Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics
Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics
His work now is on the city streets and his tool is his mobile phone linked to Facebook Live - streaming the nationwide protests against the coup that toppled elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ended a decade of tentative democratic reforms. "Despite the difficulties, citizen journalists and media are posting in every possible way," Thar Lon Zaung Htet, 37, told Reuters. With established media under ever greater pressure, the story of Myanmar's anti-coup protests is being shaped for its people and the world by journalists and citizens streaming and sharing snippets of video and pictures.
The company has built a pipeline of Korean original content including sci-fi thriller "The Silent Sea", reality series Baik's Spirit and sitcom "So Not Worth It", Netflix said in a blog post. Netflix, which had 3.8 million paid subscribers in the country at the end of 2020, has already invested nearly $700 million, feeding off the global popularity of the pop culture machine of South Korea. It has created more than 70 Korean-made shows, including the hit zombie thriller "Kingdom" and documentary series "Black Pink: Light Up the Sky" about the highest charted female K-Pop act.
A London court ruled on Thursday that billionaire Indian diamond magnate Nirav Modi could be extradited to his home country to face charges of fraud, money laundering and interfering with an investigation. Modi, whose diamonds have been worn by the likes of Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson, was arrested in Britain in March 2019 and has been in custody since then, appearing at court hearings by video-link from Wandsworth Prison. He faces several sets of charges relating to an alleged large-scale fraud at the Punjab National Bank, to the laundering of the proceeds of that fraud, and to alleged intimidation of witnesses and disappearance of evidence.
Formula One needs to have a grand prix in Africa and the absence of one is wrong, according to the sport's global director of race promotion Chloe Targett-Adams. The continent has not featured on the calendar since the last South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in 1993. Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the sport's only Black driver, said last year it was important for the sport to race in Africa.
The 14 remaining round-robin matches of the Pakistan Super League at Karachi had their attendance increased from 20% to 50% by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday. The decision meant that around 19,000 fans could go to the National Stadium to see the country’s premier Twenty20 cricket league. The government also allowed the board to fill Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to its 27,000-seat capacity for the four playoffs this month.
A regulatory agency that’s responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four states is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to ban natural gas drilling and fracking in the watershed. The Delaware River Basin Commission imposed what it said was a temporary moratorium on gas development more than a decade ago, citing the need to develop environmental regulations for the industry, before reversing course in 2017 and signaling it would enact a permanent ban. The ban would apply to two counties in Pennsylvania’s northeastern tip that are part of the nation’s largest gas field, the Marcellus Shale.
Hawksbills are the most beautiful of the sea turtles, and this video is proof! Check it out!
Taiwan has refused to grant residency to a famous Hong Kong entertainment tycoon -- whose family are vocally pro-Beijing -- on "national security" grounds, the government and media said Thursday.
After Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel's relatively low-profile start to life in the Stamford Bridge hot seat the German will welcome Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday after a week in which he has stamped his mark on his new club. Last weekend's 1-1 draw at Southampton maintained Tuchel's unbeaten start but cost Chelsea their place in the top four. More significantly, it offered proof that Tuchel is not afraid to bruise egos.
This free-spired dog has the best time sailing with its owner! How cool are they?
This baby sea otter is in distress and lost after a storm in Cambria, California. It needed help and was rescued by the Marine Mammal Rescue Center located in Morro Bay, Ca.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Maszlee Malik has given Umno Youth chief Datuk Asyraf Wajdi until tomorrow morning to apologise and retract his allegations about the Form 4 history syllabus. In a tweet...
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated zombie heist movie “Army of the Dead.” After making the 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s classic “Dawn of the Dead,” Snyder’s upcoming film is set during a plague released from Nevada’s secret Area 51 military base. The U.S. government has managed to contain […]
This is the cutest video you'll see all week! This amazing puppy has the most incredible walk of all time and we are absolutely here for it! So amazing! Credit/Instagram: @mortythemisfit
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan finds himself at the centre of a political crisis after the army demanded he resign, a move he said looked like an attempted military coup. Pashinyan emerged as the leader of a wave of anti-government street protests that rocked Armenia in the spring of 2018. Initially prompted by the election of former president Serzh Sarksyan as prime minister, the protests quickly began targeting the government's perceived political cronyism.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency candidate and South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe vowed Thursday in Johannesburg to unite and develop football on the continent to global competitive levels.
Running a grubby brush through clean locks probably isn't the best idea.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — For the past year, Chinese temples — both Buddhist and Taoist — around the country have been quiet. This is particularly evident during the Chinese New Year period where...
Australian independent producer Aquarius Films is being set up timely female-led drama film “Most Admired Woman,” about a nurse who took a life-saving treatment to America during the early 20th century polio epidemic, and defied her critics. The film is an adaptation of biography “Sister Kenny: The Woman Who Challenged the Doctors,” written by science […]
Andrea Pirlo's side are chasing a 10th successive title this season, but for the first time in recent memory, they have a real fight on their hands to finish the campaign at the Serie A summit. Inter Milan are top of the standings for the first time in the second half of a season since 2010 -- when they won the Treble under Jose Mourinho.