2014-08-29 06:00

Looking for bright ideas? Check old ideas and failed ones

If you cannot create a new idea or solution, copy or borrow but make sure what you produce is better than the original, says Swedish futurist and trendspotter Magnus Lindkvist.
2014-08-29 05:42

Drop in week-on-week dengue cases but Grace Fu urges continued vigilance

Drop in week-on-week dengue cases but Grace Fu urges continued vigilance
SINGAPORE -The number of week-on-week dengue cases has fallen, but residents should still be alert to the mosquito-borne disease, said Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu at a media conference on Thursday.
2014-08-29 05:23

CJ allows appeal of cigarette smuggler against sentence and gives him fine instead

SINGAPORE - After considering financial difficulties faced by a cigarette smuggler, a district judge thought he would not be able to afford the fine for bringing 4.2kg of contraband into Singapore, and sentenced him to three months in jail instead.
2014-08-29 03:16

Badminton: Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei wants world championships to be biennial

Badminton: Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei wants world championships to be biennial
COPENHAGEN (AFP) - World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has issued a plea to badminton's world governing body to restore the world championships to an event held every other year.
2014-08-28 22:53

SPH Magazines clinches bronze award at The Spark Awards 2014

SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) subsidiary SPH Magazines won a bronze award on Thursday at The Spark Awards 2014.
2014-08-28 22:42

Education Minister plays role of teacher in performance with students

Education Minister plays role of teacher in performance with students
SINGAPORE - Education Minister Heng Swee Keat played the role of a teacher in a performance by students from eight special education schools on Thursday night.
2014-08-28 22:35

Controversy over ACS(I) train charter: What LTA, SMRT and public have said so far

Controversy over ACS(I) train charter: What LTA, SMRT and public have said so far
Transport operator SMRT's decision to allow Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to charter five MRT trains to ferry some 3,000 students to a rugby match has sparked a debate. We sum up what the various parties have said so far about the controversy.
2014-08-28 22:20

Batik paintings by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore beneficiaries to go on sale

Batik paintings by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore beneficiaries to go on sale
SINGAPORE - Eight beneficiaries from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) have spent the last few months learning batik painting - an Indonesian art form that involves dying fabric.
2014-08-28 22:12

Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister calls on PM Lee

Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister calls on PM Lee
SINGAPORE - Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov called on Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Thursday.
2014-08-28 22:01

Casino operator Lasseters trims losses

SINGAPORE - Casino operator Lasseters International Holdings narrowed its full near net loss to A$2.6 million (S$3 million) from A$11.4 million previously.
2014-08-28 21:45

建屋局歉建议狗儿声带手术

建屋发展局在宏茂桥组屋张贴告示,建议狗主可以考虑通过声带手术,减低爱犬的吠声,引起爱狗团体的强烈抗议,认为这是极度残忍的做法。
2014-08-28 21:41

Goodwood Residence sales lift earnings, revenue of GuocoLand

Goodwood Residence sales lift earnings, revenue of GuocoLand
SINGAPORE - Property group GuocoLand has posted a full year net profit of $304.2 million, up from $40.5 million last year.
2014-08-28 21:31

Sim Lian ekes out small gain in full year profit

SINGAPORE - Developer Sim Lian Group has eked out a 2 per cent rise in full year net profit to $171 million.
2014-08-28 21:22

Wing Tai cuts dividends by half after 52% fall in earnings

Wing Tai cuts dividends by half after 52% fall in earnings
SINGAPORE - Wing Tai Holdings announced on Thursday a disappointing year, with a cut in final dividends by half to six cents a share, from 12 cents last year.
2014-08-28 21:16

世卫:伊波拉已致1552人死亡

世界卫生组织表示,西非四国伊波拉疫情正加速蔓延,至今已导致1552人死亡。据世卫公布的最新资料,至今共有超过3000宗伊波拉病例,当中1552人死亡,死亡率约为5成。
2014-08-28 21:05

ST photojournalist Neo Xiaobin wins $30,000 Icon de Martell Cordon Bleu photography award

ST photojournalist Neo Xiaobin wins $30,000 Icon de Martell Cordon Bleu photography award
Straits Times photojournalist Neo Xiaobin has won Singapore's most coveted photography award, the Icon de Martell Cordon Bleu 2014.

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