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One year of #MeToo: Has anything changed?

One year of #MeToo: Has anything changed?

Entertainment
By Alix Culbertson, news reporterHarvey Weinstein's epic fall from grace began a year ago on 5 October 2017, kicking off one of the most important movements in Hollywood's history.Sky News looks at what has happened with #MeToo and how the Weinstein scandal has affected the world.How the Weinstein scandal unfoldedOn 5 October 2017 several women, including actress Ashley Judd, accused the movie producer of sexual harassment in the New York Times.Weinstein apologised for the "pain" his past behaviour caused and went on a leave of absence from The Weinstein Company.Days later he was fired by the board of the incredibly successful company he co-founded with his brother Bob in 2005.Then the accusations came tumbling in, as more women spoke out about allegedly being raped, assaulted and blackmai...
Business rates could be changed, Greg Clark says

Business rates could be changed, Greg Clark says

Business
Business rates in England could be changed to help High Street retailers, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said.He told a fringe event at the Conservative party conference the role played by High Streets should be recognised and adjusting business rates "will be one way of doing that".Retail groups say online shopping and rising business rates have left many High Street retailers struggling.The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomed Mr Clark's comments.He said the Treasury is conducting a review of business rates, but his view is the High Street "makes a big contribution to the community, and to villages, towns and cities"."And I think some recognition of that is required. Business rates will be one way of doing that," Mr...
Mercury Prize 2018: Nominees reveal the last thing they changed on their albums

Mercury Prize 2018: Nominees reveal the last thing they changed on their albums

Entertainment
Making a great album is like making a great sandwich: The trick is knowing when to stop.If inspiration is the bread and butter, it's the choice of fillings that decide whether the record becomes a sumptuous feast or a disappointment.Just look at Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo. The star obsessed over the record for months after its release in 2016, making prominent changes to at least 12 of its 20 tracks, often to their detriment.On the flipside, U2 famously felt rushed to complete 1997's Pop album, delivering a "compromise project" on the eve of their world tour. They later re-recorded several of the tracks for a greatest hits album, labelling those the definitive versions.This year's nominees for the Mercury Prize, it's safe to say, have delivered some o...
How My Relationship With Food Changed After I Moved in With My Boyfriend

How My Relationship With Food Changed After I Moved in With My Boyfriend

Health
In the two years I’ve lived with my boyfriend, Mike, a lot has changed. I’ve taught him that a salad can in fact be a meal in itself. He’s taught me that sometimes, you just have to eat the hot dog or the McNuggets and enjoy it without an ounce of remorse. But it wasn't easy to find this sweet spot when it came to food. Immediately after college, Mike and I moved to New York City together. We’d been doing long distance for four years and decided now was the time to end that chapter and actually see each other on a regular basis. We moved into a cozy apartment in Astoria, Queens and officially became roommates. As with anyone you live with for the first time, we experienced an adjustment period. We had to learn to balance our work...
Tokyo Medical University changed scores to limit admittance of women

Tokyo Medical University changed scores to limit admittance of women

World
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A medical school in Japan admitted Tuesday it altered the results of entrance exams to limit the number of women admitted to the university. Officials at the Tokyo Medical University offered an apology after an internal investigation revealed the manipulated results starting in 2006. The probe found that the school subtracted points for female applicants while padding the scores for men. School officials did so out of the belief that women would discontinue their medical careers or take long periods of absence if they got married or had children, Kyodo News reported. The practice was "nothing but discrimination against women," one of the lawyers involved in the investigation said. The probe found that former Chairman Masahiko Usui and former President Mamoru Suzuki each a...