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Daily Archives: 2017-04-19

Singaporean abolitionist groups call for halt to execution scheduled for 21 April

We Believe in Second Chances and the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign has just released a joint statement  on the scheduled execution of Jeffrey Marquez Abineno (previously known as Jeefrey bin Jamil) for this Friday 21 April. Both groups noted that it is of particular concern that Mr Marquez's family was informed of the execution on Monday, the same day his lawyer received …

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Singapore to take on Argentina at National Stadium to mark 125-year anniversary

The Singapore Lions will take on the world number two ranked team, Argentina, in a historic match at the National Stadium on Tuesday, 13th June 2017. The fixture has been scheduled to mark the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) 125-year anniversary, and will see Argentina field a full strength team, set to include their talismanic forward Lionel Messi and star players …

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New phishing attack almost impossible to detect on Chrome, Firefox and Opera

A Chinese infosec researcher, Xudong Zheng, has discovered a new phishing attack that is ‘almost impossible to detect’, which could deceive even the most careful users on the Internet. He wrote on his blog that Punycode makes it possible to register domains with foreign characters. It works by converting individual domain label to an alternative format using only ASCII characters. …

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Five promo codes for local Singaporean brands

by SingSaver  There’s a special sense of pride when you come across something unique with a “Made in Singapore” label. The affordable — or free! — shipping rates certainly help, and you can get a good deal with the right credit card for shopping. We hunt down the local Singaporean brands that carry merchandise worth your hard-earned cash, and with promo …

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What no Singaporean tells you about blogging for money

by SingSaver For some Singaporeans, blogging can be a good source of side income. But it’s not as simple as writing and posting pictures. There’s a rumour going around that blogging is easy money. With famous bloggers like Lady Iron Chef and Xiaxue supposedly making thousands of dollars per post, you might think it’s your golden ticket. While blogging can be …

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State-assisted funeral held for Mr Othman Wok

Mr Othman Wok, one of Singapore's first-generation leaders, was laid to rest on Tuesday (18 April) afternoon. The body of Mr Othman left his family home at about 11.55am on Tuesday. He passed away on Monday (17 April) at Singapore General Hospital at the age of 92. The casket was moved to the Sultan Mosque at North Bridge Road for the funeral prayer. …

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Chee Soon Juan: Does Iswaran know what he is doing with Orchard Road?

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan questioned Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran's proposal to remake Orchard Road. Dr Chee asked if Mr Iswaran remembered if Pedestrian Night at Orchard Road was not impactful on sales for retailers there. "Has he forgotten Pedestrian Night where the entire Road was closed to traffic one Saturday night a …

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Sterling soars as UK calls for snap election

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Volatility in the forex market surged yesterday evening after UK Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly announced plans to call for a snap election on 8 June. The move is expected to strengthen the government’s mandate heading into Brexit talks, and catalysed a strong rally in British Pound. GBP/USD soared over 270 pips, or 2.2% last …

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