Minister: schools may close as pupil numbers fall

Education Secretary Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that officials would study closing or merging schools as pupil numbers fall. Asked whether some teachers will lose their jobs as a result, Yeung said the government would work with schools to minimise the impact. "There is a very obvious trend in decreasing...

AppsFlyer Launches SKAdNetwork Ranking for the New Privacy Era in Latest Performance Index; Xiaomi is Fastest-growing Media Source in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE, Oct 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - AppsFlyer, the marketing measurement and experience platform, today released the 13th edition of its Performance Index, ranking the top media sources in mobile advertising. In its edition, AppsFlyer is pioneering the SKAN Index, a SKAdNetwork ranking that reflects the new...

COVID-19: Pfizer, BioNTech say booster restores full protection

A health personnel prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at a children's hospital in Colombo on Sept 24, 2021, as the country began inoculating children over 12. (ISHARA S KODIKARA / AFP) MAPUTO / ZAGREB / VILNIUS / NAIROBI / COPENHAGEN / BERLIN / HARARE / WASHINGTON / RIGA / ZURICH / PRAGUE / WARSAW / TORONTO...

Cruise trip scrapped over suspected Covid case

Health authorities late on Thursday said they are investigating a suspected re-positive Covid-19 case, involving a male crew member of the cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas, prompting the cancellation of a "cruise-to-nowhere" sailing. The 40-year-old, who is asymptomatic and has been double-vaccinated with Sinovac, was found during regular testing...

‘HK businesses struggling with US port backlog’

Lawmaker Jeffrey Lam warned on Wednesday that Hong Kong exporters face the risk of failing to get their products overseas in time for Christmas amid an unprecedented backlog at US ports. The Business and Professionals Alliance lawmaker, who represents the commercial sector, said local firms have been struggling to hire...

Yacht catches fire in Aberdeen

Authorities suspect a short circuit caused a yacht to catch fire in Aberdeen on Monday morning. No one was injured. Police said they received multiple reports at around 10am that a vessel in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter was on fire, with black smoke billowing into the air. The Fire Services...

Complaints linked to consumption voucher dropped

The Consumer Council said on Monday that the average number of complaints linked to the electronic spending voucher has dropped significantly, probably because retailers and e-wallet providers are now more familiar with how the scheme works. The government handed out the first round of e-vouchers in August and the second...

Carrie Lam in hospital with elbow fracture

Chief Executive Carrie Lam was admitted to hospital on Monday night after fracturing her right elbow in a fall at Government House earlier in the evening. On doctor's advice, Lam remained in hospital for observation and took leave, with Chief Secretary John Lee taking on her duties for the time...

What is TRX? Everything You Need to Know about TRON

SINGAPORE, Oct 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Welcome to this edition of 101 article exploring one of the staking coins on Moonstake. This time, we’ll be looking at TRON Network and its native coin, Tronix (TRX). A Brief Introduction to TRX and TRON Network TRON is a market-leading blockchain well-known for its large...

Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. Receive Positive EU CHMP Opinions for LENVIMA (lenvatinib) Plus KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) in Two Different Types of Cancer

TOKYO and KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted...

HK records six imported Covid infections

Health officials on Saturday reported six imported Covid infections, including a Russian consulate worker who had been exempted from hotel quarantine and tested preliminary positive earlier. The fully-vaccinated 55-year-old was self-isolating at his home at Tower 1 of Grand Promenade after returning from Russia via Finland on October 5. His...

StrongNode Partners with Blockpass for KYC Provision

HONG KONG, Oct 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Blockpass and StrongNode are proud to reveal a collaboration that will see StrongNode employ Blockpass' KYC services to ensure customer compliance.StrongNode has positioned itself to be the next generation of edge computing by leveraging blockchain to create a global...

UN urges humanitarian access to northern Ethiopia

In this Aug 24, 2021 photo, women displaced by fighting in northern Ethiopia, sit in a classroom at a school where they are temporary sheltered, in the city of Dessie, Ethiopia. (EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP) UNITED NATIONS - Describing the situation in northern Ethiopia as unpredictable and volatile, the United...