Singapore morning news for September 6

Singapore morning news for September 6
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Singapore, China tie-up to ease sea port clearance with the use of e-certificates
The maritime authorities of Singapore and China will cooperate to issue, use and accept electronic certificates for port clearance and Port State Control (PSC) inspections, they announced on Thursday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

$69m investment fund targeting supply chain and logistics start-ups launched
Reefknot Investments has launched a US$50 million (S$69.4 million) fund targeting high-growth technology businesses in the supply chain and logistics industry.
— The Straits Times

Singapore leader in waiting seen as ‘cut from same cloth’ as Lee family
Mild-mannered, studious and seen as “cut from the same cloth” as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy if, as expected, he becomes the wealthy city-state’s next leader.
— Reuters

Singapore looks underground for future growth
Space-starved Singapore has expanded outward by building into the sea and upward by constructing high-rises, but planners are now looking underground as they seek new areas for growth.
— The Japan Times

2 Singaporeans believed dead after fire on dive boat off coast of California kills 34
The two Singaporeans are Ms Tan Wei, 26, a postgraduate student from UC Berkeley, and researcher Sunil Singh Sandhu, 46.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New Singapore govt e-service to help banks combat fraud risks in trade financing
A new government e-service that will help financial institutions address compliance challenges and better assess fraud risks in trade financing has been added to Singapore’s digital national trade platform.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore clinches seventh straight title at ‘Physics World Cup’
Students from the Republic have figured out the formula for winning the International Young Physicists Tournament, bagging their seventh straight title in a competition that had them take on students from 33 other countries or territories.
— The Straits Times

Singapore can be role model for how technology, law can develop, says Tim Berners-Lee | Video
Singapore can lead the way when it comes to developing law with technology, said the founder of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee on Thursday (Sep 5).
— Channel News Asia

Ong Ye Kung on why clan members can apply in earlier P1 registration phase
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said yesterday that he sometimes gets asked why children of clan members can participate in an earlier phase of Primary 1 registration.
— The Straits Times

Singapore stocks end up 0.53 pct on Thursday
Singapore shares closed 0.53 percent higher on Thursday, as higher close in Wall Street overnight and improvement on robust services data from China boosted market sentiment.
— Xinhua

HIV-positive man who avoided taking test, possibly infecting others, gets jail
An HIV-positive man who had casual sex frequently with other men was on Thursday (Sep 5) sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ jail, after pleading guilty to two charges under the Infectious Diseases Act as well as three drug-related charges.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New after-school care centre for special needs children opens, giving caregivers some relief
For the past nine years, 68-year-old Madam Ng Beng Tiaw has been the main caregiver for her teenage granddaughter who has special needs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Team honoured for improved screening programme to assess diabetic eye disease
Investment in research and innovation is one of Singapore’s key strategies in enabling transformation in healthcare, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HSBC says moves to grow ‘new high net worth’ customers paying off
HSBC Bank’s pursuit of a group of customers it calls the new high-net-worth is well underway, and efforts have paid off so far, said its head of retail banking and wealth management, Mr Anurag Mathur.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Electoral boundaries committee formed: What it means for Singapore’s GE
The review of electoral boundaries by a committee is now under way and while that marks the first step towards a General Election (GE) in Singapore, political watchers think it could take several months before a vote is called, with one pencilling it to be nine months down the road.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New international association launched to promote use of technology in legal profession
A new international association to promote the development and use of technology by legal professionals in the region was launched in Singapore on Thursday (Sept 5).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lawrence Wong: Funding up to S$100b to combat climate change could be gathered from borrowing, ministry budgets and reserves
On Tuesday (3 September), Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong revealed in Parliament that it would be possible for the Government to fund S$100 billion needed for climate change measures by using a combination of borrowing, ministry budgets and reserves.
— The Online Citizen

NMP Anthea Ong calls for an end to mechanical restraints, encourages more preemptive support programmes for troubled families and increase kinship care in foster system
On Tuesday (3 September), Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee presented the Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Bill for debate.
— The Online Citizen

MSF appoints Muhammadiyah Association to promote foster care
The Muhammadiyah Association has been appointed as the fifth agency to grow foster care, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said on Thursday (Sept 5).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS Foundation, SMU launch new global $150k competition for social and environmental start-ups
Start-ups dedicated to tackling social and environmental issues can look forward to a new source of funding and mentorship.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Accident with boar, chain collision cause jam in Mandai Road
An accident with a wild boar and a separate chain collision involving four vehicles caused a major jam along Mandai Road on Thursday (Sept 5) morning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Certis Cisco wins contract to secure 60 JTC properties in southern, western Singapore
Security firm Certis Cisco will tap on digital technology to deploy its officers more efficiently at more than 60 properties owned by JTC Corporation in the southern and western parts of Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore wins International Young Physicists’ Tournament for seventh straight year
Students from the Republic have figured out the formula for winning the International Young Physicists Tournament, bagging their seventh straight title in a competition that had them take on students from 33 other countries or territories.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore-based private market platform CapBridge raises US$4M from South Korea’s Hanwha Investment & Securities
The investment also marks the strategic partnership between the two companies, seeking to grow the private market ecosystem for both countries Singapore private markets platform CapBridge Group just announced that it has partnered with South Korea-based Hanwha Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha”).
— e27

Overturned lorry turns Woodlands Road junction into sandy ‘beach’
Commuters were met with what resembled a small artificial beach at the junction of Kranji Road and Woodlands Road on Wednesday (Sept 4) after a lorry carrying sand overturned and spilled it on the road.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Samsung Galaxy Fold to go on sale in Singapore from September for S$3,088
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in Singapore in September, the South Korean tech giant announced on Thursday (Sep 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Workers’ Party MPs and candidates walk the ground and unfazed by the sudden announcement of EBRC
Members of the Workers’ Party (WP) and candidates have been walking the ground and meeting residents in their constituency during house visits.
— The Online Citizen

Charles Schwab to close Singapore office
Discount brokerage company Charles Schwab Corp said on Thursday (Sep 5) it will close its Singapore office by the end of this year, about two years after opening it in late 2017.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Far East Hospitality to open its first hotel in Japan ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Singapore hotelier Far East Hospitality (FEH) on Thursday (Sept 5) said it is opening its first hotel in Japan in the second quarter of 2020. Called Village Hotel Ariake Tokyo, the hotel will be the first under the group’s Village brand outside of Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ascott targets millennials with launch of first lyf co-living property at Funan
CapitaLand unit The Ascott has opened lyf Funan Singapore, its first co-living property, spanning around 121,000 square feet (sq ft) of gross floor area.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Grab and Gojek squaring off in international food fight
Nanik Soelistiowati, the owner of a banana fritter stall in West Jakarta, is the unlikely prize in a battle between two of the most valuable technology start-ups in Asia.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man suspected of setting fire to rubbish bins in Punggol arrested
A 50-year-old man suspected of setting fire to rubbish bins in Punggol has been arrested.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Maid jailed for stealing cash and jewellery worth more than S$22,000 from employer to pay off debts
A maid was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Thursday (Sep 5) for stealing more than S$22,000 in jewellery and cash from her employers to pay off debts in her home country.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

28 months’ jail for man who fractured auxiliary police officer’s nose with headbutt
A man’s rush to get to Johor Baru for a shopping trip had him making an illegal U-turn at the Woodlands Checkpoint to beat the traffic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

To give this foreign worker a taste of home, his employers bring his family to Singapore for a special visit
Happiness to Shahin, is the long phone calls he makes daily to his wife and eight-year-old son in Bangladesh. With his employer’s help, family time takes on a different meaning.
— The Pride

Man commended for helping to nab molest suspect
A 58-year-old man was given the Singapore Police Force’s Public Spiritedness Award on Thursday (Sep 5) for helping to nab a molest suspect.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fewer HDB resale flats sold in August, with slight increase in prices: SRX
According to SRX’s projection, 1,511 flats will hit the HDB resale market in the next three months as they approach their five-year minimum occupation period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Frasers Centrepoint Trust joins FTSE Epra/Nareit Global Developed Index
Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) will be included in the FTSE Epra/Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series (Global Developed Index) from Sept 23, 2019, its manager Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management (FCAM) said in a bourse filing on Thursday morning.
— 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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