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Climate change a threat to food supply

Climate change a threat to food supply | SG | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.
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Exam answer fever heats up on the Web

Exam answer fever heats up on the Web | SG | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — The practice of exchanging and checking answers online barely hours after national exams conclude has caught on in recent years, with one website reporting an eightfold jump in visitors.
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3 shifts in S’pore’s political future

3 shifts in S’pore’s political future | SG | Scoop.it
This year’s National Day Rally (NDR) has been celebrated by the official media as a watershed and a mark of how much the Government has changed and, importantly, changed because it has listened to the people.
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Impact of Shadow Education

Group presentation of EDUC2005 Education and Curriculum: Values, Concepts and Issues
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hk's shadow education which can be similar to singapore context. some of the negatives and positives side are simplistic illustrated. easy to understand

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Shadow Education: Private Supplementary Tutoring and Its Implications for Policy Makers in Asia | Asian Development Bank

Shadow Education: Private Supplementary Tutoring and Its Implications for Policy Makers in Asia | Asian Development Bank | SG | Scoop.it
This study documents the scale and nature of private supplementary tutoring education in different parts of Asia.

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What is "the Sahdow Education" and what are its impacts on education policies in Asia. 

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53,000 low-wage workers to benefit from growth scheme

53,000 low-wage workers to benefit from growth scheme | SG | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — Singapore companies have committed to 820 productivity-improvement projects under a S$100-million programme launched by the labour movement in 2010.
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A*STAR paves way for real-world nanotechnology products

A*STAR paves way for real-world nanotechnology products | SG | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - Singapore nanotechnology supplies and manufacturers have been brought together for the first time to accelerate productisation of nanoimprinting, a technology that imbues ordinary surfaces with unique properties for applications in...
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Singapore capability of handling sophiscated high tech innovation

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New regulations for firms seeking to hire EP holders

New regulations for firms seeking to hire EP holders | SG | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — Jittery employers were relieved yesterday after hearing about the Government’s plans to make them consider Singaporeans for vacancies.
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ensuring local people, especially the youths are able to find employment and compete effectively against cheap foreign talents

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Singapore Economy

Singapore economy is market-based with high flow of foreign direct investment. Focussingapore offers information on Singapore Economy. Get details about Singapore GDP Rate, Trade and Investment.
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Economic opportunities in an ageing population

Economic opportunities in an ageing population | SG | Scoop.it
From the perspective of economic policy, the ageing population in Singapore poses significant challenges.
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Give Singapore firms equal chance on govt projects

Give Singapore firms equal chance on govt projects | SG | Scoop.it
While growing as a nation, the influx of talented individuals from across the world has benefited us and will continue to do so. We get to learn and improve while working with the world’s top talents.
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From S’pore, calling America: Hello? hello?

From S’pore, calling America: Hello? hello? | SG | Scoop.it
Having lived and worked abroad for many years, I am sensitive to the changing ways in which foreigners look at America. Over the years, I have seen an America that was respected, hated, feared and loved.
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One in four children privately tutored in 'shadow education system' - Telegraph

One in four children privately tutored in 'shadow education system' - Telegraph | SG | Scoop.it
The number of children being sent to private tutors has reached a record high as schools are accused of failing the brightest students, research shows.
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overly obsessive with education cert and this in turn creates some issues. 

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Why Chinese nationals and S'poreans don't always get along

Why Chinese nationals and S'poreans don't always get along | SG | Scoop.it
Chinese Singaporeans and Chinese nationals here often misunderstand each other. What causes this misunderstanding and what can be done about it?
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More companies joining WorkPro scheme and eyeing older workers

More companies joining WorkPro scheme and eyeing older workers | SG | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - A scheme that supports firms in attracting economically inactive Singaporeans and permanent residents back to the workplace has drawn keen interest, with the number of companies joining it surging from 40 to 340 in the last three months.
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effectiveness of a policy combating an ageing population.

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Singapore to Give Citizens Priority for Job Openings

Singapore to Give Citizens Priority for Job Openings | SG | Scoop.it
A new policy requires job openings to be posted in the city-state before they are offered to overseas workers.
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How might such changes to our business enviroment and employment practices affect our global economic image? The compromising of our international image in exchange for the protection of the local citizens, is it worth it to do so? 

 

Also showcase the effort of Singapore government implementing policies to ensure that the local citizens' welfare are being safeguarded and at the same time, reducing the degree of xenophobism in singapore.

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PM Lee confident in the future of Asia

PM Lee confident in the future of Asia | SG | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - With regional economies losing lustre, doubts have been seeping in about Asia's immutable path to global economic dominance, as evidenced by the way foreign funds fled the region in recent months in anticipation of a possible tapering...
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direct point layouts for establishing a strategy to create a better future and reasons why our future does not look bleak.

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Jephthah Goh Poh Khang's comment, September 30, 2013 9:36 AM
2. accelerating changes in values, experiences, attitudes, and aspirations between one generation to the next. (ageing vs youth)
Jephthah Goh Poh Khang's comment, September 30, 2013 9:36 AM
3. major Asian economies will need structural changes to continue high growth because the strategies they used to get where they are have run their course.
Jephthah Goh Poh Khang's comment, September 30, 2013 9:37 AM
4. there must be peace and security in Asia
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Singapore’s LGBT community decries national survey about ‘gay lifestyles’

SINGAPORE CITY, Singapore -- Singapore's LGBT community has decried a recent government-commissioned survey that suggests a plurality of Singaporeans are not accepting of "gay lifestyles," and that a clear majority rejects same-sex marriage.
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this is a point for for gender cross over in singapore for essay

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