Daily Archives: 2019-08-15

Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contamination

Minute microplastic particles have been detected in the Arctic and the Alps, carried by the wind and later washed out in the snow, according to a study that called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation. Every year, several million tonnes of plastic litter course through rivers and out to the oceans, where they are gradually broken …

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Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border: AFP

Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed. Armoured vehicles were also seen inside the stadium in Shenzhen, with the event taking place as concerns build that China may intervene to end 10 weeks of unrest in Hong Kong. State-run …

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Scammers increasingly distribute spam and phishing emails from legitimate company websites, reveals Kaspersky

According to Kaspersky’s latest research, there has been a growth in the usage of spam and phishing delivery techniques among cybercriminals. In a press release on Wednesday (14 Aug), Kaspersky noted that malicious internet users are increasingly exploiting registration, subscription, and feedback forms on websites to insert spam content or phishing links into confirmation emails from respected and trustworthy companies …

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Indian PMET lady thinks there is strong demand for talents in privilege banking in Singapore

An Indian PMET lady submitted a writing to eFinancialCareers.com seeking advice to work in Singapore. eFinancialCareers is a global financial markets career site for investment banking, asset management and securities professionals, operated by DHI Group, a US public listed company that operates a network of global job search and news websites. The Indian lady said she is a “mass-affluent banker” …

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Singapore-based company charged for shipping S$600,000 worth of luxury goods to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions

A Singapore-based company, Sinsms, was charged under the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2010 for supplying luxury items worth more than S$600,000 to North Korea via China-based trading firm Dalian Sun Moon Start International Logistics Trading Co. The luxury items include wines and spirits which were shipped to North Korea via China’s port city Dalian …

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