WASHINGTON: Charging that human rights advocates have deviated from core principles, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday named a staunch abortion opponent to lead a new panel to set the future direction for the United States. Pompeo, an evangelical Christian who often speaks of his faith, announced the creation of a State Department commission on “unalienable rights” that has already drawn suspicions among gay and women’s activists. Quoting Czech anti-communist icon Vaclav Havel as saying that “words like ‘rights’ can be used for good or evil,“ Pompeo said that the panel will “revisit the most basic of questions — what does it mean to say, or claim, that something is in fact a human right?” “It’s a sad commentary on our times that more than 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, gross violations continue throughout the world, sometimes even in the name of human rights,“ Pompeo said … [Read more...] about Pompeo taps abortion foe for fresh look on human rights
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Sport Lewis Hamilton performed a U-turn on Thursday and said his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff would be the right man to run Formula One, days after saying the next person to do the job should be an outsider. 28 Jun 2019 03:15AM Bookmark SPIELBERG, Austria: Lewis Hamilton performed a U-turn on Thursday and said his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff would be the right man to run Formula One, days after saying the next person to do the job should be an outsider.The sport is run by American chairman Chase Carey, representing commercial rights holders Liberty Media, whose future at the helm after 2020 is the subject of paddock speculation.Carey has said nothing about stepping down, while Wolff has tried to distance himself from the chatter by saying he is not contemplating a move from a team chasing a sixth successive constructors' and drivers' title double.Five times world champion Hamilton told reporters at last Sunday's French Grand Prix that those running the sport should be … [Read more...] about ‘Conflicted’ Hamilton does a U-turn on F1 top job comment
As a relatively new father, I feel I don’t have much to contribute to the conversation. I feel terribly unqualified. I lack experience. My son was only born in late 2017. I also feel I have bad paternal instincts. I don’t know how to calm my one-year old son when he is crying. I don’t know how to hold his attention during teaching moments. I don’t know how to stop him from watching too many videos. I don’t know how to get him back on healthy food after treats from well meaning loved ones. I don’t know how to get him to quiet down in Sunday Church. The little guy has me helpless. Should I be celebrated as a father this year? More on fathers: My father died a few weeks back but I still haven't cried How to forgive the most important man in your life This former drug addict who attempted to kill his family now ministers tokhang surrenderees Kidlat Tahimik: the duwendes and contradictions of a National Artist My loving wife is quite supportive. She … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a new father in 2019?
SINGAPORE: Singapore was on Tuesday (May 28) added to a United States watchlist for currency practices for the first time, subjecting its exchange rate policies to scrutiny.In a semi-annual report to the US Congress, the US Treasury Department said that no major trading partner had met its currency manipulation criteria, but that Singapore - along with eight other countries - required close attention because of its large current account surplus and foreign exchange intervention operations.Here's what you need to know:1. Why was Singapore added to the list?Basically because the Treasury tightened its monitoring criteria to include not just America's 12 largest trading partners but any country with more than US$40 billion in bilateral goods trade.It also lowered the current account surplus threshold from 3 per cent of GDP to 2 per cent - implying more countries will be in breach - and lowered the threshold for persistent net purchases of foreign currency.As a result, "more Asian … [Read more...] about Singapore added to US currency watchlist: What you need to know
The RedQ office even has its own childcare centre, in-house clinic and barbershop. AirAsia Ever wonder what it’s like to work in a company where you can cuddle up in a sleeping pod midday or work right next to the CEO? AirAsia employees, internally referred to as “Allstars”, have the answer. About 2,000 of them work out of the AirAsia RedQ (short for RedQuarters) – located beside Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 – where there are no doors or walls separating employees of all levels, including the CEO. At RedQ, there is an “open culture” to encourage open communication between employees and managers, an AirAsia spokesman told Business Insider recently over email. “Being ‘people first’ means management is accessible,” AirAsia Group chief people officer Varun Bhatia said. This means AirAsia’s people are free to approach anyone, including senior management and even AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony … [Read more...] about Here’s what it’s like inside AirAsia’s RedQ, where everyone has access to the CEO, cheaper childcare, a spiral slide and sleeping pods