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1711, 2019

African start-ups get US$1 million boost from Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Prize

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Business|Comments Off on African start-ups get US$1 million boost from Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Prize

Ten young African entrepreneurs have shared US$1 million worth of grants, in the first payout from Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma’s decade-long investment in the region’s start-ups.Top honour, worth US$250,000, in the Africa Netpreneur Prize went to Tem...

1711, 2019

Amid Hong Kong protests, universities shut campuses to outsiders

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Amid Hong Kong protests, universities shut campuses to outsiders

Two Hong Kong universities will ban outsiders on Monday under heightened security after a week of violent clashes on city campuses occupied by anti-government protesters.The new arrangements, already adopted by the University of Hong Kong and with deta...

1711, 2019

From Chernobyl to Pompeii: dark tourism and our fascination with death, evil and tragedy explained

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Entertainment|Comments Off on From Chernobyl to Pompeii: dark tourism and our fascination with death, evil and tragedy explained

Every year, millions of tourists around the world venture to some of the unhappiest places on Earth: sites of atrocities, accidents, natural disasters or infamous death. From Auschwitz to Chernobyl, Gettysburg, the site of the Kennedy assassination and...

1711, 2019

Tear gas, a huge fire and tempers flare but Lee Cheuk-yiu keeps his cool to win Hong Kong Open men’s singles title

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Sport|Comments Off on Tear gas, a huge fire and tempers flare but Lee Cheuk-yiu keeps his cool to win Hong Kong Open men’s singles title

Amid the incredible scenes outside the stadium as tempers flared between protesters and riot police, youngster Lee Cheuk-yiu kept his cool on Sunday.The vicinity of the Coliseum, which hosted the US$400,000 Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open, became the scen...

1711, 2019

What’s the Middle East Doing About Data Governance?

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Technology|Comments Off on What’s the Middle East Doing About Data Governance?

  Big data is the foundation of growth, competition, productivity, and innovation in the 21st century. But not everyone benefits – indeed, many are harmed – unless the right policies are put into place. We’ve seen the EU take the forefront at the ...

1711, 2019

Hong Kong records worst weekend sales of homes since June as intensifying violence keeps buyers away

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Business|Comments Off on Hong Kong records worst weekend sales of homes since June as intensifying violence keeps buyers away

Hong Kong residential property sales on Sunday recorded their worst performance since the social unrest started in June after buyers stayed away amid intensifying protests. Only four out of 144 units at Chinachem Group’s Sol City development in protes...