Daily Archives: 2018-07-09

HDB to look into floating solar panel in the open sea

Housing and Development Board (HDB) is looking into setting up floating solar panels in the open sea to accelerate the adoption of solar energy in the Republic. The board announced on Sunday (8 July) that  it will start a research collaboration with landscaping firm, ISO Landscape to begin research to test its modular system, a support structure that can hold solar …

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Two Sri Lankan men sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for possessing fraudulent UK passports

Two Sri Lankan men, Nagamany Kangatharan, aged 46 and Kandasamy Niththiyananthan, aged 27, were convicted and sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for possessing fraudulent United Kingdom (UK) passports on Thursday (5 July). Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) stated in a press release that the men were arrested by its officers at the transit area of Changi Airport Terminal 3 in June …

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To be struck by lightning is no joke, but have you asked for it?

by Augustine Low You are familiar by now with the logo or symbol of the People’s Action Party. The PAP logo is known as the “Flash and Circle,” symbolised by a lightning bolt surrounded by a circle. Unknown to many, the earliest and most well-known such symbol was adopted by the British Union of Fascists (BUF), a right-wing British political …

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DBS adds to 50th anniversary gifts; offers free WIFI on selected buses

To commemorate and celebrate its 50th anniversary, commuters on DBS-branded SBS Transit buses will get to enjoy free WIFI from now till mid-September. The free WIFI will be available on 16 DBS-branded buses that ply commercial and central business districts and also all major heartland neighbourhoods. The pan-island and heartland routes were picked by popularity and the availability of WIFI-enabled buses. Karen …

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Vivian says M’sia benefitted from buying treated water at 21% of cost but why SG consumers charged at least 672%?

In Parliament today (9 Jul), Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said he expects Malaysia to fully honour the terms of the 1962 Water Agreement, including the price of water, signed between Singapore and Malaysia. “The 1962 Water Agreement was guaranteed by both Singapore and Malaysia in the 1965 Separation Agreement, which in turn was registered with the United Nations,” he said. …

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Mastercard partners with Singapore Police Force to implement new fraud-fighting device that tackles card crime

To combat fraud, Mastercard today announced its partnership with the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force to implement the Mastercard Forensic Reader (MFR) – the world’s first device to help law enforcement agencies detect payment card fraud with greater speed, accuracy and efficiency. Resembling an in-store point-of-sale terminal, the MFR aims to improve the effectiveness, timeliness and accuracy …

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