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Daily Archives: 2016-11-17

NUS graduates take position as 15th most employable in the world

Global University Employability Ranking (GUER) 2016 report, published on 16 November 2016 by Times Higher Education (THE) states that graduates of the National University of Singapore (NUS), are positioned as 15th most employable in the world this year, stepping up two spots from last year, This was also shared by NUS on its Facebook post on 17 Nov. NUS is …

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CADPA: Singapore Government to reconsider its decision and commute the death sentence imposed on Chijioke

[Jakarta, 17 November 2016] – Coalition for the Abolition of the Death Penalty in ASEAN (CADPA) calls on the Singapore Government to reconsider its decision and commute the death sentence imposed on Chijioke Stephen Obioha (a Nigerian). Chijioke will be executed tomorrow on Friday, 18 November 2016. Currently, an urgent application is being heard in the Court of Appeal on …

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Singapore to expect thundery showers in November

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has announced that members of the public should expect higher rainfall in November. It said for the rest of November 2016, the wet weather experienced in the first fortnight of the month are expected to persist. Thundery showers, heavy at times, are forecast mostly in the afternoon and evening on six to eight days. In addition, widespread …

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UN Human Rights Office calls on Singapore to halt execution of Nigerian national

BANGKOK (17 November 2016) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on Singapore to urgently halt the scheduled execution of Nigerian national Chijioke Stephen Obioha, and urges the Government to immediately reinstate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. Chijioke Stephen Obioha, who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in April 2007, is due …

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Are our most expensive leaders in the world worth their pay?

World most expensive salaries for the world best government? Not according to the Global Prosperity Index. Singapore ranked just 19th in the overall index, Damningly, in the Governance sub-index we are ranked just 18th. So one may argue that liberal democracies change government so often, argumentative, noisy, even unstable to Singaporeans who are used to a one-party government but that …

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Legatum Prosperity Index: Erosion of Singapore’s advantages in some areas of prosperity, deserves attention

Commentary by Legatum Prosperity Index on Singapore The decade starting from 2007 has seen Singapore advancing in all aspects of social and economic life, consolidating its position as Asia’s prosperity champion. On the other hand, despite remaining the world’s safest and second healthiest place to live, Singapore’s lead in some areas, notably Business Environment and Social Capital, has been eroded compared …

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Active measures taken to educate public on how to react to wildlife

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC had asked the Minister for National Development, whether the Ministry will consider making it mandatory to educate prospective or current residents of ‘nature-inspired’ developments on the appropriate response to wildlife sighted in their areas and why members of the public should not feed wildlife. In his response, Minister …

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When the housing market collapses

By PropertySoul Remember the infamous Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that kick-started the last financial crisis? Last month hedge fund Bayview Financial bundled their junk securities into $118 million new bonds. Fitch Rating immediately stamped it with A- for investment grade. Didn’t they do the same for subprime mortgage bonds that were once top-rated AAA debts before the US housing …

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