Daily Archives: 2015-06-17

Businesses urged to embrace low carbon economy at EU Climate Diplomacy Day

Businesses in Singapore were encouraged to adopt sustainable low carbon practices on Wednesday evening at a session on climate change and the economy organised by the European Union and the missions of other EU member states such as France, the UK, Germany, Belgium and Romania. With COP21 – also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference – coming up at …

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Crew counselled, disciplined: McDonald’s

Fast-food restaurant, McDonald’s, has confirmed that an incident on 14 June at its Toa Payoh outlet did indeed occur. The Online Citizen (TOC) reported earlier on Wednesday that staff at the outlet had derided an old lady who had asked another patron to buy her a meal. The patron, Ms Si Ti, then took to social media to express her …

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Middle Ground aiming for the middle-age spread?

By Howard Lee Earlier this week, former news website Breakfast Network, which closed following the call to register by the Media Development Authority, experienced a revival – that is, if the closing and re-opening of a website can be called a “revival” without getting chuckles from old hands in the industry. The Middle Ground was quietly (re)launched on Monday, 15 …

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Civil servants to receive one-off bonus of $500 for SG50

The Public Service Division (PSD) announced on Wednesday that civil servants will receive a one-off bonus of S$500, as Singapore marks its Jubilee year. PSD added that the bonus will be received in the month of July. The full statement from PSD as follows: The Singapore economy grew by 2.6% on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2015, …

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Joseph Schooling donates $10k to charity on his birthday

Singapore’s swimming star Joseph Schooling donated S$10,000 to charity to mark his 20th birthday. A sum of S$5,000 will each go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and the Eurasian Association. “I’ve had some friends who weren’t as fortunate as me,” Schooling told media on his donation. “I know what having even 50 cents and a dollar, what difference it …

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Story behind stadium gate jams – SINGSOC over-catered on seats?

By Ariffin Sha As scenes of overcrowding outside the Sports Hub yesterday evening for the closing ceremony of the SEA Games went viral, questions need to be asked on whether the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) have done all it could to make it better, or did it instead compound the problem. Agitated ticket holders queuing to enter the …

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Move over, Minimum Wage; here’s Basic Income

You have heard of minimum wage, and all sorts of government subsidies, benefits, allowances, assistance, payments and the like. What if instead of all these sometimes very complicated and complex schemes, you had just one? Well, enter the Basic Income. It is actually not a new idea but has come more into the spotlight in recent times, particularly in Finland. …

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