Month: February 2018

A plan to air a Mandarin version of MasterChef in Singapore sparked anger recently, with netizens claiming that the cooking show will not cater to all in the multi-ethnic country. The competition, created in Britain in 1990, pits amateur chefs against each other in a pressure-cooker environment.It has since seen several spin-offs featuring celebrity chefs
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Little did Nellie Tan realise that when she went rockclimbing in Petaling Jaya, Selangor with her boyfriend four years ago, she would return with an engagement ring on her finger. “My friends had encouraged me to climb this particular route which was a bit of a challenge for me. I wasn’t so confident about being
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In a show best described as a beautiful marriage of cultures, students and alum of Limkokwing University presented fashion creations combining trendy design with elements of tradition. The runway extravaganza, which ran alongside London Fashion Week, saw ready-to-wear that were rich with references from Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Iran, Indonesia and the Maldives.
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In the late 1990s and 2000s, tune into MTV Asia channel anytime of the day and chances are, you’ll find Utt Panichkul delivering the latest music news while captivating viewers with his boyish charms. But ever since the Thai TV presenter left MTV in 2011 (after 14 years with the music channel), we’ve been seeing
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PETALING JAYA: Ten departments in four Malaysian universities have been ranked among the top 50 in the world for their discipline in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Taylor’s University is the highest ranked, rising eight places to 21st for Hospitality and Leisure Management. Seven of Universiti Malaya’s (UM) departments made
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ZURICH/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country’s athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative. Russians competed as neutrals at the Games after the IOC suspended the country’s Olympic Committee (ROC) in December, saying it had found evidence of an
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The legendary Indian film star Sridevi was given an emotional send-off in Mumbai, India, today (Feb 28). According to reports, thousands of fans lined the streets of Mumbai to bid farewell to the star. It was also attended by who’s who of Indian entertainment industry. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (right) and Jaya Bachchan leave after paying
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Snow hit the third day of Formula One’s pre-season testing on Wednesday, with no cars on track for the first two hours while the medical helicopter remained grounded in near-freezing temperatures. “You don’t learn anything. We will never race in this circumstance, and the only thing you do is risk the car,”
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SINGAPORE: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Feb 28 opened an artificial intelligence research institute in Singapore in partnership with a local university, as the battle to develop AI technology heats up.  The institute, a tie-up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is Alibaba’s first joint research centre outside mainland China. It aims to develop cutting-edge AI
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Have you ever experienced those little electric shocks when you shut the car door or when you touch someone? As we go about our everyday lives, our bodies continually pick up electrons as we touch or brush against objects. Daily use of electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets can accumulate electrons as well,
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