Daily Archives: 2019-10-24

Anger at Singapore ‘grab-a-crab’ machine

A Singapore restaurant Thursday suspended a bizarre promotional stunt where customers use an arcade-style machine with a mechanical claw to catch live crabs after it sparked uproar online. A video of the pink machine, containing the creatures and emblazoned with a picture of a smiling red crab under the phrase “Come and catch me”, went viral after being posted this …

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S’pore economic slump may ease at a slow rate, says MAS chief

A recovery, albeit a slow one, is on the horizon for Singapore’s economy as the decline in trade and manufacturing this year has not spread to other sectors, said Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Managing Director Ravi Menon. Bloomberg reported Menon as saying on Thu (24 Oct) in an interview that MAS holds the baseline view that “the current cycle …

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Shunji Matsuo’s Makeover Magic 2019 supports Breast Cancer Foundation

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shunji Matsuo’s Makeover Magic is returning for its seventh year in support of seniors and cancer survivors by giving them glamorous makeovers for a photoshoot and runway show, with the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) being the beneficiary for this year’s initiative. Founded by the late Shunji Matsuo, who passed away from pancreatic cancer, …

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Report: CARMA ASIA reveals Singapore’s most prominent and favourable CEOs

Earlier today (24 Oct), CARMA ASIA, the global leader in media evaluation, published a study revealing the prominence and favourability of Singapore’s top CEOs amongst local publications. The findings reveal insights including DBS CEO, Piyush Gupta having the most mentions in the media, whilst STE President and CEO, Vincent Chong was found to be most favourable. The report is a …

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Ministry of Health releases guidelines on disclosing confidential information for medical practitioners

Following the High Court’s move to overturn a psychiatrist’s conviction for breaching one of his patient’s confidential information, the Ministry of Health (MOH) sent out a circular on Wednesday (22 October) to medical practitioners on guidelines on how to communicate medical information over the phone. In the beginning of this year, Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, a psychiatrist at the National …

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‘White terror’: Hong Kong’s China critics beaten in targeted attacks

by Xinqi SU The men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rods — one of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that activists have dubbed a “white terror”. Since late August, eight well-known dissidents have been beaten by unknown assailants as fear swirls that some “triad” crime networks have flocked to Beijing’s …

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Kaspersky report reveals women are underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises, but only 37% of enterprises have specific initiatives to address this

It has been proven that a diverse workforce brings new talents to an organization as well as improved business performance. Despite that, women constitute 39% of the labor force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general. What’s more, according to the 451 Research “Cybersecurity through the CISO’s eyes. Perspectives on a role” report, commissioned by Kaspersky, 45% of …

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HDB files $2 billion deficit but did the Singapore government lose money?

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) reported an annual deficit of $1.99 billion for the 2018/2019 financial year, an increase from the previous year’s S$1.7 billion deficit. The HDB annual report released on Wednesday (23 October) noted that the deficit of S$2.4 billion from housing programmes was offset by a S$462 million surplus from “other activities” including rental and other …

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