Opinion by Arundhati Roy Updated 0717 GMT (1517 HKT) June 22, 2022 Arundhati Roy is the author of "The God of Small Things," which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Her collected political writing has been published as "My Seditious Heart" (2018) and "Azadi" (2020). She lives in New Delhi. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion at CNN. New Delhi (CNN) When two spokespeople from India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made derogatory comments about the Prophet Mohammed last month, it prompted an international firestorm. The incident led to protests among India's Muslim minority in several states. Some Muslim-majority nations summoned their India ambassadors. India's foreign ministry said the comments did not reflect the views of the government, and the officials involved -- one of whom later withdrew her remarks -- … [Read more...] about Arundhati Roy: ‘The damage to Indian democracy is not reversible’
When I'm training people in digital marketing for their businesses, one thing I run into is this huge resistance to change . Even when I've proven to them how using the strategies will catapult their businesses to new levels, and they know they should do it, most still have a hard time. To be successful as entrepreneurs, most of us need to change something in our lives: our habits, our managerial style, our systems or even the product or service we offer. When markets shift , you've got to pivot and adapt. When you experience ongoing issues in your business, you've got to change. We know this yet, change still feels hard. But if our very lives were on the line, we'd make the change, right? Well, maybe not. Related: Success Demands Sacrifice. What Are You Willing to Give Up? Most would risk death rather than change Alan Deutschman wrote a book called Change or Die . In it, he says that cardiological studies show that 9 out of 10 people who are at risk of heart … [Read more...] about Would You Rather Change or Let Your Business Die?
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.” Justin Ross Harris, 41, was convicted in November 2016 on eight counts including malice murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. A judge sentenced him to life without parole as well as 32 more years in prison for other crimes. All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices agreed that there was sufficient evidence to support Harris' convictions, but the majority opinion written by Chief Justice David Nahmias says that much of the evidence having to do with Harris' sexual activities shouldn't have been admitted and may have improperly influence the jury. The ruling means that Harris is entitled to a new trial on the murder and child cruelty charges against him. The high court upheld Harris’ convictions on three sex … [Read more...] about Murder conviction overturned in Georgia hot car death case
(CNN) — Vitamin, mineral and multivitamin supplements aren’t likely to protect you from cancer, heart disease or overall mortality, the US Preventive Services Task Force said in updated guidelines released Tuesday in the journal JAMA. Since its last recommendation in 2014 , the task force reviewed 84 studies testing vitamins in almost 700,000 people, including 52 new studies on the topic. READ MORE: Detectives: Modesto Deadly Shooting Suspect Also Wanted For 2nd Homicide In San Jose Yet the conclusion remained the same as that of 2014: If you are a healthy, nonpregnant adult, there is “insufficient evidence” of any benefits to extending one’s life in taking vitamin E, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin A, beta carotene,vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C and selenium. However, there is enough evidence to recommend against the use of beta carotene supplements, which the body turns into vitamin A, to prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer “because of a possible increased risk … [Read more...] about Are You Wasting Your Money On Supplements? Most Likely, Experts Say
(CNN) — President Joe Biden will call on Congress in a speech Wednesday to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, senior administration officials said, framing the move as necessary to provide relief to American consumers but itself not enough to resolve the problem of surging energy prices. Biden will also call on states to take steps removing their own taxes on gas and diesel. And he’ll tell oil refining companies to increase their capacity ahead of their planned meeting this week with administration officials. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Identify Elderly Man Shot, Killed On Daily Walk In Juniata Combined, the senior administration officials claimed, the steps Biden will call for could reduce the price per gallon of gas by $1. Yet that figure relies on a number of steps entirely out of the President’s control — not least of which is convincing a skeptical Congress to approve his plan. The steps amount to Biden’s latest attempt to show … [Read more...] about Biden Will Call For 3-Month Suspension Of Gas Tax, Though Officials Acknowledge It ‘Alone Won’t Fix The Problem’
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin announced on Wednesday that he’s stepping away from Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. Rubin, a prominent owner with the Sixers, is selling his equity stake, which is 10%, according to ESPN. Rubin is selling his stake due to conflicts in the expansion of Fanatics, a company worth more than $20 billion that sells licensed sportswear, sports equipment, and merchandise. Thank you, @sixers fans ❤️ pic.twitter.com/46YX0Zoahm — Michael Rubin (@michaelrubin) June 22, 2022 READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Identify Elderly Man Shot, Killed On Daily Walk In Juniata Fanatics is moving to launch individual contracts with thousands of athletes and a sports betting operation. Both directly conflict with the ownership rules of sports leagues. “Given these realities, I will sadly be selling my stake in the Sixers and shifting from part-owner back to … [Read more...] about Michael Rubin To Sell Stake In Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment, Which Owns Sixers, New Jersey Devils