News You Can Use – January 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 24 Dec 2014 to 6 Jan 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Unbelievable China movies
Straits Times, 5 January 2015, 830 words, Nury Vittachi, (English)
Hong Kong – A few years back, I got a call from a film director based in China who had read one of my detective novels.
“Can you help me write a screenplay for a crime story?” he asked. “The tricky thing is that it’s set in Beijing, so no …

CW Network is now pregnant with promise
Straits Times, 5 January 2015, 858 words, (English)
New York – It is the tale of a 23-year-old named Jane, a virgin, who becomes pregnant after she is artificially inseminated – accidentally.
Outlandish, thought Jennie Urman, a veteran producer, when she heard the story line of a popular …

Unlocking India’s vast literature
Straits Times, 5 January 2015, 1058 words, (English)
Harvard University Press will release dual-language volumes that open up India’s pre-colonial past
New York – When the Loeb Classical Library was founded in 1911, it was hailed as a much-needed effort to make the glories of the Greek and …

OUTLOOK 2015: TECHNOLOGY; Cyberattacks seen getting more sophisticated
Business Times Singapore, 30 December 2014, 1279 words, Amit Roy Choudhury , (English)
Hackers expected to raise their game; cloud computing, Big Data, data analytics and the Internet of Things also poised to grow
Singapore
THE year-end is when people unwind from the stress of the year and recharge themselves for the year …

Big Trends: The next big Internet thing
The Edge Singapore, 29 December 2014, 1539 words, By Joan Ng, (English)
SingTel, StarHub and M1 could see new opportunity for growth as the Internet of Things gains scale
Imagine being gently awakened by your bedroom lights, which turn on when the sun rises or your alarm rings. As you head off to work, your …

Chiung Yao wins plagiarism case against scriptwriter
Straits Times, 27 December 2014, 395 words, (English)
Beijing – Popular Taiwan romance novelist Chiung Yao has won her plagiarism case against Chinese scriptwriter Yu Zheng, a Beijing court announced on Thursday.

Winners of photo ‘Oscars’ to go on show
Straits Times, 27 December 2014, 332 words, Samantha Goh, (English)
THE annual World Press Photo exhibition will be returning to Singapore next month, bringing together 151 award-winning photographs from different countries. The showcase, which has been hailed as the “Oscars” of photo-journalism, selects …

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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