Singapore morning news for September 10

Singapore morning news for September 10

Singapore morning news

Biodegradable plastic alternatives not necessarily better for Singapore, say experts
You might think that switching from single-use plastics to biodegradable plastic alternatives is good for the environment but in Singapore, there are “no effective differences”, experts said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore, Philippines ink agreements on education, infrastructure and personal data protection
President Halimah Yacob witnessed the signing of eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between Singapore and the Philippines on Monday (Sep 9), covering a range of fields from education to infrastructure development.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore may experience slightly hazy conditions due to Sumatra hotspots: NEA
Singapore could experience slightly hazy conditions if the hotspot situation in Sumatra persists, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (Sep 9).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Media Literacy Council apologises for ‘confusion’ after labelling satire as an example of fake news
The Media Literacy Council (MLC) on Sunday (Sep 8) apologised for including satire as a form of fake news in a Facebook post last week.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s GIC-led consortium to invest US$500m in Vingroup unit
A consortium led by Singapore’s state investor GIC has agreed with Vietnam’s largest conglomerate Vingroup JSC to buy a stake in one of the latter’s units for US$500 million, GIC said on Monday (Sep 9).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Rush hour woes at Yishun’s new integrated transport hub on 2nd day of operation
Commuters on buses heading to the new Yishun Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) were caught in a massive traffic jam that delayed some journeys by more than 30 minutes during rush hour on Monday morning (Sept 9).
— The Straits Times

Singapore and Russia sign 6 agreements to deepen cooperation in various sectors
Six agreements were inked between Singapore and the Russian Federation at a high-level bilateral commission to cooperate in various areas, including digital development, innovation, and education.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Flights between Singapore and Tokyo affected by Typhoon Faxai
The typhoon has caused widespread blackouts and transport disruptions in the Tokyo region, with the authorities issuing non-compulsory evacuation warnings to more than 390,000 people.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Grab couriers: Plans in place to minimise impact on commuters
A growing number of ride-hailing and taxi drivers are expected to take on courier jobs during the off-peak period, but commuters need not worry about this affecting the number of rides available.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Silent discos becoming a hit at eldercare centres here
Bodies are shuffling in a room bathed in luminous disco lights and throbbing to beats emanating from individual wireless headphones.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chongqing party secretary Chen Min’er to visit Singapore
Chongqing party boss Chen Min’er, a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official, will be in Singapore for a four-day visit starting on Tuesday (Sept 10).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Slight haze on Monday as PSI inches towards unhealthy range with more hot spots in Sumatra
The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index ranged from 75 to 85, in the moderate range, at 6pm. Meanwhile, the PM2.5 level at 6pm on Monday was at 41 to 59, which is in the normal to elevated bands.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Recalcitrant’ Hour Glass co-founder Jannie Chan starts 2-week jail term for contempt
Prominent businesswoman Jannie Chan Siew Lee started serving a two-week jail term for contempt of court on Monday (Sept 9) after losing her appeal against an order for the sentence, imposed in 2017, to take effect.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore is ‘natural partner’ for India’s urbanisation efforts: Vivian Balakrishnan
Singapore can help India in areas such as infrastructure planning, water conservation and business expansion, amid the South Asian country’s ambitious plans for growth, said Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday (Sep 9).

Singapore Taxi Firm Trans-cab Revives IPO Plan
Trans-cab Services Pte., Singapore’s second-largest taxi operator, is reviving its plans for an initial public offering, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as the city-state prepares to tighten regulations on its ride-hailing rivals.
— Bloomberg

ComfortDelGro ramps up tech in face of mounting competition
If you leave something behind in a ComfortDelGro cab, a robot will now help you hunt it down.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore is ‘natural partner’ for India’s urbanisation efforts: Vivian Balakrishnan
Singapore can help India in areas such as infrastructure planning, water conservation and business expansion, amid the South Asian country’s ambitious plans for growth, said Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday (Sep 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Early intervention for at-risk youth will help them reach their ‘fullest potential’: Desmond Lee
A teenage boy, caught in the grip of a tough family situation, started skipping school and mixing with the wrong crowd.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Twitter-owned platform MoPub hires Singapore-based Asia-Pacific MD
Twitter-owned mobile monetisation platform MoPub has hired Dushyant Sapre as managing director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SP’s electric car-charging points quadruple to 200
SP Group has installed 200 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the island, four times the number it had as at June this year (2019).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Big Read: Taking the climate fight beyond straws and tote bags — individual actions that matter
While making changes to their lifestyle could significantly cut down Singaporeans’ average carbon emissions, several interviewed cited cost, inconvenience or peer-pressure as reasons for not doing so.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

EU-Singapore FTA signals commitment to economic integration: Iswaran
AGAINST the backdrop of threats posed to the multilateral trading system by anti-globalisation and anti-trade rhetoric, agreements such as the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) are important both in symbolic and practical terms, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran said while in Italy last weekend.
— The Business Times

Forum casts spotlight on cost of longevity
Singaporeans are living longer than ever, topping global charts in life expectancy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Job portal’s new features a boon to employers
MEmployers can now halve the time it takes to screen job applicants and access a wider pool of potential candidates, thanks to new features on the portal.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tee to probe $6.55m in unauthorised payments
Mainboard-listed engineering group Tee International is appointing an external third-party independent investigator to look into unauthorised transactions totalling $6.55 million made by its subsidiaries to related parties.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

FairPrice chief executive Seah Kian Peng appointed NTUC Enterprise Group CEO
NTUC FairPrice’s chief executive Seah Kian Peng has been appointed Group CEO of NTUC Enterprise, with current executive director Kee Teck Koon stepping down effective Oct 1, the cooperative said in a media release on Monday (Sep 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NS Square, to replace Marina Bay floating platform, slated for 2025 completion; platform to host NDP in 2020, 2021
The existing floating platform, which has been used for several National Day Parades in recent years, could be demolished from January 2022.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

StanChart ‘clearly interested’ in digital banking licence, looking for long-term partners
Standard Chartered Bank is clearly interested in applying for a digital banking licence here with Asean and South Asia chief executive Judy Hsu noting on Monday (Sept 9) that the benefits outweigh the risks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Killiney Group leads $1.7m seed funding in foodtech start-up Hoow Foods
Foodtech start-up Hoow Foods has raised $1.7 million in seed funding led by local food and beverage heritage brand Killiney Group, it said on Monday (Sept 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘I consider myself a Singaporean filmmaker’: The Spanish man behind our best movies
Fran Borgia produced Boo Junfeng’s Apprentice and Yeo Siew Hua’s A Land Imagined, and line produced Crazy Rich Asians and Westworld.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mt Elizabeth Link serviced apartment block up for sale with $230m guide price
A freehold serviced apartment block at No 2 Mount Elizabeth Link has been put up for sale via tender with an indicative price of $230 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore shares rise at Monday’s open; STI up 0.06% to 3,146.46
Singapore stocks inched higher after the opening bell on Monday (Sept 9) as markets in the region rose cautiously on hopes for government stimulus after a series of weak economic data.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More aid with fertility treatment brings relief to older couples
She spent about $50,000 on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, and has been emotionally and financially drained in the process.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Personal mobility aid rider crashes into glass door at SGH
A rider on his personal mobility aid (PMA) crashed into an automated sliding glass door at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) at noon on Monday (Sept 9).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘No truth’ to S’pore man’s claims of savings being moved to MediSave without his consent: CPF
His Retirement Account funds were also fully used up in payments given to him since 2013.
— Mothership

Students visit The Straits Times newsroom, learn how to combat fake news
Forty secondary school students were picked from an animation competition to visit The Straits Times newsroom on Monday (Sept 9) to see what goes on behind the scenes in news production.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cyclist strikes moving car, passenger says cyclist allegedly threatens to hurt elderly driver physically
The cyclist also allegedly pushed the 63-year-old driver, and he apparently went to the doctor to treat a muscle tear the next day.
— Mothership

National Day Parade 2020, 2021 to be held at The Float
The next two National Day Parades will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay, announced Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Monday (Sep 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Woman who drove Mercedes-Benz against traffic arrested, has driving licence suspended
A woman who was caught on video driving a black Mercedes-Benz car against traffic in Upper Cross Street has been arrested.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

McDonald’s S’pore launches 40 days of 1-for-1 deals from Sept. 9 – Oct. 18, 2019
The promotion is to thank customers for their support over through the generations — while getting you to download the McDonald’s app.
— Mothership

Mistress sued for $2m says wife of lover bribed tenant to get details of money he had given her
The woman who is being sued for $2 million by her former lover told the High Court on Monday (Sept 9) that the businessman’s wife had bribed her tenant to get access to her bank book.
— The Straits Times

Man fined record S$99,000 for selling e-vaporisers online
A 35-year-old man has been fined S$99,000 for illegally selling electronic vaporisers online – a record sum for the offence.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Actress-model Melissa Faith Yeo charged with using vulgar language on policewoman, SMRT employee
Actress-model Melissa Faith Yeo Lay Hong appeared in court on Monday (Sept 9) after she allegedly used vulgar language on a policewoman, an SMRT employee and a hotline police operator on different occasions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Prosecution asks for 5 years’ jail for man who hired hitman on Dark Web to kill ex-lover’s boyfriend
The prosecution told the court that Allen Vincent Hui Kim Seng, 47, was unable to move on and remained obsessed with his former girlfriend, Ms Ng Woan Man, 30, stalking her incessantly.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Amid competitive F&B landscape, Stuff’d expands programme to help hungry kids in Singapore
Growing up poor and underprivileged, it was normal for Adrian Ang to drink tap water in an attempt to fill his stomach and keep the hunger pangs at bay.
— The Pride



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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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