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AUG 3, 2021
03/08/21 - ST: The Big Story, 3 Aug
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, assistant video editor Olivia Quay and multimedia journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke to Professor Dean Ho, Director of the National University of Singapore's Institute for Digital Medicine about combining drugs which can be used to treat Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate disease.
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AUG 2, 2021
02/08/21 - The perils of holding on to too much cash: BT Money Hacks Ep 100
BT Money Hacks Ep 100: The perils of holding on to too much cash 18:37 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's monumental 100th episode looks at the importance of investing the extra cash you have, instead of saving too much. You could actually lose money if you just allow it to do nothing. BT's digital editor Chris Lim and his new co-host - correspondent Howie Lim - speak with David Kuo, co-founder of The Smart Investor. Chris and some listeners also tell us what they learnt from crucial episodes along the way to this 100th episode of Money Hacks. Highlights of the conversation: Chris talks about his favourite Money Hacks episodes (1:58) Start investing now! Lose money if you do nothing and leave your cash idle (4:47) The Rule of 100 and the Rule of 72 in relation to risk aversion (7:42) Low interest rate environment is another reason you should invest (9:25) Your age - more than how much you earn - should dictate how much you invest (11:20) Establish your goal in a proper investing plan and not treat it as a hobby (13:37) Produced by: Chris Lim, Howie Lim & Ernest Luis Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Howie Lim Read: Saving too much for rainy day can dampen retirement:  https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/banking-finance/money-playbook/saving-too-much-for-rainy-day-can-dampen-retirement Follow BT Money Hacks podcasts every first and third Monday of the month, and rate us on: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeXe Spotify: http://bt.sg/oeGN Google podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeGP Website: http://bt.sg/moneyhacks Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt BT WealthWise Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btwealthwise BT Podcasts on: http://bt.sg/podcasts
18:37

JUL 30, 2021
30/07/21 - Over 2,000 new jobs as 4 global firms set up base in Punggol Digital District
Prime Time hosts Timothy Go and Rachel Kelly spoke to Jolene Ang, Journalist at The Straits Times about the new 50ha Punggol Digital District which will progressively open from 2024. They discuss the significance of the Punggol Digital District in creating jobs of the future, and how it is configured to closely link Singapore's talent pipeline to industry needs.
09:06

JUL 30, 2021
30/07/21 - ST: The Big Story, 30 July
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, multimedia journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke to Professor Dale Fisher, senior consultant at NUH's Division of Infectious Diseases, about Singapore’s vaccine uptake and how it will affect the country's exit from phase two (heightened alert).
05:38

JUL 28, 2021
28/07/21 - ST: The Big Story, 28 July
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, multimedia journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke to ST’s Malaysia correspondent, Hazlin Hassan about the challenges front-liners there face and an update on the Covid-19 situation in the country. 
04:29

JUL 27, 2021
27/07/21 - ST: The Big Story, 27 July
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, assistant video editor Olivia Quay and multimedia journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke to Dr Geraldine Tan, director and principal psychologist of The Therapy Room about the points that stood out for her from Education Minister Chan Chun Sing’s ministerial statement on the River Valley High School incident in Parliament.
07:23

JUL 21, 2021
21/07/21 - ST: The Big Story, 21 July
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, assistant video editor Olivia Quay spoke to  Angie Chew, founder of Brahm Centre, who discusses how family and friends can spot early signs of psychological distress among teenagers, as Students from River Valley High School returned to campus and also Dr Leong Hoe Nam from the Rophi Clinic weighs in on what must be done to encourage more seniors to sign up for their Covid-19 jabs.
12:44

JUL 19, 2021
19/07/21 - How to turn your passion project or side hustle into an ESG business: BT Money Hacks Ep 99
BT Money Hacks Ep 99: How to turn your passion project or side hustle into an ESG business 12:42 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at how many people have set up a part-time business, or side-hustle, especially amid the disruption and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Understand how to turn your side hustle into a money-making ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) business in this episode, brought to you by Withers KhattarWong: https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Helga Angelina, entrepreneur and founder of Burgreens and Green Rebel, in Indonesia. She explains the following: How her health issues gave her an idea to start her businesses after graduating from college (1:40) Challenges to start a healthy food business in Indonesia as there was initially no mainstream society understanding of plant-based diets there (3:12) Why market education on healthy eating lifestyle, collaborations and invitations by key opinion leaders to public talks, makes a difference (5:00) Step-by-step guide to convert your passion project or beliefs into a real business idea and ESG-driven model (7:40) Find a co-founder who shares the same mission and values (9:17) Advice for budding ESG women entrepreneurs (10:17) Withers Worldwide: https://bit.ly/3xiTFo0 Produced by: Chris Lim & Ernest Luis Edited by: Adam Azlee and Hadyu Rahim Follow BT Money Hacks podcasts every first and third Monday of the month, and rate us on: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeXe Spotify: http://bt.sg/oeGN Google podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeGP Website: http://bt.sg/moneyhacks Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt BT WealthWise Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btwealthwise BT Podcasts on: https://bt.sg/pcOM Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts!
12:43

JUL 15, 2021
15/07/21 - ST: The Big Story, 15 July
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, multimedia journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke to the Dean of NUS' Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Professor Teo Yik Ying about the Covid-19 developments from the growing KTV cluster. 
06:53

JUL 14, 2021
14/07/21 - ST: The Big Story, 14 July
In a special edition of The Big Story’s ST Connect webinar, Singapore editor Zakir Hussain spoke to a panel of guests about how Singapore can tackle racism meaningfully. The discussion explores what individuals and groups can do to improve understanding and strengthen trust among people of different races. Panellists include Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture Community and Youth, Mr Leonard Sim, general secretary, hash.peace and youth advocate, OnePeople.sg, Mr Hafez Sorouri, grassroots activist and youth advocate, OnePeople.sg, Dr Shahira Abdullah, Nominated MP and Member, National Youth Council and Tamilavel, news editor and digital editor, Tamil Murasu
07:21

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