Vietnam 

PM works to ensure funding for expressway project – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked contractors to return to work on the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Expressway Project in a meeting yesterday in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked contractors to return to work on the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Expressway Project in a meeting yesterday in Hà Nội. The PM also told the project’s credit institutions to make sure there will be sufficient funding for the project to proceed on schedule. The project was under threat of being delayed because it was…

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China 

Gallium: China tightens grip on wonder metal as Huawei works on promising applications beyond 5G

Did you know that a 5G base station can be squeezed into a casing the size of a shoebox? It’s thanks to gallium, a soft, bluish metal that makes it possible.The chipsets that generate powerful bursts of high frequency radio waves are not made with silicon, but gallium nitride. They consume little electricity, produce little heat, and can function comfortably at 800 degrees Celsius, making bulky equipment for power supply and air conditioning redundant.Gallium is one of the 35 technology… Source link

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Singapore 

PUB’s Hari Raya short film about family ties turns on the water works for netizens, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A short film by national water agency PUB about cherishing family ties and brotherhoood ahead of Hari Raya Puasa has turned on the water works for many social media users. The six-minute film, titled Kinship, was shared on PUB’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Thursday (May 30). Since then, it has garnered more than 2,600 likes, 2,700 shares and 240 comments. PUB’s first festive short film tells the story about two orphaned brothers, Din and Zul, who grow up in an orphanage in the 1960s and are…

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Understanding the risks of unauthorised building works before buying or renting property in Hong Kong

According to the Buildings Ordinance, additions or alterations to buildings made without the prior approval of the Building Authority may constitute unauthorised building works (UBW) and it may issue an order requiring the property owner to demolish/alter the UBW within a specified period.In most cases, the building order will be registered at the Land Registry against the property. Undischarged building orders are encumbrances on the property.In view of the fact that UBW may affect the safety… Source link

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IBM works on AI to detect chronic diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes

IBM is banking on artificial intelligence (AI) and connected devices to find new ways to help people stay healthy, as the world copes with an ageing population and prevalent chronic diseases.The New York-based technology company is working with research partners on various connected devices, including sensors attached to the floor, chair or bed of patients, to help detect diseases at an early stage, according to Norishige Morimoto, vice-president for research and development at IBM Japan… Source link

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A Future that Works for the Asia Pacific

[Sponsored Article] Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, among others, trigger fear internationally as threats to the livelihood of the 21st Century workforce. Though we might predict the pace of technological development seeing AI mimicking an increasing range of human cognitive abilities, there is no conclusive evidence that point to shrinking levels of employment, as Professor TAM Kar Yan, Dean of HKUST Business School, reminds us. “One says, there are always new jobs created… Source link

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China has six of the world’s 10 busiest container ports, spurred by booming trade and a state coffer that invests in public works

On a hazy late March afternoon, Shanghai’s deputy transport commissioner announced that China’s largest commercial hub would slash handling fees and harbour dues for the second year in a row, easing the financial burden on trading companies caught by slumping commerce because of the US-China trade war.Up to 300 million yuan worth of service feeds, loading and discharging charges and dues for Shanghai’s port and tugboats would be cut this year, adding to the 2 billion yuan (US$298 million) of… Source link

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Singapore 

Up to 5 North-South Line stations to close on Vesak Day long weekend for construction works, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Up to five stations between Admiralty and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations will be closed for three days during the Vesak Day long weekend (May 18-20) to facilitate the construction of a crossover track at the upcoming Canberra station. The leftmost lane of Canberra Link Road, heading in the direction of Sembawang MRT station, will also be closed between May 17 and May 20 as part of the works. The 72m crossover track, which will be built between Sembawang and the new Canberra station, will allow trains on…

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Certified listings on blockchain could help authenticate works of art, according to Swiss start-up

Certified listings on blockchain could help authenticate works of art, according to Olivier Marian, founder and chief strategy officer at three-year-old Swiss start-up Arteïa.Marian said a digital “catalogue raisonné”, or a detailed curriculum listing all known works of art by an artist, could help bust fakes and forgeries, and determine provenance and market value.“A big problem of the art market is whether the art works have certified provenance directly from the artists or from other experts… Source link

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Vietnam 

Vĩnh Long works to increase mango exports to US – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Southern province of Vĩnh Long and Green Path Việt Nam Trading and Import-Export Company signed co-operation agreement to export mango to the US. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Anh Tuấn Viet Nam News VĨNH LONG — The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the southern province of Vĩnh Long is joining with the Green Path Việt Nam Trading and Import-Export Company to increase mango exports to the US. A ceremony to ink the co-operation agreement was held in the province on Wednesday. Green Path will provide technical support…

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