Singapore morning news for September 18

Singapore morning news for September 18
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Singapore is 2nd-worst globally for workplace diversity; 1 in 4 workers bullied: Poll
Singapore is the second-worst performing country in terms of workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices, based on a poll of employees in 14 developed countries by Kantar, a data, insights and consulting firm.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Zika cluster in Serangoon Gardens: What you need to know about the virus
Last Friday (Sept 13), the National Environment Agency confirmed three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Hemsley Avenue in Serangoon Gardens, bringing the total number of Zika cases this year to 10.
— The Straits Times

Singapore’s exports fall 8.9% in August, marking sixth straight month of decline
Singapore’s exports declined 8.9 per cent in August, marking the sixth straight month of year-on-year decline.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore is third-largest forex centre globally and tops in Asia: Survey
Singapore has retained its position as the largest foreign exchange centre in the region and the third-largest globally, after Britain and the United States, according to survey results released today.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

330 childcare centres to raise full-day fees in 2020: ECDA
About 330 childcare centres in Singapore will be raising their fees for full-day childcare for Singapore citizens next year, said the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

‘Robust action plans’ in place to mitigate haze impact: NEA
Government agencies in Singapore have put in place robust action plans to minimise and manage the impact of haze on the public, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Tuesday (Sep 17) in a media release.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

SCDF conducts exercise at F1 race track that simulated fire, chemical emergencies
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) conducted an operational exercise at the Formula One night race track on Monday evening (Sept 16) that simulated fire and chemical emergencies.
— The Straits Times

Future of global semiconductor industry remains bright: DPM Heng
More than 400 new jobs are set to be created with the opening of semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics’ new wafer fabrication facility in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More adults seeking help for rare muscular disorder
More people with adult onset and diagnoses of muscular dystrophy (MD), a rare disease, have been reaching out for help and support in recent years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

StarHub investigating issues with Internet access as users report outage across Singapore
StarHub is investigating issues with its Internet service on Tuesday (Sep 17) as frustrated customers took to social media to complain of an outage.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Students can wear masks in school if they want due to the haze situation, MOE assures parents
Students are allowed to wear masks in school if they want to, due to the haze situation, the Ministry of Education (MOE) assured parents on Tuesday (Sept 17), even as many debated whether there was a need to.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

High Court declines to order HDB flat sale of man who got $2m from doctor with dementia
A construction worker, who was given $2 million by a retired doctor with dementia, used about $330,000 of the money to pay for an HDB flat.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Police investigating 2 people who wore anti-death penalty T-shirts at Yellow Ribbon Prison Run
The police are investigating a 38-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman for offences under the Public Order Act, after they showed up at the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run on Sunday wearing T-shirts with messages against the death penalty.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore condemns attacks on Saudi Arabia oil facilities
Singapore on Tuesday (Sep 17) condemned the attacks on two Saudi Arabia oil plants, which included the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Yale-NUS underlines commitment to academic freedom after cancellation of course on dissent in Singapore
Yale-NUS College remains fully committed to academic freedom, but it is also committed to operating within Singapore laws, the President of the college Tan Tai Yong said on Tuesday (Sep 17).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SOSV, 500 Startups invest US$2.55M seed round in deep tech startup SEPPURE
The Singapore-based startup will use the funding to ramp up the production of chemical-resistant nanofilters and run pilots with potential customers across multiple industries SEPPURE, the Singapore-based separation-tech startup, announces that it has closed a US$2.55 million (SG$3.54 million) seed round led by SOSV, a US-based hardware investor.
— e27

Higher pay for new Singapore Institute of Technology graduates last year
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) graduates commanded higher pay than their predecessors last year, the university’s latest graduate employment survey has shown.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Residents in Serangoon Gardens where Zika cluster is located concerned but prepared
Infectious diseases experts say it is not surprising that a Zika cluster has re-emerged but a widespread outbreak here is unlikely.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Saudi Aramco to delay PetroChina’s October loadings of light crude oil: Source
Saudi Aramco informed PetroChina on Tuesday (Sep 17) that its loadings of light crude oil for October will be delayed by about 10 days, said a senior Chinese state oil source with knowledge of the matter.

Co-working spaces in Singapore tripled since 2015 to 3.7m sq ft: Colliers
Co-working workspaces now take up 3.7 million square feet (sq ft) in net lettable area (NLA) of Singapore’s commercial space, tripling from 1.2 million sq ft in 2015 to become one of the top six occupier sectors, said Colliers International.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Industrywide effort to boost leadership and digital skills for PMETs in biomedical sciences
Professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in the biomedical sciences industry can look forward to new opportunities to grow their digital and leadership skills through an initiative launched on Tuesday (Sept 17).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Future of semiconductor industry remains bright despite current slowdown: DPM Heng Swee Keat
The current slowdown in the global semiconductor industry does not dim its prospects, and the latest investment here by European chipmaker STMicroelectronics reflects its strategic perspective, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Sept 17).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mapletree Industrial Trust to raise at least $350m from private placement to fund data centre buy
Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) looks to raise at least $350 million through a private placement to partially fund its joint purchase of a North American data centre portfolio worth U$1.37 billion, which the trust said would cost it about $965 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tee International’s controlling shareholder Phua Chian Kin to sell 23% stake in group
Tee International’s controlling shareholder Phua Chian Kin has entered into a binding term sheet to sell 150 million shares in the company, representing a 23 per cent stake, for a total of $9 million in cash or $0.06 per share.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Father in S’pore allegedly raped daughter twice in 1 night
According to CNA, the man and his daughter — both unnamed due to a gag order — drank alcohol together before the incident happened on March 27, 2016.
— Mothership

Senior manager lost $1 million in ‘inheritance money’ scam
Just agree to add his name to an inheritance policy, and stand to inherit more than US$9 million.
— The Straits Times

Warrant of arrest issued against convicted robber who absconded from court during break
A 50-year-old Singaporean who was in court on Tuesday (Sept 17) for his sentencing over an armed robbery case absconded when the hearing was momentarily stood down.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman died in hospital from multi-organ failure after knee replacement surgery
The 78-year-old patient died from multi-organ failure days after her knee replacement surgery at the hospital.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore real estate fund manager ARA eyes listing in 2-3 years
Warburg Pincus-backed ARA Asset Management, one of the largest Asian real estate fund managers, is exploring a dual stock market listing, including one in Singapore, in the next two to three years, group CEO and co-founder John Lim said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chinese newspaper lists questions about how Chin Swee toddler corpse found 5 years after murder occurred
A man, 31, and a woman, 30, have been charged in court on Sep. 17 with the murder of their biological daughter.
— Mothership

Driver jailed for accident that injured 22 passengers sitting in the back of his lorry
A 67-year-old man behind the wheel in an accident that injured 22 of his lorry passengers was on Tuesday (Sep 17) sentenced to three weeks’ jail and banned from driving for two years.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man who filmed several men in SAFRA club house toilet gets jail, fine
A 24-year-old man who filmed several men in the nude or in swimming trunks in the toilet of the SAFRA Toa Payoh club house was on Tuesday (Sep 17) fined S$2,000 and jailed for 24 days.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Football: Brazil to play 2 friendlies in Singapore next month
South American giants Brazil will play two international friendlies at the National Stadium next month, its football federation announced on its official website on Tuesday (Sep 17).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Reefknot Investments, SGInnovate enter into partnership focussing on logistics innovation
Both parties, along with other partners, sign an MoU to launch the Global Emerging Supply Chain Technology (GESCT) in Singapore Reefknot Investment, the joint venture capital fund of Temasek and Kuehne + Nagel, announced that it has launched the Centre of Excellence for Global Emerging Supply Chain Technologies (GESCT).
— e27

Man stands trial for killing supervisor at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, dumping body in drain
With his wedding two weeks away and no savings for it, a cleaner attacked his supervisor with a pair of grass cutters at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, took her gold jewellery and fled to Malaysia.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Sembmarine’s Brazil shipyard completes FPSO vessel for Petrobas consortium
Sembcorp marine (Sembmarine) said its wholly owned and operated Brazilian subsidiary, Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), has completed its first floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) project.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore shares open lower on Tuesday; STI down 0.13% to 3,199.72
Singapore shares edged down on Tuesday (Sept 17) after US and Europe trading sessions overnight reacted negatively to weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Crayon Data is busy redrawing battle lines
EACH time a customer makes a purchase based on personalised options offered by a tech-based aggregator service, the heat is cranked up a little more on traditional companies that haven’t yet adopted personalised marketing.
— The Business Times

Singapore safe from typhoons? One struck just 50km off island
Think Singapore is immune to disasters? Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University have found that the Republic had endured, in total, more than two dozen natural disasters and civil emergencies since World War II, and faced several near misses as well.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Second Tsui Wah Singapore outlet opens at Orchard Road
You can get your fix of the Hong Kong eatery’s famous milk tea and crispy bun with condensed milk at The Heeren.
— 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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