Thousands of boys forced to beg by religious schools in Senegal

Saint Louis, Senegal (CNN)In the bustling city of Saint Louis, Senegal, six young boys awake early. They have no food, so they will spend the morning going door-to-door, begging for breakfast. It is a common tradition across west Africa for parents to send their sons to these schools to learn the Quran. But daaras are not regulated by the government in Senegal, and while conditions vary, many boys wind up living in extreme squalor, forced to beg for most of their waking hours, and beaten if they do not meet a quota of money, rice or sugar set by their Quranic teacher, who is called a marabout.

Nan Goldin review Gut-wrenching, brilliant and beautiful. I cannot turn away

The artists first UK show in 20 years is a knotty elegy to youth and the people we leave behind Nan Goldin photographs her life, her friendships and loves, her losses and addictions, good times and bad times. Little, if anything, is off-limits. The first large show of Goldins work in the the sky on the twilight of erthur, Switzerland. This large-scale print gives us a bilious dirty orange sky, a silhouetted chimney, a sodium-yellow streetlight glowing in the dusk. The world heaves in this image, its emotional weather, the uncanny light. Greer Modeling Jewellery (1985) Photograph: Nan Goldin Threaded through the exhibition are warm photographs of Goldins friends and lovers, the drag queens, cross-dressers, transexuals and third sexers. These …

Woman Uses Her Hijab To Turn Herself Into Pop Culture Characters (30 New Pics)

Bucking the trend of constantly attempting to make everything ‘sexy,’ Saraswati, who is a Muslim, incorporates her modesty into her looks with the clever use of her hijab. It’s fair to say that people are loving her creative efforts – she now has almost 400k followers on Instagram who eagerly look forward to her latest look. #22 Daria #23 Barbie #24 Princess Fiona #25 It #26 Bubbles #27 Blossom #28 Cindairella #29 Annabelle #30 Black Panther See Also on Bored Panda

30 Times Boomers Gave Advice, But Didnt Notice That The World Doesnt Work The Way It Used To

I blame the online culture of ‘savage putdowns,’ ‘mic-drops’ and ‘word murders’ for this – we have come to believe that the way to ‘win’ a debate is to flounce out with a particularly biting or amusing insult, at the expense of logic and reason. ‘OK Boomer’ is not clever, and it’s not even funny anymore. It’s smug, boring and counterproductive. Understandably, the younger generations are a bit upset at their comparative lack of opportunities and are even more frustrated by the absence of understanding and empathy shown in useless pieces of ‘advice’ like this. But it works both ways. Whilst Boomers could better educate themselves as to the realities of the modern world, and acknowledge that the kind of lifestyles …

Let It Snow review festive Netflix teen comedy is a charming surprise

A tale of small town teens falling in and out of love on Christmas Eve hits familiar beats but thanks to a likable cast, its a gift thats worth unwrapping Not that were ever starved of Christmas content come mid-November, but this year the sleigh seems stacked higher than ever before. Emma Thompson is trying ( Original Article : HERE ;

Nike to launch investigation after former athlete claims coach’s regimen drove her to suicidal thoughts

(CNN)Footwear and apparel company Nike says it will launch an investigation into allegations made by a former athlete against the disgraced former head coach of its now shuttered elite running program, the Nike Oregon Project. A spokesperson told CNN the company had “always tried to put the athletes and their needs at the front of all of our decisions,” at the time. READ: Nike Oregon Project to shut down following Alberto Salazar ban In the video, Cain, who’s now 23, says Salazar publicly shamed her if she didn’t hit what she described as an arbitrary weight target, which she says led to suicidal thoughts and self-harm. “These are deeply troubling allegations which have not been raised by Mary or her …

Panic over school shootings got me suspended at 13. What I needed was someone to listen | Rachel Alexander

An offhand statement got me reported to school officials. The ensuing process didnt seem designed to keep anyone safe At 13, I was suspended from middle school for a week because school administrators were worried I might start shooting people. Its a story that often surprises and amuses friends now – my violent side is limited to hitting people on the roller derby track. I wasnt a safety risk to my fellow students when I was 13. I was a severely depressed teenager trying to stand up to bullying who got caught in the zero-tolerance policies so common in American schools in the years after the mass shooting at Columbine high school. My suspension came on the heels of a …

Four takeaways from Tom Steyer’s CNN town hall

(CNN)Businessman Tom Steyer began his Sunday CNN night town hall in Iowa by challenging fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who appears poised to join the Democratic presidential primary, to support a wealth tax. Steyer puts Bloomberg on the spot Steyer took early aim at Bloomberg, saying the former New York City mayor should either get on board with a wealth tax or think twice about pursuing the Democratic nomination. “Unless Mr. Bloomberg is willing to accept a wealth tax, I don’t believe he can be an appropriate nominee for the Democratic Party,” Steyer, who supports the policy, said early on in the evening. He also pledged to “undo” all of the tax cuts given to the wealthiest Americans and corporations over …

End-of-life doulas: the professionals who guide the dying

Doulas are tasked with maintaining a sense of calm for the dying, and those around them and open the conversation about death and loss In October of 2016, Gregory Gelhorn ran the Twin Cities Marathon. Seven months later, he was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes nerve cells to break down, resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient, once diagnosed, ranges from about two to five years. The cause of ALS is not fully understood, and no cure is known. Gelhorn was in his mid-40s. It was a shock, said Kathy Fessler, Gelhorns sister. He was always the one who took the best care of himself. Dying from ALS is …

Can Liverpool v Manchester City be accepted as Englands biggest game? | Paul Wilson

Relations between Klopp and Guardiola and historical rivalries mean this fixture is a long way from the Battle of the Buffet Crunch time arrives in the Premier League at the weekend. It is only necessary to glance at the league table now or last season to see why games between Liverpool and Manchester City are important in terms of the title race. Arsenals Battle of the Buffet at Old Trafford or Rafa Bentezs infamous list of facts. Klopp and Pep Guardiola seem to quite like each other. On the evidence of previous meetings mutual admiration is more likely than mischief or mind games and to an extent the same is true of both sets of supporters. There is not much …

‘A hit-and-run shattered my skull into 30 pieces’

Hit-and-run crashes quite often happen in an instant – the consequence of speeding, drink-driving or simply carelessness. But the damage to those injured in these often fleeting situations can last a lifetime. Three people describe what it’s like to survive a hit-and-run. ‘It was hard to feel grateful to be alive’ “We were having a good time,” says Jack, from Islington. “We got to Arnos Grove underground station and we were on the walk back. We bought a frozen pizza from a petrol station – I know this because I’ve been told – and then we were hit. But I don’t really remember this. “I was pretty poorly. It was incredibly bleak.” Image copyright JACK MARTINDALE Image caption “It is …

WeWork’s saga is a cautionary tale about golden parachutes and CEO pay

While the WeWork saga has dealt another blow to already-low public confidence in business, it should also strengthen cries for fundamental changes to a system that offers supersized compensation for undersized performance. This is not market capitalism. It is corporate kleptocracy. Neumann used his celebrity to hob-knob with the high and mighty while running the company into the ground — and then he received a golden parachute on steroids for his efforts. LGBT workers should be protected. Let’s hope the Supreme Court agrees 4 signs a company is a good employer for women America is facing a leadership crisis. It’s on us to fix it Golden parachutes got their name over 50 years ago to describe the clause in top …

OK Boomer, OK Millennial, we need to talk

(CNN)The New Zealand parliamentarian, Chle Swarbrick, was giving a floor speech about the climate crisis. An older colleague was heckling her. She is 25 years old. What could she say to counter his age and experience and gravitas? See 25-year-old politician’s response to heckler We asked a Boomer and a Millennial to talk it out. Tell us, Millennial Jill Filipovic and Boomer Paul Callan: When you hear the phrase “OK Boomer,” what do you think of? Jill, you go first… –Pat Wiedenkeller ———– Jill Filipovic: Paul, generational warfare is nothing new. Remember when today’s Boomers were warning each other not to trust anyone over 30? You Boomers have called us “snowflakes,” mocked us for trigger warnings and safe spaces (which …

Catholic Church ‘shocked to core’ by child abuse

A letter the cardinal wrote to bishops in England and Wales following the meeting was shown to the inquiry. He wrote that, during the meeting, “in me, something deeper changed”. “A change of perspective. I began to see everything from the perspective of the victim/survivor,” he added. “That is a sobering perspective for us to take.” Archbishop Nichols told the inquiry the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales had already implemented some of the measures discussed at the summit. Ealing Abbey: Paedophiles acted ‘like the mafia’ How the child sexual abuse inquiry works The cardinal said he did “get” the issue of abuse but that “getting it is always a spectrum” and he was still learning. “I think we …

Ending the taboo of soldiers with ‘broken faces’

Mirrors banned Her postgraduate research at Goldsmiths, University of London, found that many soldiers who returned, with their faces changed by shell and shrapnel injuries, faced social rejection and isolation. Image caption Survivors who had facial injuries often returned to social rejection rather than a hero’s welcome “They never showed their family, some children wondered their whole lives what the face looked like, because they never saw it,” she says. Some were even buried still wearing a mask. “They lost not just their faces but their identities,” says Ms Grigsby. They had literally become the unacceptable face of war. Pioneer surgery The efforts by doctors to help these soldiers, carrying out thousands of operations, drove advances in reconstructive surgery. These …

Medieval Catholic Church Family Policies Molded Western Society As We Know It Today, Study Claims

The Catholic Church’s “obsession” with banning incest during the Medieval Ages may be responsible for molding western society into the “weird” culture that it is today, new research claims. Over time, cultures evolve and change. Perhaps one of the most revolutionary evolutions of social norms and values occurred between the fifth and 15th centuries when the Western Church, later to become the Roman Catholic Church, imposed strict rules on marriage. These rules banned practices like marriages between cousins and polygyny (the most common form of polygamy, where multiple women share a husband), which ultimately led to “systematically undermin[ing] Europe’s intensive kin-based institutions” to encourage a “nuclear family structure”. In return, society in North America and Europe evolved to be “western, educated, …