Earlier this week, BTS surprised fans with news of an unprecedented stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where the boys will perform as part of their ongoing world stadium tour. BTS has already broken numerous records during its “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” concert since May, selling out colossal venues like London’s Wembley Stadium and California’s Rose Bowl Stadium at a breakneck pace. But the latest addition at the 70,000-capacity King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital on Oct. 11 is another thing altogether. Aside from being its first ever concert in Saudi Arabia, it will be Saudi Arabia’s first ever solo stadium concert by a foreign act. Industry pundits see this as an important milestone that signifies BTS’ phenomenal popularity around the world. And if successful, it could open up many more opportunities for K-pop and Korean culture as a whole. “Saudi Arabia is a very conservative country and it is trying … [Read more...] about What does BTS’ Saudi Arabia concert mean?
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As a relatively new father, I feel I don’t have much to contribute to the conversation. I feel terribly unqualified. I lack experience. My son was only born in late 2017. I also feel I have bad paternal instincts. I don’t know how to calm my one-year old son when he is crying. I don’t know how to hold his attention during teaching moments. I don’t know how to stop him from watching too many videos. I don’t know how to get him back on healthy food after treats from well meaning loved ones. I don’t know how to get him to quiet down in Sunday Church. The little guy has me helpless. Should I be celebrated as a father this year? More on fathers: My father died a few weeks back but I still haven't cried How to forgive the most important man in your life This former drug addict who attempted to kill his family now ministers tokhang surrenderees Kidlat Tahimik: the duwendes and contradictions of a National Artist My loving wife is quite supportive. She … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a new father in 2019?
SINGAPORE - Financial, insurance, and health issues are the three most pressing concerns on Singaporeans' minds, according to local research.What about the rest of the world? Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devicesIn-depth analyses and opinion piecesePaper and award-winning multimedia content Subscribe Now … [Read more...] about What does the world fear most? A new study aims to find out
IT’S THE season to stay humble, a chance to feast on some traditional dishes, earn some Duit Raya, or a period to spend time with your loved ones. The meaning of Hari Raya may vary from one individual to another, but everyone has their own way to celebrate this special time of year. With that in mind, Malaysia’s finest ONE Championship talents shared what the joyous occasion really means to them. Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Bin Mahmoud Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMdCQUTti_E&t=13s “For me, Hari Raya means family. That’s why my most favorite thing about Hari Raya is the fact that I get the chance to balik kampung and rekindle ties by visiting relatives and friends whom I don’t get to see when I’m in Kuala Lumpur, where I live. “Raya gatherings are something I look forward to always, and the practice of actually visiting relatives and friends, going from one house to the next. It’s something that I have been doing ever … [Read more...] about What Does Hari Raya Mean To Malaysia’s ONE Championship Heroes?
SAN FRANCISCO: In 2015, Uber Technologies Inc went on a fundraising spree in China, tapping venture capitalists and state-backed corporations for cash and connections to try and navigate the Chinese regulatory environment.Uber ultimately pulled out of China, but the investors it gained in the country became part of a gallery of far-flung Uber financiers that include U.S. geopolitical rivals under intense regulatory scrutiny by the U.S. government.Uber's investors come in all stripes: state-owned banks and corporations from China and Russia; sovereign wealth funds from Qatar, Singapore and Saudi Arabia; a Russian businessman arrested last year on embezzlement charges; venture capital funds from across Europe and the United Arab Emirates; and Indian conglomerates and a Malaysian public pension fund.Many of these investors will likely have made a bundle this week in Uber's long-awaited initial public offering. The company on Thursday priced its shares at US$45 a piece, raising US$8.1 … [Read more...] about Cashing out in Uber’s IPO: China, Russia and the Middle East