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  • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen Associated Press
    Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without …

  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit Associated Press
    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry …

  • US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway Associated Press
    US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway

    TOKYO (AP) — Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps …

  • 'Miracle' woman honours saint-to-be John Paul II AFP News
    'Miracle' woman honours saint-to-be John Paul II

    The Costa Rican woman whose healing is the reason late pope John Paul II will be declared a saint on Sunday spoke with emotion about her trip to Rome, saying she would gladly travel the world with a …

  • Givenchy opens Las Vegas store in US rollout AFP Relax
    Givenchy opens Las Vegas store in US rollout

    The French luxury brand is expanding its presence Stateside with a debut US store in Las Vegas.  Givenchy has opened a 3100 square foot (about 288 square meter) store at the Wynn Resort Promenade in …

  • Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita AFP Relax
    Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

    A shoppable video for a Petit Bateau capsule collection, Léa Seydoux and flowers feature in a new Prada scent short, and cool dreamy imagery for the Mykita-Margiela collaboration: here are the finest …

 
  • Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern
    Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern

    A new picture of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who is now 90 years old, has drawn concern from people on Singapore's internet space.

  • Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls
    Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls

    After being photographed at work in Jurong pooling used oil near coffee shops, 50-year-old Valerie Sim has been struggling to keep her family afloat. Web portals STOMP and The Real Singapore published pictures of her in February, triggering a witch hunt for others like her and comments from readers like “Who knows if they’ll use it as cooking oil?” Some readers also said they filed police reports against her and other people they believed were doing the same thing she was.

  • I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.
    I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.

    I have committed a taboo – I have tendered my resignation without securing the next job. The reactions to the announcement were varied but they all pretty much hint at a deep sense of disapproval. “Why did you do that?” It was as if I had renounced my faith. “What are you going to do from now on?” Almost as though a misfortune had incapacitated me. “What does your family have to say about it?” As if I had offered to cook for the next family dinner. I was, and still am, certain of my reasons and motivations for the resignation. However the response I received got me thinking about why people are so concerned about the gaps in their careers. The developed world evolved from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy to the service age, then to the knowledge economy in the late 1990s and 2000s marked by breakthroughs in technological innovations and competition for innovation with new products and processes that develop from the research community. According to The Work Foundation, the knowledge economy is driven by the demand for higher value added goods and services created by more sophisticated, more discerning, and better educated consumers and ... The post I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind. appeared first on Vulcan Post.