Stories from 5 July 2010
Indi.ca informs that a number of beggars had been killed on the streets of Colombo in the past two months and the government response was rounding up beggars and sending them to rehabs.
Svetlana Gladkova of Profy discusses whether a Novosibirsk politician and twitterer @sapelkin has had his Twitter account suspended for political reasons, account abuse or as an election campaign PR-stunt.
Offstumped rounds up a number of reactions in Tweeter on today's India wide Bandh (strike) by the opposition to protest inflation and price rise.
Juan Arellano from Globalizado visited Puerto Pizarro and posted some photos. He also visited a Cocodrilos de Tumbe [es] breeding place, a crocodile in danger of extinction.
Repeating Islands and Gil the Jenius comment on the fallout surrounding recent protests in Puerto Rico.
Young women are struck down by harsh internet vigilantes in the South Korean internet space. Reasonable voices online, who analyze this phenomenon, say it is caused by the growing social power of women, while men are suffering under heaps of social and economic pressure.
This Beach Called Life thinks that female football fans may be on to something.
Cuban bloggers continue to highlight the case of hunger striker and prisoner Guillermo Fariñas.
Last month, the Sultan of Brunei announced his divorce to his third wife who is from Malaysia. Following the announcement, twitter and blogs in both Brunei and Malaysia went buzzing with the news. Many expressed their sadness while others speculated on the reasons behind the divorce
“No matter our politics we all care for David Thompson the person and his loved ones – but does this mean that effective political debate in Barbados must stop…until the Prime Minister recovers?” Barbados Free Press looks at the effect that the Prime Minister's illness is having on the country.
Marvin writes about Twitter in the Kenyan business sector: “I am in the process of compiling a list of Kenyans businesses currently on Twitter. But prior to publishing that post, I thought it prudent to write a post on how Kenyan businesses can use Twitter in their businesses.”
Ato identifies 7 reasons why Ghana soccer team is out of the World Cup: Players were thinking about lunch with Mandela, President Mills was not in the stadium, Other African countries brought ill-luck…”
Ghana soccer team helped South Africa lay its ghosts to rest: “For a short while we:remembered that we are Africans; welcomed our brothers from Africa in the spirit of Ubuntu;celebrated when Ghana played like champions and despaired when those penalties failed.”
Should South Africans keep flying the flag after the World Cup?:”Apparently buoyed by the ‘gees’ shown during Soccer World Cup 2010, there is an initiative to keep the flag flying after the event finishes next Sunday.”
Belarus Digest draws attention to the TV-movie “The God Father” – a documentary of Belarus under Lukashenko's rule, and sees it as a sign that Moscow wants to put pressure on Minsk.
Recently the New York Times posted the question on “Why does China lag far behind in soccer when it competes so aggressively in many Olympic sports?” and invited a number of experts to answer. Actually similar questions have been raised by Chinese netizens in various QA forums since the beginning...
Pakistan faces yet another episode of terror as one of it's more revered shrines in Lahore, popularly known as Data Darbar, came under attack. Pakistani bloggers criticize the official stance of the Punjab government which stays far from admitting that Talibans are the real enemies.
Despite the increasing number of people studying abroad via study abroad programs, the overall rate of Japanese college students studying abroad seems to be decreasing across the board — even accounting for Japan's declining birthrate. What is the cause of this remarkable decline?
The Angry Chinese Blogger blogs about the recent discussion concerning various health problems Han Chinese face in Tibet.
The Daily Bubble Tea has some photos of Formosan Rock Macaques in Changhua County. The macaques are endemic to Taiwan and can often be seen in forest areas.
Paul Goble of Window on Eurasia tells the story of the fate of the soviet statue of liberty – blown up by Stalin and failing to be restored by Khrushchev – taking the lead from [RUS] an article in Svobodnaya Pressa.