Now that many parts of the world are celebrating the US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same-sex marriage across their country, social media has since been flooded with the rainbow flashes and vibes. The hashtag #LoveWins is trending on Twitter and Facebook is dotted with rainbow-filtered profile pictures everywhere.
In what some thought could be a game-changer in the Myanmar political landscape, a move for constitutional amendment was unsurprisingly voted down in the Union parliament last Thursday.
In 2012, a new virus suddenly appeared in the Middle East. It resembled the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus that caused the first pandemic of this millennium.
Despite making progress in its probe into a value-added tax refund scam which caused the loss of 4.3 billion baht in state income in 2012-2013, the Revenue Department has still not been able to get back a single baht from the perpetrators.
Re: “Dutch diva serves up jazz and love,” Life, June 30. The writer mistakenly identified one of the songs that Laura Fygi sang at her concert in Bangkok last Thursday, Corcovado, as a Spanish song. In fact, the song was written by the great Brazilian composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. The Portuguese title refers to a mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Later it was known by the English title as Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars.
The crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: It is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has taken the right stand in his refusal to bow to the demand of fisheries associations to extend the deadline for two more months for illegal fishing boats to register and apply for fishing licences with the Harbour and Fisheries departments.
It still surprises me how little the average individual understands about internet speeds and the sharing of a connection. Around the world, companies make grand advertising statements like "up to 100MBs connection speeds", which is, in almost anyone's language quite fast, certainly fast enough to stream ultra high definition video that requires somewhere around 25MBs to perform well. If the server providing the file can provide it at this speed and there is essentially a direct connection between your computer and the server that maintains the speed then yes, you will get the performance advertised. Ironically, if you are connected via some kind of torrent delivery system then it could be 1,000 computers combining to provide the video and you will also get those kinds of speeds in total.
I've known about the Bangmod tangerine since I was a child, and it might be the first or only orange species of which I have knowledge. Growing up in a Chinese family, we have the tradition of "wai jao" (to offer a sacrifice to Chinese gods or ancestors) many times a year and oranges are one of the important fruits that we use, not only to pay respect to the gods, but also for special occasions.
When a deadly earthquake rocked Nepal in April, China and India rushed to send relief supplies and search-and-rescue teams. But when another humanitarian crisis - boats bearing thousands of migrants - appeared off Southeast Asian shores a month later, Asia's two most populous countries said and did little. Instead, offers to resettle the migrants came from Gambia and the United States.
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