By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.
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THE first condominium units in Megaworld’s massive 1,449-hectare mixed-use development overlooking Lake Taal in Laurel, Batangas should be turned over to owners this year, a sales representative for the property told The Manila Times over the weekend. Tagaytay Twin Lakes is a 1,149-hectare mixed-use development stretching from the mountain ridge just west of Tagaytay City to the shore of Lake Taal in Laurel, Batangas. The project, a combined effort of Global Estate Resorts Inc. (GERI) and its parent company Megaworld, comprises 14 individual residential, leisure, and commercial developments, the largest of which is the 177-hectare “The Vineyard” section, which includes condominiums and residential lots, along with a hotel, recreational facilities, a commercial strip located along the National Highway at the top of the ridge, and the eponymous vineyard and chateau. Twin Lakes’ property sales consultant Jamaica Pacia told The Manila Times that the first … [Read more...] about Megaworld’s Twin Lakes to turn over first condos in 2017
Text and photos Jacky Lynne A. Oiga Japan is a city of constant surprises. And even when you’ve thoroughly enjoyed (and purchased) its famed (and beloved) heated toilets seats, lived it up Gwen Stefani-style—love, angel, music, baby!—on Takeshita Dori in Harajuku, ate your weight in sushi, sashimi, okonomiyaki, and street ramen; got an elite card at everybody’s fave 24-hour shopping wonderland, Donki, a.k.a Don Quixote; and had a hundred selfies with Japan’s most famous dog, Hachiko, in Shibuya, after, of course, a hundred other “candid” photos of your passage on the Shibuya crossing, there are still more things to discover, experience, eat, and shop in the neon-lit megacity of Tokyo and nearby Izu Peninsula that is just so rich in history and culture. This is why the Japan National Tourism Organization, in … [Read more...] about The other faces of Japan
CARVED out by glaciers, the inlets, bays, islands and peninsulas, embracing Puget Sound captivates. Trees lining the rugged seascapes with snow-capped mountains in the background are postcard-perfect and a most romantic setting for quirky, charming little fishing towns surrounding the sound. Snaking our way north from Tacoma, we had our first taste of fresh clams and fish and chips overlooking wooden log cabins nestled against verdant pines in the picturesque little town of Gig Harbor. The small boats cutting quietly through the calm waters of the harbor that whisper melodic sounds hark back memories of life in the slow lane. Our love affair with the area has begun. Driving even further north to Port Orchard, a veritable jewel sits atop a bluff overlooking the Olympic Mountains, Sinclair Inlet and Orchard Bay where the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is suitably located. Cedar Cove Inn - a certified labor of love painstakingly restored by Gil and Kathy Michael into a majestic and most … [Read more...] about The entrancing nooks around Puget Sound
The World Economic Forum announced their newest class of Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year this week. The list recognizes 12 entrepreneurs whose social good enterprises are changing the global landscape. Their initiatives range in size and scope, but they all share the common goal of aiding and advancing underserved groups around the world. From a waste management and design startup in India to a leading fair trade chocolate company, here’s a look at the 11 social good enterprises – and their 12 fearless leaders – that are changing the world today.David Risher and Colin McElwee are bringing e-books to millions of people. Country: US (active in 69 countries; predominately in Africa) Focus: Education and technology David Risher, a former Microsoft and Amazon executive, and Colin McElwee, the former marketing director of ESADE business school in Barcelona, Spain, cofounded Worldreader in 2010 to bring digital books to the masses and … [Read more...] about 12 entrepreneurs who are changing the world
Just as coffee terminology has been muddled with made-up words like Frappuccino or misleading terms like “venti” which actually means 20 in Italian and not “extra large Starbucks drink,” misconceptions surrounding chai have come up as it became more popular in the west. For one thing it’s not called chai tea, say sisters Sukaina and Sayyeda Ebrahim, owners of Elchi Chai Shop that opened six months ago at Harbord and Major Sts. in Harbord Village and serves hot chai and parathas made from their mom’s recipe. As temperatures start to dip, the two are on a mission to make chai as ubiquitous as coffee in Toronto and educate tea drinkers on their beloved childhood drink. “Chai means tea in Hindi, so when you say ‘chai tea’ you’re actually saying ‘tea tea,’ ” Sukaina says. “A chai latte is basically chai but the milk is steamed like in an Italian latte rather than boiled.” When people in the West think … [Read more...] about Warm up with Elchi Chai Shop’s masala chai