Back to Pethokoukis: Some social media users were thrilled by Lutz’s prediction, commenting on the technology’s potential safety aspects and how it could make commuting easier. For these people, such knee-jerk opposition to driverless cars is all about maintaining personal autonomy and withstanding yet another elite assault on their lifestyle. Actually, there are plenty of good, not-so-difficult to think through reasons why the idea of legislating away the driver-car is a very, very bad idea.But plenty of others were horrified at the prospect. And this is not about “elites” or “lifestyle,” it’s about the power of the state and how far it should be allowed to override the rights of the individual.Sunga of the Philippines, expressed concern about "hate speech ... Two police shootings of black men have sparked nation wide protests. xenophobia [and] Afrophobia" that he felt was prevalent in the campaign, although he didn't specifically call out Republican candidate Donald Trump. Now thousands around the world are marching in solidarity with U. the establishment of a new temporary crossing point for UNDOF personnel between the Alpha and Bravo sides for contingency situations, in the absence of the established crossing at Quneitra, and in this regard, the return of an initial UNDOF contingent to Camp Faouar, as well as the cooperation of the parties to facilitate this return, together with continued efforts to plan for UNDOF’s expeditious return to vacated positions in the area of separation, including the provision of adequate force protection, based on a continuous assessment of security in the area; “8.
In the absence of the Quneitra crossing, it commended the establishment of a new temporary crossing point for UNDOF personnel for contingency situations.The Secretary-General, in his latest report on UNDOF (document S/2017/486), expressed concern over recent escalation of military activity across the ceasefire line. with the Secretary-General’s findings that the ongoing military activities conducted by any actor in the area of separation continue to have the potential to escalate tensions between Israel and Syria, jeopardize the ceasefire between the two countries, and pose a risk to the local civilian population and United Nations personnel on the ground, “ the use of heavy weapons by both the Syrian armed forces and armed groups in the ongoing Syrian conflict in the area of separation, including the use of tanks by the Syrian armed forces and opposition during clashes, “ its readiness to consider listing individuals, groups, undertakings and entities providing support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh) or to Al-Nusra Front, including those who are financing, arming, planning, or recruiting for ISIL or Al-Nusra Front and all other individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities associated with ISIL and Al-Qaida, as listed on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List, including those participating in or otherwise supporting attacks against UNDOF peacekeepers, “ the necessity of efforts to flexibly adjust UNDOF’s posture on a temporary basis to minimize the security risk to UNDOF personnel as UNDOF continues to implement its mandate, while emphasizing that the ultimate goal is for the peacekeepers to return to their positions in UNDOF’s area of operations as soon as practicable, “ the importance of Security Council and troop-contributing countries having access to reports and information related to UNDOF’s current temporary configuration, and reinforcing that such information assists the Security Council with evaluating, mandating, and reviewing UNDOF and with effective consultation with troop-contributing countries, “ the need for UNDOF to have at its disposal all necessary means and resources to carry out its mandate safely and securely, including technology and equipment to enhance its observation of the area of separation and the ceasefire line, and to improve force protection, as appropriate, and of the Secretary-General’s plan for UNDOF to return to vacated positions, starting with Camp Faouar on the Bravo side, based on a continuous assessment of security in the area of separation and its surroundings, and continued discussion and coordination with the parties, “ Member States to convey strongly to the Syrian armed opposition groups in UNDOF’s area of operations to halt all activities that endanger United Nations peacekeepers on the ground and to accord the United Nations personnel on the ground the freedom to carry out their mandate safely and securely; “4.He encouraged the Security Council to support efforts to sensitize the parties and regional stakeholders to the risks of such escalation and the need to preserve the long-standing ceasefire. all parties to cooperate fully with the operations of UNDOF, to respect its privileges and immunities and to ensure its freedom of movement, as well as the security of and unhindered and immediate access for the United Nations personnel carrying out their mandate, including the unimpeded delivery of UNDOF equipment and the temporary use of alternative ports of entry and departure, as required, to ensure safe and secure troop rotation and resupply activities, in conformity with existing agreements, and urges prompt reporting by the Secretary-General to the Security Council and troop-contributing countries of any actions that impede UNDOF’s ability to fulfil its mandate; “6."Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching." Citing the past year's spate of police officers killing unarmed African American men, the panel warned against "impunity for state violence," which has created, in its words, a "human rights crisis" that "must be addressed as a matter of urgency." The panel drew its recommendations, which are nonbinding and unlikely to influence Washington, after a fact-finding mission in the United States in January.At the time, it hailed the strides taken to make the American criminal justice system more equitable but pointed to the corrosive legacy of the past.