Silver screen meets silver bells
AsiaOne Sunday, Dec 02, 2012 SINGAPORE – As said in the show, Crazy Christmas 2012 might not have glamour, but it does have Singapore grammar. And that it does. The revue’s comedy sketches are not only peppered with Singlish, local current affairs are also woven in to great humorous effect. Headlined by Selena Tan, Adrian Pang, George Chan, Robin Goh, Karen Tan, Judee Tan, Michaela Therese, Hossan Leong (for the family-friendly version until Dec 2) and Kumar (who takes over for the naughtier version until Dec 9), this year’s edition of Crazy Christmas has silver screen meets silver bells for its theme. …MORE
Bulgari recently unveiled its collection for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris at a private event in the San Francisco store.
Kuwaitis have elected a parliament including many newcomers which may prove more government-friendly than its predecessor but could lack legitimacy in the eyes of some due to a low voter turnout. Kuwait’s stock index rose to a six-week high with retail investors more confident the government would be able to follow through on plans to develop the economy. About 39 percent of the 422,569 eligible voters cast ballots, according to a Reuters calculation based on voting figures posted on Sunday on an Information Ministry website. It was not clear if the figures included invalid votes and ministry officials were not immediately available for a comment. Opposition politicians said they believed the participation was lower than that figure. Turnout in the past three elections was about 60 percent.
Stock markets in Asia are expected to begin the week on a positive note after the official data released Saturday showed that Chinese manufacturing activity grew for the second straight month in November. Asian stock markets mostly ended with gains last week as sentiment was buoyed after the euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund struck a deal to release the much-needed bailout funds to Greece. The data released by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing showed that official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a seven-month high of 50.6 in November from 50.2 in October. A private survey last week showed that China’s manufacturing activity expanded for the first time in more than a year in November. The HSBC Flash Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a measure of the nation-wide manufacturing, surged to 50.4 in November, entering an expansionary territory of above 50 for the first time in 13 months, from October’s final reading of 49.5, suggesting that the world’s second-largest economy is reviving its growth momentum. Market participants will be focused on the U.S. and Europe as central bank meetings and the major economic releases are due during the week but the market mood will be dominated by the U.S.
In one fell swoop, Los Angeles Galaxy have claimed its second consecutive Major League Soccer title, and played its final game with superstar David Beckham in its lineup. The team helped pack Home Depot Center with a record crowd of 30,510 as it defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1. The game was tied until its 65 th minute, when Landon Donovan scored with a penalty kick. Omar Gonzalez took home the MLS Cup MVP for his dominating performance. But with Beckham’s announcement last month he would be leaving the team after six seasons with the Galaxy, much of the focus was placed on his final game with the organization. PHOTOS: 26 of Hollywood’s Most Popular Athletes-Turned-Actors Below is a sampling of how the soccer world reacted to the Galaxy win and Beckham’s departure.
In one fell swoop, Los Angeles Galaxy have claimed its second consecutive Major League Soccer title, and played its final game with superstar David Beckham in its lineup. The team helped pack Home Depot Center with a record crowd of 30,510 as it defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1. The game was tied until its 65 th minute, when Landon Donovan scored with a penalty kick. Omar Gonzalez took home the MLS Cup MVP for his dominating performance. But with Beckham’s announcement last month he would be leaving the team after six seasons with the Galaxy, much of the focus was placed on his final game with the organization. PHOTOS: 26 of Hollywood’s Most Popular Athletes-Turned-Actors Below is a sampling of how the soccer world reacted to the Galaxy win and Beckham’s departure. Galaxy midfielder Jack McBean: The Galaxy’s AJ DeLaGarza 2008 U.S
NEW YORK – Undefeated American Austin Trout jabbed his way to a unanimous points decision victory over Miguel Cotto to retain his WBA light middleweight title at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Two judges scored the fight 117-111, with the third awarding it 119-109 all for Trout, known as ‘no doubt’, with Cotto’s face left bruised and swollen after the contest. “Miguel Cotto is a great champion. It’s just an honor to be in the same ring with him.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has confessed he is uncertain about his Stamford Bridge future. The ex-Liverpool boss was appointed to the position after club owner Roman Abramovich sacked Italian boss Roberto Di Matteo, in the wake of a 3-0 Champions League defeat to Italian champions Juventus at Turin. Di Matteo, a former Chelsea player, led the Blues to the FA Cup and Champions League trophies last season. However, the ex-Liverpool and Valencia manager has had a horrible start to life in west London , with two draws and a defeat from his first three games in charge. Benitez is already struggling to win over the club’s fans, who have refused to back his appointment, however temporary, on the basis of both his relationship with the Reds and the fact the Spaniard is associated with a more pragmatic style of football.
Explosions and gunfire rip off the US base in the Afghan city of Jalalabad which was allegedly carried out Taliban militants. One Afghan official and all the seven assailants were killed in the attack following a gun battle between the US soldiers and the attackers which went on for about two hours. Reports suggest there were multiple explosions. “We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield. Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts, and as more information becomes available, we will release it as appropriate. None of the attackers succeeded in breaching the perimeter,” read a statement from the US-led coalition.
Mumbai based electronic manufacturer Wishtel is all set to unveil its new range of computing devices, tablets and netbooks based on the Linux-based platform PrithV in December. “Our objective as a technology and manufacturing company is to create affordable range of products that can contribute to society by extending education for free and without boundaries,” Wishtel CEO Milind Shah said in a statement, according to Press Trust of India . The soon-to-be-launched devices will be powered by PrithV, a Linux-based platform developed by the firm in collaboration with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. The company claimed that the new platform supports 85 global languages like English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Urdu, and Zulu including 23 India n languages. The PrithV comes preloaded with educational software packages which will enhance the self learning experience of students across different sections like pre-primary, tertiary and higher education. According to reports, the platform comes loaded with software for languages, science: physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geography, math: algebra, calculus, geometry, medicine, economics and computing. “We intend to offer our solutions to universities and schools worldwide and empower every student with a PC enabling them to learn and educate themselves beyond textbooks, access and create their own knowledge,” Shah said