AS I sat on the top floor restaurant in a skyscraper, I watched with child-like delight the flickering lights of the night life below and all around where Kuala Lumpur beamed with pride of its rich diversity, glamorous countenance, bountiful mien and of course, buildings that were fighting for space, highways that criss-crossed the city in a tangle and the seemingly busy people drowned in anxiety. Then, there are the affluent parts of the city which are quieted unceremoniously into the night, often more in pretence than exclusivity. Meanwhile, the rail networks attempt to stay relevant struggling to entice people to get on board, failing miserably sometimes and at other times feeling important as a beacon of modernisation. City life is indeed magical with never a dull moment. Finally, while driving back to my suburban home, I pierced through the city and its peaceful demeanour and felt a deep sense of belonging that heaven is indeed in Kuala Lumpur, the city that never sleeps, the city … [Read more...] about Give us a capital with soul
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By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 The Maple Leafs won on Thursday night. Beat a pretty good team in a fairly entertaining game. Frederik Andersen was terrific. Nazem Kadri looked like himself. Patrick Marleau scored. More importantly — if my Mailbag emails are the barometer — William Nylander looked okay too. Most important of all, Jake Gardiner gave away the puck in the third period of a close game and everyone lived to tell the tale. The calm after the storm? The Leafs are by no means out of their doldrums. One game won’t do it. If they can ride their momentum into tonight in Florida – Garret Sparks is in net — then maybe they will have turned the corner. Article Continued Below That’s certainly what they want. Frederik Andersen put it best: “Hopefully we can put a few together now. I think we showed that we’re a pretty good hockey team when we work this hard. It’s what we … [Read more...] about MAILBAG: More Jake Gardiner … and what’s up with Kadri, Babcock?
MALAYSIA'S Brewer Cup 2017 winner Shaun Liew has brought glory and fame to our country’s coffee scene. But despite his vast working experience and many accomplishments, Liew – a co-owner of the Yellow Brick Road cafe in Kuala Lumpur – still remains humble, staying true to himself and with a willingness to learn new things. How did your interest in coffee begin? In 2012, when I was working at Berjaya University as a lecturer, I was given the chance to coach students in a barista competition in Penang. Define a good cup of coffee. A good cup of coffee to me has balance in taste, is tactile, and is complex in flavours. What does coffee mean to you? Coffee is something special and interesting to me. Sometimes, it can also be quite painful, as it takes time to perfect and understand the learning curves it comes with. How long does it take to brew the perfect cup of coffee? In my opinion, it all depends on the solubility of the coffee. [Everything from] the grade of the … [Read more...] about Coffee master
Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv HELL hath no fury like a woman justice scorned. Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, now facing the eve of a potential verdict by her colleagues on a petition to unseat her, is going for broke as the woman who believes she's been wronged fights back. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the youngest of the 15-person Supreme Court minced no word addressing her critics head on, calling them “biased and unforgiving,” and at point saying they were “short-sighted” for accommodating the quo warranto case against her which she thinks may take country to “dangerous” grounds. No safe place “There is no safe place in this country if all public officials can be threatened with dismissal for doing what they are supposed to do,” she said, hardly had she settled down for the interview last Friday. “When they don’t like the decision of a judge, when they don’t like the report of an … [Read more...] about News Sereno in go-for-broke interview: ‘If I leave, that would make things worse’
Microsoft president Brad Smith and EVP of AI and research Harry Shum have coauthored a new book about AI called “The Future Computed.” Smith and Shum told Business Insider that Microsoft is in a position to lead AI research and development, and that they are working to “democratize AI” by sharing what they learn with competitors and the public. They said that the ultimate manifestation of AI in 20 years will be in a digital assistant that will serve as an “alter ego.” The jobs AI and automation create will further compel the need for post-high school education. As artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming both more sophisticated and more integrated into our lives, Microsoft is positioning itself at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Business Insider spoke with Microsoft president and CLO Brad Smith and EVP of AI and Research Harry Shum about … [Read more...] about Microsoft execs say in 20 years we’ll all have digital assistants that will be our alter egos — and we need to set ground rules while we still can