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Daily Archives: 2018-07-18

Is Singapore’s welfare system failing its poor?

by Vernon Chan Yes, democracy classrooms are still taking place despite the New Narratif ban Kirsten Han is organising "democracy classrooms" in Singapore in her personal capacity. This surely is a courageous and principled decision, given the Singapore government's proscription of New Narratif's workshop arm and its bizarre declaration that such activities, especially when funded by George Soros, are "political …

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14 self-driving vehicles tested on public roads at designated areas; One-North, NUS and Science Park 1 and 2

Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Janil Puthucheary has stated that the government is mindful that Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology is evolving rapidly and will review the measures regularly and enhance them if necessary. He was responding to questions filed by MP for Tanjong Pagar Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye, who asked the Minister for Transport (MOT) how many self-driving …

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“You are the footballer we need, but not the one we deserve”

A letter from James Lee Dear Ben, I am sorry. I am sorry because your faith in our meritocratic and highly efficient society has been misplaced. You had thought to go through the proper channels; to appeal to MINDEF with FAS supporting you. You thought that perhaps MINDEF would be compassionate to your dream, no, our dream. Singapore’s Dream. Perhaps …

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A missed opportunity to get things right with Ben Davis

by Lee Yung Hwee There has been a tremendous amount of coverage and opinions on Ben Davis in the recent days. He is one of our first Singaporeans to be signed into a top-tier football academy with newly elevated EPL football club Fulham on a 2-year scholarship. For those who are unfamiliar with Singapore football, we are currently ranked #169 …

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SaladStop! joins global cage-free egg movement

SaladStop!, Asia’s leading healthy food chain, is joining the global cage-free movement with a commitment to use exclusively cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025. This will apply to eggs in a shell as well as eggs that are processed or used as ingredients. This pledge applies to all SaladStop! locations globally, including Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, …

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Benjamin Davis’ case “merits serious consideration”, says Football Association of Singapore in support of his application to defer National Service obligations

In a press release dated 17 July, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) have declared their strong support for midfielder Benjamin Davis' request to MINDEF to defer his National Service (NS) obligations. FAS explained the reason for their support: "At age 17, Benjamin has been given a contract to play football at a professional level with Fulham FC, in the …

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Five financial tips for travelling with a chronic illness

by ValuePenguin Getting diagnosed with a chronic illnesses can put a damper on your travel goals. However, there are ways to remain financially savvy to afford that vacation you've been thinking about. Due to the high cost of healthcare it may seem that once you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, many previously attainable luxuries, such as travel, are now out …

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