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Transparency Concerns Raised About 7 Dam Projects in Southern Myanmar

Villagers have already been displaced without compensation, Karen Human Rights Group says The post Transparency Concerns Raised About 7 Dam Projects in Southern Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Vogue HK editor in chief a Filipino?

A Filipino may have bagged the coveted post of Vogue Hong Kong editor in chief.   A source from Hong Kong told us that the Conde Nast title, which debuts in spring 2019, has named its top editor---and it's not a Hong Kong local or someone from Chin
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Vogue HK editor in chief a Filipino?

A Filipino may have bagged the coveted post of Vogue Hong Kong editor in chief.   A source from Hong Kong told us that the Conde Nast title, which debuts in spring 2019, has named its top editor---and it's not a Hong Kong local or someone from China, as widely speculated.   Our source said Miguel Mari, co-founder and former creative director of Rogue Magazine, has bagged the top editor post of the Conde Nast title. Mari was also creative director of the now-defunct L'Officiel Manila.   An Oct. 29 article on South China Morning Post reported that Desiree Au has been appointed publisher of the glossy. Au was the publisher of Time Out Hong Kong.   ...Keep on reading: Vogue HK editor in chief a Filipino?

Today’s women will wear the terno if…

  Some people never give up, and in this case, we mean Ben Chan and Gino Gonzales.   The Ternocon at Cultural Center of the Philippines went one step further in promoting the national dress as relevant wear for today's Filipino women. Not o
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Today’s women will wear the terno if…

  Some people never give up, and in this case, we mean Ben Chan and Gino Gonzales.   The Ternocon at Cultural Center of the Philippines went one step further in promoting the national dress as relevant wear for today's Filipino women. Not only did it parade in a fashion show last Sunday the terno designs of the participants, who were mostly budding designers, from various parts of the country; the Ternocon mentored these participants in the design and making of the terno.   Gonzales went to the provinces to mentor the participants, and in Metro Manila, he was joined by seasoned designers JC Buendia, Len Cabili and Inno Sotto in giving the workshops. &...Keep on reading: Today’s women will wear the terno if…

Their take on the ‘terno’

  The globalization of fashion has resulted in blandness and uniformity, leaving the Filipiniana, especially the butterfly-sleeved terno, confined to special occasions.   This could be why Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (C
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Their take on the ‘terno’

  The globalization of fashion has resulted in blandness and uniformity, leaving the Filipiniana, especially the butterfly-sleeved terno, confined to special occasions.   This could be why Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) mounted Ternocon (terno convention and contest)---to rekindle the public's appreciation of the terno not just as an expression of patriotism, but also its wearability.   Held at CCP, Ternocon aimed to inspire designers to make the costume more relevant today, to give women design options so that the terno wouldn't be limited to Filipino-themed events.   Although Ternocon's dress code was the balintawak, ...Keep on reading: Their take on the ‘terno’

‘Trolling in the deep’ with Mark Ghosn

  A few months ago, Facebook friends tagged me to a link on a video from a page named Ampalaya Monologues. The video featured a guy named Mark Ghosn doing what seemed like stand-up comedy. He had the audience laughing out loud over a five-minute sketc
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‘Trolling in the deep’ with Mark Ghosn

  A few months ago, Facebook friends tagged me to a link on a video from a page named Ampalaya Monologues. The video featured a guy named Mark Ghosn doing what seemed like stand-up comedy. He had the audience laughing out loud over a five-minute sketch called «Trolling in the Deep.»   Ghosn acted out a scene like he was talking to the mother of his girlfriend. Here are excerpts:   «Tita, minahal ko po ang anak niyo... mahal ko pa rin naman po... Kaya lang hindi na po talaga puwede e....   »N'ung sumama po ako sa Luneta para mag-rally kasi may binaon silang magnanakaw sa Libingan ng mga Bayani... Hihiwalayan niya raw ako kasi ayaw niya ng boypr...Keep on reading: ‘Trolling in the deep’ with Mark Ghosn

Expressing gratitude

  It's that time of year when we show gratitude to people who have made it awesome.   Thanksgiving is the season for food and family, and moments of sharing and professing gratitude.   Salcedo Auctions hosted an intimate, early T
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Expressing gratitude

  It's that time of year when we show gratitude to people who have made it awesome.   Thanksgiving is the season for food and family, and moments of sharing and professing gratitude.   Salcedo Auctions hosted an intimate, early Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate an eventful 2018 at its showroom. It was also to showcase its yearend auction, «Under the Tree: The Wish List.»   This auction will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 24 at Three Salcedo Place in Makati.   True to the spirit of the season, the sale is a veritable wish list for both experienced and budding collectors, with a lineup of fine art, jewelry and timepieces, vintage memorabil...Keep on reading: Expressing gratitude

‘The only thing better than figure skating is sex’ – Russian ‘striptease’ star Tuktamysheva (VIDEO)

Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has delighted fans with her racy routines so far this season, but she’s revealed the one thing that for her can beat the highs of performing on the ice. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘The only thing better than figure skating is sex’ – Russian ‘striptease’ star Tuktamysheva (VIDEO)

Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has delighted fans with her racy routines so far this season, but she’s revealed the one thing that for her can beat the highs of performing on the ice. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Father’ of China’s nuclear, thermonuclear bombs dies aged 100

A nuclear physicist revered in China as one of the key figures behind its entire nuclear weapons program has died after living for no less than a century. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Father’ of China’s nuclear, thermonuclear bombs dies aged 100

A nuclear physicist revered in China as one of the key figures behind its entire nuclear weapons program has died after living for no less than a century. Read Full Article at RT.com

US to expand Pacific military base together with Australia in bid to stop China’s growing influence

The US has said it will join Australia in the development of a naval base on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island to “protect the freedom of the seas,” in a move apparently aimed at curbing China’s presence in the Pacific. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US to expand Pacific military base together with Australia in bid to stop China’s growing influence

The US has said it will join Australia in the development of a naval base on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island to “protect the freedom of the seas,” in a move apparently aimed at curbing China’s presence in the Pacific. Read Full Article at RT.com

ATP Finals: Serbia's Djokovic breezes into final after straight-sets win

World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the final of the ATP Finals in London after a comprehensive straight-sets victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ATP Finals: Serbia's Djokovic breezes into final after straight-sets win

World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the final of the ATP Finals in London after a comprehensive straight-sets victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Read Full Article at RT.com

Game developer apologizes, restructures firm after outcry over imaginary anti-gay Chechen vampires

The developer of ‘Vampires: The Masquerade’ tabletop game will be restructured after complaints about the game’s bizarre plot, in which vampires in Chechnya use the persecution of gay people to cover up their own existence. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Game developer apologizes, restructures firm after outcry over imaginary anti-gay Chechen vampires

The developer of ‘Vampires: The Masquerade’ tabletop game will be restructured after complaints about the game’s bizarre plot, in which vampires in Chechnya use the persecution of gay people to cover up their own existence. Read Full Article at RT.com

Document on chemical attacks in Syria endangers integrity of Chemical Weapons Convention

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the attempts to implement it are also fraught with unpredictable implications for a constructive dialogue about chemical weapons on the international arena
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Document on chemical attacks in Syria endangers integrity of Chemical Weapons Convention

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the attempts to implement it are also fraught with unpredictable implications for a constructive dialogue about chemical weapons on the international arena

‘Kremlin propaganda tool’ detected in Russian cartoon is product of rich imagination

Dmitry Loveiko, the director of the Animaccord animation studio that produces the cartoon, pointed out that the production was not state-funded
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‘Kremlin propaganda tool’ detected in Russian cartoon is product of rich imagination

Dmitry Loveiko, the director of the Animaccord animation studio that produces the cartoon, pointed out that the production was not state-funded

About 15,000 people killed in Russian road accidents in 2018 so far

Head of Russia’s General Administration for Traffic Safety Mikhail Chernikov stated that the main cause for the accidents is the human factor
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About 15,000 people killed in Russian road accidents in 2018 so far

Head of Russia’s General Administration for Traffic Safety Mikhail Chernikov stated that the main cause for the accidents is the human factor

Commentary: Rating citizens - can China’s social credit system fix its trust deficit?

The gamification of behaviour over the long run may also promote a culture in which good deeds are valued for their attendant incentives and not for their inherent merit, says Yew Chiew Ping.
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Commentary: Rating citizens - can China’s social credit system fix its trust deficit?

The gamification of behaviour over the long run may also promote a culture in which good deeds are valued for their attendant incentives and not for their inherent merit, says Yew Chiew Ping.

Is friendly Russian Bear from YouTube show a Putin stooge?

Masha and the Bear focuses on the relationship between a slight but imposing young girl and her protector, a huge bear but critics argue it's part of Russian propaganda machine.
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Is friendly Russian Bear from YouTube show a Putin stooge?

Masha and the Bear focuses on the relationship between a slight but imposing young girl and her protector, a huge bear but critics argue it's part of Russian propaganda machine.

Vegan restaurant in Brighton will be first in Britain to serve CANNABIS when it opens next month 

The Canna Kitchen in Brighton will specialise in vegetarian and vegan food infused with a type of legal cannabis. Instead of loading their tasty menu with THC, the restaurant will use cannabidiol.
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Vegan restaurant in Brighton will be first in Britain to serve CANNABIS when it opens next month 

The Canna Kitchen in Brighton will specialise in vegetarian and vegan food infused with a type of legal cannabis. Instead of loading their tasty menu with THC, the restaurant will use cannabidiol.

Easter Island demands British Museum give back iconic 1,800-year-old stone statue

The 2.5 metre tall statue (pictured) stands in the British Museum. The indigenous people of the island say the carved heads carry the spirit of their ancestors and are reincarnations of relatives.
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Easter Island demands British Museum give back iconic 1,800-year-old stone statue

The 2.5 metre tall statue (pictured) stands in the British Museum. The indigenous people of the island say the carved heads carry the spirit of their ancestors and are reincarnations of relatives.

Woman killed in France as driver accelerates as demonstrators block roads over fuel tax rise 

A woman was killed after a driver accelerated at demonstrators blocking roads during a fuel tax protest. She was accidentally killed while taking part in road blockades across France.
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Woman killed in France as driver accelerates as demonstrators block roads over fuel tax rise 

A woman was killed after a driver accelerated at demonstrators blocking roads during a fuel tax protest. She was accidentally killed while taking part in road blockades across France.

Britain's BEST takeaways named but have YOU ordered from any of them? 

The British takeaway industry is worth nearly £10 billion per year and family bistro Brunch, in Whiston, Merseyside has been named this year's British takeaway of the year.
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Britain's BEST takeaways named but have YOU ordered from any of them? 

The British takeaway industry is worth nearly £10 billion per year and family bistro Brunch, in Whiston, Merseyside has been named this year's British takeaway of the year.

Décision n°219/CC : La Cour constitutionnelle alimente les débats

Après avoir rendu sa décision N°219/CC du 14 novembre 2018, la Cour constitutionnelle a soulevé une vague d'indignation de la part d'une partie de la classe politique, de la société civile, des citoyens ordinaires et surtout des juristes. Ces désaccord
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Décision n°219/CC : La Cour constitutionnelle alimente les débats

Après avoir rendu sa décision N°219/CC du 14 novembre 2018, la Cour constitutionnelle a soulevé une vague d'indignation de la part d'une partie de la classe politique, de la société civile, des citoyens ordinaires et surtout des juristes. Ces désaccords avec cette décision relève, à notre avis, de la la jonglerie de la gardienne des lois sur les conditions de détermination d'une vacance de la présidence de la République. L'article 13 de la constitution dispose : « en cas de vacance de la Présidence de la (...) - LIBRE PROPOS / SUJET_ECRIT_MAISON

Bouenguidi sports / Vainqueur du tournoi de la Bouenguidi

Tout est bien qui fini bien.Le tournoi de la Bouenguidi s'est achevé ce samedi au Stade Tata Migolet de Koula-Moutou.Bouenguidi sports l'emporte devant le CMS à la séance de tirs aux buts.La rencontre était de taille diront les supporters. Les rideaux du
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Bouenguidi sports / Vainqueur du tournoi de la Bouenguidi

Tout est bien qui fini bien.Le tournoi de la Bouenguidi s'est achevé ce samedi au Stade Tata Migolet de Koula-Moutou.Bouenguidi sports l'emporte devant le CMS à la séance de tirs aux buts.La rencontre était de taille diront les supporters. Les rideaux du ''Tournoi de la Bouenguidi'' sont tombés ce samedi matin au stade Tata Migolet de Koulamoutou avec la confrontation finale entre Bouenguidi sports et l'A.O CMS. Une rencontre très équilibrée où le public venu nombreux malgré la canicule ,a eu droit à (...) - FOOTBALL / SUJET_ECRIT_MAISON

Azkals also flaunting its best coaching staff with Eriksson, Cooper, Greatwich

KUALA LUMPUR---The Philippines isn't just boasting its strongest squad in the AFF Suzuki Cup, but probably its finest coaching staff made up of a World Cup veteran, a champion in the Thai Premier League and a former player whose exploits helped the country ma
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Azkals also flaunting its best coaching staff with Eriksson, Cooper, Greatwich

KUALA LUMPUR---The Philippines isn't just boasting its strongest squad in the AFF Suzuki Cup, but probably its finest coaching staff made up of a World Cup veteran, a champion in the Thai Premier League and a former player whose exploits helped the country make its mark in this competition.   Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson may be hogging the limelight, but technical advisor Scott Cooper and former national team player Chris Greatwich have played equally important roles in making sure the Azkals are in fine form in the competition.   The Azkals opened the tournament with a 1-0 win against Singapore last Tuesday with Patrick Reichelt scoring the winner in the secon...Keep on reading: Azkals also flaunting its best coaching staff with Eriksson, Cooper, Greatwich

Año: TV series demoralizing PNP ranks

  The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday denounced the portrayal of policemen in the popular TV series «Ang Probinsyano» and threatened to sue the show's producers.   «I am dismayed at how '
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Año: TV series demoralizing PNP ranks

  The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday denounced the portrayal of policemen in the popular TV series «Ang Probinsyano» and threatened to sue the show's producers.   «I am dismayed at how 'Ang Probinsyano' depicts the [Philippine National Police]. They are intentionally sending a wrong message, which is demoralizing the ranks of the PNP,» Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said in a statement.   «It is just unfair to our good policemen in general who are doing their jobs properly and with devotion, even to the extent of putting their lives on the line,» Ao lamented.   The series portrays the crusade of fictional SPO...Keep on reading: Año: TV series demoralizing PNP ranks

‘Cyber cleaners’ in PH: A dirty job, but someone’s got to do it

  If you had uploaded a very upsetting image or video on YouTube or Facebook, say the gory aftermath of a homicidal rampage or accident, and one day you could no longer find it, chances are it was taken down by «cleaners» who most likely a
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‘Cyber cleaners’ in PH: A dirty job, but someone’s got to do it

  If you had uploaded a very upsetting image or video on YouTube or Facebook, say the gory aftermath of a homicidal rampage or accident, and one day you could no longer find it, chances are it was taken down by «cleaners» who most likely are Filipinos, according to a documentary film by a German group.   Thousands of Filipino cleaners with the more glamorous title of «content moderators» work secretly inside skyscrapers in a business district in Metro Manila where they sit in front of large computer monitors, combing the vastness of cyberspace in a virtual search-and-destroy mission to expunge deeply disturbing images and videos.   According to the docum...Keep on reading: ‘Cyber cleaners’ in PH: A dirty job, but someone’s got to do it

Pacquiao set for New York, LA pressers

Manny Pacquiao is coming back to the United States, and he couldn't have chosen a more fitting city to announce it than in the Big Apple.   Pacquiao, set to fight in America after more than two years, is set to announce his upcoming duel against Ad
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Pacquiao set for New York, LA pressers

Manny Pacquiao is coming back to the United States, and he couldn't have chosen a more fitting city to announce it than in the Big Apple.   Pacquiao, set to fight in America after more than two years, is set to announce his upcoming duel against Adrien Broner on Monday morning in New York City.   A presser is scheduled 11 a.m. (10 p.m. Sunday in Manila) at Gotham Hotel in Broadway. Another presser will be held the following day, this time in Beverly Hills, California.   The Philippine senator was to reportedly depart for the United States Saturday.   Multiple online news sources said the fight against the 29-year-old Broner would be held Jan. 1...Keep on reading: Pacquiao set for New York, LA pressers

Son’s autism sends Pinay on a mission

  SINGAPORE --- What began as a personal mission to do the best for her son who has autism led Erlinda Uy Koe to an advocacy that has inspired the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).   The 63-year-old Filipino won the first Asea
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Son’s autism sends Pinay on a mission

  SINGAPORE --- What began as a personal mission to do the best for her son who has autism led Erlinda Uy Koe to an advocacy that has inspired the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).   The 63-year-old Filipino won the first Asean Prize, an award recognizing efforts that «foster Asean identity, promote the Asean spirit, and champion the Asean way.»   Koe, chair emeritus of the Autism Society Philippines (ASP) and former chair of the Asean Autism Network, received the award during the opening ceremony of the 33rd Asean Summit here.   49 nominees   Selected out of 49 nominees, Koe was feted for her family-centric approach i...Keep on reading: Son’s autism sends Pinay on a mission

Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam

Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday.
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Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam

Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday.

Submarine that vanished with 44 sailors found near Argentina; search for bodies and answers begins

An American search company that specializes in finding shipwrecks located the missing sub — on the last day of its mission.
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Submarine that vanished with 44 sailors found near Argentina; search for bodies and answers begins

An American search company that specializes in finding shipwrecks located the missing sub — on the last day of its mission.

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