The mystery of Shane Todd: Did US electronic engineer commit suicide – or was he murdered because he knew too many Chinese secrets? - Asia - World The body of Shane Todd was found on 24 June 2012 by his girlfriend in his apartment in Singapore, hanging from a strap attached to a door. A police autopsy said his death was caused by asphyxiation, but his parents believe he was murdered. They said suicide notes purportedly left by their son were faked and the initial police account of the scene bore little relation to what they found when they arrived at the apartment 48 hours after his death. Mr Todd, who was 31 when he died, had joined the Singapore government-backed Institute for Micro Electronics (IME) 18 months earlier and for the final year of his life worked on an IME project to develop an amplifying device, using gallium nitride (GaN), a heat-resistant material with the potential to make superconductors with many possible uses in the civilian and military fields. Mr Todd had been trained in the US on proprietary equipment that produces GaN but is restricted for export because of its potential military applications.
10 awesome Hostels around the World If you don’t want to end up with your financial consultant on speed-dial no. 1 after your next spontaneous city trip, you should definitely make some sort of budget plan. After flights and train journeys, accommodation might be the next biggest expense you have to deal with, and hostels can come in quite handy when you want to save a penny or two for some fun activities during the day. I can hear the jet-setter in you say something like “hostels are not for me” – but don’t let her fool you. There are some awesome hostels around the world and budget is not the same as cheap!
The London Street Food Guide - Compiled by Victoria Philpott Street food in London is tasty, cheap and plentiful – when you know where to look. If you’re looking for cheap eats London is the place to be. The creativity behind our street food stalls when it comes to cooking and serving is inspiring. There really is something for everyone. We’ve asked 40 of the best food and travel bloggers about their top tip on where to eat in London and this is what they said… economy « Manifestos (a collaboration of João) Obama is stimulating. Davos is deliberating. C-levels areeliminating. Wall St is recriminating. Travel Deals, Travel Tips, Vacation Ideas Some tourist visa applications are easy—an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months to procure. The following eight countries, including China, India, and Brazil, are especially tricky to visit if you're a U.S. citizen. To ease the process, we enlisted the help of an expert, Medhy Habimana, director of operations for visa service VisaHQ. Habimana walks us through how far in advance you should begin the visa process, the amount of money you should plan to pay for the paperwork, and what you can expect once you arrive.
Glasgow revealed as the UK city which has inspired the most song titles February 2, 2012 12:01 Scottish city narrowly edges out Edinburgh, Birmingham and Liverpool More Various Artists news, reviews, videos and tour dates Create a Travel Itinerary from Your Travel Emails Cookies must be enabled. Please modify your browser settings so we can remember you when you visit TripIt. After cookies are enabled, please refresh the page. Show me how. Internet Explorer 6/7 Click on Tools - Internet Options. Select the Privacy tab. Kilchurn Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland Many Scottish castles tell the story of the changing times they lived through. It is quite common to find a castle that started life as a stronghold before being converted over the years to first a comfortable, then a showcase, home: or which was abandoned in favour of a nearby fine house when the struggle of conversion became too much trouble, and defence was no longer a priority. Kilchurn Castle evolved in a slightly different way. It was built in about 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, and it started life as a five storey tower house with a courtyard defended by an outer wall. By about 1500 an additional range and a hall had been added to the south side of the castle.
20+ awesome travel jobs and how to get them 1. Freelance writer / photographer This may mean travel writer, but it doesn’t have to. Let’s say you were a banker; why not start submitting articles to finance mags and journals? Two Weeks in Sri Lanka – Suggested Itinerary plus Travel Planning Tips I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Sri Lanka twice, once for just a few short days, and then again for around a month where I had more time to explore. I was asked recently how I would recommend spending two weeks in this gorgeous country, and thought a nice long itinerary post would be the perfect answer. First though, let’s start by asking: Why should you visit Sri Lanka? The short answer is because it’s awesome, offering everything from great surf to amazing animal encounters to magnificent beaches to spectacular culture and food, all in an easy to explore size. In case you need a bit more convincing though, here are some more facts.