Firstly, in an e-mail sent to its users, Grab says that "in the immediate term, nothing will change and operations will continue as normal." Uber's services will still be available in South-East Asia until April 8, but after that, passengers can only use the Grab app (available on iOS and Android) to book their rides. For existing Uber users, they can still view their past trips and ratings in the app. The account remains active and can be used when in any country outside South-East Asia where Uber operates. image: https://content.thestar.com.my/smg/count/FCID=2778/viewid=88541018958/random=13048938113/network=SMG/site=TSOL/area=TSOL.Tech.TechNews/pagetype=StoryPage/platform=desktop/size=videoinread/position=atf image: … [Read more...] about Grab is taking over Uber in South-East Asia. How will it affect you?
SEOUL: The South Korean government is set to introduce a measure that will compel its employees to leave the office at 8pm on Fridays, the BBC reported.The measure involves shutting off computers by 8pm to ensure employees are prevented from working long hours.According to the BBC, government employees in South Korea work an average of 2,739 hours a year - a thousand hours more than workers in other developed countries.The phased approach initiated by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will be rolled out in the next three months, the BBC added.The first phase of the initiative begins on Mar 30 followed by the second in April which will require computers to be shut off by 7.30pm. The final phase requires shutdown of computers at 7pm.Citing a statement from SMG, the BBC said "all employees will be subjected to the shutdown, exemptions may be provided in special circumstances."The report added that already, 67.1 per cent of government workers have asked to be … [Read more...] about South Korea government to turn off computers to tackle overwork: Report
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is now accepting applications for prospective bidders of Small Town Lottery (STL) for the provinces of Camarines Sur and Bohol as it suspended the acceptance of new applications elsewhere in the country. Applications for both provinces will be open until March 23, 2018. Alexander Balutan, PCSO General Manager, said the board cancelled the franchise of Everchance Gaming Corp. and PF3 Games and Entertainment Corporations to operate STL in Camarines Sur and Bohol for violating the implementing rules and regulations set by PCSO and failure to meet presumptive monthly retail receipts. Interested parties may file their application at the Office of the Assistant General Manager for Branch Operations, or call 706-7571 or email at [email protected]) at the PCSO main office in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Balutan said the agency will fasttrack the process of bidding to prevent illegal numbers game operators from putting up … [Read more...] about PCSO accepts STL applications for CamSur
The incident caused a three-hour flight delay on flight CZ3539, which had been scheduled to depart for Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at around noon. China Southern Airlines said on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that a passenger's cabin bag had emitted smoke and fire during the boarding process. However, the fire was quickly extinguished by airport firefighters and security officers, it said. image: https://content.aimatch.com/default.gif image: https://content.thestar.com.my/smg/settag/name=lotame/tags=Fatin_GSC_Insight_ALL,all,Eve_Entertainment,Eve_Prog_Lifestyle,Eve_Lazada,tsol Preliminary investigations revealed that the fire was caused by a portable charger, which was not in use at the time. The owner of the cabin bag is currently assisting in investigations. In a video that has been making rounds online, a flight attendant and a passenger are seen trying to douse the flames using bottles of water and juice. Portable chargers and lithium-ion batteries - used … [Read more...] about China Southern Airlines flight delayed after portable charger bursts into flames
A successful 3rd SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference came to a close with a black-tie Awards Gala Dinner with , Mr Nattavuth Ruengves, Deputy Governor for Elite Sports and Sports Science of Sports Authority of Thailand and Mr. Somyot Poompunmoung, President of the Football Association of Thailand and more than 400 VIP guests in attendance, gathered to celebrate the best-of-the-best in Asia’s sports industry at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Attended by global sports agencies, governing bodies, international sports federations, global and Asian brands, event organisers and industry suppliers, the Awards Gala followed the two-day “The Business of Sports – Asia’s Sports Industry in the Fast Lane III” conference which saw presentations and panel discussions from 35 leading sports experts and influencers from around the world as well as the presentation of the English Premier League Trophy by … [Read more...] about Top Asian sports brands & events recognised at 2017 SPIA Asia Awards