U.S. women’s soccer wins higher pay, improved support with five-year labor deal
The U.S. women’s soccer players’ union and the sport’s governing body have agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement, improving standards for the national team and pro league and ensuring labor harmony through the next World Cup and Olympics.

“In a joint statement, the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association and U.S. Soccer Federation said they have “ratified a new collective bargaining agreement which will continue to build the women’s program in the U.S., grow the game of soccer worldwide and improve the professional lives of players on and off the field. We are proud of the hard work and commitment to thoughtful dialogue reflected through this process, and look forward to strengthening our partnership moving forward.”

In recent years, the players have raised issues about compensation and working conditions compared to their male counterparts, casting a shadow over the efforts of the most successful women’s team in soccer history and pitting the federation against wildly popular athletes, such as Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

In March 2016, the players  filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charging the USSF with wage discrimination. The case remains active.

Financial specifics were not immediately available, but people with knowledge of the pact said it includes:

  • Increase in direct compensation
  • Increase in bonus compensation
  • Enhanced benefits related to travel and hotels
  • Per diem equal to the U.S. men’s team
  • Greater financial support for players who are pregnant
  • Financial support for players adopting a child

Also, in a key gain, the players’ association will now control group likeness rights for licensing and nonexclusive rights in sponsorship categories where USSF does not have an agreement.”  

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I did find myself starting to cower over in that way that Newt does. He’s not particularly good at eye contact as well and, hilariously, in the recording booth they have this big face which is meant to be the person that you as a recording artist are speaking to, so I sort of found myself refusing to make eye contact with it, which was quite entertaining.
—  Eddie Redmayne on recording “Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them” for Audible.

im tired of the fucking click a damn boobtube video like “Tutorial on how to give cpr in an urgent situation” and some ad plays about beer aged to perfection for a smoother flavor and you sit through that shit. then the video loads and its like “hey youtubes its TutorialChannel with How to give cpr in our last video we covered how to turn your cellphone into a bomb LINK BELOW this week we’re talking about cpr. what is cpr? cpr is mouth to mouth Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. please be sure to leave a like comment subscribe and SHARE if you like this video lets try to get this to 5000 likes. comment below what is YOUR favorite situation to use cpr in? ok thats enough lets get right to the video.” and you breathe a sigh of relief and then hes like “This video was sponsored by audible, get thousands of downloadable e-books at i absolutely love this site guys, right now im reading the catcher in the rye and it is so good sign up with my code TUTORIAL20 for 5 cents off your first book!!!” i wanna kill someone
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Project Esoteric


Kindleで少しずつ読書をしていて、本を読みながら絵を描くことはできないよなあと思っていましたが、本を聴きながらなら絵が描けると気づいてから最近はオーディオブックにハマっております。英語版)で、数年前に登録してAnne TylerのSaint Maybeなどを聴いてたのを思い出し、現在は毎月の定期購読を再開して村上春樹氏の小説などを聴いています。日本人の作家であれば、本来日本語の原書を読むべきであると思いますが、僕の場合は多分に英語のリスニングの勉強という意味も大きいので、英語で聴いてわかりやすそうなもの(表面的なストーリーを理解するという意味で)を選んでいます。実は村上春樹氏の小説はずっと未読であったところ、2006年にイギリスのGuardianという新聞の仕事で『東京奇譚集』に収められている「ハナレイ・ベイ」という短編の挿絵を描くべく、送られてきた英語のテキストを読んだのが初めてでした。なので僕にとっては村上春樹作品は英語から入ったといっても過言ではないと思います。その後『海辺のカフカ』は日本語で読み、続いて『色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年』『1Q84』『ねじまき鳥クロニクル』と英語で聴いてきました。村上春樹作品は好きか嫌いかと問われれば、現時点では好きの部類に入ると思います。作品が好きかどうかというよりも、彼の小説のような絵を描きたいという気持ちになります。彼の小説の挿絵のような絵を描きたい、ではなく、彼の小説のような絵を描きたい、です。


長々と書いてきましたが、ここから本題のProject Esotericについてです。


このシリーズを描くにあたって、自分に課しているルールがあります。それはまず何も見ないで描くこと(たまに例外もありますが)。そして下描き無しの一発描きであること(といってもiPad ProにProcreateなので実際は線を消して描き直すこともありますが)です。僕自身は、絵はできるかぎりモチーフを見て、よく観察して描くほうが面白いと思っている人間で、仕事でもどちらかといえばそいうい姿勢で臨んでいるのですが、極めてパーソナルなプロジェクトであるがゆえに、普段とは違うことをやってみております。そして本来、プロジェクトの性格上、単語のほうが絵よりも先に決まっているべきなのですが、たまたま適当に描き始めた落書きが良い感じに進んでしまい、それに合いそうかつ意味の知らない単語を見つけてあとづけすることもあったりします。

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do you know where i can find the whole cmbyn audiobook for free?

u can sign up on for a 30 day trial and that’ll give u an option to choose any audiobook for free (all u need is a credit card, but it’s totally free i promise. u can cancel the trial right after u download ur book. that’s what i did)

OR u can sign up on (that requires only a phone number), i uploaded it on there :>

The top 10 audiobooks on best-sellers for week ending March 17:


1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Eddie Redmayne (Pottermore from J.K. Rowling)

2. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry, narrated by Cristina Panfilio (Brilliance Audio)

3. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)

4. The Shack by William Paul Young, narrated by Roger Mueller (Hachette Audio)

5. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, narrated by Stephen Fry (Audible Studios)

6. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, narrated by Caroline Lee (Penguin Audio)

7. SpecOps by Craig Alanson, narrated by R.C. Bray (Podium Publishing)

8. Lyrebird Hill by Anna Romer, narrated by Eloise Oxer (Bolinda Publishing)

9. Columbus Day by Craig Alanson, narrated by R.C. Bray (Podium Publishing)

10. The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, narrated by Justin Scott and Scott Brick (Penguin Audio)


1. English Grammar Boot Camp by The Great Courses, narrated by Professor Anne Curzan (The Great Courses)

2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(asterisk)ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson, narrated by Roger Wayne (HarperAudio)

3. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins, narrated by the author and Jeremy Bobb (Simon & Schuster Audio)

4. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)

5. The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan, narrated by Gerard Doyle (Brilliance Audio)

6. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)

7. No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos, narrated by Scott Brick and author (Audible Studios)

8. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carngie, narrated by Andrew MacMillan (Simon & Schuster Audio)

9. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, narrated by Mike Chamberlain (Random House Audio)

10. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins, narrated by the author (Mel Robbins Productions Inc.)