSw6Daf”  Twitter
  5. A controversy over Chrome’s new login requirements forces Google to make changes  Business Insider
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Jeff Bezos: President Trump's media criticism is 'dangerous'

  1. Jeff Bezos: President Trump’s media criticism is ‘dangerous’  USA TODAY
  2. $2 billion in charity is not enough for Jeff Bezos to slink out of the public limelight  Recode
  3. Jeff Bezos says Amazon will announce HQ2 decision before the end of the year, but not tonight  CNBC
  4. Bezos pledges $2 billion to help homeless families and launch a network of preschools  Washington Post
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Florence: Hurricane poses new test for Trump as he brushes off criticism over Puerto Rico. 'We're ready'

  1. Florence: Hurricane poses new test for Trump as he brushes off criticism over Puerto Rico. ‘We’re ready’  USA TODAY
  2. David Begnaud on Twitter: “BREAKING: What may be millions of water bottles. meant for victims of Hurricane Maria …  Twitter
  3. Initial Observations on the Federal Response and Key Recovery Challenges  Government Accountability Office
  4. Residents see a failure at all levels of government  Washington Post
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Australian cartoonist hits back over criticism of 'racist and sexist' Serena Williams sketch

Australian cartoonist hits back over criticism of 'racist and sexist' Serena Williams sketchAn Australian cartoonist has defended a sketch of Serena Williams described as racist and sexist saying “I don’t know how you draw an African-American person by not making them look like an African-American person” Mark Knight faced a fierce online backlash over the cartoon, published in Melbourne’s Herald Sun on Monday, showing a butch and fat-lipped Williams throwing a temper tantrum at the US Open.  Critics said the sketch drew on historical racist caricatures of African Americans, but in an interview with CBS News on Tuesday Mr Knight said:  “When I drew that cartoon, I wasn’t thinking of racial politics in America. I simply saw the world number one player having a dummy spit.” He added: “I’m not going to say I’m not going to draw that because it’s a no-go area”.  The Herald Sun’s editor, Damon Johnston, leaped to his cartoonist defence saying the sketch “rightly mocks poor behaviour by a tennis legend”. “I don’t know how you draw an African-American person by not making them look like an African-American person.” The artist behind the Serena Williams cartoon that many are calling racist is not backing down. https://t.co/eOczsXEhurpic.twitter.com/kaMH0DAR5L— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 11, 2018 Mr Knight closed down his social media accounts on Tuesday after facing withering criticism from more than 20,000 online commentators over the image. British author JK Rowling added her voice to the chorus, tweeting: “Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop.” The editor of an Australian newspaper has defended publishing a cartoon of Serena Williams after a fierce online backlash condemned the image as racist and sexist. Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop. https://t.co/YOxVMuTXEC— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 10, 2018 The cartoon, published in Melbourne’s Herald Sun on Monday, showed a butch and fat-lipped Williams throwing a temper tantrum at the US Open which critics said deployed racist stereotypes. Damon Johnston, the paper’s editor, defended cartoonist Mark Knight saying the sketch “rightly mocks poor behaviour by a tennis legend”, adding “Mark has the full support of everyone”. Mr Knight has denied the cartoon is racist or sexist but closed down his social media yesterday/TUES after facing withering criticism from more than 20,000 online commentators.  British author JK Rowling added her voice to the chorus, tweeting: “Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop.” Williams sparked controversy over her conduct in Saturday’s final against Haitian-Japanese player Naomi Osaka when she smashed her racquet and called the umpire a “thief” and a “liar”. Williams was given three code violations, earning her a point penalty and then a game penalty which gave Osaka a 5-3 second-set lead that effectively gifted her the title.  The penalties stirred a debate in the tennis world over double standards toward men and women in the sport. In Mr Knight’s cartoon, Williams can be seen jumping up and down with a broken racquet next to a baby’s dummy as the umpire asks Osaka “can’t you just let her win?”. Mr Knight, who has a reputation for controversial cartoons, was pilloried from far and wide for his portrayal – including by a number of US media outlets.  In a searing piece, The Washington Post’s cartoonist Michael Cavna said the “racist” sketch was reminiscent of the “vile imagery” popularised during the era of racial segregation in the US. “Knight draws facial features reflecting the dehumanizing Jim Crow caricatures so common in the 19th and 20th centuries,” Mr Cavna wrote. Others pointed out that Osaka, who is mixed race, was portrayed as a petite and feminine white woman with jet blonde straight hair. In fact, Osaka has dark curly hair and is taller than Williams. America’s National Association of Black Journalists called the cartoon “repugnant on many levels”.  “[It] not only exudes racist, sexist caricatures of both women, but Williams’ depiction is unnecessarily sambo-like,” the organisation said in a statement.  The Story of Little Black Sambo was a 19th Century children’s book which featured derogatory racial depictions such as characters with thick red lips. The cartoonist initially responded to the criticism by stating he had “no knowledge of those cartoons or that period”, saying on Tuesday that “the world has just gone crazy”. Serena Williams’ US Open 2018 final umpire row He pointed out that he had drawn an unflattering portrayal of Australian male tennis star Nick Kyrgios “behaving badly”.  “Don’t bring gender into it when it’s all about behaviour,” he said, but by noon on Tuesday he had closed down both his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Mr Knight was also accused of racism last month for a cartoon on train station safety which showed faceless black figures fighting in a Melbourne subway. The publishers of the Melbourne’s Herald Sun,  Australia’s most-read newspaper, also defended the cartoonist saying “the world has gone too PC”.


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Hungary's leader rejects criticism in EU parliament debate

  1. Hungary’s leader rejects criticism in EU parliament debate  Washington Post
  2. Hungary’s Orban Struggles to Win Backing Ahead of EU Sanctions Vote  Wall Street Journal
  3. Orban Clashes With EU as Lawmakers Weigh Censure of Hungary  Bloomberg
  4. The Tories are propping up Hungary’s far-right authoritarian government – but it’s nothing to do with Brexit, honest  The Independent
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Hungary, Austria reject UN criticism of anti-migration policies

Hungary, Austria reject UN criticism of anti-migration policiesHungary and Austria on Tuesday rejected criticism from the UN’s new human rights chief over their migration policies, accusing her of spreading “half-truths” and “baseless suspicions”. In her maiden speech as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet on Monday told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that she was dismayed by the approach of many developed countries towards migration.


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