PBS NewsHour full episode June 18, 2018

Monday on the NewsHour, amid a growing outcry to end the separation of immigrant families, President Trump defends his policy. We talk with the former head of Border Protection and examine the political stakes. Also: South Korea’s view of President Trump’s North Korea dealings, Portland tries to make amends for gentrification and remembering Elizabeth Brackett, one of NewsHour’s own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvPcTyo3YuY

 

Companies Including Walmart, Merck, AT&T, Whole Foods Accused of Pressuring Employees to Have Abortions

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/06/18/companies-including-walmart-merck-att-whole-foods-accused-of-pressuring-employees-to-have-abortions/

While the liberal media routinely push for abortion as a part of “women’s rights,” they’re calling out companies that reportedly pressure women to choose abortion – due to a New York Times piece.

On Friday, NYT published a piece on the “Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work.” The piece illustrated why some women might be (and are) pressured to choose abortion, rather than empowered to choose life due to company policy. Many in the media latched on to the message.

From the beginning, economy reporter Natalie Kitroeff and Business reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg argued that regardless of where women work, “getting pregnant is often the moment they are knocked off the professional ladder.”

“Throughout the American workplace, pregnancy discrimination remains widespread,” they found, after researching court and public records as well as interviewing dozens of women.

The piece specifically called out Walmart, Merck, AT&T, Whole Foods, 21st Century Fox, KPMG, Novartis and law firm Morrison & Foerster, where “[t]ens of thousands of women have taken legal action alleging pregnancy discrimination” even though these companies, at the same time, “boast on their websites about celebrating and empowering women.”

The piece went on to tell the stories of some of these women, including one who was pressured to abort her unborn baby: Christine Macarelli, a saleswoman for healthcare company Novartis.

According to Macarelli, her boss stressed to her that “women who find themselves in my position — single, unmarried — should consider an abortion.” She didn’t. And after using her maternity leave, Kitroeff and Silver-Greenberg reported that “she said she was told to stop trying to get a promotion ‘because of my unfortunate circumstances at home — being my son Anthony.’”

While that was just one of the stories highlighted, many in the media highlighted how companies could pressure women to abort – by tweeting out the NYT story along with the quote “consider an abortion” from Macarelli’s boss.

They included: NYT technology reporter Jennifer Valentino-DeVriesNYT editor Mark S. Getzfred‏, CNBC health writer Angelica LaVitoBusiness Insider executive editor Matt TurnerFinancial Times UK editor Lauren Fedor, and The Week senior editor Jessica Hullinger‏.

LifeNews Note: Katie Yoder writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.

UK: Muslim calls flight attendant “b***h” for what he thought was pork: “She should have respected my religion”

“British Muslim passenger rants at air stewardess and calls her a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****’ for serving him a turkey ham sandwich – because he mistakenly thinks it contains pork,” by Julian Robinson, MailOnline, June 18, 2018:

This is the moment a British Muslim passenger called an air stewardess a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****’ for serving him a turkey ham sandwich – because he mistakenly thought it contained pork.

The taxi driver from Hampstead Heath, north London, was flying from Luton Airport to Skopje, Macedonia, on Sunday morning when he ordered the 4.50 euro roll and a bottle of water.

But mid-way through eating the baguette, he said it ‘didn’t taste like turkey’ – and flew into a rage when he saw the packaging labelled with the word ham.

He called over the Wizz Air stewardess and demanded a refund after becoming convinced the product contained pork – explaining that he cannot eat it due to his religion. He then turns to a fellow passenger and describes the staff member as a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****’.

The passenger called over the Wizz Air stewardess (pictured) and demanded a refund after becoming convinced the product contained pork – explaining that he cannot eat it due to his religion. He then turns to a fellow passenger and describes the staff member as a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****

At one point, he can be heard saying: ‘I work in restaurants, I know what’s ham. Ham is pork. It’s not tasting like turkey, it’s tasting like ham.

‘This is not right, you should tell people there is pork, I’m a Muslim. It’s pork, darling.’

Moments later, and apparently speaking to the person next to him, he then adds: ‘What the f*** is your problem stupid f****** b****, she’s a f******* b**** man. She told me it’s not appropriate to touch my teeth, f****** sl**.’

In another part of the footage, he tells the staff: ‘You have given me ham, and you’re talking to me rude. I just tell you it’s ham, you tell me it’s not pork. It’s not nice, darling, you’re supposed to be nice to the customers. Take the water, too. I don’t want the water either. You are being very, very rude.’…

Even when a senior steward appeared and tried to calm the situation by explaining that ‘turkey ham’ was in fact a term used to describe the processed turkey meat, the irate passenger continued his outburst.

The cabin crew eventually refunded the man 4.50 euros for the sandwich and two euros for the bottle of the water, which he kept….

The Kosovan, who moved to the UK almost two decades ago, said afterwards: ‘I’m an Uber driver in London, I eat at the shops all the time. I know the taste of Turkey and the roll didn’t taste like Turkey.

‘She should have respected me and my religion. The customer is always right. She’s lucky. If this wasn’t here with people around I would have been more angry.’…

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/06/uk-muslim-calls-flight-attendant-bh-for-what-he-thought-was-pork-she-should-have-respected-my-religion

Mozambique’s own version of Boko Haram is tightening its deadly grip

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region has now erupted into full violence.

Since mid-May, 35 people have died in a series of brutal attacks. Various people have been beheaded, hundreds of houses have been burned and residents have been advised to be cautious. On 8 June local staff at Anadarko, an international oil and gas company, refused to go to work because they feared an attack. The company then asked its foreign staff not to leave their compound. The US embassy also asked its nationals to leave the province immediately.

The state has in recent months responded forcefully to the emergence of this threat. Hundreds of men and women have been arrested. Some mosques have been closed and others have been destroyed. In some areas, Muslims have been discouraged from wearing religious garb. This has prompted some sheikhs to warn that Mozambique’s government must not alienate all Muslimsbecause of a fringe group’s activities.

There are economic as well as religious and security issues at play. Cabo Delgado province borders Tanzania and is home to 2.3 million people, 58% of whom are Muslim. In the past few years massive oil and gas reserves have been discovered. These resources are set to lead to the development of a multibillion dollar industry in Cabo Delgado, and a rosier future for Mozambique’s economy as a whole.

The prospect of a full-scale war has alarmed many people. The state, civil society and oil explorers are worried about what the violence will mean.

How did it reach this point? Several factors – social, economic and political – have allowed an Islamist insurgency to develop in the north of Mozambique. Most are local issues rather than the outcome of an international, cross-border conspiracy.

The group’s evolution

The birth of Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah is very similar to what was seen with Boko Haram in Nigeria. It started as a religious sect which transformed into a guerrilla group.

Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah is Arabic for “people of the Sunnah community”. The group is also known as Al-Shabaab (The Youth), even though it has no connections with the Somali movement of the same name.

It is estimated that the movement now has between about 350 and 1,500 members who are organised in tens of small cells along the coast of Northern Mozambique.

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 17, 2018

On this edition for Sunday, June 17, a policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border draws condemnation, and the surprising source of medical marijuana in Italy. Also, unearthing the unlikely love story of a nurse and German prisoner of war during World War II. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNktrzQtAu0

Time Warner will be renamed Warner Media, Turner CEO exits

AT&T didn’t waste time losing the Time in Time Warner.

The giant telecom announced on Friday — its first full day of owning Time Warner — that the operating businesses in the $85 billion acquisition will be contained in an entity called WarnerMedia.

The names of the operating units — HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., TNT, etc. — will stay the same.

John Stankey, who as CEO of AT&T’s media business is charged with running WarnerMedia after integrating it into AT&T, also announced the exit of Turner CEO John Martin.

Those who reported to Martin — Turner President David Levy, Turner International President Gerhard Zeiler and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker — report now to Stankey.

“This initial Turner org structure will allow me to work more closely with more Turner leaders and accelerate my personal learning of the business,” Stankey wrote in a memo to his “new colleagues.”

The heads of WarnerMedia’s two other divisions — HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara — will stay in their jobs.

Among Time Warner’s top executives, however, Stankey said only General Counsel Paul Cappuccio will join the new regime.

That means former Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes, whom Stankey profusely thanked for his support throughout the deal’s 21-month approval process, will retire after a brief transition.

Following Bewkes out the door — within a 60-day period, a source said — will be CFO Howard Averill, Corporate Marketing and Communications EVP Gary Ginsberg, Chief HR Officer Karen Magee, Public Policy EVP Carol Melton and Corporate Strategy EVP Olaf Olafsson.

WarnerMedia, to meets its goal of $1.5 billion in cost savings, is expected to announce further job cuts.

Stankey promised daily operations would see “little change,” but he didn’t mince words about further paring of the old Time Warner.

“Many of the redundant corporate support functions between our companies at the HQ/holding company level will be eliminated in the coming months,” he wrote.

Getting back to the name change, Stankey cited lingering confusion between Time Warner the media company and, until its takeover by Charter Communications, Time Warner the cable company.

“Our consumer research suggests this confusion isn’t going away,” he said.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/15/time-warner-will-be-renamed-warner-media-turner-ceo-exits/