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Daily Archives: 2016-07-28

Increasing number of unemployment & layoffs in Q2

In the newly released statistics of advanced labor market for the second quarter of 2016, it can be seen that unemployment among Singaporeans (and permanent residents) has increased compared to the first quarter of this year. Ministry of Manpower (MOM), which released the statistics on Thursday (28 July 2016), said the unemployment rate among Singaporeans rose to 3.1 per cent, …

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SPF presents Public Spiritedness Awards to vigilant moneychangers

Singapore Police Force (SPF) awards vigilant staff from Samlit Moneychanger Pte Ltd for their assistance and timely interception in foiling two separate cases of scam related remittance. In an award ceremony held earlier today (July 28) at the Police Cantonment Complex, Mr Malik Sameer, Ms Li Chunyan and Ms Novianti Goh from Samlit Moneychanger Pte Ltd were awarded Public Spiritedness Awards …

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Surgeon at Raffles Hospital convicted of “professional misconduct”

A doctor at Raffles Hospital has been convicted of professional misconduct and suspended for six months. He was convicted in High Court yesterday (27 July) for failure to comply with the "applicable standard of conduct" in the management of a patient. The patient, Mr Fan Mao Bing, a Chinese national - was brought to Dr Wong Him Choon on 3 September …

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What Carrie Bradshaw taught Singaporean girls about money

By SingSaver.com.sg The good, the bad, and the utterly ridiculous things Singaporean girls picked up from Sex and the City’s leading lady. Carrie Bradshaw is the ultimate single girl. For better or for worse, she has been a major influence on the way we dress, how we think about life and love, and even our choice of cocktail since 1998. But make …

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Facebook open-sourcing the specs for its Surround 360 Camera

Keeping its promise made in April 2016, Facebook announced on Wednesday (27 July) that it is open-sourcing the specs for Surround 360, its 17-camera array designed to capture video in 360 degrees. It wrote, "We believe making the camera design and stitching code freely available on GitHub will accelerate the growth of the 3D-360 ecosystem — developers will be able to leverage …

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Fire broke out at 27 Boat Quay, Penny Black bar

Fire broke out at about 10 am this morning at a bar, Penny Black which is located at 27 Boat Quay. The Singapore Civil Defence Force had earlier posted on its Facebook page about the incident, saying that one staff suffered a minor burn injury. However, the staff refused to be taken to the hospital. The SCDF said that the …

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Indonesian Cabinet reshuffles to strengthen country’s economy

Indonesia - President Joko Widodo has named a new Cabinet, aiming to strengthen Indonesia's economy in order to address global economic challenges. Speaking at a press conference at the State Palace on Wednesday, President Jokowi pointed out challenges such as poverty, economic inequality and regional quality, stressing that measures to address these issues needed to be stepped up. Only fast actions …

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