The election results are out, and I am devastated. But that’s not the point of this article. It’s exhausting and counterproductive to keep ranting. We have our leaders, like them or not. Now what?country, because we can’t give up on our kids. It’s ironic that the people who were too young to vote will be the ones to bear the full consequences of our choices. They will have to pay of our international debts. They will have to find work and pay bills in whatever’s left of the economy. If this government runs the country to the ground, it will be their job to rebuild it. More about politics: More money and a little song and dance could've boosted Otso chances, says this veteran PR Election 2019 yields truths hard to swallow The humble beginnings and great ambition of Isko Moreno Our 13 favorite punchlines from yesterday’s elections It’s our job to teach them how to do it differently, because we sure as heck didn’t get it right. Philippine … [Read more...] about Opinion: why parents are more powerful than politics
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BRUSSELS — For weeks, Europe’s far-right populists have been dashing across the continent, joining arms and presenting themselves as a united front that will batter the political establishment and score a big breakthrough in this week’s elections for the European Parliament. Their latest group hug came in Milan on Saturday evening, where Italy’s firebrand, Matteo Salvini, preened with France’s far right icon, Marine Le Pen, and nearly a dozen other populist leaders. They bashed the European Union, migrants and Islam and promised the dawn of a new, nationalist era. But it was telling what they did not talk about: the scandal that erupted this weekend in Austria, which led to the collapse of the nation’s coalition government after the far-right vice chancellor was caught on a video promising favors to a woman claiming to be a Russian investor. The scandal has rocked Austria. The vice chancellor, a leader of the far-right Freedom Party, quickly … [Read more...] about News Europe elections will gauge populism’s power
When did leggings make the leap from garment to cultural lightning rod? For what are essentially stretchy footless tights in a seemingly endless array of patterns and colours, they have been an unexpected source of controversy.Recently in Indiana, the US, Maryann White, the mother of four sons, wrote a letter to The Observer, the school newspaper for both the University of Notre Dame and the nearby women’s college St. Mary’s, asking female students to ignore fashion and stop wearing leggings. It was for their own as well as the greater good, she suggested, in part because leggings made it hard for men to control themselves.The you-wear-it/you’re-asking-for-it implication of the letter, not to mention the sheer idea of censoring clothing, set off the predictable firestorm of protest, both on campus and off. For two days students wore leggings in a show of group defiance, there was a #leggingsdayND hashtag on Twitter, and assorted men and women posted pictures of … [Read more...] about Leggings in a post-#MeToo world: Are they symbols of seduction or freedom?
By Tara Deschamps Special to the Star Mon., April 29, 2019 New European rules that will make tech firms liable for copyright violations on their platforms have been both lauded by musicians and artists and lambasted by those who champion intellectual freedom. But one thing that’s not in dispute is that similar rules won’t be coming to Canada any time soon, experts say. The copyright directive, endorsed by 19 European countries in mid-April, will compel companies such as Google and Facebook to ensure copyrighted content — everything from music and films to news and books — isn’t posted on their platforms without a creator’s permission. Some tech firms may have to acquire licences to host such material. The EU’s 28 member states now have two years to adopt the rules and create their own policies. The reforms have been touted as a way to rein in powerful tech firms and restore revenues to creative industries, often paid fractions … [Read more...] about Canada likely won’t copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what’s next?
For innovation to succeed, it should meet people’s needs and wants. Brands can build better relationships with their consumers and audiences if they are able to do that. It can also help preserve the long-term benefits of a digital economy that works for all. This is one of the central messages that emerges from the Digital Society Index 2019, a project of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) developed in collaboration with Oxford Economics, which combines a primary survey of more than 43,000 people across 24 countries with economic and statistical analysis. Trust in big tech is falling. This survey first started in 2018, and even the collapse in trust in the use of digital technologies has been observed. The number-one cause of distrust is the misuse of personal data. Stronger regulation of technologies like artificial intelligence is being proposed. And social media has been blamed for both political polarization and misinformation. Thirty years from the birth of the World Wide Web and … [Read more...] about The Digital Economy gives you the power to be a better version of yourself