April 25, 2017

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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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North Korea Missile (SIM), smack in the middle, kim jong un, PM Shinzo Abe

by Sean Chong

ON WEDNESDAY (Aug 24), North Korea conducted another missile test with a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that flew about 500km before landing in the sea of Japan. Mr Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, denounced the test as an “unforgivable” act to regional stability.

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