Day: January 5, 2018

Late strikes from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku see Manchester United safely through to round four – The Independent

United already deserved to be ahead but Derby threatened on the break and almost made them pay with a header from the unlikely source of Marcus Olsson. The 5ft8in full back leaped to meet Johnny Russell’s floated cross from the left with a looping attempt that Sergio Romero was forced to tip over. When Pearce went close from the subsequent corner, it was a reminder to United that they still had much work to do.

The Frenchman appeared to have been given freedom to press forward by Mourinho and it helped United, who were dominant for much of the opening 45 minutes and should have entered the break ahead. Their best opportunities fell to Marcus Rashford, auditioning in the lone striker role with Lukaku on the bench. The youngster should have done better with his first sight of goal, but dipped a venomous shot over after initially doing well to win a 50/50 with visiting defender Alex Pearce.

How would Manchester United’s last few weeks have panned out if Jesse Lingard was not enjoying the finest form of his career so far?

The audition was over. At half time, Mourinho shifted Rashford to the left, replaced a woeful Mkhitaryan and brought Lukaku on through the middle, less than a week after he was stretchered off the Old Trafford pitch wearing an oxygen mask and with head injury, but the change did not have an immediate effect.

Derby County (4-2-3-1): Carson; Wisdom, Keogh, Pearce, Olsson; Thorne, Huddlestone; Weimann, Lawrence, Russell; Winnall.

Referee: K Friend (Leicestershire)

United resumed control after that scare but, save the industrious and inventive Pogba, they did not do enough to create clear openings. Rashford at least looked livelier in a role on the flanks and as the match entered its closing stages, he struck the base of the post once again. This time, it was no easy chance, with the youngster having cut inside from the right and manufactured space for the shot. He was unlucky to see it bounce back to him off the upright.

Twitter is trying to explain why it’s not suspending Donald Trump’s account – Recode

A company spokesperson declined to elaborate beyond the blog post.

The post brings up a couple other questions:

Twitter apparently agrees, and wants to be sure these kinds of exchanges happen where everyone can see them, even if you’d prefer not to.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

That happened because Trump on Tuesday tweeted what appeared to be a threat toward North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one” than his, he wrote.

Twitter never mentions Trump by name, but it doesn’t need to. Trump is the only world leader currently wrapped up in this conversation at all. Some believe that Trump routinely violates the company’s user rules, which forbid people from posting things that might be violent or graphic or abusive.

Some people took this as an actual threat of violence, a move that might result in a suspension for a regular Twitter user. But Donald Trump is not a regular Twitter user, and his account was not — and has not — been suspended.

Now, it’s trying to explain that each world leader is judged individually, based on the situation.

Workers at North Dakota gas plant file discrimination suit – New Haven Register

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Twitter Addresses ‘Ban Trump’ Protests With Argument Against Blocking World Leaders – BuzzFeed News

The post didn’t call out Trump or the increasingly vocal protests by name.

“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” the company wrote in a blog post. “It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society.

Twitter also did not say definitively that it would never ban Trump, or any other world leader. “We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly,” its post said. The post, headlined “World Leaders on Twitter,” also did not define what a world leader is.

Alex Kantrowitz is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. He reports on social and communications.

In recent months, people have been protesting outside Twitter’s headquarters and demanding that the company ban Trump. On Wednesday, protestors projected angry messages on Twitter’s headquarters after Trump taunted North Korea leader Kim Jong Un about the size, power, and operational status of his “Nuclear Button.”

We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly. No one person’s account drives Twitter’s growth, or influences these decisions. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind.

This wasn’t Trump’s first provocative tweet aimed at North Korea. In September, Trump seemed to threaten the annihilation of the country, tweeting: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” North Korea said the tweet was a declaration of war.

ADHD drug tied to heart defects in babies – Reuters

( Health) – – Pregnant women who take drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than those who don’t to have babies with heart deformities and other birth defects, a recent study suggests.

SOURCES: and JAMA Psychiatry, online December 13, 2017.

“Considering the high rate of unplanned pregnancies among young women, the potential for accidental exposure is also very high,” Huybrechts said. “Although the absolute risk is small, it is nevertheless important evidence to consider when weighing the potential risks and benefits of different treatment strategies for ADHD in young women of reproductive age and in pregnant women.”

There was no increased risk of birth defects in general or heart malformations specifically with amphetamines like Adderall, the researchers found.

Researchers examined data on more than 1.8 million pregnancies in the U.S., including 2,072 women who used methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana) and 5,571 who took an amphetamine (Adderall) during their first trimester.

FX Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Atlanta’ Season 2, ‘The Americans’ Final Season and ‘Trust’ – Variety


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Spokane County drops rape charges against all members of Polish death metal band Decapitated – The Spokesman-Review

Graham said Judge Julie McKay’s decision to release the four was spurred by a letter of support from Polish politician Dominik Tarczynski, who contacted the court on the band’s behalf saying he urged the judge to “consider release of these men on bail until their charges can be resolved.”

The band members have been out of jail since late last year, when bail was dropped and they were released on their own recognizance. They were ordered to stay within the state but were allowed to leave the county until ordered to return.

“We’ve discussed with her and her advocates and feel at this time it’s best for her to heal,” she said.

A representative from the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office was not immediately available.

This story is developing and will be updated.

During their release hearings, attorneys introduced written testimony from Andy Marsh, a member of Thy Art is Murder which was playing the same show as Decapitated that night. Marsh said he saw the woman in the front of the stage, in an area commonly referred to as a “mosh pit,” where she was violently dancing, which could have explained some of the bruising.

Prosecutors have elected to drop rape and kidnapping charges against all four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated, ensuring their eventual return to their home country of Poland after months of detainment in the United States.

“A close review of the evidence is all it took,” he said. “We are not criticizing the county for moving slow. It just took a long time to get all of the evidence, all of the witnesses, and there were so many witnesses.”

The band’s attorneys said news of the dismissal was surreal, but expected. Steve Graham, representing Kieltyka, said that, while he can only speak for his client, “everyone is relieved and they’re looking to get back home.”

Dunkin’ to roll out menu changes Monday – The Boston Globe

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Court voids Baltimore law requiring ‘no abortion’ disclaimers at clinics – Reuters

“This court ruling means that we can do our job and the government can’t tell us what to say or how to say it,” the clinic’s executive director Carol Clews said in a statement.

Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, however, wrote for the Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court that Baltimore’s approach amounted to “too loose a fit” with those ends.

Ten U.S. states with Republican attorneys general supported the clinic.

“The ordinance forces the center to utter in its own waiting room words at odds with its foundational beliefs and with the principles of those who have given their working lives to it,” he wrote. “Without proving the inefficacy of less restrictive alternatives, providing concrete evidence of deception, or more precisely targeting its regulation, the city cannot prevail.”

Maryland’s largest city had argued that its 2009 law was meant to address deceptive advertising and reduce the potential health risks from waiting too long to have an abortion.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that the law violated the First Amendment free speech rights of the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, a Christian nonprofit that provides prenatal services and counsels women on abortion alternatives.

() – A federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional a Baltimore law requiring pregnancy clinics that do not offer or refer women for abortions to post signs disclosing that fact in their waiting rooms.

Dem senator wants sanctions on Chinese firms that help North Korea – The Hill

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