My name is Delvin, I used to have this lovely bubbly girlfriend called Jaslyn. We were very close until one day I made a very grave and serious mistake -- I threatened her with ending my life after having a very bad quarrel with her. I was subsequently put into lock up for attempted suicide and I lost her as a result. All I wanted was merely to threaten her and get her attention. All TRS readers out there please do not make the same mistake as me, try to calm down and think things through calmly. Even in the lockup, I kept blaming her for not being understanding, etc and making me suffer while she is enjoying herself outside.
"There was a time when people said that Singapore won't make it but WE DID..." This well-known verse, sung every year without fail on every 9th of August to marked our date of Independence for us. Looking back in those years where a small nation like our Singapore, merely a red-dot on the Global Map, achieving, upgrading and developing till where we stand now. I believed some would chose the past than now, claiming that it was much better before than now.
Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as "Allah", authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims. The home ministry, which is in charge of domestic security and censorship, said the Malay-language edition of "Ultraman, The Ultra Power" contains elements that can undermine public order and morals.
I refer to the article “Govt can’t let up on efforts to boost pay” (Straits Times, Mar 8). Wage increase? It states that “The ministry repeatedly cites a survey between 2008 and 2010 to show that training has led to wage increases of between 2.6 per cent and 4.6 per cent. But it is unclear if these increases resulted directly from training, or whether there were other contributory factors.” Negative real total wage change last 5 years?
The Downtown Line (DTL) service was disrupted this morning for about half an hour due to a power fault. During this time, train services in both directions at all six DTL stations were disrupted. The fault, which occurred at about 9.35am, was due to a defect in the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system at the DTL Operations Control Centre (OCC). This affected the OCC's ability to control and monitor train operations.
Madam, every year, International Students receive about $12,000 to $75,000 each to study at our Institutions of Higher Learning. In total, the Government dispenses about $210 million in tuition grants per year to these students. This is not a small sum of money and the only requirement the Government asks of these International Students is to work for a Singapore-based company for a period of 3 years upon their graduation with no other strings attached.
Giving an update about the progress of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF), Minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan Jin said that the government has identified over 50 companies with too many foreigners in PMET positions. A company is considered to have too many foreigners if they hire a significantly larger proportion of foreigners compared to other companies in the same industry.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people bound for Beijing has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said Saturday. The airline said in a statement that Flight MH370 disappeared Saturday at 2:40 am local time (1840 GMT Friday). It was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.
This is in response to Mr Tan Kin Lian's post on 7 March 2014: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN SG MIGHT ACTUALLY PROVIDE A BETTER EDUCATION FOR YOUR KIDS. I was an ex-teacher who have taught in at least three different schools. In all the three schools I taught at, students are required to stay back for "remedial" lessons on a regular basis. The aim is not to provide additional support for weaker students, but for the teachers to finish syllabus.