Last week, Samsung introduced its latest Galaxy Tab S tablets line up which is already up for pre-orders in some regions across the globe.If you’re based in Hong Kong waiting for the new tablet, you be glad to find out it will hit retail in the region next week.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will be available in both WiFi and LTE configurations. The 9.7-inch WiFi variant is priced at HKD3,888 ($500), while the 8-inch model carries a slightly lower HKD3,088 ($400). The tablets will be available in both white and black color options, and will hit retail shelves in Hong Kong on August 4th. A gold color option for both tablets will also hit retail in mid-August.
SG: Employment grew moderately while unemployment crept up in the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary findings released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) today. In their report, Employment Situation, Second Quarter 2015, MOM says the overall seasonal unemployment rate grew slightly from 1.8% in March to 2.0% in June. For residents, rates increased from 2.5% to 2.8% while for citizens, they grew from 2.6% to 2.9%. Overall employment increased by 15,700 in the second quarter of 2015 after a drop of 6,100 in the previous quarter. This latest growth was boosted by the construction and services sectors. In June, there were 3,633,500 employed persons in Singapore, an increase of 2.7% from March. Looking over the past year, there was a 2.4% increase with employment growth moderating during this time.
Singapore is now home to an exclusive, multimillion-dollar gym specifically for C-Suite professionals and “the discerning individual” – which could very well include some of the city-state’s HR directors.Fitness First unveiled the new $9.5m club, called Gravity, last Wednesday. The 17,000 square foot centre will only offer 999 full memberships, and is set to be open for use in the second half of the year. A Fitness First spokesperson confirmed to HRD Singapore yesterday that HRDs could be among those requested to join the invitation-only health and fitness club.
The blue moon, which will not happen again until 2018, will illuminate the sky Friday.
(CNN)The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors. The ordinance, called the Right to Know law, will start to require retailers to give customers a handout, or display a sign in the store, telling them about federal guidelines on the amount of radiation that cell phones can emit and the instructions on safe phone use.