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Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene. A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su He made the 8,000-mile trip, but said Read More

Ramadan police: Malaysian officials disguise as waiters to catch Muslims who skip fasting

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If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia – be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent it to the local religious affairs department. Thirty two enforcement officers in the Malaysian district of Segamat are dressing up as cooks and waiters to Read More

Shell starts production at Appomattox in the GOM

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5/23/2019 HOUSTON — Royal Dutch Shell announced that production has started at Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule, opening a new frontier in the deep-water U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Appomattox, which currently has an expected production of 175,000 boed, is the first commercial discovery brought into production in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Read More

Malaysia, flooded with plastic waste, to send back some scrap to source

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world’s plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Plastic waste is piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018.REUTERS/Lai Read More

Alibaba beats revenue expectations on cloud boost

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd beat fourth-quarter revenue forecasts on Wednesday, thanks to growth in its core business and its diversification into cloud computing and other services. A man stands near the logo of Alibaba Group at the company’s newly-launched office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Read More

Shawcor Ltd. Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

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First quarter 2019 revenue was $350 million, a decrease of 1% from the $354 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2018 and in line with the $351 million reported in the first quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA1 in the first quarter of 2019 was $28 million, which reflects a positive impact from the adoption Read More

U.S. could be outlier if U.N. clinches plastic waste pact

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for leading exporter the United States to ship unsorted plastic to emerging Asian economies for disposal, campaigners said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Scavengers carry empty sacks as they arrive to sort recyclable plastic materials at Read More

Scientists warn of grave impacts from loss of natural world

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PARIS (Reuters) – The accelerating loss of plant and animal species will have grave consequences for people worldwide, scientists warned on Monday in the largest comprehensive study into the impact of modern civilization on nature. FILE PHOTO: The roots of mangrove trees are seen along a river in Pitas, Sabah, Malaysia, July 6, 2018. Picture Read More