News You Can Use – January 2015 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 2 covers 7-13 Jan 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Trade association aims to get sites that promote online piracy blocked
Channel NewsAsia, 11:49, 13 January 2015, 645 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The blocking of websites which promote online piracy may soon become a reality in Singapore, with at least one entertainment-related trade association planning to take action.

8 QUESTIONS WITH TIM SHAW; From radio gimmicks to science stunts
Straits Times, 12 January 2015, 1056 words, Phoebe Low, (English)
TV host Tim Shaw is turning to his inner geek to create and explain science experiments that everyone understands
British TV host Tim Shaw once angered his wife so much that she sold his luxury sports car on eBay for £0.50.

A shocking truth
Straits Times, 10 January 2015, 323 words, Andrew Heslop, (English)
THEY are alarming statistics. 61 dead. 70 dead. 74 dead. 47 dead. 44 dead. 74 dead.
These figures represent the number of journalists who have died each year from 2009 through 2014. More than 1,100 have been killed in the line of duty since …

Cartoonists – the ‘mad men’ of journalism
Straits Times, 10 January 2015, 705 words, Tom Plate For The Straits Times, (English)
AS THE editor in charge of the opinion pages of newspapers in New York and Los Angeles, what was the hardest part of my job? Dealing with annoying, demanding bosses? Calming down angry readers? Smoothing the enormous egos of neurotic …

Debate begins over newspaper’s provocative style
TODAY (Singapore), 9 January 2015, 453 words, (English)
PARIS — It did not take long for the debate to begin over whether the editor of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo and his staff were somehow to share in the blame for their tragic deaths by deliberately provoking Muslim anger with their satirical …

Arts House director resigns
Straits Times, 8 January 2015, 421 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
William Phuan, who will step down this month, will still be a part of Singapore’s arts scene
After nearly six years with The Arts House, Mr William Phuan, 43, has resigned as its director and will leave at the end of this month.

I want my TV ; Better-quality productions have upped the appeal of television
TODAY (Singapore), 7 January 2015, 1148 words, Hon jingyi Hon Jing Yi, (English)
Here’s a confession: I am a television addict. But boy, is it an exciting time to be one.
I spend hours every day watching not only British and American shows such as Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, The Good Wife and Veep, but also …

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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