Singapore morning news for November 26

Singapore morning news for  November 26

Singapore morning news

Singapore core inflation eases to new 3-year low of 0.6% in October
The latest reading was down slightly from the 0.7 per cent recorded in September, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Team Singapore working with SEA Games organisers to resolve ‘teething problems’: Delegation head
Singapore’s athletes and officials have encountered “teething problems” at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines and will work with local organisers to resolve these issues, said its delegation head on Monday (Nov 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Tech-enabled sexual violence cases almost triple since 2016, says Aware
The number of technology-enabled sexual violence cases reported, such as upskirting and revenge pornography, has almost tripled in the last three years, according to the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware).
— The Straits Times

Police warn bank customers not to fall for bank cards, accounts reactivation scam
A new variant of a scam targeting bank customers has emerged, the police warned on Monday (Nov 25).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Govt invokes fake news law for first time, asks opposition member Brad Bowyer to correct Facebook post on Temasek, GIC
Singapore’s law against fake news has been used for the first time, with Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member Brad Bowyer being asked to correct false statements he made about investments by GIC, Temasek and other government-linked companies.
— The Straits Times

Third bridge needed to ease congestion between Johor and Singapore: Malaysian Minister Muhyiddin
Malaysia’s Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday (Nov 25) there was a need to build a third link to ease traffic congestion between Johor and Singapore.
— The Straits Times

Netball: Singapore cruise past host Philippines in SEA Games opener
It was labelled as a match between close friends by Singapore captain Charmaine Soh, but there was nothing close about the scoreline as Singapore beat host Philippines 80-28 in their opening game at the 30th SEA Games on Monday (25 Nov).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Seniors and students prefer cheaper transportation fares; working adults opt for reliability, says NUS study on public transport
According to a study done by the National University of Singapore (NUS) on how Singaporeans use public transport, it found that seniors, students and children tend to prioritise the cost of fares whereas working adults focus more on the reliability of travel time.
— The Online Citizen

At least S$1.2 million lost in Facebook impersonation scams
Scammers using hacked or spoofed Facebook accounts have cheated victims at least S$1.2 million this year, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a news release on Monday (Nov 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore & other Asean countries face cramped ‘buses’, lack of food & other ‘SEA Games fails’
The problem is, the amenities and construction didn’t appear to have received the memo.
— Mothership

New energy efficiency standards for chilled water systems in industries here to be implemented from 2020
The National Environment Agency (NEA) will set minimum energy efficiency standards for chilled water systems in industrial facilities here from next year, a move which will cut about 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Karz Automobile still operational, CASE to continue resolving customer complaints
A car dealer previously reported to have suddenly closed by the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) is still operational at a different address, the consumer watchdog said on Monday (Nov 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Book tracing 50 years of cancer trends launched in tribute to late Prof K. Shanmugaratnam, who founded registry
The cancer rate for women has gone up by almost 50 per cent over the past 50 years, but has remained fairly constant for men, when age is taken into account.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Correction order issued under POFMA for statements made by politician in Facebook post
Today (25 November), political activist Brad Bowyer was asked by the government under the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to post a correction on a Facebook post he published on 13 November.
— The Online Citizen

MRT commuters at Ang Mo Kio station to undergo screening as part of security exercise on Dec 9
An emergency preparedness exercise will be carried out at Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Dec 9, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and public transport operator SMRT said on Monday (Nov 25).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

From waste to construction material: NEWSand to be trialled in roadbuilding
The National Environmental Agency (NEA) has awarded a tender to three companies to conduct field trials in the use of treated incineration bottom ash as road base or sub-base material.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Online users slam CPF Board for disallowing heart patient to withdrawn his own CPF fund; calls the Board “cold hearted”
On 22 November (Friday), the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board took to its Facebook to reveal that the 56-year-old heart patient who requested to withdraw his CPF fund on medical grounds is actually certified by three doctors to be “suitable for jobs that do not require physical exertion”.
— The Online Citizen

NUS team creates new metallic material which can be used to make lighter and more flexible robots
A National University of Singapore (NUS) team has developed a new metallic material lighter than paper and plastic, but electrically conductive, allowing for more flexible robots to be created.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

E-pharmacy startup Gmedes raises funding led by 500 Startups, to boost G-MEDS service in the region
Singapore-based digital health technology startup Gmedes has secured a Pre-Series A funding led by 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia focussed 500 Durians fund and 500 Tuk Tuks fund.
— e27

Certis launches corporate university, signs MOU with SkillsFuture Singapore
Certis staff will have the opportunity to experience virtual-reality based training courses in security that will teach them, through simulations, how to handle and react to real-life situations.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New programme to train 300 Singaporeans to design, build and maintain ‘smart estates’
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have launched a programme to redesign jobs and skills to support the the development of smart estates in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore boosts training on developing ‘smart estates’ of the future
SKILLSFUTURE Singapore (SSG) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will partner CapitaLand, CPG Corporation and EM Services to redesign jobs and skills to support the development of “smart estates” in Singapore, both agencies said in a joint statement.
— The Business Times

Surbana Jurong to design 15,000 homes in India with Singapore public housing features
Temasek-owned urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong announced on Monday (Nov 25) that it has secured an affordable housing project in Gujarat, India.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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)

Firm behind non-invasive cancer tests receives $27m funding
Local genomic medicine company Lucence announced last week that it has received US$20 million (S$27 million) in initial funding after it invented a non-invasive test for late-stage cancer detection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hydroleap raises US$1.9M for its smart, environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment tech
Hydroleap, a Singapore-based wastewater treatment startup, has secured SG$2.6 (US$1.9) million in a new round of funding, led by Wavemaker Partners.
— e27

Go big or go home: Why young startups need to exhibit on a global platform like 2020 TOP100 APAC
When is the right time for a startup to start expanding globally? The answer varies.
— e27

Sultan Mosque holds anti-terrorism exercise; first time such a drill is held in place of worship
The iconic Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam came under a terror attack on Sunday (Nov 24) as part of an exercise to test its readiness to deal with terrorism.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

F&B outlets, childcare centre, fitness area at upcoming NS Hub in Bukit Gombak will be open to public
The public will be able to use facilities like food and beverage outlets, a childcare centre and fitness area at the upcoming NS Hub in Bukit Gombak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Kaspersky warns of cybercriminals targeting customers of apparel e-commerce websites during upcoming Black Friday sales
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
— The Online Citizen

A case against the hustle: constantly hustling without letting yourself recover is like playing life on “hard”
Sports medicine doctors say that the month before their local marathon is their busiest month of the year.
— e27

Apex court throws out remaining cross-appeals between Prosecution and two drug traffickers
The Court of Appeal has thrown out two remaining cross-appeals arising out of a joint drug trafficking trial on Monday (25th November) morning, thereby upholding the death sentence and 10 years’ imprisonment imposed by Justice Choo Han Teck, on 40-year-old Moad Fadzir bin Mustaffa and 50-year-old Zuraimy bin Musa respectively.
— The Online Citizen

NUS expands its Block71 initiative to Vietnam; aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship development
NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Becamex IDC Corporation to establish BLOCK71 in Vietnam to cultivate a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country and beyond.
— e27

Balestier freehold shophouse with apartment block up for sale at $14.7m
Victory Point, comprising a two-storey conservation shophouse with an attic and a six-storey rear apartment block, has been launched for sale at an indicative price of $14.7 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bank teller who prevented online love scam among 9 women given police awards
What started off as another day at work for Ms Sheila Chow took a surprising turn when she saved a customer from losing $1,500 in a parcel ruse involving an internet love scammer.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore-based payments start-up 2C2P raises $70.9m for expansion
Regional payments platform 2C2P, which helps airlines, travel companies and online shopping malls handle payments from customers in the region, has raised US$52 million (S$70.9 million) from investors including the World Bank’s International Finance Corp, Cento Ventures and Arbor Ventures to fund expansion.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Top fintech application development trends for the year 2019 that will reshape the industry
To put simply, Fintech refers to businesses that use software solutions for providing financial services to end customers.
— e27

Processed waste known as NEWSand may be used as construction materials here
NEWSand made from slag has already been used to construct a temporary 105m-long footpath at Our Tampines Hub and a 3D-printed concrete bench near Pan Pacific Hotel.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore company to help redevelop Sydney’s iconic 125-year-old City Tattersalls Club
A consortium led by Singapore-listed First Sponsor has partnered Australia’s ICD Property to redevelop the iconic City Tattersalls Club (CTC) site in Sydney.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Not all shoppers dazzled by Christmas light-up in Orchard
A debate has lit up over the festive lights in Orchard Road, with some shoppers and merry-makers saying they seem to be less bright than before, but others are quite happy with them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ambassadors whip up native dishes at Christmas cookout
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s annual Christmas Light-up and Fullerton Charity Cookout saw six ambassadors don chefs’ aprons and whip up dishes from their respective countries for charity on Friday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Donnie Yen to meet fans at Our Tampines Hub on Dec. 9, 2019
To promote ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’, and unveil the Ip Man Pavilion.
— Mothership

S’pore man suffocates wife with plastic bag, pawns her jewellery & spends it on mistress
A 61-year-old man has been sentenced to three years’ and three months’ jail after he suffocated his wife with a plastic bag and robbed her of her valuables.
— Mothership

Man admits to holding baby face down on mattress, punching wife
A man admitted on Monday (Nov 25) to holding his six-month-old son face down on a mattress and punching his wife after she managed to pull their child away from him.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man initiated fight after staring incident on train, gets fine
A man who initiated a fight on an MRT train over a purported staring incident was sentenced to the maximum S$5,000 fine for the offence on Monday (Nov 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jail, driving ban for man who drove against traffic in fatal AYE crash
A man who drove against the flow of traffic on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) three years ago was sentenced to a year’s jail on Monday (Nov 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Birthday girl, friends held by cops for 14 hours over white deodorant powder in S’pore hotel room
When the police found the bag of powder, she had said: Yeah, just put (the powder) on your armpit then you wouldn’t smell for the rest of the day.
— 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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