Daily Archives: 2017-03-07

SSA unveils high performance plan to enhance Singapore’s long term swimming sustainability
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Water price debate: Long run marginal cost way of determining water price seriously flawed
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Colin I refer to the 4 Mar 2017 Online Citizen letter “More on justifications for water price increase”. Bullshit 1: Can’t refute, so call it irrelevant Prof Ng could give no reply to the fact that more than half of the water Read More

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Lim Swee Say: More support for Attach and Train Initiative, Mid-level PCP & mature PMETs
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Government’s Attach and Train Initiative will serve participants with a training allowance of 50-70 percent of their salaries, with a maximum of S$4,000 a month. For mid-level PCP openings, the government would raise the salary support caps, and it will also help Read More

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Ng Chee Meng: Taxi companies wish to introduce dynamic pricing for taxi fares
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Online petition for harder punishment against sexual predator, reaches more than 20,000 signatures in a day and half
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

An online petition seeking to redress the sentence of an American, Joshua Robinson for his sex crimes against minors, was initiated made by a member of public, Sarah Woon on 5 March. Robinson was sentenced last Thursday to four years’ jail for sexually Read More

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HSA: ‘Anyang Herbal’ products contain very high levels banned substance and cause adverse reaction
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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MOM: Stop-work Order issued over Braddell Road flyover project due to safety lapses
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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District Judge: System may be at fault for allowing maids to perform medical work
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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, Read More

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Bencoolen MRT station flooded as water pipe burst, sending water cascading down to platform area
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Bencoolen MRT station was flooded as a water pipe had burst at the pipe’s elbow location in what appeared to be a pump room, sending water cascading down to the platform area on Friday (3 March). According to The Straits Times, the Bencoolen MRT Read More

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Things that MOS Chee Hong Tat got wrong about Parliamentary videos
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

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 Read More

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