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Causeway Exchange 2014

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Celebrating five years of CEX with 10 days of originals works by
inspirational artists from both sides of the causeway. Come and let your senses feast on the
exceptional, the extraordinary, and the exhilarating. Some of Malaysia’s best entertainers, artists
and writers are set to take Singapore by storm from 13 – 22 June as part of CausewayEXchange
(CEX) arts festival.

CausewayEXchange (CEX) created in 2010 is a joint arts and culture initiative between
Singapore and Malaysia that aims to serve as the premier exchange platform between the arts
and creative communities of Singapore and Malaysia. The festival aims to foster greater
collaborations among young and well-established artists from both countries. Held annually, the
festival celebrates the arts not only by showcasing performances and masterpieces but also by
giving practitioners and audiences a chance to participate in educational workshops conducted
by professionals. Since the first festival held in 2010, CEX has successfully commissioned,
collaborated and supported more than 150 projects ranging from visual arts to performing arts
to mixed media.

For its fifth edition , the multi-disciplinary arts festival aims to increase support towards the
arts from the public, bridge communities, and expand its audience base. Art exhibitions, staged
productions, comedy shows and interactive programmes are lined up throughout this 10-day
celebration for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The festival continues to facilitate greater
opportunities and awareness for cultural exchange programmes for both countries through
artistic, social and lifestyle activities.

CEX is represented this year by Malaysian writers, painters, comedians, musicians, and theatre
practioners. With wushu, edgy stand-up comedy, theatre performances, visual arts shows,
music and films, there will be something for everyone.

For more details visit:
http://www.facebook.com/CausewayEXchange
Details of the line-up, performance schedule, artists bios, photos and CEX backgrounder: http://causewayexchange.com/

Timeline of event thus far – MH370 (Official)

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KUALA LUMPUR: The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 entered its fourth day on Tuesday. Here is a timeline of the main developments since the Boeing 777 vanished early Saturday with 239 people on board, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing:

SATURDAY MARCH 8  

  • Malaysia Airlines says the plane lost contact with air traffic control at around 12.40am, about an hour after take-off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Vietnam says the plane went missing in its airspace. It launches a search operation that expands into a huge international hunt in the South China Sea — now involving 41 ships and 36 aircraft from Southeast Asian countries, Australia, China, New Zealand and the United States.
  • Tearful relatives of the 153 Chinese passengers gather at a Beijing hotel, criticising Malaysia Airlines over a lack of information.
  • Late evening, Vietnam says its planes have spotted two large oil slicks near the plane’s last known location and sends boats to the area, but they find no sign of the plane.
  • It also emerges that two passengers on board were travelling on EU passports that were stolen in Thailand, fuelling speculation of a terrorist attack.

SUNDAY MARCH 9  

  • Malaysia says it is probing a possible terror link to the jet’s disappearance. The US sends FBI agents to assist in the investigation.
  • Malaysia says the plane may have turned back towards Kuala Lumpur, for no apparent reason.
  • Late Sunday, a Vietnamese plane spots possible debris in the sea near Tho Chu island, part of a small archipelago off southwest Vietnam. It proves a false alarm.

MONDAY MARCH 10   

  • Authorities double the search radius to 100 nautical miles (equivalent to 185 kilometres) around the point where MH370 disappeared from radar.
  • Shares in Malaysia Airlines lose up to 18 percent on the first trading day since the plane went missing, before closing down four percent.
  • In the afternoon Malaysia sends ships to investigate a sighting of a possible life raft — but a Vietnamese vessel that gets there first finds only flotsam.
  • Chemical analysis by Malaysia disproves any link between oil found at sea and the missing plane.
  • The US Navy sends a second destroyer to join the operation.
  • Boeing experts join the investigation. The US aircraft maker says it is giving technical advice to a team from the US National Transportation Safety Board that is already in Southeast Asia to offer assistance.

TUESDAY MARCH 11    

  • Chinese state media report that Beijing is deploying as many as 10 satellites in the hope of finding the jet.
  • The search area now includes land on the Malaysian peninsula itself, the waters off its west coast, and an area to the north of Indonesia’s Sumatra island — all far removed from the flight’s scheduled route.
  • Vietnam asks fishing boats off its southern coast — where the flight dropped off radar — for help in the effort but says it now holds “little hope of a positive outcome”.    — AFP

Read more:  MISSING MH370: Timeline of flight MH370 – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-missing-mh370-font-timeline-of-flight-mh370-1.507516#ixzz2vjbAXzlv