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Daily Archives: 2016-11-01

Recognizing Singapore’s outstanding SPED teachers and schools, MOE awards

Three Special Education (SPED) teachers and four SPED schools have been recognised for their excellent contributions in the education of students with special needs. This eighth year presentation of Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) awards is stated in a joint press release by the MOE-NCSS on 31 October. SPED Teacher Award Three teachers …

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AHTC: Latest KMPG report found no duplicate or fictitious payments

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has just issued its statement on KPMG report that highlighted improper payments made by Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council (AHPETC) to individuals who were in conflict of interest. The report, entitled “Report on Improper Payments” pointed out that the direct owners of two companies, FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) and FM Solutions and Integrated Services (FMSI) were appointed as …

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NSS strongly propose the extension of nature reserve’s boundary to cover proposed Mandai eco-tourism hub

Nature Society Singapore (NSS) writes that it strongly propose extending the nature reserve's boundary to cover the project sites that is meant for the proposed Mandai eco-tourism hub. In a letter written to ST forum,  Dr Ho Hua Chew, vice-chairman of the NSS conservation committee writes, "As to Mandai Park Holdings' mitigation measures, we are not convinced that the impact on …

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GST vouchers of S$280m to be paid by Government in November

The Ministry for Finance (MOF) has announced that the Singapore government will be paying out a total of S$280 million to eligible recipients for the Goods and Services Tax Voucher (GSTV) in November. MOF states that eligible GSTV – Cash recipients will receive a one-off GSTV – Cash Special Payment of up to $200, on top of the regular GSTV …

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Rights groups ask Facebook to clarify the content removal policies

Most medias use social media to spread the news to their readers. However, many worried that some of these accounts are being censored like more than 70 rights groups who asked Facebook in 1 November to clarify its policies for removing contents, especially at the behest of governments, alleging the company has repeatedly censored postings that document human rights violations. The …

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Dengue cases dropped to 84 cases with 13 clusters of high risk

Dengue cases dropped as only 84 cases were diagnosed between 23 and 29 October according to the figures by the National Environment Agency (NEA). This weekly figure is 24 cases fewer than last week. As of 3 pm on 31 October, it said that another 13 cases were reported. The total people infected with dengue have reached 12,454 cases. This …

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China official PMIs rise to 51.2; US election in focus

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Chinese PMI rose to the highest level in two years Chinese manufacturing PMI data came out at 51.2, higher than market expectations of 50.4, marking the highest reading since July 2014. A favorable reading will probably set a positive tone for Asian opening. This reading indicates the economy has swung back into expansionary territory for …

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