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Another day, another terror attack. The details remain the same. Some people get killed, some survive. It is no more relevant to know the name of the place or the organisation that executed the attacks.
It is routine. People are born, people die. Naturally, unnaturally, massacred, butchered, blasted, ripped… All the gory ways of death one can imagine assumes shapes after these attacks.
‘Humanity died’, ‘humanity attacked’, this and that… It’s all clichéd now. It’s overdone. We need newer phrases… Or do we? I think we need better phrases to convince people. Intellectuals and leaders of the world must discover better words to convince the populations that they are safe.
France President Hollande said France would be ruthless in its response. Obama too, as usual, condemned the attacks. The thing is- all these leaders do, and perhaps can do, is read a statement. Statements are necessary as well. People get a feeling that their leaders care for them. That’s why these statements are very important. In the absence of such statements, people won’t be able to realise how much the leaders care for their population.
People die in terror attacks. This is a routine affair. It is so routine that people just take a deep breath that they were not killed.
In the same routine is the routine of these ‘world leaders’ who condemn the attacks. Condemnation is good. It is as necessary as the need of the ‘world leader’. World needs to be falsely made to believe that ‘something’ will be done.
However, what is exactly done is the opposite. Where you can’t sell burgers, you sell arms and weapons. The West has always created problems for humanity by nurturing terrorists as strategic assets, like Taliban, that backfires almost all the time.
Is ISIS such a big issue that America, which otherwise runs with the ‘humanity in crisis’ flag, can’t wipe it? Are these forces so strong that whole of West can’t tackle them! Or is it just that they don’t care unless they find a reason to care for ‘humanity’?
Recently, the US gave weapons to ‘good rebels’ in Syria without much thoughts whether or not it will reach the wrong hands. US, UK, France has been funding Sunni terrorists in Syria and the Paris attacks were waiting to happen, claimed Wikileaks in a series of tweets.
Over 120 killed in Paris attacks tonigh by Islamic terrorism. Over 250,000 Syrians, Iraqis & Libyans killed. Not funny then. Not funny now.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 14, 2015
These superpowers need a destabilised world to sell arms. Some nations must keep fighting to ensure a market to sell weapons in the name of peace. It is ridiculous to think how do arms help in bringing peace.
Either our definitions of peace vary with our perspective or we are too dumb to accept it.
But that’s fine. People need to kill each other in the name of religion and borders. How else would the Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize to likes of Obamas and European Unions would be justified! Unless there is a conflict how would these leaders and organisations ‘establish’ peace!
Some places are markets for burgers and some, which are not, are markets of bombs. Some people eat burgers and some, bombs. As necessary it is to sell, the same necessity is for its consumption as well. The more you have to sell, the more you need to make sure are ‘used’.
The USA sings the tune of 9/11 and how they are standing with everyone on the ‘war on terror’, but they won’t stop making and selling arms. It is easy for them to look for WMD in Iraq, to look for Taliban in Afghanistan but not that easy to help Syria wipe the ISIS menace because Assad isn’t that friendly. Not only that, when Russia targets ISIS hideouts, John Kerry finds faults in it.
Oil fascination of the US, and endeavour to get it anyhow from anywhere, is not something we don’t know. As the joke goes: “If your face is oily, beware. For, the US can attack your face on humanitarian grounds.”
And the joke, if not literally but otherwise, is apt given the lengths American presidents travel, literally, to gain control over it. We, surely, can’t forget the State’s use of media during Iraq invasion where one oil well was shown burning (from different angles) to make believe there were several being burnt down. However, the tankers were quietly moved through sea towards American shores.
Given the unfavourable Assad regime, with the backing of Russia, the US is finding it difficult to attack Syria for ‘humanitarian concerns’ as it did elsewhere. That’s why, in absence of ‘profit’, the oft-quoted ‘humanitarian concerns’ are invisible to Obama administration even as hundreds are being raped, butchered and burnt alive in the ISIS captured regions of Syria.
No one cares for human lives, it seems. Although, we have statements that say otherwise, but it doesn’t convince the common people anymore. Why are such powerful nations rendered helpless by a group of radicals with terror attacks of such precision?
These attacks are so common that people don’t actually feel much unless it is hitting a new low like the killing of school kids in Peshawar. People take out candles, denounce the terrorists and then post on social media. Then, the question is what else can they do?
These powers must stop creating conflicts in areas to suit their economic and diplomatic aims and seriously think about these deaths like today’s Paris attacks. There is no other reason why would ISIS target a particular nation and shout about France’s policy in the Syria.
Chip manufacturer MediaTek on Monday announced that it is focused on making 2022 a year aimed at rapid growth, business success, substantial expansion in Research and Development capabilities.
MediaTek's plans to boost technology democratisation and enable access to disruptive connectivity with its range of mainstream to flagship 5G chips.
"We at MediaTek are focused on making 2022 a year aimed at rapid growth, business success, and substantial expansion in our R&D capabilities. For 2022, we are focused on further strengthening our presence in India, offering incredible experiences to customers, and supporting the country's technology initiatives with our expertise and collaboration with leading OEMs," Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India said in a statement.
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In the flagship segment, MediaTek recently announced the Dimensity 9000 chip, which is a milestone of innovation and a rise to the incredible, built-to-power flagship 5G smartphones in the world, the company claims.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 features a single Cortex-X2 performance core clocked at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores at 2.85GHz and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores at 1.8GHz.
It packs a 10-core Arm Mali-G710 that takes care of graphics processing, the report said.
The chipset also comes packed with MediaTek's fifth-generation APU with six total cores for AI processing.Unsplash
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The chipset also comes packed with MediaTek's fifth-generation APU with six total cores for AI processing.
The chipset can handle screens with up to a 180Hz refresh rate at Full HD+ resolutions. It is also the first chipset to have an 18-bit image signal processor, offering the ability to capture 4K HDR video using up to three cameras at the same time, or still photos using up to a massive 320MP sensor. (IANS/PR)
(Keywords: 5G, smartphones, Mediatek)
If the US loses Chinese companies, Wall Street will gradually alienate itself from the world's most prosperous market and the US will no longer be the true global financial centre, Chinese state media claimed.
Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, announced on Friday that the company is starting the work of delisting from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and initiating preparations for listing in Hong Kong.
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One day before Didi made the statement, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a mandate requiring foreign companies listed in the US to provide audits for inspection. Otherwise, they could be delisted from NYSE and Nasdaq in three years.
"The new SEC regulation clearly targets Chinese companies listed in the US. Analysts believe that it could lead to more than 200 companies being kicked off US exchanges," Global Times reported.
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Didi is the first Chinese company, which announced that it would delist from the NYSE after the SEC issued its new regulation. The company got listed in the US in June without the approval of Chinese regulatory authorities, sparking concerns that the information of hundreds of millions of Chinese users would be leaked to endanger China's national security. More than 20 apps linked to the company were subsequently removed from mobile stores. The SEC's new regulation has compressed Didi's space for financing in the US from the other direction, the report said.
It will become more difficult for Chinese digital technology and application companies to get listed in the US in the future.Unsplash
There have already been voices in the US demanding most of the "China concept stocks" be removed from the US. Scrutiny of "China concept stocks" is expected to get stricter. The US provides various excuses such as "financial security" and "national security" for such scrutiny, the report said.
It will become more difficult for Chinese digital technology and application companies to get listed in the US in the future. This will cause losses to both sides. But the tendency shows that China has greater initiative to adjust and adapt to new conditions, the report said.
Global Times said Chinese companies have other alternatives, and if they go back to China, they will greatly enhance the attractiveness of the mainland and Hong Kong capital markets, creating the possibility of gradually changing the global financial landscape. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : Wall street, China, stocks, companies, businesses, losses, regulations, prosperous, technology, authorities, delisting.)
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Sommet Education, one of the worlds leading hospitality and culinary education players, recently joined hands with the countrys premium hospitality institute, Indian School of Hospitality (ISH).
With this Sommet Education now own a 51 per cent stake in the ISH, a significant addition to the former's expansive global network. The strategic partnership allows Sommet Education to establish two of its prestigious institutions in India: Ecole Ducasse, a worldwide education reference in culinary and pastry arts, and Les Roches, one of the world's leading hospitality business schools. With this academic alliance, Ecole Ducasse will now have its first campus in India at ISH, and Les Roches will launch its undergraduate and postgraduate hospitality management programmes in the country.
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Sommet Education's belief in the Indian market and its potential to grow exponentially made the country the focal point of its development plans. As per the recent data, the Indian hospitality industry has shown a 122.9 per cent growth in RevPAR in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2 2021. The sector bounced back strongly with the relaxations in regulations over travel restrictions post the second wave of the pandemic.
During the recent meeting between Benoit-Etienne Domenget, CEO, Sommet Education and Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, both the leaders shared their future development plans for India. Two are exploring opportunities to launch a second campus, most likely to be located in Mumbai, Bengaluru, or Hyderabad. The duo also plans to set up a network of Ecole Ducasse studios in select cities across India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. These studios institutes will cater to the needs of not only hospitality aspirants but also professionals, enthusiasts, and career changers for upskilling and acquiring new skills in line with changing dynamics of the industry. Besides setting Ecole Ducasse studios in India, the expansion of the current ISH Gurugram campus is also underway. The new campus will feature an additional 25,000 sq. ft of classrooms, training kitchens, and student experience areas. This expansion will comfortably stretch the current capacity of the campus to over 500 students.
Speaking about the entering Indian market, Sommet Education CEO, Benoit-Etienne Domenget, said: "India is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, with hospitality and tourism contributing to a large share of economic growth and employment. As a dynamic young economy, India is the perfect development platform for international education brands to invest in and expand. We are happy to partner with ISH through which enables us to provide Indian students, within the country, with globally renowned standards of hospitality, culinary and management education.
"Together, we will be able to address the industry's need for specialised talent and expertise in a better and more organised manner. Hospitality management and culinary arts aspirants in India and neighbouring countries will now be able to benefit from our combined expertise and explore international career opportunities."
The mutually benefitting collaboration aims to offer a global standard of education to a larger number of hospitality and culinary arts aspirants in the years to come in India and the neighbouring countries. While ISH has set benchmarks with its cutting-edge pedagogical approach, updated curriculum, learning techniques, faculty base, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, expansion of the campus will lay grounds for more talented students to set foot into the exciting field of hospitality and culinary arts and become future leaders who will steer the industry towards success. New facilities are under construction and will be operational by early 2022.
Commenting over the new partnership and expansion plans, ISH Founder and CEO, Dilip Puri, said: "ISH and Sommet Education joined hands for the two share similar belief system and vision of establishing entrepreneurial and developmental mindset among learners. The higher education landscape in India is rapidly transforming. In order to elevate the same to the global standards, ISH, with the help of its new partner, intends to be the pioneer of this transformation, bringing the best of industry education and opportunities from across the world to our students.
Industry demands for hospitality leaders by bringing two of the world's best brandsUnsplash
"Partnering with Sommet Education will also enable us to strengthen our academic offerings and expand our presence pan India, and in neighbouring countries, as now on we will be part of Sommet's prestigious network of 18 campuses across eight countries. We will also be able to further support industry demands for hospitality leaders by bringing two of the world's best brands in hospitality management and culinary education to India."
The current transition in the hospitality and services sector requires future leaders to be well-prepared to take on global opportunities emerging in India and abroad. This tie-up will help ISH to further expand its portfolio of programs with opportunities for students to study semesters abroad and benefit from various pathways within undergraduate and post-graduate programs throughout the Les Roches network of institutions. Students can access opportunities, including pursuing a part of the select course at Les Roches campuses in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Marbella, Spain and Shanghai. Together the two hold a common vision of empowering learners with new-age skills to stay ahead in the robust and fast-evolving industry and aim to become the country's largest hospitality and culinary arts education player in the next three years. (IANS/PR)
Keywords: hospitality management, culinary education