Remember Ella? No, not the "ella, ella, eh, eh, eh" of Rihanna's hit single many moons ago. We're talking about the robotic barista that can whip up 200 cups of coffee in an hour. Recently, news broke that this efficient brainchild of local start-up Crown Technologies headed by CEO Keith Tan has secured investments to be deployed at selected JR East train stations in time for the Olympics in Japan. Wah. Seh. Other than Ella and Keith who have put our Little Red Dot on the world map, a couple of other Singaporeans have made global headlines for their outstanding achievements in the past year: one heads a world-renowned restaurant, and another has built an architectural marvel on top of an extinct volcano. Read on and be very inspired. Keith Tan Who dat ? Keith is the 41-year-old CEO of Crown Group and former wealth manager turned entrepreneur, and the brains behind Singapore’s first fully autonomous robotic barista. More impressively, he has plans for Ella to even ... » Learn More about They put Singapore on the world map despite pandemic
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MANILA Philippines – In his 6 th and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Benigno Aquino III highlighted the economy's good performance during his term and stressed that his administration represented the start of the Philippines' rise to developed status. "Nakikita po ninyo, kung hindi tayo maaantala, kung magtutuloy ang Daang Matuwid, sa loob ng isang henerasyon, 'first-world' na raw po tayo," (if this straight path continues, in a generation's time, we'll be a first-world country)," the President said in his SONA Monday, July 27. (READ: Full text of Aquino's 6th SONA in English ) The first-world status can be achieved if the economic reforms are continued, and in return other economies would look up to the Philippines and what it has achieved, the President said. (WATCH: Highlights of Aquino's SONA ) The President said, however, that to him the biggest change was that Filipinos now have greater confidence in themselves and the ... » Learn More about Aquino: PH will be ‘first-world’ within generation if reforms continue
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg A 15-year-old Malaysian girl has become the first person from her country to play for German football club Bayern Munich. According to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Celine Chuang has been playing with the U-17 Bayern Munich female second squad since July 2020. Scored two goals in two official German leagues She made headlines in the German football community after getting the opportunity to play and train with the U-15 Wacker Munchen eV Boys Team. She has scored a goal for the boys' team and another goal for her U-17 FC Bayern women's team in two official German leagues. In an interview with FAM, Chuang said: "I'm thankful I got to play with the Wacker Munchen boys' team. It gave me more confidence and allowed me to improve my football techniques." Moved to Germany with her family Chuang's family had moved to Germany after her brother travelled there ... » Learn More about 15-year-old M’sian female footballer plays for Germany’s Bayern Munich U-17 women squad
AT A GLANCE MANILA, Philippines – From a reluctant presidential candidate to someone at the helm of the country for 5 years – simply put, that’s what President Benigno Aquino III has been. With only a year left in Malacanang, has he fulfilled his promises from his 2010 campaign? Aquino’s "Social Contract with the Filipino People" was the platform of his campaign. The document includes a 16-point agenda aimed at creating social and structural change. Rappler reviewed this document to determine how he has fared as president. We classified these 16 points into 7 groups: Corruption, Economy, Poverty, Justice, Overseas Filipino Workers, Peace and Order, and Environment. CORRUPTION From a president who tolerates corruption to a president who is the nation’s first and most determined fighter of corruption. 'Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap' This has been the battle cry of Aquino since the 2010 ... » Learn More about Part 1: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?
Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s main governance platform was his “social contract with the Filipino people.” Building on his catchphrase, "Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap ” (If there is no corruption, there is no poverty), Aquino’s 16-point agenda aimed at creating social and structural change by addressing issues related to corruption, economic development, poverty, and education, to name a few. Aquino served as the Philippines’ 15th president, from June 2010 to June 2016. He died on Thursday, June 24 , at the age of 61. Below are five main promises of Aquino, and the policies, actions, and decisions he took as president that shaped his administration. Corruption Promise: Aquino’s first executive order as the country’s 15th president promised to “end corruption and the evil it breeds.” In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), he said: “ Pananagutin natin ang mga mamamatay-tao. Pananagutin din ... » Learn More about How Noynoy Aquino delivered on 5 major promises
MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr’s plunder trial was deferred for the third time on Thursday, February 23, after his lawyers expressed their intent to appeal the Sandiganbayan’s denial of their motion to quash. The motion to quash was filed last February 6 under the direction of Revilla’s new lawyer, veteral litigator Estelito Mendoza. The motion to quash was anchored on technicalities and questions on wordings. (READ: Revilla uses Enrile arguments to have plunder charges dropped ) On Thursday, the anti-graft court’s First Division informed Revilla and his defense team that same morning they denied the motion. Here's the breakdown of that resolution: 1. The anti-plunder law is not vague (READ: Plunder cases in the Philippines: Was anyone punished? ) ARGUMENT: The Defense team invokes the rule of lenity. The rule of lenity states that if the law is ambiguous, the court should resolve the ambiguity in favor of ... » Learn More about EXPLAINER: Sandiganbayan denies Revilla’s bid to stop his plunder trial