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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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Tai believes Grand Taipan's first project, the Verano Greenhills, a new residential condominium project on Annapolis Street in Greenhills, San Juan, is on the right track.
The inland taipan is believed to be the world's most venomous snake, with one drop of its venom sufficient to kill 100 adult men and 250,000 mice, Taronga Zoo spokesman Mark Williams told the (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mystery-over-boy-bitten-by-worlds-most-venomous-snake-20120927-26may.html) Sydney Morning Herald.
After completion of the merger, Minaz (Mike) Devji will join the Taipan board of directors, Alec Robinson will be appointed as president and Andrew Bell will be appointed as chief financial officer.
Taipan still manages to be a restaurant where a good meal is a given, where privacy is assured, where heads don't turn even if Dimple Kapadia walks in, or if Capt.
During this three-day event, Taipan's select group of financial experts will show attendees not only how to make money and protect their assets, but also how to survive the tumultuous financial times ahead.
Taipan, which features China's great culinary treasures and one of the favourite restaurants of the city dwellers, had been closed after a terrorist attack on the hotel on June 9, 2009.
Made In Taipan warmed up for the National when second to Glencove Marina in the 2m4f Grade Three An Uaimh Chase at Navan on Saturday.
He said yesterday: "We are just querying Made In Taipan's John Smith's Grand National participation at the moment - if it comes up soft we would be inclined to go but he does need that cut in the ground.
RANK outsider Made In Taipan is a hopeful choice in today's Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
EXPECT Made In Taipan to bounce back to top form at Naas today.
50]) Stonefish Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean 0.8 near the coasts of Africa, Australia, and South Asia Golden dart poison frog Central and South America 0.002 Inland Taipan snake Australia 0.025 Harvester ant North and South America, from 0.12 Argentina to the United States Black widow spider United States 0.90 Deathstalker scorpion North Africa and the Middle East 0.25 Animal Fun Fact Stonefish The stonefish is named for its rough, rocklike appearance.
Taipan Financial News, Baltimore, has launched, providing individual investors with the Internet's first dedicated financial broadcasts concentrating on trends, analyses and recommendations.