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  • Keeping Singapore clean and safe, and enabling community action (How Singapore became the cleanest and safest city! Definitely worth a read!)

    04/08/2024 1:09:35 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 83 replies ^ | 4 March 2024 | Baey Yam Keng
    1 Mr Chairman, creating a Clean, Green and Resilient Shared Future for Singapore is a collective effort. 2 During our Forward SG engagements, Singaporeans acknowledged that the whole society needs to work together to ensure that Singapore remains a clean, green and safe home. Keeping Singapore clean and safe Shared Collective Responsibility 3 Our education efforts and campaigns over the years have paid off, and Singaporeans are generally civic-minded. However, we continue to observe some persistent issues, that require us to go beyond just public education. 4 Public hygiene remains a top priority for MSE. Ms Rahayu, Mr Liang Eng...
  • 'I Have Been Having Sleepless Nights': Woman Finds 2 Migrant Workers Registered to Her Home Address

    04/05/2024 4:40:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | APRIL 04, 2024 | Aqil Hamzah
    Madam Lim received this SMS notification which led to her discovering two migrant workers were registered to her condo.Madam Lim was shocked when, in early March, she received an SMS from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) informing her that a migrant worker was registered as a tenant at her condominium unit. The 59-year-old, who declined to give her full name, received another shock when she went online and found that another migrant worker had earlier been registered as a tenant at the same unit. She had already rented out the Jurong East home to a Japanese couple, and said that...
  • Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash that saw it suffer 'total power failure, loss of engine failure', port worker says

    03/27/2024 12:53:12 PM PDT · by rxsid · 158 replies ^ | 03.27.2024 | LAURA PARNABY
    Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash that saw it suffer 'total power failure, loss of engine failure', port worker saysThe Dali cargo ship which smashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge suffered a 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days before, according to a port worker. Julie Mitchell, co-administrator of Container Royalty, a company which tracks cargo, told CNN the ship was anchored at the port for at least 48 hours prior to the deadly crash. 'And those two days, they were having serious power outages… they had...
  • Watch live: News conference on Baltimore’s Key Bridge collapse

    03/26/2024 7:11:09 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 3/26/24 | Baltimore Sun
    Team Baltimore, Team Maryland, FBI investigating, Buttiboy coming to the rescue.
  • Rescuers scramble to save dozens including 20 construction workers after Baltimore's colossal Key Bridge collapsed when container ship crashed into it flinging 'multiple' cars and a semi-truck into the river amid fears of mass casualties

    03/26/2024 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 101 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 26, 2024 | Paul Farrell
    Rescue workers in Baltimore are working furiously in an attempt to save the lives of dozens of people who were plunged into the frigid waters of the Patapsco River when the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being hit by a container ship. Initial reports indicate that at least a dozen cars hit the 47 degree water in addition to a 20 or so construction workers who were working on the bridge at the time. The workers were pouring concrete on to the bridge at the time of crash. At the first press conference around 6:30 am, Baltimore Fire Chief...
  • Nautically speaking, What is the difference between an “allision” and a “colllison”?

    03/26/2024 4:26:54 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 43 replies
    United States Code ^ | March 23, 2024 | Jones Act, USCA
    The nautical definition of an “allision “ is “the running of one ship upon an object that is stationary., such as a bridge, oil rig, or anchored ship. The distinction between it and a ‘collision’ is that in the latter, both objects (then, generally ships) are moving. Under Maritime law, the moving ship is presumed at fault in an allision. Further, under the Jones Act, persons injured in an allision are automatically due compensation, as are their families, Given the accident today, I figured Freeper vocabulary needed expansion.
  • A shipping container struck a bridge support in Baltimore, Maryland, causing its collapse into the harbor. Multiple vehicles and 20 people fell in.

    03/26/2024 3:54:58 AM PDT · by davikkm · 82 replies
    The morning silence shattered as the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore met its unexpected fate, crumbling into the sea in a breathtaking cascade of steel and concrete. The collision, captured in a chilling livestream, unfolded with surreal intensity as a towering cargo ship collided with one of the bridge's support beams. Smoke billowed from the vessel, mingling with the chaos as emergency responders raced against time to rescue 20 people plunged into the icy waters below. In the digital realm, the shocking footage spread like wildfire, triggering a wave of disbelief and concern across social media platforms. The Maryland...
  • The Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse in Baltimore, Maryland

    03/25/2024 11:45:29 PM PDT · by Drago · 772 replies
    X/Twitter ^ | 03/25/2024 | @sentdefender
    The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland which crosses the Patapsco River has reportedly Collapsed within the last few minutes after being Struck by a Large Container Ship
  • American expat shares why he chose to relocate to Singapore and 'it's not because of the salary'

    03/23/2024 5:22:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 20, 2024 | Melissa Teo
    Though he could be earning much more if he had taken up a job in New York, one American chose to settle down in Singapore instead. It's already been six years since he moved to our little red dot but in a recent video uploaded to his YouTube platform, Living in the Lion City, he shared why he took a pay cut to be here. "Believe it or not, it's not because of the salary," he said in the clip published last Saturday (March 16). As he strolled around Gardens by the Bay, he pointed out how clean Singapore is....
  • Outcome of Russia-Ukraine war depends on who becomes next US President, says Hungarian Foreign Minister

    03/21/2024 8:40:03 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    CNA - Channel News Asia ^ | March 21, 2024 | Calvin Yang
    SINGAPORE: The only way to end the war between Russia and Ukraine is through negotiations, but the outcome of these talks would largely depend on who is the next United States president, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó. Mr Szijjártó, who was on a two-day visit to Singapore, believes how long the conflict drags on depends on the outcome of the US presidential election in November, where President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump are set for a rematch. Noting that Mr Trump represents “a totally different approach”, he said: “If there's a person nowadays in international politics who...
  • US ambassador 'developed poor relationships' with Singapore ministries, threatened embassy staff

    03/02/2024 2:34:48 AM PST · by khoree · 16 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | Mar 02, 2024 | ChannelNewsAsia
    SINGAPORE: A report by the US State Department's internal watchdog has revealed several shortcomings by the US ambassador to Singapore, including unauthorised spending and ineffective dealings with the Singapore government. The audit by the Office of Inspector General found the Ambassador Jonathan Kaplan did not "model integrity, plan strategically, collaborate, or communicate" and recommended a review of his conduct and performance. Advertisement The report, dated February 2024 and released on Friday (Mar 1), also uncovered morale issues at the US embassy in Singapore, many of which the report directly attributed to Mr Kaplan. Embassy staff cited by the report described...
  • Woman Who Stole Wallets in Changi Airport and Flew Off 6 Years Ago Arrested After Returning

    03/01/2024 5:58:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 01, 2024 | Cherylynn NG
    A woman who allegedly stole two wallets from a shop at Changi Airport in 2018 has been arrested following her return to Singapore six years later. The police said they were alerted to the case of theft on June 25, 2018, after two wallets worth more than $800 were discovered missing from a retail outlet located in the airport's transit area. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTVs, officers from the Airport Police Division established the identity of the woman.
  • $580 Toilet Cleaning Course Draws Ridicule, But Skills Future and NEA Say Training 'Essential' for Cleaners

    02/24/2024 11:32:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2024 | Carmen Sin
    A $580 basic toilet cleaning course on the SkillsFuture portal drew ridicule from netizens this week, but agencies said such classes are part of mandatory training requirements for cleaners. In response to queries, SkillsFuture Singapore and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement on Feb 22 that these classes teach existing and prospective cleaners "essential skills" for the washing of restrooms. The 20 or so such classes found on the SkillsFuture portal range from basic to advanced and take between 30 and 40 hours to complete. Before subsidies, most basic courses cost between $100 and $600. After...
  • White, Black or... Spicy? Cafe in China Whips Up Chilli Coffee, Says it Sells 300 Cups a Day

    02/20/2024 3:59:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2024 | Ashwini Balan
    If you can't handle spice, you might want to skip this new coffee craze in China. A coffee shop in China has a bizarre beverage on its menu — chilli coffee. Jiangxi's Spicy Chilli Latte, a spice-infused coffee, was launched by Jingshi Coffee, a coffee chain in Jiangxi province, eastern China last December, South China Morning Post reported. A clip posted by Chinese video platform Pear Video on Weibo, showed a Jingshi Coffee employee adding sliced peppers and some hot pepper powder in a cup of iced latte before serving it. According to local media, the popular beverage costs about...
  • Maid 'Rescues' Family After Bird Flies Into House, Sending Everyone Running for Cover

    02/17/2024 6:02:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2024 | Ching Shi Jie
    Is she a bird whisperer? When an unexpected 'visitor' wreaked havoc in a house late at night, one maid went beyond the call of duty to save the day. A video shared by TikTok user Pakalupap1t00 on Thursday (Feb 15) showed his family ducking for cover as a bird flew around their flat. While his dad "hid inside a room" and his mother, sister and brother screamed in fear, their domestic helper appeared to be unfazed. "It's just a bird," she quipped as she tried to catch the bird. After 'exploring' various areas of the flat, the bird took a...
  • I Quit Participants Can Be Prosecuted If Caught Vaping [Smoking Cessation Program]

    02/17/2024 5:56:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2024 | David Su
    Participants in the I Quit programme, designed to help them quit smoking, need not worry about being fined or prosecuted as it does not presume they have or use vaping products. But if they are caught using or possessing such products, then they will not be immune from criminal prosecution. Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary said this on Feb 16 in Parliament when responding to a question from Associate Professor Jamus Lim (Sengkang GRC). Prof Lim had asked whether participants in I Quit, the smoking cessation programme by the Health Promotion Board, were offered immunity from prosecution....
  • Airline passenger accused of stealing $23K in cash from fellow travelers during flight

    12/21/2023 11:08:57 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 20, 2023, | Snejana Farberov
    An airline passenger has been accused of swiping $23,000 in cash from carry-on luggage belonging to his fellow travelers during a short flight from Vietnam to Singapore. Zhang Xiuqiang, a 52-year-old Chinese national, was arrested at Changi Airport Saturday and slapped with three theft counts on suspicion of ransacking the bags of three passengers. The suspect and victims were traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore aboard a flight operated by Scoot Airline, the low-budget subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. During the two-hour flight, Zhang pilfered about $123 from one passenger’s backpack and helped himself to nearly $21,000 that he...
  • Elderly Man Attempts to Catch Python Near Kallang Bahru Coffee Shop, Gets Bitten

    11/18/2023 6:45:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2023 | Claudia Tan
    In trying to subdue a python and prevent it from potentially hurting others, one man ended up getting bitten by it instead. A python was spotted inside a drain about four to five metres from a coffee shop at Block 66 Kallang Bahru on Thursday (Nov 16) evening, reported Shin Min Daily News. Worried that the python would enter the coffee shop and harm the other patrons, a group of diners decided to try and pull it out of the drain. One of them, a 42-year-old construction worker surnamed Huang, told Shin Min that the group spent about 20 minutes...
  • The Co-Founder of a Collapsed Crypto Hedge Fund Was Arrested in Singapore

    10/03/2023 12:28:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 29, 2023 | Emma Rush
    Three Arrows Capital co-founder Su Zhu was arrested in Singapore while trying to leave the country. Su Zhu, the co-founder of the collapsed crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC), was arrested in Singapore on Friday. Zhu was taken into custody while attempting to leave the country from Singapore’s Changi Airport, as reported earlier by Bloomberg. Teneo, the liquidation firm in charge of liquidating 3AC’s assets, says it received a committal order against Zhu after he failed to comply with a court order that compelled him to cooperate with the liquidation process. That committal order directs Singaporean police to arrest...
  • A Virus That Has A Death Rate Of 40 To 75 Percent Is Infecting And Killing People In India

    09/19/2023 4:03:23 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    For years, the World Health Organization has considered the Nipah virus to be a “priority pathogen” because it has the potential to cause a worldwide pandemic. Thankfully, up to this point that has not happened, but now an outbreak in India is making headlines all over the globe. Two victims have already died, and there are four others that have tested positive. A five kilometer containment zone has been established around the homes of the two men that died, and schools and businesses in the region are being forced to shut down. Authorities are hoping that such extreme measures will...