Daily Archives: 2019-02-08

Parliamentary questions for 11 February 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Monday, 11 February 2019, for the 89th session of the 13th Parliament. *78 oral questions and 26 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a Ministrial Statement from Minister for Defence: National Service Training Deaths and Safety Enhancements for the SAF. At the commencement of Public Business, there …

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Thai king’s sister to contest in March 24 election as PM candidate

In a shocking move, Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi has been nominated a prime minister for the country’s long-delayed general elections by Thai Raksa Chart, a party founded by allies of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The registration of the 67-year-old, the elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, as a candidate on Friday (8 February) means this is the …

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Three reasons your startup should hire an intern

by ValueChampion Do you think an intern could help you get your startup off the ground? Here are 3 reasons you should consider hiring an intern and a few others to make you think twice about this move. Growing a small business can be an arduous endeavor. Not only do business owners need to create, market and sell their product, they …

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TikTok’s Rise: What does it mean for Facebook and Snapchat?

by ValueChampion TikTok’s viral growth has been superbly impressive. But what does its success mean for more established competitors like Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram? We’ve analysed the latest download trends to assess potential outcomes. Tiktok’s huge rise in popularity is no secret. In fact, it has been so successful in gaining users that its owner Bytedance overtook as the most valuable startup in …

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1,169 concealed packets of chewing tobacco found at Woodlands Checkpoint

A total of 1,169 packets of chewing tobacco concealed in the motorcycle’s carrier box, the raincoat bag and haversack, and inside of shoes. In a Facebook post on Friday (8 February), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officers at Woodlands Checkpoint referred a 50-year-old male Malaysian motorcyclist for further checks on Thursday at about 4.45 am. True to officers’ …

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Vietnam announced as location for second Trump-Kim Summit on 27-28 Feb

US President Trump announced in his State of the Union address that the second US-North Korea summit will be held in Vietnam on 27-28th February. A specific location has yet to be announced but the speculation is that either Hanoi or Danang would play host. The first historical summit between the two world leaders took place in June last year …

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SingPost announces immediate measures to improve service quality; Consumers not buying the promise

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has announced that it is holding a fundamental review of SingPost’s mail operations is underway to raise reliability and service standards, and to meet the demands of the evolving postal landscape over the years. In a press release on Thursday (7 February), it stated that it accepts the financial penalty imposed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority …

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Five uncomfortable financial conversations you must have with your loved ones

by ValueChampion Being open and honest is always beneficial in your important relationships. It is equally important to have these qualities when discussing personal financial matters in order to maintain healthy relationships and finances. It can be awkward or even painful to have tough financial discussions with your loved ones. However, avoiding these conversations can be disastrous for your relationships and …

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