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Support Singapore Bid for 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Singapore has been short-listed to host the 2010 Youth Olympics Games. The other contenders are Athens, Bangkok, Moscow and Turin. Moscow is the hot favourite to win the bid.

At this point of time, The Business Times is coming out with a plan to consolidate a list of companies' names in an attempt to get support for the bid from the business community.
Currently, below are the list of companies who have said YES to support. To lend your support, just email your 'YES' to bt2010@sph.com.sg. Also, do remember to include your name, designation, company and contact number. Right up till February 2008, BT will publish every Monday a list of companies who support the bid.
No Company
1. 1A Crispy Puffs
2. 3P Fengshui Consultancy
3. 77th Street
4. ABN AMRO
5. Action City
6. Active Rights Management (Asia)
7. AdTag Services
8. Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Corporation
9. AdWOW!
10. Agrocorp International
11. Air Market Express
12. Aircraft Interiors
13. Alexandra Hospit…

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

I just read an article written by Dr Lee Kum Tatt from his blog and I thought it's interesting.

Below is extracted from his 30 Dec 2007 post - The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Words are used to express our philosophy, our beliefs, our thoughts and our knowledge. For the young the pen helps them to pass examinations for a better life. Just about every thing we do depends on our use of words. Words can win friends or make enemies, inspire or upset people, create clarity or cause confusion. Words are written with pens.

Words can make us act to please or irritate, or to solve problems diplomatically without the use of force. The sword, on the other hand, is mainly used to threaten or harm others physically which words can also do.

Most influential people become what they are by the power of the word. Only “uncivilized barbarians” and modern dictators use the power of the sword to get what they want. To these people “Might is Right.” They cause the problems we face and upset the peace in…

Tata Group set to launch world's cheapest car

Ratan Tata, head of the tea-to-steel Tata conglomerate, will unveil the "People's Car" January 10 at a New Delhi auto show that will carry a sticker price of 100,000 rupees, or 2,500 dollars, which some analysts say could revolutionise automobile costs worldwide.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tata_Group_set_to_launch_worlds_cheapest_car_/rssarticleshow/2661806.cms

Benazir Bhutto Assassination Photo and Video

Videos and Photos of Bhutto Before and After Attack (Photo and Video may contain unpleasant scenes)
http://hitsusa.com/blog/413/bhutto-assassination-video/

Video captures Bhutto attack
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2007/dec/28/benazir.bhutto.gun.video (Without sound)
http://broadband.indiatimes.com/videoshow/2660784.cms (With sound)

Benazir Bhutto: The final moments (Warning: includes graphic images of dead bodies which some may find disturbing)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2007/dec/28/1

Benazir Bhutto's funeral
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2007/dec/28/benazir.bhutto.funeral

Workfare Income Supplement Scheme for Year 2008

The Government will make the first payment of the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme on 1 Jan 2008. About 287,000 workers will receive a total of $146 million in WIS benefits, for work done in the first half of 2007. More workers are expected to receive the second and final WIS payment, once work done in the whole of 2007 is taken into account. The CPF Board will send notification to recipients.

WIS Scheme Eligibility Criteria
http://mycpf.cpf.gov.sg/Members/Gen-Info/WIS/WIS_Criteria.htm

Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) Calculator
https://www.cpf.gov.sg/cpf_trans/ssl/financial_model/wis/wis_calc.asp

More information
http://www.wis.sg/

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