News You Can Use – November 2014 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 29 October to 4 November 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

THE LIFE! INTERVIEW WITH SIM CHI YIN; A voice for the voiceless
Straits Times, 3 November 2014, 2122 words, Huang Lijie Arts Correspondent, (English)
Freelance photographer Sim Chi Yin dices with danger to document uncommon lives
A visit to the hospital topped her to-do list when documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin arrived home from Indonesia last month. She needed to have her left eye …

MOM hiring external PR experts to convey policies
Straits Times, 3 November 2014, 497 words, Toh Yong Chuan Manpower Correspondent, (English)
Hiring of outside help might be its first for ‘strategic communication services’
IN AN unusual move, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is turning to public relations (PR) experts to help it communicate manpower policies in a strategic way.

Myanmar reporter’s death ‘a mystery’
Straits Times, 2 November 2014, 767 words, Nirmal Ghosh Indochina Bureau Chief In bangkok, (English)
Military’s claim that journalist was working for rebels has been refuted by his family
The last time slain Myanmar journalist Aung Kyaw Naing’s three children, whom he had taken care of for years while their mother was in jail, had seen him …

Stationery makes stylish comeback
Straits Times, 1 November 2014, 1857 words, Natasha Ann Zachariah, (English)
Notebooks can be custom-made on the spot and writing tools get more fancy
With the widespread usage of mobile phones and tablets these days, stationery items such as notebooks and planners may have fallen out of favour in the past few years.

PHOTOGRAPHY; Where we are going
Business Times Singapore, 31 October 2014, 679 words, Helmi Yusof , Where we are going, (English)
Photographers from 21 countries share their global and intimate concerns.
THE first image you see at this photo exhibition is that of two rhinoceroses resting side by side in a hot and arid landscape. The image looks perfectly ordinary – …

CINEMA; Plenty of firsts for rebooted film fest
Business Times Singapore, 31 October 2014, 995 words, Dylan Tan , Plenty of firsts for rebooted film fest, (English)
The new team behind the 25th Singapore International Film Festival pays it forward by focusing on first-timers and putting its biggest spotlight ever on local works.

China to host first global Internet meet
Straits Times, 31 October 2014, 553 words, Rachel Chang In Beijing, (English)
Beijing’s view of cyber sovereignty to feature heavily as key players gather
WELL-KNOWN names and figures in the Internet world will gather next month in a historic town for the inaugural World Internet Conference, through which China hopes …

Booktique app will read magazines to users
Straits Times, 30 October 2014, 615 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
Now, hear this: StarHub’s revamped mobile Booktique Magazines app will, from next month, allow readers to listen to content in English, Malay and Chinese.

CEA Launches Free E-Learning Web Application on Ethical Advertising
Singapore Government News, 29 October 2014, 519 words, (English)
Oct. 29 — Council for Estate Agencies, Government of Singapore issued the following news release:
The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has introduced an e-learning web application on CEA’s Practice Guidelines on Ethical Advertising, as …

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