Big university gender pay gap revealed

This is the second year that both public and private sector companies have been required to report their gender pay gap figures. Want to find out the gender pay gap where you work? Try the calculator below. How big is the pay gap at…? Type in a company name below …for every £10 the average man earns… …the average woman takes home [[PercOfMen]] Number of companies by pay gap >50 25 0% 25 >50 If you cannot see the calculator, please click here The public sector employs 5.3 million people, representing about one-sixth of the UK workforce. Many universities also report a high bonus gender gap – the difference between what men and women are paid in bonuses. The University …

TV GP ‘prescribes’ fortnight Fortnite ban

His message has been retweeted more than 350 times and liked by more than 3,000 people, with many commenting that they would like a similar prescription for their child. Skip Twitter post by @DrAmirKhanGP The best prescription I gave today was to an 11yr old lad “No Minecraft or Fortnight for two weeks, doctors orders!” Addictive computer games impacting his life I even wrote it on a prescription pad and signed it! Good luck to the pharmacist who gets that!😂#ThursdayThoughts — Dr Amir Khan GP (@DrAmirKhanGP) March 28, 2019 Los Angeles-based Mr Adair set up Game Quitters after battling an addiction to gaming that saw him playing up to 16 hours a day. He said gaming addiction “can be devastating” …

Cantina Talk: Here’s What Episode IX Looks Like. Maybe

As all things Star Wars begin to go quiet ahead of this month's big Star Wars Celebration convention—more on that later—it's been a strange couple of weeks when it comes to news from the galaxy far, far away. But that doesn't mean things have been entirely silent when it comes to the warriors beyond the stars. Here's what's been going on on this side of the Outer Rim. This Is What Episode IX Looks Like (Maybe) Source: An online leak of what might be a promotional image for the movie. Credibility: While the method of release is kind of unconventional, this looks pretty legit. Real Talk: What might be the mother lode of Episode IX spoilers leaked online last week …

Bookmakers pull new games after criticism

The Betfred game involved two cyclists on a screen in shops racing on a velodrome track with numbers on it. When the cyclist at the rear catches the one in front, the number they are on is the winning number. The numbers are 1 to 36, mirroring those on a roulette wheel, and other bets can be placed on odd or even numbers, colours, rows and columns. Customers could bet up to £500. Paddy Power’s game, with a maximum stake of £100 – the level before this week’s FOBT rule-change – also involved betting on numbers between 1 and 36. Act responsibly Ahead of the commission’s intervention, both firms drew fire from critics. Shadow culture minister Tom Watson described them …

Connie Constance: ‘British blood ain’t all the same’

“We’re all from these different cultures now really,” she explains, “but there are so many things that we’re so in line with, no matter where you are from, or whether you are left or right. “So that’s kind of my tune that represents how I’m feeling and how a lot of people I think are feeling about what’s going on with the Brexit thing,” adds Connie, in the type of plain-speak that has arguably been missing over at Whitehall. Report End of Youtube post by ConnieConstanceVEVO Image Copyright ConnieConstanceVEVO ConnieConstanceVEVO Report End of Youtube post 2 by ConnieConstanceVEVO Image Copyright ConnieConstanceVEVO ConnieConstanceVEVO Image copyright Getty Images & Sohpie Jones Image caption Watford’s finest: Sir Elton John, Connie and Anthony ‘AJ’ …

This TV Sitcom Broke New Ground By Portraying A Same-Sex Wedding In 1991

Fox sitcom “Roc” The series, which aired from 1991 to 1994, starred Charles Dutton as Charles “Roc” Emerson, a Baltimore garbage collector and family man, and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor, a nurse. Can’t Help Loving That Man” introduced audiences to Roc’s gay uncle Russell (played by Richard Roundtree), who surprised his family members when he revealed plans to tie the knot with his male partner, Chris (Stephen Poletti). In network television first, the 1991 episode concluded with the mixed-race couple’s wedding ― which, since same-sex marriage was still years away from being legal in any U.S. state, amounted to a symbolic commitment ceremony. Culture Cruise” video series, Seattle-based writer As Baume points out, the episode set itself apart from earlier portrayals of …

Lucy Flores Still Wants An Apology From Joe Biden

Lucy Flores, the former Nevada assemblywoman who on Friday said she felt uncomfortable during an encounter with then-Vice President “listen respectfully” to her story.  “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” Biden said. “And not once ― never ― did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.” wrote last week in an essay for The Cut that she met Biden Biden came up behind her, put his hands on her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed her head Four years later, the field is just different. There are qualified …

Demi Lovato Shames Article Body-Shaming Her: I Am More Than My Weight

Demi Lovato flipped the script on a body-shaming headline about her “fuller figure.”  “I am not my weight,” she wrote on Friday across a screenshot of the story with the headline “Demi Lovato Appears To Have Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA.”  “I’m angry that people think it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes,” she wrote. “Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder. I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture.” Lovato has been outspoken about her struggle with an eating disorder, which she sought treatment for in 2010. shared a photo of herself in the midst of her eating disorder …

Brunei defends planned embrace of extreme Islamic laws

The laws have been rolling out in different phases since 2014 and will be fully implemented next week, according to a statement on Saturday from the prime minister’s office. BRUNEI DEEMS GAY SEX AND ADULTERY PUNISHABLE WITH DEATH BY STONING Sharia law, apart from criminalizing and deterring acts that are against the teachings of Islam, “also aims to educate, respect and protect the legitimate rights of all individuals, society or nationality of any faiths and race,” the statement said, per Reuters. Hollywood icon George Clooney recently spoke out against the harsh penalties for homosexuality, urging a boycott of the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel because its owner is Brunei’s leader. The sultan of Brunei, 72, has stayed in power for nearly 52 …

EXCLUSIVE! Billie Eilish’s Music Video For ‘Bad Guy’ Is Strange And Memorable – But Is It Also Plagiarized?? – Perez Hilton

Billie Eilish‘s new music video for bad guy was released two days ago, but it’s still so popular that it’s trending on YouTube — and a LOT of people can’t stop talking about how strange, quirky, and memorable the video’s aesthetics are. But what if the video, directed by Dave Meyers, isn’t as original as you might think?? That’s right — we’ve been tipped off to an earlier artistic photo shoot that has some SERIOUSLY similar aesthetics and shots as Eilish’s new video!!! The issue here is that some of the shots in bad guy are remarkably similar to photographic art created previously for HERE.) First, if you haven’t yet, ch-ch-check out Eilish’s delightfully quirky and strange video (above). Seems like a pretty original …

March is usually my favourite month but the blows have landed hard | Brigid Delaney

Christchurch, Michael Jackson, George Pell. What sort of fresh chaos is this? Before March, these were the old certainties: Michael Jackson was just a big, weird kid (only a little bit suss!), your son could be left with the archbishop in the sacristy after mass, and New Zealand was the last safe place on Earth. The terrorist attack in Christchurch, the release of the documentary exploring in extensive detail the paedophilia of pop idol Jackson and the jailing of Cardinal George Pell have all occurred this month and the result has been a collective trauma, and a sense of fresh chaos. An old order has tumbled and people are still reeling, trying to work through the big things that these …

Lyft rises 8.7% on its first day of trading

(CNN)For years, Uber tried to bulldoze ahead of Lyft and other rivals through a mix of aggressive fundraising and dirty tricks. At one point in 2017, Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick, was caught bragging on video that it was “a piece of cake” to compete with Lyft. “I’ve beaten them,” he said. Lyft priced its initial public offering at $72 a share on Thursday, valuing the company at around $24 billion. The amount was above its original proposed price range of $62 to $68 a share. In an unusual move, Lyft founders Logan Green and John Zimmer joined other execs to kick off their Wall Street debut at a former car dealership in Los Angeles, thousands of miles from the …

Lyft rises 8.7% on its first day of trading

(CNN)For years, Uber tried to bulldoze ahead of Lyft and other rivals through a mix of aggressive fundraising and dirty tricks. At one point in 2017, Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick, was caught bragging on video that it was “a piece of cake” to compete with Lyft. “I’ve beaten them,” he said. Lyft priced its initial public offering at $72 a share on Thursday, valuing the company at around $24 billion. The amount was above its original proposed price range of $62 to $68 a share. In an unusual move, Lyft founders Logan Green and John Zimmer joined other execs to kick off their Wall Street debut at a former car dealership in Los Angeles, thousands of miles from the …

Tourism is coming… Northern Ireland turns into a Game of Thrones hotspot

Tourism boon for country as fans flock to visit sets and locations of the award-winning fantasy saga The group, tourists from Britain, Germany, the US and half a dozen other countries, followed the guide deep into Tollymore Forest and gathered around a tree stump. Ladies and gentlemen, cameras ready, said Eric Nolan, who had chaperoned them from Dublin to this state park in Game of Thrones. The visitors clustered around the stump and aimed their cameras. Click, click, click. It was probably the least dramatic moment of the day-long tour there would be a castle, replica weapons and petting wolf-like dogs and still they were enchanted. Such is the spell cast by the HBO fantasy saga, which returns to screens …

‘It’s like Uber, but for haircuts’

Darren grew up in Brixton, south London, where his mother worked as a cleaner and his father as a security guard; they had arrived from Ghana in the 1980s and had dreams of him becoming a banker, lawyer or accountant. University was always part of the plan for him, but when the time came, he wasn’t sure which one would feel right. It was a barber shop that helped him decide. “It sounds silly, but the fact that there was an Afro-Caribbean black barber immediately when I got out the railway station at Brighton, to visit the University of Sussex, made me think instantly, ‘I could be OK here, I could feel at home,’” Darren says. Afro-Caribbean hair is different …

Archaeologists Discover 4,000-Year-Old Rhesus Macaque, The World’s Oldest Pet Monkey

When it comes to funerary practices, it’s fair to say pet owners have some very peculiar ways of sending their “good boy” from this world to the next. From cremating a goldfish to turning your pet dog into a rug (or, even more bizarrely, your cat into a drone), it seems there aren’t many barriers people won’t push. But it appears these latest crazes (if you can call them that) stem from a very, very old tradition of pet burials. Archeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old monkey buried in a grave in Shahr-i Sokhta, a Bronze Age settlement in eastern Iran, close to the Afghan border. Experts believe the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) may have been a gift since pet monkeys were seen to be a status …