Daily Archives: 2019-03-12

Singapore vulnerable to dangers posed by “critical infrastructure failure” in Southeast Asia: IMDA board member, on recent cybersecurity breaches

Singapore is vulnerable to risks posed by “critical infrastructure failure” in the Southeast Asian region, particularly in terms of cybersecurity breaches, said Ayesha Khanna, a board member of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). In an article published on Wednesday (6 Mar), Khanna, who is also the chief executive officer of Artificial Intelligence solutions firm ADDO, told The Edge Singapore …

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Australia is defamation capital of the world, so why doesn’t PM Lee sue States Times Review for publishing allegations?

Australia has become the defamation capital of the world, said New York Times in an article that highlights the sorry state of the country’s defamation laws. Describing what it’s like to work as a journalist in Australia, author of the NYT article Louisa Lim described Australia’s defamation laws as ‘oppressive and notoriously complex’. In a recent case, Chinese-Australia business man …

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MOE to replace streaming with subject-based banding, but the persisting social divide still needs to be addressed

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that it will be completely doing away with streaming in secondary schools by 2024, replacing it with subject-based banding instead. At the parliamentary debate on his ministry’s budget, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that from 2027, students will take common national examinations instead of the GCE O-Level or N-Level examinations in current system. …

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Was the ‘Ban WATAIN’ petition falsely inflated with stolen emails?

If you thought you’ve heard the last of Swedish heavy metal band, Watain, think again – well, this new issue is related to Watain but not about them specifically. The band was due to perform in Singapore on 7 March but the Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) revoked their permission for the performance on the morning of the concert, after …

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Train service delay near Monday evening along the EWL

On Monday late afternoon (11 March) train commuters experienced more than two hours delay along the East West Line. The delay was caused by Platform Screen Door (PSD) fault at the Lakeside Station for the East Bound trains. SMRT announced an official information about the delay on its Tweeter platform about an hour later after the delay occurred, while passengers …

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After more than 50 years in power, the PAP may still fear its people

Looking at how the government reacts to things like rock concerts in Singapore, it would seem like the government is either fearful of its people at best or at worst, thinks we are extremely dumb and naive. Neither is very reassuring for a developed country who is actively trying to create the international metropolis image globally. On the one hand, …

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Game theory behind Lyft’s IPO: Implications for Uber, Didi and Ola

by ValueChampion Lyft’s IPO plans reveal more than just the pace of their gross or the magnitude of their losses. There might be an element of game theory here with a message between the lines that signals a hope for profitability for the sector. Since Lyft publicly released its much anticipated IPO filings on Friday March 1st 2019, many pundits have …

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Are fitness subscriptions really worth it?

by ValueChampion Services such as KFIT and ClassPass can add excitement and variety to your workout regimen. But do they actually provide good financial value? Fitness classes are have become an exciting alternative to the monotony of going to the gym to work out. Individuals, young and old, flock to yoga, barre, HIIT and cycling classes in droves. Companies, like ClassPass, …

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