Friday, 22 February 2019

TOTO Hong Bao Draw 2019

Jackpot snowballs to $13.6 million

The estimated jackpot of the TOTO Hong Bao Draw 2019 on Friday (22 February) has snowballed to $13.6 million from $12 million.

There was no winner for the Group 1 prize pot of $1,615,432 in the TOTO draw on Monday.

The Hong Bao Draw’s estimated jackpot is not Singapore Pools’ biggest ever for a TOTO draw. In 2016, the Hong Bao Draw had a prize pot of $13.9 million.

Last year‘s had a prize pot of $12 million.

The odds of winning the TOTO jackpot are one in almost 14 million.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

China plans to tap the Sun’s boundless energy

With an orbiting solar farm
Our Sun is the most readily available source of energy we have available to us, but harnessing its incredible power is something humanity is still a challenge. Solar farms placed in sunny areas of the Earth do a good job of converting sunlight into usable energy, but major drawbacks remain

For one, solar panels placed on the planet can only collect sunlight for a portion of the day, and weather can dramatically hinder their ability to create electricity. Now, China thinks it has a solution to both of those problems, and it’s going to test its idea within the next few years.

In a new report from China’s Science and Technology Daily, as spotted by the Sydney Morning Herald, the country’s plans for a space-based solar farm are revealed. Rather than a power-gathering installation on Earth, China plans to launch an energy-gathering solar station into Earth orbit.

Using a space solar station instead of one on the ground not only eliminates weather as a factor but also allows the station to remain in full sunlight 24 hours a day. According to the report, China envisions a system by which the spacecraft collect solar power and then send it down to receiving stations on the Earth as a laser or microwave beam. The power would then be fed into the power grid as electricity.

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China's Chang’e 4 spacecraft touches down on dark side of moon

China’s space programme has hit a new milestone.

A Chinese spacecraft has made history on Jan. 3, 2019 by successfully touching down on the dark side of the moon that does not face Earth and has never been explored.

The confirmation of the landing came in the form of a tweet by Global Times, widely regarded as a Chinese state mouthpiece.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Singapore budget 2019

Singapore Plans Cautious Budget With an Eye on Election

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in Monday’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead of elections that could come as early as this year.

While not expected to be as headline-grabbing as last year -- when Heng flagged a hike in the goods-and-services tax -- the 2019 budget will cover a range of familiar policy priorities. Infrastructure spending, more health-care support for a rapidly aging population, and help for firms transitioning in a digital economy were top-of-mind for Heng in a Jan. 22 interview.

The global backdrop calls for more caution. Weaker demand and U.S.-China trade tensions saw Singapore’s export-reliant economy grow at a slower pace than expected in the fourth quarter, data showed Friday.

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Winners and Losers From Singapore's Budget as Election Looms

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat boosted health-care and military spending, gave tax rebates to citizens and tightened rules on foreign workers ahead of an election that could come as early as this year.

Heng announced a new S$8 billion ($5.9 billion) support package for seniors in his budget speech on Monday, as well as measures to help local businesses adopt new technologies. The expansionary fiscal plan will push the overall budget deficit to 0.7 percent of gross domestic product in the year ending March 2020, from a revised surplus of 0.4 percent this year.

The finance minister opened his speech by talking about the changing global and domestic landscape and the importance of planning for the long term, while being open to diversity. Weaker demand and U.S.-China trade tensions saw Singapore’s export-reliant economy grow at a slower pace than expected in the fourth quarter.

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