Singapore morning news for September 19

Singapore morning news for September 19

Singapore morning news

All Firefly flights between Singapore and Malaysia on Wednesday cancelled due to haze
All 12 flights operated by Firefly between Singapore and Malaysia on Wednesday (Sept 18) were cancelled due to poor visibility caused by the haze.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Focus on jobs that technology has created, not on jobs that were lost: Josephine Teo
When it comes to the 4th Industrial Revolution, marked by digitisation, robots and artificial intelligence, there is an “obsession” with trying to estimate the scale of the impact on jobs, particularly job losses.
— The Straits Times

Internet access incident not caused by cyberattack: StarHub
A cyberattack has been ruled out as the cause of the Internet access incident that affected StarHub users on Tuesday (Sep 17) evening.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man hired hitman on Dark Web to kill ex-lover’s boyfriend in ‘cold-bloodedness’, says judge
A man who hired a hitman on the Dark Web to kill the new flame of his former mistress did so in a series of calculated steps that showed cold-bloodedness, a high level of sophistication and involved a high degree of planning and deliberation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

High Court sets new sentencing framework for anonymous criminal intimidation cases
Those who intimidate others anonymously and inflict severe harm in the process could now find themselves liable to at least three years’ jail if they are found to have a high level of culpability.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Migraine sufferers cost Singapore $1.04 billion in economic losses last year
Migraine sufferers caused some $1.04 billion in economic losses in Singapore last year, mostly due to lost productivity, a local study has found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S$1.5m lost to scammers impersonating Singtel staff and police using tech support ploy
Scammers have a new tactic up their sleeves which involves them impersonating Singtel employees and claiming that there are issues with victims’ Internet connections.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

New anti-cancer drug that is less harmful to kidneys developed by NUS team
A team of pharmacists and chemists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a new anti-cancer drug that has less toxic effects to the kidneys, the university said on Wednesday (Sep 18).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore, Indonesia discuss new ways to collaborate
Singapore and Indonesia have identified new opportunities to collaborate in areas such as infrastructure and human capital development, and the digital economy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stresses commitment to uphold WTO rules
Singapore is committed to working with like-minded partners to strengthen the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 18).
— The Straits Times

Singapore-based influencer marketing firm Gushcloud raises $11 million in funds
Singapore based influencer marketing agency Gushcloud International has raised US $11 million in funds from regional investors.
— Mumbrella Asia

Air quality remains unhealthy as haze continues to blanket Singapore
The air quality in Singapore remains unhealthy on Thursday (Sept 19).
— The Straits Times

Singapore’s asset management industry grew at slower 5.4% pace to $3.4 trillion last year: MAS
Despite a challenging year for global financial markets in 2018, Singapore’s assets under management (AUM) increased further by 5.4 per cent to $3.44 trillion, according to an annual poll by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The evolution of collaborative intelligence
Republic Polytechnic’s upcoming training programme aims to equip you with the sought-after skills of an Artificial Intelligence professional
— The Straits Times

Mega initiative to cement Singapore’s aviation hub status
Major road and other infrastructure works near Changi Airport have been announced, kick-starting a significant project to cement Singapore’s status as a key aviation hub and the transformation of the larger Changi region.
— The Straits Times

Two men arrested for trafficking substances that work like controlled drugs: CNB
Two Singaporean men were arrested for the suspected trafficking of a substantial amount of new psychoactive substances, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Wednesday (Sept 18).
— The Straits Times

Asia least prepared against ageing, automation threats as Singapore leads in region: Study
Of the 20 major economies worldwide, Asian countries are among the least prepared to combat the threats of societal ageing and workplace automation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than one-third of needy families have yet to apply for $30 transport voucher
Households with an income of $1,900 or below, or per capita income of not more than $650, can apply for the vouchers until Oct 31, 2019.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More support needed for caregivers of elderly family members: Aware
Employees should have the right to request flexible work arrangements and be entitled to six days of paid eldercare leave, said the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Safety, cultural etiquette among considerations in urban transport and development
Motorists who venture overseas already have plenty of cultural differences with local drivers to deal with but the challenges could be far greater once autonomous vehicles hit the road.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sentosa Boardwalk to get new lease of life as part of RWS expansion plans
A $70 million walkway to Sentosa that was once among the most popular waterfront hangouts for Singaporeans may be given a new lease of life by an upcoming development of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hotels in F1 Singapore Grand Prix circuit area see high occupancy despite haze
Hotels in the Marina Bay circuit area look set to be fully booked or close to full capacity this weekend as the Republic gears up for this year’s Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix despite the worsening haze.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COE prices end mixed in latest tender
Certificate of entitlement (COE) prices ended mixed in the latest tender on Wednesday as private-hire firms propped up demand in an otherwise lacklustre market.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Gender equality and women leaders benefit companies and society: President Halimah
Companies and society will benefit from increasing participation by women in the economy and leadership positions, said President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (Sept 18).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore companies not doing enough to retain, tap talent of older staff: Prudential survey
COMPANIES in Singapore are not doing enough to tap the talent and expertise of older employees for sustained growth even as the workforce rapidly ages, a study commissioned by insurance giant Prudential found.
— The Business Times

DBS aims to double Thai wealth business by 2023
DBS Bank on Wednesday(Sept 18) said that DBS Private Bank and brokerage DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) are partnering to double wealth assets managed in Thailand to S$8 billion from S$4 billion by 2023.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore mutual funds charge higher fees than global average: Morningstar
Investors of mutual funds in Singapore pay higher fees than those in other markets, because the majority of funds in the city-state charge front loads and trail commission, according to a study by Morningstar.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Complaints about language discrimination in job applications on downtrend: TAFEP
A recent survey by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and had found that the proportion of Malay and Indian respondents who said they felt discriminated against when applying for jobs has increased since 2013.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Getting to grips with Singapore’s tax profile
SINGAPORE is among the Asia-Pacific jurisdictions that saw an increase in tax revenues in 2017, says the OECD.
— The Business Times

Court dismisses claim by family of ex-SA Tours boss over shares he gave long-time mistress
The wife and children of SA Tours’ former boss, who now has dementia, have lost their lawsuit to get back his shares in the travel agency’s parent company – valued at about $20 million – from his longtime mistress.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man escorted off Scoot plane by auxiliary police at Changi Airport after refusing to follow instructions
A man was escorted by auxiliary police off an inbound Scoot flight from Athens early Monday morning (Sept 16) after he refused to comply with instructions to leave an emergency exit row seat.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Outdoor eateries see fewer customers as haze keeps diners indoors
Some outdoor eateries are feeling the pinch as customers stay away because of the unhealthy levels of haze that have been recorded in Singapore since last week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Poly students offer ideas on tackling future threats confronting Singapore
One suggested that void decks of Housing Board residential blocks be used as designated community spaces where residents can share stories and resources, just as people did in the kampung during Singapore’s early years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Psychoactive ‘mushrooms’ seized in Ang Mo Kio drug raid, 2 suspects arrested
Two Singaporean men were arrested in Ang Mo Kio on Monday (Sep 16) on suspicion of trafficking a substantial amount of new psychoactive substances, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Doctor’s conduct in case of patient who died after knee replacement ‘goes beyond mere human error’, says coroner
The way Dr Sean Ng Yung Chuan treated a patient who died following total knee replacement goes beyond mere human error, said the coroner at the conclusion of a seven-day hearing.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Can surgical masks be worn on both sides, and which side guards against the haze? AskST clears the air
Can a surgical mask be worn two ways, and does it protect against the haze?
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New roads, viaduct & 6.5km cycling paths to be built in Changi region by 2026
Changi residents can look forward to new roads and more active mobility networks.
— Mothership

China Taiping Insurance donates $60,188 to ST School Pocket Money Fund
China Taiping Insurance Singapore donated $60,188 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) on Wednesday (Sept 18).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

UOB, SoReal launch app to help SMEs buy commercial properties faster
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may now be able to invest in and get loans for commercial properties quicker, with a new mobile app by United Overseas Bank (UOB) and property portal SoReal Prop.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Geylang shophouse units involved in fire were overcrowded: MOM
The two shophouse units in Geylang Lorong 4 damaged in a fire on Sunday were overcrowded, a Manpower Ministry spokesman told The New Paper on Tuesday (Sept 17).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nearly $30,000 worth of e-vaporisers, accessories seized; illegal items shipped here as toys
63 sets of electronic vaporisers and 2,368 related accessories were seized by the Health Sciences Authority and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

AI start-up DataRobot raises another $283.4m in funding; EDBI joins as new investor
US-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm DataRobot has raised US$206 million (S$283.4 million) in a Series E funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, the company announced in a press statement on Tuesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Accrelist to buy Wheelock medical aesthetics clinic for $17m
Catalist-listed corporate accretion services provider Accrelist is looking to buy The Wellness Clinic at Wheelock Place for an indicative consideration of $17 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man arrested after allegedly molesting woman on pretext of taking body measurements for clothing ad
A 21-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly molesting a woman on the pretext of taking body measurements for a clothing advertisement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man claims trial to killing woman, trying to have sex with her corpse
A jealous man in a case of unrequited love allegedly killed the woman he desired before trying to have sex with her corpse.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Education centre managing director jailed after cheating companies of items worth $340k
The managing director of an education centre was sentenced on Wednesday (Sept 18) to 3½ years’ jail after duping seven companies into delivering items worth more than $340,000.
— 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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