Singapore morning news for September 3

Singapore morning news for September 3
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Launch of CareShield Life in 2020: How the long-term disability insurance will impact you
CareShield Life will be a compulsory long-term care insurance for Singapore residents born from 1980 onwards, regardless of their health, disability or financial status.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Some magnetic toys unsafe for kids, warns Enterprise Singapore after serious incidents overseas
Parents who have bought magnetic toys for their children beware: the magnets could cause serious harm if ingested by children.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMD riding now banned at void decks in PAP Town Councils, offenders will be fined up to S$5,000
The riding of personal mobility devices (PMDs) has from Sep. 1, 2019 banned at void decks that come under People’s Action Party-run Town Councils in Singapore.
— Mothership

Jail for former NSF who snapped pictures of woman in toilet at workplace
A full-time national serviceman (NSF) with the Singapore Armed Forces followed a woman into a toilet at his workplace and used his mobile phone to snap pictures of her in a cubicle.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

RCEP negotiations are in ‘final stages’ and should be completed by this year or early next year: Chan Chun Sing
Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are in their final stages, though there will be some tough trade offs required, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Monday (Sept 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Changes proposed to Singapore’s religious harmony law to address impact of social media, foreign influence
The Singapore Government is looking to update the nearly 30-year-old Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA), with proposed changes introduced in Parliament on Monday (Sep 2) to address the impact of social media and foreign influence.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

First Asean-US Maritime Exercise begins in international waters in South-east Asia
The first Asean-United States Maritime Exercise began on Monday (Sept 2)with manoeuvres in international waters in Southeast Asia, including in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Turning to tech to keep Singapore waters safe
As the maritime sector continues to digitalise, Singapore’s port authority is increasingly turning to technology to ensure the security of the Republic’s waters.
— The Straits Times

Consumers could be winners as Singapore shakes up its digital banking sector
Singapore is about to shake up its banking sector for the first time in two decades — a move that would allow technology players and non-banking companies to challenge traditional lenders.

Floating data center heads for Singapore
Comms conglomerate Keppel is in talks to float a data center off the coast of the land-scarce island of Singapore.

Cloudy over Singapore
Rain clouds hovered over central Singapore yesterday afternoon as showers poured down over large swathes of the island.
— The Straits Times

Almost 3 in 10 people with disabilities who are of working age are employed: MOM survey
Nearly three in 10 persons with disabilities (PWDs) who are of working age are employed, Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad told Parliament on Monday (Sep 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Could not be timelier’: Religious groups support mooted changes to Singapore’s religious harmony law
Religious organisations are supportive of the proposed changes to Singapore’s religious harmony law, with some saying they were glad their feedback was accepted in the amendments proposed.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Students exempted from mother tongue languages have similar outcomes with new PSLE scoring: MOE
The PSLE scoring system for MTL-exempt students will produce similar outcomes to the current T-score system in terms of secondary school choice and admission.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Woman, 37, cheats shop of 8 Rolex watches worth S$398,000, uses man’s credit card to pay S$124,000 Thai disco bill
A 37-year-old woman pleaded guilty to five counts of cheating on Sept. 2, 2019, while another 11 charges will be taken into consideration during her sentencing on Sept. 9.
— Mothership

About 62,000 participants to take part in month-long fire drill campaign
Two workers, who got into a scuffle and damaged some flammable items, accidentally started a fire in the scrubber yard.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cross Island Line environmental impact on nature reserve can be ‘adequately managed’: LTA study
The environmental impact of both proposed routes for the Cross Island Line (CRL) near the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) can be “adequately managed” with “comprehensive” mitigation and monitoring plans, a study commissioned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has found.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

OneMap enhanced with data from Foursquare, to get 3D upgrade
Users of OneMap can now get more information about a location, including eateries, supermarkets and other amenities in an area.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore Consulate-General staff wait at HK airport to help S’poreans after airport train suspended
Trains to Hong Kong’s international airport were suspended on Sept. 1 after protesters threatened to disrupt transport links there, Reuters reported.
— Mothership

DBS to offer hybrid human-robo investment solution to retail investors
The robo-investment platform, digiPortfolio, combines investment strategies from the bank’s wealth management team with computer algorithms to help automate the investment process.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Most dengue clusters closed, dengue cases down, says Masagos
The number of dengue cases in Singapore is down and most dengue clusters are no longer classified as hotspots, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Monday (Sep 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Thailand’s Beacon VC invests in Singapore’s neo banking platform Aspire
Beacon Venture Capital (Beacon VC), the corporate venture capital arm of Thailand’s Kasikornbank (KBank), has participated in Singapore-based neobanking startup Aspire Financial Technologies’s US$32.5 million Series A funding round, which was announced early last month.
— e27

Iras tax collection up 4.4% to $52.4b in fiscal 2018/2019
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) collected $52.4 billion in tax revenue in the fiscal year 2018/2019, up 4.4 per cent from a year ago.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Team Flash raises US$1.5M to help esports athletes pursue a professional gaming career
The money will be used to grow its business in Vietnam, recruit esports players and content creators, and launch merchandising arm Singapore-based esports company, Team Flash, has secured US$1.5 million (S$2,084,000) in its first round of seed funding led by country-based family office Octava.
— e27

Goh Yew Lin to head Duke-NUS as chairman; inventor Aaron Thean named engineering faculty dean
THE National University of Singapore (NUS) has appointed mainboard-listed GK Goh Holdings’ managing director Goh Yew Lin as chairman of Duke-NUS Medical School’s governing board, and advanced microelectronics expert Aaron Thean as dean of the NUS Faculty of Engineering.
— The Business Times

Why can’t the 4G politicians say sorry or thank you?
Singaporeans have come to accept the many Hard Truths that the People’s Action Party (PAP) is no longer the same political party like the one from the First Cabinet.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore’s leading startup players to gather at SBR Hottest Startups Panel Briefing 2019
The key players and builders of Singapore’s startup ecosystem will once again come together for Singapore Business Review’s 20 Hottest Startups of 2019 Panel Briefing on 24 October at Four Points By Sheraton Singapore.
— Singapore Business Review

Three-year-old son’s reaction to getting hit by his classmate changed my perspective on parenting
Recently, I found out that my three-year-old son had been hit by a classmate at school. According to his teacher, Andre was struck for no apparent reason, and the classmate who did it had also bitten him some time back.
— The Pride

CPF sees 6.6% growth in assets, bucks global downtrend among top pension funds
Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) bucked the overall global decline in assets under management (AUM), with its total assets growing 6.6 per cent to US$287 billion ($399.00 billion) last year from US$269.1 billion in 2017.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PUB stepping up measures to tackle emergence of rare dominant midge species at Pandan Reservoir: Masagos
The current dominant midge species that has recently emerged at Pandan Reservoir is a rare one that has not been studied in great detail, said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli in Parliament on Monday (Sep 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Oei Hong Leong, Raffles Education’s Chew Hua Seng in courtroom face-off
They are facing off in the High Court over an alleged promise by Mr Chew to procure a buyer for Mr Oei’s shares in the mainboard-listed education provider.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Auditor casts doubt on Koon Holdings as going concern
Koon Holdings auditor Ernst and Young LLP has issued a disclaimer of conclusion over the construction and precast firm’s interim financial results for the six months ended June 30.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

BreadTalk enters agreement to buy Food Junction for S$80m
BreadTalk Group on Monday (Sep 2) announced its intention to acquire food court operator Food Junction Management (FJM) for S$80 million through subsidiary Topwin Investment Holding.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Top Global to buy 43 units in Thong Teck Building for $170m from Allied Tech director
Mainboard-listed property group Top Global has decided to buy 23 freehold commercial strata-titled lots with 43 property addresses in Thong Teck Building for $170 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sembcorp Marine clinches 6 contracts worth $400m
Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has snagged six new projects valued at a total of $400 million to provide engineering solutions for offshore gas and wind farm developments as well as cruise ship upgrades.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSA acquires Penn Terminals, marking first foray into the US
PSA International said on Monday (Sep 2) it has completed the acquisition of Penn Terminals located on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, marking its first foray into the US.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

71 units or 91% of Luxus Hills landed homes in Seletar Hills sold during preview weekend
Developer Bukit Sembawang Estates has sold 71 of the 78 homes of its Luxus Hills (Signature Collection) during the preview weekend.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

IG-worthy places to explore in S’pore if you can’t afford to travel overseas
Are you tired of Instagramming eggs Benedict and Marina Bay?
— Mothership

Jail, caning for homeless man who sexually assaulted drunk woman
A homeless man, who spotted a drunk couple sleeping in public beside each other, carried the woman to another spot and sexually assaulted her.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Prosecutors seek 18 months’ jail for piano teacher with autism who molested student, aged five
Prosecutors are seeking 18 months’ jail for a piano teacher with autism who was 19 when he molested a five-year-old student in the studio where he worked.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore guy, approx. 8/10, makes PowerPoint slides for Tinder, includes review from cat
To counter that, one user by the name of Azzrul decided to create a presentation deck for potential matches.
— Mothership

Teenager who entered YewTee Point to steal drink, cash gets probation
A teenager who snuck into a shopping mall to steal cash, food and drinks was sentenced to probation on Monday (Sep 2) for multiple counts of trespass and theft.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chinatown conservation shophouse up for sale with $8.5m indicative price
A three-storey conservation shophouse located at Chinatown is up for sale via expression of interest with an $8.5 million indicative price.
— 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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