Author: Q'Hubo News Team

This week, the National Football League (NFL) owners conducted their annual fall meeting. Not on the written agenda was the question of what to do about Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, who has been the subject of multiple accusations of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault, in addition to financial improprieties.  Speculation increased this week with The Washington Post reporting that the office of Washington, D.C.’s Attorney General Karl Racine had completed its investigation into Snyder and planned to take action. This news coming on the eve of the NFL owners meeting only upped the question of whether the league…

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The National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA) reached a settlement Thursday in the case of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, handing down the league’s highest ever punishment for sexual misconduct. Watson, who was accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women, has been given an 11-game suspension without pay and a $5 million fine for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Watson faced dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct during massage sessions. A 15-month investigation by the NFL into the 25 women who had come forward resulted in an initial six-game suspension and…

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Jake Fedorowski was preparing to sign up for the Eugene Marathon in Oregon when they realized it didn’t have space for them. The race wasn’t full — Fedorowski is nonbinary, and the marathon only had male and female divisions.  They contacted the race director to request a nonbinary division. The director was responsive and excited about the idea, but wasn’t sure on the best way to go about it. Fedorowski didn’t have the answers then, either.  The marathon ultimately didn’t introduce a nonbinary category in time for the race earlier this year. The race director did not respond to a…

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Forty-five nonbinary runners finished the New York City Marathon on Sunday, making it one of the largest nonbinary divisions as a movement to expand race access grows.  The importance of such a large crowd is twofold, said Anna Baeth, director of research for Athlete Ally, an organization that supports LGBTQ+ athletes. More representation encourages others to be out in sports, and greater numbers of nonbinary athletes make it harder for race officials to refuse to make changes to improve the process for nonbinary athletes.  “I sincerely hope that there will be more and more nonbinary adults competing in sport at all…

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The Spanish government is strengthening the rights of caregivers, cleaners, and gardeners. As of October 1, domestic workers and household helpers will be treated the same as employees in other industries. As a result, several hundred thousand workers will have access to social security, minimum wage and unemployment benefits.  They care for the elderly, cook for the children and take care of all the work that needs to be done in the garden or around the house. They usually work undeclared, under precarious working conditions and have no rights whatsoever. Until recently, domestic workers in Spain led a shadowy existence…

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Homeless people in Denver will receive an unconditional basic income starting in November. As part of “Denver basic Income project”, 140 homeless people receive $1,000 per month for a year—with no strings attached. The project not only aims to help those affected, but also to study what the unconditional income is spent on and whether it improves people’s lives.  Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco: Like many other major American cities, Denver has a huge social problem: homelessness. The number of homeless people is increasing every day. There are many reasons for this: housing that is too expensive, no social security,…

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Spain’s leftist government has announced a wealth tax. From 2023 the country will tax the richest 1 percent of the population to finance measures to fight inflation. The wealth tax is set to last for two years. Spain wants to take extraordinary steps and tax the “great assets” in the country, explained Tax Minister María Jesús Montero. After all, this would be a way to finance the aid that the middle class and workers so desperately need in times of crisis. The proposed wealth tax is to apply for two years and affect “no more than one percent” of the…

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Lula da Silva grew up in poverty and became president of Brazil. During the military dictatorship, he fought for democracy and workers’ rights. As president, he helped millions of Brazilians out of poverty. Lula was imprisoned by a rigged trial. After his release, he is campaigning against the far-right Bolsonaro for president of Brazil. He won the first round of voting as the candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT) by a margin of 6 million votes. A runoff election will follow on Oct. 30, 2022.  Lula was born Luiz Inácio da Silva in 1945 in the poor northeast of Brazil.…

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According to a ruling by the UN Human Rights Committee, Australia has not sufficiently protected the inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands from the consequences of the climate crisis. Rising sea levels threaten the lives, homes, and culture of the indigenous people who have lived on the island for centuries. The government must now compensate the affected people and take measures to protect them.  The climate crisis threatens the lives and culture of the inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands. Yessie Mosby is one of them. He has long been concerned about rising sea levels. The salt water not only…

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