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  • 18 Sep 2018
    Romcom Crazy Rich Asians continued to sparkle in North America, topping the box office for the second weekend running, according to industry estimates on Sunday (Aug 26).  인터넷카지노 The Warner Bros adaptation of Singapore-born author Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same name took US$25 million (S$34 million), almost matching its US$26.5 million debutlast week, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. Starring veteran actress Michelle Yeoh, British-Malaysian former BBC host Henry Golding and American sitcom star Constance Wu, the film tells the story of a American economics professor who meets her super-wealthy boyfriend's family in Singapore. It is the first major studio release with a mostly Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. Shark attack thriller The Meg clung on to the runner-up spot for another week, taking US$13 million - a significant tumble from last week's earnings of US$21.2 million. It stars action movie regular Jason Statham as a rescue diver who tries to save scientists trapped in a submarine from a huge, prehistoric shark.   In at third was newly-released mystery The Happytime Murders, which took US$10 million. Based in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, the film follows a joint police force as they probe a recent murder spree targeting puppet TV stars. 인터넷바카라 On its heels, with takings of US$8 million, was Tom Cruise's action blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which took fourth place in its fifth weekend in theatres. Fifth went to Disney's live-animated hybrid Christopher Robin, which took US$6.3 million. Ewan McGregor plays Winnie the Pooh's now grown-up and stressed-out pal who reunites with his old stuffed friend. Rounding out this weekend's top 10 were: Mile 22 (US$6 million); Alpha (US$5.6 million); BlackKklansman (US$5.3 million); A.X.L (US$3 million), and Slender Man (US$2.8 million). 
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  • Romcom Crazy Rich Asians continued to sparkle in North America, topping the box office for the second weekend running, according to industry estimates on Sunday (Aug 26).  인터넷카지노 The Warner Bros adaptation of Singapore-born author Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same name took US$25 million (S$34 million), almost matching its US$26.5 million debutlast week, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. Starring veteran actress Michelle Yeoh, British-Malaysian former BBC host Henry Golding and American sitcom star Constance Wu, the film tells the story of a American economics professor who meets her super-wealthy boyfriend's family in Singapore. It is the first major studio release with a mostly Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. Shark attack thriller The Meg clung on to the runner-up spot for another week, taking US$13 million - a significant tumble from last week's earnings of US$21.2 million. It stars action movie regular Jason Statham as a rescue diver who tries to save scientists trapped in a submarine from a huge, prehistoric shark.   In at third was newly-released mystery The Happytime Murders, which took US$10 million. Based in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, the film follows a joint police force as they probe a recent murder spree targeting puppet TV stars. 인터넷바카라 On its heels, with takings of US$8 million, was Tom Cruise's action blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which took fourth place in its fifth weekend in theatres. Fifth went to Disney's live-animated hybrid Christopher Robin, which took US$6.3 million. Ewan McGregor plays Winnie the Pooh's now grown-up and stressed-out pal who reunites with his old stuffed friend. Rounding out this weekend's top 10 were: Mile 22 (US$6 million); Alpha (US$5.6 million); BlackKklansman (US$5.3 million); A.X.L (US$3 million), and Slender Man (US$2.8 million). 
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  • 18 Sep 2018
    Following a surprise visit to a local bak kut teh joint, Mandopop king Jay Chou was once again spotted in Singapore, this time with his wife - actress Hannah Quinlivan - in tow. 인터넷바카라 On Sunday (Aug 26), the 39-year-old posted an Instagram photo of himself and a friend with their pet dogs. He captioned the photo in Mandarin: "At the Sentosa beach, where walking your dog on the weekends is a trend." While his 25-year-old wife did not appear in the picture, she had posted her own Instagram photos hours before Chou's post. Members of the public who spotted the couple and posted photos on social media tagged the location as Tanjong Beach Club. This is the second time Chou has been spotted in public here over the weekend. On Saturday, local bak kut teh eatery Founder Bak Kut Teh Cafeteria posted a photo on their Facebook page, where Chou is seen with his arm around the restaurant's founder Chua Chwee Whatt, who was celebrating his 73rd birthday. Chua's son told The Straits Times that Chou is a regular at Founder's Balestier branch and came with two friends and a bodyguard. Quinlivan was not with him. He stayed for 35 minutes and was treated to lunch by the elder Chua. 온라인바카라   Chou, who wrapped up the Qingdao, China leg of his world tour The Invincible last Friday, revealed on Instagram that he had hopped on a plane immediately after the concert ended. He was then spotted in Singapore. Chou, who held a sold-out concert at the National Stadium in January this year, is set to return to Singapore next month as one of the music acts headlining the upcoming Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.
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  • Following a surprise visit to a local bak kut teh joint, Mandopop king Jay Chou was once again spotted in Singapore, this time with his wife - actress Hannah Quinlivan - in tow. 인터넷바카라 On Sunday (Aug 26), the 39-year-old posted an Instagram photo of himself and a friend with their pet dogs. He captioned the photo in Mandarin: "At the Sentosa beach, where walking your dog on the weekends is a trend." While his 25-year-old wife did not appear in the picture, she had posted her own Instagram photos hours before Chou's post. Members of the public who spotted the couple and posted photos on social media tagged the location as Tanjong Beach Club. This is the second time Chou has been spotted in public here over the weekend. On Saturday, local bak kut teh eatery Founder Bak Kut Teh Cafeteria posted a photo on their Facebook page, where Chou is seen with his arm around the restaurant's founder Chua Chwee Whatt, who was celebrating his 73rd birthday. Chua's son told The Straits Times that Chou is a regular at Founder's Balestier branch and came with two friends and a bodyguard. Quinlivan was not with him. He stayed for 35 minutes and was treated to lunch by the elder Chua. 온라인바카라   Chou, who wrapped up the Qingdao, China leg of his world tour The Invincible last Friday, revealed on Instagram that he had hopped on a plane immediately after the concert ended. He was then spotted in Singapore. Chou, who held a sold-out concert at the National Stadium in January this year, is set to return to Singapore next month as one of the music acts headlining the upcoming Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.
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  • 12 Sep 2018
    The rise in suicide rates among Singaporeans above the age of 60 is deeply disconcerting. 바카라사이트 While it is frequently assumed that intractable pain and financial woes are the chief motivating factors, it is premature to arrive at such conclusions (Consider legalising euthanasia, by Mr Seah Yam Meng; Aug 1). Palliative care has rapidly progressed in the past decade to include specialist-led services spanning hospitals, daycare centres and home care. Access to palliative care is now commonplace in Singapore. Medical advancement has also enabled physicians to effectively alleviate pain and other distressing symptoms in the vast majority of patients at the end-of-life stage. Over the years, there has been an increase in Medisave withdrawal limits and increased subsidies for end-of-life care. These help to alleviate the financial concerns of the elderly facing terminal illnesses.   Not all elderly people who attempt suicide suffer from terminal illnesses. 인터넷카지노 There needs to be a comprehensive evaluation to identify specific unmet needs that compel the elderly to hasten death. Significant risk factors include undiagnosed depression, social isolation, loneliness as well as progressive functional disabilities from chronic, but not necessarily life-limiting, illnesses. Resolving these issues requires proactive advocacy for holistic programmes that empower our elderly to lead active and fulfilling lives. Public spaces can also be reinvented to promote inclusivity for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Greater efforts to promote societal literacy regarding mental wellness in older adults will be crucial to identifying the vulnerable elderly, as well as in enhancing their early access to professional help. In contrast, euthanasia provides a cold and overly convenient end to what is essentially a deeply humanistic issue - how to enable the elderly to age and die in a graceful and dignified manner. Legalising euthanasia will inadvertently lead society down a steep and slippery moral slope, as is seen in the Netherlands. 인터넷바카라 There, approved indications for medically assisted deaths extend to include people with dementia, people with psychiatric conditions, young people from the age of 12 and, more recently, elderly folk who express a non-specific tiredness for living. The elderly among us should be cared for and supported. For our society to evolve in a wise and compassionate manner, suicide - self-inflicted or medically-assisted - must remain an unnecessary end.
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  • The rise in suicide rates among Singaporeans above the age of 60 is deeply disconcerting. 바카라사이트 While it is frequently assumed that intractable pain and financial woes are the chief motivating factors, it is premature to arrive at such conclusions (Consider legalising euthanasia, by Mr Seah Yam Meng; Aug 1). Palliative care has rapidly progressed in the past decade to include specialist-led services spanning hospitals, daycare centres and home care. Access to palliative care is now commonplace in Singapore. Medical advancement has also enabled physicians to effectively alleviate pain and other distressing symptoms in the vast majority of patients at the end-of-life stage. Over the years, there has been an increase in Medisave withdrawal limits and increased subsidies for end-of-life care. These help to alleviate the financial concerns of the elderly facing terminal illnesses.   Not all elderly people who attempt suicide suffer from terminal illnesses. 인터넷카지노 There needs to be a comprehensive evaluation to identify specific unmet needs that compel the elderly to hasten death. Significant risk factors include undiagnosed depression, social isolation, loneliness as well as progressive functional disabilities from chronic, but not necessarily life-limiting, illnesses. Resolving these issues requires proactive advocacy for holistic programmes that empower our elderly to lead active and fulfilling lives. Public spaces can also be reinvented to promote inclusivity for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Greater efforts to promote societal literacy regarding mental wellness in older adults will be crucial to identifying the vulnerable elderly, as well as in enhancing their early access to professional help. In contrast, euthanasia provides a cold and overly convenient end to what is essentially a deeply humanistic issue - how to enable the elderly to age and die in a graceful and dignified manner. Legalising euthanasia will inadvertently lead society down a steep and slippery moral slope, as is seen in the Netherlands. 인터넷바카라 There, approved indications for medically assisted deaths extend to include people with dementia, people with psychiatric conditions, young people from the age of 12 and, more recently, elderly folk who express a non-specific tiredness for living. The elderly among us should be cared for and supported. For our society to evolve in a wise and compassionate manner, suicide - self-inflicted or medically-assisted - must remain an unnecessary end.
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  • 11 Sep 2018
    The issue is whether the pay packet given to a particular minister is justified by the effort he puts in to build the nation and look after its people. If the minister is the right person for the job, a high salary is reasonable. 온라인카지노 If you look at multinational companies, their chief executive is rewarded if he is able to achieve good yearly growth. The Singapore Government should give special bonuses or set up a pension fund as compensation to those who are willing to sacrifice the benefits they enjoyed in the corporate world. Any increment would be based on his performance. 온라인바카라 But, money should not be the main attraction to woo the best people to join the Government. They should also have the passion, interest and determination to do the job well.
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  • The issue is whether the pay packet given to a particular minister is justified by the effort he puts in to build the nation and look after its people. If the minister is the right person for the job, a high salary is reasonable. 온라인카지노 If you look at multinational companies, their chief executive is rewarded if he is able to achieve good yearly growth. The Singapore Government should give special bonuses or set up a pension fund as compensation to those who are willing to sacrifice the benefits they enjoyed in the corporate world. Any increment would be based on his performance. 온라인바카라 But, money should not be the main attraction to woo the best people to join the Government. They should also have the passion, interest and determination to do the job well.
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  • 11 Sep 2018
    Facebook looks certainly like company hellbent on changing how human beings interact with each other. There are close to 1.5 billion people who now use Facebook on one or more of the available platforms (Web and Apps), and if you include its subsidiaries/acquisitions such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Oculus, then that pool of users grows significantly. 온라인카지노  Facebook introduced live broadcast on its news feed enabling users to share videos with their followers in real time. However, I can't stop to imagine that Facebook could do more with its live video streaming feature by adding more functions. Chances are that some of the functions could be in the works already behind the scenes, which means we could see them soon. But that hasn't happened yet. 온라인카지노 Facebook has the potential to top that list of the world's largest companiesby market capitalization by the year 2020, especially if it can fully utilize its addressable market. One of the things that Facebook could add to live video is conferencing and group discussions. It can integrate these features to be visible in the on pop out window broadcast. This would allow the company to broaden the services offered thereby giving it a chance to even challenge other platforms like Skype and Google Hangouts. 카지노사이트  With the modern work environment shifting from the physical offices to cloud computing, this feature might actually become a realistic revenue contributor to Facebook's business model. In summary, Facebook's live video broadcast feature could be made better by adding more functions as pointed out. It's a great product with great potential of making a difference in the company in dollar terms.
    112 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Facebook looks certainly like company hellbent on changing how human beings interact with each other. There are close to 1.5 billion people who now use Facebook on one or more of the available platforms (Web and Apps), and if you include its subsidiaries/acquisitions such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Oculus, then that pool of users grows significantly. 온라인카지노  Facebook introduced live broadcast on its news feed enabling users to share videos with their followers in real time. However, I can't stop to imagine that Facebook could do more with its live video streaming feature by adding more functions. Chances are that some of the functions could be in the works already behind the scenes, which means we could see them soon. But that hasn't happened yet. 온라인카지노 Facebook has the potential to top that list of the world's largest companiesby market capitalization by the year 2020, especially if it can fully utilize its addressable market. One of the things that Facebook could add to live video is conferencing and group discussions. It can integrate these features to be visible in the on pop out window broadcast. This would allow the company to broaden the services offered thereby giving it a chance to even challenge other platforms like Skype and Google Hangouts. 카지노사이트  With the modern work environment shifting from the physical offices to cloud computing, this feature might actually become a realistic revenue contributor to Facebook's business model. In summary, Facebook's live video broadcast feature could be made better by adding more functions as pointed out. It's a great product with great potential of making a difference in the company in dollar terms.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    I do not deny that there have been attempts to encourage re-employment. 바카라사이트 However, the glacial pace of progress has cast doubts on whether these have really been effective or supportive. In addition, despite the efforts of agencies advocating fair employment and non-discriminatory employment, unfair practices exist with very little recourse for the mature employee. For example, despite an employee doing exactly the same job, there are employers that extract a pay cut the moment that employee crosses a certain age - and the guidelines do not prohibit it. 인터넷카지노 It is in the national interest that re-employment efforts be given some teeth without further delay.   The measures thus far have been more business-friendly than fair. As corporate citizens, businesses have a responsibility to ensure that willing, able-bodied Singaporeans are employed. This has become more pressing given our ageing population. Furthermore, it is no encouragement that despite the longstanding tripartite engagement and despite the efforts of Cabinet ministers helming the NTUC, employers still have to be encouraged to re-employ fairly. 인터넷바카라 It has been at least a decade since re-employment was mooted. Either the Government is being too soft on employers or the employers are not taking the Government seriously.
    124 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I do not deny that there have been attempts to encourage re-employment. 바카라사이트 However, the glacial pace of progress has cast doubts on whether these have really been effective or supportive. In addition, despite the efforts of agencies advocating fair employment and non-discriminatory employment, unfair practices exist with very little recourse for the mature employee. For example, despite an employee doing exactly the same job, there are employers that extract a pay cut the moment that employee crosses a certain age - and the guidelines do not prohibit it. 인터넷카지노 It is in the national interest that re-employment efforts be given some teeth without further delay.   The measures thus far have been more business-friendly than fair. As corporate citizens, businesses have a responsibility to ensure that willing, able-bodied Singaporeans are employed. This has become more pressing given our ageing population. Furthermore, it is no encouragement that despite the longstanding tripartite engagement and despite the efforts of Cabinet ministers helming the NTUC, employers still have to be encouraged to re-employ fairly. 인터넷바카라 It has been at least a decade since re-employment was mooted. Either the Government is being too soft on employers or the employers are not taking the Government seriously.
    Sep 05, 2018 124
  • 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.  
    149 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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