AUGUSTA: The question became inevitable at some of the bigger golf tournaments, whether it was for Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods. And it had nothing to do with them. Japanese reporters, having quietly rehearsed the words in English, wanted to know what the best players thought of Hideki Matsuyama. This wasn’t about validation. Everyone knew he could play. Matsuyama was still in college when he won his first professional event. He made the cut at the Masters as a 19-year-old amateur. He won the Japan Golf Tour money title as a rookie. When he played in the Presidents Cup at age 21, he had more wins that year than anyone on his team. This was about acceptance. The ultimate validation came on a Sunday (Monday in Manila) at the Masters that neither Matsuyama nor his golf-crazed nation will ever forget. Matsuyama had a four-shot lead that was whittled to one when he walked off the first green. His six-shot lead in the middle of Amen Corner was down to two shots when he stepped ... » Learn More about Masters is a win for Matsuyama, and for Japan
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SHANGHAI, China: The International Federation of PGA Tours confirmed the inevitable on Wednesday when it canceled the HSBC Champions World Golf Championships event in China. The tournament was scheduled for October 29 to November 1 at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. The Chinese government announced in July that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country would not host international sports events for the rest of 2020. “We have worked extensively with all tours, international officials, the China Golf Association and other local parties to find a solution to host the WGC-HSBC Champions,” Ty Votaw, PGA tour executive vice president, international, said in a statement. “In line with Chinese government guidelines and being mindful of the logistical implications, we collectively made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event.” Two other golf tournaments have been moved out of Asia and to the United States in the past two weeks. The Zozo Championship set for Japan ... » Learn More about Golf’s HSBC Champions in Shanghai canceled
An unfortunate consequence of today’s mass consumerism lifestyle is that the average consumer has very little knowledge of the true impact of our buying decisions. It’s a pity but we don’t really know what goes into the product we buy and use. We can only guess at what toll was exacted upon the environment just so we could have those cute slippers with the faux fur trim. And then there’s all that plastic and packaging waste that’s choking our planet to death with every passing second. But we don’t have to stand idly by. Buying from manufacturers whose practices and beliefs align with ecological, ethical practices is an effective and satisfying way to make sure we are truly doing all we can for our precious planet. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the brands that you can shop and support for this Earth Day. Fashion 1. Pedro After its third consecutive year of celebrating Earth Day in 2020, Pedro launched an eco-conscious line, rePEDRO of which at least one material is ... » Learn More about Shopping green: Celebrate Earth Day with these labels that give back
LONDON – Expats living in Thailand and abroad are getting less money from their monthly pensions as the British Pound dropped the most since November after British Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Friday that Brexit negotiations were at an impasse. The UK pound continues to drop against the Thai baht and is floating around the 42 baht to the UK pound. It was not long ago that Brits enjoyed a healthy 70 baht to the pound if you go back a 8 or 9 years ago, but since then things have gone from bad to worse. According to pensionbee.com the average UK pension is £403 a week, this drops to £369 after tax. The British Pound Sterling fell below US$1.31 as Theresa May said the UK and European Union were a long way apart on two big issues and reiterated that no deal was better than a bad deal. Friday’s BBC News in Britain talked of May’s “humiliation” at the Salzburg summit of EU leaders, 10 days ahead of the annual Conservative Party conference where she will face intense ... » Learn More about British Pound Sterling Drops to US$1.31 After Theresa May Warns of Brexit Impasse
Predicting the future of work is hard when you're still in the midst of the catastrophe. It's clear though that futuristic trends are emerging having been catalysed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The big question is to what degree they'll survive the crisis? On Career 360, Howie Lim finds out from Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, Workplace Researcher, and Author of New York Times bestseller, “Back to Human”. Howie Lim: Although the technology to facilitate remote works have been around for over a decade, Covid-19 has forced hundreds of millions of employers and employees worldwide to engage in a sudden massive real-time experiment with remote work arrangements. But to what extent is the pandemic-induced regime of remote work, flexible hours and AI-enabled software here to stay? Dan Schawbel: I mean Covid-19 has accelerated, amplified and prioritised a lot of the big workplace trends that have been going on for many years. We could have [started] working ... » Learn More about How long do you think the hybrid workplace will last?
10 BLOGSHOPS FOR 2020! Blogshops in Singapore have come a long way. From the Livejournals and Blogspots to today's fully built and easy to navigate websites with quality pictures. Most women use to doubt online shopping due to the uncertainty of the clothes' sizes and quality. Will it fit me? Will I look good? However, today in 2020, online blogshops have become one of the most popular and convenient platforms for working women and even students to upgrade their closets. With CNY coming, online shopping helps tremendously by saving ladies time and effort. Besides, the quality of blogshop clothes has improved greatly over the years. Most have retail stores for customers to try on their clothes as well. Whether you're looking for CNY outfit to wow your friends and family, casual wear, workwears or bridesmaid outfits in Singapore at affordable price tags. So, get your wallet or credit cards ready. It's 2020, here's 10 reasonably priced blogshops in Singapore to shop from, ... » Learn More about 10 best affordable blogshops in Singapore for clothes, office workwear, CNY, and bridesmaid dresses (with discount codes)