Singapore morning news for December 27

Singapore morning news for December 27
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Singapore’s manufacturing output down 9.3% in November
Singapore’s monthly manufacturing output decreased in November after seeing an uptick in the previous months, data from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) showed on Thursday (Dec 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Minimum energy efficient standards for industrial chilled water systems to kick in Dec 1, 2020: NEA
December 26, 2019 6:00 PMSINGAPORE – New industrial facilities will have to meet minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) in their water-cooled chilled water systems from Dec 1, 2020, the National Environmental Agency (NEA) said in a statement on Thursday (Dec 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Another tanker was boarded by pirates in Singapore Strait bringing total number of incidents to 30 in 2019
Just two days after The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP ISC) issued an alert about two pirating incidents in the Singapore Strait, yet another incident occurred on Christmas Day.
— The Online Citizen

No trace of salmonella found in food samples taken from Itacho, but SFA taking action on unregistered food handler
An unregistered food handler was found working at the Itacho Sushi at Jewel Changi Airport, but salmonella was not detected in food samples from the restaurant, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Thursday (Dec 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMD numbers set to plunge, but devices can still play a role in urban transport, say experts
Following a boom in their popularity in recent years, the number of personal mobility devices (PMD) such as e-scooters looks set to plunge in the coming year with the deadlines for several schemes affecting their use either ending or kicking in at the end of this month.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Capitalists without capital are plaguing capitalism
AS a rule in life, as soon as someone starts talking about “intangibles”, it is time to be suspicious.
— The Business Times

Look Back 2019: Measures to curb fake news, deter harassment and fight new crimes
This year saw sweeping changes to the Penal Code and the Protection from Harassment Act (Poha) but the one that garnered the most interest was the landmark fake news law.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Central kitchen fined after ‘widespread cockroach infestation’ found in premises
A central kitchen in Admiralty was fined on Thursday (Dec 26) for several hygiene lapses, including a “widespread cockroach infestation”, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a news release.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Selected North-South line MRT stations to close earlier from Jan. to Mar. 2020 due to maintenance
From January to March 2020, during certain hours during the weekend, selected MRT stations on the North-South Line will close early.
— Mothership

Today’s top tech news: Singapore’s Sea Ltd outshines Alibaba, in US stock market; Kalanick leaving Uber’s Board of Directors
Singapore-based Sea Ltd outshines Alibaba, in US stock market [Business Times] Optimism fuelled by e-commerce gains has more than trebled the stock value of New York-listed Sea Ltd in 2019 – despite its US$1.18 billion net loss for the nine months ended Sept 30, 2019.
— e27

Mystery shopping, lab tests to keep online buyers safe
Enterprise Singapore has upped its monitoring of e-commerce sites as more products enter the online market.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Soitec rides on Singapore’s global semiconductor hub
Singapore has become such a key player in the global semiconductor sector that it is attracting companies to expand here, including French firm Soitec.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Why sports still has a place in Singapore
Despite limited success in competitions, Singapore’s sporting heroes have inspired greater participation in sports across the nation, says Shamir Osman.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nasdaq ends above 9,000 for first time, Dow also hits record
A report by Mastercard Spending Plus estimated that holiday shopping sales rose 3.4 per cent this year, which was better than expected, with e-commerce taking a bigger bite of overall sales.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Optimism in semiconductor sector
Expansion remains on the cards for the semiconductor industry in the long term, both globally and for Singapore, according to the boss of NexGen Wafer Systems.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mothers question MOE’s policy of withholding PSLE results; donors ask why there is an underclass in Singapore
Something is “very seriously wrong” about the Ministry of Education (MOE) policy of withholding a student’s exam results certificate because their parents have unpaid outstanding fees, said a speaker at the forum organised by activist Gilbert Goh.
— The Online Citizen

Progress Singapore Party distributes daily needs to poor families
Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock took to his Facebook to reveal that his party paid a visit to less fortunate families in Clementi, Jurong and Boon Lay on Saturday morning (21 December) in order to distribute daily essential items to them.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore Police Probe Indian for Alleged Modi Citizenship Law Protest
Singapore police are investigating an Indian national for allegedly being involved in a public protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law.
— VOA News

Singapore shares end flat in listless Thursday session
While Singapore equities returned to trading on Boxing Day, investors appeared to be nursing a festive hangover, contributing to a session that lacked direction.
— The Business Times

If leading global investors are concerned about these things, maybe you should take note too
If you’re currently in your twenties or thirties, you probably might have accumulated some savings in your bank account from working for a certain period of time.
— Mothership

Two weeks’ jail for security supervisor who exposed himself to stepdaughter
A security supervisor was aware that his stepdaughter was in a bathroom when he stood outside and exposed himself to her when she stepped out.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Solar eclipse: CNA readers capture images of rare ‘ring of fire’
Life in Singapore paused early on Thursday afternoon (Dec 26) as people across the island went out on the streets to catch a rare annular solar eclipse.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

UOB, Prudential and Nickelodeon team up to boost parents’ financial planning for their kids
United Overseas Bank (UOB) is partnering Prudential Singapore and Nickelodeon Asia to enhance its existing UOB KidSmart Programme for parents to better understand their children’s strengths, and chart a financial plan to support their development.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Seven years’ preventive detention for recalcitrant offender who molested 2 boys
A repeat offender who molested two boys about a year after he was last released from prison is back behind bars.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Later operating hours for some train and bus services on New Year’s Eve
New Year party revellers can look forward to extended operating hours on several public transport services.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A ‘very different experience’ than in the kampung days: Grandma at Ang Mo Kio eclipse viewing party
It has been nearly 70 years since Ms Lu Lizhu, 80, last saw an eclipse, and that was a very different experience.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SPP’s Jose Raymond presents goodie bags in Potong Pasir ahead of Xmas
For the second consecutive year, Chairman of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) Jose Raymond presented goodie bags to some of the lower income families in Potong Pasir, and also caught up with some of the elderly residents in the estate who either live alone or with their helpers.
— The Online Citizen

Son displeased with more than S$23,000 bill incurred for mother’s cataract operation at NUH
Last Saturday (21 December), The Straits Times (ST) forum published a letter by a man named Ian Lee Chi Meng who was shocked to find out that the National University Hospital (NUH) Eye Centre charged his mother more than S$23,000 for her cataract operation and subsequent clinical follow-up.
— The Online Citizen

SembMarine secures two offshore platform contracts worth $550m
Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has secured two offshore platform contracts worth over $550 million to fabricate platforms at two oil fields, it said in a bourse filing on Thursday (Dec 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Redditors share practical ways to help the vulnerable members of society that we come across
One evening, not too long ago, Redditor andyleong193 and his friend were at a food court enjoying their dinner when an elderly woman suddenly joined them at their table.
— The Pride

Teen accused of molesting 3 women, including 2 senior citizens
A teenage boy has been taken to court after he allegedly molested three women, including two in their 70s, on the same day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress S’pore Party distributes goody bags to 300 families in need
Right in the thick of the festive season, it might be easy to forget that there are families who aren’t enjoying the same Christmas luxuries and indulgences as everyone.
— Mothership

The sweet trap of entrepreneurship
“Entrepreneurship is a trap.” That’s the best piece of advice I’ve given to anyone wanting to “try their hand” at entrepreneurship in Singapore.
— e27

On threat hunting and cybercrime: How Group-IB is helping the region in cybercrime prevention
Group-IB talks about threat hunting, cybercrime trends and forecasts at CyberСrimeCon 2019 When talking about cyber-threats, the first consideration one should take is that as the world is becoming data-driven and technology-based, cyber-threats are also becoming increasingly sophisticated.
— e27

Commentary: The end of the decade – how the world has become a less safe place
We used to think of security threats as direct harm to human lives but all that has changed this decade, says Dr Graham Ong-Webb.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS student placed on mandatory leave of absence after he allegedly shot upskirt videos
A student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed on a mandatory leave of absence since September after he allegedly shot upskirt videos of women on campus and at Haw Par Villa MRT station.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

14-year-old girl missing for three days, last seen in Sembawang on Dec. 23, 2019
Anyone with any information should contact the police immediately.
— Mothership

Kind Grab driver goes out of his way to return lost wallet on Christmas Eve
One Grab driver made sure that his customer felt the spirit of the holiday season during a ride on Christmas Eve.
— Mothership

I made a pouch from a drink packet as a X’mas gift because death to consumerism
Receiving a handmade gift can almost be said to be something of a rarity these days, considering how busy everyone is with family outings, holidays, and general year-end shenanigans.
— Mothership


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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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