Kyrie commits $1.5M to pay WNBAers sitting out

Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $ 1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season, whether because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons. – NBA

New Balance Commits to RE100 and U.N. Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

New Balance is the latest big brand to support the United Nations’ Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as well as RE100, a global corporate initiative dedicated to renewable electricity.
In joining the U.N.’s effort, the Boston-based company increases the tally to 48 firms. PVH Corp., Puma AG, Schoeller Textil AG, Kering, Burberry Group, Gap Inc., Target Corp. and Hugo Boss AG are among the other corporations that have signed on. Numerous organizations such as the Outdoor Industry Association, the Sustainable Fashion Academy, World Wildlife Fund and the International Finance Corp. have also joined the initiative.
Participants aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. As a supporter, New Balance has committed to a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The company is prioritizing materials with low climate impact, eliminating new coal from tier one and tier two supply chains, supporting more circular business models and engaging consumers to increase awareness about environmental hazards and change behavior.
In unveiling its two climate change-fighting commitments, New Balance noted it has generated more than one million kilowatt hours in solar energy at its footwear manufacturing facility in Flimby, England. One competitor, Nike Inc., has also committed to the U.N. Fashion Industry Charter for

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NYPD Sergeant Who Allegedly Raped 15-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide

Joel Doseau, the 43-year-old NYPD sergeant who stood accused of raping a 15-year-old, has committed suicide earlier today inside his parent’s Brooklyn home. The incident has come just a couple of weeks after he was arrested for the crimes.

Reports NYDailyNews:

An NYPD sergeant accused of raping a 15-year-old girl took his own life Thursday, police sources said.

He asphyxiated himself by putting a plastic bag over his head inside the E. 80th St. home near Glenwood Road in Canarsie.

Doseau, 43, was arrested Aug. 5 for multiple counts of rape and other charges. He was freed on $ 100,000 bond.

In a 40-count indictment, a Brooklyn grand jury found that Doseau, who was assigned to Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl, now a woman in her early 20s, which started in 2008 when she was just 15, two years below the age of legal consent.

Sources said Doseau actually met the girl a year earlier, when she was just 14.

Doseau wooed the underage teen online, and lied to her about being more than twice her age, telling her he was younger than the 37 years he really was, sources said.

The girl believed him, according to the sources, and sent the police veteran nude photographs of herself.

The two allegedly had sex several times in an ongoing illicit relationship.Their contact included oral sex and sexual intercourse, according to court papers. The indictment said Doseau had sexual intercourse with the girl in the summers of 2008 and 2009 and that he initiated oral sex “without such person’s consent.”

Statutory rape scenarios result in probation and sexual offender registrations more often than not. Maybe Doseau overreacted a bit?

Photo: NYPD

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News in Brief: Man Commits To New TV Show Just Hours After Getting Out Of 7-Season Series

UNION CITY, NJ—Recommending that he give himself the chance to pause and explore the other options out there, friends of local man Jonathan Gember expressed their concerns to reporters Wednesday that the 29-year-old is already committing to a new television show just hours after getting out of a seven-season-long series. “Jon just got through a long and emotionally involved show, so I don’t understand why he’s so eager to settle into something new right away,” said friend Meredith Wagner, adding that Gember should take some time to decompress and reflect on the 92 episodes he enjoyed with Sons of Anarchy rather than immediately dive in with season one of The Shield. “He ended things with that old show earlier this week, but it sounds like he’s already caught up in this new one pretty bad. I keep telling him that he should slow things down, but …

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