Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources, dated from 22-28 April.
Lulu, let’s make a movie
The New Paper, 28 April 2014, 723 words, CHARLENE CHUA, (English)
More than 50 at public audition for part in Michelle Chong flick starring popular Noose character
In a thick mainland accent, Miss Winifred Lim waxed lyrical about the hard journey from her “home” in Sichuan to Singapore.
Beauty ads attracted highest number of complaints in 2013
Channel NewsAsia, 22:56, 28 April 2014, 446 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Advertisements on beauty products and services attracted the highest number of complaints last year, continuing a three-year trend, the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (Asas) revealed on Monday.
Film on Nigeria’s civil war banned in country
Straits Times, 28 April 2014, 462 words, (English)
Dakar, Senegal – A Nigerian film dealing with one of the most searing episodes in the nation’s history, its civil war, and uniting some of Nigeria’s major cultural figures, has been effectively banned there, the film’s director said last …
Coming to you within 24 hours
Straits Times, 28 April 2014, 1483 words, Yip Wai Yee, (English)
To fight piracy, more cable TV shows will be shown in Singapore less than a day after their initial overseas telecast
Television audiences here are enjoying shorter waits to catch their favourite shows, as cable channels are broadcasting …
Code ensures firms offer proof to back ad claims
TODAY (Singapore), 28 April 2014, 255 words, Tan Sze Wee, Chairman, Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore, (English)
We refer to Mr Andrew Tan’s letter “Time to clamp down on misleading advertising” (April 23). It is not true that there is no enforcement against misleading advertisements in Singapore.
Web giant Sina loses licences over online porn
Straits Times, 26 April 2014, 702 words, Esther Teo China Correspondent In Beijing, (English)
Move by China’s media regulator not expected to hurt firm for long
POPULAR Chinese Internet portal Sina Corp is the latest casualty in the government’s crackdown on online pornography, the first time Beijing’s anti-pornography body has …
SPH to review Stomp website
Straits Times, 26 April 2014, 573 words, Lim Yan Liang, (English)
It will see what needs to be changed, but closure unlikely: Editor-in-chief
SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) will review its citizen journalism website Stomp to see what needs to be changed, but the website is unlikely to be shuttered.
A better way to improve social graces
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2014, 604 words, William Wan, (English)
With the prevalence of smartphones and social media today, it is becoming more common to see images and video clips of bad behaviour and mischief being posted online and shared. The intention, no doubt, is to publicly shame the perpetrators …
Two free mobile apps to help deaf people
Straits Times, 23 April 2014, 473 words, Priscilla Goy, (English)
Their aim is to improve convenience and safety of users
Hearing Aide alerts users to sounds which require their attention, such as fire alarms, door bells or thunder.
PIONEER GENERATION PACKAGE; MPs size up communication challenge
Straits Times, 23 April 2014, 649 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh And Charissa Yong, (English)
Challenges include language barrier and explaining complex schemes
SINGAPORE is undertaking the biggest public communications blitz in recent memory as the Government sets out to explain the details of the Pioneer Generation Package to …
Creativity with heart ; This year’s commercials won over hearts and votes
TODAY (Singapore), 23 April 2014, 598 words, (English)
One commercial showed a construction worker, who could be a father, newlywed, or only child, falling from height — a morbid reminder that workplace accidents could happen to anyone. Another was inspired by the subconscious discrimination …
Will Pioneer package stand test of time?
MyPaper, 22 April 2014, 829 words, BASSKARAN NAIR, (English)
IN HIS speech to the Administrative Service on March 24, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was reported to have said that the Government faces a challenge retaining the public’s trust.
Singapore, Brunei sign MOU to expand cooperation in broadcasting and information
Channel NewsAsia, 15:59, 22 April 2014, 211 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Singapore and Brunei have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the field of broadcasting to include the field of information.
Channel NewsAsia bags 12 awards at international TV and film contests
Channel NewsAsia, 11:41, 22 April 2014, 627 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Channel NewsAsia programmes have been honoured with 12 awards at two prestigious international television and film contests over the last fortnight.
More tech-savvy users may opt for VPN
Straits Times, 22 April 2014, 375 words, (English)
CHINESE Internet users have turned to virtual private networks (VPNs) to access sites blocked by their government, a ploy that could take hold here if new anti- piracy laws kick in.
Pulling the plug on online piracy
Straits Times, 22 April 2014, 917 words, (English)
New rules to stop online piracy are being proposed. But the tech-savvy will find ways around the blocks. Kenny Chee looks at how other countries tackle the issue and the steps that can be taken.
MDA seeks to raise parents’ awareness of Internet control tools ; Low take-up rate of parental control services stems from lack of knowledge…
TODAY (Singapore), 22 April 2014, 822 words, Kok Xing Hui Kok Xing Hui, (English)
SINGAPORE — Internet Service Providers (ISPs) here could soon be required to offer some parental Internet controls for free, in light of low subscription rates and knowledge of such tools, which are aimed at helping parents monitor and …