Email By Steve Wilson Posted September 11, 2018 09:36:28 Photo: Nike's advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick has proved divisive, though early numbers suggest successful. (Supplied: Nike) Map: United States When Nike launched its latest 'Just Do It' campaign last week, centring on NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, some disgruntled Americans published videos of themselves setting fire to the company's products.Kaepernick's protest against racial inequality and police brutality — taking a knee during the national anthem at NFL matches — has been divisive, and President Donald Trump has been one of the fiercest critics.But early figures from research company Edison Trends suggests Nike's bold ad campaign could prove a financial success (and not just because those people had already paid for their scorched trainers).The campaign was launched over the Labour Day weekend in the US. This year, as with last, online sales of Nike products dropped on the … [Read more...] about Chart of the Day: Nike sales rise as Colin Kaepernick ad prompts some to burn their shoes
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A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed and an Army soldier injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said.The terrorist is identified as Khalid alias Jibran, they said.Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir district in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants. During the search, the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.The Pakistan-based LeT terrorist was killed during the gunfight and the injured Army soldier was taken to a medical facility for treatment, the officer said. The operation is on and further details are awaited, the officer added. The encounter has come a day after a terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Monday.While one terrorist was killed on Sunday during a gunfight between security forces in Lawdara … [Read more...] about LeT terrorist killed, soldier injured in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal
After 800 days, is it a little clearer that Accused No 1 through 4 are responsible for her death?Rediff.com Panch witnesses, for better or for worse, have taken over the Sheena Bora murder trial at the CBI Special Courtroom 51, Mumbai city civil and sessions court, Kala Ghoda, south Mumbai, ever since the blistering Summer of 2019 began. For better? Well, because they are unavoidable and critical part of the trial narrative. More on that later. For worse? While not slowing the pace of the trial, they have, at best, bit parts in this real-life court drama, which has had a longer run time and a larger, more diverse and sometimes very talented cast of characters than one could have ever imagined. As a result, for the past month this parade of non-material witnesses has leached quite some of the colour from the trial and it now proceeds in a listless, weary fashion, even as the humidity and rocketing mercury -- 40 degrees C a few days ago -- is leaching everyone's spirits and sapping the … [Read more...] about Are we any closer to knowing Who Killed Sheena Bora?
Video PlayerClose Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (5th L) poses for a group photo with other leaders at the 22nd China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 3, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan) China has remained ASEAN's top trading partner for 10 years and ASEAN is now China's second largest trading partner, with two-way trade topping 587.8 billion U.S. dollars and mutual investment exceeding 200 billion dollars in 2018. Common prosperity always comes with opening doors. China and ASEAN took a fresh stride to facilitate all-round connectivity at this year's ASEAN-China summit by synergizing the Belt and Road Initiative and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. by Xinhua writers Dan Ran, Lin Hao BANGKOK, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- One year ago, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the landmark China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030, a key document aiming to chart the course for their ties over the coming decade and a display of their … [Read more...] about Opinion: China, ASEAN determined to forge closer community with shared future
Video PlayerClose by Xinhua writers Cui Yuanlei, Yang Chunxue, Shooka Shemirani MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China and Latin America sit on the opposite sides of the globe, but the formidably vast Pacific Ocean that separates them did not stop them from sharing a long history of exchanges. Today, the major developing country in the East is forging an increasingly close partnership with the dynamic region in the Western Hemisphere, especially since Chinese President Xi Jinping took office in 2013, and set into motion what is now known as Xiplomacy. In the past six years, Xi has visited 11 Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. On Tuesday, he is setting foot on the region for the fifth time as president, as he arrives in Brazil for the upcoming 11th BRICS summit. Thanks in no small part to Xi's push, the time-honored, distance-defying China-Latin America relationship is flourishing with new vitality. China has become the second largest trading partner of Latin America, … [Read more...] about Feature: Xi spearheads closer China-LatAm cooperation for common prosperity