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McDonald’s, Starbucks: The cost of the biggest fast-food franchises

Food Network’s Willie Degel to bite into franchising and possible IPO Despite the struggling food industry, former Food Network star and CEO of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse Willie Degel says now is the time to expand. From franchising to talks of an IPO, the celerity restaurateur shares his recipe for success. For those looking to break into the fast food business, franchising provides an attractive op...

How Trump tariffs affect Ford, GE, Harley Davidson earnings

3 M – earnings release expected Tuesday Industrial-materials maker 3 M has already revised its yearned outlook downward. It cited the U.S.-China trade situation, which have caused higher-than-expected costs, as well as a soft automotive market and expenses related to a divestiture of its communications market businesses. The company says it’s prepared to make changes in where it source...

Abbas Chamanian: IR Iran head coach

Press Conference after Iran vs India football match with Abbas Chamanian head coach of Iran National U_16 Team.“India did not play the beautiful game. If we scored the first goal early, things would have been different. We could have scored two goals and show the beautiful football to people. We lost the chance to earn three points but we will be prepared for the next game.”  

India 0-0 IR Iran

Kuala Lumpur: India and Islamic Republic of Iran played to a 0-0 draw in their 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Group C tie at the National Stadium on Monday. IR Iran, who lost their opening match against Indonesia, made three changes to their starting lineup – bringing in Hossein Shaverdi, Hossein Hajizadehkhorasani and Mirreza Eslamtalab and they were more compact in midfield and organised at th...

Iran face a daunting task in Group C

Former champions Islamic Republic of Iran are the favourites but they face a daunting task in Group C against Indonesia, Vietnam and India at the AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018. The head coaches of the four teams came face to face at the pre-match press conference on Thursday, with all admitting that their teams were confident going into the Championship. On top of Continental glory, four spo...

Suspected alcohol poisoning

PETALING JAYA: The death toll due to suspected alcohol poisoning is now at 15, said Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor. As of 6pm Tuesday (Sept 18), the Selangor police chief said 33 others are being warded in multiple hospitals in Klang Valley, as a result of suspected alcohol poisoning since Monday night (Sept 17). It is learnt that based on accounts by the victims, they had consumed three brands of alcoh...

Pass the curry, sayang: Food that makes us Malaysian

Nothing like nasi lemak bungkus to bring on that feeling of nostalgia.  Malaysians can be a polarising lot when it comes to socio-political issues, but food has always managed to unite us, especially when the dishes make it into those most recommended lists. We take pride in traditional recipes that are handed down through the generations as well as adopting food influences from other cultures — e...

What to do in the small town of Sekinchan, Selangor

Ever heard of a town called Sekinchan in Selangor? You can spend a day or even the entire weekend at this small town because there is so much to see and do. Known for its lush green (or gold, or brown … depending on when you visit during the year) padi fields, there are also other places of interest, as well as many options for food.  Padi ready for the harvest. Depending on what season you visit,...

The new Samsung factory will have the capacity to fabricate 120 million smartphones per year, and make everything from low-end smartphones that cost under US$100 (RM403) to the company’s flagship S9 model, according to the company. Samsung Electronics Co, the South Korean maker of Galaxy phones, said it is opening the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing facility on the outskirts of the Indi...