The significant advantage of a frequent flyer programme is obviously the miles. With these programs, frequent flyers receive perks such as free flights, upgrades and other travel-related perks. Luckily, there is no limit on how many programs you can join. But to get as many frequent flyer miles as you possibly can, it doesn't make sense to enrol in every single airline's programme. When selecting an frequent flyer programme, go for the airline that has the most flights out of Singapore or the one that serves the destinations you are likely to visit more often. FLY OFTEN, SAVE BIG When choosing the best airline rewards programme for you, there are three factors you should take into consideration: - How easy (or not) it is to earn a flight with your miles and rewards. - Whether you get extra perks other than flights. - Whether blackout dates apply to the programme. - How soon do the miles expire. - And, how easy it is to achieve a higher status (silver, gold, elite, etc.). WHY ARE … [Read more...] about Best frequent flyer programs in 2019: Are they still worth it?
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MADE specially for the Hari-Raya season, Bata Malaysia’s latest collection has something for each member of the family, as the collection features an array of footwear along with bags for both men and women. Themed “Bond in Style This Raya”, Bata Malaysia presents a line of offerings that clearly defines their style when it comes to standing apart from previous years. In 2019, the footwear giant has aimed to create new, rewarding and memorable style moments that can be shared among family members through its latest offerings. Celebrity couple Amyra Rosli and Amar Baharin have also teamed up with the company to promote this year’s exquisite collection as campaign ambassadors. This follows their recent engagement as the ambassadors for Bata Fashion Weekend 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic. In a bid to place further importance on the act of giving this Raya, Bata Malaysia is giving away charming Marie Claire watches in three different designs and … [Read more...] about Festive styles for the entire family
FAMILY businesses are “stronger financially, have higher stakeholders, live longer and are more trusted by the public, Harvard Business Review says, a finding endorsed by Credit Suisse and EY. Despite superior performance metrics compared with non-family companies, family businesses don’t enjoy corporate longevity. One of the oldest FOBs worldwide is Hoshi Ryokan, a Japanese inn, founded in 718 and run by the same family for 46 generations. Other family business centurions are US-owned Hallmark Cards Inc established in 1910 and Germany’s KASTO Maschinenbau, a global sawing and storage technology specialist which celebrated its 175th birthday this year. Transience is the norm, for most family businesses. Only 30% of family businesses last into a second generation, 12% reach the third and a niggardly 3% get to the fourth generation and beyond, data by the Family Business Institute shows. Family businesses face unique management issues: separating family and work … [Read more...] about Yin and yang of family businesses
PINGLAN, India/SRINAGAR: Hundreds of Indian soldiers descended on the picturesque village of Pinglan, which is surrounded by south Kashmir's apple and apricot orchards, just before midnight on Feb 17.By the time they left 18 hours later, one civilian, three armed militants, and five members of the security forces were dead, a row of houses was reduced to rubble, an unexploded missile had been planted in a rice paddy, and more than 120 villagers had sought treatment for exposure to tear gas, alleged beatings, and in some cases mental trauma.Reuters spent two days in Pinglan, which has a population of about 6,400, about a month after the crackdown to piece together what happened during those hours.Interviews with more than 60 eyewitnesses indicate that soldiers forced at least four villagers to act as human shields. That meant sending them first into a building where armed militants might be hiding, often using a phone to take video that could be viewed by nearby soldiers.Human rights … [Read more...] about Deadly encounters: The night the Indian army arrived in a village in south Kashmir
By David P. Ball Star Vancouver Sun., April 28, 2019 SURREY, B.C.—When Carmen Arndt arrived at her 71-year-old husband’s care home on Saturday in Surrey, B.C., she was as usual fully expecting her daily visit with Rosie, the resident piglet. What caught the Delta accountant by surprise this day, however, was that the year-old pig was being feted with a pink pig-decorated birthday cake, live music, dancing, and pig-tail icing topped cupcakes for the Alzheimer’s care centre’s dozens of residents. “Rosie showed up about a year ago,” Arndt told the Star in an interview, as in the background residents sang along to the familiar song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” Her husband, a retired police officer, was diagnosed at 65 with early-onset Alzheimer’s; the Star is not identifying him because his dementia means he could not fully consent. “Even my husband knows Rosie’s name — ‘Bring her on … [Read more...] about An Alzheimer’s program in B.C. threw a birthday party for Rosie, Canada’s first therapy piglet