Daily Archives: 2016-09-02

Happy Teachers’ Day! But why are the teachers leaving their jobs?

Today is Teachers day where teachers have a day off to celebrate the importance of the country's educators and to recognise their efforts to nurture the future generations. However, more and more teachers are turning to tuition centres as their choice of career. Why is that so? Is it because of the money? Just last year, Ministry of Education (MOE) …

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Mobile network to be shut down at four stations for CCL testing

Mobile networks for Circle Line (CCL) will be momentarily shut down for the investigation of the intermittent signalling issues that have plagued the line for the entire week. At around 6.45 pm, SMRT tweeted that it is holding tests. Therefore, commuters would not be able to access their mobile phones at four stations from 7 to 9 pm. The stations …

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Drone pracel delivery service to be tested in NUS campus

It was earlier reported in last February, that the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) trials in Singapore. The agreement is a collaboration between the two parties on the Skyways Experimentation Project, with a goal to develop an airborne infrastructure solution to …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” for an enchanting Christmas

The Dance Theatre will be celebrating this holiday season with the return of the quintessential Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, from 7 – 11 December at The Esplanade Theatre. First staged in 2011, The Nutcracker will bring audiences on a journey through the pre-WWI, turn of the century Shanghai. The ballet will feature favorite and familiar characters including Clara, the Snow …

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HOME issues statement on Zika virus and alarming number of construction site deaths in Singapore

The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) issued a statement on Zika virus infection that is happening in Singapore and construction site deaths. Recent news about the outbreak of the Zika virus and the death of yet another construction worker in a work-related accident points to poor living conditions and serious lapses affecting the safety of workers on construction sites. …

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Are local banks still well-capitalised?

By Chris Kuan Or corollary to this question, as a friend ask of DBS's new Perpetual notes issued this week "Given that DBS has Tier 1 capital of 14%, why would it want to issue this?" The short answer to the first question is yes they are still well capitalized but the long answer to the first question which also …

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Governments state number of Zika-infected citizens in Singapore

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in its press release on Wednesday (31 August) had announced that another 33 people were diagnosed with Zika virus infection as of today (31 August) making the total number of cases to 115. Following MOH's announcement, various governments have came out to state the numbers of their nationals who worked in Singapore and infected by …

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ICA arrested seven men for unlawful entry to Singapore

Seven men were arrested for illegal entry into Singapore by the Police Coast Guard yesterday. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Coast Guard took notice on five swimmers in the sea off Gedong, to the northwest of Singapore, very early in the morning on Wednesday, 31 August. Two men were first discovered swimming towards the Republic at the sea …

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