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Mandragora gets blasphemy ban

Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora has been given a one-game ban for using “blasphemous expressions” which were caught on camera. In Italian, a blasphemous phrase is considered to be the worst kind of swearing, so the authorities take a hard line on such words being uttered by players and officials. ….more:  football-italia

Mosque Gets Makeover for Utah Muslims You may not Know About: Bosniaks

 bosniaksIndeed, more than 7,000 Bosnian refugees, their relatives and friends now call the Beehive State home after seeking shelter first in Europe and then the United States.

They are, for the most part, Muslims.

Now they have remodeled a former Baptist church, which they bought in 2010, into their own mosque — complete with a minaret tower, domes, an iron fence, a large covered patio and prayer rugs….more:http://www.sltrib.com

Massachusettsian Little girl gets birthday wish two years after writing letter to President Obama on why women aren’t on any bills

An 11-year-old girl from Massachusetts got a special call on Wednesday, two years after sheImage result for girl 9 years old had penned a curious letter to President Barack Obama asking why women weren’t the face of any “dollars/coins.”…

“Just called Sofia to let her know her wish came true. Harriet Tubman will be on the face of the $20 bill!” she continued. The mother of the Cambridge, Mass., girl told WHDH-TV that the special call was the “greatest birthday present ever.” It was announced hours earlier that the famous African-American abolitionist would kick Andrew Jackson off the bill….more”:  nydailynews

Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly

WASHINGTON — Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps. “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks,'” Alday said to a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, earlier this month. “They don’t work.” Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American..more: huffingtonpost