Stephen Netto

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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Research reveals significant shift in life goals and ambitions among Singaporean white collar workers

Traditionally, Singaporeans’ life goals and ambitions were typified by the ‘5Cs’ – Cash, Credit Card, Country Club, Condominium and Car. But, is this material-centric concept still relevant in this modern society? Well, according to an independent research conducted by Tigerhall, the answer is a solid ‘No’. In fact, the traditional 5Cs mentality has given way to a new definition of …

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Tan Cheng Bock calls on Singaporeans to support his party to bring an evolution of change for the betterment of the country

During the official launch of the Progressive Singapore Party (PSP) last Saturday (3 Aug) at Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, founding Secretary-General of PSP, calls for Singaporeans – young and old – to come forward and join him “in making a difference to Singapore”. Dr Tan, a former People’s Action Party (PAP) member of parliament for 26 …

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More than 1,500 participants run towards a more gracious and inclusive Singapore

Over 1,500 participants took part in the Singapore Kindness Run which was held for the third year at the National Stadium last Saturday (3 Aug). This year’s run is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, conjointly with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019. The primary objective of the run is …

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More than 3 million customer records from Sephora reportedly being peddled on Dark Web, says cybersecurity firm

According to a leading cybersecurity firm, more than three million records of customers of international cosmetics and beauty products retailer Sephora are reportedly up for sale on the Dark Web. Singapore-based cybersecurity outfit Group-IB said in a media release on Thursday (1 Aug) that its cyber intelligence analysts located “two databases with customer data on underground forums that are likely …

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Network issues recorded the highest number of complaints reported by consumers in Malaysia for the first half of 2019

On Wednesday (31 July), the Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM), at its 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cyberjaya, announced the total number of complaints reported by consumers for the first half of this year (H1 2019) which amounted to 4,635 complaints. The tally for this year saw a significant increase compared to last year’s count, with …

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