The Daily Populous

Monday June 24th, 2019 day edition

image for Ravelry, a social network for knitters with 8 million members, banned users from showing support for Donald Trump on the platform

On Sunday, an online knitting community with 8 million members called Ravelry announced it was banning support for President Donald Trump and his administration on its site.

It said that it would ban posts or content supporting Trump, but it would not delete project data, nor would it ban members who support Trump, as long as they don't talk about it.

"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy," a Ravelry blog post said.

"Support of the Trump administration is undeniably [in] support [of] white supremacy.".

Ravelry, an online knitting community with over 8 million members, has banned support of President Donald Trump and his administration.

We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. »

The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?

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The exception was Algeria where less than 50% of those questioned agreed that a woman head of state was acceptable.

Only in Morocco did fewer than half the population think a husband should always be the ultimate decision-maker.

By contrast, in seven of the 11 places surveyed, half or more approved of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approach. »

Sources: Kawhi Leonard to decline option and will become a free agent; Raptors the favorites to land him

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Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard will decline his 2019-20 player option worth $21.3 million to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors are the only team that can offer Leonard a max contract for five years and $190 million.

Leonard, 27, is believed to be seriously considering re-signing with the Raptors, sources said. »

Mortality, teratogenicity and growth inhibition of three glyphosate formulations using Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay‐Xenopus

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Using the 96‐hour Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay‐Xenopus protocol, embryotoxicity and teratogenicity of three glyphosate‐based formulations were assessed.

The results showed Roundup to be more toxic than the other formulations with a 96‐hour LC 50 of 1.05 mg a.e/L.

For teratogenicity, Roundup and Enviro Glyphosate formulations exhibited increasing teratogenic traces, with the teratogenic index at 1.7 and 1.6 respectively. »

Erdogan's party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

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Turkey's ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Erdogan.

On Twitter, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote: "I congratulate Ekrem Imamoglu who has won the election based on preliminary results.".

Mr Erdogan had previously said that "whoever wins Istanbul, wins Turkey". »