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WP MP Lee Li Lian pregnant with first child, due to give birth in July to girl
Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian's long-time wish to start a family has come true. Ms Lee, 35, is pregnant and expecting a baby girl - her first child - later this year. The Workers' Party MP said she and her husband, telecommunications consultant Jacky Koh, had wanted a child before she turns 35. "We were one year late but I guess there is a reason why things happen," she said in a Facebook post on Monday night. Source :
Posted on : 2014-01-15
Fire breaks out at 65th floor unit of Marina Bay Suites
A fire broke out at a 65th floor unit of the Marina Bay Suites condominium late Monday night, forcing residents to be evacuated from their apartments. As of 9.30am Tuesday morning, the building was still being cordoned off with police officers at the scene. A woman who looked to be in her 40s and another who looked to be in her early 20s were spotted at the scene looking distraught. The Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call for help at 10.11pm. A spokesman said the fire involved contents of renovation materials, such as paint, at the service lift lobby area. An SCDF personnel was taken away in an ambulance conscious on Monday night. Source :
Posted on : 2014-01-14
SMU makes bold plans to expand university
The Singapore Management University (SMU) is moving beyond being a business university to a more comprehensive model with new offerings in the humanities and even applied mathematics. Its 7,000 undergraduates in business, law, information systems management, accountancy, economics and social science will be able to study subjects in history, literature and philosophy when a school of humanities is set up in the next few years. The university will also offer a full degree course in applied mathematics, a field which trains students to apply mathematical knowledge to solve problems in areas from finance to genomics. Also on the cards is a short- stay residential college, or "SMU Village", for students to incubate their project ideas. Source :
Posted on : 2014-01-13
Fresh polytechnic graduates draw higher starting salaries in 2013
Fresh graduates from the five local polytechnics have seen a slight increase in their starting salaries in 2013, compared to the year before. Their median gross monthly salary was $2,000, a 2.6 per cent increase from $1,950 in 2012. Post-national service graduates in full-time permanent employment had a median gross monthly salary of $2,250, comparable to the $2,253 in 2012. This is according to the annual polytechnic graduate employment survey, which was done between October and November last year. A total of 10,296 fresh graduates and 4,043 post-NS graduates took part in the survey. The results showed that graduates' employment rate dipped slightly. For fresh graduates, the overall employment rate last year was 89.8 per cent, down from 91 per cent in 2012. For post-NS graduates, the figure was 92.8 per cent, a drop from 93.1 per cent in 2012 Source:
Posted on : 2014-01-10
Wi-Fi connection for commuters at 28 MRT station platforms from mid-2014
Rail commuters will be able to stay connected to the Internet on their mobile devices while on the train when Wi-Fi is rolled out at 28 MRT station platforms from the middle of this year. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced this trial on Wednesday. These stations comprise all the North-East Line stations and 12 other major stations with high commuter usage. They are Jurong East, Raffles Place, City Hall, Dhoby Ghaut, Bishan, Serangoon, Buona Vista, Outram Park, Paya Lebar, Orchard, Choa Chu Kang and HarbourFront MRT stations. Tenders for the implementation of the Wi-Fi connection, Wireless@SG, will be called on Wednesday. "LTA will monitor the trial for two years before deciding if the service will be extended to other MRT stations," the authority added in the statement. Wireless@SG is a wireless broadband initiative by the Infocomm Authority of Singapore and will allow users to enjoy free wireless broadband access with speeds of up to 2Mbps. This initiative, which is part of the Land Transport Master Plan, aims to provide better service on the public transport network by enabling commuters to stay connected wirelessly as they wait for trains. Source :
Posted on : 2014-01-09

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