Ljubljana, 5 October - While the media outlets with ties to the opposition Democrats (SDS) have been the subject of much debate in Slovenia, the decision of some state-owned companies to pay for ads in them has led to new clashes. The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens. … [Read more...] about State company ads in SDS-associated media stir debate
Instagram Nametag feature is available globally for both Android and iOS users starting Friday. IANSUpdated:October 5, 2018, 2:22 PM IST Instagram Launches Nametag Feature For Adding Friends IRL Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram on Friday introduced a new feature "Nametag" to make the process of finding and adding people and accounts easier. "'Nametag' is a customisable identification card that allows people to find your Instagram profile when it's scanned. Your nametag is uniquely yours and makes it quick and fun to add people and accounts you discover in person," the photo-messaging app wrote in a blog-post late on Thursday. The feature is available globally for both Android and iOS users starting Friday. Since "Nametag" is a customisable feature, users have the liberty to add colours, emojis and selfies with different stickers and design their own identification card. "To scan someone's nametag, you can either swipe right into the camera, hover over the … [Read more...] about Instagram Launches Nametag Feature For Adding Friends IRL
Here’s a not at all extremely intense or insane ad put out by an organization called Catholic Vote in support of Brett Kavanaugh. In the video, mothers bathe baby boys in the sink. They pat their heads. They watch them swing on swings. These babies grow to become fine boys, who rake leaves virtuously. Then, men who chop wood, also virtuously. Men who fight fires. Men who do manly things. Virtue. Honor. Valor. Courage. (Oddly, there are no montages of working out at Tobin’s, collecting money for Beach Week, or drinking “skis” at Timmy’s.) All of this is contrasted with a horrifying scene of women protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation and followed by a now-familiar warning: “If it can happen to him...” These men are good men. Many manly men do manly things, but never rape, only honorable things. If you are a man and came from a mother’s womb, you are not capable of rape. Because mothers. Because God. Because men … [Read more...] about Well This Is a Truly Deranged Ad From ‘Moms for Kavanaugh’
Singapore has charged an employment agency for posting advertisements offering Indonesian helpers for sale on an e-commerce site, the city-state's labour ministry said. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids -- mostly from poor parts of Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar -- who head to the tiny but wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than they can back home. Conditions for Indonesian maids in tightly-regulated Singapore are generally regarded as better than in other places, such as Malaysia or parts of the Middle East, but the ads on online marketplace Carousell sparked a rare flare-up of tensions over the issue. Posted under the user name "maid.recruitment", the ads offered the services of several helpers from Indonesia, while some ads indicated maids had already been "sold". The ads triggered anger in Indonesia, with NGO Migrant Care slamming them as "unjust and demeaning", and were later removed from the site. The ministry said Thursday it had slapped a total of 243 … [Read more...] about Singapore firm charged over ‘maids for sale’ online ads
Police in the suburbs are adding some pink flair to their uniforms, equipment and even patrol vehicles in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Elgin police are among those leading the way, with a pair of squads colored pink for October. Officers also are wearing pink badges, and pink T-shirts are being sold, with proceeds benefiting breast cancer organizations. No city money was used for any of the endeavors, police are quick to note. If you'd like a pink squad car to stop by a community event, reach out to Cmdr. Jim Bisceglie at [email protected] Hills is among the other suburban departments taking part, with officers sporting pink T-shirts under their uniforms and carrying pink handcuffs."Officers wearing pink is a great way to raise awareness and spread the word that early detection is key to battling this disease," Chief Patrick Kreis said. The case of Melodie Gliniewicz was heard this week by a state appeals court, which is being asked to decide … [Read more...] about Why are police adding pink to their uniforms, equipment, vehicles?