Your horoscope for 4-10 Dec
Your spot-on horoscope for work, money, couples & singles from the Bangkok Post’s famously accurate fortune teller. Let’s see how will you fare this week & beyond!Note: (⛹) is for work, (฿) is for money, (♥) is for coupled life and (⚤) is for single life♈ AriesMar 21 – Apr 19(⛹) You become more confident like you’ve never been before. During a meeting, you may call out a bad idea and convince everyone to agree with you. Something that prevents you from progressing at full speed will finally go away.(฿) Your attempt to be thrifty will fail because all of the year-end festivities. Don’t buy too ...
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Academic arrives in Australia amid reports she was jailed in Iran because of Israeli partner
British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Australia on Friday and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison.Moore-Gilbert's return comes amid reports in Australian media that Iranian authorities had detained her after discovering she was in a relationship with an Israeli citizen, which led to claims she was a spy for Israel.Moore-Gilbert was met by public health officials and members of the Australian Defense Force after disembarking from her plane at Canberra Airport, less than 24 hours after she was released from prison in Iran.Austral...
Freed British-Australian academic was detained in Iran due to Israeli partner
A British-Australian academic who was freed from Iranian jail on Thursday was detained in 2018 on espionage charges after authorities there found her partner was an Israeli citizen, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday, Reuters reports.Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was released from prison in exchange for three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran's state broadcaster IRIB reported.Australia and Iran took more than six months to come to an agreement for a prisoner-swap deal for Moore-Gilbert, who was sentenced to 10 year...
The Middle East Monitor
MacroAsia, Chinese partner make progress in Sangley airport project
MacroAsia, Chinese partner make progress in Sangley airport projectRichmond Mercurio(The Philippine Star) – November 26, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp. and its Chinese partner have taken a major step forward in finally completing their post qualification requirements for the Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project.Jesse Grepo, legal officer of the Cavite government’s public-private partnership selection committee, said MacroAsia and state-owned China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) submitted on Tuesday documents for their consortium agree...
Leeds partner with Jay-Z sports management agency
Leeds United have become the first Premier League club to sign a strategic partnership with Roc Nation, the music and sports management agency founded by Jay-Z, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The collaboration, which follows the Yorkshire club's return to the top flight for the first time in 16 years, will focus on growing the Leeds brand in the United States and Asia.Roc Nation plans to help Leeds reach audiences in those markets through three partnership verticals, which are brand amplification, creative activation, and PR and marketing; digital strategy and execution and content developme...
LRMC, Bayad Center partner for bills payments
LRMC, Bayad Center partner for bills paymentsRichmond Mercurio(The Philippine Star) – November 22, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) is bringing bills payment closer to the passengers of LRT-1 with its partnership with Bayad Center.Passengers traveling through the LRT-1 network will be able to pay their bills for utilities, telecommunications, cable, government contributions, loan payments, travel and airline ticketing companies at various stations.LRT-1 Balintawak station will serve as the pilot site for the partnership, wherein a ticket booth will be transfor...
Daily physical touch from a romantic partner enhances well-being, particularly among those with attachment anxiety
New research suggests that being on the receiving end of intimate touch from a partner improves relational well-being in ways that giving intimate touch may not. The findings were published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.The field of psychology has long contended that simple, human touch offers many benefits, such as reducing stress, providing feelings of comfort, improving physical health, and supporting brain development. In adults, touch within the context of intimate relationships has been studied as an important component of relationship satisfaction.Study authors Cheryl ...
Lagos, FAO To Boost Coconut Value Chain
Lagos State Government has said it is set to partner with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to boost the coconut value chain, which is conservatively estimated to be over N350 billion yearly.The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, disclosed this when a team led by the Country Representative of FAO, Fred Kaffero visited his office in Lagos.He emphasised that the partnership will significantly improve coconut production as well as strengthens its value chain in the State.According to the Deputy Governor, FAO being a research-based organisation, will visit the sites in L...
Los Angeles and Google partner on 'Tree Canopy' project
Los Angeles (AFP) - Los Angeles and Google have struck a partnership to track canopy density in the huge metropolis to determine which neighborhoods need more trees as a means of fighting extreme temperatures.Vegetation, notably tree canopy coverage, plays a key role in offering the kind of relief that Los Angeles needs: The city is the state's biggest urban heat island thanks in no small part to thousands of miles of roads and parking spaces.A project with Google's new Tree Canopy Lab is making it "possible for us to quickly assess the areas of our city with the greatest population density an...
EFCC, CBN partner to tackle ATM, POS fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, agreed to work together with the Kaduna Branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to ensure that public funds are kept safe.A statement issued on Wednesday by the Head of the Media and Publicity of the EFCC noted that the Head, EFCC Kaduna Zonal office, Sanusi Abdullahi, who made the declaration while on a courtesy visit to the CBN, Kaduna branch, lamented the increasing incidence of lose of money by members of the public to illegal withdrawals by fraudsters through Point Of Sale (P.O.S), ...