Singapore morning news for September 13

Singapore morning news for September 13

Singapore morning news

Unemployment rate for Singaporeans in Q2 inches up to 3.3%: MOM
The citizen unemployment rate in Singapore rose slightly in the second quarter of this year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s air quality may enter ‘unhealthy’ range in the next 24 hours: NEA
The air quality in Singapore could enter the Unhealthy range in the next 24 hours if the winds turn unfavourable and the haze situation in Sumatra persists, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nearly 9 in 10 Singaporeans concerned about cost of dental care, some may seek treatment overseas: Survey
Nearly nine in 10 people in Singapore are concerned about the cost of dental care in Singapore, according to the results of a survey released by the Singapore Dental Association (SDA) on Wednesday (Sep 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Opportunities abound for Singapore-Philippines collaboration: Halimah Yacob
Singapore and the Philippines can collaborate in many areas, Singapore President Halimah Yacob said as she concluded on Thursday (Sep 12) a five-day state visit to the Philippines, during which she met Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila and headed to his home city of Davao in Mindanao.

Private urban planners can help build a better Singapore: Lawrence Wong
The Government will continue to lead urban planning efforts in Singapore to tackle issues like climate change, but it will need help from urban planners and other stakeholders in the private sector.
— The Straits Times

Facebook, Instagram users cheated of $107,000 from January to August: Police
Some social media users were cheated of at least $107,000 from January to August this year, the police said on Thursday (Sept 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’poreans earning S$5,400+ salary need to work 8.4 days to afford new iPhone 11 Pro
That’s the average-earning Singaporean’s monthly wage.
— Mothership

Sembcorp inks deal to supply solar power to UBS Singapore offices for next 10 years
Sembcorp Industries and UBS have signed a long-term solar energy deal which will see the local comglomerate supplying renewable power to support the bank’s Singapore operations over the next 10 years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bus catches fire on Jurong East flyover
A bus caught fire on a flyover in Jurong East on Thursday evening (Sept 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doctor who took illegal drugs due to ‘work pressures’ demoted after rehabilitation
A doctor who was caught taking drugs, including methamphetamine and depressants, has been demoted and ordered by a disciplinary tribunal to undergo supervision and rehabilitation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Envy Capital invests US$5M in HR management HReasily, becoming investor after using its service
HReasily, a Singapore-based SaaS-enabled human resources firm, announces that it has received US$5 million funding from one of its longest client, Envy Capital.
— e27

Google, Facebook-backed group slams Australian regulator’s recommendations on fake news, take-downs
A digital industry group co-founded by US tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter has slammed the recommendations made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to tighten control over these online platforms.

California boat fire: Singaporean Sunil Singh Sandhu confirmed among 34 dead
A Singaporean who had been living in the San Francisco Bay Area has been confirmed to be among the 34 victims in a boat fire in California.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore leaders offer condolences on death of former Indonesian president Habibie
Singapore leaders offered their condolences to the family of former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who died at the age of 83 on Wednesday (Sept 11) in Jakarta.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nearly 100 reports of scams involving fake Lazada, Shopee lucky draws: Police
At least 90 police reports have been lodged as of August this year on scams involving fake Lazada and Shopee lucky draws.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Did BreadTalk Overpay for Food Junction?
Last week BreadTalk Group Limited (SGX: CTN) announced it would open its wallet to shell out S$80 million for Food Junction.
— The Motley Fool

She fled the 102nd floor of World Trade Center: Survivor, who now works in Singapore, recalls 9/11
Mrs Judith Francis-Wertenbroch had been in the lift going up to her office on the 102nd floor of the South Tower at about 9am, as she usually was, she would have perished.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Yip Pin Xiu clinches gold at World Para Swimming Championships
National swimmer Yip Pin Xiu on Wednesday (Sep 11) clinched Singapore’s first medal at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, taking gold in the women’s 100m backstroke S2.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Retail sales fall 1.8% in July in 6th straight month of decline with car sales moderating drop
Retail sales in Singapore fell for the sixth consecutive month in July, but the drop was less than feared due mostly to growth in motor vehicle sales, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics on Thursday (Sept 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore shares rise after Trump delays tariffs; STI up 0.38% at Thursday’s open
Singapore stocks opened stronger on Thursday morning (Sept 12), tracking gains in global markets after US President Donald Trump said he will delay the next tariff increase on China by about two weeks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS, OCBC and UOB: Are Singapore Bank Shares Headed for a Crash?
With Singapore’s economic growth downgraded to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, are Singapore banks in for a tough time?
— The Motley Fool

2 women arrested after going on $1,500 spending spree using man’s lost credit card
Two women were arrested on Thursday (Sept 12) for allegedly using a man’s credit card to make unauthorised transactions at retail outlets.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Arival Bank raises US$2.3M in equity crowdfunding
Singapore-based digital bank for SMEs and crypto businesses Arival Bank has raised US$2.3 million in a pre-series A equity crowdfunding campaign led by Seedinvest and Crowdcube, Finovate wrote.
— e27

Global head at Standard Chartered Bank fined $2,000 for drink driving
A global head at Standard Chartered Bank downed about seven glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel of his car.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7 residents arrested after ‘unruly’ behaviour at Singapore Boys’ Home
Seven residents of the Singapore Boys’ Home (SBH) have been arrested after police found them behaving in an unruly manner, the authorities said on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

As Singaporeans chase success and riches, are we losing sight of what really matters?
Amid the modern pursuit of material gain, non-profit community Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) aims to redefine Singaporeans’ idea of success – with its Kampung Kampus, which combines eco-consciousness with mental well-being.
— The Pride

Hoe Leong in Malaysian civil suit for alleged deceit, fraudulent misrepresentation
Hoe Leong Corporation was served on Monday with a writ and statement of claim taken out by solicitors of Halim Saad against the company and five other defendants, the company said in a bourse filing on Thursday (Sept 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tee International halts trading pending announcement amid probe into unauthorised transactions
Mainboard-listed engineering group Tee International on Thursday morning (Sept 12) requested an immediate trading halt, pending the release of an announcement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Social workers say early, coordinated help for at-risk youths may be reaping rewards
A teenage boy from a broken family hates going home.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Road user sees chrome wrapped car & reports it to LTA via app, because pettiness & jealousy
This was clearly the case for one road user who cannot live and let live and have to take matters into one’s own hands .
— Mothership

Cleaner, 70, hit by bag full of trash thrown from Braddell View condominium
On Sep. 2, 2019, Phang Aik Kam was cleaning the area on the ground floor of Block 10D at Braddell View condominium.
— Mothership

Tickets to first public Istana event at night to mark 150 years available from Sept 13
Tickets to the first public Istana event at night to marks its 150th anniversary will be up for sale from Friday (Sept 13).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Clinic assistant jailed for embezzling more than S$111,000 from clinic
A clinic assistant who embezzled S$111,605 from her workplace over about two years was jailed for one year and four months on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Burnt corpse of foetus in metal pot allegedly found in Chin Swee Road HDB flat in Outram
On Sept. 10, the incomplete burnt corpse of a foetus was found in a pot at Block 52, Chin Swee Road, Lianhe Wanbao reported.
— Mothership

Scammers cheat S$107,000 by impersonating victims’ FB & IG friends: S’pore police
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has received at least 90 reports of scams involving fake Lazada and Shopee lucky draws, with victims cheated of at least S$107,000 in total.
— Mothership

Jail for man who cheated Carousell buyers of S$10,000 in Adidas, Nike goods
A man who cheated 18 people of more than S$10,000 by selling branded sporting goods advertised as genuine on Carousell was sentenced to eight months’ jail on Thursday (Sep 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Drinking tea improves brain health, NUS scientists find
Are you a regular tea drinker? You might have better brain efficiency compared to non-tea drinkers, a study from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Free Apple TV+ subscription will have ‘limited’ impact on iPhone 11 sales in Singapore, analysts say
The bundling of Apple’s new TV streaming service with any device purchase may sway some consumers choosing between the latest iPhones and other top-end smartphones, but the overall impact on iPhone 11 sales in Singapore will be limited, according to industry analysts.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA to take over SilkAir’s flights to Busan and raise seat capacity
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will take over its regional wing SilkAir’s services to the South Korean port city of Busan, starting from Oct 28.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Good class bungalow at Belmont Rd in 3rd bid at mortgagee sale with price shaved again to $39m
A good class bungalow (GCB) at 80 Belmont Road, owned by The Stratech Group’s Chew family, will be relaunched for auction next week with a lower guide price of $39 million, marketing agent Knight Frank Singapore said on Thursday (Sept 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Impressed at how green Singapore is, kind foreigner does his part to keep it clean
Singaporean Ivan Choong was walking along Boon Tiong Road in Tiong Bahru when he came across a middle-aged man.
— 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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