It can take up to 30 days to obtain preliminary approval to export the technology.TikTok’s secret weapon is believed to be its recommendation engine that keeps users glued to their screens. This engine, or algorithm, powers TikTok’s “For You” page, which recommends the next video to watch based on an analysis of your behavior.Cui noted that ByteDance’s development overseas had relied on its domestic technology that provided the core algorithm and said the company may need to transfer software codes or usage rights to the new owner of TikTok from China to overseas.”Therefore, it is recommended that ByteDance seriously studies the adjusted catalogue and carefully considers whether it is necessary to suspend” negotiations on a sale, he added.ByteDance did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.China’s foreign ministry has said that it opposes the executive orders Trump has placed on TikTok and that Beijing will defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses.Topics : However, China late on Friday revised a list of technologies that are banned or restricted for export for the first time in 12 years and Cui Fan, a professor of international trade at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, said the changes would apply to TikTok.”If ByteDance plans to export related technologies, it should go through the licensing procedures,” Cui said in an interview with Xinhua published on Saturday.Read also: Walmart says teaming with Microsoft in bid for TikTokChina’s Ministry of Commerce added 23 items – including technologies such as personal information push services based on data analysis and artificial intelligence interactive interface technology – to the restricted list. China’s new rules around tech exports mean ByteDance’s sale of TikTok’s US operations could need Beijing’s approval, a Chinese trade expert told state media, a requirement that would complicate the forced and politically charged divestment.ByteDance has been ordered by President Donald Trump to divest short video app TikTok – which is challenging the order – in the United States amid security concerns over the personal data it handles.Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp are among the suitors for the assets, which also includes TikTok’s Canada, New Zealand and Australia operations.
New York Times 11 March 2015Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake.Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable.“The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families … never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos.”Liberals brutally denounced Moynihan as a racist. He himself had grown up in a single-mother household and worked as a shoeshine boy at the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street in Manhattan, yet he was accused of being aloof and patronizing, and of “blaming the victim.”“My major criticism of the report is that it assumes that middle-class American values are the correct values for everyone in America,” protested Floyd McKissick, then a prominent African-American civil rights leader.The liberal denunciations of Moynihan were terribly unfair. In fact, Moynihan emphasized that slavery, discrimination and “three centuries of injustice” had devastated the black family. He favored job and education programs to help buttress the family.But the scathing commentary led President Lyndon Johnson to distance himself from the Moynihan report. Scholars, fearful of being accused of racism, mostly avoided studying family structure and poverty.In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle stepped into the breach by emphasizing the role of the family in addressing poverty, including a brief reference to Murphy Brown, a television character who was a single mom. Liberals rushed to ridicule Quayle for sexism and outdated moralism, causing politicians to tread this ground ever more carefully.The taboo on careful research on family structure and poverty was broken by William Julius Wilson, an eminent black sociologist. He has praised Moynihan’s report as “a prophetic document,” for evidence is now overwhelming that family structure matters a great deal for low-income children of any color.In 2013, 71 percent of black children in America were born to an unwed mother, as were 53 percent of Hispanic children and 36 percent of white children.Indeed, a single parent is the new norm. At some point before they turn 18, a majority of all American children will likely live with a single mom and no dad.My point isn’t to cast judgment on nontraditional families, for single parents can be as loving as any. In fact, when one parent is abusive, the child may be better off raised by the other parent alone. And well-off kids often get plenty of support whether from one parent or two.One kind of nontraditional household does particularly well. One study found that children raised by same-sex couples excelled by some measures, apparently because the parents doted on their children — most gay couples don’t have unwanted children whom they neglect.Yet Moynihan was absolutely right to emphasize the consequences for low-income children of changing family structure. Partly because there is often only one income coming into a single-parent household, children of unmarried moms are roughly five times as likely to live in poverty as children of married couples.Causation is difficult to tease from correlation. But efforts to do that suggest that growing up with just one biological parent reduces the chance that a child will graduate from high school by 40 percent, according to an essay by Sara McLanahan of Princeton and Christopher Jencks of Harvard. They point to the likely mechanism: “A father’s absence increases antisocial behavior, such as aggression, rule-breaking, delinquency and illegal drug use.” These effects are greater on boys than on girls.Conservatives shouldn’t chortle at the evidence that liberals blew it, for they did as well. Conservatives say all the right things about honoring families, but they led the disastrous American experiment in mass incarceration; incarceration rates have quintupled since the 1970s. That devastated families, leading countless boys to grow up without dads.What can be done?In line with Moynihan’s thinking, we can support programs to boost the economic prospects for poorer families. We can help girls and young women avoid pregnancy (30 percent of American girls become pregnant by age 19). If they delay childbearing, they’ll be more likely to marry and form stable families, notes Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution.So let’s learn from 50 years of mistakes. A starting point is to acknowledge the role of families in fighting poverty. That’s not about being a moralistic scold, but about helping American kids.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/opinion/when-liberals-blew-it.html?_r=2&utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=36e8f874ba-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-36e8f874ba-84094405 read more
Tags: Airtel Rising StarsGeorge LabejjaIndrajeet KumarV.G. SomasekharZubairi Galiwango Airtel Managing Director V.G Somasekhar kicks a football at the launch of the 2019 Airtel Rising Stars on Wednesday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)By Innocent Ojara On Wednesday, Airtel Uganda team led by Managing Director, V.G Somasekhar, officially launched the eighth edition of the Airtel Rising Stars initiative at Peace War Memorial Stadium in Gulu.As part of the 2019 tournament, 94 games will be played at an inter-district level from which 8 boys and 8 girls’ teams will be chosen to advance to the finals slated for 7th September in Kampala.A total of 60 districts from across the country will participate in this year’s edition.As part of the tournament, Airtel will hand over goal posts, soccer nets, and balls to 40 schools countrywide aimed at keeping the football talent alive.Speaking at the launch, Somasekhar expressed Airtel’s commitment towards deliberately investing more in developing football talent across Uganda by sponsoring local leagues, cultural tournaments like Masaza Cup and the Uganda Cranes.“We have deliberately invested more in development of football talent across Uganda and as of today our sponsorship vary from local leagues, Cultural tournaments such as Masaza Cup and finally the National team,” he saidWhat the others saidIndrajeet Kumar, Airtel Marketing Director“The Airtel Rising Stars football tournament has given talented boys and girls between the age of 13 and 17 years an opportunity to compete against fellow youths with hopes of being scouted to join the local league, football clubs all over the world and the Uganda national team.“The tournament now boasts of producing players like Farouk Miya, Kezron Kizito, Allan Okello among others.George Labejja, Mayor of Gulu Municipality“I would like to thank Airtel Uganda for choosing Gulu to host the launch of this tournament and I assure you of security and cooperation while you are here.Gulu Mayor George Labejja speaking at the launch on Wednesday.Hajji Zubairi Galiwango, the Vice Chairman of the Uganda National Council of Sports“This tournament continues to be a great contributor to the football stars of today and is producing a steady stream of talent to incorporate into our Nation football team.The PrizesThe prize for regional winners will be increased to UGX 1,500,000 from UGX1,000,000 last year and the runners up walk away with UGX1,000,000.National winners will get UGX 7,000,000 an increase from UGX 5,000,000 while the runners up will earn UGX 5,000,000. Other prizes include Certificates for all, medals, trophies, golden boot for the MVP, phones and various other Airtel Rising Stars merchandise.In the spirit of the beautiful game, National Youth Primary and Credo primary played a 30-minute friendly match after the official launch at Pece Stadium.Comments read more