Men who thought the COVID-19 “she-cession” was misnamed should take a look at the recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. After disproportionately losing jobs during the early shutdown, women are now leaving the workforce at nearly four times the rate of men.
With so many women laid off, sidelined or stepping away to manage remote schooling or care for their families, men have to stand up as allies to ensure that gender equality in the workplace isn’t set back a generation.
The corrosive effect of this downturn is already evident. The wage gap is widening toward where it was nearly 20 years ago by some economists’ estimates. Men, meanwhile, are 2.3 times more likely than women to say that working from home during the pandemic has been positive for their careers.
These are not “women’s issues.” These are issues that demand men play a role in disrupting the status quo. We have spent the last seven years researching how men can effectively promote gender fairness at work. We often find that men believe in gender equality but are missing when it comes to taking action. And there are evidence-based strategies that men can employ now to advocate for women in their workplace.
First, men need to proclaim their own family priorities. For too long, men have been reluctant to leave work loudly when they have obligations such as parent-teacher conferences or a sick child at home. Slinking out the side door instead of being public about where they’re going and why is a missed opportunity to level the playing field for women and embolden other men.
Men need to be transparent at work about family responsibilities, including taking full parental leave, sick leave and requesting flextime arrangements that support their partner’s career and household demands. When men publicly embrace these benefits, they destigmatize the domestic work that is linked to a motherhood penalty for women.
Additionally, men need to dedicate time for mentorship in the virtual workspace. Remote work could remain the norm for months to come. That puts women at higher risk of becoming invisible. Men should check in with the women they mentor and reach out to help female colleagues whose mentors may have voluntarily or involuntarily left the workplace, leaving them without a coach or advisor. These offers should also go to women who may not yet have established any mentorships.
In all cases, men should contextualize their motivation for a mentoring check-in. This includes affirming strong job performance and offering an open door for career conversations and advice about advancement tracks at their company. Additionally, men mentoring women need to listen and validate their colleagues’ challenges and concerns.
Men can also support female colleagues by championing flexible work. During the pandemic, more leaders have observed the benefits of
Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli Date: Saturday, 5 December Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Coverage: Listen to commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru; watch on S4C and follow live text on the BBC Sport website and app.
Wales need more time to adapt to head coach Wayne Pivac’s attempted change in style, says hooker Ken Owens.
Having succeeded Warren Gatland – whose pragmatic, more physical approach yielded three Grand Slams – Pivac has pledged to develop Wales in attack.
But he has endured a torrid start to his tenure, losing seven of his nine Tests in charge.
Pivac had earned praise for the attacking verve with which his former Scarlets side played.
Asked if that brand of rugby can work at international level, Scarlets hooker Owens told the BBC Rugby Union Weekly podcast: “It can, but the way we played at the Scarlets, we relied on really quick ball and playing off a lot of turnovers as well.
“The years we were successful we had Tadhg Beirne, James Davies and John Barclay ruling the roost at the contact area, so we scored a lot off turnover ball.
“Probably what you get from international rugby is how competitive the contact area is contested, both sides of the ball it’s very difficult to get that speed of ball consistently.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time to adapt the Scarlet way, if you want to call it that, or what we played with at the Scarlets, for it to work at Test rugby.”
Wales’ problems under Pivac have been numerous: directionless in attack, struggling to keep possession, outplayed at the breakdown and a mess at set-pieces.
While they have conceded several penalties at scrums, the line-out has arguably been more of a concern.
Wales’ line-out success rate from their own throws this autumn has fallen to 85%, 75%, 69%, 73% and 73% in each match, with 17 line-outs lost in five matches.
Owens would usually be throwing into those line-outs, but his shoulder injury means he has not played for Wales this season.
“It’s probably been the combination that the set-piece hasn’t been consistent at all, which is a huge talking point in Wales,” he said.
“There has been a little bit of change, with some boys coming in and out and not quite getting that consistency.
“It’s obviously been frustrating for me to be out injured, but I’m not getting any younger either so it’s a great opportunity for the young boys to get stuck in and put their hands up.
“They’ve done really well, all three of them [hookers Ryan Elias, Elliot Dee and Sam Parry] when they’ve played.”
Wales have given debuts to several players during the Autumn Nations Cup as they aim to build strength in depth.
As well as hooker Parry, back-rowers James Botham and Shane Lewis-Hughes, wing Louis Rees-Zammit and centre Johnny Williams are among those to have made their
Russell Wilson and Ciara just casually launched their own fashion house a few weeks after releasing their own fragrance, thus upping the ante for the definition of #couplegoals. The husband-and-wife duo teamed up with former Lululemon CEO Christine Day to create The House of LR&C, which is aimed at “democratizing fashion” and doing good for the planet. Though it will eventually include more labels, the company currently features two apparel brands: Human Nation, a new gender-neutral streetwear line targeted at Gen Z; and Good Man Brand, which Wilson founded back in 2016. Every product sold by the fashion house is made with sustainability top of mind, from material sourcing all the way through consumer use (hello, recyclable packaging!).
“This past year has been transformative, with a lot of pain, and a lot of perseverance,” Russell and Ciara said in a press release. “As African American business leaders we understand the importance of unity and are leaning into our belief that a better world is possible. We are passionate about working with the next generation of leaders, fighters and overcomers, to help us create a purpose-led house that delivers large scale positive impact while also inspiring the good in others.”
Oh, and that positive impact they mentioned? The House of LR&C donates three percent of net revenue from every purchase to the Why Not You Foundation, a nonprofit Ciara and Russell established to empower young kids to overcome obstacles and become leaders within their communities. The fashion house’s website is now live, which means it’s time to get shoppin’! Browse a few standout items from both Human Nation and Good Man Brand below, should you need some holiday gift-giving inspiration with a philanthropic twist.
Two weeks after being sentenced to federal prison for a lucrative fraud, “Tampa Gift Card King” Stephen McIntyre was allowed to travel from Florida to South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with his fiancee — a convicted co-conspirator in the scheme.
Court documents say Stephen McIntyre, 51, should be returning to his home Monday from spending Thanksgiving Weekend with Brandy Fuller and her family while the COVID-19 pandemic kept many Americans from their usual family gatherings. The CDC recommended against traveling for Thanksgiving.
McIntyre’s scheduled to start his five-year, three-month sentence for conspiracy to commit money laundering in February. Fuller’s started her three-year probation for her role.
McIntyre’s Motion to Permit Travel, filed Monday, said, “This event is scheduled as a Thanksgiving celebration for the family. The parents of Miss Fuller are elderly and in poor health, and the family is attempting to celebrate what may be the final family holiday function where they all can be present together.”
The motion argued McIntyre wasn’t a flight risk, had been compliant with PreTrial Services since posting $250,000 bond in April 2019 and hadn’t been arrested or missed any court appearances.
Tampa federal court Judge Mary Scriven granted the motion on Tuesday.
“Gift Card King” scheme
Gift card wheeling, dealing but also stealing earned McIntyre $10 million in gross revenue, of which between $550,000 and $1.5 million could be counted as fraudulent revenue, his guilty plea admitted.
McIntyre paid cash for merchandise cards or gift cards with money left on them, the sale price being a percentage of what was left on the card. Then, they’d sell the cards online or conduct “other illcit transactions involving the cards.”
The Tampa Gift Card King Facebook page advertises, “Need Cash??? I purchase gift cards and store credits. Over 2000 brands accepted. No cards accepted that have been obtained by fraudulent or illegal means.”
That statement splits from the truth on the last sentence. McIntyre’s guilty plea admits he and his cronies knew some of the cards came his way from fraud or theft “coached some individual customers what to attest on the required form(s) so that their sales could be accomplished.”
McIntyre flouted Florida law by not registering as a secondhand dealer, which he couldn’t do because he’s had a felony theft conviction on his record; not waiting 15 days between buying a secondhand good and reselling it; not reporting secondhand good buys in the Business Watch International database.
When selling online via Raise.com or CardCash.com, McIntyre and his gang would keep the cards and just send the card number and PIN number.
“Later, they used the card numbers and PINs of these previously sold cards in order to identify residual balances on said cards,” the guilty plea says, “and then they embezzled the residual balances, aggregated the balances, and used the proceeds to purchase new gift cards.”
In doing this, they compiled from $550,000 to $1.5 million. McIntyre used $70,579 to buy a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Eskimo Avenue in Tampa and $55,000
Syracuse lost its seventh game in a row on Saturday as it dropped a 36-29 thriller to NC State in particularly crushing fashion. The Orange trailed by a touchdown in the final minute as quarterback Rex Culpepper orchestrated an impressive drive into NC State territory that ended in disaster.
With the Orange on the NC State 7-yard line with a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, Culpepper took a sack back at the 18-yard line. With no timeouts remaining, the Orange offense hurried back to the line of scrimmage to try and get one more play off before the clock expired.
Culpepper got the snap with a second left, but instead of lifting a pass toward the end zone, he used Syracuse’s final play to try and spike the football. The only problem was that his spike came on fourth down. So even if there had been any time left after the spike, NC State would have taken over possession.
Making matters worse for Syracuse: it led by nine points in the third quarter before the Wolfpack closed the game on a 16-0 run. The win improved NC State to 7-3 (6-3 ACC) ahead of the Wolfpack’s final regular season game next week against Georgia Tech. But the loss merely extended Syracuse’s misery. The Orange’s only win this season came Sept. 26 against Georgia Tech, and Saturday was probably their last real chance for a win as their regular-season finale comes next week on the road against No. 2 Notre Dame.
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The U.S. women’s national soccer team is returning to action for the first time since March 11, when the team defeated Japan in the finale of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, one of the last major sporting events before the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports around the world for months.
On Friday, in the team’s first match in 261 days, the USWNT will play the Netherlands, which it defeated in the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
The 23-player roster includes 14 players who currently play in the National Women’s Soccer League, seven who are playing in Europe and two college players. Lindsey Horan of the NWSL’s Portland Thorns tested positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Jaelin Howell, who plays for Florida State and became the second college player on the roster (following Stanford’s Catarina Macario).
USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski, who replaced two-time World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, has won each of his first 10 games at the helm, tying a record for best start as U.S. women’s national team head coach.
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Can we get an updated roster/projected opening day roster? Please.
— Jeff Croft
PG: Stephen Curry / Brad Wanamaker / Nico Mannion W: Andrew Wiggins / Damion Lee / Jordan Poole / Mychal Mulder W: Kelly Oubre Jr. / Kent Bazemore / Juan Toscano-Anderson F: Draymond Green / Eric Paschall / Alen Smailagic C: Marquese Chriss / Kevon Looney / James Wiseman
Accounting for Klay Thompson’s roster spot (and not accounting for training-camp invite Dwayne Sutton), that’s 17 players under contract. The Warriors have to get down to 15 by the start of the regular season on Dec. 22.
Four of the starting spots are written with Sharpie, while the center spot remains up for grabs. Training camp will determine who between Chriss, Looney and Wiseman starts opening night, but my money is on Chriss, if only because his passing ability with the starting unit will be important, and the Warriors want to bring along Wiseman, 19, and Looney, coming off an injury-plagued season, slowly.
If they don’t trade Minnesota’s pick next season and keep their own first-round pick from being conveyed to Oklahoma City, do you see them prioritizing guards to help bridge Klay’s role?
— Rudy Gaspar
Next year’s draft is heavy with wings. I’m not sure that played a factor in taking Wiseman, a center, this year, but it sets up nicely for a team that could be looking for young talent there after this season. Not only is Thompson coming off a second straight season-ending injury, but Oubre’s contract is up after the season as well. Plus Bazemore and Wanamaker are signed to one-year deals.
Do they have an outside chance to make the Finals with this roster in your opinion?
All they need is to stay healthy, for one of Oubre or Wiggins to take a sudden leap into an All-Star scorer, Curry to have an MVP-caliber season, Green to play like he’s three years younger and for everything to go wrong for the Lakers. If all that happens, yes, they’ll have an outside chance.
Do you expect the Warriors to use the remaining mid-level exception on a wing (Nic Batum, Glenn Robinson) or a big? Any chance of the Warriors signing another backup wing? They still seem thin there. Perhaps a return of Glenn Robinson III? Do you expect the Warriors to make another move or a signing soon, or are they done with all this stuff?
— @witaglizzy, @thecanyonrays, Niko
Guys, they’re done. This is the team.
On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that Steve Kerr will be able to adapt the Warriors’ playing style to the personnel he has? He’s more rigid than someone like Nick Nurse, who I’d trust more to maximize this squad. Or do you think this roster is a natural fit for Kerr?
L’Oréal Paris and NBC honor remarkable women whose work is paving the way to a brighter future in a one-hour Women of Worth special tonight, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You can also stream it on FuboTV and Hulu.
Join Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Camila Cabello and other A-list stars to pay tribute to 10 inspirational women who channel their diverse backgrounds and experiences into a common passion for improving the lives of those in underserved communities. Their altruistic causes range from providing immigrants with free health care to stamping out revenge porn to providing prosthetics to young athletes who have lost limbs.
L’Oréal Paris is donating $10,000 to each of the nonprofit groups associated with the women being honored. Viewers can learn more about each honoree’s work by watching the special and then vote for the cause that moves them most. The winner of the Women of Worth program, now in its 15th year, will receive $25,000 for their nonprofit organization. To date, L’Oréal Paris has contributed more $1.8 million to Women of Worth honorees’ causes.
“This year has given us a greater appreciation and respect for those who dedicate their lives to serving their communities,” said Ali Goldstein, L’Oréal Paris USA president, in a statement. “That’s why it’s more important than ever that the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth platform continue to shine a spotlight on the tenacity and courage of women who are tackling injustice and channeling painful experiences into something truly beautiful and worthy.”
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Nov. 24 (UPI) — Older women have a greater risk of heart failure if they spend more time sitting than those who sit less — even if they have a regular fitness routine — a new study found.
Researchers analyzed records for nearly 80,100 postmenopausal women, who were 63 years of age on average, from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, for the study published Tuesday.
The initiative allowed women to self-report time spent sitting or lying down in waking hours and or moving.
Women who spent less than 6.5 hours a day sitting or lying down in waking hours, had 15% less risk of heart failure hospitalization than women reporting up to 9.5 sedentary hours, and 42% less risk than women reporting more than 9.5 hours sedentary hours, the data showed.
Analysts gathered data from an average of nine years of follow-up on the women, during which 1,402 women were hospitalized.
For women who sat less than 4.5 hours, risk was 14% less than women who sat up to 9.5 hours, and 54% less than women who sat more than 9.5 hours a day.
The link between sedentary time and heart failure risk remained even in some women who were meeting recommended activity levels but sat more than others — and after factoring in other risk factors, such as blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and previous heart attack — researchers noted.
“Our message is simple: sit less and move more,” said study lead author Michael J. LaMonte said in a press release.
“Historically, we have emphasized promoting a physically active lifestyle for heart health … However, our study clearly shows that we also need to increase efforts to reduce daily sedentary time and encourage adults to frequently interrupt their sedentary time,” said LaMonte, a research associate at the University at Buffalo in New York.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ICONIC, the online fine jewelry retailer announces exciting new features, updates and promotions this week on their e-commerce site aimed at making shopping experiences more seamless and satisfying along with a stunning new collection of special occasion rings for men and women.
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