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4G networks must cover at least 95% of all outdoor areas from July: IDA

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE - With more than four million users - or half of all mobile subscribers - on 4G services, the Government is finally requiring telcos to meet service standards currently imposed only on 3G services.
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China factory activity expands again in May but at tepid pace - official PMI

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly expanded for the third straight month in May but growth remained weak as orders softened, suggesting the world's second-largest economy is still struggling to regain traction.
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Malaysia fires immigration staff for aiding criminals

Channel News Asia - ‎55 minutes ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has sacked 15 Immigration Department officers and suspended 14 others after an investigation found personnel had colluded with criminal syndicates to manipulate systems tracking entry and exit, the government has said.
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Indonesia warns developer against claiming island resort belongs to Singapore

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities have warned a Singapore company against claiming that an island resort near Batam belongs to Singapore.
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'Encourage students to have productive failures'

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
Acting Minister for Education (Schools), Mr Ng Chee Meng giving his speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Teachers' Conference on May 31, 2016.

25-year-old man arrested for cat abuse case in Tampines

The Straits Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old man believed to be responsible for abusing a cat at Block 884 Tampines St 83 was arrested on Tuesday (May 31) in a joint operation involving the police and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).
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Religious doubts? Use app for private chat with counsellors

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
To combat the spread of radical ideology, the Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) launched a mobile application yesterday that lets users have one-to-one live private chats with RRG counsellors to discuss issues and concerns.
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Duterte says killing of corrupt Philippines journalists justified

CNN International - ‎10 minutes ago‎
(CNN) The Philippines' controversial president-elect has picked a new fight. Speaking at a press conference to unveil his new cabinet Tuesday, Rodrigo Duterte said journalists killed on the job in the Philippines were often corrupt.

SC upholds 3 more PDAF cases vs Napoles

Philippine Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the indictment of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles in three more cases involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.
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So which seats did PAS 'loan' us in GE13? DAP MP asks Nik Abduh

Malay Mail Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
DAP's Anthony Loke Siew Fook asserted that there had been no seat negotiations with PAS as there were no cases of overlaps between their two parties during the 2013 general elections.
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Once dominant LP struggles for place in next Congress

Inquirer.net - ‎11 hours ago‎
AFTER lording it over Congress the past six years, lawmakers belonging to the Liberal Party (LP) now find themselves struggling for relevance and a place in the new administration.
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US warns of possible Europe attacks, no specific threat

Channel News Asia - ‎9 hours ago‎
The United States warned its citizens on Tuesday of possible summer terrorist attacks in Europe, saying targets could include the European football championship in France, although a State Department official said there was no specific threat information.
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At 'Tiger Temple,' Thai Officials Seize 33 of the Big Cats

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Department of National Parks removed dozens of tigers from a Buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, citing poor living conditions as one reason.
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Signs of reprocessing at North Korea nuclear complex: US think tank

Channel News Asia - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Recent satellite images reveal multiple indicators that North Korea is preparing, or has already begun, to reprocess plutonium for additional nuclear weapons at its main atomic complex, a US think tank said.
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Need to get more firms to adopt NWC guidelines, say unionists

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
As it has done for the last five years, the National Wages Council (NWC) yesterday called for more pay hikes to lift the salaries of low-wage workers, but unionists are concerned not enough companies are following the non-legally binding recommendations.

S$516m in CPF arrears recovered from employers in 2015

Channel News Asia - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Fewer employers were convicted of not paying or underpaying CPF contributions, but more were convicted for making late payments. Posted 01 Jun 2016 10:42.
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Create mindset of innovation: Iswaran

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mr Iswaran speaking at the inaugural The Business Times Leaders' Forum yesterday. The co-chair of the Committee on the Future Economy stressed that beyond technical capabilities, Singapore will have to grapple with creating a culture that welcomes ...
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Help for SMEs as Asean economies integrate further

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Asean will aim to implement outstanding measures in the AEC 2025 blueprint, including a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), non-tariff barriers, and modern business needs, in the next decade.
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Samsung Pay Beta Test Starts In Singapore With Citibank

Android Police - ‎May 30, 2016‎
At MWC this year, Samsung confirmed its plans to expand to 7 countries in 2016 beyond the two where it was already available (South Korea and the United States).
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Premium curved display that's ideal for gaming

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Asus was one of the first manufacturers to embrace variable refresh rate technology, by implementing it in its ROG Swift line of high-end gaming monitors.

ISPs slash prices to woo cable users

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
A broadband price war has emerged as Internet service providers (ISPs) take aim at some 360,000 cable modem users whose services may be discontinued by end-2017.

12 Tips for Pinning on Pinterest After the New 2016 Changes

Small Business Trends - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pinterest has been rolling out a steady stream of updates this year, including changes to its algorithm and affiliate policy. If you use Pinterest as a marketing channel for your business, then you need to be aware of those Pinterest 2016 changes to ...
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Centre of Expertise for Disability Sports launched

TODAYonline - ‎7 hours ago‎
Culture, Community and Youth Minister Grace Fu (left) with Tan Whee Boon (right) at the ActiveSG Sengkang Sports Centre. Photo: Jason Quah.
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Tennis: Players blast rain-hit French Open as Djokovic, Serena face epic schedule

Channel News Asia - ‎9 hours ago‎
Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep blasted French Open organisers for forcing them to compete in pouring rain as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were left facing a four-day playing stretch.
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Sablon: Singapore's 'Pied Piper'

The Independent - ‎May 30, 2016‎
LISTENING to Michel Sablon present his vision for grassroots football in Singapore was like an awe-inspiring Pied Piper of Hamelin rallying to get the basics absolutely right before scaling greater heights.

Mandai nature precinct will house two new wildlife parks

Channel News Asia - ‎27 minutes ago‎
A new Bird Park and a new Rainforest Park are set to be part of the new Mandai nature precinct when it is completed, announced Mandai Safari Park Holdings.

Boy hurt by wild boar in Punggol discharged from hospital

AsiaOne - ‎3 hours ago‎
A BOY who was taken to hospital after a wild boar reportedly chased and injured him in Punggol has returned home. The boy, whose age is unknown, was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital on Sunday after the Singapore Civil Defence Force was ...
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Songs from the heart

TODAYonline - ‎7 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Close to five decades after American musical revue Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris made its debut, the 1968 Off-Broadway production is still going strong, playing throughout the world in various productions and enjoying ...
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Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north

Fox News - ‎5 hours ago‎
SYDNEY - Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.

FAO sponsored illegal fishing accord scheduled to become law on 5 June; 30 countries have adhered

MercoPress - ‎9 hours ago‎
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO.
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Asteroids 'dumped water into molten Moon'

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A smattering of water is buried deep inside the Moon and it arrived during the satellite's very early history, a new study concludes, when asteroids plunged into its churning magma oceans.
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NASA Announces Gorgeous New Planet Space Stamps Including Pluto

Nerdist - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Little old Pluto may have been downgraded as a full-sized planet (we see you over there Neil deGrasse Tyson, laughing at how the “pajamas” in our planetary mnemonic device no longer works), but NASA still has lots of love for the distant dwarf planet ...
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Women urged to not overlook Pap smears, HPV vaccinations

TODAYonline - ‎13 hours ago‎
A child health nurse with a vial and box for the HPV vaccine. AP file photo. Ovarian and uterine cancer rates are up, while cervical cancer is the most preventable.
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Singapore pairs up with foreign medical tech giant in fight against diabetes

The Straits Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE- Singapore's "war on diabetes" received a shot in the arm on Tuesday (May 31) when public healthcare group Singhealth signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with medical technology giant Medtronic International Limited to develop ...
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Canada to make plain packaging for tobacco products compulsory

Channel News Asia - ‎6 hours ago‎
Canada, following the lead of Britain and Australia, will make plain packaging of cigarettes compulsory in a bid to cut the rate of smoking, Health Minister Jane Philpott said on Tuesday.
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Delaying Rio games would not stop Zika

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
GENEVA • Delaying the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travellers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, the head of the emergency committee of the ...
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