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News Marker 新聞摘錄
UBS agrees emergency rescue of Credit Suisse
BBC , 20 March 2023
Troubled bank Credit Suisse has been rescued by its Swiss rival UBS in a government-backed deal.
Amazon to axe 18,000 jobs as it cuts costs
BBC , 5 January 2023
Amazon plans to cut more than 18,000 jobs, the largest number in the firm's history, as it battles to save costs.
Sim Wong Hoo (1955-2023) Facebook / file photo
Creative Technology founder and CEO Sim Wong Hoo dies
channelnewsasia.com , 5 January 2023
SINGAPORE: The founder, chairman and CEO of Creative Technology Sim Wong Hoo has died, the company announced on Thursday (Jan 5).
Mr Sim died on Wednesday at the age of 67.
2022 Bitcoin close at US$16,599.
@pele Twitter / file photo
Brazilian football legend Pelé dies at 82
mothership.sg , 30 December 2022
Brazilian football legend Pelé has died on Thursday (Dec. 29). He was 82 years old.
"A inspiração e o amor marcaram a jornada de Rei Pelé, que faleceu no dia de hoje.
Amor, amor e amor, para sempre."
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky : "Freedom comes at a high price, but slavery has an even higher price."
25 December 2022
自由時報 , 22 December 2022
Ukraine war: Biden tells Zelensky his country will never stand alone
BBC , 22 December 2022
Mr Zelensky, who travelled on a US Air Force jet from the Polish city of Rzeszow, said that "regardless of changes in the Congress", he believed there would be bipartisan support for his country.
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
PHOTO : Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy
World Cup 2022: Argentina beat France in 2022 World Cup final - in pictures
BBC , 19 December 2022
Argentina are 2022 World Cup champions for the third time after beating France on penalties in the final in Qatar.
Gonzalo Montiel scored the winning spot-kick to give the South Americans a 4-2 victory in the shoot-out, after a frenetic game ended 3-3 after extra time.
BBC , 6 December 2022
BBC , 28 November 2022
周六晚，在上海的抗議活動中，有人公開喊出了 "習近平下台" 和 "共產黨，下台" 等口號。
Pakatan Harapan's Anwar Ibrahim to be sworn in as Malaysia's new prime minister(CNA)
Facebook , 24 November 2022
Bagaikan biduk lalu , kiambang bertaut.
Resmi padi , semakin berisi semakin tunduk.
Ukraine: Zelensky tells G20 leaders ‘war must end now’
bbc.com , 15 November 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told world leaders at the G20 Bali summit that Russia's war must end now.
Ukraine war: US confirms communications with Kremlin
bbc.com , 8 November 2022
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has confirmed communication channels between Washington and Moscow remain open.
Rishi Sunak: A quick guide to the UK’s new prime minister
bbc.com , 27 October 2022
Since 25 October 2022, Rishi Sunak, UK Prime Minister.
Queen Elizabeth II has died
bbc.com , 9 September 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
nobelprize.org / file photo
Mikhail Gorbachev: Last Soviet leader dies aged 91
bbc.com , 31 August 2022
Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end, has died aged 91.
Najib Razak: Malaysia's ex-PM starts jail term after final appeal fails
bbc.com , 24 August 2022
The charges addressed on Tuesday make up only the the first of five trials relating to 1MDB.
Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, also faces money laundering and tax evasion charges - to which she has pleaded not guilty.
Sri Lanka's parliament chooses 6-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be new president
mothership.sg , 20 July 2022
Wickremesinghe, 73, will take over from Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Rajapaksa, one of several brothers in the Rajapaksa political dynasty, fled to the Maldives on July 13 after massive street protests, before making his way to Singapore on July 14. He later resigned via email from Singapore where he likely remains presently.
bbc.com , 14 July 2022
bbc.com , 8 July 2022
bbc.com , 4 July 2022
Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns
bbc.com , 19 May 2022
Russia's invasion of Ukraine could cause global food shortages in the coming months, the UN has warned.
Russia's Putin announces 'military operation' in Ukraine
channelnewsasia.com , 24 February 2022
Kyiv has denied any such aggression.
Thich Nhat Hanh: 'Father of mindfulness' Buddhist monk dies aged 95
bbc.com , 22 January 2022
Thich Nhat Hanh, was exiled from Vietnam in the 1960s after opposing the war.
During the height of the Vietnam War, he met with Martin Luther King, persuading the civil rights leader to speak out against the conflict.
King later nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for a Nobel Peace Prize, describing him as "an apostle of peace and non violence".
After hearing of the monk's death, King's daughter Bernice shared an image of the pair together.
Indonesian student, 22, who thought it was 'funny' to sell selfies as NFTs, makes US$1 million in sales
mothership.sg, 16 January 2022
At one point in time, each selfie sold for 0.9 ether, which is around US$3,000.
Kazakhstan unrest: Russian troops fly in as crackdown continues
bbc.com , 7 January 2022
Russian-led forces have arrived in Kazakhstan at the request of the country's authoritarian president, amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests.
bbc.com , 3 January 2022
Hong Kong independent news website Citizen News has announced it will close on Tuesday, the latest in a series of pro-democracy news outlets which have shuttered in recent months.
December 2021 二零二一年十二月
自由時報 , 29 December 2021
Hong Kong police arrest six from independent media outlet Stand News
theguardian.com , 29 December 2021
Payments Giant Square Is Changing Its Name to Block
coindesk.com , 2 December 2021
The move creates room for the company to move further beyond its roots as a business focused on serving sellers.
Jane Manchun Wong(黃文津), 27, Security Researcher, Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 - Social Media
twitter.com , 1 December 2021 and forbes.com , 30 November 2021
"the tech news cycle on the future direction of tech companies, where the public no longer relies on the press releases to know about it" she(Jane Manchun Wong) says. "My goal is to encourage tech companies to be more open and transparent -- to call for making the apps lighter and more secure. "
With $3B expected in 2021, Singapore is becoming a fintech capital
techcrunch.com , 1 December 2021
Although a large part of fintech funding focuses on countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, smaller countries, particularly in Asia, are making their presence known. This is hardly surprising given that Asia leads the world in fintech adoption rates.
Singapore is one country building a solid reputation as a hub of fintech activity, and this reputation is generating substantial investment.
November 2021 二零二一年十一月
Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will replace Jack Dorsey as CEO
cnbc.com , 29 November 2021
Dorsey, 45, was serving as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company.
Singapore adds to its gold pile for the first time in decades
straitstimes.com , 29 November 2021
The purchases, which totaled about 26.3 tonnes, took place over May and June, according to data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore's International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity reports.
Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group Over Pengasus spyware
techcrunch.com , 24 November 2021
Israel-based company NSO Group develops Pegasus, spyware that gives its government customers near-complete access to a target’s device, including their personal data, photos, messages and precise location.
Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90
aljazeera.com , 23 November 2021
The former military commander was put on trial over the 1980 crackdown on student protesters that left
El Salvador to Create ‘Bitcoin City,’ Use $500M of Planned $1B Bond Offering to Buy More Crypto
coindesk.com, 22 November 2021
The issuance of the tokenized bond, which was developed by Blockstream, will be processed by Bitfinex.
El Salvador will become "the Singapore of Latin America," Samson Mow said, Blockstream's chief strategy officer.
"They are the monster now because they eat their children." Grace Meng, Ex-Interpol wife.
apnews.com and thestandnews.com, 19 November 2021
公安部前部長孟宏偉囚 13 年半 妻首露面受訪：指控捏造 因政治分歧而起
在過去三年學會了「如何與怪物、權威共存」，情況就如所有人逐步知道如何與 COVID-19 共存一樣。她在訪問中以「The monster（怪物） 」形容中國政府，「因為他們會吃掉孩子。（Because they eat their children.）」
White House reportedly discouraged Intel from boosting chip production in China
finance.yahoo.com, 14 November 2021
Bloomberg sources claim the White House "strongly discouraged" Intel from ramping up chip production in China to help address chip shortages.
Myanmar junta jails US journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years
theguardian.com, 13 November 2021
Frontier editor was accused of working for banned outlet Myanmar Now, from which he had resigned in July 2020, say colleagues.
FW de Klerk: South Africa's last apartheid president dies at 85
bbc.com, 12 November 2021
He came to power in 1989 under apartheid, a system of legalised racism, but later became a key figure in the transition to democracy.
He ordered Nelson Mandela's release from prison, leading to historic polls where the anti-apartheid leader became the first black president.
Malaysian drug trafficker facing execution gets further stay after testing positive for Covid-19
straitstimes.com, 10 November 2021
SINGAPORE - The execution of Malaysian drug trafficker, Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, was stayed after he tested positive for Covid-19.
This was revealed before a packed courtroom on Tuesday (Nov 9).
He was scheduled to be hanged on Wednesday for drug trafficking.
Electronics Retailer MediaMarkt Hit by Ransomware Demand for $50M Bitcoin Payment: Report
coindesk.com, 11 November 2021
Following the attack on Sunday, the attackers initially asked for $240 million.
Elon Musk sells SGD2.1 billion(US$1.55 billion) of Tesla stock to meet taxes
straitstimes.com, 11 November 2021
He subsequently sold 934,000 shares to collect a combined US$1.55 billion (S$2.1 billion).
Robinhood says millions of customer names and email addresses taken in data breach
Zack Whittaker techcrunch.com, 10 November 2021
Online stock trading platform Robinhood.
Bitcoin new all time high(ATH) : USD67,772.67(9 November 2021)
coinmarketcap.com and coindesk.com, 9 November 2021.
At the press time, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has reached near $3 trillion, according to data from CoinMarketCap.
Investor consortium to acquire McAfee for USD14B
Ron Miller techcrunch.com, 9 November 2021
The company has a complex history, starting life in the 1980s selling firewall software. It eventually went public before being purchased by Intel for $7.7 billion in 2010 and going private again. In 2014, the company changed names to Intel Security before Intel sold a majority stake to TPG in 2017 for $4.2 billion and changed the name back to McAfee.
Sputnik was a wakeup call for the US. China's 'hypersonic missile' is a trickier challenge
Analysis by Tim Lister, CNN, 6 November 2021
Listen now, for the sound that forevermore separates the old from the new."
That was how NBC radio introduced the signal from the first satellite in space, on October 4, 1957.
But it wasn't a triumph of American science: The sound came from the Soviet Union's Sputnik, a piece of hardware the size of a beach ball whose launch stunned the world -- and the United States in particular.
The phrase "Sputnik moment" was coined to mark the moment.
COP26: Indonesia criticises 'unfair' deal to end deforestation
bbc.com, 5 November 2021
Despite President Joko Widodo signing the forest deal, she(Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar) said development remained Indonesia's top priority.
China censors tennis star Peng Shuai's claims against top politician Zhang Gaoli
straitstimes.com, 4 November 2021
The ex-world number one doubles player had reportedly alleged that the former vice premier had "forced" her into sex and they had an on-off relationship that lasted several years.
Gavin Andresen on Craig Wright: "He bamboozled me."
coindesk.com, 4 November 2021
In Craig Wright Trial, Plaintiffs Lay Out Pattern of Fraud, Deceit and Hubris
The self-proclaimed "Satoshi" will have much to address when he takes the stand on Thursday.
比特幣初始階段，Gavin Andresen 是少數跟中本聰有電郵互通的程式師。
COP26: World leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030, but most Southeast Asian countries yet to sign on
channelnewsasia.com, 3 November 2021
Facebook to end use of facial recognition software
bbc.com, 3 November 2021
If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it.
twitter.com @elonmusk replied to @DrEliDavid, 30 Oct to 2 Nov 2021
Original CNN news 26 October 2021:
2% of Elon Musk's wealth could solve world hunger, says director of UN food scacity organization.
@DrEliDavid tweeted the CNN news:
2% of Elon Musk's wealth is $6B.
In 2020 the UN World Food Program (WFP) raised $8.4B. How come is didn't "solve world hunger"?
@elonmusk Replied to @elonmusk and @DrEliDavid
But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.
Kleiman v. Wright: Bitcoin's Trial of the Century Kicks Off in Miami
At stake: The ownership of Satoshi Nakamoto's 1.1 million BTC.
coindesk.com, 2 Nov 2021
我的分析，目前為止，Kleiman 最有可能是比特幣原創 Satoshi（中本聰），他幾年前不幸去世，引發了這很多疑點的官司。官司牽涉到的資產目前由某人繼承， Kleiman 家屬不服而提出訴訟。中本聰也留下大筆比特幣，形同寶藏一般。根據過去法庭的審案過程，此案訴訟範圍內的人沒有人 持有中本聰寶藏的任何 private key，那是要證明自己是中本聰的條件之一。由於中本聰寶藏所涉及的比特幣數額非常大，如果他還在並動用 private key 做個 transaction ，挪動區區 1sat 就夠證明 private key 是真的，比特幣會馬上大瀉回應。現在比特幣市值那麼高， 意思是市場對中本聰不動用他的 private key 的信心非常大，各種審案的過程中，某人要以政權法律宣判來取得中本聰確認地位，然後要求法庭發停令施壓比特幣技術組織特別做硬叉（hard fork）把中本聰寶藏轉到自己口袋中（身份還沒法律確認就有人這樣做了），就算是 Core 組織配合做硬叉，比特幣持有者廣大共識下是不會 吃這一套。之前已經有兩次大硬叉，其中一個涉及 Kleiman 的朋友，兩者都宣稱自己是真正比特幣的原創概念繼承者，後來當然還是得到廣大共識的比特幣繼承比特幣的價值和精神，其它硬叉下產物幾乎全部都是屎幣，這就是分散式共識機制的美妙，超越國界，超越一切法律，code is law。
Former Google CEO says Facebook's metaverse is 'not necessarily the best thing for human society' and expresses concerns about safety of artificial intelligence technology
businessinsider.com, 1 November 2021
Eric Schmidt, the former executive said he believes AI technology like the metaverse will eventually replace human relationships.
谷歌前老總史密斯的看法，幾年來很多人談論過。我設想到 Qoraverse，回歸簡單易懂的 HTML ，許可公共稽查原碼的環境下再度發揮 HTML 功能，散發懷舊氣息，nostalgia 啊！就如現代人還在聽黑膠唱片那樣。
G20 pledge climate action but make few commitments
bbc.com, 1 November 2021
The leaders of the world's richest economies have agreed to pursue efforts to limit global warming with "meaningful and effective actions".
But the agreement from the G20 summit in Rome made few concrete commitments, disappointing activists.
October 2021 二零二一年十月
(SG) The new StraitsX platform is now live! (straitsx.com). All Xfers Personal Accounts are now StraitsX Personal Accounts. New name, same login.
xfers.com, 31 October 2021
新加坡歷史最悠久的電子錢包，xfers，區塊連轉型變成 StraitsX，新幣等值代幣是 XSGD，可以用 Uniswap，意思是採用 ERC20 Token 接上世界最大的以太坊 DeFi 生態。
Singapore reports 4,248 new COVID-19 cases; 16 more deaths
channelnewsasia.com , 31 October 2021
Elon Musk criticized the billionaire's tax once again, and said he would use the money to get to Mars
businessinsider.com, 28 October 2021
Facebook Steals Another Crypto Idea for Its Nonsensical Rebrand
Opinion, by David Z. Morris, Coindesk. 30 October 2021
Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the metaverse has little to do with the open, interoperable vision first articulated by the blockchain industry.
Facebook changes name to Meta as it refocuses on virtual reality
Channel News Asia, 29 October 2021
臉書改名，表明未來要注重在 metaverse 虛擬宇宙的架設。
Hong Kong passes new film censorship law
BBC, 28 October 2021
「《2021 年電檢條例修訂草案》內容主要包括，要求電檢處檢查員未來須考慮影片上映會否不利於國家安全，並可延長至 28 天時間，以充份考慮及索取資料；政務司司長如認為影片不利國安，也可撤銷以往片發出的核准或豁免上映的證明書；督察可在沒有法庭手令授權的情況下進入和搜查任何地方，並可要求核准或豁免證明書持有人提供上映的日期、時間和地點，以避免有人利用社交媒體或即時通訊程式隱藏違法放映影片。如未獲豁免或核准的影片，修訂亦提高最高刑罰至監禁三年、罰款 100 萬元。」
(MY)PKR MP: Drinking Timah whiskey is like 'drinking Malay women'
The Star Malaysia, 28 October 2021
馬來西亞威士忌品牌名字風波，一些回教保守思想不滿酒類以Timah命名，意思是錫米，他們遐想到加多兩個字母的 Fatimah，回教女性名字，'喝Timah就如喝馬來女人。'（暈，遐想到喝Dutch Lady奶。）
El Salvador adds nearly $25 mln in bitcoin to state coffers, says president
Reuters, 27 October 2021
(SG)Home seekers see benefits of 10-year MOP, limitations on resale buyers for new prime HDB flats
The Straits Times, 24 October 2021.
新加坡的政府組屋（HDB)新政策，市區新組屋最少得住十年才可以賣。這島國地產常見縮寫 ：MOP(minimum occupation period)，BTO(Build-to-Order)，最新加入的 PLH(prime location public housing)。
蔡英文臉書, 10 October 2021.
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