The joint survey was conducted by the Urban Land Institute and the audit firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, with the report outlining the latest trends of the Asia-Pacific region’s real estate market moving into 2020. The report notes that due to the ever-changing geopolitical environment regionally, investors are now seeking markets that carry fewer risks. Ho Chi Minh City ranked third in the list, ahead of Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne in fourth and fifth place, respectively. One notable change in this year rankings is Hong Kong (China) which has dropped from 14th place to the list’s last position. … [Read more...] about HCM City named among top 3 real estate markets in Asia-Pacific region
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A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim that a traffic light in Indonesia has been installed with video mapping technology. The claim is false; the clip does show an intersection in Indonesia but it has been edited to include special effects.The 31-second video was published in this Facebook post on October 30, 2019. It has been viewed more than 26,000 times.The Indonesian-language text superimposed on the video translates to English as: “Cool technology at a traffic light of Tanjung market in Jember…”Below is the screenshot of the misleading post:Jember is a regency in Indonesia’s East Java province. The video was also published on Facebook here, here and here; and YouTube here. A number of Facebook users appeared to believe the video showed a real-life event, commenting that it was “amazing” and “creative”. The claim is false; the video has been edited to include … [Read more...] about Fact-check: Traffic light in Indonesia uses video mapping technology?
Catastrophic meteorology terminology (severe! unprecedented! deep freeze! blizzard!) is accurate today, as much of the United States is under an actual arctic blast. It is, quite literally, a fast-moving air mass from the north: You can see it roll over Louisiana here. Ever wondered what an Arctic Blast really looks like? The next 24 hours over Texas and Louisiana is it… #lawx #txwx pic.twitter.com/oeGNNnaYZ5 — Zack Fradella (@ZackFradellaWx) November 11, 2019 Meanwhile, the temperature in Dallas crashed by 19 degrees in an hour yesterday. All hell is breaking loose: Flights canceled, more than 150 daily temperature records expected to be broken, trucks and planes sliding off roads and runways. Yesterday Northern Montana reached negative 19 degrees. Normally temperate regions are frigid: It’s expected to dip to negative 1 degree in Sioux City, Iowa, with Houston and New Orleans dropping into the 20s. Yes, you read that right: deep freeze has pushed into the … [Read more...] about These arctic blast maps show America plunging into a deep freeze
Having combed for two months through the remains of Heracleion and Canopus by the Nile Delta, marine archaeologists have stumbled upon the remains of a temple and a number of boats filled with coins and jewellery, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities reported, noting that a sophisticated scanning device had been used to uncover new parts of the unique historic settlements lying deep underwater. The "Egyptian Atlantis" discovered! Heracleion off Egypt's north coast slumped into the sea some 1,200 years ago, and they have just uncovered the remains of a Greek temple, & boats brimming with treasures, coins & jewellery.#SuperYachtRadiohttps://t.co/fNBQZmUWtq — @SuperYachtRadio (@SuperYachtRadio) July 25, 2019 Among the newly detected treasures are parts of a smaller Greek temple, pottery, and columns dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries BC, along with bronze coins from King Ptolemy II’s era that spanned nearly 40 years (283 to 246 BC). MYSTERIOUS Underwater Temple Ruins … [Read more...] about Marine Archaeologists Dig Out Ruined Temple in Egypt’s Legendary Sunken City of Heracleion
In just a few decades, Dubai has gone from sleepy fishing village to glittering metropolis, complete with some of the largest shopping malls in the world and indoor ski slopes. The boom has been fuelled by oil, first discovered in the United Arab Emirates in the late 1950s. But now, the emirate's rulers are touting another dramatic transformation: From fossil fuel mecca to green-power paradise. Dubai says it is working toward covering 75 percent of its energy demand from clean sources by 2050. But the desert megacity doesn't just have to decarbonize its power and transport sector. Securing its water supply also consumes huge amounts of energy. Most of Dubai's water comes from the sea. Extracting the salt from seawater to make it potable is costly, energy intensive and currently reliant on fossil fuels. The UAE's climate change minister, Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, says Dubai is already moving in the right direction. Traditional dhows hark back to the days before oil fuelled Dubai's ascent … [Read more...] about Dubai: Can the city of black gold go green?