Daily Archives: 2019-07-24

Study: Singaporeans have longer lifespans but struggle with healthcare expenses and multiple chronic issues

While Singaporeans are experiencing increased longevity, many will spend their later years in ill health, concluded a study commissioned by major insurance company Prudential. The study called Healthy for 100? Healthy Care in Singapore was conducted and published by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU). Interviewing 203 people in the healthcare field including physicians, nurses, senior management and administrators as well …

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Huawei celebrates 54th National Day with S$54 smartphone deal this weekend

To commemorate the nation’s 54th birthday, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Singapore, will be offering its popular casual smartphone series, the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019, at a discounted price of S$54 (original RRP of $198). This exclusive promotion is active for just three days, from 26th to 28th July 2019. Besides that, according to the Chinese tech giant, this offer – …

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E-scooters: Are they really a big risk for residential fires?

by ValueChampion There have been about a dozen residential fires due to PMDs already thus far in 2019. But do they really pose such a big risk to our safety, especially compared to other causes of fire accidents? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out. News of residential fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs) has been making rounds lately, with …

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Nonsensical sign for playground emerges online again?

Imagine walking into a restaurant to have a meal and you stumble upon a sign that says ‘STRICTLY NO EATING OR DRINKING IN RESTAURANT’. Similarly, picture a sign by the swimming pool that goes ‘STRICTLY NO SWIMMING’ or even a sign in the casino that warns ‘STRICTLY NO GAMBLING’. No doubt these comically ironic signs sprout disbelief to any who …

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It is easy to promise “good jobs” in a vacuum without any benchmark

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo has said that local job seekers can still snag good quality jobs in sectors such as air transport even though others may have been hit by the current economic slowdown. She further states that “there are currently about 60,000 vacancies waiting to be filled, with about half of them for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians)”. …

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“Lies are lies”: China denies conducting influence operations in Singapore … but what about its students here?

“Lies are lies,” said a spokesperson for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Singapore last Fri (19 Jul), just a day after an article by The Straits Times titled “Report flags how China conducts influence operations in Singapore” was published. The article, which cited a recent report by the Jamestown Foundation, claimed that China carries out influence operations …

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