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Self-driving car kills woman as PM Lee exhorts driverless technology

New York Times reported that an autonomous car operated by Uber struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday night (18 March). It is believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with a self-driving car. At the time of the accident, the driver-less car which was under testing, did have an emergency backup driver …

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SPH CEO LG Ng can’t stop decline in newspapers ad page count

It was reported on Sunday (18 Mar) that the advertisement page count of Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Straits Times had slipped 12.7% year-on-year for 2Q in its financial year of 2018 (FY18). SPH’s financial year ends on 31 Aug. According to a report from UOB Kay Hian, the decline was driven primarily by the display ad segment, which accounted for …

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Net increase in foreign PMETs last year

The Straits Times (ST) splashed on the front page today (16 Mar) with the headline, “Fewer foreigners, more locals in workforce last year“. It reported that the number of foreigners working in Singapore fell by 32,000 last year – the biggest in 15 years, ST said. However, ST did acknowledge that the decline was mostly due to fewer work permit …

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Uber/Grab driver: We are now squeezed left right and centre by Govt!

An Uber/Grab driver wrote to former Presidential candidate and NTUC Insurance CEO Tan Kin Lian in the hope that his plight can be highlighted to Singaporeans so as to raise awareness of his situation. He told Mr Tan that he was forced to drive Uber/Grab due to prolonged unemployment. “Driving Uber/Grab driver is not what we would choose as a …

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PM Lee coaches 4th gen potential PM Heng how to reply to Sylvia Lim

Speaking at the start of the Parliament sitting on 8 March (Thursday), Workers’ Party Ms Sylvia Lim declined to apologise for her earlier “Test Balloon” remarks in Parliament about the impending GST hike and cited media reports and comments by economists that led her to suspect that the government had planned to raise the GST sooner, before the timeline of …

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