Daily Archives: 2018-07-12

‘We can contribute in disaster risk reduction’, say hundreds of children and youth in Asia Pacific

The results of the children and youth national consultation workshops, organised and facilitated by a network of child-focused agencies, including UNICEF, World Vision International (WVI), Plan International and Save the Children was used to formulate a children and youth stakeholder group action statement, presented during the closing plenary of the biennial event Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) …

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As Lawrence Wong tries to implement cooling measures on coffeeshops, Low Thia Khiang already sounded warning horns a decade ago

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong revealed on Wednesday (11 Jul) that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will evaluate bids for coffee shops on factors beyond the tender price. Such factors would include things like the business proposals, productivity and operating processes. The 4G Minister was responding to MP for Nee Soon Lee Bee Wah who asked if the current tender …

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One million free meals served a bittersweet moment for TWC2

1,000,000 – that is the number of free meals served by local charity Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) since the inception of its free meals programme in 2008. Affectionately known as The Cuff Road Project (TCRP), the meal programme began when a group of TWC2 volunteers realised there were huge numbers of migrant workers sleeping rough on the streets and …

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Six youths arrested for possessing large amount of cannabis seized in CNB operation

An 18-year-old Singaporean male was arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers in the evening hours of Wednesday (11 July) for possessing about 2,906 grams of cannabis inside his backpack. In a press release on Thursday, CNB stated that another party of its officers proceeded to raid the residence of another suspected drug trafficker – a 20-year-old Singaporean male. According …

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SPH moves into other sectors as media revenue continues to decline

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) released its 3Q 2018 financial results on Wednesday (11 July). Despite its digital circulation rising by almost 44% from 278,000 readers a year ago to 399,000 readers today, the total revenue from its core media business declined by 8% to $167.94 million. After taking into consideration increases in investment and property income, its total revenue saw a net …

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Three rewards point traps that Singaporeans fall for

by ValuePenguin With some many companies offering rewards points of their own, consumers could easily get confused by different marketing materials. We prepared this guide to help them avoid making mistakes and properly weigh each option’s value. Today, consumers in Singapore can earn a variety of “rewards points” where ever they go. Not only do many credit cards in Singapore already provide a …

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