May 27, 2017

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THE first Football Association Singapore (FAS) elections is turning out to be quite the drama. The two teams vying for control of the association are Mr Bill Ng’s Game Changers and Mr Lim Kia Tong’s Team LKT. Things got spicy when Mr Ng crowed about a $500,000 donation to the Asean Football Federation via the FAS. This led to questions about propriety, $36.8 million in jackpot revenue made by minnows Tiong Bahru FC (which eclipsed the FAS annual budget), links made between him and former FAS political-appointee President Zainudin Nordin, and police raids on his clubs and the FAS offices. Former FAS council members on Team LKT said they were unaware of the $500,000 donation to Asean Football Federation’s (AFF). The FAS election is still going to happen tomorrow, Apr 29. Anyway, good luck, Singapore football! Let’s keep the game clean.

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  1. Former FAS council members unaware of donation, no oversight on gaming at clubhouses
  2. FAS saga: Fruit machines and the root of all evil
  3. Football saga: Six points of contention
  4. Hat-trick of raids at football clubs, investigations at FAS
  5. Speak up Mr Zainudin!

 

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GOVERNMENT officers will not be grouped merely by their educational qualifications from now on. This means that so long as poly diploma holders are competent and well-fit with relevant skills and work experience, they can compete fairly with degree graduates in job applications or career advancement.

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by Natassya Siregar

THE journey towards success is as vast as the sky. There is no telling what you will face on the journey. Being equipped with more skills helps you overcome and weather obstacles, and will allow you to soar high.

 

 

This article is part of a series on SkillsFuture, in collaboration with MOE and SSG. Read the other pieces here:

  1. Poly vs Private degrees: It’s not the money that matters
  2. Private degrees: data needs to tell a fuller skills story 
  3. 5 new jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago
  4. SMACK IN THE MIDDLE: Keys to success
  5. 5 skills employers want you to have in tomorrow’s job market
  6. Don’t underestimate ‘soft skills’ in your career
  7. 50 Faces: What is success to you?
  8. Got an F in school? There are still ‘100 ways’ to be successful

 

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by Natassya Siregar

HAVING good grades isn’t the only way to success – explore different life skills which can then unlock different paths to success.

 

This article is part of a series on SkillsFuture, in collaboration with MOE and SSG. Read the other pieces here:

1. Poly vs Private degrees: It’s not the money that matters

2. Private degrees: data needs to tell a fuller skills story 

3. 5 new jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago

5. 5 skills employers want you to have in tomorrow’s job market

6. Don’t underestimate ‘soft skills’ in your career

7. 50 Faces: What is success to you?

 

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by Sean Chong 

DURING the second United States presidential debate on Sunday night (Oct 10, Singapore time) Republican candidate Donald Trump defended himself from the sexually abusive comments he made about women in 2005 by calling it “locker room talk”. Mr Trump, who apologised for the remarks, said he has tremendous respect for women.

 

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By Sean Chong

THINK of it as a bad dream. Madam Rosmah Mansor, founder of Permata, a youth welfare programme in Malaysia, was supposed to receive the Lead by Example Award from American non-profit Antiquities Coalition. But the coalition withdrew the award at the last minute, saying that it could not verify Permata’s source of funding. It also removed her name from the list of honourees. Read our full reporting here.

by Natassya Diana

CAN you find your way home during this Formula 1 week?

 

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Or is it “Hello Zika”? 

 

Check out our other articles about Zika:

  1. And while we’re dealing with the haze, Zika is here
  2. Zika vs Dengue
  3. Zika: MOH under fire for not doing enough
  4. Tuesdays at Ipster Cafe: Zika Zombie Apocalypse
  5. The haze that’s shrouding Zika

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