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Daily Archives: 2015-12-28

Man arrested and to be charged for serial cat abuses at Yishun

Above shows one of the abused cats, Greyie, who was found badly injured at Northland Primary School. Greyie has survived and is recuperating at the vet but its hind legs are now paralysed. (Photo: Cat Welfare Society) In a joint news release on Monday, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced that a 40-year-old …

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Ruling does not address legality of Trademark Ban under International Law, says tobacco company

Philip Morris Asia Limited (PMAL), a Hong Kong based cigarette and tabacco company that is the parent of Philip Morris Australia, said today that an arbitral tribunal has declined jurisdiction to hear the merits of PMAL’s case against the Commonwealth of Australia under Australia’s 1993 Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) with Hong Kong. On 1 December 2011, the Tobacco Plain Packaging …

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Battling climate change through personal change

By George Jacobs The recent Paris climate change deal has been hailed as historic, but now that the hoopla has died down, many are wondering whether it will really lead to actions to slow global warming or whether the deal will only amount to more hot air. The top item on most governments’ climate change action menu seems to be …

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The astonishing Singapore stone

By E.S. Shankar Among the 10 artifacts listed as National Treasures  and displayed at the Singapore National Museum is the intriguing Singapore Stone with its links to the Sejarah Melayu. As with the successful effort to have the 1535 Sejarah Melayu or Malay Annals translated from Classical Malay in Jawi script to English, and the excavation of the Borobudur in Central …

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Tips for commodity traders to avoid facing default or paying penalty

By Dana Smith Commodity trading brokers understand the nature of each commodity and what it takes to trade them effectively. Deadlines must be met and each type of commodity is regulated in such a way as to maintain fair and equitable trading for every person involved in the market. Whether a person trades occasionally or has made it their life’s …

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