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Drones, fever goggles, arrests: millions in Asia face 'extreme' Covid surveillance

Coronavirus tracking measures handing ‘unchecked powers’ to authoritarian regimes, activists warn Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDraconian surveillance measures introduced during the Covid-19 epidemic are handing “unchecked powers” to authoritarian regimes across Asia, human rights experts are warning.In a report out today, privacy analysts warn that “extreme measures and unchecked powers” brought in to tackle Covid-19 could become permanent features of government ac...
Tags: Asia, Human Rights, China, World news, Surveillance, Thailand, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Cambodia, Drones (non-military, Coronavirus outbreak


Pasadena’s JPL helps Perseverance shine light on Mars

PASADENA >> As NASA’s Perseverance spacecraft continues on its journey to Mars, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena on Monday, Sept. 28 explained how the rover’s laser retroreflectors could be used to learn more about the Red Planet. Related links From fleeing Cambodia to helping build Mars rover, JPL engineer embodies ‘perseverance’ NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance to look for signs of ancient life History-making JPL-built Perseverance rover blasts off for Mars on...
Tags: News, Colorado, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Italy, Cambodia, Mars, Pasadena, Einstein, Gulf of Mexico, Jpl, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Red Planet


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Pelosi by Molly Ball Interview

Pelosi by Molly Ball Interview Time.com/author/molly-ball NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball She’s the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president and defend American democracy. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi...
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Rat That Sniffs Out Land Mines Receives Award For Bravery

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The medal awarded on Friday lauded the "lifesaving bravery and devotion to duty" for work detecting land mines in Cambodia. Its recipient: a rat named Magawa. Magawais the first rat to receive the award -- a gold medal bestowed by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, a British charity, that is often called the "animal's George Cross" after an honor usually given to civilians that recognizes acts of bravery and heroism. Not since t...
Tags: Tech, United States, New York Times, Cambodia, TNT, Congressional Research Service, Khmer Rouge, Remy, Disney Pixar, Ratatouille, George Cross, Magawa, Magawa Magawais


'Hero rat' wins gold medal from UK charity for hunting landmines

A rat in Cambodia has been heralded a hero and awarded for saving lives.
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'Hero rat' wins gold medal from charity for hunting landmines

A rat in Cambodia has been heralded a hero and awarded for saving lives.
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'Hero rat' wins gold medal from UK charity for hunting landmines

A rat in Cambodia has been heralded a hero and awarded for saving lives.
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Magawa the landmine detection rat given gold medal for bravery

Giant African pouched rat has cleared more than 141,000 square metres of land - the equivalent of 20 football pitchesA landmine detection rat has been awarded a gold medal for his “lifesaving bravery and devotion to duty”.Magawa, a giant African pouched rat, has discovered 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia since he was trained by charity APOPO. He is the charity’s most successful Hero Rat, having cleared more than 141,000 square metres of land – the equivalent of 20 fo...
Tags: Animals, World news, Cambodia, Magawa


The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo

A red-shanked douc langur languishes in a treetop in Vietnam's Son Tra Nature Reserve. Arshdeep Singh/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition celebrates photographers who highlight the fragility of wildlife on our planet. This year, the contest received more than 49,000 entries from photographers in 25 countries. The front-runners' images show the burning Amazon, endangered langur monkeys, and a camoufla...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Photography, UK, Science, London, Animals, India, Trends, Features, South Africa, Wildlife, Alaska, Cambodia, Kenya, Natural History Museum


What are loglines, and do they even matter?

Loglines are one-or-two sentence summaries of a story or screenplay. Here’s an example: When a prize-winning journalist makes up a source, she pays an ex-con to be her supposed poet-laureate. That’s a logline I wrote for Sam Hamm’s 1988 script “Pulitzer Prize.” It’s likely the first logline I ever wrote, way back in film school. We were learning how to write coverage, the industry-standard reports that studios and producers use when considering projects. I ended up working as a paid reader ...
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How kings created Angkor Wat—then lost it

Over a thousand years ago, the ancient Khmer civilization emerged as a powerful cultural and political force in what is now Cambodia and came to dominate much of Southeast Asia. Between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Khmer Empire created some of the most spectacular architecture in history, including one of the largest religious monuments in the world: Angkor Wat. This magnificent stone temple is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, visited by over 2.6 million tourists a ye...
Tags: Food, Asia, Southeast Asia, Global, America, Society, History, United States, Innovation, Agriculture, Cambodia, Archeology, Angkor, Southwest, ND, Sapiens


Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of ‘How I Built This,’ Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More (#462)

Illustration via 99designs “There is a natural skepticism that you develop as a journalist, which I think is important. But oftentimes that develops into cynicism.” — Guy Raz Guy Raz (@guyraz) is the Michael Phelps of podcasting. He’s the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind and the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and Wow in the World, a children’s program. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Beck, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Catalonia, Bbc, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, George Orwell, New York Times


Freshket lands $3 million Series A led by Openspace to streamline Thailand’s food supply chain

Based in Bangkok, Freshket simplifies the process of getting fresh produce from farms to tables. Launched in 2017, the startup has now raised a $3 million Series A, led by Openspace Ventures. Other participants included Thai private equity firm ECG-Research; Innospace; and Pamitra Wineka and Ivan Sustiawan, the co-founders of Indonesian agriculture technology startup TaniHub. French-Singaporean food conglomerate Denis Asia Pacific and Thai family office Seedersclub, who made previous investments...
Tags: Travel, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Supply Chain, Thailand, Farmers, Agriculture, Cambodia, Agritech, Hian Goh, Openspace Ventures


'World’s loneliest elephant' allowed to leave zoo for better life

Kaavan, who lives in a Pakistani zoo, lost his partner in 2012 and is now medically clear to travelAn elephant who has become a cause célèbre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and be transferred to better conditions, the animal welfare group helping with the case has said.Dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant” by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. Continue reading...
Tags: Zoos, Animals, World news, South and Central Asia, Wildlife, Animal Welfare, Pakistan, Cambodia, Islamabad, Kaavan


Who were the Khmer Rouge?

The Khmer Rouge's interrogator-in-chief Kaing Guek Eav, better known by his alias Duch, died Wednesday in Cambodia's capital at the age of 77.
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Khmer Rouge prison chief Comrade Duch dies

He was convicted of crimes against humanity for running a notorious jail in Cambodia's genocide.
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Cambodia genocide: Khmer Rouge prison chief Comrade Duch dies

He was convicted of crimes against humanity for running a notorious jail in Cambodia's genocide.
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Cambodia genocide: Khmer Rouge prison chief Comrade Duch dies

He was guilty of crimes against humanity for running a notorious prison during Cambodia's genocide.
Tags: News, Cambodia, Khmer Rouge, Duch


Cambodia's Khmer Rouge executioner turned born-again Christian, Duch, dies

The Khmer Rouge commander known as Comrade Duch, Pol Pot's main executioner and security chief who oversaw the murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, died on Wednesday. Kaing Guek Eav, or Comrade Duch, was the first member of the Khmer Rouge leadership to face trial for his role in a regime blamed for at least 1.7 million deaths in the "killing fields" of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. Duch died at 00:52 a.m. (1752 GMT on Tuesday) at the Khmer Soviet Friendship H...
Tags: News, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Khmer Rouge, Tuol Sleng, Kaing Guek Eav, Duch, Christian Duch, Duch Pol Pot, Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, Neth Pheaktra


Comrade Duch, Khmer Rouge chief executioner, dies in Cambodia

Figure who ran Cambodia’s most notorious prison during genocidal regime of Pol Pot died on Wednesday The Khmer Rouge commander known as ‘Comrade Duch’, Pol Pot’s chief executioner who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, has died. He was 77. Related: Life for Comrade Duch, a milestone for international justice | Mark Vlasic Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge, Tuol Sleng, Duch, Comrade Duch Khmer Rouge


Comrade Duch, Khmer Rouge prison commander, dies in Cambodia

Figure who ran Cambodia’s most notorious prison during genocidal regime died on Wednesday Comrade Duch, the senior Khmer Rouge figure who ran Cambodia’s most notorious prison during the genocidal regime, has died, a spokesman for the tribunal that convicted him of war crimes has said. Related: Life for Comrade Duch, a milestone for international justice | Mark Vlasic Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Khmer Rouge, Duch, Comrade Duch Khmer Rouge


Mickey Mehta Celebrates 50 Years of Yoga on his 59th Birthday

Parsi Khabar congratulates our dearest friend and mentor Dr. Mickey Mehta on the completion of 50 glorious years in Yoga; on the occasion of his 59th Birthday. Happy birthday dear Mickey and may you continue to shine and share your knowledge of health and wellness with the world for years to come. DR. MICKEY MEHTA’S “FITNESS SUPERFINE AT 59” With a physiology of 21, biology of 31 and anatomy of an athlete. The pioneering holistic health wizard continues to spearhead an evolution that...
Tags: Life, Wikipedia, India, Health and Wellness, Cambodia, Times, Mumbai, Sri Lanka, Bay, Economic Times, Mickey, Mehta, Maharashtra State, Grant Road, Nashik, Parsi Khabar


Cambodia’s Rithy Panh Discusses the Ethical Quandaries of ‘Irradiated’ at the Sarajevo Film Festival

Cambodian director Rithy Panh survived the brutal Khmer Rouge regime that took the lives of many of his friends and family. His latest film “Irradiated,” which premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, does not shy away from human horrors like those he experienced in his youth. The film pieces together brutal black-and-white […]
Tags: Asia, News, Berlin, Global, Cambodia, Directors, Khmer Rouge, Rithy Panh, Sarajevo Film Festival, Irradiated


How To Ask Remarkably Better Questions To Encourage Great Ideas

Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye:You’ve asked your team for their great ideas. You have an open door. You’re also committed to MBWA (or in today’s pandemic-constrained world, Management By Clicking Around- MBCA). But if you’re like most leaders in our Courageous Cultures research, you’re still not getting all the great ideas you need.  Why? In our research conducted in conjunction with the University of North Colorado, despite all the asking leaders think they’re doing, 49...
Tags: Leadership, Verizon Wireless, David, Cambodia, Laura, David Dye, Inc Magazine, Karin, Dan McCarthy, Great Ideas, Karin Hurt, University of North Colorado, Customer Advocates


Gulftimes : Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development - Gulf Times

Gulftimes : Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development   Gulf Times
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Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development - Gulf Times

Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development   Gulf Times
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Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development - The ASEAN Post

Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development   The ASEAN Post
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Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development | Opinion - Eco-Business

Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development | Opinion   Eco-Business
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Stopping Cambodia's Reckless Urban Development - Khabarhub Khabarhub - Khabarhub

Stopping Cambodia's Reckless Urban Development - Khabarhub Khabarhub   Khabarhu
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Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development - Jordan Times

Stopping Cambodia's reckless urban development   Jordan Times
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