Called LearningIn10, the portal features around 150 videos on 15 topics such as paediatrics, infectious diseases, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology. The videos run for 10 minutes and feature mainly slides and a voice-over explanation by a medical specialist or a faculty member from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre.
ST Paper, 24 Sep 2016, Private school players weigh in on job survey
Private schools should not be lumped together when considering employment rates for the sector.
This was the response from the more established private schools, such as the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), to a survey released yesterday which found that employment rates of graduates from nine private schools compared poorly to those from public institutions.
The Council for Private Education (CPE) survey found that 58 per cent of those who graduated from nine private schools in 2014 found full-time jobs within six months of completing their studies.
The CPE survey looked at nine schools of varying repute. In addition to the more established players such as SIM, MDIS and Curtin Education Centre, the survey included ITC School of Laws and Trent Global College of Technology and Management, which are less well known.
James Cook University Singapore, the first of two private schools to win the EduTrust Star – the highest quality mark given to private education institutions here, said its own survey of students who graduated at the end of 2013 and in 2014 found more than seven in 10 were settled in jobs within six months.
The Government’s Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) guidelines state that personal mobility devices (PMDs) – a category of motorised devices that includes e-scooters – should not be used on roads. They are allowed on footpaths, cycling paths and shared paths. AMAP guidelines state that PMDs should not be capable of travelling faster than 25kmh.
The LTA maintains a list of non-compliant devices on its website.
The recommendations pertain to the following areas:
• Types of device to be allowed on footpaths, shared paths and cycling paths;
• Rules and code of conduct for users; and
• Criteria for the types of device to be allowed in public spaces.
Please refer to the Annexes for details on the above recommendations.
TODAY paper, 12 Sep 2016, CPI designed to reflect collective inflation experience of all households
CINDY KENG, DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION, MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
We refer to Mr Narayana Narayana’s letter “Make CPI more meaningful to the average Singaporean” (Sept 7).
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the average price changes of a fixed basket of consumer goods and services commonly purchased by households.
As an indicator that summarises consumer price changes in the economy, the CPI is designed to reflect the collective inflation experience of all households.
It may not correspond exactly to the experience of any particular household since every household’s expenditure pattern is unique.
Mr Narayana suggested that inflation experiences of consumers would be better conveyed in dollar terms.
The Department of Statistics (DOS) publishes the average prices of selected consumer items every month in the Monthly Digest of Statistics, which is available online.
Based on the price data published by the DOS, the average price of 95 octane petrol has fallen by 15 per cent, from S$2.13 per litre in July 2014 to S$1.81 in July this year, as a result of lower global oil prices.
Moreover, the cost of “fuel and utilities” in the CPI basket, which includes the cost of gas and electricity paid by households, has fallen by around 17 per cent since mid-2014. These data show that consumers have benefited from the fall in oil prices.
Mr Narayana also suggested that accommodation costs should not be included in the CPI because most Singaporeans own their homes.
While the overall CPI (CPI-All Items) includes owner-occupied accommodation costs, the DOS publishes a CPI series that excludes imputed rentals on owner-occupied accommodation, given that such costs do not entail cash expenditure.
Between January and July, CPI as measured by this indicator fell by a smaller 0.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis, compared to the 0.8 per cent decline in CPI-All Items.
We thank Mr Narayana for his feedback.
1. Touch Develop is an interactive development environment and a visual programming language used to develop application programs for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet computers.
2. Kodu Game Lab allows users to create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game – young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
3. CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from primary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!
4. Small Basic is a project that is focused at making programming accessible and easy for beginners. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases both kids and adults into the world of programming.
5. Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial introduces players to basic coding within the fun and popular “Minecraft” environment. Use “blocks” of code to take your character on an adventure through this Minecraft world.
2016年9月7日 星期三 03:09 PM
Apple last week (25 Aug 2016) released a patch for three bugs that could allow hackers to remotely jailbreak iPhones and steal messages, call information, emails, logs, and more—a dangerous threat for enterprises with sensitive data.
If you value your privacy, and you should, it would be a good idea to move to the iOS 9.3.5 update right now.
How to update the iOS Version (iPhones & iPads)
Open the Settings → General → Software Update → Download and Install
TODAY, 1 Sep 2016, Q&A: Zika and dengue a potential double whammy?
Q: Is it possible for the same mosquito to carry both dengue and Zika viruses? What about someone being infected with both viruses at the same time?
Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, programme leader of the antimicrobial resistance programme at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health: The major urban mosquito in Singapore, Aedes aegypti, is able to transmit both Zika and dengue viruses. However, I am not aware of any research that has attempted to infect a single mosquito with both viruses concurrently. In theory, it should be possible. There is a report documenting concurrent infection with dengue and Zika in two patients from New Caledonia. Both survived and the concurrent infection did not appear to result in a worse illness. There is also a report this year of a rare triple infection with dengue, Zika and chikungunya in a pregnant woman from Colombia. She also apparently did well, as did the unborn baby.
MyProperty is an Online Service (“Service”) which enables you to view the information for the private properties and/or the HDB properties with digitised records registered in your name. You will also be able to download for free the title documents and the plans for your properties.
For the list of HDB estates with digitised records, please click here.
The online service includes all private property titles and about 130,000 HDB property titles that have been digitised so far. The rest of the HDB property titles are expected to go online by end-2019.