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Daily Archives: 2018-08-07

Fake accounts rise in support of MINDEF’s “decisive actions and thorough investigations” in CFC Dave Lee’s death

Yesterday, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen presented the report from the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the death of Corporal First Class Dave Lee in Parliament. The report noted that inadequate on-site casualty management and delayed evacuation to the medical centre were the likely reasons for CFC Dave Lee succumbing to his heat stroke injuries. In the Channel News Asia Facebook video which showed …

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Third baby to be born in a GrabCar in Singapore

Another day, another baby born in a car - specifically, a GrabCar. Yes, you heard that right. Another baby was born in a GrabCar last month in Singapore, making this the third GrabBaby following the first which was born on 12 August 2017 and the second on 21 November 2017. Mr Shawn Yeo made a JustGrab booking to Gleneagles Hospital on …

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No valid grounds for Ben Davis’ NS deferment, plays for Fulham FC as “an English national, not a Singapore citizen”: Defence Minister

Granting young Singaporean footballer Benjamin Davis, who has secured a deal with English Premier League club Fulham FC, a National Service (NS) deferment would result in grave unfairness to many other Singaporean sons who have carried out their obligations without also asking to be deferred despite potentially inconvenient timing on their part, said Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen in Parliament …

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COI on death of Dave Lee should look beyond just the commanders in charge that day

It would seem that the preliminary findings by a Committee of Inquiry (COI) looking into the untimely death of the late Corporal First Class (CFC) Dave Lee has concluded that there have been lapses in procedure which contributed to the tragedy.  Following the Parliamentary session, Minister for Defense, Mr Ng Eng Hen stated that "those responsible for the lapses will be …

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Hokkaido’s endangered Ussuri bears find a new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Four of Hokkaido's endangered Ussuri brown bears - Riku, Kai, Hanako and Amu - have safely migrated to their new home in the United Kingdom's Yorkshire Wildlife Park, transported with utmost care during the 9,000km journey by DHL Global Forwarding. The endangered Ussuri brown bear, also known as the black grizzly bear, is found in many regions in the world but they …

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Starbuck and Alibaba partner up to create a virtual Starbucks experience in China

Marking a significant milestone for the two companies, Starbucks and Alibaba are coming together to create a ‘seamless Starbucks Experience’. In this partnership, Starbucks is aiming to collaborate across key businesses within the Alibaba ecosystem, including Ele.me, Hema, Tmall, Taobao, and Alipay, to elevate the Starbuck experience for Chinese customers. As part of the collaboration, Starbuck is leveraling on Ele.me’s …

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Animal welfare groups seek assistance from MOM and AVA in hiring foreign workers for new shelter under their wing

Several animal rights groups have sought the assistance of authorities such as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in hiring foreign manpower in an effort to manage the overcapacity at the new Tengah Animal Lodge. According to the Animal Lovers League (ALL), one of the most recent animal welfare groups that will house hundreds of their …

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Head of SingHealth was in France when news of the SingHealth hack broke

According to the timeline announced during the press conference on 20 July about the now infamous SingHealth hack which saw the data of 1.5 million Singaporeans (including the Prime Minister of Singapore) stolen, "unusual activity" was already detected in SingHealth's servers as early as 4 July 2018. As of 10 July 2018, the Integrated Health Information System (IHiS) had already confirmed that a …

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Meet Thailand’s self-proclaimed graffiti ‘terrorist’, Headache Stencil

Described as Thailand's Banksy, the masked Headache Stencil has been making political street art for the past few years now. According to an interview he gave to Art Whore, Headache says "...I really do “art”on the day military made coup in Thailand. Really angry of soldier on that day. Then go out to make graffiti." Since then, Headache has been …

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