Stories from 3 September 2009
A proposed bill that would resolve the legal status of approximately 65,000 undocumented students in the United States is still in limbo as another school year begins this month.
Electra posts a review of the Kumbi Kathawa, a dance production depicting a story of a family, which was recently staged by the Chitrasena-Vajira Dance Foundation at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in Colombo.
Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts comments on the recent directive of Bangladesh government to the officials to ditch suits and wear half-sleeve dresses to save power: “I think many of them will freeze to death if they are using A/Cs the way they do and not wearing suits. So, I...
Fadl, a Syrian blogger, takes advantage of the Muslim holy month Ramadan to call for a campaign against masturbation[ar].
From the GSBI, the Global Social Benefit Incubator and The Next Billion Blog comes a series of video interviews of social enterpreneurs from all over the globe who are meeting for the Global Social Benefit Incubator in the USA.
Some employees of PetroChina, the state-owned oil giant and the current no. 2 on the FT 500 List, are going to be allowed to ‘group purchase’ eight apartment buildings near Beijing’s CBD at only about thirty per cent of the actual price.
“I think art is exactly and only about this: the need to create and express what is uniquely inside you, and to do so because you have no choice”: Chandra van Binnendijk, guest blogging at Paramaribo SPAN, shares her impressions of Dutch artist Arnold Schalks's Someni Tongo project, “which examined...
Ward Minnis continues his series of posts on Bahamian art, saying: “If you want to be a professional creative writer in the Bahamas you are going to have to be some kind of playwright. It really is that simple.”
Yoani Sanchez ruminates on the many changes September brings, including this surprise: “Since last Friday it is impossible to [connect] to Voces Cubanas from the Island. They have applied to it the same slow filter they use to block the connection to desdecuba.com for users in Cuba with very slow...
Bloggers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are keeping their eye on Tropical Storm Erika.
Along the Malecon and Repeating Islands both refer to an Amnesty International report which calls for the lifting of US sanctions against Cuba.
Signifyin’ Guyana has a different perspective on Guyana-Gyal‘s “words of wisdom”.
Duncan Chowdhury is irked by a report published in a local Bangladeshi newspaper that the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company is planning to export internet bandwidth to Nepal and Bhutan. “This could be done only after our optimum utilization of our required bandwidth,” the blogger opines.
To celebrate BlogDay 2009, bloggers in Ecuador organized a virtual event featuring national and international speakers, as a way to unite new and experienced bloggers across the country.
Only for today (September 3rd) google.co.jp's logo is dedicated to Doraemon (ドラえもん), one the most popular Japanese characters. According to Slashdot [ja], the blue and white cat will be born on this day in 2112.
Mrs. Yumiko Oshiba (干場弓子), President Director of Discover [ja], describes [ja] how is the workflow like in a publish company specialized in business books. Five seem to be the most decisive phases: 1) finding an author and/or a project, 2) deciding how to structure the book and writing coaching, 3)...
Blogs are increasingly being used in the Philippines to narrate the personal struggles of young Filipinos who tested positive with HIV. This promotes conversation among young people and it helps spread awareness about the reality of HIV/AIDS in the country.
The Commonwealth of Nations has suspended Fiji from the 53-nation body for failing to hold elections by October 2010