Despite finding no evidence of “actual political influence”, the NSW Department of Education will remove the Confucius program from public schools.
Confucius courses in NSW schools, run by Beijing, staff vetted by Beijing, curriculum controlled by Beijing. Unbelievable and unforgivable. – Shane Nunan, Finley
Source: Is closing the Confucius program a xenophobic reaction?
Cuomo was well within his rights to tell the man off. Threatening violence over this was a huge overreaction, a childish effort to intimidate a nobody, and the N-word equivalency was an even worse overreaction. Why not just call the man an a*****e and an idiot and move on? Cuomo was the only one with something to lose in that situation, and he let himself get baited into a viral-video moment that makes him look like a hothead who leaves himself vulnerable.
Source: Chris Cuomo’s meltdown: Is “Fredo” the N-word for Italians? Update: The truth hurts, Trump tweets
Dubai has seen a lot of changes over the last decade — to culture and custom as well as skylines and shorelines. We looks at some of the new possibilities for foreigners.
Champagne corks will be popping among the tourist communities of Dubai with the news that liquor licenses are to be granted to foreign visitors, in a softening of previously strict rules on alcohol consumption.
Under the new terms, non-Muslim visitors can apply for a 30-day license that allows them to purchase alcohol from designated outlets, to be accompanied by a code of conduct note with guidelines on responsible drinking.
Source: 10 things visitors can do in Dubai that they couldn’t a decade ago