Alex Rodriguez bathroom photo highlights permissive privacy laws

Former Yankees slugger snapped through apartment window but experts suggest scant legal recourse as lawyers seek photographer New Yorks liberal privacy laws are under scrutiny as lawyers for the retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez try to track down the photographer who snapped him sitting on the toilet in the Park Avenue apartment he shares with his fiancee, the actor and singer Jennifer Lopez. A picture making the rounds on social media shows the former New York Yankees slugger, known as A-Rod, looking at his phone in a white marble bathroom. The New York Posts images he exhibited which showed them in unguarded moments. According to the decried the technological home invasion but ruled that Svensons actions were defensible under the …

Susan Sontag was true author of ex-husband’s book, biography claims

Sontag: Her Life says she wrote Freud: The Mind of the Moralist by Philip Rieff, whom she married at 17 A new biography of Philip Rieffs seminal work Freud: The Mind of the Moralist. Out in September, Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser lays out textual and anecdotal evidence that Sontag was not only the unofficial co-author of the 1959 analysis of credit her as Susan Rieff with special thanks in the preface, but by 1961 any acknowledgement of Sontag had been dropped. According to Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliography, their 1959 divorce settlement stipulated she agree to Rieffs claim of sole authorship. While writing Sontag: Her Life, Moser was given permission by her estate to study the parts of …

Iran nuclear deal: what has Tehran said and what happens next?

Hassan Rouhanis move to alter commitments amid crippling US sanctions outlined What has Iran announced? Iran has suspended commitments it made under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on the country in exchange for limits on Tehrans nuclear programme. The deal was reached after years of negotiations. Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, said Tehran would hang on to its stocks of excess enriched uranium and heavy water instead of exporting them. He threatened to resume enriching uranium above a limit set out in the deal unless there was progress on sanctions relief. What did the deal say about these commitments? The removed waivers on nuclear co-operation with Iran, including the shipment abroad of excess supplies, perversely …

The 2020 US elections will again expose the barriers facing female politicians | Martina Fitzgerald

No one knocks men when they declare their ambition, says political journalist Martina Fitzgerald A recent issue of Vanity Fair featured a cover photo of research from the Harvard Kennedy School suggests. More frustratingly, female voters are as likely to hold these negative views. Male politicians escape this ambition backlash. Over the next 18 months these attitudes will be visible for all to see. The current race for the US presidency has a One in four of the worlds parliamentarians are women. The numbers are even lower for decision-making positions. Only 50% female parliaments. True, a handful of prominent countries have women in top roles (Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Jacinda Ardern who recently became only the second female PM …

The media is failing on climate change here’s how they can do better ahead of 2020

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listen America elected Donald Trump at the end of the hottest year Democratic National Committee to host a debate solely focused on climate. Bernie Sanders raised the issue during his town hall on Fox News earlier this month and even town halls last week. In the run-up to 2020, as newsroom leaders grapple with their mistakes in the 2016 election from reliance on inaccurate polls to underestimating the impact of fake news the failure to press candidates on climate change is emerging as an area of self-examination. In 2016 there were almost no questions asked , which is insane, …

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures

The company has struggled to control far-right hate speech on the platform in recent years Facebook banned several prominent accounts promoting white nationalism on the platform on Thursday. Accounts barred from Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Instagram, as part of the new enforcement include the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos and the anti-Muslim figurehead Laura Loomer. Jones was previously banned from Facebook but still had an account on Instagram, which was no longer live as of Thursday. Weve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology, a Facebook spokesperson said. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision …

No women anything’: Trump Fed pick Stephen Moores list of misogynistic remarks

Economic commentator and former Trump campaign adviser has a long history of making offensive comments about women Donald Trumps attempts to fill the vacancies on the Federal Reserve board are not going very well. On Monday, Herman Cain, a pizza mogul, long history of making misogynistic statements. A 2002 column of his for the National Review, for example, sets out his views on the role women should play in mens college basketball. Heres the rule change I propose: No more women refs, no women announcers, no women beer venders, no women anything. Like all rules, this one has an exception: Women are permitted to participate, if and only if, they look like Bonnie Bernstein, Moore wrote. He also suggested the …