Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 17
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Nov 17. S’pore reports 2,069 new Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths; weekly infection growth rate at 0.88 Weekly infection growth rate dips to 0.88, down from 0.94 on Monday. READ MORE HERE VTLs with Indonesia and India have plus points, but there are also limitations Businesses and... » read more

ATAL Wins Two Industry Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digitalisation and Talent Development
ATAL Wins Two Industry Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digitalisation and Talent Development

HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Analogue Holdings Limited (stock code: 1977) together with its subsidiaries (referred to as “ATAL Engineering Group”, “ATAL” or the “Group”), a leading electrical and mechanical (“E&M”) engineering services provider in Hong Kong, is pleased to announce its achievement of “Organisation (Contractor Category B) Gold... » read more

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

by Erick Thohir and Sharon Florencia JAKARTA, Oct 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people’s lives, how businesses and economies operate, and the global sustainability agenda. Nevertheless, the current conditions will provide an unprecedented opportunity to build a better world by implementing more sustainable policies and actions. In addressing these, the G20... » read more

Football: Poor discipline cost us, says Man United boss Solskjaer

BERN, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) – Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said poor discipline cost his side in their 2-1 Champions League defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday (Sept 14), but insisted there was plenty of time left to turn things around. United had taken an early lead through Cristiano Ronaldo and appeared on course to... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 1
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Aug 1. Deadly, more transmissible Covid-19 variant can’t be ruled out, but chances are low: Experts There’s no such immediate threat, and that gives Singapore a chance to get more people vaccinated.  READ MORE HERE 8 new Covid-19 clusters, with one at Selarang work... » read more

Some young people in S’pore creating pseudo accounts to handle toxic comments

SINGAPORE – Some teenagers are creating social media accounts using pseudonyms – to bash themselves or support comments posted on their “official” accounts. Social worker Eric Sng has encountered at least four teenagers engaging in such activities. The head of Shine Children and Youth Services’ community outreach team ResiL!ence, started in October last year, has... » read more

ISD watching social media, gaming platforms for terror-related activity

SINGAPORE – The online platform Roblox, popular with young gamers who assume avatars and play games similar to Minecraft, looks like any other online resource. But tucked behind the building blocks and make-believe scenes are advocates of far-right ideologies seeking followers. With children spending an inordinate amount of time online, especially on gaming, security observers... » read more

UN youth envoy to open volunteer conference supporting Habitat for Humanity’s COVID-19 response
UN youth envoy to open volunteer conference supporting Habitat for Humanity’s COVID-19 response

MANILA, Apr 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy for Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will deliver the opening remarks during the “Youth from Home for Homes” virtual conference, the peak of the 2021 Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build campaign. Over a hundred youth from the Asia-Pacific region have registered... » read more

Book on friendship launched for kids amid Covid-19

SINGAPORE – During the circuit breaker that started in April last year, Ms Chew Lee Ching noticed that young children were particularly affected as they had fewer opportunities to mix with others their age. “My grandson was stuck at home all the time and I was looking at the way he interacts and plays,” she... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 18
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 18

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, April 18. Arm pain, fever and fatigue: Side effects of Covid-19 vaccine mean immune systems are reacting Side effects tend to be more pronounced in those with more robust immune systems, such as young people. READ MORE HERE Brother, colleague of NUS researcher who... » read more

FASHIONALLY Collection #16 – Fall/Winter 2021
FASHIONALLY Collection #16 – Fall/Winter 2021

HONG KONG, Apr 15, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The pandemic has led to a reset for traditional fashion events, with virtual fashion shows becoming the new normal. This gives fashion brands from around the world the opportunity to make their mark in the digital world and build new horizons for their brands.... » read more

Covid-19 shows how scientists must collaborate to make breakthroughs, says DPM Heng
Covid-19 shows how scientists must collaborate to make breakthroughs, says DPM Heng

SINGAPORE -The fight against Covid-19 shows international collaboration is crucial if the world wants to continue making scientific breakthroughs, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat told young scientists at a global virtual summit on Tuesday (Jan 12). He said sharing the virus genome with the global community had allowed various diagnostic test kits to be... » read more

Sports World: Doha wins bid to host 2030 Asian Games

Doha wins bid to host 2030 Asian Games DUBAI • Doha beat Riyadh to clinch the hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games at the general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Muscat yesterday. Riyadh would host the Games four years later in a move to prevent a diplomatic dispute between bitter... » read more