Daily Archives: 2016-09-21

Stop Haze and Save Lives

The following opinion piece was submitted by PM.Haze (People’s Movement to Stop Haze) / 人民抗烟霾行动. Earlier this year at a primary school, we asked students if they remembered the 2015 haze. A boy mustered up enough courage to say “my grandfather died”. Turns out the haze may be deadlier than we thought. A new study released on Monday estimated that …

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Victory parade for Singapore’s Paralympians on 24 September

Nine of the Paralympians arrived home on Wednesday (21 September) at around 5.45 am by Singapore Airline. There were around 200 people who welcomed the teamSG Track & Field Athletes Norsilawati Binte Sa’at, Muhammad Diroy, Equestrians Gemma Rose Foo, Laurentia Tan and Maximillian Tan, Sailors Jovin Tan and Yap Qian Yin, Swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh. TeamSG Boccia …

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AWARE on the elected presidency

The following letter is by AWARE on the elected presidency: We agree that the representation of diverse races in political leadership is important, and welcome the greater recognition that racism and prejudice are urgent and enduring problems that require proactive solutions. Members of minority groups need to see people like themselves being represented meaningfully in important public institutions. This applies …

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Four hotspots in South Kalimantan detected by satellite

TANJUNG, South Kalimantan—In order to fight and reduce land and forest fires, Indonesia continues to monitor  hot spots everyday, either via satellite or by patrols on the ground. On 19 September, Banjarmasin Tribune reported that one of the methods used to monitor by satellite is via data from Aqua Terra (MODIS). MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument …

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SPF issues warning on increase in online scams

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) issued a warning on its Facebook page on Tuesday (20 September) about an increase in the number of scam cases involving online transactions. The SPF said that in most cases, scammers posed as online sellers and would ask victims for advanced payments for products such as admission tickets to local attractions, concert tickets and the …

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Three new cases of Zika with no link to existing clusters

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has stated that as of 20 September, 3 pm, there were three new cases of Zika virus infection, bringing the total number to 383 cases. None of the new cases were linked to the existing clusters. Currently, there are nine active clusters of Zika virus infection: Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Paya Lebar Way/ Kallang Way/ …

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