Singapore morning news for November 29

Singapore morning news for  November 29

Singapore morning news

Income growth slows in Singapore; median salary now above S$4,500: MOM report
Workers in Singapore received a bump of 2.2 per cent in their income in 2019, according to the Labour Force in Singapore Advance Release report released on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NEA urges public to mosquito-proof their homes before travelling as dengue cases increase five times from last year
On Wednesday (November 27), the National Environment Agency (NEA) advised people who are going on vacation for the year-long holidays to ensure their homes are mosquito-proof, amid an increase of dengue cases in the country.
— The Online Citizen

Government accepts all data security recommendations by review committee; to roll out 80% by end 2021
The government will be rolling out recommendations from the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee in 80% of its systems by the end of 2021, and the remaining 20% by end of 2030.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore property market faces risks from unsold units, uncertain economy: MAS
Singapore’s property market faces “potential downside risks” from a large supply of unsold units in the medium term and an uncertain economy, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dyson to move global headquarters to St James Power Station in Singapore
Dyson will be moving its global headquarters to St James Power Station in Singapore, the British technology firm said on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

8 workplace deaths in Nov. 2019: MOM to increase inspections for high-risk industries
Construction firms have been urged to conduct a safety timeout.
— Mothership

Singapore’s financial system still resilient, but MAS urges vigilance amid rising risks
Risks to global financial stability have risen but Singapore’s financial system remains resilient amid the challenging environment, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

States Times Review directed to correct Facebook post under online falsehoods law
The States Times Review has been ordered to correct a Facebook post in the second correction direction handed out under Singapore’s law dealing with online falsehoods, authorities said on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Non-PMETs face slight rise in unemployment rate
The resident unemployment rate has remained low, but the unemployment rate for those who are not professionals, managers, executives and technicians (non-PMETs) rose slightly from June last year to the same month this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More defamation suits filed last year
More defamation suits were filed in the State Courts last year, averaging five a month compared with four a month in 2017.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore and India air forces hold 10th joint training exercise; air-sea drill added for the first time
The Singapore and Indian air forces have added a new air-sea training component as both countries hold their 10th joint military training (JMT) at India’s Kalaikunda Air Force Station from Oct 31 to Dec 12.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

It’s getting more expensive to eat, and economists are worried
Food prices are climbing fast in the world’s biggest emerging markets, posing a possible inflation threat after months of dormant pressures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MINDEF replies forum letter asking why some SAF officers fly business class to exercises
The business class seats are included at ‘no added cost to the SAF’, they clarified.
— Mothership

CPF members added $1.6b to retirement funds from January to October, up from a year ago
The total top-up amount was an increase from $1.5 billion over the same period last year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

97% of payments for cash advance programme on schedule, says Grab; labour MP Zainal Sapari urges caution
Almost all payments disbursed under Grab’s cash advance programme have been returned in a timely manner, the company said on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

First-of-its-kind biodiversity surveys to be conducted on Southern islands, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
Comprehensive biodiversity surveys will be conducted on the Southern Islands as well as the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and its surrounding areas for the first time from next year, to facilitate better conservation efforts in the long term.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOE says Gilbert Goh trying to call into question intention and values of the ministry
It was reported in the news that the Ministry of Education (MOE) has a “long-standing practice” of withholding the original copy of a student’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results slip if school fees are not paid.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore helps bust transnational love scam syndicate that conned 139 people
A transnational Internet love scam syndicate that cheated at least 139 people out of about S$5.8 million has been crippled after a months-long joint operation between authorities in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Second correction order issued under POFMA, this time to Alex Tan of States Times Review
Wielded for the second time in four days, a correction order has been issued under the Protection against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to the alternative news Facebook page States Times Review (STR) on 28 November.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore and Australia property fund managers in shareholder spat
Australia-listed Cromwell Property Group has narrowly fended off an attempt by Singapore’s ARA Asset Management to get its preferred candidate onto the board, the latest tussle between Cromwell the real estate manager and its largest shareholder.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Football: Singapore Premier League increases foreign player quota for 2020 season
Singapore Premier League clubs can sign a maximum of four foreign players in the 2020 season, up from three this year, said the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore property prices decoupled from global yield chase, speculators: IMF study
SINGAPORE’S private residential prices appear to have decoupled since 2013 from the global chase for yields, a fresh study by the IMF showed.
— The Business Times

20-65% of banks’ quarterly profit at risk from full-blown direct cyberattacks: MAS study
A FULL-BLOWN direct cyberattack on a bank would cost it 20-35 per cent of quarterly profits, even when contingency measures are in place, the latest stress test by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) showed.
— The Business Times

More support for manufacturing firms looking to train PMETs as sector transforms
To help manufacturing companies meet their manpower demands and prepare for better economic times, the Government has rolled out more training places under its Professional Conversion Programme (PCP).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

URA launches two adjacent Canberra Drive residential sites for tender
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched two residential sites (Parcels A and B) at Canberra Drive for sale by public tender under the confirmed list of the second half 2019.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than 100 farms benefit from productivity fund as Singapore tackles food security
More than 100 farms have benefitted from a fund to help them boost productivity as Singapore pushes to enhance its food security.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More help for PMETs and businesses in manufacturing sector
Manufacturers will get increased support so they can hire staff to support their business transformation while workers who want to enter the sector can get more help with their career transition.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Up to 60% off Nike, Adidas & Converse apparel at Bedok, shoes going from S$49.90
In a Facebook post, they announced that they will be having a Black Friday Sale offering up to 60 per cent off on brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and Converse.
— Mothership

Up to 60% off alcohol at Ubi warehouse & drive-through sale from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, 2019
Good time to stock up for Christmas and New Year.
— Mothership

SGX calls for public feedback on scrapping minimum trading price
The Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is seeking public feedback on a proposal to scrap the minimum trading price (MTP) framework.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New baking facility for women in charity baking programme
To help pay for utilities, groceries and pocket money for her grandchildren, Madam Rusnah Sajee joined a programme by a local charity that allows her to use kitchen equipment to bake snacks to sell.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Prepared to queue overnight, shoppers already in line at Robinsons for Black Friday
Bargain-hunting shoppers armed with sleeping bags, tables and foldable chairs were settling in for a long night outside Robinsons’ Orchard Street store on Thursday (Nov 28) to ensure they were at the front of the queue for the Black Friday sale frenzy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Boyz II Men concert happening in S’pore at Suntec on Dec. 9, 2019
Looks like it’s not quite the End of the Road for them yet.
— Mothership

Singapore’s Legion of Racers is the only Asian team set for Le Mans Esports Series 2020
Singapore’s Legion of Racers (LOR) is the only team from Asia that have been accepted into the prestigious Le Mans Esports Series 2020 world tourney which will take place from end of November 2019 till June 2020.
— The Online Citizen

Big crowds expected in Singapore city area this weekend with four major events taking place
This unprecedented convergence of schedules is expected to see hundreds of thousands throng the area.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

How to create a green ‘Clickmas’ with sustainable e-commerce operations
In Singapore where we are a nation of gift-givers, online shopping has become second nature due to increased convenience and affordability.
— e27

Dental startup Zenyum secures US$13.6M in Series A funding, making personalised dental products accessible
Singapore-based dental cosmetics startup Zenyum announces that it has raised a US$13.6 million in Series A funding from RTP Global, Sequoia India, TNB Aura, Enterprise Singapore’s investment arm SEEDS Capital, and other investors.
— e27
Dead woman’s estate to keep $1.6m after appeal fails
A dead secretary’s estate will get to keep the $1.6 million obtained from her firm by fraud, as the top court found the managing director, who is essentially the sole shareholder, was also complicit in the fraud.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hiap Seng calls for trading suspension amid going concern uncertainty
Hiap Seng Engineering on Thursday (Nov 28) requested to suspend trading of its shares as it has engaged a financial consultant to review the group’s financials and viability.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lecturer allegedly took upskirt videos of female victim in classroom
A lecturer allegedly took upskirt videos of a woman at his then-workplace earlier this year, a district court heard on Thursday (Nov 28).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman attacked teenager with beer bottle after suspecting her of having affair with husband
Suspecting that an 18-year-old employee was having an affair with her husband, a woman attacked the teenager and tried to stab her with a broken beer bottle.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NTU inspecting bookshelves after students report collapse of wall-mounted shelves in hall rooms
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) said on Thursday (Nov 28) that it would inspect bookshelves on campus after students reported that wall-mounted shelves had collapsed in their hall rooms.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Pacific Mansion tenant jailed for trying to bribe condo security guards
A 35-year-old woman living at Pacific Mansion condominium tried to bribe two security guards at the River Valley development into keeping quiet about her Airbnb guests.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Minibus driver and passenger taken to hospital after 5-vehicle accident in Bukit Batok
A minibus driver and his passenger were taken to hospital after a five-vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday (Nov 27) in Bukit Batok.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nerf battles and banana costumes: Welcome to work at this Singapore gaming company
BattleBrew Productions’ 34-year-old CEO Shawn Toh shares how they went from dreaming over Mala hotpot to creating the popular BattleSky Brigade mobile games.
— 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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