News Round Up

February 16, 2018

Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux Have Split

After 2 and a half years of marriage, Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux have announced their seperation, and we didn’t see it coming.

The couple got engaged in August of 2012 and surprised fans when they got married in a top-secret wedding on August 5, 2015.

Here is the statement released by Jennifer and Justin:

“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,” the couple said in a joint statement to E! News. “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

AFL Clears Hannah Mouncey to Play at State Level

The AFL has made a ruling to allow trans player Hannah Mouncey to play state league football in Victoria. The Age reported that Mouncey has been cleared to play in any AFL-associated state league as the AFL “finalises its gender diversity policy“. A statement from AFL general manager of inclusion and social policy Tanya Hosch reiterated the AFL’s position that their forming ruling did not apply to the 2019 season and they would be reconsidering Mouncey’s case:

“We are committed to inclusion, and want all Australians to be able to play or participate in our game. These are complex issues and we are considering expert opinion, international frameworks and feedback from the communities that are impacted by our decisions.”

Update from the Winter Olympics

With the Winter Olympics in full swing, our athletes have picked up two medals so far. With silver in the Men’s Moguls by Matt Graham and bronze in the Men’s Halfpipe by Scotty James. Australia is currently ranked 13th in the medal podium with Germany taking out top spot with 5 golds, two silvers and two bronze, with the Netherlands second and the United States third. Coming up is the Ladies Ski Slopestyle, Men’s Aerials and Men’s Ski Slopestyle on Saturday and Sunday.

Meghan Markle Has Been Secretly Visiting Disaster Victims

Meghan Markle has secretly visited the site of the horrific Grenfell Tower fire to comfort victims of the deadly blaze. The fire in West London killed 71 people and left many homeless last June. Meghan conducted the visits alone and without any media fanfare. Making two visits to the site, Meghan met with survivors who lost everything in the fire.

Australia Is Being Overrun By A New STI ‘Super-Superbug’

There’s a new STI superbug making its rounds in Australia, with cases tripling in the last 6 months. Affecting fertility, a new strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea is on the rise, according to a report published by the National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert).

President Orders Soldiers To Shoot Women In The Vagina

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made terrible remarks last Wednesday during a meeting with more than 200 former communist rebels who have surrendered, including 48 women.
In his speech, Duterte talked about female fighters and said that soldiers should “shoot their vaginas” because “without that, they are useless.” Representative Emmi De Jesus of the Gabriela Women’s Party said the remarks only confirm that Duterte is “the most dangerous macho-fascist in the government right now.”

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