LA is about to discover that republic and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of autocracy is that by hosting the Olympics, republics become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

LA is about to discover that republic and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of autocracy is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

US nail salons: the challenge to protect employees from toxic chemicals

Critics mock an EPA scheme to create healthy salons, but Julia Carrie Wong hears how it is tackling epidemic diseases of health problems from staff, many of whom are Vietnamese immigrants US news Environmental justice in America US nail salons: these new challenges to protect employees from toxic chemicals Critics mock an EPA scheme to…

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mix

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of totalitarianism is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

California cracking down as crime rings steal truckloads of nuts worth millions

Organizations are hacking into a corporation to steal their identity so they can drive off with loadings of almonds, walnuts or pistachios worth up to $500,000 each International crime rings targeting Californias booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break…

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services marketplace?

Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small seminar for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand,…

Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis

The state that is the worlds sixth biggest economy will legalise cannabis on New Years Day and expects a boom hour for jobs and investment While Arctic conditions gripped America’s north-east, balmy sunshine bathed Los Angeles last week- but that was not the only reason denizens of the Venice boardwalk were feeling mellow. An astringent,…

Hippy dreaming now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis

The state that is the worlds sixth biggest economy will legalise cannabis on New Years Day and expects a boom hour for jobs and investment While Arctic conditions gripped America’s north-east, balmy sunshine bathed Los Angeles last week- but that was not the only reason denizens of the Venice boardwalk were feeling mellow. An astringent,…

LA is about to discover that republic and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of tyranny is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

US mass shootings becoming more frequent aEUR” and more deadly

The shooting in San Bernardino with 14 victims has added to the growing number over the past three decades, but support for gun control has fallen The shooting in San Bernardino with 14 victims has added to the growing number of mass shootings in the US. The San Bernardino sheriffs department confirmed 14 people are…