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Archive for September, 2010

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs passes away

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Balaji Sadasivan, passed away early on Monday morning after a battle with colon cancer. He was 55. News of his death was broken by Foreign Minister George Yeo on Twitter and Facebook, who said he ”mourns the passing away of dear friend and colleague Dr Balaji Sadasivan”. [...]

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Google celebrates 12th birthday, doodle cake welcomes visitors on homepage

Google is 12 years old today. The search engine giant celebrates its 12th birthday and greets its visitors by a picture of a birthday cake that scribbles Google’s name on its face with a candle placed for the letter “L” of Google. The eye catching Google Doodle is designed by Wayne Theibaud reproduced with the [...]

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Mas Selamat’s return not part of POA with M’sia: PM Lee

By Ion Danker – September 26th, 2010 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Mas Selamat Kastari’s return to Singapore was not part of the recent Points of Agreement (POA) discussions with Malaysia. Speaking on the sidelines of the US-ASEAN Leaders meeting in New York, PM Lee told Channel NewsAsia, “We are grateful for their co-operation [...]

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Google introduces Google New

Google allow their employees to spend 20% of their time on new project ideas. Pretty sweet, right? The latest output from this policy is something that will probably save you 100% of your time finding out about the latest product launch from Google. It’s called Google New and it’s basically a pretty portal which highlights [...]

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Land to be given to Malaysia worth billions: analyst

Agence France-Presse (AFP) By Elena Torrijos – September 22nd, 2010 The prime pieces of land Singapore will give a Malaysian-led consortium to resolve a long-standing dispute is worth up to seven billion Singapore dollars (5.25 billion US), a leading property analyst said Tuesday. The parcels, located around Singapore’s glamorous Marina Bay, were ceded in a [...]

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SPH fired senior executive for misappropriating shopping vouchers

A Senior Vice President of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has been sacked for receiving illegal payments and misappropriating shopping vouchers for the promotion activities of the Straits Times handled by his unit to which he voluntarily admitted, the Straits Times reports. In a brief statement released by SPH, it said that “Mr Peter Khoo Chong [...]

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Diaspora – Pro-privacy social network launched as Facebook rival

WASHINGTON (AFP) – – Four US students who launched a new social networking site called “Diaspora” are stressing its ease of use and stricter privacy policy, in a bid to make waves in a field dominated by Facebook. The version available to software developers since Wednesday is giving outsiders an opportunity to work on applications [...]

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Google Instant

Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth [...]

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Philippine bus driver recounts Manila hostage drama

MANILA (AFP) – – The driver of a Philippine tourist bus hijacked by a sacked policeman told a public inquiry Tuesday how he witnessed the gunman shoot more than a dozen Hong Kong visitors one by one as talks broke down. Bus driver Alberto Lubang said his left hand was handcuffed to the steering wheel [...]

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It was a good decision.

So far so good. I am feeling the return of the force inside me. The days where I dread Saturday and Sunday because I can’t work. It has been a terrific start.

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