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Tequila Tycoon Faces $123M Judgment In Moroccan Oil Deal Gone Wrong

John Paul DeJoria built his $3 billion fortune on the famous John Paul Mitchell hair care line as well as the premium tequila brand Patron Spirits. Less known: his investments in oil.<p>Maybe a better term would be malinvestments. That’s because the 71-year-old DeJoria continues to be plagued by an …

Judiciary

Singapore's Coordinating Ministers: What their role entails

SINGAPORE: For the first time in Singapore’s political history, there are three Coordinating Ministers in Government, which was announced by Prime …

This is the most popular liquor in the world

<b>The bottles:</b> HKB (Hong Kong Baijiu), $50 (750 ml); Kweichow Moutai, $160 (375 ml)<p><b>The back story:</b> What’s the world’s biggest-selling spirits category? …

Audio Mixing

Google and Microsoft call lawsuit truce over patents

Google and Microsoft have agreed to bury the hatchet and end their long-running patent feud, dropping up to 20 legal cases in the United States and Germany.<p>The truce puts an end to courtroom battles involving a variety of technologies, including smartphones, wifi, and video game systems.<p>It covers …

How the Homeless Eat

<i>At Holy Apostles on on 28th Street and Ninth Avenue, about 1,200 lunches have been served daily for more than 33 years. Photo: ©Liz Neumark</i><p>On the eve of Pope Francis' visit to New York, I waited on the corner of Fifth Avenue -- a mere 50 yards from where he would soon be sleeping. It was the start …

Homelessness

One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works.

By M. Carrie Allan<p>, Columnist, Food<p>Every time I see the Trinidad Sour creep onto a cocktail menu, I think of a song about the Chelsea Hotel. A locus for countless musicians, artists and writers over the decades, the hotel is an icon of New York weird, and in Alejandro Escovedo’s “Chelsea Hotel …

Bitters

Suntory Whisky Launches Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Australians can expect to find a new whisky on the shelf from the end of this month. Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky is the latest masterpiece from …

The Arts

The 5 Drinking Blogs You Should Be Reading Now

1 of 5<p>For Agave Lovers: Taste Tequila<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>For the New At-Home Bartender: The Drink Blog<p>3 of 5<p>For Cocktail Enthusiasts: Tuxedo No. …

The 7 Best Single-Malt Scotch Whiskys for $50 or Less

Speyburn 10<p><b>Distilled In:</b> The Village of Rothes in Speyside<p><b>Average Price (Per Under the Label):</b> $24<p><b>Looks Like:</b> Classic caramel color, not dissimilar …

How to Make a Chai Tea Cocktail to Cozy Up With All Season

With summer gone and fall in full force, it’s hard not to wonder where the time went! While we once were basking in the sun getting our tan on and sipping on summer cocktails, now it’s time to switch things up and embrace the fallen golden leaves with soft, chunky sweaters on. As the days are …

China pledges $2bn for developing world

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1196000/1196415_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534540001_a96d261e0054bc3cc51bc4f08acf24c6<p><b>Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase …

Xi Jinping

The Wonderful World Of Whiskey, In One Boozy Chart

Now available from Pop Chart Lab, the Many Varieties of Whiskey print aims to chart the guiding lights of the whiskey world with the Brooklyn-based company’s customary aplomb. It categorizes and distills (forgive the pun) each type of whiskey down into groups, from scotch to bouron to single malt …

Skip Home-Brewed Beer: Sake Is Easier to Make & Just as Good

Each flavor of sake, the national spirit of Japan, comes with its own fans, not unlike whiskey aficionados here in the States. While sake is often …

How Tequila Went From Mexican Farms to American Frats

A tale of culture and capitalism<p>On a dazzling March day, Carlos Camarena walked out into his fields in the highlands of Jalisco in western Mexico. His team of a dozen or so workers included men of all ages, from handsome 20-somethings to weathered grandfathers. They wielded long-handled hoes called</i> …

Alcohol

Invest in barrelled whisky 'for 9.5pc annual returns'

For the first time, private investors can readily buy small stakes in Scotch whisky years before it matures. A good idea?<p>A new online whisky market allows investors to gain exposure to an entirely new asset class: whisky in the barrel.<p>Because so much growth in Scotch sales is now arising from …

Whiskey

Aretha Franklin documentary blocked from Telluride film festival by judge

A federal judge in Colorado has granted an injunction to halt the opening night premiere of Amazing Grace, a documentary which features footage of the singer shot by Sydney Pollack in 1972<p>Amazing Grace, the highly-anticipated documentary about singing legend Aretha Franklin, has been pulled from …

Mexican growers are hoping to give Chinese consumers a shot of organic tequila

Tequila can have a pretty rough reputation as far as spirits go. But have you ever had really good tequila? Perhaps an organic brand?<p>Mexican tequila producers are hoping their high-end products will appeal to Chinese consumers with a strong desire for Western luxury items. The Mexican government …

These Comics and Graphic Novels Are Prepping Today's Youth for Revolution

<b>Derrick Broze</b> <b><br>August 21, 2015</b><p><b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> A new comic book depicting American youths rising up against the surveillance state is taking the comicverse …

Samsung plans to drag Apple to the Supreme Court, as the patent war continues

The long running patent battle between Apple and Samsung looks to be escalating one step further, as the Korean technology giant has applied to have its latest appeal heard at the US Supreme Court, following a rejection at the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year.<p>Samsung is looking …

Judiciary

Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here

Alex Chuang Contributor<p>Alex Chuang is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at Launch Academy, a Vancouver-based, nonprofit tech incubator.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears<p>Compass recently published its second report on the global startup …

The Tax Law that is (Unintentionally) Hammering Silicon Valley Employees

There have been a number of articles written recently about the anomalous situation of Silicon Valley employees who have worked for years at early …

Work/Life Pods Finally Hit America

Remember Archipod? Well, Judy Bernier instantly fell in love with them (just like us) when she spotted them online. The sad fact was that they were …

Watch NASA's Deep Space Engine Roar To Life In Test-Fire

Full steam ahead for Mars<p>Mankind could leave its first footprints on Mars sometime in the 2030s. And if we want to get there, we’re gonna need a new ride. That’s why NASA’s building the Space Launch System (SLS), a heavy lift vehicle that’s intended, eventually, to carry astronauts into deep …

Space Exploration

Why Fintech Is One of the Most Promising Industries of 2015

Long unsung, financial tech companies that lend, process, or even create money have flooded the Inc 500.<p><i>It's been about two decades since a financial company really changed the world. Inc. 500 entrepreneurs are leading a pack of disrupters, raised in the shadow of PayPal, who will change your</i> …

"Orwellian" FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can't Access

The police and surveillance state predicted in the forward-looking 1940s classic “1984” by George Orwell, has slowly, but steadily, come to fruition. …

How to find bargain-priced stocks (without using P/E ratio)

<i>Kelly Brown is an investment analyst at Longview Asset Management Ltd. in Toronto.</i><p><b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Canadian companies that are on sale.<p>Successful investors use several metrics to identify cheap stocks. The best known is the price-to-earnings, or P/E, ratio. Research has demonstrated that …