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In #MeToo age, APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about masculinity

In #MeToo age, APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about masculinity

Health
How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients? These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across the country. Most recently, an ad for the razor company Gillette prompted many men to throw away their Gillette products in a defensive protest. The ad asked men to be better, to stand against toxic masculinity and stop excusing sexual harassment, bullying, and fighting as “boys will be boys.” The ad was released just days after the American Psychological Association (APA) published new guidelines that are meant to help mental healt...
Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility

Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility

World
Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Sunday that major oil producers need to do better to narrow swings in prices that dip below $ 60 a barrel and rise above $ 86. "I think what we need to do is narrow the range ... of volatility," Khalid al-Falih said. "We need to do better and the more producers that work with us, the better we're able" to do so, he told the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. Cautious not to set a price target or range, he explained there are consequences when oil prices dip too low or rise too high. Last month, OPEC countries, including Saudi Arabia, and other major oil producers agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day to reduce oversupply and boost prices for the first six months of 2019. Oil producers are under pressure to reduce produ...
Wladimir Klitschko comeback? Boxing journalist details big claim about showdown with Dillian Whyte – not Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury

Wladimir Klitschko comeback? Boxing journalist details big claim about showdown with Dillian Whyte – not Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury

Sports
RUMOURS It’s said ‘Dr Steelhammer’ will return to the ring to face a British heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko appeared to have walked off into the sunset when he announced his retirement from boxing. The former long reigning, unified, two-time heavyweight world champion quit the sport in 2017 following back-to-back defeats against Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. However, his story might not yet be complete. Wladimir Klitschko retired after losing his Wembley war with Anthony Joshua British boxing journalist Steve Bunce has stated that he’s heard talk suggesting the 42-year-old Ukrainian will return to the ring in 2019. With Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury currently negotiating a rematch, Anthony Joshua is trying to secure a...
CES 2019: It's all about the games (and AI)

CES 2019: It's all about the games (and AI)

Technology
The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology's biggest trade event gets underway. ENOUGH ABOUT SELF-DRIVING CARS Many people at CES would rather hear about better video games. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang got a big round of applause when he told a crowd that he'd spend more time talking gaming than autonomous driving. The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker's computer graphics technology is used in both industries. But it was his unveiling of a new gaming-oriented graphics processor that elicited the biggest cheers Sunday night. Huang also detailed how his company's advances in artificial intelligence and a graphics technology called "ray tracing" are helping to generate ever-...
How worried should we be about China's economy?

How worried should we be about China's economy?

Business
The cracks in China's economy appear to be widening, with signs of weakening growth amid a background of trade tensions. Adding to the worries, China's stock market was the world's worst performer last year, ending with a loss of 28%. This week Apple said slowing sales in China meant it would not meet sales expectations, triggering sharp falls on global stock markets.The tech giant isn't alone. A string of other companies have issued warnings recently over China's slowdown and the impact of the trade war with the US.Among those are carmakers such as General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. Luxury vehicle maker Jaguar Land Rover has also warned of slowing Chinese sales. US carmakers hit by tariff disputes ...