Finally, the huge fire at the Tuas Waste management plant was put out. It took about 200 fireman 4 hours to successfully fight the fire. Thankfully, all the workers at the plant managed to be evacuated before the fire engulfed the while building.
There was only one reported case of injury in the fire, that of a firefighter who went down with exhaustion. Periodic explosions were also heard as the firefighters were fighting the blaze. As the fire involved chemical waste and flammable materials, the police had advised the public to stay away from the area.
I'm writing to you today to voice out my unhappiness with a product I have bought in a shopping centre last year 2016 November. My husband and I purchase a digital door lock to install on our gate through a company in shopping centre. Before buying, we have no idea how it works and the salesman convince us that it is very secure and convenient.
All these are good moves to get children and the youths to participate in more physical activities and adopt healthy habits. Although they miss the most important part. Get the youth to abandon their mobile devices the whole day while in school, otherwise, they will be engaged only in their social media and games on the mobile devices.
Wonder out of this number, how many percentage would be reserved for the locals. Have the feeling that the number of foreigners hired as engineers out of these 15,000 by 2030 will be so much more than the number of locals. 13 years is not that long a time.
Most of the unhappiness from the higher starting pay news is that this is still not enough for the young graduates, not enough for them to save quickly and get BTO, or even going through daily expenses. And these are salaries of about $3,500 or above. But those without university degrees? Let's say ITE graduates, or even poly graduates. Their starting salary definitely won't be as high as $3,500! So, if these graduates already complaining $3,500 not enough, then what about these non-graduates?
This is ECO Special Waste Management, a toxic and hazardous waste collector. When factory of this kind is on fire, the surrounding atmosphere is filled to toxic fumes and dust. This is not the first toxic and hazardous waste collector on fire. This shown that NEA and JTC are not doing their upmost to supervise these waste collectors to protect public health & Safety.
It seems like the news report on the complaints made against the River Valley childcare centre might be a case of just one person not happy with the childcare centre. The reported incidents might only have been painted that way to make the school look bad.
So far, parents of the childcare centre at the receiving end of an online allegation of abuse and neglect have signed a letter in a show of support for the centre. Even the investigations done by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), which regulates kindergartens and childcare centres, yesterday said it has not uncovered anything adverse at the childcare centre, located in Jalan Mutiara off River Valley Road. The letter, which was signed by 35 parents showed their support for the centre, and indicated that their children have always came home happy and healthy.
After increasing public transport rates, you give a miserable 10-cent discount for every 6 train rides spent, you issue one-off GST vouchers capped at $200 that isn't even close to covering the increased Water Utilities bill rates, yet you take tens of thousands of dollars from us in an instant, without a damn reason with a new Additional Registered Fee (ARF) of up to 100% of the OMV for bigger motorcycles. Who are you to rob us monetarily? Who are you to rob us of our simple hobbies? And where does this unjustifiable 100% extra ARF loading on motorcycles go to?
About 80.2 per cent of the graduates in the labour force secured permanent full-time jobs, a dip from the 83.1 per cent in 2015. According to the Singapore Yearbook of Manpower Statistics 2014 (page H30) – the median gross monthly starting salary of university graduates in full-time permanent employment was $2,750 in 2007.
Graduates’ real starting pay declined 2% last 9 years? Does this mean that their starting salaries increased by about 22 per cent ($3,360 divided by $2,750) in the last nine years? Since inflation was about 24.2 per cent from 2007 (CPI 79.65) to 2016 (CPI 98.932) – does it mean that in real terms – their starting salaries declined by about -2 per cent (24 – 22%) in the last nine years?
As a motorist, I seriously think that emergency vehicles should by given the priority to be travelling on the centre lane of the expressway and not on the right lane! Now, most of our expressway have only three lanes and to make them travel on the rightmost lane will only add to the time taken to reach the scene of destruction. Reason being, imagine if a casualty is in the leftmost lane and the ambulance is at the rightmost lane approaching, chances that the ambulance driver might miss the casualty as he/she might have those view obstructed by traffic in the center lane! Worse of all, it will be harder for us to give way to them as we only got one lane on our left to filter to instead of two lanes!