Singapore morning news for October 10

Singapore morning news for October 10

Singapore morning news

Hepatitis E infections surge in Singapore, virus found in raw pork liver: SGH
Hepatitis E (HEV) infections surged in Singapore between 2012 and 2016, according to a study led by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverage in early childhood associated to higher risks of overweight and obesity: Singapore study
Children at age five who consume a median intake of 250ml per day of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are more likely to have a higher BMI and are at increased risk of being overweight or obese at six years of age, compared to children with lower intakes at around 50ml each day.
— FoodNavigator- Asia

Virtual power plant in the works for S’pore
Singapore is developing its first virtual power plant (VPP) to link and coordinate energy resources, including solar installations and energy storage systems.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Major PMD retailers say will not sell devices to people under 16, among other measures
Those under 16 can no longer buy or service their personal mobility devices (PMDs) unless accompanied by an adult, major retailers said on Wednesday (Oct 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Former US president Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Singapore for public talks in December
Mr Obama is slated to speak on Dec 16 about his time in office and his current views on leadership, while his wife will share experiences drawn from her memoir, Becoming, on Dec 14.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Clown wedgefish thought to be likely extinct ‘rediscovered’ at Jurong fishery port
During a trip to the Jurong Fishery Port in May this year, two researchers spotted a fish so rare it was on the verge of being classified extinct.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Personalised skincare startup Yours seals US$3.5M, seeks to eliminate skincare guessing game
Yours, a Singapore-based personalised skincare startup, today announced that it received a US$3.5 million seed funding in August 2019.
— e27

SDP points out PAP’s use of children after Elections Department asks parties not to use children for politics
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) said on Wednesday, Oct. 9 that the ruling People’s Action Party has “has never been shy of using young children as props for its own ends”.
— Mothership

SCDF saves resources with new system to manage 995 hotline calls
As of July, around 600 callers to the 995 hotline were re-directed to visit clinics or call for a non-emergency ambulance instead of being sent to a hospital.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s shifting roles through the centuries
A long view of Singapore’s history shows that the island city was a contested space with many shifting roles as larger entities’ powers waxed and waned
— The Straits Times

Delay on North-East Line due to signalling fault at Sengkang station; service has resumed
The North-East line (NEL) service was delayed by about 20 minutes at one point due to a signalling fault at Sengkang Station, SBS Transit said on Wednesday night (Oct 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fare increase needed to cover rising cost of bus, train operations: Janil Puthucheary
Taxpayers in Singapore subsidise about S$1 for every trip made on buses and trains here, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary on Wednesday (Oct 9) during an interview with CNA938.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mum’s Kitchen Catering, Cherish Delights no longer suspended, a month after 40 fell ill in food poisoning outbreak
The suspension of two caterers – Mum’s Kitchen Catering and its subsidiary Cherish Delights – was lifted on Wednesday (Oct 9), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Business card management firm Sansan to expand operations in Singapore and region
Local cleaning equipment company SuperSteam was struggling to organise the contact information of potential clients and suppliers, especially after hosting exhibitions where it would receive stacks of business cards.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean prof Cherian George calls out Critical Spectator as a ‘troll’, says people like him hurt PAP
Singaporean intellectual Cherian George has hit out at Michael Petraeus, the man behind the self-styled one-man-show news commentatary website that is Critical Spectator.
— Mothership

Man caught at Changi Airport trying to smuggle 177 cocaine pellets to Thailand gets jail, caning
A man who had transported drugs from Brazil to Thailand on several occasions was finally caught last year when he tried to board a flight at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PMD ban not needed right now, but being considered: Janil Puthucheary
A ban on personal mobility devices (PMDs) is not immediately necessary and the Transport Ministry will do what it takes to keep footpaths safe, the Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Janil Puthucheary said on Wednesday (Oct 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

249 top donors and partners recognised for contributions to Community Chest
Some 249 top donors and partners were recognised for their contributions to the Community Chest on Wednesday (Oct 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

RSAF’s Multi-Role Tanker Transport makes overseas exercise debut, allows fighter jets to fly longer missions
As an air refuelling operator previously on the KC-135R aerial tanker, First Sergeant (1SG) Jonathan Paul Augustine was among the second batch of operators to convert to the newly-acquired Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Three court challenges against Section 377A to be heard in November
Three court cases filed separately by three different men – all with one single goal in challenging the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Penal Code which criminalises consensual sex between men – will be heard in November.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Women entrepreneurs in Singapore battle to win equal slice of funding pie: HSBC
Despite tighter levels of liquidity and perceptions of gender bias in the pitch process, female entrepreneurs based in Singapore are achieving the same funding success as men, more than in most established markets worldwide, new research by HSBC found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS offers SMEs in logistics sector a digital solutions package
DBS Bank on Wednesday (Oct 9) rolled out a digital solutions package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the logistics sector, aiming to help them tackle challenges in regional expansion and keeping up with evolving consumer needs and emerging business trends.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore firms must compete on innovation and quality: Chan
The multilateral trading system is under stress and Singapore can no longer take its access to overseas markets for granted, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing yesterday. This is going to be the new normal, he added.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘I did not touch the car that day at all,’ claims Maserati owner accused of dragging traffic police officer with car
A Maserati owner accused of driving off while dragging a traffic police officer with the car took the stand on Wednesday (Oct 9), claiming he has never driven the car in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore Zoo visitors witness heartbreaking moment as pelican tries to revive dead friend
A British expat visited the Singapore Zoo with his two children on Oct. 6, and witnessed a pelican trying to revive its dead friend, whose body was floating on the water within the exhibit.
— Mothership

Architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong dies at age 84
Prominent architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong, who had donated $30 million in 2013 to the Singapore University of Technology and Design, died on Monday (Oct 7).
— The Straits Times

Green Pulse podcast: How climate change affects nature
This month, ST’s environment correspondent Audrey Tan chats with Dr Yong Ding Li, flyways coordinator at conservation group BirdLife International (Asia) on how climate change could impact natural habitats and wildlife.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

78-year-old man falls to his death in Toa Payoh
A 78-year-old man fell to his death on Wednesday morning (Oct 9) in an accident in Toa Payoh.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Group GM of Bee Cheng Hiang manufacturing arm gets degree with honours from SUSS
Ms Jean Ang had already found success in the food industry after more than 20 years of work experience.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New joint facility at Kallang Fire Station will be used as Home Team command and staging area
The fire station’s location next to the Singapore Sports Hub and the city makes it an ideal site to house the facility, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

McDonald’s Singapore sleepwear offer causes delivery app and site to crash
The fast food chain’s foray into fashion left a trail of angry customers. However, fans will get a second opportunity to pre-order the limited edition loungewear on Friday (Oct 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

20 athletes break new ground to represent Singapore in e-sports at SEA Games 2019
Twenty e-sports athletes will represent Singapore in six events at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Enterprise Singapore to review its programme to drive business excellence
ENTERPRISE Singapore is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Business Excellence initiative to ensure its relevance, given that companies are faced with shifting challenges.
— The Business Times

Fintech founder Joe Cho charged with fraud in South Korea
JOE CHO SEUNGHYUN, the founder of Marvelstone Group – a fintech firm once based in Singapore – has been charged with fraud in his home country of South Korea and is set to appear in court in Seoul at his first hearing this Friday, a court document seen by The Business Times showed.
— The Business Times

Loaded pistol found in Jurong West flat; 2 arrested
Two men, suspected to be drug offenders, have been arrested after a loaded firearm was found during a raid in Jurong West, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force said in a joint news release on Wednesday (Oct 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Car show pushes COE prices up by more than $4,000
According to early estimates, 100,000 people visited the just-concluded [email protected] car show, and more than 900 cars – both new and used – worth around $120 million were sold.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COE prices close higher in latest bidding exercise
Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed higher in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Oct 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Frasers Property Singapore CEO to retire; group forms new retail business unit
Christopher Tang, 59, is stepping down as CEO of Frasers Property Singapore at the end of 2019 after 18 years with the group, it said in a bourse filing on Wednesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

21-year-old charged with slashing man’s face with knife
A 21-year-old man was charged on Wednesday (Oct 9) with slashing a man’s face with a knife at Orchid Hotel, scarring him.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Drug abuser who barged into woman’s flat and threatened her with knife given 5 years’ corrective training
A drug abuser, who tried to get away from the police after stealing a Rolex watch, barged into a stranger’s flat and threatened a woman with a knife.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cyclist taken to hospital after accident involving bus at Sembawang
A 30-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital after an accident involving a bus on Monday (Oct 7) at Sembawang.
— 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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