Hollywood power players team up to fight sexual misconduct, led by Anita Hill

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A collection of some of the most powerful people in Hollywood have formed a commission to address issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace, naming Anita Hill as its lead.

After the past few months saw dozens upon dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct against people in the entertainment industry and beyond, a group of executives from companies and organizations like Disney, Netflix, Paramount, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences formed the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, Variety reported Friday. Read more…

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Pokemon GO players win the Global Catch Challenge, unlock Legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh for a limited time

You don’t often see Legendary Pokemon show up in Pokemon GO which is one of the reasons that they are, well, Legendary. And while Pokemon GO players are still a few weeks away from the expected Christmas/Chanukah update,  Pokemon trainers are getting the opportunity right now to catch a Legendary bird Pokemon, Ho-Oh. This is for a limited time only. Ho-Oh, who debuted in Pokemon Gold can only be captured during a Raid Battle that you must win. After that, it takes Premier Balls to capture it. And more often than not, it will take you a few tries before you capture it. You only have until December …

Pokemon GO debuts Global Catch Challenge where players must catch 3 billion Pokemon

The folks over at Niantic have just announced two new events that will take on the world in the next week or so. The first one is called Pokemon GO Travel, a video series where you can see the world through the eyes of a Pokemon Trainer.

Then, there’s the first-ever Global Catch Challenge where players must catch 3 billion Pokemon in just 7 days. The challenge will end on November 26 and the results will be made public along with the rewards that every Pokemon Trainer will receive in case the attempt will be successful.

Also, Niantic announced that the Global …

More than 30 Houston Texans players took a knee after owner Robert McNair's 'inmates' comment

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At an NFL owners meeting last week, Houston Texans owner Robert McNair reportedly said of the ongoing national anthem protests by NFL players, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” On Sunday, McNair’s team responded.

More than 30 members of the Houston Texans organization knelt or remained seated during the pre-game national anthem. There had been rumblings of a major protest in the run-up to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, and — unsurprisingly — it involved taking a knee.

Seven Seahawks players also remained seated during the anthem, in their continued support for Colin Kaepernick’s symbolic, much talked about decision to kneel throughout the 2016 season. His intent — and the intent of players who have taken up the same cause — was and is to shine a brighter light on systemic racial inequality and police brutality in the United States. Read more…

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Texas high-school players take a knee, get kicked off football team

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Two Texas high-school football players stood with athletes across the country against police brutality and discrimination by protesting during the national anthem. Immediately after, they were told to hand in their uniforms. 

Sophomore Cedric Ingram-Lewis and his cousin Larry McCullough were kicked off their team at Victory & Praise Christian Academy, the Houston Chronicle reported. The pair didn’t play in the Friday night game for their private church-affiliated football program in the Houston suburb Crosby. 

Ingram-Lewis raised his fist during the anthem while McCullough took a knee. Coach Ronnie Mitchem kicked them off the team when the anthem ended.  Read more…

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Leaked NBA memo instructs that players, coaches must stand during the national anthem

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For our latest edition of “professional sports organizations really don’t get it” we highlight the National Basketball League.

A Friday memo sent by the league to all players and coaches made a point of reinforcing an existing rule that everyone is required to stand for the national anthem. It then goes on to suggest other options for engaging with a protest that’s gripped the NFL and spilled into the wider world.

These details come from ESPN, which obtained a copy of the memo sent by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum. He stopped short of making any specific threats, noting only that “the league office will determine how to deal with” anyone that doesn’t comply. Read more…

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It's Adventure Time for Minecraft Pocket Edition players!

Minecraft players rejoice! Mojang has just announced that the highly-anticipated Adventure Time mash-up pack for Minecraft Pocket Edition is available for download earlier than expected.

Although it was initially meant to make its debut on PC and consoles first, and then to mobile devices at a later date, the developers were able to release Adventure Time at the same time on all compatible platforms.

Adventure Time is more than just a skin pack though, as players will notice that the entire land of Ooo will be taking over their Minecraft world. Lots of iconic …

Farming Simulator 18 lands on Android and iOS to turn players into modern farmers

Farming Simulator franchise is hugely popular in Europe, especially in Germany where developer Giants Software will hold FarmCon, a community event for Farming Simulator players, modders and devs, later this month.

Until then, their mobile version of Farming Simulator 18 is now available for download for Android and iOS devices. The game doesn’t come for free, but for $2.99 you’ll have access to a big selection of more than 50 farming vehicles and machines. All these vehicles were recreated from over 30 of the largest names in the industry.

If you’ve never …

Pokemon: Magikarp Jump dares players to raise the ultimate Pokemon

If you’re a Pokemon GO veteran, then you already know the most powerful Pokemon and those that aren’t worth upgrading. One of the small creatures that are likely to go unnoticed, especially if you don’t have any knowledge about Pokemon, is the Magikarp.

In case you heard about Magikarp, then you know it’s famous for being pathetically weak, unreliable, and generally useless. Well, it looks like The Pokemon Company wants to influence the way fans perceive the Magikarp.

Pokemon: Magikarp Jump is a new game about the weakest Pokemon ever. It’s far from being …

Los Angeles Galaxy Tickets – Four L.A. Sueno Players Selected

One of the most exciting new traditions of Major League Soccer is the Sueno MLS, a competition that allows professional soccer hopefuls to get a shot at their dreams. Los Angeles has been the latest location to choose finalists, and the finalists will join others chosen in Washington D.C. and Chicago for the finals at the Home Depot Center from April 9 to 12. The competition’s finals will be nationally televised, sure to draw the soccer faithful.

The finalists are chosen by the clubs participating, which are the Chicago Fire, D.C. United at the Los Angeles Galaxy. The four finalists from Los Angeles were chosen by coaching staff of the Galaxy, chosen out of the 24 players whittled down from the original 600 that showed up to try out. At the end of the day, Mikon Orellana, Hector Ramos, Javier Rodriguez and Cesar Silva all made the cut to compete in the finals. Fans can see if any of these make it to the big leagues with Los Angeles Galaxy tickets online.

Attacking midfielder Mikon Orellana is one of the younger players to make the finals at only 15 years old. He hails from Provo, Utah and had to drive nine hours to make the tryouts. Even with his long drive and young age, Orellana was easily picked out as a favorite by the Galaxy coaching staff. He is a native of El Salvador who is likely to have a bright future in soccer.

Left back Hector Ramos hails from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. He had to travel from Mexico in order to try out and stayed in Indio, California with his uncle during the tryouts, the same uncle that pushed him to try out. Ramos was taken by surprise at the level of talent at the tryouts, but he did enough to impress the coaching staff.
Center back Javier Rodriguez drove it that morning from Las Vegas, Nevada, meaning he left in the middle of the night to make it in time for the first day of tryouts and repeated the feat for the second day as well. If he was tired from his journey, it hardly showed as he was picked out early by the coaching staff. He is also a young star at only 16 years old.

It is little wonder that Anaheim, California forward Cesar Silva had interest in the Sueno MLS 2009, since a player in his club, Jorge Flores, is a past winner of the competition. They both played for the club Pumas DSP. Silva originally hails from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he played for Atlas Guadalajara’s youth program. This year, he was a freshman at Cypress Community College, where he finished the season with 13 goals.

This is the third year that the Sueno MLS has been in existence. Flores, a previous mentioned winner of the competition, now plays for Chivas USA. Last year’s FC Dallas winner, Gabriel Funes, played with the team’s juniors U-14 team and also played for a U-18 team in Argentina. Many of the finalists from previous years have also played with the team’s youth programs.

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