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  • Nike to cut about 2% of its global workforce, announces new business structure

    06/15/2017 11:05:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/15/2017
    Nike has announced a new business structure, which among other changes involves trimming 2 percent of its workforce globally. "Nike's leadership and organizational changes will streamline and speed up strategic execution," the retailer said in a statement Thursday, explaining plans of how Nike will also change the reporting divisions of its company. "The changes are ... expected to result in an overall reduction of approximately 2 percent of the company's global workforce," Nike said. As part of the organizational changes, about 1,400 employees are expected to lose their jobs. Nike had 70,700 employees as of May 31, 2016. Shares of...
  • Nike unveils hijab for Muslim athletes

    03/07/2017 3:16:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has unveiled a hijab for Muslim female athletes. The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it. The pull-on hijab is made of light, stretchy fabric that includes tiny holes for breathability and an elongated back so it will not come untucked. It will come in three colors: black, vast grey and obsidian. Beaverton-based Nike says the hijab will be available for sale next year.
  • Nike Introduces the Pro Hijab For Female Muslim Athletes

    03/07/2017 2:42:50 PM PST · by smartyaz · 42 replies
    HighNobiety ^ | 3/7/17 | Daniel Pearson
    Female Muslim athletes around the world can finally look forward to representation in professional sportswear after Nike announced it will launch the Nike Pro Hijab. The product was first teased in the Swoosh’s viral video campaign, titled “What Will They Say About You?,” and is set to be released in spring 2018... Though Nike has long been committed to diversity and inclusivity (it launched a plus-size range just last week,) this is the first time it has released an item specifically for Muslim female athletes. “The Nike Pro Hijab was designed as a direct result of our athletes telling us...
  • Nike ad sends serious message about equality, opportunity and discrimination

    02/13/2017 6:05:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2017 | Cindy Boren
    he message in Nike’s powerful new ad campaign is delivered by the biggest stars in the sports firmament and it comes as Black History Month is in its second week. The message is spelled out in black and white, with only the word “EQUALITY,” and the company’s logo. What the company is trying to get across, the week after Under Armour’s Kevin Plank brought down the wrath of one of the company’s biggest stars by praising President Trump’s business acumen and saying he is “a real asset for the country,” comes from images of LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant,...
  • Nike’s self-lacing shoes are our latest self-destructive nostalgia trip

    09/30/2016 3:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Sonny Bunch
    It was with an odd mixture of amusement and horror that I read Wired’s piece on the making of the HyperAdapt 1.0—better known as Nike’s power-lacing shoes. You know, like the ones we saw 27 years ago in “Back to the Future Part II.” For approximately 12 seconds of screen time. And what did that 12 seconds of screen time lead to? “After 28 years of brainstorming and 11 years of R&D, after many false starts, delays, and blown deadlines, after the vanquishing of internal skepticism, after innumerable prototypes, iterations, and redesigns, Nike’s automatic electronic self-lacing shoe is scheduled to...
  • Nike Unveils First Mass-Market Self-Tying Shoes

    03/17/2016 11:41:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 3/17/16 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    "Innovation at Nike is not about dreaming of tomorrow. It’s about accelerating toward it,” said Nike designer Tinker Hatfield at Nike’s Innovation Summit this week. “We’re able to anticipate the needs of athletes because we know them better than anybody. Sometimes, we deliver a reality before others have even begun to imagine it.” The shoes use something called “adaptive lacing” technology that allows the wearer to adjust the snugness of the shoe using two buttons on the side of the trainer. It is hoped the fitting mechanism will prevent slippage and will rid athletes of the distraction caused by laces...
  • Stephan Curry, Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods, And Nike

    02/22/2016 7:53:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Although Manny Pacquiao quickly apologized for his remarks about homosexuals, Nike dropped him like a hot potato. In contrast, Nike never dropped Tiger Woods despite the revelations of his serial adulteries, even though those led to the destruction of his marriage and worldwide public shame. Why the double standard? Does Nike believe that it is far worse to make a passing, extremely derogatory comment about homosexuals - one for which Manny quickly apologized and asked forgiveness - than to betray one's children and cheat on one's wife, sleeping with a bevy of different women over a period of years (including...
  • Manny Pacquiao Defiant After Nike Firing: 'I'm Happier That People Hear the Truth' About Gay People

    02/21/2016 5:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said that he has no issues with sportswear giant Nike terminating his contract after his controversial comments about gay people, and insisted that it is more important for people "to hear the truth." "Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that," Pacquiao said, according to USA Today Sports. "Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing." "I am not condemning the LGBT (community)," the Christian fighter and Filipino politician added. "What I am condemning is the act....
  • Nike Dumps Boxer Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments

    02/18/2016 8:44:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | February 17, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    After drawing criticism for anti-gay comments, boxer Manny Pacquiao lost his endorsement contract with Nike. Pacquiao apologized for his comments, but the apology wasn’t enough for Nike. The company announced Wednesday that it cut ties with the boxer.
  • Nike frowns on discrimination, but doesn't see its own (Pacquiao)

    02/18/2016 12:31:25 PM PST · by hemogoblin · 9 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 2/18/2016 | Alec Rooney
    Giant corporations like Nike can campaign all they want for homosexual frolicking and “marriage,” but can they please stop saying they are doing this in the name of “diversity” and opposition to “discrimination of any kind”? Because this week, Nike flatly rejected a famous spokesman’s diversity and and committed discrimination of the most blind and ignorant kind — the kind that doesn’t even know it’s being discriminatory. Filipino star boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao recently appeared in a video interview on TV5, a network in the Philippines, and commented on homosexual marriage. He said: “It’s common sense. Do you see...
  • JOHNNY MANZIEL NIKE CONSIDERING DROPPING QB 'We're on the Fence'

    01/12/2016 8:06:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Staff
    Johnny Manziel is in danger of losing his biggest sponsor -- Nike -- with sources telling TMZ Sports the company is "on the fence" about dropping the QB from its roster this off-season. In fact, one highly placed Nike source tells us ... "We are worried about him and hope things will turn around in the right direction ... but we are on the fence if [our relationship] will continue."
  • Thursday Night Football: Mustard versus Ketchup

    12/17/2015 5:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    NFL Network | 12/17/2015
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  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Nike Erased Red, White, and Blue from U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

    07/10/2015 6:01:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Robert Wilde
    Although USA fans in Vancouver dressed themselves in red, white, and blue, the U.S. Women 2015 World Cup Champions conspicuously did not. The team did, however, wear their black, white, neon green, and yellow—Nike colors. New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick asserts that the corporate take over of the uniforms by Nike, the enabling by Fox for not denouncing the team’s wardrobe, and the diminution of national pride, reminds him of the message in one of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic silent movies.
  • Bernie Sanders to Obama on Nike trip: Just Don’t Do It!

    05/08/2015 2:15:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/15 | Dylan Stableford
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging President Barack Obama to cancel a planned visit to Nike’s headquarters over the low wages it pays foreign workers. Obama is scheduled to travel to the sneaker giant’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters Friday, part of the president’s effort to galvanize support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries, including Vietnam — where Nike manufactures most of its shoes. “Given Nike’s legacy of offshoring American jobs and exploiting low-wage workers, I would strongly encourage you to cancel this meeting,” Sanders wrote in a letter to Obama Wednesday....
  • White House denies Obama visit to Nike is favor for ‘Let’s Move’ contribution

    05/01/2015 10:10:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Friday that President Obama’s visit to Nike headquarters in Oregon next week is unrelated to the company’s $50 million contribution to first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign for kids. Asked whether Nike’s generosity was behind the White House’s selection of the company for a presidential visit, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said “not that I’m aware of.” He said the president will visit the company to talk about free trade.
  • Nike president & CEO condemns Indiana’s new RFRA law

    03/31/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WLFI-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alexandra Kruczek
    As major corporations, business leaders and organizations continue to speak out against Indiana’s Religious Free Restoration Act, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said this new law “is bad for business.” Parker released his statement to the Human Rights Campaign — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. He said Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all and he hopes Indiana will quickly resolve this issue. “We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. Nike has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana...
  • Nike Sells Black Sneakers to Celebrate Black History Month

    01/08/2015 12:18:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Nike celebrates Black History Month by selling black sneakers. Surely the folks at Converse bang their Chuck Taylors against their foreheads for not coming up with this idea that the world has patiently waited 4.6 billion years for. “Sport is an incredible platform to inspire and encourage positive social change,” the unfortunately named Michael Jackson, Nike’s vice president and general manager of Global Basketball, informs. “Our 2015 Black History Month Collection honors and celebrates the athletes and leaders who have influenced global culture and have paved the way for our next generation.”
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...