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Warner Bros and Mattel have partnered to bring Barbie to the big screen. Margot Robbie is set to portray the live-action version of the iconic doll. “This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon (Kreiz, chairman and CEO of Mattel) and Mattel Films,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros Pictures Group.
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Among those flying into Philadelphia, the United States, during one of the busiest travel days of the year recently were five greyhounds from China. It was a journey of more than 15,288km for the former racing dogs from the Canidrome in Macau, a brutal racetrack that reportedly euthanised 30 greyhounds per month. The track closed
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The importance of personal branding – how people judge us based on our “perceived value” – cannot be underscored. So says Steve Wee, the founder of branding agency Brand Yourself and co-founder of the School Of Charisma. He says creating a strong personal brand can build opportunities in our career and business. “Personal branding is
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Samuel remembers the day his nine-year-old child came home from school, excitedly looking for robots to play with. “He was climbing the cupboards looking for his robot toys and he has not stopped playing with them since. He keeps them beside him, playing with them – adjusting and turning the limbs and parts,” he said.
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It all started with a Star2 story published on July 18 last year . The article, titled ‘Towards a positive change’, was about Malaysian director/producer Mark Lee becoming a finalist in the Picture This Festival For The Planet film competition organised by Sony Pictures Television Networks, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. His three-and-a-half
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What a ride the year 2018 has been! My head is still wrapped in Christmas mode, but I’m pretty sure the shopping malls are already blasting Chinese New Year songs. For the nation, the 14th General Election was the penultimate turning point in our country’s history when we voted for a change of government. Since
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We hear so much about self-improvement – but what about self-acceptance? Ah, January. The month when gym memberships soar, salad sales go up, and we’re swamped with encouraging messages of “New Year, New You”. Just before sitting down to write this column, I scanned social media to see several posts on self-improvement: “This is the
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Therapy dogs paid a visit to stressed-out Sacramento State students two weeks after poor air quality from the Camp Fire forced a week-long shutdown at the university in California, the United States. With finals week looming, students patted and played with Poodles and Border Collies in an effort to relax and post content on social
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Malaysian Football Club JDT Eyes Asian Success Five-time Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) have set a new benchmark for football clubs in Malaysia. Now, they’re game for more. The Southern Tigers is the first Malaysian football club to compete in the AFC Champions – the Asian premier club competition under the guidance of
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Children can learn about love, respect and responsibility through volunteer work at pet shelters, says Washington-based animal rescuer Amanda Giese. “At pet shelters, children get to walk the dogs, and help with odds and ends. It teaches children about empathy and selflessness,” says Giese, during an interview in Kuala Lumpur recently. The 36-year-old is also
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Before 2014, Gracie Hee would never imagine herself kicking and punching her way to winning Muay Thai competitions. Today, the primary school teacher in Kuantan is so passionate about the sport that she is a coach and serious contender. “Muay Thai has changed my life. Even though I led a very active lifestyle before by
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The New Year 2019 is expected to show improved results astrologically, compared to the current year. Economically, the fresh year offers enhanced hope and sectors like textiles, gold and real estate are likely to achieve favourable gains. Investment in land and gold is anticipated to see increased appreciation. Countries in the southern hemisphere like Australia,
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Nothing spelt change better in 2018 than the news of Saudi Arabia lifting its ban on women drivers. This was a huge step forward in women’s rights. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world that had banned women from getting behind the wheel, threatening jail time or even lashes if they did so.
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