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School is out – Haiti

School is out – Haiti

The school year 2015-2016 has just finished in Haiti. Millions of school kids are on their well deserved break. They will be back in their classrooms in September. The education system in Haiti is developing but to slow. Primary school enrollment is about 75%, up a bit from earlier years but still to low. An average Haitian over 25 years…

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School in The Philippines in progress

School in The Philippines in progress

The Philippine school year 2016-2017 started on  June 13. Millions of school children are back in the classroom. The said school year is comprised of 54 days for the first quarter, 48 days for the second quarter, another 48 days for the third quarter, and 52 days for the fourth quarter. It will officially end on April 7, 2017. This…

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Chernobyl – 30 years on

Chernobyl – 30 years on

On April 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster took place; the explosion of Chernobyl’s No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Ukraine. About nine tone of radio active dust, 90 times more than the Hiroshima bomb, spread over a large area of Europe. Some five million people, among them one million children have been exposed to this radiation. The independent…

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“International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.

“International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.

Today marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”. The theme for 2016 is: “Mine Action is Humanitarian Action” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement: “On this International Day, let us work together to advance the goal of a world free of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war.” One of the…

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The Thai Premier League season has ended

The Thai Premier League season has ended

The Thai Premier League season has ended. Buriram won the league and The FA-Cup. They did not loose one single game this season. Buriram United striker, Diogo Luis Santo won two major award of the year in the Thai Premier League 2015. He won TPL most valuable player (MVP) and the top scorer with 33 goals of the season. Diogo…

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child. May all their dreams and visions come through. “The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking inter generational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing…

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New school year in Haiti

New school year in Haiti

Today the school year 2014-2015 opens in Haiti. Millions of school children return to their educational centers, and yet, almost one in four of all children are not enrolled. Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, has made free public education one of his top priorities, and possibly won the election 2011 on that promise. Three years later, he has problem to fulfill…

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Gomel – in the shadow of the Chernobyl disaster

Gomel – in the shadow of the Chernobyl disaster

On April 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster took place; the explosion of Chernobyl’s No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Ukraine. About nine tone of radio active dust, 90 times more than the Hiroshima bomb, spread over a large area of Europe. Some five million people, among them one million children have been exposed to this radiation. The independent…

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King Krule live at Debaser in Stockholm

King Krule live at Debaser in Stockholm

Last night I went to Debaser rock club in Stockholm to shot King Krule, an English singer-songwriter and musician. His music is difficult to classify, with elements of various genres like punk jazz, hip hop, and trip hop. It was a good concert and he is a raising star. Some pics:    

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World Water Day

World Water Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. Events are organized on or around this day to increase people’s awareness of water’s importance in environment, agriculture, health and trade. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were…

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Bloody Tuesday

Bloody Tuesday

Today it got really violent in Bangkok. There are many videos and stories out there about it. Here is one of them. At this point it is clear that four people died and at least 64 got injured. Scary. Will this ever end? It was really bloody at the battle scene today. A half a dozens of cars turned over….

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Mikkeller Bar Bangkok

Mikkeller Bar Bangkok

Last night I went to the newly opened Mikkeller Beer Bar in Bangkok. The Danish craft beer brewery launched their first Asian bar just a week ago. They also have two in Denmark and one in San Fransisco, and in March they will open in Stockholm, Sweden. They offer 30 beers on tap, some will always be there, some will…

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Bangkok tips

Bangkok tips

Some tips for the coming days and forward: A classic dish at an institution of Siam Square: Ku Dé Ta is a fairly new lounge place in the Sathon area. More on that place soon. For now enjoy the happy hour and Thursday house night. One of my Bangkok favorites Moodwax spins some cool music.   Do look at some…

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