Mai Phuong Thuy
Mai Phuong Thuy
Mai Phương Thúy was crowned the 10th Miss Vietnam at the Vinpearl Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam on August 26, 2006. She represented Vietnam at the Miss World 2006 pageant in Warsaw, Poland on September 30th, in the Asia-Pacific group. She made the first cut In Miss World 2006 by winning the viewers' votes around the world. In 2006, she was voted by globalbeauties. com into the Top 50 of the annual Miss Grand Slam.
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Foreign investment in Canadian securities continues to slow
Yahoo News - 5 months
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Foreign investment in Canadian securities slowed in July for the fourth straight month, largely because purchases of stocks collapsed from the 12-year highs seen in June, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Non-residents purchased a net C$5.23 billion ($3.96 billion) in securities, down from C$9.02 billion in June and C$14.00 billion in May. They bought C$6.22 billion in bonds, mostly issued by the federal government, while selling C$2.91 billion in money market paper. Foreigners bought C$1.91 billion in Canadian equities, down sharply from the C$13. ...
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When 3 Women Disappear, Suspicion Falls on the Same Man They All Loved
abc News - 7 months
Felix Vail was the last person to see Mary Vail, Annette Vail and Susan Hensley.
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U.S. economic outlook brightens on upbeat job, inventory data
Yahoo News - 9 months
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained strength in the labor market despite a sharp slowdown in hiring last month. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000 for the week ended June 4, the Labor Department said. "The hand-wringing over the May jobs report may be misplaced," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania.  Claims have dropped by 30,000 since surging to 294,000 in early May. They have now been below 300,000, a threshold associated with a strong job market, for 66 straight weeks, the longest streak since 1973.
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When Homeless Shelters Create Room For Pets, Everybody Wins
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Life just got a little easier for homeless families with pets near Salem, Oregon. Last week saw the opening of a new cat and dog boarding facility for families in transitional housing. That means that Betty Hargens and her great-grandson, who lost their home after medical expenses for Hargens’ late husband became too much to bear, don’t have to be separated from their beloved Chihuahua, Chloe. “I adopted her out of a veterinarian's office I worked in, and she is so dear to me,” Hargens told the Statesman Journal. “She means everything to me and my great-grandson.” Previously, Hargens had to wrap Chloe in a blanket and leave her in the car while she and her great-grandson slept inside churches converted into shelters. The new facility, which is has space for six dogs and two cats, is the ninth of its kind by the PetSmart Promise program, a collaboration between PetSmart and Family Promise, a nonprofit organization that serves homeless families. It's attached to the West ...
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Ben Simmons + Thon Maker = Watch out, USA
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy, FL) - Highlights 555 views2:31 Video: Ben Simmons Highlights No. 1 recruit from Montverde Academy (Fla.) shows off his skills. The World Select Team has been announced for the 18th annual Nike Hoop Summit, which will be played April 11 at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. Among the headliners will be reigning MaxPreps National Player of the Year Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy (Fla.), Cheick Diallo of Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) and Thon Maker of Canadian powerhouse Orangeville Prep. That trio — all over 6-foot-9 — owns three of the top seven spots in the 247Sports Composite rankings for the Class of 2015. Simmons is a native of Australia while Diallo hails from Mali. They will be joined in Portland by players from Brazil, China and New Zealand among other locales. Malik Newman of Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) and Jaylen Brown of newly-crowned state champion Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) will lead the USA contingent. The United States leads the all ...
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Meet your neighbor: Sarah Marte
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
Sarah Marte, 41, held a family garage sale one rainy Thursday morning at her home in Milaca. Marte is a special education teacher and diving coach at Milaca Schools. “I had never really heard of Milaca until I saw an ad in the paper for a job. I interviewed and got the job. School wasn’t easy for me growing up, and I just thought there should to be a better way to reach kids,” Marte said. Although she is not from Milaca, Marte grew up in a town of similar size. As a student in high school, Marte participated in volleyball, gymnastics, track, “You name it,” she said. In addition, she worked at a group home. After graduation, she attended St. Cloud University where she obtained an undergraduate degree in health education K-12 and a master’s in special education. It was during college that Marte met her future husband, John Marte. At the time, she was 19 years old. The two first saw each other at a mutual friend’s house, but did not exchange phone numbers. John Marte later searched al ...
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Cash and business records seized in £21m money laundering investigation
Isle Of Man Today - almost 2 years
Significant amounts of cash and business records have been seized by police conducting a £21m fraud and money laundering investigation in the island. The police are today continuing their inquiries. Officers from the force’s financial investigation team yesterday executed six warrants in and around Douglas in the investigation into multiple fraud and money laundering offences. A number of these searches are continuing, taking considerable time to complete. Officers from the Manx force, supported by HM Revenues and Customs and the UK’s National Crime Agency, are today (Thursday) still working on the matter. A Manx force spokesman said that there would be continued police activity in and around Hill Street in Douglas and Manor Park in Onchan as a result. In total, 13 warrants have been executed and seven people have been arrested across the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man as part of the investigation. Yesterday, the Manx police force said there had been one arrest in the Isle of ...
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'They don't let me see my grandson George': Prince Charles' concern at the 'March of the Middletons' (Daily Mail) - almost 2 years
Daily Mail: 'They don't let me see my grandson George': Prince Charles' concern at the ‘March of the Middletons’  —  Following the birth of Prince George, the Prince of Wales described the experience of becoming a first-time grandfather as 'a unique moment in anyone's life'.
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Global Warming May Spawn More Southeast US Tornadoes
Yahoo News - about 2 years
March, April and May. They found that while the yearly tornado total will climb by 2080, the number of tornadoes will also vary wildly from year to year. "We see this trend in a lot of extreme weather," said lead study author Victor Gensini, a severe storms climatologist at the College of DuPage in Illinois. In the future, tornado season will also peak earlier, in March instead of May, the study reported. Typically, climate models can't predict how global warming will affect tornadoes because the storms are smaller than the resolution of climate models.
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3 Men In Hawaii Accused Of Mailing Meth In Mannequin Heads
Huffington Post - about 3 years
HONOLULU (AP) — There was something unusual about three mannequin heads found inside a UPS parcel being mailed from San Bernardino, Calif., to Hawaii: They each had two pounds of methamphetamine stuffed inside them, authorities said. Now, three men in face drug charges in Hawaii. One of the men, Anthony Buzio Sanchez, was expected to plead guilty in federal court in Honolulu on Monday. Authorities in California's Riverside County intercepted a cardboard box being mailed from San Bernardino to Honolulu, according to a criminal complaint. Once a deputy sheriff got a California search warrant, investigators found inside shirts, shorts, slippers, towels and three boxes individually wrapped in pink and gold paper. The wrapped boxes "each contained a mannequin head with about two pounds of methamphetamine inside, totaling 2,932 grams of methamphetamine," the court document said. After the drugs were discovered, the contents were mailed by FedEx to federal agents in Honolulu, where an un ...
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Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.
Entrepreneur - about 3 years
By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
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French hostages: In cold blood
The Economist - over 3 years
The last journey home OVER the years France has grown painfully accustomed to seeing its countrymen taken hostage abroad. So it was to much relief that on October 29th four French hostages, kidnapped in Niger three years ago while working at a French-owned uranium mine and then held in Mali, were freed and arrived safely home. But the good news was short-lived. Just four days later, two more French citizens, both journalists working for RFI, France’s public world-service radio, were seized in northern Mali by armed gunmen, driven into the desert and shot dead.Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, whose bodies were repatriated to France this week, were both experienced journalists working on a report in Kidal in northern Mali. They had just finished interviewing a local leader of a secular Tuareg resistance movement, the MNLA. In broad daylight, as the reporters were about to drive off, a sand-coloured pickup truck blocked their way, according to their chauffeur’s testimony. Tuareg-spe ...
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'They want to do it sooner rather than later': One Direction's Zayn Malik to marry Little Mix ... (Louise Saunders/Daily Mail) - over 3 years
Louise Saunders / Daily Mail: ‘They want to do it sooner rather than later’: One Direction's Zayn Malik to marry Little Mix fiancée Perrie Edwards ‘by Christmas’  —  They may have only got engaged a matter of weeks ago, but it doesn't look like Perrie Edwards will have to wait too long before she ties the knot with Zayn Malik.
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Lucy Vallender, UK's First Transgender Muslim Woman, Gets Married After Leaving Territorial Army (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lucy Vallender finally feels "true to herself" since getting a sex change and converting to Islam, saying that since the surgery three years ago and the conversion last September, "I felt happy and relieved at last -- the happiest I've ever felt in my life." She's been called the first transgender Muslim in the UK, but she said, "I bet there are more -- they are just frightened." Vallender feels more comfortable in her own skin now more than ever before, but unfortunately some members of her new religious community don't feel the same way. Her local mosque in Swindon, Wiltshire, barred her from praying with the women and asked her many personal and judgmental questions, reports the Daily Mail. "They asked me questions about my bra cup size, asked about my Adam's apple, about my period and asked to see my birth certificate," she said, and so returned home to pray there instead. "I hope people will change their attitudes and other people like me will realize they are free to just be ...
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Boko Haram leader calls for more schools attacks after dorm killings
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Abubakar Shekau describes western-style education as a 'plot against Islam', as two-pronged strategy delivers young recruits The leader of Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has called for more attacks against schools, describing western education as a "plot against Islam", in a video released days after his fighters killed 46 students in an assault on a dorm. In the 15-minute recording released at the weekend, Abubakar Shekau said schools would continue to be targeted "until our last breath". "Teachers who teach western education? We will kill them! We will kill them in front of their students, and tell the students to henceforth study the Qur'an," he said, gesticulating energetically while dressed in military fatigues and a traditional hat. Shekau denied that his fighters killed children. "Our religion does not permit us to touch small children and women, we don't kill children," he said, reading from sheets of paper as he cradled a Kalashnikov. He also dismissed talk ...
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US wholesale prices rise 0.5 percent in May
Fox News - over 3 years
A rise in food and gas costs drove a measure of wholesale prices in May. But outside those volatile categories, inflation was mild. The Labor Department said the producer price index rose 0.5 percent in May from April, nearly offsetting a 0.7 percent decline in April from March. Gas prices rose 1.5 percent last month, and food costs increased 0.6 percent. The index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, has increased just 1.7 percent in the 12 months ending in May. That's up from a 0.6 percent year-over-year increase in April, the smallest in 10 months. Core prices, which exclude the food and energy, rose just 0.1 percent in May. They are up 1.7 percent in the past year, below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent inflation target.
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WATCH: Man Wrestles, Then Decapitates, 3-Metre Python
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A family of tourists got more than they bargained for when their tour guide decided to wrestle with a giant snake while out exploring the Florida Everglades. Tommy Owen, a tour guide with Everglades Adventure Tours, was out with a family touring the river when the mother of the group pointed out that a snake, a Burmese python, was swimming in the river alongside their boat. This particular type of snake, according to Owen, isn't native to Florida's ecosystem and poses a threat to the river's birds, reptiles and other wildlife. Owen positioned the boat a safe distance away from the snake to protect the family, reports the Daily Mail, "They don't belong here and that was literally running through my head," said Owen, according to Sky News. Owen then leaped into the river and plunged his arms into the water so he could grab the snake and lift it out of the liquid. What happened next took the 26 year old by surprise. "I didn't even realize it was 10ft," Owen told ...
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Dresden Shumaker: The Problem With Princess Culture For Boys
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I grew up the daughter of a feminist. Mom was always involved with local association of women chapters and always made sure I knew that girls could do ANYTHING. I went to an all-girls school for grades 8, 9 and 10. Those were prime years for defining a sense of self. I was surrounded by teachers and staff that were empowering. I never once had a moment in my life where I paused and thought, "I can't ____ because I am a girl." When I found out that I was going to have a son, I was so surprised. A boy? What? Immediately, I had visions of this super-aggressive and dominant child. Isn't that what they are? They are The Man. They are the ones oppressing women. And now I was going to have to parent one. No opportunity to continue the "girl power" culture that I loved so much. But a funny thing happened when I met my son -- I started to realize how destructive girl power can be to boys. Let me be clear -- I absolutely know that there is a need to make sure that girls a ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mai Phuong Thuy
  • 2007
    Age 18
    She had posed for photographs late in 2007 for the photographer Tran Huy Hoan; the set is described as "nude photos" - perhaps artistic but still risque for a "Miss Vietnam".
    More Details Hide Details Tran Huy Hoan has sold oil paintings of a nude lady which bears a likeness to Mai Phương Thúy. She supports numerous social causes, notably the Vietnamese traffic problem. She is the goodwill ambassador for the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation. She studied at Phan Dinh Phung high school and was accepted into the Foreign Trade University and RMIT International University, Vietnam. Mai Phuong Thuy is studying at RMIT Vietnam at the moment. Thuy did and still does many charity works and she also participated in a movie called "Âm tính"(Negative). The winner: Mai Phương Thuý (Hà Nội)
  • 2006
    Age 17
    Miss Vietnam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy competed in Miss World 2006 pageant in Poland.
    More Details Hide Details Mai Phuong Thuy was the only East Asian contestant to join the top 17 in the final. She made the top 17 due to the highest online vote in her Asia-Pacific zone. Miss Czech Republic won the crown. Mai Phương Thúy was cast as the main character Lam Uyen Nhi in the movie "Negative" (2007). The movie was about the real life Lam Uyen Nhi HIV/AIDs victim who suffers a life of unhappiness and loneliness.
    In 2006, she was voted by into the Top 50 of the annual Miss Grand Slam.
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    She made the first cut In Miss World 2006 by winning the viewers' votes around the world.
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    She represented Vietnam at the Miss World 2006 pageant in Warsaw, Poland on September 30, in the Asia-Pacific group.
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  • 1988
    Born on August 6, 1988.
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