G20 ministers stumble over coal, global warming targets

Protesters stage a protest demanding more action as G20 climate and environment ministers hold a meeting in Naples on July 22, 2021. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP) Environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations were unable to reach full agreement on key climate goals, just 100 days before a critical...

Ten pan-dems to plead guilty over June 4 rally

Ten pro-democracy figures, including former lawmakers Albert Ho, Chu Hoi-dick and Andrew Wan, have indicated they will plead guilty to charges related to a June 4 vigil in Victoria Park last year, while two others say they will deny the accusations against them. The 12 who appeared at the District...

Election committee poll hours cut after voter cull

The polling time for upcoming Election Committee Subsector Elections will be reduced from 15 hours to nine, officials say, now Beijing's overhaul of the SAR's election system has slashed the number of eligible voters. Around 8,000 people will be able to vote in the polls, compared to about 250,000 in...

A Blockchain Art Show?

US, Jul 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will host an Art Show during Government Blockchain Week, (9/27-10/02,2021), in Washington DC. All submissions will be digital, and the show will be converted to NFTs, available for auction. Hundreds of attendees at Government Blockchain...

Coinfluence ICO Empowers Next Generation Influencer Marketing

TALLINN, EE, Jul 21, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The crypto industry has a unique marketing environment - being a cutting-edge industry, traditional (even digital-traditional) marketing strategies have proven to be ineffective at capturing the attention and interest of today's crypto consumers. Heavy users of social media, the...

NexWEB Technologies Chooses Butterfly Protocol for Powering its Blockchain Domain-Based NFT Platform

US, Jul 20, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - NexWEB Technologies, delivering technology innovation since 2012, is pushing into the decentralized and distributed web space by utilizing the Butterfly Protocol, the premiere community-driven blockchain domain provider. Building upon the open-source toolset that Butterfly provides, NexWEB will create additional tools...

Finance chief says jobless rate will drop further

Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Sunday said Hong Kong’s unemployment rate will drop below six percent – its lowest level in more than a year – as the city’s economic situation continues to improve. The jobless rate peaked at 7.2 percent at the beginning of the year but fell to...

South Africa to boost troops fivefold to help quash riots

South African firefighters (right) look on as suspected looters walk outside a vandalised mall in Vosloorus, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, on July 14, 2021. (MARCO LONGARI / AFP) South Africa will significantly ramp up the number of soldiers deployed to help quell riots following days of looting and destruction...