China closes 111 golf courses to curb environmental impact of 'green opium' – Irish Times

Irish Times China closes 111 golf courses to curb environmental impact of ‘green opium’Irish TimesAs the famously golf-loving Donald Trump tees up his US presidency, China is driving a renewed crackdown on the game famously detested by Mao Zedong as a symbol of all that was wrong with capitalism. Official state media has reported how… Continue reading…

Ban lifted on Indian bull-taming events to end mass protests – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Ban lifted on Indian bull-taming events to end mass protestsChannel NewsAsiaLawmakers in India’s Tamil Nadu state passed an emergency order on Monday allowing bull-taming festivals to resume after a court ban on the traditional events led to mass protests. Posted 23 Jan 2017 22:35. A villager tries to control a bull during a …Unfortunate… Continue reading…

Mason talking to club colleagues after surgery – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Mason talking to club colleagues after surgeryChannel NewsAsiaHull City midfielder Ryan Mason spoke to club captain Michael Dawson and medical staff on Monday after fracturing his skull in Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Chelsea and undergoing surgery. Posted 23 Jan 2017 21:55. Football Soccer Britain …Ryan Mason latest updates as Hull ace is “delighted”… Continue reading…

Donald Trump to sign orders to renegotiate NAFTA, pull out of TPP – The Straits Times

NDTV Donald Trump to sign orders to renegotiate NAFTA, pull out of TPPThe Straits TimesUS President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as early as Monday (Jan 23) intended to renegotiate the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. PHOTO: EPA. Published. 1 hour ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp …These states would get… Continue reading…

Hugo Barra Leaves Xiaomi Amid Market-Share Struggles – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Hugo Barra Leaves Xiaomi Amid Market-Share StrugglesWall Street JournalBEIJING—Xiaomi Corp. was little known outside China in 2013, when Hugo Barra left a top job at Alphabet Inc.’s Google and signed on to make the smartphone maker a force internationally. That had yet to happen as Mr. Barra announced his resignation …Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s… Continue reading…