Saturday, September 13, 2014

CHINA NOW BUILDING FACTORIES ON DISPUTED ISLANDS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

CHINA NOW BUILDING FACTORIES ON DISPUTED ISLANDS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Apparently Obama came to Maldives and left. Nobody knew about this infact I didn't.

A rumor spread that American President Barack Obama spent a holiday in Maldives and has left the country now.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Diplomats from P 5 + 1 (U.S., U.K., Russia, France and China plus Germany) besides neighbours Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in addition to Australia felt India must continue taking the lead in pushing Maldives towards holding elections in a way that there is no power vacuum.

Diplomats from P 5 + 1 (U.S., U.K., Russia, France and China plus Germany) besides neighbours Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in addition to Australia felt India must continue taking the lead in pushing Maldives towards holding elections in a way that there is no power vacuum.


This means elections should be completed by November 11 as there is no provision in the Constitution for a situation in which there is no President by that date, raising concerns that the resulting void would be the breeding ground for instability.
Ambassadors from Malaysia and UAE were among those invited but could not make it as they were out of town.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Missing start back in place

Microsoft released a test version of its Windows 8.1 software on Wednesday, bringing back the "start" button and a host of features it hopes will appeal to users.
The updated Windows, which was signalled at the end of May, should soothing traditional computer users, many of whom were unsettled by Microsoft's shift towards a new "tile"-based interface that works best on touch-enabled devices. Since few people had touch based screens this innovation was largely pointless and just hacked off people who wanted to find their software quickly.
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer quietly told a developer conference in San Francisco that he had received “a lot of feedback” from users. For those who do not speak Ballmer, “feedback” means complaints. He decided to put it in coffee terms.
"Why don't you go and refine the blend here? Let's remix the desktop and your modern application experience. Let's balance them better," said Ballmer, summing up user er feedback.
Ballmer also promised a "rapid release cycle" for Windows in future, abandoning its previous policy of making new versions of Windows every three years, in an effort to match Apple and Google.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mirayge MDP gaumee jalsaa R. Maduvverin fehtevun


13 Companies Drop Facebook Advertising Over Domestic Violence Content

Last week, activists launched a campaign that urged companies toboycott Facebook advertising because the social media network allows users to post images of domestic violence against women, while banning advertisements aboutwomen’s health. More than a dozen companies have pulled their advertising as a result, including online bank Nationwide UK, Nissan UK, and J Street.
Many larger companies have been slower to respond, including two companies that market brands specifically to women. Dove, a Unilever brand that is running a “self-esteem” ad campaign for women, is facing pressure on Twitter, while Procter & Gamble’s response was, “We can’t control what content they [our advertising] pops up next to. Obviously it’s a shame that our ad happened to pop up next to it.”
Zappos replied that users who are upset by an ad appearing next to a date rape image “click the X to delete the ad.” Though Zipcar has not stopped advertising it “expressed to Facebook the critical need to block this content from appearing.” And Audible has responded that it will not take down advertising. “Audible does not condone or endorse violence against women,” but it “takes pride in and respects the rules that govern our Facebook community and because of this we do not delete negative posts. However, we must delete, and will continue to delete, any content that contains offensive, graphic images.”
Facebook’s rules, however, appear to be enforced unevenly. A Facebook spokesperson told ThinkProgress that content featuring battered women, rape, and violence falls under “poor taste” or “crude attempts at humor” and does not violate its policies. And while Facebook screens anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic, and homophobic hate speech, the same standards do not apply to images of violence against women. At the same time, Facebook rejected an ad aboutbreast cancer because it showed a woman’s breast.