SINGAPORE - An average of 3,920 transnational couples a year between 2015 and 2020 applied to undergo an assessment before they say "I do" that looks at the likelihood of the foreigner qualifying for a long-term visit pass after the marriage to the Singaporean. The Pre-marriage Long Term Visit Pass Assessment also allows such couples to "exchange key information about themselves", including their spouses and children from previous marriages, their income and criminal records, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It was introduced in January 2015 amid a significant number of transnational marriages here. In 2019, 4,426 Singaporean men wed non-resident brides - making up one in five marriages involving at least one citizen, according to the Government's Population In Brief 2020 report. Social workers and lawyers who work with foreign wives said some of these couples marry after meeting a few times, or after a very brief courtship, and hardly know their … [Read more...] about S’poreans marrying foreigners: 3,900 couples a year do pre-marriage visa assessment before saying ‘I do’
Home Two wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 20:45 [IST] Aprilia is gearing up to launch its second maxi-scooter, the SXR 125 in the Indian market. The company have begun accepting bookings for the new Aprilia SXR 125 scooter for a token amount of Rs 5,000. Ahead of its launch, the prices of the upcoming scooter have been leaked. The recent report from Zigwheels reveals that the scooter will be priced at Rs 1.16 lakh, ex-showroom (India). This makes it only Rs 9,000 less than its elder sibling, the SXR 160. However, once launched, the Aprilia SXR will directly rival the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 in the Indian market. As a result, the Italian scooter will be Rs 27,000 more expensive than its Japanese rival. Although the TVS Ntorq Race Edition is not a direct rival to the Aprilia SXR 125, it is Rs 38,000 cheaper than the maxi-scooter. The Aprilia SXR 125 is … [Read more...] about Aprilia SXR 125 Prices Leaked Ahead Of India Launch: Here Are All The Details!
Amazon has just announced the second generation of its Echo Buds true wireless earbuds , and they sport a much smaller design. They’ll be available in May in white or black, and will cost $120 for the wired charging case, or $140 for the wireless charging option. Folks who sign up for the pre-order period, which starts today and goes for 30 days, will get a $20 discount: $100 (wired) $120 (wireless). Amazon is also throwing in six months free of Amazon Music Unlimited and Audible Plus for qualifying pre-order customers. The first thing you notice about the new Echo Buds (like Apple’s AirPods and Google’s Pixel Buds , Amazon has opted to keep the product name unchanged for the second generation) is how small they are compared to the originals . The first generation were a bit on the bulky side. That was true of the earbuds, which tended to stick out from your ears a bit, but even more so for the charging case, which is still among the largest in the true wireless … [Read more...] about Amazon’s new Echo Buds are way smaller, with better ANC
British businesses in the hospitality sector have bucked at Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s scheme to require vaccine passports for their customers, saying that they will refuse to enforce the measures. Writing in a letter to the PM, the owners of over sixty restaurants, night clubs, and other hospitality venues have announced that they will not adopt the health pass programme, regardless of whether it is mandated by the government or not. The letter, which was seen by The Telegraph said : “We will not be forcing our patrons to show us any documentation referring to health status to gain entry. “We are UK licensed premises and event promoters that have struggled at this difficult time for everyone. We have no axe to grind politically and many of us think the vaccine roll out has been tremendous. We also know that, for many reasons, some will not have a vaccine. “Further, we do not believe it is right that we as premises and promoters should demand to see proof of medical … [Read more...] about ‘We Won’t be Doing it’: Hospitality Firms Reject Boris Johnson’s Vaccine Passport Scheme
(CNN) Monday officially marks the final day of Atlantic hurricane season, and it has been one for the record books. 2020 has been undoubtedly a crazy year -- with the Covid-19 pandemic , murder hornets and some of the largest wildfires in recorded history. It seems understandable that hurricane season would also be memorable. This season was forecast to be a busy season. Two of the most well-known and respected entities that forecast their predictions for the upcoming hurricane season are Colorado State University (CSU) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). CSU's Tropical Meteorology Project team predicted an above-average Atlantic hurricane season on April 2. The team forecast 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes. "We were forecasting a well above-average season in April, June and July, and increased that forecast to an extremely active season in August," said Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at the … [Read more...] about Hurricane season ends historic as predicted by experts back in April