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147 Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore Digital (SG:D) scholarship recipients received their awards at the virtual SG:D Scholarship Award Ceremony today, which was graced by Minister for Communications and Information, Mrs Josephine Teo. The Information and Communications (I&C) sector continues to be a bright spot in Singapore, growing 2.1% in 2020 while Singapore’s overall …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched the third Say YES to Waste Less (SYTWL) campaign, which takes place from 27 September to 7 November 2021. The campaign spans 169 partners across almost 3,000 premises and is aimed at encouraging the public to lead a sustainable lifestyle by reducing food wastage and the use of …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) today announces a pledge of S$1 million to support Vietnam’s battle against the COVID-19 crisis, with an immediate focus to provide critical medical equipment to two major hospitals in Binh Duong, one of the provinces most affected by the latest development of the pandemic in the country. Sembcorp will provide one real-time …

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a predictive computer model that, when tested on real pandemic data, proposed strategies that would have reduced the rate of both COVID-19 infections and deaths by an average of 72 per cent, based on a sample from four countries. The model, called NSGA-II, could …

Changi Airport Group and Changi General Hospital also ink Memorandum of Understanding Advisers to East Coast GRC GROs, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister Dr Maliki Osman, Minister of State Tan Kiat How, Ms Jessica Tan and Miss Cheryl Chan showed their appreciation for aviation industry frontliners during a visit to Changi Airport today. The …

A self-proclaimed “mad scientist”, Puay Siew is naturally driven to seek new frontiers in science at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and manufacturing. It is a critical junction where ideas come to life and impossible concepts become possible. “I am a dreamer. That’s what keeps me young and alive,” she shares. Puay Siew has …

Senior staff may be hesitant to adopt new digital technologies, but with a can-do spirit, it’s possible to power business into the future, as Synergetic Beauty System discovered.   With roots tracing back almost 30,000 years, humans have been cutting and styling hair in the name of beauty since the Palaeolithic age. Today, the beauty …

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)’s Singapore Cares Office (SG Cares Office) will further grow skills-based volunteerism, through a new partnership with the Singapore Medical Association (SMA). Skills-based volunteerism refers to utilising one’s profession skills and expertise to serving the community. To achieve a greater reach, the SG Cares Office has inked a …

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact countries around the world, including in South East Asia, which has seen a large spike in Covid-19 cases recently due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. In response to this unprecedented health crisis, the Changi Airport community has come together to support Indonesia in its fight against the pandemic …

Landmark findings underscore the importance of reducing exposure to fine respiratory aerosols, especially in indoor environments The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been thought to spread primarily when an infected person coughs or sneezes, but little is known about its transmissibility through activities such as breathing, talking and singing. A new study led by researchers …