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Jun 14, 2020

The battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues. At the time of writing this article, the number of confirmed cases and deaths worldwide exceeded three million and 210,000, respectively. This is truly heart-wringing. What makes this even worse is the spread of the virus to animals around—by the end of...

Jun 07, 2020

An international study found that global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1m by 2100 and 5m by 2300 with unchecked emissions. The study, published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, was led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hong Kong,...

Jun 01, 2020

Pets are no less than a friend with whom you can cuddle all day to relieve your stress. Adding a new pet companion to your family requires one to be highly responsible to shoulder the boulders of adopting a new pet. Adoption can provide them with a new home, but one needs to ensure that the pets get an atmosphere...

Mar 31, 2020

Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic must also include stamping out what one independent human rights expert has called the “darker sides” of the disease: verbal and physical attacks against Chinese and other minority communities, and excluding them from access to healthcare.

“COVID-19 is not just a health issue...

Mar 28, 2020

As a young professional, I can clearly remember what my former boss once told me: “as a CEO, finding solutions in times of crisis is what I’m actually paid for”. This resonates strongly, now more than ever. Leaders, whether in the home, in communities, in organisations or in countries, are now called upon to move...

Mar 19, 2020

Amid COVID-19, many workers are taking business meetings from their living rooms, kitchen, bedroom or sofa these last weeks and with a growing number of companies asking their employees to work from home, netiquette such as video conferencing, skype, facetime etc. is on the rise.

Netiquette also satisfies...

Feb 20, 2020

Overcoming fear is often easier said than done, especially in times of crisis, social unrest, health emergencies or natural disasters.

I’ve been reading lots of comments during these stressful weeks of COVID-19 where people have been stigmatized, people have been ridiculed of overreacting, attacked by their...

Feb 15, 2020

Fighting tradition and stigma, there are now more fathers in Singapore who are primary caregivers to their children.

The number of stay-at-home fathers is growing slowly but steadily, according to a study by Ms Yvonne Arivalagan, Research Associate with the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew...

Jan 21, 2020

Not only in the World of Etiquette and Protocol is Effective Intercultural Communication key.

Today, almost all business is global business. Cultural awareness is core for successful business people.

Jan 05, 2020
  • Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles.
  • Policy-makers must find ways to make the region's growth sustainable.
  • Poverty and a lack of infrastructure add to the challenges of digital and labour transformation brought by the Fourth Industrial...
  • Dec 25, 2019

    The Lao government is seeking input from academic and other research to help formulate strategies for poverty alleviation after acknowledging that it is only making slow progress. The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) under the country’s ministry of Agriculture and forestry has initiated the research concept on...

    Dec 02, 2019

    In the global rankings of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assesses the performance of 15-year-olds in mathematics, reading and science, Singapore took the top spot in all three categories. In 2016, in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Singapore’s...

    Nov 22, 2019

    When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Four years ago, Fernando Corbato, who invented the first computer password in the 1960s, said that passwords had become "a nightmare”. Considering that his creation was not intended for the web, how data breaches have shaped the digital...

    Nov 21, 2019

    The motorcycle-based ride-hailing app Angkas is redefining the way Filipinos get around the Metro. With over three million app downloads and 27,000 registered drivers, it has become an increasingly popular mode of transport thanks to its efficiency and relative affordability.

    Nov 21, 2019

    Modernizing your brand can help you find success in many different ways. When you are able to stay current and embrace the latest trends and technology, you can streamline the business operation, reduce costs, free up time for your staff, and even improve the quality of the prod-uct/service that you provide. Times...

    Oct 25, 2019

    In the IMD Smart City Index 2019, Taipei was only one of two Asian cities to rank in the top 10, finishing seventh among the 102 cities surveyed. Why did it rank so high and what factors could derail its success in the future?

    The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne released...

    Oct 11, 2019

    Networking is one of the most effective ways to build a business. Meet people you've never met before. There was a time when networking is started and done face to face. However, during these periods when technology is our 'best friend,' networking is started online. The Internet has made networking so much easier...

    Oct 02, 2019

    Women in jobs or seeking work in the Philippines made up less than half the female working-age population over the last two decades, mainly owing to social expectations that they will care for homes and children, according a study commissioned by the National Economic and Development Authority.

    Filipinas are...

    Sep 30, 2019

    There’s an increasing focus on eSports in schools which will shape the education market! Tointegrate technology and to make learning more attractive to today’s students, schools establish game-based learning in classrooms. Game-based learning, or gamification, refers to the teacher’s use of video games or physical...

    Sep 30, 2019

    When we move to a new house, there is a buzz of excitement as we decorate the walls and paint the ceiling - hours are spend imagining how to make our home beautiful and unique. After a few years, we stop investing time and energy in the appearance and functionality of our property and it can begin to look tired and...

    Sep 18, 2019

    Opening September 19 in Singapore, global and regional leaders address trends, innovations, and disruptions at the forefront of the regional agenda

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 1,500 international leaders in finance, business, government, technology, philanthropy, academia, and media from dozens of...

    Sep 16, 2019

    Although medical care facilities and services have a vast number of quality checks to ensure that each patient receives the best treatment possible for their condition, it is still possible that your treatment that can wrong. This can be due to a number of factors, including human error and negligence, and can have...