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Singapore Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System and Privacy Recognition for Processors Program

Singapore recently became the latest country to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ("APEC") Cross-Border Privacy Rules ("CBPR") System. Singapore is the CBPR's sixth participant, joining the United States, Mexico, Japan, Canada, and the Republic of Korea. Singapore also became the second cou

NATLAWREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Pangaea completes two-month Gold Coast refit

Australian superyacht refit yard Gold Coast City Marina has confirmed that the 58 metre explorer yacht Pangaea has completed a two-month refit. Upgrades included major mechanical, fabrication, electrical and paint work on all areas of the steel and aluminium yacht, which was first launched in 1999 b

BOATINTERNATIONAL.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Pictures of an expedition:Barbara Kirk in Papua New Guinea

WELLFLEET - It's been over 50 years since Barbara Kirk pitched her red tent and camped along the coral atolls of the Trobriand Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Or flew in a missionary chopper with "hip guys," or trekked a dense rain forest by foot, snapping photographs of tribal villages a

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-22 17:56:43

plans unveiled for national bahá’i house of worship in papua new guinea

following last year's completion of the bah' temple of south america, the design for the national baha'i house of worship of papua new guinea (PNG) has now been unveiled. the religious venue will be one of two national baha'i temples to be constructed in the world in the coming years. 'in the bah'i

DESIGNBOOM.COM - 2018-03-22 15:04:55

Cardinal Ribat: A Christian obligation to confront climate change

About 18 months ago, I was at home in Papua New Guinea when a papal ambassador visited me with unexpected news. The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea was receiving its very first cardinal, and it was I who had been appointed. From that life-changing moment, one question has been foremost in my min

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-03-22 04:00:36

Papua New Guinea: Highlands Earthquake Situation Report No. 4 (as of 21 March 2018)

87 villages reached with food 34,153 displaced people in 39 communities and care centers 269 schools in five LLGs (Hela) are damaged Situation Overview The National Disaster Centre (NDC) estimates that around 544,000 people have been affected in five provinces and that more than 270,000 people are i

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-21 23:59:59

Microsoft's Co-Founder Finds WWII Ship Lost for 76 Years

An incalculable number of ships remain lost to history after circumstances-or enemy fire-prompted them to sink to the bottom of the ocean. While all of them carry stories of the crew, ships downed during World War II often have particularly poignant legacies. Thanks to Microsoft co-founder Paul Alle


Asia Distillates-Jet cash premiums rise, market sees stronger demand growth

Asia Distillates-Jet cash premiums rise, market sees stronger demand growth SINGAPORE, March 21 (Reuters) - Asia's jet fuel price premiums rose on Wednesday and the front-month time spread widened its backwardated structure, while middle distillate inventories in the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ


Behind The Bling in Basel: Daily Brief

Plus: Twitter is toxic place for women; Italy impounds migrant rescue ship; Burma's military lays landmines on border; Colombia's hunger crisis; no word on UAE's Ahmed Mansoor; no hope for elections in Libya; Chechnya's jailing of Oyub Titiev; Kabul bombing; & illegal logging in Papua New Guinea. Ge


Where Is the Gold From?

A boy and a girl work in a small gold mine in Amansie West district, Ghana. 2016 Juliane Kippenberg for Human Rights Watch This week is the start of Baselworld, one of the world's largest jewelry and watch fairs. Visitors will learn a lot about new watch and jewelry design. But how much will they he


Exxon still assessing damage to Papua New Guinea natural gas facilities

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A senior Exxon Mobil Corp executive said on Wednesday the company is still assessing damage to its natural gas processing plant in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, knocked out by a strong earthquake last month. The ExxonMobil Hides Gas Conditioning Plant process area is s


Baker Hughes GE hunts for small oil, gas projects in Asia

* Seeks to work with smaller companies in developing countries * Cautiously optimistic on Asia-Pacific region * Provides oilfield services, financing By Florence Tan KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Reuters) - Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes GE (BHGE) is on the hunt for smaller oil and gas projec


Papua New Guinea Earthquake: Situation Report, 20 March 2018

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 26 February 2018. Hela and Southern Highlands are the worstaffected provinces. Western and Enga Provinces have also been impacted. Water, food, shelter, medicine and the provision of health services are the priority needs. Health concerns i


Baselworld: Jewelry, Watch Firms Should Reveal Sources

Jewelry companies scrutinized by Human Rights Watch. 2016 Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Vera Wang LOVE; 2013/Alamy; 2014 Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg via Getty Images; 2017 Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images; 2011/Alamy; Noebse / Wikimedia Commons; 2013 Waring Abbott/Getty Images; 2014/ Alam


Dior to Descend on California Desert for Sauvage Party Pre-Coachella

A live musical performance is yet to be confirmed, but considering the event takes place on the eve of Coachella Weekend 1, there should be no shortage of talent to tap for the stage, as well as the guest list. No word yet on whether Sauvage face Johnny Depp will make an appearance (the new campaign


Papua New Guinea: Volcanic Activity - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n 1; DREF n MDRPG007

The remote Kadovar Island volcano became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on the south-eastern side of the island. The Governor's office conducted an aerial assessment and observed lava flow on the island with an estimated 50-60 per cent of the island covered in lava. The entire


Papua New Guinea: Clean Water Access to End the Walk for Water for Women and Girls

Bialla, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, March 20, 2018 - For most families in the remote district of Bialla, in Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s West New Britain Province, where the dry season can last for many months, the humble plastic container can be a lifeline. In this small town, owning a good num


5 Ridiculous Refugee Policies You Should Know About

Although it no longer dominates headlines, the world is still facing its worst refugee crisis since World War II. According to the United Nations, there are more than 65 million displaced people worldwide, including 22.5 million registered refugees, who have fled war, persecution, hunger, and natura


Literal World Map Reveals the Historical Meanings of Country Names

Each country has its own fascinating history and in linguistics a country's name is often the first clue to their historic culture. This world map-created by Credit Card Compare-shows the literal translation of each country's name, suggesting their original meanings. By using a range of sources such


New coral bleaching outbreak in NT a worrying sign of our warming oceans

An outbreak of coral bleaching has been reported over the summer in Gang Gurak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula, 60km northeast of Darwin, homeland of several clans of the Iwaidja-speaking Aboriginal people of Western Arnhem Land. As no formal monitoring or assessment program is in plac