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Daily Archives: 2016-08-04

79-year-old man succumbs to dengue fever after 5 days in hospital

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have been notified of the death of a 79-year-old dengue patient who was hospitalised at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MENH). On 30 July 2016, the man was admitted to MENH but his condition deteriorated and he subsequently passed away on 4 August 2016. The patient lived at Eastwood Drive …

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Social service officer charged for misappropriating S$343,480 funds

A social service officer, Chia Kwang Hwee, 33, was charged with 126 counts under the Penal Code, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefts) Act on Wednesday (3 August). Chia was a team leader and his job scope included assessing applications for financial assistance and putting them up to his …

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Grand Hyatt Singapore’s effort in reducing waste production in Singapore

Grand Hyatt Singapore implements organic food waste management system, reducing waste production of the hotel and converts the waste into useable fertiliser. The hotel received a grant of S$250,000 through the 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) Fund for the installation and implementation of the system. The grant is calculated based on key outcomes such as the actual quantity of waste reduced or recycled. The 3R …

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Review does not go far enough to improve returns for CPF members

By Chris Kuan So much time taken, so many experts internal and external consulted, a damp squib is the result when it comes to better returns for our retirement savings. I am talking about the long awaited CPF review. Me thinks the experts on the panel are too well paid and too connected to think outside the box or even …

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Oil price jumps, BOE in the spotlight

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets  US market rebounds as crude jumps 4% overnight US commercial crude inventories rose 1.41 million barrels over the past week, versus a forecasted 1.25 million barrel drop. The unexpected rise in the US DoE crude inventory last week didn’t hurt oil prices further. Crude oil Sep future price rebounded 4% overnight after testing a key …

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Six things you didn’t know about your 0% credit card installament plan

By SingSaver.com.sg Thanks to credit card instalment plans, it’s easy to afford big-ticket items in Singapore. But there’s a catch. We’ve all lied on the Internet by saying we’ve read the terms and conditions. Really, who can blame you? No one wants to read pages of dull legalese before using an app or signing in to a website. When it comes …

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Why smart Singaporeans fall for stupid scams

By SingSaver.com.sg Scams in Singapore have more than doubled in 2015. Why do the most educated Singaporeans still fall for them? Digital fraud is on the rise in Singapore. From sex-for-credit to the DHL scams, otherwise intelligent Singaporeans seem to be easy targets. What makes our well-educated, rational society vulnerable to these con men? The answer may lie in the fact …

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