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Thousands of school students across Australia are expected to join in the global protest today calling for action on climate change.

This isn’t the first time students in Australia have rallied against climate change – many took to the streets in March. But today is expected to be one of the biggest protests as they’ll be joined by others, including many workers.

The participation of our school students is a sign of how seriously they see climate change. As the organising website says:

We are striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is – a crisis.

By the end of this century, average temperatures on the surface of our planet are predicted to be more than two degrees Celsius or higher than today. The average level of the ocean surface could be more than a metre higher. Such changes will challenge the ways we live now.

There are plenty of evidence-based projections of future climate readily available, such as the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

On 9th July 2019, I made my way up the tenth floor of International Plaza, and entered a room which spotted the logo of Ace Profits Academy. I was about to attend the preview session of Dominic’s Bestseller  Income Seminar, a course which sold the idea that one could, without writing expertise, publish eBooks on Amazon for a profit, and which, in  Dominic’s words, was ‘easily valued at S$5,000’.


Upon registering at the reception, I was given a sticker with my name  written on it and was asked to paste it on my shirt. When the time for the seminar’s commencement arrived, we were then led into a modest room  where rows of chairs sat before a screen.

An assistant of Dominic greeted us, introduced us to the day’s agenda and raved about Dominic, before informing us that any form of recording  was strictly forbidden and instructed us to put our phones to silent.  Glancing to my left, l noticed every window panel was blocked by a row  of curtains, not allowing one ray of sunlight in. It reminded me a  little of how casinos were designed to keep natural light out.

 A while later, Dominic, dressed in a jacket with a t-shirt beneath, strode before us. Right away, he jumped into his presentation. There were no greetings or introductions. It was a little strange to say the least.

Dominic began by sharing with us about the thriving eBook market on Amazon. Slides displaying statistics were flashed on the screen before  us. Then, in a tone that of a magician about to bring a rabbit back to  life, he told us that one did not require any writing expertise whatsoever to partake in this lucrative business.

“Would you want me to tell you how?” He asked us. Similar phrases would be repeated throughout the session.

The trick, Dominic said, was to outsource everything from the book’s  cover design to the content within to freelancers. This, he claimed, could be done in a mere three hours and for less than a hundred US dollars.

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Travel / Re: staycation at D'Resort @ Downtown East
« Last post by jessuptime on September 20, 2019, 01:52:59 pm »

D’Resort @ Downtown East appears adequately poised to meet the needs of budget conscious staycationers it chiefly targets: behold one massive nature-inspired holiday compound featuring 387 units and suites (across 9 room categories in two separate residential blocks) that comes equipped with a mega water park, barbeque pits, sky garden facility and various event spaces.

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News, Current Affairs Discussions / Re: KBW quitting soon????
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oh, why? so he retires for good? he was my former mp before I shift
At a recent fireside chat with undergraduates, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about how he does not think that there is any stigma or shame attached to startup founders who fail.

He had good intentions in encouraging aspiring Singaporeans to try new businesses and succeed. I, for one, am eager too to promote this culture of entrepreneurship.

The reality, however, is starkly different. For the last 10 years, I have been a mentor and advisor to numerous early-stage Singaporean startup founders. And from where I stand, Singapore has a long way to go in supporting them and understanding the concept of failure in the startup industry.

We often celebrate news of startups receiving funding. But away from the news is a larger group of startups that have failed and quietly disappeared. I have noticed that startup founders who regularly posted on social media about their startup activities would suddenly go quiet once their venture failed to take off.

Khailee Ng of 500 Startups has spoken previously about how entrepreneurs face high stress and this is not discussed openly with investors, staff and other founders. Mr Ng cited a Harvard Business School study done in 2012 which attributed 65 per cent of startup failures to personal stress.

Shame prevents founders from openly sharing their problems, and this can be a vicious circle that further perpetuates a culture where no one wants to talk about failure and the shame associated with it becomes worse.

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