Tai-Pan

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Tai-Pan

A colloquial, Cantonese term for a business executive. It literally means "top class." The term originated as an expression for Western executives who did business in Hong Kong during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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A team of detectives was dispatched to Kurri Kurri in New South Wales, where the teen was bitten, because the location is more than 600 miles from the inland taipan's natural habitat, the (http://www.theherald.com.au/story/361747/video-detectives-investigate-after-teen-bitten-by-deadly-taipan/?cs=305) Newcastle Herald reported.
Fast fact There haven't been any recorded deaths from an inland taipan's bite, as its victims have been injected with antivenin - used to treat venomous bites or stings.
Hussars drew with Tanworth Taipans in their other fixture, with only Jason Rainey of Taipans unbeaten.
Henry Sy, the country's richest taipan, owned one college (the Asia Pacific College which the SM Investments Corp.
Like many of the country's taipans, he didn't finish school as he had to take care of three generations of women when his father and brother passed away.