Singapore morning news for July 7

Singapore morning news for July 7

Singapore morning news

Trials to test public-health safety measures during flights underway
SINGAPORE and the UK have started a series of trials to test measures aimed at reducing the public health risk to air passengers, air crew and airport staff, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority said in a joint statement on Monday.
— The Business Times

Petrol prices, except for SPC’s, creep up as economies reopen
After a month of staying at their lowest in several years, pump prices have moved up in line with higher wholesale fuel prices.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore public sector and industry partner to develop technologies to mitigate climate change
According to a report by the National Research Foundation, carbon emissions make up 97% of Singapore’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
— OpenGov

Sembmarine CEO named co-chair of maritime decarbonisation panel
SEMBCORP Marine (Sembmarine) president and chief executive officer Wong Weng Sun has been appointed co-chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation (IAP).
— The Business Times

183 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 23 in the community, 3 imported
The 23 community cases comprise three Singaporeans or permanent residents, and 20 work pass holders, said the Ministry of Health.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

26 new locations visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious: MOH
A total of 26 new locations were visited by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period, said the Ministry of Health in their daily COVID-19 update on Monday (Jul 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: PM Lee calls for support from all Singaporeans in getting through COVID-19 crisis
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Jul 6) urged Singaporeans to give him and his People’s Action Party (PAP) team their full support in order to get through the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic challenges.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MRT hits new reliability high at mid-year
The MRT network has clocked another record: 1.6 million train-km between delays for the period ended June 2020, up from 1.4 million in the first quarter.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Almost 2,000 visitors at Singapore Zoo on first day of reopening
Close to 2,000 people visited the Singapore Zoo on Monday (July 6), the first day of the reopening of the park, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari to the public.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Maintaining Singapore’s high reputation among investors a ‘matter of survival’, says PM Lee
Singapore needs to maintain its high reputation among global investors as a matter of survival, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, stressing that Singapore is a small country with many limitations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Wrong and irresponsible’ to call elections amid Covid-19: Cheng Bock
IT is “wrong and irresponsible” of the People’s Action Party (PAP) to call an election in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and putting Singaporeans’ lives at risk, said Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock as he called for a national debate on the ruling party’s handling of the crisis.
— The Business Times

High stakes in GE2020 amid COVID-19 crisis, with biggest challenges lying ahead: PM Lee in virtual rally
There is much riding on the 2020 General Election, especially at this juncture in Singapore’s history, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (Jul 6) in a virtual lunchtime rally.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ministers defend govt’s handling of Covid-19 crisis
THE government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic came to the fore during the sixth day of the election campaign on Sunday, with at least three ministers commenting on the issue.
— The Business Times

Singapore law firms find bliss in unions when seen as equals
FRESH cross-border partnerships are being knit in the legal circle, but in the same breath, they bring to mind recent unions that have unravelled.
— The Business Times

32 Millennia Institute students, one staff who had contact with Covid-19 patient test negative of coronavirus
All 32 students and one staff in Millennia Institute who were in close contact with a Covid-19 infected student have tested negative of the coronavirus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: Mediacorp to air 6 more constituency political broadcasts on Tuesday
Mediacorp will air six more constituency political broadcasts (CPBs) for the General Election on Tuesday (Jul 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: In Nee Soon broadcast, PAP focuses on jobs, town revitalisation; PSP calls for ‘prosperity to be shared by all’
The People’s Action Party (PAP) and the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) delivered their constituency political broadcasts for Nee Soon GRC on Monday (Jul 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE quick takes: Candidates shouldn’t chant party slogans; WP highlights gender wage gap
SINGAPORE will go to the polls on July 10 in an election that will see all 93 seats in 31 constituencies contested.
— The Business Times

GE2020: In Mountbatten, PAP stresses importance of listening to residents; Peoples Voice says Government’s interests ‘forced upon people’
In speeches aired on Monday (Jul 6), the People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate in Mountbatten SMC highlighted his engagement with residents to improve their lives, while his opponent from Peoples Voice (PV) said the Government’s interests are often forced on the people.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s global schoolhouse upbeat beyond short term
THE coronavirus pandemic has been a spanner in the works for the international student market here, which had been picking up in recent years.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: 10,000 seniors get first batch of TraceTogether tokens
A face mask is not the only item that Mr Ng Cheong Hwee has to remember to take with him whenever he leaves his home – he now carries the TraceTogether token as well.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: In Marymount, PAP candidate brings SAF experience to the table; PSP wants Singaporeans to be happy, not just wealthy
The candidates from the People’s Action Party (PAP) and the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) delivered their constituency party broadcasts for the new Marymount SMC on Monday (Jul 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Local universities make more room for Singaporean undergrads who had planned to study abroad
LOCAL universities will take in both new and enrolled Singaporean undergraduates whose overseas study plans have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has said.
— The Business Times

GE2020: In Marsiling-Yew Tee broadcast, PAP highlights fulfilled promises; SDP wants more PMET jobs for Singaporeans
The People’s Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) delivered their constituency political broadcasts for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC on Monday (Jul 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: PAP calls on WP to state position on Raeesah Khan
The People’s Action Party (PAP) has called on the Workers’ Party (WP) to state its stand on its candidate Raeesah Khan, as well as her social media posts that are the subject of a police probe.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: Day 7 on the campaign trail
It is the week of the General Election and more walkabouts are expected, although online rallies will continue due to the threat of COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

CapitaLand issues profit warning for half-year results
CapitaLand on Monday (July 6) said it expects the group’s total profit after tax and minority interests (Patmi) for the six months ended June 30, 2020, to be materially and adversely impacted, based on preliminary estimates.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: POFMA correction directions ‘a complete distraction’, says SDP’s Tambyah
The Singapore Democratic Party wants to focus on issues that matter to Singaporeans, instead of “arguing about who signed a circular”, said party chairman Paul Tambyah on Monday (Jul 6).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cop misappropriated 2 police-issued iPads, gets 7 months’ jail
A policewoman misappropriated two police-issued iPads worth more than $900 in total and pawned them at a shop.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GE2020: The new PAP candidate who went from meet-the-people sessions to a minister’s ward
It was past nine in the evening but the day was not over yet for Dr Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah, the People’s Action Party (PAP) new candidate who is running in Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Springleaf Tower office floor up for sale with guide price of more than $26m
An entire office floor on level 22 of Springleaf Tower is up for sale via expression of interest with a guide price in excess of $26 million, sole marketing agent Savills Singapore said on Monday (July 6).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for man who misappropriated casino chips worth over $100,000
Seeking to pay off his debts to unlicensed moneylenders, a dealer for Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Casino misappropriated casino chips worth more than $100,000 in total between June and July last year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

95-year-old woman found dead in home near Upper Serangoon Road; suspect arrested in murder case
A 95-year-old woman was found dead on Monday (Jul 6) in a residential unit along Recreation Road off Upper Serangoon Road.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two men get jail and caning for raping, sexually assaulting 18-year-old woman
A group of four men preyed on an intoxicated teenager they met at a nightclub, taking advantage of her interest in one of them so that the rest could sexually assault and simultaneously rape her while she was unconscious.
— Channel NewsAsia (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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