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JOSEPH SCHOOLING AND TWO OTHERS WARNED FOR GETTING DRUNK AFTER THE ASIAN GAMES

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:26pm

The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has issued a warning to swimmers Mr Joseph Schooling, Mr Teo Zhen Ren and Ms Roanne Ho for breaching the Code of Conduct for Athletes at Official and Major Games. They three had left the Athletes’ Village without permission and returned late in the night drunk just after the end of the swimming competition at the Incheon Asian Games.


THE RIGHT WAY TO BOOST BIRTH RATES? AND ATTRACTING VOTES?

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:21pm

Though is almost sevenfold increase since 2006, the number of births has actually dropped by almost 12,000 to 436,500 last year. The birth rate, or the number of births per 1,000 people per year, also fell to 8.6. This is the lowest level since records began in 1970, and also among the world’s lowest indicators, according to World Bankdata.


TODAYONLINE WRITER: GOVT AGENCIES COULD BE TORN APART IF OPPOSITION TAKES OFFICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:12pm

Mr Ho Kwon Ping had to be specific and focused at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)-Nathan lecture. He did not cover the scenario of what then happens if a new government is in office. I hope he will speak on this with equal eloquence in his next lecture. I believe that a new government would dismantle or dismember top layers of the apparatchik in the establishment, including the Civil Service.


SINGAPORE RANKED AS WORLD'S BEST PLACE TO DO BUSINESS FOR 9TH YEAR IN A ROW

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:04pm

The World Bank has ranked Singapore as the world’s most business-friendly country in the world. This is the 9th year in a row that Singapore has been ranked #1 and we have received this ranking thanks to various regulatory benefits of doing business here. The report, called the Doing Business Report 2015, analysed over 189 economies and ranked them in terms of the ease with which businesses could start-up, operate, trade across borders, pay taxes and resolve insolvency.


ANTIESTABLISHMENTARIANISM

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:02pm

Antiestablishmentarianism is a political philosophy that views a nation’s or society’s power structure as corrupt, repressive, exploitive or unjust. It adheres to the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment. The most recent well-known example would be the Arab Spring uprising that saw the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and to a large extent Syria being toppled under the tide of mass protests.


VOICE OF AMERICA: SINGAPORE FILM BAN CREATES FREE SPEECH ISSUE

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 7:57pm

The documentary, “To Singapore, with Love,” has screenings planned this month from Britain to India to Malaysia. One place it won’t be playing: Singapore. The government here banned the film, which presents vignettes of Singaporean dissidents who fled decades ago “to escape the prospect of detention without trial,” as the film’s website says.


FANTASTIC DISCOUNTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 7:49pm

It sure looks like the Great Singapore Sales is on again, with offerings of fantastic discounts to make up for the dwindling number of tourists. Visitor arrivals in Singapore slipped 2.8 per cent year on year to 7.5 million in the first half of 2014 as the number of Chinese visitors slumped 30 per cent. They blame it on the New tourism laws in China, implemented in October last year, which clamp down on "zero-dollar tours"


JOBS: MEDIA CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGAPOREANS AND "LOCALS"?

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 7:44pm

We refer to the article “Wage rise, but growth in productivity stalls” (Straits Times, Oct 29). Jobs: Highest level to Singaporeans? It states that “The percentage of job vacancies filled by Singaporeans rather than foreigners has reached its highest level since 2011. Nearly three out of every four positions in the first half of the year went to Singaporeans.” Can’t tell the difference between S’poreans and PRs? 


PURGE PRANK GENERATES ALARM, FEAR AND PANIC

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 7:31pm

From ‘Producers of Purge Prank Youtube video advised on possible consequences: Police’, 28 Oct 2014, article in Today The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has advised the producers of the “Purge Prank” YouTube video on the possible consequences of staging such pranks, which may “generate unnecessary alarm, fear and panic in the community”, the police said today (Oct 28). The police said, in a Facebook post, that it has received several reports lodged against the video.


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