Author Francis Fukuyama writes that the rapid changes in the political and economic landscape have seen people around the world losing their sense of dignity and thus their identity Sometime in the last decades of the 20th century, world politics changed dramatically.,The latter was underpinned by liberal economic institutions such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and its successor, the World Trade Organisation.,Between 1970 and 2008, the world’s output of goods and services quadrupled and growth extended to most regions of the world, and the number of people living in extreme poverty in developing countries dropped from 42% of the total population in 1993 to 17% in 2011.,Huge new middle classes arose in countries such as China and India, but the work they did replaced work that had been done by older middle classes in the developed world.,Xi Jinping’s Chinese government has talked at length about China’s “100 years of humiliation” and how the US, Japan and other countries were trying to prevent it from returning to the power status it enjoyed over the past millennia of history.

New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks' upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.,"Sadly, I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president," Kanter said.,Kanter's Turkish passport was revoked in 2017, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued by Turkey.,Kanter is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric accused by Turkey's government of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016.,"People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it's hurting my family," Kanter wrote in a column for Time magazine last year.

Maggie Vessey – Then

Maggie Vessey is an American Olympic athlete who competed in track and field events around the world in the early 2000s.,Beginning to compete in high school, Felix quickly became one of the fastest women on the planet, taking second place at the US Indoor Track Field Championships, and then running the fastest ever at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Mexico City.,Allyson Felix medaled at almost every single world track and field championship since 2005, and has so far been to four Olympic games representing the United States.,She won a silver at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece, gold and silver in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, three gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, and two golds and a silver in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games.,In fact, she got silver in one of her first ever competitions at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom. read more

Maggie Vessey – Then

Maggie Vessey is an American Olympic athlete who competed in track and field events around the world in the early 2000s.,Beginning to compete in high school, Felix quickly became one of the fastest women on the planet, taking second place at the US Indoor Track Field Championships, and then running the fastest ever at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Mexico City.,Allyson Felix medaled at almost every single world track and field championship since 2005, and has so far been to four Olympic games representing the United States.,She won a silver at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece, gold and silver in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, three gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, and two golds and a silver in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games.,In fact, she got silver in one of her first ever competitions at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom. read more

Despite the Sparks’ stunning 85-76 loss in Game 5 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, Gray found herself having one of her best seasons in the league, averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game., Gray made waves and even became a trending topic after perfectly shooting the buzzer-beater that gave the Sparks their 85-84 win over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 of last season’s Finals., That year, Gray played one of the best seasons in her collegiate career and one of the best individual seasons in Duke’s history, averaging 12.6 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 3.6 steals., Throughout the first 17 games of the season, Gray averaged 10.8 points, 7.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 steals., Although Gray played in all 34 games during the season, she averaged 6.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Fast forward to 2017—the 30-year-old gained six pounds, returned to running, and placed fifth in the New York City Marathon., Kieffer, who has been seeing a nutrition specialist for about two months, says her recent success has come largely from not worrying that she doesn’t look exactly like other runners., She talked to Runner’s World about her favorite foods and how pro running can do better about positive body image., There’s so much pressure on being a certain weight., Carbs Aren’t “Cheap” MealsI used to be huge about eating low glycemic index foods.