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Tokyo authorities uncover $320m China-based investment scheme in Japanese real estate using cryptocurrencies, Asia News

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Tax authorities in Tokyo uncovered a China-based scheme where 27 billion yen (S$320 million) was invested in Japanese real estate to avoid the watchful eyes of Beijing, China – all using cryptocurrencies. According to Japan’s The Asahi Shimbun, officials from the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau were conducting a tax audit on a photo studio company for…

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Secret tape not the only talking point

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Water technology centre inaugurated at KPR Institute

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The new Centre will harness the combined expertise of over 45 researchers and academicians from KPR and about 40 engineers from Ekki. The new Centre will harness the combined expertise of over 45 researchers and academicians from KPR and about 40 engineers from Ekki. Ekki Pumps and KPR Institutions on Friday launched Ekki - KPR…

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Carbon Markets Are Terrible—But We Need Them

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“Stop greenwashing!” That’s how Greta Thunberg walked out of a session on carbon offsets last Thursday at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. The day before, a group of Indigenous activists held a protest on the same topic, calling offsets “a new form of colonialism.” Even Al Gore chimed in, saying, “It is suicidal for…

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The Acute Leukemia Advocates Network and Scientific Education Support announce new strategic collaboration in acute leukemia

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12 November 2021 The Acute Leukemia Advocates Network (ALAN) and Scientific Education Support (SES) are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration for patients with acute leukemias. The aim is to achieve improved disease awareness and education through initiatives using SES’ expertise in communications and medical education and utilising ALAN’s patient leadership in acute leukemias. Both…

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TTPS urges public to file complaints on noisy bars

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The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said it will make notes of complaints made regarding overly noisy bars.Speaking at today’s media briefing at the TTPS headquarters in Port of Spain, questions were raised regarding residential complaints of loud music at nearby bars.Senior Superintendent (Ag.) of Police, Port of Spain Division, Terrance Nobbee and Senior…

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Weather forecasts to get 'more accurate' as Met Éireann moves to supercomputer

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Met Éireann has joined forces with weather services across Denmark, Iceland and the Netherlands for better forecasts. The State forecasters will jointly operate a new supercomputer, based in Reykjavík, for more "timely and accurate forecasts". The forecaster says it will bring significant advancements to short-term weather forecasting, and will also be used to advance climate…

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‘Zoom Church Is Not Church,’ John MacArthur Says in Critiquing Online Services

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Streaming church services may be growing in popularity, but pastor John MacArthur cautions that they must not replace in-person services because they, by definition, cannot fulfill the New Testament's commands for Christians."Zoom church is not church. It's not church. It's watching TV," MacArthur told members of his congregation, Grace Community Church in California, during a…

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BBM-Sara tandem tops Times survey

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FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. File Photo FORMER senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio topped the presidential-vice presidential tandem survey of The Manila Times.In the survey conducted from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2, 1,500 respondents were asked, "If you were to vote for…

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Simply Put: India’s submarine strength

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Last week, the CBI filed two chargesheets against serving and retired naval officers, and some others, for allegedly sharing details of the ongoing modernisation project of India’s Kilo Class submarines. The Kilo Class comprises imported submarines that are being retrofitted. Experts say India has lost a decade in modernising its submarine fleet, while China has…

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Mock-ups of U.S. warships detected in China

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China's military has built targets that resemble U.S. Navy warships in the Taklamakan desert in the northwestern Xinjiang region, according to satellite images captured by Maxar.Why it matters: The mock-ups of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and destroyer reflect the Chinese government's efforts to expand anti-carrier capabilities, "specifically against the U.S. Navy," per Reuters. American officials…

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Schools for KG classes reopen today in Karnataka

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Representative imageBENGALURU: With the Karnataka government giving the go-ahead for LKG and UKG classes to reopen from Monday, the preschool sector that was dormant for 18 months is gearing up to keep its infrastructure ready to welcome the children. However, standalone, neighbourhood preschools are in a dilemma whether to open now or watch for a…

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Global COVID-19 cases near 250 million as Delta surge eases

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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment carry a patient on a stretcher, as she arrives on an ambulance at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward of the Ippokrateio General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis/File PhotoNov 7 (Reuters) - Worldwide cases due to COVID-19 were approaching 250 million on Sunday as the surge…

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Federal cabinet has approved TLP’s de-proscription: sources

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Police personnel use teargas shell to disperse supporters of a political party TLP during a protest in Karachi on April 13, 2021. — AFP/FileTLP assures government it will not organise violent protests in the future.Ministry for Interior sent a summary to the federal cabinet for approval.Government struck a secretive agreement with TLP earlier this week.The…

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TN student kills self over less marks in NEET

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Subhashchandra Bose, a resident of Vadagumarai in that district, had appeared for NEET, the results of which were announced four days back, and had scored fewer marks in it. Dejected over the inability to clear the entrance exam, he allegedly consumed pesticides on November 2. The boy's parents noticed him struggling in bed last night…

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Global Guide English Language Programming American Spaces

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Teaching and learning English creates an opportunity for the U.S. to foster interaction among foreign audiences about American values and culture. For this reason, English language is the focus of one of the five core programs that support the vision of American Spaces to connect the world with the U.S. English communication occurs daily in…

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First artwork sold

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The first artwork sale during the ongoing Shanghai Free Trade Zone Art Season was made on Wednesday.The work by British contemporary conceptual artist Damien Hirst was purchased by WishinArt, an arts institution in Beijing. It was valued at nearly 3 million yuan (US$461,538).The piece is considered a representative work from the artist’s Spin Paintings series.…

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How Duo the big green owl became a TikTok star

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There appears to be a new unlikely TikTok star — and it's a big green bird that will threaten people for missing their French lessons.The Duolingo owl, better known as the furry icon that frequently reminds language learners to do their daily exercises, has made a hoot on TikTok for featuring a life-size version of…

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Biden hits gas to pass bills despite elections blow

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President Biden's hitting the gas — not pumping the brakes — to pass his two massive spending bills ASAP, and doesn’t read his party’s poor electoral showing in Virginia as a rebuke of the massive costs, lawmakers and White House advisers tell Axios.Why it matters: What Biden’s critics see as a stubborn streak his allies…

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Judge Hopes to Seat Kyle Rittenhouse Jury Within a Day

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KENOSHA, Wis.—The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse opened Monday with the challenging task of seating jurors who haven’t already made up their minds about the young aspiring police officer who shot two people to death and wounded a third during a night of anti-racism protests in Kenosha last year. Rittenhouse was 17 when he made the…

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SA inquiry looks into deputy premier

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A South Australian inquiry has begun examining whether Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman had a conflict of interest or misled parliament over her decision to refuse a major development application on Kangaroo Island.As planning minister and attorney-general, Ms Chapman rejected a proposal to build a $40 million port on the island's north coast to ship plantation…

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INEC yet to distribute voters card days to Anambra guber: YIAGA

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An independent election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has expressed worries that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to commence the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to new registrants ahead of the governorship election in Anambra. Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa, expressed the concern during their fourth Watching the Vote (WTV),…

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Saudi-Iran ‘proxy wars’ play out in embattled Lebanon

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Analysts say Lebanon is paying the price of a proxy war between arch-rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia which has expelled the Lebanese envoy from Riyadh in a move emulated by several other Arab Gulf states. Photo: AFP BEIRUT: Financially crippled Lebanon finds itself in a new tug-of-war between regional kingpins Saudi Arabia and Iran after…

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Ruiz Returns To Jovenville

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Andy Ruiz has rejoined creative agency Jovenville, LLC as the new creative director. In this role, he will work closely with founder Joven Orozco and oversee the agency’s creative direction and strategy. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) October 30, 2021 - Andy Ruiz has rejoined creative agency Jovenville, LLC as the new creative director. In…

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US FDA authorizes first COVID-19 shot for young kids

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NEW YORK: Mounting trash. Closed firehouses. Fewer police and ambulances on the street. That’s the possibility New York City is bracing for come Monday as a COVID-19 vaccine mandate looms and thousands of municipal workers remain unwilling to get the shots. Police officers, firefighters, garbage collectors and most other city workers faced a 5 p.m.…

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