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Malcolm Gladwell rips into Stanford University's request for donations: 'You might as well send your check to the Sultan of Brunei'.

Malcolm Gladwell is taking aim at Stanford University's request for charitable donations. In a series of tweets on Tuesday he lambasted the elite school, linking to a request from Stanford for gifts to help support student financial aid. "Stanford has $22.4 billion in the bank, tax free," he tweeted. "You might as well ...

- Business Insider - US

CGG Wins DPC Contract in Brunei.

Geoscience company CGG has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum to operate a dedicated processing center at its Seria office in Brunei Darussalam.

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'Hook' prequel film 'Bangarang' reaches Kickstarter goal.

Wade SheridanFeb. 20 -- A "Hook" prequel film centering around Lost Boy Rufio will become a reality thanks to Kickstarter.

- UPI - US

US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Patroling South China Sea.

China has warned against challenging its sovereignty in the region despite competing claims by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

- Yahoo! News - US

Hook actor launches Kickstarter for Rufio prequel - Bangarang.

Everybody's favourite Lost Boy, Rufio, may be getting a film of his own.

- Stuff - NZ

U.S. aircraft carrier begins 'routine' patrols in disputed South China Sea.

The USS Carl Vinson, accompanied by the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, was deployed to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday to make what the U.S. Navy says are routine patrols. The Vinson carries a fleet of 60 aircraft and will be "demonstrating capabilities while building upon existing ...

- The Week - US

Rufio from 'Hook' could get his own movie.

You might associate Dante Basco with the phrase "Bangarang!" or with a scarlet mohawk or just as a familiar voice. The 41-year-old actor is best known for playing Rufio alongside Robin Williams' Peter Pan in Hook, and with a little help from Kickstarter he could very well get his own origin story. SEE ALSO: From 'Sister ...

- Mashable! - US

Kumar Bangarappa to join BJP?.

Congress leader and former minister Kumar Bangarappa hinted that he will join BJP soon. Speaking at a meeting of the party workers and his followers here on Wednesday, he said he will announce his next political step soon. He said the workers and his loyal followers are asking him to join BJP by quitting Congress. "I would ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway.

The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved a detailed project report prepared by RITES for implementing 440 km of suburban rail network for Bengaluru. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the project is estimated cost Rs 10,949 crore. The plan is to have a suburban rail network ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

The high costs of protectionism.

As one of his first official acts, President Trump signed an executive order removing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and moving to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement . The TPP is the 12-nation trade deal that included the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, ...

- Brookings - US