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  • A little Cowshed in United Airlines amenities kits AFP Relax
    A little Cowshed in United Airlines amenities kits

    Those flying United Global First and United Business First on long-haul international flights to and from the US will enjoy products from the UK spa brand Cowshed as of August. …

  • Tips for Chefs from Chefs Bon Vivant
    Tips for Chefs from Chefs

    Clubvivre.com As more and more celebrity chef restaurants are opening up in Singapore, the job becomes increasingly intriguing to youngsters. However, many inspired want-to-be chefs forget the tough …

  • Facing sales slump, American Apparel to close stores AFP Relax
    Facing sales slump, American Apparel to close stores

    American Apparel, the chain that boasts of "Made in the USA" fashions, said Monday it would close some stores and cut jobs as it fights slumping sales. The Los Angeles-based company, which is …

  • Cosby admitted drugging woman for sex: court papers
    Cosby admitted drugging woman for sex: court papers AFP News - 14 minutes ago

    Embattled US comedian Bill Cosby admitted having drugged at least one woman with a sedative to have sex with her, court documents show. Cosby, accused of sexual assault by some 30 women over decades but who has so far escaped justice, made the … More »

  • Suspected Shebab militants kill 14 in northern Kenya
    Suspected Shebab militants kill 14 in northern Kenya AFP News - 16 minutes ago

    Suspected Shebab militants killed at least 14 people in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists. The attack occurred just outside the town of Mandera in … More »

  • The Long Reach of Female Genital Mutilation
    The Long Reach of Female Genital Mutilation HIPPO Reads - 16 minutes ago

    As an American woman living in Los Angeles, I’d rarely heard about and knew next to nothing about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)—it simply wasn’t in my sphere of awareness. But I assumed it was an archaic village practice performed across the world … More »

  • Diplomatic process, US resolve tested as nuke deadline nears
    Diplomatic process, US resolve tested as nuke deadline nears Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks were in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy, and testing the resolve of … More »

  • Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island
    Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast. … More »

  • Chinese 'Walter White' nabbed for selling ecstasy substitute:  …
    Chinese 'Walter White' nabbed for selling ecstasy substitute:  … AFP News - 25 minutes ago

    Police have arrested a Chinese university professor who allegedly sold "millions of US dollars" worth of psychoactive drugs over the Internet to clients in the US, Britain, Canada and Australia, state media reported Tuesday. The professor, surnamed … More »

  • Fraser apologizes for "bigotry" comments at Kyrgios, Tomic
    Fraser apologizes for "bigotry" comments at Kyrgios, Tomic Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser has "unreservedly apologized" on Tuesday for her comments in which she suggested that that tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their … More »

  • Chinese stocks drop, other global markets mixed
    Chinese stocks drop, other global markets mixed Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday despite government intervention and other global markets were mixed as Greece's spiraling crisis kept investors on edge. … More »

  • China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media
    China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media AFP News - 30 minutes ago

    China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defence experts. The title had previously been reserved for the military's Second … More »

  • Explosion targets NATO forces in Kabul
    Explosion targets NATO forces in Kabul AFP News - 33 minutes ago

    A Taliban suicide bomber targeted NATO forces in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, as the group step up attacks as part of their annual summer offensive. Afghan troops and police are battling the Taliban alone this year in the first "fighting … More »

  • SF sheriff defends prior release of suspect in pier slaying
    SF sheriff defends prior release of suspect in pier slaying Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office's decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier. … More »

  • South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag
    South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle. … More »

  • Australia senator threatens to grab PM's testicles over mining row
    Australia senator threatens to grab PM's testicles over mining row AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    An independent Australian senator Tuesday threatened to physically intimidate Prime Minister Tony Abbott, using illegal rugby tactics including grabbing his testicles, if he does not limit coal-seam gas exploration. Glenn Lazarus, a former rugby … More »

  • Officials probe phone threat toward South Africa's Parnell
    Officials probe phone threat toward South Africa's Parnell Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security agencies are investigating a threat toward South Africa fast bowler Wayne Parnell from an anonymous phone call to his hotel room. … More »

  • EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'  
    EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'   AFP News - 48 minutes ago

    European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he was against an exit by Greece from the euro, even though Greeks massively rejected bailout terms in a referendum this weekend. "My wish is that a 'Grexit' should be avoided," Juncker told … More »

  • Malaysia freezes 6 bank accounts in probe linked to premier
    Malaysia freezes 6 bank accounts in probe linked to premier Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities froze six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister … More »

  • Deadly Washington ice cave collapse after warm temperatures
    Deadly Washington ice cave collapse after warm temperatures Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said. … More »

  • Qiscus, Indonesia’s answer to Slack, grabs pre-series A funding
    Qiscus, Indonesia’s answer to Slack, grabs pre-series A funding Tech in Asia - 54 minutes ago

    There are lots of workplace chat apps out there, like Slack, Convo, and Flowdock, but Qiscus thinks it has found a niche of its own. … More »

  • Introducing Microsoft Groove Music
    Introducing Microsoft Groove Music AFP Relax - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    A rebranded version of the streaming service Xbox Music will become available as Windows 10 launches on July 29. Just like they did with Xbox Music, users will pay $10 a month for music on-demand and their favorite songs can be stored on … More »

  • Military court in Thailand releases 14 student activists
    Military court in Thailand releases 14 student activists Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand released 14 student activists from detention Tuesday but said they still face sedition charges — and the prospect of several years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings. … More »

 
  • Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

    Singapore, July 7 (IANS) If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. "Many smartphone apps available in the market to manage drinking are not well-informed by clinical evidence and are largely for entertainment," said the app developer Melvyn Zhang from the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore.

  • Tips for Chefs from Chefs
    Tips for Chefs from Chefs

    Clubvivre.com As more and more celebrity chef restaurants are opening up in Singapore, the job becomes increasingly intriguing to youngsters. However, many inspired want-to-be chefs forget the tough and stony way they have to walk, before they reach Gordon Ramsey stardom. Episodes of Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef give us a glimpse of what it is like. We asked Clubvivre chefs about advice for young and aspiring cooks that are just starting out. Molecular Gastronomy is fine, but … Chef Felix Chong has worked in 3-Star Michelin restaurants around the world and specialised in Italian cuisine for over 12 years. The best advice he has for younger chefs is the same advice he got when he was young – respect the ingredients. “Almost always, the best way to bring out the flavour is by using simple cooking techniques and by treating the ingredient the way it should be”, explains Felix Chong. Young chefs often want to go straight into molecular gastronomy, but one needs to understand the basics first. After that the sky is the limit. You may also like: Pranks Chefs pull on other Chefs A 10 Years Sentence Becoming a well-respected chef means more than just showing up for work ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

  • Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Gets Cheaper, Enhanced Version To Launch On 14 July
    Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Gets Cheaper, Enhanced Version To Launch On 14 July

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Fans of Xiaomi, take note: Mi Singapore has announced that as of yesterday, the Redmi 2 will cost S$149, a $20 drop in price from its launch price of S$169. According to a press release, the drop in price was put down to lower costs on the manufacturer’s The post Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Gets Cheaper, Enhanced Version To Launch On 14 July appeared first on Vulcan Post.