This morning at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10. The name is definitely not in line with expectations, but also comes on the heels of rumor talk that it could pick up another title. Happily, the last 943 people to cover the operating system got the name wrong. I am among them.
- China Man’s Tapeworm Infection Came From Eating Too Much Sashimi
- We love local boy Joseph Schooling! We don't want Foreign imports!
- Man jailed 80 years for raping 9 year old niece who is now pregnant with his child
- A response to the Singaporean CEO who loves to hire Foreigners
- Dear TRS, I feel like the sentencing of the Singapore courts is not very fair
- Return Our CPF Protest 4 to be held at Hong Lim Park Saturday 27 Sept
- Childcare fees increase despite profits being up 25% & dividends up 100%?
- SDP: Where your treasure lies...
- PAP government killing of the early migrant entrepreneurial spirit.
- SG population grew 1.3% to 5.47 million, on its way to 6.9 million
According to a recent study by Internet Service Provider, Tata Communications, Singaporeans were ranked as the most emotionally connected people to the internet. The global survey found that 78% of Singaporeans felt a negative emotion if they were left without internet access. In the rest of the world, the average proportion of people who felt negative due to a lack of internet access was 64%.
A Local travel blogger, Derek Low, is in hot soup for allegedly plagiarising large parts of his recent viral article on SIA’s $23,000 suite class experience. Derek’s article featured dozens of photos of his flight in SIA’s suite class, which costs $23,000, from Singapore to New York. He wrote about the food, the rooms, the service, the waiting lounge and all the other small details of his luxurious flight.
Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Mr Teo Ser Luck, chastised Mr Roy Ngerng and Ms Han Hui Hui for frightening the children with special needs during the protest at Hong Lim Park on Saturday. He said: "The children are my utmost concern." His party mates wasted no time in piling it on, waxing eloquent about how special needs children need to be protected.
So NParks tried to issue a clarification regarding the double-booking of Hong Lim Park. From a CNA report: "NParks said there have been multiple events held on the same date at Hong Lim Park previously. "For example, on June 29 2013, the Pink Dot 2013, anti-haze speech and protest against the LTA Cross Island MRT Line took place. Other examples include May 1 2013 - 'Stand up for the Rest', and 'Say No to 6.9m population' and others - and Nov 29 2008 - Mini-bond and General Election, and Dance India, Taste India," a spokesperson said."
I refer to the comment made by Reform Party Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam. He said: "Why the sudden interest from the PAP in special needs children? LKY believes in eugenics and PAP philosophy is not to provide any help leading directly to sad cases like Rebecca Loh. But if there is a chance to make use of them to discredit the CPF protests they will. Sadly HHH and Roy appear to have walked into a trap."
What is an activist? Activists are people who seek to create positive change. But not all people who work for change define themselves as activists. A person who speaks out at their workplace about unsafe practices, or somebody who refuses to buy a tram ticket as a personal protest against privatization, may not see themselves as activists, yet these actions could be seen as political 'activism'.