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While companies are starting to transition to flexible work environments, there is still a huge chunk of companies worldwide that don’t allow remote work. OWL Labs estimate that about 44% of the world’s companies continue to permit any form of remote work. However, a recent event is starting to shake up this figure: the COVID-19 …

The UK has found itself in a panic buying frenzy in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. A very flustered health secretary Matt Hancock urged restraint and attempted to calm fears of shortages on BBC television’s Question Time after being asked about a lack of paracetamol, dry pasta and toilet paper. The UK is not …

Panic buying knows no borders. Shoppers in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States have caught toilet paper fever on the back of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Shop shelves are being emptied as quickly as they can be stocked. This panic buying is the result of the fear of missing out. It’s a phenomenon of …

The Coordination Committee of the United Nations (UN) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has officially nominated Mr Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, to be the next Director General (DG) of WIPO. Mr Tang was selected from a slate which originally comprised 10 candidates. Mr Tang’s nomination will have to be confirmed by the WIPO …

FairPrice Group – comprising NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice), NTUC Foodfare (Foodfare) and Kopitiam – announced a pledge, in collaboration with its strategic partners to contribute up to S$240,000 to benefit the less privileged through the Community Chest (ComChest) Heartstrings Buy initiative. It will also offer free MILO and homemade barley, worth up to S$138,000 in value, …

The number of those infected by COVID-19 in Mainland China reported an increase, now with a total of 80,270 confirmed cases, reversing a three-day decline in numbers. The uptick of new infections is reported in Wuhan. This is according to the tally of John Hopkins CSSE as of March 4. Dominated by recoveries While the …

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is a frightening reminder of the imminent global threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. Although epidemics have arisen during all of human history, they now seem to be on the rise. In just the past 20 years, coronaviruses alone have caused three major outbreaks worldwide. Even more troubling, the …

Working adults who have rich professional experience but do not have a university degree will now have an opportunity to gain admission into selected full-time undergraduate degree programmes offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS). Under a new admission pathway called [email protected], an applicant’s work experience will play an important part in the selection …

DBS announced its second round of relief measures to help businesses in Singapore cope better with the COVID-19 situation. These measures are a mix of financial relief packages and a slew of digital initiatives to enable companies to fast track their digital adoption and transaction fulfilment needs in the face of business continuity measures currently …

Graduates of the National University of Singapore (NUS) achieved strong employment rates and earned higher starting salaries in 2019, according to the Joint Autonomous Universities Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) 2019. The JAUGES 2019 was jointly conducted by NUS and the other Autonomous Universities. Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost, said, “We …