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Rendon failed to honorparents’ rights at work

After national outrage, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has issued an apology to Assemblymember Buffy Wicks for denying her the right to a proxy vote while she was on maternity leave to care for her four-week-old daughter(“Lawmaker brings newborn to Capitol after being told she can’t vote by proxy,” Sept. 2).

Speaker Rendon’s behavior was unacceptable. Nevertheless, Wicks graciously accepted his apology. Going forward, I hope Rendon will do everything in his power to assure the rights of parents in the workplace.

It will take that and more if he expects to live down the anger and frustration of working parents and especially women who have often experienced the insensitivity and callousness that he has so ably demonstrated from his high office.

Judith HurleySan Jose

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A study carried out by an Indian origin researcher indicated that air pollution can contribute significantly to cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes.

The study was published in the journal of Clinical Investigation. Sanjay Rajagopalan, through his study, discovered that air pollution can be a risk factor that contributes to fatal problems such as heart attack and stroke.

Rajgopalan said in a statement: “In this study, we created an environment that mimicked a polluted day in New Delhi or Beijing.”

He added: “We concentrated fine particles of air pollution called PM2.5. Concentrated particles like this develop from human impact on the environment, such as automobile exhaust, power generation, and other fossil fuels.”

Rajgopalan and the team maintained that exposure to polluted air particles can lead to risk factors that are associated with heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.

These particles have been strongly connected to risk factors for disease.

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  • Jack Dorsey said his strict diet, exercise, and meditation regimen is the result of taking on his second CEO position at Twitter. 
  • During an appearance on “The Boardroom: Out of Office” podcast hosted by NBA star Kevin Durant’s manager, Rich Kleiman, Dorsey was asked why he’s willing to put up with the stress of running two companies, Twitter and Square. 
  • Dorsey said he views the stress as a motivator and an opportunity to keep learning, but said it was also the catalyst for making major changes in his personal life. 
  • “When I went back to Twitter and took on the second job, I got super-serious about meditation and I got really serious about just dedicating a lot more of my time and energy to working out and staying physically healthy and looking more critically at my diet,” Dorsey said. “I had to. Just to stay above water.”
  • Dorsey’s strict routine
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