The USS John Paul Jones "asserted navigational rights and freedoms," inside India's EEZ in line with international law by sailing about 130 nautical miles (241 km) west of India's Lakshadweep islands, the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement on Wednesday (April 8). But an Indian foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement that UN rules did not allow such passage without consent. "The Government of India's stated position on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is that the Convention does not authorise other States to carry out in the Exclusive Economic Zone and on the continental shelf, military exercises or manoeuvres, in particular those involving the use of weapons or explosives, without the consent of the coastal state," the spokesman said. India's military monitored the movement of the John Paul Jones as it transited from the Persian Gulf towards the Malacca Straits, the foreign ministry said. The US Navy has previously conducted so-called freedom of ... » Learn More about India protests US Navy’s transit through its exclusive economic zone
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When schools across Singapore put their students on full home-based learning (HBL) on April 8 as part of the circuit breaker measures, Ms Adele Leong remembers the wide-eyed look of hope in her daughter Carolyn's eyes. "Are they going to be postponing the PSLE or cancelling it? How are we going to sit the exams now schools are closed?" she recalls her 11-year-old asking. Ms Leong, 44, is one of many parents grappling with the unprecedented academic changes the coronavirus pandemic has brought. The Ministry of Education (MOE) cancelled all mid-year examinations, but is still proceeding with national ones such as the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), as well as the N, O and A levels, as it says these are "major milestones" and it does not want to disadvantage graduating students. "Technically, it's not my first time doing the PSLE, but since the circumstances are so different, I might as well say it's my first time because it's hard to expect what's to come," says Ms ... » Learn More about Fretting over big exams in a time of Covid-19
HOTELS on Penang’s mainland are bouncing back faster ahead of their island counterparts after a period of downtime during the conditional movement control order (MCO). Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) Penang chapter chairman K. Raj Kumar said as more people were returning to offices for work, many factories on the mainland have resumed full operations. “On the mainland, all of the hotels are business hotels and rely a lot on factories. “We have factories in Juru and Batu Kawan and outstation workers need to come in to restart certain parts of them. “That’s the reason why we’ve been experiencing a good average occupancy over the last month, ” said Raj Kumar, who is also the general manager of The Light Hotel Penang in Seberang Jaya. Overall, mainland hotels have been enjoying an average of 70% weekday occupancy rate and 40% on weekends, with an overall daily average of a 55% occupancy rate in March. Commonly, business hotels experience better weekday occupancy over ... » Learn More about Big boost from working crowd
THE first thing to disclaim is that the title is a question, and it is not rhetorical. I would even have to justify the question, but if we have the arguments that the Warriors ruined the NBA, the Lakers cheated (by trading for AD and trying to sign Kawhi Leonard), then this seems like a fair question. There is a basis for it since James Harden did sabotage the Houston Rockets. What would you call playing badly, blatantly violating Covid-19 protocols (at a strip club, no less), showing up overweight and having your stats dip every game? That could just be dismissed as a dip in performance, but when he suddenly averages a triple double once he changes his jersey, then it doesn’t take much to add one and one together. Harden forced his way out of the Houston Rockets, and he did it his own way. It worked, and this is a player who knows what he wants and finds a way to get it. Harden will flop, bait defenders into flimsy fouls, or travel a lot to get his points. It obviously worked, ... » Learn More about Did the Brooklyn Nets sabotage the NBA?