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September 23, 2017 3:04 AM 7 businesses that have popped up to serve students and kiasu parents

For many Singaporeans, an easy way to make cash on the side is to profit from stressed out students and the anxiety of kiasu parents whose mission in life is to ensure Junior gets top scores in the PSLE, O levels and A levels, and gets into a great university. Uni students have an entire semester to write their end-of-semester essays, but obviously many will leave 3

September 22, 2017 6:00 PM Why the iPhone 8 is so boring

Although Apple would never say it, the iPhone 8's improvements over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are mostly incremental, with wireless charging and some new camera tricks (including Portrait Lighting) being the highlights. The real star is the iPhone X, which isn't coming for another month. That's the consensus from most reviewers, too. It's not that the iPhone 3

September 22, 2017 1:59 PM Facebook Ads Aren't a Threat to Democracy

Political pressure is gradually forcing Facebook executives to take responsibility for the content that appears on the social network, at this point mainly for the advertising. So far, they are doing a good job of avoiding the real subject. On Wednesday, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg addressed the recent discovery that ads on Facebook could 3

September 22, 2017 11:32 AM What's a 'dotard'?: A short history of the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used against Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. "I will surely and definitely tame the deranged US dotard with fire," he declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday (Sept 21) by North Korea's 3

September 16, 2017 9:02 PM Lessons from the Presidential Election: A look at 3 key issues

Now that Singapore's first president elected after changes to the system is in office, what issues have emerged from the process? Insight examines three - the reserved election, the walkover and its effect going forward, and the lead time in making the legislative changes. The presidential election in 2011 is remembered as Singapore's most hotly contested 5

September 16, 2017 9:00 PM Unique chance to be a different president

I am glad Singapore has its first Malay woman President, though it would have been much better if it wasn't done through a reserved election. But that's water under the bridge now. I look forward to a Halimah Yacob presidency because I believe she has the qualities not only to perform the job but also to do so in a different way from previous heads of state 3

September 15, 2017 6:10 AM President notes disquiet over election, but vows to serve each and every one

SINGAPORE – In the face of an uncertain and troubled world, Singapore must continue to uphold the principles of multiracialism, meritocracy and stewardship as it deals with challenges ranging from terrorism threats, an ageing population to ensuring jobs for workers, said Madam Halimah Yacob. In her first speech as the Republic’s eighth President following 5

September 14, 2017 3:18 AM The Latest: Sheriff: Custodian stopped school shooting

Authorities say a school custodian was the staffer who stopped a student from continuing a shooting rampage that killed one student and injured three others at a Washington state high school. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday evening that the custodian approached the shooter at Freeman High School Wednesday morning during the incident 3

September 8, 2017 6:27 PM Aspen Insurance Holdings LTD (NYSE:AHL) Q4 2016 Sentiment Report

Sentiment for Aspen Insurance Holdings LTD (NYSE:AHL) Aspen Insurance Holdings LTD (NYSE:AHL) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. Its down -0.05, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 110 investment managers increased or started new equity positions, while 112 reduced and sold their equity positions in Aspen Insurance Holdings 4

September 6, 2017 11:16 AM The Daily 202: DACA reaction shows how immigration has become a litmus test for Democrats

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) enjoys a a cigar at his farm this spring. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: The House passed a Dream Act in 2010 that would have allowed illegal immigrants to apply for citizenship if they entered the United States as children, graduated from high school or got an equivalent degree, and had been in the United States 6