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World Economic Forum 2018 - The Belt and Road Impact

The Belt and Road Initiative is envisioned to enhance connectivity across continents through infrastructure investment, cultural exchange and technological know-how transfer. What are the implications for regional collaboration and the expansion of clean infrastructure?

This session was developed in partnership with Caixin Media.

Speakers: Jin Liqun, Li Xin, Kirill Dmitriev, Michael S. Burke, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chan Chun Sing, Ren Hongbin

Oprah Winfrey Receives Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes

Viral video showing couple pushing bicycles into drain

A video uploaded onto Facebook showing a couple pushing bicycles from bike sharing company oBike into drain, goes viral. The couple in the video were wearing workout attire and do not seem to be the ones who rented these "victimized" bicycles. The 2 bicycles were probably not parked probably and this could have sparked the couple behaving in this manner.

oBike has reported this mischief to the police.

Microservices vs. SOA

Have been reading up on the differences between Microservices and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) lately. The below are the definitions of these 2 terminologies lifted from Wikipedia.

A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a style of software design where services are provided to the other components by application components, through a communication protocol over a network. The basic principles of service-oriented architecture are independent of vendors, products and technologies. A service is a discrete unit of functionality that can be accessed remotely and acted upon and updated independently, such as retrieving a credit card statement online.

Microservices is a variant of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. In a microservices architecture, services should be fine-grained and the protocols should be lightweight.

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How to activate 280 characters limit Tweet

Update: Twitter has blocked this. It was fun though.

Twitter is currently testing to extend the current 140 characters limit to 280 for a single tweet. This feature is said to be available to a small selected group of users only but there is a way to get this 280 characters extension activated.

Developer Juliette Pretot has published a method to activate the 280 character tweets. I have personally tested it and it is working as expected.

Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!! Long tweet > 140 characters!!!— Hon Chun (@hongjun) September 27, 2017

One America Appeal - Helping Hurricane Victims

What is the One America Appeal?

The One America Appeal is a joint appeal by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey — which inundated the Texas Gulf Coast with unprecedented flooding. This special appeal will be expanded to include Hurricane Irma now approaching the mainland United States.

Will the One America Appeal also help Americans affected by Hurricane Irma?

Yes, preparations are in place to do so. What started as a specific appeal to address historic flood damage in Texas will be expanded to help victims from both storms. The nature of that assistance will be dictated in large measure by the storm’s track and impact

Why did the former Presidents decide to launch the One America Appeal?

The former Presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding — and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action. More than on…