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Soul Serenade: Lavern Baker, “Tweedlee Dee”

There is no doubt that Atlantic Records played a huge role in exposing a wider audience to the sound of Rhythm & Blues. The label, which was founded by jazz lovers Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson in 1947, boasted a roster of artists that at one time or another included Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Sam & Dave. But in the beginning, there were pioneers at the label. They included artists like Ray Charles, Sticks McGhee, Ruth Brown, Joe Morris, the Clovers, the Clyde McPhatter...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Music, Chicago, Thailand, Atlantic, Philippines, Broadway, Marines, Vietnam, Detroit, Bangkok, Al Green, Baker, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Clyde Mcphatter

Lan Ha and Ha Noi

We are now sitting on the S Coast of Thailand Tubkaak Beach for our final days. Another amazing Trip And a great place to celebrate my birthday A week ago Sunday we flew from Bangkok to Hai phong. Our last night in Bangkok we had the opportunit
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Thai royal palace issues decree on 1st election since coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s royal palace has issued a decree announcing the holding of the first general election since the military took power in 2014. The date of the vote is to be announced by the Election Commission within five days. The decree published Wednesday in the Royal Gazette puts into effect the election laws […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Election Commission, Nation & World

The best restaurants for Instagram

There’s a sizable portion of the world out there searching for the best spots to post on Instagram about their beautiful, well-curated life. Picking restaurants to visit based on their aesthetics is no exception. The food industry has been taken over by Instagram-friendly design — enough so that it’s a tough task to narrow down the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world. To be clear, we’re not talking about the most Instagrammable food in these restaurants, though some do have really go...
Tags: Travel, Post, Florida, London, Instagram, La, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico City, David Bowie, Moscow, Tokyo, Miami

How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom

From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature. [Author: conta...
Tags: London, Higher Education, Tokyo, Bangkok, Speaking

Thai police says bodies from river were missing activists

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say DNA tests show that two bodies found washed up on the shore of the Mekong River in the country’s northeast are the corpses of anti-government activists. The two, known by the pseudonyms Puchana and Kasalong, were among three exiled activists who disappeared in December from Laos, where they […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Laos, Bangkok, Mekong River, Nation & World, Puchana, Kasalong

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

BANGKOK (AP) — A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport’s governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition. Former national team member Craig Foster visited Hakeem al-Araibi at a Bangkok prison on Tuesday and said the detainee was losing hope after […]
Tags: News, Australia, Sports, Ap, Thailand, Bangkok, Craig Foster, Nation & World, Hakeem Al Araibi

View Bangkok from the King Power MahaNakhon Tower

King Power MahaNakhon is one of the most visually distinctive buildings in Southeast Asia. Up close it looks like a jumbled mess with pieces of the building missing. From a distance though it all makes sense. The missing pieces resemble pixels that are spiralling around the building. The building was completed in December 2016, and in April 2018 it was bought by King Power group and its name changed to King Power MahaNakhon. For the rest of this post I’m just going to refer to it as the Mahan...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Buildings, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Ho Chi Minh City, Orient Express, King Power, Petronas Twin Towers, Hong Kong Observation Deck, Ole Scheeren, Sky Deck, Empire City, Buro Ole Scheeren

What to do in Yangon the golden rock and HpaAn

On Wednesday January 3rd I took a very early flight from Bangkok to Yangon and I arrived at 8AM in Myanmar. Everybody has been telling me so much good about this country that I was very curious to discover it for myself. At the airport of course same has
Tags: Travel, Myanmar, Bangkok, Yangon

Was machen in Yangon am goldenen Felsen und in HpaAn

Mittwoch den 3. Januar habe ich einen frhen Flug von Bangkok nach Yangon genommen wo ich um 8h frh ankam. Jeder hat mir so viel Gutes ber Myanmar erzhlt und ich war sehr neugierig dieses Land endlich selbst zu entdecken. Am Flughafen war es nat
Tags: Travel, Myanmar, Bangkok, Yangon, Flughafen, Mittwoch, Felsen, Flug

Thailand commits to policy of not detaining migrant children

BANGKOK (AP) — Advocates for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers lauded a commitment by Thailand on Monday to release children held in its immigration detention centers. The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said Thai government ministries involved with the issue signed a memorandum of understanding providing a framework to meet a 2016 pledge by […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, UNHCR, Bangkok, Nation & World

Coming soon: 14 Asia hotels we can't wait to check into in 2019

From Bangkok to Beijing, here are some of the hottest new spots around the region due to open for business in 2019.
Tags: Asia, Cnn, Beijing, Bangkok

Stocks mixed as Chinese economy slows to weakest since '90

BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were subdued Monday after China reported that its economy expanded by 6.6 percent in 2018, its slowest pace since the slump that followed the crackdown on protests centered on Tiananmen Square in 1989.KEEPING... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Ap, Bangkok, Tiananmen Square

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, Wall Street, Ap, Shanghai, Bangkok, China US, China Shares

Shares mixed as China says 2018 growth slowest since '90

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares are mixed after China reported that its economy expanded at a 6.6 percent annual pace in 2018, its slowest pace since the slump that followed the crackdown on protests centered on Tiananmen Square in 1989.KEEPING... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Ap, Bangkok, Tiananmen Square

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, Wall Street, Ap, Shanghai, Bangkok, China US, China Shares

Hakeem al-Araibi: calls grow for inquiry into police role in refugee footballer's arrest

Exclusive: Greens and the ACTU say parliament should investigate AFP’s role in the detention of Bahraini refugee in ThailandA parliamentary inquiry should examine the actions of the Australian Federal Police which led to the arrest of Hakeem al-Araibi in Thailand, Australia’s peak union body and the Greens have said.Al-Araibi, a 25-year-old Bahraini refugee who has permanent residency in Australia, was arrested on arrival in Bangkok for a holiday, on the basis of an Interpol red notice, which wa...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Australian Greens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Greens, Australian federal police, Interpol, Afp, Thailand Australia, ACTU, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi

A Week In Chiang Mai, Thailand, On A $16,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a digital nomad/full-time traveler who makes $16,000 per year (combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on curry.Occupation: Digital Nomad/Full-Time TravelerIndustry: TechnologyAge: 27Location: Chiang Mai, ThailandIncome: $16,...
Tags: Asia, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Netflix, Thailand, New York Times, States, Vietnam, Times, Laos, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bangkok, Google Photos

Brief stop in Bangkok

We arrive in Bangkok late afternoon after a reasonable flight. We used to know the Bangkok transport system like the back of our hand but its been a long time since our last trip here and there is now a brand new airport train link as well as a metro. T
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Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military held its annual Armed Forces Day parade on Friday as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government. Army Commander in Chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, who presided over the ceremony, declined last October to rule out future army interventions in Thai political […]
Tags: News, Ap, World, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Nation & World, Apirat Kongsompong

Hakeem al-Araibi: Bahrain says refugee footballer's life is not in danger

Exclusive: Government defends efforts to have dissident extradited from Thailand, where he was arrested despite being a refugeeHakeem al-Araibi’s life is not under threat and he could appeal his conviction if he returned to Bahrain, the Bahraini government has said in its first significant response to the international outrage at its efforts to reclaim the dissident refugee.Al-Araibi, who is a permanent resident of Australia, has been detained in Bangkok for almost two months while Thai authorit...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Bahrain, Bangkok, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi, Araibi

Day 64 Learning through fire

Our bags were left behind in Bangkok but do to a tremendous speed walking effort we managed to catch our plane. The lack of clothes and hygiene items made getting ready this morning even easier. When we arrived at Trailblazers they were loading up the t
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Travel News: January 18, 2019

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit Travel Weekly One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit would shake up the rest of the continent in ways that many Europeans haven’t even fathomed.   Norwegian Air closing Boeing 737 bases in US Northeast USA Today European budget giant N...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Indonesia, Washington, Southeast Asia, European Union, Beijing, Atlantic, Britain, Boeing, Bangkok, Bahamas, Brexit, Phuket, News And Deals, Yahoo Finance

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts

A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, was storing so-called account access tokens in the source code of the WordPress website. Anyone who viewed the source code could see the linked Twitter handle and the access tokens. These access tokens keep you logged in to the website on your phone and your computer without having to re-type y...
Tags: Security, Apps, Twitter, Florida, Developer, Wordpress, Tech, Software, Password, Computing, Search Engine, Oklahoma, Free Software, Bangkok, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security

Belarus model who claimed Trump info deported from Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president was deported from Thailand on Thursday, police said.
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Belarus, Donald Trump, Bangkok, Trump

The remote mountain magic of Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son is in the far northwest of Thailand. So far northwest that it’s just a few kilometres from the Myanmar border. There’s no way to get to Myanmar from here, and it’s not on the way to anywhere. It is though on the way through to somewhere via the Mae Hong Son Loop. The Mae Hong Son Loop is a road trip that winds through the mountains of northwestern Thailand. It usually starts and ends in Chiang Mai (the most accessible city), and Mae Hong Son is approximately the halfway point. It’...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Pai, Chiang Mai, Mhs, Mae Hong Son, Wat Jong Kham, Wat Jong Klang, Mae Hong Son Loop The Mae Hong Son Loop, MHS Loop

Belarus model in Thai sex case being deported: police

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai officials say they are deporting a Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president. The woman along with several others pleaded guilty this week in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand. Thailand’s immigration police chief […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Belarus, Donald Trump, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand, Nation & World

'Time to start talking about consent': Thailand's nascent #MeToo moment

A web project that let people share stories of sexual assault is growing into a n influential force for changeIn a small bookshop in Suan Phlu, a lively district of Bangkok, an unusual conversation is taking place. Men and women crammed into the nooks and crannies between the books listen intently as Wipaphan Wongsawang picks up a microphone and gestures around her. “Women in Thailand should not have to be silent about rape and assault any longer,” she says. “It’s time people started talking abo...
Tags: Women, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, MeToo Movement, Suan Phlu, Wipaphan Wongsawang

My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok in 2019

Posted: 1/10/2019 | January 10th, 2019 Bangkok is a wonderful city full of history, gorgeous temples, and excitement. It’s an excellent place for travelers, as there is a lot to do and see here. It is one of my favorite cities in the entire world, and I can never get enough of it! Stick me in a Thai market surrounded by food stalls and I’m a happy man! Bangkok is the hub for travel in Southeast Asia, and chances are you’re likely to pass through it on your travels around the region. The city ha...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Green House, Chang, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Jam, Khao San Road, Bangkok Tree House, NomadicMatt, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Depth Budget Guide, Bella Bella House

Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (030) - Der Stern von Siam. V1.0 [German] 15.01.2019

Der Stern von Siam. Die Sirene des »Stern von Siam« heulte ihren Abschiedsgruß über die Gärten, Häuser und zahllosen Tempel von Bangkok hin. Schwerfällig setzte sich dann der alte klapperige Raddampfer in Bewegung der den prahlerischen Namen »Stern von Siam« wahrlich nicht verdiente. Wir standen neben dem Eigentümer und Kapitän dieses altehrwürdigen Transportmittels, dem rotnasigen Engländer Tompson, auf der Kommandobrücke. Tompson fühlte sich sehr geehrt, daß zwei so berühmte Leute wie der Li...
Tags: Books, Singapore, ePub Books, Bangkok, Morgen, Jahren, Wasser, Zimmern, Bewegung, Kabel Walther, Winde, Osten, Harald Harst, Der Stern von Siam, Der Stern von Siam Die Sirene, Stern von Siam