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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.
    856 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.
    924 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.
    916 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 916
  • 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.
    1117 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 1117
  • 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.
    421 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 421
  • 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.
    448 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 448
  • 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.  
    659 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.  
    Sep 05, 2018 659
  • 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.
    434 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 434
  • 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.
    1038 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.
    951 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 951
  • 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.
    960 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 960
  • 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.
    439 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 439
  • 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.
    484 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.
    918 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.
    1862 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.
    853 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).
    481 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.
    865 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 865
  • 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.
    477 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.
    Sep 05, 2018 477
  • 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.
    563 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".
    521 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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