Associated Press gets its first woman chief executive

The Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday named Daisy Veerasingham as its president and chief executive officer, succeeding Gary Pruitt, who will retire at the end of the year. A first-generation British national of Sri Lankan descent, Veerasingham, 51, is the first woman, first person of color and the first person outside the United States to…

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‘Recovery bus’ provides cool relief for S.Korea’s COVID-19 testers

South Korean health workers staffing COVID-19 testing centres in the summer heat can now take a minute to peel off their heavy protective suits and cool down in government-provided ‘recovery buses’ equipped with air conditioning, cold water and snacks. South Korea has been battling its largest wave of infections so far, though vaccinations among vulnerable…

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TBK launches Takaful Nur Savings | One-Off Contribution promotion

Whether you are looking to save up for a family holiday or for further studies, Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK) has made it possible to save and grow your wealth to achieve your short-term financial goals. TBK recently launched its fourth series of the much-anticipated Takaful Nur Savings | One-Off Contribution promotion that provides customers with…

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16th National Youth Day celebration to take place this Saturday

Brunei Darussalam’s 16th National Youth Day will be taking place this Saturday, 7th August at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas with the celebrations highlighting four aspects of “Future Ready Youth” namely; digital technology, volunteerism, entrepreneurship, and leadership. During a press conference at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) recently, it was…

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Sumatran tigers at Jakarta zoo recovering from coronavirus

Two Sumatran tigers at an Indonesian zoo were recovering from COVID-19 after they tested positive in mid-July, the Jakarta government said in a statement on Sunday, adding that authorities were trying to find out how they were infected. Tino, a 9-year old tiger, and Hari, a 12-year old, were tested for coronavirus after both showed…

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Indonesia wins badminton women’s doubles at Tokyo Olympics

Indonesia’s world No. 6 shuttlers Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu beat China’s second seeds Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan 21-19, 21-15 in the women’s doubles final of the Tokyo Olympics here on Monday. The Indonesian pair raced to a strong start and kept the advantage till the end. In the second set, Chen/Jia, unable to bounce back, were overwhelmed…

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Progresif inks digital collaboration deal with INCOMM

Progresif has named Integrated Communications (INCOMM) as its first reseller following a signing of a Digital Collaborations Agreement at the Samsung Experience Store in Gadong last week.  With the agreement, Progresif E-Top Up, Recharge Card, Progresif Mobile Prepaid sim card and Postpaid services are now made available at all INCOMM store. Progresif postpaid customers can also…

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Palisade: Hyundai’s latest tough, elegant midsize SUV

Setia Motors, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Brunei, recently treated 70 guests to a stylish private viewing of the all-new much-anticipated Hyundai Palisade at Radisson Hotel. With its bold stunning design, best-in-class safety features, exceptional roominess and premium interior, the Hyundai Palisade is effortlessly striking and the ultimate getaway vehicle. The family-size SUV…

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T4: Putting the tea in quali-tea

Great news tea-lovers! T4, the trendy Taiwanese beverage outlet is branching out to the bustling areas of Brunei-Muara to quench your thirst. Following a successful opening of T4’s first branch in Seria in 2014, the Taiwanese franchise is now expanding its reach into the Brunei-Muara area with its second outlet at Bangunan HS in Kilanas…

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