Daily Archives: 2018-03-21

    Readers question Straits Times on article stating e-cigarettes creates more smokers than helping them quit
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In the Straits Times report dated 19 March, it is stated that a recently released study funded by the National Health Institutes of the United States found that e-cigarettes do far more harm than good. The study, led by Associate Professor Samir Soneji Read More

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    ST now offers SkillsFuture approved English course amid decline in advertising revenue
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    The Straits Times (ST) announced today (21 Mar) that the public can now use their SkillsFuture credits to take up ST’s “English Masterclass” course, designed to help people improve their writing. It has been approved by SkillsFuture Singapore. “Those eager to write better Read More

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    Five healthy financial habits for young professionals
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin Just like diet and exercise, we all have different financial habits. As you begin your career it is important to develop good financial discipline. These practices can help you save and earn money throughout your life. Develop a Personal Budget It is Read More

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    Self-driving car kills woman as PM Lee exhorts driverless technology
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    New York Times reported that an autonomous car operated by Uber struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday night (18 March). It is believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with a self-driving car. At the Read More

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    Nine in 10 Singaporeans interested in biometrics for authentication and payments
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Singaporeans are interested in using biometric methods to verify identity (97 per cent) and make payments (96 per cent), recognising that biometrics are faster, easier and more secure than traditional passwords, according to a recent Visa survey on biometric authentication for payments. In Read More

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    Tokyo overtakes Bangkok as top destination for Singaporean travellers
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    With the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday break now behind us, Singaporean holidaymakers are now firmly focused on planning for the upcoming Easter holiday break. KAYAK (KAYAK.sg), a travel search engine, analyzed millions of searches on its site to better understand where Singaporeans Read More

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    Parliamentary questions for 21 March 2018
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 for the 71st session of the 13th Parliament. *2 oral questions and 1 written question had been scheduled to be asked. 2 Government Bills will be read for the 2nd Read More

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    MOE: Refinements to Primary One Registration Exercise
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will be introducing two administrative refinements to the Primary One (P1) registration exercise, which will take effect from the 2018 registration exercise. Under the existing P1 registration framework, if the number of applications exceeds Read More

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    Jail for three men for causing commotion during Thaipusam in 2015
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    District Judge Kessler Soh fined three men, and one of them was also sentenced to jail, for causing a commotion during the Thaipusam procession in 2015 and clashed with police officers. DJ Soh stressed that it was critical that the police’s authority is not undermined Read More

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    URA: Sale of private homes fell 61.5% in Feb on year-on-year comparison
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has announced on Thursday (15 March) that developers sold 377 private homes, excluding executive condominiums (ECs), last month, falling 28 per cent from the 524 units sold in January. It also said that year-on-year, sales declined 61.5 per cent Read More

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