Top stories from The Straits Times on Monday 27 August, Singapore News & Top Stories



Good morning! These are our top stories to start on Monday 27 August.


At least 4 people were killed during mass shooting at a video game tournament in Florida


Police cars blocking a street leading to Jacksonville Landing Area in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, on August 26, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

According to reports in the local media, the shooter, who was killed on the spot, was a gamer who participated in the tournament in a restaurant in Jacksonville.

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New waterfront district in Punggol open, more than 2,000 new flats are launched in August


The Punggol Point Cove with 1,172 units is expected to be completed in 2023. PHOTO: HDB

The Punggol Point District, located at the northeastern point of the city of Punggol, is considered a smart and green city that lives up to its heritage as an agricultural area.

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More than 20,000 Wireless @ SG hotspots currently in Singapore: IMDA


Most Wireless @ SG hotspots are located in public areas with many visitors, such as MRT stations, Hawker centers, community centers, libraries and government buildings. With an average speed of more than 30 Mbps, the Wireless @ SG connection is faster than 4G speeds, ranging from 16.7 Mbps to 18.6 Mbps. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

An IMDA spokesperson said that it has also succeeded in achieving an average speed of more than 30 Mbps, which means that Wireless @ SG connection is faster than 4G speeds.

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Big leap in the use of mobile data in Singapore


In the year to March, Singapore residents consumed 185 petabytes – or 185 million gigabytes (GB) – of mobile data, according to IMDA. PHOTO: ST-FILE

The latest IMDA figures show that Singapore residents have consumed 185 petabytes – or 185 million gigabytes (GB) – of mobile data up to and including March.

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& # 39; Parrot Man & # 39; Zeng Guoyuan arrested for disorderly behavior in Orchard Road


A video of the arrest in Orchard Road shows police officers who are trying to lift Mr. Zeng Guoyuan from a wheelchair while clinging to his hand rest. Mr. Zeng's parrot, which earned him his nickname, settles down on one of the officer's shoulders as the scene unfolds. PHOTO & # 39; S: FACEBOOK / TITUS KC YAP

Zeng, 64, had verbally abused a busker after playing loud music from a speaker. When he was approached by police officers, he called loudly and caused quarrel.

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Six months of paternity leave in Singapore? Not everyone is convinced


Companies such as Spotify consider generous parental leave and family-friendly practices as one of the keys to their success. PHOTO: ST-FILE

A recent seminar on family-friendly workplaces has shown a growing trend towards attractive work-life balance initiatives, which companies now believe is the key to attracting young talent.

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The leaders of Singapore pay tribute to American Senator John McCain and give condolences to his family


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he and his wife Ho Ching were deeply saddened to hear of the (depicted) death of Senator John McCain. PHOTO: AFP

In his letter, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Mr. McCain a true hero whose "courageous acts of patriotic service to his country were a model for us all".

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Homeless man claims a couple who raised US $ 400,000 for spending on holidays, casino & # 39; s and a BMW


Screenshot of the GoFundMe campaign created by Kate McClure for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOFUNDME.COM

Johnny Bobbitt had spent his last $ 20 (S $ 27) to buy stranded motorist Kate McClure a bus of fuel, triggering the latter to launch a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for him.

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The Coo hostel in Singapore and the Atlas bar make up the Great Places list of Time & # 39; s 2018


Coo Boutique Hostel and Sociatel in Tiong Bahru and Atlas Bar in the characteristic Parkview Square building in Bugis are included in Time & # 39; s 2018 World & # 39; s Greatest Places list. PHOTO & S: ST-FILE, FACEBOOK / COO BISTRO & BOUTIQUE HOSTEL, SOCIATEL

The inaugural list contains 100 entries from 48 countries, sorted into categories for visits, stays and dinners.

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More riches for Crazy Rich Asians as rom-com for the second weekend of the American box office


(From left) Lisa Lu, Henry Golding and Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians. PHOTO: WARNER BROS

The filming of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel earned US $ 25 million ($ 34 million), which almost corresponds to the debut of US $ 26.5 million last week.

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