Yadong, on the Tibet side of Nathu La pass across the border from Sikkim, is the gateway between two behemoth economies. Yet this sleepy town is a sharp contrast to the booming border ports that dot China;s other frontiers, with Central Asia, Russia, and even, for that matter, Nepal. Yadong is still awaiting such grand plans. Time has stood still here, a legacy of a still unresolved history that hangs heavily. Elsewhere on China;s frontiers, history was marching on, with new chapters being written ...At the time, the thinking was those 72 days of the Doklam crisis was as low as the India China relationship could go. The "Donglang incident ", as China called it, became a daily topic of conversation in Beijing taxi rides. Some Indian businessmen were hearing from Chinese partners that it was unofficially a time to not do business with India. Even China ''s most beloved Indian filmstar, Aamir Khan, had to quietly put a film release put on hold.
Officials said the statue, which was donated to the city in 1963, is a depiction of a Texas Ranger who will apparently be mentioned in a forthcoming book.A new book on the Rangers, Cult of Glory, " offered chilling details about dark chapters of the Rangers history. The book by former Pulitzer Prize finalist Doug J. Swanson, a longtime reporter for The Dallas Morning News who is now on the University of Pittsburgh faculty, says the statue depicts Capt. Jay Banks. The captain was in charge of a Ranger contingent dispatched in 1957 by then Gov. Allan Shivers to keep black students from enrolling in Mansfield ''s high school High School and a Texarkana community college despite court rulings that should have prevented Shivers from doing so.
As president of Palisades Hudson, Larry maintains individual professional relationships with many of the firm u2019s clients, who reside in more than 30 states, from Maine to California, as well as in several foreign countries. In addition, he works closely with the firm''s Entertainment and Sports Team; Larry leads the team that provides business management to singer songwriter Maddie Wilson and is a producer member of Film Florida. In 1997 Larry established the organization u2019s investment advisory business, which currently manages more than $1 billion. r nLarry wrote several of the chapters in the firm u2019s book, Looking Ahead: Life, Family, Wealth and Business After 55. His contributions included Chapter 1, u201cLooking Ahead When Youth Is Behind Us u201d and Chapter 4, u201cThe Family Business. u201d Larry is also the author of Financial Self Defense for Unmarried Couples (Currency Doubleday, 1995), which was the first comprehensive financial planning guide for unmarried couples. He serves as the editor and publisher of Sentinel, the firm u2019s newsletter, and as the lead author of the firm u2019s blog, u201cCurrent Commentary. u201d r n
In June 2019, YouTube started testing timestamp jump links for its search engine. Three months later, Google announced it would be including YouTube timestamp bookmarks as Video Segments in Google Search.
The feature will also allow creators to better organise their content. It is expected to be particularly of great help for long form videos.With such videos organised by chapters, just like a book, users will be able to skip some portions that they may find irrelevant.
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From credit to capital outflows. Image: Unsplash Ibrahim Rifath This article is published in collaboration with IMF Blog 29 May 2020 Fabio M. Natalucci Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF Tobias Adrian Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform Learn more Most Popular COVID 19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 26 MayRoss Chainey 26 May 2020 Areas of declining COVID 19 cases could see an imminent second wave, warns WHOReuters Staff 26 May 2020 Science leads the response to COVID 19. These 25 scientists are tackling the other global challengesAlice Hazelton and Martha Chahary 26 May 2020 More on the agenda Forum in focus World is 100 years away from gender parity but these countries are speeding things up Read more about this project Explore context COVID 19 Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis The International Monetary Fund has warned the coronavirus pandemic is further amplifying existing financial vulnerabilities. From capital outflows to corporate credit markets, risks exist across the world economy. Much the same way COVID 19 hits people with pre existing health conditions more strongly, so is the pandemic triggered economic crisis exposing and worsening financial vulnerabilities that have built up during a decade of extremely low rates and volatility.Our recently released chapters 2 4 of the Global Financial Stability Report focus on three potential weak spots: risky segments in global credit markets, emerging markets, and banks. Should the ongoing economic contraction last longer or be deeper than currently expected, the resulting tightening of financial conditions may be amplified by these vulnerabilities, causing more instability or even a financial crisis.
The YouTube Video Chapter will rely on timestamps that creators apply to their videos. It will automatically split the video into sections and show black lines to indicate when the chapter ends or starts in a video. When you will hover your mouse over the sections, the title of the chapters will appear that will describe what that particular time frame consists. But, the Video Chapter will be visible to only those YouTube videos that have a minimum of three timestamps of 10 seconds or more in length, suggests a report by TechCrunch.
YouTube was spotted testing Video Chapters back in April, but today the feature is going live for all users across iOS, Android, and desktop.Video Chapters will be automatically enabled when creators add chapter information to their video ''s description as a line of timestamps and titles. The first timestamp has to be marked 0:00, followed by a space, then the chapter ''s title. On the next line, you 'll type the timestamp where the next chapter starts (e.g. "2:31 "), then a space and that chapter ''s title. When you 're finished adding in the chapters, you save the changes and the Video Chapters will be listed as you scrub through the video.
Do you know a young man age 12 to 21 who is looking to better himself? Please join Wakefield DeMolay on Friday, March 20 to learn more about the organization by talking to current members and advisors, have dinner and then go out to Boda Borg in Malden. The meeting will be at the Melrose Masonic Building, 326 Main Street in Melrose starting at 7:00pm promptly. Feel free to arrive any time after 6:30pm.Since 1919, over 4 million young men have joined DeMolay. There are over 1500 Chapters located in the United States, Canada and sixteen other countries. The organization strives to shape young men into leaders of character who hold themselves to a higher standard. Chapters have business meetings to plan fun events, fundraisers, service projects and more.
In an energetic curtain speech, Graham gave her pianist, Malcolm Martineau, credit for the concept: the two presented Schumann s Frauenliebe und leben not as one item out of several on the program but as the guiding frame for their entire performance. Divided into eight chapters, each of Schumann s songs was presented alongside a handful of songs by other composers on the same theme.The result was a colorful program that drew from a variety of composers and styles. The Schumann lieder, in fact, largely felt overshadowed by the other selections, serving not so much as a focal point but rather as a springboard for a lively recital.
In the pantheon of American military commanders, Curtis LeMay stands out as one of the more controversial individuals. His gruff, no nonsense, yet pragmatic approaches to strategic bombardment and airpower leave most people either admiring his aptitude or loathing his methods. The author of the Japanese fire raids in the closing months of World War II, LeMay s actions provide one of the clearest examples of total war and unrestricted bombing. His ability to get the most out of his command became a hallmark of his leadership acumen. General Curtis LeMay (A.Y. Owen Getty) With the dropping of the atomic weapons from strategic bombers, many believed warfare had entered a new age rendering conventional military operations obsolete or at least a very distant secondary to air centric campaigns. Subscribing to this new vision, LeMay took charge of Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1948 and served as its commander for an unprecedented nine years until 1957. During this time, he oversaw Strategic Air Command s growth not only in terms of size and numbers but also in increased lethality and capability. Commanding the most destructive military force ever assembled, LeMay functioned as the catalyst and the fulcrum, which made Strategic Air Command a primary symbol of American military might. With this view of the future, LeMay calculated that the very nature of warfare in the atomic age had to be based on offensive actions with no room for defensively based policies. Trevor Albertson s Winning Armageddon addresses how and why LeMay viewed an atomic preemptive attack as a viable strategy in the emerging Cold War environment. Following the war, a new paradigm developed, which argued the initiator of an atomic aerial assault had a distinct advantage over the defender or a retaliatory strike. Fearing Strategic Air Command s fleet of bombers might be caught on the ground and vulnerable to a Soviet attack, LeMay believed the same risk existed regarding American national infrastructure and its cities. Given this possibility, LeMay insisted the only good defense was a good offense. However, LeMay fortunately failed to convince the nation s leadership to change the stated policy regarding nuclear weapons. In this vein, Albertson s main argument addresses LeMay s quest for a preemptive attack policy and his advocacy of it to the nation s leadership. In this vein, the author comprehensively addresses the Strategic Air Command commander s push for preemption despite resistance from other elements of the defense establishment and the Federal government. From LeMay s cold warrior perspective, a preemptive policy was the only viable method to ensure Strategic Air Command s combat capability while guaranteeing the nation s safety before the Soviets possibly destroyed them both, most worryingly in a kind of surprise attack akin to Pearl Harbor. Albertson, a former Air Force intelligence officer and former Air Command and Staff College instructor, demonstrates a full understanding of Strategic Air Command, the Air Force, and their roles in the early cold war years in the work s 227 pages. His technical discussion in five well constructed chapters makes for not only a fast read, but an entertaining one. With well annotated endnotes and extensive bibliography, Alberston shows a mastery of the topic only a few academics in this field can match. The work is largely a collection of the Strategic Air Command commander s actions and words encouraging a preemptive policy in both public and classified venues. Loaded with quotes, speeches, and references by LeMay advocating this policy, the author makes a clear and well documented assessment of the Strategic Air Command commander s viewpoint regarding nuclear preemption. Using primary source material, Albertson sets a high bar for works of this nature. Instead of using well trodden secondary sources, the author dug extensively in various archives to support his argument. Albertson also provides new insights into LeMay s offensive mindset. While addressing LeMay s strategic imperative, the author also delves into his effective leadership focusing on troop welfare, quality of life, and realistic training a point many treatises on LeMay fail to address. LeMay consistently demonstrated his concern for the people in his command even if it was only a way to increase performance. Albertson does a credible job of addressing what some might see as the Strategic Air Command commander s use of a softer side to foster the best performance possible. As the book addresses LeMay s advocacy for preemptive strategy almost singularly, the detour regarding troop welfare initiatives is a welcome addition. Given the work s focus on LeMay s push for a preemptive strategy, the author might have addressed more of the challenges Strategic Air Command faced early under LeMay s tenure. When LeMay took over in October 1948, the command lacked much of an atomic capability. Although the book subtly hints via the subtitle this is a treatise of the command, a discussion regarding the development of Strategic Air Command s capability quickly falls to the wayside. Instead, the book maintains its focus on preemption and LeMay s drive for its acceptance. While the author mentions this in his preface, the singular thrust regarding preemption omits discussion of the myriad of problems LeMay had to fix in addition to troop morale. Early on, Strategic Air Command suffered from a lack of ready airframes, maintenance efforts, training, and competence at almost every level. Inclusion of these efforts might have underscored and even highlighted LeMay s efforts to build a preemptive capable force. Despite this omission, the book is an excellent contribution to the historiography of the early Cold War, Strategic Air Command, and LeMay, making it a must for any student of the cold war. Albertson helps provide more insight into Strategic Air Command leadership during LeMay s tenure while illustrating the commander s thought process and quiet, yet aggressive, style of leadership. The author s excellent use of primary sources adroitly illustrate his thesis and fills a void in the current historiography. The book is a worthy and needed addition to the current historiography regarding the Cold War and strategic nuclear bombardment. John M. Curatola is a professor of history at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. The views expressed in this article are the author s alone and do not reflect the official position of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. This article first appeared at Real Clear Defense. Image: Flickr. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
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Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Prophecy brings a number of new features to fans of the original game or for new players. These include the Tech Adept Inquisitor class and a brand new campaign. The story is spread over a trio of chapters with an entire chapter devoted to the new class. Players will also find several new environments and both the Eldar and Tyranid enemy races.Players who own Martyr will also receive a free update should they choose not to purchase Prophecy. "Martyr 2.0 " features a new level cap, an updated loot system, a smoother leveling curve, a co op campaign mode, new items, and improved gameplay. All of these features are present in Prophecy as well.
The biggest democratic election in the history of the world has concluded, and Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has been given a second five year term by voters. Since the time when Jawaharlal Nehru, riding on the aura of Mahatma Gandhi, whose chosen candidate for the most important job in India he was, ruled hearts across the country for about fifteen years before the 1962 war with China created waves of disillusionment with his performance in office. Before that, Nehru was given a sheaf of blank cheques on policy by the people of India. Although much of his party wanted to nourish a strong private sector, especially C. Rajagopalachari and Sardar Patel, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of India moved the country in the same direction the Soviet Union had taken after 1917. The commanding heights of the economy were reserved for the public sector, and as a consequence, Korean and Japanese companies (not to mention several others) rapidly outstripped their Indian peers as a consequence of the severe constraints that were placed on their growth. Indeed, under the Industrial Development and Regulation Act enacted by his daughter Indira Gandhi, it became a criminal act for a company to produce beyond its registered capacity. Efficiency and the economies of scale created by size became taboo. Small wonder that India became known for products such as the Hindustan Motors Ambassador, a copy of a UK car that had lapsed into unpopularity in its home country. All that changed in the Mark II model seemed to be the grille, while there was a saying that the only part of many cars that did not make any noise was the horn. Taxes rose and rose and rose, touching a marginal rate of 97%, again under Indira Gandhi, who chose a youthful and very loyal and socialistic Pranab Mukherjee to be her Finance Minister. Economist Raj Krishna termed the growth rate under the years of Nehruvian economic policies as the Hindu Rate of Growth (of about 2%), but it should more properly have been called the Nehru Rate of Growth . In foreign policy, Nehru took an idealistic stance, refusing for example to accept the offer of the Ranas to secede to India, or the Sultan of Oman to take control of Gwadar, or the US offer to replace China with India as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Later, the Soviet Union suggested that a sixth permanent UNSC seat could be decided upon, that could get filled by India. Again, the offer was turned down. Although more than 270, 000 Hindus were killed by mobs in East Pakistan throughout 1951, Nehru chose to keep silent, so as to avoid provoking the anger of the genocidal leadership of Pakistan.Despite such a legacy, history books almost glow in the dark with chapters on the genius of Nehru and his successor s successor, Indira Gandhi. Roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals and multiple other structures and institutions are named after the family. It is therefore small wonder that there may be a sense of entitlement and privilege in some of the descendants of Motilal Nehru, who ensured (again through the Mahatma) that Jawaharlal took over as All India Congress Committee President. Neither Lal Bahadur Shastri or P.V. Narasimha Rao were blind followers of Nehruvian policies, and both paid for such effrontery by being sharply attacked, in the case of Shastri by Vijaylakshmi Pandit (sister of Nehru) publicly and by Indira Gandhi (who was then a minister in the Shastri Council of Ministers) privately. In Rao s case, senior Congress leaders were encouraged to split the Congress, and Sheila Dixit, Arjun Singh and Narain Dutt Tiwari led the rebels in attacking the Congress government of which till recently they were a part in merciless terms. The consequence was the rise of the BJP, which under Atal Behari Vajpayee was open in its respect for the Nehru legacy. Prime Minister Vajpayee adopted a policy of familial benevolence towards the Nehru family, and was much loved by their supporters as a consequence. It is only in 2014 that the shadow of the Nehru legacy began to move away from the centres of power, a shift that has become complete with the victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign of Narendra Modi. The stunning victory of the PM has resulted in a tectonic shift in the polity of India that has been created by the societal change correctly discerned by PM Modi. The country can now be said to have moved fully from the Nehruvian era to the Modified era. Just as Nehru was given the freedom by an adoring public to fashion the policies of his choice, and to populate his government with people to his liking, PM Modi too has the freedom to change personnel and adopt the policies of his choice. Such is the support for Modi within the public that he has even more authority than Indira Gandhi did in her time. He has the same level of authority as Nehru in the 1950s. The people are looking for Modified India to move into double digit growth, to seize the geopolitical choices on offer and to ensure that all citizens and their institutions are treated the same, unlike when rules and laws, such as those involving freedom of movement and settlement throughout India are applied only to some. Sabka saath sabka vikas is the motto of PM Modi, and he will need to continue to work tirelessly in order to achieve this lofty goal.
"Service to our nation and cleanliness are important parts of Islam, " Dr. Madeel Abdullah, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, said in a press release, according to CNN. "We could not sit idly by as our national parks collected trash. We will lead by example and dispose of this garbage appropriately and invite all Americans to join us in these parks and others across the nation. "Chapters of the youth group gathered to pick up garbage on the National Mall, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Everglades, among other places, CNN reports. But while the volunteering required lots of hard work, many participants told news outlets that they were simply acting out their faith.