UPDATE The daughter of the victim who died in the recent car accident in Chon Buri has filed a complaint against the Highway Department and its relevant officers. She says she is furious with the highway police rescue team for not checking to see whether her father was still in the vehicle. She believes her father might still be alive had they checked inside the car. Today, the daughter went to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bangkok to pick up her father’s body and take him back home to the Mab Ta Pud Sub-district, Mueng district, in Rayong province. She informed the media that she had already received an autopsy report from the doctors. The result showed that her father had broken ribs and internal blood in the parietal layer of the heart. She believed that her father could have died immediately as a result of these injuries, but that was no excuse and he should have gotten help in time. She added that the next autopsy result, which would reveal the cause of the … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Chon Buri police couldn’t find victim of car crash… on the back seat
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This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 1, 2022 - August 07, 2022. The Zhongshan Building, which was built in the 1950s, has been restored at a cost of RM1 million and now houses an arts and research community (Photo by Patrick Goh/The Edge) - A + A Kuala Lumpur is an amazing city. The mix of old and new buildings juxtaposed with pockets of greenery presents a tropical feel that only a few cities can boast of. As the city moves with the times, what is to be done to the older buildings? Should they be replaced with something sparkling new? Or should we consider the historical value they bring to the landscape? City & Country asks property experts about the practicalities of upgrading these old properties — be it through converting, refurbishing or rebuilding. “This is a very interesting and evergreen topic, where all developers or landowners would like to know what to do with their old buildings when they … [Read more...] about Is it worth upgrading KL’s old buildings?
ILLUSTRATIONBY RUTH MACAPAGAL There are fundamental concepts in marketing that remain relevant despite technology and changing consumer behaviors. This is important since what we know strongly influences what we do. Marketers (and entrepreneurs) need not wait for the consequences of a wrong action to influence new knowledge. Here is a list of five concepts marketers should look into to check if they have the right understanding of the business of marketing. 1. Needs and wants of the customers have to be identified First, most customers don’t even know what they actually need or want. They may know what they dislike but when it comes to new product design, it is still the domain of a company’s technical group, usually influenced by the company’s visionaries. For example, would the idea of an electronic blood pressure monitor come from hypertensive patients? Unlikely. The most they can do during the dominance of the manual blood pressure monitor era is to cite the pain points … [Read more...] about 5 marketing concepts that need to be reexamined
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Key News Asian equities were largely higher on light volumes. Japan and Hong Kong were off slightly while India (Moharram), Pakistan (Ashura), and Singapore (National Day) were closed for the holiday. Tomorrow we have the highly anticipated July CPI print. I am referencing China's CPI, which is expected to be 2.9% (tongue in cheek). As an FYI, that other CPI print tomorrow in the US is expected at 8.7%. Taiwan is dominating the headlines as it's summertime, and nothing else is happening. Am I worried? No, as CNH, China's currency, and Chinese Treasuries are significant risk indicators that aren't freaking out, so nor am I. Also, check out FlightRadar24.com, as you'll notice a lot of flights into and out of Taipei's airport! Hong Kong's most heavily traded stocks by value were Tencent -0.47% as Prosus continues to sell shares to fund its buyback, Alibaba HK +0.9% following their filing with the Hong Kong Exchange to make … [Read more...] about GM Outsells Tesla In July As Semiconductors & Clean Tech Outperform
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Key News Asian equities were a sea of red on light volumes as South Asia held up slightly better than North Asia following the US equities meltdown yesterday. After the Hong Kong close, Alibaba and Softbank issued statements after the latter reduced their position in the former to 14.6% from 23.7% by selling 242 million shares via derivative contracts. Basically, Softbank wrote/sold an in the money call to investment banks allowing the company to collect the proceeds and book a $34 billion gain. The banks would hedge themselves as they effectively sold the shares in the market. The key is Softbank said they wouldn’t do this again alleviating the risk of more shares being sold i.e. an overhang on the stock. Similar to what’s happening to Tencent as Prosus keeps selling shares but no guidance on when it will end. China’s July CPI was 2.7% versus an expected 2.9% and June’s 2.5% was driven by high pork prices while PPI was … [Read more...] about Alibaba’s Softbank Overhang Clarified As Foreigners Fret
Football’s top ten earners are demolishing records, hauling in a combined $489 million as the world’s most valuable sports league continues its ascent. H is résumé is unparalleled, with seven Super Bowl titles and all-time passing records from completions to yards to touchdowns. Yet as Tom Brady heads into his 23rd professional season, the 45-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is adding a new accolade: For the first time since Forbes began publishing a ranking of the NFL’s highest-paid players in 2010, he leads the list. Having given the New England Patriots discounts on his contracts for much of his career, Brady has never been higher than No. 2 on Forbes’ annual NFL earnings leaderboard. And he came in second for the first time just last year when, in his second season with Tampa Bay and with a new commitment to his endorsement portfolio, he landed behind the Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, whose $87 million in 2021 beat out Brady’s $72.5 million. This … [Read more...] about Highest-Paid NFL Players 2022: Tom Brady Leads The List For The First Time
Girl group Red Velvet [SM ENTERTAINMENT] The rescheduling of boy band NCT Dream’s concert has sparked an outcry for equal treatment of all artists — in this case, girl group Red Velvet under the same agency SM Entertainment. On Wednesday, SM Entertainment announced that NCT Dream would hold a concert in September to make up for last month's “The Dream Show2 – In A Dream,” which was canceled last-minute due to two of the seven members testing positive for Covid-19. SM had initially remained firm that the band’s concert was canceled, not postponed. But to the delight of the fans who were crushed by the cancellation in July, the agency announced that the concert would indeed be held, and at an even bigger venue, no less; moving from the originally planned Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul to Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul. Boy band NCT Dream [SM ENTERTAINMENT] The reaction to the news by Red Velvet fans was quite the opposite. Red Velvet was also slated to … [Read more...] about NCT Dream rescheduling is well and good, but what about Red Velvet?
Andy Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million Monday, taking the lead as the most expensive work by an American artist ever sold at auction. Christie’s auction house in New York oversaw the sale of the 1964 silkscreen “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,” which is considered to be one of the most iconic portraits of the star, according to the CBC . Alex Rotter, chair of the 20th and 21st century art department at Christie’s, said the auction price was truly extraordinary. “It’s an amazing price,” he said, according to the CBC. “Let it sink in, it’s quite something.” Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait sells for $195-million https://t.co/Sqwu4CKt0m — The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) May 10, 2022 Warhol’s legendary painting of Monroe is a 40-inch square, and has been described by Christie’s as being “one of the rarest and most transcendent images in existence,” according to CNN . (RELATED: Kim Kardashian Channels Her Inner Marilyn Monroe With An Iconic Met … [Read more...] about Andy Warhol’s Portrait Of Marilyn Monroe Sells For $195 Million
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during the 1998 NBA Finals—a season documented in the hit 2020 ESPN docuseries The Last Dance— could sell for as much as $5 million when it’s put on the block next month, auctioneer Sotheby’s expects. Key Facts Jordan wore the No. 23 red “away” jersey during Game 1 against the Utah Jazz, which was played in front of an “extremely hostile” Salt Lake City home crowd, Sotheby’s said. A clip of Jordan dancing on the Bulls’ bus to R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore just before the game showed how Jordan kept his cool throughout his career, the auction house said, and was one of most memorable scenes in The Last Dance series. While the Bulls lost the game, Jordan played for 45 minutes–the most time he spent on the court in any Finals, Sotheby’s said–and scored 33 points. The Bulls ultimately won the title, Jordan’s sixth, and he cadged his sixth … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan Jersey From ‘The Last Dance’ 1998 NBA Finals Up For Auction
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin British industrial designer Michael Young is no stranger to China, having been based here since the early 2000’s. Although he graduated from Kingston University in 1992 and worked with the designer Tom Dixon in London during his early career, he has, interestingly, settled down in Hong Kong, a now established art capital of the world. Designing a wide range of objects such as headphones, glassware, watches, bicycles, furniture, lighting and bags, (and having won a slew of awards by doing this), Young combines design with technical abilities of the local industry and often works directly with Chinese manufacturers and industrialists. Throughout his career, he’s worked with a roster of esteemed clients such as Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Cappellini, Cathay Pacific, Giant Bicycles, Georg Jensen, Trussardi, and Steelcase. He’s also been the Creative Director for 100% Design Shanghai for three consecutive years, and his works have been … [Read more...] about Industrial Designer Michael Young Sets His Sights On China