Repair work on the disaster-prone Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable is expected to be completed on January 2, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications. A local internet service provider said a repair ship will arrive at the AAG location, the S1H branch, at 6 p.m. on December 28, 2019. The first weld will be conducted at 2 a.m. on December 30 and the final operation is expected to be done at 5 a.m. on January 1, 2020. But experts expect normal internet speed won't be restored until 8 a.m. January 2 for everything to be linked back again. In the latest breakdown, the S1H branch, about 163 km off the beach town of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam, was first reported damaged at 5 p.m. on November 14. This has resulted in slower internet speeds in the section between Saigon and Hong Kong. Connected in November 2009, the $560-million AAG cable handles more than 60 percent of Vietnam’s international internet traffic. The system is more than 20,000 kilometers … [Read more...] about Internet speed to remain sluggish until New Year
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It has been 21 years since the International team won the Presidents Cup - also at Royal Melbourne Golf Club - as the USA have continued to dominate the event with seven successive trophies. However, the Internationals are on track to end USA's dominance after winning two of four matchups in Saturday morning's four-ball session for a 9-5 lead. The Internationals had never lost a combined four-balls contest while hosting the Presidents Cup and that record remained intact thanks to Hideki Matsuyama/C.T. Pan and Abraham Ancer/Im Sung-jae. We 👀 you rookie. 😏@Abraham_Ancer made three straight birdies to close the match. 👌#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/OcQ30FsXgK — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 14, 2019 After back-to-back wins, playing captain and 15-time major champion Tiger Woods opted to sit out the four-ball as he instead partnered Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler in Melbourne. Thomas starred in the opening match, finishing with four birdies against Marc Leishman … [Read more...] about Presidents Cup 2019: Internationals on track for first title since 1998
China's central bank raised its daily guidance rate for the yuan by the most in nearly 15 months on August 28, its latest move to put a floor under the currency as a trade war with the United States grinds on.But the near 0.7 percent jump in the official mid-point fixing sparked more corporate demand for cheaper dollars, capping the yuan's gains in the spot market.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) confirmed market suspicions on Friday by announcing it had started changing the way it calculates the mid-point earlier in August, a sign authorities are wary of letting the yuan weaken further after a record 10 straight weeks of losses.Close But market watchers say the yuan will come under ongoing depreciation pressure as the Sino-US trade battle deepens and China continues to ease policy to support its cooling economy. related news Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home Congressional panel ask Google, Apple if apps like TikTok disclose non-US ties US … [Read more...] about China raises yuan mid-point most in 15 months, spurs dollar buying
An exhibition that aims to get people to think differently about nude art will open next month in the capital city. The exhibition, held July 23-30 at the 29 Hang Bai Art Gallery, will feature more than 50 carefully selected works of 10 contemporary fine art photographers. Organizers said only people over 18 years of age will be allowed to attend the exhibition. Visitors will have to have ID proof of their age, they added. The organizers are also taking care not to ruffle any conservative feathers or generate any controversy by asking the photographers to ensure that there are no legal problems with showing the face of the models involved, as also with the agreement between the photographers and their subjects about showing the works to the public. The event is being seen as a positive development for the photography community, especially those focusing on nudes. Public mention of subjects like sex and nudity have tended to trigger anger and accusations of decadence. Organizers are … [Read more...] about Naked truth: Hanoi to hold first exhibition of nude pics
MEMORY LANE: Palmerston North's Te Manawa Museum is, besides other functions, a repository of heritage treasures. Some are stored carefully away and seldom, if ever, seen by the public – except for the occasional special exhibition. In 2011, the museum published Te Hao Nui: The Great Catch, Object Stories from Te Manawa, a book featuring the extraordinary stories behind 20 things in these special collections. Edited by Fiona McKergow and Kerry Taylor, with photography by Michael Hall, the book features a colourful selection of objects, from a pine-needle teaset to the 28th (Māori) Battalion's marching drum, and more. READ MORE:Palmerston North man's successful search for traces of moaTe Manawa shares more details on 2025 dream Among these pieces of past lives is one with mystery surrounding its provenance. It's listed as "Queen Anne Boleyn's purse, maker unknown". This little item of long-ago fashion is from the 16th century – that's the first part of the … [Read more...] about Is Palmerston North home to a keepsake of a queen?