Singapore morning news for September 16

Singapore morning news for September 16

Singapore morning news

Singapore reports first Zika cluster of the year after 3 cases in Serangoon Gardens
Three cases of locally transmitted Zika infection have been confirmed in the Serangoon Gardens area, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Friday (Sep 13), making this Singapore’s first Zika cluster of the year.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Ritter Sport chocolate recalled due to undeclared allergen
A flavour of Ritter Sport chocolate bar is being recalled due to an undeclared milk allergen, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Saturday (Sep 14).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s air quality expected to ‘gradually improve’ in next 24 hours: NEA
Singapore’s air quality is expected to gradually improve over the next 24 hours if prevailing wind conditions continue, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Sunday (Sep 15).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

MOE will consider closing schools when air quality forecast enters ‘hazardous’ level
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Sunday (Sep 15) that it will consider closing schools when the air quality forecast enters the hazardous level.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Tides of change: Rising sea levels threaten homes on pristine paradise of Palau
As Singapore looks to develop initiatives to deal with rising sea levels brought on by climate change, CNA visited the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau, where people are already dealing with the daily reality of encroaching waters.

Singapore Prison Service to rename newsletter after name triggers backlash
The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) will give its quarterly newsletter a more appropriate name after some people took issue with what it is called currently – Panopticon.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

CPF board returns nearly $2.7b over past 5 years in unpaid contributions from errant employers
The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board clawed back nearly $2.7 billion over the past five years in unpaid CPF contributions from employers, to return to hundreds of thousands of employees.
— The Straits Times

MAS launches online application for new batch of Singapore bicentennial S$20 notes
Online applications opened on Monday (Sep 16) for people who want to get the Singapore bicentennial S$20 notes.

Singapore eyes over a million visitors from India in 2019
Singapore is looking at continuing the four year trend of having over a million visitor arrivals from India in the current year as it undertakes a number of measures to hard sell the country as a preferred destination.
— The Hindu Business Line

Yale University expresses concern over cancellation of Yale-NUS course on dissent
Yale University has expressed concern over the cancellation of a programme by Yale-NUS College that was meant to introduce students to various modes of dissent and organising resistance, adding that such an action might threaten the values of academic freedom and open inquiry.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Growing Singapore’s pool of senior volunteers
RSVP Singapore inked an MOU with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to enable more seniors to contribute.
— The Business Times

ST joins over 250 media outlets in global climate reporting initiative
Starting Monday (Sept 16), more than 250 media outlets around the world, including The Straits Times, will be participating in a collaborative effort to boost reporting on climate change and raise awareness of one of the key stories of our time.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cyclists and PMD users concerned about new ban in common areas; town councils say rule to remain
Food delivery rider Shahrulnizam Ramli, 32, used to take his two children, aged four and five, out cycling around his Tampines Housing Board estate every weekend.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Artificial intelligence for construction safety, 3D printing part of new technologies trialled by HDB
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has rolled out the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance worker safety at its construction sites.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Long-neglected but now in the spotlight, Singapore’s pre-school sector
How can more families get access to high-quality, affordable childcare? Will recent moves to ramp up government-supported pre-schools crowd out private operators? SUSS’ Associate Professor Sirene Lim discusses the evolution of Singapore’s pre-school sector.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

DPM Heng Swee Keat hopes to see more women in leadership roles
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday that he hopes the People’s Action Party (PAP) can persuade more women to join the party and stand for elections.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee joins families celebrating parenthood
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with (from left, in pink) siblings Caleb Ng, 11; Joshua Ng, eight; Chen Nuo, eight; and 13-month-old Clara Ng (in his lap) at the Embracing PArenthood Celebration at Teck Ghee Community Club yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Let’s talk about miscarriage
Women who are above the age of 45 and are seeking assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment will have to undergo extra steps at the clinics to ensure that they understand the risks of getting pregnant at a later age.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Poly, JTC ink deal to spur tech adoption
As Singapore forges ahead in building a new hub for advanced manufacturing in Jurong West, JTC Corporation and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) joined hands yesterday to ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for the sector.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

These Singaporeans open new doors through overseas education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers more than just a quality education.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PAP must ‘abide by the principles’ which won it the trust of Singaporeans: DPM Heng
Even as the Government works to prepare Singaporeans for future challenges, the People’s Action Party (PAP) must “abide by the principles which have won the trust of generations of Singaporeans”, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Saturday (Sep 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Stronger ASEAN cooperation needed to tackle haze, says Masagos as Singapore offers help to Indonesia
There is a need for stronger resolve and cooperation among ASEAN countries to tackle the issue of transboundary haze, said Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Saturday (Sat 14) amid the worsening air quality in the country.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Patients’ complaints to SMC against doctors could be resolved within 18 months
In the future, patients could be getting an outcome on complaints to the Singapore Medical Council against their doctors within 18 months, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (Sep 13).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: A transitional General Election handing over to the 4G will soon be under way
Singapore’s 13th election will centre on her third political leadership transition, says Terence Lee.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Shopee, LinkedIn, Avast boost content in SkillsFuture classes on digital skills
ONLINE shopping platform Shopee, professional networking service LinkedIn and digital security firm Avast will provide training content to upskill Singapore workers for the digital age.
— The Business Times

Caregivers to sick children awarded in special ceremony at Mandai Zoo
Several caregivers of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses were recognised on Saturday (Sept 14) for their hard work, conviction, and resourcefulness.
— The Straits Times

SG Bike to take over Mobike licence after LTA approval
SG Bike’s application to take over Mobike’s bike-sharing licence has been given the green light by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), making the local firm Singapore’s largest bike-sharing operator.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

PUB completes Bukit Timah drainage project to reduce risk of flash floods
Work to expand the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal has been completed after seven years, and it will better protect the flood-prone area.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Competition watchdog studying Emirates’ application to stop Singapore-Brisbane flights
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) said on Friday (Sep 13) it is looking into an application by Emirates to stop flights between Singapore and Brisbane.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

‘Erroneous’ to suggest POFMA covers satire: Shanmugam on Media Literacy Council post
The suggestion that satire is fake news is “erroneous” and the Media Literacy Council (MLC) had “made a mistake” in classifying it as such, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Friday (Sep 13).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

SingHealth to replace paper medical certificates with digital MCs by 2020: GovTech
Paper medical certificates (MC) issued by SingHealth institutions are expected to be replaced by digital MCs by 2020, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) said.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Suspected drug offenders arrested during drug party; youngest suspect aged 13
A total of 159 suspected drug offenders were arrested by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), including a 13-year-old boy, the authority said in a news release on Friday (Sep 13).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Vertex Venture Holdings launches a US$290 million venture capital fund for technology firms in SEA
Grab’s main investor, Singapore-based Vertex Venture Holdings announced a US$290 million venture capital fund to invest in high-growth technology firms, according to a Reuters report.
— e27

Fire breaks out at Geylang shophouses
A fire broke out at two shophouse units along Geylang Lorong 4 on Sunday afternoon (Sep 15).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Homegrown food startups get a hand in the kitchen with new innovation hub
Food startups here may have a new home in a 90,000 square foot building in Chin Bee Drive, offering facilities such as research and development laboratories, a co-working space, and trading, logistics and manufacturing facilities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore would’ve looked gorgeous with mass blooms of pretty flowers in Sep. if not for haze
This September, Singaporeans are not only treated to unwelcomed haze but also pretty flowers in full bloom.
— Mothership

Sats and DHL sign MOU to create offerings for airlines to better manage supply chain
The initiative will deliver costs savings for airlines while giving travellers more choice of in-flight meals and a greater array of amenities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Daughter of retired cabby who died after Ikea Alexandra taxi accident appeals to MP to boost road safety
The daughter of a 77-year-old retired cabby, who died after an accident involving a taxi at a road near Ikea Alexandra, has appealed to an MP for help to add more safety features there to prevent future accidents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

People stay indoors, brisk sales of surgical masks reported
With air quality moving into unhealthy levels for the first time in three years yesterday, people huddled in restaurants in air-conditioned malls, while pharmacies reported brisk sales of surgical masks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

False Romeo’s web of deceit: A love scammer’s three-month ruse to swindle $165k
It took only three days before William professed his love.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Clash of the clans: First the Teochews, now the Hainanese
Leaders of Hainanese community clash over control of association’s assets.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

In Good Company: The other sides of Sias’ David Gerald
Man who stood up for the little man during the Clob saga has been a champion of the underdog
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SCGS donates $250k to President’s Challenge
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS) celebrated its 120th birthday yesterday by donating $250,000 to the President’s Challenge – a yearly fund-raising effort supported by President Halimah Yacob.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Tis the season for online shopping
The year-end shopping season has begun, and e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Qoo10 and Shopee continue to draw in shoppers as more take to the convenience of buying online.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Illegal cigarette sellers who hide in the forest
Peddlers sell contraband cigarettes in housing estates and hide in forest to avoid detection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Paying heed to pay now and pay later
My colleague and I had a debate in July on the best time to pay for our purchases.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Praxis makes perfect, says firm’s group chief exec
The group chief executive of The Praxis Company, Mr Greg Martin, believes financial literacy should be accessible to everyone, regardless of his background.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Yip Pin Xiu wins second gold medal at World Para Swimming Championships
National swimmer Yip Pin Xiu claimed her second gold medal at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships on Friday (Sep 13) by winning the 50m backstroke S2.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Muted demand for private residential properties a concern for developers, says Redas president
PRICES of private residential properties may have gone up in the second quarter, but this does not reflect the true state of the market, said Chia Ngiang Hong, president of the Real Estate Developers Association Singapore (Redas) on Friday.
— The Business Times

Here’s How Much You Would Have Made If You Had Invested S$1,000 in Raffles Medical Group 20 Years Ago
Here’s how much you would have made if you had invested in Raffles Medical Group Ltd (SGX: BSL) 20 years ago.
— The Motley Fool

In photos: Harvest Moon rises over Singapore during Mid-Autumn Festival
A bright Harvest Moon was seen over Singapore on Friday (Sep 13) night during the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.
— Channel News Asia (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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