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  • 05 Sep 2018
    A question was raised as to the relevance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disclosure laws in the case of HIV-positive individuals who are taking medicine consistently, thus suppressing the virus and not making it transmissible. 온라인카지노 Timely checks are not a catch-all. First, post-exposure screenings may not accurately capture the infection given the possibility of an incubation period.  Second, there is a possible time lag between infection and the detection test. 온라인바카라 Third, the viral load factor in the infected person may fluctuate from the recent viral load test.  Given the above, the laws safeguarding otherwise innocent partners who cannot appraise the risk they are exposing themselves to, is still valid, notwithstanding the advancements made in HIV treatment.   Care must be exercised by individuals with HIV infection, 카지노사이트주소 and they have a duty to offer their partners a fair basis to exercise judgment on whether to participate in activities that will markedly place them at a heightened risk of exposure. Therefore, such disclosure laws should continue to be in place.
    131 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • A question was raised as to the relevance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disclosure laws in the case of HIV-positive individuals who are taking medicine consistently, thus suppressing the virus and not making it transmissible. 온라인카지노 Timely checks are not a catch-all. First, post-exposure screenings may not accurately capture the infection given the possibility of an incubation period.  Second, there is a possible time lag between infection and the detection test. 온라인바카라 Third, the viral load factor in the infected person may fluctuate from the recent viral load test.  Given the above, the laws safeguarding otherwise innocent partners who cannot appraise the risk they are exposing themselves to, is still valid, notwithstanding the advancements made in HIV treatment.   Care must be exercised by individuals with HIV infection, 카지노사이트주소 and they have a duty to offer their partners a fair basis to exercise judgment on whether to participate in activities that will markedly place them at a heightened risk of exposure. Therefore, such disclosure laws should continue to be in place.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The late president S R Nathan made wild birds feel at home in the Istana, and ensured that hornbills had adequate food and shelter so that they would breed there. 바카라사이트주소 Heartened by Mr Nathan, private citizens with the means to do so and with support from people involved in the Istana project emulated his example, thereby encouraging hornbills and other desirable birds, once scarce in Singapore, to re-establish themselves. Yet, Mr Prabakharan supports prohibiting the feeding of wildlife. This will discourage nature lovers from actively attracting songbirds to their gardens.  While he admits that bird-feeding stations are frequently set up to see birds through the winters in temperate countries, he is incorrect to claim that in Singapore there is an abundance of food all year round. 카지노사이트주소 For local songbird species, breeding is dependent on the supply of food. During the dry season mid-year, breeding activity drops off. But if food is provided, breeding continues throughout the year.   His statement that the feeding of wildlife by untrained individuals would often do more harm than good is unsubstantiated and supercilious. Many desirable bird species are quite adaptable as far as diet is concerned. It is inaccurate for him to claim that what is used in bird feeders is nutritionally inadequate. Very reliable and well-researched products are readily available in Singapore. Pet birds grow, sing and breed on these diets. Wild birds will flourish just as well. His mention that the feeding of "wild" pigeons caused them to procreate and become pests is irrelevant to the subject of wildlife. The pest pigeons are not truly wild but are domestic stock that has gone feral. I will support steps the authorities take to humanely remove them. 안전놀이터 Mr Prabakharan's position that we should keep our distance from wildlife and that nature appreciation can be achieved by visiting parks and nature reserves is too extreme a stand.
    343 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The late president S R Nathan made wild birds feel at home in the Istana, and ensured that hornbills had adequate food and shelter so that they would breed there. 바카라사이트주소 Heartened by Mr Nathan, private citizens with the means to do so and with support from people involved in the Istana project emulated his example, thereby encouraging hornbills and other desirable birds, once scarce in Singapore, to re-establish themselves. Yet, Mr Prabakharan supports prohibiting the feeding of wildlife. This will discourage nature lovers from actively attracting songbirds to their gardens.  While he admits that bird-feeding stations are frequently set up to see birds through the winters in temperate countries, he is incorrect to claim that in Singapore there is an abundance of food all year round. 카지노사이트주소 For local songbird species, breeding is dependent on the supply of food. During the dry season mid-year, breeding activity drops off. But if food is provided, breeding continues throughout the year.   His statement that the feeding of wildlife by untrained individuals would often do more harm than good is unsubstantiated and supercilious. Many desirable bird species are quite adaptable as far as diet is concerned. It is inaccurate for him to claim that what is used in bird feeders is nutritionally inadequate. Very reliable and well-researched products are readily available in Singapore. Pet birds grow, sing and breed on these diets. Wild birds will flourish just as well. His mention that the feeding of "wild" pigeons caused them to procreate and become pests is irrelevant to the subject of wildlife. The pest pigeons are not truly wild but are domestic stock that has gone feral. I will support steps the authorities take to humanely remove them. 안전놀이터 Mr Prabakharan's position that we should keep our distance from wildlife and that nature appreciation can be achieved by visiting parks and nature reserves is too extreme a stand.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
     am delighted that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is putting more enforcement personnel to tackle and mitigate the dangers posed by personal mobility devices. 온라인카지노 The report on errant e-scooter rider Derrick Gan Zhong Kang exposed his misdeeds and the penalty imposed as a result. However, it fell short by not citing the illegality of riding pillion, as was the case here. This is one of the rules clearly set by LTA but flouted all over the island. It could very well be why the e-scooter's braking power was compromised. The extra weight from the pillion rider could have been a contributing factor. 카지노사이트 The other area of concern is the speed limits of PMDs on pedestrian and shared paths. Such paths currently provide no protection to pedestrians from errant riders. As such, the speed limit on shared paths should be brought down from a maximum of 25kmh to 15kmh. Near accidents are common and continue to be a menace. This is especially so at zebra crossings or traffic junctions where pedestrians and mobility devices jostle for space. 온라인바카라   LTA's efforts in instilling safe riding habits and improving infrastructure to support the growing cyclist population are commendable, and I hope with new resources in place, it can do more in the area of enforcement.
    58 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  •  am delighted that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is putting more enforcement personnel to tackle and mitigate the dangers posed by personal mobility devices. 온라인카지노 The report on errant e-scooter rider Derrick Gan Zhong Kang exposed his misdeeds and the penalty imposed as a result. However, it fell short by not citing the illegality of riding pillion, as was the case here. This is one of the rules clearly set by LTA but flouted all over the island. It could very well be why the e-scooter's braking power was compromised. The extra weight from the pillion rider could have been a contributing factor. 카지노사이트 The other area of concern is the speed limits of PMDs on pedestrian and shared paths. Such paths currently provide no protection to pedestrians from errant riders. As such, the speed limit on shared paths should be brought down from a maximum of 25kmh to 15kmh. Near accidents are common and continue to be a menace. This is especially so at zebra crossings or traffic junctions where pedestrians and mobility devices jostle for space. 온라인바카라   LTA's efforts in instilling safe riding habits and improving infrastructure to support the growing cyclist population are commendable, and I hope with new resources in place, it can do more in the area of enforcement.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Ms June Yong Chung Mee calls for parents to interact more with their children and model the behaviour they want to see in their children, instead of filling their time with enrichment classes. 온라인바카라 Ideally, parents should be the ones to impart values to children. In reality, however, this is not always possible. Besides, most children also go through a stage of rebellion or self-assertion, of wanting to break free from parental control. Time spent in tuition or enrichment classes may actually keep some children off the streets and prevent them from turning wayward. In the past, mothers stayed home to raise children while fathers were the sole breadwinners. 카지노사이트주소 This is often not the case today. Whether out of necessity or choice, many mothers today work and children are left to their own devices for many hours in a day.   The chances of succumbing to the lure of the latest gadgets and meeting unsavoury characters online are high. Time spent in tuition classes, though pressurising or stressful, may be the lesser of two evils. Tuition classes do instil social skills in students as they learn in small groups. And I have come across tutors who inspire their students to reach for greater heights, and to never give up Students learn to persevere and be resilient too. These tutors also tell students that failures are stepping stones to success and instil feelings of self-worth. Every child has his own stress-tolerance level. Some actually thrive on some amount of pressure. Perhaps parents can allow some leeway for their children to decide if they wish to attend additional enrichment classes, depending on their interests and schedules. 바카라사이트주소 The adage, everything in moderation, applies here too. Let moderation be the key consideration when parents sign their children up for extra lessons.
    61 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Ms June Yong Chung Mee calls for parents to interact more with their children and model the behaviour they want to see in their children, instead of filling their time with enrichment classes. 온라인바카라 Ideally, parents should be the ones to impart values to children. In reality, however, this is not always possible. Besides, most children also go through a stage of rebellion or self-assertion, of wanting to break free from parental control. Time spent in tuition or enrichment classes may actually keep some children off the streets and prevent them from turning wayward. In the past, mothers stayed home to raise children while fathers were the sole breadwinners. 카지노사이트주소 This is often not the case today. Whether out of necessity or choice, many mothers today work and children are left to their own devices for many hours in a day.   The chances of succumbing to the lure of the latest gadgets and meeting unsavoury characters online are high. Time spent in tuition classes, though pressurising or stressful, may be the lesser of two evils. Tuition classes do instil social skills in students as they learn in small groups. And I have come across tutors who inspire their students to reach for greater heights, and to never give up Students learn to persevere and be resilient too. These tutors also tell students that failures are stepping stones to success and instil feelings of self-worth. Every child has his own stress-tolerance level. Some actually thrive on some amount of pressure. Perhaps parents can allow some leeway for their children to decide if they wish to attend additional enrichment classes, depending on their interests and schedules. 바카라사이트주소 The adage, everything in moderation, applies here too. Let moderation be the key consideration when parents sign their children up for extra lessons.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    It should not come as a surprise that many SingPass users have not changed their unique online IDs from their NRIC numbers. 인터넷바카라 The availability of the option for SingPass users to use non-NRIC details as their SingPass IDs was probably lost on the public because it was implemented with other enhanced security measures such as SingPass two-factor authentication (2FA). The emphasis then was to get everybody to sign up for the 2FA token. 카지노사이트 The SingPass log-in page also does not help. There is nothing on the page to indicate that you can change the SingPass ID. A message could have been inserted to tell users that they can change their SingPass ID, along with a link to the page to do so. 온라인카지노    Changing the SingPass ID requires one. Nobody does that. Each time we go to a site which requires SingPass authentication, we see only the SingPass log-in page and not the other pages on the SingPass site. Even when you log in to the site, the link to change the SingPass ID is buried and is not so obvious. If the authorities want people to change their SingPass ID, then they should make this change easier and more obvious.
    120 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • It should not come as a surprise that many SingPass users have not changed their unique online IDs from their NRIC numbers. 인터넷바카라 The availability of the option for SingPass users to use non-NRIC details as their SingPass IDs was probably lost on the public because it was implemented with other enhanced security measures such as SingPass two-factor authentication (2FA). The emphasis then was to get everybody to sign up for the 2FA token. 카지노사이트 The SingPass log-in page also does not help. There is nothing on the page to indicate that you can change the SingPass ID. A message could have been inserted to tell users that they can change their SingPass ID, along with a link to the page to do so. 온라인카지노    Changing the SingPass ID requires one. Nobody does that. Each time we go to a site which requires SingPass authentication, we see only the SingPass log-in page and not the other pages on the SingPass site. Even when you log in to the site, the link to change the SingPass ID is buried and is not so obvious. If the authorities want people to change their SingPass ID, then they should make this change easier and more obvious.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Two years ago, when I noticed the plight of displaced workers, I started a social enterprise of my own. 안전놀이터 Today, this commercial cleaning business works with more than 50 voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to support workers from various disadvantaged backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, single parents, former offenders and more. In building the company, I have come to see that social enterprises can do more good for themselves and the social causes they champion by venturing out of their silos to collaborate with peers and counterparts. 바카라사이트 Furthermore, as businesses with unique needs and challenges, we naturally understand each other. The social service sector in Singapore has admirable initiatives in place to provide as much support as possible to enterprises. The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise has systems in place to mentor and guide social enterprises, while the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre's Company of Good programmes actively connect like-minded business leaders. 인터넷카지노   The many VWOs and social workers under them must also be acknowledged for their tireless efforts in helping their respective beneficiaries. The more we reach out to our sector partners, the more we will realise that we are all working towards the same goal of building a stronger and more caring society.
    152 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Two years ago, when I noticed the plight of displaced workers, I started a social enterprise of my own. 안전놀이터 Today, this commercial cleaning business works with more than 50 voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to support workers from various disadvantaged backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, single parents, former offenders and more. In building the company, I have come to see that social enterprises can do more good for themselves and the social causes they champion by venturing out of their silos to collaborate with peers and counterparts. 바카라사이트 Furthermore, as businesses with unique needs and challenges, we naturally understand each other. The social service sector in Singapore has admirable initiatives in place to provide as much support as possible to enterprises. The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise has systems in place to mentor and guide social enterprises, while the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre's Company of Good programmes actively connect like-minded business leaders. 인터넷카지노   The many VWOs and social workers under them must also be acknowledged for their tireless efforts in helping their respective beneficiaries. The more we reach out to our sector partners, the more we will realise that we are all working towards the same goal of building a stronger and more caring society.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The debate over ministers' pay has ruffled the feathers of many as it seems to equate pay with talent. Many have pointed out that this is a flawed benchmark. 온라인바카라 In modern Singapore, where many are trying to cope with the rising cost of living, the linking of pay with talent is a tinderbox issue, especially if it concerns politicians who are public servants entrusted to serve the people. How will someone earning a million dollars understand those who are struggling to make a living? 카지노사이트주소 Like it or not, many are likely to react with scepticism and will sense a disconnect when someone living in a bungalow says he is trying to understand those living in a one-room rental unit. Only those with a passion to serve will understand.   Also, does a good politician with the talent and passion to serve have to come from among those earning millions in the private sector? 바카라사이트주소 Education Minister Ong Ye Kung once pointed out that our future prime minister need not necessarily be a graduate. We have to accept the fact that those who want to serve may not be top earners from the private sector, and millionaires may not necessarily be equipped with the attributes to serve the people.
    137 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The debate over ministers' pay has ruffled the feathers of many as it seems to equate pay with talent. Many have pointed out that this is a flawed benchmark. 온라인바카라 In modern Singapore, where many are trying to cope with the rising cost of living, the linking of pay with talent is a tinderbox issue, especially if it concerns politicians who are public servants entrusted to serve the people. How will someone earning a million dollars understand those who are struggling to make a living? 카지노사이트주소 Like it or not, many are likely to react with scepticism and will sense a disconnect when someone living in a bungalow says he is trying to understand those living in a one-room rental unit. Only those with a passion to serve will understand.   Also, does a good politician with the talent and passion to serve have to come from among those earning millions in the private sector? 바카라사이트주소 Education Minister Ong Ye Kung once pointed out that our future prime minister need not necessarily be a graduate. We have to accept the fact that those who want to serve may not be top earners from the private sector, and millionaires may not necessarily be equipped with the attributes to serve the people.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    China is generally rational in its geopolitical actions. Yet, its defence of the "nine-dash-line" in the South China Sea seems uncannily emotion-driven and goes against its larger global interests. 인터넷바카라 Is defending it really the "core interest" of China in South-east Asia? Or, is the continued success of Asean as a regional pact promoting the culture of peace and prosperity in the broader region more aligned to China's core interest in South-east Asia? South-east Asia becoming a troubled region like the Middle East should be a greater concern actually. 카지노사이트 In fact, there was a time when China was very generous towards Asean - it proposed a free trade agreement with Asean, motivating other powers to follow suit.   Ditto with its aid and infrastructure enhancement programmes towards Asean. There were massive reservoirs of goodwill towards China then; they must not dry up now. Taking steps to de-escalate the tension surrounding the South China Sea dispute will be a form of generosity China can show, it being a major claimant. 온라인카지노 Asean will respond positively, most believe, not least by continuing to be a catalyst for peace in the region. Deng Xiaoping was right when he said the problem of territorial disputes should be passed to future generations. China still needs a few decades to become a modern developed power. Meanwhile, it makes more pragmatic sense to strengthen the catalyst for its development, which is Asean for now, not weaken it.
    141 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • China is generally rational in its geopolitical actions. Yet, its defence of the "nine-dash-line" in the South China Sea seems uncannily emotion-driven and goes against its larger global interests. 인터넷바카라 Is defending it really the "core interest" of China in South-east Asia? Or, is the continued success of Asean as a regional pact promoting the culture of peace and prosperity in the broader region more aligned to China's core interest in South-east Asia? South-east Asia becoming a troubled region like the Middle East should be a greater concern actually. 카지노사이트 In fact, there was a time when China was very generous towards Asean - it proposed a free trade agreement with Asean, motivating other powers to follow suit.   Ditto with its aid and infrastructure enhancement programmes towards Asean. There were massive reservoirs of goodwill towards China then; they must not dry up now. Taking steps to de-escalate the tension surrounding the South China Sea dispute will be a form of generosity China can show, it being a major claimant. 온라인카지노 Asean will respond positively, most believe, not least by continuing to be a catalyst for peace in the region. Deng Xiaoping was right when he said the problem of territorial disputes should be passed to future generations. China still needs a few decades to become a modern developed power. Meanwhile, it makes more pragmatic sense to strengthen the catalyst for its development, which is Asean for now, not weaken it.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I am a senior citizen writing in to highlight the boorish behaviour of some senior citizens in our midst. 바카라사이트주소 I witnessed a male senior citizen demanding that a young woman give up her seat in the MRT for him. She was not even sitting on the reserved seat. But, he scolded her in front of everyone, saying she ought to give up her seat for an elderly person. 안전놀이터 She did do it, but she was not happy about it. In another instance, I was at a National Day carnival singing our National Anthem when an elderly woman tapped my arm and indicated grumpily that she wanted me to move aside for her to walk through. Earlier on, I had seen another elderly woman jump a queue. 인터넷카지노   Having a sense of entitlement and throwing one's weight around just because one is a senior is not good or wise behaviour. I hope the guilty seniors will reflect on this and change for the better.
    381 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I am a senior citizen writing in to highlight the boorish behaviour of some senior citizens in our midst. 바카라사이트주소 I witnessed a male senior citizen demanding that a young woman give up her seat in the MRT for him. She was not even sitting on the reserved seat. But, he scolded her in front of everyone, saying she ought to give up her seat for an elderly person. 안전놀이터 She did do it, but she was not happy about it. In another instance, I was at a National Day carnival singing our National Anthem when an elderly woman tapped my arm and indicated grumpily that she wanted me to move aside for her to walk through. Earlier on, I had seen another elderly woman jump a queue. 인터넷카지노   Having a sense of entitlement and throwing one's weight around just because one is a senior is not good or wise behaviour. I hope the guilty seniors will reflect on this and change for the better.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I cannot agree more with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong that Singapore will pay the price of not being able to attract people of the right calibre if ministers' salaries are cut. 온라인카지노 It is easy for disaffected Singaporeans to target ministers' salaries as a convenient punching bag . However, what Singaporeans should focus on is not the quantum of a political office-holder's salary. Whether a minister makes $1 million, $2 million or $3 million per year, it makes little difference to the taxpayer in absolute terms. 카지노사이트주소  Even if all the political office-holders take a 50 per cent pay cut, it is unlikely that this would contribute significantly to our annual Budget. Instead of begrudging ministers their salaries or suggesting that their salaries be diverted for other social spending, the outcome indicators that taxpayers should look at include:   • Have our lives improved over the years? Is our society equitable and fair?  •Does the Government offer "value for money" for taxes paid? 온라인바카라 • Are there other governments which pay themselves an uncompetitive salary that deliver the standard of living we enjoy at our tax rate, which we can emulate? While the Government is far from perfect, reducing ministers' pay is not the right solution.
    62 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I cannot agree more with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong that Singapore will pay the price of not being able to attract people of the right calibre if ministers' salaries are cut. 온라인카지노 It is easy for disaffected Singaporeans to target ministers' salaries as a convenient punching bag . However, what Singaporeans should focus on is not the quantum of a political office-holder's salary. Whether a minister makes $1 million, $2 million or $3 million per year, it makes little difference to the taxpayer in absolute terms. 카지노사이트주소  Even if all the political office-holders take a 50 per cent pay cut, it is unlikely that this would contribute significantly to our annual Budget. Instead of begrudging ministers their salaries or suggesting that their salaries be diverted for other social spending, the outcome indicators that taxpayers should look at include:   • Have our lives improved over the years? Is our society equitable and fair?  •Does the Government offer "value for money" for taxes paid? 온라인바카라 • Are there other governments which pay themselves an uncompetitive salary that deliver the standard of living we enjoy at our tax rate, which we can emulate? While the Government is far from perfect, reducing ministers' pay is not the right solution.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The housewife who was fined $46,000 for failing to provide safe working conditions for her Indonesian maids should serve as a wake-up call to employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). 인터넷카지노 The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has a set of rules for FDWs, including the type of work they are allowed to perform. These are essentially household and domestic chores. However, many employers blatantly violate these rules and get away with it, given the difficulty the MOM has in detecting such practices. 카지노사이트 For instance, it is common for FDWs to work in homes other than that stated in the work permit. Except for some FDWs who are brave enough to defend their rights, most are resigned to the opportunistic and exploitative actions of employers, who have a firm hold on them.   Hoping to eradicatethese malpractices by leaving it to the conscience of employers is wishful thinking. So is relying on the complaints of FDWs. 인터넷바카라 A possible solution is the imposition of heavy penalties on employers who are found guilty, so that they serve as a deterrent.
    54 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The housewife who was fined $46,000 for failing to provide safe working conditions for her Indonesian maids should serve as a wake-up call to employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). 인터넷카지노 The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has a set of rules for FDWs, including the type of work they are allowed to perform. These are essentially household and domestic chores. However, many employers blatantly violate these rules and get away with it, given the difficulty the MOM has in detecting such practices. 카지노사이트 For instance, it is common for FDWs to work in homes other than that stated in the work permit. Except for some FDWs who are brave enough to defend their rights, most are resigned to the opportunistic and exploitative actions of employers, who have a firm hold on them.   Hoping to eradicatethese malpractices by leaving it to the conscience of employers is wishful thinking. So is relying on the complaints of FDWs. 인터넷바카라 A possible solution is the imposition of heavy penalties on employers who are found guilty, so that they serve as a deterrent.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I am a social worker working with a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) and I must confess I am one of the minority who do not wish for VWOs to be renamed as social service organisations (July 21). 카지노사이트주소 Those who know the sector treasure the proud heritage and volunteering spirit of our founders, something which I believe Singapore still lacks. 바카라사이트주소 I am not convinced that adopting a new name would change the perception of people who do not know the sector. They would already have their preconceived notions and bias. Changing the name would not be as effective as constant engagement with this "disconnected" group. Certainly, times have changed and so has the way VWOs carry out their mission. 안전놀이터 But let us not lose sight of where we have come from, as we progress to where we want to go in the helping profession. We are proud of our VWOs.  
    153 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I am a social worker working with a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) and I must confess I am one of the minority who do not wish for VWOs to be renamed as social service organisations (July 21). 카지노사이트주소 Those who know the sector treasure the proud heritage and volunteering spirit of our founders, something which I believe Singapore still lacks. 바카라사이트주소 I am not convinced that adopting a new name would change the perception of people who do not know the sector. They would already have their preconceived notions and bias. Changing the name would not be as effective as constant engagement with this "disconnected" group. Certainly, times have changed and so has the way VWOs carry out their mission. 안전놀이터 But let us not lose sight of where we have come from, as we progress to where we want to go in the helping profession. We are proud of our VWOs.  
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    If the criterion for euthanasia is an elderly person's assessment of his suffering, and not the nature of his illness, then will we also allow the prescription of lethal drugs for healthy adults who feel they are suffering and opt for death? 카지노사이트  As a senior citizen, I am uneasy with letting doctors become involved in euthanasia. Even the most experienced doctor cannot predict with certainty how long a person battling serious illness will live, or when someone might fall into treatable depression. Arguments in favour of assisted dying for the elderly are rooted in the belief that the lives of the elderly are not worth as much as other people's. 온라인카지노 Such a stand devalues the elderly by giving them less protection from their suicidal desires than others.   The State acts as an impediment to euthanasia not out of archaic cultural conservatism but because it has a duty to protect all its citizens. Making elderly euthanasia accepted public policy threatens the lives of everyone - not just the elderly but also the poor, mentally ill, disabled and terminally ill. It opens the door for abuse. The elderly person may be pressured to end his life prematurely so that he can stop being a burden to his family, or because someone has something to gain, whether financially or emotionally, from his death. 온라인바카라 Already, elderly people who are not acutely ill are being dumped in nursing homes because their families consider them a burden. It is easy to envisage some families steering their elderly relatives towards euthanasia as a permanent solution. The conversation must move away from how to make suicide possible for elderly people, and towards how their lives have meaning instead.
    56 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • If the criterion for euthanasia is an elderly person's assessment of his suffering, and not the nature of his illness, then will we also allow the prescription of lethal drugs for healthy adults who feel they are suffering and opt for death? 카지노사이트  As a senior citizen, I am uneasy with letting doctors become involved in euthanasia. Even the most experienced doctor cannot predict with certainty how long a person battling serious illness will live, or when someone might fall into treatable depression. Arguments in favour of assisted dying for the elderly are rooted in the belief that the lives of the elderly are not worth as much as other people's. 온라인카지노 Such a stand devalues the elderly by giving them less protection from their suicidal desires than others.   The State acts as an impediment to euthanasia not out of archaic cultural conservatism but because it has a duty to protect all its citizens. Making elderly euthanasia accepted public policy threatens the lives of everyone - not just the elderly but also the poor, mentally ill, disabled and terminally ill. It opens the door for abuse. The elderly person may be pressured to end his life prematurely so that he can stop being a burden to his family, or because someone has something to gain, whether financially or emotionally, from his death. 온라인바카라 Already, elderly people who are not acutely ill are being dumped in nursing homes because their families consider them a burden. It is easy to envisage some families steering their elderly relatives towards euthanasia as a permanent solution. The conversation must move away from how to make suicide possible for elderly people, and towards how their lives have meaning instead.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The truth is no government policy or intervention in the world has been able to effectively eradicate the income gap in a capitalistic system.인터넷카지노 Even communist nations' "iron rice bowl" system has failed. A capitalistic system cannot continue forever, especially with mankind's runaway greed for wealth. The wasteful production and use of materials due to mankind's greed and demand for comfort will not last forever. 바카라사이트 Instead of fixing the income gap, Singapore should find solutions to reduce the cost of living - in my estimate, by about 25 per cent or so. This is a more realistic and workable solution if we know what the controllable and non-controllable costs in our situation are, as we have hardly any material resources and depend on imports for most of our needs. We must use all the means available to address the income gap. 인터넷바카라   There is no one solution or panacea that can address this issue effectively.
    343 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The truth is no government policy or intervention in the world has been able to effectively eradicate the income gap in a capitalistic system.인터넷카지노 Even communist nations' "iron rice bowl" system has failed. A capitalistic system cannot continue forever, especially with mankind's runaway greed for wealth. The wasteful production and use of materials due to mankind's greed and demand for comfort will not last forever. 바카라사이트 Instead of fixing the income gap, Singapore should find solutions to reduce the cost of living - in my estimate, by about 25 per cent or so. This is a more realistic and workable solution if we know what the controllable and non-controllable costs in our situation are, as we have hardly any material resources and depend on imports for most of our needs. We must use all the means available to address the income gap. 인터넷바카라   There is no one solution or panacea that can address this issue effectively.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    To attract more young hawkers to take over their family business, it would be helpful if they and their parents view this through the lens of family business succession planning and borrow some principles from there. 카지노사이트주소 Narratives about the family business, such as stories of famous people who may have eaten at their stall, or of how the family had managed to beat the odds and turn the business around, could be a great motivational tool. It would also help to build bonds and create a clear sense of purpose. 안전놀이터 The next generation of hawkers would also appreciate that they are carrying on a family tradition, built on specific values, and that this comes with both great responsibility and honour. There are faithful customers for whom savouring their hawker food has become a ritual, but this is entirely contingent upon these successors keeping alive their culinary traditions. 바카라사이트주소 Singapore's hawker food heritage is an inextricable part of the Singapore narrative. Indeed, it will be a sad day when we no longer have our favourite local fare to savour.
    121 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • To attract more young hawkers to take over their family business, it would be helpful if they and their parents view this through the lens of family business succession planning and borrow some principles from there. 카지노사이트주소 Narratives about the family business, such as stories of famous people who may have eaten at their stall, or of how the family had managed to beat the odds and turn the business around, could be a great motivational tool. It would also help to build bonds and create a clear sense of purpose. 안전놀이터 The next generation of hawkers would also appreciate that they are carrying on a family tradition, built on specific values, and that this comes with both great responsibility and honour. There are faithful customers for whom savouring their hawker food has become a ritual, but this is entirely contingent upon these successors keeping alive their culinary traditions. 바카라사이트주소 Singapore's hawker food heritage is an inextricable part of the Singapore narrative. Indeed, it will be a sad day when we no longer have our favourite local fare to savour.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    There is no doubt that the current issues with wild boars, mynahs and pigeons could possibly be aided by human feeding. 카지노사이트 However there is no need to enforce laws to ban all forms of such feeding just because there is a rise in human-wildlife encounters. Such sweeping legislation can be seen as discriminatory, as there are bound to be differing views. The definition of wild animals is too wide at the moment. As such, nature lovers with a hands-on approach towards helping wildlife will never see eye to eye with those who have a hands-off approach due to their differing beliefs. 온라인카지노 The best way forward is to identify and classify animals that are a nuisance, and have legislation directed solely towards them. It is also important that the law takes one's intention into account.   If feeding of all wild animals were to be banned, then it would be only right that all interference with wild animals be banned as well. 온라인바카라 For example, wild animals found with injuries caused by other animals in territorial disputes should not be helped. It would be a good approach to have a look at the wildlife legislation in other countries, and heed the advice of international naturalists before enforcing such legislation.
    114 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • There is no doubt that the current issues with wild boars, mynahs and pigeons could possibly be aided by human feeding. 카지노사이트 However there is no need to enforce laws to ban all forms of such feeding just because there is a rise in human-wildlife encounters. Such sweeping legislation can be seen as discriminatory, as there are bound to be differing views. The definition of wild animals is too wide at the moment. As such, nature lovers with a hands-on approach towards helping wildlife will never see eye to eye with those who have a hands-off approach due to their differing beliefs. 온라인카지노 The best way forward is to identify and classify animals that are a nuisance, and have legislation directed solely towards them. It is also important that the law takes one's intention into account.   If feeding of all wild animals were to be banned, then it would be only right that all interference with wild animals be banned as well. 온라인바카라 For example, wild animals found with injuries caused by other animals in territorial disputes should not be helped. It would be a good approach to have a look at the wildlife legislation in other countries, and heed the advice of international naturalists before enforcing such legislation.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The question is not so much the choice of words that are used to describe it, but the core of what euthanasia is. 인터넷카지노 Is the content of an act to be valued based on only circumstances and the way the act is carried out, or does the act itself have an intrinsic, indisputable moral quality? Consider the case of suicide.If a man, in despair, chooses to jump out of the window, while another, also suffering from despair, pays a doctor to administer him a drug that takes away his life, could we say that paying the doctor to help him die is more justifiable? Why? 인터넷바카라 I think this question is fundamental, because when we empty an act of its intrinsic moral quality, and measure the goodness of it based on subjective experience (of oneself or others) and the techniques used to achieve it, there is no point of reference about right or wrong. It depends on those who have the power to decide or to impose it. Furthermore, it is a fallacy to assume that only the person himself can know what is best for him. Consider people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even just excessive stress, just to name a few examples. 바카라사이트 Can family members and a humane society abstain from the responsibility of helping these people by weighing in on important decisions that can affect their lives, or do we leave them to themselves because personal experience alone justifies the kind of decisions they make? A person who is suffering is precisely the one who needs to be valued, supported and loved, not pushed to the fringes of death. The suggestions that the worthiness of human life is to be measured by the level of perceived subjective suffering, and that only the person himself can make the right decision for himself - which are what the writer proposes - is untenable for the betterment of the individual and the building of a compassionate and humane society.
    63 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The question is not so much the choice of words that are used to describe it, but the core of what euthanasia is. 인터넷카지노 Is the content of an act to be valued based on only circumstances and the way the act is carried out, or does the act itself have an intrinsic, indisputable moral quality? Consider the case of suicide.If a man, in despair, chooses to jump out of the window, while another, also suffering from despair, pays a doctor to administer him a drug that takes away his life, could we say that paying the doctor to help him die is more justifiable? Why? 인터넷바카라 I think this question is fundamental, because when we empty an act of its intrinsic moral quality, and measure the goodness of it based on subjective experience (of oneself or others) and the techniques used to achieve it, there is no point of reference about right or wrong. It depends on those who have the power to decide or to impose it. Furthermore, it is a fallacy to assume that only the person himself can know what is best for him. Consider people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even just excessive stress, just to name a few examples. 바카라사이트 Can family members and a humane society abstain from the responsibility of helping these people by weighing in on important decisions that can affect their lives, or do we leave them to themselves because personal experience alone justifies the kind of decisions they make? A person who is suffering is precisely the one who needs to be valued, supported and loved, not pushed to the fringes of death. The suggestions that the worthiness of human life is to be measured by the level of perceived subjective suffering, and that only the person himself can make the right decision for himself - which are what the writer proposes - is untenable for the betterment of the individual and the building of a compassionate and humane society.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) takes a serious view of such offences. 안전놀이터 We adopt a multi-pronged approach through deterrent laws, stringent border checks as well as inland enforcement. We regularly conduct raids (an average of more than 100 monthly) targeted at immigration offenders, harbourers and employers of immigration offenders. We collaborate closely with agencies such as the Singapore Police Force and the Ministry of Manpower in our enforcement efforts. 바카라사이트주소 The public can play a part by not offering employment or shelter to immigration offenders. Home owners should exercise due diligence in checking the status of their foreign tenants, before signing or renewing their tenancy agreements. They should also check if their tenant has sublet rooms illegally. Members of the public with information on immigration offenders can report via the ICA website or call 1800-391-6150. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. 바카라사이트  Under the Immigration Act (Cap 133), the penalties for overstaying or illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane. If anyone is found guilty of recklessly or knowingly harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of between six months and two years and a fine of up to $6,000. If a person is found guilty of negligently harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of up to 12 months, or a fine of up to $6,000, or both.
    71 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) takes a serious view of such offences. 안전놀이터 We adopt a multi-pronged approach through deterrent laws, stringent border checks as well as inland enforcement. We regularly conduct raids (an average of more than 100 monthly) targeted at immigration offenders, harbourers and employers of immigration offenders. We collaborate closely with agencies such as the Singapore Police Force and the Ministry of Manpower in our enforcement efforts. 바카라사이트주소 The public can play a part by not offering employment or shelter to immigration offenders. Home owners should exercise due diligence in checking the status of their foreign tenants, before signing or renewing their tenancy agreements. They should also check if their tenant has sublet rooms illegally. Members of the public with information on immigration offenders can report via the ICA website or call 1800-391-6150. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. 바카라사이트  Under the Immigration Act (Cap 133), the penalties for overstaying or illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane. If anyone is found guilty of recklessly or knowingly harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of between six months and two years and a fine of up to $6,000. If a person is found guilty of negligently harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of up to 12 months, or a fine of up to $6,000, or both.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Users who wish to change their SingPass ID can do so by logging into their SingPass accounts, selecting the "update profile" icon and clicking the "update" button next to their current SingPass ID. These steps can be found in the "Help and FAQs" section on the SingPass log-in page. 온라인카지노 However, user ID is in itself not a safeguard against identity fraud. To protect their account and personal information, users should set up their SingPass two-factor authentication. 카지노사이트주소 Users should also change their passwords regularly and use strong passwords. Strong passwords are alphanumeric and contain eight to 24 characters. With the launch of the SingPass Mobile application later this year, users will have a more secure log-in alternative that does not require the entry of user IDs or passwords. 온라인바카라   We will continue to enhance the digital interface, experience and security for SingPass users and thank Mr Phua for his feedback.
    107 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Users who wish to change their SingPass ID can do so by logging into their SingPass accounts, selecting the "update profile" icon and clicking the "update" button next to their current SingPass ID. These steps can be found in the "Help and FAQs" section on the SingPass log-in page. 온라인카지노 However, user ID is in itself not a safeguard against identity fraud. To protect their account and personal information, users should set up their SingPass two-factor authentication. 카지노사이트주소 Users should also change their passwords regularly and use strong passwords. Strong passwords are alphanumeric and contain eight to 24 characters. With the launch of the SingPass Mobile application later this year, users will have a more secure log-in alternative that does not require the entry of user IDs or passwords. 온라인바카라   We will continue to enhance the digital interface, experience and security for SingPass users and thank Mr Phua for his feedback.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Over the years, the number of stray cats has declined significantly. 인터넷바카라 This is due to residents who have worked tirelessly to trap these cats for neutering. They are always on the lookout for newly abandoned cats and kittens, and they also speak to cat owners to advise them on neutering and keeping the animals indoors. 카지노사이트 Some of these residents have registered with the Cat Welfare Society so that they can help town councils mediate in cases where there are complaints about cats. Such unseen and unsung residents ought to be recognised for their community effort by the town councils. 인터넷카지노 All these residents ask for is that fellow residents be tolerant of the presence of cats, also called community cats, and that the town councils do not pander to a minority of complaining residents by culling these cats. As our little island gets rapidly concretised, such community cats add a softness to the harshness of our environment.
    373 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Over the years, the number of stray cats has declined significantly. 인터넷바카라 This is due to residents who have worked tirelessly to trap these cats for neutering. They are always on the lookout for newly abandoned cats and kittens, and they also speak to cat owners to advise them on neutering and keeping the animals indoors. 카지노사이트 Some of these residents have registered with the Cat Welfare Society so that they can help town councils mediate in cases where there are complaints about cats. Such unseen and unsung residents ought to be recognised for their community effort by the town councils. 인터넷카지노 All these residents ask for is that fellow residents be tolerant of the presence of cats, also called community cats, and that the town councils do not pander to a minority of complaining residents by culling these cats. As our little island gets rapidly concretised, such community cats add a softness to the harshness of our environment.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I was with my family to watch the live telecast of the National Day Parade at the OCBC Arena last week. 바카라사이트주소 Besides being treated to a variety of fringe activities and performances, as well as the fantastic parade, what heartened me was that after the event, everyone in the area I was at bagged their garbage and placed them in the rubbish bins provided. There was no rubbish left behind. I have observed signs of an increasing civic-mindedness in our country. 안전놀이터 For example, I have noticed that more and more people are cleaning up after themselves at hawker centres, giving way to other signalling motorists, moving in on buses and trains to make room for other passengers, and the like. This clearly demonstrates that even as our country is prospering on the economic front, our social etiquette and consideration for others are also improving tremendously. 바카라사이트 The only bugbear that I still have is that many people still talk during movies.
    152 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I was with my family to watch the live telecast of the National Day Parade at the OCBC Arena last week. 바카라사이트주소 Besides being treated to a variety of fringe activities and performances, as well as the fantastic parade, what heartened me was that after the event, everyone in the area I was at bagged their garbage and placed them in the rubbish bins provided. There was no rubbish left behind. I have observed signs of an increasing civic-mindedness in our country. 안전놀이터 For example, I have noticed that more and more people are cleaning up after themselves at hawker centres, giving way to other signalling motorists, moving in on buses and trains to make room for other passengers, and the like. This clearly demonstrates that even as our country is prospering on the economic front, our social etiquette and consideration for others are also improving tremendously. 바카라사이트 The only bugbear that I still have is that many people still talk during movies.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    In January, I had requested a copy of the estimated payout from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Life scheme from the age of 65 to 70. 온라인카지노 Last month, I again wrote to the CPF Board for an update of the estimated payout. Since interest would have accrued, I was curious to know what the new increased payout would be. To my horror, the new estimated payout amount was lower than that in January. My immediate thought was that there might have been an unauthorised withdrawal from my CPF Retirement Account (RA). I logged in to my CPF account, and, to my relief, found that the amount in the RA remained untouched. Feeling puzzled as to why the payout was lower when the RA amount remained the same (without the interest accrued), I wrote to the CPF Board for clarification. 온라인바카라 After a few days, a CPF staff member called and explained that the computation method used for the payout in the month of January was different from the one used in July. But he could not explain why, as the computation was carried out by a different department. I hope that the CPF Board can be more transparent and consistent in the processing of our CPF Life payouts. 카지노사이트주소 It is very difficult for a layman to accept that the same amount in the RA will give a lesser payout as time passes. This defieslogic. There is interest accrued as time goes by, and so the payout should be more (regardless of how insignificant it is).
    64 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • In January, I had requested a copy of the estimated payout from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Life scheme from the age of 65 to 70. 온라인카지노 Last month, I again wrote to the CPF Board for an update of the estimated payout. Since interest would have accrued, I was curious to know what the new increased payout would be. To my horror, the new estimated payout amount was lower than that in January. My immediate thought was that there might have been an unauthorised withdrawal from my CPF Retirement Account (RA). I logged in to my CPF account, and, to my relief, found that the amount in the RA remained untouched. Feeling puzzled as to why the payout was lower when the RA amount remained the same (without the interest accrued), I wrote to the CPF Board for clarification. 온라인바카라 After a few days, a CPF staff member called and explained that the computation method used for the payout in the month of January was different from the one used in July. But he could not explain why, as the computation was carried out by a different department. I hope that the CPF Board can be more transparent and consistent in the processing of our CPF Life payouts. 카지노사이트주소 It is very difficult for a layman to accept that the same amount in the RA will give a lesser payout as time passes. This defieslogic. There is interest accrued as time goes by, and so the payout should be more (regardless of how insignificant it is).
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I believe the analytical conclusions I drew are valid, and would like to challenge just a couple of points Prof Pangarkar made. 카지노사이트 First, it hardly bears noting that in every country, high-income recipients pay a much larger share of total tax revenues than the lower-income group. This arises simply because so much of the total income goes to them, and most tax systems are progressive. The more unequally distributed income is, the higher the proportion of total tax revenues the rich will end up paying - it's just mathematics. 인터넷카지노 Second, nowhere in my articles did I suggest "bringing down the rich", much less "punitive taxation". Raising Singapore's current internationally low rates of taxation on the highest-income earners, so that their post-tax income rises less rapidly, is not "bringing down the rich". It directly reduces inequality, especially where, as some of the research I reviewed shows, it is increases in the wealthy which raises inequality. 인터넷바카라 Asking the rich to contribute slightly more of their bounties for, what Prof Pangarkar calls, "pulling up the poor" is simply a practical fiscal measure with (as research shows) no economic detriment.
    120 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I believe the analytical conclusions I drew are valid, and would like to challenge just a couple of points Prof Pangarkar made. 카지노사이트 First, it hardly bears noting that in every country, high-income recipients pay a much larger share of total tax revenues than the lower-income group. This arises simply because so much of the total income goes to them, and most tax systems are progressive. The more unequally distributed income is, the higher the proportion of total tax revenues the rich will end up paying - it's just mathematics. 인터넷카지노 Second, nowhere in my articles did I suggest "bringing down the rich", much less "punitive taxation". Raising Singapore's current internationally low rates of taxation on the highest-income earners, so that their post-tax income rises less rapidly, is not "bringing down the rich". It directly reduces inequality, especially where, as some of the research I reviewed shows, it is increases in the wealthy which raises inequality. 인터넷바카라 Asking the rich to contribute slightly more of their bounties for, what Prof Pangarkar calls, "pulling up the poor" is simply a practical fiscal measure with (as research shows) no economic detriment.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The Singapore Heritage Society (SHS) has been working over the last four years not only to conserve Ubin's heritage but also to revitalise it as living heritage. It is Pulau Ubin's living community which renders the island meaningful. 바카라사이트주소 Ubin residents, past and present, and their families are living custodians of the island's cultural heritage.Ideally, they should remain on Ubin or even return to the island if they have moved away. At the same time, ways of life on Ubin cannot be frozen as exotica just for mainlanders and tourists to enjoy a few hours' nostalgic recreation in a rustic environment.   A living heritage adapts to changing times, even as it maintains strong continuity with the past. 안전놀이터 SHS spearheads Kawan Ubin, formed as a project to promote and support the Ubin villagers as active drivers in revitalising Ubin's heritage. Notably, Kawan Ubin volunteers organised a Balik Kampung Party on Feb 24, bringing together over 150 Ubin villagers, past and present, including different age groups and a mix of Chinese and Malay families. As the first large-scale reunion, this party was a milestone, galvanising present and former villagers to reconnect with each other and with their island home. These community relationships and shared memories are the heart of what a kampung is, not merely a collection of empty wooden buildings. To promote the involvement of Ubin villagers in revitalising their kampung, SHS is also developing tours, guided by the villagers themselves. 바카라사이트 We believe that a human-centred approach to heritage conservation is necessary if it is to be meaningful to future generations. In this way, the Pulau Ubin kampung will be a place where the much-touted kampung spirit is a lived reality, not mere rhetoric.
    66 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The Singapore Heritage Society (SHS) has been working over the last four years not only to conserve Ubin's heritage but also to revitalise it as living heritage. It is Pulau Ubin's living community which renders the island meaningful. 바카라사이트주소 Ubin residents, past and present, and their families are living custodians of the island's cultural heritage.Ideally, they should remain on Ubin or even return to the island if they have moved away. At the same time, ways of life on Ubin cannot be frozen as exotica just for mainlanders and tourists to enjoy a few hours' nostalgic recreation in a rustic environment.   A living heritage adapts to changing times, even as it maintains strong continuity with the past. 안전놀이터 SHS spearheads Kawan Ubin, formed as a project to promote and support the Ubin villagers as active drivers in revitalising Ubin's heritage. Notably, Kawan Ubin volunteers organised a Balik Kampung Party on Feb 24, bringing together over 150 Ubin villagers, past and present, including different age groups and a mix of Chinese and Malay families. As the first large-scale reunion, this party was a milestone, galvanising present and former villagers to reconnect with each other and with their island home. These community relationships and shared memories are the heart of what a kampung is, not merely a collection of empty wooden buildings. To promote the involvement of Ubin villagers in revitalising their kampung, SHS is also developing tours, guided by the villagers themselves. 바카라사이트 We believe that a human-centred approach to heritage conservation is necessary if it is to be meaningful to future generations. In this way, the Pulau Ubin kampung will be a place where the much-touted kampung spirit is a lived reality, not mere rhetoric.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Some say that the rich or richly paid are not likely to be corrupt. Not really. Many drug lords and politicians who have fingers in their national coffers are, as the Chinese saying goes, "snakes that are so avaricious that they even attempt to swallow an elephant". 온라인바카라 The intrinsic value of a Singapore dollar - the value of the plastic and ink that make up the dollar - should be lower than its currency value. But, the intrinsic value of a person is his innate character. It should be higher than the values of his title and his pay. A learned Roman refused to serve his emperor and was reduced to eating porridge, considered a poor man's food. Someone taunted him, saying: "If you know how to serve Caesar you don't have to eat porridge." 카지노사이트주소   He replied: "If you know how to eat porridge, you don't have to serve Caesar." Once, I was surprised that a millionaire was caught for financial corruption. "Didn't he have enough?" I exclaimed. My wife, who overheard me, said: "What do you know? You have never even smelled a million!" Good point. If I already had a million, would I be practising the philosophy of one of my very rich students who once told me: "Sir, you can never have too much money." 바카라사이트주소 A really great man is one who, while serving Caesar, also knows how to eat only rice or even porridge, if necessary. Such integrity is a rarity.
    69 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Some say that the rich or richly paid are not likely to be corrupt. Not really. Many drug lords and politicians who have fingers in their national coffers are, as the Chinese saying goes, "snakes that are so avaricious that they even attempt to swallow an elephant". 온라인바카라 The intrinsic value of a Singapore dollar - the value of the plastic and ink that make up the dollar - should be lower than its currency value. But, the intrinsic value of a person is his innate character. It should be higher than the values of his title and his pay. A learned Roman refused to serve his emperor and was reduced to eating porridge, considered a poor man's food. Someone taunted him, saying: "If you know how to serve Caesar you don't have to eat porridge." 카지노사이트주소   He replied: "If you know how to eat porridge, you don't have to serve Caesar." Once, I was surprised that a millionaire was caught for financial corruption. "Didn't he have enough?" I exclaimed. My wife, who overheard me, said: "What do you know? You have never even smelled a million!" Good point. If I already had a million, would I be practising the philosophy of one of my very rich students who once told me: "Sir, you can never have too much money." 바카라사이트주소 A really great man is one who, while serving Caesar, also knows how to eat only rice or even porridge, if necessary. Such integrity is a rarity.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    It is sad, but true, that the worth of a person today is increasingly measured by the salary he commands, the type of car he drives, the grandeur of the house he lives in and the luxurious lifestyle he can afford. 인터넷바카라 What is more worrying is that this reality is slowly but surely causing an increasing dichotomy in perceptions and sentiments between the elite and the ordinary folk, and between governing bodies and the man in the street. It does not help when communication is beset with implications of "not listening to feedback", or a "talking down approach" to issues raised. It is further aggravated when ordinary folk who are struggling to make ends meet conclude that those in authority lack empathy and that those making policies do not understand the sentiments on the ground. 카지노사이트 My work as a general medical practitioner allows me to interact with people from different levels of society and the feedback given to me is far from encouraging. It would seem that many organisations and agencies are far more interested in projecting a good image than in solving the problems of society.   Written queries and requests are often given standard answers, which elaborate on written policies but which mean very little to those who still face the same problems. I am also concerned about the responses of the younger generation, who pepper their comments with vulgarity, showing little respect for the office of those who are given the responsibility to govern. There seems to be little awareness of where we have come from as a nation, as well as an increasing sense of entitlement. 온라인카지노 In the early years of our struggles as a nation, the general populace felt that the leaders were one with them. The people were willing to endure hardship when they sensed that there was a unity of purpose and objective. With this growing dichotomy mentioned above, the question that begs to be answered is whether we, as a nation, can weather future crises with the same resolve that was seen in the early years. As a nation, we cannot afford to progress with just the hardware and not the "heartware".
    66 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • It is sad, but true, that the worth of a person today is increasingly measured by the salary he commands, the type of car he drives, the grandeur of the house he lives in and the luxurious lifestyle he can afford. 인터넷바카라 What is more worrying is that this reality is slowly but surely causing an increasing dichotomy in perceptions and sentiments between the elite and the ordinary folk, and between governing bodies and the man in the street. It does not help when communication is beset with implications of "not listening to feedback", or a "talking down approach" to issues raised. It is further aggravated when ordinary folk who are struggling to make ends meet conclude that those in authority lack empathy and that those making policies do not understand the sentiments on the ground. 카지노사이트 My work as a general medical practitioner allows me to interact with people from different levels of society and the feedback given to me is far from encouraging. It would seem that many organisations and agencies are far more interested in projecting a good image than in solving the problems of society.   Written queries and requests are often given standard answers, which elaborate on written policies but which mean very little to those who still face the same problems. I am also concerned about the responses of the younger generation, who pepper their comments with vulgarity, showing little respect for the office of those who are given the responsibility to govern. There seems to be little awareness of where we have come from as a nation, as well as an increasing sense of entitlement. 온라인카지노 In the early years of our struggles as a nation, the general populace felt that the leaders were one with them. The people were willing to endure hardship when they sensed that there was a unity of purpose and objective. With this growing dichotomy mentioned above, the question that begs to be answered is whether we, as a nation, can weather future crises with the same resolve that was seen in the early years. As a nation, we cannot afford to progress with just the hardware and not the "heartware".
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Taking a step back, we might find that beyond setting boundaries, it is the parent-child relationship that remains foundational to this conversation on screen time. 바카라사이트  By nurturing a closer relationship with our children in everyday life, we can raise them to be disciplined and discerning users of online media. When we are sincere about sharing our children's online activities without judgment and criticism, they will reciprocate and want to know what we think. In ScreenEd, Focus on the Family Singapore's workshop on media usage, we first encourage parents and children to share and understand each other's perspectives on online media. 안전놀이터 This enables two-way communication, where parents can naturally teach principles of discipline and discernment to their children, instead of being perceived as enforcing rules and boundaries without reason.   Moreover, enjoying everyday conversations builds love and trust between parents and children, making it easier for parents to later address inappropriate content and behaviour where necessary. Our children learn to recognise that we speak to them about rules and boundaries out of wholehearted concern and a hope to protect them, instead of a desire to punish. The discussion on managing screen time ultimately presents an old issue under a new guise. 인터넷카지노 Before smartphones and online media became widely accessible, parents and experts were concerned about the excessive use of television and inappropriate programmes. Likewise, the importance of a strong parent-child relationship remains unchanged. It is the foundation for us to teach our children wisdom and independence in making life choices.
    86 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Taking a step back, we might find that beyond setting boundaries, it is the parent-child relationship that remains foundational to this conversation on screen time. 바카라사이트  By nurturing a closer relationship with our children in everyday life, we can raise them to be disciplined and discerning users of online media. When we are sincere about sharing our children's online activities without judgment and criticism, they will reciprocate and want to know what we think. In ScreenEd, Focus on the Family Singapore's workshop on media usage, we first encourage parents and children to share and understand each other's perspectives on online media. 안전놀이터 This enables two-way communication, where parents can naturally teach principles of discipline and discernment to their children, instead of being perceived as enforcing rules and boundaries without reason.   Moreover, enjoying everyday conversations builds love and trust between parents and children, making it easier for parents to later address inappropriate content and behaviour where necessary. Our children learn to recognise that we speak to them about rules and boundaries out of wholehearted concern and a hope to protect them, instead of a desire to punish. The discussion on managing screen time ultimately presents an old issue under a new guise. 인터넷카지노 Before smartphones and online media became widely accessible, parents and experts were concerned about the excessive use of television and inappropriate programmes. Likewise, the importance of a strong parent-child relationship remains unchanged. It is the foundation for us to teach our children wisdom and independence in making life choices.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    From ofo to Mobike to GBikes, bike-sharing firms are everywhere now and they owe their rise to two factors.Those who are health-conscious, and those who want to move away from using vehicles like cars and buses, which have a larger environmental footprint. 온라인바카라 Bike-sharing has been immensely popular, but it has also seen irresponsible parking of bikes and other anti-social behaviour. Users, however, are not completely at fault. The firms' poor administration of the usage of their bikes and their failure to implement comprehensive solutions have resulted in such behaviour. 카지노사이트주소 The Government, too, needs to take a closer look at the architecture of buildings and find ways to make it easier and safer for the bike users to park their bikes. To ensure that bike-sharing firms internalise the costs of irresponsible bike usage, government intervention is required to impose penalties on firms that fail to inculcate appropriate behaviour when using shared bikes. 바카라사이트주소   The authorities may also need to educate users, for instance, about responsible parking. With the right policies, bike-sharing can provide a more pleasant experience for everyone.
    69 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • From ofo to Mobike to GBikes, bike-sharing firms are everywhere now and they owe their rise to two factors.Those who are health-conscious, and those who want to move away from using vehicles like cars and buses, which have a larger environmental footprint. 온라인바카라 Bike-sharing has been immensely popular, but it has also seen irresponsible parking of bikes and other anti-social behaviour. Users, however, are not completely at fault. The firms' poor administration of the usage of their bikes and their failure to implement comprehensive solutions have resulted in such behaviour. 카지노사이트주소 The Government, too, needs to take a closer look at the architecture of buildings and find ways to make it easier and safer for the bike users to park their bikes. To ensure that bike-sharing firms internalise the costs of irresponsible bike usage, government intervention is required to impose penalties on firms that fail to inculcate appropriate behaviour when using shared bikes. 바카라사이트주소   The authorities may also need to educate users, for instance, about responsible parking. With the right policies, bike-sharing can provide a more pleasant experience for everyone.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The idea of getting women to serve national service (NS) has not caught on, and I think that we should encourage more women to serve because defending the nation is not just a man's job but that of all Singaporeans.인터넷바카라 Women seek gender equality in society but the idea of women serving NS has not become popular, likely due to the notion that women are smaller and not as fit as men. However, such factors should not stop anyone as both men and women will become stronger - both physically and mentally - when they serve NS. 카지노사이트 n fact, everyone learns discipline, perseverance and teamwork in the army; all skills that will be useful later in life. NS also helps build confidence, independence and maturity. Recently, at a two-day Women's Boot Camp organised by Ang Mo Kio Women's Executive Committee, girls and women from the age of 13 and above were given a taste of the day-to-day routines of full-time national servicemen. 온라인카지노   The camp aimed to help participants decide if they were keen on joining the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps. Such programmes, I hope, will help more women like me to get some encouragement and inspiration, and bring us closer to a day when both men and women serve NS.
    74 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The idea of getting women to serve national service (NS) has not caught on, and I think that we should encourage more women to serve because defending the nation is not just a man's job but that of all Singaporeans.인터넷바카라 Women seek gender equality in society but the idea of women serving NS has not become popular, likely due to the notion that women are smaller and not as fit as men. However, such factors should not stop anyone as both men and women will become stronger - both physically and mentally - when they serve NS. 카지노사이트 n fact, everyone learns discipline, perseverance and teamwork in the army; all skills that will be useful later in life. NS also helps build confidence, independence and maturity. Recently, at a two-day Women's Boot Camp organised by Ang Mo Kio Women's Executive Committee, girls and women from the age of 13 and above were given a taste of the day-to-day routines of full-time national servicemen. 온라인카지노   The camp aimed to help participants decide if they were keen on joining the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps. Such programmes, I hope, will help more women like me to get some encouragement and inspiration, and bring us closer to a day when both men and women serve NS.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa warned that "a passive, or at best reactive, Asean… is guaranteed to be an irrelevant Asean" . 바카라사이트주소 But, before we can be more active, we need to examine whether the conditions for doing so are deteriorating or improving. Let us examine, for example, whether certain Asean nations' power of self-determination on trade and foreign relations has weakened or strengthened in recent years. Asean as a collective body has no intention of taking sides in a United States-China conflict in the region. 안전놀이터 However, each nation has to take care of its own national interests, first and foremost. Each nation is being pulled by different external factors.   Achieving a good balance is getting more challenging and, for certain nations, it has become almost impossible. If the superpowers are sincere in hoping Asean will remain a united, effective and valuable partner, they should respect how we conduct our economic and foreign relation affairs, with least interference from their part. Superpowers should solve their contests and conflicts in the region in an amicable way among themselves. They should not use nations here as pawns, as doing so will diminish the neutrality and, eventually, the unity of Asean. In short, Asean should not be collateral damage in the superpowers' tussles in the region. 바카라사이트 The trade war between China and the US has already started. It is time for Asean to stay united to prevent the region from being used as a battlefield of any sort. Asean nations should collectively and individually exert more influence on the superpowers through various channels. If we stay passive, the result is obvious - Asean will become a disunited and irrelevant body down the road.
    57 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa warned that "a passive, or at best reactive, Asean… is guaranteed to be an irrelevant Asean" . 바카라사이트주소 But, before we can be more active, we need to examine whether the conditions for doing so are deteriorating or improving. Let us examine, for example, whether certain Asean nations' power of self-determination on trade and foreign relations has weakened or strengthened in recent years. Asean as a collective body has no intention of taking sides in a United States-China conflict in the region. 안전놀이터 However, each nation has to take care of its own national interests, first and foremost. Each nation is being pulled by different external factors.   Achieving a good balance is getting more challenging and, for certain nations, it has become almost impossible. If the superpowers are sincere in hoping Asean will remain a united, effective and valuable partner, they should respect how we conduct our economic and foreign relation affairs, with least interference from their part. Superpowers should solve their contests and conflicts in the region in an amicable way among themselves. They should not use nations here as pawns, as doing so will diminish the neutrality and, eventually, the unity of Asean. In short, Asean should not be collateral damage in the superpowers' tussles in the region. 바카라사이트 The trade war between China and the US has already started. It is time for Asean to stay united to prevent the region from being used as a battlefield of any sort. Asean nations should collectively and individually exert more influence on the superpowers through various channels. If we stay passive, the result is obvious - Asean will become a disunited and irrelevant body down the road.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    hile I appreciate that Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong spoke from experience and with good intentions, I do not think his statement has adequately addressed Singaporeans' concerns over ministerial salaries. 온라인카지노 Singaporean MPs remain significantly higher paid than their counterparts in other developed nations, such as Britainor Germany, even after factoring in additional on-the-job benefits that those countries provide or disparities in the costs of living. Most developed nations pay their ministers an equitable remuneration based on an average of the country's per capita gross domestic product. The significance of this comparison is twofold. 온라인바카라 First, Singaporeans may perceive this salary gap as an incongruity. Even if the Government presents logical justifications for its pay structure, the popular perception of "excessive salary" will remain, and that can have the very tangible effect of undermining faith in public institutions.   Thus, while Mr Goh's position is well argued, I do not think Singaporeans have been convinced. Second, it casts doubts on the argument that competitive salaries are required to attract top talent. 카지노사이트주소 Indeed, the Cabinets of the above-mentioned countries are staffed with highly qualified and capable individuals willing to forgo private-sector opportunities and remuneration to serve their electorate. This harks back to Singapore's first generation of leaders, who poured their talents and energies into the nation-building project without the expectation of a handsome salary. Do we not desire this spirit of self-sacrificial service in our leaders?
    62 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • hile I appreciate that Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong spoke from experience and with good intentions, I do not think his statement has adequately addressed Singaporeans' concerns over ministerial salaries. 온라인카지노 Singaporean MPs remain significantly higher paid than their counterparts in other developed nations, such as Britainor Germany, even after factoring in additional on-the-job benefits that those countries provide or disparities in the costs of living. Most developed nations pay their ministers an equitable remuneration based on an average of the country's per capita gross domestic product. The significance of this comparison is twofold. 온라인바카라 First, Singaporeans may perceive this salary gap as an incongruity. Even if the Government presents logical justifications for its pay structure, the popular perception of "excessive salary" will remain, and that can have the very tangible effect of undermining faith in public institutions.   Thus, while Mr Goh's position is well argued, I do not think Singaporeans have been convinced. Second, it casts doubts on the argument that competitive salaries are required to attract top talent. 카지노사이트주소 Indeed, the Cabinets of the above-mentioned countries are staffed with highly qualified and capable individuals willing to forgo private-sector opportunities and remuneration to serve their electorate. This harks back to Singapore's first generation of leaders, who poured their talents and energies into the nation-building project without the expectation of a handsome salary. Do we not desire this spirit of self-sacrificial service in our leaders?
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I believe that ministers must be given adequate and comparable pay, taking into consideration the sacrifices they have to make when crossing over from the private to the public sector. 인터넷카지노     Being a high-flying chief executivein the corporate world is very different from being a minister or politician. The CEO's primary job is to ensure that he and his staff bring in profit for the organisation. To this end, the CEO has to fully exploit his business and financial acumen and lay out the strategies for his staff to adhere to. 인터넷바카라 And for this, he and his staff are adequately rewarded with good bonuses by the board of directors at the end of the financial year. But, if the same CEO crosses over to the public sector and becomes a minister, it is no longer about moneymaking but, rather, about the service to the people.   It is an entirely different ball game in the public sector, where the passion to serve the people is paramount. A good minister need not always be a high-flier from the corporate world with a master's degree or PhD. As long as he is reasonably educated, able to mix well and identify with the ground, able to communicate his thoughts well and can lead, he will make a good minister. 카지노사이트 There are so many examples of ministers who were not high-fliers in the corporate world before crossing over. If any high-flier from the private sector insists that he will become a minister only if he gets the same pay he was drawing in the private sector, then he would be a failure as a minister, because being a minister is all about sacrifices and service to the people and nation. Our national servicemen make sacrifices when doing their two-year stints in the uniformed services. Ministers are expected to do likewise for the well-being of our nation.
    68 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I believe that ministers must be given adequate and comparable pay, taking into consideration the sacrifices they have to make when crossing over from the private to the public sector. 인터넷카지노     Being a high-flying chief executivein the corporate world is very different from being a minister or politician. The CEO's primary job is to ensure that he and his staff bring in profit for the organisation. To this end, the CEO has to fully exploit his business and financial acumen and lay out the strategies for his staff to adhere to. 인터넷바카라 And for this, he and his staff are adequately rewarded with good bonuses by the board of directors at the end of the financial year. But, if the same CEO crosses over to the public sector and becomes a minister, it is no longer about moneymaking but, rather, about the service to the people.   It is an entirely different ball game in the public sector, where the passion to serve the people is paramount. A good minister need not always be a high-flier from the corporate world with a master's degree or PhD. As long as he is reasonably educated, able to mix well and identify with the ground, able to communicate his thoughts well and can lead, he will make a good minister. 카지노사이트 There are so many examples of ministers who were not high-fliers in the corporate world before crossing over. If any high-flier from the private sector insists that he will become a minister only if he gets the same pay he was drawing in the private sector, then he would be a failure as a minister, because being a minister is all about sacrifices and service to the people and nation. Our national servicemen make sacrifices when doing their two-year stints in the uniformed services. Ministers are expected to do likewise for the well-being of our nation.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Mr Seah Yam Meng claims that society should offer euthanasia as an alternative to reduce the high rate of elderly suicide.  However, euthanasia should not be legalised because it is just a glorified form of suicide. 카지노사이트주소 Just because it involves an official document and a doctor does not change the fact that someone is in such a dark and lonely place that he has decided his life is not worth living. We have to work on creating a community that will help people find a reason to keep living, not give them a quick "solution" to end all their problems. By legalising euthanasia, the responsibility is pushed on to the person in question, not the people around who could make a change. 바카라사이트주소 This would make euthanasia seem ideal to the uninvolved because this places them on a moral high ground.   It is an easier way to deal with illness and suffering. Last, it is illogical to compare putting down animals with euthanasia for humans. Animals do not have a say in ending their lives, their owners do. Often, we focus on our pain instead of how we can come out of it stronger. 안전놀이터 I cannot imagine the pain that terminally ill people go through, but I believe that if they put up a good fight, they would be an inspiration to others who are battling the same illness to keep fighting. To fight is to take a gamble on your life, but to not do so is to guarantee death.
    93 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Mr Seah Yam Meng claims that society should offer euthanasia as an alternative to reduce the high rate of elderly suicide.  However, euthanasia should not be legalised because it is just a glorified form of suicide. 카지노사이트주소 Just because it involves an official document and a doctor does not change the fact that someone is in such a dark and lonely place that he has decided his life is not worth living. We have to work on creating a community that will help people find a reason to keep living, not give them a quick "solution" to end all their problems. By legalising euthanasia, the responsibility is pushed on to the person in question, not the people around who could make a change. 바카라사이트주소 This would make euthanasia seem ideal to the uninvolved because this places them on a moral high ground.   It is an easier way to deal with illness and suffering. Last, it is illogical to compare putting down animals with euthanasia for humans. Animals do not have a say in ending their lives, their owners do. Often, we focus on our pain instead of how we can come out of it stronger. 안전놀이터 I cannot imagine the pain that terminally ill people go through, but I believe that if they put up a good fight, they would be an inspiration to others who are battling the same illness to keep fighting. To fight is to take a gamble on your life, but to not do so is to guarantee death.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    It was disheartening to learn that Singapore's plastic recycling rate lags far behind other developed countries. 카지노사이트  Many Singapore retailers, supermarket chains and customers may not easily change their behaviour over single-use plastic bags in the near future. To help reduce the use of plastic bags, the National Environment Agency (NEA) could financially reward retailers that give incentives to customers who bring their own bags. Retailers will be thus able to offset the cost of giving more monetary rewards, and more customers will be interested in bringing their own bags. 온라인카지노 Retailers could impose a small fee of 10 cents to 20 cents on each customer who wants to use plastic bags for their purchases. This fee will make customers think twice before using plastic bags, especially for small purchases that can be easily taken away. 온라인바카라   The NEA could also reward or recognise retailers that use biodegradable bags or make an effort in their business practices to reduce single-use plastics. I hope all the stakeholders will make a real effort to reduce plastic usage and protect our wonderful garden city.
    71 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • It was disheartening to learn that Singapore's plastic recycling rate lags far behind other developed countries. 카지노사이트  Many Singapore retailers, supermarket chains and customers may not easily change their behaviour over single-use plastic bags in the near future. To help reduce the use of plastic bags, the National Environment Agency (NEA) could financially reward retailers that give incentives to customers who bring their own bags. Retailers will be thus able to offset the cost of giving more monetary rewards, and more customers will be interested in bringing their own bags. 온라인카지노 Retailers could impose a small fee of 10 cents to 20 cents on each customer who wants to use plastic bags for their purchases. This fee will make customers think twice before using plastic bags, especially for small purchases that can be easily taken away. 온라인바카라   The NEA could also reward or recognise retailers that use biodegradable bags or make an effort in their business practices to reduce single-use plastics. I hope all the stakeholders will make a real effort to reduce plastic usage and protect our wonderful garden city.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Some say that the rich or richly paid are not likely to be corrupt. Not really. Many drug lords and politicians who have fingers in their national coffers are, as the Chinese saying goes, "snakes that are so avaricious that they even attempt to swallow an elephant". 바카라사이트         The intrinsic value of a Singapore dollar - the value of the plastic and ink that make up the dollar - should be lower than its currency value. But, the intrinsic value of a person is his innate character. It should be higher than the values of his title and his pay. A learned Roman refused to serve his emperor and was reduced to eating porridge, considered a poor man's food. Someone taunted him, saying: 인터넷카지노  "If you know how to serve Caesar you don't have to eat porridge."   He replied: "If you know how to eat porridge, you don't have to serve Caesar." Once, I was surprised that a millionaire was caught for financial corruption. "Didn't he have enough?" I exclaimed. My wife, who overheard me, said: "What do you know? You have never even smelled a million!" 인터넷바카라 Good point. If I already had a million, would I be practising the philosophy of one of my very rich students who once told me: "Sir, you can never have too much money." A really great man is one who, while serving Caesar, also knows how to eat only rice or even porridge, if necessary. Such integrity is a rarity.
    114 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Some say that the rich or richly paid are not likely to be corrupt. Not really. Many drug lords and politicians who have fingers in their national coffers are, as the Chinese saying goes, "snakes that are so avaricious that they even attempt to swallow an elephant". 바카라사이트         The intrinsic value of a Singapore dollar - the value of the plastic and ink that make up the dollar - should be lower than its currency value. But, the intrinsic value of a person is his innate character. It should be higher than the values of his title and his pay. A learned Roman refused to serve his emperor and was reduced to eating porridge, considered a poor man's food. Someone taunted him, saying: 인터넷카지노  "If you know how to serve Caesar you don't have to eat porridge."   He replied: "If you know how to eat porridge, you don't have to serve Caesar." Once, I was surprised that a millionaire was caught for financial corruption. "Didn't he have enough?" I exclaimed. My wife, who overheard me, said: "What do you know? You have never even smelled a million!" 인터넷바카라 Good point. If I already had a million, would I be practising the philosophy of one of my very rich students who once told me: "Sir, you can never have too much money." A really great man is one who, while serving Caesar, also knows how to eat only rice or even porridge, if necessary. Such integrity is a rarity.
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