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THE STRAITS TIMES SINCE 1845 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 110 PAGES IN FIVE PARTS TO SUBSCRIBE: 6388-3838 www.sphsubscription.com.sg 90 cents A Singapore Press Holdings publication MCI (P) 050/02/2013

Court finds Ng Boon Gay not guilty of corruption [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Court finds Ng Boon Gay not guilty of corruption Judge says testimony of star witness ‘unsafe’; spectators applaud decision By THAM YUEN-C, JOYCE LIM yuenc@sph.com.sg joycel@sph.com.sg Additional Additional reporting by Bryna Singh FORMER anti-narcotics chief Ng Boon Gay was acquitted of corruption yesterday in a dramatic judgment that rejected the

Singapore faces nurse shortfall for years to come [ARTICLE]

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Singapore faces nurse shortfall for years to come By SALMA KHALIK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT salma@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/ST.Salma SINGAPORE will not be able to produce enough nurses for its own needs for years to come, despite plans to increase the number of locally trained nurses from 1,700 a year at present to 2,700

Govt surplus of $5b? [ARTICLE]

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Govt surplus of $5b? ECONOMISTS have predicted a government surplus of between $4 billion and $5 billion this financial year, far better than the official estimate of $1.27 billion. L TOP NEWS A3

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JOURNALISM AWARDS ST SWEEPS TOP PRIZES TOP OF THE NEWS A8 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR PEH SHING HUEI YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR RACHEL CHANG STORY OF THE YEAR SALMA KHALIK COMMENTARY/ ANALYSIS OF THE YEAR CHEW SENG KIM NEWS PICTURE OF THE YEAR JOHN LUI FEATURE PICTURE OF THE

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Seoul, Tokyo allay fears over security [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Seoul, Tokyo allay fears over security S. Korea unveils cruise missile, Japan cites right to make pre-emptive strike REUTERS SEOUL Two days after North Korea’s nuclear test, both Japan and South Korea have moved to allay concerns about their security. Seoul touted the deployment of a new cruise missile capable

More hawker stalls add on CNY surcharge [ARTICLE]

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More hawker stalls add on CNY surcharge By WALTER SIM, PRISCILLA KHAM waltsim@sph.com.sg pkham@sph.com.sg FOOD and beverage outlets are increasingly joining the grooming and beauty industry in charging a premium for Chinese New Year. From foodcourts to hawker centres, some vendors have implemented a surcharge in return for staying open

Economists tip govt surplus of up to $5b [ARTICLE]

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Economists tip govt surplus of up to $5b It trumps official estimate of $1.27b, boosted by property, income revenue BY AARON LOW ASSISTANT MONEY EDITOR aaronl@sph.com.sg THE buoyant property market and robust growth in corporate and personal income should deliver to the Government a bet-ter-than-expected boost to the coffers, according

‘Blade runner’ charged with girlfriend’s murder [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Blade runner’ charged with girlfriend’s murder ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS PRETORIA (South Africa) Oscar Pistorius, the fastest man on no legs and the poster boy of the Paralympics, was yesterday charged with the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Initial speculation, later rebuffed by police, suggested this may

‘It’s my role as wife’ to stand by Ng [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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‘It’s my role as wife’ to stand by Ng Ex-CNB chief’s wife also talks about her love for him despite his affair By LEONARD LIM, THAM YUEN-C limze@sph.com.sg yuenc@sph.com.sg WHEN Madam Yap Yen Yen was doing spring cleaning just before Chinese New Year, she inadvertently left her husband’s old police

No proof that Ng was aware trysts were bribes: Judge [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No proof that Ng was aware trysts were bribes: Judge By THAM YUEN-C yuenc@sph.com.sg THERE was no evidence to show that former anti-narcotics chief Ng Boon Gay was aware that his trysts with Ms Cecilia Sue were bribes, District Judge Siva Shanmugam found. His judgment clarified areas of corruption law

State’s case hampered by key witness’ poor credibility [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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State’s case hampered by key witness’ poor credibility By JOYCE LIM joycel@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Hoe Pei Shan SHE was touted as the prosecution’s star witness. But nearly five months after she first took the stand in the sex-for-contracts trial against former top cop Ng Boon Gay, Ms Cecilia Sue

SMS messages from Cecilia Sue saved ex-CNB chief [ARTICLE]

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SMS messages from Cecilia Sue saved ex-CNB chief JOYCE LIM IT WAS Ms Cecilia Sue’s text messages to Mr Ng Boon Gay that confirmed the intimate nature of their relationship. It also contradicted her court testimony that they did not have a sexual relationship, in contrast to what she told

ST bags top prizes at annual awards [ARTICLE]

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ST bags top prizes at annual awards Wins include awards for best story, news and feature pictures By FENG ZENGKUN zengkun@sph.com.sg IT WAS almost a clean sweep of top honours for The Straits Times yesterday at a journalism awards ceremony. The national broadsheet won eight accolades at the annual Singapore

WINNERS ALL [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WINNERS ALL WINNERSThe Straits Times swept almost all of the editorial awards at the Singapore Press Holdings’ annual English and Malay Newspapers Division Awards yesterday, winning the Story of the Year, Young Journalist and Journalist of the Year awards. It also took both the News and Feature Picture of the

New media, old journalism a winning combination [ARTICLE]

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New media, old journalism a winning combination FENG ZENGKUN COMBINING old-school journalism with the digital age’s new media platforms has proved to be a winning formula for The Straits Times. The national broadsheet won two special awards for excellence yesterday at Singapore Press Holdings’ annual editorial awards for English and

SPH preparing for digital age [ARTICLE]

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SPH preparing for digital age FENG ZENGKUN EVIDENCE is emerging that society will take decades, not years, to fully transition from reading print to digital news products. Notwithstanding this, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has taken steps to thrive in a digital future, said the company’s English and Malay Newspapers Division

Challenge to gay-sex law heard in chambers [ARTICLE]

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Challenge to gay-sex law heard in chambers AGC gives three reasons to keep law; couple’s lawyers argue it is absurd By LEONARD LIM limze@sph.com.sg THE court hearing on the law that criminalises sex between men began behind closed doors yesterday, with a gay couple’s lawyers calling it “absurd, arbitrary and

Senior CPIB man under CAD probe [ARTICLE]

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Senior CPIB man under CAD probe By LIM YAN LIANG yanliang@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Bryna Singh AN ASSISTANT director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) is under investigation for allegedly embezzling money from the agency. Sources familiar with the case said the man does intelligence work, including fieldwork such

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Unappetising light cast on food sector [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Unappetising light cast on food sector Critics blame complex global supply chain, rising demand for cheap meat FARM PRODUCT SCANDALS ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON First, there was “pink slime”. Then “desinewed meat”. Most recently? Horse meat. Recent revelations that such products have reached dinner tables, including horse meat falsely

Special germ in gut linked to melamine-tainted milk survivors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Special germ in gut linked to melamine-tainted milk survivors ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Scientists wondering why some children and not others survived one of China’s worst food safety scandals have uncovered a suspect germs that live in the gut. In 2008, at least six babies died and about 300,000 fell sick

New York mayor to ban Styrofoam [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New York mayor to ban Styrofoam REUTERS NEW YORK New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has already targeted fat, sugar and salt in the city, is to propose a ban on Styrofoam, the substance commonly used for takeaway food containers that is almost impossible to recycle. Mr Bloomberg was

Horse drug in food chain [ARTICLE]

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Horse drug in food chain AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS The British government says three horse carcasses that tested positive for the equine drug bute entered the human food chain in France, the latest development in Europe’s widening scandal over horse meat-taint-ed processed food. British Agriculture Minister David Heath yesterday

Batam culls chickens as flu virus spreads [ARTICLE]

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Batam culls chickens as flu virus spreads THE JAKARTA POST ASIA NEWS NETWORK BATAM Chickens within a 1km radius of areas with recorded bird flu cases are to be culled to stop the spread of the disease. Bird flu has spread rapidly in Batam. In less than a month, 2,070

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Myanmar officials ‘involved in land grab’ [ARTICLE]

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Myanmar officials ‘involved in land grab’ They sided with Myanmar military and Chinese investors to cow villagers: Report By NIRMAL GHOSH INDOCHINA BUREAU CHIEF nirmal@sph.com.sg BANGKOK A damning report on the violence at a copper mine in northern Myanmar last November accuses government officials of siding with Chinese and Myanmar

Yudhoyono’s son quits Parliament to help steer party [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yudhoyono’s son quits Parliament to help steer party By ZUBAIDAH NAZEER INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT zubaidah@sph.com.sg JAKARTA The son of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono yesterday resigned from Parliament to help his father steer the ruling Democratic Party through a growing crisis over corruption in its ranks. The surprise move by Mr

Malaysian police, militants in standoff [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysian police, militants in standoff Armed group from south Philippines which entered Sabah illegally told to leave By YONG YEN NIE MALAYSIAN CORRESPONDENT yyennie@sph.com.sg KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police have surrounded armed militants from the southern Philippines who have entered the country illegally in Sabah, and told them to leave peacefully.

Petrol bombs hurled at 3 Indonesian churches [ARTICLE]

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Petrol bombs hurled at 3 Indonesian churches AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE JAKARTA Attackers threw petrol bombs at three churches in central Indonesia early yesterday, in the latest assault on religious minorities in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. Police in the south of Sulawesi island received reports of three attacks between one and

Like father, like son, as Kim carries on hardline policies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Like father, like son, as Kim carries on hardline policies Reformist hopes for young leader dashed with recent nuclear test AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL When Mr Kim Jong Un came to power in North Korea in late 2011, some saw a young, untested leader destined for failure, while others

3 BIG QUESTIONS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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3 BIG QUESTIONS 3BIG The United States, South Korea and Japan are sniffing the air in a coordinated intelligence effort to determine what type of nuclear device was detonated by the North Korean regime. Officials are scrambling to glean data to answer three big questions REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE

France, India to co-produce missiles [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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France, India to co-produce missiles French President in Delhi on mission to drum up trade, seal fighter jet deal By NIRMALA GANAPATHY INDIA CORRESPONDENT gnirmala@sph.com.sg NEW DELHI India and France concluded talks on a US$1.5 billion (S$1.86 billion) deal to co-pro-duce short-range missiles following a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan

New US medal for drone pilots, computer experts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New US medal for drone pilots, computer experts It recognises military achievements that do not involve physical combat CYBER WARFARE NEW YORK TIMES REUTERS WASHINGTON If drone pilots and computer experts had any doubts that they are truly central to the new way of combat, outgoing US Defence Secretary Leon

Europol busts syndicate behind fake police warning virus [ARTICLE]

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Europol busts syndicate behind fake police warning virus NEW YORK TIMES MADRID Europol, the European police agency, has dismantled one of the most efficient cybercrime organisations to date. Russian criminals extorted millions of euros from online users by persuading them to pay spurious police fines for abusive use of the

Panetta laments ‘meanness’ in Washington climate [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Panetta laments ‘meanness’ in Washington climate AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS WASHINGTON Outgoing US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has lamented an increasingly bitter atmosphere in Washington, saying there was “too much meanness” on display. His comments come amid a mounting budget crisis in a deeply divided Congress and after Republican lawmakers renewed

EGGING THE CHILDREN ON [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EGGING THE CHILDREN ON Rebekah Heesom, five, looking at a giant Easter egg in Covent Garden. The 75cm-tall fibreglass egg is one of about 100 on display, making up part of a nationwide Easter egg hunt that started in London on Tuesday. It will travel to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow,

Israel breaks silence on Prisoner X’s death [ARTICLE]

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Israel breaks silence on Prisoner X’s death REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS CANBERRA Israel has broken its official silence over the reported suicide in jail of an Australian immigrant recruited to its spy service Mossad, giving limited details about a closely guarded case that is raising questions in Israel and Australia. And

Hackers air zombie alert in US [ARTICLE]

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Hackers air zombie alert in US ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT Warnings about a zombie apocalypse may seem amusing, but US officials are dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the public warning system and broadcast such messages in some states. So far, people in California, Michigan, Montana and New Mexico

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Ionescu: Witness can provide alibi [ARTICLE]

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Ionescu: Witness can provide alibi AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BUCHAREST A Romanian court has agreed to allow the testimony of a witness who could allegedly provide an alibi for former Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu, charged with manslaughter in a fatal Singapore hit-and-run incident in 2009. Ionescu said on Wednesday that the testimony

Cabin fire not set deliberately: Cops [ARTICLE]

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Cabin fire not set deliberately: Cops AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LOS ANGELES US police have denied deliberately setting fire to a mountain cabin in which an alleged cop killer is thought to have died, saying they faced a war zone-like shootout after a six-day manhunt. Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old former policeman, was

Teen shot dead in Bahrain rally [ARTICLE]

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Teen shot dead in Bahrain rally AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MANAMA A teenager was shot dead yesterday near Bahrain’s capital as clashes erupted when hundreds took to the streets to mark the second anniversary of a Shi’iteled uprising against the Sunni rulers. The rally turned violent when police fired shotguns and tear

After Syrian turmoil, will Jordan be next? [ARTICLE]

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After Syrian turmoil, will Jordan be next? Muslim Brotherhood, economic woes pose threat to stability By JONATHAN EYAL EUROPE CORRESPONDENT point. jonathan.eyal@gmail.com LONDON Having ducked the turmoil of the Arab Spring over the past two years, Jordan is facing fresh challenges to its stability. Economically, it is in dangerous waters.

Singapore to provide $5m technical aid to Palestine authority [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore to provide $5m technical aid to Palestine authority By KWAN WENG KIN JAPAN CORRESPONDENT wengkin@sph.com.sg TOKYO Singapore has agreed to provide enhanced technical assistance worth $5 million to aid the nation-build-ing efforts of the Palestinian National Authority and also share the Republic’s developmental experience with the Palestinians. Senior Minister

Economic blues for Japan and euro zone [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Economic blues for Japan and euro zone Key economies shrank more than expected in Q4 but worst may be over ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS TOKYO Japan, Germany, Italy and France all key engines of the global economy shrank more than expected in the final quarter of last year, leading investors to

S. Korea seeks more foreign labour as workforce ages and dwindles [ARTICLE]

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S. Korea seeks more foreign labour as workforce ages and dwindles BLOOMBERG SEOUL Sharma Sagar is the new face of Korean manufacturing. He is from Nepal. Mr Sagar studied Korean for years, competing with other candidates in his native Himalayan homeland to be chosen by a jointgovernment programme that was

GOLDEN START TO SNAKE YEAR [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GOLDEN START TO SNAKE YEAR New five-tael 24K gold bars, issued by the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society, Hong Kong’s major gold and silver exchange, were introduced yesterday on the first trading day after the Chinese New Year holidays in Hong Kong. Hong Kong. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Tharman attending G-20 meet [ARTICLE]

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Tharman attending G-20 meet SINGAPORE Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam is in Moscow for two days from today, to attend the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting. Mr Tharman will be accompanied by officials from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of

Buffett firm takes over Heinz [ARTICLE]

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Buffett firm takes over Heinz REUTERS WASHINGTON Tycoon Warren Buffett’s investment powerhouse Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital announced they will take over venerable US ketchup maker Heinz in a deal valuing the company at US$28 billion (S$34.7 billion), including debt. The deal will be the largest in food industry history,

Rio Tinto posts US$3.7b loss [ARTICLE]

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Rio Tinto posts US$3.7b loss AGENCE FRANCE–PRESSE SYDNEY Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto has posted its first annual loss in 18 years, plunging US$2.99 billion (S$3.7 billion) into the red on hefty write-downs on its Mozambique coal and aluminium businesses. The US$14.4 billion in impairments prompted chief executive Tom Albanese

Sahara Group accounts frozen [ARTICLE]

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Sahara Group accounts frozen AGENCE FRANCE–PRESSE MUMBAI An Indian regulator has frozen the bank accounts of two companies of the giant Sahara Group after it failed to obey a court order to repay billions of dollars illegally collected from small investors. Sahara raised 240 billion rupees (S$5.52 billion) in illegal

Global cellphone sales dip 1.7%: Gartner [ARTICLE]

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Global cellphone sales dip 1.7%: Gartner REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, according to research company Gartner. “Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences, and intense market competition weakened the

SingTel eyes Myanmar’s wireless services [ARTICLE]

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SingTel eyes Myanmar’s wireless services BLOOMBERG SINGAPORE Singapore Telecommunications, South-east Asia’s biggest phone company, wants to focus on wireless services in Myanmar as it vies for the right to operate in one of the world’s last untapped mobile markets. It sent in its expression of interest for a phone licence

American, US Airways to form world’s largest airline [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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American, US Airways to form world’s largest airline Merged carrier has equity worth $13.6b, will keep American’s name ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW YORK American Airlines and US Airways Group said they plan to merge in a deal that will form the world’s biggest air carrier with a combined

Time Warner in spin-off talks for mags [ARTICLE]

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Time Warner in spin-off talks for mags NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK Time Warner is in talks to shed much of Time Inc, the United States’ largest magazine publisher and the foundation on which the US$49 billion (S$60.7 billion) media conglomerate was built, according to people involved in the negotiations.

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Peril of nuclear adventurism [ARTICLE]

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Peril of nuclear adventurism NORTH Korea’s third nuclear test, carried out this week after its tests in 2006 and 2009, exhibited a total disregard for international opinion that has become typical of the recalcitrant state. Its claim that it tested a miniaturised device will increase concerns that it is now

The $900,000 Singapore child [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The $900,000 Singapore child What is the price of having a baby? A financial adviser looks at the dollars and cents of the ongoing debate about raising the fertility rate. By JOSEPH CHONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES payer The writer was previously the chief executive officer of a wealth management

Campaign country no more? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Campaign country no more? THE LONG INTERVIEW|THE CHANGE-MAKERS Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong wants people to shape their own social norms. He tells Susan Long his plans. Susan Long suelong@sph.com.sg HIS is known as the Ministry of Happiness. It does not have quantifiable targets, yet its

Journey from print to print + digital [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Journey from print to print digital This is an excerpt of a speech by Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief, English and Malay Newspapers Division, Singapore Press Holdings, at the division’s Annual Awards ceremony yesterday FOR many years now more than a decade, in fact we’ve heard predictions of the death of newspapers.

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Stagger benefits for babies born in run-up to start date [ARTICLE]

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Stagger benefits for babies born in run-up to start date BABY BONUS Tay Eng Guan (Dr) MP TIN Pei Ling suggested that the cut-off date for the new round of baby bonuses be pushed back to Jan 1 last year instead of Aug 26 (“New baby bonus start date stands”;

Taxi drivers shouldn’t choose passengers [ARTICLE]

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Taxi drivers shouldn’t choose passengers Ada Chan Siew Foen (Ms) I SHARE the same observations as Mr Peter Lim (“Clamp down on picky cabbies”; last Saturday). Has the gradual phasing out of London cabs resulted in this selective attitude of taxi drivers towards wheelchair users, or is it just a

Positives from the population debate [ARTICLE]

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Positives from the population debate Viswa Sadasivan THE Government did the right thing by forcing us to address the critical issue of population planning. Then why did the debate create such a stir? There are three key reasons: First, instead of being positioned as a paper for discussion, the Population

Build rental units for low-wage foreign workers [ARTICLE]

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Build rental units for low-wage foreign workers Kevin Chew WITH the announcement of the 6.9 million population projection (“Population could hit 6.9m by 2030”; Jan 30), the Government should consider building rental apartments that will cater to the influx of low-wage foreign workers. These apartments can be run by private

Nurses who made a difference [ARTICLE]

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Nurses who made a difference Sophia Tan Chay Lee (Miss) THE article (“Health officials in strong defence of nurses”; Sunday) reminded me of the two times I was hospitalised in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2005, and in Thomson Medical Centre in 2008. Both times, I needed to have

Settle differences for the sake of Singapore football [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Settle differences for the sake of Singapore football David Tan Kok Kheng IT IS a sad day for local soccer to see the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) clashing with our favourite footballing son Fandi Ahmad (left) (“Soccer war of words”; yesterday). Certainly, there is some misunderstanding between the FAS

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1. MR TEO KUEH LIANG: Do more to strengthen Singaporean core. 2. MR LIM WEI JAN: Give some thought to Plan B. 3. MR TEY CHEE MENG: Key policy considerations in an affluent society. 4. MS LORRAINE BOON: Speeding up mindset change on flexi-work.

Valuation of new homes: Valuers’ institute replies [ARTICLE]

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Valuation of new homes: Valuers’ institute replies Janet Han (Ms) Secretariat Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers MR FRANCIS Zhan suggested the use of the cost method of valuation to price new developer sales as the comparison method is not effective (“Regulate valuations of new homes”; Tuesday). A professional valuer

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Let parents act for mentally infirm kids [ARTICLE]

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Let parents act for mentally infirm kids Lee Soon Huang (Madam) MY HUSBAND died recently, leaving a sum of money in his Central Provident Fund (CPF) account for the family. However, my son, who has Down syndrome, could not receive the sum as he does not have a bank account.

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SMRT boss shakes up bus ops management [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SMRT boss shakes up bus ops management Small number of under-performing staff will leave company, says CEO By JERMYN CHOW, ROYSTON SIM jermync@sph.com.sg roysim@sph.com.sg THERE has been a major shake-up at SMRT Corp’s bus operations in the wake of last November’s illegal strike by its drivers. Besides a reshuffling at

Five key thrusts for SMRT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Five key thrusts for SMRT After collecting more than 300 responses from staff company-wide, SMRT chief Desmond Kuek (left) has distilled what he needs to do into five key strategic thrusts. L HOME B2 ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SMRT chief exec: Man on a mission to change things [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SMRT chief exec: Man on a mission to change things He digs deep, asking staff for feedback on what the problems are By CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg SINCE taking what is arguably one of the hottest seats in the corporate world last October, SMRT Corp chief executive Desmond Kuek

Looking to grow bottom line while setting house in order [ARTICLE]

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Looking to grow bottom line while setting house in order CHRISTOPHER TAN Additional reporting by Royston Sim TRANSPORT operator SMRT Corp is poised to grow its bottom line even as it struggles to get its house in order. Chief executive Desmond Kuek is starting a department to look at mergers

Second batch of new hires [ARTICLE]

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Second batch of new hires CHRISTOPHER TAN Additional reporting by Jermyn Chow SMRT Corp chief executive Desmond Kuek revealed a second tranche of management hires, following eight new names he announced in December. And unlike the first batch, of which half were from the military, the new hires are largely

Set aside more couple time, S’poreans urged [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Set aside more couple time, S’poreans urged Only half of those surveyed go on regular dates despite the benefits VALENTINE’S DAY By IAN POH pohian@sph.com.sg ONLY half of Singaporeans went on regular dates with their spouses or spouses-to-be in the past two years, according to a 2012 survey by resource

Athlete who lost his arms but found love [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Athlete who lost his arms but found love By JENNANI DURAI jennanid@sph.com.sg WHEN marine engineer Adam Kamis lost the use of both arms in a devastating motorbike crash, his promising career lay in tatters. But in a twist of fate, the accident led him to find love and the chance

HE POPS THE QUESTION – AND IT’S RIGHT ON TRACK [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HE POPS THE QUESTION AND IT’S RIGHT ON TRACK This Prince Charming rode the MRT, not a white horse, but he still got the outcome he hoped for when he proposed publicly to his girlfriend aboard a train on the North-East Line yesterday. Sales executive Yip Hin Hoe, 37, said

Record fine for EPL disruption on mio TV [ARTICLE]

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Record fine for EPL disruption on mio TV MDA fines SingTel $180,000 for glitch affecting 115,000 households By IRENE THAM TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT itham@sph.com.sg ON THE final match day of the English Premier League (EPL) last year, with 10 games being televised live at the same time, thousands of fans turned

SDP puts out own ‘White Paper’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SDP puts out own ‘White Paper’ By ROBIN CHAN chanckr@sph.com.sg THE Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has responded to the Government’s Population White Paper with a proposal that it believes will shrink the number of people here. While both the White Paper and the Workers’ Party alternative plan propose varying degrees

StarHub cries foul over EPL talks [ARTICLE]

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StarHub cries foul over EPL talks IRENE THAM STARHUB is crying foul over the way that SingTel signed the live broadcast rights for the English Premier League (EPL). In a strongly worded statement yesterday, Ms Jeannie Ong, StarHub’s head of corporate communications and investor relations, said that having an exclusive

Motorcyclist killed in crash with another bike [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Motorcyclist killed in crash with another bike BRYNA SINGH A FATHER of a one-year-old child has died in a crash involving two motorcycles. The 31-year-old is believed to have been flung across the road after he collided with another motorbike, with one media report claiming that the riders had been

Toa Payoh void deck sees daily battle of wits [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Toa Payoh void deck sees daily battle of wits Group of seniors has been playing dam there for over 30 years By LIM YI HAN limyihan@sph.com.sg FOR at least 30 years, this has been a familiar sight at the void deck of a HDB block in Toa Payoh: pairs of

Cafe covers controversial Diao Yu Dao name [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cafe covers controversial Diao Yu Dao name Three agencies probing eatery’s use of disputed islands’ Chinese name By MELISSA LIN mellinjm@sph.com.sg A CAFE called Diao Yu Dao, after the islands at the centre of a territorial dispute between China and Japan, is playing down its controversial name following investigations by

NTU provost honoured for contributions [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NTU provost honoured for contributions By AMELIA TENG ateng@sph.com.sg NANYANG Technological University (NTU) provost Freddy Boey is joining the ranks of top scientists in Britain. He was awarded the prestigious Faculty of Medicine Fellowship by Imperial College London on Tuesday for his contributions to medicine. Professor Boey, 56, has 25

Boy, 16, had sex with underage girls [ARTICLE]

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Boy, 16, had sex with underage girls Two months after being caught with girl, 12, he has sex with a 13-year-old By ELENA CHONG elena@sph.com.sg A TEENAGER let off with a 12-month warning for having sex with a minor yesterday admitted having sex with another underage girl less than two

Woman charged in roommate’s murder [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Woman charged in roommate’s murder A WOMAN was charged in court yesterday with murdering her roommate in their apartment. Police found Ms Zhao Jinhua, 25, in a pool of blood on the floor of their rented unit. Jiang Yumei, 28, is accused of causing her death at Kim Court in

Brawler fined for stealing victim’s gold chain [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Brawler fined for stealing victim’s gold chain By KHUSHWANT SINGH khush@sph.com.sg A PERSONAL fitness trainer was fined $2,000 yesterday for stealing a gold chain in a brawl at a burger outlet. Wong Chee Hong, 41, tore the $4,000 piece of jewellery from businessman Leong Yong Kiat’s neck after pinning him

Jail term cut for cabby’s attacker [ARTICLE]

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Jail term cut for cabby’s attacker By SELINA LUM selinal@sph.com.sg AN ENGINEER who attacked a taxi driver in a drunken fury over his fare had his six-week jail term halved on appeal yesterday, after a judge found the cabby’s injuries were “almost non-existent”. Tan Yi Wei flew into a rage

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Slide in SingTel’s Q3 profit, revenue [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Slide in SingTel’s Q3 profit, revenue Aussie unit’s restructuring, strong Singdollar lead to 8% fall in net profit By IRENE THAM TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT itham@sph.com.sg TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant SingTel reported a worse-than-expected fall in net profit, dragged down by a one-off charge to restructure its Australian business unit. Net profit fell 8

Starhill windfall after 10% rent hike at Ngee Ann City [ARTICLE]

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Starhill windfall after 10% rent hike at Ngee Ann City YASMINE YAHYA STARHILL Global Reit is set to receive about $3.8 million in rental arrears, a substantial portion of which will be paid out to unitholders, the trust management said yesterday. The windfall comes as Starhill has secured a 10

WBL directors recommend rejecting takeover bid by STC [ARTICLE]

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WBL directors recommend rejecting takeover bid by STC By YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg WBL Corp’s independent directors have recommended that investors reject the takeover offer made by Straits Trading Company (STC), after KPMG advisers had said the bid was not fair financially. WBL is in the middle of a tug-of-war between

Cordlife’s quarterly earnings up 192.7% [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cordlife’s quarterly earnings up 192.7% By CHIA YAN MIN chiaym@sph.com.sg CORD blood and tissue banking service provider Cordlife has recorded its fourth consecutive quarter of revenue growth since listing in March last year. The company reported a 192.7 per cent rise in net profit to $5.6 million for the three

Registration of new businesses in S’pore up 1.8% [ARTICLE]

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Registration of new businesses in S’pore up 1.8% By ALVIN FOO alfoo@sph.com.sg THE prevailing global economic headwinds last year did not subdue the entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore. The number of new business registrations here rose 1.8 per cent to 56,681 last year from 2011, according to a report by company

Crane giant Tat Hong lifts net profit by 37% [ARTICLE]

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Crane giant Tat Hong lifts net profit by 37% Rental segments make strong contribution to third-quarter earnings By MELISSA TAN melissat@sph.com.sg CRANE giant Tat Hong yesterday posted a 37 per cent jump in net profit to $17.8 million for the third quarter. Revenue for the three months ended Dec 31

Settlement reached in Park Regis dispute [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Settlement reached in Park Regis dispute Ex-shareholder had claimed he was short-changed by property tycoon By YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg PROPERTY tycoon Asok Kumar Naraindas and a former partner have reached an amicable settlement in a dispute involving profits from the sale of the Park Regis Singapore hotel in 2010. Mr

KepLand China, Alpha invest in Shanghai development [ARTICLE]

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KepLand China, Alpha invest in Shanghai development By ESTHER TEO PROPERTY CORRESPONDENT esthert@sph.com.sg KEPPEL Land and funds managed by Alpha Investment Partners have acquired an effective 80 per cent stake in a mixed-use development in Shanghai. Keppel Land China acquired 34 per cent for US$126.5 million (S$155.6 million) while an

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Macquarie makes warrants trading more transparent [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Macquarie makes warrants trading more transparent Bank gives info on flow of orders and weekly updates on open interest By GOH ENG YEOW SENIOR CORRESPONDENT engyeow@sph.com.sg MACQUARIE Group has upped the ante on disclosure standards for warrants, a popular but risky product favoured by traders looking for an affordable means

Perennial trust’s Q4 distributable income hits $11m [ARTICLE]

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Perennial trust’s Q4 distributable income hits $11m By CHERYL ONG ocheryl@sph.com.sg PERENNIAL China Retail Trust’s (PCRT’s) distributable income for the three months to Dec 31 shot up to $11.2 million, from just $288,000 in the same period in 2011. The jump was due largely to fair value gains of $60.3

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Penny stocks shine in furious trading [ARTICLE]

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Penny stocks shine in furious trading STI sheds 10.57 points despite record number of shares traded BULLS AND BEARS By ANITA GABRIEL SENIOR CORRESPONDENT anitag@sph.com.sg A RECORD 10.6 billion shares changed hands yesterday in a frenzied day of trading but the rock-bottom value of the deals shows how penny stocks

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REAL-LY ‘100% CONFIDENT’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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REAL-LY ‘100% CONFIDENT’ Under-fire Mourinho expects team to advance despite 1-1 home draw THE TIMES, LONDON BLOOMBERG MADRID A defiant Jose Mourinho declared that he was “100 per cent confident” Real Madrid would progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after being frustrated by Manchester United on a captivating Wednesday night

De Gea United’s real hero after pulling out all stops [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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De Gea United’s real hero after pulling out all stops THE TIMES, LONDON MADRID Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson could argue that the draw at Real Madrid justified his decision to deploy positive tactics. But it was due, in no small part, to a 22-year-old goalkeeper who had it all

Blame me: Ramos [ARTICLE]

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Blame me: Ramos REAL Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has put up his hand and admitted he was to blame for Manchester United’s goal on Wednesday night. A lack of focus allowed Danny Welbeck to beat him to Wayne Rooney’s corner, but Ramos also insisted that the corner, won by Shinji

Dortmund draw overshadowed by deaths of five fans in plane crash [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dortmund draw overshadowed by deaths of five fans in plane crash AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DONETSK Germany defender Mats Hummels said Borussia Dortmund are relishing their Champions League last-16 second-leg clash at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in three weeks after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw in Ukraine. Dortmund twice came from behind and were

‘MERCEDES NOT UP TO SPEED’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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‘MERCEDES NOT UP TO SPEED’ Former champ Hakkinen writes off Hamilton and new team’s chances THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON One of McLaren’s greatest champions has written off Lewis Hamilton’s chances of springing a surprise on Formula One by winning the title in his first season with his new team. Mika

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Emergency op on golf course [ARTICLE]

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Emergency op on golf course REUTERS CANBERRA Daniela Holmqvist performed emergency surgery with a golf tee to extract potentially fatal spider venom from her leg before going on to complete her round in a qualifying event for the Women’s Australian Open. “I cut up the swelling with a peg and

Lee suspected of fixing game [ARTICLE]

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Lee suspected of fixing game REUTERS LONDON British snooker player Stephen Lee has a “case to answer” following a probe into alleged match-fixing, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association said yesterday. Englishman Lee, 38, who has won five ranking tournaments since turning professional in 1992 and reached a world

Kobe targets China market [ARTICLE]

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Kobe targets China market ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING He has not uttered one word yet, but Kobe Bryant’s presence on a Chinese-language microblogging site has stirred plenty of excitement. Sina Weibo has verified that the basketball star has set up an individual account on its site. Bryant’s followers numbered more than

Tiote’s car impounded [ARTICLE]

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Tiote’s car impounded REUTERS LONDON Newcastle United and Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. Media reports said the footballer, who returned to England only this month after playing for the Ivorians at the African Nations Cup, had his car seized following his arrest over

Garnett’s late show rescues Boston [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Garnett’s late show rescues Boston ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON Celtics coach Doc Rivers offered Kevin Garnett the night off to get him the rest he is losing by playing in this weekend’s National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game. Good thing for the Celtics that Garnett turned it down. The All-Star centre

Turk suspended for steroid use [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Turk suspended for steroid use AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW YORK Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu has been slapped with a 20-game ban by the National Basketball Association, after the 33-year-old Turk tested positive for the steroid methenolone. Turkoglu (above) blamed the positive test on a trainer who gave him the steroids.

Donald picks Jordan’s brain in bid for Majors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Donald picks Jordan’s brain in bid for Majors REUTERS LONDON World No. 3 Luke Donald, desperate to shrug off the unwanted tag of one of the best golfers never to win a Major, has turned to NBA great Michael Jordan to improve his mental approach. Briton Donald dominated golf in

SCORES [ARTICLE]

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SCORES Basketball NBA Orlando 76 Atlanta 108, Cleveland 95 San Antonio 96, Indiana 101 Charlotte 77, Boston 71 Chicago 69, Brooklyn 110 Denver Nuggets 108, New York 88 Toronto 92, Detroit 96 Washington 85, Milwaukee 94 Philadelphia 92, New Orleans 99 Portland 63, Minnesota 93 Utah 97, Dallas 123 Sacramento

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4 SPONSORS WANT IN FOR THE LONG RUN They are keen to fund marathoner Mok’s $150k three-year training costs By MAY CHEN maychen@sph.com.sg WHEN Mok Ying Ren decided to put his medical career on hold to pursue his Olympic dream, he doubted if there was anyone who believed in him

Rogge to meet wrestling chief [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rogge to meet wrestling chief ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LAUSANNE Facing a wave of criticism from around the world, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge will meet the head of wrestling’s governing body to discuss ways the ancient sport can fight to save its place in the Olympics. The

In the Olympic ring, cash is king [ARTICLE]

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In the Olympic ring, cash is king By SIMON BARNES stsports@sph.com.sg THE TIMES, LONDON COMMENTARY THE initial idea of the commercial Olympics was that the Games ensured their own survival by becoming self-sufficient. Alas, it didn’t stop there. The Olympic Movement slowly and subtly converted itself to the belief that

Ex-cyclist blames team for drug-taking [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-cyclist blames team for drug-taking AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MADRID Former Spanish cyclist Jesus Manzano on Wednesday told a court he was given the blood-booster EPO and other drugs by a doctor accused of masterminding a vast blood-doping network and currently on trial in Madrid. “Yes, I was treated by Dr Eufemiano

Asada to target 150 in drug probe [ARTICLE]

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Asada to target 150 in drug probe BLOOMBERG SYDNEY Australia’s anti-doping body said it needs to interview about 150 people from National Rugby League and Australian Football League clubs after a government probe found widespread use of banned drugs facilitated by organised crime gangs. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (Asada)

CHIEF DRILLS WARRIORS IN TEAM SPIRIT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHIEF DRILLS WARRIORS IN TEAM SPIRIT Fallen giants want to retain S’pore Cup, finish among top 3 in S-League By FABIUS CHEN fabiusc@sph.com.sg “WE LIKE pain.” It may sound like an odd mantra the sort one hardly expects the chairman of a football club to want to instil in his

Class of 2013 is Tampines’ best: Mustafic [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Class of 2013 is Tampines’ best: Mustafic By WANG MENG MENG meng@sph.com.sg IN 10 seasons with Tampines Rovers, Fahrudin Mustafic has seen success and a succession of players come and go. And he has seen enough to believe the class of 2013 is arguably the best in the club’s S-League

BECKS OFF AND RUNNING AT PSG [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BECKS OFF AND RUNNING AT PSG David Beckham (left) kicking a ball during his first training session with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday amid a media frenzy as dozens of camera crews and photographers jostled for position at the club’s training ground in Paris. The 37-year-old joined the Ligue 1 club

Why Tan remains central to match-fixing probe [ARTICLE]

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Why Tan remains central to match-fixing probe ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME Near the beginning of an Italian football match in Tuscany on May 23, 2010, a Singaporean named Tan Seet Eng allegedly spoke on the phone with a Croatian associate. He told the associate he needed at least three goals to

SUN NOT SETTING YET [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SUN NOT SETTING YET HORSE RACING Written by Michael Lee OLD warhorse Lucky Sun showed he was not ready to be put out to pasture yet when he scored a feelgood win for Dad's Army last Friday night. Lucky Sun, who at 10 years of age, is the oldest registered

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Float your boat [ARTICLE]

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Float your boat DEEP SEA FISHING SINGAPORE What: A fishing guide and experienced boatman accompany each group. Bait such as sotong (squid) and live prawns are provided. Take along your own meals and drinks. Day and overnight trips are available, from 8am to 5pm, 8.30am to 6pm and 8pm to

Bigger fish to fry out at sea [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bigger fish to fry out at sea Fishing enthusiasts here are going on trips to nearby islands for a better catch Cheryl Faith Wee cherylw@sph.com.sg Keen angler Eddie Lim, 37, never knows what he will reel in when he goes fishing out at sea. He has snared his fair share

Manga mania [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Manga mania First festival will show more than 400 manga and give fans a chance to get autographs Lydia Vasko Attention manga fans, the inaugural Manga Festival In Singapore starts today and runs until Sunday. The three-day event aims to promote manga Japanese comics here. Manga Festival in Singapore is

BARTENDER LOVING CARE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BARTENDER LOVING CARE Skilled mixologists here who can build a good rapport with customers are garnering a loyal following Melissa Kok melk@sph.com.sg Most women would follow their favourite hairdressers to the ends of the earth. For Ms Claire Phuah, it is her bartender. Since tasting Mr Din Hassan’s drinks at

Mixologist behind $32,000 cocktail [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mixologist behind $32,000 cocktail ETHAN LESLIE LEONG For six nights a week, at cocktail bar Maison Ikkoku, resident mixologist Ethan Leslie Leong shakes up a storm. Mr Leong, 37, who has been at his craft for 20 years, is director of bar operations at the Kandahar Street bar. Known for

Adding eggshells to his drinks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Adding eggshells to his drinks DIN HASSAN At two-month-old bar Bitters Love, head barkeeper and business partner Din Hassan has been busy experimenting with seasonal mangoes, watermelons and mandarin oranges. The 25-year veteran of the cocktail scene is known for pushing the boundaries in his drinks, using fresh ingredients that

Offering sympathy in good spirit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Offering sympathy in good spirit AKIHIRO EGUCHI Award-winning bartender Akihiro Eguchi (left) has an affable personality that keeps customers going back. The reigning Diageo Reserve World Class Singapore winner just call him Aki says some of his regular customers text or call him often to ask if he is behind

M Go ahead We [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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M Go ahead We ‘He’s rich, right? Grammys are for music, not for money. He’s making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess’ Grammy-winning The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney (right) on pop star Justin Bieber’s (left) snub by the awards show ‘Just goes to show you

Home for recycled goods [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Home for recycled goods RETAIL THERAPY Cheryl Faith Wee cherylw@sph.com.sg What: The Godown Where: 44 Zion Road When: 11am to 7pm daily Who: Mrs Audrey Lee, 43, who has been an interior designer for 13 years and who opened this homeware boutique last October. Her pet peeve is seeing objects

We love [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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We love BLACK IRON LANTERNS, $659 Add a bold accent to a room with Oriental steel lamps that have tassels. VINTAGE BOTTLE FILTERS, $219 TO $539 Collectibles with a story: These vessels have porous clay bodies that were once used to purify water. Made by a British company from the

It’s in the bag [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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It’s in the bag GET CRAFTY Eileen Tay eiltay@sph.com.sg Forget store-bought “it” bags. Sewing your own one-of-a-kind carry-all makes for an accessory that shows off your personality while giving you a sense of accomplishment. Handicraft entrepreneur Sandy Ng tells firsttime bagsmiths this: “Just get started.” Ms Ng, 32, sells hand-sewn

Prime of life [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Prime of life Forty is the new 30, declares the managing director of Carrie Models International, Ms Linda Teo, who has set up an arm that hires models aged 35 and older. The seven women she scouted have gone on to compete in Models Reinvented, an online reality TV modelling

LIFE ! Happenings

GIGS [ARTICLE]

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GIGS MENTAL FEATURING STAS ATRAN Lose yourself in bass, uplifting harmonies and energetic partygoers at this Mental evening featuring DJs Stas and Atran. Where: Zirca, Block C, The Cannery, Clarke Quay, River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Today, 10pm till late Admission: $22 (women) $28 (men), includes two drinks

CHARITY [ARTICLE]

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CHARITY HUI CHUN 2013 (CHINESE NEW YEAR CHARITY)Chinese painters and calligraphers will hold a live demonstration with works created on site as well as completed artworks. All proceeds will go to the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Education Fund in aid of needy students. Those buying artworks will receive a

SPORTS [ARTICLE]

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SPORTS U RUN 2013 (RUN VERTICAL CLIMB) Cheer on participants of 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 Climb.

TALKS [ARTICLE]

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TALKS TAPSHOW WITH ADRIAN PANG Singapore actor Adrian Pang and experts will hold a talk show for teenagers and parents on issues relating to parent-teen communication. There will be a lucky draw with prizes such as HTC phones. Organised by a TAPtalk team of four undergraduates from the Wee Kim

CLASSES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CLASSES CARTOONING WORKSHOPS Aspiring cartoonists can learn the basic techniques and skills professional cartoonists use through hands-on activities. Where: Singapore Cartooning Institute, Block B, 03-04, Goodman Arts Centre MRT: Mountbatten When: Tomorrow, Sun, March 9, 10, 23 24, 10am 5pm Admission: $195 each, $170 each for a pair $150 each

FESTIVALS [ARTICLE]

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FESTIVALS MANGA FESTIVAL IN SINGAPORE Manga enthusiasts can check out forums, lectures, interactive exhibitions and booksigning sessions at this inaugural Manga Festival at Kinokuniya. Manga artists include Yaro Abe of Shinya Shokudo, a food-related manga, Masayuki Ishikawa of Moyasimon: Tales Of Agriculture, a manga about a college student who can

gigs picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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gigs picks EDDINO ABDUL HADI RECOMMENDS OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB MURDER KILL BABY EP LAUNCH The highly anticipated sophomore EP from Obedient Wives Club (above), one of the brightest upstarts in the local indie scene, will be launched at this gig tonight. Expect the band to flesh out live, new songs

FOOD [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FOOD NEW RESTAURANTS SPATHE A new eatery brings contemporary European casual-chic dining in a quirky Bohemian ambience to the Mohamed Sultan area. Director Christopher Lim and chef-partner Claudio Sandri have built a menu with a core of hearty shared dishes, such as the Meter Dog, a metre-long custom-made veal and

food picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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food picks FOOD EDITOR TAN HSUEH YUN RECOMMENDS LET THE CHEF DO THE ORDERING Fans of sushi chef Gary Ng, 42, formerly from Hinoki at China Square Centre, can now visit him at his new restaurant, Hakumai, at International Plaza. The 47-seat eatery, with a 10-seat counter, opened on Jan

My Weekend [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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My Weekend Australian comedian Jonathan Atherton, 51, who also promotes The Comedy Club monthly stand-up comedy show of international and regional acts. Lydia Vasko ‘On Friday nights, I’m usually working either doing a stand-up comedy gig or emcee-ing at a private function. I usually finish work by 11pm, at which

ARTS [ARTICLE]

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ARTS BOOKS BOOK-SIGNING AH BOYS TO MEN PART I COMIC BOOK Meet movie director Jack Neo and his cast of Ah Boys To Men Part I at this book-signing event for the comic book based on the movie with illustrations by James Teo. Where: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads, Takashimaya

arts picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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arts picks HUANG LIJIE RECOMMENDS AWAKENING Acclaimed director Edward Lam presents Awakening (left), a modern adaptation of the Chinese literary classic Dream Of The Red Chamber, with the final chapter of the classic tale as its starting point. Lam’s powerful re-envisioning on stage paints a searching portrayal of love 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 The Asian Civilisations Museum marks the Year of the Snake with a special exhibit as well as several artefacts in

CONCERTS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CONCERTS TROMBONE CHOIR Enjoy an hour of energetic and spirited music by this Conservatory Trombone Choir led by Shannon Pittaway, assistant principal bass trombonist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, Shaw Foundation Foyer MRT: Raffles Place When: Today, 12.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-1167 Info: E-mail musconcerts@nus.edu.sg or

FILMS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FILMS REWIND Seven short films exploring the imaginary distance between the lives people deny and those they desire will be screened at this event by the Raffles Institution Film Society. Also, view a short film by local director Kelvin Sng, leader of the film team. Where: The Arts House, Screening

NATURE [ARTICLE]

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NATURE HERITAGE ON A HILL Learn about Singapore’s history at this walk at Fort Canning Park, which was the seat of Malay royalty in the 14th century. There is also a tour of the Fort Canning Spice Trail, part of which was Singapore’s first botanical and experimental garden. Where: Fort

CONTESTS [ARTICLE]

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CONTESTS PROLOGUE 55 WORD FICTION COMPETITION (SHORT STORY COMPETITION) The All In! Young Writers Media Festival is holding a Prologue 55 Word Fiction Competition, which is open to those aged 16 to 25. There will be two categories Judges’ Choice, where a panel of judges will decide on their favourites,

TOURS [ARTICLE]

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TOURS SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR LYNN LEE Join curator Lynn Lee as she takes you through the exhibition, A Life Of Practice Kuo Pao Kun, which sheds light on the life and works of the late dramatist and activist. Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement, 93

KIDS [ARTICLE]

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KIDS DISNEY ON ICE AT YEW TEE Become a knight in shining armour or be transformed into your favourite Disney princess or hero when faced with the Magic Mirror. You can also view Disney On Ice props and costumes at a display of authentic Disney costumes. Held in conjunction with

OTHERS [ARTICLE]

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OTHERS TOTAL DEFENCE DAY COMMEMORATION EVENT 2013 This Total Defence Day Commemoration Event features a mini-adventure challenge, stage performances and interactive exhibitions of the Singapore Civil Defence Force and Singapore Armed Forces’ equipment. This year’s Total Defence campaign theme is Will You Stand With Me?. Where: Republic Polytechnic MRT: Woodlands

LAST CALL [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LAST CALL SPECTACULAR CHINESE PERFORMANCE ARTS Cultural performances by award-winning troupes from various parts of China such as Henan, Jinan and Jilin, including acrobatic acts and cultural song and dance performances, will be held at this event at VivoCity. Where: VivoCity, Amphitheatre, Level 3 MRT: HarbourFront When: Till tomorrow, 6.30

film picks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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film picks BOON CHAN AND JOHN LUI RECOMMEND JOURNEY TO THE WEST (PG13) 110 minutes Although it has the same English title as the beloved classical Chinese novel about Buddhist monk Xuanzang’s pilgrimage, this movie is a prequel to the story. Xuanzang (Wen Zhang) is a demon hunter whose weapon

Life is beautiful, again [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Life is beautiful, again Beautiful Creatures looks set to fill the void left by Twilight series of young love and the supernatural Boon Chan bchan@sph.com.sg Review Fantasy romance BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG13) 124 minutes/Now showing/ The story: Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) is a “caster” with growing supernatural powers and when she

Sales up for 50 shades of lingerie [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sales up for 50 shades of lingerie New York Times New York It was probably inevitable that there are 50 shades of lingerie. Silk restraints and black leather spanking paddles are now on display near conventional black lace bras and coordinated panties at La Petite Coquette in New York’s Greenwich

‘Vague literary blah’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Vague literary blah’ Reviewers trash novelist Rachel Cusk’s memoir and other writers’ works for Hatchet Job award Reuters Associated Press London–Areviewbelittlingaward-winning British novelist Rachel Cusk’s memoir of her bitter divorce as “poetic whimsy and vague literary blah” has won an annual prize for most competently trashing a literary work. The

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John Galliano’s outfit anti-Semitic? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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John Galliano’s outfit anti-Semitic? Agence France-Presse Associated Press, New York Times New York Disgraced designer John Galliano made headlines with his outfit on Wednesday even as he tried to keep out of the public eye at New York Fashion Week. He landed on the front of the New York Post

Shankar’s daughter abused as a kid [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shankar’s daughter abused as a kid Agence France-Presse New Delhi The daughter of the late sitar player Ravi Shankar said yesterday in a video released for a global women’s rights campaign that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family friend. Sitarist Anoushka Shankar (left), 31, said

Italian mag publishes pregnant Kate photos [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Italian mag publishes pregnant Kate photos Reuters Milan Italian magazine Chi ignored the protests of Britain’s royal family on Wednesday to publish pictures of Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate in a blue bikini on a private island. Chi, owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, defended its decision to

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ESPLANADE PRESENTS HUAYI Opens Today! From 15 24 Feb, enjoy 10 days of captivating ticketed and free programmes for the young and old featuring theatre, dance, music and visual arts! Join us for a rousing lion dance opening performance this evening at 7pm at Esplanade Forecourt. @h i n e

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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF TEE HUN CHING Editor hunching@sph. com.sg I first heard the term “wattle” on Ally McBeal, the 1990s hit legal dramedy set in a fictional Boston law firm. In one episode, a male protagonist was said to have a fetish for women with wattle, that fleshy

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YOUR SAY At the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2013 show in New York on Monday, Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo (fondly known as ADR) was spotted wearing a graphic Louis Vuitton checked mini dress from the spring/summer 2013 collection. Nat Lin: “I love that she’s not afraid to

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CHECK THIS OUT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL We visited the showrooms of Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu and Juicy Couture in New York for a closer look at the labels’ fall/winter 2013 collections. Tell us which pieces catch your fancy and why. www.facebook.com/Urban.ST

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DESIGNER MAKE-UP GLADYS CHUNG With its string of designer collaborations in the past three months, it seems Lancome is on a fast and furious mission to be the most hip cosmetic brand around. Its latest paramour: American designer Jason Wu, who is known for his feminine frocks (right). The limited-edition

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NAILING IT Nicole by OPI, the more affordable line of OPI nail lacquers at $12.90 each, is now available here at selected Watsons stores, such as B2-06 Takashimaya Shopping Centre. The brand is best known for its collaboration with Justin Bieber in 2010 for a range of seven shades named

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STEPBYSTEP GLADYS CHUNG 1. Always wash new make-up brushes before using them. You do not know where they have been and there may be dust and dirt on them. 2. If you wear make-up every day, try to wash your brushes and sponges every night. If you do not have

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BIRTHDAY HUES To mark its 10th anniversary, Japanese cosmetics brand Majolica Majorca has created a pretty limited-edition eye and lip palette called The Little Humming Book 1 ($25.90, above). Inspired by a magical secret garden, the shimmery pink-and-green palette is the first of four editions that will be launched throughout

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NEW SCENTS N It has been 80 years since Coco Chanel first created her fine jewellery line, Bijoux de Diamants, in 1932. To mark its anniversary, the brand has launched a new fragrance, called 1932 (photo 1), under its premium Les Exclusifs De Chanel perfume collection ($230 for 75ml, from

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AFFORDABLE LUXE ROHAIZATUL AZHAR The sister line of American fashion label Carolina Herrera, known for its glamorous red-carpet frocks, will set up shop at L1-19 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands next month. Called CH Carolina Herrera, the store here will be the label’s first South-east Asian stand-alone boutique. The

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BOLD NECKS Pep up your outfit with bold statement necklaces from these two accessories labels: GThai accessories label EkThongprasert, known for its candy-coloured necklaces (right) made from silicone for an edgy twist on traditional jewellery, is available luxury online now available on luxury online portal Net-A-Porter (www.net-a-porter.com). Priced from £375

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NEW KICKS American sportswear label Puma has updated its popular Classic Suede shoes, which were launched in 1968. shoes, Called Future Suede, the new design is available in mid-cut low-cut and available in mid-cut or low-cut styles, and comes in five colour combinations. Priced at $99 for the low-cuts and

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SHOPPING FRENZY Here are some shopping deals to check out: G British menswear label T.M.Lewin is offering several promotions till the end of the month, or while stocks last. Its two-ply cotton shirts are going for $89.40 each (usual price $149) when you buy two or more pieces. Or, get

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GYM SPECIAL Want to lose the extra kilos gained during Chinese New Year? Check out this new fitness centre, The Mill Martin 38. Opened last month by Singapore bodybuilding champions, Ms Joan Liew and Mr Augustine Lee, the boutique gym specialises in tailoring workout programmes for individuals. It is offering

OBJECT OF DESIRE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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OBJECT OF DESIRE Can’t afford a car? Then go for Porsche Design’s Twinbag, the latest arm candy since the bag range was introduced in 1994. The subsidiary fashion label of the luxury car brand was founded in 1972. The bag is available in orange, beige and grey and features adjustable

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STREET SMART Home-grown women’s label Yumumu has released its largest collection to date for its spring/summer 2013 collection. Inspired by major international cities, the collection comprises 28 looks that feature geometric patterns and graphic prints of cityscapes and streets. Prices for the collection range from $149 for a top to

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ASK URBAN What are some versatile lip, eyeshadow and face palettes that are travel-friendly? GLADYS CHUNG ROHAIZATUL AZHAR Pretty all-in-one make-up palettes that will take you from day to night are easier to find than you think. You can start at Benefit counters. The American beauty brand often releases make-up

STYLE WATCH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STYLE WATCH JENNIFER LOPEZ, 43 ROHAIZATUL AZHAR HOT Wearing a Zuhair Murad lace gown at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards last month She may have been just a presenter at the awards show, but in this embroidered lace gown, JLo is a winner. What we love is that while

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getting intimate with BECKS David Beckham tells ROHAIZATUL AZHAR about his third bodywear collection for H&M ROHAIZATUL AZHAR rohai@sph.com.sg While the current professional buzz about British footballer David Beckham surrounds his joining the French football club, Paris-Saint Germain, he is also generating heat off the pitch in a new TV

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BECKHAM SCORES WITH STYLE LESLIE KAY LIM Long before he launched his line of bodywear with H&M, David Beckham was already making style waves. From his early days in the 1990s as a fresh-faced footballer to his current status as a global commercial force, the Briton has always made unconventional

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GRIN&BARE IT Red-carpet events are now wardrobe malfunctions galore. JOYCE CHUA assesses the damage in 10 recent cases JOYCE CHUA 1 Jennifer Lawrence, 22, at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan 27 This was the moment that launched a thousand screenshots. The Hunger Games star stunned many

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ONLY 35 OVER NEED APPLY A modelling agency here has started an arm that hires only older women as demand for more mature faces grows GLADYS CHUNG gladysc@sph.com.sg I n an industry where a 24-year-old faces retirement and a flawless face and a size 0 frame are pre-requisites, a modelling

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LOVE UNDER LOCK AND KEY Valentine’s Day may be over but you can still express your love with one of these symbolic tokens. reports LESLIE KAY LIM llim@sph.com.sg On various fences and bridges all over the world, couples have attached locks to railings and tossed the keys to represent the

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BEAUTY ON TOP Not just for schoolgirls, the humble headband is now a statement accessory. JOYCE CHUA reports JOYCE CHUA cjoyce@sph.com.sg The humble headband is now a bona fide accessory. It started making its comeback as early as 2007, thanks to the hit American TV series, Gossip Girl. It was

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MARY, PRINCESS OF PRINTS Although she is best known for her colourful prints, Greek designer Mary Katrantzou tells China Correspondent HO AI LI she prefers clean lines HO AI LI hoaili@sph.com.sg A few female reporters from Japan asked Greek designer Mary Katrantzou if they could take a photo of her

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THAT COVETED FRONT-ROW SEAT Designers get creative with runway design to fit more people in the front rows. reports BEE-SHYUAN CHANG THE NEW YORK TIMES Getting a front-row seat during New York Fashion Week offers attendees the chance to be photographed by the paparazzi before the show begins, to actually

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BEAUTY BLOGGERS BARGE BACKSTAGE Blog writers have ventured into the busy confines of the back of the house to report on the latest make-up trends, says MARISA MELTZER MARISA MELTZER THE NEW YORK TIMES I t has become commonplace to see fashion bloggers in the front row of runway shows,

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GET FIGHTING FIT A former boxer whips models into ideal shapes for runway shows. COURTNEY RUBIN reports reports COURTNEY RUBIN THE NEW YORK TIMES For models, former boxer Michael Olajide Jr. is the heavyweight of trainers the go-to guy for girls who have to get runway-ready in a hurry. For

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YVETTE KING JOYCE CHUA brush with broadcast journalism at Sydney’s The Royal Easter Show fair when she was seven convinced Ms Yvette King that she wanted to be on camera when she grew up. “My dad had me choose between a bag A full of sweets and playing make-believe as

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