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  • August 30, 2014

    Running on tangerine dreams

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!: Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the Jamaican...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Their Majesties through the lens

    In a gesture of appreciation to Their Majesties King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit and in celebration of the Queen's 82nd birthday, Chamnong Bhirombhakdi and Siam Paragon recently hosted an event to introduce "Bhirombharbbhakdi", a honorary photography book of never-before-published photographs of Their...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Running on tangerine dreams

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!: Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the Jamaican...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    The guitar hero in the room

    The Marshall Stanmore looks like a classic guitar amplifier, but it's actually a very modern Bluetooth speaker with the mighty sound quality to live up to the Marshall name. The speaker is housed in black faux-leather vinyl with a vintage-looking fret grille, both of which nicely set off the brass...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Microsoft's aim is true

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the sleek and powerful tablet computer that the US firm hopes will replace notebook computers for students and working people on the go. And I think Microsoft could achieve that ambition - provided that people are also willing to buy the Surface Pro Type Cover, a magnetic...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Chocolate on a 'doki doki' morning

    Japanese pop-metal group Babymetal have toured with Lady Gaga and attracted monster crowds in America and Europe with their sugar-coated hard rock, but the schoolgirl trio have even bigger plans - to conquer the world. Dressed in 'Lolita-style' frilly red skirts and their hair in pigtails, the teenagers...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    AEC inequalities must not be overlooked

    ... Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity", it expresses the researchers' hopes that the Asean Economic Community (AEC) to be introduced late next year could accelerate economic growth and structural change and double productivity in some Southeast Asian economies. The...

    Opinion
  • August 30, 2014

    US firms see rosy future in Myanmar

    ... Economic Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, in the years to come, US firms expect investment expansion, workforce growth and higher profits. AEC goals were among the key topics discussed by the Asean ministers as they convened in Myanmar this week. As the deadline draws near, only 82.1 per cent of the...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    Malaysia's palm heritage

    There is a garden of palm trees growing deep within the confines of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (Frim) in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. In this sanctuary, palm trees of varied forms and sizes can be seen. There are some that soar high, some with leaves big enough to shield one from the sun and rain...

    aec
  • August 29, 2014

    Infrastructure plans to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

    ... completion targeted for 2021. The double-track routes will drive the goal of Thailand becoming a key strategic and logistics gateway to the AEC, which is set to come into effect next year, said the official. The Nong Khai-Nakhon Ratchasima-Saraburi-Laem Chabang-Map Ta Phut route will support the...

    Business