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A MIGRATION JOURNEY - DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP PLAN?

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 4:11pm

It has been some years since I started my migration journey to Australia. What sparked me to write this letter is that I am sadden when my two of my fellow ex-colleagues in their 40s message me last month that they are out of job because the company “restructured”. The excuses that company like to use these days are restructuring or department synergy. Basically, it is an excuse to get rid of expensive and old workers who are not productive to the value of the role of the job. 


THOUSANDS OF SINGAPOREAN IT PMETS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY FTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 3:19pm

NCS Pte Ltd used to hire Singaporean IT professionals but since 2002, they started FIRING talented and well qualified Singaporeans. This India Indian guy worked in NCS for FIVE bloody years. This job should go to a Singaporean. As far as I know, NCS is semi-govt & undertakes majority of the government projects. How in the hell, can they employ so many foreigners to take on government related projects? 


MAH BOW TAN'S 20/20 VISION

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 3:13pm

Everybody and his dog are excited about Mah Bow Tan’s new found wealth. The newly-released 2013 annual report shows that Mah owns (as at 18 Mar 2014) 365,575,000 shares in Global Strategic Holdings Corporation (GSH Corporation) with a current market value of about $28 million.


DEVIL-WORSHIP GROUP UNVEILS SATANIC STATUE DESIGN FOR OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITOL

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 3:04pm

A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012. The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.


STUDIES FIND 'YOUNG' BLOOD REJUVENATES AGING MICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 2:50pm

If Mickey Mouse is feeling his age at 86, scientists may have found just the tonic: the blood of younger mice. Older mice got stronger, exercised longer and performed better mentally after they were injected with blood from young mice, or even just with a substance that's more abundant in younger blood.


GOLDMAN SACH'S HIRING POLICY: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR LGBTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 1:58pm

Legally, employment law has both private and public dimensions. Recently, the role of "sexual orientation" in employment came into the spotlight with commencement and discontinuation of the action by Wee Kim San Lawrence Bernard to petition the court to declare discrimination against "sexual orientation" unconstitutional. On another front, Goldman Sachs has launched its own initiative.


VIETNAMESE "FOREIGN TALENTS" ROBBED SINGAPOREAN OLD MAN WITH WALLET FULL OF CASH

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 1:38pm

Early one morning in March this year, Nguyen Do Tam and two accomplices saw an elderly man taking out his wallet - and noticed that it contained a lot of cash. The Vietnamese nationals then followed 66-year-old Kao Keng Kong, a coffeeshop stall assistant, to his Geylang workplace, reports The Straits Times.


CAR CRASH ON ECP: TAIWANESE GIRL KILLED WAS A MODEL AND LEAD VOCALIST

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 1:34pm

The second victim who died in a fatal car crash on Thursday morning has been identified as a 24-year-old Taiwanese model named Chen Ren-Yi, who was also the lead vocalist in a singing group. Ms Chen was seated in the front-seat of the white Volkswagen GTI that had hit a barrier before crashing into a large tree along the East Coast Parkway. She died on the spot.


U.S. JURY ORDERS SMARTPHONE MAKER SAMSUNG TO PAY APPLE $120 MILLION

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 1:33pm

A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million (70.8 million pounds) to Apple Inc AAPL.O, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation. During the month-long trial in a San Jose, California, federal court, Apple accused Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features including universal search, while Samsung denied wrongdoing. 


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