Daily Archives: 2015-07-16

Scientists discover potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Anti-malaria drugs could potentially be used to treat Parkinson’s disease, a team of scientists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States said on Thursday. The discovery came from a multi-year research partnership between Professor Kwang-Soo Kim from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States and Associate Professor Yoon …

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Election Department: Nonanswer of when EBRC was actually formed

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in the parliament on 13 July that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee had already been formed two months ago after Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Yee Jenn Jong asked who are the committee members of EBRC, when its report is expected to be published, and how much time will elapse between the report’s publication and the …

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Contracts worth $20.7m awarded by NParks without competition: AGO

The Auditor-General, in his report to the president released on Wednesday, has found some serious irregularities with regard to the National Parks Board’s management of the Gardens by the Bay project. The NParks was found to have failed to obtain approval and laxity over contract variations and payments in managing the development of the Gardens. The Gardens by the Bay …

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On compassionate grounds

We were wondering where the meeting point was, for the cardboard collectors in Chinatown. He was sitting there at the end of a row of tables at a nearby coffeeshop. So, we approached him, to ask him if he knew where we could find the collection point for the cardboard collectors. Mr Lim (not his real name) is 63-years old. …

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Politicising the AHPETC saga, and why ST got it wrong

By Howard Lee At some point, we would expect the AHPETC town management saga to be trotted out for a political showing, if not a showdown, as we round the corner for the next General Election. But few might expect the first volley to be fired before nomination day has been announced, and by no less than Singapore’s leading national …

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Singapore Election: Just 23.8 percent of votes needed to form government

In a recent event, “SG50+ Conference” held on 2 July , Dr Fareed Zakaria asked Prime Minister of Singapore and Secretary General of People’s Action Party (PAP), Lee Hsien Loong on how a political party that win 60 percent of the vote could get 80 out of 87 seats and whether this is going to change. PM Lee’s reply was, “That …

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FIFA scrutinises S’pore Govt’s interference in football association

In a report by Yahoo Singapore on Thursday, the world football governing body, FIFA, is scrutinising the Singapore Government’s direct involvement with the affairs of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS). According to Yahoo, “a FIFA spokesperson said the organisation wants to end third-party influence in the FAS, even if that third party is a government ministry.” Yahoo said, “FIFA …

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More rats in your area? Could be NEA’s fault

The Auditor General’s Report, released on Wednesday, has found failures in the National Environment Agency’s management of its rodent surveillance and control programme. The rat problem in Singapore has been in the news the past two years or so, and experts have warned of a serious outbreak if the problem is not nipped in the bud. In 2014, for example, …

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