Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Singaporeans to get 'hongbao' SG Bonus of up to S$300 following 2017 Budget surplus

Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/topics/budget2018/budget-2018-singaporeans-to-get-hongbao-sg-bonus-of-up-to-s-300-9970790

New Community Chest fund set up for smaller charities


Smaller charities will be able to tap into a new fund set up by the Community Chest from this year to 2021. Each charity will receive up to $50,000 a year for two years. The fund was announced on Feb 5.

Community Chest Charity Support Fund will go to 60 charities from 2018 to 2021.

The money is meant to run programmes that empower social service users and families, support their capital expenses to improve service quality and efficiency, and build their capability for community engagements to benefit service users, Community Chest said.

Ref: 
1) http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/new-community-chest-fund-set-smaller-charities
2) http://str.sg/owWK

#MeNext - a new movement against gun control in USA


In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting Wednesday, which left 17 people dead, the #MeNext movement has sprung up, predicting further tragedy if lawmakers do not prioritize gun control.

Ref: https://sg.yahoo.com/news/menext-florida-school-shooting-students-protesting-online-off-224906098.html

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Increasing trend of younger people seeking help for sex and porn addiction

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Counselling centres said they are seeing an increasing trend of younger clients aged 25 and below, seeking help for sexual and porn addiction.

According to psychologists, one main risk factor that is causing more youths to grapple with sex addiction issues is the easy access and repeated exposure to Internet pornography.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/increasing-trend-of-younger-people-seeking-help-for-sex-and-porn-9963738