China’s Plans in Myanmar at Odds With Local Expectations

trendChina’s Plans in Myanmar at Odds With Local Expectations
“The economics of it are all about China. The geostrategic aspects as well,” he said. “The expectations of local people are way out of whack with what’s coming their way.”

£5,000 donation for economics dept
Ann Zammit, wife of eminent economist who headed the former Dr Manmohan Singh Chair Professor at Panjab University (PU), Prof Ajit Singh, has donated 5,000 UK Pound to the PU’s department of economics as an endowment. The endowment would finance an annual …
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Trump Win Keeping Gold’s Safe-haven Appeal Alive – Capital Economics
(Kitco News) – Gold is losing some of its shine after a 5% rally overnight as Republican candidate Donald Trump secured his position as the new President of the United States; however, one firm is expecting gold to continue to push higher. Following Trump …


Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride talks about plans for Newport Jazz Festival

musicGrammy-winning bassist Christian McBride talks about plans for Newport Jazz Festival
New Orleans, swing, bebop, fusion, avant-garde — there’s a place for it all. Although McBride, like Wein, is a jazz guy through-and-through, he said he remembers watching a memorable set by the rapper Mos Def performing with a New Orleans brass band at …
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Concert review: Journey and the Doobie Brothers are a San Francisco treat
Having faltered early on as a jazz-rock fusion band, Journey hit on a formula in the late ’70s of elegant power ballads that get people’s arms waving. Thirty years later, it’s still working like a charm. The band headlined the San Francisco Fest 2016 Tour …
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Electro-pop, romantic drama on tap
Admission is $ 3. For more details, visit •Jazz fusion will be the flavor at this week’s Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays. The Shaun Ritchie Group, whose leader hails from the Greenville Fine Arts Center’s jazz program …
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans lively shakeup of its plaza, entry experience

musicRock and Roll Hall of Fame plans lively shakeup of its plaza, entry experience
Slides from a design presentation by BRC Imagination Arts of Burbank, Calif., detailing proposed renovations to the front entry plaza of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, intended for completion in time for the Republican National Convention.

The 5 Most-Hated Rock and Roll Wives
Unfortunately, the misogyny these women have contended with from their revered husbands’ fans has, for the most part, overshadowed their own lives and artistic works. Here’s a list of some of the most notorious rock star wives and the resulting hatred …
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The Ongoing Rebellion Against Rock-and-Roll Harassment
When the rock publicist Heathcliff Berru resigned and went to rehab earlier this year following public accusations of sexual assault, one takeaway that I and others noted was the simple fact that words can create change. More specifically: The music …
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Yuzuru Hanyu: I haven’t decided post-2018 plans

sportYuzuru Hanyu: I haven’t decided post-2018 plans
Olympic champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu said he hasn’t decided if he will continue competing or turn professional after the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, clarifying comments he made last week, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun. Last week, the …

Tursynbaeva ready to impress after confident senior debut
Last season, Kazakhstan’s Elizabet Tursynbaeva finished fourth at the 2015 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships and won medals in every other competition she entered. Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten was the first to put Kazakhstan on the map …
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Pro figure skaters draw crowds in Port Carling
The Beat the Heat professional figure skating show at the Port Carling Arena featured friends and students of Brian Orser from around the world including four-time world champion Kurt Browning, world champion and Olympic medalist Jeffrey Buttle, and …

Toe2Toe Fights plans Saturday MMA show in Portland

sportToe2Toe Fights plans Saturday MMA show in Portland
The southern Maine-based Toe2Toe Fights promotion is scheduled to hold its second mixed martial arts show Saturday at the Portland Exposition Building. The card, set to start at 6 p.m., will feature four professional bouts and eight amateur contests.
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Martial Arts students win awards
Students of Snow’s Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Delphi and Flora schools, participated in the 17th Annual Indiana State Open Style Martial Arts Championships held April 18 in Monticello. Students won over 150 trophies and placed as the best overall …
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UFC reserves December date at Madison Square Garden, just in case
This, of course, is predicated on the bill to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts in New York State passing through the Assembly by the end of the legislative session in June and being signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The …
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