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Daily Archives: 2018-02-06

Long distance relationships: their cost and ways to address it

by ValuePenguin Money can be a difficult topic for couples to discuss. It could get even harder in a long distance relationship. With the emotional strains of being far away, it could be difficult for couples to discuss other sensitive matters that can cause more tensions in their relationships. Maintaining a long distance relationship involves a lot of work and …

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Aviation trade body voices objection on passengers pre-funding Changi Airport Terminal 5

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its objection against any attempt by Singapore to charge travellers to help fund the construction of its new Changi Airport Terminal 5. The airline industry's most prominent trade body stressed that it is "strongly against any pre-financing of any infrastructure". IATA chief executive Alexandre de Juniac told a media roundtable as part of the …

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TOC asked to register with IMDA after removed as political association

The Online Citizen has been informed by the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) on Tuesday (6 Feb) that the website is required to be registered with it, pursuant to condition 4 of the Schedule to the Broadcasting (Class Licence) notification. Just before the notification by IMDA came, TOC was informed by the Registrar of Political Donations that it has …

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TOC removed as political association under Political Donations Act

The Online Citizen has been informed by the Registrar of Political Donations that it will be removed as a political association under the Political Donations Act with effect from Tuesday (6 Feb), this means that TOC will not need to declare its donations to the Prime Minister Office annually as it did for the past six years. NOTICE OF DE-GAZETTE …

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Security screenings at Newton station in Singapore’s largest emergency preparedness exercise in a MRT station till date

Commuters went through bag checks and security screenings at Newton station along DownTown Line (DTL) on Sunday (4 February)  in the largest emergency preparedness exercise at an MRT station here to date. The eight-hour drill  took place from 10 am to 6 pm, which was jointly conducted by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SBS Transit. Some 60 security personnel were involved …

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Three ways startups in Singapore should assess different financing options

by ValuePenguin Life of an entrepreneur is a constant struggle between bliss and misery. Sometimes, startup founders are exuberant about the latest milestones they achieved; in other times, they find themselves in a constant state of panic as they are trying to solve another problem that might just end their venture. One of the most difficult and painful problems to …

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Minister Masagos: Not feasible to build drains to accommodate every extreme rainfall event due to land take and higher costs

Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli stated that it is not feasible to be building drains to accommodate every extreme rainfall event as this would require massive land take and much higher costs. Speaking during Parliament on Monday (5 February), Mr Masagos responded to questions filed by five Members of Parliament amid heightened public concerns over the recent flash floods. …

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Lessons learned from the fall of bitcoin

by Property Soul Last Friday, the cryptocurrency market suffered an irrational sell-off. An estimated $115 billion worth of different digital coins were wiped off in a single day. What happened to bitcoin? In less than 13 hours, the price of bitcoin plunged 15 percent to USD7,700, before bouncing back to the USD9,000 level on Saturday. As I am writing this, …

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