Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, Secretary General of the Chinese Women’s Research Society (CWRS) and President of the Women’s Studies Institute of China Tan Lin delivers a speech at the forum. [wsic.ac.cn]
The Anti-Domestic Violence against Women Forum, co-sponsored by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was held in Beijing on September 28, 2014.
The forum aimed to highlight the joint achievements made by the ACWF and the UNFPA in their efforts to end domestic violence against women in China, hold discussions with attendees about hot topics in connection with family violence against women, and provide the domestic legislative departments with theoretical and practical assistance in their efforts to draft legal terms on anti-domestic violence against women.
Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, Secretary General of the Chinese Women’s Research Society (CWRS) and President of the Women’s Studies Institute of China Tan Lin delivered an address at the forum, in which she reviewed the achievements made by China in its efforts to fight against domestic violence against women over the past two decades.
Nearly two hours into the Friday morning speeches, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) revved up the crowd with his call to ban abortion, using himself as a reason.
Stutzman told a story about a woman—pregnant, young, and alone—who once considered having an abortion. Finally resorting to tell her mother the situation, she was encouraged to continue the pregnancy. The big reveal, of course, is that the mother who dissuaded her daughter from having the abortion was Stutzman’s grandmother; he was almost aborted, he claims.
“Let this generation be the one to stop abortion in America!” Stutzman declared, leading to a standing ovation among attendants.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) continued the personal appeals to push for criminalizing abortion. Predicted to be a Republican presidential contender in 2016, Paul said he would continue to defend the “not yet born.”
When 25-year-old Kayla Jones first realized she was pregnant, the only facility in Buffalo, New York, where she could give birth was the local women and children’s hospital. So for the first five months of her pregnancy, Jones sought services there. However, she says, its practices and policies often confused her.
“I always felt awkward at the hospital,” Jones explained to RH Reality Check. “I saw a different nurse practitioner each time I went in and I never knew if I could bring my boyfriend into the exam room with me, or if he should stay in the waiting area. I also never knew in advance what was going to be done at an appointment or even why I was there on a particular day.”
But in the spring of 2014, Buffalo Womenservices, a 31-year-old reproductive health facility in the heart of the city, opened the nation’s first birth center to be located inside an abortion clinic. As a longtime Buffalo resident, Jones was familiar with Womenservices’ treatment; it also helped that the facility accepted her Medicaid insurance plan.
Our bet is that the rest of the world will very soon know the name of Republican NC Senate District 16 candidate Jason “Molotov” Mitchell.
From the fundraising email just now:
Take your turn firing the world famous AK-47, the AR-15, the super-cool KSG pump 12 gauge and other firearms! You can even try your hand at Molotov’s own customized, short-barrel AK-47, “The Liberator!” Fun fact: every one of the firearms listed are banned in at least one other state…but not in NC!
After the range goes cold, get to know Molotov over authentic American Bulleit Kentucky Bourbon.
Arkansas Republican Attorney General candidate, Leslie Rutledge, is removed from the voting rolls due to the fact that she registered in multiple states as well as sent in an absentee ballot for the 2008 election.
Hilariously, the Republican National Lawyers Association which has been in the forefront of the whole ‘voter ID to prevent fraud’ thing is furious that the law would have the temerity to apply to one of their own.
You can’t make shit like this up.
At what point does mistakenly misinforming the public about voting become malicious, how often does that pattern need to repeat?
We talked yesterday about AFP sending out incorrect voting materials to many North Carolina households, which is apparently serious enough to warrant an investigation from the state board of elections. Zack Roth also reported on a 2011 incident in which AFP “sent out absentee ballot applications for eight Wisconsin state Senate recall elections,” giving voters the wrong deadline information.
Reader C.G. emailed me overnight to remind me of yet another incident which I’d forgotten all about. The Charleston Gazette reported in April of this year:
Voters in at least eight West Virginia counties have been mailed “misleading and confusing” material that may make them incorrectly believe they aren’t eligible to vote in next month’s election, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said Tuesday.
The leaflets - mailed by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation - warn voters that if they do not update their voter registration, they may lose their right to vote in the upcoming primary election on May 13…. Tuesday was the last day to register to vote for the May 13 primary, and a Tennant spokesman said the mailing could convince people whose voter registrations are perfectly valid that they aren’t allowed to vote.
Mary Burke, Walker’s opponent, is running as a McKinsey moderate, the anti-politician with business savvy who will jump-start the state’s economy and heal a divided Wisconsin. She believes her pro-business message can win over those key undecided voters. In a nonpresidential year when turnout could decide the election, Burke’s strategy is a gamble—and it just might work.
A fourth-generation Wisconsinite, Burke is a former executive at Trek Bicycles, the Waterloo-based company founded by her father that rose to the top of the business by selling made-in-America quality. After graduating from Georgetown and Harvard Business School, Burke ran Trek’s European division, got talked into serving under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle as secretary of the Commerce Department (Walker would later scrap the agency), and later devoted her time to education and philanthropy, including launching a nonprofit that helps low-income students attend college.
Normally I don’t post new equipment PR, but this is significantly new due to the hybrid wireless network functionality.
Cisco is fortifying its ISR branch routers to give users more options when accessing cloud services and backing up primary links.
Cisco is expanding its ISR 4000 series devices with four more modular platforms that support hybrid WAN capabilities - the ability to turn up Internet and wireless 3G/4G links as backups or ancillary connections to primary MPLS circuits. The company is working with Vodafone to enable that European carrier to offer a 4G plus wired managed service bundle based on the ISR 4000s, Cisco officials said at the Interop New York exhibition here this week.
As companies move more of their IT operations to the cloud, the need for branch offices to backhaul traffic to the corporate data center is decreasing. Instead, direct Internet access to the cloud would be sufficient.
+MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: Cisco rolls out second generation ISRs+
And as more traffic is sent over diverse WAN links, it becomes imperative to establish policies for which links particular applications use, and at what rate and priority. So Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - Enterprise Module becomes key in this regard, Cisco officials say, as well as a new intelligent WAN application for automation that will be available in the first half of 2015.
At L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School, parents rushed to pull their children out of school after they received calls a student who may have had contact with the patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.
“I’m scared,” said Kia Collins, who has four children at the school ages 5-11. “I may keep them home all week.”
It was the latest development since a man identified by multiple media organizations as Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for Ebola.