Tribal chieftain killed in Agusan

Tribal chieftain killed in AgusanBUTUAN CITY, Philippines A tribal chieftain was shot to death by two motorcycle-riding gunmen at Purok 4, Barangay Panagangan, in La Paz town, Agusan del Sur, police reported yesterday.
Supt. Martin M. Gamba, Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) information officer, identified the victim as Rosbert Havana Coguit, 38.

Tribal king dies of heart attack

Tribal king dies of heart attackAriyan Rajamannan, 29, the traditional king of the Mannan tribe representing 42 kudies (settlements) in the district died of a heart attack early on Wednesday, ending his four years' career as the ruling king over the kudies who wielded high powers.

Treasures from our museum

Treasures from our museumTo the untrained eye, these rocks may appear to be just that. But the 800-year-old artefacts are signs of the earliest human occupation in Marlborough.
Estimated to have been used by Maori from about 1200 to 1250, the argillite, called pakohe by Maori, was one of the most useful tools in their daily lives.
Argillite is as strong as iron. It was used to make tools including adzes (toki), chisels (whao), small cutting blades and drill points.

REVEALED: The Secret Origin of Santa Claus...and 'flying' reindeer

REVEALED: The Secret Origin of Santa Claus...and One of the most interesting things that one learns when studying the history of Christmas is how little the holiday, as practiced by the majority of Canadians, has to do with Christianity. The physical embodiment of the season, a plus-sized elf with a penchant for flying reindeer and home-baking, has roots that are, if anything, more pagan and corporate than Christian.

2012: Apocalypse Fatigue

2012: Apocalypse FatigueToday is the beginning of the final countdown. We've got just 366 days -- thank you leap year -- until a comet strikes the planet, a massive solar flare microwaves the globe, and sentient machine life evolves into the avatar of the Old Gods and does away with the pestilence that is mankind. Alternatively you may believe we've actually due for a new Golden Age when the Mayan calendar cycles back around.