Daily Archives: 2017-03-07

SSA unveils high performance plan to enhance Singapore’s long term swimming sustainability

SINGAPORE, 7 MARCH 2017 – Drawing inspiration and learnings from a tradition of sporting excellence, the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) today unveiled its high performance plan, charting the developmental pathway for swimming in Singapore. The National Sports Association that governs aquatic sports in Singapore states that the sport of swimming in Singapore has been growing from strength to strength over the …

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Ng Chee Meng: Taxi companies wish to introduce dynamic pricing for taxi fares

Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng has stated that several taxi companies have written to the Public Transport Council (PTC) expressing their wish to introduce dynamic pricing for taxi fares, for booked trips and added that the Council is currently discussing with the taxi companies for the details of their proposals. However, he said that in general, commuters who …

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HSA: ‘Anyang Herbal’ products contain very high levels banned substance and cause adverse reaction

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public not to purchase or consume ‘Anyang Herbal Blue’ and ‘Anyang Herbal Red’. Both products were marketed as weight loss products, and were sold online and through direct selling. Although labelled as containing ‘100 percent natural ingredients’, after testing it HSA found them to contain very high levels of a …

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MOM: Stop-work Order issued over Braddell Road flyover project due to safety lapses

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued a stop-work order (SWO) against Singapore firm Feng Ming Construction (FMC), the main contractor of the Braddell Road flyover project, after a random spot check on 23 February. The flyover project includes the construction of a single-lane flyover to directly connect vehicles turning right from Lorong 6 Toa Payoh with the Braddell underpass towards …

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District Judge: System may be at fault for allowing maids to perform medical work

District Judge Low Wee Ping said during a case of an Indonesian maid who was convicted of ill-treating her employer’s then-four-year-old son that “the system (may) be at fault for allowing maids to perform such (medical) work”. He said that the country employs maids too generally, saying, “(We) employ them as car washers, plumbers, house painters, medical caregivers when we shouldn’t be. And when …

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Things that MOS Chee Hong Tat got wrong about Parliamentary videos

On Monday, Minister of State for Ministry of Communication and Information, Chee Hong Tat stating that there is risk of MPs playing to the gallery in the presence of live cameras, which would affect the work of Parliament, in response to the question posed by Workers’ Party Member of Parliament, Mr Pritam Singh on live streaming of the Parliamentary sitting. Personally, …

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