SUICIDES AMONG AGE 20-29 ARE THE HIGHEST ACROSS ALL AGE GROUPS
Photo Credits: Mediacorp
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) released that amongst all age groups in Singapore, those aged 20-29 had the highest suicide rates in 2019. In fact, suicide accounted for one-third of all reported deaths among the 20-29 age range. SOS has also launched a text-based hotline service for people who prefer not to speak on the phone.
Where to find help: Samaritans of Singapore operates a 24-hour hotline at 1800 221 4444, or on Facebook Messenger here.
Find out more at Channel News Asia.
THE FLOAT @ MARINA BAY TO BE REPLACED WITH CIRCULAR “NS SQUARE”
Artistic Impression released by MINDEF
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong released plans to redevelop The Float @ Marina Bay into a permanent space called “NS Square”. The space will commemorate National Service and honour the contributions of national servicemen. The space will also house a water sports facility to support activities such as dragon boating, canoeing and kayaking; as well as a swimming pool and water play areas.
Find out more at Channel News Asia.
FYRE FESTIVAL RISES FROM THE GRAVE (KIND OF)
Fyre Festival Logo
A black baseball cap with the Fyre Festival’s logo valued at US$15 is fetching over US$350 right now. Ironic, considering how Fyre Festival was a fraudulent luxury music festival that cheated consumers, contractors and investors. Thankfully, the merchandise are being overvalued because the US Marshals are auctioning them off to raise compensation for the victims.
Find out more at BBC.
CHARLES TAKES THE CHARGE AS RP’S CHAIRMAN
Photo Credits: The Reform Party Facebook
In the months after his widely popular stint at GE2020, Charles Yeo was catapulted into the role of Chairman in the Reform Party by Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam. However, outgoing chairman Andy Zhu alleged on the party’s Facebook page that the decision made by Jeyaretnam was an “undemocratic stance”.
Read more about the details of Charles Yeo’s ascension at The Straits Times.
NO PAY NO SAY
Photo Credits: AsiaNews
About 60% of India’s Accredited Social Health Activists went on a 2-days strike last Friday, hoping to get timely pay and be given a minimum wage. These could cripple the country’s effort of virus-containment and have dire consequences on essential healthcare services in the rural regions.
Learn more of this strike at NBC News.
MICHELLE OBAMA SUFFERS FROM LOW GRADE DEPRESSION
Screen Capture of @MichelleObama’s Twitter
The COVID-19 pandemic plaguing America, the racism engulfing the nation and the unpredictability of the Trump administration, has impacted every American, the former first lady included. Though Michelle Obama faces daily exhaustion, she remains optimistic for a new and better normal to return.
Check out The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify.
YAY! 183 HAWKSBILL TURTLES HATCHED ACROSS SINGAPORE
Photo Credits: Charis Chai via NParks Facebook Page
This year we celebrated National Day in the company of 183 Hawksbill Turtles that hatched just few days prior. Hawksbill Turtles are a critically endangered species that have been regularly sighted along the Singapore Strait. NParks guided these new hatchlings safely towards the sea. 🥳
Find out more at NParks Facebook Page.
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- Manhattan DA probing Trump and his business over more than ‘hush-money’ payments
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- WhatsApp pilots new fact-check feature to spot fake news
- China will not accept US ‘theft’ of TikTok: State media
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- 47 employers added to watch list over discriminatory hiring
- Zhang Yuhuan: Chinese court clears man of murder after 27 years in prison
- South Korea battles deadly floods and landslides
- Twitter hack teen’s court date ‘Zoombombed’ with porn
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- TikTok to open $500m data centre in Ireland
- FBI swat team raids home of YouTube star Jake Paul
- Singapore charges Citadelle director with falsifying letters related to Wirecard
- South Korean doctors strike over plan to boost medical student numbers
- Twitter to label state-controlled news accounts
- Italian homes evacuated over risk of Mont Blanc glacier collapse
- At least 17 dead after Air India Express flight from Dubai crash
- US blacklists Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, other officials
- American Idol creator Simon Fuller turns to TikTok talent
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- Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok’s US operations: Sources
Contributors: Lee Chee Yong, Leney Ang, Lune Loh, Terence Tan, Yun Ze