On Oct. 6, 1976 an event took place in Bangkok that Thailand has tried not to remember, but which the people that were there cannot forget. In that episode, unarmed student protesters were mowed down in an overwhelming and brutal exercise of power by soldiers under the orders of the state, the head of which was the late King Bhumibol.In spite of the attempt to silence any reference or discussion of the massacre, young people in the City of Angels this October 2020 are turning out again and taking on the most powerful institutions in the kingdom: the monarchy and military. There is a direct lin...
On Philanthropy: Start planning your year-end giving now
In 2019, U.S. giving to charity totaled nearly $450 billion. Historically, nearly one-third of that amount takes place in December, with 12% of all giving occurring in the last three days of the year!December and last-minute giving is often rushed, not well-planned, nor strategic. In order to maximize the impact of your giving, whether personal or in your business, start planning your approach to year-end donations now. There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your donations have a lasting and significant impact.—Engage your family members in conversations about what issues and cause...
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Russian MFA: It’s incorrect to talk about CSTO’s help, while conflict taking place in Karabakh
By TrendIt is incorrect to talk about the use of the defensive potential of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin, Trend reports citing the Armenian media.“The conflict did not reach the territory, and Armenia didn’t make an official request. The CSTO helps its member states in certain situations when there is clear external aggression,” Pankin told reporters.Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, us...
Cyprus is a great place for innovation centres, software development labs and incubators, US official tells CNA [VIDEO]
Cyprus is a great place to build innovation centres, software development labs and incubators US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA).In an interview with the Agency, Krach who visited recently Cyprus and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in science and technology with the Deputy Minister to the President of Cyprus for Research, Innovation & Digital Policy Kyriacos Kokkinos, stressed the importance of enhancing the US private investments in Cyprus, particularly as regards the innovati...
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Indian journalists condemn misinformation about Karachi ‘civil war’
NEW DELHI: Indian journalists have condemned a “garbage fake news” wave from media outlets that published fake reports about a “civil war-like” situation in the Pakistani city of Karachi.Outlets including News18, India Today and Zee News reported unrest in Pakistan’s biggest city in the wake of opposition protests. Many Indians also went on social media to spread the reports.The misinformation came a day after an inquiry was ordered by the Pakistani army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, into the circumstances surrounding the police arrest of opposition leader Mohammad Safdar in Karachi.Indian me...
‘Nigeria Govt Are Killers’
Odion IghaloManchester United striker Odion Ighalo has pleaded with the UK Government and United Nations to help the people of Nigeria after protestors were killed on the streets of Lagos.Angry demonstrations have been taking place in Nigeria for two weeks as citizens speak out against brutality from a now-disbanded section of the police called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).It has been reported that up to 12 people have been killed and others wounded after soldiers opened fire in the Lekki District on Tuesday, and Ighalo is among a high-profile group of sportsmen to have spoken out on ...
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EU parliamentarians: Hate has no place in the Palestinian curriculum
Is the European Commission serious about ending Palestinian hate education? Given the recent debacle on the matter within the European Union institutions over the last few months, some parliamentarians are beginning to suspect that it isn’t, particularly.It has long been known within Brussels’s corridors of power that school textbooks issued by the Palestinian Authority and funded in large part by European taxpayers include incitement to violence and egregious antisemitism.Children are taught that Israel is the enemy, that terrorists are martyrs, and that their actions are to be emulated. And ...
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Building Saudi Arabia’s B20 legacy for women everywhere
The Middle East and North Africa region is often categorized as a place where women have few opportunities, but we are breaking those stereotypes, starting at home. Our region has made huge progress in driving the economic empowerment of women, many of whom are leaders in the private and government sectors, as well as in their entrepreneurial ventures. But, as with the rest of the world, there is still a huge amount of work to be done to reach true equality.The World Bank’s report “Women, Business and the Law 2020” ranked Saudi Arabia as the world’s top reformer in advancing women’s economic p...
UEFA: Bayern game against Atletico to take place as planned
The Bayern Munich Champions League opener against Atletico Madrid will take place as planned, a spokesman for ruling body UEFA told dpa on Wednesday."The game goes on as planned," he said. Further details were not given.On Tuesday evening Bayern said forward Serge Gnabry tested positive for the coronavirus. The player is already in quarantine, but will miss Wednesday's game against Atletico, Saturday's Bundesliga date with Eintracht Frankfurt, and possibly also more games next week.Gnabry trained with the team on Tuesday morning and as a result all players had to undergo another coronavirus te...
Onward ascends to top of U.K.'s Official Film Chart
After five months and four stints at second place, the Pixar fantasy adventure - starring the pair as elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who venture on a quest to reunite with their late father for one day - knocks former chart-topper Scoob! to number two after four weeks atop the countdown.Frozen 2 holds strong at three, while Star Wars classic Revenge Of The Sith enters for the first time at number four thanks to its limited edition steelbook release.Papillon, starring Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam, drops one place to five, with The Greatest Showman holding firm at six and former chart-t...