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How much do you have to earn to hire a foreign domestic worker in Singapore?

According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were 246,800 foreign domestic workers working in Singapore as of 31st December 2017, comprising 18 per cent of the foreign workforce in the country. Not only that, as the demand for foreign domestic workers grew,
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How much do you have to earn to hire a foreign domestic worker in Singapore?

According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were 246,800 foreign domestic workers working in Singapore as of 31st December 2017, comprising 18 per cent of the foreign workforce in the country. Not only that, as the demand for foreign domestic workers grew, their bargaining power also has been growing as well, translating into higher salaries and better protection through comprehensive insurance packages.

F1: Ricciardo looking for Monaco grand prix payback

Daniel Ricciardo hides a streak of raw determination behind his sunny smile and he is looking for 'payback' in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after missing out on a merited win in 2016.
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F1: Ricciardo looking for Monaco grand prix payback

Daniel Ricciardo hides a streak of raw determination behind his sunny smile and he is looking for 'payback' in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after missing out on a merited win in 2016.

Geylang Bazaar stall sells 'plastic' keropok? Don't believe such fake news, says AVA

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has responded to a Stomp query, refuting claims made in a viral Facebook video alleging that a Geylang Ramadan bazaar stall sold 'plastic' keropok, otherwise known as 'keropok lekor'. In its statemen
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Geylang Bazaar stall sells 'plastic' keropok? Don't believe such fake news, says AVA

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has responded to a Stomp query, refuting claims made in a viral Facebook video alleging that a Geylang Ramadan bazaar stall sold 'plastic' keropok, otherwise known as 'keropok lekor'. In its statement issued by the agency on Thursday (May 24), the AVA asked the public not to believe in the claims made in the video posted by Facebook user Anissul Asaad on Tuesday (May 22).

Rugby - No let up as Ireland name strong squad for Australia tour

Ireland named a strong squad for next month's tour of Australia as coach Joe Schmidt opted against resting some of his Six Nations grand slam winners in favour of building further momentum ahead of next year's World Cup.
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Rugby - No let up as Ireland name strong squad for Australia tour

Ireland named a strong squad for next month's tour of Australia as coach Joe Schmidt opted against resting some of his Six Nations grand slam winners in favour of building further momentum ahead of next year's World Cup.

NFL to fine teams if players on field refuse to stand for anthem

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem played before the start of the game.
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NFL to fine teams if players on field refuse to stand for anthem

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem played before the start of the game.

Facebook users unite! 'Data Labour Union' launches in Netherlands

Activists in Amsterdam on Wednesday launched the 'Datavakbond' or "data labour union", which hopes to elect leaders to negotiate directly with Facebook and Google over what they do with users' data.
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Facebook users unite! 'Data Labour Union' launches in Netherlands

Activists in Amsterdam on Wednesday launched the 'Datavakbond' or "data labour union", which hopes to elect leaders to negotiate directly with Facebook and Google over what they do with users' data.

The NDP 2018 song is out, and it's a little surprising

NDP songs are a yearly tradition but it might be safe to say that none has gotten been quite as memorable as Kit Chan and Dick Lee's Home way back in 1998. That's 20 years ago, folks, if you weren't keeping count.
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The NDP 2018 song is out, and it's a little surprising

NDP songs are a yearly tradition but it might be safe to say that none has gotten been quite as memorable as Kit Chan and Dick Lee's Home way back in 1998. That's 20 years ago, folks, if you weren't keeping count.

'Suspicious money bag' left at Sengkang carpark turns out to be a pillow

A dubious-looking 'money bag' was spotted at a carpark in Sengkang on Sunday night (May 20), prompting a member of the public to call the police. However, the incident turned out to be a false alarm when it was established that the item was in fact a pillow
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'Suspicious money bag' left at Sengkang carpark turns out to be a pillow

A dubious-looking 'money bag' was spotted at a carpark in Sengkang on Sunday night (May 20), prompting a member of the public to call the police. However, the incident turned out to be a false alarm when it was established that the item was in fact a pillow that someone had thrown away. This occurred in a multi-storey carpark at Block 297 Compassvale Street at around 10pm.

Bill received by Facebook user not a scam: Singtel

Read about a Singtel bill scam on Facebook lately? It's not a scam, the telco said in a statement on Wednesday (May 23), a day after a Facebook user's post went viral online. In his original post which has since been edited, Clarence Tan alerted others to
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Bill received by Facebook user not a scam: Singtel

Read about a Singtel bill scam on Facebook lately? It's not a scam, the telco said in a statement on Wednesday (May 23), a day after a Facebook user's post went viral online. In his original post which has since been edited, Clarence Tan alerted others to a potential billing scam after he received a Singtel bill although he was not a subscriber. «I received a phishing mail that looks exactly like Singtel's letter asking me to pay $8.35,» he wrote. Tan shared a photo of a Singtel bill addressed to him with a total due of «$8.35-».

Saudis step up arrests of women's rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women's rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday.
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Saudis step up arrests of women's rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women's rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday.

Circles.Life announces another game changer - a $0 plan with 1gb of monthly data

Circles.Life is at it again. The original disruptor of the Singapore telco industry are back with a new mobile plan that is set to be their next game changer. And this comes after announcing just two weeks ago that they have partnered with EZ-Link to rewar
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Circles.Life announces another game changer - a $0 plan with 1gb of monthly data

Circles.Life is at it again. The original disruptor of the Singapore telco industry are back with a new mobile plan that is set to be their next game changer. And this comes after announcing just two weeks ago that they have partnered with EZ-Link to reward their subscribers with more data through their daily commute on the bus and MRT. This new plan that Circles.Life has just unveiled won't even cost you a cent. Circles.Life Launches New $0 Flexi Plan

Exclusive: Ousted MGM CEO explores bid for the US movie studio - sources

Former MGM Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber, who was ousted earlier this year, is speaking to investment banks about financing an offer to acquire the privately held U.S. movie studio, five people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
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Exclusive: Ousted MGM CEO explores bid for the US movie studio - sources

Former MGM Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber, who was ousted earlier this year, is speaking to investment banks about financing an offer to acquire the privately held U.S. movie studio, five people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Whelan family agrees deal to sell Wigan to Hong Kong's IEC

A Hong Kong-based consortium are poised to complete a takeover of Wigan Athletic after the club's owners, the Whelan family, agreed a deal in principle, the League One (third tier) champions said on Monday.
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Whelan family agrees deal to sell Wigan to Hong Kong's IEC

A Hong Kong-based consortium are poised to complete a takeover of Wigan Athletic after the club's owners, the Whelan family, agreed a deal in principle, the League One (third tier) champions said on Monday.

Former Uber engineer sues company alleging sexual harassment - law firm

A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc sued the ride-hailing service on Monday, claiming that she was subjected to sexual harassment during her employment but that her complaints were ignored, the law firm representing the plaintiff said.
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Former Uber engineer sues company alleging sexual harassment - law firm

A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc sued the ride-hailing service on Monday, claiming that she was subjected to sexual harassment during her employment but that her complaints were ignored, the law firm representing the plaintiff said.

US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
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US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Aston Martin gears up for more growth ahead of possible flotation

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin remained in the black in the first quarter of 2018, although pretax profit fell due to a weaker dollar and investment on a series of model launches.
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Aston Martin gears up for more growth ahead of possible flotation

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin remained in the black in the first quarter of 2018, although pretax profit fell due to a weaker dollar and investment on a series of model launches.

New PSG boss Tuchel backs 'artist' Neymar to express himself

Brazilian forward Neymar is an "artist" and Paris St Germain need to build their team around the 26-year-old if they are to get the best out of him, the Ligue 1 club's new manager Thomas Tuchel has said.
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New PSG boss Tuchel backs 'artist' Neymar to express himself

Brazilian forward Neymar is an "artist" and Paris St Germain need to build their team around the 26-year-old if they are to get the best out of him, the Ligue 1 club's new manager Thomas Tuchel has said.

Abuses pushed Malaysia's debt over 1 trillion ringgit says Mahathir

Malaysia is saddled with over 1 trillion ringgit (US$251.70 billion) in debt, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday, blaming the previous government led by former protege Najib Razak who now faces domestic graft investigations.
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Abuses pushed Malaysia's debt over 1 trillion ringgit says Mahathir

Malaysia is saddled with over 1 trillion ringgit (US$251.70 billion) in debt, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday, blaming the previous government led by former protege Najib Razak who now faces domestic graft investigations.

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