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NYSE files amended direct listings proposal

The New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday filed an amended proposal for a rule change that would allow U.S direct listings to raise new capital like in an initial public offering (IPO).
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NYSE files amended direct listings proposal

The New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday filed an amended proposal for a rule change that would allow U.S direct listings to raise new capital like in an initial public offering (IPO).

Japanese YouTuber visits 'dangerous' Yishun, only to find it a 'nice cozy town'

Yishun’s reputation as a siao lang town has reached far and wide enough to attract the attention of one Japanese vlogger who is well aware of the northern precinct's infamy in local lore.  But the story of the YouTuber himself, Ghibli Ojisan, is interesti
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Japanese YouTuber visits 'dangerous' Yishun, only to find it a 'nice cozy town'

Yishun’s reputation as a siao lang town has reached far and wide enough to attract the attention of one Japanese vlogger who is well aware of the northern precinct's infamy in local lore.  But the story of the YouTuber himself, Ghibli Ojisan, is interesting. Born in Osaka, raised in the United States, and currently based in Singapore, the man travels the world to busk and films his experiences for his YouTube channel, which already has over 102,000 subscribers.  Aside from having a Bangladeshi buddy he got to know in Singapore, Ghibli likes to travel to the little-known neighbourhoods that normcore tourists wouldn’t visit. Like Sengkang and Yishun, for example. 

Hardware chain Home-Fix is closing all its retail stores in Singapore

Hot on the heels of Sasa's move to shut down all stores in Singapore, another well-loved brand is bowing out of local malls. Home-Fix has been quietly shuttering its stores in Singapore over the past year. This week, its last two outlets in Tampines One and
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Hardware chain Home-Fix is closing all its retail stores in Singapore

Hot on the heels of Sasa's move to shut down all stores in Singapore, another well-loved brand is bowing out of local malls. Home-Fix has been quietly shuttering its stores in Singapore over the past year. This week, its last two outlets in Tampines One and Tanglin Mall will be closing shop for good, marking the end of an era for the local hardware chain, according to a Business Times report. The decision comes amid reports of financial trouble for the company, which reportedly owes creditors $19.8 million and is undergoing interim judicial management. Home-Fix's founder and managing director Low Cheong Kee, 55, had also embarked on a «right-sizing» exercise in recent years, reducing the number of stores in Singapore from 23 in 2014 to 16 in 2018.

Jesus hat-trick gives Man City 4-1 win at Dinamo

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus netted a superb hat-trick as they came from behind to beat Croatian title holders Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 away in an entertaining Champions League Group C clash on Wednesday.
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Jesus hat-trick gives Man City 4-1 win at Dinamo

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus netted a superb hat-trick as they came from behind to beat Croatian title holders Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 away in an entertaining Champions League Group C clash on Wednesday.

Explainer: What the US Federal Reserve will be watching in 2020

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged when it wraps up its final policy meeting of the year on Wednesday.
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Explainer: What the US Federal Reserve will be watching in 2020

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged when it wraps up its final policy meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddlng with Russia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump issued a warning on election meddling to Russia's foreign minister, who said the topic never came up.
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Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddlng with Russia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump issued a warning on election meddling to Russia's foreign minister, who said the topic never came up.

Improving United on the right track, says Solskjaer

Manchester United's recent wins over Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, despite missing several injured players, are signs that the team are moving in the right direction, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday.
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Improving United on the right track, says Solskjaer

Manchester United's recent wins over Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, despite missing several injured players, are signs that the team are moving in the right direction, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday.

Massachusetts hand-dryer maker gets helping hand from US-China trade war

The U.S.-China trade war is creating something William Gagnon once thought impossible - a 100per cent American-made bathroom hand dryer.
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Massachusetts hand-dryer maker gets helping hand from US-China trade war

The U.S.-China trade war is creating something William Gagnon once thought impossible - a 100per cent American-made bathroom hand dryer.

US accused of seeking climate funding waiver at UN talks

The United States was accused Wednesday of using crunch UN talks to avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite its decision to leave the process to limit global warming.
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US accused of seeking climate funding waiver at UN talks

The United States was accused Wednesday of using crunch UN talks to avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite its decision to leave the process to limit global warming.

Activist Thunberg denounces 'clever accounting' in climate fight

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused political and business leaders of looking for loopholes to polish their image in the fight against climate change at a United Nations summit on Wednesday.
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Activist Thunberg denounces 'clever accounting' in climate fight

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused political and business leaders of looking for loopholes to polish their image in the fight against climate change at a United Nations summit on Wednesday.

New Zealand says 9 officially listed as missing after volcano eruption

Nine people have been officially listed as missing after the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island, police said on Wednesday.
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New Zealand says 9 officially listed as missing after volcano eruption

Nine people have been officially listed as missing after the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island, police said on Wednesday.

Indonesia hit with US$5.2 billion in forest-fire losses: World Bank

Forest fires that raged across Indonesia dented Southeast Asia's biggest economy to the tune of some $5.2 billion, the World Bank said Wednesday, not including the health impacts from toxic haze that sent air quality plummeting.
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Indonesia hit with US$5.2 billion in forest-fire losses: World Bank

Forest fires that raged across Indonesia dented Southeast Asia's biggest economy to the tune of some $5.2 billion, the World Bank said Wednesday, not including the health impacts from toxic haze that sent air quality plummeting.

1,500 blood group O, 750 type A and 750 type B donors needed over next 3 weeks as stocks run low

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Red Cross and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Wednesday (Dec 11) appealed for blood donors, as more than 3,000 donors of various blood types are needed to restore the country's blood stocks to healthy levels. The stock level
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1,500 blood group O, 750 type A and 750 type B donors needed over next 3 weeks as stocks run low

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Red Cross and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Wednesday (Dec 11) appealed for blood donors, as more than 3,000 donors of various blood types are needed to restore the country's blood stocks to healthy levels. The stock level for blood type O is at half of what is needed. About 50 per cent of patients here rely on type O for transfusions as they are compatible only with this blood group. The stock levels for type A and B are also low. The two organisations said that 1,500 blood group O donors, 750 group A donors and 750 group B donors are needed to donate blood over the next three weeks. The shortage of type O blood is particularly urgent since type O is the universal blood group, which means blood from this group is used during emergencies when patients' blood groups are unknown. Healthy individuals between 16 and 60 years old, with type O, A or B blood and weighing at least 45kg can walk in or make an appointment at the four blood banks here - Bloodbank@HSA in Outram, Bloodbank@Dhoby Ghaut, Bloodbank@Woodlands and Bloodbank@Westgate Tower.

Apple CEO Tim Cook chats with local iPhoneographers over chwee kueh at Tiong Bahru Market

By now, Tim Cook should be pretty familiar with Singapore — the Apple CEO has talked tech with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and messed around on Garageband with JJ Lin before.  Earlier today (Dec 11), the head of the largest tech company in the world to
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Apple CEO Tim Cook chats with local iPhoneographers over chwee kueh at Tiong Bahru Market

By now, Tim Cook should be pretty familiar with Singapore — the Apple CEO has talked tech with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and messed around on Garageband with JJ Lin before.  Earlier today (Dec 11), the head of the largest tech company in the world took his connection with Singaporeans even deeper, and naturally, some good ol’ local food was involved. This morning saw Cook chatting with two of Singapore’s renowned photographers over sugar cane juice and chwee kueh at Tiong Bahru Food Centre.  Hello Singapore! Thanks to iPhone photographers Darren Soh (IG: darrensohphoto) and Aik Beng Chia (IG: aikbengchia) for sharing their love of Tiong Bahru’s rich heritage—and amazing food! ???????? pic.twitter.com/XVibmLad8w

12.12 tomorrow: 2 Ikea chicken wings for $1, GV premium seats for $12 & other deals this week

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. [UPDATED, Dec 11] 2 IKEA CHICKEN WINGS FOR $1 Only on Dec 12, grab your favourite fried chicken w
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12.12 tomorrow: 2 Ikea chicken wings for $1, GV premium seats for $12 & other deals this week

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. [UPDATED, Dec 11] 2 IKEA CHICKEN WINGS FOR $1 Only on Dec 12, grab your favourite fried chicken wings at Swedish furniture store Ikea for a steal. The wings will be going at $1 for two pieces. The offer is valid only if you’re an Ikea Family card member, limited to six portions per card. Available at both Ikea Alexandra and Tampines outlets.

Singapore's fourth telco TPG has a new store in Orchard Central

As Singapore's fourth telco prepares to expand its operations in Singapore, the company appears to have opened a physical store in the shopping heart of Singapore in Orchard Central, unit #04-28. Apart from acting as a service centre for subscribers, non-sub
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Singapore's fourth telco TPG has a new store in Orchard Central

As Singapore's fourth telco prepares to expand its operations in Singapore, the company appears to have opened a physical store in the shopping heart of Singapore in Orchard Central, unit #04-28. Apart from acting as a service centre for subscribers, non-subscribers can find out more about their service trial plan, facilitate TPG SIM card collection and consider phone options at the same time. The operating hours are 10 am to 10 pm everyday, inclusive of public holidays. As Singapore's fourth telco prepares to expand its operations in Singapore, the company appears to have opened a physical office in the shopping heart of Singapore in Orchard Central. It is not yet known what this office will be for, but we will update this when we know more.

Woods to pair with Thomas in opening fourballs at Presidents Cup

Captain Tiger Woods will kick off the United States' bid for an eighth successive win in the Presidents Cup when he combines with Justin Thomas in the opening match of the fourballs at Royal Melbourne on Thursday.
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Woods to pair with Thomas in opening fourballs at Presidents Cup

Captain Tiger Woods will kick off the United States' bid for an eighth successive win in the Presidents Cup when he combines with Justin Thomas in the opening match of the fourballs at Royal Melbourne on Thursday.

Stokes says will be fit to bowl in South Africa

All-rounder Ben Stokes is confident he will be fit to bowl in England's upcoming five-test series in South Africa after undergoing scans on his troublesome left knee.
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Stokes says will be fit to bowl in South Africa

All-rounder Ben Stokes is confident he will be fit to bowl in England's upcoming five-test series in South Africa after undergoing scans on his troublesome left knee.

British Olympic Association responds to athletes' legal challenge

The British Olympic Association (BOA) says it has "formally responded" to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year's Tokyo Games.
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British Olympic Association responds to athletes' legal challenge

The British Olympic Association (BOA) says it has "formally responded" to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year's Tokyo Games.

Thomas mimics Reed's bunker controversy at Presidents Cup

Former world number one Justin Thomas has made light of Patrick Reed's controversial penalty in the Bahamas last week, mimicking his United States team mate's bunker grooming during practice at the Presidents Cup.
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Thomas mimics Reed's bunker controversy at Presidents Cup

Former world number one Justin Thomas has made light of Patrick Reed's controversial penalty in the Bahamas last week, mimicking his United States team mate's bunker grooming during practice at the Presidents Cup.

Probation for teen PMD rider who crashed into woman at Teck Whye

It was not the birthday gift he would have liked. Skye Lee Shi Jia, who turned 18 yesterday, was sentenced to six months of supervised probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for crashing into a 55-year-old woman while riding his non-
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Probation for teen PMD rider who crashed into woman at Teck Whye

It was not the birthday gift he would have liked. Skye Lee Shi Jia, who turned 18 yesterday, was sentenced to six months of supervised probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for crashing into a 55-year-old woman while riding his non-compliant e-scooter. He was convicted last month for one charge of causing hurt by negligent act. Another charge for riding the non-compliant device on a footpath was taken into consideration. Lee, who was then 16 and working part-time as a pizza delivery man, was riding along a footpath near Block 137 Teck Whye Lane at about 6pm, while the victim was walking on a nearby footpath. Despite the speed limit then being 15kmh for e-scooters, he was travelling at about 20kmh when he collided with the woman at a junction. The woman fell and knocked her head, causing her to bleed. She was taken to hospital and found to have a laceration on her head that required three stitches. Lee made full restitution for her medical costs of about $490. His e-scooter, which was later impounded, was found to have a width of 74cm, exceeding the limit of 70cm.

Ex-Grab driver fined for using passenger's phone to give himself five stars

Alvin Ng Liang Dong, 32, was convicted of one charge each for dishonest misappropriation of property, committing a rash act and communicating threatening and insulting words. Another two charges, for harassment and computer misuse, were taken into considerat
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Ex-Grab driver fined for using passenger's phone to give himself five stars

Alvin Ng Liang Dong, 32, was convicted of one charge each for dishonest misappropriation of property, committing a rash act and communicating threatening and insulting words. Another two charges, for harassment and computer misuse, were taken into consideration. He was fined a total of $5,000 yesterday for the offences. On Sept 9, 2017, a passenger left her phone in the back seat of Ng's car. He found and used it to give himself a five-star rating before throwing it away at a petrol kiosk. He did so as he believed it was a waste of time to return it since Grab would not compensate him. He was found out after the passenger used another phone to check her Grab account and saw the five-star rating. As she was not the one who gave the rating, she suspected Ng had done so and reported the matter to Grab and the police. In his statement to the police on June 26 last year, he admitted he lied to Grab that he did not find the phone. He also admitted to disposing of the phone due to his laziness.

'Spreading along the drains': Fire erupts at Tuas Crescent industrial waste management site

SINGAPORE - A fire at an industrial waste management site saw the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) deploy 32 emergency vehicles and 80 firefighters on Wednesday morning (Dec 11), with firefighting operations ongoing at the time of writing. No injuries ha
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'Spreading along the drains': Fire erupts at Tuas Crescent industrial waste management site

SINGAPORE - A fire at an industrial waste management site saw the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) deploy 32 emergency vehicles and 80 firefighters on Wednesday morning (Dec 11), with firefighting operations ongoing at the time of writing. No injuries have been reported as of about 8.15am, about two hours after the SCDF was alerted to the fire at No. 48 Tuas Crescent, where Unifine Star Petrochemical is located. In two Facebook posts, the SCDF said the fire was «raging at the premises and was spreading along the drains» when its officers arrived at the scene. The blaze was large enough for SCDF to also send in an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to conduct aerial monitoring. Eight jets and two Unmanned Firefighting Machines are also being used. The SCDF advised members of the public to stay away from the area for now, although the fire has been confined to the Unifine Star premises, SCDF added. Unifine Star deals with toxic industrial waste, such as oil and chemicals, collecting, disposing and recycling them for other use.

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