SINGAPORE: On Wednesday (Dec 2), Tampines Rovers secured qualification for the group stage of the 2021 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League - the first team from Singapore to do so since 2010. Much has changed in Asia’s premier club competition since the Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC), now known as Warriors Football Club, was knocked out after finishing third in its group. The tournament has grown in a number of ways. It will feature 40 teams next year, an increase of eight from 2020. Standards have also risen since 2010. Chinese clubs have invested considerable amounts in world famous players and coaches with the likes of Shanghai SIPG lining up former Brazilian internationals Hulk and Oscar, whose combined transfer fees cost a reported US$150 million in 2016. READ: Commentary: Salim Moin’s death reminds us of a rare breed of Singapore footballers Spaniard and 2010 World Cup winner Andres Iniesta, who won four UEFA Champions Leagues, is now ... » Learn More about Commentary: Great that Tampines Rovers is playing with the best in Asia. But what will that do for local football?
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On Monday, August 31, 2020, Workers' Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh delivered a speech in Parliament, his first since being designated Leader of the Opposition after the 2020 general election. Singh touched on his role as Leader of the Opposition, the role and future of the opposition in Singapore politics, as well as the way forward for Singapore. The speech was divided into three main portions: things that have changed in Singapore since the last General Election, things that must not change, and suggestions for things that should change. Here, we reproduce the transcript of his speech in full: *** Delivered by Pritam Singh Mr Speaker, I rise in support of the motion thanking the President for her address. My speech will cover a variety of topics organised into three main areas. First, I will speak about certain things that have changed in Singapore. Second, I will talk about things that must not change. And third, I will suggest some ... » Learn More about Full text of Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh’s maiden speech as Leader of the Opposition
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Singapore plans to progressively raise its retirement age to 65 by the year 2030, up from the current retirement age of 62. This doesn't necessarily mean that we'll work longer before we can retire, however. The retirement age is a restriction for employers and not employees. Under the Retirement and Re-employment Act (RRA), employers are restricted from asking employees to retire before they reach retirement age, provided that they joined their companies before reaching 55. Meanwhile, workers can retire anytime they are ready, regardless of what the retirement age is. Why do we have a retirement age? The idea of a retirement age was introduced in 1993, to prevent employers from retiring workers once they reach the age of 55. Back then, it was common for companies to ask workers to retire at 55 — the age at which they were allowed to withdraw from their Central Provident Fund (CPF) ... » Learn More about Why does S’pore require companies to re-employ workers till they are 67?
As the government races to speed up care amid overwhelming demand for private and public hospital beds in the 3rd phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, hospitals under Principal Healthcare Company have worked with businesses and foundations to set up a field hospital to Ministry of Public Health standards. Principal Healthcare is cofounding the field hospital with MQDC, EEC Engineering Network, T&B Media Global, Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation, Ahriyavraromp Foundation, and Buddharaksa Foundation. Each partner has assisted for construction, AC systems, and wastewater treatment that optimise safety for patients and healthcare teams, including all the facility’s operators, the overall environment, and the physicians and nurses who care for patients and provide public healthcare. The cofounding non-profits – Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation, Ahriyavraromp Foundation, Buddharaksa Foundation – will provide ongoing support. The field hospital will be at Soi Wat Palad Priang, ... » Learn More about Private sector sets up 450-bed field hospital at Bangna-Trad KM 5 to open in early August to support Government policy