eBay Cracks Down on Sneaker Counterfeits With “Authenticity Guarantee” Program

Sneakerheads worried about scammers or counterfeits can rest easy, eBay has just announced Authenticity Guarantee, a new program providing free professional authentication and secure delivery.
With the new program, each pair undergoes a multi-point inspection from a team of “qualified, professional authenticators” from Sneaker Con. This authentication team inspects both the shoes and box to verify their legitimacy and condition. The process includes checking the physical condition of every part of the sneaker, from its structure and materials to tags and logos.
Each pair that passes inspection receives an NFC (near-field communication) enabled tag that is securely attached to the sneaker. If you hold your phone near the tag, you’ll get a full authenticity report providing details of your shoes. The verification process will take place within two days of the shoes reaching Sneaker Con, and eBay will cover the cost of three-day shipping to you. If shoes fail inspection, they’ll be sent back to the seller.
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This program is currently only available for new condition Jordan and Yeezy branded sneakers that cost $200 or more, with plans to expand to all new and used collectible sneakers $100+ by early 2021. You’ll see an Authenticity Guarantee badge on any shoes that qualify for this service. The company’s crackdown on fraud is laudable,limited runs of sneakers can sell out in minutes, which has led to a huge market of knockoffs as sellers try to capitalize on the demand. Related Amazon Ups the Ante By Offering Extended Free Trials to Amazon Music and Kindle Unlimited Is HBO Max Worth It? Here's What to Know About the New Streaming Service Related All 173 of Taylor Swift's Songs, Ranked Why the Band's 'The Last Waltz' Is the Greatest Concert Movie of All Time
As the original sneaker marketplace eBay is uniquely positioned to launch this extensive program. It’s always been a trusted source for shoes, but eBay’s “Authenticity Guarantee” adds some extra peace of mind. If you want to make a return (each individual seller has the option to offer this or not), your shoes will be sent back through eBay’s authentication process to verify their condition.
Sneaker authentication is free for a limited time, but eBay’s commitment to this initiative signifies the online marketplace is taking a serious, long term approach to improving its sneaker offerings.
If you want to get your hands on a new pair of Yeezys or Jordans, but don’t want the risk of getting ripped off, check out eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. You’ll get exactly what you’re looking for without having to worry. Learn More About eBay’s Sneaker Authenticity Guarentee

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The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood. Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact. 45k Fresh HQ MIXED ComboList (Amazon,Ebay,Hotstar,Directv,Netflix,Steam,Origin,Crunch filter_list

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Race in Singapore: What topics are due for discussion, and how?, Politics News & Top Stories

Mr Zacharoy Dass has mixed feelings on Singapore’s CMIO – Chinese-Malay-Indian-Others – classification framework.
As the son of a Singaporean-Indian father and Singaporean-Chinese mother, who studied Chinese, he appreciates how it was easier to get a new Housing Board flat when he and his Singaporean-Chinese wife applied as a minority-race couple.
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Singapore merger blocked by Swiss-run activist fund

Swiss-run activist fund Quarz Capital successfully blocked a proposed merger that would have created Singapore's fifth-largest real estate investment trust.
The proposed tie-up between ESR-REIT and Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial REIT was rejected by Sabana's shareholders. The deal would have given the enlarged entity assets of about S$4.1 billion ($3 billion).
While ESR-REIT investors overwhelmingly voted for the merger, Sabana failed to get the 75% required support as just two-thirds of the votes were in favour, according to a statement from Sabana yesterday.
Quarz's success in blocking the tie-up is a rare win for activists funds in Singapore, which is Asia's largest REIT market, collectively worth more than $70 billion. Dominated by retail shareholders, investors are lured by REITs as they're mandated to pay 90% of rental income as dividends making them more attractive.
Sabana last traded Thursday at 36 cents in Singapore before being halted. The company has a market value of S$374 million ($281 million), compared with S$1.46 billion for ESR.

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Singapore Greenlights World’s First Sales of Lab-Grown Chicken

Save Image: Eat Just In what is slated to be a world-first approval, this week Singapore gave the greenlight to Eat Just to begin selling its lab-grown chicken meat in restaurants, with sales to regular consumers slated to follow later. Advertisement Unlike some of the company’s other plant-based products like Just Egg (which is based primarily on mung beans) or Just Mayo (which is based on yellow peas), or other plant-based meats like Impossible Burger , Eat Just’s lab-made chicken is derived from chicken cell-cultures grown in a bioreactor fed with various proteins, amino acids, sugars and minerals. While more than a dozen different companies are currently working on their own version of lab-grown meat, by getting approval from the Singapore Food Agency or SFA, Eat Just’s lab-made chicken—which will be produced under the company’s new GOOD Meat brand—is the first of its kind to get a commercial go ahead. Advertisement To create its lab-grown meat, Eat Just claims no chickens are killed to create the cell lines it used to create its lab-grown chicken meat, with the company instead relying on cells sourced from methods including biopsies on live chickens. Eat Just also claims that because its production methods are significantly cleaner than traditional poultry farms, the company says it doesn’t need to use antibiotics to make its lab-grown chicken. Additionally, before gaining approval from the Singapore government, Eat Just says it ran through 20 production runs of its chicken to prove the safety and consistency of its product.

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Clarification note sent to Singapore AG on Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition

Clarification note sent to Singapore AG on Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition 4 December 2020 08:41 pm - 4
While informing the Secretary Justice that the extradition request of Arjun Mahendran is still pending, Attorney General Dappula de Livera said a clarification note was provided to the Singapore Attorney General today over the extradition matter.
Coordination Officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayarante said the clarification note was sent following the discussions held with the Singapore Attorney General with regard to the extradition of Mahendran.
She said the Singapore Government was still considering the extradition request.
Arjuna Mahendran has been wanted to Sri Lanka in connection with the Central Bank bond scam.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs forwarded the extradition request on Arjuna Mahendran, to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore last year in September. ( Sheain Fernandopulle) 4

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3 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

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No new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection were reported.
MOH said the overall number of new infections in the community has remained low, with a total of four cases in the past week who are currently unlinked to previous cases. More details can be found in the health ministry’s daily situation report .
Seven more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing Singapore’s total recoveries to 58,152.
There are 28 cases still in hospital. Most of them are stable or improving, and no one is in the intensive care unit. Another 33 are being isolated and cared for at community facilities. Advertisement
As of Friday, Singapore has reported a total of 58,242 COVID-19 cases.
SINGAPORE TO CONTRIBUTE US$5 MILLION TO COVAX INITIATIVE
Singapore will contribute US$5 million to the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) initiative, said MOH and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) earlier on Friday.
This will help support 92 less wealthy countries get access to COVID-19 vaccines. Countries that will benefit from this initiative include Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. READ: Singapore to contribute US$5 million to COVAX initiative, which will help less wealthy countries get access to COVID-19 vaccines
The contribution is “part of our consistent support for vaccine multilateralism, and the fair and equitable access and allocation of vaccines”, said the ministries in the joint press statement.
“The successful development of safe and efficacious vaccines is a critical step towards overcoming the pandemic,” it added.
COVAX, a programme led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the GAVI vaccine group to pool funds from wealthier countries and non-profits to buy and distribute vaccines to dozens of poorer countries, has raised US$2 billion.

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DealClincher: eBay Bikes SuperBike special featuring Specialized, Cannondale, Giant and Bianchi

eBay Bikes - SuperBike special featuring Specialized, Cannondale, Giant and Bianchi Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:58 dealclincher
The winter months might seem like a strange time to pick up a bike bargain. But the madness of summer demand issues should be over and those that bought new bikes are often looking to sell their old bike.
Add to that the fact that we are just months away from the best weather for cycling and now is a great time to grab a deal.
We’ve been back on eBay, scouring the listings for the best second-hand bargains and this week, we’re focusing on the superbikes. S-Works Venge Di2 - £7,499
These days, you can’t even get an S-Works frame for under two grand and if you’ve got a fair amount of money to drop on a bike then the Venge is still one of the fastest race bikes on the market.
This one comes kitted out with a Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, deep Roval wheels and carbon Specialized finishing kit.
If you’re looking to take things at a more relaxed pace, or you just want something a bit comfier then this Synapse is perfect.
The carbon frame is designed to soak up road buzz while still being stiff and light.
Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 Disc groupset is the perfect choice for riding in grotty weather and the Cannondale Hollowgram carbon wheels mean that this bike will be perfectly capable of fast riding. Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 eTap - £3,850
Giant recently announced the 2021 TCR models and there seem to be a few good deals on the older models.
The TCR is an amazing bike for general riding, racing and sportives. It combines a lightweight frameset with great handling making it climb and descend beautifully.
This SL model features an integrated seatpost design for extra weight saving. You’ll just need to double-check your saddle height measurement.
There’s even a power meter included with the bike! Bianchi Oltre XR4 Di2 - £5,525
Ok, so at well-over six grand, this still isn’t a cheap bike, but for what it is, this is a very good price.
The Oltre XR4 is one of the nicest aero road bikes on the market and the pros on Jumbo Visma use it on the mountainous days of the Tour de France. In fact, this bike very nearly won the Tour this year. Poor old Roglic had to settle for ‘just’ winning the Vuelta.
You get the exceptional Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 groupset, Zipp 404 NSW clincher wheels, a carbon Fizik Antares R1 saddle, and Vision’s Metron integrated one-piece bar/stem.

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Grab-Singtel and Ant Group win digital bank licenses in Singapore

December 5, 2020 Grab-Singtel and Ant Group win digital bank licenses in Singapore
Singapore on Friday granted four firms, including Ant Group and Grab, licenses to run digital banks in the Southeast Asian country, in a move that would allow the tech giants to expand their financial services offerings, TechCrunch reports.
The nation’s central bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said it applied a “rigorous, merit-based process” to select a strong slate of digital banks. As these digital banks start their pilot operations, MAS said it will review whether more companies could be granted this license.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Walk of Lights launched at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore News & Top Stories

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SINGAPORE – Despite the colder weather in the next few weeks, Singapore is unlikely to have a white Christmas this year.
Still, it may be possible to find some festive cheer in the form of a series of light shows that will be held at Gardens By the Bay till Dec 27. CopyAMP code
Titled the “Walk of Lights”, the event was launched on Friday night (Dec 4) by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat with the push of a button lighting up a large multi-coloured Christmas tree made entirely of lights.
It is organised by Christmas Wonderland and will feature eight large light installations including the 17m tall Spalliera, a massive multi-coloured structure made by hand using white wood, that visitors can stand under.
This is the seventh edition of the yearly event, which will this year require bookings at specific time slots to control crowd sizes in keeping with Covid-19 safe management measures.
Still, despite the more muted atmosphere of this year’s end-of-year festivities, the organisers hope that the light shows will be able to bring people together.
Director of Blue Sky Events Sarah Martin said in her speech at the launch: “Light has been a source of inspiration and a powerful unifying symbol for hundreds of years.
“This year, we hope our Walk of Lights will uplift and bring communities together in a safe manner, and pay tribute to everyone’s resilience given the times.”
Pre-booking for the event is required and tickets can only be bought online.
Tickets cost $5 each, and the event is open from 6.30pm to 11pm every night with last admissions at 10.30pm. Mr Heng and his wife pose for a photo at the Walk of Lights. PHOTO: REUTERS Mr Heng takes a photo of an installation at Walk of Lights at Gardens by the Bay. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

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