Singapore morning news for November 19

Singapore morning news for  November 19

Singapore morning news

Singapore joins top 10 list for world talent rankings
Singapore has made the top 10 rankings of the most competitive places for talent – the first time it has reached the elite level in a league table compiled by Swiss business school IMD.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore non-oil exports sink 12.3% in October; worse than expected
SINGAPORE’S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell for an eighth straight month in October, posting a 12.3 per cent year-on-year drop, according to figures released by Enterprise Singapore.
— The Business Times

Trust in news falls to 42% this year in Singapore, say Reuter’s report
Overall trust in news in Singapore had decreased since 2018, according to the Reuter’s International Digital News Report 2019 which looked at data from almost 40 countries about how people are getting their news and how much they trust the news in their countries.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore watches Hong Kong ‘with concern’; current situation at ‘breaking point’: Chan Chun Sing
The ongoing protests in Hong Kong have reached a “breaking point” and Singapore is watching the developments “with concern”, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Monday (Nov 18).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jiak Kim Street WWII bomb ‘successfully disposed of’
The unexploded World War II bomb found last week along a construction site at Jiak Kim Street has been successfully disposed of, said police on Monday (Nov 18).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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HDT Singapore Taxi second cab company equipped to respond to cardiac arrests
HDT Singapore Taxi has become the second cab company to be equipped with automated external defibrillators (AED) that can be used in emergencies like cardiac arrests.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

US Senator accuses PM Lee of prioritising deals with “Communist China” over human rights in Hong Kong
A United States senator on Fri (15 Nov) condemned Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for allegedly prioritising his economic and political deals with Beijing at the expense of “human rights” in Hong Kong.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore, Guangdong to deepen ties in Greater Bay Area
Singapore and China’s Guangdong province yesterday pledged to open up more avenues for cooperation in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) as both sides signed an agreement to deepen collaboration.
— The Straits Times

Three timber concessions probed by NEA have large number of fires this year: NGO group
Three companies being investigated by the National Environment Agency (NEA) over the 2015 haze crisis had large numbers of fire alerts on their pulpwood concessions this year, an analysis of fire alerts published on Monday (Nov 18) shows.
— The Straits Times

ST says number of local IT grads set to grow while CECA continues to import IT workers from India
The Straits Times reported today that the number of local university IT graduates is set to grow by two-thirds in 3 years’ time, which will go some way towards “plugging the gap in the sector” (‘Rising number of tech grads in Singapore set to plug gap in sector’, 18 Nov).
— The Online Citizen

Outrage of modesty posters do not say act is wrong, only ‘expensive’: AWARE
Women’s rights group AWARE said on Sunday (Nov 17) that the crime prevention posters on outrage of modesty do not say that the act is wrong, but only that it is “expensive”.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Senoko Energy disputes report that it is seeking government aid
Utility company Senoko Energy says it does not need additional funding from the Singapore Government in the foreseeable future, disputing a report last Friday (Nov 15) that said it is ailing and seeking a rescue package from the authorities here.
— The Straits Times

Curators’ art picks: Six works you don’t want to miss at the upcoming Singapore Biennale
Art-lovers, rejoice: The Singapore Biennale returns for its sixth edition from Nov 22 to March 22 with contemporary works by more than 70 artists and collectives from Singapore, South-east Asia and beyond.
— The Straits Times

Town council apologises for the way it handled relocation of cat that was placed in bin centre
A town council apologised on Monday (Nov 18) for the way it handled the relocation of a cat due to a resident’s complaints, after it placed a cat in a bin centre last Friday (Nov 15).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Economists see glimmer of hope amid gloom over Singapore exports
Singapore may have seen a larger-than-expected drop in its latest non-oil domestic export (Nodx) figures, suggesting that the economy is not picking up strongly, but things may not be as bad as they seem.
— The Straits Times

Woman jailed for conspiring with ex-director of NTU subsidiary to cheat university
A woman was sentenced to jail for one year and five months on Monday (Nov 18) for conspiring with a former director of a subsidiary of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to cheat the university and its entities of S$191,000.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

UK insurer Aviva to keep Singapore, China operations
British life and general insurer Aviva Plc will keep its operations in Singapore and China, it said on Monday (Nov 18), two days ahead of an expected strategy update and following speculation of a sale of the Singapore business.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Universities must adapt to changing times and prepare people for longer careers, say academics
Universities must keep up with changing times and prepare people for possibly longer careers by helping them learn new skills throughout their lifetime.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s intellectual property chief in bid for top job at United Nations agency
The head of Singapore’s intellectual property office is running for the top job at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Sexual orientation cannot be wilfully changed, say lawyers fighting to repeal Section 377A
There is no credible scientific evidence that therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation is safe or effective, say the lawyers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bleak trade numbers in October as Singapore’s exports plunge 12.3%
Singapore’s trade numbers remained bleak in October as its exports declined for the eighth straight month, according to official data released on Monday (Nov 18).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SGX bags excellence award for 2nd consecutive year
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) said on Monday (Nov 18) it has won an Exchange of the Year award for excellence for the second year running.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tiong Seng snags $125m in green loan facilities from OCBC, DBS
Construction firm Tiong Seng Holdings on Monday (Nov 18) said it has secured $125 million worth of green loan and environmental performance-linked facilities from OCBC Bank and DBS Bank respectively.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Big Read: E-scooter footpath ban — lessons from the PMD saga and where to go from here
The task of tackling the PMD scourge is the latest regulatory headache confronting Singapore’s transport policymakers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mobility-aid user, 73, in accident with taxi
An elderly personal mobility aid (PMA) rider was taken to hospital after he was involved in a collision with a taxi in Choa Chu Kang last Saturday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Inchcape picks first woman MD here for larger role, to also helm business in Greater China
Jasmmine Wong, Inchcape Singapore’s first woman managing director, has been appointed chief executive of Inchcape Greater China and Singapore – just two years after being picked to run the motor group here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Father of dead 5-year-old burned boy’s palm with heated spoon to punish him for stealing
A 27-year-old man, now on trial for abusing and murdering his five-year-old son, used a heated spoon to burn the boy’s palm to punish his thieving hands for opening tins of milk powder meant for his siblings, the High Court heard on Monday (Nov 18).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SingPost launches MyPostman campaign for Singaporeans to get to know their postman and provide direct feedback on postal services
Earlier today (18 Nov), Singapore Post (SingPost) officially launched its MyPostman campaign islandwide, encouraging households and businesses across Singapore to get to know the postman serving them, while providing a platform for direct feedback and ratings on postal services.
— The Online Citizen

Oddball? It’s the southern three-banded armadillo, the Night Safari’s new animal resident
The Night Safari has added an oddball as a new animal resident – the southern three-banded armadillo. And soon, the male armadillo is expected to be joined by a female that arrived here late last month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Senoko Energy disputes report that it is seeking government aid
Utility company Senoko Energy said it does not need additional funding from the Singapore Government in the foreseeable future, disputing a report last Friday (Nov 15) that said it is ailing and seeking a rescue package from the authorities here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commonwealth double deaths: Man accused of killing his mother charged with murdering grandmother
Gabriel Lien Goh had been charged with allegedly murdering his mother on Oct 28.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

66-year old ‘Parrot Man’ Zeng Guoyuan found dead in Geylang Bahru
The former businessman, Zeng Guoyuan, infamously known as ‘Parrot Man’ was reportedly found dead at the foot of Block 68 in Geylang Bahru.
— The Online Citizen

40 firefighters tackle raging blaze at Kim Chuan Drive warehouse
About 40 firefighters were on the scene on Monday (Nov 18) to battle a fire at a storage warehouse near Hougang, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon recognised for promoting access to justice by Geneva-based NGO
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has been recognised for his contributions in promoting access to justice through the development of alternative dispute resolution in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Yangzijiang shares jump 10% on news of chairman’s impending return
Shares of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding climbed on Monday morning (Nov 18) following a media report that the company’s executive chairman Ren Yuanlin is safe and healthy and expected to return before too long.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stock watch: DBS, Yanlord, UE, Manulife US Reit, Frasers Property, Tiong Seng, Nam Cheong
The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Monday (Nov 18)
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Customer allegedly finds glass bits in smoothie at Slappy Cakes, manager said it’s a ‘small issue’
The staff who prepared the drink did not show remorse either.
— Mothership

Father on trial for rape says daughter initiated sex
A man on trial for raping his daughter twice in a day testified on Monday (Nov 18) that his 23-year-old daughter had initiated sexual intercourse because she was feeling horny.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man accused of murdering his mum charged with killing grandma
A man accused of murdering his mother received a fresh charge on Monday (Nov 18) of killing his grandmother.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Feeling neglected, male dancer lied that his S’porean boyfriend drugged & raped him
They have reconciled after the incident and are living together.
— Mothership


Feature photo World Toilet Organization

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Toilet Day, November 19.


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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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