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Ichiro retires from baseball aged 45: Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges to fans as he leaves the field in the bottom of eighth inning during the game against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo
Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges to fans as he leaves the field in the bottom of eighth inning during the game against the Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 21, 2019.

March 21, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki, who accumulated the most hits ever in top tier professional baseball in 28 seasons across Japan and the United States, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Suzuki, 45, made the announcement in a Seattle Mariners statement after playing for the team in the second game of their Major League Baseball opening series against the Oakland Athletics.

(Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Toby Davis)

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Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested: source

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia
FILE PHOTO: Former Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

March 21, 2019

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s former president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as “Car Wash”, a source involved in the case told Reuters.

Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Additional reporting by Pedro Fonseca and Marcelo Rochabrun)

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Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested: source

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia
FILE PHOTO: Former Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

March 21, 2019

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s former president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as “Car Wash”, a source involved in the case told Reuters.

Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Additional reporting by Pedro Fonseca and Marcelo Rochabrun)

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UK PM May’s ‘reckless’ Brexit message angers the lawmakers she needs to win over

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement about Brexit in Downing Street in London
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement about Brexit in Downing Street in London, Britain March 20, 2019. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS

March 21, 2019

By Kylie MacLellan

LONDON (Reuters) – If British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped a televised address late on Wednesday would help persuade wavering lawmakers to support her Brexit deal, it appears to have backfired, instead alienating the very people she needs to win over.

On Thursday, lawmakers lined up to attack the statement in which May blamed parliament for the need to seek a delay to Britain’s March 29 European Union exit. They branded it dangerous, reckless, toxic and irresponsible.

May’s Brexit deal has twice been crushed by parliament, first in January in the largest government defeat in modern history and again this month by a smaller, yet still sizeable, margin. She needs to win over at least 75 lawmakers to get it through.

“The Prime Minister’s statement was disgraceful,” said opposition Labour lawmaker Lisa Nandy, who represents a Brexit-supporting area. “Pitting parliament against the people in the current environment is dangerous and reckless,” she added on Twitter. “She’s attacking the MPs (Members of Parliament) whose votes she needs. It will have cost her support.”

Nandy had put forward a proposal which backed May’s deal on the condition parliament has a greater say in the next phase of Brexit talks, but told ITV: “I will not support a government that takes such a dangerous, reckless approach to democracy.”

After writing to the EU on Wednesday to request a three-month delay to Brexit, May told Britons parliament had done “everything possible to avoid making a choice”.

“Of this I am absolutely sure: you the public have had enough. You are tired of the infighting. You are tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows,” she said in the televised statement from her Downing Street office.

“You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side. It is now time for MPs to decide.”

May’s statement succeeded in uniting both pro-Brexit and pro-EU lawmakers – against her.

“If you are trying to persuade numbers of MPs to back a proposition, you don’t do that by insulting them,” pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Mark Francois told Sky News.

Conservative Sam Gyimah, who quit as a government minister over the Brexit deal and now supports a second referendum, said May resorting to a “blame game” was “all part of her strategy to run down the clock and rule out other options. Toxic.”

“DIAL DOWN THE HATE”

Several lawmakers said they had received death threats in recent weeks as Brexit has come to a head in parliament, and warned May’s comments had fueled the flames.

“Last week I received a message saying that my head should be chopped off,” said Labour lawmaker Paula Sherriff, who represents an electoral district neighboring one where Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was killed by a man obsessed with extreme right-wing ideology a week before the 2016 Brexit vote.

“I apprehended the prime minister last Thursday evening and I begged her ‘dial down the hate prime minister,'” she told parliament. “People are frightened … and the prime minister must show some leadership.”

Fellow Labour lawmaker Wes Streeting said May’s speech had been incendiary, warning on Twitter “If any harm comes to any of us, she will have to accept her share of responsibility.”

Asked about the suggestion May’s speech had put lawmakers at risk, her spokeswoman said: “I would flatly reject that.”

“It was a message to the public on a significant decision she has taken,” she said.

In response to the concerns, parliament’s Speaker, John Bercow, told lawmakers: “None of you is a traitor, all of you are doing your best … I believe passionately in the institution of parliament, in the rights of members of this House and in their commitment to their duty.”

“The sole duty of every member of parliament is to do what he or she thinks is right.”

(Editing by Stephen Addison)

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Google Refuses To Remove An App Activists Say Seeks To Turn Gay People Straight

Google is refusing to remove an application activists believe promotes the idea that homosexuality is both a sin and susceptible to change.

The Living Hope Ministries is essentially a conversion therapy app, according to LGBTQ rights groups that are urging Google to ding the project. The app, which has already been removed by Apple and Amazon, offers young people and parents articles and testimonials.

Nearly 140,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org pushing the company to make a move. Supporters of the app argue, meanwhile, that the project neither supports nor practices conversion therapy, a type of therapy designed to turn gay people into heterosexuals. The American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association oppose such practices.

“We are hopeful that technology companies recognize the harm of apps that promote conversion therapy. The Trevor Project hears from conversion therapy survivors in crisis every day, and we remain committed to ending the harmful practice in every state because we know it contributes to an increased risk of suicidal behavior among LGBTQ youth,” Trevor Project CEO Amit Paley told Axios Wednesday.

(PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. (PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of the app claim it allows gay men and women to square their homosexuality with orthodox Christianity. Pressure on Google will likely intensify as activists press the issue. The company has gotten hit in the past for offering controversial apps, including one in 2018 allowing citizens to report what they consider instances of blasphemy to the Indonesian government.

The so-called Smart Pakem app was created through the Google Play platform and allows users to report “deviant” religious ideas directly to Indonesian authorities. The country’s anti-blasphemy laws target “those who disgrace a religion” or who otherwise express “hostility” to religion. (RELATED: Google App Allows People To Report Blasphemy To Indonesian Government)

Google could also receive internal pressure.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported March 18 that the company banned a video explaining Christian teaching on same-sex marriage from advertising on YouTube in 2018 after employees pushed and prodded for the ban. The video was flagged in June 2018 in an internal listserv run by Google’s human resources department, according to communications and other internal documents.

Google has not yet responded to TheDCNF’s request for comment.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].

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REPORT: Emma Roberts No Longer Dating Evan Peters

David Hookstead | Reporter

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters have apparently thrown in the towel and called it quits.

According to US Weekly, the Hollywood power couple is done after years of dating. However, it doesn’t sound like it ended on bad terms. Roberts and Evans are reportedly still friends. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Well, I guess love is officially dead. Roberts and Peters were a pillar of Hollywood love over the years, despite an alleged domestic violence incident years ago when the star actress allegedly struck Peters. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

If those two can’t make it after all these years, then what is a guy like me to do? (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

These two were actually both great in “American Horror Story” together, and Peters has continued to just dominate that show. I’m not sure it could honestly even exist without him at this point. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet) 

As for Roberts, she’s continued to rise since leaving the show, and we should always remember that she was outstanding in season three. Season three of “AHS” is also vastly underrated. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

I guess now we’ll have to search for love elsewhere. Then again, what is the point? If a power couple like Peters and Roberts can’t last, then can any of us?

These are now the big questions that we must ponder.

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Midwestern Voters Recognize Ocasio-Cortez More Than Most 2020 Democratic Candidates

Voters in Wisconsin recognize Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez more than they recognize most of the Democrats running for president in 2020.

An Axios report revealed that Sen. Bernie Sanders was recognized by voters more than all other 2020 candidates in the survey, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Every other candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary was known less than Ocasio-Cortez.

Description Official portrait of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden.Andrew Cutraro, White House Photographer

Official portrait of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. Andrew Cutraro, White House Photographer

They didn’t just know her name, either. Members of the focus group in the study could recall past campaign slogans, as well as major policy stances, such as her efforts in environmental issues, as well as her efforts to combat inequality. The researchers noted the words “Green New Deal” did not come up. (RELATED: Poll: New Yorkers Consider Ocasio-Cortez A Villian In Amazon Pullout By Wide Margins)

Sens. Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris were each recognized at about the same rate, all with a recognizability score of 2.5 out of 10. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke earned a score of 1 out of 10, and the rest of the candidates running for office fell well short of that score according to the report.

Axios surveyed an unknown number of “swing voters” for the Wisconsin focus group. Members of the group were shown a photo of one of the politicians and asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 on how confident they were in identifying that person.

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Ichiro retires from baseball aged 45: Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges to fans as he leaves the field in the bottom of eighth inning during the game against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo
Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges to fans as he leaves the field in the bottom of eighth inning during the game against the Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 21, 2019.

March 21, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki, who accumulated the most hits ever in top tier professional baseball in 28 seasons across Japan and the United States, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Suzuki, 45, made the announcement in a Seattle Mariners statement after playing for the team in the second game of their Major League Baseball opening series against the Oakland Athletics.

(Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Toby Davis)

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Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested: source

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia
FILE PHOTO: Former Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

March 21, 2019

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s former president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as “Car Wash”, a source involved in the case told Reuters.

Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Additional reporting by Pedro Fonseca and Marcelo Rochabrun)

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Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested: source

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia
FILE PHOTO: Former Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

March 21, 2019

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s former president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as “Car Wash”, a source involved in the case told Reuters.

Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Additional reporting by Pedro Fonseca and Marcelo Rochabrun)

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UK PM May’s ‘reckless’ Brexit message angers the lawmakers she needs to win over

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement about Brexit in Downing Street in London
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement about Brexit in Downing Street in London, Britain March 20, 2019. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS

March 21, 2019

By Kylie MacLellan

LONDON (Reuters) – If British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped a televised address late on Wednesday would help persuade wavering lawmakers to support her Brexit deal, it appears to have backfired, instead alienating the very people she needs to win over.

On Thursday, lawmakers lined up to attack the statement in which May blamed parliament for the need to seek a delay to Britain’s March 29 European Union exit. They branded it dangerous, reckless, toxic and irresponsible.

May’s Brexit deal has twice been crushed by parliament, first in January in the largest government defeat in modern history and again this month by a smaller, yet still sizeable, margin. She needs to win over at least 75 lawmakers to get it through.

“The Prime Minister’s statement was disgraceful,” said opposition Labour lawmaker Lisa Nandy, who represents a Brexit-supporting area. “Pitting parliament against the people in the current environment is dangerous and reckless,” she added on Twitter. “She’s attacking the MPs (Members of Parliament) whose votes she needs. It will have cost her support.”

Nandy had put forward a proposal which backed May’s deal on the condition parliament has a greater say in the next phase of Brexit talks, but told ITV: “I will not support a government that takes such a dangerous, reckless approach to democracy.”

After writing to the EU on Wednesday to request a three-month delay to Brexit, May told Britons parliament had done “everything possible to avoid making a choice”.

“Of this I am absolutely sure: you the public have had enough. You are tired of the infighting. You are tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows,” she said in the televised statement from her Downing Street office.

“You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side. It is now time for MPs to decide.”

May’s statement succeeded in uniting both pro-Brexit and pro-EU lawmakers – against her.

“If you are trying to persuade numbers of MPs to back a proposition, you don’t do that by insulting them,” pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Mark Francois told Sky News.

Conservative Sam Gyimah, who quit as a government minister over the Brexit deal and now supports a second referendum, said May resorting to a “blame game” was “all part of her strategy to run down the clock and rule out other options. Toxic.”

“DIAL DOWN THE HATE”

Several lawmakers said they had received death threats in recent weeks as Brexit has come to a head in parliament, and warned May’s comments had fueled the flames.

“Last week I received a message saying that my head should be chopped off,” said Labour lawmaker Paula Sherriff, who represents an electoral district neighboring one where Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was killed by a man obsessed with extreme right-wing ideology a week before the 2016 Brexit vote.

“I apprehended the prime minister last Thursday evening and I begged her ‘dial down the hate prime minister,'” she told parliament. “People are frightened … and the prime minister must show some leadership.”

Fellow Labour lawmaker Wes Streeting said May’s speech had been incendiary, warning on Twitter “If any harm comes to any of us, she will have to accept her share of responsibility.”

Asked about the suggestion May’s speech had put lawmakers at risk, her spokeswoman said: “I would flatly reject that.”

“It was a message to the public on a significant decision she has taken,” she said.

In response to the concerns, parliament’s Speaker, John Bercow, told lawmakers: “None of you is a traitor, all of you are doing your best … I believe passionately in the institution of parliament, in the rights of members of this House and in their commitment to their duty.”

“The sole duty of every member of parliament is to do what he or she thinks is right.”

(Editing by Stephen Addison)

Source: OANN

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Google Refuses To Remove An App Activists Say Seeks To Turn Gay People Straight

Google is refusing to remove an application activists believe promotes the idea that homosexuality is both a sin and susceptible to change.

The Living Hope Ministries is essentially a conversion therapy app, according to LGBTQ rights groups that are urging Google to ding the project. The app, which has already been removed by Apple and Amazon, offers young people and parents articles and testimonials.

Nearly 140,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org pushing the company to make a move. Supporters of the app argue, meanwhile, that the project neither supports nor practices conversion therapy, a type of therapy designed to turn gay people into heterosexuals. The American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association oppose such practices.

“We are hopeful that technology companies recognize the harm of apps that promote conversion therapy. The Trevor Project hears from conversion therapy survivors in crisis every day, and we remain committed to ending the harmful practice in every state because we know it contributes to an increased risk of suicidal behavior among LGBTQ youth,” Trevor Project CEO Amit Paley told Axios Wednesday.

(PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. (PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of the app claim it allows gay men and women to square their homosexuality with orthodox Christianity. Pressure on Google will likely intensify as activists press the issue. The company has gotten hit in the past for offering controversial apps, including one in 2018 allowing citizens to report what they consider instances of blasphemy to the Indonesian government.

The so-called Smart Pakem app was created through the Google Play platform and allows users to report “deviant” religious ideas directly to Indonesian authorities. The country’s anti-blasphemy laws target “those who disgrace a religion” or who otherwise express “hostility” to religion. (RELATED: Google App Allows People To Report Blasphemy To Indonesian Government)

Google could also receive internal pressure.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported March 18 that the company banned a video explaining Christian teaching on same-sex marriage from advertising on YouTube in 2018 after employees pushed and prodded for the ban. The video was flagged in June 2018 in an internal listserv run by Google’s human resources department, according to communications and other internal documents.

Google has not yet responded to TheDCNF’s request for comment.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].

Source: The Daily Caller

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REPORT: Emma Roberts No Longer Dating Evan Peters

David Hookstead | Reporter

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters have apparently thrown in the towel and called it quits.

According to US Weekly, the Hollywood power couple is done after years of dating. However, it doesn’t sound like it ended on bad terms. Roberts and Evans are reportedly still friends. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Well, I guess love is officially dead. Roberts and Peters were a pillar of Hollywood love over the years, despite an alleged domestic violence incident years ago when the star actress allegedly struck Peters. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

If those two can’t make it after all these years, then what is a guy like me to do? (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

These two were actually both great in “American Horror Story” together, and Peters has continued to just dominate that show. I’m not sure it could honestly even exist without him at this point. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet) 

As for Roberts, she’s continued to rise since leaving the show, and we should always remember that she was outstanding in season three. Season three of “AHS” is also vastly underrated. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

I guess now we’ll have to search for love elsewhere. Then again, what is the point? If a power couple like Peters and Roberts can’t last, then can any of us?

These are now the big questions that we must ponder.

Follow David Hookstead on Twitter

Source: The Daily Caller

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Midwestern Voters Recognize Ocasio-Cortez More Than Most 2020 Democratic Candidates

Voters in Wisconsin recognize Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez more than they recognize most of the Democrats running for president in 2020.

An Axios report revealed that Sen. Bernie Sanders was recognized by voters more than all other 2020 candidates in the survey, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Every other candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary was known less than Ocasio-Cortez.

Description Official portrait of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden.Andrew Cutraro, White House Photographer

Official portrait of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. Andrew Cutraro, White House Photographer

They didn’t just know her name, either. Members of the focus group in the study could recall past campaign slogans, as well as major policy stances, such as her efforts in environmental issues, as well as her efforts to combat inequality. The researchers noted the words “Green New Deal” did not come up. (RELATED: Poll: New Yorkers Consider Ocasio-Cortez A Villian In Amazon Pullout By Wide Margins)

Sens. Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris were each recognized at about the same rate, all with a recognizability score of 2.5 out of 10. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke earned a score of 1 out of 10, and the rest of the candidates running for office fell well short of that score according to the report.

Axios surveyed an unknown number of “swing voters” for the Wisconsin focus group. Members of the group were shown a photo of one of the politicians and asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 on how confident they were in identifying that person.

Source: The Daily Caller

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