Singapore morning news for November 25

Singapore morning news for  November 25

Singapore morning news

Community blueprint launched in bid to end HIV transmission, AIDS in Singapore by 2030
A community blueprint to end the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) by 2030 was revealed on Saturday (Nov 23), by non-governmental organisation Action for AIDS Singapore (Afa Singapore).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Personal data of more than 6,500 people ‘inadvertently’ leaked by Singapore Accountancy Commission
The personal data of more than 6,500 people was inadvertently disclosed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) – a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Just 4% of Singapore’s plastic waste recycled last year
Singaporeans may be increasingly aware of the risk plastic poses to the environment, but the rate of recycling here remains strikingly low.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Execution of Malaysian drug trafficker: Singapore says it has sovereign right to use death penalty
Singapore on Friday (Nov 22) underlined its sovereign right to use the death penalty against drug offenders and said that it expects other countries to respect its laws, in response to comments by a Malaysian minister over the execution of a citizen in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Team Singapore contingent to receive booster shots following ‘increased’ incidents of polio in Philippines
Team Singapore’s contingent will receive booster shots before departing for the 30th Sea Games in the Philippines, the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) said on Saturday (Nov 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore, South Korea formalise expanded air services agreement, more flights expected between the 2 countries
More flights to and from Singapore and South Korea may soon be on the horizon, after the countries formalised an expanded air services agreement on Saturday (Nov 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee: S’pore’s reputation for competence & integrity a valuable resource in the world
It is also a competitive advantage in a world of growing protectionism and uncertainty.
— Mothership

Singapore firms on road to sustainability: Experts
Singapore companies have been making inroads into sustainability, but it is still a long path ahead, according to experts and research findings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s first Asian postmaster-general among those honoured for contributions to Hindu community
In his early years serving the Hindu community here, Mr Bala Subramanion would go from door to door, soliciting funds for the refurbishment of the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Analysts less negative about Singapore’s July-Sept earnings
DESPITE blue-chip counter Singtel posting its unprecedented quarterly loss, analysts were less negative about the general financial performance of Singapore-listed companies for the recent quarter.
— The Business Times

South Korea a case study for Singapore in safeguarding cultural heritage
An award scheme launched last month to recognise master craftsmen and artists who keep Singapore’s living heritage alive was partly inspired by South Korea’s Living National Treasure scheme.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NEA wins global engineering award for Semakau Landfill
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has won a coveted international award for its outstanding engineering feat in developing the Semakau Landfill.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail inappropriate for first-time remote gambling offence: Court
A man who bet $50,000 on an illegal gambling website had his prison sentence replaced with a fine, with the High Court ruling that this should be the starting point for first-time remote gambling offences unless Parliament decides differently.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nielsen: Consumer confidence in Singapore falls to two-year low amid economic uncertainties
Consumer confidence in Singapore has sunk to a two-year low according to Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, in collaboration with global data firm Nielsen, as concerns swirl over job security and the economy.
— The Online Citizen

Three-quarters of Singapore adolescents are not active enough: WHO study
The majority of Singapore adolescents do not get enough physical activity, with a widening gap between boys and girls from 2001 to 2016, according to the results of a new World Health Organization (WHO) study released on Friday (Nov 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

It’s ‘ka-ching’ time for payments firms
THE payment services industry in Singapore is upbeat on growth, while three major government reports in the past three months have singled out the sector for its rosy prospects.
— The Business Times

Almost 2,500 food delivery riders apply for e-scooter trade-in grant
More than one-third of the 7,000 food delivery riders who use e-scooters have applied to trade in their devices, one week after the S$7 million e-scooter Trade-in Grant (eTG) scheme took effect.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Maliki reaffirms relationship between Bahrain and Singapore at high-level security forum
Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Mohamad Maliki Osman affirmed the strong bilateral and defence relationship between Singapore and Bahrain at a security forum in Bahrain over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a release on Sunday (Nov 24).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Facebook takes down fake NUS student group page accused of ‘sowing discord’ by Shanmugam’s press secretary
Facebook has removed a fake National University of Singapore (NUS) student group page that was accused of “sowing discord” and misquoting the Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cyclist, 81, in hospital after hit-&-run by motorcycle that ran red light on New Upper Changi Road
The cyclist’s granddaughter is looking for witnesses, and police are investigating.
— Mothership

Director of firm that supplied more than S$6 million in luxury goods to North Korea gets jail
A director of a Singapore wholesale trading company illicitly supplied more than S$6 million worth of luxury goods to North Korea over more than six years, breaching international sanctions imposed by the United Nations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Section 377A does not violate constitutional provisions, right to sexual freedom not “unenumerated” in Constitution
The right to sexual freedom or privacy is not inherently enshrined in the Singapore Constitution, and the legality of various forms of voluntary sexual conduct “are questions of societal values and morality” left for Parliament to decide, said the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
— The Online Citizen

Maliki reaffirms relationship between Bahrain and Singapore at high-level security forum
Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Mohamad Maliki Osman affirmed the strong bilateral and defence relationship between Singapore and Bahrain at a security forum in Bahrain over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a release on Sunday (Nov 24).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Passwords may be passe as biometrics gain support
The industry has become increasingly concerned over the difficulty that people face in remembering and designing complex passwords, says a cyber-security expert.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Recycling group pitches deposit refund scheme for drink containers
Consumers should pay a deposit when they buy a drink, and this should be refunded when they return the empty bottle or container for recycling.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tweaks made to dementia village tender to draw more bidders
Singapore’s plans to set up a high-end dementia village in Gibraltar Crescent, near Sembawang Park, appears to have run into some hiccups.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Collective to showcase works of people with disabilities
A collective will be set up to showcase and market the creative works of people with disabilities, giving them even more opportunities to hone their skills and sell their craft.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Save for retirement and pay less tax with an SRS account
As the year winds down, it’s a good time to see if you have any spare cash to put aside in the Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Good that Singapore and South Korea are broadening bilateral cooperation to new areas: PM Lee
It is good that Singapore and South Korea are looking beyond traditional areas of cooperation in trade and investment, and broadening bilateral cooperation to new areas, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday (Nov 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Facebook post on separating religion and politics ‘misleadingly quoted’ Shanmugam, says minister’s press secretary
A Facebook post calling out a member of the People’s Action Party (PAP) for her links to a group with religious leanings had misleadingly quoted Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, said his press secretary on Friday (Nov 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Managing director ‘fixated’ with employee took upskirt videos of her over 2 years, gets jail and fine
Taking a liking to one of his employees, the managing director of a manufacturing firm took intrusive photos of the woman multiple times over more than two years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

AI-powered human insights startup Quilt secures US$9M Series A funding led by Nadathur Group, to develop 200 languages in-platform capacity
Quilt, a Singapore-based human insights startup powered by AI, announces that it has raised a Series A funding led by Nadathur Group, an investment management firm.
— e27

PMD riders to gather for a peaceful rally at Hong Lim Park this Saturday to voice out against PMD ban
All personal mobility device (PMD) riders, particularly those who are food-delivery riders, are encouraged to come together for a peaceful rally this Saturday (23 Nov) at Hong Lim Park from 5pm to 10pm.
— The Online Citizen

15-year-old suspected drug trafficker among 70 arrested in islandwide operation
A teenage boy was among 70 suspected drug offenders arrested in an islandwide operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) that ended on Friday (Nov 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee asks SGs to “work with me and the PAP” as more SGs become pessimistic of their future
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong released an open letter through the People’s Action Party website yesterday (21 Nov) asking Singaporeans to work with him and the PAP.
— The Online Citizen

Customers lose about S$331,000 after sudden closure of 2 car dealers
The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) on Friday (Nov 22) issued an alert after two car dealers suddenly closed, leaving customers thousands of dollars out of pocket.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore business body calls on firms to take up sustainable employment practices
TO help tackle inequality, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is calling on firms to pledge their support for sustainable employment practices.
— The Business Times

Police warn about online ticket scams for Universal Studios Singapore, other attractions
The police on Friday (Nov 22) urged people to be wary when making hotel room reservations and buying attraction tickets online.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Bicentennial artworks in public spaces to make art easier to access: DPM Heng Swee Keat
See if you can spot a giant, inflatable sculpture in your neighbourhood in the coming month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore wins 3 awards including Best Actress at Golden Horse Awards 2019
Wet Season’s Yeo Yann Yann brings home her second acting award, while A Land Imagined won for Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Film Score at the 56th edition held on Nov 23 in Taipei.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’porean Disney animator lives in Los Angeles with wife & triplets, gets free passes to Disneyland
Roger Lee has worked on some of the biggest animated films in the past five years.
— Mothership

Young people to play central role in making Woodlands dementia-friendly
Young people in Woodlands will have a key role to play, as the town becomes a dementia-friendly community.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

After skipping 6 months of school & going to Boys’ Town, S’pore teen graduates 1st in class with PSLE score of 163
Ariel Heriyanto Bin Salim’s story shows that it really does take a village to raise a child.
— Mothership

Ex-Keppel lawyer in Petrobras case had given time to worthy causes, court hears
Currently jobless, former Keppel lawyer Jeffery Chow has been involved in animal rescue, delivered food to the needy and volunteered with children’s cancer charity event Hair for Hope.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mayday guitarist Stone caught the acting bug doing music videos
The Taiwanese star was all praises for the Singapore International Film Festival – and revealed he’s keen on playing a gay character in the future.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Celebrate Asia: Colourful masks, martial arts and an Indian dance fit for the gods
In our series on unique people, places and food in the region, CNA Lifestyle witnessed how one village in West Bengal is keeping the centuries-old Chhau dance alive.
— CNA

New lease of life for favourite Pulau Ubin eating spot run by two sisters
Pulau Ubin’s town centre boasts a second-generation eatery that has become a beloved makan (eating) spot for some of the National Parks Board (NParks) staff attached to the island, as well as cyclists, fishing enthusiasts and other day trippers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Transforming the SCDF in the race against time
Transforming the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is important as it deals with the needs of an ageing population, said Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore skateboarders hope SEA Games debut will ramp up interest in sport
A tumble, a quick dusting off as he picks himself off the ground and Rocky Chan grabs his skateboard to cruise back to a starting point at the ECP skatepark bowl to take another stab at landing a trick.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Creative Capital: The Singaporean artist drawing wild reactions for his strange illustrations
You might have seen his commercial works for SG50 and SMRT, but A Good Citizen’s Dan Wong’s personal illustrations are even more compelling.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

His dad is Michelin starred. Chef Joe Leong is trying to step out of his shadow
What happens when a child follows in the footsteps of a famous parent like Chef Sam Leong? There are tribulations and also poignancy, as On The Red Dot discovers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ensuring the future of industrial and logistics real estate
Retail players – landlords and retailers alike – have been confronted with the rise of e-commerce for almost a decade with online shopping disrupting supply chains around how goods are manufactured, stored and distributed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 men arrested after S$60,000 stolen from Marsiling Lane shop
Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing S$60,000 from a shop at Marsiling Lane, the police said in a news release on Friday (Nov 22).
— 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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