Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on May 19

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, May 19.


S'pore's finance sector on hiring spree, a third of over 9,400 new jobs in tech: MAS chief

MAS estimates there were more than 3,000 Singaporeans in senior finance roles last year.

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S'pore hopes full connectivity with Malaysia will be restored in coming months: Vivian

Air connectivity is currently at about 40% of pre-pandemic levels.

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Refreshed road map to help food services industry recover from pandemic

Industry Transformation Map 2025 focuses on helping firms expand and reposition themselves to tap new consumer trends.

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P1 registration for 2023 will open on June 29, non-priority places doubled

The number of places reserved for those who do not qualify for priority admission will be doubled to 40.

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Use technology to reconnect, not separate: Chinese writer Chen Qiufan

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The tech world needs more diverse perspectives for better innovation, says Mr Chen.

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Joseph Schooling calls for 'national dialogue' on expectations on athletes serving NS

Tough questions need to be asked to manage the expectations of athletes who are undergoing NS, he said.

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TerraUSD collapse unlikely to hamper blockchain innovation in S'pore

This is because the technology goes far beyond powering digital currencies.

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New South Korean leader up against both foreign and domestic challenges

Mr Yoon, an ex-prosecutor who brought down a president, is not one to be fazed by obstacles.

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'How to murder your husband' writer on trial in US for murder of husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, is accused of shooting her husband using a gun whose now-missing barrel she bought on eBay.

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Decades later, celeb hairstylist Kim Robinson still knows what Asian women want

The veteran recently released his first haircare range created for Asian hair.

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