According to Prof Rajan Kumar, School of International Studies, JNU, Delhi, China at one point of time started issuing stapled visa to people from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, China objected to India s division of Jammu and Kashmir and the creation of Ladakh as a Union Territory to be directly administered by the Centre. This was interpreted as interference in the internal issues of India. Just a couples of months earlier, Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan participated in the virtual swearing in ceremony of Taiwan President Tsai Ing wen on May 20. All of this are indications of a strategic change in diplomatic position of New Delhi. It has begun to drop the pretence of being civil and polite and is trying to pay China back in the same coins. In the coming months, one is likely to witness renewed diplomatic posturing and assertiveness from both sides. South China has already been on the radars of India. Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong may not be very far, Prof Rajan opines.In his view, New Delhi must stress that even when it supports one China policy, it cannot endorse a regime which violently suppresses human rights of the minority in the regions which were promised autonomy earlier. Such values have transcendental appeals, and many countries of the West will support that position of India. But this is also a double edged sword. Beijing may also engage in diplomatic offensives on the issues of Kashmir and Arunachal. Sharing his view, Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan, School of International Studies, JNU, says, It is definitely interesting. This is probably an indication of the irritation that New Delhi feels with China, but at the same time, an extremely cautious move. India, of course, has a form of diplomatic representation with Taiwan, under the mask of a not fully diplomatic posting. So, on the one hand, this is not anything new. But by suggesting that his is a special appointment, in some way or the other, India is attempting to send a very subtle message. The problem is that this is only likely to suggest to Beijing that India is afraid to do anything of substance, and will limit its action to such fairly limited and ultimately somewhat pointless signals that Beijing will ignore, Prof Rajagopalan adds.
Makeup has been a regular part of my life for 45 years mdash; I 'm a professional woman in the South, after all mdash; and what I knew about the subject wasn ''t wrong, but the limits of my knowledge of the subject was humbling. (Having only sons probably perpetuated my ignorance.)I can ''t begin to estimate how many makeup and skin care ”influencers ” have ”channels ” on YouTube mdash; hundreds, for sure, and maybe thousands. It is literally a cottage industry for many women and a few men, virtually all of them work at home, recording and editing videos of themselves testing and reviewing products and demonstrating techniques. Predictably, the production values range from impressive to embarrassing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for "nonaggressive " public monitoring of what he described as efforts to promote "nontraditional lifestyles. " "If there is reason to assume that something is propaganda of values not traditional for us, then public organizations that share the official stance of Russia s authorities should build up public control accordingly, but not aggressively, " Putin said during a July 3 videoconference with a "working group " he had set up to draft amendments to the constitution.
Goldman Sachs and Barclays teamed up on the $900 million loan for Blackstone s blockbuster deal with Hudson Pacific Properties to recapitalize three major filming studios and modern office space in the heart of Hollywood.Blackstone announced earlier this week that it s acquiring a 49 percent stake in Hudson s 2.2 million square foot Hollywood Media Portfolio, which includes major leases with premier tenants like Netflix. Commercial Mortgage Alert reported the details of the financing. The transaction values the space at $1.65 billion.
By Christie Robinson, CONTRIBUTOR A popular young African American Youtuber from San Leandro recalls the time she almost had a breakdown due to the overwhelmingly disturbing comments people would leave under her videos. The bullying started in middle school and people bullied me on just about everything especially about my looks, kids can be really cruel you know, says Sade Amari. Since 2013, Amari has been making Youtube videos and has experienced different levels of cyberbullying, and discrimination that she says has led to depression at one point. Amari s social media presence has gained over 267,000 subscribers on youtube and due to Amari being famous in the social media world makes her more vulnerable to people cyber attacking her. I get a lot of comments like are you sick You need to eat And that ''s because I am really skinny. says Amari. Not only has she had to alter her personal lifestyle due to fans, but she has to deal with verbal abuse online and sometimes in person. Why do Black Women have to be sexy all the time while girls from other races can dress regularly and not be sexualized? Say, Amari. Preteen and older adolescent Black girls experience high numbers of bullying, over sexualization, and the promotion considering Black girls and women as masculine in the media. Granted, the majority of women of color which includes Latino, Asian, and many other groups of women that identify as a woman of color still experience bullying due to the background of certain cultures and stereotypes. The common bullying is usually at school and children have to resolve it through school officials and in some cases some kids have to deal with the torture of being picked on. In 2020, technology has created identities, friendships, and revenue for many women in the world but it also has come with the brutal truth of Cyberbullying and how women of color tend to be the target of internet bullying. According to the Pew Research center, online harassment is regularly directed towards those with visible accessible characteristics, such as gender, race ethnic background. The study shows that online harassment stems contribute from historically subjected discrimination which is why Black Women tend to get harassed sexually, emotionally and in some cases, it can become physical. On the other hand, studies including African American girls who are raised in working class families show 51 different experiences with aggression as a byproduct of their upbringing. African American girls are more likely to experience and commit more masculinized acts of aggression as a condition of their family upbringing and ideas of femininity reinforced in African American households. Black, Asian, and Latino women are the highest group to receive online cyber aggression, but African American girls have the highest number of women that receive online harassment says Dr. Casey Quirarte. An educator, community advocate #038; curriculum specialist has the first hand experience with young and preteen African American girls. In her research, she discovered the differences between African American girls and European girls in how they are raised. African American girls experience relational aggression and African American families tend to raise their female children with more gender neutral values. The fact that African American women can be considered masculine results in society thinking African American women are not beautiful. The media doesn t have the best representation of Black Women and the one that comes to mind as a representation for Black Women is Michelle Obama. Even with Michelle Obama and all the positive things she has done for America and the internet would call her unattractive, masculine, and virtually attack her simply because she is a woman of color and women of color are supposed to not be associated with success. Social platforms make it accessible and vulnerable in which women tend to get bullied and harassed more. The internet doesn t flag online aggression towards women as a target of reinforcing feminine norms and stereotypes that are attached to women of color. According to a study by Gender and The Media: Women ''s Places, They discovered that on Twitter, over 25% of cyber aggression on twitter was towards Black women while only 3% was towards white women. The famous word bitch was referred to like Black women and identifies it as all women of color. Not only do all women of color experience some level of cyber aggression but it affects their personal life as well, especially if you are popular on Instagram and or Twitter, Youtube, etc. Someone made a fake account and tried to ruin my relationship with my boyfriend and my parents, took screenshots of me on vacation, and sent them to my mother. She was furious. Online bullying can go towards the lengths of strangers investing in someone ''s life and sabotaging their image out of greed and jealousy. Online users illustrate social media users ' lives and characterize the nature of cyberbullying within the online population. In some cases, it can be hard to identify the problem because of the misrepresentation of the definition in society. Forms of bullying, in general, may limit the approach to how people view cyberbullying. Many women, especially women of color, are constantly harassed online and deal with it so much to the point that it is actually normal to them. Bullying and cyberbullying are completely different towards every race class of people and society needs to understand that they are being virtually attacked even if someone hacks your profile it s still considered a violation. In comparison, it s like a young child being a victim of sexual assault and that child doesn t realize it until he she older. There are different elements to bullying and sometimes it takes going through the motions to diagnose the problem. Women of color have been victims of cyber aggression or people participating in degrading individuals online.
I m a 27 year old Black woman and I have never been in a relationship, or even dated, a man who is the same race as I am.Most people are surprised, and when you think about it, it sounds kind of strange to not want to be with someone who possesses the same cultural values as yourself, but it hasn t been on purpose.
In a Facebook post about his opinions on the referendums, Ko wrote that he had cast invalid votes, but did not specify why they were invalid. He also wrote that he believes that basic human rights and universal values should not be decided by majority rule.
Genetec is encouraged by this news but we remind ourselves that the true measure of success is not to be found in market share divs but whether or not our partners and customers feel like we have delivered against the service levels and outcomes they expect, states Pierre Racz, President, Genetec Inc. Our independence and single mindedness have helped us earn the trust of the market, and our investment in research and development have helped us deliver products at the cutting edge of client needs. Racz continues, We have a broader obligation to our communities and society. As such we have been outspoken about privacy and cyber security. We strongly believe that security and privacy can coexist and deliver greater benefits together than in isolation. We also believe that this is what fuels our continued success with organisations that share these values. We will continue to work hard to earn their trust.
Comment Facebook Twitter Reddit Email More Share this storyRussia #039;s Huge Oil Cuts Help Drive Physical Crude Prices Higher Tumblr Pinterest Google LinkedIn (Bloomberg) mdash; To understand why physical crude oil prices are rising across Europe, look to Russia.The country, one of the world ''s largest producers, is curbing its exports to multi year lows. That ''s helped to increase demand for other European grades and recently boosted their values in the market where actual barrels of oil are traded.
The day;s trading comes after a sell off last week eased some of technology companies; rebounds from their COVID 19 lows; stocks in tech companies have more than made up for their early year declines in mid 2020, with the Nasdaq reaching 10,000 points before giving up some ground.Today the Nasdaq Composite index rose 0.15% to 9,910.53 points, just a few bips short of its all time highs. A thematic tech index focused on fintech also saw their values recover to a mote under previous highs. The S amp;P 500 fell 0.36% to close at $3,113.41 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index decreased 0.65% to $26,119.13.
Zillow analyzed the typical cost of buying a home in states, cities and counties with laws in place to protect LGBT buyers from housing discrimination. These protections include safeguards against eviction, from being denied housing and or from being refused the ability to rent or buy housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Typical home values in those jurisdictions with legal protections are about $127,000 higher than home values in places without those laws #8212; about $328,575 compared to $201,462. And because high home values generally correlate with high rents, LGBT renters also feel the effects of the price premiums.National housing and employment non discrimination laws protect classes including sex, race, age, color, religion and national origin. The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed job protections for people who identify as LGBT, but explicit protections against housing discrimination do not exist at the federal level, and vary significantly based on local jurisdictions. Currently, only twenty two U.S. states and the District of Columbia offer statewide laws explicitly prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our nation is facing a potential moral freefall unthinkable to earlier generations with a majority of Americans today no longer embracing values of honesty, respect for the rule of law, the sanctity of life, and traditional sexual morality when facing moral issues.
But this is particularly true for LGBT employees. A lot of progress has been made in addressing issues of gender diversity throughout our industry, but there is little evidence to suggest similar progress in addressing poor LGBT representation. In construction, no company has appeared in Stonewall s top 100 LGBT inclusive list for the last twelve years, despite the industry being one of the biggest contributors to UK GDP. And while the property sector has made some improvements in making the industry a better environment for LGBT staff, there is still a clear lack of diversity within senior teams.Being a diverse and inclusive employer is better for business. According to management consultants McKinsey, companies in the top quartile for diversity outperform their competitors by 15%. In terms of the planning sector, we also need to ensure our teams are representative of the diverse range of communities we act on behalf of, if we are to truly understand their challenges and deliver meaningful social values.
For thousands of years, people have claimed that smoking cannabis relieves pain. When a belief endures for this length of time based on anecdotal information it deserves a deeper dive. The challenge I signed up for when I took the helm at Tetra Bio Pharma, was to prove this scientifically with a pharmaceutical pathway that underscores our mission and values.Chronic Pain Cannabinoids may be useful in treating chronic pain, reducing opioid use, and helping relieve pain and suffering where traditional pharmaceuticals or alternative therapies have failed. In that case, they could become a game changer in how we deal with pain. But I am not alone in wanting proof. For several years now, the uptake of cannabis for medical use has been limited because of the absence of scientific data that conforms to the rigorous standards required by regulators, medical associations, and payers.
Christie Hemm Klok Link Copied James Mattis, the esteemed Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump s Syria policy, has, ever since, kept studiously silent about Trump s performance as president. But he has now broken his silence, writing an extraordinary broadside in which he denounces the president for dividing the nation, and accuses him of ordering the U.S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens. I have watched this week s unfolding events, angry and appalled, Mattis writes. The words Equal Justice Under Law are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values our values as people and our values as a nation. He goes on, We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.
Lou Sheldon, the founder of Traditional Values Coalition, has died at age 85 at his home in California.Greg Quinnlan, who heads Garden State Families, says Sheldon stood for truth and endured the fiery darts that came from those who don t.
Lou Sheldon, one of the leading homophobes of the past few decades, has died at age 85.Sheldon died Friday in Southern California, his son in law James Lafferty told The Orange County Register. Lafferty said the cause of death was a long standing condition but did not elaborate.
In April, a series of articles were published by a Russian media outlet criticising Syrian President Bashar al Assad and the corruption of his regime. One of them referred to a poll supposedly conducted by the Foundation for Protection of National Values in Syria in which only 32 percent of the respondents said they would vote for al Assad in the 2021 presidential elections. The media outlet, RIA FAN, and the foundation are both believed to be linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian businessman close to the Kremlin.