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Neyla Zannia

Joseph Schooling wins Singapore’s first ever Olympic gold medal at Rio

Joseph Schooling has won Singapore's first gold medal after beating former Olympic winner, Micheal Phelps at the 100m butterfly event at Rio Olympics 2016 on Saturday (13 August). The finals were held at 9.10 am Singapore time. Schooling completed the race in just 50.39s which broke the Olympics Games record. He beat the previous record of 50.58s by Michael Phelps …

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Singapore celebrates the victory of Joseph Schooling and its first gold medal

Joseph Schooling won Singapore's first gold medal at the Rio Olympics Games, bring pride to all Singaporeans in Singapore and abroad. For first time, the Singapore flag is being raised so far above the rest and the first time the Singapore's anthem being played in the Olympics. The whole Facebook scene is filled with joy over the winning, regardless of …

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DPM Tharman Shanmugaratman proud of Joseph Schooling winning

Tharman Shanmugaratman, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, wrote on his Facebook of how proud he is of Joseph Schooling. Mr Shanmugaratman wrote, "What a sensation Joseph Isaac Schooling is." "Fastest in the 100m butterfly heats. Fastest in the semi-finals. Fastest time in the world this year. Fastest Asian ever," he added. Joseph won the semi-finals on Friday (12 August). "I feel …

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Agreements on bus packages reached between LTA and bus companies

In a press release on 11 August, the Land and Transport Authority (LTA) announces that it has reached agreements with SBS Transit and SMRT Buses for 11 bus packages under the bus contracting model, which will come into effect on 1 September 2016. Under Singapore’s bus contracting model, operators will be paid a service fee to operate the services, while …

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Parents seeking liver donor for daughter with biliary atresia

Nine-months old, Zarouhi Singla was diagnosed with biliary atresia since she was born. Biliary atresia is a life-threatening condition in infants in which the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not have normal openings. Zarouhi is currently being treated at National University Hospital (NUH) paediatric intensive care unit. She has been in and out of the hospital for five …

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“A Privilege Walk” in the spirit of the National Day

In the spirit of the National Day, UNSAID Singapore conducted a social experiment designed to visually represent privilege and create awareness and understanding among participants and viewers at the Gushcloud Headquarters. UNSAID Singapore is a team of a young and creative people committed to starting collaborative conversations via storytelling. "Privilege is something that people don't really talk about, even with …

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Countering cross-border movement of terrorism held in Bali

The International meeting of Countering Cross-Border Movement of Terrorism was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on 10 August 2016. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Menko Wiranto stated in his speech that the countering of the terrorism acts required bilateral, regional and global cooperation which involves international organisation. He also said that "lone-wolves" phenomena is groups of …

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Malaysian jailed twenty months for helping murderer to escape in 2006

On Wednesday (10 August), Malaysian, Ho Yueh Keong was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for helping "One-eyed Dragon" Tan Chor Jin escaped from Singapore to Johor Bahru after committed a murder of a nightclub owner, Lim Hock Soon. The murder took place at Block 223, Serangoon Avenue 4 where Mr Lim lived with his family on 15 February 2006 at …

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