Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Committee of 100, a grouping of successful Chinese Americans ranging from billionaire entrepreneurs to research scientists, on Monday blasted “racist slurs” by former U.S. President Donald Trump about his one-time Cabinet official Elaine Chao. “The racist slurs and hate that former U.S. President Donald Trump directed against former U.S. Secretary of Labor and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao was deplorable, disgusting, and inexcusable,” said Committee of 100 President Zhengyu Huang in a statement. According to CNN, Trump in a Friday night post on his social media platform Truth Social ridiculed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Chao, the Kentucky Republican’s wife, and described her as the senator’s “China loving wife, Coco Chow!” “This type of language only contributes to the vicious cycle of hatred, bigotry and violence directed at Chinese Americans and the AAPI (Asian American … [Read more...] about Top Chinese American Group Blasts “Racist Slurs” By Trump About His Former Transportation Secretary
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From left to right: Soudchay Lorlonesy (Director General of Telecommunication Regulation Authority, Ministry of Technology and Communication of Laos), Dr Sonephet Inthavong (Department of State-Owned Enterprises Reform and Insurance, Ministry of Finance of Laos), Ooi, and David Low Hock Keong (Group Chief Executive Officer, OCK). - A + A KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 5): OCK Group Bhd has inked a shareholder agreement with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in Laos to expand its presence there. In a statement on Wednesday (Oct 5), the telecommunication network solutions provider said that under this agreement, OCK will set up a joint venture company under the name OCK Laos TowerCo Co Ltd, whereby OCK will hold a majority stake of 70%, while the remaining 30% stake will be held by the Laos MOF. It said OCK Laos TowerCo will subsequently apply for a tower licence in Laos. OCK said this strategic venture will allow it to tap into the telecommunications industry in Laos and … [Read more...] about OCK Group expands presence in Laos after deal with government ministry
It’s unclear whether the FBI has made a single arrest in over pro-abortion 100 attacks on pro-life groups, crisis pregnancy centers and churches. The FBI confirmed that it’s investigating the incidents, but wouldn’t say how many attacks were under investigation or whether a single arrest has been made. “The Department has weaponized its agents to intimidate and pursue pro-life religious Americans,” Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. It’s unclear whether the FBI has arrested a single person following at least 150 attacks, threats and other incidents against pro-life advocacy groups, crisis pregnancy centers and churches following the May 2 leak of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. There have been at least 73 attacks on pregnancy centers and pro-life offices, along with at least 83 attacks on Catholic churches, since the court’s decision was … [Read more...] about Has The FBI Arrested Any Suspects In 150 Attacks On Pro-Life Groups And Churches?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Amid all the Overwatch 2 launch day chaos , I didn’t get around to checking out the initial patch notes . It’s a broad overview of the new stuff in the game, most of which was already known. But there are a few things worth calling out — especially in terms of what’s no longer available. The thing that stood out to me most is the fact that the Looking for Group feature is gone. That seems like an odd decision. I’ve no idea why Team 4 would think it’s a good idea to remove that, unless it relies on a code base that isn’t compatible with the upgraded engine or something. MORE FROM FORBES 'Overwatch 2' Is Now Live, Here's Everything You Need To Know By Kris Holt You’ll still be able to find people to team up with in Discord, Reddit or elsewhere. You have the option to keep playing as a group with teammates you were matched with too. But having a dedicated section of the game where you could group up … [Read more...] about ‘Overwatch 2’ Ditched The Looking For Group Option
16-year-old Maryam David Talya falls into the arms of her waiting parents in Hassakeh . . SAARLOUIS – The millions in ransom money came in dollar by dollar, euro by euro from around the world. The donations, raised from church offerings, a Christmas concert, and the diaspora of Assyrian Christians on Facebook, landed in a bank account in Iraq. Its ultimate destination: the Islamic State group. Deep inside Syria, a bishop worked around the blurred edges of international law to save the lives of more than 200 people – one of the largest groups of hostages yet documented in IS’s war in Syria and Iraq. It took more than a year, and videotaped killings of three captives, before all the rest were freed. Paying ransoms is illegal in the United States and most of the West, and the idea of paying the militants is morally fraught, even for those who saw no alternative. “You look at it from the moral side and I get it. If we give them money we’re just feeding into it, and … [Read more...] about Bishop Raises Millions in Ransom Money to Free Assyrian Christians from Islamic State Group
As the world continues to struggle with the consequences of high inflation, energy crises, war in Europe and historically tight monetary policy from developed economies, the World Trade Organization (WTO) slashed its expectations for trade growth in 2023 by more than two-thirds on Wednesday. While Europe, the U.S. and China were getting hit by these factors in different ways, the end result is that all are expected to have reduced demand for imports, the international trade regulator reported in a press release. This hit to demand from major developed markets is expected to squeeze growth in trade volume from an April estimate of 3.4% down to 1.0%. (RELATED: The Fed’s Favorite Inflation Indicator Just Spiked Even Higher) “The global economy faces a multi-pronged crisis,” said WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, according to The Wall Street Journal. “The picture for 2023 has darkened considerably.” The just-released @wto report confirms what many other data … [Read more...] about Global Trade Group Slashes Expectations As Director Warns Of ‘Crisis’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Fewer challenges confound organizations more than decision making , despite the extensive body of knowledge available on the subject. In many companies, it is a source of immense confusion, bitter rivalry, lost productivity, and wasted resources. One reason is that most of the focus on decision science zeroes in on the decision maker, the individual leader and their biases , anxieties, power issues, and instincts. But within organizations, decision making is a distributed capability in which thousands of decisions are being made at the same time across a vast network of departments and geographies. Setting priorities, allocating resources, hiring and firing people, resolving crises; decisions ranging from high-risk strategic choices to low risk tactical choices – organizations are a complex ecosystem of perpetual decision making. While we have lots of insight about the singular decision itself, surprisingly little has … [Read more...] about Are You Making The Most Of Your Data To Drive Quality Decision Making?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The global ecommerce market today is large and getting larger, representing $5.2 trillion in 2021 and expected to reach $8.1 trillion by 2026. Not surprisingly, the market for software platforms that enable that commerce is also large, but highly fragmented. One company that has quietly grown and innovated the sector is commercetools . Founded in 2006 by Denis Werner, and Dirk Hoerig, the Munich, Germany-based commercetools is an enterprise commerce platform with a cloud-native and API-first architecture. It utilises microservices to allow its customers to build customized payment, check-out, social commerce, marketplace and other services. What started as an implementation agency for Hybris (now SAPHybris) installations became a software company in 2013 with the introduction of its commercetools platform. Its founder and CEO Dirk Hoerig famously coined the phrase “headless architecture” to describe the … [Read more...] about Dirk Hoerig’s Commercetools Innovates API-First, Cloud Native Ecommerce Platform
Barney Spender (Agence France-Presse) (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Paris ● Thu, October 6 2022 Liverpool eased to a comfortable 2-0 win in the “Battle of Britain” against Glasgow Rangers in the Champions League group games on Tuesday, while Napoli underlined its credentials with an impressive 6-1 thrashing of Ajax in Amsterdam. On a night when a minute's silence was held before every match in tribute to the 131 victims of the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy, Bayern Munich and Club Brugge also made it three wins from three while Inter edged Barcelona in a tight contest in Milan. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool went into its Group A game against the Scottish champion team on the back of just three wins in its first nine Premier League and Champions League games of the season. to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,500/month Unlimited access to our web and app content e-Post daily digital newspaper No advertisements, no interruptions Privileged … [Read more...] about Liverpool edges Rangers as Bayern, Napoli set credentials
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Asia Society, one of the oldest U.S.-based organizations focused on bridging ties between the U.S. and Asia, formally launched a new Center for China Analysis in New York on Monday. Founded with the support of John D. Rockefeller in 1956, the organization’s mission remains “to add light rather than heat to the discourse in order to find pathways through the seemingly intractable challenges of our age,” Asia Society CEO Kevin Rudd said at an inaugural conference on Monday called “China’s Future: What It Means for Asia and the World.” “We see ourselves as a think tank and a do tank. We're not into the business of just thinking alone. Thinking is the sound of one hand clapping; thinking and doing is the sound of two hands clapping,” said Rudd, a former Australia prime minister and foreign minister. The Mandarin speaker began his career as a China scholar, serving as an Australian diplomat in Beijing before entering … [Read more...] about Asia Society Launches New Center For China Analysis As ‘A Think And Do Tank’