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THE STRAITS TIMES. MICA (P) 094/11/2009 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 2010 A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 90 CENTS

INSIDE 150 PAGES IN SEVEN PARTS

Banks zoom back to F1 [ARTICLE]

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Banks zoom back to F1 FINANCIAL institutions are flocking back to Singapore’s Formula One night race. Bouncing back from the global economic crisis last year, big players like HSBC, UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland and OCBC Bank have snapped up corporate packages for the Sept 24-26 event. PRIME PAGE A4

US-Asean summit in NY [ARTICLE]

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US-Asean summit in NY THE United States is thinking of holding the next US-Asean Summit in New York this month, a move that comes as a disappointment to some hoping for a more symbolic meeting in the capital. A summit in Washington would have been seen as stressing the importance

Faster TB test [ARTICLE]

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Faster TB test A NEW test can reveal in less than two hours whether someone has tuberculosis (TB) a major advance in diagnosing the disease, said scientists. The test could revolutionise TB care and replace the 125-year-old process used now, which is slow and misses more than half of all

Ensuring veggie supplies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ensuring veggie supplies SUPERMARKETS in Singapore are inking more contracts with farms here and abroad for an assured supply of greens and meats on their shelves. Steady supplies keep prices stable for consumers, and ensure steady incomes for the farms that supply these food items. HOME PAGE C1

Old boys play their part [ARTICLE]

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Old boys play their part THE recently announced CedarVictoria Integrated Programme had the hidden hand of the Old Victorians Association which set up a task force to come up with the proposal that was eventually approved by the Ministry of Education. The eight-man team comprised old boys, teachers and education

New trains to ease MRT crush next May [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New trains to ease MRT crush next May Upgrading of signalling system, more trains, new rail lines planned BY MARIA ALMENOAR mariaa@sph.com.sg RELIEF from overcrowded trains will come no later than next May, when the first of 22 new trains are added to the rail system. Together, they will cut

Looking out for good deals [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Looking out for good deals Shoppers checking out laptop bargains at Comex 2010, which opened yesterday. The first day of Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition saw a slower turnout at the start, compared to last year, but the crowd built up later in the day. By 9pm, there

High-level panel to jazz up arts and culture scene [ARTICLE]

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High-level panel to jazz up arts and culture scene BY ADELINE CHIA ARTS CORRESPONDENT IN 15 years, eight in 10 Singaporeans will aim to catch at least one arts and cultural show a year if a new committee that has been formed has its way. The 19-member group wants to

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Can’t stop Kan now [ARTICLE]

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Can’t stop Kan now WE SAY Mr Ichiro Ozawa, the putative kingmaker of Japanese politics who has challenged Premier Naoto Kan for the leadership of the Democratic Party of Japan, does bring certain qualities to the table. But the Japanese people have already endured the merry-go-round of six prime ministers

Differing perceptions [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Differing perceptions COLUMNS Problems have emerged over a disconnect between how other countries see China and how Beijing sees itself, says William Choong. REVIEW PAGE A20

Beware of Pied Pipers [ARTICLE]

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Beware of Pied Pipers Americans will have to be patient for many years and be wary of Pied Pipers touting quick fixes to the US economy, says Kenneth Rogoff. REVIEW PAGE A21

Less lethal options [ARTICLE]

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Less lethal options OUR READER SAYS Liew Kai Khiun suggests arming frontline police officers with less lethal options like Tasers or stun guns in the interest of public safety and security. FORUM PAGE A26

ONLINE BLOGS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ONLINE BLOGS www.straitstimes.com Mugilan Rajasegeran shares his experience of taking snapshots of the Youth Olympic Games. Goh Eng Yeow discusses the current market uncertainties.

The New Great Game is on [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The New Great Game is on The theatre: Kashmir The new player to watch: China BY RAVI VELLOOR SOUTH ASIA BUREAU CHIEF velloor@sph.com.sg EVER since the phrase was coined in the 19th century, strategic thinkers have tended to link The Great Game with An-glo-Russian rivalry, with Afghanistan as the staging

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Celebrity Hair Stylist, Jonal Chong Sets Foot in Orchard Central Aristocracy, hair and beauty embraces a familiar name Jonal Chong Hair Couture. Jonal Chong believe that perfect beauty is different for every woman and that achieving it need not be a daily struggle. That's why Jonal Chong hair couture never

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Beware of online love traps [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Beware of online love traps Victims lured to expose themselves on Web cams, then blackmailed LESTER KOK BEWARE of that charming new pal you have made online, the police warn. Since April, eight people in Singapore have fallen victim to what started out as friendly banter, which descended into requests

HDB flat dilemma for PRs and Singaporeans with property abroad [ARTICLE]

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HDB flat dilemma for PRs and Singaporeans with property abroad BY ESTHER TEO,JESSICA CHEAM PERMANENT resident (PR) Michael Lim is keen to upgrade to a larger HDB flat but the new rules on dual property ownership have put him in a pickle. Mr Lim’s problem is that he also owns

Banks come charging back for F1 action [ARTICLE]

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Banks come charging back for F1 action More than 90% of corporate packages snapped up already BY TERRENCE VOON tvoon@sph.com.sg FINANCIAL institutions are flocking back to Singapore’s Formula One (F1) night race. Bouncing back from the global economic crisis last year, big players like HSBC, UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland

16-year-old Malaysian is F1’s youngest test driver [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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16-year-old Malaysian is F1’s youngest test driver REUTERS LONDON: Malaysian Nabil Jeffri became Formula One’s youngest test driver at the age of 16 on Wednesday. Nabil, still too young to take a driving test or drive on public roads, conducted a day of straight line aerodynamic testing for F1 newcomer

US-Asean summit to be held in NY [ARTICLE]

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US-Asean summit to be held in NY BY CHUA CHIN HON US BUREAU CHIEF WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has proposed holding the next US-Asean Summit in New York later this month, dashing hopes for a more symbolic meeting in the American capital. The summit, the second to be held following

China’s women are big spenders [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China’s women are big spenders Earning and spending power of women in 10 cities has risen: Survey BY SIM CHI YIN CHINA CORRESPONDENT simcy@sph.com.sg BEIJING: Hotel clerk Wang Haina is paying 3,000 yuan (S$590) for a Nokia mobile phone in 12 monthly instalments. But she does not expect that to

Drug boss’ girlfriend escapes gallows [ARTICLE]

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Drug boss’ girlfriend escapes gallows BY SELINA LUM THE leader of a drug syndicate was yesterday sentenced to hang for trafficking in more than 60g of heroin, but his Thai girlfriend, who was tried on the same charge, escaped the gallows. The High Court believed the testimony of Phuthita Somchit,

Blogger charged for poking fun at Tenaga [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Blogger charged for poking fun at Tenaga BY TEO CHENG WEE REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian blogger was charged in court yesterday for poking fun at the national power company on his humour website, in an unusual move that quickly drew the wrath of netizens. In his blog, which

Yemenis arrested in terror probe freed [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yemenis arrested in terror probe freed No evidence of any plot: Dutch prosecutors ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS THE HAGUE: Two Yemeni men arrested on suspicion of conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack have been released. No charges were levelled against Mr Ahmed Mohamed Nasser Al-Soofi and

Rewarding those who gave to the arts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rewarding those who gave to the arts Drop in donations last year because of economic downturn BY CORRIE TAN corriet@sph.com.sg ARTS sponsors gave less money to the arts last year, $22.1 million compared to 2008’s $34.2 million. Those who donated during the economic downturn were recognised at the annual Patron

Gunman shot dead after 4-hour stand-off [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gunman shot dead after 4-hour stand-off Man upset over shows also had explosives; 3 hostages unharmed DISCOVERY CHANNEL HOSTAGE DRAMA ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON POST SILVER SPRING (Maryland): A man who railed against the Discovery Channel’s environmental programming for years burst into the company’s headquarters on Wednesday with explosives strapped to

Kerala Hindu idol comes to Singapore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Kerala Hindu idol comes to Singapore Its temple home in India is popular with devotees here BY YEN FENG zengyan@sph.com.sg A PRECIOUS idol from a 5,000-year-old temple in India that attracts hundreds of Singaporeans each year has left its home for the first time and is here in Singapore. The

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4 killed as typhoon hits South Korea [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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4 killed as typhoon hits South Korea Kompasu causes major power cuts and flight delays ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL: Typhoon Kompasu struck South Korea early yesterday, killing at least four people and knocking over street lights and scaffolding in what was called the strongest tropical storm to hit the Seoul area

Big Earl threatens US East Coast [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Big Earl threatens US East Coast AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS RALEIGH (North Carolina): Hurricane Earl quickly closed in on a large part of the United States East Coast yesterday, as tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate North Carolina’s barrier islands. No storm has threatened such a broad swathe

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Can’t stop Kan now [ARTICLE]

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Can’t stop Kan now ICHIRO Ozawa is the comeback kid of Japanese politics. Last week, he challenged Prime Minister Naoto Kan for the leadership of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). When Mr Kan became premier in June, he told Mr Ozawa to “be quiet for a while”. But the

Differing perceptions of China’s rise [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Differing perceptions of China’s rise FOREIGN MATTERS BY WILLIAM CHOONG SENIOR WRITER williamc@sph.com.sg THE British defence analyst was the typical British don stiff upper lip, unflappable and the picture of calm. At a recent seminar on Asia-Pacific security, however, he lost his cool. An academic from Beijing University had stated

Uncertainty beckons as page is turned [ARTICLE]

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Uncertainty beckons as page is turned U S DR A WD O WN FR O M IR A Q MOHAMAD BAZZI The writer is an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the US Council on Foreign Relations. ONTUESDAY,PresidentBarack Obama declared that the United States military had concluded its

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Beware of Pied Pipers and quick fixes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Beware of Pied Pipers and quick fixes BY KENNETH ROGOFF The writer is a professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University. He was formerly chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. PROJECT SYNDICATE AS THE United States economy limps towards the second anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy,

Call to revamp electoral system [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Call to revamp electoral system MATA JELI: A PERSPECTIVE ON INDONESIAN AFFAIRS BY BRUCE GALE SENIOR WRITER bruceg@sph.com.sg AMID the continuing media barrage over the Bank Century bailout and various corruption scandals involving the national police, one story has remained largely absent from foreign news coverage of Indonesian affairs this

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Bracing itself for a battle replay [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bracing itself for a battle replay After Aljunied GRC, East Coast GRC saw the next most hotly contested battle between the PAP and the Workers’ Party in the last elections. Will history repeat itself in the coming polls? How are battle lines being drawn? What issues are likely to crop

Upgrade? Let us keep our rustic way of life [ARTICLE]

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Upgrade? Let us keep our rustic way of life PULAU UBIN BY CHONG ZI LIANG, TEO WAN GEK STEP into Mr Lim Chu Zi’s kampung house in Pulau Ubin, and you will be greeted by an array of slightly tattered Chinese calligraphy couplets and family portraits on the wall facing

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Armed policing worth reconsidering [ARTICLE]

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Armed policing worth reconsidering Liew Kai Khiun THE recent hostage tragedy involving an armed ex-police officer in Manila (“7 HK tourists killed in Manila hostage drama”; Aug 24) and recent court cases locally have highlighted the question of carrying arms in public by police officers. The practice in our police

Stemming floods: What PUB plans to do [ARTICLE]

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Stemming floods: What PUB plans to do Tan Nguan Sen Director Catchment and Waterways PUB, the national water agency I REFER to Sunday’s article (“Flood campaigner’s persistence pays off”). The raising of road levels including that in Wilby Road has been planned, together with the widening and deepening of Bukit

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1 MR PAUL CHAN: Focus on core service, SingPost 2 MADAM GOH BEE LENG: Commuter meets a model bus driver 3 MR WONG CHEN PANG: Excellent service by SilkAir staff 4 MR RYAN SIM: POSB’s heartwarming Heartland service 5 MS CLAUDIA JANET NG: No

Turning bronze Cubs into golden Lions [ARTICLE]

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Turning bronze Cubs into golden Lions Isaac Christian Senior Executive (Corporate Communications) Football Association of Singapore WE THANK Mr Mohd Aminudin Buang for his support of the Cubs (“Great football comeback, now let’s start planning”; Aug 27). Singapore football has continued to progress steadily at the various age group levels

WRITE IN [ARTICLE]

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Mid-East peace talks begin despite violence [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mid-East peace talks begin despite violence Israeli and Palestinian leaders call for end to bloodshed amid fresh attacks in West Bank BY CHUA CHIN HON US BUREAU CHIEF chinhon@sph.com.sg NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON: A day after announcing an end to United States fighting in Iraq, President Barack Obama made his

WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE Pastor’s 9/11 bonfire plan sparks uproar Soldiers’ bloody revenge MOST COMMENTED ON Malaysian minister calls for end to death penalty. Says Hamm3rSg: “‘Legal execution (killing by hanging, firing squad or lethal injection)’ of any offender does not make

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OZAWA’S GAMBIT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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OZAWA’S GAMBIT If he becomes PM, he will be immune from criminal prosecution NEWS ANALYSIS BY KWAN WENG KIN JAPAN CORRESPONDENT wengkin@sph.com.sg TOKYO: In challenging a prime minister who took office only three months ago, political kingpin Ichiro Ozawa’s bid for the Democratic Party of Japan’s (DPJ) top post could

China’s Culture Minister visits Taiwan [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China’s Culture Minister visits Taiwan AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAIPEI: Chinese Culture Minister Cai Wu flew into Taiwan yesterday to become the highest-ranking mainland official to visit the island in 12 years, officials said. “While here, I will attend a seminar and promote cultural exchanges with Taiwan,” he said on

S. Korean artisan lied about national seal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S. Korean artisan lied about national seal Modern tech used, not 600-year-old traditional method BY LEE SUN YOUNG milaya@naver.com SEOUL: The man who crafted South Korea’s fourth state seal confessed yesterday that he had deceived the nation, producing the golden stamp with modern technology and not in a 600-year-old traditional

Sichuan tech park to be driven by private sector [ARTICLE]

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Sichuan tech park to be driven by private sector BEIJING: The private sectors in Singapore and China will drive the development of a high-tech park in Sichuan, said Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, who is on a visit to the southwestern Chinese province. A Singapore

China’s crops may dry up in rising heat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China’s crops may dry up in rising heat Rice, wheat and corn may be hit bad: Study REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PARIS: Climate change could reduce key harvests in China by a fifth if the gloomiest scenarios prove true, according to a new study. In a paper published in Nature, Chinese

It’s not all anger against hostage-taker [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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It’s not all anger against hostage-taker Filipinos repulsed but many see ex-cop as an underdog NEWS ANALYSIS BY ALASTAIR MCINDOE PHILIPPINES CORRESPONDENT amcindoe@yahoo.com MANILA: Scenes of the Philippine flag draped over the coffin of the hostage taker who slaughtered eight Hong Kong tourists in a bus siege before being shot

Majority want end to dispute [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Majority want end to dispute Almost a month into the border incident between Malaysia and Indonesia, The Straits Times looks at what are the ground reactions in both countries and explains why emotions are so different. VIEW FROM JAKARTA BY LYNN LEE INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT lynnlee@sph.com.sg JAKARTA: Indonesia’s media and civil

Malaysians remain largely cool [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysians remain largely cool VIEW FROM KL BY TEO CHENG WEE REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT KUALA LUMPUR: Heightened tensions between Malaysia and Indonesia have prompted Prime Minister Najib Razak to call for calm but there seems little need for that. Malaysians have remained largely cool to the continuing demonstrations against their country

2 ‘yellow shirts’ convicted of defaming Thaksin [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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2 ‘yellow shirts’ convicted of defaming Thaksin Founder of protest movement and TV co-host had accused ex-PM of insulting monarchy AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE XINHUA THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK BANGKOK: A Thai court yesterday convicted two prominent members of the royalist “yellow shirt” protest movement of defaming former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra

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‘Honey laundering’ in US lands 15 in sticky mess Execs charged with hiding food’s China origins to avoid tax AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS CHICAGO: The United States government has announced criminal charges against executives from six German and Chinese companies accused of smuggling antibiotic-tainted Chinese honey in order to avoid import

Gillard one step closer to forming govt [ARTICLE]

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Gillard one step closer to forming govt Independent MP joins her; now she needs to win over just two more AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard edged closer to retaining power yesterday after one of four independent lawmakers threw his support to her centre-left Labor Party

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No problem staying afloat Three-month-old Kiyomi Happe sitting on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo this week. Children could be photographed on top of the leaf, as long as they weigh less than 15kg. The Victoria Amazonica blossoms over two nights, producing flowers

Tea Party no mere fad as it wins votes [ARTICLE]

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Tea Party no mere fad as it wins votes ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS WASHINGTON: With another win in a United States Senate Republican primary, this time in Alaska, the conservative Tea Party movement showed it is more than a political fad and has the staying power to be a significant force

Music, hot meals perk up trapped miners [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Music, hot meals perk up trapped miners Display of courage by 33 praised by Nasa advisers arriving to offer expertise AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS COPIAPO (Chile): The morale of 33 miners trapped in Chile soared on Wednesday after music and hot meals were supplied, while United States National Aeronautics and

Sex and the ‘desert island of pleasure’ [ARTICLE]

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Sex and the ‘desert island of pleasure’ Blair’s book tells of the affairs of state and those of politicians AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON: Mr Tony Blair’s memoirs concern more than just affairs of state Britain’s former premier also gives intimate details about his wife and describes the sexual shenanigans of other

A plea to save the dolphins [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A plea to save the dolphins A supporter of United States environmentalist Ric O’Barry holding dolphin-shaped floats to protest against dolphin hunting in Japan near the US embassy in Tokyo yesterday. Mr O’Barry has filed a petition bearing 1.7 million signatures to save dolphins to US President Barack Obama through

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New TB test that’s faster, more accurate It can diagnose disease and reveal if bacterium is resistant to main drug ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMBERG MILWAUKEE: Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis (TB): A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether someone

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE Tales of taxi terrors MOST COMMENTED ON Population crosses 5m mark. Says pakbelang: “What’s the problem with 5 million? Many rich and famous cities like London, New York and Beijing have more than 10 million even. If we

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Do vegetables from different countries taste the same? The Straits Times conducted a blind taste test of five types of vegetables from various countries. All are imported and sold by supermarket chain Fair Price. The vegetable dishes being compared were eaten either raw or cooked the same way, with few

Thai spat over Tiger’s joint venture [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Thai spat over Tiger’s joint venture Transport minister against Thai Tiger Airways launch, though PM Abhisit backs it BY KARAMJIT KAUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT karam@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE budget carrier Tiger Airways has found itself in the middle of a political spat over plans to start a new low-cost carrier in Bangkok with

Ex-WP election candidates form Socialist Front party [ARTICLE]

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Ex-WP election candidates form Socialist Front party BY ANDREA ONG SINGAPORE has a new political party, the Socialist Front, formed by two former Workers’ Party (WP) election candidates. They are retired businessman Ng Teck Siong, 69, and lawyer Chia Ti Lik, 36. It is the second opposition party to be

Supermarts ink more veggie deals [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Supermarts ink more veggie deals Tie-ups with farms here and overseas keep food supply and prices stable BY JESSICA LIM limjess@sph.com.sg SUPERMARKETS in Singapore are increasingly signing contracts with farms here and abroad for an assured supply of greens and meats on their shelves. These contracts, which require farmers to

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE Tales of taxi terrors MOST COMMENTED ON Population crosses 5m mark. Says pakbelang: “What’s the problem with 5 million? Many rich and famous cities like London, New York and Beijing have more than 10 million even. If we

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Victoria School’s IP a long time coming New Cedar-Victoria programme was down primarily to efforts of 8 men BY JENNANI DURAI jennanid@sph.com.sg BEHIND the Cedar-Victoria Integrated Programme (IP) are eight men who took their alma mater’s motto Nil Sine Labore, or Nothing Without Labour to heart. The programme, announced by

Undergrads trading electives for cash at NTU [ARTICLE]

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Undergrads trading electives for cash at NTU Course places changing hands for up to three-figure sums; varsity has taken action BY LEOW SI WAN siwan@sph.com.sg SOME Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduates are breaking university rules by trading academic electives for cash, with course places changing hands for as much as

Winds of change in clean energy [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Winds of change in clean energy JTC, HDB looking into use of turbines to harvest waste air flow to generate electricity BY VICTORIA VAUGHAN vvaughan@sph.com.sg WIND may still be used to generate electricity in Singapore just not Mother Nature’s breeze. Both JTC Corporation and the Housing Board are looking into

Van fire causes peak-hour snarl [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Van fire causes peak-hour snarl A coffee-shop staff member tackling a blazing van, which burst into flames in front of Sim Lim Tower at around 5.30pm yesterday, and caused a peak-hour traffic snarl. Members of the public tried to put out the blaze with fire extinguishers, and water was rained

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StarHub launches new broadband plans Its ultra-high-speed plans are pricier than competitors’ but offer goodies BY CHUA HIAN HOU chuahh@sph.com.sg THE competition in the ultra-high-speed broadband market is heating up, with StarHub joining the fray yesterday and launching a slew of new high-speed broadband plans of its own. This comes

COE ownership row heads for High Court [ARTICLE]

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COE ownership row heads for High Court Motorist appeals against ruling in favour of Kenso Leasing BY CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg A MAN places an order for a car from a parallel importer. The parallel importer fails to deliver the car. The man then buys a car from another

General election site visits to start [ARTICLE]

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General election site visits to start FROM this month, logistics contractors appointed by the Elections Department will be visiting schools that are to be used as nomination centres, polling stations or counting centres to make sure they have the necessary facilities. Schools involved received a note from the Education Ministry

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Give way to buses at 12 more stops FROM tomorrow, motorists will have to give way to buses at 12 more bus stops, bringing the number of such locations to 56. The new bus stops in the scheme are along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5

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CAPELLO’S BIG TEST Lose to Bulgaria today, and calls for him to be sacked will get louder AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON: Fabio Capello launches his quest for redemption today knowing only a convincing victory by a makeshift England over Bulgaria can hush a growing band of critics calling for his head.

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST VIEWED, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE STORIES I didn’t lose sleep: Vivian ‘Liverpool are liars’ MOST COMMENTED ON Hosni quits SAA Says A_observer: “The coaches finally spoke the truth. It is all about personal glory and money.” YOUR SAY Of all the selection quandaries

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STARTING ANEW France seek redemption after World Cup debacle despite ban and injuries AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PARIS: New France coach Laurent Blanc wants to use their opening Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Belarus today as a launch pad for the rebirth of the disgraced national team, and a chance for

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Zidane steals the show Zinedine Zidane (left) juggling the ball during a France training session, as Fabien Barthez looks on. The former France stars are trying to help boost the team’s low morale. Zidane, the maestro of France’s 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning teams, won more applause from

Six-month ban for Queiroz [ARTICLE]

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Six-month ban for Queiroz ASSOCIATED PRESS LISBON: Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz was suspended for six months yesterday after the country’s Sports Institute ruled that he had disrupted an anti-doping test ahead of the World Cup. The institute, which governs the National Anti-Doping Agency, said an inquiry found that the coach

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Most clubs unable to fulfil new ‘home-grown’ players criterion LONDON: It had been claimed that new rules designed to restrict foreign players in English football were going to leave some top names out in the cold. Yet, when the 20 Premier League clubs submitted their 25-man squad list by Wednesday’s

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SKF asked for clarification BY CHAN U-GENE THE Singapore Sports Council is seeking clarification from the Singapore Karate do Federation (SKF) after a complaint from a former national athlete. Subadevan Mahadevan, 20, alleged on Wednesday that the national sports association did not hold an open selection trial for last month’s

REDS ‘NEED NEW REGIME’ [ARTICLE]

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REDS ‘NEED NEW REGIME’ Torres feels a quick sale is necessary to make Liverpool competitive THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON: Fernando Torres has offered a damning indictment of Tom Hicks and George Gillett’s regime at Liverpool by claiming it is “fundamental” that new owners are found to prevent the club from

Man admits robbing goldsmith’s shop [ARTICLE]

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Man admits robbing goldsmith’s shop Knife-wielding robber was part of trio who stole $857,000 worth of loot in Bedok heist BY ELENA CHONG COURTS CORRESPONDENT elena@sph.com.sg DONNING motorcycle helmets, sunglasses, gloves and surgical masks, three men robbed a Bedok Central goldsmith’s shop in broad daylight, escaping on stolen motorcycles with

Korean’s death fall ruled a misadventure [ARTICLE]

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Korean’s death fall ruled a misadventure ELENA CHONG A VERDICT of misadventure was recorded yesterday on the death of an intoxicated Korean chief officer of a shipping firm, who fell nine floors at his condominium development in May last year. A coroner’s court heard that Mr Kim Young Hwan, 30,

Man to stand trial for triple murder [ARTICLE]

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Man to stand trial for triple murder SELINA LUM CHINESE national Wang Zhejian, 44, was yesterday committed to stand trial for three murders and one attempted murder in Yishun three years ago. It was the first time that Wang was charged with the murder of 36-year-old Yang Jie. He had

RODDICK AT FAULT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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RODDICK AT FAULT Line judge’s call rankles American, who loses his cool and gets beaten U.S. OPEN NEW YORK TIMES AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW YORK: For the second straight year, a popular, highly-ranked American was ousted from the US Open in a match marred by a foot-fault controversy. A year ago,

Concussed Azarenka faints [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Concussed Azarenka faints AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG NEWS NEW YORK: Sweltering conditions and gusting winds proved a handful at the US Open on Wednesday, but it was the consequences of a simple training stumble by Belarus starlet Victoria Azarenka that shocked fans. The 10th seed was 1-5 down in a sec-ond-round

Teen qualifier Harrison upsets Ljubicic [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Teen qualifier Harrison upsets Ljubicic NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK: After requiring underhand serves just to qualify for the US Open’s main draw, Ryan Harrison followed a more conventional path into the second round on Wednesday. Making his singles debut against 15th-seeded Ivan Ljubicic, Harrison, ranked 220th in the world,

SAFFC win after 4 losses [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SAFFC win after 4 losses The two No. 7s, Sengkang Punggol’s An Jae Cheul (in red) and SAFFC’s Ahmad Latiff Khamarudin, vying for the ball in mid-air. The Warriors snapped their four-game losing streak in the Great Eastern-YEO’S S-League with a 2-1 win over Sengkang at the Choa Chu Kang

S-League club Etoile in new non-payment controversy [ARTICLE]

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S-League club Etoile in new non-payment controversy BY FABIUS CHEN ETOILE FC may be lying second in the Great Eastern-YEO’S S-League, a point behind leaders Tampines Rovers and very much in the hunt for the championship. But off the football field, the picture is looking a lot less rosy. Sources

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Arsenal may sign Japanese [ARTICLE]

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Arsenal may sign Japanese LONDON: Arsenal are considering signing young talented Japanese striker Ryo Miyaichi after he impressed in his trials last month. Sources at the 17-year-old’s Chukyodai Chuyko High School said Arsenal officials are due to fly to Japan to agree a preliminary contract with him in the next

S’pore grab opening win [ARTICLE]

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S’pore grab opening win SINGAPORE beat Hong Kong by 90 runs in their opening match in the Air Niugini Super Series cricket tournament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday. After Singapore had piled up 252-8 in 50 overs, with Anish Param top-scoring with 53, spinners Rohan Tripathi and

Death spoils party [ARTICLE]

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Death spoils party REUTERS RIO DE JANEIRO: Tragedy overshadowed celebrations to mark Brazilian soccer giants Corinthians’ 100th birthday on Wednesday after a 21-year-old woman was run over by the club’s official bus as it left the party. The woman, identified as Amanda Ferraz Geremias, died in hospital, according to a

Next 72 hours [ARTICLE]

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"In international games, the Chinese referees should be more strict on China." [ARTICLE]

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"In international games, the Chinese referees should be more strict on China." WEI DI, Chinese Football Association president, calling on domestic referees to deliberately make calls against local players so as to strengthen them mentally in adverse situations

Scoresheet [ARTICLE]

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Scoresheet Athletics Zagreb World Challenge (winners only) Men’s 100m: Tyson Gay (USA) 9.92sec. 110m hurdles: Dwight Thomas (Jam) 13.40. Long jump: Dwight Phillips (USA) 7.85m. Shot put: Christian Cantwell (USA) 22.22. Hammer: Koji Murofushi (Jpn) 79.21. Women’s 800m: Kenia Sinclair (Jam) 1min 58.59sec. 100m hurdles: Lolo Jones (USA) 12.87. High

TRIO WITHDRAW FROM TOUR [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TRIO WITHDRAW FROM TOUR But Pakistan players probed for match-fixing claim they are innocent AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS TAUNTON (England): Pakistan’s Test captain Salman Butt and his two opening bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have withdrawn from the cricket tour of England while investigations into alleged corruption continue. Pakistan High

Frenchman all set for comeback [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Frenchman all set for comeback HORSE RACING written by i Craig Brennan FRENCH jockey Olivier Placais is gearing up for a return to race riding following three months on the sidelines through injury. Placais has not ridden since early June after breaking his arm during trackwork. It was June 5

Shaw quinella can double up [ARTICLE]

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Shaw quinella can double up written by Michael Lee A GOOD dose of racing action awaits Kranji racegoers in the exciting 10-race programme tonight. Apart from the Class 5 race over 2000m, all the others have attracted sizeable fields with many chances for punters to do their homework over. In

Asif’s ex-lover provides ‘proof’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Asif’s ex-lover provides ‘proof’ ASSOCIATED PRESS LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif’s former girlfriend, actress-model Veena Malik, has handed over “proof” of his alleged links with Indian bookmakers to an official of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Anti-Corruption Unit. Hasan Raza, a top official of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit for South

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STI fizzles out after roaring start [ARTICLE]

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STI fizzles out after roaring start Early optimism over Wall St’s good showing gives way to late jitters BULLS AND BEARS BY JONATHAN KWOK jonkwok@sph.com.sg THE smell of a quick buck proved too strong for investors yesterday as they rushed the market on the back of Wall Street’s kick-start, but

Yangzijiang benefits from legal tussle [ARTICLE]

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Yangzijiang benefits from legal tussle BY FRANCIS CHAN COMPANIES CORRESPONDENT A COMPLEX legal tussle between Sembcorp Marine and a unit of marine and energy firm Baker Technology over the ownership of a shipyard has brought an unexpected benefit to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding. The China-based shipbuilder had made a deal to acquire

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Eight S’pore SMEs are ‘Best Under A Billion’ [ARTICLE]

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Eight S’pore SMEs are ‘Best Under A Billion’ All new to Forbes list of top 200 Asia-Pac firms with sales below US$1b BY JONATHAN KWOK jonkwok@sph.com.sg FLOURISHING sectors such as infrastructure, resources and property have helped propel eight locally listed firms into the Forbes list of best small and mediumsized

Bids for Carrefour stores hit $541m [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bids for Carrefour stores hit $541m BY GABRIEL CHEN THE first round of bidding for Carrefour’s Singapore and Malaysian stores have attracted bids in the region of US$400 million (S$541 million), banking sources close to the deal said. The first round of the auction for Carrefour’s South-east Asian assets, which

SilkAir appoints new chief exec [ARTICLE]

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SilkAir appoints new chief exec KARAMJIT KAUR REGIONAL carrier SilkAir has appointed Mr Marvin Tan as its new chief executive. Mr Tan, 39, will take over at the airline, a unit of Singapore Airlines (SIA), on Oct 11. He replaces Mr Chin Yau Seng, who will return to SIA as

Apple takes second bite at Web-to-TV market [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Apple takes second bite at Web-to-TV market Smaller, cheaper Apple TV device lets users rent shows; revamped iPods and iTunes also unveiled REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has unveiled a smaller, cheaper version of its Web-to-TV device, stepping up a battle with Google and Microsoft for control of the digital living

ECB holds rates, extends banks’ lifeline [ARTICLE]

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ECB holds rates, extends banks’ lifeline Central bank staff also raise growth forecasts for this year and next REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMBERG FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank (ECB) held interest rates at a record low yesterday and extended its liquidity safety net in response to a lopsided recovery and worries

West showing ‘Japan-style symptoms’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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West showing ‘Japan-style symptoms’ BY HARSHA JETHNANI WESTERN nations risk falling into the kind of economic stagnation that has afflicted Japan for two decades, said a leading economist yesterday. HSBC Group’s chief economist, Mr Stephen King, told a briefing here that these economies are “increasingly showing Japan-style symptoms”. He said

US auto sales for August at 27-year low [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US auto sales for August at 27-year low REUTERS DETROIT: Automakers posted their weakest August sales in 27 years in the United States, underscoring uncertainty about the strength of the recovery in the world’s largest economy. Sales dropped 21 per cent from the government’s incentive-fuelled boom a year ago. Monthly

More easing ‘won’t help jobless rate’ [ARTICLE]

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More easing ‘won’t help jobless rate’ REUTERS NEW YORK: Two top Federal Reserve officials say the United States central bank should not rush into more monetary easing, which would do little to lower the high unemployment rate in the country. The Fed should embark on additional monetary stimulus only if

Signs of slowdown in S’pore factory output [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Signs of slowdown in S’pore factory output PMI registers lowest reading since April last year BY FIONA CHAN ASSISTANT MONEY EDITOR fiochan@sph.com.sg FACTORY output is showing signs of faltering, with a key indicator suggesting that Singapore’s manufacturing sector has shrunk for the first time in 16 months. The Purchasing Managers’

WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE Cold shock for speculators MOST COMMENTED ON Prove sale to get higher loan. Says swcasper_liew: “There’s no way to track or ascertain if foreigners have property assets overseas. PRs should not be allowed to buy HDB flats in

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Pop stars vroom in Rev up and get ready to roar to top music acts and parties at this year’s F1 season eddino abdul hadi dinohadi@sph.com.sg Whether you are into fast cars or not, Grand Prix season has an entertainment line-up to get your motor running. From as little as

TOP ACTS AT GRAND PRIX [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TOP ACTS AT GRAND PRIX FLO RIDA Who: American rapper with hook-laden No. 1 hits such as Low and Right Round Where: Sands Expo And Convention Centre, Level 1 When: Sept 23, 8pm Admission: From $85, from Sistic MISSY ELLIOTT Who: One of the most successful female American rappers, she

Other entertainment [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Other entertainment Studio Festi Spectators at the Padang can expect to see, courtesy of this Italian arts company, dancers seemingly “floating” above their heads, along with a 14m-long “ship” and huge spheres. Brazil! Brazil! (right) A high-octane mix of Brazilian martial art capoeira from the Warriors Of Brazil, and exhilarating

Fewer F1 parties, but tickets selling fast [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fewer F1 parties, but tickets selling fast cara van miriah Fewer parties, and on a smaller scale. That is what is on the F1 grid this time around for clubbers. Some organisers say tickets to bashes are selling quicker than at the same time last year. More than 20 F1-related

Staging a Ku De Ta [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Staging a Ku De Ta Classy restaurant-club brand from Bali will open at the SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands this month cara van miriah caravm@sph.com.sg Singapore’s nightlife scene has scored another coup. Bali’s popular beachfront restau-rant-club Ku De Ta is opening here in time for the F1 party season. Ku

Closer to debut [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Closer to debut yip wai yee Singapore singer Tay Kewei may be known for her smooth vocals, but fans will also get a taste of her erhu-playing skills on her debut album. On the predominantly English-language album, Come Closer With... Kewei, to be released next Wednesday, she plays the traditional

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Spouseless in China [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Spouseless in China Romance is a luxury in today’s China in the show Da Nu Dang Jia telemad foong woei wan woeiwan@sph.com.sg A romantic comedy, at its most beautiful, is a chance to catch people falling in love and growing infinitesimally closer, and to fall in love with them. It

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Go ahead quote me [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Go ahead quote me ‘If I’m fat, many people have to be elephants’ Singer-actor Ken Chu (left) on criticism about his size ‘I would really like to know why she has been so esteemed for so many years. She has nothing. Absolutely nothing!’ Gerard Depardieu (left) slamming fellow French actor

Indie comeback kid [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Indie comeback kid Sufjan Stevens is back after a five-year lull with an online EP that has made him the toast of bloggers sound bites yeow kai chai kaichai@sph.com.sg Not known for making things easy for himself, American overachiever Sufjan Stevens had been, of late, stuck in an existential funk.

Zhang Yimou goes no-frills [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Zhang Yimou goes no-frills The director, known for his dazzling visual effects, has gone simplistic in his new film, a love story Xinhua Beijing Resisting his long-time penchant for dazzling, picture-perfect visual effects and dropping the political edge of his early movies, Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has recreated a

Impressive take on French works [ARTICLE]

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Impressive take on French works reviewconcert PIANO QUINTET SERIES CONCERT VI Take 5 Esplanade Recital Studio/Wednesday chang tou liang When a piano quintet dedicated to performing every repertory piano quintet reaches its sixth concert, familiarity becomes short in supply. Pleasant surprise, then, to find a sold-out house for an evening

The Stig finally revealed [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The Stig finally revealed BBC worries about fans’ disappointment after losing case against HarperCollins to publish the identity of the driver Reuters Bloomberg London The identity of “The Stig”, the mystery test car driver on the popular BBC TV motoring show Top Gear, was revealed on Wednesday after the broadcaster

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what’s up this week... and the weeks ahead [ARTICLE]

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what’s up this week... and the weeks ahead art SOUTH-EAST ASIAN ART AFTER THE PIONEERS A showcase of works by South-east Asian artists dating back to the 1980s. Winners of Singapore’s UOB Painting of the Year award will be featured, including Goh Beng Kwa and Chua Ek Kay. Where: Art

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my weekend “I live in Farrer Road with my mum so I usually hang out in town. On Fridays, I go to the Home Club in Upper Circular Road to watch local bands play. On Saturdays, I go to church and after that, I might drop by the Esplanade if

an hour @ the museum [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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an hour the museum Eunice Quek In this weekly column, we visit museums and art spaces and highlight what you must see if you have only an hour to spare. Sixteen Pakistani artists, including R.M. Naeem, Irfan Hasan and Rind, highlight the beauty of their country in their works as

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Dark drama opens Venice film festival [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dark drama opens Venice film festival Reuters Venice The 67th Venice film festival opened on Wednesday with Black Swan, a dark psychological drama, starring Natalie Portman as a ballerina who finally lands the lead role in Swan Lake, but loses her grip on reality as the pressure builds. The arrival

From cool to hot [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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From cool to hot You saw them on the international catwalks six months ago. Now, the fall/winter collections have hit stores here. This week, we show you how to adapt the fashion season’s top five trends sharp suits, camel coloured classics, 1950s flair, fur accents and leopard print for sunny

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The weather Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder mainly over northern and western Singapore in the late morning and early afternoon. SUNRISE 7.01am MOONRISE 1.43am SUNSET 7.09pm MOONSET 2.16pm °C 32/25 AIR QUALITY PSI 30 (Good) FOR UPDATES AND MORE DETAILS, CALL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES DIVISION, NEA: 6542-7788 OR GO ONLINE TO

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More MRTs, shorter waiting time LTA is upping the number of trains to ease crowding on MRT trains. Check out what else is in store to make your train ride more enjoyable. Editor’s picks Video on demand 1. SINGAPORE NOW Cable content for everyone Next year, consumers could get a

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MAKE-UP BASICS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MAKE-UP BASICS TEE HUN CHING Editor hunching@sph. com. sg If I could holiday in only one country for the rest of my life, Japan would be my pick. The food is exquisite, the shopping exciting, the service excellent and the people gracious to a fault. There is, however, one small

NEW ARRIVALS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NEW ARRIVALS ROHAIZATUL AZHAR susses out eight fun and quirky designs for the young at heart ROHAIZATUL AZHAR EVIL QUEEN LIPSTICK, $30, FROM M.A.C COSMETICS (AVAILABLE FROM NEXT MONTH) Red lips work well with this season’s muted fashion palette. It doesn’t hurt that M.A.C’s Venomous Villain collection, which features four

URBAN MAN

COLLARS GET FANCY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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COLLARS GET FANCY Printed collars are getting popular, reports IMRANJALAL IMRAN JALAL imrjalal@sph.com.sg The fuchsia colour aside, you might have noticed something else about Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s shirt (below) when he delivered the National Day Rally speech on Sunday. The shirt from local label Raoul had white and

FLASH

MOSS NOT TOP [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MOSS NOT TOP IAN LEE,KAREN TEE After a three-year design deal with Topshop, Kate Moss’ seasonal collections for the British high-street label are to be replaced with ad-hoc designs. The English supermodel will unveil her 14th and last full collection for the chain when her fall/winter 2010 range is launched

SEVEN HEAVEN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SEVEN HEAVEN Its popular No 7 beauty brand is 75 years old this year and to celebrate, English pharmacy chain Boots is shaving 20 per cent off the range’s prices until Sept 15. The No 7 range includes cosmetics as well as face and bodycare products. Its star product is

OBJECT OF DESIRE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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OBJECT OF DESIRE Five designers from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design worked with Bally to produce exclusive shoe designs. This one by American designer Charles Youssef features an innovative geometric cone-shaped heel. A pair costs $1,696.

CHANEL LOVES US [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHANEL LOVES US To mark the opening of its largest boutique in South-east Asia at Marina Bay Sands, Chanel has unveiled five items in fresh designs that are exclusive to Singapore. Its iconic flap bag in alligator now comes in three new colours gold dusted taupe (top), gold and bright

WHEEL OF LIFE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WHEEL OF LIFE Ang Mo Kio Hub is celebrating its third anniversary by raising funds for the Singapore Children’s Society, which helps abused and neglected kids. The mall is raising money through the sale of pinwheels and calendars from today till Oct 3. For a donation of $5, shoppers can

UNIQUELY KOREAN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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UNIQUELY KOREAN Beauty junkies have a new option: Korean beauty company Hankook Cosmetics is here. The 50-year-old company, which owns 28 skincare and make-up brands, has introduced a make-up brand, Ekanava, and three skincare brands Ossion, SanSim and Flannche at the ALT concept store in The Heeren as well as

FASH hag [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FASH hag So, darlings, I was invited to meet an It girl last week to see her showcase another talent of hers, besides making clothes look good. The British TV presenter-turned-fashion muse, who shall be named Miss It, was flown in specially to spin some tunes for a party that

ASK URBAN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ASK URBAN I’m looking for a casual bag I can use on weekends with a budget of $100. What would you recommend? Bucket bags are big this season, with labels including Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and Christian Dior showing off the style. Its 1950s quirky factor and functionality make it an

STYLE WATCH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STYLE WATCH STANA KATIC IAN LEE Resort collections are usually noted for their light, breezy looks and wearable frocks, but this Canadian actress sure picked one stunning gown from the season to grace the recent 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The 32-year old, best known for her roles in

HEy GOOD-LOOKING [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HEy GOOD-LOOKING These two sharp dressers were spotted at the opening of Wanderlust Hotel in Dickson Road on Aug 26 IMRAN JALAL Marieleng Hesselman, 33 IT project manager WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? My Karen Millen dress cost about $400. The heels and clutch are from Aldo and cost about $200

JUST WAIT TILL YOU’RE 45 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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JUST WAIT TILL YOU’RE 45 Instead of lamenting over lost youth, older women should work at looking good and feeling good, says BERTHA HENSON BERTHA HENSON bertha@sph.com.sg The writer is an associate editor of The Straits Times Fifteen years ago, I wrote a column headlined “Coming to terms with turning

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING OVER 35? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING OVER 35? Last week, Urban spoke to good-looking women in their late 30s and 40s, such as former supermodel Hanis Hussey, on the ups and downs of life after 35. The cover story was inspired by a new book, My Formerly Hot Life, by Stephanie Dolgoff,

NO SWEAT Adapt fall trends for the tropics [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NO SWEAT Adapt fall trends for the tropics You saw them on the runways six months ago. Now, clothes for the fall/winter 2010 fashion season have hit stores. We round up the hottest trends 1950s flamboyance, camel colour, tailored suit, leopard print and fine fur and show you how to

SKIN GURU [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SKIN GURU Taiwanese beauty expert Robin Niu dishes the dirt on local women’s beauty regimen. GLADYS CHUNG reports GLADYS CHUNG gladysc@sph.com.sg Here’s the ugly truth about the beauty ritual of Singaporean women: We need to brush up on our make-up techniques. That is the verdict of Taiwanese cosmetics expert Robin

G2000 in 2010 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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G2000 in 2010 Hong Kong label G2000 is getting a major makeover just in time for fall/winter 2010. IAN LEE reports from Hong Kong IAN LEE ianlee@sph.com.sg Best known for its sensible workwear staples, G2000 will greet shoppers with a brand new range for women today. The Hong Kong label

Urban asks G2000 creative director Miranda Tsui for some workwear style tips [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Urban asks G2000 creative director Miranda Tsui for some workwear style tips DRESSED FOR SUCCESS What are your three must-have workwear items? A navy suit is definitely one. Black suits are common; a navy blue suit stands out and lends a more sophisticated look. Two other basics that take a

CRAFT YOUR OWN FASHION [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CRAFT YOUR OWN FASHION More people, including men, are into the art and craft of DIY fashion. NICOLA BENNETT checks it out NICOLA BENNETT Old-fashioned crafts are enjoying some new-found attention. From recycling T-shirts to quilting and making kids’ clothes, fashion-related hobbies are now in, well, fashion. Craft instructors Urban

LETTING HER HAIR DOWN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LETTING HER HAIR DOWN Well done, Hillary Clinton, for flouting the short-haired practice among older women, says ROBIN GIVHAN ROBIN GIVHAN The Washington Post United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton serves as further proof that women do not have to kowtow to expectations, rules of thumb or other quietly

POSH NOSH