Taiwan votes in crucial election as China’s shadow looms – CNA

TAIPEI: Taiwanese voters headed to the polls on Saturday (Jan 11) for a closely watched presidential and parliamentary election in which the island’s fraught relationship with China is taking centre stage.Long queues formed outside election stations before polls opened across the island at 8am (0000 GMT) with initial results expected late in the evening. The vote…

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The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said, has died, state media says – Sky News

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said, has died aged 79, according to the country’s state media.The sultan died on Friday evening after “a wise and triumphant march rich with generosity that embraced Oman and extended to the Arab, Muslim and entire world and achieved a balanced policy that the whole world respected”,…

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CPG aims to double commercial leasing portfolio – BusinessWorld Online

Officials of Century Properties Groups, Inc. (CPG) and Philippine Stock Exchange led a bell-ringing ceremony at the stock exchange in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Jan. 10. COMPANY HANDOUT CENTURY Properties Group, Inc. (CPG) is targeting to more than double its commercial leasing portfolio this year. The Antonio-led property developer listed 30 million preferred shares on…

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World Path of Smoke and Aerosols From Australian Fires Animated by Fleet of NASA Satellites – SciTechDaily

VIIIRS Red-Green-Blue imagery provides a “true-color” view of the smoke. (Note that these images do not represent what a human would see from orbit. In these images, the effect of Rayleigh scattering, which would add “blue haze,” has been taken out.) While useful, it is often hard to distinguish smoke over clouds and, sometimes, over…

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HSE says it had no choice but to pay €1.1m extra for IT security support – Independent.ie

The health service was responding to an Irish Independent article which revealed it faces a hefty bill for not having its PCs and laptops ready before Microsoft discontinues security support for its obsolete Windows 7 system next Tuesday.The January 14 deadline had been flagged for five years, from the time the tech giant launched its…

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Second round of flu predicted to strike children and teens – and may hit during election campaign – Independent.ie

Although the current winter outbreak, which has so far caused 28 deaths, has peaked and is set to slowly recede in the coming weeks, there is a threat of a second upsurge in early February, public health officials warned.Dr Kevin Kelleher, of the HSE, said that while the A (H3N2) strain had been dominant here…

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NSW fires LIVE updates: RFS brace for severe bushfire conditions across state – The Sydney Morning Herald

What we know so farThere are about 135 fires burning in NSW, 50 of which are uncontained20 people have died in the bushfires, including three volunteer firefightersAbout 1995 homes have been destroyed and another 816 have been damaged across NSWFirefighters are bracing for high temperatures and strong winds across the state on Friday3.25pmPlanes fly pink…

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Barcelona vs Atletico LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Spanish Super Cup semi-final – The Independent

Barcelona were undone by two late goals ( Getty ) Atletico Madrid pulled off a stunning turnaround to beat Barcelona 3-2 in an enthralling Spanish Super Cup tie in Saudi Arabia and book their place in the final of the revamped competition where they will face Real Madrid. Argentine forward Angel Correa struck the decisive goal in…

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SA’s new scam: here’s what to do if your WhatsApp account has been hijacked – Business Insider South Africa

(Getty)Fraudsters are hijacking WhatsApp accounts in South Africa, and using them to solicit money from people.The scam relies on first hijacking your phone number – and getting back control of the number is the fastest way to get back control of WhatsApp.Here’s what else you can do, including dealing with two-step verification, emailing WhatsApp –…

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Accenture MD Backs Out Of RSS Event After Backlash On Social Media – NDTV News

Rama Ramachandran is the Managing Director of IT giant Accenture.Chennai: Rama Ramachandran, the Managing Director of IT giant Accenture, will not attend an event organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s ideological mentor, in Chennai next month.His withdrawal comes after a backlash on social media, seeking a boycott of Accenture and Zoho, another…

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