Singapore morning news for October 30

Singapore morning news for October 30
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Singaporeans aged 21 and above with non-citizen spouses now eligible for housing grants of up to $40,000
Singaporeans 21 and over who are married to a non-citizen are now eligible for additional housing grants of up to $40,000 when they buy a resale flat for the first time.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore sets solar energy target for 2030 that would provide enough power for 350,000 homes
Singapore has a new target for solar energy which aims to produce enough power by 2030 to meet the annual needs of about 350,000 households.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore job market showing strain as economy slows
Singapore’s resilient labour market is starting to come under strain as the trade-reliant economy struggles in the face of global pressures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wholesale electricity price a cheaper option for consumers? But experts say it depends on usage, market conditions
Consumers looking for more bang for their buck have been exploring different retailers of electricity in the Open Electricity Market, but they can also consider buying electricity directly from the wholesale market through energy utilities provider SP Group.
— The Straits Times

Singapore to roll out first certification framework for AI engineers in early 2020
The Republic will roll out its first certification framework for artificial intelligence (AI) engineers in early 2020 to help meet the growing demand from employers here for proven local talent.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore will continue to rely on natural gas amidst push to boost solar capacity: Chan Chun Sing
More than 95 per cent of Singapore’s energy now comes from natural gas, which it imports in liquefied forms from all over the world.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Majority of Singaporeans uncomfortable with religious leaders speaking up on LGBT issues: IPS study
Religious people or leaders speaking up strongly on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues could cause significant discomfort among Singaporeans.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sentosa Golf Club named world’s best
Sentosa Golf Club (SGC) has scored a hole-in-one as it was named the World’s Best Golf Club at last night’s annual World Golf Awards.
— The Straits Times

Online firms on a roll to feed big appetite for on-demand food
Singaporeans have developed a ravenous appetite for online food delivery, with riders now a common sight at restaurants and hawker centres around town and it is only going to get bigger from here.
— The Straits Times

Money-saving RSAF project for F-15SG fighters lauded at Innovation Symposium
An idea by a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) engineer to replace just the lights on the F-15SG fighter jet instead of the whole component has not only saved money and downtime for the plane, the Singapore project has found its way into the technical manual for F-15 operators all over the world.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More scope for government involvement to prevent societal splits from immigration and class: IPS survey
While action is being taken to prevent divisive issues like race and religion from developing into significant faultlines in society, there are other issues where greater intervention is seen as potentially beneficial, according to survey findings revealed on Tuesday (Oct 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOH to develop guidelines for firms that provide non-clinical genetic testing
Firms offering the tests say they can tell you whether you’re at risk of developing certain diseases.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Company that issues fire-safety labels for doors did so without proper checks, ordered to stop
A company that issues fire-safety labels for doors has been suspended from issuing further labels, after the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) found in March that the company had done so without doing the necessary tests.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore’s youths perceived to be more sensitive to racial & religious issues due to National Education, study suggests
However, younger respondents were generally resistant to more government involvement in such issues.
— Mothership

SDP’s Chee Soon Juan & CPF Board tussle over S’poreans who allegedly can’t withdraw savings
CPF said that they have not received the details from Chee and are unable to ascertain the circumstances faced by the two members.
— Mothership

UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case
A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday.
— The Online Citizen

Number of Malay drug abusers arrested in S’pore has almost halved in past 16 years: Amrin Amin
The number of Malays who repeated their offences within two years has also gone down in the past five years.
— Mothership

Stamps featuring hornbill, falcon to be released to mark 50 years of Singapore-Poland ties
Singapore Post (SingPost) and its counterpart in Poland, Poczta Polska, will jointly release a pair of stamps on Wednesday (Oct 30) to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee congratulates Canada’s Justin Trudeau on re-election
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated Justin Trudeau on his re-election as prime minister following Canada’s general election last week.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Killing of Islamic State leader Baghdadi an ‘important development’ in fight against terror: MFA
The killing of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is an important development in the global fight against terrorism, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday (Oct 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore’s first automated underground bicycle parking system to cease operations in Dec, LTA cites low take-up rate
SecureMyBike, Singapore’s first automated underground bicycle parking system, will cease to operate at the end of Dec this year due to a low take-up rate by cyclists, despite initiatives by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to promote the system.
— The Online Citizen

Dyna-Mac founder, chairman and CEO Desmond Lim dies at 61
Mainboard-listed Dyna-Mac Holdings announced on Tuesday (Oct 29) the death of its its executive chairman and chief executive Desmond Lim Tze Jong, 61, on Oct 26.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

JP Morgan tells staff to respect others as its FB page flooded with calls for Whampoa condo man’s sacking
The financial institution confirmed it was aware of the video and was looking into the matter.
— Mothership

Digital literacy for the masses: How Apple is investing in tech education across Singapore
Orange you glad Apple cares about education? Are you familiar with the three apples that changed the world? First, the forbidden fruit from Adam & Eve’s story, then the apple that gave Newton a concussion (and later, gravity), and lastly Steve Jobs’ half-bitten apple.
— e27

Singaporean analytics startup Milieu Insight secures US$2.4M from MassMutual Ventures, eyeing regional expansion
Milieu Insight, a Singapore-based analytics startup that offers tools for accessing and analysing consumer opinion data through its platform to businesses, announced that it has received US$2.4 million pre-Series A funding led by MassMutual Ventures.
— e27

Forum to discuss race, impact and role of social media in addressing sensitive issues
Race continues to be a faultline. While recent surveys show that levels of trust and harmony between people of different races remains high, discrimination and lack of sensitivity are also concerns.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sembcorp to help Sats reduce carbon footprint, starting with solar energy systems
Sats is partnering Sembcorp Industries to develop solutions which help the ground handler and caterer reduce its environmental footprint across several facilities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

CPF Board: Not withdrawing $140K would have given man monthly payouts of $1K or more after 65
Clifford Theseira, 72, has earlier wrote on his Facebook page relating that he is only getting a monthly payout of $575 from CPF Board.
— The Online Citizen

Temasek’s ABC World Asia closes inaugural fund for impact investing at $385m
ABC World Asia, a private equity fund for impact investing established in May by Temasek Trust, has closed its inaugural fund at $385 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore shares jump at Tuesday’s open on US-China trade progress, Fed rate cut hopes
Singapore shares surged on Tuesday (Oct 29) following the long weekend, after a record setting market session for US stocks overnight on signs of progress in US-China trade talks and expectations of another Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stock watch: Raffles Medical, Eagle Hospitality Trust, KIT, KORE, Mermaid
The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday (Oct 29)
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for man who molested maid and took pictures of her in toilet
A domestic helper chided her male employer for taking photos of her while she was in the toilet but instead of showing remorse, he molested her repeatedly a few weeks later.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Generation Grit: ‘He would have been proud,’ says 1st-class honours grad who stayed up nights to care for ailing dad
Maharah Abdul Mahid burnt the midnight oil studying till 5am almost every day in her first two years of university.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman arrested for allegedly throwing TV set from condo unit, suspected drug use
A 31-year-old woman was arrested after she threw a television set off her 10th-floor condominium unit on Monday (Oct 28), with the police also investigating her for suspected drug use.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Young Jurong West guy calmly subdues python with bamboo stick, successfully rescues auntie’s slipper
Diminishing forested area has driven wildlife to nearby urban areas where people live.
— Mothership

Grieving mothers raise awareness on youth suicides with new advocacy group, PleaseStay.
On the way to the crematorium two days after her young son’s suicide, Ms Doreen Kho vowed that his death would not be in vain.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean teen tried to expose genitals to domestic helper, flashed 70-year-old woman instead
The 17-year-old harassed several women who lived in his HDB block.
— Mothership

Generation Grit: ‘He would have been proud,’ says first class honours grad who stayed up nights to care for ailing dad
Maharah Abdul Mahid burned the midnight oil studying till 5am almost every day in her first two years of university.
— The Straits Times

40 people evacuated following kitchen fire in Ang Mo Kio flat
A fire in Ang Mo Kio on Tuesday morning(Oct 29) led to the evacuation of about 40 residents in the affected Housing Board block, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore sisters record heartbreaking final moments with kitty that’s been with them for 12 years
A pair of Singaporean sisters named Tiffanie and Michy who produce fun, snappy, Facebook video content with the social media handle TiffwithMi, uploaded a drastically different type of video on Monday (October 28).
— Mothership

SMRT employee stole cash at Pasir Ris station for his wedding, gets jail
An SMRT employee who stole money from the cash registers at Pasir Ris train station as well as a bag left at the lost-and-found section was jailed for two weeks on Tuesday (Oct 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dog abuser whose poodle died after ice-water bath gets day reporting order
A dog abuser whose poodle died after he hit its head against a bathtub and showered it in cold water escaped jail on Tuesday (Oct 29) after a judge ruled that his acts were not deliberate or intended to cause suffering.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Member of public laments PA Grassroots’ decision to organise Halloween event instead of celebrating Deepavali
A member of the public Jason Goh Yew Choon wrote to ST Forum today, asking the grassroots organisations at Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC to focus on celebrating local festivities instead of foreign ones (‘Forum: Community event could have focused on Deepavali instead’, 29 Oct).
— The Online Citizen

SG Nasi Lemak case: Man faces 5 more charges involving pornography
He allegedly transmitted the pornographic material through Telegram to a chat group called SG Nasi Lemak on eight separate occasions between June and October this year.
— 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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