Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

May 22, 2017

… quite as broken as they first seemed. Why should you read it? On paper this sounds like a ridiculous story. Despite the concept of some joke-shop chattery teeth coming to life to protect their owner being an incredibly silly one, though, the story somehow works. It’s ludicrous, but it’s also ludicrously fun. The fact that Stephen King can take an idea like this one and turn it into a very readable short story is a testament to his writing ability. 10. The House on Maple street …

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

A is for amusement parks. And not one, but TWO amusement parks. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaa! Sesame Workshop, in partnership with SeaWorld Entertainment, announced on Thursday the development of a new Sesame Place theme park. The original Sesame Place opened in 1980 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and has operated seasonally for the last 37 years, setting an opening day attendance record this year. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit umbrella company behind Sesame street, sees the theme parks playing a role in …

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… British entertainment. After starting out as a model she was propelled to fame in the 1970s as Purdey in The New Avengers. She once took 27 takes to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio when they were filming a scene for The Wolf of Wall street. Surely that deserves a Bafta all of its own. When can I watch the ceremony? The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday at 20:00 BST. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you …

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Phoenix police charge man in 9 slayings

May 9, 2017

(CNN)Phoenix police have arrested a suspect in a series of seemingly random street shootings that gripped the city for more than a year, authorities said Monday. Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, killed nine people in 12 different incidents, Police Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. Saucedo was charged with 26 felony accounts, including multiple murders and drive-by shootings, she said at a news conference. Saucedo has been in custody several weeks on charges he killed his mother’s …

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Banksy revealed as artists behind new UK Brexit mural

May 8, 2017

The mysterious street art master Banksy has stepped forward (in his own shadowy way) as the artist behind the massive European Union flag mural that appeared in Dover, England over the weekend. SEE ALSO: Banksy Sells Original Artwork for $60 in Central Park Not long after it appeared, many suspected the familiar stencil craft was the work of Banksy. And true to the artist’s often understated political commentary via art, the mural shows a worker chipping away at one of the 12 stars on …

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These companies offer crazy-awesome perks and benefits

May 5, 2017

Image: vivienviv0/Pixabay When you go in for your first day of work, your main source of concern is usually yourself. How do you look? Whats the work-life balance like? How does your salary compare to that of your peers? Are there poppy seeds in your teeth? What most people dont understand is that this is a two-way street. For companies that truly care about their employees wants and needs understanding what matters most to your office is the key to workplace happiness and productivity. Do …

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This quirky new clothing startup is run by at-risk youth in Portland

May 4, 2017

… to help connect young people with mentors, freelance opportunities, and careers in graphic design. Image: Courtesy of Dfrntpigeon “Our products aren’t just fashion,” says Sara Weihmann, director of social purpose enterprise for New Avenues for Youth. “They’re powered by a larger social mission to help marginalized youth find a path to success, exit street life, and challenge the perception of youth homelessness.” “Art helps keep me …

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We still don’t know what Apple is going to do with all its money

May 4, 2017

Image: getty images Not everything’s perfect with Wall street and Apple. The iPhone maker (which also makes a lot of other things) sold fewer iPhones over the last three months than analysts and investors would have hoped, the company revealed in an earnings call Tuesday. They also pretty much met analysts’ expectations for revenue: $52.9 billion. So there’s little reason to jump up and down with enthusiasm about Apple on the NASDAQ trading floor. And yet, Apple remains the …

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Bloomberg gifts Twitter with 24/7, live financial news video

May 1, 2017

All day, everyday.Image: bloomberg via getty images Twitter is now a 24/7 streaming video service, beginning with financial news. Bloomberg, the finance news site with a wealth of funds from terminals, has agreed to produce exclusive video content for Twitter that will play 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Wall street Journal reported Sunday. The announcement comes just ahead of Twitter’s first-ever NewFronts, where the tech company will pitch advertisers on a slate of original …

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Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

… change and the safety of vaccines. Participants Saturday said they object to Trump’s rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, among other things. Trump has called climate change a hoax, disputing the overwhelming consensus of scientists that the world is warming and that man-made carbon emissions are primarily to blame. Expand / Contract Demonstrators march on the State street during “100 Days of Failure” …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 30, 2017

… parts. Problems were already apparent in the weeks leading up to the event: Deadlines missed for paying artists, confusion spread about travel logistics. The event’s cofounders even had to seek outside investments to pay for costs, according to a report by the Wall street Journal. Perhaps even more interesting? Fyre came right after Coachella, among the biggest and most successful U.S. music festivals. People who bought Fyre packages conceivably picked it over Coachella, which had a better …

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Netflix has found a way into the world’s biggest streaming market

April 27, 2017

… immediately dominate the Chinese market, given the country’s widely protectionist policies when it comes to content. State regulators pulled four hit U.S. TV shows The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, NCIS, and The Practice from streaming sites in April last year, and instituted a 30 percent limit on foreign content in September, according to the Wall street Journal. WATCH: The hidden clues lurking in the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 trailer More From this publisher : HERE …

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HuffPost shows off its slick new look

April 27, 2017

Image: huffpost When talking about the future of the Huffington Post brand, editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen points to the homepage “splash” following the news that Bill O’Reilly had been let go from Fox News. “BILLY ON THE street” blared the headline in big, red letters. Image: mediaite That’s a sensibility that Polgreen wants to not just keep but expand. On Monday, the Huffington Post is rolling out its biggest redesign ever and first-ever rebrand and …

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Tourist hit by hammock blown off building in New York City

April 26, 2017

A tourist was clobbered by a wooden hammock in Manhattan Tuesday when a strong wind sent the piece of outdoor furniture sailing off a five story rooftop. The freak accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. as the 48-year-old British tourist was walking on a Tribeca street with her husband, according to police sources. It fell! It hit her! cried a man who was walking with the victim, witnesses recounted. I heard a loud boom, and when I ran out, I saw a hammock on the sidewalk and the woman lying …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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Ca tru: A night at the opera in the streets of Hanoi

April 19, 2017

(CNN)On a Sunday evening in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you’ll likely hear the purr of motorbikes, calls of street vendors and clicks of camera shutters as wide-eyed tourists capture the city’s manic atmosphere. After all, the otherworldly tones of ca tr — one of Vietnam’s most revered musical genres — are hard to ignore. An ancient Vietnamese tradition of sung poetry, the art is more than 1,000 years old. …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Beyond pho: 5 of Hanoi’s top noodle dishes

April 11, 2017

… fish sauce, vinegar, lime and sugar. Vermicelli noodles, fruits and veggies, such as carrots and green papaya, accompany the glorious pork. “It’s a deconstructed noodle salad,” says Le. Plus, it’s a meal fit for a president. Where to try it in Hanoi: Bn ch Ca ng, 41 Ca ng street, Hon Kim District; +84 90 458 1964 Bn c Hi Phng On the way to the Pandora-like islands of Ha Long Bay, you’ll pass Hai Phong, one of Vietnam’s most important seaports and, …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… ordinary Swedes. So, imagine that this was the street where the attacker came thundering down in his track. That’s how busy it would have been. Amazing to think that there weren’t more deaths, that there weren’t more injuries. But the message here is that people should carry on with their ordinary lives in defiance of that horrendous terror threat. The truck came thundering down here into this department store and they put up plyboard as you can see to replace that smashed …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… living,” he says. “It’s heaven for street photography because of the vibrant activities outside.” He suggests stopping to try the local sweet soup — a glass of crushed ice with tapioca balls and grass jelly — while watching the city come to life. “To some people it’s a noisy and congested city, but there are secret quiet corners right at the heart of Hanoi,” he says. “On the surface it looks old, chaotic or plain dirty, but with …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… surviving children, has not caught the public imagination in the same way as the glamorously brilliant Mackintosh and his waxed moustache. Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals marks the moment when Thomson became ‘Greek’ Image caption St Vincent street Church in Glasgow is the only one of Thomson’s grand kirks to survive intact Image caption St Vincent street Church was built in 1859 Image caption The church takes references from the …

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Why malign him? People ask of India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’

March 30, 2017

… want the authorities to clearly “define” a Romeo. Because the fear of being caught has started to affect young couples in the area. Hindustan Times reports that the number of couples in a popular park has come down to five from 200 within a week of the squads’ existence. Also, why Romeo? He had a consenting partner. Really. @AJEnglish @ZarrarKhuhro why sully romeo’s name when referring to street hoodlums? he had a consenting partner. zulfi qadir (@zed_q72) March …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… restaurant, which is hidden in a back street in the Jumeriah district. Look for the neon-mustached Mona Lisa sign on the outside. Inside is a creative medley of kitsch memorabilia — walls covered higgledy-piggledy with picture frames and a pin board filled with Polaroid snaps. In the corners there are tongue-in-cheek pictures of naked Thai girls with their bits covered by humorous phrases. Tables are adorned with place mats made of recycled magazine pages. Typical Thai dishes come with …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… billion valuation and impress Wall street. But it’s a way to convince investors and advertisers that Snapchat has a reach into small, mid-sized and large businesses, just like other social networking and tech giants. Instagram announced last week it has reached 1 million monthly active advertisers. Facebook has 4 million. Snapchat only has a few hundred businesses, large and small, signed up for annual deals. The product was released in December, so Instagram and Facebook do have the older …

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