SINGAPORE - Mr Lim Kay Choong, who has muscular dystrophy, feels that his employer's mindset on persons with disabilities has enabled him to integrate well into the work environment. The company is keen and willing to discuss and make arrangements for him, said Mr Lim. "Having a job gives me financial independence. This helps me gain confidence in other aspects of my life, as I can make my own decisions on whether I want to buy a laptop or go out with friends to a better restaurant. I earn my money and I am happy to spend it," said Mr Lim, 32, a research analyst. Mr Lim has been able to find work with four different organisations with support from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) (MDAS). He has been with his current company for more than two years. He shared his experience during a dialogue session with President Halimah Yacob, who visited MDAS on Monday (April 12). Speaking to the media after the visit, Madam Halimah said there can be more support to encourage … [Read more...] about Adaptive tech subsidies could encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities: President Halimah
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Welcome to Pro Hockey Talk’s 2021 NHL Trade Deadline live blog. There’s already been a flurry of action in the past few days, but some names are still out there who could potentially be on the move before 3 p.m. ET today. Read on for news and analysis. 11:51 a.m. ET — Agent Allan Walsh Tweets that the NHL schedule should go dark on trade deadline day to allow players and team staff to handle the craziness that might come. It’s a very good point, but this season, with fewer games and plenty of rescheduled ones, it might have been difficult to do. The NHL hasn’t gone completely silent in terms of games on deadline day, but just a year ago there a lone game on the slate. There were two games following the 2011 and 2017 deadlines and three in 2015. Perhaps next season, when we’re back to a normal 82-game, October-April regular season schedule, a night off for teams during a busy day can happen. 11:43 a.m. ET — Some fun to think about as we wait for a trade to break today. … [Read more...] about PHT’s 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog
President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly begging federal employees from various agencies to take paid leave to provide care to thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) arriving at the United States-Mexico border. A report by the New York Times this weekend alleges the Biden administration is sending emails to federal employees asking them to take paid leave to help care for UACs who are arriving by the thousands every month. The Times reports : The desperate plea landed this week in the email inboxes of employees in government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and NASA: Will you consider taking a four-month paid leave from your job to help care for migrant children in government-run shelters packed with new arrivals at the border? [Emphasis added] … A briefing memo sent to administration officials this week directed the health department to “identify and deploy all available federal volunteers to support” the effort to address the … [Read more...] about Report: Biden Giving Federal Employees Paid Leave to Help Border Crossers
From mainly relying on coal mining, Quang Ninh rose to become a rich province through the development of tourism and services. But the Covid-19 pandemic has helped Quang Ninh "wake up" and realize its "Asin's heel". Nearly 10 years ago, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ky, the incumbent Party Secretary of Quang Ninh, was the Chief of the Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee's Office, who directly assisted the then Party Secretary of Quang Ninh, Mr. Pham Minh Chinh. When Mr. Chinh, who is now the Prime Minister, raised the policy to transform the growth model from "brown to green", Mr. Ky was also the one who delivered the first invitations to experts and officials to come to Quang Ninh to help the province find a new development path for the area, which was called the kingdom of “black gold” (coal) in Vietnam. Secretary of the Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky: The Covid-19 pandemic has urged us to think of something else to keep Quang Ninh more stable before … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh Province awakens
Technology and utilizing operational benefits are the key factors enabling the multinational firm to serve dozens of power plants in Vietnam. Vietnam, with annual power demand growth of roughly 10%, requires significant improvements in energy efficiency, emission intensity together with national energy mix restructuring for low-carbon economic growth. Wind farm in Vietnam's Ninh Thuan Province. Photo: GE Renewable Energy To make a transition towards greener economic growth, intensified investment in renewable energy become indispensable as energy intensity over the last decade was the only negative driver resulting in the slowdown of carbon emissions in the country. The broader engagement of GE in green energy in Vietnam has contributed partly to the country’s power transition as the US-based company now generates up to 30% of Vietnam’s power with a GE fleet of nearly 30 gas turbines, servicing over 10 power plants and projects. GE Spokesperson Som … [Read more...] about How GE help decarbonization in Vietnam?