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Dream Cruise Suspends Genting Dream Operation From Singapore

Dream Cruise Suspends Genting Dream Operation From Singapore For your information, Dream Cruise suspends Genting Dream’s operation from Singapore starting 23February until 27 March 2020 due to the current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Dream Cruise released the statement two days ago on their official website. Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Dream Cruises has made the difficult decision to voluntary susp...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Japan Thailand, Zhengzhou, Dream Cruise, Heart International, Genting Dream Cruise, COVID, Genting Dream, Dream Cruises, Balcony State Room, Related Posts Malindo Air Crews, PostponedSingapore Airlines


Verizon just became the third major sponsor to pull out of one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year over coronavirus fears (VZ, T, IBM)

Verizon has become the third major company to pull out of the RSA Conference, one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year, over coronavirus concerns. AT&T left the trade show on Thursday and IBM pulled out last Friday – 14 sponsors and exhibitors have now withdrawn. The Mayor of San Francisco – which has no confirmed cases – issued a statement urging conference-goers to "set an example to prevent fear, rumors, and misinformation." Telecom giants' pullout of cybersecurity trade show fol...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Asia, London, Congress, California, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Canada, United States, Ibm, Rsa


Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others

Autonomous air mobility company Volocopter has added to the Series C funding round it announced in September 2019. The German electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker announced €50 million ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) in funding at the time, and the C round has now grown to €87 million ($94 million) thanks to new lead investor DB Schenker, a German logistics company with operations all over the world. This round also includes participation by Mitsui Sumitomo Ins...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Transportation, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Prototypes, Vehicles, Helicopters, Aircraft, Aviation, Robotics, Aerospace, John Deere, Geely


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Singapore: Subrogation: Actions In Nuisance - Clyde & Co

The Singapore Court of Appeal confirmed in PEX International Pte Ltd v Lim Seng Chye and Anor [2019] SGCA 82 the importance of...
Tags: News, Singapore, Singapore Court of Appeal, PEX International Pte Ltd, Lim Seng Chye


Oil falls 1% as spreading virus compounds concerns over demand hit - Reuters

Oil falls 1% as spreading virus compounds concerns over demand hit - Reuters:Oil prices fell around 1% on Friday, pressured by growing worries about fuel demand as a coronavirus epidemic spread further beyond China, and as major crude producers appeared to be in no rush to cut output to buttress the market.Brent crude LCOc1 was down 64 cents, or 1.1%, at $58.67 a barrel by 0703 GMT, while U.S. crude CLc1 dropped 54 cents, or 1%, at $53.34 a barrel.South Korea’s fourth-largest city has become the...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Singapore bank OCBC sees virus trimming revenue by 2% this year

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp flagged on Friday a 2% hit to annual revenue from the coronavirus outbreak, following in the footsteps of larger peer DBS Group and signalling Singapore lenders may find it tough to keep growing robustly.
Tags: Money, Singapore, businessNews, OCBC, Oversea Chinese Banking Corp, DBS Group


Singapore’s Rich Ho Hatches ‘Heavens’ Robot Franchise (EXCLUSIVE)

Singaporean composer Rich Ho Kok Tai makes his feature film directorial debut with “Heavens: The Boy and His Robot,” a sci-fi project about the relationship between a young pilot and his humanoid companion. Ho, who wrote, directed and produced, was previously a member of the 2008 edition of the Berlin Film Festival’s Talent Campus. Co-written […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Arclight Films, Rich Ho Kok Tai


Asian Food Network Celebrities Use Plastic in Recipes to Highlight the “Plastic Diet” Environmental Crisis

Asia’s largest TV and Online food channel, the Asian Food Network (AFN) is shocking food lovers into action to help save the environment in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). A series of filmed episodes sees Celebrity chefs cooking delicious food such as Soy Sauce Sea Bass and Spicy Clams before adding plastic items like shredded water bottles and grated plastic straws to the food. The recipes are the latest work in an ongoing campaign created by Grey Malaysia, ‘Your Pla...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Singapore, Advertising, Earth, Paris, Wwf, Food And Drink, Graham, University of Newcastle, UN Assembly, AFN, Asian Food Network, Grey Malaysia, Asian Food Network Celebrities Use Plastic, Asian Food Network AFN


What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, China, Singapore, Epidemics, Party, Viruses, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


I’m 30 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Multi-City Trip Through Myanmar

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week’s travel diary: A 30-year-old digital marketing specialist from Singapore checks “hot air balloon ride” off her bucket list in ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Accor, Myanmar, Tripadvisor, Airasia, Yangon, Inle Lake, Klia, Cappadocia, Jetstar


AT&T is joining IBM in pulling out from one of the biggest cybersecurity conferences of the year over coronavirus fears (IBM, MSFT, T)

AT&T has become the second big company to withdraw from one of cybersecurity's largest events, the annual RSA Conference, which is set to open next week in San Francisco. Other big companies like Microsoft and Cisco say they are still in, but monitoring updates.  San Francisco has no confirmed cases of the virus, but security conference cancellations follow Facebook pulling a marketing summit in the city.  The RSA conference organizers have said that it will provide "ample hand sanitizers" and...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, California, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Barcelona, United States, Bill Gates, Ibm, Rsa


London to Singapore in a Tiny Truck, and Other Road Trip Adventures

Breakdowns, illness and language barriers, but also freedom that a guided tour will never offer.
Tags: London, News, Singapore, Road Trips, Automobiles, Travel and Vacations


HSBC targets the globally mobile with $1.4 trillion wealth business

HSBC plans to invest heavily in its newly combined retail and private banking business as it targets internationally minded customers in markets such as China, the United States and Singapore, the unit's Chief Executive Charlie Nunn told Reuters.
Tags: Money, China, Singapore, businessNews, United States, Hsbc, Charlie Nunn


Singapore: Insights With… The Monetary Authority Of Singapore - Withers LLP

In an annual poll done by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the assets under management (AUM) in Singapore rose 5.4% to S$3.4 trillion in 2018.
Tags: News, Singapore, AUM, Monetary Authority of Singapore MAS, Monetary Authority Of Singapore Withers LLP


Asia FX sentiment weakens; bearish bets pile on Singapore dollar: Reuters poll

Investors strengthened bearish positions on most Asian currencies, especially the Singapore dollar over the past two weeks, a Reuters poll showed, as the deepening economic impact of a deadly virus epidemic in China dampened risk appetite.
Tags: Asia, Money, China, Singapore, businessNews, Reuters


READ: FSB Allegedly Coopted Mexican Researcher Into Spying On Government Informant

A member of a Russian government intelligence service coopted a Mexican researcher into spying on a confidential FBI source in Miami, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday evening in South Florida federal court. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, a biotech researcher residing in Singapore, was charged with failing to register as a foreign agent in a scheme that allegedly saw the Mexican national attempt to surveil a confidential source who had “previously provided information” to the...
Tags: News, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Spying, Fbi, Moscow, Miami, Border Patrol, Fsb, South Florida, KGB, Fuentes, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky


What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

At least 11 cases of the viral disease are linked to a British man's ski trip to the Alps after attending a conference in Singapore. (Image credit: K.Y. Cheng/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Tags: News, Singapore, Alps, Cheng South China Morning Post


WeWork's $60 million private jet is now on the market — see inside the ultra-luxurious Gulfstream G650ER

WeWork's Gulfstream G650ER has been placed on the market for an unspecified price. The 16-seat ultra-luxurious aircraft was extensively used by Neumann, according to employees, and was a divisive symbol during the peak of WeWork's internal struggle between employees and management. The jet was highly customized by WeWork for Neumann and included a conference table and private bedrooms, according to its listing on AvBuyer.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Gulfstream G650...
Tags: Apple, New York, Fcc, Singapore, Trends, Beijing, WeWork, Federal Aviation Administration, Business Insider, Neumann, Tucson, Miami Florida, Gulfstream, Las Vegas Nevada, Adam Neumann, XM


Singapore commodity firm Agritrade International put under interim judicial management

Singapore-based commodity trader Agritrade International Pte Ltd, which has $1.55 billion due to creditors, has been placed under interim judicial management by a Singapore court, the firm's Hong Kong-listed subsidiary said in a statement.
Tags: Hong Kong, Money, Singapore, businessNews, Agritrade International, Agritrade International Pte Ltd


Facebook expresses 'deep concern' after Singapore orders page block

Facebook said it was "legally compelled" to block access to a page under new "fake news" laws.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Singapore


Singapore: Singapore Patent Report: Accelerated Initiative For Artificial Intelligence - China Sinda Intellectual Property Ltd

China Sinda (Singapore Office) recently successfully prosecuted a Singapore patent application in the field of Artificial Intelligence, by completing the whole procedure from filing to grant in...
Tags: News, Singapore, China Sinda Singapore Office


Singapore: The Global Investor Programme – Upcoming Enhancements - CNPLaw LLP

Authors and Contributors: Pradeep Kumar Singh, Wong Pei-Ling and Marvin Chua
Tags: News, Singapore, Pradeep Kumar Singh Wong Pei Ling


Community health worker-led care improves blood pressure control in hypertensive patients

Multi-country intervention trial to improve hypertension management, led by Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, in partnership with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Aga Khan University in Pakistan, the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka and the Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI), leads to "clinically meaningful" reductions in blood pressure and better blood pressure control in patients receiving the multi-component intervention. Resear...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Duke NUS Medical School, University of Kelaniya, Singapore Clinical Research Institute SCRI


Amie & Kieran’s Spectacular Scandinavian Honeymoon

We flew out for our honeymoon at the end of July. Our first stop was Singapore to visit friends of ours. After four days, we flew to London and once again got to visit amazing friends. We stayed in London for a week before flying to the Netherlands. We explored Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht for a week and then travelled to Copenhagen for four days. After Copenhagen, we flew to Oslo Norway and hired a van to travel from the south to north, finishing in Tromsø inside the arctic circle. Continu...
Tags: London, Singapore, Wedding, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Oslo Norway, Tromsø, Amie, Kieran, Honeymoons, Amsterdam Rotterdam, Real Honeymoons, Amie Kieran


Russian Intelligence Recruited Mexican Man to Spy on FBI Informant in Miami, Feds Say

Russian intelligence recruited a Mexican citizen to track down the whereabouts of an FBI informant in Miami who previously provided the U.S. government with information on Russian operations “implicating national security interests of the United States.”The Mexican man, Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, was arrested on Monday after being recruited by a Russian official last year, according to The Miami Herald and The Justice Department. After renting out a specific Miami property at the directio...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Singapore, Fbi, United States, Mexico City, Moscow, Chrysler, Miami, Cia, Customs, Herald, Justice Department


Singapore turns rubbish into energy and footpaths

Singapore is running out of room for rubbish so is experimenting with putting it to work.


Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace on coronavirus, WeWork and what’s shaking up proptech

Last week, we interviewed Brendan Wallace, a real estate-focused venture capitalist whose portfolio companies include Opendoor, which buys and sell homes, and scooter company Lime, which helps building owners navigate around parking requirements by installing docking stations instead. We first talked with Wallace almost exactly three years ago when he and partner Brad Greiwe took the wraps off their venture firm Fifth Wall Ventures and its $212 million debut fund. What really stood out to us ...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, China, Singapore, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, WeWork, Wallace, Fifth Wall Ventures, Brendan Wallace, Brad Greiwe, Greiwe, Fifth Wall, Prop Tech


Modern veggie burger, ancient roots

Amanda Cohen’s veggie burger at her latest venture, Lekka, is, as she puts it, “sort of a secret.” The coy restaurateur, known for her vegan tasting menu restaurant Dirt Candy, will only divulge to me that a collaboration between Cohen and a historian, during which she prepared 900-year-old Chinese dishes, inspired the recipe. A little research, however, reveals that Cohen’s veggie burger is based on yuguanfei, a vegetarian, mock-meat likely invented during the Song Dynasty. “Rice cultured wi...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, America, United States, Mexico City, South America, Nielsen, Yelp, Fort Worth, Vegan, Vegetarian, All, Fort Worth Texas, Cohen, Heidi, Plant-based


Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint study is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two companies that covers exploration of the potential deployment of air taxi services in some of the cities in the region. This is the first step in a partnership that could eventually result in actually running test flights and ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Germany, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Infrastructure, Aircraft, Dubai, Aviation, Electricity, Food Delivery, Aerospace, MOU, Chris Yeo