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Why American Foreign Aid Works
Culture / Economy / South Korea / United States of America

Why American Foreign Aid Works

President Obama’s visit to South Korea next week will highlight not only a critically important alliance, but also one of the greatest success stories of foreign aid in American history. South Korea, which once ranked among our aid recipients, is now a global partner that plans to increase its budget for foreign assistance by 11 percent this … Continue reading »

Jamaica Farewell Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse
Culture / Film / Jamaica

Jamaica Farewell Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse

Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and critically acclaimed JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed byDebra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), with performances beginning Sunday, April 27 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, May 4 at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. Called “gripping…highly enjoyable…a tour de force” by the LA … Continue reading »

ABC Wins Unprecedented Access in Landmark Chinese Deal
Australia / China / Culture / News

ABC Wins Unprecedented Access in Landmark Chinese Deal

The ABC has won permission from the Chinese government to have Australia Network content made available to the entire Chinese population – the most extensive access given to any Western broadcaster. The soft diplomacy service is expected to announce the landmark agreement on Thursday, with an official signing in Shanghai slated for May 4, nine … Continue reading »

‘Taste of an Object’ Offers a 12-Course Tasting Menu of Polish Pomeranian Design
Culture / Food / Poland

‘Taste of an Object’ Offers a 12-Course Tasting Menu of Polish Pomeranian Design

For Milan Design Week 2014, the Centrum Designu Gdynia ambitiously sought to distill a dozen products by Polish Pomeranian designers into culinary delights. Although the concept itself was executed to varying degrees of success, “Taste of an Object” offered a nice twist on the tried-and-true local design showcase. Taking inspiration from Richard E. Cytowic’s The Man … Continue reading »

China to Revive the Silk Route with Pakistan
China / Culture / Economy / Pakistan

China to Revive the Silk Route with Pakistan

The maritime trade of Pakistan will get a boost through inter-connectivity as the Chinese government is stepping up plans to revive the Maritime Silk Road. According to the Chinese Securities Journal, the plan is expected to focus on infrastructure construction of countries along the route, including ports of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. China will … Continue reading »

Economides Wins Best Film
Culture / Cyprus / Film

Economides Wins Best Film

The curtain fell on Cyprus Film Days film festival, the official international fiction feature film festival of Cyprus, on Sunday night with an award ceremony at Rialto Theatre to celebrate cinema and honour independent filmmakers. The international jury, comprised of Martin Schweighofer, Εxecutive Director of the Austrian Film Commission and chairman of the Jury, Despina … Continue reading »

‘Welcome to Doha’, A Time-Lapse Look at the Capital of Qatar
Culture / Economy / Film / Qatar

‘Welcome to Doha’, A Time-Lapse Look at the Capital of Qatar

Directed by local producer Hussam Maatouk and shot by San Diego photographer Michael Shainblum, “Welcome to Doha” is a time-lapse exploration of Doha, Qatar’s capital and largest city. The video crams a lot of different views of Doha into four minutes, featuring construction, factories and breathtaking shots of its downtown area, showing the rapid growth of Qatar’s economic center. FULL STORY Continue reading »