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Stalls shut at Newton Meals Centre after hearth causes energy outage – NEWPAPER24

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Stalls shut at Newton Meals Centre after hearth causes energy outage

2019-03-16 14:08:41

SINGAPORE: A fireplace at Newton Meals Centre on Saturday morning (Mar 16) triggered an influence outage on the hawker centre and compelled stalls to shut for the day.

The Singapore Civil Defence Drive (SCDF) stated it was alerted to a hearth at Newton Meals Centre at 9.45am. 

The fireplace concerned {an electrical} swap room and was extinguished utilizing two compressed air foam backpacks and a hearth extinguisher, it stated.

Stallholders is not going to be working their companies on Saturday night time, stated the Nationwide Setting Company (NEA), which manages the centre.

An indication at Newton Meals Centre apologising for the inconvenience brought on by an influence outage. (Photograph: Gary Haris)

SP Group, which provides electrical energy to the centre, stated that the ability outage was traced to the meals centre’s electrical gear.

“At round 10am as we speak, we have been alerted that electrical energy provide to the Newton Meals Centre was disrupted,” stated SP Group.

“This has been traced to the meals centre’s personal electrical gear. We verify that SP Group’s community is so as.”

SP Group added that it dispatched its officers to the location and supplied its help to NEA.

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A fireplace at Newton Meals Centre on Mar 16, 2019 began in an electrical swap room. (Photograph: Gary Haris)

Mr Gary Haris who had wished to dine on the hawker centre advised Channel NewsAsia that the stalls have been nonetheless closed at 6.30pm.

“I went (to Newton Meals Centre) for my dinner and was shocked unusually many stalls have been closed and many individuals popping out of the hawker centre trying disenchanted,” he stated.

“One of many cleaners advised me earlier within the day there was a hearth on the principal swap room, and they’re at the moment investigating and attempting to restore the burnt swap room gear.”

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A fireplace at Newton Meals Centre on Mar 16, 2019 began in an electrical swap room. (Photograph: Gary Haris)

NEA stated energy has been progressively restored to the 83 stalls on the centre since 9pm.

The company will likely be trying into offering some concessions to the stallholders whose companies are affected.

The SCDF reported no accidents within the incident and is investigating the reason for the fireplace.

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Trump says tariffs on Chinese language items might keep for ‘substantial interval’ – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 23:05:44

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday (Mar 20) that america might depart tariffs on Chinese language items for a “substantial interval” to make sure that Beijing complies with any commerce settlement.

The stance may complicate U.S.-China commerce talks set to renew subsequent week, as Chinese language officers have been urgent for a full lifting of U.S. tariffs as a part of any deal, folks acquainted with the talks have stated.

Trump stated his prime negotiators, U.S. Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, would depart for Beijing this weekend, confirming plans for talks subsequent week disclosed on Tuesday by an administration official.

The face-to-face talks would be the first since Trump delayed a Mar 1 deadline to avert an increase in tariffs on US$200 billion value of Chinese language imports to 25 per cent from the present 10 per cent.

“The deal is coming alongside properly,” Trump stated to reporters on the White Home, including that the China journey was meant “to additional the deal.”

However when requested about lifting U.S. tariffs on Chinese language items, Trump stated: “We’re not speaking about eradicating them. We’re speaking about leaving them for a considerable time frame as a result of we now have to guarantee that if we do the deal, China lives by it.”

Trump didn’t elaborate on his plans for the tariffs. His negotiators have demanded that China conform to an enforcement mechanism to make sure that Beijing follows via on any reform pledges in any deal.

Washington is demanding that China finish practices it says drive the switch of American know-how to Chinese language firms, enhance entry for American firms to China’s markets and curb industrial subsidies.

Since July 2018, america has imposed duties on US$250 billion value of Chinese language imports, together with US$50 billion in know-how and industrial items at 25 % and US$200 billion in different merchandise together with furnishings and development supplies, at 10 %. China has hit again with tariffs on about US$110 billion value of U.S. items, together with soybeans and different commodities.

The eight-month commerce battle between the world’s two largest economies has raised prices, roiled monetary markets, shrunk U.S. farm exports and disrupted manufacturing provide chains.

In a while Wednesday, throughout a speech in Lima, Ohio, Trump emphasised once more that he needed america to succeed in a “nice” commerce take care of China.

“We’re up to now down, it is received to be an incredible deal. If it is not an incredible deal, you by no means catch up,” Trump stated in remarks at a navy tank manufacturing plant.

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Vietnam jails dissident for ‘reactionary’ Fb posts that criticised state surveillance and lengthy leases for international traders – NEWPAPER24

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Vietnam jails dissident for ‘reactionary’ Fb posts that criticised state surveillance and lengthy leases for international traders

2019-03-20 12:01:34




A Vietnamese activist was sentenced to 2 years in jail on Wednesday for “abusing democratic freedoms” within the conservative communist state that has seen an uptick in dissident detentions underneath a hardline management.Le Minh The was convicted for a collection of Fb posts following a half-day trial in southern Can Tho province, state media reported.Vietnam’s Catholics: cross with China, and all communistsHe “intentionally posted and distributed reactionary propaganda info on-line,…

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How educational progress in China and the West will endure because of rising distrust – NEWPAPER24

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How educational progress in China and the West will endure because of rising distrust

2019-03-20 17:00:12




Universities in main international locations have come to depend on Chinese language college students for enrolment, dependent to some extent on them to stability budgets and, in some instances, fill empty seats. A big variety of postdoctoral researchers, obligatory for staffing analysis laboratories and who typically train, additionally come from China. However China’s international increased training position is about to alter considerably – with implications for the remainder of the world.One-third of the 1.1 million worldwide college students within the US…

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