DWXI - Events
2nd Middle East Convention and Healing Rally
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2013
DWXI - News Update
Date Posted: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:08:57 +0800
The world united Friday to mourn Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African anti-apartheid hero, as the people of his beloved rainbow nation marked his passing with flowers, songs and dance. President Jacob Zuma announced a 10-day mourning period for Mandela, the founding father of modern South Africa and its first black leader, after he died late Thursday aged 95, surrounded by friends and family. Barack Obama, America's first black president, will travel to South Africa next week, the White House said, joining a raft of world leaders for a huge December 10 memorial service. Ordinary South Africans across the country poured out onto the streets in a riot of colour, dance and song to celebrate the life of their beloved ex-leader known affectionately as Madiba.
Date Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:20:06 +0800
President Barack Obama hailed former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday as a leader who left his country with a legacy of freedom and peace. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man," Obama said at the White House shortly after the announcement of Mandela's death. "Today he's gone home, and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth," Obama said. Obama, the first black U.S. president, has long referred to Mandela as a personal inspiration.
Date Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:51:44 +0800
Philippine President Benigno Aquino lauded democratic reforms in Myanmar as he signed several bilateral agreements with his visiting counterpart Thein Sein Thursday. Thein Sein arrived at Manila's presidential palace where he was accorded a red carpet welcome for his first visit to the Philippines. Aquino said the Philippines, which also made a transition from authoritarian rule to democracy in the 1980s, would be helping Myanmar in opening up its society. Formerly one of the most vocal critics within ASEAN of Yangon's ruling junta, Aquino praised recent "historic developments" in Myanmar which include the holding of elections, release of political prisoners, dialogue with the opposition and opening up to foreign investment.
Date Posted: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:58:10 +0800
The tagline of the video goes: "Because who is perfect? Pro Infirmis, a Swiss charity, has defied the fashion industry's idea of perfection by providing disabled mannequins that encourage everyone "to reflect on the acceptance of people with disabilities." Alain Gsponer, has gone viral on the internet with more than three million page views and 16,000 likes on YouTube, showing that people with scoliosis, shortened limbs, and a deformed spine can also be fashion forward. Five fashion houses in Zurich Bahnhofstrasse have replaced modelesque, pneumatically-correct mannequins with disabled mannequins on their window displays since its launch on December 3, where clothes from their latest collection are altered to fit the body type.
Date Posted: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:06:04 +0800
Some religious-themed apps for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets may be engaged in rather unholy activity by sending churchgoers' data to third parties, a security vendor warned. Bitdefender said said these Christian-themed apps monitor users' location and could upload information to "dubious" third parties. And some of the data you transmit through the heavens might be going straight to the underworld," Bitdefender's Bianca Stanescu said in a blog post. According to Stanescu, Bitdefender's antivirus software detected some free Android apps like Varsity Catholic, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. John the Baptist Parish and iCatholic "have the ability to track users’ location while they are open."