Video: Donald Trump Hatefully Mocks NY Times Reporter With Disability : Gothamist

http://www.dailymotion.com/widget/jukebox?list=%2Fplaylist%2Fx40zg8_Gothamist_gothamist-filmsAmbulatory Cheeto Donald Trump has always been a bully with a bad haircut. So we’re completely unsurprised that he reached new lows this week as he desperately struggled to keep his much-debunked NJ 9/11 cheering story alive, stooping to making fun of a NY Times reporter with a disability during a rally in South Carolina.

Source: Video: Donald Trump Hatefully Mocks NY Times Reporter With Disability : Gothamist

Top European court upholds France′s headscarf ban | News | DW.COM | 26.11.2015

he Strasbourg-based international court’s ruling upholds a ban on employees in the public sector wearing headscarves and other religious symbols. In 2000, Muslim social worker Christiane Ebrahimian, who worked in the psychiatric department of a hospital in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre.When she learned that her contract would not be renewed because she refused to take off her headscarf despite complaints from patients and colleagues, she decided to sue the hospital, taking her case all the way to the European Court of Justice.The Strasbourg judges argued that the ban did not violate freedom of religion in a country where secularism and strict religious neutrality is enshrined in the constitution.Religious freedom, they stressed, did not mean a right to express their religious views in the workplace.

Source: Top European court upholds France′s headscarf ban | News | DW.COM | 26.11.2015

A silent coup in Poland? | News | DW.COM | 26.11.2015

The media’s ‘national duty’Now the PiS has set its eyes on the media.Shortly before a Breslau theater was set to premier its staging of Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek’s “Der Tod und Das Mädchen,” newly installed Culture Minister Piotr Glinski urged the performance to be called off amid talk that pornographic scenes would occur on stage. “Government money for culture will not be spent on pornography,” he said.When a television moderator from the channel TVP asked about the legal basis of his threat, Glinski dodged the question before offering threatening TVP in turn: “This program is propaganda, just like the propaganda and manipulation that your channel has been pushing for years,” he said. “That will end soon. Public television is not allowed to function like that.”The journalist was pulled as the program’s moderator and the culture minister soon announced that reform for rules governing the media were already in their “final phase.” It is so far known that state television and radio channels, as well as the Polish press agency PAP, will be cast as “national cultural institutions.” Their current boards will be swiftly replaced with people who in turn could be dismissed at any time.

Source: A silent coup in Poland? | News | DW.COM | 26.11.2015

Turkey jails two journalists over claims Ankara supplied arms to Syrian jihadis | News | DW.COM | 26.11.2015

A court in Istanbul accused Can Dündar (pictured above) and Erdem Gül, two journalists with the opposition daily “Cumhuriyet,” of “divulging state secrets” and “spying in aid of terrorist organizations.”In May 2015, the two journalists had published a video on the newspaper’s website dating back to January 2014 that allegedly showed Turkish police open Syria-bound crates of weapons and ammunition on trucks belonging to Turkey’s intelligence agency, MIT.Dündar, 54, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief and a well-known veteran journalist in Turkey, and Gül, the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, have both been taken into custody, as social media users across Turkey voiced their criticism at the recently-elected government’s tough stance on journalists.

Source: Turkey jails two journalists over claims Ankara supplied arms to Syrian jihadis | News | DW.COM | 26.11.2015

Standing Tall: A study of Women In Need’s dedication to combating violence against women

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Featured image courtesy Amalini de Sayrah

Yesterday (November 25) marked the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

To mark this day, Groundviews decided to study an organisation dedicated towards combating violence against women in Sri Lanka – Women In Need.

On November 25, Groundviews launched a series of photos on Instagram documenting the important work that Women In Need does – featuring courageous women who shared the darkest time of their lives with us, as well as the WIN employees who help them get back on their feet.

Access their stories (compiled using Sway) here.

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International travel and acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: a systematic review

International travel is considered to be an important risk factor for acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE). The aim of this systematic review was to determine the effect of international travel on the risk of post-travel faecal carriage of MRE. Secondary outcomes were risk factors for acquisition of MRE. A systematic search for relevant literature in seven international databases was conducted according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Articles needed to report on (i) foreign travel, (ii) screening of asymptomatic participants, (iii) antimicrobial susceptibility data and (iv) faecal Enterobacteriaceae carriage. Two researchers independently screened the abstracts, assessed the full article texts for eligibility and selected or rejected them for inclusion in the systematic review. In case of disagreement, a third researcher decided on inclusion. Eleven studies were identified. In all studies, a high prevalence (> 20%) of carriage of MRE after international travel was found. The highest prevalence was observed in travellers returning from southern Asia. Foreign travel was associated with an increased risk of carriage of MRE. Further research is needed to assess if this leads to an increase in the number of infections with MRE. Systematic review registration number: PROSPERO CRD42015024973.

From Indonesia, a Muslim Challenge to the Ideology of the Islamic State – The New York Times

“The spread of a shallow understanding of Islam renders this situation critical, as highly vocal elements within the Muslim population at large — extremist groups — justify their harsh and often savage behavior by claiming to act in accord with God’s commands, although they are grievously mistaken,” said A. Mustofa Bisri, the spiritual leader of the group, Nahdlatul Ulama, an Indonesian Muslim organization that claims more than 50 million members.“According to the Sunni view of Islam,” he said, “every aspect and expression of religion should be imbued with love and compassion, and foster the perfection of human nature.”This message of tolerance is at the heart of the group’s campaign against jihadism, which will be carried out online, and in hotel conference rooms and convention centers from North America to Europe to Asia. The film was released Thursday at the start of a three-day congress by the organization’s youth wing in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta.

Source: From Indonesia, a Muslim Challenge to the Ideology of the Islamic State – The New York Times

International travel and acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: a systematic review

International travel is considered to be an important risk factor for acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE). The aim of this systematic review was to determine the effect of international travel on the risk of post-travel faecal carriage of MRE. Secondary outcomes were risk factors for acquisition of MRE. A systematic search for relevant literature in seven international databases was conducted according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Articles needed to report on (i) foreign travel, (ii) screening of asymptomatic participants, (iii) antimicrobial susceptibility data and (iv) faecal Enterobacteriaceae carriage. Two researchers independently screened the abstracts, assessed the full article texts for eligibility and selected or rejected them for inclusion in the systematic review. In case of disagreement, a third researcher decided on inclusion. Eleven studies were identified. In all studies, a high prevalence (

Source: International travel and acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: a systematic review