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Daily Archives: 2011-06-27

Germany and Singapore embark on Human Rights Logo Initiative

Deborah Choo/ In an unprecendented effort to form and crystalize a unified symbol for human rights, Germany has launched a world wide competition on 3 May in Berlin. The competition is running from now until 31 July, after which the contest enters the next stage where the panel of juries will select 10 finalists. This selection begins on 6 August …

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NKF reserves can last forever?

Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to the reports “Charity sector to get public confidence boost” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 25)and “Donations to charities up 13% to S$776m in 2010” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 17). The latter states that: “... the sector remained dominated by charities earning less than S$250,000. They made up 42 per cent of the charity population last year, but …

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Our responsibility as citizens

by: Ghui/ The advent of the internet age has seen the prolific rise of websites such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. Their usage has been diverse, from virals promoting various products to broadcasting the latest breaking news. The impact of the internet in Singapore has most recently been seen in GE 2011. Videos of speeches were uploaded on YouTube, …

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Assessing a Nation’s True Competitiveness

Ultimately what any country should be worrying about is not comparisons but differentiation. In Singapore’s case, with its strategic imperative of focusing on developing both its service industries and very high-end manufacturing, its differentiator must be the one thing that makes any nation or organisation successful – the recruitment, nurturing and retention of great talent. Singapore by dint of history, …

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