Like it or not, wind of change is coming
All eyes are on the big event this afternoon at Thammasat University.Tens of thousands are expected to converge at Tha Prachan campus where an anti-dictatorship rally organised by a coalition of student groups will take place. Whether they can enter the campus grounds remains in question.Earlier, university administrators issued a statement rejecting the organisers’ request to hold a rally there, citing lack of compliance with rules for using the university ground.A group of alumni led by former law lecturer and Senator Kaewsan Atiphothi issued a statement supporting the ban.City officials als...
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Coronavirus stimulus check chances fading as Senate GOP eyes early exit
We are now nearing the end of September and there are no signs of another relief package. With less than 50 days to go until the election, the chances of the next relief package and coronavirus stimulus checks are fading fast. Moreover, some Senate members on Capitol Hill are also hinting that there might not be another round of coronavirus stimulus checks before the election.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreMembers may leave Capitol Hill earlyWith Election Day nearing, some Senate members could be planning to leave Capitol Hill early. A point to note is that Congress is not sch...
PCAP eyes inaugural event early next year
PCAP eyes inaugural event early next yearJoey Villar(The Philippine Star) – September 18, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, the country’s very first pro chess league, is looking to hold its inaugural all-Filipino conference early next year.“It will depend on the COVID-19 situation but we have to go through application of players, drafting, then launch,” said PCAP founder and commissioner Paul Elauria in yesterday’s online presser with Games and Amusements Board chairman Baham Mitra.“Tournament likely to start early next year,” he added.T...
Facebook plans Ray-Ban smart glasses as it eyes AR
Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica.The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech, is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or graphics from the internet, according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg."They are going to be the next step on the road to augmented reality glasses, and they look pretty good too," Zuckerberg said in a streamed presentation opening a developers conference dev...
Shanghai-based renewable energy company eyes to expand its business in Azerbaijan
By TrendChina’s Universal Energy company is planning plans to expand its business in Azerbaijan to further support the transition of energy structure, the company official told Trend.Currently Universal Energy has six new energy projects in Kazakhstan including three photovoltaic (PV) power projects in operation and three wind power plants which are under construction.“Aiming to become a leading market player in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative, Universal Energy has been active in Kazakhstan market- the buckle of the Initiative, for five years. The company is now one of the largest...
Biblical scenes are playing out before our eyes
The agreements that Israel signed with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain this week were not merely historic in nature, they were of biblical proportions.Abraham had two sons: Ishmael, born to Hagar, and Isaac, born to Sarah. There was clear tension between the two. Tradition teaches that both Isaac and Ishmael claimed the right of the firstborn, with each one legitimately claiming to be Abraham’s firstborn through their mothers.Abraham did not favor one over the other. This can be seen by the midrashic interpretation of God’s command that Abraham offer his son as a sacrifice. The verse in G...
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Onion price hike brings tears to Bangladeshi eyes
DHAKA: Onions from the Netherlands? How about Myanmar?Dhaka resident Masuma Begum said that she will buy the essential commodity from any part of the world a day after India placed a ban on its onion exports, leading to prices almost doubling in Bangladesh.“Onions are a mandatory ingredient in our cuisine. It’s a part of our daily food habit,” Begum, 39, told Arab News.She said the dramatic price increase had made it “difficult to buy even the minimum quantity of onions.”Until Sunday, onions cost 50 cents per kilogram. By Wednesday, they were being sold at up to $1.2 per kilogram.“My family ne...
Facebook plans Ray-Ban smart glasses as it eyes AR
San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica.The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech, is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or graphics from the internet, according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg."They are going to be the next step on the road to augmented reality glasses, and they look pretty good too," Zuckerberg said in a streamed presentation opening a de...
Tyra Banks 'stayed up all night to develop concept of 'smizing'
Tyra Banks "stayed up all night" to develop the concept of smizing.The 46-year-old model has become synonymous with the term - which means to smile with your eyes - and she's now explained how she developed the idea.Tyra said: "I came up with it because there's a way that when you look at a photo and you feel nothing, it's actually because the person is not smizing. So it's like their eyes are dead, and they're not giving you anything."So for me, I turned that into smiling with your eyes. And I would teach models and even my family and friends about smiling with their eyes. And I was like, wai...
Lipumba eyes human resource investment
Iringa. The Civic United Front (CUF) Presidential candidate, Prof Ibrahim Lipumba, has pledged to invest massively in Tanzania’s human resource if elected come October 28, 2020.Prof Lipumba – who was in the company of his running mate, Ms Hamida Abdalah – told a public rally at Kilolo District in Iringa Region that quality social services were key to Tanzania’s development.“CUF will invest massively in human resource if elected. We will inject a lot of cash in health and education. It is our belief that you require educated and healthy individuals who deliver efficiently,” he saidHe added that...