News You Can Use – September 2014 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 2 covers 3-9 September 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Theroux coming for writers’ festival
Straits Times, 9 September 2014, 815 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
American writer behind the Singapore-themed Saint Jack is among 66 international names participating in the event
Eight years after the ban on a film version of Paul Theroux’s take on the seedy side of Singapore, Saint Jack, was lifted, the …

Like it or not, brainwaves don’t lie
Straits Times, 9 September 2014, 722 words, Cheryl Faith Wee, (English)
More firms using device that measures brainwaves to analyse reactions to ads
AN UNUSUAL-LOOKING piece of headgear has been helping Singapore companies market themselves.

Honouring the best marketing ideas in Asia ; Singapore wins three Gold and two Silver medals at APPIES 2014
TODAY (Singapore), 9 September 2014, 613 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — Already in its fifth year, the APPIES is an annual festival that recognises some of the most brilliant and inspirational ideas in marketing communications.

S’pore video spoofing Apple goes viral
Straits Times, 7 September 2014, 614 words, Cheryl Faith Wee, (English)
Advertisement about Ikea furniture catalogue surpasses 5 million views on YouTube
A made-in-Singapore video advertisement about an Ikea furniture catalogue which spoofs tech-giant Apple has become a YouTube hit, surpassing five million views …

Sshhh…ocial media
Straits Times, 6 September 2014, 1956 words, Jeremy Au Yong Us Bureau Chief In Washington, (English)
Online ‘spiral of silence’ does tend to hush moderates here but other, S’pore-specific factors may be compounding effect, experts tell Insight

Khoo’s erotic film pushes limits
Straits Times, 4 September 2014, 771 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English)
Director Eric Khoo’s film deals with lust and obsession and stars Hong Kong, Korean and Japanese actors
Next year will see the release of a movie that will test the limits of the Government’s stand on sex and nudity in a local film.

Over one-third of S’pore youth experienced cyberbullying: Study ; Appearance and academic achievements were causes, say most of the 512…
TODAY (Singapore), 3 September 2014, 442 words, CHANNEL NEWSASIA , (English)
SINGAPORE — More than one-third of Singaporean youth have experienced cyberbullying — including witnessing it or being its victims or the ones who bully others online, said a study by American computer security software company McAfee.

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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