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The debut show of The Sphere is a sight to behold
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The debut show of The Sphere is a sight to behold

The Las Vegas Sphere, a huge, dome-shaped venue covered with more than a million LEDs, hosted U2 for its inaugural performance. The live performance, which featured songs from the band's album Achtung, Baby, marked the beginning of a string of appearances the group would give there through the end of December. As of this writing, the least expensive tickets for the performances that haven't sold out yet start at roughly $400. According to social media footage, performances at The Sphere can be breathtaking, possibly sickening, and unquestionably expensive to execute. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ZTVg1Qajblo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhXnvXPkXmY&t=203s
Frank Rubio, first U.S. astronaut to spend 365 days in space
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Frank Rubio, first U.S. astronaut to spend 365 days in space

Frank Rubio. Credit: NASA Frank Rubio becomes the first U.S. astronaut to spend one year in space. Others have gotten close, but only four other people—all Russians—have ever reached the 365-day milestone. Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, two additional Russians, have been added to the list in addition to Rubio. Expedition 68 cosmonaut Dmitri Petelin of Roscosmos, left, Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, and Frank Rubio of NASA. Photo Credit: NASA The trio arrived on Soyuz MS-22 last year and were forced to remain an additional six months after the spacecraft had a technical malfunction and had to be replaced, causing a modification in the crew rotation timetable. He returned to Earth on September 27 with Prokopyev and Petelin. Speaking to reporters, their extra days in...
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Steven Sim: Not the right time to bring back GST
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Steven Sim: Not the right time to bring back GST

The government is not disputing the goods and services tax (GST), either in terms of its strengths or weaknesses, but rather the timing to implement it, said Deputy Minister of Finance II Steven Sim Chee Keong. He said the government’s view is that the country is still in the recovery phase post-pandemic and is facing various global economic challenges due to geopolitical unrest, so in this less-than-encouraging economic situation, it is still not ready to implement the GST. “It is not a discussion about the strength or weakness of the GST taxation system but the appropriateness of it, we have to do the right thing at the right time. “If you do the right thing but at the wrong time, it will put a burden on the people," he told Dewan Negara on Monday during the winding-up deba...
Forbes: Asian millionaires are increasing their hotel investments in Singapore
Business, Lifestyle

Forbes: Asian millionaires are increasing their hotel investments in Singapore

At least ten billionaires, including Pansy Ho of Hong Kong and Sukanto Tanoto of Indonesia, are investing more than S$6 billion (US$4.4 billion or RM20.57 billion) in the development of additional hotels and the expansion of their businesses throughout the city state. According to a report published on Wednesday by Forbes Asia, Singapore's main shopping district, Orchard Road, will house several of the city-state's newest hotels as part of a revitalization plan for the surrounding area. According to the report, UOL Group is already hard at work converting the site of the Faber House building on Orchard Road into a 19-story hotel with 200 rooms for its visitors. And that project started just as UOL opened another hotel a few blocks away. According to Forbes, the Pan Pacific...
Customers in Malaysia are apparently told to pay a downpayment of RM15,000 for the Tesla Model 3
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Customers in Malaysia are apparently told to pay a downpayment of RM15,000 for the Tesla Model 3

A number of Tesla customers claimed that Tesla Malaysia contacted them via phone and/or email and requested that they make the downpayment on their purchase, according to a report by SoyaCincau. While the firm did not officially state it in its exchanges, it appeared that Tesla was preparing to deliver EVs to Malaysian customers very soon. Credit: SoyaCincau When the Tesla Model 3 Highland was first unveiled to the public on September 1, it was immediately available for booking on Tesla Malaysia's website. Furthermore, the site stated that the first deliveries are expected in late 2023, which is far earlier than the Model Y, which would only be available in Malaysia next year. Having said that, there were a few aspects of the email provided to customers by Tesla Malaysia t...
Malaysian needs to spend 13.33% of their yearly salary to purchase the iPhone 15
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Malaysian needs to spend 13.33% of their yearly salary to purchase the iPhone 15

Malaysia has been ranked as the 33rd least affordable country in the world to purchase an iPhone 15. According to comparedial.com, a Malaysian citizen needs to spend 13.33 percent of their yearly salary to purchase the base model iPhone 15 128GB. This translate to an estimated 277.16 hours of work, or an equavalent of 34.65 days of work. When it comes to pricing, Malaysia stands at the 9th least expensive country in the world for an iPhone 15, with the base model totalling to $939.96 USD after taxes, or approximately RM4412.64. The most expensive model, however, the iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB, cost $1,881.10 (RM8830.82) - 26.67 percent of a yearly salary.
Ringgit opens higher on improving risk appetite
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Ringgit opens higher on improving risk appetite

The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today, as the greenback resumed its retracement amid dovish Federal Reserve (Fed) officials in the United States (US) and rising risk appetite, according to an analyst. The local currency gained to 4.3750/3830 versus the US dollar at 9.06 a.m., up from 4.3835/3925 last Friday. According to Stephen Innes, managing director of SPI Asset Management, the ringgit opened firmer this morning despite a more robust US jobs report, implying that traders are ignoring one good data point and deferring to the weaker run of US economic data as a signal that the Fed will be forced to cut rates in 2023. "Crude oil prices are also doing well post-Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting, which helps the ringgit in terms of trade p...