CC Briefs

By Francisco Villegas |Staff Writer|

That smoke is going to get ya. (Oct. 12)
According to The New York Times, Chinese men smoke 1/3 of all the world’s cigarettes.
China’s government receives revenue, and therefore is unlikely to regulate stronger rules against the sales of cigarettes.
Most smokers start around age 25. Only about 9 percent quit in China.


Nudes are played out at Playboy (Oct. 12)
Females are no longer to appear fully nude in Playboy magazines.
Although women won’t appear nude, they will appear in provocative poses.
The magazines will reduce the exploitation of women and be more PG-13.
According to The New York Times, Playboy magazines have lost value. “Pornographic magazines even those as storied as Playboy, have lost their shock value, their commercial value and their cultural relevance.”


Beer giants agree to merge, create world’s biggest brewer (Oct. 13)
The Budweiser and Stella Artois breweries agreed to work together as one company.
According to CBS, “Any merge, however is expected to draw scrutiny from regulators worried about how it might hurt competition.”
As a combined company, this would lead them to the biggest player Heineken, having about 30 percent of the beer market.


“Hot Yoga” for all (Oct. 14)
Bikram Choudhury, the self-proclaimed yogi, tried to sue other instructors for using the same sequence of poses shown in class.
“The ruling is another blow for Mr. Choudhury, who has also been accused of sexual assaults by multiple women in recent years. This encouraged the court to not entitling the poses to copyright infringement,” according to The New York Times.


Exit exam takes an exit (Oct. 15)
According to the LA Times, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that no longer allows the high school exit exam to determine whether students receive a high school diploma and nullifies the results of those students who did not pass.
A new exam that directs more into the common core standards is being considered,”…It won’t make a difference when students don’t take it serious after the first test being eliminated,” said student Michael Mahoney.

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