The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 30th, 2019 morning edition

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The House passed a resolution on Tuesday officially recognizing and rebuking the Ottoman Empire's genocide against the Armenian people and rejecting any efforts to enlist the U.S. government in denying that the genocide took place.

Proponents of the long-delayed measure, which passed in a 405-11 vote, argue that it's a necessary and overdue step in providing justice for Armenians.

The bill emphasizes the position of the House that U.S. policy will "(1) commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance; (2) reject efforts to enlist, engage, or otherwise associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide; and (3) encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the United States role in the humanitarian relief effort, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity.".

The resolution comes amid U.S. tensions with Turkey following Ankara's military incursion into northern Syria after the Trump administration pulled troops from the area earlier this month.

Turkey does not recognize the murder of 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide.

"Today we end a century of international silence that will not be another period of indifference or international ignorance to the lives lost to systematic murder,” he said.

The House later passed a bill to place additional sanctions on Turkey on Tuesday in the wake of their incursion against U.S.-allied Kurdish troops. »

Board of Governors starts process to enhance name, image and likeness opportunities

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“Additional flexibility in this area can and must continue to support college sports as a part of higher education.

The board’s action was based on comprehensive recommendations from the NCAA Board of Governors Federal and State Legislation Working Group, which includes presidents, commissioners, athletics directors, administrators and student-athletes.

“The board’s action today creates a path to enhance opportunities for student-athletes while ensuring they compete against students and not professionals. »

The NCAA will allow athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness in a major shift for the organization

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The decision is a major shift for the NCAA, which had historically been steadfast in prohibiting college athletes from being paid, in order to preserve its amateurism rules.

The group's top governing board voted unanimously to allow college athletes to be compensated, though the NCAA's three divisions must still craft their own rules and detail the specifics.

The NCAA is embracing "change" and starting the process of allowing student-athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness, the organization announced Tuesday. »

America's sex recession could lead to an economic depression

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The enduring reports of lower sex rates despite the overall economic recovery have led to diverging explanations.

To that end, there's a bit of a "chicken or the egg" question to ask here: is America facing economic challenges because younger Americans are having less sex?

Teenage sex and pregnancy are also continuing to fall, bringing relief to the economic and cultural devastation they often cause. »

YouTube stars raise over $6m to plant trees around the world

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He then teamed up with other YouTubers to create the #TeamTrees project with a target of $20m – each $1 donation will plant one tree.

They will plant the trees around the world, starting in January, with the aim of completing the project within three years.

More than 600 creators and social media influencers have joined the initiative, many employing creative tactics to encourage donations. »