Singapore

Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore

 But the real deal always seemed to be still years in the future.

Now, here in Singapore, you can in fact hop into a driverless taxi and go for a ride. And it's even free.

But hold your horses, it's still only a trial. It does, though, take things a wee bit further than what we've seen from the big car makersGoogle or ride-hailing giant Uber.

Singapore beat PNG to keep series alive

Singapore needed the win and coach Joanne Loo stuck to her guns, making few changes to her team for game two.

This proved to be the right decision as Singapore raced to a 25-14 lead at the break.

With the more experienced Japerth Tulapi rested, the shooting duties for PNG were given to Naomi Lankan and Naoley Manta, who struggled to get points on the board.

Singapore capitalised on weaknesses in PNG’s midcourt and turned this into points through shooters Lee Pei Shan and Maughan Mackenzie.

Pepes nudged out by Nth Ireland

They lost to a strong team,  Northern Ireland,  47-35 in Singapore late yesterday.

Kicking the match off to a great start, Pepes demonstrated a mix of swift passes and astounding team play in split seconds, propelling their score to a huge lead of 11-4 by the end of the first quarter.

Solid team play between Northern Ireland’s goal shooter Jenna Bowman and goal attack Sarah Montgomery helped escalate their count to 19-9 by the end of the second quarter.

Pepes to face Northern Ireland

Both teams are so far undefeated in the tournament.

Northern Ireland who are ranked 12th in the world have done it relatively easy with wins over Botswana, Singapore Invitational and Chinese Taipei.

The 16th placed Pepes on the other hand have also registered wins over the same teams but by closer margins.

The match will get underway at 5pm (7pm PNG time) at the OCBC Arena.

PNG Netball President, Julienne Leka Maliaki said she is confident the Pepes can cause an upset.

7 firms, 133 people named suspects in Indonesia forest fires

National Police spokesman Col. Suharsono said 27 more companies and 85 individuals are still under investigation by police task forces in six provinces in Sumatra and Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of Borneo.

President Joko Widodo has ordered law enforcement agencies to take "stern actions" include revoking their forest concessions and blacklisting those responsible for the fires.

PNG businesses grow in Singapore

The office of the Central Singapore District Mayor says their records have detailed information on all PNG businesses in their country.

“We have Central Singapore district, we have North East District, we have North West district, South East District and South West District. All these are looked after by mayors and from our records we have Papua New Guinean businesses detailed here,” the office says.

Among the businesses are some provincial governments who have business arrangements with some major business houses.