Daily Archives: 2017-04-11

Town councils’ lift performance: Ownself check (score) ownself?

After writing “Minister: 4 lift breakdowns per lift per year (score 2 out of 5) OK?” (Apr 10), I had a lingering naggy feeling that something wasn’t right . All town councils’ lift performance “green”? You see – the latest Town Council Management Report (TCMR) FY2015 had all the town councils scoring “green” for “lift performance”. So many breakdowns, increase lifts’ S & …

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Muhamad Ridhwan sets new record for being Singapore’s first-ever World Boxing Association champion

Muhamad Ridhwan became Singapore’s first-ever World Boxing Association (WBA) champion as he clinched the Asia Super Featherweight title at the Singapore Fighting Championships (SFC) 5: Combat Redefined event at the Singapore Foochow Association on Saturday (8 April). The three-time SEA Games bronze medalist defeated Indonesia’s top-ranked featherweight Waldo Sabu via a technical knockout (TKO) two and a half minutes into the second …

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Fed’s focus is now on growth, announces Yellen

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The US central bank’s target has shifted from a post-crisis exercise to maintaining a healthy and sustainable economic growth, said Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen last night in Michigan. Earlier jobs market figures showed that the unemployment rate dropped to a 10-year low of 4.5%, giving policymakers leeway to reduce the level of support that the …

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Babies born this year and last year to receive gifts from the government

The People’s Association (PA) has awarded the contract to Noel Gifts International to produce baby gift sets for parents with babies born last year and this year. Noel Gifts International was also the vendor for the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift for Singaporean babies born in 2015. In celebration of Singapore’s 50th year of independence two years ago, the Baby Jubilee …

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17-year-old boy fined $100 by LTA for underpayment of bus fare

Earlier this month, a post about a boy who was fined $100 by LTA for failing to pay the correct bus fare went viral on the Internet. Prakash Naidu wrote on his Facebook page about a 17-year-old boy who paid $1.00 for his bus fare instead of $1.10 by mistake. He then wrote that a Land Transport Authority (LTA) officer …

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Is a score of 2 out of 5 acceptable for a town council with an annual breakdown rate of four times per lift?

Irate residents query lift breakdowns I refer to the article “Irate residents query manufacturer about lift breakdowns” (Straits Times, Apr 9). It states that “Mrs Teo also said the performance of the lifts serving the three 40-storey Natura Loft blocks was unacceptable. With 5.2 breakdowns per lift per year, it fared worse than other estates in the GRC with similar …

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