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NUS, NTU rise in global university rankings

NUS, NTU rise in global university rankings
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) both climbed two places in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released on Tuesday (Sep 16).In its press release, NUS said it ...

Wishes pour in ahead of Lee Kuan Yew's 91st birthday

Wishes pour in ahead of Lee Kuan Yew's 91st birthday
SINGAPORE: Scores are tweeting and posting birthday messages to Singapore's founding father and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his 91st birthday on Tuesday (Sep 16). The People's Action Party headquarters set up the happybirthdaylky.org...

Singapore firms urged to explore opportunities in Asia's sports industry

Singapore firms urged to explore opportunities in Asia's sports industry
SINGAPORE: Singapore companies should explore the growing business opportunities in the sports industry, and Singapore is believed to be among the best location in Asia to start tapping into this growth. These are some of the views from a panel discu...

CHC trial: Kong Hee said Xtron was like City Harvest's "own GIC"

CHC trial: Kong Hee said Xtron was like City Harvest's "own GIC"
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church board members were told to be discreet about the relationship between the church and music production company Xtron Productions, said the church's finance manager Sharon Tan on Monday (Sep 15).Tan is one of six church l...

SPF Commissioner conferred top police award by Malaysia

SPF Commissioner conferred top police award by Malaysia
SINGAPORE: The Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Ng Joo Hee, has been conferred the Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis award by Malaysia's King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah. An SPF news release on Monday (Sep 15) said this is in recognition of...

Singapore businesses keen to explore opportunities in Nanning

Singapore businesses keen to explore opportunities in Nanning
NANNING, CHINA: The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has brought what it calls the largest-ever delegation to the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which opens on Tuesday (Sep 16) in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is also ...

23% of Singapore's wealthy plan to move abroad in next 5 years: Survey

23% of Singapore's wealthy plan to move abroad in next 5 years: Survey
SINGAPORE: A new survey reports that 23 per cent of Singapore's wealthy are planning to move abroad in the next five years. This is according to findings released on Monday (Sep 15) by Barclays Wealth Insights, which surveyed more than 2,000 high net...

TTSH pharmacy's automated system cuts waiting time for patients

TTSH pharmacy's automated system cuts waiting time for patients
SINGAPORE: It is routine for pharmacy staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital to pick, pack and assemble medications, which can be a tedious process as they have to take the time to carefully count and check the medication."When we pack manually, there may b...

iPhone 6 site security loophole: M1 resumes pre-orders

iPhone 6 site security loophole: M1 resumes pre-orders
SINGAPORE: M1 has resumed pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday (Sep 16), about 12 hours after it was originally suspended. The M1 pre-order site said the first batch of iPhone 6 Plus has been fully booked, while stocks of the iPho...

SMEs will be hardest hit by Causeway toll increase: SCCCI

SMEs will be hardest hit by Causeway toll increase: SCCCI
SINGAPORE: When Singapore raises its toll charges at the Woodlands Checkpoint in October, a car trip to Johor and back will cost S$6.50 on this side of the Causeway - up from the S$1.20 that motorists currently pay. The fresh rates include a new toll...

Singapore condemns 'barbaric killing' of British aid worker

Singapore condemns 'barbaric killing' of British aid worker
SINGAPORE: Singapore says the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State (IS) militants is "barbaric" and "deeply reprehensible".Video of the beheading emerged late Saturday (Sep 13). It is the IS' third in less than a month. In th...

Place-and-Train programmes should be expanded for working adults: Industry observers

Place-and-Train programmes should be expanded for working adults: Industry observers
SINGAPORE: Following the recommendations by the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) committee, the Government is set to expand the number of Place-and-Train places for fresh graduates. Observers said it makes sense to do likewise fo...

Expect slight haze on Tuesday: NEA

Expect slight haze on Tuesday: NEA
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) said to expect occasional slight haze on Monday night (Sep 15). As of 6pm, the 3-hour Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) reading stood at 64, according to the NEA website. This is in the "moderate" band, a...

China still top destination for business expansion by Asian firms: Survey

China still top destination for business expansion by Asian firms: Survey
SINGAPORE: China remains the top destination for business expansion by Asian enterprises. Malaysia took second spot while Singapore and Vietnam are in joint third position as destinations for regional companies to expand. These are findings from the ...

New Judicial Commissioners of the High Court appointed

New Judicial Commissioners of the High Court appointed
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed four individuals as Judicial Commissioners of the High Court, the Prime Minister's Office announced on Monday (Sep 15).The four are: Ms Valerie Thean Pik YuenMs Hoo Sheau PengAssoc Professor Debbie...

First Meta CEO was 'determined to end her life': State Coroner

First Meta CEO was 'determined to end her life': State Coroner
SINGAPORE: The CEO of a Singapore-based digital currency firm had been stressed and depressed over financial and company problems before she committed suicide in February this year.This was the finding of the Coroner's Court, which on Monday (Sep 15)...

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized
SINGAPORE: The Police Coast Guard has busted seven groups involved in the illegal sale of marine gas oil (MGO) since 2013, with the most recent case on May 21 this year.The Coast Guard has arrested 55 foreign crew members and three Singaporean financ...

Unlicensed property agent fined for illegally subletting rental flat

Unlicensed property agent fined for illegally subletting rental flat
SINGAPORE: A HDB flat was repossessed and an unlicensed agent fined S$16,000 for an illegal real estate transaction that took place in 2012.Jordan Goh Swee Thye, a 48-year-old Singaporean, will face six weeks' imprisonment if he defaults on paying th...

Police appeal for information on missing girl

Police appeal for information on missing girl
SINGAPORE: The police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl, Angeline Tan Weilin.She was last seen in the vicinity of Blk 130 Rivervale Street on Aug 28 at about 7am, police said in a news release on Monday (Sep 15).T...

Sembcorp to take stakes in 2 Chongqing power plants

Sembcorp to take stakes in 2 Chongqing power plants
SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Industries said on Monday (Sep 15) it will more than double the size of its energy business in China, following a deal to jointly develop a massive coal-fired power plant in the western part of the world's most populous nation.Und...

IT helping to address Singapore's evolving healthcare needs: Gan

IT helping to address Singapore's evolving healthcare needs: Gan
SINGAPORE: Data analytics, tele-health and a national health record repository are key features of the country's Healthcare IT Master Plan, and these are increasingly being introduced to help the population be empowered to self-manage their health, s...

Singapore private home sales down 15% on-month in August

Singapore private home sales down 15% on-month in August
SINGAPORE: The private housing market remained in the doldrums in August, with sales of homes falling 15 per cent from the previous month as developers continued to scale back new launches.Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), developers sold 432 n...

New roads connecting MCE to city centre to open Sep 28

New roads connecting MCE to city centre to open Sep 28
SINGAPORE: New roads in the Marina South area will be opened on Sunday (Sep 28), giving motorists using the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) "a more direct connection" to the city centre, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Sep 15)...

Retail sales up 5.5% on-year in July, driven by strong vehicle sales

Retail sales up 5.5% on-year in July, driven by strong vehicle sales
SINGAPORE: Retail sales in Singapore rose 5.5 per cent in July compared with the previous year, mainly due to strong vehicle sales, the Department of Statistics said on Monday (Sep 15). Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales fell 0.4 per cent compare...

Woman accused of causing 7-year-old boy's death charged with murder

Woman accused of causing 7-year-old boy's death charged with murder
SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old woman was charged on Monday (Sep 15) with murder at the State Courts, over the death of a seven-year-old boy. The woman is accused of causing the death of the boy on Saturday in a flat in Tampines around 12.53pm.The boy, whos...

POSB PAssion Run raises S$1.1m for less privileged kids

POSB PAssion Run raises S$1.1m for less privileged kids
SINGAPORE: More than 8,800 people took part in the sixth annual POSB PAssion Run for Kids at the Promontory @ Marina Bay on Sunday (Sep 14) to raise funds for less privileged children.Organised by POSB and the People’s Association (PA), the run raise...

Affinity Yoga ‘in very serious financial trouble’

Affinity Yoga ‘in very serious financial trouble’
Founder Jeanne Chung said in a Facebook post on Saturday that she cannot make any definite statements about reopening.

UK band Bastille coming to Singapore

UK band Bastille coming to Singapore
SINGAPORE: British band Bastille will be performing live in Singapore for the first time on Jan 9, 2015, announced concert promoter Now/Live on Monday (Sep 15).The 2014 BRIT Award winners for 'Best Breakthrough Act' will be performing at Sentosa's Ha...

Unemployment rate remains low in first six months of 2014: MOM

Unemployment rate remains low in first six months of 2014: MOM
SINGAPORE: The unemployment rate in Singapore remained low amid a tight labour market in the first half of 2014, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced Monday (Sep 15) in a press release.In its statement on labour market developments, MOM reported ...

Singapore delegation to visit Vientiane for ASEAN meeting

Singapore delegation to visit Vientiane for ASEAN meeting
SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and 14 Members of Parliament (MPs) are in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic to attend the 35th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly from Sep 14 to 20.The 14 MPs, which inc...

Write a song to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday

Write a song to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday
SINGAPORE: To celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday next year, MediaCorp on Monday (Sep 15) launched a nationwide search for a song that will resonate with the nation.The Gift of Song competition, the first in a series of programmes and events the com...

StarHub releases iPhone 6 prices

StarHub releases iPhone 6 prices
SINGAPORE: Local telco StarHub released its prices for Apple's latest smartphones, and announced that its booking site will open on Monday (Sep 15) afternoon for eligible customers who have registered their interest.These customers will receive booki...

Member of K-pop band Winner falls off stage at Singapore concert, rushed to hospital

Member of K-pop band Winner falls off stage at Singapore concert, rushed to hospital
Concert organisers say Lee Seunghoon has been discharged and is resting.

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