SINGAPORE - The three journalists had walked through the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, more than nine hours each day, for nearly three days, when it struck them that something was not right. There were nearly a million people in that cramped, makeshift township, and The Straits Times associate editor Rahul Pathak, executive photojournalist Kua Chee Siong and artist Pradip Sikdar had seen and spoken to hundreds of them. But where were all the teenage girls? It took some more digging around to establish that while there were nearly 60,000 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 in the camps, their conservative community did not permit them to step out of their tiny huts - despite all the tragedy that had befallen them. Their moving package of stories - on the unfortunate Rohingya girls, on children who had become heads of households because their parents had been killed, and on the suffocating life in the camps - has won The Straits Times team the top place in the news/feature … [Read more...] about The Straits Times’ Rohingya feature wins best news feature at global EPPY Awards
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Google is known for its collection of wildly popular products, from Search to Maps to Android. But not everything the company touches turns to gold. Google Glass was supposed to change the world, but it quickly became a punch line. And remember Google Buzz? Now, Google is killing off one more product: Google+, the social network that was supposed to take on Facebook and LinkedIn. Google decided to shutter the service after a software glitch caused Google to expose the personal profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users (though the company says nothing bad happened). Of course, the best innovations are the ones that everybody thinks are doomed to fail, so it makes sense that Google has had its fair share of misses over the years. Still, we counted at least 18 products that have ended up in the Google graveyard (but there are probably more – let us know if we’re missing anything). Here’s a look at some of Google’s biggest misses. … [Read more...] about Google just shut down Google+ for good. Here are 17 other Google products that bombed, died, or disappeared.
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., Aug. 26, 2018 Another rather smallish mailbag but it doesn’t mean it’s not a good one and it’s summer so you get a break anyway. A week of relative loafing coming up except that the women’s senior basketball team makes a rare training camp appearance here over next week so that’ll be fun. Oh, and there’s the whole Getting Super Son Set Up Back At School stuff to deal with. Guess “loafing” is all relative. Have at this but get done in time to see if Brooke Henderson and seal the deal later on today. Q: Sir. Were there any on/off court rule changes of note, this off-season? Paul M Article Continued Below A: Talk about good timing. It was late in the week when news filtered out there will be a couple of adjustments this season, pending approval by the board of governors in September but that’s basically a formality. Guess the biggest one is the shot clock will be … [Read more...] about Readers take on catsuits, touchdown celebrations, and Glen Grunwald
The images that went viral. PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) has dismissed messages contained in several photographs circulating on social media which apparently showed a fatal accident involving a Sabah BN leader along with a box-filled with cash. According to a posting on www.barisannasional.org.my, today, the image has been dismissed as fake. "The message (contained with the photos) is fake message and the cash in the box sent with the message had previously gone viral with the title 'pengedaran wang palsu' (distribution of counterfeit money) in Feb this year. "PDRM (the police) have denied the authenticity of the photograph," read the posting. Furthermore, the posting also cited a China Press report which stated that the accident did not involve Semporna Umno leader Datuk Abdul Hajan Gurimbang but his driver instead. There was also no box filled with cash found as claimed, the posting added. According to the message circulating along with four pictures, Abdul Hajan had died in an … [Read more...] about Viral post of fatal accident involving Sabah BN leader is fake news
caption Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing waves goodbye to journalists after announcing his retirement as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd at a news conference in Hong Kong, China March 16, 2018. source REUTERS/Bobby Yip 89-year-old Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing announced his retirement on Friday. Li is the 23rd richest person in the world with a estimated net worth of $35.4 billion Often called “Superman,” he has an incredible “rags-to-riches” story that saw him go from impoverished in southern China to building a conglomerate that spans across 50 countries and 323,000 employees. Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing announced on Friday that he would be retiring from running CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings, the two massive conglomerates that he built in Asia’s most famous rags-to-riches story. While he is no longer the richest man in Asia, the 89-year-old still … [Read more...] about Hong Kong’s richest man retired today at 89 years old — here’s his incredible rags-to-riches life story