Daily Archives: 2018-07-23

United Polaris Lounge named best business class lounge in the US

The United Polaris lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Airport has been voted Best Business Class Lounge in the United States by the 2018 World Airline Awards from Skytrax. The award, referred to as the Passenger’s Choice Awards, was voted on by more than 20 million airline customers across the globe. “What is especially exciting about this distinction is that it comes from …

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A degree is only as good as your work ethic, attitude and diligence: Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party at NUS Commencements 2018

Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party and Member of Parliament of the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, Mr Pritam Singh, was invited by the National University of Singapore, his alma mater, to deliver his address in front of the university’s newest graduates from the School of Arts and Social Sciences last Thursday on Jul 19. Mr Singh, who graduated from NUS in …

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New study shows that political ideology shapes luxury buying

In an interesting new empirical research paper published in the Journal of Marketing entitled How Consumers’ Political Ideology and Status-Maintenance Goals Interact to Shape Their Desire for Luxury Goods by David Dubois, Associate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Jeehye Christine Kim of Hong Kong UST Business School and Brian Park of J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, these …

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“Health records” hacking: “Protection” vs “Surveillance”?

Are we spending too much on “surveillance, propaganda and influencing”, relative to protecting our systems?  I refer to the article “Here’s why we should all be concerned about the hack on SingHealth” (unscrambledsg, Jul 21). It states that “First concern is whether this is just a dress rehearsal for something bigger, something more sinister. Are the culprits just sending a …

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SingHealth Cyberattack: Another military general, another epic failure?

The practice of parachuting military generals into top civilian organizations has been questioned recently. Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party Dr. Chee Soon Juan noted that these military men are given “a meteor-like rise through the ranks [and] many of these high-achievers are farmed out as corporate chieftains to one of a plethora of government-linked companies (GLCs).” However, the “reality is …

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MIT, University of Chicago, NYU, John Hopkins, UNSW – all gone?

Why is it that so many world-renowned universities in Singapore have left?  I refer to the article “SUTD still a draw after ending MIT partnership” (Straits Times, Jul 23). The article writes that “Despite ending its undergraduate degree collaboration with the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has not suffered a drop in …

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How alarming that peace-loving Singapore is targeted by a hostile country – and citizens are kept in the dark

by Augustine Low The United States’ White House and Pentagon, along with the European Union governments, have declared that state sponsored cyberattacks constitute an “act of war.” But the massive hacking of SingHealth – ostensibly by a foreign country – is described by authorities only as “the most serious breach of personal data.” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also said …

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