Martha Soezean

HD 131399Ab – In this strange newfound alien world, there is no night.

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found a young Jupiter-like planet in a system with triple-star system. The newfound alien world, named HD 131399Ab, resides in the HD 131399 system, about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus. HD 131399Ab located very far from its biggest star, named HD131399A. Because it is so far away, it …

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Police produces educational video on the “DHL” scam

The Singapore Police Force has published an educational video featuring Prominent actor Hossan Leong pertaining to the rising incidents of phone scam dubbed the “DHL scam” The video detailed the usual modus operandi of the scammers who will first give potential victims a call identifying herself as DHL employee who is holding to a parcel addressed to them. She will ask for personal particulars such …

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Typhoon Nepartak lashed Taiwan, made landfall in China – nearly 500,000 evacuated

Super Typhoon Nepartak attacked Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential rain as it made landfall Friday (July 8), killing two people, injuring 72 and forcing more than 15,000 to evacuate their homes while the island cancelled hundreds of flights and shut offices and schools. Then the remains of Nepartak made landfall in China’s eastern Fujian province on Saturday (July 9) …

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Security measures of banks in Singapore not in top condition, implied MAS

Security measures of banks in Singapore have to be enhanced, urged the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), following the bank robbery at Holland Village on Thursday (July 7) Read : Robbery in Holland Avenue, the first since 2008 A MAS spokesman said on Saturday that the measures could include adding more security personnel and deploying CCTV surveillance and alarm systems. However, MAS stopped short of …

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Dream Again: Children inspire grown-up women to never give up their dreams

SK-II’s commitment to its #changedestiny movement spurred the brand to take a closer look at women who had stopped pursuing their dreams, after findings from the brand’s Global Dreams Index Survey* revealed one in two women around the world have given up on them. Could this be a worrying reflection of the increasingly tough economic situation globally, including in Singapore? With …

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HPB launchs campaign to prevent falls among seniors

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) launched a new campaign on last Saturday (July 9) to raise more awareness of how seniors and their caregivers can reduce the risk of falls. The Falls Prevention Awareness Campaign, an initiative under the Action Plan for Successful Ageing, is the third in a series of campaigns under the National Seniors’ Health Programme. According to the agency, …

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Building authority announces new safety regulations for lifts and escalators

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) announced on Friday (July 8) that new safety regulations for lifts and escalators will start on July 25 this year. Changes to the safety regulations for lifts The new safety regulations will see a new maintenance regime for public passenger lifts that includes 20 maintenance requirements tied to key outcomes. Most of these – 18 …

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Is Singapore ready to be more forgiving to youthful mistakes?

In conjunction with Youth Day, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a jump-shot picture on his Facebook post along with the statement: “Your dreams today can become your passions tomorrow. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, because that’s the beauty of being young. You can experiment, try things out, and discover what you can be. The future often looks daunting, but …

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Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong on Friday

Yesterday, in an event which included official celebrations and a protest march, tensions hang over Hong Kong‘s usual 1 July commemoration of the handover from the U.K. to China. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong yesterday to mark the anniversary, with pro-independence groups rallying for the first time amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip. The anniversary of …

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The Istana Grounds open to the public on Wednesday for Hari Raya Puasa

The Istana Grounds will open to the public on Wednesday, 6 July, from 8.30 am to 6 pm in celebration of Hari Raya Puasa, the President’s Office announced in a press release on Friday (1 July). However, the Istana Lawn, which is still under renovation until the end of the year, will remain closed and will not be part of this event. Members …

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