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Daily Archives: 2016-09-04

SCDF deployed in response to gas leak at 3 Jalan Samulun

Singapore Civil Defence Force(SCDF) had earlier announced on its Facebook page that it was called for assistance to a gas leak incident at 9.20 am today (4 September). It deployed 3 fire engines, 4 Hazardous Materials (HazMat) appliances, 3 ambulances, and 2 support vehicles. SCDF had traced the leak to a one-tonne cylinder of chlorine housed within an indoor storage …

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TWC2 : Foreign workers need better housing conditions

Local Non-Government Organisation, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) has written an article to highlight the issue of poor housing conditions for the foreign workers in light of the numbers of workers mentioned as confirmed cases of Zika infection at Sims Drive. One of the most striking facts coming out of the currently ongoing Zika virus outbreak in Singapore is that …

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NUS #11 among Asia’s most innovative universities

In its press release on 31 August, the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced that NUS had been placed 11th in the inaugural Reuters Top 75 – the Asia’s Most Innovative Universities ranking. Outside of Northeast Asia on the list, NUS is the highest ranked educational institution and is also the only Singapore university to be placed among the list’s …

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EU Lawmakers is trying (again) to make Google Pay for Google News

The European Commission (EU) is proposing a law that would let news publishers across the EU charge companies like Google for reproducing parts of their articles. Fortune News reported on 31 August, that a similar idea failed when it was tried in Germany and Spain, but now the German digital commissioner, Günther Oettinger, is going to include it in his …

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