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Daily Archives: 2017-04-21

Why fix the practice of “choping” when it’s not broken?

by Liew Yeng Chee After reading many so-called points from the opponents of the "first come, first chope" system in the media, I still did not see any good argument to thrash the system. For that I have communicated with Dr William Wan( the General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement) who has expounded to do away with the de-facto choping system in the …

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Hit and run incident along Clemenceau Ave with a govt vehicle

Facebook user, Velen Chew posted a video on Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road Facebook page showing an accident that he had with a government vehicle, which he described as ‘Special Ops Command (SOC) Vehicle, Red truck’. The accident happened along Clemenceau Ave near Park Hotel Clarke Quay and UE Square on 18 April at 7:26pm. Chew wrote that he is …

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Man tackled down by police and auxiliary officers at Changi Airport

Police officers and auxiliary officers were forced to tackle down an individual at Changi Airport last night. An onlooker, Tan Ivy, shared videos of the incident that happened at around 12.45am. Initially, two police officers and two auxillary officers tried to get the individual to obey orders. The man became uncooperative and started to aggressively resist them. Soon after, there were …

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840 athletes from 34 sports selected to represent Singapore at the upcoming 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur

The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Selection Committee has selected 840 athletes from 34 sports to represent Singapore at the upcoming 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. However, SNOC stressed that this number will change and decrease during the entry-by-name deadline when all NSAs will decide on the actual athletes representing the specific events. "Where there are more athletes qualifying in the event or …

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NUS students’ time out with furry friends

Earlier this week on Monday, a group of friendly, high-spirited dogs paid a visit to NUS students, offering them a much-needed time-out from a busy week of studying and exam preparation, the National University of Singapore informed on NUSNEWS. Organised by animal welfare group, NUS PEACE (People Ending Animal Cruelty and Exploitation), in collaboration with non-profit therapy group, Therapy Dogs …

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Up to 8,000 new jobs and improved salaries in aviation industry

Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng said that up to 8,000 new jobs will be created or redesigned to enhance productivity by about 40 percent over the next eight years. Speaking at the 2017 Aviation Community Reception hosted by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on 20 April, Minister Ng assured industry workers that new roles …

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Three new cases of Zika reported, two from new cluster at Glasgow Road

National Environment Agency (NEA) reported two new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection from the Glasgow Road area, adding that both cases are from residents in the vicinity. This new cluster was notified on Thursday (20 April) and the agency has commenced vector control operations and outreach efforts in the cluster area. The first cluster at Simon Place, has been …

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Early train delays experienced on both NSL and EWL

North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) experienced disruption during the morning rush hour on Friday (21 April). Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced at 5.30 am that there was no train service between Yishun and Bishan due to a train fault, adding that free regular bus service was available between the two stations. An hour after its first tweet, …

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