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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... with corruption, this online shaming will ultimately change behavior. NATHAN GARDELS: In your book you make the fascinating observation about the emergence of two parallel worlds — the virtual alongside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233654/digital-world-must-eventually-defeat-dictators-schmidt-cohen
  2. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326335/british-cabinet-kept-dark-over-vast-spying-programmes
  3. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows
  4. Most 999 calls are time-wasters

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... or misdialled calls. 'Any abuse of the service will affect the efficiency of the police in handling genuine emergencies,' a spokesman said. 'At worst, it could put lives of people experiencing real emergencies at risk by delaying their access to the 999 service.' It took a Fire Services Department ambulance 27 minutes to reach the Mid-Levels home of retired corporate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488727/most-999-calls-are-time-wasters
  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protest leaders agree 'humanitarian corridors' for emergency vehicles

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Samuel Chan and Tony Cheung

    ... Samuel Chan and Tony Cheung Emergency vehicle corridors agreed Protest leaders will set up "humanitarian corridors" to allow emergency vehicles to pass through their occupation ... Road. The Fire Services Department said the proportion of ambulances on target in Central had fallen from 90 per cent to between 62 and 70 per cent. No figures were provided for other districts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604955/protest-leaders-agree-humanitarian-corridors-emergency-vehicles
  6. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alipay gets new name in financial services push

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Grouping of six entities in rebranding exercise aims to break traditional finance Alipay gets new name in financial service push E-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding has changed the name of its Alipay financial services affiliate to Ant Financial Services Group as it steps up its push into the financial services industry. Alibaba has been aggressively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618031/alipay-gets-new-name-financial-services-push
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    State of emergency declared in Arizona as record floods kill one

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:22pm by NYT

    ... Deadly deluge Vehicles are stranded in floodwaters after record-breaking rainfall deluged parts of the US state of Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency on Monday ... The National Weather Service said Phoenix had set a record for the most rainfall in a single day with about 7.6cm by 7am, breaking a previous record set in 1933. Monday's rainfall alone totalled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588854/state-emergency-declared-arizona-record-floods-kill-one
  8. Market focus, exceptional service keys to Men's Wearhouse's success

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:30pm

    ... K&G Fashion Superstore, and Men's Wearhouse and Tux. "Our drive to deliver world-class and personalised customer service has made us a cut above the rest in the highly competitive ... acquired Joseph Abboud, expanding its reach into China and Japan through the luxury clothing brand's licensees. Recognising that emerging markets in Asia have become key drivers of growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612110/market-focus-exceptional-service-keys-mens-wearhouses-success
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... Agencies in Washington Having presided over a series of blunders as head of the US presidential protection unit, Julie Pierson lost confidence of her boss and Congress Secret Service head who fell on her sword When Barack Obama rode in a lift with a security guard in Atlanta two weeks ago he no doubt thought little of it and presumed the Secret Service was doing its job. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609595/why-julia-pierson-first-woman-head-us-secret-service-felt-she-had-quit
  10. Comment - Letters

    Emergency services performed heroically during ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Whatever the outcome of the inquiry into the horrible Lamma ferry disaster, one thing is already clear, Hong Kong's emergency services responded outstandingly to that dire and completely unexpected emergency. We may remember that this sinking occurred on a public holiday, when many emergency service personnel would have been off duty. Hundreds more were assigned to handle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1065866/emergency-services-performed-heroically-during-ferry-disaster

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