NEW YORK: The US women's football team is the best on the planet, but the sport's domestic league is virtually unknown.Players, organisers and fans hope that is about to change as the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is looking to capitalise on the national team's triumph at the World Cup in July - and it could already be seeing a bounce."We're seeing a huge wave from the World Cup. In the NWSL attendances have been up, so it's great to see," two-time world and Olympic champion Carli Lloyd told a group of reporters.Lloyd, 37, spoke after playing a match for New Jersey club side Sky Blue FC.More than a half hour after the game, Sky Blue FC players were still busy signing programmes, posters and calendars for the hundreds of young fans who lined up to meet their heroes."There's a lot of people that still have no idea that there is a NWSL women's league," Lloyd said, and explained what the players could do to help change that."Changing people's lives. Going down the line, … [Read more...] about US women’s league seeks World Cup-winning bounce
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MANILA, Philippines — These days, we use smartphones rather than watches to tell time. Smartphones and other gadgets also give us an opportunity to air our thoughts, engage in digital trade, and communicate instantly. When 5G gets deployed, we expect more diffusion of the Internet of Things (IOT), where devices are connected to the internet, with trillions of sensors communicating with these devices, and with one another. Working with sensors, these devices can monitor things like building elevators, checking them for status and possible problems, and using artificial intelligence (AI), predict failures before they happen. AI already powers up many applications, from voice assistants to driverless cars. Even the autocomplete feature on phones, recommendations from Netflix, and Facebook’s ability to recognize our faces in a photo posted by friends, are examples of AI. Tech is amazing, and the trend in its penetration is phenomenal. Seven out 10 Filipinos use the internet, … [Read more...] about Are Filipinos ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE CASH TO PAY FOR BIG-TICKET ITEMS, WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE? Between replacing your worn-out aircon, switching out a broken-down fridge, repairing your car, and renewing your gym membership, there will be more than a few occasions when you'll need to pay for a big-ticket item. With an array of perks, credit cards are the preferred way to pay for large purchases. However, you should always pay back the amount spent within the statement cycle, lest you incur hefty interest charges. But what if you need to make an expensive purchase, but don't have the money available to pay it off at once? Or if the shop you are buying from a shop that doesn't accept plastic? Don't fret, there are still several alternative payment methods you can use, each with their own pros and cons. To help you make the right choice, here are 4 methods for paying off big-ticket items, ranked in order from best to worst. 1. CREDIT CARD 0 PER CENT INSTALMENT PLAN: RECOMMENDED FOR MOST PURCHASES … [Read more...] about What are the best ways to pay for big-ticket items in Singapore?
The event, which goes on until June 30, features a mix between new vehicles represented by official distributors, as well as previously-owned cars from leading used car dealers. New models expected to draw many potential customers include the MG ZS EV (all-electric and priced at Bt1.19 million), Toyota Commuter van boasting upgraded safety levels, and the Honda Accord midsize sedan that is also available in a hybrid version. Nissan is also promoting its Leaf EV by bringing EV experts and offering short-distance test drives and rides. Organiser Pattanadesh Asasappakij says that 11 car companies are coming along with 18 used car dealers. “Visitors are able to compare different models and makes before making a decision,” he said. “This is like a meeting place for buyers and sellers of both new and used vehicles.” He added that the show helps stimulate car sales and so helps support the country’s economic growth. Auto companies taking part this year … [Read more...] about Used cars join new models at FAST show at Bitec
Who are the emerging affluent, you might ask. According to the BBC, the emerging affluent are a rising consumer class who have started earning enough to start saving and investing. They have big financial goals, but many are not saving as much as they can. In fact, it's not uncommon for the emerging affluent Singaporeans to make certain money mistakes without realising them. We've listed down six you should look out for. 1. FAILING TO LEVERAGE ON A HIGH INTEREST SAVINGS ACCOUNT One of the perks of being an emerging affluent is that banks are always knocking on your door for you to bank with them. To attract the emerging affluent, banks are offering savings accounts with a higher interest rate, if you fulfil certain requirements. Instead of putting your money with your favourite neighbourhood bank, why not just open a digital account to earn that extra interest rate? Apart from the initial paperwork to transfer bills to your new account, there's no other downside. Just make sure it's … [Read more...] about 6 costly money mistakes newly affluent Singaporeans are making