Singapore morning news for December 9

Singapore morning news for December 9

Singapore morning news

Simulator training a must for learner motorists from Dec 16
Learner motorists will have to undergo driving or riding simulator training before being allowed to book their practical driving or riding tests with effect from Dec 16.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Following civil service ‘restraint’, private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts
Private sector employees are likely to receive lower annual bonuses in the current financial year compared to the previous year due to the headwinds that have buffeted the economy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore, US ink deal to set up RSAF detachment in Guam
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will set up a fighter training detachment in the United States territory of Guam under an agreement inked by Singapore and the US on Friday, in a sign of deepening defence ties between the two countries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s free trade agreements: Making pacts – and the making of a sound economy
In 2001, Ms Ng Bee Kim had the heavyweight task of delivering Singapore’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association in a few short months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

RSF: Government uses “anti-fake news” law to eliminate public debate
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement on Friday, expressed that it is appalled by the totalitarian aspects of Singapore’s new, highly controversial “anti-fake news” law, under which the authorities issued two directives ordering “corrections” to Facebook posts within the space of a week.
— The Online Citizen

The Big Read: What ‘OK boomer’ reveals about the divide between Singapore millennials and their elders
Interviews with millennials and boomers in Singapore found that intergenerational quarrel had already broken out here long before the meme found its way here.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: The fear of failure cannot help Singapore reach our best
Singapore comes in second on the OECD PISA rankings but are we missing the forest for the trees in our fixation on such metrics? Crystal Lim-Lange dishes out some advice.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hundreds of Asian openbill storks spotted in Singapore in rare sighting with possible climate change link
Hundreds of Asian openbill storks were spotted flying over the Kranji Marshes on Saturday morning (Dec 7) – an unusual sighting of a bird that usually forages in the rice fields of countries like Thailand.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore win historic softball SEA Games gold
Singapore men’s softball team clinched a historic gold medal on Sunday (Dec 8) after they upset hosts Philippines 6-1 in the final at The Villages.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

IT vendor fined after data of 47,800 students, parents and staff of Singapore schools hacked
IT vendor Learnaholic has been fined S$60,000 after the personal data of more than 47,000 students, parents and staff of various schools were hacked.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Community hospital opens next to SGH in Outram
The Republic’s ninth community hospital was opened yesterday in Outram, the first community hospital providing step-down care in southern Singapore where government figures show there is a higher proportion of patients aged 65 years and older.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Swimming: Darren Chua wins 100m freestyle, beats defending champion Joseph Schooling
Joseph Schooling was beaten by teammate Darren Chua to the 100m freestyle title on Sunday (Dec 8) at the SEA Games, failing to defend his crown.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Athletics: Shanti Pereira clinches second SEA Games 2019 bronze in 100m
Shanti Pereira won a bronze medal in the women’s 100m final with a time of 11.66s at the SEA Games 2019 on Sunday (Dec 8) – her second bronze this weekend.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jewel Changi Airport accused of allowing celebrity into attraction without proper footwear
Jewel said it was an oversight and the rangers have been reminded to enforce the rules.
— Mothership

Bowling: Hat-trick of golds for New Hui Fen as she wins women’s masters at SEA Games
It was yet another gold for Singapore’s women bowlers on Sunday (Dec 8) as New Hui Fen continued on her rich vein of form to win the women’s masters event at the Coronado Lanes in Manila.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 1,600 kindergarten children to receive bursaries
School fees, supplies, and other miscellaneous schooling expenses do not come cheap at times for housewife Aswin Jamee Mohamed Ameerdin, 30, especially with both her two children now in kindergarten.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Badminton: Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew upsets top seed, books place in SEA Games finals
Loh Kean Yew booked his place in the men’s singles finals after beating top seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila on Sunday (Dec 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’porean shopping in Johor Bahru told RM50 notes dispensed from CIMB ATM are fake notes
The receptionist did not notice the fake notes initially but only informed her about it after the massage.
— Mothership

President Halimah briefed on projected investment returns from GIC, MAS, Temasek
The projections would be used to determine how much the Government will be able to tap the nation’s past reserves for the next Budget.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Creative solutions key to growing agri-food sector
From robot bees to AI-powered farms, firms are betting on the greenfield agri-food innovation sector in Asia.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The two cases that triggered a review
The two cases that triggered a review of the disciplinary process against doctors went very wrong, said Senior Minister of State for Health and Law Edwin Tong.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bowery Farming: Sensors and robotics monitor crops, collect data
Most Singaporeans would never have heard of Bowery Farming, a four-year-old New York-based start-up specialising in indoor vertical farming.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

He started retirement planning fresh out of college
American finance executive Chris Brankin started thinking of retirement right out of college, and he began saving at that young age.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sailing: Ryan Lo wins SEA Games gold, retains title
Singapore sailor Ryan Lo won gold in the men’s laser standard on Saturday (Dec 7) at the Subic Bay Yacht Club, retaining his SEA Games title.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

“Majulah Singapura “, our National Anthem
Our National motto is “Majulah Singapura ” which is the title of our National Anthem.
— The Online Citizen

Five things you didn’t know about these symbols of Singaporean nationhood
They represent the nation’s highest ideals, but had to be created in a hurry to rally the people to a new vision.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘We don’t want the hype’ : How homegrown operators aim to revive bike-sharing in Singapore
At its peak in early 2018, shared bicycles were ubiquitous, with the major bike-sharing firms here claiming millions of users each.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Citi, Lazada roll out millennial-focused credit card in Singapore
AS THE purchasing power of tech-savvy millennials continues to climb, Citi and regional e-commerce platform Lazada are targeting to serve over 50 per cent of young professionals in Singapore with the launch of a co-branded credit card.
— The Business Times

146 hospitality staff lauded for going the extra mile
Concierge Mani Thevan Magadevan had just got off work at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel on Aug 29 when a worried guest approached him in the hotel lobby.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Straits Times News Tablet: A clean and breezy reading experience
The Straits Times News Tablet is not just an ordinary device that allows access to the daily broadsheet’s e-paper.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore-based young innovators shine in Asia-Pac list
Ms Carine Lim shook the medical science field when she and her research team developed a tool to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease through a simple and cost-effective blood test.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

If you don’t try to fix it you’ll never know: A 79-year-old retiree who’s the neighbourhood handyman
Her hands were shaking slightly as Ms Tang Sai Tham used a screwdriver to open the safety grill of a table fan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police investigate report foreigner participated in anti-CECA rally by Gilbert Goh
Police are investigating after a report that a foreigner participated in a rally organised by activist Gilbert Goh.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Contraband cigarettes found after car breaks down at Woodlands Checkpoint
Thousands of packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found in a car that broke down at Woodlands Checkpoint on Tuesday (Dec 3), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Swiss fintech incubator F10 enters Singapore, soon to kick off accelerator programme
F10, Switzerland-originated fintech accelerator and incubator has added Singapore into its operational city, an official statement shared.
— e27

FAS names footballers who broke curfew at SEA Games, says they will face ‘stiff sanctions’
The six players from the Singapore football SEA Games squad who broke curfew while in the Philippines can expect to face stiff sanctions for their actions, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said on Friday (Dec 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PSP to hold second installment of Talks Series featuring veteran architect Tay Kheng Soon on 16 Dec
The Progress Singapore Party (PSP)’s Talks Series returns with its second installment, this time featuring a talk by veteran architect Tay Kheng Soon.
— The Online Citizen

Sport Singapore CEO BG Lim “apologises” for massive traffic jams in last Sat’s marathon run
Sport Singapore CEO apologised to the public in his letter to ST Forum today (‘Forum: Lessons from StanChart marathon will be incorporated into future races’, 6 Dec).
— The Online Citizen

S’pore Airlines passenger roasted online after calling 17-hour flight delay ‘inhumane torture’
Those who responded commented that he was just trying his luck for a refund.
— Mothership

Straits Times Press book on polar bear Inuka wins children category of Popular award
The One And Only Inuka, an homage to Singapore Zoo’s much-loved polar bear which died last year, is the favourite English children book this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cutting red tape, costs and time
Home-grown manufacturing company Dou Yee Enterprises has been tapping free trade agreements (FTAs), particularly regional ones, since 2005.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sustenir: Growing non-native crops – and home base
Fresh off a successful entry into Hong Kong in October, Singapore-based urban farming start-up Sustenir Agriculture also has bold plans to expand its home base.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Olam International: Agri-business giant reaches out to farmers through tech
Singapore-based agri-business giant Olam International is looking to increase the reach and coverage of its digital products for farmers, said Mr Suresh Sundararajan, president and group head for strategic investments and business development.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Unsung heroes in environment sector lauded
For the past 16 years, 80-year-old Low Kum Chuen has been working to keep Ang Mo Kio Garden West clean, but yesterday he had an appointment to keep at the Istana.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Record number of books donated for needy students
Needy families received a helping hand in the form of used textbooks, discounted school essentials, vouchers and groceries at Our Tampines Hub yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

RWS says it’s not aware of incident in viral dolphin video
NParks’ animal and veterinary service team finds no ‘abnormal’ behaviour at Dolphin Island.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Make financial planning more intuitive
Since starting work around four years ago, keeping tabs on my monthly expenditure has involved an increasing number of steps.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Godrej: Modifying crop to create cheaper feed for poultry
A 122-year-old family empire may not be what first comes to mind when one thinks of cutting-edge farming innovation, but Mumbai-based Godrej Group is aiming to be precisely that.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Watch massive trucks perform death-defying airborne stunts at Monster Jam
For one night only on Saturday (Dec 7), the National Stadium will be transformed into an action-packed motor sport arena.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man arrested after spending more than S$4,200 on missing credit card
A man who is believed to have used someone else’s credit card to purchase more than S$4,200 worth of items was arrested on Thursday (Dec 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Today’s top tech news: Singapore’s Kacific raises US$160M, India’s Nivesh raises US$600K
Satellite operator Kacific raises US$160M – Tech In Asia Kacific Broadband Satellites Group, a Singapore-based satellite operator providing internet for rural markets, announced that it has secured US$160 million in long-term credit facilities from a group of financial institutions including Asian Development Bank (ADB) and GuarantCo.
— e27

Disrupting the age-old trade of diamonds
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But girls often overpay for them, so says Mr Nicholas Lim, founder and chief executive of online diamond marketplace Luxiee.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Maid dies after being hit by car at covered walkway
A 49-year-old woman died after she was hit by a car at a covered walkway outside Farrer Road MRT station last Saturday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

14-year-old S’porean girl missing for two days, last seen in Hougang on Dec. 6, 2019
Anyone with information should contact the SPF immediately.
— Mothership

Mother feeding baby at cafe in Westgate asked to move due to incoming reservations
The cafe responded swiftly and defended its company policy.
— Mothership

49-year-old man arrested for allegedly stealing beer
Police have arrested a 49-year-old man for allegedly stealing crates of beer from several stalls in a hawker centre, they said on Sunday (Dec 8).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cosplayers, comics and collectibles at Singapore Comic Convention 2019
World-first previews, pre-order service, as well as fan meet-and-greet sessions (and maybe a Baby Yoda or two) are some of the reasons 55,000 people are expected to attend.
— Channel NewsAsia (very 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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