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IPEN announced that paint products manufactured by Sycwin Coating & Wires Inc., a leading paint manufacturer from the Philippines, have been certified under the Lead Safe Paint® standard.
|Cache||Thailand's English proficiency has fallen for the third year in a row, according to the annual English Proficiency Index conducted by the global education company EF Education First.
The report showed Thailand dropped to 74th out of 100 countries with a score of 47.62, which is considered "very low" proficiency.
In 2018, Thailand ranked 64th out of 88 countries studied in the report with a score of 48.54, while in 2017 it ranked 53rd out of 80 countries with a score of 49.7.
Thailand has the third lowest score in Southeast Asia, behind Indonesia and ahead of Myanmar and Cambodia, and ranked 17th out of 25 countries in Asia.
By region, central and northern Thailand had slightly higher English proficiency than the Northeast and the South. Bangkok has the highest level of English proficiency in Thailand followed by Nonthaburi province, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Khon Kaen.
Men in Thailand scored slightly above women in the report, rating 48.68 and 47.59, respectively.
Singapore ranked fifth in the world, the highest in Asia and behind four wealthy Northern European countries with the Netherlands at the top. The Philippines came in second in Southeast Asia, followed by Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia in last place.
The Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand all recorded a downward trend in their scores, while Cambodia and Myanmar saw improvement.
The report warns that countries such as Thailand and Cambodia with economies that rely heavily on tourism could suffer from lack of English proficiency. With English as the de facto international language, tourists may choose a competing destination where it is easier to get by with only English.
In Asia, women ranked higher than men in English proficiency with a score of 53.30, compared with mens' score of 52.71. Worldwide there was less of a spread, but women still outscored men 53.23 to 53.03. The 26-30 age range scored the best in English proficiency both in Asia and worldwide.
The English Proficiency Index is based on an analysis of 2.3 million who took English tests administered by EF education first. The report found English proficiency to be improving worldwide, however, in Asia it has remained stagnant the past five years.
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Bishops have asked the faithful to bring gifts for the poor to Mass, particularly on the World Day of the Poor.
|Cache||Philippines’ Cebu Air Inc has finalized the purchase of 16 long-range Airbus A330 neo jets worth $4.8 billion at list prices, the airline said on Monday. The budget carrier, which operates 74|
|Cache||Twelve-year-old Vanjoss Bayaban of coach Sarah Geronimo’s team dominated the vocal showdown in the latest season of “The Voice Kids” to become its grand champion on Sunday night (November 3) at Resorts World Manila. Vanjoss, a native of Pangasinan, soared past his opponents with the highest combined percentage of text and online votes, 62.11%, beating coach Bamboo’s bet Carmelle Collado (24.74%) and coach Lea Salonga’s representative Cyd Pangca (13.15%). In the two-day finals, Vanjoss wooed viewers by performing “Habang May Buhay” with coach Sarah, “Titanium” in the upbeat showstoppers round, and a towering version of “You Raise Me Up” for his power ballad. As the newest and fourth “The Voice Kids” grand champion,” Vanjoss won P2 million cash, a recording and management contract with MCA Music, and a house and lot from Camella worth P2 million. Sunday’s finale also offered viewers an early holiday present as it brought together notable “The Voice of the Philippines, “The Voice Teens,” and “The Voice Kids” alumni such as Moira Dela Torre, Kyle Echarri, Elha Nympha, Jason Dy, Thor Dulay, Lala Vinzon, Jeremy Glinoga, and Morissette for a special performance of Christmas songs. Netizens also showed their love for the grand finalists and awaited [...]|
Điều trần trước Hạ Viện Philippines, lãnh đạo ngành tình báo quân sự Philippines hôm qua 05/11/2019 đã tố cáo việc lực lượng Trung Quốc trên các đảo nhân tạo ở vùng Trường Sa đã bắn pháo sáng cảnh cáo phi cơ Philippines tuần tra trong khu vực. Phản ứng trước thông tin này, ngoại trưởng hôm nay 06/11 tỏ ra thận trọng, cho biết là ông chờ xác minh rõ vụ việc trước khi phản đối.
|Cache||Members of Akbayan party list group condemned the killing in Davao City on Saturday of a leader of one of their affiliated peasant group in [Philippines'] Mindanao.|
I will never know how HUGE my capacity is--to spend, to be hopeful, and to endure--until I chose the fan girl life.
Standing in line for hours to buy that pricey fan meeting ticket or merch with no assurances that I'll even get what I want.
Celebrating a birthday, a comeback, a release from the military, an endorsement, or an award nomination announcement from a group living 1700+ miles away from me.
Being extremely happy for a generic selfie Tweet of an idol saying good night, or how was your day, or that he will always appreciate you (and millions of his other fans).
Spending hard earned money to support projects, even hold own fan projects, enrol for another year of membership, just to express full love and support for a group of boys.
Will people find me weird? Do I know someone who can go with me to the events? I don't actually care as long as this makes me happy.
Oh well, I guess that's what you call a fan girl's heart. ❤
I wasn't expecting that this will happen this year, but my main bias since watching My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Cha Eun Woo decided to include Manila in his first solo fan meeting tour Just One 10 Minute. I've watched a lot of fan meetings since I got into Korean Drama in 2017, but this one is definitely the one that I've been waiting for! Let's talk about concerts some other time, hehe!
I heard about his fan meeting way back before the announcement through my friend Shine of Cha Eun Woo Philippines. It was posted online already by Eunwoo's management. Shine offered to buy our tickets for us if we're sure to get VVIP seats, so I am grateful that I don't have to go through ticket-buying stress thanks to her!
Bought these BEEP card Cha Eun Woo matte stickers via Shopee weeks prior the fan meeting. Nag kulang sya, half lang ang dumating but it's ok. I have no other plans but to just distribute it to random Arohas.
On the day of the fan meeting, I had a busy work morning as part of the E! Pop Gala team, so I had to rush to New Frontier in the afternoon and only then was I able to stick my notes in all 500 sticker cards! 😅 Mabuti nalang medyo matraffic that day!
Ang problem lang with the traffic was that my fan meeting buddy Ashley was late for the show! Huhu! She arrived after the first song na, so I made sure to record what she missed.
I was just entering the venue when they suddenly announced that the show is about to start. Nakakaloka! I was settling palang when they suddenly played Astro's Call Out, and alam niyo naman na ang naaattendan ko palang na Astro concert ay through a projector, sobrang naantig ako when countless of purple star robongs were lifted in the air, pumping to Wichinda! AHHH! My Aroha heart!
I have both my Astro robong and Cha Eun Woo's official light stick with me. May time na hindi ko na alam anong ililift ko, Astro, Eunwoo, o yung cell phone ko to record hehehehe.
I have to be honest, the fan meeting felt fast. Also, sa dinami-dami nadin ng naattendan ko na fan meeting, I'd say Eunwoo's lang ata sadly yung walang stage participation ng fans like games or yung tatawag randomly sa cellphone from the audience--but of course, that's the management's call.
I still enjoyed coz in his own way, parang nag sstory time lang si Eunwoo sa amin from the stage. He even told us his recent nightmares, and some moments with ASTRO members too! He also prepared other things for us, like 2 dream catchers he made on-the-spot and raffled off to lucky fans. He also raffled off a polaroid and a red cap he wore during the Challenge Golden Bell segment, but yun nga lang, walang akyat sa stage and akap yun winners, huhu!
Ang highlight I guess for this fan meeting is Eunwoo singing a Filipino song (Ben&Ben's Kathang Isip!). Naprove niya talaga sa part nato na: a) May potential linguist siya sa bilis niya pumick-up ng ibang language to think madami siyang fan meetings pa before this, b) Ang sharp talaga ng memory niya, and c) Super sweet ng gesture knowing he wants to surprise his fans with a song that everyone in the audience can understand!
Overall, it was a very thoughtful fan meeting where everyone enjoyed and everyone had the chance to hi-five Eunwoo (albeit the strict securities). I am just keeping my hopes up that this is not the last Cha Eun Woo encounter. It will not be "Just One 10 Minute". I had the chance to interact with Sandara Park for a show one summer ago, I believe anything is possible! Till then, I am just happy to have experienced this. 😊
Full house! I am so proud for all the Arohas who went out that night!
Official photos from Wilbros Live's Facebook page:
Can you spot me and my denim bucket hat? Hehe!
Team Bahay, you can watch my video here! I think I captured almost all the highlights--for you and for my memory's sake:
Distance from manila to Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Distance of 129 Km travelled in 1 day(s)Day's Itinerary: manila » Nueva Ecija
Day's Distance: 129
Day's Time: 200
|Cache||DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – The University of the Philippines-Mindanao hopes to get an additional budget of P12.1 billion to be spread across five years starting next year to fund more infrastructure projects within its expansive 204-hectare campus in Tugbok District here. Dr. Larry N. Digal, university chancellor, said during the Wednesdays at […]|
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The quest for Cordillera Autonomy should be pushed by the people from the region, a National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) official said.
Thirty-three years since the creation of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) by former President Corazon Aquino on 1987, the quest for autonomy should come within the people of Cordillera, NCIP commissioner for Ilocos Region and Cordillera Gaspar Cayat said.
|Cache||Located in the Visayas region and dubbed as the Queen City of the South, Cebu City is among the many cities in the Philippines that give pride to the country. Not only is this city inhabited by friendly and charismatic people, it is also home to many spectacular beaches and first class resorts. Tourists who […]|
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Today I am super excited to be joined by Stig Brodersen of the 'We Study Billionaires' podcast. Their podcast has over 13 million downloads. It ranks number one for investment podcast, and their tip community has a huge following across the globe. Stig lives in Denmark and his co host Preston lives in the US. However, their entire production team is based here in the Philippines, which makes me really proud that such a high calibre podcast is not only being produced but pretty much run from here in the Philippines. So Stig is here in Manila, visiting his team and holding a few meetups with their tip community. I took this opportunity to explore his thoughts on Philippines outsourcing and for Stig to share some of his own experiences with outsourcing for his burgeoning media empire.
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Resistance events for the week of November 7-20
by Emilly Prado
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Friends of the IPRC Benefit Show with Amenta Abioto, Brown Calculus, and DJ Cuica
We Are the Resilient Launch Event
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
We Are What We Eat: A Food & Race Workshop
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Sisters of the Road 40th Anniversary Fundraiser
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Defend DACA, #HomeisHere Rally
Monthly Keaton Otis Vigil
Pizza for Nonprofits: Fundraiser for Write Around Portland
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Ray Warren Symposium Keynote
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Free Community Self Defense at Q Center
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
All our Trials : A Book Talk with Emily Thuma
Bingo-Vore hosted by Herbivore and Northwest Veg
Paint your Pet Night
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Women in Prison Conference
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Tender Table: Shilo George, Daela Muñoz, Michelle Week
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Screening: Call Her Ganda
Portland Clean Energy Community Fund Program Introduction
A Personal Note
IBON International is highly concerned that the recent cases of unjust arrests in the Philippines would precede repression on a larger scale.
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New York, NY - Several dozen organizers and community members gathered outside the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue, November 4, to demand that the government of the Philippines release the 62 organizers of legal, mass organizations who were arrested Negros and Metro Manila.
The emergency rally was called as the Duterte Regime amped up its repression. On October 26, the military dropped 500-pound bombs on Samar Island to further crackdown on organizing. This was followed by raids on the regional offices of GABRIELA, BAYAN MUNA, and the National Federation of Sugar Workers on October 31. During these raids, 60 activists were arrested. There are reports that on November 4, a new slew of activists were also raided and arrested.
The NYC rally was organized by BAYAN North East and had speakers from various organizations in solidarity with the alliance, such as The International Action Center, NY Boricua Resistance, and the New York Community Action Project.
The protesters were out there for well over an hour and a half and ensured that the streets of New York not only heard their demands but heard their chants to oust the U.S.-Duterte regime!
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|Cache||180 Marketing is currently looking for an experienced SEO Project Manager to join our growing team. The SEO Project Manager will manage client campaigns and function as the main point of contact for assigned clients. The SEO Project Manager will work remotely and interact with the link building team in our Philippines office. The ideal candidate is someone who is both experienced and passionate about SEO. Having a solid understanding of SEO fundamentals and best practices is critical. In this role, excellent communication skills are vital since this person will be responsible for responding to client emails and leading client meetings. The SEO Project Manager should be a team player but be able to work independently as well.Roles and Responsibilities Managing 10-12 SEO campaigns simultaneouslyLeading bi-weekly Zoom meetings with clientsProviding client updates and presenting deliverablesResponding to client emails and questionsEnsuring campaign deliverables are executed on timeManaging client budgetsDelegating work to project specialists (writers, designers, developers)Providing monthly keyword and traffic reports for clientsProviding weekly updates to managementPerforming keyword researchOptimizing webpagesAuditing client websites and identifying technical SEO issuesProviding internal linking recommendationsMaintaining an understanding of industry trendsRequired At least 1-3 years"--- experience with search engine optimizationExcellent verbal and written communicationNear perfect attention to detailConfident talking to business owners and marketing executivesKnowledgeable with SEO best practicesFamiliar with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster ToolsBasic understanding of HTML, CSS, and how websites workProficient with Microsoft ExcelExperience using keyword research tools such as Ahrefs Keyword Explorer or Google Keyword Planner toolExperience with link research tools such as , , and Strong attention to detailStrong organizational skillsMust live in the United StatesPreferred Advanced knoweldge of technical SEOAgency experienceCollege degreeKnowledgeable with other aspects of online marketingExperience working with eCommerce websitesExperience using crawling tools such as Screaming FrogAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft ExcelProficient with Microsoft PowerPointExperience working with project management systems such as Basecamp or TeamworkBenefitsYearly bonus up to 10%3 weeks paid time offAbility to work remoteStrong work-life balance*** Please respond to the job posting with your resume and salary history. ***|
Filipino BBQed Chicken Drumsticks - Marinade, Prep, & Cooking Directions
Chicken drumsticks are a popular food choice, especially in Asia. There are many different ways to prepare it. My personal favorite is a very simple marinade and cooking method quite popular in the Philippines. The marinade varies a bit depending on what part of the country you live in. The following recipe is the basic variation.
Directions - Marinating the Chicken Drumsticks
Directions - Cooking the Drumsticks
IBON International Statement
Last October 31, around 60 peasant, women, trade-union and other activists were unjustly arrested in Negros province and Manila, Philippines, following a search of their offices on dubious pretexts. Immediately, this garnered calls for solidarity from representatives of international civil society organisations (CSOs) gathered at the Global Perspectives 2019, an annual conference of CSO leaders, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was followed by other cases in November 5, with 3 other activists arrested in Manila and one killed in Laguna.
IBON International joins people’s movements and CSOs in condemning such shameless disregard for civil-political rights. We enjoin other rights defenders, movements and CSOs around the world to also express their solidarity with Philippine rights defenders and movements under attack from state forces. We also urge progressive parliamentarians, governments and the international community at large, to foster external conditions for greater scrutiny and accountability for Philippine state actors.
In the eyes of the current administration, dissent has increasingly been deemed a crime. Search warrants leading to the arrests in Negros and Manila were issued by a single judge in another city, indicating this as another textbook case of political repression. The unjust arrests were made through the recycled tactic of planting “evidence,” such as firearms, to be “found in possession” of civilian activists or in their offices, with subsequent filing of spurious charges.
With security forces’ claim they will “prove” ties of the arrested civilians to the underground communist movement, the peddled narrative is that the arrested were armed Maoist fighters—with the victims judged “guilty until proven innocent." Concerns against security forces’ tactics are not unprecedented, with widespread accusations of police planting of firearms and illegal substances in the crime scenes of “drug war” victims.
IBON International is highly concerned that the cases would be precedents for more unjust arrests and repression on a larger scale. It is the latest in government actions that shroud the country under de facto martial law, adding to the declared martial law in southern Philippines.
We are alarmed at the new level of impunity, and the deterioration of the rights situation and democratic spaces. The Negros region, where more than 50 of the individuals were arrested, has seen a spike in rights violations in the past year. Fourteen individuals, mostly farmer-activists, were killed in joint police-military operations in late March 2019, with another 9 killed in October 2018—as farmers continue to assert the right to till lands vis-a-vis land monopolies.
Amid repression of critics, the false “drug war” continues against the poor, while high police officials remain scot-free from any accountability, despite being more disgraced from unresolved corruption allegations. Neoliberal policy prevails and economic priorities for infrastructure, such as the New Clark City and the New Manila International Airport, mean development aggression for communities.
The Philippines has been called the worst country for land rights defenders, and among the worst countries for workers, for 2018. The worsening rights situation from the misleadingly named “war on drugs” and repressive attacks already garnered UN attention, with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approving a resolution last July for greater scrutiny and accountability. The currently dark trajectory must be reversed, away from silencing of people’s voices towards people’s substantive participation in political and economic processes, including in relation to development.
IBON International reiterates movements’ calls to hold Philippine state actors accountable and bring justice for the victims of the “anti-drug” campaigns and the militarist “security” operations. Following the UNHRC resolution, we call on the international community, governments and progressive parliamentarians to create conditions viable for further action on the current rights situation, ranging from ending United States’ military aid supportive of police and military rights violations in the Philippines, to continuing an impartial UNHRC-led probe. The defense of civil-political rights—especially of land rights defenders, unionists and women’s organisations—is a requisite for the people's exercise of sovereignty in determining and leading their economic and development paths. #
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|Cache||Vietnam is the 2nd largest U.S. export market for consumer food products in Southeast Asia after Philippines and 12th overall. Vietnam is also a major importer of U.S. processed foods, totaling US$628 million in 2018, and another tremendous growth rate of 34% from November 2017. Trade mission services include pre-event product research, translation of 2 pages of product information, interpreters, scheduled buyer meetings, retail tour and market briefing, etc.|
|Cache||Claudia Cragg (@claudiacragg) speaks here for ChatChat with Richard Cahan (@Picturetweeter) about the book he has put together with Mark Jacob and Michael Williams, Aftershock:The Human Toll of War. Richard Cahan is the author of 12 books including an acclaimed history of the federal court in Chicago, A Court That Shaped America. He served as the picture editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and is currently an independent scholar at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The world was in ruin at the end of #WorldWarII: from the #Blitz in London to the atomic bomb blasts in #Hiroshima and #Nagasaki. A small group of Army soldiers witnessed it all. They photographed Germany’s last push, the Battle of the Bulge, and they rode into Germany to witness unimagined destruction. They documented the Burma Road, which opened Mainland China to supplies, and saw war atrocities as far away as the Philippines. These soldier photographers are acclaimed for their war photographs, but their work showing the impact of total war has never been compiled in a book. As towns fell and the result of years of war were being laid bare, the world began to comprehend the impact of the war. Ruined cities were unearthed. The gates of concentration camps were flung open. Former prisoners, captured soldiers, and desperate refugees scoured the landscape for food and shelter. These GIs used cameras instead of guns, witnessing and capturing the loss and destruction on film. Their work is a remarkable record of pictures that is now housed at the National Archives. The photos they left behind are beautiful and brutal: cemeteries and churches. POWs and DPs. Surrenders and suicides. Liberators and prisoners. Many of the photos have never before been seen. None have been seen like this―scanned directly from original negatives for this book. Aftershock is a permanent record that shows what these soldiers saw. And it tells the story of these young photographers, whose lives were changed forever because of 1945.|
|Cache||Ocean loving audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour makes a splash in theatres and cinemas across the country. The festival, which features a carefully curated selection of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed will light up the screen at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m., presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.|
Designed to mesmerize and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. The films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
Heart-stopping shots of surfers riding wild waves and adrenaline-inducing scenes of divers swimming with white sharks will leave audiences on the edges of their seats. Viewers will gasp for breath as they follow the stunning marine life in Patagonia and the Artic and embark on a record-breaking voyage.
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour will feature the following films:
A love letter to the ocean from surfers, fishermen, marine scientists and people with a shared passion for the sea and how it makes them feel. This stunning film is a documentary with soul; a salty blend of stories by the eclectic assortment of people sharing tales of adventure, adrenaline, inspiration, love, loss and their relationship with the ocean.
Extreme artist Philip Gray was has travelled far and wide to places like Mount Everest, Antarctica and deep into the Borneo Rainforest to capture what he sees on canvas. In what is quite possibly one of his most ambitious projects Gray heads to Quintana Roo in Mexico with the aim of capturing the Cenotes by painting underwater.
MANRY AT SEA: IN THE WAKE OF A DREAM
In 1965 Robert Manry a seemingly typical middle-aged suburbanite in Cleveland, Ohio, threw caution to the wind and set sail on a solo voyage across the Atlantic. With a goal of sailing from Falmouth in the US to Falmouth in the UK this ocean adventure will have you captivated from start to finish. A must see for ocean lovers, adventurers and boat enthusiasts alike.
In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography. His stunning and unique half/half shots have captivated ocean photographers around the globe. Gain an insight into Ben’s love of his craft, his devotion to capturing “the shot” and his stunning adopted homeland of Tahiti.
SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE
A hymn to nature, a cinematographic poem. A complete sensory immersion into the heart of the Patagonian sea following the life of Southern Right Whales. A must see on the big screen.
ADVENTURE IS CALLING
Take a deep breath and explore the majestic underwater world from Egypt, Mexico, Philippines, U.S.A to the Bahamas. Enjoy close encounters with marine life large and small. Scuba diving is much more than a recreational sport, diving is about adventure, exploring the unknown, and the sense of freedom felt every time you sink beneath the surface.
I AM FRAGILE
Captured across 6,000km from West Greenland to Nuanvut, Canada this stunning short film explores the remote Arctic and showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of Devon Island, Bylot Island, Baffin Island, Somerset Island and the large Lancaster Sound. Certain to create a lasting visual message that would inspire all who viewed it to protect this wild yet fragile region.
Beyond the waves; the ocean, the sand, and the sun are a few elements that come to mind when you think of surfing. But for this particular landlocked ocean lover, he finds all that he needs in the icy waves of Lake Superior, Michigan in the dead of winter.
The Sedona tour stop of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is made possible by a generous grant from the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona.
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.
Point of View
#PornBan. It’s like a rash, this impulse to ban porn all over the world – despite protests that are going viral. The Twitter hashtag #pornban sprung up in July 2015 as the Indian government blocked 857 porn sites, 1 and then backtracked a bit, 2 asking internet service providers (ISPs) to unblock those that don’t contain child pornography. Which makes service providers the arbiters of our constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, deciding what we may or may not see. Seriously?
The United Kingdom recently banned a number of sex acts online, 3 including female ejaculation, even while there were almost 250,000 hits on porn sites from IP addresses in the buildings housing parliament. 4 The UK government is now asking porn sites to collect proof 5 that their visitors are adults. Will this data be stored privately and not used for other purposes? A valid question in an age of mass surveillance, hacks on “cheating” sites 6 and hacker releases of private information, including sexual preferences. 7
Iceland 8 has been threatening to ban “violent” online porn since 2013. Indonesia 9 and Turkey 10 have blocked lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) content in the name of banning porn. The Philippines 11 has outlawed cybersex and cam girls, while a religious lobby in Australia 12 is pushing for anti-piracy laws to be extended to porn. Porn possession is illegal in Botswana, 13 Egypt 14 and Uganda. 15 And even as the Israel-Palestine conflict escalated in 2012, Hamas managed to ban “full” internet porn in the Gaza Strip. 16 Whatever that means.
Porn. Panic. Ban. That’s pretty much the policy response in many parts of the world.
But what is it about porn that terrifies so many governments, derails feminist sensibilities, offends the religious right, and attracts so many users? How can we change the way we “see” porn?
Problem is that in this global policy gaze, the sexual pleasure-seeker aka Porn User is always a man. Even though globally a quarter of porn viewers are women. 18 Make that 35% in Brazil and the Philippines, 24% in France, 23% in India and Argentina, and come on, Japanese women, you 17% laggards. 19 A 2015 survey of Pornhub and Redtube, 20 which gets 40 million viewers each month, shows that women like watching women. (And Kim Kardashian, James Deen, pussy-licking and rough sex.) “What immediately jumps out is that ladies prefer to take their time, with their average visits to the site lasting a lavish 10 minutes and 10 seconds, compared to men who go for just 9:22,” notes the cocky analysis. “Treat yourselves, ladies!”
So one gender gap is slowly closing as porn moves indoors from the publicness of peepshows and DVD parlours to the relative privacy of one’s own home. (We should be celebrating, not lamenting this “normalisation” of porn, no?) And don’t forget how notions of privacy shape behaviour here. No Peeping Toms. No looking over one’s shoulder. No idea of what we get off on so long as porn sites don’t start matching individual viewers to their viewing habits. Which means that even though “lesbian”, “threesome” and “squirt” are the top three terms that women searched for on Pornhub and RedTube in 2015, the data is anonymised and secure. (Hopefully.) No one’s going to land up at their doorsteps to blackmail them. (Hopefully.) They’re not going to be branded with the scarlet letter P, the digital equivalent of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s analog adulteress, 21 forced to wear the letter A in the 17th century.
Yes. Porn is becoming a bit of a Scarlet Letter – a private act portrayed as a public menace. Privacy is the right to be let alone, wrote Justices Warren and Brandeis of the United States (US) Supreme Court in their iconic 1890 essay. 22 That too was in a context when new media technologies – “instantaneous photographs”, “newspaper enterprises”, “mechanical devices” – were producing panic. Technological change has, of course, always given rise to panic: even the sewing machine was once thought to create deviant desires in women, as they rhythmically moved their legs up and down to its gentle whirr. And women, of course, have always been subjected to moral panics and moralistic privacy 23 when it comes to sexuality, notes law professor Anita L. Allen. One that is associated with “heightened modesty”, self-concealment, and chastity. (Don’t show yourself. Don’t watch other women. In short, no pornification.) Porn’s genteel cousin, erotica, has also faced similar panics. Remember the ban on D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover 24 in the 1960s?
Problem is, in the policy gaze, women are still stuck in the passenger seat when it comes to sex. It imagines the hubby coming home, all pumped up, and asking the missus to go beyond the missionary position. Just like he saw on his iPad mini. (Dirty, dirty.) You see? Man, driver. Woman, passenger. From the first utterance of porneia, men have been seen as the drivers of sex, women its passengers. Never mind that this is rooted in another P – Patriarchy – which insists that women must have no sexual desire, let alone know pleasure-enhancing postures. (Dirty, dirty). Never mind that many women still can’t refuse men sex, or get them to wear condoms. Never mind every inequality between men and women that pops up everywhere, including in the bedroom. If there was greater equality between the genders, fewer women would feign headaches when they don't want to have sex.
That’s gender inequality. That’s what we need to fix. But it’s so much easier to blame porn for patriarchy, no?
Of course we’re all proponents of the small, the stand-alone, the artisanal. But. Can porn be damned just because it’s big business? Let’s stop eating Glucose biscuits first. And must we start loving all independent 25 or homemade porn, right from consenting cam girls to non-consensual hidden cam porn in cyber cafés? Nah. Like in other industries, porn production is “ethical”, when there are no unfair or exploitative contractual or labour practices. When performers are not being pushed to perform sex acts beyond the contract or without condoms. But that’s not enough. Porn is legit, first and foremost, if it’s based on consent. And consent cuts all the way down the line: from those who are paid to perform porn to those who freely turn their images into porn for private pleasure. That some of these images end up as non-consensual porn – often called revenge porn – is a problem that policy makers in some countries have finally begun to tackle, notably in the US where revenge porn is a crime in several states. 26
But try asking anti-porn campaigners to use consent as a yardstick. No. In the anti-porn worldview, ALL porn causes harm to ALL women: those who consume it and those who don’t. All porn objectifies and dehumanises women, never mind women who have starred as “personified” subjects! In this camp, there’s only one kind of porn – in which men treat women as instruments to satisfy their sexual desires. In which porn is the villain with a capital P, mutating “healthy” sexual desires and relationships into “unhealthy” ones. 27 It’s never about mutual pleasure or that there are as many kinds of porn as there are sexual desires. Including queer crip porn. 28 It’s rarely about porn performers who don’t see themselves as victims. Or the issues porn performers themselves raise. “My stage name is less about withholding parts of myself or maintaining privacy than it is a symbol of the idea that I am more than just my job or any other isolated slice of my identity,” says US porn performer, Stoya. 29 “Yes, there’s a paradox here in that I willingly engage in work that reduces me to a few sexual facets of myself but expect to be seen as a multifaceted person outside of that work. I participate in an illusion of easy physical access…”
If objectification is the charge that some feminists typically hurl at porn, addiction is its moralist cousin. In the digital porn discourse, access is often vilified as “addiction” with untold consequences. Portrayed as a drug. A petitioner to India's parliament argues that online porn must be banned before we turn into the equivalent of “Motherless or Fatherless America”. 30 This trend is “related to those ‘orphaned’ children, whose father or mother, though alive, are addicted to cyberpornography and don’t take any care of their children or the family,” the petitioner argues. Another #pornban petitioner in India's Supreme Court raises this bombast to untold heights. 31 “Nothing can more efficiently destroy a person, fizzle their mind, evaporate their future, eliminate their potential or destroy society like pornography,” he argues. “It is so terrible that many do not even recognize it until it is too late, and most refuse to admit it. It is worse than Hitler, worse than AIDS, cancer or any other epidemic. It is more catastrophic than nuclear holocaust, and it must be stopped.”
This #pornban petition goes on to hold online pornography accountable for increasing violence against women, an emotive charge (like “multi-million dollar industry”) that unites moralists and many feminists. Does porn cause rape? Or, as feminist Robin Morgan famously argued in the 1970s, is “porn the theory, rape the practice”? 32 No. Even those who campaign against porn warily agree there’s no evidence to back this charge. 33 In the 1990s, one research study looked at four countries where porn was freely available in the previous two decades, including “aggressive porn”. 34 In all four countries, the availability of pictorial porn – including violent porn – had gone from “extreme scarcity to relative abundance” in the study period. It noted that other studies have shown that “rapists' and nonrapists' immediate sexual reactions to presentations of pornography showed generally greater arousal to non-violent scenes.” It concluded that in none of the countries did “rape increase more than nonsexual violent crimes. This finding in itself would seem sufficient to discard the hypothesis that pornography causes rape.” 35
Disregarding such evidence, anti-porn feminists continue to insist that porn is an act of sexual violence, that porn is not “words” and “images”, that porn is not speech to be protected. 36 Not media. This positioning is, of course, part of the problem, since it exceptionalises porn, locating it in a category by itself, unlike other speech or media. But seriously, what is porn – composed of words, sounds and images, albeit of naked bodies – if not media? Innumerable studies indicate that there is no causal relationship between media representations and realities, that spectators hold diverse and different positions to what they view. 37 Do we hold on-screen rape depictions in feature films responsible for causing actual rapes? No. Do we hold on-screen depictions of murder responsible for causing actual murders? No. Then why hold on-screen porn responsible for real-life rape and sexual assault? Why blame the representation for the reality in this one case alone? What’s so unique about porn – another media representation – that it must be singled out thus? Are naked bodies inherently harmful? Or what?
As a user, how would Gallop change porn? “Reorient, reeducate, rehabilitate” is her motto. In other words, resocialise minds, reshape headspaces, rewire neutrons away from the dungheap of patriarchy. Towards a more equitable gender-friendly porn. Sounds like sex-positive feminism to me. Her site 39 busts a bunch of porn myths including balloon boobs, while understanding that porn is play, a pleasure-enhancer, like sex toys. A form of sexual expression. In another TED talk that went viral, erotic filmmaker Erika Lust talks about how it’s time for porn to change. 40 Change. Not vanish. How it’s time to fight unethical porn with ethical porn, counter-porn, porn that makes women and transpersons 41 the subjects of their sexual journeys, pleasures and destinations.
That’s right. Change porn, not ban it. Think about it. Seriously. Think how we try to change other media representations – through critique, debate, dialogue and alternative representations. Not through bans, right? If policy makers understood porn as sexual expression, why would they want to ban it?
If we really want to “do something” about porn, it’s time we stopped talking about its imagined harms. It’s time we started talking about actual harms. It’s time we started talking along the fault lines of consent.
1 Government of India, Ministry of Communication & IT, Department of Telecommunications. (2015). DOT Order Blocking 857 Websites on Grounds of Decency and Morality. cis-india.org/internet-governance/resources/dot-morality-block-order-2015-07-31/view
2 Reuters. (2015, 5 August). India withdraws order to block pornography sites. Reuters. in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/india-porn-ban-idINKCN0QA0KK20150805
3 Saul, H. (2015, 13 September). UK porn legislation: What is now banned under new government laws. The Independent. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-porn-legislation-what-is-now-banned-under-new-government-laws-9898541.html
4 Withnall, A. (2015, 27 July). Porn in Parliament: Palace of Westminster computers made 250,000 attempts to 'access pornography last year. The Independent. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parliament-computers-made-250000-attempts-to-access-pornography-at-palace-of-westminster-10418449.html
5 Doctorow, C. (2015, 3 August). David Cameron will publish the financial details and viewing habits of all UK porn watchers. BoingBoing. boingboing.net/2015/08/03/david-cameron-will-publish-the.html
6 Elgot, J, Hern, A, & Weaver, M. (2015, 21 July). Ashley Madison adultery site hack: Will I be found out? The Guardian. www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/21/ashley-madison-adultery-site-hack-will-i-be-found-out-what-you-need-to-know
7 Fox-Brewster, T. (2015, 19 August). Location, Sexual Preference, Weight: Embarrassing Ashley Madison customer date published by hackers. Forbes. www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/08/19/ashley-madison-breach-is-awful
8 The Economist. (2013, 23 April). Why does liberal Iceland want to ban pornography? The Economist. www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/04/economist-explains-why-iceland-ban-pornography
9 Institut Pelangi Perempuan. (2014). Queering Internet Governance in Indonesia. erotics.apc.org/research/queering-internet-governance-indonesia
10 Tremblay, P. (2015, 27 April). 'Unnatural' porn becomes ticket to jail in Turkey. US News & World Report. www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/04/27/unnatural-porn-becomes-ticket-to-jail-in-turkey
12 Turner, A. (2015, 24 June). Porn will be next on Australia's website blocking agenda. Sydney Morning Herald. www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/porn-will-be-next-on-australias-websiteblocking-agenda-20150624-ghw60w.html
13 APA. (2015, 13 March). Botswana: Three arrested for cyber porn material. Star Africa. en.starafrica.com/news/botswana-three-arrested-for-cyber-porn-material.html
15 Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa. (2015). Anti-pornography Act: Human rights activists and civil society organisations challenge the legality of the act in Constitutional Court, Uganda www.sihanet.org/news/anti-pornography-act-human-rights-activists-and-civil-society-organisations-challenge-legality
16 Daily Mail. (2012, 3 September). Hamas bans internet porn in Gaza Strip as Islamic hardliners crack down on Palestinian freedoms. www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197876/Hamas-bans-internet-porn-Gaza-Strip-Islamic-hardliners-crackdown-Palestinian-freedoms.html
18 IANS. (2015, 1 August). Boys ain't having all the fun: Indian women watch more porn now. Hindustan Times. www.hindustantimes.com/sexandrelationships/boys-ain-t-having-all-the-fun-indian-women-watch-more-porn-now/article1-1375150.aspx
19 Pornhub Insights. (2015, 25 July). More of what women want. www.pornhub.com/insights/women-gender-demographics-searches
21 McCrum, R. (2014, 6 January). The 100 Best Novels: No 16 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Guardian. www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/06/scarlet-letter-nathaniel-hawthorne-100-best-novels
23 Allen, A. L. (2000). Gender and Privacy in Cyberspace. Faculty Scholarship, Paper 789. scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1788&context=faculty_scholarship
24 Robertson, G. (2010, 22 October). The trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Guardian. www.theguardian.com/books/2010/oct/22/dh-lawrence-lady-chatterley-trial
25 Morris, C. (2014, 17 January). The economics of being an independent porn star. CNBC. www.cnbc.com/2014/01/17/the-economics-of-being-an-independent-porn-star.html
27 Massey, A. (2015, 3 April). Porn is not coming for our sex lives. Pacific Standard. www.psmag.com/books-and-culture/its-all-ok-you-can-watch-some-porn-right-after-you-read-this-article
29 Stoya. (2014, 8 March). Can we learn about privacy from porn stars? New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/opinion/sunday/can-we-learn-about-privacy-from-porn-stars.html?hpw&_r=0
31 Singh, M. (2015, 10 July). Kamlesh Vaswani v. Union of India & Ors. One Law Street. onelawstreet.com/2015/07/pornography-ban-kamlesh-vaswani
32 Morgan, R. (1977). Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist. New York: Random House.
33 Jensen, R., with Okrina, D. (2004). Pornography and Sexual Violence. National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women. www.vawnet.org/sexual-violence/print-document.php?doc_id=418&find_type=web_desc_AR
34 Kutchinsky, B. (1991.) Pornography and rape: theory and practice? Evidence from crime data in four countries where pornography is easily available. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 14(1-2), 47-64. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2032762
36 MacKinnon, C, & Dworkin, R. (1994, 3 March). Pornography: An Exchange. New York Review of Books. www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1994/mar/03/pornography-an-exchange
37 Tait, S. (2008). Pornographies of Violence? Internet Spectatorship on Body Horror. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25(1), 91-111. www.researchgate.net/publication/232838902_Pornographies_of_Violence_Internet_Spectatorship_on_Body_Horror
43 Nelson, D. (2015, 13 April). Indian campaigner inundated by gang rape videos. The Telegraph. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11533852/Indian-campaigner-inundated-by-gang-rape-videos.html
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Port State control (PSC) merupakan Lembaga/ organisasi yang berfungsi melakukan pengawasan terhadap kapal kapal asing yang memasuki wilayah pelabuhan untuk memastikan bahwa kondisi kapal kapal tersebut layak dan dioperasikan sesuai dengan standar Internasional dalam hal keselamatan dan keamanan serta pencegahan pencemaran lingkungan maritim.
Indonesia sebagai salah satu anggota International Maritime Organization (IMO) tergabung dalam Asia Pacific Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, yang dikenal dengan nama TOKYO MOU yang beranggotakan 20 Negara, yaitu negara negara yang secara geografis terletak dikawasan Asia - Pacific. 20 Negara tersebut adalah :
Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Fiji, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu dan Viet Nam.
Setiap Tahun TOKYO MOU menerbitkan Laporan Tahunan mengenai Aktifitas Port State Control dikawasan Asia Pacific (Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia - Pacific Region).
Dalam melaksanakan aktifitasnya melakukan fungsi pengawasan ke kapal kapal, tidak ada kaitannya dengan kondisi politik suatu negara.
PSC selalu mengacu pada instrumen yang jelas sebagai dasar dalam melakukan inspeksi, Instrumen tersebut adalah :
− Konvensi Internasional tentang Load Lines, 1966;
− Protocol of 1988 kaitannya dengan Konvensi Internasional tentang LoadLines, 1966, dan amandemennya;
− Konvensi Internasional for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, dan Amandemennya;
− Protocol of 1978 kaitannya dengan Konvensi Internasional for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974;
− Protocol of 1988 kaitannya dengan Konvensi Internasional for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974;
− Konvensi Internasional for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, dimodifikasi oleh Protocol of 1978 yang berkaitan dengannya, dan amandemennya;
− Konvensi Internasional tentang Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers,
1978, dan Amandemennya;
− Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972;
− Konvensi Internasional tentang Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969;
− Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976 (ILO Convention No. 147);
− Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;
− Konvensi Internasional tentang Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships, 2001;
− Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969;
− Konvensi Internasional untuk Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.
Dari SUMMARY OF PORT STATE INSPECTION DATA 2016 – 2018, tercatat bahwa dari 659 kapal berbendera Indonesia yang di inspeksi oleh Port State, 58 diantaranya ditahan oleh port state / Detention. Excess factor sebesar 1.3 %.
Sehingga Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region 2018 yang diterbitkan oleh TOKYO MOU, telah menempatkan Indonesia dalam kategori BLACK LIST, kalah jauh dibandingkan dengan negara tetangga kita Malaysia, dari 571 kapal berbendera Malaysia yang di inspeksi oleh Port state, hanya 14 kapal yang ditahan oleh Port State, dengan Excess factor sebesar minus 1.05 % telah menempatkan Malaysia dalam kategori Whitelist, sementara itu Indonesia dengan sangat agresif berwacana ingin menjadi POROS MARITIM DUNIA.
Sungguh miris, bagaimana mungkin Indonesia menjadi POROS MARITIM DUNIA apabila Indonesia masih berada dalam kategori Blacklist.
Rasanya sangat jauh panggang dari api.
Indonesia berada pada kategori Blacklist oleh Tokyo MOU merupakan gambaran umum kondisi Pelayaran Indonesia dimata dunia.
Sah sah saja Jika Indonesia berwacana ingin menjadi Poros Maritim dunia, tidak ada yang salah dengan wacana tersebut namun harus diikuti dengan tindakan yang nyata dalam menyiapkan sumber daya manusia yang mumpuni serta komitmen yang kuat dari pemerintah dan pelaku usaha/ pemangku kepentingan untuk dapat mewujudkan keinginan tersebut.
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Standard Chartered today announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). The EEA is a members-driven standards organisation whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonisation and interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide – one that is backed by the largest developer community in the world and a worldwide member-base.
As a member of the EEA, Standard Chartered will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of Ethereum-based enterprise technology best practices, open standards, and open-source reference architectures. The Bank views blockchain as central to banking and commerce in the digital era, so transactions can be verified, secure and processed in real time.
“Technology enables us to facilitate trade and investment across our footprint markets, improving client experiences and offering new services,” said Dr Michael Gorriz, Group Chief Information Officer at Standard Chartered. “We are excited to be a part of the EEA and look forward to opportunities where we can collaborate with other leading industry players to deepen blockchain research and application in the banking sector.”
The EEA membership base represents hundreds of companies from every region of the world across a wide variety of business sectors, including technology, banking, legal, government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, marketing, and insurance. The EEA’s Special Interest and Technical Working Groups define market requirements needed to contribute to future versions of the EEA specification, helping to scale the number of market categories the specification supports.
Standard Chartered has been working with various industry partners and fintechs to explore the use of innovative technology to make financial systems more efficient and accessible for its clients. The Bank is one of the founding members of Voltron, a blockchain-based open industry platform that was launched in October 2018 to digitally create, exchange, approve and issue Letters of Credits (LCs), and recently issued the first LC over the platform for the oil industry. It is also co-creating blockchain-enabled supply chain financing solutions with China-based Linklogis, completing its first joint deep-tier supply chain financing transaction for Digital Guangdong and its upstream suppliers.
Other initiatives also include the Bank’s partnership with Ant Financial to launch the world’s first blockchain-enabled cross-border remittance service from Hong Kong to the Philippines, as well as a collaboration with Siemens Financial Services and TradeIX, a digital trade provider, to create blockchain-based smart guarantees for trade finance. The bank has also invested in Ripple, a leading distributed ledger company. It is participating in regulator-led initiatives including Project Inthanon in Thailand led by the Central Bank of Thailand to develop a Central Bank Digital Currency; and Project Ubin led by Monetary Authority of Singapore to explore the use of distributed ledger technology for the clearance and settlement of payments and securities.
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A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.
by: Neneng R. Tarigan
Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~
As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
May God bless our works.
Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.
Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)
Desiray Lewis , Food 4 Thought Ministries.
Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
Daniel Fung (Malaysia)
Shashank Gard (India)
Jim McIntosh (New Zealand), Holes in My Soles
Simon M Hunter (UK), Simon Hunter Poetry
Rigzin Namgyal (India), Love, Poems, Thought
Vishwas Anand (India), Provoking Hearts and Minds
Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression
Julian Ravage (USA), Writing, Arts, Dreams.
Thriller and Horror:
John Mountain (USA), Written in Blood, Writing and Promoting thriller and horror books, films and video
Scott Riddick (USA), Tales From A Motel
Scott Riddick (USA), a Typical Readhttp://atypicalread.blogspot.com
Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
Bonnie Panter Gayadeen (USA), Bongo is me athttp://bongoisme.blogspot.com
Therra Favor Weinberg (USA), Oh Lead Mehttp://www.ohleadme.com/
Amit Purswani (India), Krane Metal
Umamaheswari Andane (India), Perpetual Mind.http://perpetualthinkings.blogspot.com/
Savira Yogasavi (India), A Purple Journeyhttp://yogasavy.blogspot.com
Lisa Brandel (USA), The Widow Lady.
Deborah/Debbie (USA), Scattered Musing of A Creative Mind.http://scatteredmusings.net/
Dave Briggs (UK), "Daves Travel Page". Around The World Cyclist.
Jim McIntosh (New Zealand). Holes in My Soles.
Heinz Rainer (Austria), Project Life Art Travel: Life on Three Continents.
Michal Rupinski (Poland), Unlimited Dreamers
AJ Poliquit (Philippines), The Transcendental Tourist,
Jorie Pacli (Philippines), The Long and Winding Road.http://jorietravel.blogspot.com/
Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
Baracea Cosmin (Romania), Most Beautiful Islandshttp://mostbeautifullisland.blogspot.com/
Aznzar (Morocco), Subme, Morocco Deserts.http://www.morocco-deserts.blogspot.com/
Jim Brandono (USA), JP Brandono Photographyhttp://jpbrandano.imagekind.com/
Mike Neal (USA), Neal Studioshttp://nealstudios.net/
Endy Daniel (Indonesia), Endy Photography
Hind Toufga (Morocco), Fashion Photographyhttp://hind-toufga.blogspot.com
Laura Spear (USA), Culinary Adventures.
Robert Puckett (USA), Missouri Permaculture.http://www.missouripermaculture.com/
Cafelab Architettura (Italy)
Chrystal Baker Russel (Canada), Adorn on a Shoestring, Interior Decorationhttp://www.adornonashoestring.com/
Prabha Karan (India), Peppyday: News, Softwares, Blogginghttp://www.thebloggerpageshowto.blogspot.com/
Subrato Paul (India), Golden Twine,
Abhinav Singh (India), Hacking, Security, Computer.http://hackingalert.blogspot.com/
Weddy Rhamdeny Karnalies (Indonesia/Australia), Social Outbreak/Indofast International
Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.http://www.avec.webs.com/ http://www.alliancevision.blogspot.com/ http://www.avec.wetpaint.com/ http://www.avec.cealon.com/
Jessica Brant (USA), Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories
Damaio Carlos (Brazil), English Tips and Tour Guide.
Barry Smith (Australia), Keeping Kids Out of Troublehttp://www.keepkidsoutoftrouble.com/
Cristina Dubei (Romania), Human Resources and Marketing Projects.
Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Livinghttp://www.alsearsmd.com/contact-us/
Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
http://allergiesandceliac.blogspot.com/Green Yatra (India),
Egidius Heerkens (Netherlands), A Self Sufficient Journey,Nature, Cooking, Bush-crafts.
Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist
Dawn Sievers (USA), Healing Morning
Jessica Mokrzycki (USA), Ascending The Hills
Indranil Ray (India), Astrology Useful Informationhttp://indranilray.blogspot.com/
Patricia Morrison (Canada), The Writing Wombhttp://www.thewritingwomb.com/
Scott Riddick (USA), A Typical Read
Pramod Lohia (Thailand), My Musing.
Johnny Ancich (Canada)
Thuy Kathrin Otto and friends (Germany), Two For Fashionhttp://www.twoforfashion.de/
Nava Krishnan (Malaysia), Life Style on Nava K.http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/lifestyle_on_nava_k
Hannah Santhanam (UK), Carina Bridesmaid Dresseshttp://bridesmaiddresses.name/
AngHoo (Singapore), Korean Fashion Indulgence,http://koreanfashionindulgence.weebly.com/2/post/2011/05/define-your-own-style-be-a-fashion-trendsetter.html
Soncere Nada (Italy), Milana Fashion Galeryhttp://milanafashiongallery.blogspot.com/
Zeeshan Rhana (Pakistan), Pakistan, India Beauty and Style
Gilliauna (Italy), Bits and Beads, Handcrafted jewelry.http://www.bitsnbeads.com/
Sarah Jones, USA, Cute Jewelery
Vedang Dharashive (India)http://vedangdharashivemusic.blogspot.com/
Sadia Kayani (Pakistan)http://living4artncraft.blogspot.com/
Fisual Artist (USA)http://www.art4goodfoundation.com/the-artist-in-you/
Bibi Bowman (USA)http://visualartexchange.ning.com/profile/bibibowmanrodrigue
Ashley Brake (USA)http://theartistinyou.typepad.com/taiy/ashley-brake.html
Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.
Sarah Wood (USA), Wood Arts Universe.http://www.woodartsuniverse.com/
Aabhisek Phanda (India), Film Maker.
Chad Elliot, Days in the Parkhttp://www.daysinthepark.com/
Stars and Films Comments:
Colleen Sullivan (USA), Star Smoothyhttp://www.starsmoothy.com/
Ikon Group (USA),http://www.ikonfx.com/
Making Money on Line:
Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business BlogBronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice
Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketinghttp://www.youtubehigh.com/
Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independenthttp://www.myjavita.com/noritou
MERAPI AND ITS SURROUNDING BEFORE THE 2010 ERUPTIONS:
As quoted from http://biancatours.com/beautiful-merapi/
Kaliadem or Cool River at Kepuharjo Village, Cangkringan District
before the eruption of Mount Merapi. Source: wordpress.com
Cangkringan. Source: slametismulyanto.blogspot.com
Cangkringan and kaliadem. Source: wisata.kompasiana.com
Merapi is Java’s most potent mystical symbols of life and is truly one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. It was revered understandably for centuries as a spectacular sight no matter how many time one sees it. For a break from punishing tropical heat of Yogya, race up to the quiet highland resort of Kaliurang only one our by car on good road., refreshingly cool, one can easily spend several days here relaxing.
There are at least three good tracks for climbing the Merapi. They are:
* The Kaliadem/Kinahrejo track on the southern side
* The Babadan track on the western side
* The Selo track on the northern side.
The Selo track is regarded as the easiest and safest, certainly the most suitable or beginner climbers. Those with experience in climbing will need about four to five hours to reach the summit.
If we want to enjoy sunrise from the peak, it is recommended we start our scent at about 1 a.m. People using the Selo track for this can spend the night before at lalangan village or Blumbangsari village, where residents rent their rooms and can provide guides for the climbers.
The Babadan track is the most direct of the three, but is not usually recommended,mainly because most of Merapi’s volcanic activity over the last decade as taken place on this side of the mountain.
The top of the volcano can be observed from a distance from Turi Village, Sleman. For a better view, a visit to Plawangan, the observatory resort, can be reached by walking up a pathway from Kaliurang for about an hour. In the observatory resort, visitor can use a binocular to observe the top of the volcano. The best time to elish the beauty of Merapi is approximately around the sunrise moment, at six to e ight in the morning. Another place for a better view, is Ketep Pass. It’s ocated on Magelang Regency, where Borobudur is also located.
Borobudur temple built in the eighth century by the Cailendra dynasty, is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit words “Vihara Buddha Uhr” the Buddhist Monastery on the hill. A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circum-ambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely, Kamadhatu (the world of desire); Rupadhatu (the world of forms); and Arupadhatu (the world of formless). Borobudur contains approximately 2,670 individual bas reliefs (1,460 narrative and 1,212 decorative panels), which cover the facades and balustrades. The total relief surface is 2,500 square meters (26,909.8 sq ft) and they are distributed at the hidden foot (Kamadhatu) and the five square platforms (Rupadhatu).
The Borobudur was in danger of collapsing as its stone statues and stone cancer, moss and lichen affected bas-reliefs. But, the monument has been completely restored and was officially opened by the President on 23rd February 1983. The restoration took eight years to complete, funded by the Government of Indonesia with aid from the UNESCO and donations from private citizens as well as from foreign governments.
Another famous temple between Merapi and Yogyakarta is Prambanan. The Prambanan temple is the biggest and the most beautiful Hindu's temple. Located 17 kilometers east of Yogyakarta, locally known as the Loro Jongrang temple, or the temple of the “Slender Virgin” it is reputed to be the biggest and most beautiful Hindu Temple in Indonesia. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The popular legend of Lara Jonggrang is what connects the site of the Ratu Boko Palace, the origin of the Durga statue in northern cell/chamber of the main shrine, and the origin of the Sewu temple complex nearby. The legend tells of the story about Prince Bandung Bondowoso who fell in love with Princess Lara Jonggrang, the daughter of King Boko. But the princess rejected his proposal of marriage because Bandung Bondowoso had killed King Boko and ruled her kingdom. Bandung Bondowoso insisted on the union, and finally Lara Jonggrang was forced to agree for a union in marriage, but she posed one impossible condition: Bandung must build her a thousand temples in only one night.
The Prince entered into meditation and conjured up a multitude of spirits (demons) from the earth. Helped by supernatural beings, he succeeded in building 999 temples. When the prince was about to complete the condition, the princess woke her palace maids and ordered the women of the village to begin pounding rice and set a fire in the east of the temple, attempting to make the prince and the spirits believe that the sun was about to rise. As the cocks began to crow, fooled by the light and the sounds of morning time, the supernatural helpers fled back into the ground. The prince was furious about the trick and in revenge he cursed Lara Jonggrang to stone. She became the last and the most beautiful of the thousand statues. According to the traditions, the unfinished thousandth temple created by the demons become the Sewu temple compounds nearby (Sewu means “thousands” in Javanese), and the Princess is the image of Durga in the north cell of the Shiva temple at Prambanan, which is still known as Lara Jonggrang or Slender Virgin.
MERAPI AFTER THE 2010 ERUPTIONS
As Quoted from sources : AP and Kompas.com
Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 235 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped string of faults that lines the Pacific Ocean.
While Friday’s 5 November 2010 explosion was the largest in volume in a century. An eruption at Merapi in 1930 killed many more — 1,300. (Note: Some data range between 1000-2000 casualties) Even that toll pales in comparison to other volcanoes in the region: Indonesia’s Krakatoa killed at least 36,000 people in 1883, in an eruption that could be heard 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away and blackened skies region-wide for months.
When the Philippines’ Mount Pinatubo exploded in 1991 after a 500-year slumber, about 800 people died as the billions of tons of volcanic debris poured from the cone, erasing entire farm communities and altering the world’s climate. The May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens caused the volcano’s north flank to collapse, triggering the largest landslide ever recorded. The blast killed 57 people, flattened 230 square miles (596 square kilometers) of forests and blew 1,300 feet (400 meters) off the peak.
Wedus Gembel or shipgoat cloud, view from Umbul Harjo village,
Cangkringan sub district of Sleman DIY. Source: dtjakarta.or.id
Merapi’s latest round of eruptions began Oct. 26, followed by more than a dozen other powerful blasts and thousands of tremors. With each new eruption, scientists and officials have steadily pushed the villagers who live along Merapi’s fertile slopes farther from the crater.
But after initially predicting earlier eruptions would ease pressure under the magma dome, experts who have spent a lifetime studying the volcano now say the don’t know what to expect. Scientists can study the patterns of volcanoes, but their eruptions are essentially unpredictable, as Merapi’s increasingly intense blasts have proved.
On Friday, the towering plumes of ash rained dust on windshields of cars 300 miles (480 kilometers) away, although a rain near the mountain in the afternoon turned much of it to sludge. Bursts of hot clouds occasionally interrupted aid efforts, with rescuers screaming, “Watch out! Hot cloud!”
The eruption released 1,765 million cubic feet (50 million cubic meters) of volcanic material, making it the biggest in at least a century as plumes of smoke continued to shoot up more than 30,000 feet (10,000 meters).
Soldiers pulled at least 78 bodies from homes and streets blanketed by ash up to a foot (30 centimeters) deep Friday, raising the overall toll to 122, according to the National Disaster Management Agency.
With bodies found in front of houses and in streets, it appeared that many of the villagers died from the blistering gas while trying to escape.
The 1,400-degree Fahrenheit (750-degree Celsius) heat — were carried away on stretchers following the first big explosion just before midnight. More than 150 injured people — with burns, respiratory problems, broken bones and cuts — waited to be treated at the tiny Sardjito hospital in Yogyakarta where the bodies piled up in its morgue, and two other hospitals.
Evacuation process. Source: Kompas.com
15.000 evacuees refuge at Maguharjo sport stadium as a shelter. Source : TVone.com
For several days Borobudur are closed to visitors as the ashes covered the whole compound up to 3 cm thick; and today 6 November 2010, all airports in Java island included Jakarta airport are forced to close for several hours due to volcanic dust that has scattered all over the sky.
Cangkringan, Sleman turned into ashes, while the rescue team keep on searching for the victims
The slopes of beautiful Merapi is now turned into ashes and mud, and no experts could predict when the fiery mountain eruptions would stop.
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A weekend guide to the biggest local events.
by Stranger EverOut Staff
All week long, we've been posting lists of Seattle events to keep you busy, but we realize there's a lot to sort through. So, if you only have time to read one list, make it this one: We've plucked the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the HUMP! Film Festival to an evening with David Sedaris to the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.
HOLIDAY MARKETS & FESTIVALS
Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
The Farewell Glitter Sale 2019
Finnish Christmas Market
Newport Ski Swap
Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
One-Day Better Book Sale
Swanson's Reindeer Festival
FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS
AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase 2019
America's Test Kitchen Seattle Eats Festival
K’URB Street Food Market Pop-Up
Northwest Chocolate Festival 2019
South Sound Winter Beer Festival
OTHER FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Auburn Veterans Day Parade
Hmong New Year Celebration
Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
The Great Moment
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Seattle International Comedy Competition 2019
Shout, Sister, Shout!
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
The Thanksgiving Play
Where is home : birds of passage
FILM FESTIVALS & OPENINGS
Cinema Italian Style
'Doctor Sleep' Opening
HUMP! Film Festival
MAJOR CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS
CATHEDRALS XXVIII: Jesca Hoop, Ken Stringfellow, Chloe Foy
Emerald City Soul Club 14th Annual Rare Soul Weekender
Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, Sean Majors
Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane
The Movie Music of John Williams
Seefeel, Dr. Troy
Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Polo G, Strick
READINGS & TALKS
Adrienne Brodeur: Wild Game
An Evening with David Sedaris
SPORTS & RECREATION
Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC Playoffs
|Cache||Customer Support Engineer (Philippines Only)PhilippinesSupportFull-timeArticulate is looking for a Customer Support Engineer to join our fantastic team. Do you want to help customers solve challenging technical problems at an organization that invests in making customer support amazing? If so, we'd love to hear from you!You're an ideal candidate if:You're a sharp, knowledgeable technician with a genuine love for people that lets you solve the toughest problems. You're a recognized resource and go-to for friends, family, and coworkers. You're passionate about owning and resolving cases yourself, but humble enough to know when to ask for help. And you're flexible, collaborative, open to feedback, proactive, and able to manage problems from start to finish.Your responsibilities:Take on our customers' challenging technical problems, delight the customer, and remind them why they chose ArticulateReproduce and isolate bugs before involving QAWrite high-quality bug reportsHelp the engineering team prioritize bugsTest products when asked, and act as a customer advocateWrite detailed client instructions and contribute toward the Articulate knowledge baseUse Salesforce to record, track, and close casesReside in The PhilippinesBe available for rotating shiftsYour ideal skills/experience:2 years of technical support experience with desktop software applications and web toolsExtensive experience troubleshooting Windows, Office, and a wide variety of Windows applications; experience with Articulate software is a plus, but not a mustInnate understanding of web technologies, including all major browsers, FTP, email delivery, Adobe Flash, accessibility tools, and challenges such as low bandwidth, proxies, filters, and firewallsNo fear of logs-you can jump in and attempt to decipher any log file from any applicationBe proactive and deadline-driven, manage your time well, be organized, and propose creative solutionsBasic understanding of HTML and of the SCORM specificationA love for turning frustrated customers into successful advocatesYou love to help everyone: customers, peers, and the neighbor down the streetExcellent oral and written communication skills; able to convey complex concepts concisely and clearly to customers with professionalism, empathy, and excellent grammar and spellingExperience working from home or in an environment with a lot of autonomyAbout ArticulateArticulate is a highly successful, fully remote software company that's changing the way the world learns. Our award-winning e-learning tools are used by 78,000+ organizations across the globe to create engaging online and mobile courses. Our customers include 93 of the Fortune 100 and 19 of the top 20 U.S. universities. And our online community of 605,000+ members is the largest, fastest-growing community in the industry.We empower employees to thrive by fostering a culture of autonomy, productivity, and respect. We're all free to exercise our crafts the best way we know how to reach our goals as individuals and teams. Each and every one of us is focused on producing results that directly impact the company's success. And we all strive to do what's right by people, both internally and externally, instead of taking the shortest route to the highest profits.We honor people's humanity in all of our disparate experiences and social locations, accepting each person as an individual with a story worth listening to and honoring. We believe that honoring everyone's humanity means being committed to equity and justice. We welcome different voices and viewpoints and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applicants to voluntarily disclose their race and gender on our application form to help us create a diverse company. This voluntarily disclosed information will not be shared with any hiring manager and will be kept in confidence by the Articulate human resources department and executives who are not hiring for this position.Learn more about our culture.|
|Cache||Lauren Greenfield turns a cool, clinical eye on the seemingly unsinkable, unstoppable former first lady of the Philippines.|
|Cache||Condemned in many countries as a form of medical fraud, psychic surgery is practiced by healers in several indigenous cultures, mainly in the Philippines and Brazil. Acting as mediums for healing forces, practitioners allegedly perform surgery using their fingers or other tools, usually without violating the skin surface, and remove disease-causing matter from within patients. However, many believe that this is little more than sleight of hand. What magicians have worked to debunk the practice? Discuss|
EduLab Capital Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm, and Obunsha Ventures today announced an investment in Philippines-based Edukasyon.ph.
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The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are now available for pre-order at select Intogadgets Huawei Experience Stores.
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Christopher Sharman, Captain, USN, Seventh Fleet, and Naval Intelligence; & Hoover National Security Affairs Fellow, starts with military intell work in Asia: the Japan-US alliance is as strong as ever; we coordinate in myriad ways, especially maritime. South China Sea and East China Sea. We have some challenges in Okinawa but, overall, Japanese people are amazingly welcoming to us.
Five Eyes partners: Australia has helped us significantly in South China Sea – have sent their ships, is one of the countries that have pushed back against some of the things China has done. Operating methods are transparent: Americans can speak to an Australian ship same as to a US ship.
Indians have traditionally relied on Russian equipment; we’d like to see them move away from that, but they work with many different neighbors so they’ll probably never be an ally but we work well together.
South Korean navy has been at risk from provocations. We do have an alliance with them; they participate in our largest exercises, and we send ships to theirs. We break down cultural issues and each learns how the other operates.
Vietnam: Vietnamese and US navies; Vietnamese view everything through the prism of “what will China’s reaction be?” After a thousand years of Chinese occupation, it’s a delicate balance.
Taiwan: US does not make port calls there, but we have relations, and collaborate with their military. We’re not nearly as present there as elsewhere. Under an attack, will we respond? We certainly are preparing.
Scarborough Shoal: USN has great relations with the Philippines. The 2012 Scarborough incident is fascinating: China entered, convinced the Philippines to back out. Philippines then raised a case in the UN anent the Law of the Sea, and won the case under arbitration; since then, have been careful not to push too hard.
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|Cache||The 30th Southeast Asian Games is upon us, as a total of 11 members of Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) countries will duke it out in the biennial regional multi-sport event. Set to take place on November 30 to December 11 across 23 cities in the Philippines, the 2019 SEA Games is expected to host almost 10,000 of ...|
Looking back over her 2019, though the year started off slow for strawweight Bi Nguyen, the last several months have been something of a whirlwind.
Upon joining ONE Championship in April, Nguyen has fought multiple times, across multiple combat sports, and has been enjoying the experiences she’s had with the promotion.
“Ever since signing with ONE it’s been a wild ride and I couldn’t be happier,” Nguyen told MMAWeekly.com. “I had three fights in the last six, seven, months, and it’s been great.
“It’s made me realize that I’m the best athlete I can be when I’m challenged, so it’s brought out the best in me. Just travelling around Asia, and being back in my country of Vietnam, it’s just been incredible.”
For Nguyen, being as active as she has been lately has been highly beneficial for her game.
“Just being honest with myself, I’m better when I have a goal in sight,” said Nguyen. “Having a fight to prepare for every two months, every three months, brings out the best in me and it keeps me on the top of my game, in shape, and motivated.
“I just train in my camps accordingly (depending on the combat sport). I transition pretty well. I think I’m well-versed and well-rounded as an MMA fighter. Whether it’s a Jiu-Jitsu tournament, a wrestling match, or a stand-up fight, I think I’m ready for it all.”
On Friday, Nov. 8, in Manila, Philippines, Nguyen (5-4) will look to pick up her third MMA win in her last five fights when she faces Nong Stamp (2-0) in a strawweight main card bout at ONE Championship: Masters of Fate.
“She is a hell of a striker, obviously; she holds the Muay Thai and kickboxing belts,” Nguyen said of Stamp. “For me, if I know somebody’s strengths, it’s easy preparation for me. I’d rather know somebody’s strengths than to fight an unknown and have so many uncertainties.
“For me going into this camp knowing she’s such a strong fighter, I know how to prepare for it; I know how to game plan for it. I really know how to prepare for this opponent. I just have to watch for her stand-up and take it to her weakness, which will be the ground, and finish the fight.”
Though 2020 is right around the corner, Nguyen has learned from experience it’s best to approach one fight at a time and not look too far down the road in her career.
“When my first loss came, it just unraveled me because I was expecting so much for myself and planned so much,” said Nguyen. “So now in the place that I’m at now, I just enjoy competing and enjoy what I do, and I’ve seen the best results from that.
“I’ve seen the best performances from me from that mentality. So I’m really just enjoying it right now and am not thinking too far into the future, and just taking it one fight at a time.”
Call centers in the Philippines understand the importance of employee enrichment initiatives in keeping employees happy, fulfilled, and motivated. As such, many of them establish training programs to help employees develop and enrich their skills and boost their confidence and help them progress in their chosen career paths. Multilingual call center Open Access BPO recently […]
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Lực lượng quân đội Philippines phát hiện 3 đối tượng tình nghi di chuyển trên một chiếc xe điện hướng về phía thành phố Jolo, thuộc tỉnh Sulu, nên đã chặn xe lại kiểm tra.
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Provincial Government Assistant Dept. Head (Assistant Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan) - Civil Service Commission - Surigao del SurCache
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|Cache||Le calendrier de publication de Minecraft Earth semble légèrement s?accélérer - quelques jours seulement après le dernier lot de pays, le nouveau jeu mobile AR est maintenant disponible au Canada, en Corée du Sud et aux Philippines.
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Lasermet - the laser safety engineering company - is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Research and Development Centre based in Cebu in the PhilippinesCache
|Cache||MANILA, Nov 7 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants to ban single-use plastics in the country, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting his spokesman as saying today. Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte floated the idea during a cabinet...|
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Stanislaw Pawlak, một trong 5 thẩm phán xử vụ kiện của Philippines, cho rằng Trung Quốc biết rõ giới hạn lợi ích của mình ở Biển Đông.
Tin tức thế giới 6/11: Mỹ quyết đi đầu trong cuộc đua quân sự hóa trí tuệ nhân tạo với Nga và Trung QuốcCache
Mỹ quyết đi đầu trong cuộc đua quân sự hóa trí tuệ nhân tạo với Nga và Trung Quốc; Philippines chặn âm mưu đánh bom tự sát; Chính phủ Pháp lần đầu đặt hạn ngạch lao động với người nhập cư ngoài EU... là những tin tức thế giới đáng chú ý ngày 6/11.
Các binh sĩ Philippines ngày 5/11 đã tiêu diệt ba nghi phạm được cho là phiến quân thân IS có âm mưu đánh bom tự sát trên đảo Jolo.
Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Philippines nói rằng Trung Quốc nên tôn trọng luật biển sau khi một tàu chiến của Bắc Kinh bị tố chặn tàu chở dầu do thủy thủ đoàn Philippines điều khiển gần bãi cạn tranh chấp trên Biển Đông.
Nghẹn ngào gửi tiễn biệt con gái của đạo diễn Đỗ Đức Thành; Missosology khen ngợi Hoàng Thùy, fan Philippines dậy sóng: 'Việt Nam sẽ có Miss Universe đầu tiên'; Đông Nhi, Ông Cao Thắng lộ ảnh cưới như cổ tích ở trời Tây... là những tin chính trong ngày 2/11.
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Potential and versatility of WEAP model (Water Evaluation and Planning System) for hydrological assessments of AWD (Alternate Wetting and Drying) in irrigated riceCache
|Potential and versatility of WEAP model (Water Evaluation and Planning System) for hydrological assessments of AWD (Alternate Wetting and Drying) in irrigated rice
Schneider, Pia; Sander, Bjoern Ole; Wassmann, Reiner; Asch, Folkard
The production of irrigated rice is increasingly challenged by freshwater scarcity. Water saving technologies such as Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) allow sustaining production levels under reduced water availability. Before implementing such innovations on a large scale, their hydrological impact on the system needs to be assessed.
This study investigated the applicability of the water management tool WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning System) for evaluating the effects of AWD on water use and water resources at field and irrigation system level for two different case studies in Central Luzon, the Philippines.
In the first study, the Zeigler Experiment Station (ZES) of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) was used for parameterization of WEAP and field-scale assessment of AWD, making use of the availability of spatially and temporally highly resolved data. In the second study, WEAP was applied to an irrigation scheme in the Philippines, the Angat-Maasim River Irrigation System (AMRIS) to assess effects on up- and downstream water resources using lower resolution data.
Simulated AWD implementation during the dry season reduced water requirements by 12–27% and 34.3% on ZES and AMRIS, respectively. Additionally, AWD implementation enhanced streamflow in main and lateral canals, and thus increased water availability in the entire irrigation system. We also conducted an ex-ante assessment of future freshwater availability assuming reduced precipitation due to climate change effects alongside with irrigation supply at current levels. WEAP showed that water levels in the reservoir will substantially decline under these circumstances leading to severe water stress in AMRIS. Implementing AWD in such a scenario improved water availability in the system by up to 50%. WEAP proved to be a suitable tool for upscaling different irrigation techniques and assessing their impact on water resources on a large scale. Limitations of the approach and future possibilities for improvements are discussed.
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Cebu Pacific continues to expand its reach in mainland China with two new direct services between Clark and Guangzhou, Puerto Princesa and Hong Kong, making it the first airline in the Philippines to fly these routes. The new routes are in line with the carrier’s plans to expand its route network in China, following the […]
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Low-cost carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippines AirAsia, Inc. started operating new domestic flights. The Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific launched a direct flight between Cebu and Busuanga, which is the gateway to Coron, Palawan. The operation of the Cebu-Busuanga flights is being carried out by Cebu Pacific’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo. “The first flight departs Cebu at 7:25 […]
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Comment on Breaking Exclusive: The Criminal Indictment against Fredrick Brennan (@HW_BEAT_THAT). #QAnon #8kun #GreatAwakening #NEONREVOLT by nbkilgoreCache
|HW just stepped on a land mine, no matter which way he thrust himself, its going to hit wide. JW's filing will draw in PBI and they won't be playing patty cake either, especially DU30's PBI. President Duterte (DU30) gutted PBI of its dirty cops the first year of his term and appointed PDOJ AG Aguire to clean up it justice departments. The new director who assisted Aguire as his ADAG has since taken over and she runs a tight ship. Cyber crime unit of the PBI will be stepping in who will more than likely broaden the investigation, so its not looking good for HW no matter how he spins it. JW iniated the complaint which opens the door for PBI and its very likely PIU will also run a parallel investigation. PBI & PIU generally allows the FBI to join their investigation when American persons are involved, however PBI/PIU & PDOJ retain full authority.
So Jim just tossed a pebble in the pond that's going create a lot of ripples for HW and company. Frenz, its not a small matter in the Philippines, its HUGE. HW is going to wish he was dealing with the US DOJ instead of the Philippines. HW, you best distance yourself from shabo because DU30 administration doesn't take kindly to pedo's and shabo.|
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Simon et Julie, sénégalais, mariés, ont un fils au pays et deux enfants à Paris : sans papiers pendant huit ans, ils sont régularisés au motif de leur « vie privée et familiale ». Hortense vient des Philippines ; mère célibataire d’une fille née à Paris, elle vit durant huit ans sans papiers avant d’être régularisée pour « cinq ans de présence prouvée et un enfant scolarisé depuis au moins trois ans ».
C’est en accompagnant au quotidien ces femmes et ces hommes qui, à un moment de leur vie, se trouvent en « situation administrative irrégulière », que Frédérique Fogel a enquêté. Pendant dix années, sous plusieurs régimes réglementaires et législatifs, elle a questionné les pratiques et les représentations des relations de parenté et des liens de famille de part et d’autre du guich...
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Vans has launched a special Save Our Planet collection. It features a range of high-top and regular trainers, as well as hoodies, coats, T-shirts, caps and bags, per its official website.
Each item displays a world map, either in color or in black-and-white, and features the shared slogan “Save Our Planet” printed in graffiti style.
Due to the wide range of products from footwear to clothes, from bags to accessories, the prices also differ widely. Prices start at £28.00 (US$36) for a small fanny pack, to over £100 (US$129) for a puffer coat.
The US website also showcases more items in the collection than the UK site, so interested buyers can switch between them for the best variety, per Metro UK.
The collection not only helps to increase environmental awareness through its designs, but will also be donating up to £160,000 (US$206,214) to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a foundation that deals with costal pollution.
Previously, Vans also contributed to a meaningful cause through the Breast Cancer Awareness collection.
You can shop the eco-friendly range here.
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Vans "Save Our Planet" Collection #vansheadph ▫️ @vans will donate up to $200,000 USD of the proceeds to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to protecting Hawaii’s coastlines.
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Lanterns light up a stretch of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue to and from the San Fernando exit of the North Luzon Expressway imbuing in motorists the Yuletide spirits in the renowned Christmas Capital of the Philippines.
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Following the successful 2019 Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar held at the Manila Hotel in Manila, Philippines, last September 10, 2019, set to bring ieverything is all set as Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar 2019 goes to Mindanao. Organized by the Taiwan Trade Center Manila (TAITRA), the 2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar is coming to Davao City on …
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GHD celebrated a milestone 10 year anniversary of its Papua New Guinea (PNG) office this month.
The events highlighted GHD’s achievements in PNG so far, and thanked clients and employees for their support.
Even though GHD has been undertaking projects in the country since 1967, its local office was set up 10 years ago starting with just two employees. The company now has six full-time employees along with an additional 37 GHD employees working in Port Moresby to deliver the PNG Transport Sector Support Program 2 for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Government of PNG.
Chairman Rob Knott led a delegation of senior leaders from Australia to Port Moresby to celebrate the occasion with employees and clients.
Rob shared that "coming back to see the PNG office represents an emotional return for me where the vision of having a PNG office had been realised well beyond expectations."
May Ngui, Canberra Region General Manager, said, "We see this PNG office as central to our broader strategic role in the Indo-Pacific. Our growing team can and will be a vibrant and energised centre of capability for our local geotechnical team and for on-the-ground project management of a wide range of work."
GHD is well established in the Indo-Pacific region with offices in PNG, Fiji, New Zealand, Philippines, Guam and Saipan, with services spanning the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation
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