NEW YORK (WASHINGTON POST, AFP) - World stock markets and oil prices slumped on Thursday (May 23) in a "perfect storm" of Europe elections, fresh economic gloom, the China-United States trade war, and beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to delay another key Brexit vote. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 448 points at its low before clawing back late in the day to finish at a loss of 286 points, or 1.11 per cent, driving it into negative territory for the week. If the Dow were to finish in the red for the week, it would be the fifth week in a row and the first such slump in eight years. Technology continued to sink the blue chips as US President Donald Trump ratcheted up pressure on Chinese tech firms. United Technologies and IBM led the Dow Jones downward. Energy was hit by a steep drop in oil prices, dragging Exxon Mobil and Chevron with it. Energy, technology, industrials and financials were the biggest losers of 11 sectors. Utilities and real estate were … [Read more...] about Global stocks, oil prices dive in ‘perfect storm’
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SINGAPORE: The registration of children for admission to Primary 1 next year will start on Jul 3 and end on Oct 31, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday (May 23).Primary schools will open for registration on Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 11am and from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.Those registering under Phase 1 – for children whose siblings are current students of the school – can submit the registration form and relevant documents through the older sibling. For Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) – children whose parents are alumni members or are former students of the school, as well as children from the MOE kindergarten co-located with the school – parents can submit the forms at the school.Phase 2B, which is for children whose parents have volunteered in schools, have affiliations to churches or clan associations, or are active community leaders, parents can also submit the forms at their school of choice.Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary, which is … [Read more...] about Primary 1 registration for 2020 admission to start on Jul 3
realme 3 Pro set to lead midrange smartphone segment in PHL (Philstar.com) - May 21, 2019 - 10:00am MANILA, Philippines — realme Philippines is set to lead the midrange smartphone segment in the country with the latest realme 3 Pro. Packed with outstanding smartphone essentials, such as optimal system performance, superior cameras, and long battery life, the #RealGamingPro is a champion designed to elevate the midrange experience. In order to give the fans and audience a first-hand experience of realme 3 Pro's gaming capabilities, a Mobile Legends tournament was held after its reveal last May 17 at the Maybank Theater in Taguig City. This became the first smartphone launch in the Philippines that hosted a mobile gaming tournament. The realme 3 Pro runs on a powerful Snapdragon 710 processor that can significantly accelerate the performance of AI-based applications and ensure smart power efficiency for a bug-free and … [Read more...] about realme 3 Pro set to lead midrange smartphone segment in PHL
It was billions of years ago that life began on the earth. The cycle of evolution has already demonstrated how the transformation took place in terms of humans as well as other animals. Now, an American biologist, in his new book "Evolution: A View from the 21st Century," wrote a section which indicates one question -- Will humans be transformed into a different kind of species? The 75-year-old Shapiro said, if we look at the ecological disruption or the climate change which would lead the humans to extinction, then "it is readily apparent that many organisms will suffer severe physiological and nutritional distress and that populations will be greatly depleted, thereby, altering customary mating patterns and host-symbiotic relationships." As per this transformation process, the switching or altering the cell's regulatory architecture and thus procedure might help explain the accelerated mass "originations" that follow "mass extinctions." Even though Shapiro's book is not about mass … [Read more...] about Can climate change transform humans into different species?
Hong Kong maintains its position as the world's most expensive residential city, while Bangkok is ranked 33rd out of 35 cities surveyed, according to the latest research by CBRE.The fifth annual Global Living Report by the multinational real estate services group underlines how investments in urban areas such as transport infrastructure, connectivity, retail, cultural centres and housing are key drivers of economic growth. This year's survey expands the number of cities covered from 29 to 35, from emerging technology-driven powerhouses like Shenzhen to more traditional capitals such as Rome and Lisbon, to rapidly evolving modern urban centres like Dubai and Johannesburg. "The world's greatest cities continue to transform to encourage innovation, increase their working and living populations and create new commercial opportunities for businesses," said Jennet Siebrits, head of residential research at CBRE UK. The three most expensive places to buy a residential property are once again … [Read more...] about Local home prices still a bargain