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Singapore still lacks the ride stuff |
More than 500 cities in the world have bicycle-sharing schemes. Singapore is not among them.
Although the Government announced bold plans last month to build a staggering 700km of cycling paths by 2030 - the equivalent of cycling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and back - that alone will not make Singapore a cycling city.
We have fallen behind other cities that actively promote cycling as a mode of transport. There are various reasons why we should pedal hard to catch up.
Cycling is a green option that can be an efficient people-mover for transport planners.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singapore-still-lacks-the-ride-stuff-20131109
Posted on : 2013-11-09
Colour and Style Workshop |
Colour and Style Workshop (November 16 & 23 at Holiday Inn Atrium Hotel) :
This course provides an overview on colours, silhouettes and fashion. Silhouettes & fashion encompasses different types of garments, colour coordination, fashion details and latest trends. The learner will develop knowledge on fashion trends, garment types, silhouettes, styles and colour coordination. This course is presented in an attractive, easy to follow manner and is accompanied by multitude of pictorial presentations of different garment types. Interesting work activities are set at the end of each lesson to ensure that participants maximise their learning through experiential activities and visual stimulation.
Learn how to identify different garment silhouettes, types and details based on industry norms.
Learn how to convert US and EU sizing according to the standard international size chart.
Learn how to identify different colour coordinating schemes.
Learn how to match colours to flatter different skin tones in accordance with colour matching theory.
Learn how to coordinate selected apparel for various body types.
Learn how to coordinate selected styles and colours to hide or accentuate body parts.
Inclusive of Course Notes, 3 tea breaks, 2 lunch, and WSQ Certificate.
As we are partnering with AsiaMalls (Tiong Bahru Plaza), if you register at the Customer Service Counter, you will be awarded a $20.00 voucher after completing the workshop. Limited to the first 50 signed up. So hurry!!
Saturday, 16 November, 2013
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Cost : $50
Venue : Venue:
Holiday Inn Atrium
317 Outram Rd,
Source : http://www.whatshappening.sg/events/index.php?eID=74158
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Posted on : 2013-11-08
SMRT bus drivers could earn $1,000 more a month |
A new wage model will allow an average local bus driver working at SMRT to earn as much as $1,000 more, or $3,500 a month.
Previously, he could make about $2,500 a month, including overtime, allowances and performance incentives.
The new scheme, called a progressive wage model, also has more ranks and broader salary ranges, a change that promises greater career opportunities.
There will be six ranks for moving up, an increase from three. Also, career advancement is clearly spelt out, with tailored training at each rank for drivers.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/smrt-bus-drivers-could-earn-1000-more-month-20131108
Posted on : 2013-11-08
SMRT introduces new progressive career scheme for bus drivers |
A new progressive career scheme for all SMRT bus drivers was introduced on Thursday. The SMRT Bus Captain Scheme aims to give the drivers training to provide better service to commuters and increase productivity level.
It includes the restructuring of salary ranges, productivity and performance incentives. There is also a new training plan targeted to enable career progression.
The scheme, which adopts the Labour Movement's progressive wage model, will match training and job redesign for each bus driver, in order to ensure more targeted career progression plans and enhanced wages for them. Under this scheme, the average Singaporean SMRT bus driver can earn up to $3,500 a month after overtime and performance incentives.
The new career progression framework will also map out a clear route of advancement, with opportunities to progress into supervisory positions, said the statement. Promotion and upgrading criteria are set to each of the different ranks, with tailored training at each stage, and a structured remuneration scheme in line with their increased job responsibilities.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/smrt-introduces-new-progressive-career-scheme-bus-drivers-20131107
Posted on : 2013-11-07
Bright start to Q4 as Singapore's factory output rises again |
Singapore's factory output expanded for an eighth straight month in October, in line with a similar pick-up across the region.
In a bright start to the fourth quarter, new data out yesterday showed that the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) - a leading indicator of factory output - came in at 51.2 last month. Readings above 50 indicate expansion.
The latest figure beat both September's reading and economists' forecasts.
The PMI is compiled monthly by the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) from a survey of more than 150 industrial firms.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/money/story/bright-start-q4-singapores-factory-output-rises-again-20131106
Posted on : 2013-11-06