Category: General news

Student wants ladybirds to turn China organic

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While Danish people send ladybirds to heaven so they can ask God for good weather, a Chinese PhD student at University of Copenhagen is now asking them to eat all the greenflies. It is supposed to advance organic production in China, Globalnyt writes. “I specialise in biological control. Simply put, it is the act of…

Singapore Climate Rally inspired by Swedish activist

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Since Swedish Greta Thunberg called for more ambitious climate action in Sweden by skipping school last year, many have felt inspired by the teen. Among them, a group of about 15 Singaporean activists who are now organising a climate rally on 21 September 2019 in Hong Lim Park in Singapore according to the Singaporean news…

Discover French Indochina – Saigon lifestyle update

Where better to relive the French Indochina era than with some nostalgia at a few of Saigon’s (Ho Chi Minh City) most prominent hotels – one of them being a living legend now celebrating 60! The most striking first impressions for newcomers to Saigon are probably the somewhat frightening hundreds of thousands of motorbikes crowding…

Changes in Norwegian visa process: Higher price and longer wait

As of 6 August 2019 Vietnamese visa applications for Norway will no longer be handled in Vietnam. The same changes apply for Philippine applicants as of 5 August 2019. Instead, the applications will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. Applicants will have to apply via VFS Global in either Vietnam or the Philippines…

Scania supports sustainability program at Penang school

Scania Malaysia nurtures future leaders in sustainability with support to Penang school’s “No-Single-Use-Plastic” Programme Scania Malaysia distributed on Wednesday 31 July 2019 reusable lunch boxes and water bottles to students, teachers and staff of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat in Penang, Malaysia in support of the school’s No-Single-Use-Plastic Campaign. “Reducing the usage of single use plastic…

Eight of ten Thais in car crash in Finland back to picking berries

Eight of the ten migrant workers from Thailand, who were injured on Tuesday in a car crash in Finland have been released from Seinäjoki Central Hospital, where they were treated and have returned to the camping centre where they live while working as seasonal berry pickers. The two workers most seriously injured in the accident…

Volvo identifies faulty engine part

Do you have a Volvo model S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 or XC90 with a 2-litre or 4-cylinder diesel engine produced between 2014 and 2019? Then you are one of 507,000 Volvo owners, who will receive a letter from Volvo, asking you to contact your local dealer for correction of a component…