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Daily Archives: 2017-12-04

NEA: Food waste accounts for half of waste disposed by Singapore households

National Environment Agency (NEA) has found that food waste accounted for about half of the waste disposed of by each Singapore household a day. This was discovered through its household waste study and NEA noted, "Of this, more than half of the food waste could have been prevented through actions such as not over-ordering, over-buying or over-cooking," The study said that …

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Media corporates want Singapore to block streams of illegal content from entering the country

Entertainment titans such as Walt Disney, HBO, the National Basketball Association and the English Premier League has called Singapore a haven for pirating copyrighted programming. Coalition Against Piracy stated that the viewers in the country buy legitimate set-top boxes that also allow unauthorised streaming of thousands of movies, TV shows and live sporting events. It has asked that the Singapore government to …

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Frontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights defender Jolovan Wham

A statement issued by Frontline Defender, an international NGO based in and founded in Dublin with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs), people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR).  On 29 November 2017, Jolovan Wham was charged for seven offences by the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore in …

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MARUAH condemns the arrest and prosecution of Jolovan Wham

Local human rights group, MARUAH has issued a statement against the prosecution of Singapore's well-known activist, Jolovan Wham over organising of civil gatherings, stating that Singapore's consitution guarantees citizens of Singapore the right to freedom to of speech and expression and the right to assembly peaceably. The authorities have filed seven charges against Wham on 29 Nov. Three counts of …

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British Council supports the reform of English teaching and assessment in Asia Pacific

British Council, the global leading expert in English language teaching and assessment, and China's National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) jointly hosted the 5th New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Shanghai from 2 to 3 December. The conference explored the interactions between English teaching, learning and assessment to accelerate the progress of English language assessment in the APAC region. The New Directions in English …

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MOF seeks public feedback on Budget 2018

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced that it is seeking views and suggestions from Singaporeans in preparation for Budget 2018. MOF in its open call, states that individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on issues such as how Singapore businesses can compete, how Singaporeans can seize new opportunities, how they can care for and support one …

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Singapore band No Duff releases music video for debut single “Exile”

Spirited new Singaporean indie rock band No Duff releases their music video for debut single “Exile” on 1 December, on the band’s YouTube channel. “Exile” is available on all digital music platforms - Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. The track presents the band’s signature modern rock style with its complex drum lines and distinctively melodic guitar riffs. The melancholic lyrics …

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Electric car-sharing initiative to be rolled out in 12 December

BlueSG car sharing service has announced that it will officially launched an estimate of 30 stations and 80 Bluecars on 12 December. BlueSG, a subsidiary of French transportation company, the Bolloré Group, said on Monday (4 December) that there will be two subscription plans, a premium yearly membership plan priced at $15 per month; and a weekly membership plan which does …

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