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SAN FRANCISCO – Google Earth mapping service is letting people use the internet to dive into the world’s oceans or see the ruin that World War II bombings rained on European cities. (Volume 26, No. 510)
MYANMA Computer Group (MCC) announced last week that it plans to open masters and doctoral courses in IT and business in September this year as a joint effort with Siam University of Thailand. (Volume 26, No. 510)
FOR 25-year-old Wai Wai, the 2010 general election will be her first opportunity to shape the future of her country. She says she has already decided to give her vote to the political party she feels will bring economic development and improve people’s real living standards.
- Third Nargis review launched
- Avian influenza detected in Mayangone poultry farm
- In Hainggyi Island, villagers more prepared to face disaster
- State-run broadcaster set for makeover
- End in sight for maritime border spat
IT is midnight and the telephone is ringing in the compound of Ywar Ma Pariyati Sarthindeik monastic school. A young monk picks up the phone, on the other end a woman beseeches him to find a monk who is willing to donate blood to her sick relative. This is not a one-off, but a daily occurrence.
SINCE hitting the mainstream in the 1970s, hip-hop dancing has maintained its status as a technically difficult, high intensity form of dance most associated with the street rather than polished stage performances. Although late to arrive in Myanmar, plenty of kids are still risking their limbs to impress their friends with some cool moves.
- Regional fisheries management workshop focuses on livelihoods
- Gems Emporium slated for March
- MFE investigates shiitake mushroom cultivation
- Oil prices up in second week of Feb
VALENCIA– German Formula One legend Michael Schumacher admitted he felt like a kid with a new toy as he took his Mercedes car out for the first time, February 1, ahead of his official return to the sport after a three-year absence.
CURIOSITY stirred, I decided to take the plunge and test the popular Dr Fish Massage. The signboard advertised 20 minutes in the pool with hordes of Garra rufa fish for just US$3 and promised that the fish would remove the dead skin from my hands and feet. This would leave them smooth, while at the same time acting as a form of stress relief.
SINGAPORE – Singapore welcomed 9.7 million visitors in 2009, down 4.3 percent from 2008 but exceeding forecasts due to an aggressive marketing campaign amid a global recession, the government said last week
Inya Lake Hotel is launching www.eventsinyangon.com, the one and only website with updated events listings for Yangon. This website features a calendar of events, from music concerts and art gallery openings to social occasions in the hotels and bars around the city.
- Australian government websites blocked in protest
- Hollywood loses OZ download battle
- SKorea, Japan boast fastest internet