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THE STRAITS TIMES SINCE 1845 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 158 PAGES IN SIX PARTS TO SUBSCRIBE: 6388-3838 www.sphsubscription.com.sg 90 cents A Singapore Press Holdings publication MICA (P) 002/02/2012

PAP is on the side of S’poreans: PM Lee [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PAP is on the side of S’poreans: PM Lee He spells out actions the party has taken to serve the needs of the people By JEREMY AU YONG ASSISTANT POLITICAL EDITOR jeremyau@sph.com.sg THE People’s Action Party (PAP) stands for the same idealism as at its founding and that is to

Greater convenience for commuters [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Greater convenience for commuters SOME 200km of covered linkways will be built under a $700 million programme to make it more convenient for commuters to get to bus and train stations. The slew of projects includes fitting 40 pedestrian bridges with lifts and building noise barriers along MRT tracks. L

Parties go all out for votes in last-minute campaigning [ARTICLE]

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Parties go all out for votes in last-minute campaigning By KOR KIAN BENG kianbeng@sph.com.sg HOURS before all campaigning had to stop, the Workers’ Party (WP) turned to both new media tools and good old-fashioned groundwork to boost last-minute support for candidate Lee Li Lian. The opposition party posted a campaign

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Japan-Taiwan water duel in disputed zone [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan-Taiwan water duel in disputed zone Boat with Taiwan activists leaves after being blocked by Japanese coast guard AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG TAIPEI Japanese and Taiwanese coast guard vessels duelled with water cannons as a fishing boat with Taiwanese activists tried to head for disputed Japanese-con-trolled islands in the East China

Rents soar for basement shops in Orchard Road [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rents soar for basement shops in Orchard Road By JESSICA LIM limjess@sph.com.sg BUILDING basement linkways to connect malls in Orchard Road has pushed up rents of shops there, by more than those on the ground floor in some cases. This should be a fillip for the push to have more

Labour crunch spawns employment agencies [ARTICLE]

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Labour crunch spawns employment agencies Their numbers soar as firms seek external help for getting manpower By JANICE HENG janiceh@sph.com.sg THE labour crunch has put a strain on firms, with some facing the prospect of moving away or closing down. But there is at least one sector for which the

Placement agency couple aim to offer a ‘cleaner’ experience [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Placement agency couple aim to offer a ‘cleaner’ experience JANICE HENG SINGAPORE’S tight labour market is fertile ground for new employment agencies. But the resulting competition does not faze Mr Patrick Ee, 40, director of Eelit Placement Agency. “It’s a matter of how genuine you are and the kind of

Lee Li Lian: Campaign goal achieved [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lee Li Lian: Campaign goal achieved Candidate says she has managed to visit all remaining HDB blocks PUNGGOL EAST BY-ELECTION: THE OPPOSITION WORKERS’ PARTY By ANDREA ONG, ELGIN TOH andreao@sph.com.sg elgintoh@sph.com.sg WORKERS’ Party (WP) candidate Lee Li Lian yesterday said she has achieved her campaign goal of covering all 127

Knocking on doors to the last day [ARTICLE]

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Knocking on doors to the last day SINGAPORE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE By TOH YONG CHUAN tohyc@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE Democratic Alliance candidate Desmond Lim was a man in a hurry yesterday as the campaign period drew to a close. Accompanied by volunteers in green T-shirts, he was determined to complete visiting the remainder

What the election is about [ARTICLE]

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What the election is about ELGIN TOH AS the campaign wrapped up yesterday, here is a look at the issues raised by the four parties in the Punggol East by-election: PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY’S KOH POH KOON L The PAP has urged voters not to vote tactically, but to pick the

WP accused of being ‘blindly obedient’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WP accused of being ‘blindly obedient’ REFORM PARTY By JOYCE LIM, TOH YONG CHUAN joycel@sph.com.sg tohyc@sph.com.sg THE Reform Party (RP) made a last-ditch bid for the Workers’ Party (WP) vote bank last night, attacking its opponent for being “blindly obedient” in Parliament. Unlike the WP, which votes with the Government

Man held for alleged online threats a temporary clerk [ARTICLE]

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Man held for alleged online threats a temporary clerk TESSA WONG, TOH YONG CHUAN THE 23-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly threatening Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam was a temporary clerk at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). Responding to queries yesterday, an SPH spokesman said: “A temporary staff member is

Cohesion or division? You decide, says PM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cohesion or division? You decide, says PM He defends PAP against attacks and accuses WP of flip-flopping PUNGGOL EAST BY-ELECTION: PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY By RACHEL CHANG rchang@sph.com.sg PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday urged Singaporeans to ask themselves if they wanted politics of cohesion or division in the country. In

PAP will keep serving people with integrity: PM [ARTICLE]

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PAP will keep serving people with integrity: PM RACHEL CHANG THE People’s Action Party (PAP) changes its policies as new challenges emerge, but what it stands for serving the people with integrity will never change, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last night. Responding to the attack on the ruling

Choice of Koh ‘in line with plan for Team Singapore’ [ARTICLE]

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Choice of Koh ‘in line with plan for Team Singapore’ By GOH CHIN LIAN chinlian@sph.com.sg KOH Poh Koon is the kind of person Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wants on his team, not only because of his ability but also his passion, commitment to serve and desire to improve the

Koh pledges to work hard to make improvements in estate [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Koh pledges to work hard to make improvements in estate GOH CHIN LIAN, LEONARD LIM PEOPLE’S Action Party candidate Koh Poh Koon closed his campaign last night with a straightforward message for Punggol East voters: Vote for me and my team, we will work hard for you. He said at

Solution for cheaper transport fares ‘not as simple as nationalisation’ [ARTICLE]

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Solution for cheaper transport fares ‘not as simple as nationalisation’ By TESSA WONG twong@sph.com.sg ACHIEVING cheaper transport fares and lower utility bills is not as simple as nationalising public transport and utility companies, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at last night’s People’s Action Party (PAP) rally. Otherwise, every country

Linkways to make walk to MRT a stroll [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Linkways to make walk to MRT a stroll Plans to build 200km of covered links, lifts at overhead bridges, sound barriers IMPROVING CONNECTIVITY By CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg TWO hundred kilometres of covered walkways will be built in the next five years under a new plan to help commuters

20km of barriers to cut down noise of passing trains [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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20km of barriers to cut down noise of passing trains By JERMYN CHOW, DEBBIE LEE jermync@sph.com.sg ldebbie@sph.com.sg WHEN a train rushes past in the open air, the resulting din can be the equivalent of loud music blaring. Sound barriers, however, can bring it closer to the level of background noise

Easier commute for seniors with lifts at more bridges [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Easier commute for seniors with lifts at more bridges By CHRISTOPHER TAN, DEBBIE LEE christan@sph.com.sg ldebbie@sph.com.sg IN A move that is set to make life easier for the elderly and disabled, around half of all pedestrian bridges near train stations or bus interchanges will be fitted with lifts by 2018.

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LATEST ELECTION ACTION IN PUNGGOL CHUA MUI HOONG sees signs of a maturing polity in the Punggol East campaign. at www.singapolitics.sg All the news and views in Our reporters will be blogging live from the ground on Polling Day tomorrow. Visit The Straits Times website (www.straitstimes.com) or singapolitics.sg for the

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14,000 still stranded in Jakarta flood shelters [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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14,000 still stranded in Jakarta flood shelters Most refusing to leave as city braces itself for fresh floods this weekend By ZUBAIDAH NAZEER INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT zubaidah@sph.com.sg JAKARTA In one corner, children sing campfire songs. In another, their mothers stand in queues to collect food. It may sound like fun, but

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N. Korea plans nuke test aimed at US [ARTICLE]

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N. Korea plans nuke test aimed at US Move against ‘arch-enemy’ comes in response to expanded UN sanctions AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL North Korea yesterday said it plans to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at its “arch-enemy” the United States in response to tightened UN

Jiang Zemin ‘asked for lower protocol rank’ [ARTICLE]

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Jiang Zemin ‘asked for lower protocol rank’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BEIJING Former leader Jiang Zemin has requested a lower rank in the Communist Party protocol, according to state media, with experts saying he bowed to pressure from outgoing President Hu Jintao. The 86-year-old, who retired as China’s top leader a decade

LET’S FACE IT, ‘NO TRUTH TO PLASTIC SURGERY CLAIMS’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LET’S FACE IT, ‘NO TRUTH TO PLASTIC SURGERY CLAIMS’ North Korea yesterday responded to persistent rumours that leader Kim Jong Un had plastic surgery to look like his revered grandfather Kim Il Sung, issuing a denial criticising “sordid” reports. Speculation that the younger Kim’s resemblance is not “100 per cent

Police bust ring selling children in ‘package deals’ [ARTICLE]

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Police bust ring selling children in ‘package deals’ Nine kids rescued and 33 suspects arrested in Penang operation GEORGETOWN (Penang) The police have busted a baby-for-sale syndicate in Penang that sells young children in “packages” of up to RM30,000 (S$12,200) a child. The syndicate’s mastermind and 32 others involved in

DEVOTEES AWAIT MONKS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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DEVOTEES AWAIT MONKS A Buddhist devotee in Bangkok scattering yellow marigold petals on a walkway for monks, in preparation for the arrival of some 1,128 Buddhist monks from the Dhammakaya movement. The monks will pass through the city in the course of a 25-day barefoot pilgrimage through Thailand.PHOTO: MATTHEW RICHARDS/DEMOTIX

Thief drives off car with boy, 3, dozing inside [ARTICLE]

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Thief drives off car with boy, 3, dozing inside THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK KUALA TERENGGANU A couple had to make an emergency toilet stop at a petrol station in Terengganu state, and left their three-year-old son in the car with the engine running. When they returned, they were horrified to

Row over mission school heads settled [ARTICLE]

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Row over mission school heads settled THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK PETALING JAYA A thorny issue in Malaysia has been resolved with the Education Ministry assuring mission schools of “maximum consultation” in appointing their principals. This followed a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the Federation of Councils of

Rohingya exodus piles pressure on Bangkok [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rohingya exodus piles pressure on Bangkok Reports say criminal elements selling boatloads of refugees to traffickers By TAN HUI YEE THAILAND CORRESPONDENT tanhy@sph.com.sg BANGKOK Boatloads of Rohingya are turning up in southern Thailand and presenting the Thai government with a dilemma. While it does not want to house them for

Myanmar probes alleged high-level graft at telecoms ministry [ARTICLE]

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Myanmar probes alleged high-level graft at telecoms ministry AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS YANGON Myanmar has launched a probe into alleged high-level corruption in its telecommunications ministry, officials said, following a vow to tackle graft in the former junta-ruled country. The government’s Bureau of Special Investigation (BSI) has questioned more than

Far-right Indian party arms women with knives [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Far-right Indian party arms women with knives Shiv Sena tells them to use 7cm blades for self-defence in wake of fatal gang-rape AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW YORK TIMES MUMBAI A far-right political party is distributing thousands of knives to women in a western Indian state to help them protect themselves after

Trial starts in Indian gang-rape case [ARTICLE]

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Trial starts in Indian gang-rape case ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI Five suspects, their faces covered with woollen caps, arrived in a special fast-track New Delhi court yesterday for the start of their trial for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a bus last month in a case that

High tariffs may not dull Indians’ love for gold [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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High tariffs may not dull Indians’ love for gold Govt raises levies to stem drain on foreign reserves but rise in smuggling feared By MADHU NAINAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES madhucertain@gmail.com MUMBAI Once again, the Indian government is raising import tariffs on gold to try to protect its foreign currency

Bangladesh to boost navy with submarines [ARTICLE]

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Bangladesh to boost navy with submarines PM Hasina announces decision days after govt signs $1.2b defence deal AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DHAKA Bangladesh is to acquire its first submarines, possibly from China, to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal, only days after the government signed the country’s largest defence

China pollutants down but fears remain [ARTICLE]

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China pollutants down but fears remain REUTERS BEIJING China’s Environment Ministry said emissions of four major pollutants dropped last year and should fall by a similar level this year, but admitted that the country faced a tough task in trying to end chronic air pollution. This winter’s pollution, especially in

Scientists fit digital info into DNA [ARTICLE]

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Scientists fit digital info into DNA New tech can aid growing IT storage needs, they say ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK It can store information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger and could keep it safe for centuries. The genetic material, DNA, has long

Grain diet may explain why dogs became tame [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Grain diet may explain why dogs became tame WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON You know that dog biscuit shaped like a bone but made mostly of wheat? The fact that your dog is satisfied with it instead of going for a piece of your thigh may be one of the big reasons

US set to lift ban on women in combat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US set to lift ban on women in combat Govt expected to announce end to exclusion; military to make changes by 2016 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE WASHINGTON US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will lift a ban on women serving in combat, officials said a ground-breaking move after a decade of war that

Obama pushing ahead to nominate Gen Allen for top Nato command [ARTICLE]

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Obama pushing ahead to nominate Gen Allen for top Nato command AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE WASHINGTON US President Barack Obama will go ahead with his nomination of General John Allen to command Nato after he was cleared in a saga related to the sex scandal that felled CIA director David Petraeus. “The

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‘Aspirin link’ to vision loss [ARTICLE]

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‘Aspirin link’ to vision loss REUTERS NEW YORK Taking at least one aspirin every week is linked to the development of age-related vision loss, according to an Australian study that looked at information collected over 15 years. University of Sydney researchers had information on 2,389 people over 45. Of those,

Leave Benghazi, Britons told [ARTICLE]

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Leave Benghazi, Britons told AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON Britain’s Foreign Office yesterday urged its nationals to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately, saying it had become aware of a “specific and imminent threat to Westerners” there. It added: “We cannot comment further on the nature of the threat at this

Assad appears on state TV [ARTICLE]

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Assad appears on state TV AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DAMASCUS Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was yesterday shown on state television attending prayers at a mosque in a northern district of Damascus to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. He last appeared in public on Jan 6.

Clinton grilled on Benghazi assault [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Clinton grilled on Benghazi assault But painful episode should not hurt her chances in 2016 presidential polls: Experts By TRACY QUEK US CORRESPONDENT tracyq@sph.com.sg WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s last major public appearance before confrontational lawmakers was not how supporters imagined she would end a well-regarded tenure as

Cameron’s referendum plan a huge gamble [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cameron’s referendum plan a huge gamble It can backfire at home and he risks humiliation if EU partners reject renegotiation By JONATHAN EYAL EUROPE CORRESPONDENT jonathan.eyal@gmail.com LONDON No public speech by any previous British leader has been agonised over for so long and postponed so many times as the one

No shortage of global A-listers in Davos [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No shortage of global A-listers in Davos WEF delivers with tycoons, CEOs, Nobel laureates and media figures By RAVI VELLOOR FOREIGN EDITOR velloor@sph.com.sg DAVOS So, what names shall we drop today? As the world’s A-listers descend on the Swiss mountain top, the celebrity hunters among the 2,500 people who have

Merkel names Japan in her worry over currency manipulation risks [ARTICLE]

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Merkel names Japan in her worry over currency manipulation risks REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DAVOS German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed concern about the risks of currency manipulation, specifically mentioning Japan, where the central bank has decided to quicken the pace of money-printing. “I am not completely without worry. We have

Euro zone edging closer to recovery, data shows [ARTICLE]

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Euro zone edging closer to recovery, data shows REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON The euro-zone economy took a step closer to recovery this month as the rate of decline in the bloc’s private sector eased more than expected, a key business survey showed. Germany, Europe’s largest economy and the bloc’s growth

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Commerzbank to trim staff [ARTICLE]

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Commerzbank to trim staff ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFURT Commerzbank, Germany’s second-biggest lender, plans to cut up to 12 per cent of its 56,000 staff by 2016 to slash costs and revamp its ailing retail business. It said yesterday that it would cut 4,000 to 6,000 full-time positions. The exact figure will

Nokia won’t pay dividend [ARTICLE]

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Nokia won’t pay dividend BLOOMBERG HELSINKI Nokia will omit a dividend for the first time in at least 143 years as it retains cash for its comeback attempt. Even the World Wars and the break-up of the Soviet Union, a major buyer of Nokia’s networking gear, did not stop the

Obama picks new SEC head [ARTICLE]

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Obama picks new SEC head ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON US President Barack Obama will nominate Ms Mary Jo White as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a White House official said. Ms White served for nearly a decade as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, specialising

MIXED FORTUNES

China: Manufacturing growth at 2-year high [ARTICLE]

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China: Manufacturing growth at 2-year high BLOOMBERG BEIJING China’s manufacturing is expanding at the fastest rate in two years, according to a poll of companies, bolstering prospects that economic growth will accelerate for a second straight quarter. The preliminary reading of a purchasing managers’ index was 51.9 in January, according

Japan: Logs record trade deficit for 2012 [ARTICLE]

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Japan: Logs record trade deficit for 2012 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TOKYO Japan has logged a record trade deficit for 2012 as exports were hit by a bitter diplomatic spat with its biggest market China and plunging demand in debt-wracked Europe. The gloomy numbers spell more bad news for the world’s third-largest

S. Korea: Pace of growth hits 3-year low [ARTICLE]

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S. Korea: Pace of growth hits 3-year low AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL South Korea’s economy last year grew at its slowest pace for three years, as the global downturn dampened exports and domestic demand, the central bank said. Asia’s fourth largest economy grew by 2 per cent over the previous year

IMF expects modest lift in global growth [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IMF expects modest lift in global growth But figures not seen to return to pre-crisis levels in coming years, it says NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that it continued to expect a modest upturn in global growth this year, with fewer risks of major

US House votes to suspend borrowing limit [ARTICLE]

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US House votes to suspend borrowing limit NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON Avoiding an economic showdown with President Barack Obama, the US House of Representatives has passed legislation to eliminate the nation’s statutory borrowing limit until May, without including the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts that Republicans once insisted would have to be

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Rape fear: Women armed with knives Congress grills Clinton over Benghazi A17 A27 Floods? That’s so normal! People die, property is destroyed and city shudders to a halt. And then? The clean-up begins and it’s life as normal. Ashleigh Stewart on the most startling thing about the floods in Jakarta.

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Make tracks on rail expansion [ARTICLE]

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Make tracks on rail expansion THE projected doubling of the train network in the next 17 years highlights the long-range approach of planners in catering for Singapore’s growing transport needs. Past rail debates might have been marked by financial conservatism, as such undertakings can drain resources. But to prevent road

Let wisdom prevail over island row [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Let wisdom prevail over island row By WILLIAM CHOONG SENIOR WRITER williamc@sph.com.sg Earlier this month, The Straits Times was given a rare opportunity to interview Mr Fumio Kishida, Japan’s new foreign minister. The minister was on a four-nation swing through Asia. The interview, the first exclusive given to a non-Japanese

Soft heart, strong will [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Soft heart, strong will THE LONG INTERVIEW|THE CHANGE-MAKERS New Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob tells Susan Long how she went from selling pushcart nasi padang and almost getting expelled from school to one of the highest offices in the land. Susan Long suelong@sph.com.sg AT ONE Marina Boulevard, a new security

Level playing field at work and home [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Level playing field at work and home REACTIONS TO MEASURES TO BOOST MARRIAGE AND PROCREATION By THERESA W. DEVASAHAYAM FOR THE STRAITS TIMES The writer is fellow and researcher-in-charge of gender studies at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. THE recently announced enhanced Marriage and Parenthood package includes measures which

Move beyond economics to boost fertility [ARTICLE]

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Move beyond economics to boost fertility By TILAK ABEYSINGHE FOR THE STRAITS TIMES The writer is director of the Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics, National University of Singapore. THE Government this week announced a wide-ranging package of measures to boost marriage and procreation rates. This included giving public

Data protection law – the devil’s in the details [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Data protection law the devil’s in the details By ANDY HO SENIOR WRITER andyho@sph.com.sg ON PAPER, Singapore consumers are better assured that organisations here will protect their data with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) having come into force this month. Under the PDPA, consent must be given if personal

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True value of having children [ARTICLE]

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True value of having children Geraldine Cheong (Madam) WHILE it’s laudable that the Government is pumping in more money to encourage Singaporeans to have babies, there’s a danger in turning the whole issue into a zero-sum game no money, no children (“The big push for more babies”; Tuesday). Ask parents

Consider number of kids, not just household income [ARTICLE]

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Consider number of kids, not just household income CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES Chen Shi Ning (Madam) MY HOUSEHOLD has a gross monthly income of $10,000. I have three young children enrolled in full-day childcare programmes. On top of that, I have to engage a maid to help out so I can continue

More benefit with multi-tier approach [ARTICLE]

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More benefit with multi-tier approach Alan Ong WHILE government efforts to address childcare costs are commendable, I am disappointed that the benchmark of $7,500 monthly household income has been used as an eligibility criterion (“New childcare subsidies will slash costs for families”; yesterday). A household with three or four children,

Investors, treat risky investments as loans [ARTICLE]

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Investors, treat risky investments as loans Harry Tong IT IS disheartening to read another report of investors concerned over the fate of their investments (“Gold trading firm’s founder ‘uncontactable’”; Wednesday). Instead of being blinded by promises of exceptional returns, investors must keep in mind the adage “never trust strangers with

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE 1. MS YEO MIU EAN: Small steps to work flexibility. 2. MR SOH YEW PENG: ‘Free trial’ and ‘free promotion’ What’s the difference? 3. MR KOH CHERN PENG: Work on our strengths, be aware of blind spots. 4. MR LIM GE ZHENG: Fallen tree No compensation for damaged

IDA reviewing network resiliency [ARTICLE]

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IDA reviewing network resiliency Ng Sook Fun (Ms) Director Corporate and Marketing Communication Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore THE Infocomm Development Authority takes a serious view of the M1 mobile service disruption last week (“Consider national roaming” by Mr Yeo Wee Lee; Wednesday). We are investigating the service outage under

Do more to protect motorcyclists [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Do more to protect motorcyclists Peter Yeo Toon Joo LAST Friday’s lorry-motorbike collision was an accident waiting to happen (“Video clip of lorry hitting m-cyclist goes viral”; Tuesday). It seems that many motorists here do not believe motorcyclists deserve the right of way on the road. If motorcyclists occupy a

WRITE IN: [ARTICLE]

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Easing concerns on expert views [ARTICLE]

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Easing concerns on expert views Zaheer K. Merchant DR ANDY Ho has suggested that flaws in experts and expert evidence could lead to judicially awry decisions (“Keeping an eye on expert witnesses”; last Saturday). I am unsure if he is referring to a specific context or is making a general

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PUNCHLINES To encourage us to have more babies, there are goodies such as more baby bonus, paternity leave and standardised childcare. The Government forgot two more things... ...free diapers and milk powder!

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Broadband speed here lags behind S. Korea, Japan, HK [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Broadband speed here lags behind S. Korea, Japan, HK Experts attribute it to overseas content’s popularity, routing of local traffic abroad By IRENE THAM TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT itham@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’S broadband users are surfing the Internet at just a third the speed of their South Korean counterparts, and half the speed of

Many yet to claim graves at Bukit Brown [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Many yet to claim graves at Bukit Brown Exhumation to begin after Qing Ming; documentation work close to completion By GRACE CHUA caiwj@sph.com.sg STUDENT Toh Zheng Han and his family will be conducting Qing Ming Festival rituals at the Bukit Brown cemetery this year for the first and last time.

Great-granny rallies again, 50 years on [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Great-granny rallies again, 50 years on She once ran against the PAP, but was its most fiery speaker last Friday By MARYAM MOKHTAR, CHARISSA YONG maryamm@sph.com.sg charyong@sph.com.sg THE feisty 80-year-old great-grandmother who spoke at the People’s Action Party rally last Friday is no stranger to large crowds. Half a century

City Gas cuts prices for home users [ARTICLE]

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City Gas cuts prices for home users FROM next month, City Gas customers can expect to pay a lower monthly bill because of a drop in fuel cost. The company, which pipes town gas to about half the homes here, said yesterday that prices will be reduced by about 1.5

Queen Beatrix on state visit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Queen Beatrix on state visit She meets President Tan and PM Lee; state banquet in her honour By HIMAYA QUASEM hquasem@sph.com.sg QUEEN Beatrix of the Netherlands, who is making her first state visit to Singapore, met President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana

Shoplifter may have split personality, says doctor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shoplifter may have split personality, says doctor By ELENA CHONG elena@sph.com.sg A WOMAN who has been in and out of court for shoplifting, and was convicted last October of cheating, may have dissociative identity disorder, or what is better known as a split personality disorder. As such, Goh Lee Yin

Police report filed against pastor [ARTICLE]

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Police report filed against pastor By TESSA WONG twong@sph.com.sg A POLICE report has been filed against the pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, Mr Yang Tuck Yoong, over comments he made about the gay community last week. Researcher Scott Teng, 29, lodged the report last night over a post Mr Yang

SMRT defends sacking of ‘strike leaders’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SMRT defends sacking of ‘strike leaders’ Transport operator rebuts trio’s claims and says they could not be contacted By PEARL LEE leepearl@sph.com.sg TRANSPORT operator SMRT yesterday defended its decision to sack three of the alleged ringleaders of last November’s illegal bus strike. Chinese nationals He Jun Ling, Liu Xiang Ying

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COBBLER SQUARE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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COBBLER SQUARE Dying trade still drawing customers, including well-heeled, with low prices Streetview is a weekly series that focuses on the goings-on in your neighbourhood. Is there anything new or interesting happening around you? Let us know at stnewsdesk@sph.com.sg By MELODY ZACCHEUS melodyz@sph.com.sg FINGERS matted with glue and grime, seven

More Punggol flats to go solar [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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More Punggol flats to go solar Another 80 HDB blocks will use sunlight to power common facilities By DARYL CHIN darylc@sph.com.sg SOLAR panels will be installed in another 80 Housing Board blocks in eco-town Punggol to harness energy to power services in common areas. Facilities such as lifts, lights in

Super gel can destroy hospital superbugs [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Super gel can destroy hospital superbugs It’s non-toxic and could help to treat and prevent dangerous infections By DAVID EE davidee@sph.com.sg A UNIQUE anti-microbial gel that destroys hospital superbugs upon contact could help treat and prevent highly dangerous infections. Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and computer

S’pore-Thai civil service ties to deepen [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore-Thai civil service ties to deepen LIN ZHAOWEI SINGAPORE and Thailand have affirmed robust ties between their civil services, and agreed on further collaboration in a broad range of areas, including leadership development, education and health. The two sides yesterday renewed their commitment to deepen cooperation through the Singa-pore-Thailand Civil

Sea row: Bangkok ‘to consult’ parties [ARTICLE]

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Sea row: Bangkok ‘to consult’ parties Thai DPM urges all to resolve South China Sea disputes peacefully By LIN ZHAOWEI zhaowei@sph.com.sg THAILAND will closely consult parties involved in the South China Sea maritime disputes, as the coordinator for Asean-China ties, its Deputy Prime Minister has said. Dr Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who

New training qualifications for assembly and test sector [ARTICLE]

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New training qualifications for assembly and test sector JANICE HENG A NEW set of training qualifications has been launched for the assembly and test sector, which is part of the semiconductor industry. The Assembly and Test Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications framework comprises three qualifications: certificate, advanced certificate and diploma. These

Payout of $300k for worker in 22-storey condo fall [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Payout of $300k for worker in 22-storey condo fall Chinese national who fell from gondola settles lawsuit with ex-employer By SELINA LUM selinal@sph.com.sg A CONSTRUCTION worker who survived a 22storey fall at a condominium worksite will get $300,000 in compensation from his former employer. The lawsuit between Chinese national Shao

Coming up: ‘Kids at work’ theme park [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Coming up: ‘Kids at work’ theme park By NG KAI LING kailing@sph.com.sg CHILDREN visiting the upcoming $90 million kids’ theme park at Sentosa can look forward to “working” as doctors, pilots and journalists at local firms. Set to open in 2015, KidZania Singapore is in talks with home-grown businesses to

Trolley-bag murder suspect avoids gallows [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Trolley-bag murder suspect avoids gallows Businessman discharged of capital offence, but faces 15 related charges By BRYNA SINGH brynasim@sph.com.sg BUSINESSMAN Teo Boon Leng, who was previously charged with the murder of his gay lover, has avoided a date with the hangman. District Judge Kessler Soh yesterday discharged him of the

NUS exchange student out on bail from Thai prison [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NUS exchange student out on bail from Thai prison By PRISCILLA GOY, MELODY ZACCHEUS goyshiyi@sph.com.sg melodyz@sph.com.sg A SWISS exchange student at NUS who ended up in a Thai jail while on holiday has been released on bail. Tscherina Nora Janisch, 22, was reported missing by friends and family two weeks

Fatal crash: Driver ‘not rash or reckless’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fatal crash: Driver ‘not rash or reckless’ Lorry driver gets $7k fine, ban after judge’s ruling on m-cyclist’s death By BRYNA SINGH brynasim@sph.com.sg A LORRY driver who caused the death of a Pizza Hut delivery rider was yesterday fined $7,000 and banned from driving for six years. Tan Chew Chuan,

Elderly man unaware brother dead for two days [ARTICLE]

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Elderly man unaware brother dead for two days By PEARL LEE leepearl@sph.com.sg AN INTELLECTUALLY disabled, unemployed man in his 70s did not realise that his younger brother who lived with him in the same rental flat had been dead for at least two days. Their neighbours in Ang Mo Kio,

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Mixed-use sites still reel in the bids Residential sites to feel impact of new curbs more acutely: Experts By ESTHER TEO PROPERTY REPORTER esthert@sph.com.sg DEVELOPERS are still hungry for mixed-use sites despite the recent property cooling measures. A tender for a mixed residential and commercial site in Yishun, which closed

Barclays cuts at least 70 jobs in Asia [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Barclays cuts at least 70 jobs in Asia Mood downcast as axe falls on some staff in Singapore office as well By YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg SOME bankers at the Barclays office in Singapore were retrenched yesterday as the bank axed at least 70 jobs across the region. The British bank,

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Full subscription for Olam’s rights issue BLOOMBERG HONG KONG Olam International, the commodity supplier targeted by short-seller Carson Block, raised the full US$712.5 million (S$875 million) from its bonds sale. Its two largest shareholders Kewalram Singapore and Temasek Holdings took up all of their entitlement of bonds and warrants, Olam

S-E Asia set to gain from Japan’s courtship [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S-E Asia set to gain from Japan’s courtship But benefits from Tokyo’s bid to revive economy may not be spread equally NEWS ANALYSIS By FIONA CHAN SENIOR ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT fiochan@sph.com.sg AS SUITORS go, South-east Asia could do worse than Japan. The world’s third-largest economy came knocking on the door of

Singapore investors zoom in on Asia’s emerging markets [ARTICLE]

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Singapore investors zoom in on Asia’s emerging markets FIONA CHAN MORE than half of the Singapore companies that invested overseas in 2011 picked fast-growing Asian countries as their preferred destinations. The region received a total of $240 billion or 57.7 per cent of Singapore’s direct investments abroad that year, according

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Tiger records profit after six quarters in the red [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tiger records profit after six quarters in the red But group CEO says full-year operating loss is still expected By KARAMJIT KAUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT karam@sph.com.sg TIGER Airways has finally made some money $2 million in the three months to the end of last December after six straight quarterly losses. But

Six firms named ambassadors for business continuity [ARTICLE]

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Six firms named ambassadors for business continuity By CHERYL LIM cherlim@sph.com.sg MORE small and medium-sized enterprises will be encouraged to prepare for unexpected business disruptions, following the appointment of six firms as Business Continuity Management (BCM) ambassadors. Business continuity management plans allow firms to respond to disruptions that can affect

Four ex-directors of SNF Corp charged over ‘deceptive’ trades [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Four ex-directors of SNF Corp charged over ‘deceptive’ trades By JONATHAN KWOK jonkwok@sph.com.sg FOUR former executive directors of SNF Corp used the cover of nominees to trade millions of the firm’s shares just after it listed here, a court heard yesterday. The four, including the firm’s founder, each face between

Keppel’s Q4 net profit falls 22% [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Keppel’s Q4 net profit falls 22% Offshore and marine slump affects Q4 earnings By ALVIN FOO alfoo@sph.com.sg WEAKER margins from its key offshore and marine business led to a slump in fourth-quarter earnings for Keppel Corp, even as it unveiled record fullyear dividends yesterday. The world’s largest oil rig maker

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STI bucks regional trend to shine [ARTICLE]

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STI bucks regional trend to shine Caution in Asian markets not helped by Apple’s disappointing Q1 results BULLS AND BEARS By YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg LOCAL shares got off to a good start yesterday but the gains were pared a little after the announcement by North Korea that it will conduct

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Today Basketball ABL: Thailand Slammers v Singapore Slingers (Live, StarHub Ch201 Ch208 and mio TV Ch114, 8pm). NBA: Orlando v Toronto (Live, StarHub Ch216, 8am). Cricket 3rd ODI: South Africa v New Zealand (Live, mio TV Ch122 StarHub Ch235, 8.20pm). Football African Nations Cup, Gp C: Zambia v Nigeria (10.45pm),

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NEXT 48 HOURS Tennis Australian Open: Day 12 (Live, StarHub Ch209 HD Ch210, mio TV Ch115 HD Ch117, noon 4.30pm). Tomorrow Basketball NBA: Atlanta v Boston (Live, StarHub Ch216, 8.30am), LA Lakers v Utah (Live, Ch202, 11.30am). Cricket 1st Twenty20 International: Australia v Sri Lanka (Live, mio TV HD Ch123,

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2.45am). German Bundesliga: Augsburg v Schalke (Live, StarHub Ch222 HD Ch255, 10.25pm), Freiburg v Leverkusen (Live, Ch222, Sunday, 1.25am). Italian Serie A: Catania v Fiorentina (Live, mio TV CH113, Sunday, 12.55am), Juventus v Genoa (Live, Ch111, Sunday, 3.40am), Lazio v Chievo (Sunday, 12.55am), Atalanta v Milan (Sunday, 3.40am) Live Ch112.

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READER CONTEST Name one outstanding local sportsman or woman who you think should be nominated for the ST Athlete of the Year award. Tell us, in less than 50 words, what that person achieved in 2012 that justifies the nomination. There will be four nominees. Twenty readers, whose choice of

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LI MASTERS HER MIND AND MARIA [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LI MASTERS HER MIND AND MARIA Chinese whips Sharapova to set up final with holder and No. 1 Azarenka COURT SIDE AUSTRALIAN OPEN By ROHIT BRIJNATH rohitb@sph.com.sg MELBOURNE Greatness is a solitary chase. You shine a backhand on lonely courts. Sweat in an empty gym. Find enlightenment in private. Li

LAKERS SUFFER TRIPLE BLOW [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LAKERS SUFFER TRIPLE BLOW They lose to Grizzlies, Howard aggravates injury and Knicks are most valuable team ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS The Los Angeles Lakers held a clear-the-air meeting on Wednesday morning. What was clear on Wednesday night was that they are still awful. Darrell Arthur scored a season-high 20 points

Goodbye Hornets, hello Pelicans [ARTICLE]

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Goodbye Hornets, hello Pelicans ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans Hornets are set to announce plans to change their name to the Pelicans next season. Hornets owner Tom Benson has said since buying the National Basketball Association club that he wanted a new name representing New Orleans and Louisiana.

SCORES [ARTICLE]

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SCORES Basketball NBA Charlotte 92 Atlanta 104, Miami 123 Toronto 116 (OT), Chicago 85 Detroit 82, Memphis 106 LA Lakers 93, Houston 95 Denver 105, Minnesota 83 Brooklyn 91, San Antonio 106 New Orleans 102, Utah 92 Washington 88, Sacramento 96 Phoenix 106, Portland 100 Indiana 80, Golden State 104

Armstrong sued for lies in books [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Armstrong sued for lies in books REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Rob Stutzman is not an avid reader. He was, however, so inspired by Lance Armstrong’s 2000 bestseller It’s Not About The Bike that he recommended it to several friends. Then the disgraced American confessed last week to TV talk

FOX HUNTS FOR LOCAL ANGLE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FOX HUNTS FOR LOCAL ANGLE Acquired cable sports channels to showcase Singapore athletes By CHAN U-GENE ugenec@sph.com.sg MORE local sports and live action on television that is what Peter Hutton has promised when the Fox Sports network officially launches on Monday. The senior vice-president of sports, Fox International Channels, was

SPORTS WORLD

Mass workout for women only [ARTICLE]

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Mass workout for women only SHAPE Singapore is launching its inaugural Shape Fitness Fiesta, Singapore’s first women-only mass workout. The 90-minute outdoor exercise will be led by Pure Fitness instructors at the Gillman Barracks on March 10. For more information, visit www.shape.com.sg

South Africa win to head group [ARTICLE]

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South Africa win to head group ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa) The South African football team beat Angola 2-0 on Wednesday to take the Group A lead at the African Nations Cup, while first-timers Cape Verde scaled new heights in a 1-1 draw with former champions Morocco. Although they

China’s star boxer Zou to turn pro [ARTICLE]

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China’s star boxer Zou to turn pro AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LOS ANGELES Two-time Olympic champion and three-time world amateur champion Zou Shiming is becoming a professional boxer, with US promoter Bob Arum announcing on Wednesday that he has signed the Chinese star. The 31-year-old fighter won the Olympic light-flyweight gold at

Milan keen on signing Drogba [ARTICLE]

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Milan keen on signing Drogba REUTERS ROME Didier Drogba would be a great addition to AC Milan’s football squad, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Wednesday, as Italian media speculated that a deal was in the offing. “Champions of his quality are very welcome,” Allegri said of the 34-year-old Ivory Coast

Baggio leaves job, slams federation [ARTICLE]

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Baggio leaves job, slams federation AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ROME Former great Roberto Baggio quit his technical post with the Italian football federation on Wednesday, claiming that he was deliberately prevented from carrying out his job. “They didn’t let me do the job I wanted to do. I am not in a

Buffon gets 2-year extension [ARTICLE]

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Buffon gets 2-year extension REUTERS ROME Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has signed a two-year extension to his contract, keeping him at the Italian champions until 2015, the club said on Wednesday. Juve also announced that Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente will join the club after his contract with Athletic Bilbao

‘TIME TO BREAK THROUGH ENEMY LINES’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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‘TIME TO BREAK THROUGH ENEMY LINES’ Safuwan, Shahril and a few others urge Sundram to be more positive By SANJAY NAIR nsanjay@sph.com.sg SAFUWAN Baharudin has gone on the offensive against the LionsXII’s defensive tactics. Along with several team-mates, the national defender called on coach V. Sundramoorthy to be more positive

Arsenal show class but need consistency, Potts injured [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Arsenal show class but need consistency, Potts injured AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON It was, for a while, a party at the Emirates Stadium. But lengthy treatment on the pitch for unconscious 18-year-old West Ham defender Daniel Potts, son of the club’s former captain Steve Potts, before he was

Man United agree $29m deal for winger Zaha [ARTICLE]

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Man United agree $29m deal for winger Zaha AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON Wilfried Zaha is all set to become Manchester United’s latest acquisition but fans will have to wait till next season to watch him play in a Red Devils shirt. A £15 million (S$29.1 million) deal for the 20-year-old winger

NO END TO DRAMA AT MADRID [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NO END TO DRAMA AT MADRID Casillas’ injury the latest blow even as chief brushes off mutiny claims REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MADRID Mutiny, La Liga surrender, two red cards and a broken hand for goalkeeper Iker Casillas that is likely to rule him out of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash

Real rake in above 500m for 1st time [ARTICLE]

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Real rake in above 500m for 1st time ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Real Madrid have remained football’s biggest money makers for the eighth straight year, as many of Europe’s leading football clubs shrugged off the economic hardship engulfing the continent and boosted their revenue. The Spanish champions became the first sports

HAZARD FACES LENGTHY BAN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HAZARD FACES LENGTHY BAN FA to charge Chelsea midfielder with misconduct for kicking ballboy THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON Chelsea exited the League Cup in disgrace on Wednesday after Eden Hazard was sent off for kicking out at a ballboy. In a match televised live to millions of viewers, Hazard was

Ballboy tweeted of time-wasting gift before game [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ballboy tweeted of time-wasting gift before game LONDON The ballboy kicked by Chelsea winger Eden Hazard as he lay on top of the ball had boasted on Twitter before the match of his talent for time-wast-ing. Hazard, the 22-year-old Belgian, was given a red card by referee Chris Foy after

Hazard a symbol of Chelsea decline [ARTICLE]

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Hazard a symbol of Chelsea decline By TONY EVANS THE TIMES, LONDON stsports@sph.com.sg COMMENTARY CHELSEA paid £32 million (S$62.2 million) for Eden Hazard. On skill, club owner Roman Abramovich will justify the price. On character, Hazard is worth about 32p. The Belgium forward’s kick at a ballboy was emblematic. When

AZARENKA COURTS CONTROVERSY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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AZARENKA COURTS CONTROVERSY Her medical time-out in s-final win widely viewed as gamesmanship AUSTRALIAN OPEN REUTERS MELBOURNE Was it gamesmanship, outright cheating or a genuine misunderstanding? Victoria Azarenka was forced to defend herself after she went off the court for nine minutes to receive treatment at a crucial stage in

Djokovic goes for treble after thrashing Ferrer [ARTICLE]

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Djokovic goes for treble after thrashing Ferrer REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MELBOURNE Novak Djokovic moved to within one win of a place in the history books, as he demolished David Ferrer in the Australian Open semi-finals. The Serb, who will meet the winner of tomorrow’s semi-final between Andy Murray and Roger

SUPER EASY CHAMPION FOR 2012 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SUPER EASY CHAMPION FOR 2012 HORSE RACING THE Michael Freedman-trained Super Easy was last night named Singapore's Horse of the Year for season 2012 at a glittering function hosted by the Association of Racehorse Trainers Singapore at the Royal Pavilion Ballroom at The Regent Hotel. The Darci Brahma-entire captured a

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Memorising lines the hardest part [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Memorising lines the hardest part Former Speaker of Parliament Abdullah Tarmugi has a role in his daughter’s production Corrie Tan corriet@sph.com.sg Mr Abdullah Tarmugi, 68, former Speaker of Parliament, is dipping his toe into a new field as the unlikely star of a low-key theatre production. He will be performing

Scary side of skincare [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Scary side of skincare Before you slap on the latest beauty cream promising a more beautiful you stop. It may pay to check with your dermatologist. That miracle potion might cause your skin to break out in angry splotches. As brands pump in more ingredients to enhance the potency of

CNY CRUSH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CNY CRUSH Your survival guide Lisabel Ting lting@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Eileen Tay Chinatown. Chinese New Year. Hearing these two phrases uttered together is enough to strike fear into the heart of any crowd-loathing Singaporean. In the run-up to every Chinese New Year the narrow lanes of Chinatown turn into

Super Bowl action, here I come [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Super Bowl action, here I come On Feb 4, head for these pubs and eateries to watch the biggest event in American sports Lydia Vasko vlydia@sph.com.sg Do not be surprised if you hear shouts of joy and cries of despair as you walk down Boat Quay the morning of Feb

Spice up with herbs [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Spice up with herbs GET CRAFTY Lisabel Ting lting@sph.com.sg Fancy plucking fresh mint or parsley from your own little garden to add a bit of oomph to your culinary creations? Mr Ivan Wee, 33, retail manager at Island Landscape Nursery, shows you here how to plant a herb garden. He

Leather for office wear [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Leather for office wear RETAIL THERAPY Cheryl Faith Wee cherylw@sph.com.sg What: Tezzo Trioon Where: Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, 03-26 When: 11am to 9pm daily Who: Ms Liu Weiling (above left), 31, who runs the womenswear label Trioon, and Ms Susie Hasan (right), 40, who owns the exotic leather line

LIFE! Happenings

GIGS [ARTICLE]

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GIGS LITTLE TREATS FOR EVERYONE Have a musical treat as the NUS Wind Symphony presents familiar pop, jazz and classical tunes. Where: University Town, Town Plaza, National University of Singapore MRT: Kent Ridge When: Today, 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6526-2495 LANEWAY FESTIVAL Indie rock festival St Jerome’s Laneway returns with

CHARITY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHARITY PROJECT R.I.C.E 2013 HELP THE NEEDY WITH LOVE IN EVERY GRAIN Red Cross Youth are collecting donations of rice for the annual Project R.I.C.E. A total of 59,000kg of rice will be collected for 17,706 beneficiaries here. Red Cross Youth will collect rice donations door to door on Feb

SPORTS [ARTICLE]

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SPORTS U RUN 2013 (REGISTRATION FOR RUN VERTICAL CLIMB) Sign up for the NTUC Club U Sports Run Vertical Climb at the Promontory Marina Bay on Feb 24. Categories include a 5km fun run, 10km Competitive Run, as well as a new 15km Competitive Run and 15km Competitive Run Vertical

TALK [ARTICLE]

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TALK FROM SANSOVINO TO STREAMLINE MODERNE: READING THE SINGAPORE SHOPHOUSE Dr Julian Davisan, an independent researcher and author, will talk about the individual histories and provenance of Singapore’s shophouse legacy derived from urban architecture with influences from mainland Chinese architecture to 16th-century Baroque. Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium,

CLASSES [ARTICLE]

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CLASSES PUSH THROUGH BOUNDARIES ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN 2013 ST Jobs, the online recruitment site of Singapore Press Holdings, is holding two full-day workshops. They are Sales Presentation Fundamentals by trainer Tom Abbott; and Enhance Your Competitiveness Through Performance Management And Review by trainer Chris Fenney. Where: SPH News Centre, 1000

FESTIVALS [ARTICLE]

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FESTIVALS DEPRODUCTION These two solo dance works raise the question of how culture influences the construction of identity. They follow choreographer Perrine Valli’s research residency in Tokyo in 2009. Part of Live Fringe, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival by The Necessary Stage. Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Today,

gigs picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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gigs picks MELISSA KOK AND BOON CHAN RECOMMEND Melissa Kok MK MK Boon Chan WHILETHEKIDSARESURREAL@ HOOD BAR Merging the gritty guitar rhythms and catchy melodies of alternative rock with hip-hop and rap, WhileTheKidsAreSurreal (above) are a breath of fresh air in the local music scene. The six-piece band, who are

FOOD [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FOOD NEW RESTAURANTS MORSELS Morsels, an eatery offering sharing plates of modern dishes, has opened in the Little India-Jalan Besar area. The 36-seater restaurant is owned and helmed by Bryan Chia and Petrina Loh, both 31. Start with the tomato tofu salad with Asian vinaigrette, shaved radish and toasted buckwheat

food picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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food picks WONG AH YOKE RECOMMENDS HIGH MARKS FOR HAMACHI With Chinese New Year around the corner, friends are asking for recommendations for the best places to go for yusheng. Most versions I have tried this year are pretty good but what stands out is the hamachi yusheng from Min

My Weekend [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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My Weekend Lydia Vasko Dr Vrizlynn Thing, 36, is head of the Digital Forensics Lab at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*star) Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) where she specialises in cyber security and digital forensics. ‘Iusually work until 10 or 11pm on Fridays, finishing up projects and

ARTS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ARTS AUCTIONS LARASATI AUCTIONEERS’ 10TH-YEAR ANNIVERSARY 20TH SALE Among the highlights of this exhibition are works by South-east Asian masters such as Antonio Blanca, Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres and Vincent Silva Manansala. Where: Marina Bay Suites Sales Gallery, Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, Level 4

arts picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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arts picks HUANG LIJIE RECOMMENDS ART STAGE The premiere international art fair in Singapore is back for its third edition with 130 galleries from the Asia-Pacific region as well as international heavyweights such as London’s White Cube and Berlin’s Michael Schultz Gallery. Works by 600 artists including emerging artists and

AN HOUR @ THE MUSEUM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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AN HOUR THE MUSEUM IN THIS WEEKLY COLUMN, WE VISIT MUSEUMS AND ART SPACES AND HIGHLIGHT WHAT YOU SHOULD SEE IF YOU HAVE ONLY AN HOUR TO SPARE Deepika Shetty Crisis Of Monumentality: Made/Remade/Unmade presents art works in mediums such as paint, charcoal and Chinese ink by home-grown artists Boo

FILMS [ARTICLE]

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FILMS BENGAL RIOT A ROSE VALLEY CARNIVAL OF FILM PREMIERES FROM KOLKATA Expect a dazzling weekend of stars at the screening of three new Bengali movies in Singapore Teen Kanya, Maach, Mishti More and Shunyo Awnko. All the films have English subtitles. Where: Golden Village Grand, Great World City, Kim

film picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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film picks JOHN LUI RECOMMENDS THE SESSIONS (R21) 95 minutes Journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, paralysed from the neck down by childhood polio, wrote a magazine article about hiring a professional sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity at age 38. That article is the basis for this film,

NATURE [ARTICLE]

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NATURE GARDENING MADE EASY SERIES EASY STEPS TO GROW YOUR OWN FORTUNE Learn to cultivate lettuce (sheng cai) using hydroponics. Where: HortPark, The Lab@Hands-On House, Hyderabad Road MRT: Labrador Park When: Tomorrow, 3 5pm Admission: $25 each with materials Tel: 6471-5601 Info: Registration is required. E-mail NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg

CONTESTS [ARTICLE]

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CONTESTS 2013 THE NEW PAPER GO GUIDE UNSCRAMBLE WIN CONTEST Correctly unscramble four words and you could be one of two to win a Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 camera. Info: Go to www.tnpgoguide.sg. The contest ends on Mon. All correct entries will qualify for a draw on Tue at SPH News

TOURS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TOURS PHOTO TRAIL: CHASING DOWN THE SCENES FROM WIT’S END (G.I. EXECUTIONER) Rediscover the Singapore River on this tour that retraces scenes from Wit’s End, the first American film shot in Singapore in 1969. It covers areas such as the former Whampoa Ice House, Read Bridge and the Omar Kampong

KIDS [ARTICLE]

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KIDS THE GRUFFALO Follow Mouse on a journey through the deep, dark woods in this magical adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Expect songs, laughs and fun at this children’s theatre production by ABA Productions and Tall Stories of Britain. Part of KidsFest! Singapore 2013.

OTHERS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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OTHERS WINTER HOKKAIDO FAIR Spend at least $50 on products from Hokkaido at this Winter Hokkaido Fair and you might win a pair of return air tickets to Hokkaido on Japan Airlines. Where: Isetan Scotts Supermarket, Shaw House Basement, corner of Orchard Scotts roads MRT: Orchard When: Till Mon, usual

LAST CALL [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LAST CALL COMPILED BY MAGDALENE LUM, SHERMAINE WONG SEW SEARCHING This exhibition featuring handmade plush toys and lifestyle products by local crafter Sandy Ng of Cookie Cutter is about rejecting mass production. Where: Math Paper Press Office, 62 Neil Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar/Outram When: Till tomorrow, 1 8pm Admission: Free

LIFE!

Go ahead QUOTE ME [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Go ahead QUOTE ME ‘What’s interesting is that the feeling doesn’t limit itself to saying, “Hey, maybe I’ll direct or maybe I’ll run a marathon”. Everything opens up. Everything becomes not just a possibility, but a stone’s throw from a reality’ Actor Dustin Hoffman (right), on making his directorial debut

Ip Man of mystery [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ip Man of mystery Tony Leung had it easier in his latest Wong Kar Wai film as he actually knew who his character was Yip Wai Yee yipwy@sph.com.sg Tony Leung Chiu Wai brushes off the several injuries he suffered, including a broken arm, while filming The Grandmaster. “Getting injured is

Sketches that look like photos [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sketches that look like photos These two life-like portraits are actually pencil drawings done by Italian artist Diego Fazio Lisabel Ting lting@sph.com.sg Italian artist Diego Fazio (right) has more Facebook fans than Damien Hirst, one of the most recognisable names in the contemporary art world, yet he is not famous

Kinky Franco in sexy flicks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Kinky Franco in sexy flicks Associated Press Park City, Utah There is a lot of leather and sex in James Franco’s (below) life right now. The 34-year-old actor-director is part of three films at the Sundance Film Festival that deal with sex, pornography and bondage, and discipline. He said: “I

First choice Eric Wilson [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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First choice Eric Wilson Michelle Obama might have been thinking about her place in history in picking two Jason Wu gowns New York Times New York There are a number of theories as to why Michelle Obama, who has generally spread her fashion love around to many designers, would select

LIFE! Buzz

Beyonce mum on ‘lip-synching’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Beyonce mum on ‘lip-synching’ Reuters Agence France-Presse Los Angeles Beyonce’s lips remained sealed on Wednesday over her head-line-making rendition of the United States national anthem at US President Barack Obama’s inauguration, leaving others to do the talking over whether she lip-synched to a pre-recorded track. Us Weekly quoted a source

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PUTTING ON A BRAVE FACE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PUTTING ON A BRAVE FACE TEE HUN CHING Editor hunching@sph. com. sg When my friend Clara shaved her head last year, I put it down to her being her usual adventurous self. A free spirit and a fashion-forward dresser, she has been known to make drastic changes to her hairstyle

YOUR SAY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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YOUR SAY facebook GIVEAWAY ASK URBAN Post your beauty- or fashion-related question on our wall and win freebies if we pick it for print. Up-and-coming British designer Jonathan Anderson pushed the gender-bending boundaries a bit too far with his fall/winter 2013 menswear collection for his label, J.W Anderson. With his

CHECK THIS OUT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHECK THIS OUT SILK COLOURING We bring you pictures from the opening party of Hermes’ Couleurs de l’Ombre Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibition at Singapore Tyler Print Institute on Tuesday. On till Jan 31, the event features limited-edition Hermes silk scarves from the collection, which is a tie-up between the French label