SINGAPORE: During Chinese New Year last year, retiree Kenneth Tang wanted to visit his sister-in-law at her home in Upper Bukit Timah, in a relatively secluded area he was unfamiliar with.Instead of getting driving directions with a few taps of his smartphone, the 64-year-old sat in his living room, put on his reading glasses and studied the route on the pages of his 2018 street directory.“I think GPS is more convenient and better in many ways, but I use road directories because I can have a better idea of how to get to the place I am going to,” he told CNA.Mr Tang said the directory allows for more flexible alternative route planning in the event of congestion, and gives a clearer picture of nearby car parks – crucial for peak times when every lot has been snapped up.“I use road directories also because I have been using it for years, long before GPS was available,” he added. “My friends and I who are from the older generation have been … [Read more...] about In the age of online maps, who needs street directories anymore?
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By Kathy English Public Editor Thu., May 2, 2019 Why does journalism matter? I asked. You answered. In anticipation of today’s World News Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people’s lives, I asked for your perspectives on why journalism matters to you. The responses, as always when I reach out to Star readers for your views were (for the most part) thoughtful and constructive, showing tremendous insight into the value of the public service mission of journalism and deep appreciation both for journalism’s purpose in our democracy and for the work of journalists who aspire to journalism’s highest ideals. Thank you to all who participated. Here is some of why you believe #NewsMatters: Good journalism speaks truth in the face of lies, without fear or prejudice. When the public is confused by those with powerful self-interest, then the duty of the journalist is to lay bare the facts as (s)he … [Read more...] about ‘Great journalism holds the mirror to our souls’
MANILA — The pilot episode of the “Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa” topped Twitter trends on Monday, as it unraveled a crime that threatens to derail the dreams of new lawyers. The Dreamscape production opened with the 2014 release of the results of the Philippine Bar Examination, introducing six principal characters who each, save for one, pass the test. To celebrate, the group of friends went on a road trip to Baguio. What started as a fun-filled adventure, however, spiraled into a nightmare as their car hit a pedestrian. Armed with their knowledge of the law, the friends weighed the chances of them being implicated in the victim’s death. With emotions running high, they left the decision of whether to get rid of the body, to a vote. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Juris (Bela Padilla) and Gaylord (Sandino Martin) were against the idea; Bogs (Ketchup Eusebio) abstained; while Drei (Tony Labrusca), Lolita (Ivana Alawi), and Greco (Kit Thompson) voted for it. … [Read more...] about News ‘Sino Ang May Sala’: Gripping pilot unravels crime drama