Monthly Archives: July 2016

Naming and shaming hurts “them” more than financial penalties

Below is a letter submitted to TOC for publication, it was originally said to have been sent to ST Forum Editor Liaw Wy-Cin, which was rejected or censored as the letter writer puts it. By David L K See “The PAP Govt may fool SOME People SOME of the time, but definitely NOT ALL The People ALL The Time” I …

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BOJ in the spotlight, Gold and silver rally

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets BOJ poised to ease today The last piece of the puzzle of this month will finally be put in place as the BOJ will announce its monetary policy today. Previously, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the government’s additional stimulus package amounts to a total of 28 trillion yen, and the market is positioned …

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Indonesia executes 4 drug convicts via firing squad on Friday

CILACAP, INDONESIA – Indonesia executed four drug convicts by firing squad on Friday, July 29, moments after midnight. According to the Attorney General for General Crimes Noor Rachmat, of the 14 death row convicts who were to be executed, only 4 pushed through: Indonesian Freddy Budiman and three Nigerians,  Seck Osmane, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike Eleweke and Michael Titus Igweh. The …

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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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