U.S. toymaker Mattel on Wednesday unveiled a new line of Barbie dolls based on accomplished women that include USA snowboarder Chloe Kim, Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin, and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Mattel's decision to make the dolls is based on a global survey of 8,000 mothers it conducted in which 86% of respondents said they were anxious about the kind of role models that their daughters were exposed to. Each doll comes with information regarding the women who inspired them and their contribution to society.
Barbie is honoring 14 modern-day role models as part of its Global Sheroes series ahead of International Women's Day.
Little Miss Inventor, a female engineer who sports a spanner and pencils in her hair, aims to provide a positive role model and challenge stereotypes about STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - where women are often underrepresented.
- Ahead of International Women's Day this week, Mattel announced on Tuesday it's rolling out 17 new Barbie dolls, created to inspire young girls with role models from past and present. However, while the new collections feature different body sizes, the dolls still share Barbie's unrealistic body standards, critics point out.
Jenkins, a Victorville resident, called it a "great way to inspire the girls of tomorrow".
The dolls will start to roll out to stores nationwide soon but are currently for pre-sale now on the Barbie website.
Ellis III picked the July date, though he did not foreclose the possibility of granting an extension to the defense if warranted. That agreement requires him to offer information on any matters that special counsel Robert Mueller deems relevant.
The former female officer escaped without injury as she was not in the auto , believed to be her personal vehicle, at the time. A female police officer escaped injury after her vehicle caught fire when a booby trap bomb exploded in Northern Ireland .
The revelation comes just several weeks after Barry confirmed an affair with a now retired body guard named Rob Forrest. Forrest, who is also married, retired January 17 after reports of the relationship emerged.
Hadiya last month in an affidavit had informed the Apex Court that she embraced Islam and married to Shafin Jahan on her own will. The court however, said that an NIA investigation into the criminal dimension into the case, if any, would continue.
If the political track looks tricky, France is hoping its cultural diplomacy can offer a more positive flavour to the trip. Yukiya Amano said that if the deal "were to fail it would be a great loss for nuclear verification and multilateralism".
You can check the gallery and changelog provided by Microsoft below to have a first look at these privacy changes. Microsoft said the new privacy settings will roll out to customers with the next Windows 10 update this spring.
Sessions' appearance at California's capital comes less than two weeks after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned residents of an imminent raid by federal immigration agents, a move harshly criticized by ICE.
In a post to online forum Mumsnet, the woman, identified only be her surname Lu, shared a picture of her locked device. A Chinese woman was surprised one day in January when her 2-year-old son managed to lock her iPhone for 47 years.
The first game on Facebook this season will be an April 4 afternoon game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets . In addition to exclusive United States rights, Facebook will also air games globally but won't have exclusive rights there.
According to NY1 , Nixon has started selecting staff for her campaign against Cuomo in the Democratic primary this September. If Nixon's possible bid for the seat succeeded, she would be the state's first gay, female governor.
The Springbok Sevens side finished fourth in Las Vegas after losing 26-22 to Fiji in the bronze final. Perry Baker scored twice against Fiji in the Las Vegas Sevens semifinal.
Ways Winter Storm Quinn Isn't Like the Last Nor'easter
Amtrak canceled some train service Wednesday , and commuter rail trains in Philadelphia are operating on a weekend schedule. The morning commute was going smoothly in most areas Wednesday , as the storm had not yet kicked in to gear in most spots.
Nidahas Trophy: Dhawan powers India to six-wicket win
Nonetheless, Dhawan found an able ally in Suresh Raina and constructed an 80-run stand for the third wicket . Vijay Shankar got his first wickets in his global career for India as he finished with a spell of 2-32.
CDC report suggests opioid misuse is still on the rise
Anne Schuchat explained in a statement. "We think emergency departments are essential hubs in this fast-moving epidemic". For example, overdoses increased 105 percent in DE , compared with 80.6 percent in Pennsylvania and 34 percent in Maine.
Technical glitch hits Sydney airport, delaying flights
She said Australian Federal Police officers were investigating the matter, but an AFP spokesman said the agency was not involved. The airport has now resumed processing passengers as per usual, it said on Twitter , without specifying details of the problem.
Illinois Sees Steep Increase In Opioid ER Visits
A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the US opioid overdose epidemic is worsening. That's not to say they're the sole region affected by the opioid epidemic .
Broadcom pledges 5G commitment to keep Qualcomm offer on track
The proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom could be the largest ever tech acquisition in history if it is given the go-ahead. Harm to Qualcomm's innovation would allow China to expand its influence in key wireless technology, the government said.
Syria: NGO, loyalists deploy troops for Ghouta attack
A ministry statement said the fighters could take their guns and their families, but did not specify where they would go. Military operations to beat back government attempts to advance into and capture Misraba were "ongoing", he added.
Will John Cena vs. Undertaker Build on RAW or SmackDown?
It takes place 48 hours before the Showcase of the Immortals emanates from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, April 8. No official announcement has been made about Taker's status - and fans have been left scratching their heads.