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THE STRAITS TIMES. MICA(P)108/11/2010 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 2011 A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 90 CENTS

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English edge dwindling [ARTICLE]

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English edge dwindling 114 PAGES IN FIVE PARTS MASTERING the English language has given Singapore a headstart in the region, but this competitive edge is being chipped away, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew said yesterday. Other countries now see a good grasp of English as a basic skill, and

Edison Liu’s parting shot [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Edison Liu’s parting shot WHEN Genome Institute of Singapore chief Edison Liu (left) announced that he was leaving for the US, shock waves rocked the research community here. As he prepares to leave for The Jackson Laboratory, he stresses that successes in the life sciences cannot be predicted, and continued

Fears of accidental incest [ARTICLE]

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Fears of accidental incest THE growing trend of parents turning to sperm donation to help start a family has raised fears of possible incest between half-siblings. Donors have been recorded to father 50 or more children, increasing this risk. LWORLD PAGE A15

9/11 anxiety for Muslims [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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9/11 anxiety for Muslims MUSLIMS in America are wary as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks draws closer. They’re not just afraid of a fresh round of hate crimes but also tired of being in the spotlight as a community viewed with suspicion. LPRIME PAGES A12-13 ST PHOTO: CHUA

THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING: [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING: THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING: Singapore will be home to three dinosaur skeletons, thanks to an anonymous donor who stepped in with a multimillion-dollar donation over the weekend that helped secure the fossils from their American sellers. The trio, including 24m-long Apollo (above), will get star billing

Many risks, but recession unlikely [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Many risks, but recession unlikely Tharman says Asia not immune as each new shock heightens risk WORLD BANK CHIEF ZOELLICK SAYS: BY YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg THE world is unlikely to sink into another recession but there are still plenty of risks around, according to visiting World Bank president Robert Zoellick

Michael Palmer nominated for House Speaker Surprise, but strong support for Palmer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Michael Palmer nominated for House Speaker Surprise, but strong support for Palmer BY KOR KIAN BENG, ANDREA ONG kianbeng@sph.com.sg andreao@sph.com.sg MR MICHAEL Palmer, MP for Punggol East, has been nominated to be the next Speaker of Parliament. If elected, he will be one of Singapore’s youngest Speakers, both in age

Changi Motorsports Hub group gets ultimatum [ARTICLE]

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Changi Motorsports Hub group gets ultimatum BY LEONARD LIM THE troubled consortium building the Changi Motorsports Hub has been given until the end of this week to prove it has the funds for the $380 million project. If SG Changi fails to do so, The Straits Times understands, its contract

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A cost of divisiveness [ARTICLE]

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A cost of divisiveness WE SAY Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s perspective on the rifts created by political rivalry is a reminder that whatever the differences in the heat of electoral contests, the national interest must eventually prevail or all bets are off. L EDITORIAL PAGE A28

It’s a political problem [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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It’s a political problem COLUMNS Opposition politicians have seized on data suggesting Taiwan could face the same fiscal difficulties as the US, but the “problem” probably has more to do with politics than economic reality, says Bruce Gale. L REVIEW PAGE A29

The world still isn’t safe [ARTICLE]

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The world still isn’t safe As we prepare to honour the memories of those who died in the Sept 11 attacks 10 years ago, much still needs to be done to make the world safe from terrorists and criminals, says Interpol secretary-general Ronald K. Noble. L REVIEW PAGE A29

Still locked out of flat [ARTICLE]

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Still locked out of flat OUR READER SAYS While the raising of the HDB qualifying income ceiling is welcome, a clause relating to the recent ownership of private property means that some people who fall below the ceiling still fail to qualify, says Lim Chong Wee. L FORUM PAGE A30

ONLINE BLOGS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ONLINE BLOGS www.straitstimes.com L Nirmal Ghosh on helping to save 60 sharks from death.

An EC choice to make [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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An EC choice to make Exec condos now offer much better value for money than DBSS flats BY JESSICA CHEAM jcheam@sph.com.sg THERE is some talk in recent months that Singapore’s red-hot property market is finally cooling somewhat, dampened by global economic uncertainty and fears of a property bubble. But one

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English gave S’pore a head start: Mr Lee [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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English gave S’pore a head start: Mr Lee He stresses need to raise standards further as others catch up BY SANDRA DAVIE SENIOR WRITER sandra@sph.com.sg MASTERING the English language has given Singapore a head start in the region, but this competitive edge is not permanent, former prime minister Lee Kuan

American English ‘likely to prevail’ [ARTICLE]

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American English ‘likely to prevail’ BY LEOW SI WAN THE American version of English will probably prevail over other forms and teachers may have to eventually accept this as inevitable, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew yesterday. The growing dominance of the American media would mean that our population will

Mystery donor clinches dinosaur deal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mystery donor clinches dinosaur deal Prominent Singaporean tops up donations to buy 3 skeletons from US BY TAN DAWN WEI dawntan@sph.com.sg THE dinosaurs are really coming, thanks to a last-minute multimillion-dollar donation from a mysterious donor. After racing to raise $8 million to buy three near-complete dinosaur skeletons dug up

From the start, it's been nation before race [ARTICLE]

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From the start, it's been nation before race BY ANDREA ONG KOR KIAN BENG WHILE Mr Michael Palmer looks set to become the first Eurasian Speaker of Parliament since Independence, he has made it clear since entering politics in 2006 that nation comes before race. “I don’t see myself as

Teacher’s looking, go ahead and chat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Teacher’s looking, go ahead and chat S’pore educators will diagnose pupils’ language skills as they converse with one another, and tweak lessons accordingly CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING BY ELGIN TOH elgintoh@sph.com.sg HOW well a six-year-old can hold a conversation in Mandarin with his peers about, say, a toy dog will form

Truce over grassroots use of Hougang sites [ARTICLE]

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Truce over grassroots use of Hougang sites PAP’s Desmond Choo, WP’s Yaw to cooperate for residents’ benefit BY TEO WAN GEK wangekt@sph.com.sg THE defeated People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate for Hougang has put on hold his plan for the People’s Association (PA) to take over six sites currently managed by

World Bank to set up hub in Singapore [ARTICLE]

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World Bank to set up hub in Singapore THE World Bank and its varied units will draw on Singapore’s infrastructure expertise to set up a hub that will help developing countries. The new “knowledge” centre, which was outlined by World Bank president Robert Zoellick at a conference here yesterday, will

Girl, 12, rescued in ‘bomb’ drama [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Girl, 12, rescued in ‘bomb’ drama Aussie police nab ‘dad’ with alleged explosive in his bag ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS SYDNEY: Australian police yesterday rescued a 12-year-old girl from a man believed to be her father, who had held her captive with a suspected backpack bomb for almost 12 hours. The

Cat owners howl over abuse at pet hotel [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cat owners howl over abuse at pet hotel KUALA LUMPUR: Some pet owners who had checked their cats into a so-called pet hotel during the Hari Raya holiday were horrified to find them and about 300 others in a sorrier state than alley cats. A few animals were dead. As

Japan’s new First Lady hard to find [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan’s new First Lady hard to find She possesses virtues of ideal Japanese woman but shuns the spotlight BY KWAN WENG KIN JAPAN CORRESPONDENT wengkin@sph.com.sg TOKYO: Japan’s new First Lady Hitomi Noda may be a boon to her husband’s premiership the same way that his high public approval ratings were

Julian Barnes makes it to Man Booker shortlist again [ARTICLE]

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Julian Barnes makes it to Man Booker shortlist again REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMBERG LONDON: English author Julian Barnes was one of six authors shortlisted for the coveted Man Booker Prize for Fiction yesterday, and he is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the award when it is announced next month. Barnes,

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FOR MUSLIM AMERICANS, it's the best of times and the worst of times [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FOR MUSLIM AMERICANS, it's the best of times and the worst of times Community has forged stronger bonds in the face of adversity BY CHUA CHIN HON US BUREAU CHIEF chinhon@sph.com.sg DEARBORN (Michigan): He renounced his Lebanese citizenship in 2005 to join the United States military, and was shot on

PROFILE OF THE COMMUNITY [ARTICLE]

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PROFILE OF THE COMMUNITY Between 2007 and this year, the Pew Research Centre conducted two major surveys which helped shed light on the little-understood Muslim American communities. GROWING POPULATION Pew estimates there are 4.55 million Muslims living in the United States now, an increase of about 300,000 adults and 100,000

Not every Arab is a Muslim [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Not every Arab is a Muslim CHUA CHIN HON DEARBORN (Michigan): The Arab community in the United States, which has an estimated population of 4.5 million people, is widely assumed to be homogeneous and predominantly Muslim. In truth, Arab Americans are mostly Christians, though the number of Muslims in the

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Returns not always about money, says star scientist [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Returns not always about money, says star scientist Edison Liu says difficult decision to leave S’pore based on complex issues THE ST INTERVIEW BY CHANG AI-LIEN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT ailien@sph.com.sg AT THE Jackson Laboratory in the United States, the champagne was popped as the renowned cancer research institute celebrated its new

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Number of donor siblings worries critics [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Number of donor siblings worries critics Concern over spread of genetic diseases, higher odds of accidental incest 1US sperm donor 150 kids NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK: Ms Cynthia Daily and her partner used a sperm donor to conceive a baby seven years ago, and they hoped that one day

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 L Discounts for passengers after man dies on Jetstar flight L Shark rips off lower half of Australian bodyboarder: Police MOST COMMENTED ON L Japan to seek IAEA advice before restarting reactors. Says Ryo Uchinomiya: “It’s a good

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Chinese green carmaker to rebuild dream [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chinese green carmaker to rebuild dream Build Your Dream likely to focus on conventional vehicles as sales slide BY GRACE NG CHINA CORRESPONDENT graceng@sph.com.sg BEIJING: Mr Warren Buffett may have got it wrong this time. Nearly three years after the American tycoon with the much-vaunted Midas touch bought shares in

China planning reshuffle of top economic officials [ARTICLE]

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China planning reshuffle of top economic officials REUTERS HONG KONG: China has begun an 18-month reshuffle of its top economic and regulatory policy officials as part of a leadership transition that will see President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao hand their posts to a younger generation. So when Vice-Premier

White Paper says China committed to ‘peaceful development’ [ARTICLE]

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White Paper says China committed to ‘peaceful development’ XINHUA BEIJING: China’s growth through a peaceful way, and not by dominating others, will have a global impact over time as it promotes mutual cooperation and commits Beijing to sharing benefits with both developing and developed countries when required, says a White

ESM Goh calls on South Korean President [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ESM Goh calls on South Korean President SEOUL: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong called on South Korean President Lee Myung Bak yesterday, during his visit to Seoul. Meeting at the Blue House, the two men reaffirmed the excellent relations between their two countries and discussed regional developments, the Singapore

N. Korean zone draws China, Russia [ARTICLE]

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N. Korean zone draws China, Russia They are building road, rail for better access to Rason economic zone AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE RASON (North Korea): China is building a road and Russia is reconstructing a railway to link their borders to North Korea’s Rason Economic Zone, lured by the potential benefits of

India, Bangladesh sign pacts to strengthen ties [ARTICLE]

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India, Bangladesh sign pacts to strengthen ties But neighbours fail to clinch crucial river waters accord BY RAVI VELLOOR SOUTH ASIA BUREAU CHIEF velloor@sph.com.sg NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh signed off on a slew of agreements aimed at erasing old irritants and building a tighter economic embrace, even as they

Throwing light on border [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Throwing light on border The India-Pakistan border appears as an orange line in this photograph taken by the Expedition 28 crew on the International Space Station on Aug 21 and released on Sunday. The fence between the two countries is floodlit for surveillance. Srinagar (left), Islamabad (bottom centre), Lahore (centre

India frets over China’s Kashmir projects, spending [ARTICLE]

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India frets over China’s Kashmir projects, spending NEW DELHI: India has called on China to stop infrastructure development work in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), a sign of increasing unease over China’s growing presence in sensitive regions on the doorstep of India. Responding to questions in the Lower House on Monday, Defence

Fresh debate on death penalty in India [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fresh debate on death penalty in India Critics say it is ‘savage’ but others view it as an effective deterrent BY NIRMALA GANAPATHY INDIA CORRESPONDENT gnirmala@sph.com.sg NEW DELHI: A court stay on the execution of three men who plotted the 1991 assassination of former Indian premier Rajiv Gandhi has reignited

Strong quake rattles Aceh, killing two [ARTICLE]

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Strong quake rattles Aceh, killing two ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE JAKARTA: A powerful earthquake jolted Aceh on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra early yesterday, killing at least two people and sending people streaming from houses and hotels in panic. The 6.6-magnitude quake hit 100km southwest of the city of

Myanmar pipelines ‘may fuel rights abuses’ [ARTICLE]

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Myanmar pipelines ‘may fuel rights abuses’ Project to supply oil and gas to China may lead to evictions, forced labour and violence, say activists AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS BANGKOK: Controversial oil and gas pipelines spanning Myanmar will deprive its people of billions of dollars worth of their own resources and risk

India-Lanka joint venture to build power plant [ARTICLE]

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India-Lanka joint venture to build power plant AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE COLOMBO: Sri Lanka and India have finalised a joint venture to set up a US$500 million (S$603 million) coal-powered electricity plant in the island’s former war zone, the two sides announced yesterday. India’s state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation signed the joint

Arrest of Al-Qaeda operatives lauded [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Arrest of Al-Qaeda operatives lauded US, Pakistan see blow against global terror network as evidence of their teamwork NEW YORK TIMES ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ISLAMABAD: The arrest of three men in Pakistan, said to be senior operatives of Al-Qaeda and who had been planning attacks on United States and

Thai court jails trio for espionage [ARTICLE]

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Thai court jails trio for espionage AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BANGKOK: A Thai court has jailed three men a Cambodian, a Vietnamese and a local for two years each for espionage, officials said yesterday. The trio were arrested in June in Kantharalak district, near the disputed border with Cambodia, amid a recent

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Turkey to suspend defence trade with Israel [ARTICLE]

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Turkey to suspend defence trade with Israel It is increasing naval patrols and planning more sanctions: PM REUTERS ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said his country was freezing defence industry trade with Israel and stepping up Turkish naval patrols in the Eastern Mediterranean, deepening Ankara’s feud with the

Obama’s approval ratings drop to new low [ARTICLE]

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Obama’s approval ratings drop to new low WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON: Public pessimism about America’s direction has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Barack Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington

Texas wildfire destroys nearly 500 homes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Texas wildfire destroys nearly 500 homes ASSOCIATED PRESS BASTROP (Texas): A roaring wildfire raced through rain-starved farm and ranch land in Central Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance that was fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. At least 5,000 people

UN chief calls for global action on Syria [ARTICLE]

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UN chief calls for global action on Syria ASSOCIATED PRESS AUCKLAND: United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki Moon yesterday urged the world community to take action on the situation in Syria, as violence persisted in the country with Syrian soldiers opening fire in the restive city of Homs and armoured vehicles

EU awaits German court’s bailout ruling [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EU awaits German court’s bailout ruling A decision taken to stop plans will deal body blow to euro BY JONATHAN EYAL EUROPE CORRESPONDENT Jonathan.eyal@gmail.com LONDON: European governments will be holding their breath today, as Germany’s top court rules over the legality of the bailout plans for the continent’s financially strapped

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Shark attacks around the world [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shark attacks around the world A 21-year-old man died in western Australia on Sunday, bringing the total number of recorded attacks this year to 72. Source: ISAF, SHARKATTACKSURVIVORS GRAPHICS ADAPTED FROM AFP

Heard about the jobless grad who had the last laugh? [ARTICLE]

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Heard about the jobless grad who had the last laugh? SLICEOFLIFE NEW YORK: A jobless graduate has found an ingenious way to beat the economic doldrums selling jokes for US$1 (S$1.21) a pop in Central Park, New York. Almost every day, Jason The Joke Guy can be found clutching a

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A cost of divisiveness [ARTICLE]

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A cost of divisiveness SINGAPOREANS have wondered what Mr Lee Kuan Yew thought of the state of the nation, after the tight presidential contest that mirrored to some extent the surprises the ruling party encountered in the parliamentary election. Did he think the Singapore he had given a lifetime of

End of US hegemony, rise of developing Asia [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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End of US hegemony, rise of developing Asia Past decade’s vital developments took place not on the battlefield, but in the financial system, with China’s rise 9/11: TEN YEARS ON BY LIONEL BARBER THE FINANCIAL TIMES ON THE morning of Sept 11, 2001, America’s prospects appeared as bright as the

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Screening of travellers still not up to par [ARTICLE]

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Screening of travellers still not up to par 9/11: TEN YEARS ON BY RONALD K. NOBLE The writer is the secretary-general of Interpol. THE NEW YORK TIMES SYNDICATE AS WE approach the 10th anniversary of the murder of thousands of citizens from more than 90 countries, I keep asking myself

Aviation more secure, with more to achieve [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aviation more secure with more to achieve BY ANTONY TYLER FOR THE STRAITS TIMES ON SEPT 11, 2001, anyone associated with aviation knew that the industry would never be the same. What we did not know was how resilient the industry would be in the aftermath of the tragedy or

Taiwan’s debt ‘problem’ more about politics than economics [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Taiwan’s debt ‘problem’ more about politics than economics BY BRUCE GALE SENIOR WRITER bruceg@sph.com.sg DOES Taiwan have a debt problem? In normal times, the question would not even be asked. After all, Taiwan has a debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio well below troubled Western nations such as Greece,

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Why opposition MPs should be advisers to grassroots bodies [ARTICLE]

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Why opposition MPs should be advisers to grassroots bodies Shanta Danielle Arul (Miss) LAST Saturday’s letter by Ms Ooi Hui Mei of the People’s Association stated that the PA does not take part in party-political activities (“PA explains rationale for choosing advisers”). However, the fundamental point remains that People’s Action

Stuck in housing limbo despite higher ceiling [ARTICLE]

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Stuck in housing limbo despite higher ceiling PRIVATE PROPERTY CLAUSE Lim Chong Wee MY WIFE and I were delighted when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the income ceiling would be raised to $10,000 and $12,000 for new build-to-order (BTO) flats and executive condominiums (ECs) respectively (“HDB raises income

Full, independent investigation in case of death: Mindef [ARTICLE]

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Full, independent investigation in case of death: Mindef Colonel Desmond Tan Director, Public Affairs Mindef WE THANK Dr Anne Chong Su Yan for her letter (“Soldier safety: Bring in external auditors from other armies to look into any death or accident”; last Saturday). The safety and well-being of our national

Re-educate citizens on president’s role [ARTICLE]

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Re-educate citizens on president’s role Lau Jiamin I AGREE with Mr Gopinath Pillai (“Electoral college not the solution”; yesterday) and others who prefer a “well-thought-out long-term solution”. Simply tossing out key policies to adopt more favourably viewed ones would be political suicide. If we pride ourselves as a democratic, advanced

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE 1 MR SOH AH YUEN: How PA can show it’s non-partisan 2 MR HENRY TAN: PA’s stand counterproductive 3 MR KYAW ZIN HTET: Law doesn’t stand in the way of sex education 4 HSBC: Bank says sorry for service lapses 5 MR LEE YAN WAI: Futile wait for

Only a small selection of state gifts retained [ARTICLE]

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Only a small selection of state gifts retained Tan Kee Yong Secretary to PM Prime Minister’s Office WE THANK Mr George Lim for his letter (“Monetise the gifts adorning Istana gallery for charity”; last Saturday). Only a small selection of the state gifts received is retained for display during Istana

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True Spa founder: Unfair to just refund money Group has no legal duty and must account to shareholders and other ventures, he says BY JESSICA LIM limjess@sph.com.sg THE founder of a spa chain that closed, leaving about 8,000 customers out of pocket, has given his side of the story. Mr

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 L Lee Kuan Yew refutes WikiLeaks’ claim that he called Islam “venomous” L New Zealander chokes to death on board Jetstar flight L NUS, NTU moving up the ranks in latest Quacquarelli Symonds survey MOST COMMENTED ON L

Expect longer wait for fibre broadband [ARTICLE]

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Expect longer wait for fibre broadband 6-day waiting time applies only to first 2,400 orders a week BY IRENE THAM TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT itham@sph.com.sg NOT everyone who signs up for fibre broadband will get it within a week of doing so, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said yesterday. This, despite the

Half of delays due to building owners: IDA [ARTICLE]

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Half of delays due to building owners: IDA IRENE THAM MORE than 60 per cent of the businesses that signed up for fibre broadband in the first half of this year faced delays in service activation by OpenNet. Only 38 per cent of them got connections within the stipulated two

Honda recalls Jazz, City models [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Honda recalls Jazz, City models Problem with electric window master switch may cause it to heat up; 10,500 cars affected BY MARIA ALMENOAR mariaa@sph.com.sg MORE than 10,500 Honda cars here will be recalled to fix a fault in the electric window master switch. The move is part of a worldwide

Man who nearly drowned died of multi-organ failure [ARTICLE]

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Man who nearly drowned died of multi-organ failure KHUSHWANT SINGH A 33-YEAR-OLD, who was prone to having fits and had disregarded his father’s warnings against going swimming alone, had to be fished out of a 2.1m-deep pool at Tampines Swimming Complex last November. Despite receiving first aid, computer technician Marcus

IS THIS A SCAM? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IS THIS A SCAM? Some sell wares claiming they are helping ex-cons BY JALELAH ABU BAKER STACEY CHIA jalmsab@sph.com.sg staceyc@sph.com.sg THEY trawl the streets and knock on doors to hawk anything from ice cream to key chains and pens. Their message: Buy our wares and help support ex-convicts. Sometimes, they

Bins in NUS disappear in green drive [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bins in NUS disappear in green drive BY FENG ZENGKUN NATIONAL University of Singapore undergraduate Eugenia Ling, 21, spent a part of yesterday carrying a used plastic cup around with her on campus. It was because nine in 10 of the campus’ estimated 1,000 rubbish bins had done a disappearing

Borders given time to raise cash for creditors [ARTICLE]

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Borders given time to raise cash for creditors BY SELINA LUM CUSTOMERS saddled with Borders gift vouchers will not be able to get their money back for at least six months, after the bookstore was yesterday granted breathing space before it has to start paying off its debts. The firm

Special school for dyslexic kids planned [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Special school for dyslexic kids planned It would cater to children with a more severe form of the learning disability BY MELISSA PANG melpang@sph.com.sg THE Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is looking to set up a specialist school for children with a more severe form of the learning disability. It

S’pore, Australia in $4.5m science research tie-up [ARTICLE]

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S’pore, Australia in $4.5m science research tie-up SINGAPORE and Australia have signed a $4.5 million deal to further their collaboration in health and medical research. Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will put that amount into the endeavour over

Man gets jail for rental scam [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Man gets jail for rental scam He made them pay deposits for flat, but didn’t let out unit BY ELENA CHONG COURT CORRESPONDENT elena@sph.com.sg AN UNEMPLOYED man who cheated 11 people out of their rental money was jailed for 27 months yesterday. Alvin Eng Han Lim, 38, admitted to four

Seven accused of heroin trafficking [ARTICLE]

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Seven accused of heroin trafficking SEVEN foreigners four Nepalese men and three South Korean men are facing the death penalty for their involvement in trafficking about 1.5kg of heroin. The drugs were allegedly hidden in shoes which the Korean men wore to board a Singapore Airlines flight bound for Sydney

Two facing charges for molestation [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Two facing charges for molestation AN ODD-JOB worker was charged in court yesterday with molesting a woman at the Istana grounds on Aug 30. Woo Fok Meng, alias Woo Tok Meng, 54, a Malaysian, is alleged to have touched and squeezed the buttock of the 39-year-old woman at the Istana

Engaging critics online ‘works better’ [ARTICLE]

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Engaging critics online ‘works better’ RWS restores Facebook page after temporarily blocking some users BY CHERYL ONG ongyiern@sph.com.sg WHEN animal rights activists inundated Resorts World Sentosa’s Facebook page with hundreds of messages calling on it to release its captive dolphins, their tactics were not new. Other organisations have come under

Poly students get real plane to tinker with [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Poly students get real plane to tinker with STACEY CHIA FOR three hours yesterday, students in Republic Polytechnic’s diploma course in aerospace engineering awaited the arrival of an aeroplane on campus. No makeshift runway was needed. The plane, a Jabiru J-160 the school had bought second-hand from a private owner

Senior researcher dies of cancer at 65 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Senior researcher dies of cancer at 65 He had key role in setting up muscular dystrophy group BY JUDITH TAN juditht@sph.com.sg DR YEE Woon Chee, a founding member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore (MDAS), has lost his fight against a rare form of muscle cancer. He died last

Corrupt baker pocketed illegal ‘dough’ [ARTICLE]

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Corrupt baker pocketed illegal ‘dough’ KHUSHWANT SINGH FLOUR infested with weevils may not be most people’s idea of the perfect cake ingredient. But when baker Koh Soon Chye found the grubs in a sample he had been given by a supplier, he decided not to send it back. In fact,

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST VIEWED, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE STORIES L No more Mr Nice Guy as Theo Walcott comes out fighting L Nadal health scare after reaching US Open last 16 L Players still haunted by 1-2 loss to China in World Cup qualifier MOST COMMENTED

FACING HOME TRUTHS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FACING HOME TRUTHS Singapore, outplayed by visitors Iraq, have uphill task reaching next round Singapore 0 Iraq 2 BY LEE MIN KOK mklee@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Sanjay Nair A THIRD into their 2014 World Cup qualifying third-round campaign, and already Singapore’s chances of reaching the next stage hang in the

Groin injury may force Lewis to quit Lions [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Groin injury may force Lewis to quit Lions BY SANJAY NAIR “I CANNOT go on like this anymore.” Singapore goalkeeper Lionel Lewis did not hold back as he revealed his painful struggles with injury after the Lions’ disappointing 0-2 loss to Iraq last night. The veteran No. 1, who is

LIONS’ DEFENCE TAKES THE PLAUDITS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LIONS’ DEFENCE TAKES THE PLAUDITS Safuwan, Lewis, Isa and Mustafic kept scoreline respectable, say experts BY FABIUS CHEN fabiusc@sph.com.sg WITH two defeats in two matches, Singapore’s bid to reach the 2014 World Cup looks dead in the water. Last night’s 0-2 loss to Iraq left the Lions bottom of their

Battle of the playmakers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Battle of the playmakers SANJAY NAIR Qiu Li (Singapore) Still feeling the effects of a stomach bug since the China match, the 30-year-old forward was a pale shadow of himself. His runs from the left wing were easily cut out by Iraq’s tight-pressing game and rough tackling. Qiu won several

Flares add to Indonesia’s woes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Flares add to Indonesia’s woes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAKARTA: Indonesia did not just fail to make home advantage count against Bahrain, losing 0-2 at the raucous Senayan Stadium last night. But their fans also left the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) red-faced. Yesterday’s World Cup qualifier was abruptly suspended in

City’s Cook may lose job over e-mail [ARTICLE]

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City’s Cook may lose job over e-mail THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON: Garry Cook’s future at Manchester City was hanging in the balance last night after the English football club launched a probe into claims that their chief executive mocked a cancer victim. Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the City chairman, was locked in

TOP GUNS FACE HEADWINDS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TOP GUNS FACE HEADWINDS They toil while Federer, Williams breeze through to stamp title credentials U.S. OPEN REUTERS NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Serena Williams beat the weather and their opponents to storm into the quarter-finals of the US Open on Monday sending an ominous warning to the current No.

Blip over Bay Run bib? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Blip over Bay Run bib? BY CHAN U-GENE WHEN Soh Rui Yong and Ashley Liew crossed the finish line at Sunday’s Safra Singapore Bay Run Army Half Marathon, they were sure they had secured a place on the podium. After all, only their compatriot Mok Ying Ren, who won the

Contest for NY City marathon spot [ARTICLE]

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Contest for NY City marathon spot CHAN U-GENE ONE lucky Singaporean or permanent resident will get to run in the New York City marathon this year, courtesy of ointment company Tiger Balm. The Nov 6 race is considered one of the top marathons in the world, with entries to the

NO ESCAPING CLASS ACTS FOR KAISER [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NO ESCAPING CLASS ACTS FOR KAISER HORSE RACING Written by Michael Lee WHEN trainer Theo Kieser saw a Progress race over 1200m slated early in September, he knew it was the right comeback race for his stable banner and quasi namesake, honest three-year-old gelding Kaiser. The only problem was trainers

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Pavlyuchenkova’s revenge on Schiavone [ARTICLE]

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Pavlyuchenkova’s revenge on Schiavone ASSOCIATED PRESS ANASTASIA Pavlyuchenkova won the first set against Francesca Schiavone at the French Open, and that did not turn out too well. So after she dropped the opening set in a rematch on Monday, the 20-year-old Russian comforted herself with the thought that maybe rallying

Venus ill but in high spirits, says Serena [ARTICLE]

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Venus ill but in high spirits, says Serena SERENA Williams has spoken about her sister’s fatigue-inducing illness for the first time, publicly, saying that she is in “high spirits”. Venus was diagnosed last week with the auto-immune disorder Sjogren’s syndrome, forcing her to withdraw from the 2011 US Open. “She’s

My marriage is not movie material: Mirza [ARTICLE]

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My marriage is not movie material: Mirza SANIA Mirza, who exited the US Open on Sunday after losing in the women’s doubles, is not happy that her controversial marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is being made into a Bollywood movie. “My marriage with Shoaib is not an episode,” the

MAIDEN DOUBLES SILVER [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MAIDEN DOUBLES SILVER Bowlers New and Tan do S’pore proud at World Women’s C’ships BY CHAN U-GENE ugenec@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE bowlers New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan clinched a historic doubles silver at the World Women’s Championships in Hong Kong yesterday. The duo’s feat follows compatriot Shayna Ng’s bronze in the

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Champions Trophy taken out of India [ARTICLE]

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Champions Trophy taken out of India AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW DELHI: India was stripped of the right to host the Dec 3-11 men’s Champions Trophy yesterday due to a feud over who runs hockey in the country. The International Hockey Federation said a new venue for the championship would be announced

Hammam claims Fifa discrimination [ARTICLE]

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Hammam claims Fifa discrimination ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON: Mohamed Hammam has claimed that Fifa would not have taken action against him if he were European. In a letter to the world football body’s ethics panel, which gave the Qatari a life ban for bribery, he also claims Fifa president Sepp Blatter

Tougher challenge awaits S’pore Classic competitors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tougher challenge awaits S’pore Classic competitors BY JONATHAN WONG GOLF is supposed to be a hard game. Last year at the Handa Singapore Classic, however, champion Peter Karmis made it look easy. A year on, the South African is expecting a more formidable challenge at the Orchid Country Club, where

Fortune favours Simpson [ARTICLE]

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Fortune favours Simpson ASSOCIATED PRESS NORTON (Massachusetts): Webb Simpson is a textbook example of how suddenly things can change and how fast fortunes can be made on the United States PGA Tour. A year ago, the American golfer missed the cut at the Deutsche Bank Championship and was out of

New Zealand will ditch player rotation policy for World Cup [ARTICLE]

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New Zealand will ditch player rotation policy for World Cup AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE AUCKLAND: The All Blacks have jettisoned their controversial player rotation policy and will stick with the core of their first XV through the Rugby World Cup which starts here on Friday. “Clearly, we’ve a group of players that

Next 72 hours [ARTICLE]

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Next 72 hours Today Cycling Tour of Spain: Stage 17 (Live, StarHub Ch205, 10pm). Football S-League: Etoile v Albirex (Queenstown, 7.30pm). Tennis US Open: Day 10 (Live, StarHub Ch211 HD Ch255,11pm and tomorrow, 7am). Tomorrow Athletics IAAF Diamond League, Zurich (Live, StarHub Ch205, Friday, 2am). Cricket 2nd Test: Sri Lanka

“The bad example is being shown to millions of kids in the world and Real Madrid aren’t doing a thing about it.” [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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“The bad example is being shown to millions of kids in the world and Real Madrid aren’t doing a thing about it.” Former Dutch great Johan Cruyff, calling Real coach Jose Mourinho’s (left) eye-poking of one of Barcelona’s assistant coaches during a brawl at last month’s Spanish Supercup an “act

Scorecard [ARTICLE]

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Scorecard Golf Deutsche Bank C’ship In Norton, Massachusetts, final rd (USA unless stated. Simpson won play-off with birdie on second extra hole): 269 Webb Simpson 69 68 67 69, Chez Reavie 67 68 68 66. 271 Brandt Snedeker 69 64 72 66, Luke Donald (Eng) 66 70 68 67, Jason

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SILVER FOR S’PORE Jazreel Tan and New Hui Fen finish second at the World Women’s C’ships. B12 CHAMP’S CHALLENGE Peter Karmis expects a tougher time at the Handa Singapore Classic. B12 Read it in tomorrow PHYSIOTHERAPIST ON GOLF TOUR Eunice Ee rubs shoulders with celebrity golfers

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INTO THE LAST EIGHT Serena Williams breezes through to stamp US Open title credentials. B11

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STI flat after recouping early losses [ARTICLE]

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STI flat after recouping early losses Investors encouraged by gains in Europe’s early trade after Monday’s slide BULLS AND BEARS BY JONATHAN KWOK jonkwok@sph.com.sg LOCAL investors ignored global gloom yesterday to stage a late-afternoon rebound that would have defied belief earlier in the day. The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI)

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UK watchdog curbs S’pore firm’s trading [ARTICLE]

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UK watchdog curbs S’pore firm’s trading Da Vinci Invest Pte Ltd one of three accused of market manipulation BY K.C. VIJAYAN LAW CORRESPONDENT vijayan@sph.com.sg BRITAIN’s financial watchdog has obtained an interim High Court order in London to stop three companies, including one based in Singapore, from trading in London-listed shares.

CapitaLand buys back 1.5m of its shares for $3.65m [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CapitaLand buys back 1.5m of its shares for $3.65m PROPERTY giant CapitaLand has moved to shore up investors’ confidence by snapping up 1.5 million of its own shares at its first-ever share buyback exercise yesterday. At an average price of $2.435, the move cost the company about $3.65 million. CapitaLand’s

Now’s the time to ride China’s clean-tech wave [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Now’s the time to ride China’s clean-tech wave International Enterprise Singapore’s regional director for North China based in Beijing, Ms Michelle Chow (left), talks about sustainable development in the country. CHINA’S rapid growth is causing a strain on the environment and its resources. The high population concentration, a rapid transition

S’pore-Aussie FTA amended to protect investments [ARTICLE]

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S’pore-Aussie FTA amended to protect investments JONATHAN KWOK NEW amendments were made to the Sin-gapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Safta) which will give Singapore companies and investors in Australia greater certainty in their investments. Changes made in the latest review of Safta will also give more protection to the intellectual property

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Starbucks perks up profits with instant coffee [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Starbucks perks up profits with instant coffee Launch of single-serve packets here is part of Asia-Pacific expansion BY ESTHER TEO esthert@sph.com.sg DRINKS chain Starbucks launched an instant coffee at its 313@Somerset store yesterday part of its strategy to capture a slice of the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market. Starbucks Via Ready Brew,

Commercial credit cards growing in popularity [ARTICLE]

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Commercial credit cards growing in popularity BY MELISSA TAN INCREASING numbers of firms are charging their business expenses to commercial credit cards with bankers tipping that many more will follow. Commercial cards are issued to a firm or its employees for business-to-busi-ness expenses, which can include anything from buying raw

Taking the plunge into water treatment [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Taking the plunge into water treatment In a 10-part series sponsored by Spring Singapore, we examine fast-growing firms that are taking on the world. Cheryl Lim looks at water treatment firm MattenPlant. Cheryl Lim cherlim@sph.com.sg WATER treatment systems can be a minefield for operators what with all those switches, levers

Starting small, flying high [ARTICLE]

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Starting small, flying high CHERYL LIM MATTENPLANT has grown from a one-man operation in 1994 to a company that employs 23 staff here. Apart from in-house innovations, it works closely with international partners and independent research and development institutions, such as Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Centre of Innovation. The bulk of

MAS warns banks against illicit funds [ARTICLE]

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MAS warns banks against illicit funds It ‘will not tolerate use of financial system to conduct criminal activities’ BY MAGDALEN NG songyuan@sph.com.sg THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reminded banks and other institutions that they have a key role in preventing dodgy operators from using the country’s financial system

UOB’s private banking business on growth path [ARTICLE]

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UOB’s private banking business on growth path MAGDALEN NG WINING and dining high-net-worth clients in style seems to be paying off for United Overseas Bank (UOB), if the growth in its private banking business is anything to go by. The number of its Privilege Reserve clients who have minimum assets

US banks offered deal over lawsuits [ARTICLE]

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US banks offered deal over lawsuits REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON: Banks in the United States that are in talks with state prosecutors to settle claims of improper mortgage practices have been offered a deal that will limit part of their legal liability, the Financial Times reported yesterday. The newspaper said

US, G-7 leaders taking steps to tackle slowdown [ARTICLE]

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US, G-7 leaders taking steps to tackle slowdown REUTERS DETROIT: Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are taking steps this week to assure the world’s markets that they are now laying down policies aimed at nursing their economies back to health. United States President Barack Obama previewed proposals on

Euro zone growth slows as Germany, France falter [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Euro zone growth slows as Germany, France falter Weak second-quarter showing by region’s two major economies AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG BRUSSELS: The euro zone reported yesterday that its growth shrank to 0.2 per cent in the second quarter, dragged down by a rapid decline in Germany’s performance and a stagnant French

HK housing site fetches far less than forecast [ARTICLE]

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HK housing site fetches far less than forecast REUTERS BLOOMBERG HONG KONG: A Hong Kong government land auction of a residential site yesterday fetched HK$3.12 billion (S$483 million), far below market expectations, with developers cautious as an uncertain global economic outlook keeps property sales sluggish. The site the largest of

S’pore bank stocks rocked by global money woes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore bank stocks rocked by global money woes Analysts note pressure on net interest margins, weakening loan growth BY JONATHAN KWOK jonkwok@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE lenders have not been spared the damage meted out to global banks over the past few weeks of share market carnage. DBS Group Holdings has fallen from

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 L Japan’s Honda Motor to recall 936,000 vehicles globally L Singapore shares close 2.46% lower on Monday MOST COMMENTED ON L European Commission chief does not see recession in Europe. Says Calvin Yong: “I think he is just

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Old classics, new Duets [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Old classics, new Duets Tony Bennett, who pairs up with younger artists on his new album, does not believe in jazzing up oldies john lui johnlui@sph.com.sg Tony Bennett has seen a lot in a career that started in the 1940s. But now, as the date nears for the release of

Career rebirth [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Career rebirth Anthony Dominick Benedetto, born in 1926, grew up in Queens, New York, the youngest of three children of a grocer and a seamstress, who were immigrants from southern Italy. His father John was sickly and died when Tony was 10, leaving his mother Ann to raise the family.

Lifelong appeal [ARTICLE]

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Lifelong appeal Tony Bennett is proof that if you hang in there long enough, whatever you do will come back into style. The last 20 years have been good to the 85-year-old who has outlasted the performers of his generation. His signature song, I Left My Heart In San Francisco,

Bodyguard a hit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bodyguard a hit reviewaction romance BODYGUARD (PG) 135 minutes/Now showing/ The story: A wealthy man Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) makes enemies when he sends Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) to free abducted young women. When Rana receives threats from the gangsters who plan to harm his college-bound daughter Divya (Kareena Kapoor),

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Inside job [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Inside job Singapore actor Chin Han says Contagion is not about epic scenes of destruction but the terror that comes from within john lui says. johnlui@sph.com.sg In his short career as a Hollywood actor, Chin Han has been chased over the Himalayas by freak tidal waves and now, he is

Weak viral attack [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Weak viral attack Despite Contagion’s impressive cast most of them unfortunately get short shrift reviewthriller CONTAGION (PG13) 107 minutes/Opens tomorrow/ The story: A mysterious disease affects a couple of Americans and before you know it, an epidemic is in full swing. Panic hits the big city streets of the United

Go ahead quote me [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Go ahead quote me ‘There’s nothing like a blue-eyed boy in a stripey blue shirt’ Actress Rachel Weisz (left) talking about having a baby with her new husband, the blue-eyed actor Daniel Craig (right) ‘I’m just very grateful to Kate Middleton for making looking appropriate really fun again. So right

Lifeless destination [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lifeless destination The slow start and thin plot make James Ivory’s new movie a gruelling journey reviewdrama THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION 117 minutes/Opens tomorrow The story: Iranian-American grad student Omar (Omar Metwally) is desperate to write a biography about the writer Jules Gund and travels to Uruguay to

Family set adrift [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Family set adrift Israeli film The Flood looks at the strain of secrets, infidelity and tension in a family john lui johnlui@sph.com.sg Independent film-makers the world over face a dilemma. Details make a story come alive for domestic viewers, but too much of it can bog a film down with

Blair godfather to Murdoch’s child: Vogue [ARTICLE]

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Blair godfather to Murdoch’s child: Vogue Reuters London Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s children, fashion magazine Vogue said on Monday, raising fresh questions about close ties between the media tycoon and British politicians. Mr Blair, according to an interview with the News

Hard work for heart-throb [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hard work for heart-throb Korean star Oh Ji Ho was not taken seriously when he started acting because of all the attention on his looks yip wai yee yipwy@sph.com.sg South Korean actor Oh Ji Ho is thoroughly amused by just how popular South Korean pop music, otherwise known as K-pop,

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Andy’s Venice date [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Andy’s Venice date Agence France-Presse Reuters Venice Hong Kong star Andy Lau took along his godmother, actress Deanie Ip, to the Venice Film Festival where their movie, A Simple Life, premiered. The 49-year-old actor showed off his command of English, joking to reporters that he had to invest 30 million

Chyi Chin working from hospital [ARTICLE]

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Chyi Chin working from hospital Beijing Despite suffering deep second-degree burns on 60 per cent of his face, singer Chyi Chin is now eating and even working. The Taiwanese is writing songs on his iPad in a Beijing hospital, his management company said on Monday, four days after a fire

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CPART Salman Khan in Bodyguard WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 2011 Bollywood star shines in boxoffice hit C3 At 85, Tony Bennett is enjoying a second wind in his career. He tells JOHN LUI about recording with some of today’s biggest stars, including the late Amy Winehouse, for his latest album. C2&3

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The weather Showers with thunder over southern, eastern and western Singapore in the late morning and early afternoon. SUNRISE 6.59am MOONRISE 3.11pm SUNSET 7.07pm MOONSET 2.39am °C 32/25 AIR QUALITY PSI 36 (Good) FOR UPDATES AND MORE DETAILS, CALL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE SINGAPORE, NEA: 6542-7788 OR GO TO www.nea.gov.sg TIDES TODAY

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Which way now for HP? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Which way now for HP? Grace Chng chngkeg@sph. com. sg www.facebook.com/st.gracechng The TouchPad stampede at Hewlett-Packard’s booth last Thursday at the Comex IT Show was the latest ironic outcome of HP’s decision to withdraw from the consumer computer business. The firesale price of $118 for the 16GB model prompted a

WHAT FANS SAY [ARTICLE]

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WHAT FANS SAY On Razer Blade, the gaming peripheral maker’s first gaming laptop: US$2,800 is high for a dual core, non-dual GPU rig. Kenta Kawaguchi Hmmm, didn’t the earlier Switchblade prototype have a fully customised keyboard? This one has only 10; the rest are normal keys. Calvine Chew On Hewlett-Packard

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Amazon delivers tablet-friendly website [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Amazon delivers tablet-friendly website Amazon is rolling out a major redesign of its website as it prepares to offer a new US$250 (S$300) tablet device to rival Apple’s iPad. The changes to Amazon’s online store “practically scream tablet-optimised”, TechCrunch blogger Sarah Perez wrote last weekend after her site reported seeing

DL fans rate the best and worst of Comex 2011 [ARTICLE]

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DL fans rate the best and worst of Comex 2011 facebook Compiled by Trevor Tan The major controversy at the Comex 2011 IT show, which ended last Sunday, was Hewlett-Packard’s decision to discontinue the sale of its TouchPad tablets due to safety and security concerns. Many Digital Life Facebook fans

Boost the security of your iOS device password [ARTICLE]

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Boost the security of your iOS device password 5 -SECOND TIP By Tan Chong Yaw The passcode lock on iOS devices allows you to secure your device with a four-digit number. Here is how you can use the entire keyboard to set longer, more complex passwords which make use of

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Game changer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Game changer Razer has set the gaming industry abuzz with the Blade, targeted at discerning gamers with taste. TREVOR TAN reports TREVOR TAN trevtan@sph. com. sg Blade has no optical drive. It has no quad-core processor. It does not even have a huge capacity hard drive. All the same, Razer

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Dual-SIM handsets mix work, play: J No need to change phones J Save money with different mobile plans J Switch easily between lines Yet 2-in-1 phones not popular here [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dual-SIM handsets mix work, play: J No need to change phones J Save money with different mobile plans J Switch easily between lines Yet 2-in-1 phones not popular here Lack of telco support and proliferation of smartphones mean not many buy phones which can take two SIM cards, reports TREVOR

One phone, two lines [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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One phone, two lines TREVOR TAN tries out three cellphones which can take two SIM cards allowing you to have two lines in a single device TREVOR TAN S Mi350 $299 (without contract) 600MHz processor 3.5-inch touchscreen display 5-megapixel camera Android 2.2 operating system This may be one of the

Audiophile music – on the PC [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Audiophile music on the PC DL reader pairs his gaming computer with hi-fi speakers for some serious audio fidelity, reports ALFRED SIEW GEEKS AND THEIR TOYS reports ALFRED SIEW Alfred Siew is a freelance writer Digital Life (DL) reader Abhiroop Basu takes his music seriously with a souped-up PC that

IT circus rolls into town [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IT circus rolls into town Mammoth annual tech fair Comex is a well-oiled event for both vendors and consumers. reports TAN CHONG YAW Almost one out of every six people in Singapore made a beeline for the mega IT exhibition Comex 2011 last week. The biggest Comex show to date

20,000 Facebook fans ‘like’ DL [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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20,000 Facebook fans ‘like’ DL Comex and the lure of lucky draws helped to nudge the number of Digital Life’s Facebook fans past the 20,000 mark. DL’s Facebook gained nearly 1,000 fans since the start of the previous week and over the four-day Comex show. DL’s booth outside Hall 401

Bringing sockets to the Web [ARTICLE]

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Bringing sockets to the Web New technology opens up a live communication link between a browser and a server. GRACE CHNG reports reports GRACE CHNG Anew programming protocol, WebSocket, which accelerates data transfer speeds, has become popular with the world’s top financial institutions because instant information means money. With information

GAMES

Deus Ex: Human Revolution [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution By Sherwin Loh This game is the polished version of Mass Effect. This is not to say it beats the popular action role-playing game in every aspect. But Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a more streamlined game, mixing open sandbox gameplay with a good narrative that

FIRST LOOK

Gears Of War 3 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gears Of War 3 By Trevor Tan The time has come for the third and final chapter of the Xbox 360 actionshooter game, Gears Of War. Digital Life was given a preview of the game at a recent pre-launch event. Gears Of War 3 (GOW3) takes place 18 months after

PRODUCTS

LG Optimus 3D [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LG Optimus 3D By Sherwin Loh LG’s Optimus 3D is more than just a phone with stereoscopic screen and lenses. It can convert 2-D images to 3-D as well as shoot 3-D stills and video. A smidgen larger than the HTC Evo, its 4.3-inch screen does not require you to

Canon EF 8- 15mm f/4 Fisheye Lens [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Canon EF 8- 15mm f/4 Fisheye Lens By Trevor Tan If you look at the winning images in local photography competitions, there is a high chance they are taken with fisheye lenses. Now, shutterbugs can add a new fisheye lens in their quest for glory with the Canon EF mount

Focal Bird 2.1 system [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Focal Bird 2.1 system By Aaron Tan Aaron Tan is an infocomm professional French audiophile specialist Focal is dabbling in the lifestyle market with a set of loudspeakers that sound as good as they look. The newly minted Bird 2.1 system is designed for music lovers who crave the high-quality

NEW PRODUCTS

Logitech Bedside Dock [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Logitech Bedside Dock ACCESSORY $99 This bedside dock is more than a charging station. It is also a radio clock and lets you wake up to your favourite music. It is compatible with the iPad and iPad 2. with the Apple iPad and iPad 2. Users can choose their favourite

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 TABLET From $699 Designed for play, this tablet features a 10.1-inch high-definition screen and runs on the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It runs on Google’s Android 3.1 operating system and comes in two configurations: a Wi-Fi-only version and a 3G one that is expected to

Epson AcuLaser M1400 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Epson AcuLaser M1400 PRINTER $138 This entry-level single-function monochrome laser printer has a price that matches its small footprint. Measuring about 36cm x 20cm, it fits on a desk with room to spare. For a printer, it is a featherweight, weighing only 4.6kg. Despite its petite proportions, this laser printer

HTC Radar [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HTC Radar SMARTPHONE $569, from next month Smartphone users who like the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system have a new device they can look out for. The HTC Radar is the Taiwanese handset maker’s first WP7 device with the latest Mango operating system update. Encased in an aluminium chassis

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray SMARTPHONE $598, from Friday This smartphone, encased in an aluminium body, features a 3.3-inch touchscreen and is less than 1cm thick. It runs on the Android 2.3 operating system and is powered by a 1Ghz processor. The 8.1-megapixel rear camera comes with handy features like face

Sony CP-A2LS portable charger [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sony CP-A2LS portable charger ACCESSORY Available from November, price unavailable Designed to give power-hungry devices extra juice on the go, this portable battery pack can be used for smartphones, cameras and music players. The dual USB ports let users charge up to two devices at the same time while the

Philips BDP5200 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Philips BDP5200 BLU-RAY PLAYER $299 This affordable Blu-Ray 3-D disc player lets you watch stereoscopic 3-D movies a home without breaking the bank. It is also configured with the latest DivX video codec that lets users watch high-definition movies and videos from the Internet on a Philips HD TV. The

APPS

Speech Recognizer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Speech Recognizer Free, from Chrome Web Store results. Speak into the microphone on your computer and the app will display the transcribed text almost immediately. To copy the text into a text box, click on the Add To TextBox button. The app is handy for recording short notes, but transcribing

Type Fu [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Type Fu Free, from Chrome Web Store Improve your typing accuracy with this app which tests your skills using a set of quotes from luminaries such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. Once you have typed out a quote in full, it displays the time you took, your typing speed

Assistly [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Assistly By Aaron Tan an infocomm professional 30-day free trial, from Chrome Web Store This elegant app takes away the clutter found in traditional customer relationship management (CRM) software. It has all the standard features you need, including case management and support for multiple call centre agents. It also lets

Buildings [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Buildings Free, from Android Market Architecture buffs will feel right at home with Buildings, an app for discovering buildings around the world. Turn on the phone’s global positioning system to display a list of buildings in your vicinity, or search for specific buildings by name, to learn more about their

EyeEm [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EyeEm Free, from Android Market Conceived by a German start-up in Berlin, this beautiful Instagram-like photo-editing tool will add tags and location-based information to your photos automatically. Final creations can be saved on the phone, published on the Web or shared with friends on Flickr, Foursquare, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.

Talking Tom Cat 2 Free [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Talking Tom Cat 2 Free By Aaron Tan Tom the cat is back in a sequel to the popular app that repeats in a funny Free, from Android Market voice whatever you say. In this edition, you can touch Tom’s tail and pet his belly to make him purr. Or,

MUST-HAVE Dolphin Browser [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MUST-HAVE Dolphin Browser What is your current favourite app? E-mail chngkeg@sph.com.sg Free, from the Apple App Store Dolphin Browser is a popular Web browser for Android and has now been ported to the iOS platform. What makes this different is that it lets you use gestures to navigate your way

Jets – Flight & Seat Advisor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Jets Flight Seat Advisor Apple App Store If you fly regularly, this is the app to get. It offers seat maps detailing the positive and negative aspects of every seat on board an aircraft, US$2.99 (S$3.60), from the whether it is by a window or next to the aisle. Search

Video Time Machine [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Video Time Machine By Jimmy Yap By Jimmy Yap, who blogs about the iPhone at www.imerlion.com Free, from the Apple App Store Bring back the good times with this iPhone and iPad app. It has hours of video all arranged by date and category. Pick a year and a category

FORUM

HELP DESK [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HELP DESK Answers by Chester Chen Answers by Chester Chen, a freelance writer and photographer Slow and sluggish computer operation Each time I switch on my desktop PC, it takes quite a while for it to boot up. When I try to access my e-mail or search the Web, I

Turn-based games [ARTICLE]

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Turn-based games JARGON BUSTER By Tan Chong Yaw Unlike in frenetic real-time games where a moment’s hesitation or distraction may result in your instant albeit virtual death, turn-based games allow for more deliberation. There is no need to sit in front of a computer screen to play turn-based games. Connected

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All set to roll in 343 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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All set to roll in 343 The 3-D media market is still in its early days in Singapore but the future is promising, industry players tell JASMINE OSADA JASMINE OSADA osadaj@sph.com.sg A Jet Li film, an animated TV series and a highly anticipated PlayStation 3 game may well put Singapore

Steep learning curve [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Steep learning curve By Jasmine Osada Widescreen Media has become one of the most sought-after stereoscopic 3-D production companies in the region, with firms from South Korea among its growing clientele. It offers production and post-production services, including equipment rental, specialised manpower and consultation for stereoscopic 3-D feature films. It

No tiny effort [ARTICLE]

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No tiny effort By Jasmine Osada Tiny Island started work on animated TV series four years ago, and went into stereoscopic 3-D animation last year. It has since worked on two projects, Dream Defenders and Ben 10. Dream Defenders is Tiny Island’s own intellectual property. It sold only the broadcast

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