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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Jawais return marks a reunion with Taipans head coach Aaron Fearne, who mentored Jawai as a junior before preparing him for his journey to the NBAs Toronto Raptors.
Fearne will now train Jawai for Julys Australian Boomers selection camp before Taipans training camp commences.
Julie Mendezona, head keeper of reptiles and spiders at the Australian Reptile Park, described what happens after being bitten by the inland taipan in an interview with the Syndey Morning Herald.
The inland taipan grows up to two metres long and its bite has enough venom to kill a hundred adults.