Singapore 

Singapore first in SEA to officially get Google Nest Hub smart displays and they go for $189 each, Digital, Singapore News

We know, we know the Google Home Hub Google Nest Hub has been out since late last year, but at least it’s finally here in an official capacity (listings have been up on Lazada for months already, mind you).  Today, Google unveiled the Nest Hub in Singapore. As a refresher, this is its smart home interface that provides visual feedback for Google Assistant via a 7-inch touchscreen display. No longer will you have to wait awkwardly around your Google Home device to listen and give commands — now you can…

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Singapore 

Ashley Liew files court papers against Soh Rui Yong over 2015 SEA Games marathon saga, Sports, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The dispute between national marathoners Soh Rui Yong and Ashley Liew has taken yet another turn, with the latter filing a request to the courts on Tuesday (June 18). Besides seeking damages and compensation for legal costs, Liew, a chiropractor, has asked the court for an order to restrain Soh from making any further statements and to compel him to remove the statements that have already been published. Liew, 32, has also requested the court compel Soh, 27, to publicly retract his statements and a public apology. This…

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Singapore 

‘He looked more dead than alive’: Ship captain who rescued Singapore man drifting in South China Sea for 4 days, Singapore News

The diving instructor was floating about 128km away from Singapore, said Mr Plugge. It took just 20 minutes for three crew members, including Mr Bazdan, to dispatch a rescue boat, lift Mr Low into the boat and on board the ship, and wheel him into an empty cabin. This was the Diogo Cao’s maiden voyage, and Mr Plugge had made it a priority to conduct multiple safety drills before the ship set sail on April 29, with all 15 crew members undergoing four “man overboard” rescue drills. Said Mr Plugge:…

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Singapore 

RSAF rescues diving coach who drifted at sea for 3 days after boat sank, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A diving instructor drifted at sea for three days in May after a bout of bad weather sank his boat. Mr John Low had no food and water, and was starting to hallucinate on the third day when a passing ship caught sight of him in the South China Sea. The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) search-and-rescue team, Rescue 10, was scrambled quickly on May 7 to pick him up from the ship and send him for emergency treatment. On Friday (June 7), a month after the…

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Global 

As US-China trade war tariffs strike, ships at sea are safe but ‘blackmail’ mood sours at Chinese docks

Cargo bound for the United States from China will not attract the higher 25 per cent tariff imposed on Friday by the United States government, provided the importer can prove the goods were purchased before May 10.A directive from US Customs and Border Protection carved out an exclusion to the tariff increase for firms that bought goods before Friday, even if they arrive at American docks or airports after the tariff rise is triggered.“For subject goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from… Source link

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Home 

This houseboat of the future is a US$5.5 million floating mansion designed for sea level rise

The Arkup houseboat, a green-energy luxury floating home that can adapt to sea rise, as it docks off Palm Island near Miami Beach on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The floating house has solar panels, impact resistant windows and can withstand hurricane winds of up to 155 miles per hour. Photo: Miami Herald Source link

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Singapore 

Don’t Say Cannot: Singapore eco-warrior picks up trash at sea and uses cloth menstrual pads, Singapore News

She eases into a standing position on her paddleboard out at sea and within seconds, proceeds to whip out a metal tong to pick up litter floating in the far southern end of Singapore. Meet Gracie Teo, who has had her fair share of weird looks from people at the beach when she returns from sea with a trash bag. She’s also taken her love for the environment up a notch, by using cloth menstrual pads. So what made the her want to get her hands dirty and perform the…

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Vietnam 

Construction resumes on Việt Nam’s largest deep sea port – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The ground breaking ceremony for Gemalink Cái Mép, which will become the largest deep sea port in Việt Nam. — Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Gemadept Joint Stock Company under Gemadept Corporation on Thursday restarted construction of Việt Nam’s largest deep sea port – Gemalink Cái Mép – after years of delay caused by economic downturn. The project has a total investment of US$520 million including $330 million in the first phase and $190 million in the second phase. The company said the Gemalink port…

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China 

China’s crowded labour market is making life tough for foreign workers and new graduate ‘sea turtles’

With the Chinese economy slowing, concern has increased among Chinese policymakers about the outlook for employment, since ensuring a sufficient number of new jobs is seen as a necessary ingredient in maintaining social stability in the country. Employment was the top priority the Politburo set last July when it shifted its economic policy focus to stabilising growth, leading the government to enact a series of policies to counter rising joblessness. This series will explore the employment challenges faced by different segments of the Chinese economy. The second instalment examines the…

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Singapore 

Drug user who drove into sea off Sentosa jailed and disqualified from driving, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A drug user drove his multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) into the waters off Sentosa Cove in 2017 and had to be rescued. Lim Jin Ping, 37, admitted that he had smoked amphetamine every day in the week before the incident on Aug 25 that year. He was sentenced to 11 months and four weeks’ jail on Thursday (Jan 10). He was also disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for two years. Lim pleaded guilty in November last year to two mischief charges as well as one count each…

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