US ‘seriously concerned’ over China sinking Vietnamese fishing boat

On Thursday, a Chinese coast guard vessel rammed and sank the boat owned by Tran Hong Tho, a native of the central province of Quang Ngai, with eight fishermen onboard as they were fishing off the Phu Lam (Woody) Island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands). Vietnam calls the South China Sea the East […]

ABC’s ‘Ultimate Surfer’ Gets Back In The Water With Production Underway At Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch

“Every person who came up was put in a hotel and tested. When they got negative, they could go inside the ranch and tested them again a week later. That included anyone who came in whether it was a judge or talent. It was really tough because it was really hot and really dusty. Just […]

Buy now, pay later firm Sezzle tests the waters in India for year-end launch

Sezzle Inc is testing its buy-now-pay-later service in India for a potential launch at the end of the year, its chief executive officer said, capitalising on rapid global growth in online shopping as competition intensifies in the sector. Moving into India would mark an ambitious plan for the firm as the second-most populous country gravitates […]

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta projected to increase

On January 22, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued Directive 04/CT-TTg on the implementation of solutions to drought, water scarcity and saltwater intrusion. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung recently also chaired a conference in Ben Tre province to seek ways to cope with drought and seawater invasion so as to ensure agricultural production and […]

Nautical not nice: how fibreglass boats have become a global pollution problem

Some say that dumped fibreglass boats will make suitable artificial reefs. However, very little research has been done on at-sea disposal and the worry is that eventually these boats will degrade and move with the currents and harm the coral reefs, ultimately breaking up into microplastics. Recently, scientists have investigated the damage to mangrove, seagrass […]

Yediyurappa asks ministers to stay in rain-affected areas as Karnataka battles flood-like situation

Yediyurappa had instructed the state chief secretary to take necessary steps to mitigate the damage caused by the rising rainfall and ordered release of Rs 50 crore to meet with exigencies arising out of the emergency situation. On Thursday, Yediyurappa said more money will be released if needed.

Bihar floods: 33 NDRF, SDRF teams deployed in 16 districts, toll rises to 19

“Incidents of boat sinking in Khagaria, Saharsa and Darbhanga are sad. I have instructed the district administration to provide the ex-gratia amount to the dependents of the deceased,” the Chief Minister said in a tweet roughly translated from Hindi.

Seeed Studio’s Odyssey is a mini-PC for big projects and small wallets

You can even make a miniature fileserver out of the Odyssey. It offers one M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 slot that can accommodate a high-performance NVMe SSD and one full-size SATA-III connector that can be connected to any standard SATA drive. Add that full-speed, reliable connectivity to the 8GiB onboard RAM, and you’ve got enough machine […]

AI Goes Uptown: A Tour of Smart Cities Around the Globe

“It’s hard to pin it down to a limited set of technologies because everything finds its way into smart cities,” said Dominique Bonte, a managing director at market watcher ABI Research. Among popular use cases, he called out demand-response systems as “a huge application for AI because handling fluctuating demand for electricity and other services […]

The best Mac games (August 2020)

Into the Breach Few games are better for mouse-and-keyboard players than turn-based strategy, and Into the Breach is among the best the genre has ever seen. The small, simple environments you must defend against monsters don’t look like much at first glance, but Subset Games soon reveals the title to be a tense back-and-forth between […]