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Gojek cuts driver commission by half till at least end-2022 to improve their earnings

Straits Times 14 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing operator Gojek will halve the commission it receives from its drivers from June 21 till at least the end-2022, in order to help them increase their earnings ... Gojek said the changes reflect a significant investment in Singapore, as it seeks to grow its market share here.
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Gojek cuts its commission by half till at least end-2022 to improve drivers' earnings

Straits Times 14 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing operator Gojek will halve the commission it receives from its drivers from June 21 till at least the end-2022, in order to help them increase their earnings ... Gojek said the changes reflect a significant investment in Singapore, as it seeks to grow its market share here.
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When volcanic ash from the Philippines blanketed Singapore in 1991

Straits Times 13 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - He had left home on the morning of June 18, 1991, and walked to his car like on any other day, only to find it coated with a film of light grey powder. "What a nuisance, I first thought, and wiped it away as best as I could," recounted Associate Professor Simon Tay, 60, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
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When ash from Philippines blanketed Singapore

Straits Times 13 Jun 2021
"What a nuisance, I first thought, and wiped it away as best as I could," recounted Associate Professor Simon Tay, 60, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs ... The biggest explosion on June 15 blew ash to Singapore on the evening of June 17. Mr Mah said MSS received calls from the public, asking about the cause of the ash.
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Test-bedding technologies key to advancing solar deployment: Experts

Straits Times 13 Jun 2021
Called the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore, or Reids, it allows for the testing of solar cells and how they can be integrated with other technologies, including other renewable energy sources from wind or tides, or with energy storage systems, for instance.
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Gillet, Peter Lamb and the Wolves Appearing at Cameo Theater

The Pilot 13 Jun 2021
While music stalled, the theater remained true to its calling to present the best in film, streaming shows through the pandemic shutdown, and offering a wide array of snacks curbside ... For someone with her varied background, New Orleans, with its mix of cultures and musics, seemed like a natural place to call home.
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G7 backs Biden infrastructure plan to rival China’s belt and road initiative

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
The communique also implicitly recognised Taiwan’s independence by calling for it to attend the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization. James Crabtree from the Singapore-based IISS thinktank praised the timing and principle of the G7 infrastructure scheme, but was ...
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Western allegation of genocide in Xinjiang hardly convincing: Singaporean newspaper

People Daily 12 Jun 2021
BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- The Western allegation of so-called "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lacks solid evidence and is therefore hardly convincing, said an opinion piece by Singapore's Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao on Wednesday.
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Frontline workers, including cleaners, at Changi Airport to get $50 EZ-Link card

Straits Times 12 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - A thousand frontline workers at Changi Airport will get EZ-Link cards with $50 worth of stored value as a gift next month. The move to help with transport costs is the result of a ground-up initiative by about 70 Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) officers who wanted to show their appreciation for the workers.
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Ez-link gift on the way for front liners

Straits Times 12 Jun 2021
The move to help with their transport costs is the result of a ground-up initiative by about 70 Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) officers who wanted to show their appreciation for the workers. Calling themselves Friends for Aviation (FFA), the group of officers said ...
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How Singapore’s restaurants are weathering the Covid-19 storm, some better than others

South China Morning Post 11 Jun 2021
... moon-cycle-aligned Lunar Menus on May 14, the Singapore government called a halt to… .
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Tackle climate change and biodiversity loss together, say UN scientists in new report

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - The climate crisis and the extinction plague sweeping the natural world have been dealt with as separate issues for decades. But in a new report published on Thursday night (June 10) Singapore time, scientists are calling on governments to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises together ... Intertwined problems ... More on this topic. � ....
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MOM orders unloading work on vessel at Jurong Port to stop after man falls from ...

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has instructed Jurong Port to stop all unloading works on board a vessel after a dock worker fell from a height of 15m while working on it ... In a Facebook post on Thursday night, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for assistance at about 5pm ... It added ... More on this topic. � ....
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Unloading work on vessel at Jurong Port stopped, MOM investigating after man falls 15m on board

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has instructed Jurong Port to stop all unloading works on board a vessel after a dock worker fell from a height of 15m while working on it ... In a Facebook post on Thursday night, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for assistance at about 5pm ... It added ... More on this topic. � ....
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Dr Wee holds first video call with Singapore's Transport Minister

The Star 11 Jun 2021
PETALING JAYA. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and his Singapore counterpart S. Iswaran held their first video call to discuss various issues pertaining to their official portfolios on Friday (June 11). Read full story ... .
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