Great concert, trashy ending
By Benson Ang The New Paper Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 SINGAPORE – It was a great concert, befitting of the sky-high ticket prices. But it did not elicit great behaviour. The 15,000-strong crowd left Singapore’s latest iconic landmark, Gardens by the Bay – which won two top Asian design awards on Thursday – looking more like Garbage by the Bay. Ponchos, water bottles, empty cups and tissue paper were strewn all over The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay after pop star Jennifer Lopez’s concert on Tuesday night. Tickets to the concert, organised by MediaCorp, were among the priciest of recent concerts here. Standard tickets cost $158 and VIP tickets $348…MORE
Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australia n Dollar remains well supported despite negative political headlines out of Europe. Australia : The AUD found support overnight amid rising expectations for further stimulus measures in the United States this week. It traded within its recent narrow range and opened at 1.0480 against the Greenback this morning. The AUD has held ground despite a stream of weaker domestic data and disappointing Chinese trade figures seen yesterday. China ‘s November trade surplus fell to $19.6bn from $32bn in October. China ‘s exports rose 2.9% y/y vs. an expected 11.6% y/y whilst imports, though marginally weaker remained flat
Monday, Dec 10, 2012 5:25PM Written by Cyrus Langhorne G-Unit leader 50 Cent won big at Las Vegas over the weekend with his SMS Promotions, but he could have another fight on his hands after calling out Diddy’s manager James Cruz . Fif did not provide any context behind his comments but made sure to let off a diss directed at his head . “People never cease 2 amaze me. I don’t know why they start with me. They know they gotta see me. SMSaudio,” Fif tweeted Monday (December 10). “Old friends,new haters,same Sh!t true story.i been letting to much slid SMSaudio” “I ask puffy what he did to james Cruz to make him at like one of his girlfriends he said what happens in Miami stays in Miami.SMSaudio” ( 50 Cent’s Twitter ) According to reports, 50 and Cruz had a falling out during their Violator Management days
By Benson Ang The New Paper Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 SINGAPORE – It’s entertaining. It’s funny, even hilarious, when radio DJs call unsuspecting listeners pretending to be someone else. HOT FM91.3′s Rod Monteiro and The Married Men are famous for Kenna Plucked (army slang for get pranked), a twice-weekly segment. Now, even they are asking how far is too far when it comes to such pranks. This follows the case of a nurse in Britain who apparently killed herself after transferring a call from Australian DJs, who’d enquired after the hospitalised Duchess of Cambridge, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. The Duchess was being treated for acute morning sickness at theKing Edward VII hospital in London.
Google announced an update to the Google Maps API which will make it easier to insert vector-base maps into applications. This will provide developers better and more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android Apps. The new API uses vector-based maps that support 2D and 3D views, and allow users to tilt and rotate the map with simple gestures. Included in the update are layers from Google Maps such as satellite, hybrid, terrain, and traffic, and indoor maps for many major airports and shopping centres in the user’s apps. Google launched the update on Monday, Dec 3, and is a part of Google Play services 2.0, allowing more simple and agile access to Google products within Android apps. The update will directly benefit users of Android OS once developers have integrated the new maps API to their applications. There are reports that updates will also soon be made available for iOS devices
The coming year, 2013, promises to be exciting times for the smartphone marker as innovations of hardware components and advance software features for smartphones are rolled out. Flexi phones, rolling screen, wireless control over drones, cars, and security cameras are what consumers should expect for the next 12 months in the mobile industry. Several manufacturing brands are developing flexi or bending phones, including LG. Google Nexus 4 was given more praises than criticism and features the Photo Sphere technology. ZTE and Samsung are both racing which one will release the first Octo-core processor-supported smartphone. Google Nexus 5 The Nexus 4 was just released only in October and fans are already looking for more in the future of Nexus 5
AIG Bail Out Expected to Net US $15.1 Billion” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.industryleadersmagazine.com/aig-bail-out-expected-to-net-us-15-1-billion/”> American International Group Inc. informed that it would sell an 80.1 percent stake in its International Lease Finance Corp. to a group of Chinese investors for as much as $4.2 billion. The acquisition is expected to be the China ‘s biggest purchases of an American company. What is more, the group of Chinese investors has an option to buy an extra stake of 9.9 percent, which would give them as much as a 90 percent stake in ILFC. Acquisition of AIG ‘s plane leasing unit The Chinese investor group, which consists of inter alia New China Trust, China Aviation Industrial Fund and P3 Investment s Ltd., is to acquire over 80 percent of AIG’s International Lease Finance Corp.
2:25 PM PST 12/10/2012 by Michele Amabile Angermiller, Sophie A. Schillaci With just two weeks remaining on The X Factor , the top four already have their eyes on the next phases of their career. Surprisingly (or not), reality television doesn’t factor into those plans. Drew Chadwick of Emblem3, for instance, can’t believe “how fake reality TV is.” “I suck at it,” he said. “I hope I never have to do it again.” PHOTOS: ‘X Factor’ Season 2: Meet the Contestants Just how much reality is behind those cameras? Not much, revealed the California trio. To prove it, they shared an example of how producers said they wanted to go to the beach and watch them surf
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