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Downtown Line costs soar by more than 70%
Job growth in Singapore will slow to 2 per cent due to a structural policy shift to boost competitiveness and productivity and reduce overcrowding, said labour chief Lim Swee Say today. "It is very obvious that a workforce growth of 4 per cent a year is no longer sustainable both from the economic angle and from a social angle," he said. "If we were to continue at this rate, come 2020 we could expect to see a workforce of more than 4 million." "We have no choice but to slow down on our workforce growth," he added. Mr Lim, who is also the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, was addressing 110 service industry professionals at a learning journey organised by Jumbo Group of Restaurants, together with Spring Singapore, to showcase its customer-centric initiatives.
Posted on : 2012-11-01
Dead body found in MRT tunnel causes service disruption
A DEAD man was found lying in the MRT tunnel on Sunday night, causing train services on the East-West line to be disrupted for more than two hours. The man, a Chinese Singaporean in his 20s, was lying beside the train tracks in the tunnel between Redhill and Tiong Bahru stations. It is unclear how he got there, said the police who received a call at 7.45pm. Redhill station is above-ground while Tiong Bahru station is underground. Trains stopped running in both directions on the East-West line from Queenstown to Outram Park at 8.23pm to allow the police to investigate the incident. Eleven minutes later, West-bound trains were running again, but less frequently. The East-bound trains had several starts and stops, with services said to have resumed, only to be suspended again.
Posted on : 2012-10-31
SIT to offer new degree course in electrical power engineering
The Singapore Institute of Technology has signed an agreement with Britain's Newcastle University to offer Singapore's first undergraduate degree in electrical power engineering. Targeted at polytechnic graduates, this is the seventh programme that SIT will offer together with Newcastle University. It will take in its first 60 students in September next year. Speaking at the signing today, Second Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran said that the power sector requires about 2,400 new professionals over the next decade. This degree programme, he added, will "complement our ongoing manpower development efforts".
Posted on : 2012-10-30
Singaporean helps to find new unusual planet
A California-based Singaporean is one of two amateur astronomers credited with finding an extraordinary new planet that has four suns. Former President's Scholar Jek Kian Jin, 53, along with an American, helped professionals from United States space agency Nasa and Yale University discover PH1, the first-known planet to be orbitally linked to four suns. The other amateur is Mr Robert Gagliano, an oncologist based in Arizona. Soon after PH1's discovery made the headlines at an annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Nevada a week ago, it was nicknamed Tatooine after the two-sunned planet of Star Wars fame. The research that led to the ground-breaking find began in December 2010 when Mr Jek, an IT consultant who lives in San Francisco, joined the Planet Hunters group.
Posted on : 2012-10-23
Fire breaks out at Sengkang coffeeshop, 20 evacuated
A fire broke out at a coffeeshop in Sengkang on Monday morning. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the fire at 7.45am. When the officers arrived at the scene, three stalls were still on fire at the coffeeshop at Blk 303, Anchorvale Link. The SCDF dispatched two fire engines, one Red Rhino, two fire bikes, an ambulance and a support vehicle. The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes. About 20 people had self-evacuated prior to SCDF's arrival. There were no reported injuries and the cause of fire is under investigation.
Posted on : 2012-10-22

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