NGOs: Hypocrisy to hold hydropower congress in Sarawak
Almost 40 NGOs including Transparency International Malaysia, Amnesty International Malaysia, SUARAM and the Centre for Orang Asli Concern have hit out at the International Hydropower Association for holding its congress in "crime scene" Sarawak.
Outrage in Sabah over 40y/o marrying teen he allegedly raped
There's been outrage in Sabah against a 40-year-old man, Riduan Masmud. who's defended his marriage to a 13-year-old girl he's been accused of raping as consensual. The Sabah Law Association's Mariati Robert has been holding a watching brief during the case and believes marriage shouldn't let Riduan off the hook, especially if it happened after he allegedly raped her.
Zach Sobiech is a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. With only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. Zach turned 18 years old today (May 3rd, 2013) and continues his fight against cancer with a smile that can change the world. Happy Birthday Zach! You are in all of our prayers!
Zach's song, 'Clouds' is available on iTunes and other online music stores and that proceeds benefit the Zach Sobiech Research Fund of Children's Cancer Research Fund http://www.childrenscancer.org/zach
Zach Sobiech passed away May 20, 2013. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and friends. We are forever touched by his story. Thank you for sharing your life and music with us, Zach. You are dearly missed and loved.
SoulPancake presents, in collaboration with AFG Productions:
Director/Producer: Justin Baldoni
Producer: Ahmed Kolacek
Producer: Sam Baldoni
Associate Producer: Fouad Elgohari
Editor: Olly Riley-Smith
Special Thanks to Dirty Robber
DP: Kieran Murphy
Cam Op: Sam Rosenthal
Grip/Gaffer: Erik Christensen
Sound Recordist: Jordon Justice
Composer: Jamey Heath
Colorist: Kurt Nishimura
Mixed by: Jamey Heath
VFX: Abdullah Nabil
Cam Op: Kraig Adams
Cam Op/DIT: Emerson Boergadine
Flowers in her hair - The Lumineers
Clouds - A Firm Handshake
For My Grace - Original song from Zach Sobiech
Sandcastles - A Firm Handshake
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Carlson Hotels/Country Inn & Suites
Hot Head Productions
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Footage: Tornadoes Hit Plains, Midwest, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa (#1) - May 18-19, 2013
A powerful storm system rumbled through the Plains and upper Midwest on Sunday, spawning tornadoes that damaged homes and buildings near Oklahoma City and put the Tulsa area on high-alert.
There were no immediate reports of injuries caused by any of the tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, including one that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond before moving northeast toward Tulsa, 90 miles to the northeast.
For days, forecasters had been warning about the possibility of tornadoes from a weekend storm, and emergency responders as far north as Minnesota and as far south as Texas were keeping a close eye on the powerful system pushing eastward and northward through the nation's breadbasket.
"I knew it was coming," said Randy Grau, who huddled with his wife and two young boys in their Edmond's home's safe room when the tornado hit. He said he peered out his window as the weather worsened and believed he saw a flock of birds heading down the street.
"Then I realized it was swirling debris. That's when we shut the door of the safe room, said Grau, adding that they sheltered in the room for 10 minutes.
In Wichita, Kan., a tornado touched down near Mid-Content Airport on the city's southwest side shortly before 4 p.m., knocking out power to 7,500 homes and businesses but bypassing the most populated areas of Kansas' biggest city.
"At this point, there are very few reports of damage and no reports of fatalities or injuries, and we're very grateful for that," said Sedgwick County Emergency Management Director Randy Duncan.
In Oklahoma, aerial television news footage showed homes that appeared to have suffered significant damage northeast of Oklahoma City. Some outbuildings appeared to have been leveled, and some homes' roofs or walls had been knocked down.
"When I first drove into the neighborhood, I didn't see any major damage until I pulled into the front of my house," said Csabe Mathe, of Edmond, who found a part of his neighbor's fence in his swimming pool. "My reaction was: I hope insurance pays for the cleaning."
"I typically have two trash cans, and now I have five in my driveway."
The Storm Prediction Center had been warning about severe weather in the region since Wednesday, and on Friday, it zeroed in on Sunday as the day the storm system would likely pass through.
"They've been calling for this all day," Edmond resident Anita Wright said after riding out the twister in an underground shelter. She and her husband Ed emerged from their hiding place to find uprooted trees, downed limbs and damaged gutters in their home.
In Katie Leathers' backyard, the family's trampoline was tossed through a section of fence and a giant tree uprooted.
"I saw all the trees waving, and that's when I grabbed everyone and got into two closets," Leathers said. "All these trees just snapped."
The XBOX ONE Reveal in Under 5 Minutes - Hardware Supercut!
Our hard-working editors boiled the whole Xbox One announcement press conference into the five minutes you care about: what the hell this system is, what it does, and everything in between. Enjoy!
A student project by Temasek Polytechnic School of Design Students, featuring a documentary about internet sensations in this age of new media and technology. Presenting Noah Yap, Alvin Tan and Miranda Ho, they will show you what's life behind the camera and the opinion behind the fame and controversies
Maybe next time he'll practice a bit more before taking his scooter on a road like that! Probably one of the funniest ways he could have crashed. No worries though, he ended up being fine.
The house of Christian Dior presents its Resort 2014 show in Monte-Carlo
It’s in Monte Carlo, not far from the Cannes Festival, that the house of Christian Dior held its Resort 2014 fashion show this weekend under the eyes of Marion Cotillard, Liv Tyler, Jessica Biel and Charlène and Albert of Monaco.
How does a perfume become legendary? Through the No5 Culture Chanel exhibition, the house with two C’s leads us towards the inspiration and artistic friendships of its founder, Gabrielle Chanel, through 200 documents, books and art pieces and nicely correlates them with the birth of the perfume No5. Interview with Jean-Louis Froment, curator of the exhibition.
Rihanna’s second collection for River Island finally arrives online and in stores on the 25th May. On this occasion, the English ready-to-wear label knew how to create an event through different videos posted on the net. Interviews with Arieta Mujay, UK PR Manager and Rihanna, singer.
The Italian fashion house of Versace, has chosen the city of New York to stage the second line Versus Versace in which a capsule collection is created by English designer J.W. Anderson. Interview with Donatella Versace, creative director.
After the gardens of Versailles, the house of Chanel set sail for Singapore to present the Resort 2013/14 collection. A show that resumes the codes of the house mixed with a colonial spirit, sprinkled with a very Coco Chanel revival. Once again the, Karl Lagerfeld masters his subject with talent, without ever falling into the folklore and always pushing his creativity further. Interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Dakota Fanning and Stella Tennant.