The Telegraph 30 June 2014Almost one in four British women believe their main role in life is to be a good wife and mother, an international study has found.Women in the UK are almost as likely as men to hold a traditional view on the role of the sexes, it shows.New global polling by Ipsos MORI found that British people are less traditionalist overall on the issue of gender than Americans, Germans or Australians but substantially more so than those in many other European countries including France, Spain, Italy and Sweden.British women are just as likely to see their role in traditional terms as their counterparts in Turkey.More than 16,000 people in 20 countries were polled as part of a survey of attitudes to a range of social issues to be published later this year.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/10935616/One-in-four-British-women-think-their-main-role-is-in-home.html
A 22-year-old Fordham University student set to graduate in less than month fell to her death Sunday morning while attempting to take a picture on the school’s famous clock tower.Sydney Monfries was trying to take a picture of the New York City skyline around 3 a.m. Sunday when she fell 30-feet from the Keating Hall tower, the New York Post reported.Monfries survived the fall with injuries to the head and body but later died at St. Barnabas Hospital, according to police.Students said climbing the tower, touching the bell and taking photos of the incredible views were part of a senior-year “rite of passage,” according to the post.Monfries family is reportedly still trying to process the tragedy.No other students present during the incident were hurt.Additionally, a representative of the school said they would not face disciplinary action.
“That was more of the New Jersey narrative,” Bryant argued, referring to the Nets succumbing to pressure not to draft him. “Cowens told me, ‘We don’t need you here.’ Then I was like, “Oh, all right.’ I quickly transitioned from smiley kid to killer instinct.” Nearly a week after completing the deal, West told former Showtime Laker Byron Scott that the 17-year-old Bryant had completed “the best workout I’ve ever seen.”“‘You got to be kidding me,’” Scott recalled. “He said, ‘B’ I’m telling you this kid is going to be a star.’”Bryant became the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer and a five-time NBA champion. “He repeatedly told me he wanted to be the best,” Scott said of Bryant during his rookie season. “I told him, “You will be the best.’ He was that good and that determined.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Nostalgia swept over Kobe Bryant as he soaked in Michael Jordan’s tribute video and waved to adoring fans. But the Lakers’ 37-year-old star also carried 20 years worth of resentment toward former Charlotte Hornets coach Dave Cowens. Charlotte selected Bryant 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft, though the Lakers secured his rights by trading veteran center Vlade Divac. “Charlotte never wanted me,” Bryant said following the Lakers’ 108-98 loss to the Hornets on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena. “Cowens told me he didn’t want me. It wasn’t a question of me even playing here.”It has long been reported Bryant and his former agent, Arn Tellum, ensured Bryant’s future in purple and gold. They reportedly limited Bryant’s pre-draft workouts and threatened teams that Bryant would play overseas if they selected him. Meanwhile, former Lakers executive Jerry West cleared cap space to acquire Shaquille O’Neal as a free agent and pair him with Bryant. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At easeJeremy Lin has a new look, and that starts with the Charlotte guard sporting a spiked Mohawk. “Just something different,” said Lin, who is sporting a unique haircut with various friends and family members. “I’m the only one who has to deal with the public critique.”Lin no longer has to deal with as much public scrutiny in Charlotte (17-13) as he did last season with the Lakers (5-27). Then, Lin lost his starting spot 20 games into the season amid Scott’s frustration with his consistency. But Scott said Lin is “playing pretty well” after signing with Charlotte this offseason to a two-year, $4.3 million deal.“I’m having fun,” said Lin, who posted 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting and four assists in 34 minutes off the bench Monday. “It’s good to be back on the winning side.”Lin maintained he will “always miss L.A” after growing up in Palo Alto. Though Bryant blocked one of his shots and delivered a hard foul, the two exchanged pleasantries. “I told him during the game, ‘Man, I’m happy for you,’” Lin said, referring to Bryant’s farewell tour. “I hope you’re at peace because you deserve what you’re getting.’”Rest in peaceScott called George “Meadowlark” Lemon a “pioneer.” The longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters died on Monday at the age of 83. “He’s one of those guys that in my era I will always remember as somebody who was an ambassador of basketball,” Scott said. “He brought a lot of fun to the game.”