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Daily Archives: 2016-08-26

Why do mothers and pregnant women earn less than men?

In UK, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, women who are mothers, earn 33% less (per hour) after 12 years. This subject was touched upon by BBC Asian Network's Sheetal Parmar together with its Economics Editor, Kamal Ahmed. Mr Ahmed said in the discussion that at the start, there is already difference between the pay rate of men and women …

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Seven ways to waste money buying a HDTV in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg Unless you have an unlimited budget, here’s what you should avoid when you buy an HDTV in Singapore. Is the museum knocking at your door, asking for you to donate that TV set? Do your neighbours come over, peek at your TV, and ask if Nixon was the US President when you bought it? It’s time for a …

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PSI reading jumps to 215 at 2pm, netizens share their photos of the haze

According to the National Environment Agency, the Pollutant Standards Index PSI has reached 215 at 2.00 pm today (26 August). While the 1-hr PM2.5 Readings stated that the PSI in West area has reached 216, stepped into very unhealthy level. While the lowest in the East, has crossed into the unhealthy level and reached 137. According to the AQI (or …

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The calm before the storm

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets In Focus: Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech The spotlight will once again swivels towards the speech from Federal Reserve Chairperson,  Janet Yellen - at the Jackson Hole Symposium on Friday morning. This is the big event that the markets anticipated, and it has the potential to create waves within the calmness that has prevailed throughout this …

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WikiLeaks to release ‘significant’ Clinton campaign data prior to November election

The founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, stated on Wednesday (24 August) that Wikileaks is planning to release “significant” information connected with the campaign of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton. He said that it will be released before the coming 8 November election. He answered the question in an interview arranged by the satellite if the data could be …

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PSI level reaches unhealthy level of 165 on Friday

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has updated the score of Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) to be 128 at 11 am this morning (26 August). As for PM2.5 readings, the West and North shows high reading of 124 and 181 at the 11am reading. When the PSI has reached unhealthy level, elderly, pregnant women, and children are advised to minimise prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical …

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Man sentenced for 6 months imprisonment for smuggling puppies

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced on 24 August via a press release that a 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for illegally importing 3 puppies, a husky, a schnauzer and a chow chow, into Singapore and 3 months imprisonment for subjecting the puppies to unnecessary suffering or pain. The Singaporean man, Loh Chee Chiang, was going to …

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Six Indonesian provinces declare state of emergency for forest and bush fires

JAKARTA - Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Data, Information, and Public Relations BNPB (National Board for Disaster Management) said six of Indonesian provinces have declared state of emergency for their forest and bush fires. These provinces are, South Sumatera, Jambi, Riau, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan. "The declaration of emergency status would give BNPB and its regional units …

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Minister of Manpower: 48 lives lost so far, due to work accidents in 2016

Minister for Manpower, Lim Swee Say said the workplace fatality rate went up this year as 48 people lost their lives so far during the year of 2016. He made the comment during the National Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Conference 2016 held at Suntec City Convention Centre. Mr Lim stated that in 2004, the workplace fatality rate was 4.9 per …

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