Earlier this week, the American actor Zoe Saldana, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, apologised for playing Nina Simone in the 2016 film. It was an apology with a space in it where a conversation about colourism should have happened. “I should have never played Nina,” she said. “I’m so sorry. I know better today, and I’m never going to do that again.” Not explicitly mentioned was the fact that Saldana’s lighter skin was seen as more bankable in Hollywood; for the role, she wore darker-toned makeup, an afro wig and a prosthetic nose – a sort of cinematic blackface that’s unsettling when you seen it on screen. … [Read more...] about Pop culture is overdue for another racial reckoning – about colourism
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Banks, financial institutions and government agencies often struggle dealing with the technology to provide authentic stamp papers to customers or secured collection mechanism. Procurement, availability, logistics, storing and distribution of stamp papers or providing secured evidencing or receipts can be a tedious process if not dealt within a proper manner. Stamp papers are documents where denominations are affixed depending on how much stamp duty needs to be paid across different processes and applications, like home loans from banks or financial institutions, registrations of firms with local government departments, and so on.According to the India Stamp Act, 1899, stamping is done in three ways viz. e-stamping, impressed stamps and stamp papers. While there has been progress with e-stamping, impressed stamps are widely used and this is done through the process of franking. In logistical processes, there are chances of theft, pilferage and shortage of required denomination, and in … [Read more...] about Simplifying revenue collection and managing stamp papers for banks, financial institutions & revenue departments
Broadband revenue was recorded at AU$35.6 million from AU$26.7 million a year ago, while services revenue fell from AU$36.6 million to AU$24.7 million as the non-core cloud services stopped accepting new sales in early 2019 and customers being moved to partner providers. … [Read more...] about Superloop FY19 smashed by AU$50m managed cloud services impairment