By Amy B Wang The Washington Post Sat., Dec. 22, 2018 The spot of red was what first caught Randy Heiss’ attention last Sunday as he hiked the remote expanse of land behind his ranch in Patagonia, Arizona, a town near the U.S.-Mexico border. Draped against the sacaton grass was a balloon — or at least the tattered remnants of one. Heiss walked toward it with his dog, Feliz, thinking he should pick up the latex pieces and throw them away. That’s when he noticed the balloon’s string was attached to a piece of paper. “Dayami,” it read on one side, in a child’s handwriting. A hand-drawn bow accompanied the word. Heiss flipped it over. It was a numbered list, all in Spanish. Article Continued Below “My Spanish isn’t very good, but I could see it was a Christmas list,” he told The Washington Post in a phone interview Friday. Read more: His family once struggled to make ends meet. Now he’s … [Read more...] about Girl in Mexico who sent Christmas list by balloon gets her wishes fulfilled from across the border
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By Shree Paradkar Race & Gender Columnist Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 Well before they took to their machetes in 1994, Hutu extremists on hate radio in Rwanda had a dehumanizing name for the Tutsis: they were called the inyenzi or “cockroach.” When the time came, the call for action was broadcast on radio, ordering Hutus to rise up and kill the “cockroaches.” That equating of humans to insects or vermin was important to aid the majority group into rationalizing the genocide that was to happen, leaving 800,000 people dead. History has well documented this pre-genocidal step of dividing people into us and them. In recent days, we’ve heard the U.S. president – whose racist rhetoric is too long to list here — dehumanize various people calling them “dogs” and resort to racist stereotypes by calling Black Congresswoman Maxine Waters “an extraordinarily low IQ person.” Article Continued Below In … [Read more...] about Does Mammoliti care about the significance of the word ‘cockroaches’ he applied to Jane and Finch constituents?
caption Some cover letter mistakes are easily preventable. source Mikhail Goldenkov/Strelka Institute/Attribution License/Flickr A cover letter can make or break your ability to land a job, yet many people make mistakes that result in immediate rejection. Some cover letter red flags include grammatical errors, not sending all of the required information, and coming off as cocky. Author Jennifer Still has hired dozens of people. Here, she shares eight preventable cover-letter mistakes that immediately disqualified applicants. I’ve worked as a professional editor for women’s lifestyle websites for nearly a decade now, and in that time, I’ve been tasked with creating and filling out large teams of writers. I always try to make job descriptions and expectations clear to ensure that applicants – of which there are often hundreds a month – know what information they should be supplying and what will be expected of them if they … [Read more...] about I’ve hired dozens of people during my career — here are 8 cover letter mistakes that immediately raised red flags
DEAR Datuk Seri, I hope this finds you well. My name is Aiman, I am 33 years old, currently residing in Kampung Masjid, Beserah, Kuantan. I was called to write you this open letter to air out some concern I have regarding the new bill motion that you tabled in Parliament on Monday – Rang Undang-undang AntiBerita Palsu 2018 or the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018. Since the first reading on Monday, much coverage has been done on this Bill, by both the national media as well as the alternative media. However, there are some parts of the Bill that I do not understand. The extent of my education in Law is just the basics of Business Law which were a compulsory subject when I was doing my bachelor, and even that I couldn't understand the whole thing. So as the de-facto minister in charge of Laws, I think that I should address it to you and ask you personally rather than making my own speculations since even after reading the articles and commentaries for and against the bill, I still … [Read more...] about Open Letter to Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said
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