Friday, 22/9/2017 | 6:48 UTC+8
  • High Speed Rail (KL-Spore)
    Risks, benefits of high-speed rail link need further scrutiny

    More clarity is needed on the economic and social justifications for such a project. While travel time on the high-speed rail (HSR) would probably be reduced to 90 minutes a trip, the time taken for embarking, disembarking and clearing immigration is unknown. It could well take an hour. The project is estimated to cost S$15

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  • What to do when you’re fired

    Quick action can help you get back in the game YOU’VE just been fired. Getting back in the game is never easy. On the bright side, it’s not the end of the world and it happens to the best of us. The following are some tips on what you should do to get back on

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  • RM
    We owe agency a debt of gratitude

    IT is astounding that more than 350,000 people were on the brink of bankruptcy with an accumulated debt of RM337 million, until they were saved by the Counselling and Credit Management Agency. The agency was a saviour to these people, who had no way out and were contemplating suicide. The agency counselled and helped them

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  • Visit China’s Great Wall before it comes tumbling down

    Around 30% of China’s Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities – including stealing the bricks to build houses – erode the Unesco World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from

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  • Credit card or cash? As habits change, Germans look beyond cash to shop

    BERLIN, Aug 3 — Tourists and business travellers visiting Germany are often surprised when they reach to pay for their beer, metro tickets or even a large restaurant bill that their credit cards are not welcome. Habits, however, are slowly changing in Europe’s top economy, as younger consumers leapfrog from cash to convenient electronic forms

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  • Steve Jobs.
    Former Apple CEO John Sculley admits Steve Jobs never forgave him

    Former Apple CEO John Sculley is now a backer of a range of different tech companies — including the Obi Mobiles Android line and enterprise company Zeta Interactive, shortly to IPO — but he will probably be best known as the man who ousted Steve Jobs from Apple in 1985. Sculley told us recently at

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  • Adult Video (AV) too easy access via Internet

    Today Porn site/Images(pornography)/Video (Adult Video) too easy access via internet. How it will affect for those watch porn regularly? Most of the pornography user/viewer are guy and minority of girls. According to the projectknow.com web in the internet world around 420 million web contained porn. With such an inexhaustible supply of porn at our disposal, there

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    5 myths about King of Fruits – Durian

    The durian season is in full swing, but those who are also health-conscious may find themselves thinking twice about joining in the feast or holding back. After all, the fruit has a “bad name”, said Ms Bibi Chia, principal dietitian at Raffles Diabetes and Endocrine Centre. It is said to be fattening, high in cholesterol

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  • SoftBank’s human-like robot named Pepper speaking to a customer at a prefecture speciality store in Tokyo. Photo: REUTERS
    Technology may fix Japan’s sluggish service sector in the future

    TOKYO — While Japan is revered for its hospitality, or omotenashi, it may be sapping productivity. So much so that the nation has ranked lowest of the Group of Seven (G7) nations by that measure for nearly 30 years. With Japan facing a labour shortage as the population ages, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to

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  • Potential of blue LEDs as novel chemical-free food preservation technology

    A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have strong antibacterial effect on major foodborne pathogens, and are most effective when in cold temperatures (between 4°C and 15°C) and mildly acidic conditions of around pH 4.5. This opens up novel possibilities of using blue

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