Thursday, October 09, 2008

Today's Singapore News

The following are stories that are making the headlines over at Topix Singapore News today, edited by yours truly.

-Financial crisis has not shaken Singaporeans: In a poll of 100 Singaporeans conducted by The New Paper, 49 per cent said they were worried about the global carnage, while 51 per cent said they weren't.
-Singapore top choice for expat parents: Expats say Singapore is the top Asian country to raise a family.
-Singapore set to be centre of new world order in 2050: Fast forward to 2050 and the city that boomed most as a consequence of the financial meltdown is surprise, surprise, Singapore.
-Less than 20 % Singaporeans aware diabetes can blind: While Singaporeans know about the dangers of diabetes, a study has shown that many are still not aware that the disease can affect their vision too.
-4.5% of S'poreans have blood disorder gene: A recent study by the Ministry of Health revealed that about 4.5 per cent of the population, or approximately 189,000 people, carry the Thalassaemia gene.
-1,000 in S’pore sign petition for CAD probe, compensation: Close TO 1,000 people, among them former NTUC chief executive Tan Kin Lian, will petition the Government today to hold an inquiry into credit-linked securities sold by financial institutions here.
-Added security for IRs: The upcoming integrated resorts (IRs) at Marina Bay and Sentosa will have shatterproof glass and structural reinforcements to help them withstand terrorist attacks.
-NTU continues decline in global varsity ranking: The Nanyang Technological University has fallen for the third straight year in a ranking of the world's top 200 universities.
-Singapore says Red Bull static claims not grounded: Claims that static from a passing underground train derailed Formula One driver Mark Webber's hopes in the Singapore Grand Prix last month have been dismissed.
-38 Singaporeans on board Qantas mid-air jet incident: Australian airline Qantas has confirmed that 38 Singaporeans were on board QF 72 which made an emergency landing at Learmonth on Tuesday.
-2 new flyovers for CTE: Two new pairs of flyovers will be built along the most congested stretches of the Central Expresswy (CTE).
-S'pore is 'fifth most competitive economy': Singapore moved up two spots to fifth place in the World Economic Forum's 2008 Global Competitiveness Index on Wednesday, as it pulled away from other Asian economies.

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