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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...

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...

$250 million-dollar mansion is most expensive home listed in US

A newly-built Bel Air mansion has been listed for sale for $250 million in the US, making it the most expensive home currently on offer on the American market. The extravagant 38,000 square foot property features 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, five bars and three kitchens and comes complete with its own moat, four-lane bowling alley and an 85-foot Italian glass infinity pool fitted with an hydraulic t...

Can Europe survive the Trump effect?

As President Obama, comfortably aboard Air Force One, went wheels up from Berlin Friday, he left behind not just a cold and damp Germany, but a gloomy Europe. His departure ends a period where allies have been able to look across the Atlantic at one another and see themselves more or less reflected back. President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric and subsequent election victory has sma...