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Daily Archives: 2016-07-25

SCDF alerts public on unauthorized business and impersonation of officers

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has issues an alert to inform members of the public about a company which had sent people that were impersonating SCDF's officers and forcing people to purchase their products, fire insurance or join in the fire safety talks and training seminars. The company claimed that they were endorsed by the SCDF. The sales personnel presented …

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Registration for E-bikes to be required by LTA to better enforce against illegal modification

In a letter submitted to the ST forum on Monday (July 25), Land Transport Authority (LTA) will require the registration of power-assisted bicycles/ e-bikes for more effective enforcement against illegal modification. Ms Helen Lim,  Group Director of LTA's Corporate Communications Group wrote the letter in response to another letter in the ST forum by Mr Anthony Dass. Mr Dass has suggested that …

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2 bomb threats shocked Central Sulawesi a day after Santoso’s burial

Two bomb threats in Kawua and Ampana shocked Central Sulawesi residents on Sunday (July 24), a day after the burial of terrorist group leader of East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) Santoso, aka Abu Wardah, Jakarta Post reported. The first bomb threat occurred in the morning in front of the Advent Church in Jalan Trans Sulawesi, Kawua subdistrict, Poso City, while the …

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MCI Yaacob Ibrahim: Pokémon Go will be monitored by the government

Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said on Sunday (July 24) that the government will monitor popular mobile app game, "Pokémon Go" and study how it is being played and its impact on society. The minister was answering questions to the media, about any guidelines for the game at the National Deaf Games at the Singapore Badminton Hall. This …

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China just completed the world’s largest amphibious aircraft

BEIJING - China has just completed production of its first amphibious aircraft, which is designed to enhance the country's capabilities in maritime rescues and fighting forest fires, state media said. The massive seaplane AG600 rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday (July 23), is part of China's efforts in minimizing its dependence on foreign …

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Russia will still participate in Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will delegate power to individual sports' governing bodies to decide if Russian athletes are clean and should be allowed to take part in the respective 2016 Olympics events. The decision follows a report commissioned by Richard McLaren which said Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme from 2011 to 2015. Russian athletes who want to take part in the …

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Lawrence Wong : “Changes to Town Council Act by end of the year”

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Sunday (July 24) that changes to the law on Town Councils Act to ensure public funds are managed properly can be expected by the end of the year. The changes will, among other things, ensure that town councils have a "proper governance structure," he told reporters after a ministerial visit to Kebun Baru …

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Massive jam on KJE caused by fatal accident between a car and a motorcycle

A fatal accident between a car and a motorcycle occured on Kranji Expressway (KJE), in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) after the Brickland Road exit, during morning rush hour on July 25. At 4.58 this morning, LTA tweeted about the accident and advised motorists to avoid lane 1 and 2 on the expressway. Accident on KJE (towards …

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Tips for parents to keep your baby safe in your home

It’s a good idea to begin baby-proofing the home before your precious baby starts to be mobile. After all, time flies, and once your baby becomes a walking, climbing, little tot, you’ll be so caught up in every moment that you may not have time. A recent study was done in Europe to determine where children were injured the most …

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