In Myanmar, notable Burmese family quietly outfitted a brutal army

The family’s initial fortune came from jute, a natural fiber that is used to make rope and twine. The jute factory was nationalized during the army’s disastrous adventure into socialism, after its first coup in 1962. Burma, once praised for its beautiful schools and polyglot cosmopolitanism, has fallen into scarcity. …

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India needs thoughtful digital currency legislation

As 2021 draws to a close, I think back to the dramatic technological changes that the law, lawmakers, courts and lawyers are forced to cope with. Technology has overtaken the law, and lawmakers are challenged by how quickly “we the people” have embraced technological transformations. Constitutional and political challenges abound, …

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Sex education information on TikTok shows gaps in traditional education

Teens and teens might turn to TikTok for more about sex when their typical sex education isn’t enough. But the videos on the platform aren’t filtered for misinformation and don’t give teens a way to ask additional questions, ratings a new analysis. Sex education offered in schools in the United …

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The Sixers never show up in a brutal loss to the Hawks: what I’ve seen

Sixers-Falcons 2 The Sixers (16-15) played host to the Atlanta Hawks (14-16) on Thursday. Philly intended to expand their means of winning to two games. Atlanta was hoping to break a losing two-game skid. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to send the Sixers to another loss …

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Death’s Door shows how the best exploration of Metroidvania games rewards

One of the best indie games released in 2021 was Acid Nerve’s The door of death, who delivered a Soulslike game with an isometric perspective. The title received overwhelming positive reviews for its gameplay, artistry, and decision to master the notoriously brutal difficulty of other games inspired by FromSoftware’s classic …

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Inflation forces Parisian sellers to raise commodity prices

PARIS – To Aligre market, a bustling outdoor food and antique market in the Bastille district of central Paris, Mohamed Sharif grabbed a piece of chalk and reluctantly marked up the price of the scented Valence clementines he sells at a crowd of buyers. The costs of transporting products imported …

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Climate Debt Swaps Make Sense | Arab News

Climate Debt Swaps Make Sense What if there was a silver bullet to tackle the climate crisis, the pandemic-induced debt tightening and the need to boost development finance at the same time? It is certainly interesting to try to solve these problems jointly, as we already need to mobilize climate …

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Loggers threaten Papua New Guinea’s unique forest creatures

GOLGUBIP (Papua New Guinea) (AFP) – In the remote Starry Mountains of Papua New Guinea, indigenous people say the tree kangaroo is king and the bird of paradise is queen. But both have a price on their heads. These extraordinary species have long been prized by traditional hunters, but conservationists …

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How volunteering can help relieve loneliness

Be sure to ask what rules the organization has in place to keep volunteers safe. Some require, for example, that their volunteers be fully vaccinated and masked. If you feel uncomfortable indoors, you can choose to volunteer in well-ventilated, low-traffic areas or outdoors. Even at the height of the pandemic, …

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No, Senator Warren, greed does not cause inflation – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By Daniel Lacalle * Senator Elizabeth Warren recently said the price hike was due to rising corporate profits. “It’s not about inflation, it’s about price hikes for these guys.” It is simply incorrect. No, companies have not doubled their profits and the price hike is not due to corporate misdeeds. …

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