Jets heavy schedule should give Maple Leafs an edge

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A new survey shows Americans showing less support for survivors of sexual violence a year after #MeToo began — but experts say the reality is more complicated

A new poll from YouGov and The Economist shows Americans, particularly Trump voters and women, showing less support for survivors of sexual violence a year after the #MeToo movement took root. Nicole Bedera, a sociologist who specializes in gender and sexual violence, told Business Insider that the reality is more complicated than one survey can capture–especially without polling before #MeToo. Bedera also pointed out that party identification is a far more powerful indicator of support for sexual misconduct survivors than gender. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have brought down dozens of powerful men and sparked a nationwide reckoning over issues of sexual harassment and violence, but a new YouGov/The Economist… Read More

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I asked 21 people for the best thing about living in the Bay Area — and their answers had some common themes

Bay Area locals love the variety of cultural events, the restaurants offering cuisines from around the world, and the diversity of the people who live here. The near-perfect weather year-round is a Bay Area favorite. Many people love the fact that you can easily escape the city and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Northern California. I asked friends, colleagues, neighbors, and people I met on the street to tell me what they like best about the Bay Area. Some had lived here their whole lives and others had just arrived. What surprised me the most was how much agreement there was about what makes the Bay Area a… Read More

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GTHL’s Don Mills Flyers learning to cherish every moment

Take a minute. That’s all they ask, and given why, who can say no? With earnest faces and wide teenaged eyes, some needing a shave, some for whom a razor is still a rumour, one by one they look into the camera, hockey gear hanging behind them and encourage us to take the briefest moment for a kind gesture or a good deed, to check in on a friend to make sure everything is okay, and be there for them if it’s not. In memory of a loving mother and her two children whose lives were tragically taken too soon, we are asking you to Take A Minute. Take a… Read More

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One of the Koch brothers wants to put the kibosh on a tax cut that helps Tesla (TSLA)

Charles Koch, a billionaire mega-donor known for helping conservative policymakers, has been lobbying against a Tesla-friendly tax-cut extension, according to Bloomberg. Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada proposed earlier this month to lift the current cap on electric vehicles eligible for tax credits but to phase out the credit for the entire industry in 2020. Tesla, whose Gigafactory is located in Nevada, has lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles, according to Reuters. Watch Tesla trade live here. The billionaire mega-donor Charles Koch, one of the two Koch brothers who are famous for helping conservative policymakers, has been lobbying against legislation that would benefit electric-car makers such as… Read More

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Who will get to Mars first? Oddsmakers favor SpaceX and Blue Origin over NASA

An artist’s conception shows SpaceX’s BFR rocket landing on Mars. (SpaceX via YouTube) If sending humans to Mars is a race, which team is favored to win? Bookies give the nod to Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin venture, but it’ll be years before any bet pays off. David Strauss, an analyst and oddsmaker at MyBookie, says NASA is the underdog and Musk is the favorite. “Bezos may have the discipline, but Musk has the infrastructure and just the right amount of craziness to make a successful mission happen,” he said today in a news release. “The days of government organizations staging trips to another planet… Read More

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