• Singapore abstains from UN vote on Palestine status - 30Nov2012

    SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) explained why Singapore abstained from voting to grant Palestine the status of a non-member observer state within the United Nations (UN). This comes after the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to grant Palestine the status. Singapore was among 41 nations who abstained from the vote. In a letter to the UN released to the media on Friday, Singapore said it supports all international efforts to facilitate a negotiated solution that will be in the long-term interests of Palestine, Israel and the region as a whole. However, it added no unilateral move can result in a just, peaceful and durable outcome for all parties. Singapore said only a negotiated settlement consistent with the UN Security Council Resolution 242 can provide the b...

    published: 30 Nov 2012
  • Good for S'pore to have strong govt & opposition: observers - 06Apr2011

    SINGAPORE : Political observers said it would be good for Singapore to have a strong government and opposition, but for a two-party system to work, both sides need to attract the right talents. They were responding to Tuesday's comments made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that such a system could never work for Singapore because it is tough assembling an A-team. Mr Lee also noted that it is a challenge to attract talents from the private sector. Of the 15 candidates unveiled so far by the ruling People's Action Party, two-thirds are from the public sector and labour movement. Only five are from the private sector. And the party admits it has been a challenge getting private sector talents into politics. And for opposition parties, candidates said even more is at stake. Y...

    published: 06 Apr 2011
  • Singapore youth delivers speech at Paris climate talks

    Ms Nor Lastrina Hamid of the Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYAC) delivered a speech on behalf of YOUNGO (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeUNFCCC observer constituency of youth non-governmental organisations) during yesterday’s (Dec 8) high level segment of the Paris climate talks.

    published: 09 Dec 2015
  • BBC News Can Singapore's hawker food heritage survive

    Daily News America - Breaking national news, video Martha Stewart confesses she sexts, 'maybe' had a threesome New York Magazine Journalists Unimpressed With Daily News Scoop on Glenn ... New York Observer-5 saat önce The Daily News posted a story last night from today's paper about Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald's past. The article, which was titled ... The Daily News Has Information About Glenn Greenwald's Dog New York Magazine-19 saat önce Glenn Greenwald, journalist who broke Edward Snowden story, was New York Daily News-26 Haz 2013 Chasing Amy Schumer Daily Beast-26 Haz 2013 There are many moments that Amy Schumer will remember fondly from the lead-up to the debut of Inside Amy Schumer, the Comedy Central ... Brooklyn principal retires after 50 years at Intermediate School 201 New...

    published: 01 Jul 2013
  • 140221_Channel NewsAsia -- Business Central: Singapore's economy looks upbeat

    Singapore's 2013 economic growth was revised upwards from 3.7% to 4.1%, thanks to a last-minute surge in manufacturing. Does this portend better times to come? Leon Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Research and Consulting, shared his views on Singapore's economic performance on Channel NewsAsia -- Business Central.

    published: 10 Apr 2014
  • Daily Politics - Andrew Neil Skewers Labour's Corbyn re 'Bargain Basement' Economy.

    One of those TV gold moments from the Daily Politics, watch how the shadow Brexit MP squirms when Andrew Neil fact-checked Jeremy Corbyn's inaccurate figures regarding potential Corporation Tax loses to comparing UK Corporation Tax schemes between the UK and Singapore... first televised on 18th January 2017

    published: 18 Jan 2017
  • SAF's 'eye in the sky'

    The first locally made mini-UAV, and also the first of its kind to be operationalised for the Singapore Army, the Skyblade III helps soldiers on the ground see beyond their line of sight, allowing them to identify targets quickly and effectively.

    published: 26 Jul 2013
  • Jared Kushner acquired Observer as a $10M graduation gift from father

    Prior to becoming a top adviser to President Trump, Jared Kushner served as the publisher of the New York Observer, a weekly paper (at the time) he bought for $10 million in 2006. According to a one-time associate of Kushner who spoke with Time magazine, the media outlet was part of a graduation gift given by his father, Charles Kushner.

    published: 04 Jun 2017
  • The Power of Laziness | Michael Leong | TEDxACSindependent

    Laziness is often cast as a negative force in our society, whether it is the resistance to change or the instinctive compulsion to choose an easier option over another with the same outcome. Michael Leong, a Year 6 Student from the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore, presents a novel way to change our mindsets and harness the positive effects of laziness in order to solve some of our biggest societal challenges plagued by laziness. Presently a Year 6 Student at ACS (Independent), Michael studies the disciplines of Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Languages and the Visual Arts for his IB Diploma, all of which have allowed him to gain insights into the complexities of the human environment and the world. He also participates in a variety of innovative and entrepreneurial competi...

    published: 02 Sep 2016
  • Let's build more hackable cities | Tara Hirebet | TEDxSingapore

    "An urban observer and analyst, Tara Hirebet's passion and work lie in understanding trends and innovation in Singapore and Asia. She puts her case forward that for cities to thrive and be innovative, a certain level of chaos is needed as a catalyst. Tara Hirebet’s work has taken her all over Asia – from market research in Pune, India and copywriting in Shanghai and Beijing to trendspotting in Singapore. She has spoken at events such as SXSW, TEDxSingapore City 2.0, and the Mashable Social Good Summit Singapore. “This isn’t a world to play it safe if you want to remain a market leader and a trendsetter versus a follower,” she says. Tara Hirebet’s work has taken her all over Asia – from market research in Pune, India and copywriting in Shanghai and Beijing to trendspotting in Singapore...

    published: 07 Dec 2015
  • How Oppressive Is The Government Of Singapore? w/ Dr Chee Soon Juan

    Vote for TYT every day at http://www.podcastawards.com/index.php?option=index (through 11/30/09) & http://www.mashable.com/owa/ (through 12/13/09) For more details visit www.TheYoungTurks.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tytnation Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theyoungturks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Support The Young Turks by becoming a member of TYT Nation at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/ Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. In exchang...

    published: 24 Nov 2009
  • Sky News - Live

    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPhone/iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB

    published: 10 Aug 2015
  • Why Uber Is A Scam - Math Explains

    Ok so I was looking at this graph put on Uber’s website today and thought it looked too good to be true. How amazing that Uber drivers make more than any other type of driver. But I knew from my own experience as a rider that Uber didn’t cost that much. In fact, Uber is pretty cheap if you’re a passenger. Sooooo…. how can uber be so cheap, and yet the drivers make so much money??? Now Uber has cut pay to drivers in Detroit to 24cents a mile , but we’re going to stick to the 90c for now. Uber takes 20% of the total fare from the driver for older drivers. Newer drivers get 25% taken. So we’re down to 67.5c per mile. Then you have to deduct tax: In some LA County's, sales tax is as high as 10%, and Uber doesn’t withold taxes for you. The drives are responsible for keeping this money...

    published: 05 May 2016
  • 140316_Channel NewsAsia -- Money Mind: The bittersweet trend for sugar producers

    Leon Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Research and Consulting, was invited to share his views on sugar consumption trends on Channel NewsAsia -- Money Mind. He observed that sugar consumption in Singapore will decline in the long term, akin to what has been seen in North America and Europe, thanks to rising health literacy and government health campaigns. Natural sweetener producers would need to work hard to find their niche in terms of taste, pricing and a fact-based health message.

    published: 10 Apr 2014
  • India, Japan, Australia,And The US: The Return Of Asia's 'Quad'

    This video shows you that India, Japan, Australia,And The US The Return Of Asia's 'Quad'. After making a pitch for an observer status during this year’s Malabar trilateral naval exercises scheduled to be held in July, Australia has indicated that it is keen for a logistics support agreement with India along the lines of the one concluded with the United States last year. This comes at a time when there is a lot of hue and cry in India about Australia scrapping its skilled visa programme — the employer-sponsored temporary work visas, popularly known as the 457 visa. While the government of Malcolm Turnbull may have taken a short-sighted approach in its engagement with India by moving ahead with its new visa restrictions, New Delhi would be equally short-sighted if it just focuses on this i...

    published: 28 Apr 2017
  • Arctic Council Names China Amongst Six Observer Nations

    The Arctic Council has six new observer nations today, and China is amongst them. Global powers have been looking to the Arctic because the changing climate is opening up new economic opportunities there. On Wednesday, after a meeting of the eight Arctic Council nations, a decision was made to include China, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore and South Korea as permanent observers to the Council. The Artic Council was created in 1996 with these eight member nations The council has largely examined environmental issues, including the impact of ice melts around the region. The melting has opened up shipping routes, and the Artic has been increasingly used as a shortcut between the Atlantic and the Pacific. There is also intensified competition by global powers for undiscovered reserves of ...

    published: 15 May 2013
Singapore abstains from UN vote on Palestine status - 30Nov2012

Singapore abstains from UN vote on Palestine status - 30Nov2012

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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) explained why Singapore abstained from voting to grant Palestine the status of a non-member observer state within the United Nations (UN). This comes after the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to grant Palestine the status. Singapore was among 41 nations who abstained from the vote. In a letter to the UN released to the media on Friday, Singapore said it supports all international efforts to facilitate a negotiated solution that will be in the long-term interests of Palestine, Israel and the region as a whole. However, it added no unilateral move can result in a just, peaceful and durable outcome for all parties. Singapore said only a negotiated settlement consistent with the UN Security Council Resolution 242 can provide the basis for a viable, long term solution. Singapore said Palestine's aspirations are not helped, as facts on the ground will not be changed. Singapore welcomes the cessation of attacks on Gaza and southern Israel and deeply regrets the loss of lives on both sides. "We hope that both sides will uphold the latest ceasefire and immediately address any humanitarian issues that have resulted from the violence," MFA said in the letter. www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1240357/1/.html
https://wn.com/Singapore_Abstains_From_Un_Vote_On_Palestine_Status_30Nov2012
Good for S'pore to have strong govt & opposition: observers - 06Apr2011

Good for S'pore to have strong govt & opposition: observers - 06Apr2011

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SINGAPORE : Political observers said it would be good for Singapore to have a strong government and opposition, but for a two-party system to work, both sides need to attract the right talents. They were responding to Tuesday's comments made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that such a system could never work for Singapore because it is tough assembling an A-team. Mr Lee also noted that it is a challenge to attract talents from the private sector. Of the 15 candidates unveiled so far by the ruling People's Action Party, two-thirds are from the public sector and labour movement. Only five are from the private sector. And the party admits it has been a challenge getting private sector talents into politics. And for opposition parties, candidates said even more is at stake. Yee Jenn Jong, potential candidate, Workers' Party, said: "I know the uphill battle that an opposition MP would face and if I do get elected then I would seriously go full-time and put my business on the back-end. "It's a particular challenge because the lack of resources on the opposition side means a lot of things you have to do it yourself. And if you have to serve the residents well, you have to make that decision, so I'm prepared to do that." Mr Yee currently runs his own education technology company. Unlike the ruling PAP, the opposition is largely limited to the private sector in its search for talents, said observers. Political observer Zulkifli Baharudin said: "Maybe it's easier for those coming from the public sector to take up positions in government by joining the PAP, for example, and that I think is because you can see that as part of a promotion! That's quite a vertical movement for them." Observers added that having a diverse group of talents in government is important. Private sector individuals, they said, bring their own set of expertise. Mr Zulkifli said: "This government needs people who understand economy at large, understand the people and how they should be governed. So you need to have a good cross-section of people in government. I think most people in the private sector are fully aware of how the market economy operates and quite a few of them would have travelled a lot. "If you see now, one of the rare exceptions of our government is that a lot of our ministers do themselves take the effort to travel and learn for themselves how things work. If not for that, it's going to be very difficult for them to keep pace of what's going on. "The private sector person would be in a better position to appreciate this and be equipped with experiences on what's going on in this world and how things work or he would have a strong networking with people around the world of that level and that would be very important for a small country like ours." Mr Gan added: "It is necessary for the government to constitute people from both the private and public sectors because there must be diversity of views. Therefore, I believe that a disproportionate representation from either the public or private sector will not be healthy." Opposition parties have also been pushing for a two-party system. They said such a system will help Singapore in case the present government falters. But they have also admitted that at this point, they are not ready to form a government because there's not enough talent in the pool. Observers said a two-party system can provide the necessary checks and balance, but they also sounded a warning. "We have to be careful here. As far as we are concerned now, we have almost a one-party system that has delivered. I do not think a very adversarial system works well for Singapore. However, it does not mean that we do not want to have an opposition," said Mr Zulkifli. Mr Yee added: "It's always about building the team and the reason why I joined (Workers' Party) is because I felt that the team has been credible so far and it has been building up to a certain momentum, such that it is ready for more people to come in and to really take the step so that we are ready to form the next government, at some point in time. "Now, how fast we will take, really depends on whether people will give us the chance. If after all the talents come in and we do not get into Parliament, then Singapore is not quite ready for it yet, but I hope in this election, there will be some breakthrough." - CNA/al
https://wn.com/Good_For_S'Pore_To_Have_Strong_Govt_Opposition_Observers_06Apr2011
Singapore youth delivers speech at Paris climate talks

Singapore youth delivers speech at Paris climate talks

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Ms Nor Lastrina Hamid of the Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYAC) delivered a speech on behalf of YOUNGO (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeUNFCCC observer constituency of youth non-governmental organisations) during yesterday’s (Dec 8) high level segment of the Paris climate talks.
https://wn.com/Singapore_Youth_Delivers_Speech_At_Paris_Climate_Talks
BBC News  Can Singapore's hawker food heritage survive

BBC News Can Singapore's hawker food heritage survive

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https://wn.com/BBC_News_Can_Singapore's_Hawker_Food_Heritage_Survive
140221_Channel NewsAsia -- Business Central: Singapore's economy looks upbeat

140221_Channel NewsAsia -- Business Central: Singapore's economy looks upbeat

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Singapore's 2013 economic growth was revised upwards from 3.7% to 4.1%, thanks to a last-minute surge in manufacturing. Does this portend better times to come? Leon Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Research and Consulting, shared his views on Singapore's economic performance on Channel NewsAsia -- Business Central.
https://wn.com/140221_Channel_Newsasia_Business_Central_Singapore's_Economy_Looks_Upbeat
Daily Politics - Andrew Neil Skewers Labour's Corbyn re 'Bargain Basement' Economy.

Daily Politics - Andrew Neil Skewers Labour's Corbyn re 'Bargain Basement' Economy.

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One of those TV gold moments from the Daily Politics, watch how the shadow Brexit MP squirms when Andrew Neil fact-checked Jeremy Corbyn's inaccurate figures regarding potential Corporation Tax loses to comparing UK Corporation Tax schemes between the UK and Singapore... first televised on 18th January 2017
https://wn.com/Daily_Politics_Andrew_Neil_Skewers_Labour's_Corbyn_Re_'Bargain_Basement'_Economy.
SAF's 'eye in the sky'

SAF's 'eye in the sky'

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The first locally made mini-UAV, and also the first of its kind to be operationalised for the Singapore Army, the Skyblade III helps soldiers on the ground see beyond their line of sight, allowing them to identify targets quickly and effectively.
https://wn.com/Saf's_'Eye_In_The_Sky'
Jared Kushner acquired Observer as a $10M graduation gift from father

Jared Kushner acquired Observer as a $10M graduation gift from father

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Prior to becoming a top adviser to President Trump, Jared Kushner served as the publisher of the New York Observer, a weekly paper (at the time) he bought for $10 million in 2006. According to a one-time associate of Kushner who spoke with Time magazine, the media outlet was part of a graduation gift given by his father, Charles Kushner.
https://wn.com/Jared_Kushner_Acquired_Observer_As_A_10M_Graduation_Gift_From_Father
The Power of Laziness | Michael Leong | TEDxACSindependent

The Power of Laziness | Michael Leong | TEDxACSindependent

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Laziness is often cast as a negative force in our society, whether it is the resistance to change or the instinctive compulsion to choose an easier option over another with the same outcome. Michael Leong, a Year 6 Student from the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore, presents a novel way to change our mindsets and harness the positive effects of laziness in order to solve some of our biggest societal challenges plagued by laziness. Presently a Year 6 Student at ACS (Independent), Michael studies the disciplines of Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Languages and the Visual Arts for his IB Diploma, all of which have allowed him to gain insights into the complexities of the human environment and the world. He also participates in a variety of innovative and entrepreneurial competitions, most notably winning awards at the annual ImaginaXium regional innovation conference since 2012 and leading the champion team of the Asian Finals of the Boston Consulting Group’s Business@School Programme in 2013. His other interests also saw him partake in a number of multi-faceted projects with Singapore’s Economic Development Board, Land Transport Authority, and National Environment Agency, and saw him teach photography at the Pathlight School for students diagnosed with mild autism. Through his interests, Michael has discovered the he is an urban process observer at heart. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
https://wn.com/The_Power_Of_Laziness_|_Michael_Leong_|_Tedxacsindependent
Let's build more hackable cities | Tara Hirebet | TEDxSingapore

Let's build more hackable cities | Tara Hirebet | TEDxSingapore

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"An urban observer and analyst, Tara Hirebet's passion and work lie in understanding trends and innovation in Singapore and Asia. She puts her case forward that for cities to thrive and be innovative, a certain level of chaos is needed as a catalyst. Tara Hirebet’s work has taken her all over Asia – from market research in Pune, India and copywriting in Shanghai and Beijing to trendspotting in Singapore. She has spoken at events such as SXSW, TEDxSingapore City 2.0, and the Mashable Social Good Summit Singapore. “This isn’t a world to play it safe if you want to remain a market leader and a trendsetter versus a follower,” she says. Tara Hirebet’s work has taken her all over Asia – from market research in Pune, India and copywriting in Shanghai and Beijing to trendspotting in Singapore. She has spoken at events such as SXSW, TEDxSingapore City 2.0, and the Mashable Social Good Summit Singapore. “This isn’t a world to play it safe if you want to remain a market leader and a trendsetter versus a follower,” she says. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
https://wn.com/Let's_Build_More_Hackable_Cities_|_Tara_Hirebet_|_Tedxsingapore
How Oppressive Is The Government Of Singapore? w/ Dr Chee Soon Juan

How Oppressive Is The Government Of Singapore? w/ Dr Chee Soon Juan

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Vote for TYT every day at http://www.podcastawards.com/index.php?option=index (through 11/30/09) & http://www.mashable.com/owa/ (through 12/13/09) For more details visit www.TheYoungTurks.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tytnation Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theyoungturks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Support The Young Turks by becoming a member of TYT Nation at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/ Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. In exchange, we provided members only bonuses! We tape a special Post Game show Mon-Thurs and you get access to the entire live show at your convenience in video, audio and podcast formats.
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Sky News - Live

Sky News - Live

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SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPhone/iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Why Uber Is A Scam - Math Explains

Why Uber Is A Scam - Math Explains

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Ok so I was looking at this graph put on Uber’s website today and thought it looked too good to be true. How amazing that Uber drivers make more than any other type of driver. But I knew from my own experience as a rider that Uber didn’t cost that much. In fact, Uber is pretty cheap if you’re a passenger. Sooooo…. how can uber be so cheap, and yet the drivers make so much money??? Now Uber has cut pay to drivers in Detroit to 24cents a mile , but we’re going to stick to the 90c for now. Uber takes 20% of the total fare from the driver for older drivers. Newer drivers get 25% taken. So we’re down to 67.5c per mile. Then you have to deduct tax: In some LA County's, sales tax is as high as 10%, and Uber doesn’t withold taxes for you. The drives are responsible for keeping this money aside to pay the tax department in April. So with the 10% deducted, we’re down to (just over 60 cents) 60.75c Now we need to factor in depreciation of the car. A car is an asset like anything else, and will eventually wear out and you’ll have to buy a new one. Every mile you drive decreases the value of your car and brings you that much closer to needing a new one. This is a big problem if you drive for a living, you’re going to need to buy a new car every two or three years and the cost of a new car is significant. The IRS estimates vehicle cost to drive a vehicle for work at $0.54 a mile . Broken down into Fuel costs @ an average of 12c per mile Depreciation at $0.24c per mile. Repairs, tyres, & maintainence at 9c per mile Insurance, licence, registration, finance, fees - average out to around 9c per mile So with 54c depreciation, repairs, and fuel accounted for, we’re down to just over 6c per mile that actually goes into your hands of drivers. Given that Uber also asks its drivers to buy things like bottles of water, gum, and chargers for it’s passengers, we can say for certain that driving for Uber pays well below minimum wage or even worse, costing drivers money (as is seen directly in this actual fare uber charged one of it’s drivers). So given the math is so bad, why does anyone drive for Uber? Here’s an example of a post an Uber driver posted - he was $400 behind on the rent, and needed to make up some quick cash. In a way, uber is kind of like a loans scheme. Now for some people in desperate circumstances, what Uber’s offering might be an acceptable deal. But for most people, driving for Uber is a waste of time. I wish Uber would be more honest with people. By our calculations, the amount you’re making as an uber driver is nowhere near $19 per hour. If you drive 30 miles per hour at 6.75c per hour, you’re only making $2.00 per mile - by far the worst choice of any transportation job. This number is supported by Not Cool Uber, who have tracked hourly earnings to be around $2.89 and, after vehicle fees are taken into account, $0. Now – I’m not against car pooling. We all need transport, and I know I am a frequent user of Uber & Lyft. But I think that Uber is going about it in an unethical way, which makes me unethical for supporting them as a customer. Uber could easily fix this situation : by reducing their commission, by making rates more reasonable, by giving riders the option to Tip their drivers, or just by being transparent. But that would mean admitting that they’ve generated significant revenue from effectively exploiting their drivers. So the truth is, Uber benefits from maintaining this status quo. Uber is currently reported to be making $10 billion in revenue per year - and that money has to come from someone. Just don’t let that someone be you. SOURCES http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-03/uber-raises-funding-at-62-5-valuation http://observer.com/2016/01/uber-drivers-plan-boycott-after-fare-cuts-slash-their-earnings-to-below-minimum-wage/ This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Janina Soriano, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email bec@tytnetwork.com or jayde@tytnetwork.com
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140316_Channel NewsAsia -- Money Mind: The bittersweet trend for sugar producers

140316_Channel NewsAsia -- Money Mind: The bittersweet trend for sugar producers

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Leon Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Research and Consulting, was invited to share his views on sugar consumption trends on Channel NewsAsia -- Money Mind. He observed that sugar consumption in Singapore will decline in the long term, akin to what has been seen in North America and Europe, thanks to rising health literacy and government health campaigns. Natural sweetener producers would need to work hard to find their niche in terms of taste, pricing and a fact-based health message.
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India, Japan, Australia,And The US: The Return Of Asia's 'Quad'

India, Japan, Australia,And The US: The Return Of Asia's 'Quad'

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This video shows you that India, Japan, Australia,And The US The Return Of Asia's 'Quad'. After making a pitch for an observer status during this year’s Malabar trilateral naval exercises scheduled to be held in July, Australia has indicated that it is keen for a logistics support agreement with India along the lines of the one concluded with the United States last year. This comes at a time when there is a lot of hue and cry in India about Australia scrapping its skilled visa programme — the employer-sponsored temporary work visas, popularly known as the 457 visa. While the government of Malcolm Turnbull may have taken a short-sighted approach in its engagement with India by moving ahead with its new visa restrictions, New Delhi would be equally short-sighted if it just focuses on this issue at the expanse of larger shits in regional balance of power. The current transition of power in the Asia-Pacific, underlined by America’s relative decline and China’s growing power, has significant implications for most Asian states. Though the uncertainty around the future of international politics, norms and institutions does impinge upon all members of the international society, the Asian states find themselves at the forefront of this transition. For them the current transition of power is not only an ideological contest over the form and nature of the international political system but is inextricably linked to their own national security imperatives in a number of ways. India, Japan and Australia are at the center of this strategic flux in the Indo-Pacific. The level of strategic convergence between Delhi and Tokyo can be gauged from the fact in 2014, India invited the Japanese Navy to participate in the annual Malabar exercises with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific waters, reviving an earlier practice of joint India-U.S.-Japan trilateral exercises. This was a significant move considering the fact that India had earlier capitulated to China’s reservations when the naval forces of India, U.S., Australia, Singapore, and Japan had conducted joint exercises in the Bay of Bengal in September 2007. After China made its displeasure clear, India refused to be a part of these exercises from 2008. With the coming of Modi government, Japan’s participation in Malabar has been institutionalized. Both Japan and the United States have repeatedly expressed their desires to expand the scope of Malabar exercise. The vision document signed by the Modi and Abe in September 2014 called out for the “regularization of bilateral maritime exercises as well as to Japan’s continued participation in India.” During the seventh round of the trilateral strategic dialogue between the three countries held in Honolulu in June 2015, India agreed to Tokyo’s participation in the 2015 series of Malabar exercises. india japan, india vs china, china vs us, japan china, china vs india, china vs usa, japan vs china, india vs china economy, usa vs china, us vs china, china and japan, japan india, india us relations, india and china, china vs india economy, china india, japan and china, science and technology in india, china and india, america vs china, us india relations ====================================================================================================== DISCLAIMER: Each and every content used in this video is not imaginary. All are taken from reputed news agencies. This video doesn’t meant to hurt anybody's personal feelings,beliefs and religion. We are not responsible for any of these statements used in this video. If you have any suggestion or query regarding this video, you can contact me on YouTube personal Message and you can send me message in my Facebook page. Thank you & regards Global conflicts ====================================================================================================== Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/Globalconflict7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalConflict7/ Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/globalconflict/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gl0balC0nflict ====================================================================================================== EDM Detection Mode by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500026 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Arctic Council Names China Amongst Six Observer Nations

Arctic Council Names China Amongst Six Observer Nations

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The Arctic Council has six new observer nations today, and China is amongst them. Global powers have been looking to the Arctic because the changing climate is opening up new economic opportunities there. On Wednesday, after a meeting of the eight Arctic Council nations, a decision was made to include China, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore and South Korea as permanent observers to the Council. The Artic Council was created in 1996 with these eight member nations The council has largely examined environmental issues, including the impact of ice melts around the region. The melting has opened up shipping routes, and the Artic has been increasingly used as a shortcut between the Atlantic and the Pacific. There is also intensified competition by global powers for undiscovered reserves of oil and gas in the Arctic. As permanent observers, China and the other countries will not have any powers to make decisions. The increased interest in the Arctic's resource potentials has raised some concern that development could harm the fragile environment there. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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