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Singapore Reports 7 New COVID-19 Cases, All Imported; Food Court, Gym Among Places Visited By Cases While Infectious

Channel News Asia

One case involved a 70-year-old permanent resident who travelled from Belgium. The other six cases are employed in Singapore. Five of them - women aged between 25 and 34 - are work permit holders who travelled from Myanmar and the Philippines. The remaining case is a 34-year-old work pass holder who travelled from Switzerland.

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Study Reveals THIS As The Primary Source Of Coronavirus Infection And Transmission

IBTimes Singapore

A new research shows that the mouth is a robust place for infection and transmission of the coronavirus or COVID-19, as per a new study published on October 27. A group of scientists led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and thwe National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial....

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Jurong West Gym, Upper Thomson Ice Cream Shop Visited By Infectious Covid-19 Cases

SINGAPORE - A gym in Jurong West, an ice cream shop in the Upper Thomson area and a food court in Changi Airport Terminal 3 were among the new places visited by infectious Covid-19 patients, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Oct 28). Of the new places added to a list of locations....

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Hawkers Need To Be Aware Of Individuals Using Old Screenshots For Proof Of Payment

The Online Citizen

Earlier on June, the Government had launched the Hawkers Go Digital programme, aiming to reach out and encourage 18,000 hawkers islandwide to adopt unified e-payment solution while helping them to minimise physical interaction and the handling of cash in the midst of COVID-19 period.

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High Commissioner Wants SG To Invest In “preferred” State Of Tamil Nadu When Kia Pulls Out

The Online Citizen

It was reported by the Indian media last Wed (21 Oct) that Singapore High Commissioner to India, Simon Wong Wie Kuen, flew from Delhi to Chennai for a series of meetings with Tamil Nadu officials including the state’s chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami despite the health risks posed by the....

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DSTA Marks 20th Anniversary With Commemorative Book

SINGAPORE - A strong science and technology core will be even more critical to Singapore and its armed forces as the country navigates an increasingly complex world with fast-evolving threats, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. Speaking at the Defence Science and Technology Agency's (DSTA's)....

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Migrant Workers Who Test Negative For COVID-19 Allowed To Visit Recreation Centres From Oct 31

Channel News Asia

JTC Corporation (JTC), which runs five of eight recreation centres, used to welcome between 3,000 and 4,000 workers a day before the pandemic, said the agency’s housing and community division assistant manager S Darison Kumar. Mr Darison, who runs the Tuas South recreation centre, said JTC will cap....

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Playing The Sleuth In New 'escape Room' At Revamped Singapore Discovery Centre

SINGAPORE - Visitors to the revamped Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) can now role- play as special agents investigating the fate of soldiers sent on a top-secret military mission. Working in teams of two to five, they need to piece together clues to solve puzzles before they can "escape" from one....

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SAFR® From RealNetworks Launches Version 3.0 Featuring Enhanced COVID-19 Response Features And A New High Sensitivity Face Detector

Asia One

Sets a new standard for face detection when wearing PPE GlobeNewswire October 28, 2020 SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced improved face detection and recognition accuracy for both masked and unmasked faces with the release of SAFR 3.

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Eligible Foreign Workers From Dorms Allowed To Visit Recreation Centres At Staggered Times

SINGAPORE - Eligible foreign workers staying in dormitories will be allowed to visit recreation centres on their rest days at staggered times from Saturday (Oct 31) to buy necessities, get a haircut and remit money home. These centres also have food and beverage outlets, mini-marts and communal....

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'Middle Powers' In Asia Can Play Bigger Role Amid US-China Tensions: Forum Panel

SINGAPORE - Countries in Asia can step up to take on bigger roles in the gaps created by the escalating tensions between United States and China, but they need to do so sensitively, said panellists at a forum on the implications of the US elections for Asia on Wednesday (Oct 28).

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Rolls-Royce Faces Strikes Over Sending Work To Singapore

Yahoo News Singapore

Rolls-Royce is facing its first major strike in decades after staff at its Lancashire factories voted to walk out over plans to send work to Singapore. The Unite union said its members would strike for three weeks from November 6 at Rolls’s Bankfield and Ghyll Brow bases in Barnoldswick, which produce fan blades for jet engines.

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Former MPs Lam Pin Min, Ang Hin Kee Take Up New Transport, Co-op Roles

SINGAPORE - Two former People's Action Party (MPs), who left politics this year, have taken on new roles. Dr Lam Pin Min, former Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, has joined car rental firm Lumens Auto as a senior advisor while unionist Ang Hin Kee has been appointed chief executive....

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Public Transport Workers Guaranteed Legal Support In Cases Of Abuse

SINGAPORE - Public transport workers abused in the course of work will now receive guaranteed legal support from the union and their employers, should they want to pursue civil action against their abusers. On Wednesday (Oct 28), the four public transport operators here and the National Transport....

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Face And Iris Scanning Replace Fingerprint Scanning At All Immigration Checkpoints In Singapore

The Online Citizen

All immigration checkpoints in the country have now iris and face scanning for travellers as the main biometric markers, replacing fingerprints, said the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) on Wednesday (28 October). Demonstrating how this new system works at Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday....

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Robot Helps Stroke Patients With Their Rehabilitation At Home

SINGAPORE - A portable robotic device that can help stroke patients with their recovery at home was unveiled at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Wednesday (Oct 28). With help from the robot, patients can do the repetitive exercises needed to regain control in their arms and build up their strength....

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F&B Chain White Restaurant Sets Sights On New Growth Avenues

SINGAPORE - Local food & beverage chain White Restaurant, popular for its white beehoon, is looking at selling off-the-shelf food products and expanding into the international market. Its managing director Victor Tay, 39, shared that the company may also add express outlets to its current fleet of six restaurants as part of growth plans.

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DHL Express Expects Historical Peak Season In 2020

Asia One

Globalization and digitalization are driving online shopping and worldwide shipping to new heights whilst Covid-19 accelerates e-commerce boom; DHL Express' global network expects more than 50% increase in volumes during 2020 peak season, compared to 2019; DHL Express is prepared: More than 10,000....

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Results For PSLE, Other National Exams To Be Released Online, Handed Out In Smaller Venues TheAsianparent

Asia One

Results for the 2020 Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) and other national examinations will be released online and can be collected in person at smaller venues with Covid-19 safety measures in place, in light of the pandemic. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Singapore Examinations....

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NTUC Assistant Director-general Ang Hin Kee To Helm SNCF

The Business Times-SG

UNIONIST Ang Hin Kee will succeed Dolly Goh as the chief executive of the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) with effect from Nov 1. His appointment will be concurrent with his roles as the assistant director-general of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and its director of operations and mobilisation.

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ST To Bring The News To Readers Across Platforms And At Any Time Of The Day With Revamp

SINGAPORE - The Straits Times will continue to bring you the news as you know it, but across platforms and with more interactive elements and features throughout the week, ST's editors said at a trade launch featuring the paper's revamped product lineup on Wednesday (Oct 28).

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Philippines Announces Moratorium On New Coal Power

Eco-business

The Philippine government will no longer approve applications for the new construction of coal-fired power plants, the country’s energy chief Alfonso Cusi announced on Tuesday (27 October). The moratorium is based on a recent review of the country’s energy requirements, which sought a “resilient and....

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Coronavirus Boosts Cloud Kitchens As Foodie Asians Order In

Eco-business

Singapore’s Ebb & Flow Group took an unusual route to creating one of its most popular food items: analysing more than 200,000 data points to predict customer preference and potential demand. The result, launched shortly before the coronavirus sent the city into lockdown, was Wrap Bstrd - wraps with....

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Labour Market Expected To Rebound Amid Weak, Uneven Recovery: MAS

The Business Times-SG

In the second quarter of 2020, the number of such workers soared past 80,000, more than triple the previous peak of 26,500 during the first quarter of 2009. This likely helped stave off retrenchments, even as firms saw their revenues plummet. While improvements are expected, Singapore's labour market is set for a long and difficult recovery.

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Embattled Malaysian PM Gets Respite But Survival In Balance

Yahoo News Singapore

A man walks in front of a poster of UMNO ( United Malays National Organisation) President Ahmad Zahid at UMNO headquarter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A key ally has reaffirmed support for Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government, offering him a respite after his....

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Iris, Face Scanning For Immigration Clearance At All Checkpoints Since July

Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: Iris and face scanning are now the main biometric markers for travellers at all immigration checkpoints, replacing fingerprints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Wednesday (Oct 28). At a demonstration at Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday morning, travellers at the....

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The Double Whammy Of Covid-19 And Automation

NOT ALL BAD NEWS. The news is not all bad, at least in the medium term, according to the WEF, which estimates that while 85 million jobs worldwide will be displaced by 2025, 97 million new roles will emerge. This is consistent with the usual outcome of technological advances, which have historically ended up creating more jobs than they destroyed.

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Sustainable Growth A Top Priority For Southeast Asia As Region Set To Deliver Fastest Data Center Growth: Digital Realty / Eco-Business Study

Eco-business

Over the past few years, the Southeast Asia region led by Singapore has experienced exponential growth in data demand. Enterprises are expanding rapidly within the region, driving demand for robust regional IT infrastructure. In a survey of more than 200 experts across Singapore, Malaysia and....

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Airlines Running Out Of Cash, Need More Govt Aid To Avoid Layoffs, Bankruptcies: Iata

The Business Times-SG

AIRLINES around the world have been unable to slash their costs sufficiently to neutralise severe cash burn to avoid bankruptcies and save jobs in 2021, and their revenues next year will likely come in at just half of 2019's levels. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) thus reiterated....

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Iris, Face Scanning At All Singapore Immigration Checkpoints

SINGAPORE - Facial and iris scans have replaced fingerprint scans as the main mode for identifying travellers at all immigration checkpoints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced on Wednesday (Oct 28). Singaporeans, permanent residents, long-term pass holders and other....

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Hackers Claim Trump Administration Involved In Origin Of Coronavirus As His Campaign Website Gets 'Seized'

IBTimes Singapore

The campaign website of Donald Trump was taken offline after it got hacked and defaced, his team has given a confirmation. The events page of donaldjtrump.com showed a message that was placed there by the hackers, which explained it was 'seized' before it got entirely offline.

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Lasting Power Of Attorney Application Process To Be Digitalised Under Proposed Changes

Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: A proposed amendment that would digitalise the making of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) could cut the waiting time needed to register an LPA from an average of three weeks to an average of eight working days, excluding a three-week mandatory waiting period.

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Job Recovery In S'pore Likely Slow And Uneven Despite Immediate Rebound In Retail, F&B: MAS

SINGAPORE - The road to recovery for the labour market is likely to be slow and uneven, with resident unemployment rates taking a longer time to reach pre-crisis levels compared with during the global financial crisis, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

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US Early Voting Tops 70 Million, Continuing Historic Pace

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - More than 70 million Americans have cast ballots in the US presidential election, more than half the total turnout of the 2016 election with one week to go until Election Day, according to a Tuesday (Oct 27) tally from the US Elections Project.

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How Online Grocer Zairyo Grew From Strength To Strength By Going Digital

When the Covid-19 pandemic reached Singapore earlier this year, home-grown online grocer Zairyo was better prepared than most other retail businesses. For years, the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), which specialises in freshly-imported food products from Japan, has been steadily improving....

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TraceTogether Token Distribution To Be Done One Constituency At A Time With Immediate Effect

Asia One

SINGAPORE - The distribution of TraceTogether tokens, which has been ongoing at 38 community centres (CCs) for the past six weeks, has been temporarily suspended so that the tokens can be distributed one constituency at a time. This is to prevent long queues from forming at certain CCs, which....

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South Korea Scrambles To Control Panic After Flu Vaccine Deaths

Asia One

South Korean officials are scrambling to contain widespread public panic sparked by news reports of deaths thought to be linked to influenza vaccines, with President Moon Jae-in urging calm and saying any link was merely coincidental. Over the past two weeks, 59 post-vaccination deaths have been....

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Zendesk And Enterprise Strategy Group Report Confirms Link Between Customer-centric Leadership And Business Growth In Asia Pacific

Asia One

. New CX Maturity Scale finds companies using service and support best practices drive dramatically better success and agility in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. MELBOURNE, Australia Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: ZEN) today released new research in partnership with Enterprise Strategy....

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Airplane Covid-19 Risk 'very Low' With Face Mask Usage But Risks Remain: Harvard Report Reuters

Asia One

WASHINGTON - Transmission risks of Covid-19 during airline flights are very low and below other routine activities during the pandemic such as grocery shopping or going out to dinner when using face coverings and taking other steps, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health said Tuesday (Oct 27).

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Singapore, Hong Kong Travel Bubble Expected To Launch In November

The Business Times-SG

THE planned air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong may start next month, the Republic's Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung said in response to queries from The Business Times (BT). SCMP on Tuesday reported Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam as saying that the bubble is expected to launch in November.

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SIA Engineering Flags Provision For Lower Hangar Revenue, Parked Aircraft

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - SIA Engineering will recognise a non-cash impairment provision against its base maintenance unit's assets, and is working on finalising the quantum. This is expected to have a material impact on the group's financial results for the first half of its fiscal year,....

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Former Pub Manager Is Now A Logistics Professional Dealing With Suppliers At E-commerce Platform

Mr Marcus Yeo had to join the job hunt in April, when his family-owned establishment Baystro Buddies had to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions. "When we were forced to close, it was really bad. We had no income at all," said the 35-year-old, who was a manager at the pub for 11/2 years.

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New Programme Launched To Help SME Leaders Drive Transformation And Growth Efforts

SINGAPORE - Leaders of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) here will learn how to drive change and growth in their companies as part of a new initiative. The Enterprise Leadership Transformation programme, which was announced at Budget 2020, was launched on Wednesday (Oct 28).

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S'pore Factory Output Jumps 24.2% In September, Biggest Gain In Almost 9 Years

The precision engineering cluster recorded a drop in output of 1.5 per cent in September, with the machinery and systems segment dipping 0.7 per cent with lower output of industrial process equipment, refrigerating and air-conditioning equipment and mechanical engineering works offsetting the gains in semiconductor equipment.

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From Managing A Pub To Dealing With Suppliers At E-commerce Platform

SINGAPORE - Mr Marcus Yeo had to join the job hunt in April, when his family-owned establishment Baystro Buddies had to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions. "When we were forced to close, it was really bad. We had no income at all," said the 35-year-old, who was a manager at the pub for 11/2 years.

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