December 14, 2017

Destinations of the week

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The 20 best winter vacations to take this year Part 1 By Madeline Diamond, INSIDER From Business Insider Whether you’re looking for cold or warm weather, there are plenty of destinations that are perfect for winter travel. Park City, Utah, is home to amazing skiing as well as the Sundance Film Festival. Summertime begins in […]

Almost 200 Royal Caribbean ship passengers hit by gastro illness at sea

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By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly A gastrointestinal outbreak has struck down nearly 200 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, according to reports. The vessel, which carries more than 5,800 passengers of which approximately 325 are understood to be Britons, arrived in Tasmania on Tuesday after a trip to Singapore. According to […]

I Squared Capital to acquire IC Power’s Latin American and Caribbean businesses

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Latin American and Caribbean businesses (the “LatAm Businesses”) of Inkia Energy Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IC Power Ltd. (“IC Power”). The transaction includes only the LatAm Businesses. IC Power’s Israeli asset, OPC Energy Ltd., […]

Singapore figures out the solution to rampant dockless bikes is to make them park in a set spot

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BY VICTORIA HO From Business Insider Ah, the freedom of a dockless bike. So much more convenient than something like Citi Bike, where you have to park your rental bike back at a set location. See, the whole point of bike rentals from the likes Ofo, Mobike, oBike (and so on) is that you can […]

Genius startup idea offers to rent a person to stand in line for you

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BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable Heads up Apple fans, we have a feeling this service could soon come in handy. A new startup aptly named iQueue, is offering to stand in line for you, at a cost. Founded in Singapore, the service currently has 10 professional “queuers” on its team, consisting of mostly students and […]

Duterte gives more details about alleged Trillanes bank accounts

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By Pia Ranada From Rappler The entity providing Duterte with information suggests focusing his investigation on supposed Zurich and Singapore accounts of the senator MANILA, Philippines – During a television interview, President Rodrigo Duterte read out details of supposed offshore bank accounts of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. The interview aired on state-run PTV on Friday […]

Expatriates: US, UK plunge in ranking of best places to live and work

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From Newsmax The reputations of the U.S. and U.K. as good places to live and work are in free fall among some of the world’s most mobile and cosmopolitan people. Since last year’s presidential and Brexit votes, both the U.S. and Britain are perceived as less friendly to foreigners and less politically stable, according to […]

Collas Crill grows Asia offering with Hong Kong presence

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Following its expansion into BVI, offshore law firm Collas Crill has established a representative office in Hong Kong and appointed Simon Fraser, also based in Hong Kong, as a consultant to the firm. The firm, that currently has offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, will expand its network in Asia as it […]

Court to rule on Kate Middleton’s case against the French paparazzi publishing topless photos

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Associated Press From Business Insider NANTERRE, France (AP) — A French court is due to rule on whether three photographers and three newspaper executives invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge by taking and publishing topless photos of her that outraged the British royal family. A prosecutor at a Paris suburb court has asked […]

USS John S. McCain: US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander

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From BBC The US Navy has dismissed Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in Asia. Ten sailors are still missing after the USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. Navy officials say human remains have since been found […]