Singapore 

Second chance at life: Singaporean finds liver donor after son posts appeal on social media, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – When his father’s chronic hepatitis B infection took a turn for the worse last month, Mr Leslie Tan decided to post an appeal for a liver donor on social media. He and his family were not sure if they could find any donors through the Facebook post. But within days, a 36-year-old stranger, Mr Lin Hanwei, offered his father a new lease of life. Mr Tan, 24, who is a student at Nanyang Technological University, told The Straits Times that it was “pure luck and coincidence” that Mr…

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Vietnam 

Sơn La exports first batch of mangoes to UK – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Farmers in Yên Châu District harvest mangos for export. The first batch of three tonnes of mangoes from the district in Sơn La Province were packed on June 19 for export to the UK. — VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Quyết SƠN LA — The first batch of three tonnes of mangoes, grown in Yên Châu District in the northern mountainous province of Sơn La, were packaged on June 19 for export to the UK. Hà Văn Sơn, director of the Chiềng Hặc Agricultural Cooperative in Yên Châu, said a total of seven tonnes will be shipped…

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Vietnam 

Box – Sơn La mangoes exported to demanding markets – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The ceremony announcing the export of Sơn La mangoes to the US, the UK, Australia and China. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Cường SƠN LA Mangoes grown in Yên Châu District, the northern mountain province of Sơn La, began being exported to the US, UK, Australian and Chinese markets on Saturday. Speaking at a ceremony to announce the export of its speciality to the four key markets, provincial party secretary Hoàng Văn Chất said the event would help promote Sơn La mangoes in other markets around the world. This is the first time Sơn La mangoes have been exported to the…

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Home 

Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho’s son buys 20pc stake in Australia’s Crown Resorts for US$1.3 billion

Australian billionaire James Packer has sold nearly half his stake in Crown Resorts casinos to Lawrence Ho, son of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, for A$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion).Packer’s investment company, Consolidated Press Holdings, said late on Thursday that the sale to Lawrence Ho’s Melco Resorts and Entertainment involved 19.99 per cent of Crown Resorts, bringing its holding in the group down to 26 per cent.Packer, who stepped down from the Crown board last year to deal with what… Source link

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Singapore 

Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Huanwu marries male partner in South Africa, Singapore News

PETALING JAYA – The grandson of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Li Huanwu, married his male “soul mate” in Cape Town, South Africa. This was revealed by Li’s partner, Heng Yirui, who made the announcement on his personal Instagram account on Friday (24 May). “Today I marry my soul mate. Looking forward to a lifetime of moments like this with (Huanwu),” said Heng in his post. The couple also sent photos of their wedding to Pink Dot Singapore, a non-profit movement against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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Vietnam 

Sơn La Plum promotion week launched in Hà Nội – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Sơn La plums are introduced to visitors at the Exhibition Fair, Economic Transaction and Commercial Area in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A week for the promotion of plums and other agricultural products from the northern mountainous province of Sơn La is taking place in Hà Nội’s Exhibition Fair, Economic Transaction and Commercial Area. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy Director of the Sơn La Planning and Investment Department Vũ Đức Thuận said the province is home to more than 8,700ha of plum cultivation areas that are currently in their harvest season, with an expected output…

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Singapore 

Mother pleads guilty to slapping 23-month-old son who fell and hit head, resulting in cerebral palsy, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A mother who was frustrated with her 23-month-old son slapped him so hard that he fell over and hit his head on a metal table leg. This caused the boy to be so severely injured that he would from now on need help with his daily living needs. On Friday (May 10), the 27-year-old mother pleaded guilty to three charges of child abuse. She cannot be named to protect the identity of the child. The court heard the victim was the second of the woman’s three sons. The…

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Home 

Deal maker Li Ka-shing and son Victor push CK Hutchison group of companies to the top of the league for advisory fees in Asia

Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong tycoon known affectionately as “Superman” for his deal making prowess, was the biggest patron of investment banks and takeover consultants, with his flagship companies paying as much as US$126.9 million in fees in the past five years, according to a report by data provider Dealogic.The two listed flagships, CK Hutchison and sister company CK Asset Holdings, chaired by Victor Li Tzar-kuoi who took up the roles after his father retired in May last year, together with… Source link

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China 

China’s Northeastern rust belt was once ‘eldest son’, now is struggling as the runt of the litter

The northeast rust belt, once the pride and birthplace of China’s industrial development, is its biggest economic slump as it struggles to shake off a deep-rooted planned economic mindset and dwindling resources, as well as a brain drain to regain competitiveness. This is the first article of a five-part series that examines the issues inhibiting reform and changes to revive growth.Across the vast 448 sq km Shenyang Economic and Technological Development Zone that is a 40 minutes’ drive from… Source link

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Singapore 

Adjunct teacher jailed for assaulting boy, 10, whom he accused of bullying his son, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A secondary school adjunct teacher confronted a 10-year-old boy whom he accused of bullying his son, and shoved him against a wall. The boy complained of chest pain, and a small fracture to one of his ribs was found after an X-ray at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Tan Chin Tai, 43, pleaded guilty to an assault charge on Monday (April 27) and was sentenced to seven weeks’ jail. The boy, who was a classmate of Tan’s son, cannot be named due to a gag order to protect his…

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