JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A video showing nuns singing and dancing with a qasidah (Islamic pop music) group went viral over the weekend, with netizens praising it as a heart-warming example of interfaith acceptance amid rising intolerance across the country. The video was first uploaded to the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) YouTube channel on Wednesday (Jan 16) and went viral after Twitter user @qasimin, who specialises in making memes out of qasidah music videos, tweeted a clip of the video on Thursday (Jan 17). According to the KWI's official website, mirifica.net, sister Yunita of the Sisters of Charity of St. Charles Borromeo had practised with the Miftahul Jannah qasidah group before taking the stage at a celebration for the anniversary of the Jakarta Archdiocese's Civita Youth Camp in Ciputat, Banten. Her fellow nuns joined in as background dancers. The song performed by the group was called Jilbab Putih (White Headscarf) and sister Yunita pointed to her … [Read more...] about ‘The real face of Indonesia’: Video of singing nun joining Islamic pop performance goes viral
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By Daniel Dale Washington Bureau Chief Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF.—Cindy Hopkins grimaces a little when she talks about the president she voted for. Hopkins is a Republican-leaning fiscal conservative, a corporate vice-president of human resources in one of California’s wealthiest cities. She likes what Donald Trump has done on the economy. But his personality pains and worries her, and she doesn’t know if she’d vote for him again. More importantly, she doesn’t know which party she’ll choose in the congressional midterms in November. “Being a human resources person, I would just handle things really differently,” Hopkins, 51, said last week at a mall in Mission Viejo, about an hour southeast of Los Angeles. “He’s doing some good things. But personally, as a mom to a son, his knee-jerk reactions and ego scare me. From a standpoint of: I don’t want my boy in war next year. And … [Read more...] about The real swing voters of Orange County: Wealthy California districts that are key to the U.S. midterms
What is the real cause of inflation? INTROSPECTIVE - Tony Katigbak (The Philippine Star) - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am Life in the Philippines has become increasingly difficult in the past few months. To be fair though, it didn’t happen overnight. It has become harder and harder over the past few years. How did we find ourselves at this point and what is the real reason that prices are increasingly so dramatically and so many Filipinos are barely struggling to get by? President Duterte is currently placing the blame on the rising cost of oil. This definitely has an impact on the economy – but is it the real culprit of what is happening in the country? Inflation a hot button topic of debate these days because it is dramatically impacting day-to-day life and our ability to make ends meet. People are talking and they want to know what is causing this terrible increase in prices. Those who are supporting the current … [Read more...] about What is the real cause of inflation?
source Netflix Is peak TV stressing you out? We’re here to make it a little less overwhelming. We know what it’s like to spend too much time making important decisions like what to binge-watch on Netflix in your free tome, so every week we put together a list of three great shows you should watch. Here, you’ll find shows you can finish in a day, and some you can at least get started on. We mix shows that have recently come onto the service with some old favorites you might have missed. From the brand new season of “Orange Is the New Black” to The CW’s “Supergirl,” here are three great TV shows you can binge-watch on Netflix this week: “Orange Is the New Black” source Netflix Seasons: 6 Episodes: 78 The latest season of the Netflix original arrived this past Friday. You can either revisit the entire series before you catch up on it or get straight into its sixth season, which is a vast improvement of the … [Read more...] about 3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week, including the new season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’
For years the Ontario Conservatives have hammered away at Premier Kathleen Wynne for running what they call a “corrupt” and “scandal-ridden” government that will do anything to stay in power.They pointed at alleged scandals ranging from gas-plant fiascos, a Sudbury byelection bribery case, questionable budget-keeping and more as proof the government had lost all integrity, had no conscience and would stop at nothing to win the next election.So furious were the Tories with their hyped-up outrage that you almost expected them to shout “Lock Her Up” at any moment.Suddenly, though, it turns out it may be the Progressive Conservatives themselves — not the Liberals — that is the real party of rot and corruption at Queen’s Park.Indeed, interim leader Vic Fedeli has pledged to concentrate on “rooting out “the rot” that has spread throughout the party in recent years. … [Read more...] about Are Ontario Tories the real party of rot and corruption?