WOMEN TRYING NS OUT?

What happened? The Ang Mo Kio Women’s Executive Committee (WEC) has organised the first ever “Women’s Boot Camp”. Opened to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 13 and above, this camp will give women a glimpse into what national service (NS) men go…

IRAN’S NO GOOD VERY BAD SANCTIONS

The effects of the US leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (better known as the Iran Nuclear deal) on Iran can finally be seen after the first round of sanctions have been imposed. Sanctions kicked off on August 7, hindering Iran’s access of…

LET’S GO STEAL A PLANE

In America, Horizon Air employee Richard Russell managed to steal an Alaska Airlines plane and crash it into a near-deserted island. He stole the 76-seater empty plane all on his own and flew it despite not holding a pilot’s license. As if the story…

COOL IT DOWN

A five-member external panel released a fifteen-page report reviewing SAF’s heat injury management. This comes after the death of Corporal First Class Lee, a 19-year-old NSF who died after being hospitalised for heat injury. The report suggests the use of purpose-built cooling pads, that can cool the body up…

LOMBOK EARTHQUAKE 

Two earthquakes struck the island of Lombok last week. The first, a 6.4 magnitude quake on July 31, stranded more than 500 hikers and guides after it triggered major landslides on Mount Rinjani and blocked hiking routes. Most of those stranded managed to make their way…

FROM NORTH KOREA WITH LOVE

On the 65th anniversary of the 1950-53 Korean War armistice, North Korea followed through with a promise made to President Trump by returning the remains of American GIs killed during the Korean War. This move was a gesture of good will, but also a…

FACEBOOK’S BIG FALL

How would it feel to lose US$16 billion in a day? Well, just ask Mark Zuckerberg. Last Wednesday (July 25), Facebook shares dropped by 19% and as one of the major shareholders, Zuckerberg lost US$16 billion. Granted, US$16 billion is not a lot for…

TRUMP’S FUND

Most US presidents wait a bit before they launch their re-election campaign, but Donald Trump did something a bit unusual. He launched his 2020 bid as soon as he was sworn into office. Currently, his political war chest holds more than $88 million dollars.…

EDUCATION OF THE FUTURE

What happened? On July 11, the motion ‘education of the future’ was debated in parliament. Central to the discussion was the paradox of meritocracy and inequality. This refers to how our meritocratic system of standardised examinations has ironically seemed to lead to unfairness. The…