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Don’t pander to festivals, say Filipino directors

By Mon, Oct 12, 2009 6:42PM UTC

PUSAN — Two of the Philippines’ leading independent directors urged young Asian filmmakers Monday not to let thoughts of overseas festival accolades cloud their artistic vision. While both gained international attention with film festival awards, Nick Deocampo (pictured right) and Raymond Red (left) said directors should make films for authentic

Australia to resettle boat explosion refugees

By Mon, Oct 12, 2009 4:16PM UTC

CANBERRA — Australia will resettle 42 Afghan men who were aboard a boat that had been intercepted by authorities when someone on board deliberately set off an explosion, killing five asylum seekers, an official said Monday. The blast occurred aboard the wooden boat on April 16 a day after it

Vietnam launches 3G mobile

By Mon, Oct 12, 2009 3:20PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam — Telecommunications company Vinaphone has launched its third generation mobile phone service in Vietnam’s biggest cities with plans to extend it nationwide. Vinaphone’s deputy director Ho Duc Thang says the service is currently available in 13 major cities and provinces and will be extended to remaining 50 provinces

Isa is vindicated… and Samy and PR too

By Mon, Oct 12, 2009 12:40AM UTC Isa is vindicated… and Samy and PR too

UPDATED VERSION, 6.20pm Oct 12. Mohd Isa Samad may measure a petite 5-feet-2 from the ground, he now stands taller than BN-Umno combined. Without an official footing in national level politics, will Isa get his quid pro quo and be made a state Exco? SOURCE: Malaysiakini, Oct 11, 2009 The

Eating the Seed Corn

By Mon, Oct 12, 2009 12:26AM UTC

One way to ensure impoverishment in the future is to recklessly eat the seed corn. Practically everything that is good about the US comes from its awesome higher education system. It is arguably the world’s best. One indicator is the number of Nobel prizes it gets each year. Just this

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