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TEENS SENDING 'DIRTY' TEXT MESSAGES MORE LIKELY TO BE SEXUALLY ACTIVE: STUDY

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 July 2014 - 7:29am

Parents who catch their middle school-aged children sexting may be justified in suspecting something more, a new study suggests. Adolescents who sent or received sexually explicit photos or text messages were three to seven times more likely to be sexually active than their peers not involved in sexting, according to a survey of nearly 1,300 middle school students in Los Angeles.


NEW STUDY: THE LESSER YOU SLEEP THE FASTER YOUR BRAIN WILL AGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 July 2014 - 7:19am

Rsearchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia.


LITTLE INDIA COI: SPF NEEDS BETTER COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING TO DEAL WITH LARGE INCIDENTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 10:11pm

The COI into the Little India Riots submitted their findings in a report on Monday and highlighted some of the main recommendations that they have made in order to better equip authorities to deal with similar riot-situations in the future and also to avoid similar occurrences again. The COI has summarized the main points that it believed to have caused the riot which include the fatal traffic accident, the perceived lack of action of Police first responders, the consumption of alcohol and also some cultural differences in what the foreign workers considered to be acceptable behavior.


WHAT IS SMRT THINKING?

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 9:58pm

Commuters and the public are not amused by the latest SMRT initiatives to make commuting more relax and fun. SMRT is going to encourage buskers in the stations, paint the trains according to themes of the day, like football season and more. These frivolous things cost money and will eventually be passed to the commuters. 


HONG KONG PRO-DEMOCRACY MARCH ATTRACTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS PEOPLE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 9:54pm

A nearly solid river of protesters — most of them young — poured out of Victoria Park through the afternoon and into the evening, heading for the heart of the city. The sea of protesters showed their determination by waiting unflinchingly and with barely a complaint for hours under a succession of deluges just for their chance to walk through the skyscraper-lined canyons of downtown Hong Kong, carrying banners calling for the introduction of full democracy and “Say No to Communist China.”


SG'S TELCOS ARE EXPLOITING HIDDEN TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM US

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 9:50pm

Singapore telcos has been making big bucks just from the consumers’ lack of due diligence. Here are just some examples of the tactics that they are using to get more money from unsuspecting consumers: - Misleading advertising in brochures or flyers from all the telcos Prices of phones has been misleading as they have always tag the phone prices with an expensive plan to make it look cheaper...


PAPER GENERAL WITH NO WAR EXPERIENCE: WE CAN NOW “ONE SHOT, ONE KILL” OUR ENEMIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 9:31pm

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant-General (LG) Ng Chee Meng, proudly said that Singapore’s third generation military is at an “advanced stage”. He boasted that they now have the technology to bring “lethal firepower at a very short time to hit moving targets – one shot, one kill.” He highlighted that this capability is only held by a few armed forces in the world.


SINGTEL WONT REFUND ME $13K WHICH I ACCIDENTALLY TRANSFERRED WHEN PAYING MY BILL

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 9:03pm

I PAY most of my bills through Internet banking, which is environmentally friendly. On May 31, I accidentally keyed in $13,873 while paying my SingTel bill of $138.73 through i-banking. After realising the mistake, I called SingTel immediately to ask for a refund of the excess payment, but the customer service officer said the telco's practice was to keep the excess amount as credit to offset future payments.


SURVEY: SINGAPOREANS’ WAGES SHOULD INCREASE ABOUT 4.3% THIS YEAR

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 July 2014 - 8:55pm

According to the results of a survey conducted by professional services company Towers Watson, Singaporeans should see a pay rise of about 4.3% this year. This is less than the average predicted wage increases for workers in other nations around the Asia Pacific. Only a handful of countries are predicted to have a wage increase lower than Singapore. New Zealand is predicted to see a 3% increase and Japan a 2.3% increase. 


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