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New Act 'just for good image'
Bangkok Post - Apr 22, 2018

Critics have questioned the effectiveness of the State Financial and Fiscal Discipline Act of 2018, publicised in the Royal Gazette on Thursday. Piti Srisangnam, professor at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, said the law was just ...  


Tensions mount as Beijing sends navy on Pacific drills south of Taiwan

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Apr 21, 2018
The manoeuvres come at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Taipei and follow strong warnings by President Xi Jinping last month against Taiwan separatism. Xi presided over the navy's largest-ever military display this month in the South ...  


Amazon HQ2: New Evidence Boosts Boston's Odds

ForbesForbes - Apr 20, 2018
When it comes to managerial brilliance, there is nothing quite as appealing as Amazon's first shareholder letter that highlights the importance of thinking about every day as a chance to rethink how to make its offer to customers ever-more valuable ...  

Cape Town

WATCH | Bach on the bus: Cape Town students in awe of violinist bus driver

Times LIVETimes LIVE - Apr 18, 2018
Every weekday morning, Tom Truter arrives at work at the University of Cape Town just before 6am, picks up the Jammie Shuttle he will drive that day, then parks behind the Clarinus Village residential hall. Truter then puts the hour before he hits the ...  


Chicago's rental market is changing: more higher-income tenants, fewer two-flats

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Apr 20, 2018
A new study finds there has been a rise in the number of wealthy households renting in the Chicago area even as the overall rental market has cooled. The percentage of renters rose from 37.7 percent in 2007 to 44.2 percent in 2015, according to the ...  


Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition, Ends Existing Format

VarietyVariety - Apr 19, 2018
In an unexpected shakeup, the Dubai International Film Festival has canceled its upcoming edition and announced a “new strategy,” signaling that the fest as attendees knew it – during its 14-year rise to become the top film event in the Middle East ...  


Tell Us Your Dublin Travel Tips

LifehackerLifehacker - Apr 16, 2018
A new Hack Your City's a-bubblin' And so all of you we'll be troublin' To share all your tips. And inscrutable quips. For a town that's not Limerick: Dublin. Did you know even very bad limericks are hard to write? And did you know that the north side ...  


Conference in Edinburgh to focus on hoarding disorder
BBC News - Apr 22, 2018

The UK's first major conference on hoarding disorder is to be held in Edinburgh later this year. The event will explore treatments and interventions for the condition, which involves people storing vast amounts of items and cluttering up their homes ...  


Florence's Hotel Savoy Reopens with an Gorgeous New Pucci-Designed Lobby

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Apr 13, 2018
Florence's Hotel Savoy is back—and you can't miss it. Following a six-month closure, the famed hotel has reopened its doors today, with a rebooted look that plays on its century-long history as the Grand Dame of Florence's Piazza della Repubblica ...  


Students from Singapore and Kyoto design objects inspired by each other's cities

DezeenDezeen - Apr 19, 2018
Two groups of students from Singapore and Kyoto exchanged photographs of their contrasting cities, before using them as a reference point to design 17 objects representative of the location's character. The Exchanged Forms project was established by ...  

Las Vegas

Black Las Vegas mortgage applicants rejected more than others ...

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Apr 20, 2018
Black mortgage applicants get rejected more often than others in Las Vegas, a report shows.  


BE Architecture "rejects stark minimalism" with eclectic interior for Melbourne house

DezeenDezeen - Apr 21, 2018
Melbourne studio B.E. Architecture has renovated and extended a Victorian property in the city for an avid art collector, adding a varied palette of materials that help distinguish the old and new parts of the building. St Vincents Place by BE ...  


Freezing rain: Montreal weather warnings are watered down — for now

Montreal GazetteMontreal Gazette - Apr 16, 2018
But while major thoroughfares were more slick than slippery, a freezing rain warning remained in effect for the Montreal area, one that warned of “anywhere from five to 20 millimetres of freezing precipitation … expected by this evening over Southern ...  


Syria strikes: The real impact is in Moscow

CNNCNN - Apr 14, 2018
Their real impact will be on the plummeting relationship between Moscow and the West. The arguments over what happened in Douma on April 7 and who was responsible have dragged US-Russian relations to their lowest ebb in decades. On both sides, the ...  

New Orleans

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2018 Guide: How To Escape The Crowds And Party Like Royalty

ForbesForbes - Apr 20, 2018
David Hochman , Contributor The worldview from Los Angeles Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest rocks, as long as you know where to go. New Orleans is celebrating the tricentennial of ...  

New York City

In New York City, following in David Bowie's footsteps

Longview News-JournalLongview News-Journal - Apr 21, 2018
NEW YORK — There are few artists who merit a true pilgrimage — a concerted attempt to walk in the footsteps of greatness — but if there's one luminary worth traveling for, it's David Bowie. With the final stop of the Victoria and Albert Museum's ...  

San Francisco

'Scooters behaving badly' all over San Francisco

Curbed SFCurbed SF - Apr 13, 2018
It's been a tough week for electric scooters in San Francisco, as locals liken the two-wheeled contraptions to the vehicular equivalent of an invasive species. The problem is not necessarily the scooters themselves—which have evidently become popular ...  


Mariners offense carries the night as Seattle improves to 8-4

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Apr 15, 2018
Coming into the season, the Mariners knew that their success would largely hinge on the versatility and production of their offense. And it's the main reason why they are 8-4 for the season. Share story. Ryan Divish. By. Ryan Divish. Seattle Times ...  


Seoul: Stocks end higher on foreign buying; won steady

The Business TimesThe Business Times - Apr 13, 2018
file6ubw9lebeqp164h232o6.jpg. South Korea's Kospi stock index ended higher on Friday as foreign investors continued to buy stocks amid persistent fears over a trade war between the United States and China. PHOTO: AFP. [SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock ...  


PSG Park opens in Shanghai as part of hunt for 'China's Neymar'

ESPNESPN - Apr 20, 2018
Paris Saint-Germain opened a PSG Park in Shanghai on Thursday as the French capital outfit's significant expansion into the Asian market and their search for "China's Neymar" continues. The PSG Park, the French champions' first fan experience zone in ...  


Even if Trump wants to renegotiate the TPP, members may not bite, says Singapore official

CNBCCNBC - Apr 18, 2018
President Donald Trump has been dropping hints that he may rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership if the massive free-trade agreement can be re-negotiated. But the TPP's 11 members may not want to change a newly inked deal that took over a year to close ...  


Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace Learn True Meaning Of 'Stockholm ...

DeadlineDeadline - Apr 19, 2018
'Stockholm' stars Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace stopped by Deadline's Tribeca Studio to discuss their new true-life thriller.  


Clinical Lions tear apart the Waratahs 29-0 in Sydney

Times LIVETimes LIVE - Apr 20, 2018
In what was probably their most accomplished overseas performance in recent memory‚ the Lions blanked the Waratahs in Sydney. While the Reds lie in wait in Brisbane next week‚ the Lions are slowly starting to show why they're South Africa's best Super ...  


Around the World: Tokyo, Japan

Stuff.co.nzChase News & Stories - Apr 13, 2018
Japan's capital, Tokyo, is a city that can feel both compelling and unapproachable at once. It is an enormous metropolis—depending on how one chooses to compare different urban areas, it's either the world's most populous city or, at least, near the ...  


Ice storm wreaked havoc in Toronto — and now there's a risk of flooding

Toronto StarToronto Star - Apr 16, 2018
After a weekend storm brought the city to its knees with freezing rain pellets and gusting winds causing hundreds of collisions and power outtages, Toronto is now under a flood watch. The ice storm caused hundreds of collisions and flight cancellations ...  


Wait! What? Water restrictions in soggy Vancouver? | CBC News

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 18, 2018
Despite an unusually wet April, the City of Vancouver is looking ahead to the parched days of summer as it announces new May 1 watering restrictions. A news release from the city says councillors have approved a bylaw that aligns with the regional ...  


Marko Peljhan Will Represent Slovenia at 2019 Venice Biennale

ARTnewsARTnews - Apr 20, 2018
Big news late on this Friday evening: artist Marko Peljhan has been picked by the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana to represent his native Slovenia at the 58th Venice Biennale, according to the state-owned Slovenian Press Agency. The event will run ...  


Vienna police arrest woman on assault-and-battery charge

Inside NoVAInside NoVA - Apr 16, 2018
resident on April 6 at 3:10 p.m. requested that Vienna police respond to an assault that reportedly just had taken place on Church Street. Officers came to the scene, spoke to all parties involved and arrested a 55-year-old Vienna woman. Police ...  

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