Daily Archives: 2018-03-21

Five healthy financial habits for young professionals

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 important to know how much you can afford to spend on each of your expenses. Creating a …

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Self-driving car kills woman as PM Lee exhorts driverless technology

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 time of the accident, the driver-less car which was under testing, did have an emergency backup driver …

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Nine in 10 Singaporeans interested in biometrics for authentication and payments

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 fact, more than half of the respondents have already used at least one form of biometric authentication …

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Tokyo overtakes Bangkok as top destination for Singaporean travellers

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 are hoping to travel to for Easter. KAYAK’s analysis has revealed that Tokyo, Seoul and Bangkok remain …

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Parliamentary questions for 21 March 2018

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 time: Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill [Bill No. 11/2018] – (Minister for Home Affairs) – …

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MOE: Refinements to Primary One Registration Exercise

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 the vacancies at a school during a particular registration phase and the home-school distance category, the remaining …

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Jail for three men for causing commotion during Thaipusam in 2015

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 by unlawful acts of defiance and abuse when maintaining public order. Gunasegaran Rajendran, 36, and Jaya Kumar …

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URA: Sale of private homes fell 61.5% in Feb on year-on-year comparison

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 from the 979 units sold in February last year, including ECs, 469 private homes changed hands last …

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