News You Can Use – September 2014 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 27 August to 2 September 2014). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

US stars in Kelvin Tong horror film
Straits Times, 2 September 2014, 548 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English)
International production The Faith Of Anna Waters will be shot in Singapore
American actors Elizabeth Rice and Matthew Settle have been confirmed as the leads in a horror movie directed by Kelvin Tong and to be set and filmed in Singapore.

IP system ‘needs backing of cross-border treaties’
Business Times Singapore, 2 September 2014, 1283 words, amit roy choudhury Senior Correspondent, (English)
A streamlined system will handle the boom in patents filed, reports AMIT ROY CHOUDHURY
WITH the economic centre of gravity moving to Asia, more innovation is happening in this part of the world. And as Asian companies and researchers …

New realities in data privacy
Business Times Singapore, 1 September 2014, 957 words, john ho chi, (English)
Companies must move beyond compliance to prevent lapses
THE continuing digital revolution has changed how consumers share information and how organisations communicate, build relationships and gather data for analysis or sale.

Who needs poetry in this age of speed?
Straits Times, 31 August 2014, 698 words, William Logan, (English)
Gainesville, Florida – We live in the age of grace and the age of futility, the age of speed and the age of dullness.
The way we live now is not poetic. We live prose, we breathe prose and we drink, alas, prose.

BooksActually goes into comics ; 3 books set to be launched at STGCC
TODAY (Singapore), 30 August 2014, 191 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
SINGAPORE — BooksActually is not content with putting out only poetry and fiction — it’s now dipping its fingers into comics and graphic novels.
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Thinking hard about S’pore’s choices
Straits Times, 29 August 2014, 3178 words, Vikram Khanna, (English)
A new book that challenges ‘the Singapore consensus’ scores some hits and some misses
ONE of the unfortunate realities of economic discourse in Singapore is that outside the Government, there is relatively little research on practical public …

Social media may not spur diversity of views: Survey
Straits Times, 29 August 2014, 599 words, Jeremy Au Yong U.s. Bureau Chief In Washington, (English)
Some may be even less inclined to disagree with the majority online
THE long-held notion that new media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are the great leveller of political participation online has been debunked, at least according to a …

THE FUTURISTS; Riding the technology wave without fear
Straits Times, 28 August 2014, 1223 words, M Nirmala Senior Writer, (English)
DOES the idea of a robot taking over your job, operating on your kidney or flying the aeroplane you are on make your skin crawl?
Brace yourself for even bigger changes as robots get smarter.

Appointment of party mouthpiece’s editor at journalism school stirs uproar
TODAY (Singapore), 27 August 2014, 627 words, (English)
BEIJING — Mr Lin Zhibo, who first came to widespread public attention when he angered many Chinese with his remarks dismissing the scale of the Great Famine of 1958-61, has once again found himself at the centre of a heated debate.

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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