Story highlights Simona di Silvestro is the only female to race a full season in Formula E But she lost her seat at the end of Season Two Ex-Formula 1 driver Susie Wolff is now its first team principal This season Formula E held its highest female participation event at a Saudi Arabia test (CNN)Should the "E" in Formula E also stand for equality? We may be in the 21st century but women are still a minority in motorsport, even in the futuristic world of electric racing. There have been three female racers in Formula E's five-year history -- but only Simona de Silvestro competed against her male rivals for a single full season. Katherine Legge and Michaela Cerruti drove just six races between them in the sport's inaugural campaign. This season, ex-Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff has become Formula E's first female team boss, taking the helm at Venturi -- and the calm and collected Scot is surprised she's still making headlines as a high-profile female in racing's … [Read more...] about Can Formula E drive forward a female future?
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Rear Admiral Collin Green, the NSW commander, said Friday the three leaders were relieved "due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures that caused a breakdown of good order and discipline within two subordinate units while deployed to combat zones." The three leaders of SEAL Team Seven fired Friday were: Commanding officer — Commander Edward Mason Executive officer — Lt. Commander Luke Im Command Master Chief Hugh Spangler — the unit's top enlisted leader Commander Tamara Lawrence, a spokesperson for the Navy, did not say who would be assigned to lead the team, per taskandpurpose.com. SEAL Team Seven has two subordinate platoons that have made national and international headlines over the last few months and year. The Seal Team 7 Foxtrot Platoon was expelled from Iraq in late July and ordered back to San Diego, California, after reports of platoon members drinking heavily at a Fourth of July party — drinking while deployed is against … [Read more...] about Top Leaders From SEAL Team Seven Fired After Discipline Problems in Their Unit
Sajid Javid took a swipe at racially charged rhetoric used by Donald Trump and other populist leaders today as he demands public figures 'moderate their language' to halt the spread of poisonous ideologies. The Home Secretary called for an honest 'national conversation' about extremism and challenge anti-immigration rhetoric, which he says is stoking division and fear. It comes after the US president sparked a racism row when he sent tweets telling four female Democratic politicians to 'go back' to the countries from which they came. The president is facing widespread condemnation over comments widely perceived to be about outspoken critic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other female politicians, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. Only Ms Omar, from Somalia, is foreign-born, and she has lived in the US since arriving as a 10-year-old refugee in 1992. His tweets were followed by a crowd at one his his rallies chanting 'send her back' … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid takes a swipe at Donald Trump over ‘go back home’ comments as he delivers speech on ‘extremist myths’ and calls for leaders to tone down language
Speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday, Ms Thunberg told leaders they had “stolen my dreams and my childhood”. “How dare you,” she said. “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope. How dare you!” Environmental activist Greta Thunberg addresses the Climate Action Summit at the UN. Picture: Jason DeCrow/APSource:News Regional Media The 16-year-old’s fierce speech was broadcast around the world, resonating with millions but also rubbing a lot of people the wrong way. One of the latter was Queensland politician George Christensen who, immediately after the 16-year-old’s speech, changed his Facebook page’s cover photo to a picture of the teenager with a red cross over her mouth. “Greta Free Zone,” the Liberal MP … [Read more...] about George Christensen, Sam Newman lashed for attacking 16-year-old climate change activist
Germans will soon be able to choose a third gender on the register of births, with "diverse" set to become an option. Up until now, people had to choose between "male" and "female" when giving their gender, or leave the option blank. But following a vote in the German parliament late on Thursday intersex people — people whose sexual anatomy does not fit the typical definitions of male and female — will be allowed to change their entry to "diverse." The "third gender" option places Germany in line with other countries that have introduced measures to recognize intersex people or a third gender, such as Austria, Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada and Portugal. Read more: Progress for intersex rights in Germany, but not the finish line The Bundestag was forced to act after the country's highest court ruled last year that people must be allowed to register as neither male nor female, ordering lawmakers to create a third gender identity or scrap the entries … [Read more...] about Germany adds ‘diverse’ as a gender to birth register