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Daily Archives: 2017-02-22

Contact Singapore to discontinue alliance with EDB and MOM starting from 1 April

The Economic Development Board (EDB) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will discontinue the Contact Singapore alliance starting from 1 April, according to emails sent to its subscribers on Tuesday (21 February) night. One of the aims of Contact Singapore is to help engaging overseas Singaporeans and global talent to work in Singapore. The email said that the Contact Singapore brand will remain …

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UN Human Rights Office concerned by Malaysia conviction over film screening

By UN Human Rights South East Asia BANGKOK – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned by a Malaysian court’s conviction of human rights activist Lena Hendry over a private screening of a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war, and the chilling effect on the exercise of freedom of expression and assembly. Hendry was found guilty …

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UK CAA enforced action against five major airlines for denying passengers compensation for delayed flights

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched enforcement action against five major airlines, including Singapore Airlines (SIA) for denying passengers the compensation they are legally entitled to, for delayed flights. The other airlines are American Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines. CAA stated that these airlines face enforcement action, after a CAA review found each of the airlines to be …

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River Valley childcare denies allegations of neglecting children

The preschool at River Valley denied online allegations that it had neglected children under its care and feeding them rotten fruits. Sam’s Early Learning Centre in Jalan Mutiara, off River Valley Road, sent a statement to the media on Wednesday (22 Feb), saying it believes the photos were posted by a disgruntled ex-employee who has returned to China. The center …

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Detention Katong: A musical to reflect and laugh off growing pains in school

“Detention Katong”, a star-studded musical performance by Dream Academy Productions which tells about a goody-two-shoes student who turns to petty offence to seek her single mother’s attention as part of a bigger story of how teenagers manage the hectic and rigid education system in Singapore, and learning how friends and enemies may not be who they seem to be. Into the …

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Collective “punishment” for water wastage?

by Teo Soh Lung The NewPaper today has two interesting articles. The first is “Managing water demand can help too” by Martin Stavenhagen, Joost Buurman & Cecilia Tortajada. I like the information on water consumption of the European Union, how they conserve water and how much an individual consumes each day. The average for them is “around 130 to below …

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Gan Kim Yong : CHAS renewal application to submit every two years so Government able to update latest information

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong said that households are requested to submit a renewal application form of Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) every two years so that the Government can verify and update their latest household information. This is his response to questions filed by NCMP Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong who asked the Minister for Health whether the CHAS …

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