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Gym calls out influencer for seeking sponsorship and money, Singapore News

Another day, another instance of “influenzas” giving influencers a bad name. In a Facebook post published by Daphne Maia Loo on Monday evening (March 18), she wrote about a lifestyle blogger who approached her about a possible collaboration with her gym. Wait, scratch that. According to Loo, the influencer was actually “looking for a free personal trainer who would pay her to get trained”. Although personal details in the post were blurred out by Loo, the photos clearly show the influencer to be Serene Martin. This evening, we received an email from…

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Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent

China’s WH Group, the world’s largest pork producer, called for an end to the US-China trade war on Friday, citing higher tariffs on US exports to China as one factor weighing negatively on its underlying business.The outbreak of the African swine fever and rising meat production in the US were also negative headwinds, the company said.Net profit for 2018 fell 4 per cent to US$1.05 billion, WH Group said in filing on Friday.Revenue was up 1 per cent to US$22.61 billion, slightly beating… Source link

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Vietnam 

VN introduces innovation centre, calls for investment – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The National Innovation Centre aims to encourage the application of IT advancements in production. – Photo baogiaothong.vn Viet Nam News The NIC is being developed in Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park to lure 40 big technology companies, 150 start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises, plus 15 venture investment funds, creating more than 5,000 jobs. — VNS Source link

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Singapore 

The end of a life cycle? Mobike calls it quits in Singapore, Singapore News

Another major bicycle-sharing operator bites the dust. Mobike has made an application on Monday (March 11) to seek consent to surrender its bicycle-sharing licence in Singapore, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) confirmed. Under the Parking Places Act, a bicycle-sharing licence may only be surrendered with the written consent of the LTA. Speaking to local media, LTA said today (March 12) that it is “assessing Mobike’s request, and will work with the company to ensure that it has fully explored all options, including its proposal to transfer existing assets or operations to…

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Web inventor calls Tim Berners-Lee for drastic changes to the internet amid concerns over data privacy hacking, misinformation

The World Wide Web, the global hyperlinked system that helped expand and transform the internet, turns 30 this year. Once the province of geeks and techies, the internet has become such a significant part of peoples’ lives, thanks to the information management structure first proposed by Tim Berners-Lee in March 1989.But Berners-Lee, who successfully implemented that online communications system in November the same year, looks at the current state of cyberspace with both satisfaction and alarm… Source link

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Vietnam 

Central Highlands province opens coffee festival, calls for investment – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình speaks at the 2019 Đắk Lắk investment promotion conference held on March 10 in the province. VNS Photo Việt Dũng Viet Nam News Xuân Hiệp & Việt Dũng ĐẮK LẮK — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the Central Highlands region to build a Vietnamese coffee brand capable of competing with rivals at home and abroad. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the seventh Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival…

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Vân Đồn Airport calls on international airlines to open routes – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A conference on market promotion for the Vân Đồn International Airport will be held from February 28 to March 1 in Quảng Ninh Province. The event, organised by provincial authorities and Sun Group, is expected to attract more than 60 airlines and travel companies interested in opening routes to the airport or tours in the province. The conference includes farm trips and a workshop on March 1. The farm trip programmes will be for airlines, airline associations, travel agencies and management…

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Nghệ An calls on investment in western area – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Rice fields in the highlands of Tương Dương District in Nghệ An Province. — Photo baonghean.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Nghệ An Province is taking many measures to improve the quality of its business environment, hoping to attract more investment in the western area of the province. Currently, the region is home to more than 163 projects with total registered capital of VNĐ64.1 trillion (US$2.8 billion). Among them are big projects including $1.2 billion TH dairy farm of TH Milk Food JSC, high-tech pig-breeding farm Masan…

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Former UK surveillance head says calls to freeze Chinese companies out of telecoms in Western countries are “short on technical understanding”

Britain’s former surveillance chief has characterised the “chorus of voices” calling for a blanket ban on Chinese companies like Huawei Technologies from telecommunication networks in Western countries amid perceived cyber threats as being “short on technical understanding” of cybersecurity and the complexities of 5G networks. While the Government Communications Headquarters’s National Cyber Security Centre “has been blunt about Huawei’s shortcomings in security engineering and in its general attitude to cybersecurity,” it has “never found evidence of malicious Chinese state cyber activity through Huawei,” Robert Hannigan, who was director of GCHQ…

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Nephew of ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho calls for STDM’s new controlling shareholders to settle HK$2 billion in unpaid share dividends

The nephew of “King of Gambling” Stanley Ho has written to the new alliance controlling his uncle’s casino empire demanding HK$2 billion (US$255 million) in unpaid dividends. Michael Hotung, also known as Mak Shun-ming, sent the letter via his lawyer on Monday. In the letter seen by the Post, he urged the new controlling shareholders of STDM, which refers to Shun Tak Holdings managing director Pansy Ho Chiu-king and the Henry Fok Foundation, to pay what he estimated to be worth HK$2 billion in unpaid dividends from the 6,263 STDM…

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