Singapore morning news for December 24

Singapore morning news for December 24

Singapore morning news

Singapore’s core inflation remains unchanged in November
Singapore’s core inflation rate was unchanged in November as lower services inflation was offset by a smaller decline in the cost of retail goods, official data showed on Monday (Dec 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Prepare to be jailed up to 3 months if you ride PMD on S’pore footpaths from Jan. 1, 2020
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will take a zero-tolerance approach against e-scooter riders caught on Singapore footpaths from Jan. 1, 2020.
— Mothership

17 ceiling fan models recalled due to safety concerns: Product safety regulator
Consumers have been warned by Singapore’s product safety regulator to stop using 17 models of ceiling fans that are being recalled by Elmark Marketing because of safety concerns.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two piracy attempts in Singapore Strait on Dec 23; five attacks in just four days
Under the cover of darkness, pirates attacked two vessels separately in the Singapore Strait on Monday (Dec 23), bringing the total number of such incidents to five in just four days.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Over 120,000 individual’s data compromised in two malware incident, including that of over 100,000 MINDEF/SAF personnel
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have experienced malware incidents involving the personal data of several thousand MINDEF/SAF personnel as two of its vendors, HMI Institute of Health Sciences and ST Logistics, reported data breaches in their systems.
— The Online Citizen

4 in 10 people cater for more guests than expected when hosting
The findings of a survey commissioned by the National Environment Agency were released to encourage Singaporeans to reduce food waste during the festive season.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Those earning S$5,000-S$10,600 monthly in S’pore not investing money as wisely as richer peers
A new report by Standard Chartered has found out how people in Singapore and Asia manage their savings and that it makes them less well-off over time.
— Mothership

Private banks’ strong finish to 2019 sets base to push into new year
STRONG asset markets and portfolio management services, coupled with products that promise higher yields, have helped to boost net inflows for private banks in 2019, providing a strong base to push into 2020.
— The Business Times

Former Changi Airports International associate director charged for accepting bribes
A former Changi Airports International (CAI) associate director was charged in court on Monday (Dec 23) for accepting bribes totalling S$215,237 over 98 occasions to help a company land contracts with CAI.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SME business expansion outlook dampens for the first half of 2020: SBF survey
Smaller firms are scaling back expansion plans next year in the wake of lower expectations amid the trade war, a new survey noted.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Large flocks of Asian openbill storks continue to excite birdwatchers in Singapore
Thousands of Asian openbill storks were spotted across Singapore on Monday (Dec 23) and over the weekend – a Christmas delight for many birdwatchers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HR experts: Private sector companies in S’pore still planning to give 1-2 months’ bonus
Earlier in December, the Public Service Division announced that it will “exercise restraint” for bonus payments this year.
— Mothership

Hong Kong rejects Singapore man’s bid to dodge deportation
The conman had claimed he would face serious personal harm if he returned to Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Public sector data security revamped after large breaches
Data breaches and information security issues continued to stay in the spotlight this year, with the announcement that the public sector would be overhauling the way it manages data in all agencies, following several high-profile data security incidents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Keeping Singapore safe amid the revelry
Officers from the Emergency Response Team (ERT) patrolling Jubilee Bridge and an officer from the Home Team Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Unit operating the Home Team UAV at Bayfront South Jetty yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More in Singapore taking steps to cut food wastage
More people in Singapore are concerned about food wastage and are taking steps to do their part.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Activist Jolovan Wham highlights the ease of deportation and lack of rights for migrant workers in Singapore
On Sunday (22 December), civil rights activist Jolovan Wham took to his Facebook to point out and question the possibilities of migrant workers in Singapore to write articles of critical nature as they face the risk of deportation.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore, Shanghai call for joint innovation projects proposal submission
Enterprise Singapore and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM) have launched the first joint call for innovation projects between the two cities, according to a press statement.
— e27

High-tech methods under study to reduce food poisoning cases
Ideas include a real-time surveillance system that can detect and flag unhygienic food-handling practices and Web-based monitoring of food warmers at economy rice stalls.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

How startups can tap on their own employees to improve their offerings
Businesses these days spend typically significant amounts of money on quality assurance, especially for those in the tech sector – just one significant product issue can be enough to be a significant detriment to a company’s reputation for years to come, even if they had produced rock-solid products until that point.
— e27

Man puzzled with higher MRI scan fee at Changi General Hospital compared to private clinic
On Friday (20 December), the Straits Times (ST) forum published a letter written by a man called Lim Chuan Poh.
— The Online Citizen

Business owner jailed for under-reporting S$1.28 million in income
A consultancy services provider has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay a penalty for evading taxes, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said on Monday (Dec 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Property agent fined for collecting additional commissions of more than S$50,000
A property agent has been fined S$27,000 for altering lease agreements to collect additional commissions, the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) said in a statement on Monday (Dec 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore scholar points out that while we say Singapore ‘needs more talent’, we never ask ‘what is talent?’
“Government scholarships in Singapore do a good job in identifying administrators, but administrators are not leaders, and should never be mistaken for leaders”, said an anonymous Singapore government scholar on Quora.
— The Online Citizen

Redditor makes Telegram bot to fetch rain area data from NEA for lazy S’poreans
Anyone who has lived in Singapore knows how frustrating the weather can get, with seemingly unpredictable showers that can ruin your day at a moment’s notice.
— Mothership

The Big Read: Bus contracting model has benefited drivers, commuters — but will the good times last?
The bus contracting model represents a major overhaul of the public bus industry to address persistent grouses over route coverage and waiting times. Experts discuss the sustainability of this approach.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Four years’ jail for woman who cheated employer of nearly $800k
A woman cheated her employer of nearly $800,000 from 2014 to last year by submitting more than 700 false travel claims.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man under reported $1.28 million in income; jailed six months, fined $741k for tax evasion
The owner of a consultancy service firm was jailed for six months and fined around $741,000 for under reporting $1.28 million in trade income.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Shanghai call for joint innovation projects proposal submission
Enterprise Singapore and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM) have launched the first joint call for innovation projects between the two cities, according to a press statement.
— e27

Boxgreen doubles daily output with new plant at Changi Prison
THE daily output of Boxgreen, a snack box subscription startup, has almost doubled since it opened a new packing facility in June.
— The Business Times

New Hainan Federation launched; bid to resolve spat
A new Hainanese community organisation was launched yesterday, even as one of its founders took the step to resolve a high-profile spat between clan leaders in the community.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Entrepreneurs in 2020: How to become more powerful
Entrepreneurs enjoy the privilege of being their own bosses, but they have to carry a lot of weight on their backs and find ways to help businesses grow single-handedly.
— e27

SPH buys 7 more UK student accommodation assets for $740m
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has expanded its purpose-built student accommodation portfolio with the acquisition of seven assets in the United Kingdom for £411 million (S$740 million).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Today’s top tech news: Vox Dei reveals startup coverage trends of decade
Vox Dei reveals startup coverage trends of the 2010s – Press Release Vox Dei, a Singapore-based startup that specialises in text analysis, today announced the results of their startup media coverage analysis for the 2010s.
— e27

6 key elements of a successful startup
The modern business market is oversaturated with businesses of all shapes and sizes.
— e27

Shorter wait for subscribers to collect ST News Tablet
Subscribers can now expect a waiting time of 10 to 15 minutes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Show-and-tell way to explain abstract science concepts
A local team has found a way to make abstract concepts in quantum mechanics and nuclear physics more real at a low cost for junior college (JC) students.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Breaking down barriers in schools, one step at a time
Mainstream schools are using assistive technology to break down physical barriers so students with special needs can be with their mainstream peers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dentist’s guilty plea of serious negligence rejected
Instead, it only took Dr Wang Kit Man to task for poor note taking and fined him $10,000.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

As Singaporeans turn to online shopping and continue to shun DIY, are hardware stores dying?
In a corner on the third floor of Lucky Plaza lies a hardware store that some have described as “the shop that has it all”.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Shopping frenzy in Orchard Road: Last-minute shoppers flocking to pick up gifts
Last-minute shoppers are flocking to Orchard Road to pick up gifts in the days leading up to Christmas Day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man who had unprotected sex with underage stepdaughter given 3 years’ jail
An assistant service engineer, who had unprotected sex with his 15-year-old stepdaughter in a car after he picked her up from school, was sentenced on Monday (Dec 23) to three years’ jail.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doraemon EZ-charm, red packets, meet-and-greet at AMK Hub & Jurong Point from Jan 3, 2020
Shoppers can also opt to take a photo with a four-metre tall Doraemon inflatable display at level three of AMK Hub.
— Mothership

6pc Cinnamon Sugar Churros with Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce available at Long John Silver’s S’pore from S$2.90
Purveyor of deep fried food Long John Silver’s has introduced a deep fried dessert: Churros.
— Mothership

Getting a rare hug and kiss from their mums in jail
She hugged her two sons aged five and nine tightly, holding on to them as if nothing would make her let them go.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

 

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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