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Appeal bid by woman sued for libel falls through, doc awarded costs
Appeal bid by woman sued for libel falls through, doc awarded costs

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) – Serene Tiong, who was sued by a surgeon for libel after she made allegations about him and another doctor, has had her application for leave to appeal a High Court decision dismissed. Costs of the application, amounting to $3,000, have been awarded to HC Surgical Specialists (HCSS) surgeon Julian Ong,... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 16
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 16

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Oct 16. GST rate increase cannot be deferred indefinitely: Heng Swee Keat The revenues are needed to support Singapore’s spending needs to secure its long-term future, said DPM Heng. READ MORE HERE Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble: Will I be able to travel and... » read more

Woori BMO Group Comments on Finance of America Set for IPO
Woori BMO Group Comments on Finance of America Set for IPO

TORONTO, ONTARIO , Oct 16, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Woori BMO Group has today commented on Blackstone Group-backed consumer-leading platform Finance of America Equity Capital LLC as they get set to go public with a valuation of $1.9 billion through a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger, the popular way to list... » read more

Big guns won’t give up on plan
Big guns won’t give up on plan

LONDON • Seventy-two hours after their radical plans for major changes in English football became public, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United were given a blunt reminder on Wednesday of the simple reality of the very power structure they have sought to overturn. “Project Big Picture” called for the six biggest clubs in... » read more

Long distances are now music to DJ Smith’s ears
Long distances are now music to DJ Smith’s ears

When Kiss92 DJ Carol Smith needs an extra push to complete her 7km runs thrice a week, she turns to her favourite Christmas music and fast-paced songs like Beyonce’s Run The World (Girls). “When I’m tired but need to go on, listening to a pacy song helps me keep up the pace rather than slow... » read more

MCCY doubles support for sports industry, taking total sum to $50m

From March to May, there was hardly a ripple at the APS Swim School pools run by swimming icon Ang Peng Siong. The coronavirus outbreak meant the academy had “zero revenue” in the period, said the 57-year-old. Government relief measures meant he benefited from a rental waiver for his school’s Farrer Park Swimming Complex base.... » read more

All to play for in 9 weeks
All to play for in 9 weeks

A truncated version of the Singapore Premier League (SPL) returns tomorrow but that does not mean it will be devoid of thrills. Originally a three-round competition, nine teams will now duke it out over just two rounds in a jam-packed nine weeks, starting from tomorrow. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full... » read more

Fans thrilled games back tomorrow
Fans thrilled games back tomorrow

Just as he came out of a work meeting last Friday, Tampines Rovers fan Pang Jia Tai received the perfect news to start the weekend – the Singapore Premier League (SPL) will finally be back after more than half a year. The long-awaited news that the SPL, which has been suspended since March 24 owing... » read more

Hitachi Acquired Additional Shares to Hold Majority of Shares of Yungtay, Elevator Company Based in Taiwan
Hitachi Acquired Additional Shares to Hold Majority of Shares of Yungtay, Elevator Company Based in Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Oct 15, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it acquired 9.99% (41,080,000 shares) of all the issued shares in Yungtay Engineering Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 1507), an elevator and escalator company in Taiwan, through paired trade via Hitachi Elevator Taiwan Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,... » read more

China’s petrochemical industry launches blockchain warehouse receipt financing trade
China’s petrochemical industry launches blockchain warehouse receipt financing trade

BEIJING, China, Oct 15, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – On September 27, China’s petrochemical industry saw its first digital warehouse receipt pledge financing transaction that integrates blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technology successfully implemented in China, providing new solutions for small and medium-sized petrochemical enterprises perplexed by overly expensive and slow financing. This transaction... » read more

<div>Mitsubishi Power Signs MOU with Indonesia’s PLN Group and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) on Joint Policy Proposal to Promote Biomass Co-firing at Thermal Power Plants in Indonesia</div>
Mitsubishi Power Signs MOU with Indonesia’s PLN Group and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) on Joint Policy Proposal to Promote Biomass Co-firing at Thermal Power Plants in Indonesia

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct 15, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indonesia’s state-owned electricity provider PT. PLN (Persero) (PLN) and two of its subsidiaries (PT. Indonesia Power and PT. Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali), and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) on... » read more

Fujitsu, JCB, and Mizuho Bank to Test Digital Identity Interoperability
Fujitsu, JCB, and Mizuho Bank to Test Digital Identity Interoperability

TOKYO, Oct 15, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Fujitsu Limited, JCB Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Limited. today announced a joint demonstration trial aimed at further advancing a digital society in which digitally managed information attributable to individuals (i.e. ID information) can be safely and securely transacted online, distributed and linked between different industries. Image... » read more

WIMI’s Dr. Guo Songrui: The development and application prospect of holographic technology: light field collection
WIMI’s Dr. Guo Songrui: The development and application prospect of holographic technology: light field collection

BEIJING, China, Oct 15, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Holography comes from the Latin vocabulary, and its meaning is: all, compound. According to the current common knowledge in mainstream technology filed, holography specifically refers to “holographic technology”, which is a technology for reproducing diffracted light emitted by objects. Holographic technology uses the principle of interference... » read more

Covid-19: Libraries to resume more services from Oct 20
Covid-19: Libraries to resume more services from Oct 20

SINGAPORE – Those visiting libraries to read, study and work can now look forward to more services resuming from Tuesday (Oct 20) at the National Library Building, 25 public libraries and the Oldham Theatre in the National Archives of Singapore Building. The National Library Board (NLB) said in a statement on Thursday (Oct 15) that... » read more

Other major train breakdowns in Singapore
Other major train breakdowns in Singapore

SINGAPORE – A power fault shut down train service on parts of the North-South and East-West MRT Lines at around 7pm on Wednesday (Oct 14), severely disrupting the evening rush-hour commute for many commuters. At 7.30pm, the fault disrupted service along a 16-station stretch of the Circle Line. Preliminary investigations indicate that a faulty power... » read more

Train services return to normal following Wednesday’s widespread disruption
Train services return to normal following Wednesday’s widespread disruption

SINGAPORE – A day after one of the worst power-related disruptions in years that hit three MRT lines and left thousands stranded, train services on the three lines resumed, with commuters saying that their morning rides were uneventful. At about 6.45am at Yew Tee MRT station on Thursday (Oct 15) morning, train services were running... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 15
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 15

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Oct 15. Train services restored on 3 MRT lines after power fault disruption The engineering team will work through the night to rectify the problem, said Ong Ye Kung. READ MORE HERE MRT power fault: I was stuck on train for 3 hours, says commuter Most... » read more