· Why the Supreme Court’s order in an Alabama voting case sends a troubling message →
THE SUPREME COURT struck a blow for political stability and accountability on Monday by ruling that states may sanction “faithless” presidential electors — those who attempt to vote for someone other than the candidate to which they had pledged.
· Instagram to block all content promoting LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ →
Truss pledged in May to ban conversion therapy for sexual orientation.
· 35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll →
Twenty years later, he hosted the Live 8 concerts and got the industrialized nations to pledge an increase in aid to Africa by $25 billion.
· Amazon’s homeless shelter faces Seattle crisis, criticism →
Amazon then bought the naming rights to a Seattle sports venue and officially renamed it “Climate Pledge Arena.” It’s a nod to the company’s push to get other companies to join it in being carbon neutral by 2040 and marks another unorthodox and unsubtle philanthropic gesture.
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· Sports in a Pandemic Don’t All Stink →
It’s part of a broader question about whether YouTube and other online hangouts are living up to their pledges to promote diversity.
· Skin whitening creams remain online despite mercury findings →
One month after its report came out, ZMWG said that eBay, Lazada and Daraz had pledged to remove its high-mercury product listings but had not done so, while Amazon removed products from its U.S. and EU platforms, but not in India.
· Ebony Rainford-Brent says cricket is 'switched on to racism message' →
Harrison has pledged two bursaries for members of the black community per ECB coaching course.
· Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reduces share count, suggesting possible buybacks →
The reduction in the conglomerate's outstanding shares was noted in a Wednesday filing concerning Buffett's US$2.9 billion donation of Berkshire stock to five nonprofits, part of his pledge to give away nearly all his fortune.
· Mexican president thanks Trump for not mentioning border wall at summit →
Dating back to his successful 2016 presidential campaign, Trump made the construction of a wall on the country’s southern border a signature pledge, while also promising to force Mexico to pay for it.