Singapore morning news for July 10

Singapore morning news for July 10

Singapore morning news

Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite Covid-19 slowdown
There were 141 such deals worth US$1.4 billion (S$1.95 billion) in the region in the three months to March 31.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Singapore all set for Polling Day with additional safety measures
A day ahead of Polling Day on Friday (Jul 10), 1,100 places across the country were being prepared to become polling stations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore public sector and industry partner to develop technologies to mitigate climate change
Industry leaders with the support of the National Research Foundation signed a MOU, committing to jointly develop the first end-to-end decarbonisation process in Singapore.
— OpenGov

More people in S’pore getting infected with Covid-19 at workplaces since phase 2 reopening
Since Singapore reopened parts of its economy from June 19 when it entered phase two, workplace Covid-19 infections have risen.
— Mothership

Singapore reports 21 community cases among 125 new COVID-19 infections
Singapore reported 125 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Thursday (Jul 9), including 21 community infections, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a preliminary update.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

State quarantine for Thais entering Singapore, while harder hit nations get a pass
Singapore’s government will continue to require that all Thai arrivals to the city-state undergo a 14 day mandatory state quarantine before being allowed to enter the country and mingle with the general population.
— The Thaiger

Dengue cases still surging with about 250 new infections every day
A further 887 people were infected in the first 3½ days of this week – or about 250 cases a day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: ‘Every vote counts’ in Friday’s ‘critical election’, says PM Lee
Every vote counts as Singapore heads to the polls on Friday (Jul 10), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, calling the 2020 ballot a “critical election” amid the “crisis of a generation” that is COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Close to 7 times more HDB resale flats sold in June compared with May
Estimates showed that about 2,450 HDB resale flats were sold in June, up from 364 the month before.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Rolls-Royce to cut 240 roles in Singapore due to Covid-19 impact
UK-based jet engine-maker Rolls-Royce will cut 24 per cent of its workforce in Singapore as the commercial aerospace market reels from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Business Times

600 Covid-19 tests a day done on those with respiratory illness
About 600 swabs a day taken from patients with acute respiratory illness (ARI) who visited polyclinics and Public Health Preparedness Clinics under the Swab and Send Home programme were tested for Covid-19 from June 8 to 28.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020 live: Singapore voters head to the ballot box on Polling Day
After nine days of campaigning amid the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, Singaporeans are heading to the ballot box as Polling Day gets under way on Friday (Jul 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Shopper traffic stabilises 3 weeks into phase two of Singapore’s reopening, but many spend cautiously
The initial rush of crowds seen during the first week of phase two has subsided, as malls and customers acclimatised to safe distancing rules.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mosque in Bedok North visited by COVID-19 case: MUIS
A confirmed case of COVID-19 visited a mosque in Bedok North for evening prayers, said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on Thursday (Jul 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Primary 1 registration: 4 schools to hold ballot for parents in alumni association or school advisory committee
Children hoping to enroll in four popular primary schools are headed for a ballot after Phase 2A1 of the Primary 1 registration exercise ended on Tuesday (July 7).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Otter sleeping in bird’s-nest fern is peak Cooling-off Day mood
Singapore suddenly hit peak cooling on Cooling-off Day on July 9 overnight due to natural weather phenomenon.
— Mothership

GE2020: ‘Truly united Singapore’ needs Parliament that reflects all views, says PSP’s Tan Cheng Bock
A truly united Singapore would mean having a Parliament that reflects all views, said Progress Singapore Party (PSP) secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock during a party political broadcast on Thursday (Jul 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: SDP highlights policy papers, comprehensive town council plan in party broadcast for this ‘critical election’
In its party political broadcast aired on Thursday (Jul 9), the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) highlighted its policy papers on issues such as housing and healthcare, and called the election a critical one about the future of our children and grandchildren”.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: PM Lee calls for strong mandate to empower PAP to act decisively on Singaporeans’ behalf
MORE than just returning the party to government, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) needs the support of every Singaporean so that it can be empowered to steer the country towards better days ahead, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on the eve of Polling Day.
— The Business Times

GE2020: Envision a Singapore with both tangible achievements and intangible ideals, says WP’s Sylvia Lim
Besides tangible achievements, the Workers’ Party (WP) believes that Singapore needs “positive changes” in the “intangible aspects”, party chair Sylvia Lim said on Thursday (Jul 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PSP stresses need for independent eyes in Parliament to check spending of reserve dollars
PROGRESS Singapore Party’s Tan Cheng Bock has called on voters to vote PSP into Parliament to “ask the questions no PAP (People’s Action Party) MP will dare to ask in Parliament”.
— The Business Times

GE2020: Vote in a way that ‘visibly records your frustration’, says Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam
The Reform Party (RP) on Thursday (Jul 9) called on Singaporeans to vote in a way that visibly records your frustration.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Peoples Voice wants to bring accountability, transparency into Parliament, says Lim Tean
The Peoples Voice (PV) aims to bring “accountability and transparency firmly into Parliament”, its party chief Lim Tean said in a televised party political broadcast on Thursday (Jul 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome reopens to public on July 11 with timed-entry tickets
There will be safe distancing and other precautionary measures.
— Mothership

GE2020: NSP pledges to serve as full-time MPs if elected, says party chief in broadcast
Candidates from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) would serve as full-time Members of Parliament (MPs) if they are elected, said secretary-general Spencer Ng in a party political broadcast on Thursday (Jul 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

WP urges voters to imagine a Singapore ‘far better than it is now’
IMAGINE a Singapore where diverse voices are listened to, where civil society plays a key role in discussing ideas, and where there is greater press freedom than is indicated by the nation’s current 158th-place ranking on the World Press Freedom Index.
— The Business Times

Sats sinks $6.3 million into the red in Q4
Ground handler and caterer Sats sank into the red for the three months to March 31, the first quarter the company is reporting its financials since the coronavirus hit the world.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

EMA seeking more LNG term importers for Singapore
THE Energy Market Authority (EMA)is looking to appoint up to two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) term importers for Singapore.
— The Business Times

Why casino’s $42m claim against S’porean was struck out
MAn Australian casino’s bid to recover an A$43.2 million (S$42 million) gambling debt from a Singaporean high roller here has failed on public policy grounds.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Zilingo cuts Singapore and global headcount, puts Singapore HQ up for rent
FASHION commerce and technology startup Zilingo has laid off another 11 employees in Singapore as part of a 12 per cent global cut to its staffing, and had briefly put its Singapore office up for rent.
— The Business Times

Lawyer disbarred for misleading client who invested $250,000
A lawyer who also provided investment services has been struck off for misleading an investor into believing that the $250,000 he invested would be supervised by his law firm.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

15 months’ jail for ‘spiritual healer’ who molested two women under pretext of performing rituals
Five other similar charges involving two other victims were taken into consideration during sentencing.
— 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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