Günther Oettinger defends calling Chinese ‘slant eyes’

first_imgHe also noted that unlike Europe, China did not have quotas for women in top jobs and “consequently no women” in delegations like the one that visited Brussels earlier this month. The remark, which drew laughter from some in the crowd, seemed to suggest women couldn’t win such positions by merit.In Berlin, officials were less amused.“Someone who openly uses racist and homophobic stereotypes is not qualified for top political positions,” Katarina Barley, general secretary of the Social Democrats told Spiegel Online, adding that Oettinger could “damage the entire EU.” Also On POLITICO Oettinger remarks about Chinese diplomats raise eyebrows By Esther King European Commissioner Günther Oettinger defended his use of the term “slant eyes” in reference to the Chinese, saying he was speaking casually, using “slang.”He offered no apologies, insisting it was important to see his comments in the “larger context.”“It was somewhat slang expression that was in no way meant to show a lack of respect for China,” Germany’s EU commissioner told Die Welt. Oettinger, the commissioner for digital economy, made the comments in German during a speech in Hamburg last week. He talked about Europe and the challenges it faces with China. During the speech, he referred to the Chinese as Schlitzaugen (slant eyes), an expression that in German, as in English, is generally considered racist.“Last week, the Chinese ministers were in town for the annual China-EU summit. Nine men, one party, no democracy,” he told the Hamburg audience. “All of them in dark blue, single-breasted suits. All of them had their hair combed from left to right, with black shoe-polish.”The disclosure of his remarks, portions of which were filmed and posted on YouTube on Friday, come at a delicate time for the Commission. Its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, tapped Oettinger on Friday to replace outgoing budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. Oettinger, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is also expected to become one of the Commission’s seven vice presidents, a coveted and powerful role among the 28 commissioners.It’s unclear what effect, if any, Oettinger’s comments will have on his future at the Commission. So far, the Commission has remained silent on the issue.At the Hamburg appearance, Oettinger, also made disparaging remarks about gay marriage and women.Offering a tongue-in-cheek critique of Germany’s political priorities in the coming years, he suggested that soon legislators would introduce a law for “mandatory gay marriage.” Germany currently allows civil unions between gays but not same-sex marriage.last_img read more

Sadiq Khan named as shadow lord chancellor

first_imgFormer human rights solicitor Sadiq Khan was today named shadow lord chancellor, as new Labour leader Ed Miliband assembled his first shadow cabinet. Khan, who was a partner at London human rights firm Christian Khan before standing as Labour candidate for Tooting in the 2005 general election, was previously shadow transport secretary. He served as a transport minister in Gordon Brown’s government. Khan has previously served as vice-chair of the Legal Action Group, and was chair of the National Council for Civil Liberties, now Liberty, for three years. Baroness Patricia Scotland was named as shadow attorney-general. Scotland became the first black attorney general when Gordon Brown appointed her to the post in 2007.last_img read more

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People On the Move: March-April 2016

first_imgKevin Hazel is now a Security Analyst for ALDI.Michael Buck is now an LP Coordinator for Barnes & Noble.George McDowell is an Area AP Leader at Big Lots.- Sponsor – Andrew Buchanan, CFI was appointed Director of LP for Calgary Co-Op.Raymond Sosa, MBA, CFI is now Director of LP at CVS Health.Anthony Rodriguez was appointed Director of LP for David Yurman.John Spirko was appointed Director of LP for Equinox.Debra Martin was named Director of LP for Fresh Market.Nate Pearson was appointed Executive VP for General Security Services.Kelly Moye, CFI is now Corporate Investigations Manager for GM Financial.Beth Guinn is now Manager of LP for Harding Retail.Scott Draher, LPC was promoted to VP of LP, Safety and Operations for Lowe’s.Jennifer Thomason, CFI is now Global DTC LP Operations Manager for Nike.James Stark was appointed Director of LP for Pier 1 Imports.Damon Trite, CFI, LPC is now Regional LP Manager for Signet Jewelers.Bill Seering was appointed VP of Sales and Marketing, and Brent Ewing was named VP of Product Development and Strategic Partnerships at Southern Imperial.Martin Hernandez is now Area LP Manager for Tawa Supermarkets.USS announced that Patrick Avery, Bob Bartholomew, Faisal Khaliq, CFI, Christine Olsz, and Brian White are now National Account Managers for the Eastern United States, and Lonna Barret, Vince Fillari, Shannon Gregg, Brad McGarrh, and Michael Bitzer are National Account Managers in the West.Stan Welch, LPC was appointed VP of Business Development for The Zellman Group and Agilence Strategic Partnership.To stay up to date on the latest career moves as they happen, sign up for LP Insider, the magazine’s daily e-newsletter, or visit the professional development topic page. Information for People on the Move is provided by the Loss Prevention Foundation, Loss Prevention Recruiters, Jennings Executive Recruiting, and readers like you. To inform us of a promotion or new hire, email us at peopleonthemove (at) LPportal (dot) com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Risk Consulting Booming in the UK

first_imgRisk and regulatory work is now the fastest-growing consulting service in the UK, breaking the £500 million (~ $735 million) barrier for the first time. Helping today’s organizations comply with regulations, address cyber threats and manage the fall-out from major corporate scandals has led to double-digit growth in regulatory and risk consulting, which was up 11.8 percent to reach a total of £507 million (~ $745 million) last year.Analysis from Source Global Research (Source) has also found that the ‘Big Four’ advisory firms are well situated to win work here as big names carry a lot of weight with the regulators. Indeed, this is one important reason why the ‘Big Four’ soundly dominate the risk consulting market.Risk work has a much wider reach than just regulatory compliance, though. The Volkswagen emissions scandal, outrage over how some supermarkets treat their suppliers and fallout from the TalkTalk hacking episode have all helped to place reputational risk front of mind for many consulting clients.- Sponsor – The latest Source report notes that social media makes wrong moves in this area far costlier than they once were, as bad news can go viral in seconds.The report also finds that retail cyber security is having a huge impact on risk consulting, with some consulting firms telling Source they hit 40 percent growth for this type of work during 2015. The work here is high-profile and tends to touch on all areas of an organization, as the last few years have proven that threats come from a variety of sources.Fiona Czerniawska, director and founder of Source Global Research, said: “Consulting firms are eager to invest in risk and regulatory matters in order to take advantage of all the growth that’s available, but many of the skill sets required are deeply specialized and rather hard to come by. Firms may find this restrains their growth prospects more than any other factor.”Heavily Regulated Industries Drive GrowthIn particular, those industries with heavy regulations, such as financial services and pharmaceuticals, are driving much compliance work for consulting businesses.A managing director from the financial services sector has explained to the Source report authors why the ‘Big Four’ firms are favored for helping with this compliance work.“Sometimes,” said the managing director, “we’re engaging consultants as a result of a direct suggestion from the regulators, who might tell us that we need to go out and generate an independent view on X, Y or Z. We’ll definitely go to a name-brand firm in that instance so that we can show the regulator we’ve been responsive and engaged with the right people.”However, the Source report does point out that, although regulation remains a big driver of consulting firm revenues in the financial services sector, it’s now starting to look a bit less of a cash cow. Source says that there’s less pure regulatory work around as regulation volumes start to fall and banks begin to emerge from the post-crisis compliance pressure that’s wiped out all hope of pursuing other types of projects.In turn, this shift away from huge volumes of pure compliance work threatens to hit the ‘Big Four’ firms the hardest, but growth in cyber crime could help fill this gap.Stephen Vinnicombe, UK CEO at Capco, explained: “Cyber crime changes the products and services we’ll offer. It’s not really a one-time consulting service. Rather, you need a repeat approach, simply because the risk doesn’t go away. It just evolves. You cannot apply a single solution and be confident that you’ve taken care of it for a while.”This article was published in LP Magazine EU in 2015. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Finding your new Intel SSD for PCIe (think NVMe, not SCSI)

first_imgSometimes we see customers on Linux wondering where their new NVMe capable SSD is on the Linux filesystem. It’s not in the standard place on the Linux filesystem in ‘/dev/sd*’ like all those scsi devices of the past 20+ years. So how come, where is it? For all of you new to the latest shipping Intel SSD’s for PCIe, they run on the NVMe storage controller protocol, and not the scsi protocol. That’s actually a big deal because that means efficiency and a protocol appropriate for “non-volatile memories” (NVM). Our newest P3700 and related drives will use the same, industry standard, and open source NVMe kernel driver. This driver drives I/O to the device and is part of the block driver subsystem of the linux kernel.So maybe it is time to refresh on some not too familiar or oft-used linux administrative commands to see a bit more. The simple part is to look in “/dev/nvme*”. The devices will be numbered and the actual block device will have an n1 on the end, to support NVMe namespaces. So if you have one PCIe card or front-loading 2.5″ drive, you’ll have /dev/nvme0n1 as a block device to format, partition and use.These important Data Center Linux distributions:Red Hat 6.5/7.0SUSE 11 SP2Ubuntu 14.04 LTS…all have in box nvme storage drivers, so you should be set if you are at these levels or newer.Below are some basic Linux instructions and snapshots to give you a bit more depth. This is Red Hat/CentOS 6.5 distro relevant data below.#1 Are the drives in my system scan the pci and block devices:[[email protected] ~]$ lspci | grep 095304:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 0953 (rev 01)05:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 0953 (rev 01)48:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 0953 (rev 01)49:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 0953 (rev 01)[[email protected] ~]# lsblkNAME        MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTsda 8:0    0  372G  0 disk├─sda1 8:1    0    10G  0 part /boot├─sda2 8:2    0  128G  0 part [SWAP]└─sda3        8:3 0  234G  0 part /…nvme0n1    259:0    0 372.6G  0 disk└─nvme0n1p1 259:1    0 372.6G  0 part#2 Is the nvme driver built into my kernel:[[email protected] ~]$ modinfo nvmefilename: /lib/modules/3.15.0-rc4/kernel/drivers/block/nvme.koversion:        0.9license:        GPLauthor:        Matthew Wilcox srcversion:    4563536D4432693E6630AE3alias: pci:v*d*sv*sd*bc01sc08i02*depends:intree:        Yvermagic:      3.15.0-rc4 SMP mod_unload modversionsparm: io_timeout:timeout in seconds for I/O (byte)parm: nvme_major:intparm: use_threaded_interrupts:int#3 Is my driver actually loaded into the kernel[[email protected] ~]$ lsmod | grep nvmnvme 54197  0#4 Are my nvme block devices present:[[email protected] ~]$ ll /dev/nvme*n1brw-rw—- 1 root disk 259, 0 Oct  8 21:05 /dev/nvme0n1brw-rw—- 1 root disk 259, 1 Sep 25 17:08 /dev/nvme1n1brw-rw—- 1 root disk 259, 2 Sep 25 17:08 /dev/nvme2n1brw-rw—- 1 root disk 259, 3 Sep 25 17:08 /dev/nvme3n1#5 Run a quick test to see if you have a GB/s class SSD to have fun with.[[email protected] ~]# hdparm -tT –direct /dev/nvme0n1/dev/nvme0n1:Timing O_DIRECT cached reads:  3736 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1869.12 MB/secTiming O_DIRECT disk reads: 5542 MB in  3.00 seconds = 1847.30 MB/secRemember to consolidate and create parallelism as much as possible in your workloads.These drives will amaze you.Have fun!last_img read more

Revealed: The Man City youngsters who’ll face Burton

first_imgIan Carlo Poveda, Felix Nmecha, Taylor Richards and Iker Pozo are set to be included in the Manchester City squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Burton, Goal has learned.City will take a 9-0 aggregate lead to the Pirelli Stadium and, with a place in the final all but assured, Pep Guardiola is planning to include around six or seven youth-team players in a bid to give his first-team stars some rest.Eric Garcia, 18, who has impressed in two appearances in the competition already, is also set to be involved, while Philippe Sandler, 21, and Luke Bolton, 19 could also travel.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! City had hoped to call up more youth-team players but their plans were disrupted by the scheduling of the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals, with the club’s Under-21s slated to play Sunderland on Tuesday night.SIX MAN CITY YOUNGSTERS TIPPED FOR BRIGHT FUTURES Guardiola has decided to send a relatively strong U21 team to Sunderland, but has plucked some of the most highly-rated talents in the youth ranks for the Carabao Cup semi.Poveda was at Barcelona before joining City three years ago and plays in a wide position; Nmecha has represented England and Germany at youth level; Richards is a right-sided attacking midfielder who counts Paul Pogba as a mentor, and Pozo has caught the eye playing in a deep-lying midfield role. All four are 18.Phil Foden, who has long been part of Guardiola’s first-team set-up, is widely expected to start on Wednesday, while Aro Muric, 20, has played in all previous rounds in the competition.The rest of the squad will be made up of senior first-team members, with Riyad Mahrez in contention to feature after missing out on the match-day squad for Sunday’s Premier League win at Huddersfield. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Shiv Shakti enthralls the Capital

first_imgThe dance presentation, Shiva Shakti, consisted of a series of magnificent recitals that attempted to portray the union of Shiva, the male principle and pure consciousness with Shakti, the dynamic feminine energy.The narrator of the recital explains, ‘In the ancient Indian philosophy of tantra, it is said that the Kundalini Shakti exists in every atom of the universe. Kundalini Shakti in its dormant state is represented by a coiled snake, nestled at the base of the spine. When this energy is awakened, it ascends through the seven chakras to unite above the crown of the head with Shiva. This consummation creates an experience of bliss. This Kundalini Shakti in each one of us, unites us and connects us in the dance of Shiva.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show was directed by Dev Issaro, choreographed by Daksha Sheth and her daughter Isha Sharvani and the music was orchestrated by Tao Issaro.  Throughout her career, Daksha Seth has explored various art movements from different corners of India: Kathak from the North, Mayurbhanj Chhau from the East, the martial art of Lakaripayattu from the South and aerial techniques of Mallakhamb from the West. She and Dev Issaro amalgamated all these disciplines with dramatic staging and innovative music to formulate a strong and vibrant dance-drama experience with indigenous roots.All the performers in the show were from the Daksha Sheth Dance Company that boasts of  its unique form of dance expression that the audience enjoyed in all its vibrancy.Some of the dignitaries present at the occasion were Kiran Bedi, Shubha Mudgal, Abha Dalmia, Herbart Traxl, Shailesh Khaitan, Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy.last_img read more