Caution sounded on EU’s Green Deal

       

Before release of draft plan, experts warn against zero-sum mentality The European Commission is to unveil the industrial plan underpinning its Green Deal on Wednesday, but experts warn against a zero-sum mentality in a race that might harm global efforts to counter climate change. A draft document of "A Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age" leaked to the press on Monday described the …

UNHCR, allies seek $556m to help refugees in Sudan

       

In this file photo dated Nov 27, 2020, a Sudanese girl from an Arab tribe nearby pours water into gallons, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan.The United Nations High Commission for Refugees and 41 global and national parterners call for raising $556 million to help refugees living in Sudan. (PHOTO / AP) KHARTOUM — The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), …

Tunisia extends state of emergency till year end

       

People walk at a plaza in the Medina of Tunis, Tunisia, on Jan 5, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) TUNIS – Tunisian President Kais Saied decided on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency imposed across the country until the end of 2023. "The state of emergency in the entire territory will be extended from Tuesday to Dec 31, 2023," said the Journal of the Republic …

Protest in France, pressure on Macron’s pension reform

       

In this photo taken on Jan 31, 2023, protesters clash with police on the Place Vauban in Paris during a rally on a second day of nationwide strikes and protests over the government's proposed pension reform. (PHOTO / AFP) PARIS — Huge crowds marched across France on Tuesday to say "non" to President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make people work longer before retirement, with pressure …

Job Market in Malaysia Thrives with 65% Increase in Retail Hiring: foundit Insights Tracker

       

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Malaysia recorded a robust 21% year-on-year growth in e-recruitment activity in December ’22 compared to the same month a year ago, according to the foundit Insights Tracker (fit), formerly published as Monster Employment Index (MEI). The growth is attributed to the country easing travel restrictions and opening its borders. The company Monster APAC & …

Fujitsu outlines vision for secure and sustainable network technologies at MWC Barcelona 2023FP

       

TOKYO, Feb 1, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu will reveal how innovative open-network technologies and secure network solutions are creating new possibilities for a more sustainable world at MWC Barcelona 2023, the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition. This year’s showcase will focus on the theme of “Opening innovation for people and the planet,” with Fujitsu demonstrating how its latest network technologies, including …

Premiere of New Mazda CX-90 Crossover SUV

       

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Feb 1, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – On January 31 local time, Mazda North American Operations, which oversees operations of Mazda Motor Corporation in North America, unveiled the Mazda CX-90, the company’s new mid-size crossover SUV. MAZDA CX-90 (US model) Mazda plans to introduce four models from its Large Product Group(1) by the end of 2023 to the global market where …

JE Cleantech (Nasdaq: JCSE) Takes Major Step towards Carbon Neutrality with the Installation of Solar PV Systems

       

SINGAPORE, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – JE Cleantech Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: JCSE), (the “Company”), a Singapore-based cleantech company, today announced that the Company has completed the commissioning of solar photovoltaic systems installation at its facilities. The installation of the solar systems is one step further in the Company’s efforts toward reducing the impact of its carbon footprint as aligned with its …

Hypebeast expands its digital presence to Africa

       

HONG KONG, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hypebeast, a leading global platform for contemporary culture and lifestyle, announces the launch of its new social media channel, Hypebeast Africa (@hypebeastafrica) https://www.instagram.com/hypebeastafrica/ , on Instagram today. Through the lens of Hypebeast, the platform will uncover culturally-relevant news and highly-curated content across the continent to connect with audiences in Africa and its global community. …

FREED GROUP announces addition of Connexus Travel, Hong Kong’s first registered travel agent, to the FREED GROUP family

       

HONG KONG, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – FREED GROUP (“FREED”), an award-winning digital and smart merchandising solutions company, has announced that its Co-founder & CEO, Mr. Abel Zhao, has acquired Connexus Travel Limited (“Connexus Travel”, formerly Swire Travel), a leading regional travel management company headquartered in Hong Kong. After the acquisition, Connexus will now become part of the FREED GROUP family. …

Tribunal: UK govt ‘unlawfully’ issued warrants for nearly 5 years

       

The Union Flag flaps in the wind outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Oct 24, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) British spies unlawfully retained people's intercepted data over almost five years, a tribunal said on Monday in a ruling that blamed “widespread corporate failure” at the domestic intelligence agency MI5 and the interior ministry. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which did not mention specific cases or …

France hit by second nationwide strike against pension reform

       

In this file photo taken on Jan 19, 2023 passengers stand next to a board displaying the closure of the Montparnasse metro station in Paris, as workers go on strike over French President's plan to raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. (PHOTO / AFP) PARIS – A second nationwide strike disrupted French electricity production, public transport and schools on Tuesday, as workers …

Tunisia’s Saied: Hatred of parliament to blame for low turnout

       

A handout picture provided by the press service of Tunisian presidency shows President Kais Saied casting his ballot at a polling station in the Ennasr district near Tunis on Dec 17, 2022, during the parliamentary election. (TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY PRESS SERVICE  / HO / AFP) TUNIS – Tunisia's president on Monday blamed ultra-low turnout for parliamentary elections on hatred among voters of the parliament, not to …

US identifies $5.4b in potentially fraudulent COVID loans

       

In this file photo taken on May 12, 2020 Healthcare workers wait for patients to be tested at a walk-in COVID-19 testing site in Arlington, Virginia. The White House said on Jan 30, 2023, that the national and public health emergencies declared just as the COVID-19 pandemic took grip three years ago will officially end May 11. (PHOTO / AFP) WASHINGTON – The US government …

Smart Digital Retail Philippines Moving to Another Date

       

MANILA, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Smart Digital Retail Philippines would like to extend the opportunity for sponsors, attendees and partners to join the biggest event in the Philippine retail ecosystem. Hence, we made a decision to move the event to April 13, 2023. The event will take place at the same time and venue as planned. Smart Digital Retail Philippines …

STGZ Partners with Klaytn to Scale Next Generation Metaverse Platform for Artists

       

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The next generation real-time live virtual events and concerts metaverse platform company STGZ, announced a partnership with Klaytn, a global metaverse public blockchain platform today. The partnership strengthens the STGZ platform through Klaytn’s fast, secure, and scalable public blockchain technology, enabling STGZ to offer metaverse experiences globally. Klaytn is a public blockchain focused on …

Honda: Production, Sales and Export Results for December, 2022

       

TOKYO, Jan 31, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of December 2022. World Production Calendar Year of 2022– Production in Japan: 1st YOY increase in 4 years– Production outside Japan: 4th consecutive year of YOY decrease– Worldwide production: 4th consecutive year of YOY decrease …