The Great Unraveling Begins: Distraction, Lies, Infighting, Betrayal

The good news is renewal becomes possible when the entire rotten status quo collapses in a putrid heap. There are two basic pathways to systemic collapse: external shocks or internal decay. The two are not mutually exclusive, of course; it can be argued that the most common path is internal decay weakens the empire/state and an … Read moreThe Great Unraveling Begins: Distraction, Lies, Infighting, Betrayal

Unlocking the Doors to Global Success

Susan Crawford is part of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Integrated Strategic Communications Team focused on showcasing America’s Export Experts and bringing to light useful and publicly available export insights. Gary Gysin, CEO of Liquid Robotics from 2016 – 2019 “If we get introduced to key partners, that is gold for a company like ourselves,” said … Read moreUnlocking the Doors to Global Success

Making News: New China Trade Op-Ed Published in Washington Times…& More!

I’m pleased to announce that a new op-ed of mine on the China trade talks has just been published by The Washington Times.  Click here to read the piece, which explains why a new, high tariff normal is coming to U.S.-China economic relations, and why these and other tighter curbs on commerce represent the only … Read moreMaking News: New China Trade Op-Ed Published in Washington Times…& More!

How Coca-Cola retains power to kill unfavorable health research

London, May 8 (IANS) Coca-Cola supports research in the fields of nutrition, physical inactivity and energy balance, but a contract mechanism could allow the American soft drink giant to “quash” findings from some of the health research it funds, reveals a new study from University of Cambridge. The study, published in the Journal of Public Health … Read moreHow Coca-Cola retains power to kill unfavorable health research

Club Demonstration Services Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Club Demonstration Services, Inc. violated federal law when it refused to accommodate an employee in Juneau who required additional bathroom breaks due to a bladder condition and effectively terminated her, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. Club Demonstration Services’ sales advisors demonstrate products in Costco warehouses throughout Asia, … Read moreClub Demonstration Services Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Report casts fresh doubt on India’s growth figures

Data compiled by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) found that there were significant gaps in how the growth figures of Asia’s third-largest economy are calculated. The NSSO study found that more than one-third of companies included in a database used to calculate India’s economic growth were “closed, out of coverage, or non-traceable”. Please follow and … Read moreReport casts fresh doubt on India’s growth figures

Look It Up: ‘Gig Economy’ Is Added To The Dictionary

The gig economy has become so prevalent in today’s society that it is not likely many people will still wonder “what IS the gig economy?” However, if someone does still have that question, they are in luck. Merriam-Webster recently announced that it has officially added “gig economy” to its dictionary. The phrase is now formerly … Read moreLook It Up: ‘Gig Economy’ Is Added To The Dictionary

Doing the Math: Long-Term Population Consequence of Border Asylum Seekers

The immediacy of the U.S.-Mexico border emergency is shocking, almost unfathomable, as we appear to be on track to see as many as 1 million migrants including Mexicans during the current fiscal year, as former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said before her recent departure. But after a decades-long history of inadequate border … Read moreDoing the Math: Long-Term Population Consequence of Border Asylum Seekers

Canada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

The premise drips with irony: Descendants of the earliest settlers of a land strong and free now have nowhere to lay their head. Through certain optics, Indigenous Peoples and their culture are being embraced in ways that are increasingly progressive, … Continue reading → The post Canada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing … Read moreCanada’s Indigenous People Are at Greater Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

Karan Oberoi rape case: Pooja Bedi, Band of Boys speak out in support of actor

sMumbai, May 8 (IANS) Amid allegations of rape and extortion against television actor Karan Oberoi, his best friend Pooja Bedi along with the band members of his music band ‘Band Of Boys’ said on Tuesday that the law that protect the voice of a rape victim, should be used in a responsible manner by women. In … Read moreKaran Oberoi rape case: Pooja Bedi, Band of Boys speak out in support of actor

UN elects India’s candidate to Narcotics Board

United Nations, May 8 (IANS) Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council to a five-year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), while China’s candidate lost. Pavadia polled 44 votes on Tuesday in the first round of voting in the 54-member Council facing a field … Read moreUN elects India’s candidate to Narcotics Board

Alcohol intake in India up 38% this decade: Lancet

London, May 8 (IANS) Alcohol consumption in India increased from 4.3 litres a year per adult to 5.9 litres in 2017, a growth of 38 per cent, says a study of 189 countries’ alcohol intake. Driven by the rise in alcohol intake in India, China and Vietnam, global alcohol consumption increased from 5.9 litres a year … Read moreAlcohol intake in India up 38% this decade: Lancet

Today in OpenGov: Bid pro quo.

In today’s edition, 2020 Democrats try to stick to their pledges against lobbyist money, the D.C. government tries to sneak some troubling FOIA provisions into law, President Trump tries to rebuff House requests for information, and more.  You’ve only got three more days to take our reader survey if you haven’t done so yet!  washington … Read moreToday in OpenGov: Bid pro quo.

The rise of India’s new billionaires and the fall of the old

A new breed of self-made entrepreneurs is vaulting into the ranks of the wealthy, offsetting billions lost by debt-burdened industrialists and members of the country’s old dynasties. The changes are set to help India’s ultra-rich population grow at the world’s fastest pace. The number of billionaires in India more than doubled to 119 between 2013 … Read moreThe rise of India’s new billionaires and the fall of the old

7 Tips For Businesses Looking For EB-5 Funding

If you are a business owner looking forward to funding, you know how challenging it can become. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is an alternative offering funding for investors. Back in the ’90s, the US government passed an act to create the program which to date allows foreign investors to get direct visas as long as … Read more7 Tips For Businesses Looking For EB-5 Funding

Pullout from diesel won’t affect sales: Maruti CFO

The relationship between Maruti’s Japanese parent Suzuki and compatriot Toyota will also be an enabler in the transition of the company towards more efficient and cleaner vehicles, including hybrids. With BS6 getting implemented from April next year, the company feels that the price of diesel models in the new emission regulation will become “prohibitive”, leading … Read morePullout from diesel won’t affect sales: Maruti CFO