Singapore morning news for November 8

Singapore morning news for  November 8
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Dengue cases climb again after several months of decline
Dengue infections are on the rise again, after several months of decline. Twelve people have died in the last four months, bringing the total deaths from dengue for the year to 18, the highest since 2007.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMD users riding e-scooters on grass along sidewalks may be fined up to S$5,000: NParks
Following the circulation of videos showing users of personal mobility devices (PMD) attempting to dodge the new footpath ban by riding on grass along footpaths, the National Parks Board (NParks) warned the public that those caught doing so may be fined up to S$5,000.
— The Online Citizen

Pay for train, bus rides with your Nets card from Nov 16
Commuters can start paying for public transport rides with their Nets contactless bank cards from Nov 16, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New life insurance sales dip 4% amid subdued economic growth
Market volatility and Singapore’s subdued economic growth weighed on insurance sales in the first nine months of the year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Modi says talisman of Gandhiji didn’t permit him to join RCEP while PM Lee hopes India will one day
At the ASEAN summit in Bangkok on Monday (4 Nov), India announced that it will opt out of the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Agreement.
— The Online Citizen

Critical to fight cannabis misinformation: Minister
The fight against drug abuse and the need to counter misinformation surrounding cannabis are critical measures that must be taken today, said Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Taj Catering licence suspended after 29 people fall ill with gastroenteritis
Taj Catering has had its licence suspended on Thursday (Nov 7) until further notice after 29 people fell ill with gastroenteritis symptoms.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Parliament to introduce facial recognition attendance tracking system for MPs
The attendance of MPs in Parliament will soon be tracked using a facial recognition system.
— The Straits Times

Anti-rabies operation on dogs on coastal farms keeps Singapore safe from virus
On a hot Thursday morning (Nov 7), veterinary assistant Michael Stephen, 52, holds a dog steady as senior veterinarian, Dr Han Zi Yang, attempts to draw its blood.
— The Straits Times

Ng Eng Hen thanks Brunei for allowing SAF to train there
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen met Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah yesterday as part of a three-day official visit, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Skip the queue: Singapore hotels use face recognition check-in
Tourists visiting Singapore can now check-in at some hotels using facial recognition technology under a pilot programme that could cut waiting times and help tackle a labour crunch.
— The Online Citizen

Liquidnet sees record year trading in Singapore
LIQUIDNET, the largest “dark pool” operator in the Asia-Pacific region, is enjoying a record year trading in Singapore and the region.
— The Business Times

Dark pools can benefit small, mid-cap stocks in Singapore: study
DARK trading, which often comes with a negative connotation as investors trade shares anonymously, can actually improve market liquidity for illiquid, as well as small and mid-market capitalisation stocks on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), a staff paper from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Thursday.
— The Business Times

Food delivery riders’ concerns will be looked into: Minister
The concerns of food delivery riders who use personal mobility devices (PMDs) are genuine Singaporean concerns, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee last night at his Meet-the-People Session in Jurong Spring.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore must stay open and inclusive to thrive in digital age: Iswaran
Globalisation and technological change create much value, yet can cause profound dislocation to workers and businesses.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Higher grants drive HDB resale market
There was a jump in the number of Housing Board resale flats sold in October, on the back of the higher grants and income ceilings for first-time buyers that took effect in September.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Poll: Many firms not meeting term limit for independent directors
Moves to limit the term that independent directors serve on a company board to nine years are struggling to gain traction in corporate Singapore, a new survey has found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wirecard expects to be cleared in S’pore police probe
Wirecard said on Wednesday that it had widened the scope of a KPMG audit to draw a line under allegations that it manipulated its accounts, adding that it expects to be cleared in a Singapore police investigation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

18 Singaporeans injured in bridge collapse at Batam resort: Reports
Eighteen Singaporeans were reportedly injured after a wooden bridge at Montigo Resort in Batam, Indonesia collapsed on Thursday (Nov 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Warriors Football Club charged with not paying players, staff salaries of more than S$350,000
A local football club was charged on Thursday (Nov 7) with 107 counts of not paying more than 30 of its employees their salaries.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Being a food delivery rider makes economical sense in Singapore’s current job market
Following the ban on personal mobility devices (PMDs) announced by the Land Transport Authority, a PMD food delivery rider wrote about how the ban would affect his livelihood.
— The Online Citizen

Genting Q3 profit dips; ploughs on with RWS 2.0
RESORTS World Sentosa operator Genting Singapore saw its third-quarter profits plunge, according to results released on Thursday, with the company blaming “headwinds”.
— The Business Times

More schools join hands for lessons on inclusivity
More mainstream schools and special education schools are joining hands to plan activities for their students to mix, in the hope that they learn to interact with peers who may be different.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Anti-rabies op at coastal farms aims to keep S’pore safe from virus
On a hot Thursday morning, a veterinary assistant holds a dog steady as a senior veterinarian, Dr Han Zi Yang, attempts to draw its blood.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Home Briefs: $20k boost for scheme to raise firefly numbers
Technology giant Panasonic has contributed $20,000 to a National Parks Board initiative that aims to boost the number of fireflies at Pasir Ris Park as part of a strategy to conserve mangrove forests.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore police investigating pro-China HK resident for organising protest discussion gathering here
Alex Yeung claimed he was in Singapore only for business.
— Mothership

Doors at residential units set on fire in 2 loan shark harassment cases, 30-year-old man arrested
A 30-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in loan-sharking activities, the police said in a news release on Thursday (Nov 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Four repeat offenders convicted for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes
Four Singaporean men were sentenced by the State Courts in October 2019 to between 33 months’ and 105 days’ and 45 months’ imprisonment, and fined between $8 million and $34 million, for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes.
— The Online Citizen

Chatbot developer startup takes home US$1M seed funding, eyeing scaleups
Singaporean chatbot developer announces that it has received US$1 million in seed funding from a Hong Kong-based angel investor with more than 10 ventures across China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore, The Business Times learned.
— e27

Protecting Singapore’s Heritage
CONSERVATION wasn’t always a priority when Singapore was in its early stages of development.
— The Business Times

Man jailed for luring underage girls to have sex with him
A sales engineer pretended to be a woman named Vacinta Koh on Facebook and befriended young girls online before asking them if they wanted to work as escorts.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Five days’ jail for e-scooter rider who crashed into boy, 6
A six-year-old boy suffered injuries including skull fractures and moderate hearing loss after an electric scooter rider knocked into him along the Punggol Park Connector last year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Maid jailed 4 weeks for ill-treating boss’ son
A maid lost her patience while feeding her employer’s three-year-old twins and pinched the left ear of one of the boys when he dribbled and some food fell onto his T-shirt.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Maid who died in tragic road accident had child of her own
A maid who died in an accident in Lentor Avenue on Tuesday, after reportedly pushing her employer’s two-year-old son out of harm’s way, had a child of her own.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Court clears tutor sued for allegedly moonlighting
A tutor, who was sued by a tuition centre he co-founded for allegedly moonlighting, has been cleared by the High Court.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fire breaks out aboard tanker in Singapore waters off Pedra Branca: MPA
A fire broke out aboard a Panama-flagged tanker in Singapore waters on Thursday (Nov 7), causing the crew members to be evacuated, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in a statement.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Teens arrested in separate cases of payment fraud involving ride-hailing firm, taxi company
Two teenagers have been arrested in separate cases of payment card fraud involving a ride-hailing firm and a taxi company, police said on Thursday (Nov 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Science Day for Peace and Development, November 10.


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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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