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05-20-2013, 12:37 AM #7090
LTA wins Geospatial World Excellence Award 2013
POSTED: 20 May 2013 1:21 AM
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has won the "Geospatial World Excellence Award 2013 - Transportation Management" award for its innovative use of geospatial technology in the planning, development and management of land transport under its "GIS@LTA" project.
In a statement, LTA says it is the first government agency in Singapore to win the award, and the second in Asia, after Taipei City, who won it in 2011.
The Geospatial World Excellence Awards recognise excellence in best practices, innovations and policies that have helped shape the future of the geospatial industry and innovations in the global geospatial industry.
LTA Group Director for Innovation & InfoComm Technology, Mrs Rosina Howe-Teo, received the award from Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Ordnance Survey (UK) and Co-Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geographic Information (UN-GGIM), at the Geospatial World Forum 2013 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on May 15 this year.
Artist impression of Upper Serangoon Road, Woodsville Tunnel after upgrading (Image from LTA
05-20-2013, 12:54 AM #7091
Charity event raises S$130,000 for former national shooter who lost limbs
POSTED: 19 May 2013 8:20 PM
Many people were at Yishun SAFRA over the weekend for a charity fun-shoot in support of former national shooter Aishah Samad.
SINGAPORE: A total of S$130,000 has been raised for former national shooter Aishah Samad, who lost all her limbs due to gangrene. The amount raised will go towards purchasing a pair of advanced prosthetic hands and legs for the mother of two.
A two-day charity fun-shoot held over the weekend aimed to raise S$100,000 for Aishah.
The event at Yishun SAFRA, attracted many supporters, including national athletes.
An anonymous donor even pledged S$12,000 to pay for her prosthetic legs.
The money raised is crucial as Aishah is still paying for her simple S$6,000 prosthetic legs, which need periodic replacing as the stumps shrink.
Aishah said: "(I am) very, very, very, very, surprised by the turnout of people, because this is four times the support yesterday.
"I did not expect that much support from the public, support from other events, people I do not know, or people who just got to know me from the news, or from Facebook. I'm very very surprised."
05-20-2013, 01:11 AM #7092
NTU students invent "Block-It-Out" drain cover that stops mosquitoes from breeding
Published on May 20, 2013
Block-It-Out, an innovative swivelling drain cover which allows water through but can block mosquitos from entering to breed.
BikeSense, a rear proximity sensor system which would warn the cyclists and drivers when a car is too close to the bicycle.
HEATS, a temperature alarm system which would light up when its wearer is starting to suffer from heat-related injuries.
WiseWindow - this swivelling window allows you to clean both sides of the windows without leaning out.
NTU student demonstrating how one can clean their WiseWindow easily.
By Sabrina Tiong
An auto-close drain cover that will block mosquitoes from entering the drain to breed, while allowing a large amount of water to flow through during heavy downpours.
A "near collision" alarm system fitted with an ultrasonic sensor and LED lights that will alert the cyclist via a beeping alarm when a vehicle gets too close.
These are just some of the devices students from the Nanyang Technological University have come up with. As part of the mechanical and aerospace engineering curriculum, second-year students are required to develop a prototype and a business plan to improve certain situations.
One example would be "BikeSense" - a device designed to alert cyclists and motorists when they are of too close a distance to each other. It won first prize in a Safety & Security category of the 15th Engineering, Innovation and Design Open House and Competition on May 18.
The 580 submissions in five categories were judged by industry professions, alumni and faculty members.
05-20-2013, 01:16 AM #7093
2,500 members of the public will get chance to walk through the F1 pit lane
Published on May 20, 2013
Riders come in to finish their race at The Pit Building. OCBC Cycle 201 on Sunday, April 28, 2013. For the first time, 2,500 members of the public will be able to experience walking through the Formula 1 pit lane where they can view the F1 garages up close, and enjoy live performances and interactive games at the F1 Village in Zone 1. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN
By Priscilla Kham
For the first time, 2,500 members of the public will be able to experience walking through the Formula 1 pit lane where they can view the F1 garages up close, and enjoy live performances and interactive games at the F1 Village in Zone 1.
The pit lane is usually accessible only to ticket holders of the Formula One Paddock Club, worth about $8,500. The public can sign up on the Singapore GP website and selection will be through balloting.
The tour, which will take place on Sept 19, is part of a slew of events leading up to the 2013 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. These include a motorsports carnival at ITE College Central on Aug 25 and 26, featuring race simulators and a photo exhibition.
Singapore GP also announced the extension of their MOU with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), which began in 2009. Since then, more than 4,000 ITE students have gained work experience as ambassadors and customer service officers at the GP.
05-20-2013, 01:35 AM #7094
Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu loses out in women's doubles semi-finals, take bronze
Published on May 20, 2013
Yu Mengyu (left at rear) and Feng Tianwei of Singapore play against Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia of China in their women's doubles semifinals at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Paris May 19, 2013. Singapore's Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu were defeated by two-time world champions Li Xiaoxia and Guo Yue in the World Individual Table Tennis Championships women's doubles semi-finals early Monday morning. --PHOTO: REUTERS
By May Chen
Singapore's Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu were defeated by two-time world champions Li Xiaoxia and Guo Yue in the World Individual Table Tennis Championships women's doubles semi-finals early Monday morning.
The Singapore pair could only took two games out of their first-seeded opponents, going down 12-10, 7-11, 7-11, 4-11, 11-9, 8-11.
Still, the duo secured a bronze medal for the Republic as there are no playoffs for third place. This is Singapore's second ever medal at the event. The first was a women's doubles bronze won by Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu in 2007.
Their loss also ends the national table tennis team's campaign at the world championships, which draws to a close today in Paris.
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