Daily Archives: 2019-08-14

HSA issues warning against three products containing undeclared potent medical ingredients with severe side effects, sold online and at Redhill Market

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has issued an alert, warning the public against purchasing and consuming three products called ‘Skinny Lolita’, ‘Xtreme Candy’ and ‘unlabelled clear capsules’ containing dark brown powder. These three products are apparently sold on multiple e-commerce websites based in Singapore and Malaysia as well as by a peddler in Redhill Market. HSA said that a woman …

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Confusion between Summary Writing (Preci’s) and Paraphrasing in secondary schools and junior colleges

by Ganesamoorthy Subramaniam Traditionally, the term used for teaching Summary Writing Skills in schools and junior colleges the world over has been the term ‘Preci’s‘ that literally means ‘Precision’, ie “to say in fewer than one-third of the words what’s intended by the author of the passage.” It’s ironical that in recent years, our schools and junior colleges have been …

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The first train delay in August along EWL on Wednesday morning

Train commuters travelling on the East West Line (EWL) experienced some delay this Wednesday (14 Aug) morning; passengers shared that the cause of the delay was announced as a track fault while SMRT did not give official information on its media platforms. Information were posted on TATA SMRT Facebook platform by the commuters: Tommy Soon wrote at 7:43am: “Alan Charles …

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Hong Kong airport protesters retreat — but city in turmoil

by Jerome Taylor and Catherine Lai Pro-democracy protesters retreated from Hong Kong’s airport on Wednesday following two days of hugely disruptive rallies that turned violent and plunged the global financial hub further into turmoil. The protests ended early Wednesday morning following a series of clashes in which a policeman drew his gun after being beaten by demonstrators and other officers …

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New bike-sharing start-up Moov applies for a full-license to LTA

Following the cancellation of Chinese bike-sharing company ofo’s license last April, a new bike-sharing start-up called Moov Technology purchased all the brand-new ofo bicycles that were left behind in a warehouse in Singapore and refurbished them, before launching them last month. The company was granted a sandbox licence in April to have up to 1,000 bicycles, and as a result of that, …

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Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam “worried” for Hong Kong over ongoing protests, criticises international media for “muddied” narrative of events

The ongoing protests against Hong Kong’s extradition Bill are worrying, and that contrary to the suggestion that the chaos in Hong Kong will benefit Singapore as one of its primary economic competitors, Singapore may be adversely affected should the protests continue, said Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in an interview last Wed (7 Aug). On Sun (11 …

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