Singapore morning news for October 23

Singapore morning news for October 23

Singapore morning news

Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travel to Lebanon amid protests: MFA
Singaporeans are advised to defer non-essential travel to Lebanon amid large-scale demonstrations across the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New drug developed in S’pore could provide full relief to eczema symptoms like redness & itching of skin
The drug known as Aslan004 can inhibit proteins that are key to triggering eczema symptoms such as redness and itchiness.
— Mothership

PAP two-thirds majority in Parliament needs to be denied: SDP chairman Paul Tambyah
Singaporeans need to elect “independent and diverse voices in Parliament” and deny the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) a two-thirds majority, said Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Paul Tambyah.
— The Online Citizen

Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push
A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore’s waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities.
— The Online Citizen

Future S’pore buses might have touchscreen windows & hands-free payment
A new concept bus was unveiled recently at the Intelligent Transport System World Congress 2019 and it is choked full of features that might change the way our public buses will look and function in the future.
— Mothership

Speak Mandarin Campaign has made ‘significant’ contributions, but Singapore losing bilingual edge: PM Lee
While the Speak Mandarin Campaign has made “significant contributions” in encouraging the use of the language over the last forty years, Singapore has to acknowledge that it is losing its bilingual competitive edge and put in more effort to speak Mandarin at home, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Employers to be consulted before accident learning reports are published by MOM
Parties directly involved in a major industrial accident, including the owner of the location where the accident took place, will be consulted by the Manpower Ministry (MOM) when it prepares its incident learning report.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NEA urges vigilance even as weekly dengue cases drop to less than half of peak
The NEA added that 1,192 of the 1,267 dengue clusters notified since the start of the year have been closed – a hundred more since Sept 25.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Higher wages, better employment, longer life expectancy for younger Singaporeans: MOF study
Younger Singaporeans earn more, live longer and are more likely to own a house compared to those from older age groups, although they are less likely to marry and have children, according to the findings of a Ministry of Finance (MOF) report on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Motorbike ferrying services for hire illegal: LTA
A Telegram chat group, set up about two weeks ago to facilitate motorbike pooling services, has garnered more than 2,000 members despite its stringent criteria.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

China, US need to find common ground, so as not to risk global instability: Ng Eng Hen
Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday (Oct 22) urged the United States and China to find common ground, so as not to risk global instability.
— CNA

Semicon, pharma manufacturers lead in Industry 4.0 readiness: EDB study
WITHIN Singapore’s manufacturing sector, semiconductor and pharmaceutical firms lead the way in adopting Industry 4.0 technologies, based on a Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) study of 200 firms that have undergone Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) assessment.
— The Business Times

UOB unveils programme to help businesses, consumers switch to solar power
UOB has launched a programme that connects Asian businesses and individuals with its solar company partners to help clients go green and switch to solar power, it said on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Some condos ban food delivery riders from entering on PMDs
At least three condominiums in Bishan and Sengkang have recently banned food delivery riders from entering the properties on personal mobility devices (PMDs).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

President Halimah attends Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony in Japan
Singapore President Halimah Yacob attended the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

ST Engineering launches 12m-long autonomous bus; public trials to start on Jurong Island next year
Workers on Jurong Island will be able to hitch a ride on two 12m-long autonomous buses from the island’s checkpoint to their workplace from around the middle of next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Consolidation in offshore and marine sector will be good for industry: Analysts
A consolidation in Singapore’s offshore and marine sector will give local companies a better chance to stand up to growing global competition.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wildlife consultant Subaraj Rajathurai, a stalwart of Singapore’s nature community, dies aged 56
Mr Subaraj Rajathurai, a wildlife consultant and a well-known conservationist here, died on Tuesday (Oct 22) aged 56.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Rail operators, regulators cite challenges protecting against cyber threats
bsolete and legacy infrastructure are two of the challenges faced by rail operators and regulators when implementing solutions against cyber threats, said a panel on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

4 arrested after drugs worth more than S$200,000 seized during raids
About S$223,000 worth of drugs were seized and four suspects arrested after raids by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers, the authority said in a news release on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore hosting meeting of UN climate body shows commitment to climate change: Experts
The Republic is hosting a meeting of the United Nations (UN) climate science body for the first time this week, in a move experts say demonstrates Singapore’s commitment to tackling climate change.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Driverless vehicles come at a cost: Experts
Automated and connected vehicles will transform the way we move and live, but they come with additional costs, and it is unclear who will bear those costs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

UBS may have overcharged rich clients in Singapore and Hong Kong
UBS is working with relevant authorities to address inappropriate spreads it may have charged wealthy clients whose money was booked in Hong Kong and Singapore in debt securities transactions, it said in its third-quarter report on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stock index up 0.8% after midday break as Keppel shares soar 16%
Singapore stocks rallied more than 1 per cent on Tuesday morning (Oct 22) following a slew of major corporate developments the previous day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bishan could get 1,500 new BTO flats near MRT station by 2025
The proposed development, next to the Kallang River, will consist of six residential blocks, from 22 to 39 storeys high. It will also be a 5-minute walk from Bishan MRT station.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Data-driven venture investment platform Hatcher+ closes US$5.5M funding round, completes 100th investment
Singapore-based data-driven venture investment platform Hatcher+ today announced the completion of the 100th investment from its H2 fund and the closing of a US$5.5 million seed funding round.
— e27

Ex-CEO who sexually assaulted boy found unfit for caning; prosecutors seek an extra year’s jail
The offender had injured his spine when he fell off an elephant in 2011. According to an assessment by prison doctors, the vertebrae fracture and multi-level degenerative disc disease made him unfit for caning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

St John Singapore opens dementia daycare centre to cater to growing need
St John Singapore’s first dementia day-care centre, located next to its headquarters along Beach Road, was officially launched by Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s crypto exchange ecxx.com integrates with MyInfo for user ID verification
Singapore-based digital asset exchange ecxx.com has integrated with government portal MyInfo.
— e27

NTUC FairPrice, Foodfare and Kopitiam to be grouped under one umbrella to keep food costs low for consumers
MThe new group will have 573 outlets in total, including supermarkets, hawker centres, foodcourts, coffee shops, pharmacies and convenience stores.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

P&G may roll out ‘hyper-personalised’ production for brands like Olay, as part of $38m industry push
Imagine the day when a handcream is made just for you, with the mix of ingredients you want.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SoftBank offers $13.6b to take control of WeWork; bailout will see exit of founder Adam Neumann
SoftBank Group Corp offered close to US$10 billion (S$13.6 billion) to WeWork owner.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Veteran coach Loh Chan Pew accused of molesting teenage athlete: Defence turns up heat on investigating officer in trial
Over three years after veteran track and field coach Loh Siang Piow was first accused of molesting a teenage athlete under his charge in 2013, the trial saw its 27th day in the State Courts on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Merdeka Generation: Nurse recounts time as part of ICU, pioneer ambulance staff
While the pioneer leaders were the architects of Singapore, everyday heroes helped build society here. This is another story of our Merdeka Generation, those born in the 1950s who lived and persevered through a tumultuous period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ex-SingPost employee gets jail for transferring S$40,000 in unauthorised deposits into her bank account
A former SingPost employee made S$40,000 worth of unauthorised transactions in just one day, transferring the money into her own bank account while working at the Geylang branch of the postal service earlier this year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

IKEA S’pore selling salted egg yolk wings at 2 for S$3.50 till Dec. 31, 2019
From Oct. 18 to Dec. 31, 2019, the cafe in the furniture company will be selling salted egg yolk wings.
— Mothership

Man sentenced for sex assault on boy at Halloween sleepover found unfit for caning, wants mattress
A man who was sentenced to 14 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane for sexually assaulting a boy during a Halloween sleepover in 2015 has been found to be unfit for caning, a court heard on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chiam See Tong Sports Fund supports national rower Joan Poh in her journey to the Olympics
National rower Joan Poh, who is aiming to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has been given a massive boost by the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund (CSTSF) as the Fund earlier today (22 Oct) announced that the 28-year-old has become its latest beneficiary.
— The Online Citizen

SG Nasi Lemak Telegram chat group: Suspected administrator faces fresh charge of possessing porn
A man suspected of being the administrator of an obscene Telegram chat group faces a fresh charge of possessing pornographic material.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Youngsters’ act of kindness brightens elderly, handicapped man’s day
Today, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that unsolicited kindness still exists in the midst of our Central Business District – where the mantra is “eat or be eaten”.
— The Pride

Residential site off Upper Serangoon Road on sale for around $13.5m
A residential development site situated off Upper Serangoon Road has been put up for sale via public tender at an indicative price of $13.5 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Istana open house on Sunday in celebration of Deepavali
The Istana will open its doors to the public on Sunday (Oct 27) from 8.30am to 6pm in celebration of Deepavali.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

KrisEnergy will not redeem notes amid restructuring
Upstream oil and gas firm KrisEnergy said on Tuesday (Oct 22) it has decided not to pay out the redemption amounts under its notes, as the debt-laden group needs to conserve cash while it works on a restructuring proposal.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jurong Innovation District to see 6 new additions, including Siemens and Bosch Rexroth
The new hub for advanced manufacturing in Jurong West is welcoming six new entrants over the next three years, ranging from industry giants to research institutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— 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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