President Joe Biden's proposals for criminal justice reform include changing sentencing guidelines and making police department funding conditional on meeting certain standards. If there was any doubt about the urgency of President Joe Biden's mission to tackle racial inequality, it was erased in the searing moment an insurrectionist rioter brazenly paraded the Confederate flag through the US Capitol. Just 20 days on from one of the most shocking moments in modern US history, Biden on Tuesday made his most detailed policy moves yet on the issue with a series of executive orders on the one crisis haunting his presidency sure to endure once Covid and its economic pain are just a horrible memory. He said that the death of Minnesota man George Floyd, in a notorious instance of police brutality against Black Americans last year, had unleashed a common realization among citizens that they could no longer ignore systemic racism.
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Bangladesh to buy Myanmar rice, putting aside Rohingya crisis
Rising food prices are a worrying trend in countries that depend on imports, while the cost of rice is politically sensitive in many parts of Asia and Africa. A spike in the price of the grain led to unrest in several countries during the world food crisis of The price rises come as measures to slow the coronavirus pandemic distorted global food supply lines in , adding to concerns about food security. China's grain consumption was so strong in that it not only depleted the county's once-mammoth stockpiles, but also boosted crop imports to record levels and helped run up prices of corn, sorghum and barley - largely used to feed animals.
He was intently studying a bound volume that had adopted this notorious formulation as the basic premise of its method for making increased profits even when the market is falling. At that moment, I didn't have the heart to disappoint my gullible neighbor who was blissfully imbibing what he assumed were the gems of Far Eastern sagacity enshrined within the pages of his workbook. Now, however, the damage from this kind of pseudo-profundity has reached such gross proportions that I feel obliged, as a responsible Sinologist, to take counteraction. A whole industry of pundits and therapists has grown up around this one grossly inaccurate statement.