Monthly Archives: February 2012

Technology and skill levels: a model essay

To what extent has technology had a negative impact on the skill levels of people? (A-level 2010 question) by Steven Ooi With their amazing ingenuity, human beings have for centuries conceived, invented and designed machine after machine to make their … Continue reading

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Artillery rains down on the restive Syrian city of Homs

Friday 17 February 2012 Syrian troops have shelled rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city of Homs, a day after the UN General Assembly condemned human rights violations by the regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shells were slamming … Continue reading

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Singapore’s uphill battle to change perceptions of Age and Ageing

Only slightly more than three-quarters of Singaporean men aged 55 to 64 are still employed, while less than half the women this age are still working. Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How, who sits on the Ministerial Committee on Ageing, … Continue reading

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Another Iranian nuclear scientist bites the dust…

An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated on Jan 11 while on his morning commute, the fourth to suffer this fate in the last two years. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an expert on a phase of uranium enrichment, perished on a Tehran street after … Continue reading

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