Cop charged over ‘dishonest’ use of force’s system

A policewoman has been charged with accessing the force's internal system with dishonest or criminal intent. A police spokesman said that during an internal investigation, they discovered the officer had allegedly obtained internal materials through its system in 2018. After a probe, and obtaining legal advice, the policewoman was arrested...

Hong Kong hunkers down as Kompasu edges closer

Hong Kong hunkered down on Tuesday evening for the onset of Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu, with the public stocking up on supplies and public transport services limited. The No. 8 storm signal will be in force until at least before dawn on Wednesday, the observatory said. It forecasts Kompasu will...

Insurance Aggregator PolkaCover Rebrands to CoverCompared

Tallinn, Estonia/ SEAPRWire / October 12, 2021 / – PolkaCover, an insurance aggregator that is currently building itself on the Ethereum ecosystem, has officially announced that it will rebrand to Cover Compared. While the existing partnership ecosystem and token utilities would remain largely the same, CoverCompared welcomes a new era of innovation within...

Hong Kong reports four imported Covid case

Health officials on Tuesday reported four new Covid-19 infections, all involving patients who had flown into Hong Kong. The patients, aged between 32 and 58, flew in from Indonesia, Russia and the United Kingdom. Two of them are cabin crew members, and all of them were fully vaccinated and asymptomatic....

T8 to stay in effect till before dawn

The Observatory said the No. 8 signal will be in force at least before dawn on Wednesday. The Observatory said according to its forecast track, Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu will be closest to Hong Kong early tomorrow morning, skirting within 400 kilometres to the city's south. Kompasu is moving across...

Berjaya Partners Holista to Offer Healthy Breads and Foods in Starbucks Malaysia, 7-Eleven and Other F&B Outlets

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Malaysians will soon be able to order healthier breads and food products from Starbucks Malaysia, Kenny Rogers and 7-Eleven stores under a collaboration between Berjaya Corporation Bhd ("Berjaya") and homegrown natural foods specialist Holista Colltech Ltd. ("Holista").Australian Securities Exchange-listed...

NEC C&C Foundation Awards 2021 C&C Prize

TOKYO, Oct 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The NEC C&C Foundation today announced that the 2021 C&C Prize will be awarded to two groups for their contributions to developing the neocognitron, a prototype for the core technology of today's artificial intelligence (AI), by applying knowledge of the...

AIST, Toyota, and Toyota Central R&D Labs to Consider Joint Research on Advanced Energy and Environment Technologies

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (Toyota CRDL) announced today that they have commenced discussions on joint research aimed at accelerating development and implementing...

Hong Kong records 7 imported Covid cases

Health authorities reported seven imported Covid-19 cases on Monday. Two of those who tested positive arrived from Pakistan, two were from the Philippines, and one came from the United States, Kenya, and Montenegro each. All of the patients, aged 25 to 75, were fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. Five tested positive...

Observatory hopes to do better as new storm nears

The observatory said on Monday that it will deploy additional staff to monitor the approaching Tropical Cyclone Kompasu, saying the public messages for the storm that hit Hong Kong at the weekend were not ideal. There has been criticism over the observatory repeatedly changing its prediction as to when the...

Experience gained from RTHK review: Edward Yau

Commerce and Economic Development Secretary Edward Yau said the government has gained a lot of experience after spending half a year on its review on RTHK. Yau, whose bureau oversees the government broadcaster, was speaking at the Legco panel on information technology and broadcasting on Monday. He said RTHK’s role...

Schools told to hold weekly flag-raising ceremonies

Schools must hold flag-raising ceremonies every week and on special occasions starting next year, according to guidelines issued by the Education Bureau on Monday. The national anthem should be played and sung at the ceremonies – which are also to be held on the school day that precedes or follows...

Man jailed for six years for raping woman

The High Court on Monday sentenced a cleaner to six years and four months in prison after a jury found him guilty of raping a woman in 2019. The court heard that Lee Yuk-ming, 35, met the woman who has an intellectual disability at a church several years ago. In...

Two arrested over collision that killed officer

Police said two mainlanders were arrested and a speedboat was seized in connection with the death of an officer during an anti-smuggling operation by marine police last month. The two suspects, 31 and 35, were detained across the border by mainland authorities following a joint investigation with their Hong Kong...