The significant advantage of a frequent flyer programme is obviously the miles. With these programs, frequent flyers receive perks such as free flights, upgrades and other travel-related perks. Luckily, there is no limit on how many programs you can join. But to get as many frequent flyer miles as you possibly can, it doesn't make sense to enrol in every single airline's programme. When selecting an frequent flyer programme, go for the airline that has the most flights out of Singapore or the one that serves the destinations you are likely to visit more often. FLY OFTEN, SAVE BIG When choosing the best airline rewards programme for you, there are three factors you should take into consideration: - How easy (or not) it is to earn a flight with your miles and rewards. - Whether you get extra perks other than flights. - Whether blackout dates apply to the programme. - How soon do the miles expire. - And, how easy it is to achieve a higher status (silver, gold, elite, etc.). WHY ARE … [Read more...] about Best frequent flyer programs in 2019: Are they still worth it?
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education is planning to have a new Higher Education Act enacted to eliminate barriers to free speech in universities, said deputy minister Teo Nie Ching. She said the new act would consolidate acts related to higher education namely the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996, the Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976 and other relevant acts. “Currently the ministry is collecting feedback from stakeholders of educational institutions. “Come June we will develop the framework and subsequently the preliminary draft would be submitted to the Cabinet. “From July to October, we will hold a town hall session for public engagement, and we hope to have the new Bill tabled in Parliament in 2020 after obtaining the approval of the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Cabinet,“ she said during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Negara today. Teo was replying … [Read more...] about Education Ministry to propose new Higher Education Act
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Council has the right to suspend or dismiss any medical practitioner found to be involved in the sale of fake medical certificates (MCs), said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. He said it would be an offence if medical doctors issued MCs without medically screening their patients and they were also at risk of being removed from the list of medical practitioners. “Investigations will be made against the medical practitioners (if they were involved). If they are not medical practitioners, then action taken will be under the jurisdiction of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). “If the MC is issued without a doctor’s knowledge and the doctor is able to prove that he or she is not part of that (syndicate involved in issuing MCs), he can lodge a complaint. But what we (at the ministry) need to do is (to) ascertain if the doctor is part of the syndicate (or otherwise),“he said. He said this in commenting on the arrest of six … [Read more...] about Fake MCs: Doctors involved in hot soup
PUTRAJAYA: It was a twist of luck for 2,635 children, who without valid documents, were allowed to be enrolled in schools since the beginning of the year. This was made possible after some corrective measures by the government to save the children from being stuck and becoming misfits in society, thus giving them hope for a brighter future, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix). “All this time, they have been idle and when they have nothing to do, they become a problem to the community and are involved in various social ills. “We (at the ministry) have tried to take a corrective stance that is to bring them to the school where the school will assist them in obtaining the documents,“ he told a press conference on the initiatives implemented by the Ministry of Education in the last one year of the Pakatan Harapan government’s administration. The efforts to bring these children closer to school and education are expected to be a catalyst to help them build … [Read more...] about Groundbreaking measures taken in education: Maszlee
By David P. Ball Star Vancouver Sun., April 28, 2019 SURREY, B.C.—When Carmen Arndt arrived at her 71-year-old husband’s care home on Saturday in Surrey, B.C., she was as usual fully expecting her daily visit with Rosie, the resident piglet. What caught the Delta accountant by surprise this day, however, was that the year-old pig was being feted with a pink pig-decorated birthday cake, live music, dancing, and pig-tail icing topped cupcakes for the Alzheimer’s care centre’s dozens of residents. “Rosie showed up about a year ago,” Arndt told the Star in an interview, as in the background residents sang along to the familiar song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” Her husband, a retired police officer, was diagnosed at 65 with early-onset Alzheimer’s; the Star is not identifying him because his dementia means he could not fully consent. “Even my husband knows Rosie’s name — ‘Bring her on … [Read more...] about An Alzheimer’s program in B.C. threw a birthday party for Rosie, Canada’s first therapy piglet