Day: February 17, 2020

D.C attendance drops by more than 12 percent from Week One to Week Two

As the XFL tries to establish a footing in the vacant spring football landscape, one of the more successful franchises has seen a double-digit dip in attendance from one week to the next. Via the Washington Post (and as confirmed in the attached photo), the attendance at Saturday’s D.C. Defenders game dropped by more than […]

Kids Miss More School When Mothers Face Physical Violence

Children are prone to miss school more when their mothers experience high physical violence, according to a new study. Published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, the research found that 23.3 per cent of women who experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) reported their child’s school attendance was disrupted due to IPV. “Our analysis allows […]

Vodafone assesses payment to India in dispute over dues

Vodafone Idea Ltd said on Saturday it was assessing how much it would pay the Indian government as part of dues owed and said it proposed making a payment in the next few days. India ordered mobile carriers on Friday to immediately pay billions of dollars in dues after the Supreme Court threatened the companies […]

Google might start paying news publishers for content

Google is chatting with publishers about potentially paying to include their content in a news product, according to The Wall Street Journal. Most of the talks are with publishers outside the US, the paper says, including in France and Europe more broadly. “We want to help people find quality journalism—it’s important to informed democracy and […]

Police say 12-year-old girl was abducted by armed grandmother

A 12-year-old girl allegedly abducted by her grandmother has been found unharmed, authorities in Louisiana said Saturday evening. The suspect, Evelyn Miller, 66, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping by local law enforcement about 5 p.m. at a hotel in Bogalusa, about 70 miles north of New Orleans, said Sheriff Joseph Lopinto of Jefferson Parish. […]