China is facing international pressure over its crackdown on its Muslim ethnic minority, the Uighurs. Chinese authorities are accused of arbitrarily imprisoning Uighurs in prison-like camps and making them renounce their religion. More and more activists and countries, including those with Muslim majorities, are condemning Beijing over these actions. Pakistan, a major economic ally of China, was first to censure Beijing. But over the past few months, it started toeing the Chinese line. Experts say it illustrates the power of Chinese money. Pakistan, China’s largest economic ally in the Muslim world, abruptly stopped censuring Beijing over its unprecedented crackdown on Muslims. The shift clearly illustrates the power of Chinese money, activists and critics say. China is facing international pressure over its treatment of the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority who live mainly in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Activists accuse Chinese authorities of … [Read more...] about Pakistan abruptly stopped calling out China’s mass oppression of Muslims. Critics say Beijing bought its silence
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Updated 8:48 pm PDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 President Donald Trump arrives at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. President Donald Trump arrives at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP As the Trump-California feud continues to simmer and the 2018 gubernatorial election approaches, California voters can expect to become very familiar with their lieutenant governor. Click on for a brief rundown of Gavin Newsom and his political career. less As the Trump-California feud continues to simmer and the 2018 gubernatorial election approaches, California voters can expect to become very familiar with their lieutenant governor. Click on for a brief rundown ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press Newsom portrays himself as a true-born fourth-generation San … [Read more...] about Trump can’t stop calling out Gavin Newsom at rallies, and Gavin Newsom can’t stop responding
I am leaving The Local today after three and a half years working for the website as reporter then editor. When I started in the job at the beginning of 2015, Germany was leaving a very good impression of a sleepy country pub while quietly turning over cash like a Vegas casino. Angela Merkel had been in power for a decade and, if polling figures were to be believed, she could easily last another ten years. Unemployment had dropped to levels never previously seen. Germany was the export champion of the world (and football champion to boot). Looking at the figures, little has changed since. The economic good news never stops. The capital is slowly being rebuilt into a city worthy of its title. The airport still isn’t open, but who knows, maybe if I’d stayed a year longer even that would have changed. At the same time though, Germany has become a very different place. There is rancour and anger in the streets now. When Merkel heads out of Berlin into the eastern provinces … [Read more...] about ‘Please stop calling east Germans racists. Sit down and listen to them’
A contributor's suggestion for a new, improved term? 'Work-life integration.' Jeffrey Hayzlett Published 11:30 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images The First Step to Achieving Work-Life Balance? Stop Calling It That. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Not too long ago, the mere mention of "work-life balance" would have raised a few eyebrows in the coiffed, stuffy corners of the c-suite of most Fortune 500 companies. It might’ve been touted as something "new age-y" for laid-back Californians, but certainly not something for corporate America. Related: Here's What Jeff Bezos … [Read more...] about The First Step to Achieving Work-Life Balance? Stop Calling It That.
At the end of the day, she just wants to swim and let her friends know about it without being subject to creepiness. Sue Ramirez talked to Pep and other reporters Wednesday and she pleaded for some of her followers on Instagram to stop "sexualizing" her body, especially when she posts bikini pictures. She recalled reading comments "objectifying" her body and calling her a "flirt" under a photo she posted of her in a two-piece. "I don't really think it’s a big deal. I don't really sexualize my body at all, wala po akong malisyang klase ng tao. It's just [that] everybody has a body," she was quoted to have said. "Malandi daw ako kasi naka-two-piece ako. Wow! Okay, sige. Thanks po," she added. She did concede that it is going to be very difficult to have people stop talking about her in uncomfortable ways. "Wala eh. Wala na tayong magagawa. Palalampasin na lang natin," she said. "We could hope for the better na sana they could find the positivity … [Read more...] about Sue Ramirez pleads to stop calling her a ‘flirt’ for posting bikini photos