Stephen Netto

Temasek Shophouse and NUS Business School’s Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy officially launched ‘For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore’ Exhibition

On Wednesday (21 Aug), Temasek Shophouse and NUS Business School’s Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) have come together to launch ‘For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore’, a Singapore Bicentennial exhibition. ‘For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore’ is conceptualised from NUS ACSEP’s landmark research “Philanthropy in …

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Survey: 87% of non-smokers are often bothered by second-hand smoke

In a press release on Tuesday (20 Aug), Smoking Cabin SG released the findings of its survey on second-hand smoking in Singapore. The survey found that 87% of non-smokers in Singapore are often bothered by second-hand cigarette smoke. Echoing the similar sentiment, the survey also revealed that 79% of smokers felt that their family and friends were bothered by second-hand …

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iPrice study reveals the biggest e-commerce companies in Singapore and SEA in Q2 2019

iPrice Group, together with its partner App Annie Intelligence, recently updated its Map of E-commerce via the latest study to showcase the biggest developments in Singapore’s top e-commerce players based on their average quarterly traffic, mobile application ranking, social media followers, and number of staff. The study was conducted to keep track on the latest developments of the internet economy’s …

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Scammers increasingly distribute spam and phishing emails from legitimate company websites, reveals Kaspersky

According to Kaspersky’s latest research, there has been a growth in the usage of spam and phishing delivery techniques among cybercriminals. In a press release on Wednesday (14 Aug), Kaspersky noted that malicious internet users are increasingly exploiting registration, subscription, and feedback forms on websites to insert spam content or phishing links into confirmation emails from respected and trustworthy companies …

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Kaspersky detects a new wave of Wroba Trojan activity in Singapore

According to Kaspersky’s Botnet Tracking System, a new wave of Wroba Trojan activity has been detected in Singapore. Kaspersky experts saw first traces of the malware last Tuesday (6 Aug) when it was targeted at users in Singapore, consisting of commands to send SMS on Singapore’s phone numbers. Kaspersky hinted that cybercriminals tried to attract users with the notification of …

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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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