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Daily Archives: 2016-12-27

Certis Cisco launches recruitment drive for auxilary officers in Taiwan

Local security company, Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd is seeking to employ potential auxiliary officers from Taiwan as an effort to booster the numbers of officers to support the understaffed Singapore Police Force. According to the advertisement that was published on various recruitment websites, the recruitment drive is seeking to hire 30-50 potential auxiliary officers. It has also been reported by Taiwanese media …

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PSA Marine worker found dead near Riau island

A Singaporean man who was reported to be missing after falling during his working hours on Friday at Banyan Basin, off Jurong Island, near the Riau Island was found on Friday (23 December) and confirmed to be an employee of PSA Marine. The body of the man was found by local fishermen. He was wearing black trousers and a white shirt …

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Startup invents biodegradable material to replace plastic bags

Have you ever seen a bag made of a fabric-like material that’s though enough to carry your purchase like a plastic bag? Well, a startup in Indonesia has created a completely biodegradable non-toxic bag, so non-toxic that you can drink it. Al Jazeera posted on its Facebook a video showing the product. The video shows the bag is not easily …

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MOE: PSLE T-score will no longer be used to reflect student performance

From 2021 onward, PSLE will be scored with wider bands and the scores will reflect the student’s individual performance and not his performance relative to his peers, the Ministry of Education (MOE) informed in its website. Wider Scoring Bands The current T-score system grades students very finely. MOE states that It is unnecessary at this young age to make such …

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How to survive on a budget while learning a new skill

By SingSaver.com.sg Re-skilling lets you develop knowledge and experience for higher-paying jobs, but you need to sacrifice time and money in the meantime. Singapore has seen a surge in the number of disruptive business models, from ride-sharing apps like Uber to do-it-yourself property sites like Oh My Home. While this is all well and good for the consumer, this has resulted …

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105,500 households applied for EASE programme to enhance home safety

Housing & Development Board (HDB) has announced that close to 105,500 households have applied for a Enhancement for Active Seniors Programme (EASE) to enhance home safety, such as grab bars, slip-resistant floor tiles in toilets and wheelchair ramps, for the elderly since it was launched in 2012. HDB stated that out of this number, total of 42,200 households signed up …

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Three Singaporeans and one PR, victims in fatal accident in Johor

A bus fell off into a six-metre-deep ravine at KM137 of the North-South Expressway near Muar in Johor, Malaysia, which claimed 14 lives, three of which are female Singaporeans and one female Singapore permanent resident, and left 16 people injured, six of which, five men and one woman, are Singaporeans on Saturday (24 December) at around 4am . The incident …

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407,400 Singaporeans/PRs earn less than $1,200 after CPF deduction?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “A year of disruption: From jobs to gigs” (Straits Times, Dec 27). It states that “Disruptive trends hit the labour market hard this year, which saw the rise of what some have called the “gig economy” – where conventional, stable jobs are replaced by freelance, “on-demand” gigs. Gigs used to be done …

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