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Month: July 2014

Stories of Harmonious Workplaces revealed through Photos

Stories of Harmonious Workplaces revealed through Photos

Reading Time: 1 minuteSingapore, 21 July 2014 – The Businesses and Unions Cluster of the Community Engagement Programme (CEP) will showcase the winning entries from its recent Harmony @ Workplaces Photo Contest. The contest is aimed to build public awareness about the importance of building relationships with colleagues in achieving harmonious workplaces and will be held from today (21 July) till 4 August 2014, 8.30am-5.30pm, at MOM Services Centre, Level 1 Foyer, at 1500 Bendemeer Road. The Harmony @ Workplaces Photo Contest is part of CEP’s ongoing initiatives to strengthen…

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Birthday Giveaway! Tickets to My Singapore Project Charity Concert

Birthday Giveaway! Tickets to My Singapore Project Charity Concert

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt is my birthday today! Nope, I am not dropping random dates. Its my birthday! For this day, I would like to spread some love! I am giving away up to three pairs of Cat 3 tickets to My Singpaore Project Charity Concert. The tickets are sponsored by the organisers themselves. Official Beneficiary: President’s Challenge 2014 (63 charities in Sg will benefit) Presenting Sponsor: CapitaLand Hope Foundation Guest of Honour: President Mr Tony Tan Concert date: 12 Aug 2014 (Tuesday) Time: 7.30pm (Please be at the door…

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Donating My Bone Marrow Experience

Donating My Bone Marrow Experience

Reading Time: 5 minutesI registered myself as a bone marrow donor in around June 2013. How I got to know the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) was indirectly through my part-time internship stint at GNum. BMDP is Singapore’s bone marrow registry. There are numerous registries worldwide. Unlike the blood bank, which is supported by HSA, BMDP receives no government funding. The video production crew was sharing the same office space as GNum and they had just completed a shoot for the programme. After…

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Of: Releasing funds from dormant accounts for charitable uses

Of: Releasing funds from dormant accounts for charitable uses

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnd commenters on Facebook went ape-shit. Reading the article on CNA’s website, I would say it is just poor reporting: Nominated Member of Parliament Laurence Lien on Monday (July 7) suggested to the Finance Ministry and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to consider releasing the funds in dormant accounts for charitable uses, in order to better make use of funds that have remained untouched for 15 years or so. Mr Lien brought up the example of the United Kingdom,…

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Of: Qrientation 14/15: The Unofficial LGBTQA Freshie Orientation Camp

Of: Qrientation 14/15: The Unofficial LGBTQA Freshie Orientation Camp

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis came up in my newsfeed on Facebook, through an anti-Pinkdot Facebook group: I am one of those who takes a neutral stand in the issue of LGBT in Singapore. If there is a group of students who wants like-minded students, let them be, just as with religious groups in school. Same thing in the general society. There is always a space for everyone. But some of the comments in the posts are kind of hilarious. Let’s see… What if the…

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News: Lenovo Brings Pro-Gaming to the Global Arena at Campus Game Fest 2014

News: Lenovo Brings Pro-Gaming to the Global Arena at Campus Game Fest 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutesSingapore – July 2, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is proud to have been a partner of this year’s Campus Game Fest, held this past weekend at ITE College Central and organized by the Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA). With an unprecedented turnout of over 15,000 participants, Campus Game Fest 2014 hosted three prestigious tournaments with a combined prize pool totalling over S$25,000. Held in conjunction with various competitive e-sports tournaments, Campus Game Fest featured popular games…

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In support of SAF Day 2014

In support of SAF Day 2014

Reading Time: 1 minuteMany NSF and NSMen are flooding Facebook News Feed with profile pictures changed to themselves being in the uniform. This is the latest photo I can get to having myself taken in partial army fatigue. Unflattering much. But it is also because of the pants, we were able to spot fellow Singaporeans and some foreigners apparently were familiarly with our army uniform too.

Review: The Internet’s Own Boy

Review: The Internet’s Own Boy

Reading Time: 2 minutesAaron Swartz committed suicide on 11 January 2013 after nearly two years of being under pressure from prosecutors over his frenzy of downloading JSTOR articles in an automated fashion. During his short life of 26 years, Aaron had contributed much to the Internet. He helped to author RSS 1.0 specifications, authored the RFC for RDF+XML media type, created Markdown and drove Reddit. His role in campaigning against Stop Online Privacy Act proved to be instrumental. SOPA sought to combat Internet copyright…

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