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    Harvey Weinstein posts new bond as pledge he won’t flee sexual assault trial

    Harvey Weinstein posted additional security on Wednesday as a pledge that he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after he allegedly failed to wear his electronic ankle monitor.

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    ‘Bombshell’ leads movie contenders for Hollywood’s SAG awards

    “Bombshell,” a drama about sexual harassment allegations at Fox News, led the movie nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday and will compete for the top prize of best cast.

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    Harvey Weinstein posts new bond to ensure he won’t flee sexual assault trial

    Harvey Weinstein agreed to post additional security to ensure he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after he allegedly failed to wear his electronic ankle monitor.

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    ‘Bombshell’ leads movie nominations for Hollywood’s SAG awards

    “Bombshell,” a drama about sexual misconduct allegations at Fox News, led the movie nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday and will compete for the top prize of best cast.

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    Factbox: Key nominations for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards for film and television were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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    Japanese YouTuber visits ‘dangerous’ Yishun, only to find it a ‘nice cozy town’

    Yishun’s reputation as a siao lang town has reached far and wide enough to attract the attention of one Japanese vlogger who is well aware of the northern precinct’s infamy in local lore. 

    But the story of the YouTuber himself, Ghibli Ojisan, is interesting. Born in Osaka, raised in the United States, and currently based in Singapore, the man travels the world to busk and films his experiences for his YouTube channel, which already has over 102,000 subscribers. 

    Aside from having a Bangladeshi buddy he got to know in Singapore, Ghibli likes to travel to the little-known neighbourhoods that normcore tourists wouldn’t visit. Like Sengkang and Yishun, for example. 

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    Ed Sheeran crowned UK’s artist of the decade after 79 weeks at No 1

    Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been named the “UK’s Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade” after a record-breaking run of hits, the Official Charts Company said on Wednesday.

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    Facebook no longer among Glassdoor’s top 10 workplaces

    Facebook Inc dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor’s list of “Best Places to Work” in 2020 from the seventh it secured last year, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the world’s largest social network.

    The company received an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, compared with 4.5 last year, as employees gave relatively lower ratings for Facebook’s senior leadership and work-life balance.

    “High profile projects can be extremely political and can really be dragged down by too many cooks in the kitchen. In a post-Cambridge Analytica world, there are huge slowdowns in releasing new features or products …,” according to one of the employee reviews on Glassdoor.

    Facebook is facing the heat over its handling of user data, misinformation campaigns on the platform, as well as its plan for a global cryptocurrency called Libra.

    Still, employee sentiment toward Facebook remained largely positive on better compensation and career opportunities, according to the Glassdoor report released late on Tuesday.

    Software company HubSpot Inc topped the 100 best workplaces list, while Alphabet Inc’s Google ranked number 11 and Apple Inc 84.

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    World Bank says Indonesia forest fires cost $7.1 billion in economic losses

    The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounted to at least US$5.2 billion (S$7.07 billion), equal to 0.5 per cent of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in a report on Wednesday (Dec 11).

    The estimate was based on its assessment in eight affected provinces from June to October, though analysts at the multinational bank said fires had continued to rage through to November.

    “The forest and land fires, as well as the resulting haze, led to significant negative economic impacts, estimated at US$157 million in direct damage to assets and US$5 billion in losses from affected economic activities,” the World Bank wrote in the report.

    Over 900,000 people reported respiratory illnesses, 12 national airports halted operations, and hundreds of schools in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore had to temporarily close due to the fires.

    Drifting smoke at the height of the dry season in September triggered a diplomatic spat between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

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    Free and useful apps to beat the Causeway jam for vacations in Malaysia

    Anyone who has lived in Singapore long enough will know that December is peak travel season, and travelling through the checkpoints to Malaysia means risking the infamous Causeway jam.

    Even with proper planning and prior research, you might inadvertently find yourself caught in an eye-watering three-hour-long wait, inching your way across the linkway connecting the two countries.

    With technological advancements making internet connectivity faster and cheaper for travellers, digitally-savvy natives know that there’s no reason to fear the congestion, especially if traffic information are at their fingertips.

    Granted, you’d have to buy data or an additional SIM card, just like for your other overseas trips. Here’s an article covering your cheapest mobile data roaming options so you’ll be able to surf on-the-go.

    Whether you’re thinking of heading in this holiday season or any other time of the year, don’t take a gamble and cross the customs blind, make an informed decision with the help of these nifty tools.

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