Speedoc app lets you call the nearest doctor to your home

April 5, 2018

Speedoc app lets you call the nearest doctor to your home
TNP Paper, Sue-ann Tan, Apr 05, 2018

Speedoc, which started operating last November, has had more than 1,000 downloads. It now has about 22 doctors, mostly GPs who must prove their qualifications and undergo interviews before being added to the app. Around 120 house calls have been made.

Simple procedures such as providing medication, wound stitching and setting up intravenous (IV) drips can be done at home, rather than having the patient rush to A&E and wait for hours to see a doctor.

The app will match doctor and patient based on location. In the future, it might also take a doctor’s specialisation into account, Dr Verma said.

He said the market rate for house calls is d $200 to $250, while Speedoc’s doctors charge about $150. A trip to A&E might cost a patient about $120.

Speedoc joins other apps such as Jaga-Me in trying to bring healthcare closer to home. Jaga-Me ,which began in 2016, provides nursing for those who need post-hospital care. It has 300 nurses in its network.

The Speedoc app is available for download for both iOS and Android.


Social service staff to get another pay rise

April 5, 2018

MSF: Enhanced Salary Benchmarks for Social Service Professionals

Social service staff to get another pay rise, with monthly salary for social workers starting at $3,400
ST Paper, Apr 4, 2018, Theresa Tan

Social service sector set for pay rise again
TNP Paper, THERESA TAN, Apr 05, 2018

Workers in the social service sector can expect to see their wages increase again, following new pay guidelines posted on the National Council of Social Service’s (NCSS) website last Thursday. The changes kicked in from April 1.

NCSS: Salary Guidelines for Social Service Sector (with effect from April 2018)

The salary guidelines provided are an indication of market pay reference for job roles typically found in the social service sector. Social service organisations are recommended to take reference from the guidelines for compensation matters, taking into consideration their own organisation needs and structures. The sector salary guidelines are tri-annually reviewed with annual adjustments as necessary to reflect general wage movement.

For a copy of the latest salary guidelines, click here(PDF)
For a list of commonly asked questions on salary guidelines, please refer to our FAQ.

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Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker

March 30, 2018

Easily examine and understand any Windows system’s hardware and software capability to prevent Meltdown and Spectre attacks.

  1. GRC InSpectre – check Spectre & Meltdown Protection
  2. AShampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU checker

Reset Windows Update

March 25, 2018

Runas Administrator

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptsvc

net stop bits

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptsvc

net start bits


HSA issues alert on three health and cosmetic products

March 14, 2018

Woman develops glucose intolerance after taking health product from Malaysia
AsiaOne, Mar 13, 2018 by Karen Lim


In a statement on Tuesday (March 13), HSA said the products – Herba Saraf, Wonderglow Whitening Specialist Super Ultra Glowing Cream and Tati Skin Care 5 in 1 cosmetic set – had potent undeclared ingredients that could cause serious health problems.

Those found guilty of supplying or selling illegal health products may face a fine up to $100,000 or jail term up to three years or both.

Anyone with any information on the sale and supply of these illegal products can contact HSA’s Enforcement Branch on 6866-3485 during office hours (Monday to Friday) or e-mail hsa_is@hsa.gov.sg

Free Google Machine Learning Crash Course Training

March 1, 2018

Learn with Google AI

Whether you’re just learning to code or you’re a seasoned machine learning practitioner, you’ll find information and exercises in this resource center to help you develop your skills and advance your projects.

Google says that the course can be taken and understood by anyone, but to get the most out of it you should be able to understand basic algebra and have at least some rudimentary programming ability.

2018 狗年生肖运程

February 11, 2018

2018 Animal Sign Forecast by Joey Yap (English)
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龍震天 2018 狗年生肖運程
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2018 Zodiac Forecast by Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong
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羅一鳴 2018狗年生肖運勢
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February 8, 2018

Welcome to MyCareersFuture.SG, a career development and resources system with extensions to Jobs Bank for job applications, as well as related recommendation services. The MyCareersFuture.SG website and services are provided by Workforce Singapore Agency.

The newest government initiative to help Singaporeans with a smarter way to find jobs. You can now search for jobs based on your skills, discover suitable jobs you might not have considered before, or find jobs with government support.

How a Fitness App’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases | NYT

January 31, 2018

Published on Jan 30, 2018

Strava’s online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended consequences

Singapore heatmap – Pulau Ubin / Google Map (Pulau Ubin)

Fitness-Tracker App Exposes Security Flaw at Taiwan’s Missile Command Center

How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map

How to opt out of the Strava heat map that’s revealing secret locations

Intel’s Spectre/Meltdown patch is causing computers to reboot spontaneously

January 23, 2018

INTEL recommend users to stop using the current patch as “they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior.” If you have yet to patch your system, hold off and wait for a newer update from Intel. End-users should continue to apply updates recommended by their system and operating system providers.

Intel Security Issue Update: Addressing Reboot Issues, 11 Jan 2018
Root Cause of Reboot Issue Identified; Updated Guidance for Customers and Partners, 22 Jan 2018