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SeaWorld sent workers to pose as activists, spy on PETA SeaWorld sent workers to pose as activists, spy on PETA
- February 26, 2016

The company, which has been under intense pubic pressure since the 2013 release of Blackfish, a documentary cataloguing the alleged mistreatment of whales, dolphins and their trainers, said attendance increased by 0.3% to 72,000 but this was only possible due to "increased promotional offerings". (more...)
Prince Ali's Federation Internationale de Football Association presidential election delay rejected Prince Ali's Federation Internationale de Football Association presidential election delay rejected
- February 25, 2016

He is one of five candidates trying to succeed Sepp Blatter, whose presidency ended on December 21 when he was banned for eight years by FIFA's ethics committee. Al-Hussein wanted transparent voting booths used at the congress because in previous soccer elections, some voters have been pressured to take mobile phones into the booth to provide visual proof later of who they supported. (more...)
Israel rights groups: Dozens of Palestinian detainees abused
- February 25, 2016

While the article presented both the Israeli claim that such demolitions serve as a deterrence to would-be terrorists and the Palestinian claim that the demolitions are collective punishment, when it came to explaining the recent wave of Palestinian terrorist stabbings, shootings, slayings and rioting, the article relayed the Palestinian position as fact, not claim . (more...)
UK, Scottish govts reach deal on more financial powers UK, Scottish govts reach deal on more financial powers
- February 24, 2016

The new model will assign local authorities some local income tax revenues in exchange for boosting economic growth in their areas. But, more importantly perhaps, we had all become so intrigued by the detail that we were in danger of losing sight of the bigger picture. (more...)
CDC team in Brazil to study possible Zika link to defect
- February 24, 2016

The best way to prevent being infected by the virus is to prevent mosquito bites . Men who have lived in or traveled to areas with the Zika virus should wear condoms or abstain from sex if they have a pregnant sexual partner for the entire duration of the pregnancy, according to the CDC . (more...)
Australia's concern for Zika virus dives as Brazil study investigates microcephaly link
- February 24, 2016

Only about one in five people infected with Zika virus will show symptoms. While many questions remain about the disease, it is believed mostly to affect pregnant women or women looking to get pregnant, and can lead to birth defects. There's no evidence at this time that women can transmit Zika to their sex partners, according to the CDC. There have been increased reports of newborn microcephaly and other negative effects on pregnancy that could be related to Zika. (more...)