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Improved career guidance for former inmates re-entering job market
Entrepreneurial skill training for students on Women’s Day
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Improved career guidance for former inmates re-entering job market
2018-04-19 07:45:21 SINGAPORE - For many workers, the fast-changing labour market is a great concern. For prisoners re-entering society after years out of the job market, it poses an even greater challenge. In an effort to improve their chances of finding work, the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) has enhanced its career guidance for inmates. A series of "rehabilitative-focused" initiatives will be carried out through programmes such as job profiling - which matches prisoners to industries they are interested in - and performance coaching   Read More ...
STYLE FILES / How logos are important for fashion brands
2018-04-19 05:49:06 By Akira Miura / Special to The Japan NewsFashion weeks were held in February and March in New York, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo, with fashion brands conducting runway shows and exhibitions to introduce their collections for this autumn through winter 2019. Even more important than the production of these events is their indication of what fashion trends are coming next and what kinds of products are likely to be big sellers   Read More ...
Melania Trump takes Japan's first lady to historic mansion
2018-04-19 04:53:44 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- First lady Melania Trump might be one of the few not overly awed by a marble-bedecked and gold-plated Gilded Age mansion that she and her Japanese counterpart toured Wednesday. While President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe golfed at the president's nearby country club, their wives visited Whitehall, the 75-room, 100,000-square-foot (9,290-square meter) waterside retreat that oil and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler built as a wedding present for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler   Read More ...
Skills, not just credentials, are valuable to companies
2018-04-12 15:03:56 As Singapore pushes ahead with its Smart Nation initiatives in digitisation, the question now lies in what exactly should students and professionals be honing their expertise in. From retail to manufacturing, to finance and far beyond, every business is now built on a foundation of rapidly evolving technology. Businesses cannot survive and thrive without the right talent, including designers and engineers who can translate exceptional digital experiences into flexible, responsive software; development teams who can rapidly cultivate and test new ideas; and machine learning experts who know how to structure data and use it to engineer disruptive solutions   Read More ...
Trio impersonate cops, rob victim and clean out his bank account - Nation
2018-04-12 13:11:13 KUALA LUMPUR: Two men and a woman impersonated police personnel to gain entry in to a man's house before beating him up, robbing him and cleaning out his bank account with his stolen bank card. The trio had shown up at the victim's house along Jalan Ismail Ghani, Kampung Kasipillay here at around 3am on March 15 and flashed "police badges", accusing him of hiding drugs to gain entry   Read More ...
Prosecutors raid Samsung over alleged attempt to sabotage unions
2018-04-09 05:13:05 Prosecutors on Friday raided Samsung Electronics Service in an investigation into allegations that Samsung Group sabotaged the establishment of labor unions in its affiliated companies. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office has recently secured thousands of pages of documents that contain details regarding the top conglomerate's attempts to hamper workers' efforts to set up labor unions. Samsung is notorious for its "no union" policy   Read More ...
Korea's secret beauty legacy
2018-03-30 05:20:26 Such aspiration goes back hundreds of years ago when women used homemade skincare products, including scrubs, lotions, creams, and oils with natural ingredients. Confucianism had a significant influence on women's beauty routines during the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Confucianism's emphasis on thrift and modesty meant a clean face was beautiful and also focused more on inner beauty. Ingredients such as rice and sea tangles may sound a little odd, but they are the big beauty ingredients that have been passed down through the generations, a part of the country's beauty legacy, experts say   Read More ...
Achieving women’s work-life balance
2018-03-30 05:14:46 The Yomiuri ShimbunTo tackle the nation’s increasingly aged population and chronically low birthrate, Japan must urgently realize an environment in which parental guardians can raise children and nurse their loved ones without giving up their jobs. The government has set a target of promoting the active engagement of women in society, but it is still in the process of achieving that goal   Read More ...
Stars to motivate job seekers - Nation
2018-03-27 03:02:30 THE upcoming Skim Latihan 1Malaysia (SL1M) Open Interview Programme is hoping to “rock” graduate job seekers in the northern states with appearances by some of the biggest local rock stars. The event is scheduled to take place on April 14 and 15 at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium in Alor Setar, Kedah. In a bid to attract youths to the event, legendary Malaysian rock band Wings will be making an appearance alongside singer-songwriter Faizal Tahir, comedy group Kumpulan Zero and several local music acts   Read More ...
BN has what it takes to govern Penang: Hilmi
2018-03-23 12:07:44 BALIK PULAU: Barisan Nasional (BN) has what it takes to bring progress and development to Penang, said a senior Umno leader today. Penang Umno vice-chairman Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said that during BN's tenure from 1990 until 2008, the state recorded unprecedented economic growth, which was cemented with the completion of two cross-channel bridges, a Unesco listing of George Town as a heritage enclave, and the elevation of Penang as the Asian version of Silicon Valley   Read More ...
Single mother bound, beaten and raped by ex-lover
2018-03-17 02:46:53 PETALING JAYA: A single mother was bound, beaten and raped by her former lover. The victim, a single mother, claimed that she was forced into a car belonging to her former lover at around 7pm on March 15. The 31-year-old victim claimed that her 34-year-old ex-boyfriend brought her to a boutique at Plaza Glomac, Kelana Jaya and allegedly raped her. Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said the man brought her to a storeroom and tied her hands and legs with a rope   Read More ...
Mother, two daughters accused of pouring hot water on woman
2018-03-16 20:03:35 A 67-year-old woman and her two daughters have been taken to court for allegedly pouring hot water on a 27-year-old woman, causing her to suffer potentially life-threatening injuries. On one occasion, the woman's older daughter is said to have poured hot water directly onto the groin of Ms Nursadiqah Sanusi, whose relationship with the trio was not disclosed in court papers   Read More ...
Model Layla Ong first S'porean to walk Gucci runway in a long while
2018-03-13 15:00:51 It is not everyday that a Singaporean model makes waves in the international fashion community. But Layla Ong, 21, did exactly that when she walked the runway at Milan Fashion Week for Gucci's Fall/Winter 2018 show last month, wearing a sequin tweed jacket and skirt with sequin fringe, rosehip printed silk twill shirt and knitted balaclava inspired by a ski mask   Read More ...
Man, 48, arrested for attempting to rob woman in Tiong Bahru
2018-03-13 12:00:14 SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday (March 12) for attempting to rob a woman in Tiong Bahru. The police said in a statement on Tuesday that the 20-year-old woman lodged a report at about 11.15pm on Monday after the man attempted to rob her while she was studying in Beo Crescent. Officers from the Tanglin Police Division were able to establish the man's identity through extensive ground inquiries and with the aid of closed-circuit television images   Read More ...
Kangana Ranaut gets sassy​ with this edgy monochrome midi
2018-03-13 10:21:30 Written by Ishita Goel | New Delhi | Published: March 13, 2018 1:30 pm Hardly anyone can pull off edgy looks with as much finesse as Kangana Ranaut. Be it a sari styled with space buns or her all-black grunge look, the actor packs an equally powerful punch of drama in her outfits as she does in her roles. One is rarely disappointed   Read More ...
Deck up in the best outfits this Navratri
2018-03-13 10:21:25 With the onset of spring, Navratri is one of those festivals which are no more limited to fasting and revering but also involve decking up and keeping the festive vibe buzzing throughout the nine days with the right outfits. Sandeep Sharma, Director of Fabriclore suggested some tips. * Gujarati embroidery: The colourful yarns sewn and adorned with mirror work in pop shades of purple, magenta, green, orange and more, on a base of beige, off-white, red and yellow, are a perfect match for designing ethnic ensembles this Navratri   Read More ...
Man arrested in Osh for blackmailing 21yo woman
2018-03-13 10:06:12 Kyrgyzstan | incidents | 11:23, 13 March 2018 | AKIPRESS.COM - A 22-year-old man was detained in Osh for blackmailing a 21-year-old woman, Osh police said. The police found out that the suspect sent the victim sms message demanding 100,000 som in exchange for keeping silence about the victim's "marriage with Chinese man." The message said "I will tell your parents that you married Chinese man and missing school   Read More ...
HSA warns against Wonderglow, Tati skincare sets containing mercury
2018-03-13 10:02:44 SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned consumers on Tuesday (Mar 13) not to buy or use two cosmetic sets after beauty products in them were found to contain mercury and other undeclared, prohibited ingredients. HSA said in its news release that the products from the Tati Skin Care 5-in-1 cosmetic set contained mercury exceeding permissible limits by 50,000 times, as well as hydroquinone and tretinoin   Read More ...
HSA issues alert against three health and cosmetic products
2018-03-13 09:45:17 SINGAPORE- The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has issued an alert on two cosmetic products and a pain relief product that led to poor blood sugar control in a woman who had taken it. In a release on Tuesday (March 13), the authority said the products - Herba Saraf, Wonderglow Whitening Specialist Super Ultra Glowing Cream and Tati Skin Care 5 in 1 cosmetic set - had potent undeclared ingredients that could cause serious health problems   Read More ...
Railway recruitment 2018: Deadline extended for RRB group C and D posts, apply before March 31
2018-03-13 08:35:26 Railway recruitment 2018: In February, the Indian Railways had notified about a golden opportunity, inviting aspirants to apply for various group C and D posts. The last date for submission of applications was extended to March 31, so that those who missed getting themselves registered can get another chance to do so. Applications are invited for over 89000 posts — 26,502 vacancies for group C and 62,907 group D vacancies   Read More ...
After Mariel de Leon’s critique of Catriona Gray’s ‘scripted’ answer, the beauty queens settle the matter
2018-03-13 08:10:54 Miss International Philippines 2017 Mariel de Leon is known for her unabashed and unapologetic way of speaking out about issues close to her heart, whether it’s about the war on drugs under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, or her disappointment over Mocha Uson’s appointment as President Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant secretary. Recently, however, de Leon received flak for her comments about Catriona Gray, one of the hopefuls this Binibining Pilipinas 2018   Read More ...
Mum denies that 3-year-old girl's ear might have been bruised at home
2018-03-13 07:00:38 The mother who allegedly found bruises on her three-year-old daughter's ear has responded to a statement from the school which her child had been attending. In Facebook posts that have since gone viral, Ms Claudia Kwan recounted how she found 'traumatic bruising' on her daughter's ear after the latter returned home from school on Feb 14. The school later said in a statement that one of its teachers had first found bruises below the girl's eye on the day of the incident   Read More ...
Hello Hall of Fame Awards 2018: Mira Rajput gives an interesting twist to sari
2018-03-13 06:11:29 Written by Ishita Sengupta | New Delhi | Published: March 13, 2018 9:42 am At the recently held Hello Hall of Fame Awards, Bollywood actors turned up in full force and infused style and glamour in the event. And while actors like Deepika Padukone, Kriti Sanon did a great job in impressing the fashion critics, it was Mira Rajput who stood her own with a black and white deconstructed Shantanu and Nikhil sari with black leggings   Read More ...
UN chief calls himself 'proud feminist,' urges men to follow
2018-03-13 05:13:44 Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called himself “a proud feminist” Monday and said all men should support women’s rights and gender equality. The U.N. chief said changing “the unequal power dynamics” that underpin discrimination and violence against women is “the greatest human rights challenge of our time” and a goal that is “in everyone’s interests.” “Discrimination against women damages communities, organizations, companies, economies and societies,” he said   Read More ...
Temasek Poly design students give new life to unwanted clothes
2018-03-13 05:01:45 Miss Jamie Ng used to watch in awe as the contestants on US reality TV series Project Runway created fashionable clothes from unconventional materials. Now, the 19-year-old third-year apparel design and merchandising student at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) has done something similar. As part of her final-year project, Miss Ng set up Warp Ways with the aim of breathing new life into unwanted women's clothes   Read More ...
Entrepreneurial skill training for students on Women’s Day
2018-03-13 04:16:44 As part of the golden jubilee celebrations, PG and Research Department of Home Sciences in Bharathidasan Government College for Women on Monday observed International Women’s Day. Vrintha Mohan, Advocate, Central Government Notary, who was the chief guest spoke about the legal and constitutional rights of women. Followed by this, an entrepreneurial skill training programme was held for all the students. Alamelu Mangai, Assistant Professor, said that a demonstration of art and clay works and cushion making was conducted for nearly 120 students including undergraduate and postgraduate students   Read More ...
Probe Agency Chargesheets ISI Operative Arrested For Blackmailing Lady Army Officer
2018-03-13 01:09:39 New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against an alleged Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI operative for blackmailing a lady army officer of circulating her morphed pictures on social networking site. The agency, which registered a case in September last year, filed the chargesheet against Mohammed Parvez before a designated NIA court. The allegations are that accused had sent obscene and morphed WhatsApp images and messages from a mobile phone and Facebook ID with a veiled threat to circulate them on social media, to the complainant, thereby causing mental harassment to her as well as threatening to ruin her reputation   Read More ...
Mumbaikars Donate Shoes To Protesting Farmers, All Thanks To Viral Tweet
2018-03-13 00:23:05 hey arrived in Mumbai wearing red caps and carrying red flags, many barefoot. Others wore shoes and chappals with soles so worn out, they barely protected their swollen and cracked feet from the scorching hot tar. On Sunday, . They had walked 180 kilometres over five days, demanding a broader debt waiver program, better prices for their crops and land rights   Read More ...
‘Hija, you have to keep your poise’: How Pitoy Moreno molded Filipino girls into Bb. Pilipinas beauties
2018-03-13 00:15:47 When the Binibining Pilipinas pageant celebrates its emerald year on March 18 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, it will pay tribute to designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno, who selflessly dedicated his services to the organization. Moreno died last Jan. 15. For over three decades, Moreno volunteered as style arbiter and coach to the candidates, transforming them into poised and well-mannered representatives of the country   Read More ...
Man arrested for ‘duping’ women on Facebook
2018-03-12 23:37:17 The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested a 37-year-old man for allegedly duping several women on Facebook. The police said the accused created a fake profile of a woman, following which he would approach women via Facebook. The accused would make them believe that their family is about to face a financial difficulty. He would allegedly meet them on the pretext of carrying out rituals to save their family but escaped with their cash and valuables   Read More ...
‘More women leaders will create more women leaders’
2018-03-12 20:45:35 Mumbai: Somewhere along the way, women appear to have forgotten their strength and endurance. It’s high time women step up and take on the onerous task of changing the mindset of others in order to make the change long-term, women leaders said. A panel of thought leaders shared their stories at the The Hindu Power Women Seminar, held at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai on March 9   Read More ...
Newlywed woman battles for life, husband dies in forest fire
2018-03-12 20:43:02 His parents mourn his loss in Erode, from where a group of seven travellers made the trip. Of them, one died and one is critically injured. In one of the most moving tragedies in the Theni forest fire, a young man who had married his childhood friend only four months ago, died of burn injuries on Monday. His wife is battling for life at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here after sustaining third-degree burns in the accident   Read More ...
Woman dies as ambulance arrives late
2018-03-12 20:38:57 A 25-year-old woman who met with an accident near Tiruvidanthai died as the ambulance arrived two hours late, her relatives alleged. Police said Nagooran, 30, of Kanathur Reddikuppam, his wife Kuppulakshmi, 25, and six other family members went to a village festival near Kadampadi near Kalpakkam. While they were returning in a share auto, the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned near Tiruvidanthai village on East Coast Road (ECR)   Read More ...
Errol Isip to choreograph this year’s LA Fashion Week
2018-03-12 20:19:05 LOS ANGELES — Filipino American Errol Isip is the casting director and choreographer of Los Angeles Fashion Week (LAFW)’s Fall/Winter 2018 presentation this month. Filipino fashion designers Pia Gladys Perey and Michael Leyva are among the bevy of award-winning designers from around the world who will be featured in this installment. Leyva and Perey’s collections will be presented on March 18   Read More ...
Mohammed Shami had 'affair' with South African woman as well: Hasin Jahan
2018-03-12 18:14:31 Kolkata: Cricketer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has slapped another allegation on her husband and this time she said that cricketer had an "affair" with a South African woman as well. She said that it all started when Shami had went to South Africa this year to play the test match and one-day series. With that woman too, Shami had WhatsApp chats, Hasin Jahan alleged   Read More ...
After Failed Robbery Bid, Auto Driver Killed Man, Raped His Girlfriend: Police
2018-03-12 17:12:36 Thane: A 25-year-old auto driver was arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing a 20-year-old man and raping his girlfriend near Thane in Maharashtra. The accused first tried to rob the couple and when the 20-year-old resisted the robbery bid, the auto driver shot him dead, said police. The incident happened near a village in Thane, according to news agency PTI   Read More ...
Iconic French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies; he was 91
2018-03-12 16:37:27 Written by S Chakraborty | New Delhi | Updated: March 12, 2018 8:04 pm French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who is known for styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, died at the age of 91, according to reports quoting his partner Philippe Venet. “It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died,” a statement said to AFP   Read More ...
Snowboard racer grateful for wife's unwavering support
2018-03-12 15:08:28 His wife Kwon Ju-ri, 31, said she regretted her husband's Paralympic debut race but his disqualification in the first race has not disappointed her. "There are still games, so he should be fine," she said. She cheered her husband. "He was a pleasant guy and I thought he was very attractive, too," his wife said in a media interview. "I couldn't see any major differences between him and other men having no physical impairment   Read More ...
Tales of agonizing job search
2018-03-12 15:06:29 Jobseekers frustrated by one-size-fits-all recruitment process Twenty-two-year-old university student Moon Soo-young and 300 other jobseekers arrived at an HR institute in Gyeonggi Province last November to undergo a full-day assessment with one of the nation's biggest commercial banks. "It felt like the company was trying everything they could," Moon said. "There were too many eligible applicants to choose from   Read More ...
Citibank starts future-compatible skills-based training
2018-03-12 15:01:24 About 1,600 consumer banking employees from Citibank Singapore are undergoing training in areas such as customer journey design and cyber security, which have become increasingly important for banking professionals. By launching this series of multi-functional, future-compatible skills-based training, Citibank is the first bank in Singapore to alignits training with the standards of the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) for consumer banking   Read More ...