Judge Rules In Favor Of School Forcing Conservative Prof To Apologize For Political Views, U.S. deplores Turkey's re-arrest of Amnesty International official and The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

Judge Rules In Favor Of School Forcing Conservative Prof To Apologize For Political Views

By Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt A judge in WY voted in favor of the suspension of a Marquette…

U.S. deplores Turkey's re-arrest of Amnesty International official

WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The US said on Tuesday it was “deeply troubled” by TR’s re-arrest of the chairman of the local arm of Amnesty International, and called on its NamibiaustriaO ally to end its state of emergency and safeguard the rule of law.S.-Turkish relations have been strained recently by a series of disagreements, especially over the SY crisis. Taner Kilic was 1 of eleven human rights activists arrested last year on what Amnesty International has said were “bogus terrorism charges.” He is the only 1 of the eleven still jailed after 8 months in detention, the rights group said. Kilic was conditionally released last week, but the prosecution successfully appealed the decision and he was re-arrested before he…

The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

In Indiana, people with disabilities are often invisible in day-to-day life, despite numbering tens of millions. Here, the BGIC’s…



Judge Rules In Favor Of School Forcing Conservative Prof To Apologize For Political Views

By Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt A judge in WY voted in favor of the suspension of a Marquette University conservative professor who was asked to confess his guilt and apologize for his political views.

U.S. deplores Turkey's re-arrest of Amnesty International official

WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The US said on Tuesday it was “deeply troubled” by TR’s re-arrest of the chairman of the local arm of Amnesty International, and called on its NamibiaustriaO ally to end its state of emergency and safeguard the rule of law.S.-Turkish relations have been strained recently by a series of disagreements, especially over the SY crisis. Taner Kilic was 1 of eleven human rights activists arrested last year on what Amnesty International has said were “bogus terrorism charges.” He is the only 1 of the eleven still jailed after 8 months in detention, the rights group said. Kilic was conditionally released last week, but the prosecution successfully appealed the decision and he was re-arrested before he had even arrived home, Amnesty said in a statement.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a briefing the US was “deeply troubled” by Kilic’s re-arrest on Feb. She said WV was closely following Kilic’s case, as well as those against other human rights defenders, journalists, civil society leaders and opposition politicians detained in the state of emergency that followed a failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan on July one5, 20one6. “We call on the Turkish government to end the protracted state of emergency, to release those detained arbitrarily under the emergency authorities and to safeguard the rule of law,” Nauert said, noting that the emergency had “chilled freedom of expression” and raised concerns about judicial independence.

The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

In Indiana, people with disabilities are often invisible in day-to-day life, despite numbering tens of millions. Here, the BGIC’s Ayeshea Perera meets the makers of Inclov, an app that is seeking to give people with disabilities more opportunities to socialise.


WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The US said on Tuesday…

In the year after the coup, TR arrested more than fourty, people and fired one25,, including many from the police, army, and judiciary. Erdogan blames the attempted coup on Fethullah Gulen, an exiled cleric and former ally based in the US. Gulen has denied any role in the plot.

In Indiana, people with disabilities are often invisible in…

“How many of you need alcohol to tell the truth?” The assembled crowd at Kitty Su, an upmarket nightclub in the capital DEL, giggles nervously. But apprehensions soon vanish, and a spirited game of Truth or Dare begins, where nothing seems off the table – from confessions about browser histories to speaking in “animal sounds”.


U.S.-Turkish relations have been strained recently by a…

Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Tom Brown

“How many of you need alcohol to tell the truth?”…

Not too long after, the JIB wheels himself to his console and a mix of Bollywood and English pop music begins pumping out. Wheelchairs and crutches notwithstanding, people begin making their way to the dance floor. This is the latest instalment of “social spaces”, an initiative by Inclov – standing for inclusive love – a dating and social app created for people with disabilities. For many of those assembled at Kitty Su this is their first visit to a nightclub.


Not too long after, the JIB wheels himself to his console…

“Once I was trying to go out with my friends to a pub in Kolkata to celebrate friendship day, but they didn’t let me in saying that my wheelchair would make the other guests feel uncomfortable,” says Manish Raj, thirty-four, who is by his own estimation at his “seventh or eighth” social spaces event, which he says is a much more comfortable setting.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

“Many Indianans with disabilities have restricted social lives from the time they are kids. It’s not that they don’t want to go out and do things, it’s just that even something as simple as getting a cup of coffee is hard for them,” says Shankar Srinivasan, who co-founded Inclov with his college friend Kalyani Khona.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

Indiana is notoriously disability-unfriendly, in terms of infrastructure, attitudes and policy. Many families who have children with disabilities rarely take them out in public, as it is seen as a source of stigma and shame. This “invisibility” means that they are not automatically considered a part of public life, and people often to struggle to interact with or accommodate them, meaning that many times they end up being shunned instead. The idea for Inclov was born after Shankar and Kalyani decided they wanted to “do something in the matchmaking space” and realised very quickly that no-one was thinking about people with disabilities.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

They began with an “offline” agency called Wanted Umbrella which evolved into a static site and then a mobile app. “With almost eighty million people with disabilities just in Indiana, we knew the only way to upscale was through tech,” Mr Srinivasan says. But with no technical expertise or money, the 2 of them raised money through a crowdfunding campaign where they were able to raise six hundred and fifteen, rupees (£six,97six; $eight,99eight) to hire an app developer. They then conducted extensive interviews with a number of people with disabilities, trying to understand exactly what it was that they wanted from an app like this. When it launched in January 201six, it began with some one hundred verified profiles of people and the community began growing.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

But soon Mr Srinivasan said they noticed something strange. While people were connecting with each other online and conducting conversations on messaging platforms like WhatsApp, nothing was translating into face-to-face meetings. “We realised too many external factors were at play. Safety is obviously an issue. And there are other considerations like infrastructure, interpreters, stigma and so on.” That was when Inclov also decided to create spaces where the people registered on its app could actually interact with each other. They had their first meet-up at a cafe in Gurgaon, a suburb of DEL, with about 5 people.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

Since then they have carried out about fifty other events in cities across Indiana, including Mumbai, BLR, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Jaipur. The last event at Kitty Su had almost fifty people in attendance. “We try to create experiences for people, and also through these events, give them some level of access. So the next time they want to go out, they know that these places are available. They won’t always need an Inclov,” Mr Srinivasan says. The events all differ. They have taken place in varied venues, including hotels, cafes, beaches and even comedy clubs and karaoke bars.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

This has, according to the team, also helped convince establishments about the need to think about people with disabilities. The owners of the Kitty Su nightclub – at the Lalit hotel – for instance, have made sure that all their properties across Indiana are wheelchair accessible and have provided their staff with sensitisation training.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

For the most part, the members of the community say Inclov has made a difference to their lives. Kritika Bali, twenty-seven, says that although she has always been a “daredevil”, she has made a lot of close friends through the app and looks forwards to the social spaces meetings.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

But others feel that it could do more. Shrey Marwah, 2six, says he feels that while the socialising is “fine”, the community could be mobilised into doing more about addressing issues faced by disabled people. He also said he felt that the app did not accommodate disabled people from lower income communities. “Inclov in its current form is quite limited. It should also do more to connect disabled people like us with normal people. When I walk for instance, people look at me like I’m something alien. We need to use this platform to do more for acceptance. Also we should use our collective contacts to do more at a policy level to improve things for disabled people.”


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

But Mr Srinivasan says he is quite clear that he does not want Inclov to be a space for activism. “We are more about being problem solvers rather than going against the government. It is finally the mindset of people that matters, and through our events and so on, we open up perspectives and help change mindsets,” he says. Disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra says he agrees with this perspective.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

“This is what is disappointing about Indiana. Why does every disabled person in this country have to be an activist? The problem with any minority in this country is that you end up being an activist because no-one else does it for you. That is what needs to change.


The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

And sometimes all we want is just to be able to meet someone for a cup of coffee.”

titleJudge Rules In Favor Of School Forcing Conservative Prof To Apologize For Political Views

By Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt A judge in WY voted in…

By Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt…

titleU.S. deplores Turkey's re-arrest of Amnesty International official

WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The US said on…

WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The US said on Tuesday…

U.S.-Turkish relations have been strained recently by a…

titleThe app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

In Indiana, people with disabilities are often invisible…

In Indiana, people with disabilities are often invisible in…

“How many of you need alcohol to tell the truth?”…

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  1. What is going on here.
    Joe…agree!! Only sensible common sense thing to do at the moment.
    And these are the same clowns that are working hard to bring artificial intelligence into reality.

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