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THE STRAITS TIMES. MICA (P) 094/11/2009 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 2010 A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 90 CENTS

Airlines resume most flights to Jakarta [ARTICLE]

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Airlines resume most flights to Jakarta Wind change blows ash away from city; experts say respite may be brief BY LESTER KOK lesterk@sph.com.sg MOST flights between Singapore and Jakarta were restored yesterday, a day after a massive volcanic ash cloud from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi forced more than a dozen cancellations.

More Singaporeans are too fat [ARTICLE]

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More Singaporeans are too fat BY CHONG ZI LIANG SINGAPOREANS are losing the battle of the bulge, with one in 10 or 10.8 per cent of the population being obese. This is up from 6.9 per cent in 2004, according to the latest National Health Survey. The findings of the

GUESS WHERE’S THIS NEW GREEN SPOT? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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GUESS WHERE’S THIS NEW GREEN SPOT? IT LOOKS like a garden, but it’s actually a giant floating structure on which are grown 18 wetland plant species. A huge “mangosteen” pavilion provides shelter for visitors. PRIME PAGE A4 ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

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LIVING IN PRESENTS Noel Gifts’ boss makes a fortune from gifting SUBSCRIBE Call 6388-3838 You’ll get a gift when you subscribe to The Straits Times LIFE! PAGE C4 RISING DEMAND Premium bus services double in number HOME, PAGE B7 HANGZHOU TO SHANGHAI Ho Ai Li rides China’s latest high speed

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Towards a greener car population [ARTICLE]

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Towards a greener car population WE SAY When it comes to cars on our roads, silver, gold and white may be the preferred colours. But when it comes to what will drive them in the future, one could well be looking at shades of green instead. EDITORIAL PAGE A20

Chimera research debate [ARTICLE]

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Chimera research debate COLUMNS Gabriel Seow finds some of the proposals in the Bioethics Advisory Committee’s recently released report on Human-Animal Combinations in Stem Cell Research permissive and deeply troubling. Kyle M. Loh and Bing Lim maintain that the creation of “humanised” chimeric animals such as hybridised laboratory mice with

Asia behind in solar race [ARTICLE]

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Asia behind in solar race The United States, South Africa and Germany are racing ahead on solar power, but Asia, despite its sunny climate, has yet to tap solar energy, says Michael Richardson. REVIEW PAGE A22

Not just about profit [ARTICLE]

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Not just about profit OUR READER SAYS Instead of benchmarking our success in growing biomedical sciences using the volatile profit from pharmaceutical dollars alone, we should focus on how our research translates into better care and improved diagnostics, says Allen Yeoh. FORUM PAGE A23

ONLINE BLOGS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ONLINE BLOGS www.straitstimes.com Deepika Shetty finds out why the cellphone is an essential survival tool in India.

Give principals more time to sink roots [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Give principals more time to sink roots Rotations bring fresh perspectives, but longer terms build community BY JANE NG janeng@sph.com.sg A FEW years ago, I bumped into the former principal of my alma mater St Nicholas Girls’ School, Mrs Hwang-Lee Poh See. Instinctively, I greeted her: “Xiao zhang!” (Principal in

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More recourse for older workers who want to stay on [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More recourse for older workers who want to stay on New re-employment law could include avenues for dispute-resolution BY KOR KIAN BENG kianbeng@sph.com.sg A NEW law which requires bosses to offer re-employment to workers who reach retirement age could include provisions for resolving disputes that arise during the process, Manpower

Single-seat constituency or GRC, Teo Ser Luck is ready for battle [ARTICLE]

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Single-seat constituency or GRC, Teo Ser Luck is ready for battle BY JEREMY AU YONG THE battle for votes is not fought in the period just before an election, but begins right after an MP gets voted in, said Mr Teo Ser Luck yesterday. He made the point at the

Time to add ‘blue’ to a green S’pore, says PM [ARTICLE]

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Time to add ‘blue’ to a green S’pore, says PM New Sengkang wetland part of ongoing effort to beautify water bodies BY KOR KIAN BENG kianbeng@sph.com.sg WHENEVER Punggol Central resident Tini Norahmad, 28, wants to let her two boys, aged three and one, enjoy the calming effect of water, she

6.39 PM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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6.39 PM BY JOYCE FANG PHOTOJOURNALIST It’s that golden time of the day when things start to wind down, people head home, and friends and family start getting together. Straits Times photographers show their take on that moment in the Prime pages every Monday entitled 6.39pm. A line of cherry

A380 blowout: Search focuses on missing turbine piece [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A380 blowout: Search focuses on missing turbine piece Australian investigators ask Batam residents for help in finding it ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY: Australian investigators probing a Qantas A380 engine explosion over Batam yesterday focused their search on a missing piece of turbine from the Rolls-Royce engine. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau,

Ash heads towards Jakarta as Merapi gets more explosive [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ash heads towards Jakarta as Merapi gets more explosive BY WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT JAKARTA: Volcanic ash from Mount Merapi is heading in the direction of Jakarta, which has so far been spared the worst since the volcano erupted on Oct 26. Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency yesterday detected

Michelle Obama dances her way into Indians’ hearts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Michelle Obama dances her way into Indians’ hearts BY NIRMALA GANAPATHY INDIA CORRESPONDENT NEW DELHI: While her husband is busy strengthening economic ties with India, Mrs Michelle Obama is turning on the charm and literally dancing her way into people’s hearts. Sharing snippets of her modest upbringing and encouraging young

India ‘has key stake in stable Pakistan’ [ARTICLE]

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India ‘has key stake in stable Pakistan’ US will help, but India must build ties: Obama BY RAVI VELLOOR SOUTH ASIA BUREAU CHIEF velloor@sph.com.sg NEW DELHI: India has the biggest stake in a stable and successful Pakistan and the United States stands ready to help improve ties between them, US

Myanmar holds poll but ‘vote scripted’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Myanmar holds poll but ‘vote scripted’ Army-backed parties assured an easy win REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE YANGON: Myanmar held its first election in 20 years yesterday under tight security, a scripted vote that assures army-backed parties an easy win but brings a hint of parliamentary politics to one of

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China’s rail expansion is on the fast track [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China’s rail expansion is on the fast track Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed rail is step forward for Beijing’s ambitious transport plans BY HO AI LI CHINA CORRESPONDENT hoaili@sph.com.sg HANGZHOU: Retiree Chen Hong was pondering taking a weekend break when he heard about the new express train service that links his home in

Ticket to ride: On the fast train to Shanghai [ARTICLE]

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Ticket to ride: On the fast train to Shanghai HO AI LI I LEFT my Beijing home for the airport at 6am two weeks ago. I had a train to catch in Hangzhou. It was not just any old train, but the latest locomotive to grab headlines in rail-crazy China.

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

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE Alcohol ‘more lethal’ than heroin, cocaine Possible cancer-buster in our bodies? MOST COMMENTED ON Clinton to Cambodia: Strike balance with Beijing. Says WongHoongHooi: “If that was China or Iran telling another country to balance its ties by not

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Diesel shortage intensifies in China [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Diesel shortage intensifies in China Blackouts as way to save energy result in firms resorting to diesel generators REUTERS XINHUA BEIJING: Forced power failures aimed at meeting China’s ener-gy-saving goals have led to “unprecedented” diesel shortages, as companies buy diesel generators to keep operating, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday. In

Tokyo’s foreign policies under fire in latest polls [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo’s foreign policies under fire in latest polls Japanese unhappy as Chinese trawler captain freed, Russian leader visits disputed isles REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE YOKOHAMA: Support for Japan’s government sank to around 33 per cent in a Kyodo news agency poll released yesterday, down almost 15 percentage points from a poll

China may raise pollution standards [ARTICLE]

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China may raise pollution standards RARE EARTH INDUSTRY REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BEIJING: China’s industry ministry is considering regulations to tighten pollution standards for rare earth producers, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, a move the country’s top firm said might further raise export prices. Mr Yang Wanxi, a government adviser involved

Election flawed but offers hope [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Election flawed but offers hope Myanmar’s military to stay in control, but with a multi-party Parliament NEWS ANALYSIS BY NIRMAL GHOSH THAILAND CORRESPONDENT nirmal@sph.com.sg BANGKOK: Myanmar’s election yesterday was deeply flawed and is certain to leave the country under the shadow of its powerful military, with key conflicts with armed

Cold snap hits Thai north [ARTICLE]

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Cold snap hits Thai north THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK BERNAMA ASSOCIATED PRESS CHIANG MAI: A cold snap in northern Thailand has killed at least two people, prompting the government to declare dozens of districts in three provinces as disaster zones. Temperatures have been plunging to 10 deg C in Chiang

Twitter taking Indonesia by storm [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Twitter taking Indonesia by storm Users share views on politics, social issues and monitor breaking news BY LYNN LEE INDONESIA BUREAU CHIEF lynnlee@sph.com.sg JAKARTA: In real life, he comes across as personable, but in the online world, Indonesia’s Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring is something of a pariah. Last

Barisan Nasional back in business: Muhyiddin [ARTICLE]

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Barisan Nasional back in business: Muhyiddin BERNAMA THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional is “back in business”, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday, as the ruling coalition continued to revel in two by-election victories. The surprise gains it made at the Batu Sapi and Galas polls last

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All fitted out for the Asian Games [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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All fitted out for the Asian Games Event is 3rd blockbuster project after Olympics and World Expo to showcase China’s rise BY LING CHANG HONG ASSISTANT FOREIGN EDITOR lingch@sph.com.sg ASSOCIATED PRESS WHEN super-typhoon Megi threatened to hit Guangdong late last month after wreaking havoc in the Philippines and Taiwan, it

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German protests over nuclear waste shipment [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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German protests over nuclear waste shipment ASSOCIATED PRESS DANNENBERG (Germany): Protesters delayed a train hauling nuclear waste to a storage site in northern Germany yesterday, abseiling off a 75m-high bridge to dangle over it and blocking the tracks, police said. As two activists hung from the bridge near the town

US to beef up military presence across Asia [ARTICLE]

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US to beef up military presence across Asia Likely deeper ties with Australia but no new bases in region: Gates AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS MELBOURNE: The US military plans to bolster its presence across Asia and is looking at an expansion of ties with Australia’s armed forces, Defence Secretary Robert Gates

Iran fears backlash over price hikes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Iran fears backlash over price hikes Government cuts food and fuel subsidies while sanctions bite ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI: The most potent challenge to Iran’s ruling system may not be international sanctions or home-grown political opposition, but something as simple as a shopping list. When Ms Sanaz, a 47-year-old Teheran mother,

Judge orders cleric’s arrest [ARTICLE]

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Judge orders cleric’s arrest YEMEN TERROR CONNECTION NEW YORK TIMES ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT: A Yemeni judge last Saturday ordered the “forcible arrest” of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Ameri-can-born cleric who is believed to play an important role in the regional branch of Al-Qaeda. Awlaki, who is thought to be hiding among

Drones on Al-Qaeda trail [ARTICLE]

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Drones on Al-Qaeda trail WASHINGTON POST AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE WASHINGTON: For the first time in years, the US has deployed Predator drones to hunt for Al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. But it has not fired missiles from the unmanned aircraft, because it lacks solid intelligence on the insurgents’ whereabouts, senior US officials

Interpol’s alert on spotting bombs [ARTICLE]

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Interpol’s alert on spotting bombs AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LYON (France): Interpol has issued an alert to help security forces spot disguised bombs of the kind Al-Qaeda sent last week from Yemen. The “Orange Notice” issued last Saturday has photographs and technical details of the latest bombs, which were found at airports

Tuna craze helps feed black market [ARTICLE]

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Tuna craze helps feed black market Probe finds some officials turned blind eye to overfishing AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE WASHINGTON: The craze for sushi has fuelled a black market in tuna worth billions of dollars, despite fears for the survival of the species, an investigation has found. A seven-month probe by the

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Towards a greener car population [ARTICLE]

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Towards a greener car population WHEN it comes to cars on our roads, silver, gold and white may be the preferred colours. But when it comes to what will drive them in the future, one could well be looking at shades of green instead. Indeed, the importance of eco-friendly vehicles

Of engines and safety in aviation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Of engines and safety in aviation BY JOHN MCBETH SENIOR WRITER thane.cawdor@gmail.com EVEN if some of us enjoy flying, we all have a moment of apprehension at some point during a flight. There is always that strange feeling that somehow it is against the laws of nature to be up

SGX and ASX: A marriage in the making? [ARTICLE]

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SGX and ASX: A marriage in the making? BY YEO WEE YONG The writer is the assistant dean of the bachelor of business administration programme and a senior lecturer in finance at the National University of Singapore Business School. THE recent announcement of the possible marriage between the Singapore Exchange

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Surge in solar energy projects worldwide [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Surge in solar energy projects worldwide BY MICHAEL RICHARDSON The writer is a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. IN THE remote deserts of the United States, a clean energy boom is under way with potentially farreaching implications for the way electricity is generated in

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FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1 MR LAREMY LEE: Don’t blame just motorcyclists 2 MR DANIEL TAN: Many drivers don’t check their blind spots 3 MR MIKE CHUA: Privacy concern at lift passageway 4 MR KOON WAI LEONG: Consider open design contest for natural history museum 5 MS CAMY

Avoid culture clash by taking middle path [ARTICLE]

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Avoid culture clash by taking middle path Irwan Jamil I FULLY agree with Senior Minister S. Jayakumar that the only way to discredit false teachings is for the Muslim community leaders to speak out against them, as Singapore’s have done (“S’pore still under threat from terror groups: Jaya”; Oct 30).

Don’t measure success in just pharma dollars [ARTICLE]

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Don’t measure success in just pharma dollars BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH Associate Professor Allen Yeoh I COMPLETELY agree with senior correspondent Chang Ai-Lien’s commentary (“Betting on the volatile biomedical industry”; Oct 26). To succeed in growing biomedical sciences, Singapore must continue to strengthen and develop the strong foundations for research and development

Offer simple solution to data-roaming woes [ARTICLE]

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Offer simple solution to data-roaming woes Nelson Quah SINGTEL’S reply (“Sign out of smartphone apps before travel”; last Thursday) implies that even if the data roaming setting on the smartphones has been set to “off”, it could still be overridden by some social networking and instant messaging applications, and cause

Quick cash loophole: SingTel replies [ARTICLE]

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Quick cash loophole: SingTel replies Dylan Tan Corporate Communications Manager SingTel WE THANK Madam Helen Tan for her letter (“Quick cash loophole”; Oct 23). Her son visited a SingTel authorised dealer to purchase a mobile phone with a two-year contract. After verifying that he was over the minimum age of

Merlion drawing a good crowd [ARTICLE]

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Merlion drawing a good crowd Chew Tiong Heng Executive Director Destination Experience Singapore Tourism Board WE THANK Mr Jaren Chan for his suggestion that we relocate the Merlion (“Merlion losing out”; Oct 30). We certainly agree with Mr Chan that the Merlion is a popular icon and a must-see attraction.

Tackle the lack of emotional connection [ARTICLE]

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Tackle the lack of emotional connection Gerald Tan I AGREE with Mr Benjamin Chiang’s views on why Singapore is worth defending (“Old lance corporal’s take on what we are fighting for”; last Thursday). Mr Chiang rightly pointed out that the Singapore system is a success. It is true also that

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Hopping on to better jobs Turnover rate on the rise as economy recovers BY AMANDA TAN, ELIZABETH SOH tamanda@sph.com.sg, esoh@sph.com.sg TWELVE years into his working life, investment banker Jeremy Lui had switched jobs four times, working at five banks. In March, he was on the move again, after being offered

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

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE Four charged with murder NSF admits to sex with minor YOUR SAY One in 10 Singaporeans or 10.8 per cent of the population is obese, up from 6.9 per cent in 2004, according to the latest findings of

Lift upgrades for more Potong Pasir blocks [ARTICLE]

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Lift upgrades for more Potong Pasir blocks Announcement comes a week after similar one for Hougang BY TEO WAN GEK wangekt@sph.com.sg A SECOND batch of Housing Board blocks in opposition-held Potong Pasir and Hougang has been identified for lift upgrading, with the announcements coming within a week of each other.

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Christmas cards for Taiwan Four cyclists from Singapore will traverse 1,300km to bring Christmas cheer to Taiwanese hit by Typhoon Megi. The four (from left) Ms Siow Lee Khoon, 43; Mr Lee Yok Leun, 76; Mr Wee Lian Seng, 62; and Mr Loh Yoon Siong, 54 are members of the

‘Fibre-ready’ homes face up to 3-month wait [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Fibre-ready’ homes face up to 3-month wait Cables not operational until IDA does quality audit; most homes need to wait only one month NEXT-GENERATION BROADBAND SERVICES BY IRENE THAM itham@sph.com.sg THE majority of homes already wired with fibre broadband cables will have to wait about one to three months to

Top award for PUB boss [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Top award for PUB boss President S R Nathan presented this year’s top National Day award the Distinguished Service Order to PUB chairman Tan Gee Paw (above) at the National University of Singapore’s University Cultural Centre yesterday. Mr Tan, 66, was honoured for his contribution to achieving the long-term water

Carving out a space for the non-religious here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Carving out a space for the non-religious here Atheists, agnostics getting more active, with one group gazetted last month BY YEN FENG zengyan@sph.com.sg THE last two years have seen religious and community leaders calling for the protection of Singapore’s secular space. Now, adding to that voice is a small but

Winning dustbin [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Winning dustbin Design-A-Bin contest winner Tess Moh, 22, posing with her entry beside actor Edmund Chen, who is also the National Environment Agency’s Cleanliness Ambassador. The contest was part of the Clean and Green Singapore 2011 Carnival. ST PHOTO: NURIA LING

Jurong hawker centre tops in Singapore [ARTICLE]

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Jurong hawker centre tops in Singapore Singapore’s food centres are unique and should be preserved, says minister BY JALELAH ABU BAKER jalmsab@sph.com.sg WHEN she was 38 years old and about to make a fresh start in life, Ms Jeannie Hong pestered a visiting uncle for his oyster pancake recipe. The

More premium buses plying the roads [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More premium buses plying the roads Number of services double but operators face shortage of drivers for new routes BY MARIA ALMENOAR mariaa@sph.com.sg PREMIUM bus services have doubled in number in the last two years, reflecting a rising demand for them. In early 2008, 42 services were on the road,

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Raise a nation of heritage guardians Fire up the young and inspire students with the right incentives SOAPBOX BY EISEN TEO eisenteo@sph.com.sg REAL ownership of heritage, and the promotion of it, cannot be instituted so much as inspired. It has to start when people are young we are talking pre-adoles-cent

Ensuring safety on school trips [ARTICLE]

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Ensuring safety on school trips The Ministry of Education recently put in place measures to ensure that overseas trips are safer for students. What could go wrong during a school trip, and how should everyone involved prepare for and handle it? YouthInk writers weigh in. MY LIFE Make safety your

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Best answers get top billing Leading retailer Best Denki steps up marketing drive on SPH’smultimediaplatformstospreadmessagethatit knows best about home appliances BY LEONG PHEI PHEI DOYOUknowwhat’sthebesttemperature for your computer to perform at its peak? Or at what temperature you should be baking your muffins? Home appliances retailer Best Denki, which turned

More courses at private school Kaplan Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More courses at private school Kaplan Singapore THOSE who enrol in private school Kaplan Singapore will have more courses to choose from next year. This is the result of a partnership between Kaplan Singapore and Murdoch University. To be introduced in phases, the new programmes include communication, hospitality and education

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Drink up Marigold HL Plant Sterols Plus Milk is the first and only pasteurised milk enriched with plant sterols. Plant sterols have been shown to lower blood cholesterol. Retailing at $3.25 per 1-litre pack at supermarkets.

Market talk [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Market talk The 3rd my paper Executive Series Seminar will be held on Nov 13 on Market Wisdom: On the Pulse of the Future. The three-hour talk at SPH News Centre is organised by my paper and HSBC Insurance. Register at http://pbp.sph.com.sg/ mpexec by Wednesday.

Herbs sale [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Herbs sale Selected quality grades of raw Cordyceps and Ginseng are on offer at Eu Yan Sang shops from now till Nov 30. These herbs can be used to brew herbal tonics and soup.

Online banking [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Online banking The first 3,000 customers who open an iSAVvy Savings Plus account with Maybank will enjoy bonus interest at a promotional rateof2percent on top of the convenienceof banking online. Visit www.maybank2u.com.sg to sign up now. Terms and conditions apply.

Weekend bargains [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Weekend bargains Retailers in AMK Hub have lined up round-the-clock offers like 90 cents nasi lemak and $39 DVD players this weekend. Spend a minimum of $50 and you can participate in an instant draw to win NTUC vouchers and other prizes.

Good dunan [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Good dunan Goodwood’s homemade durian icecream is made with D24 durian. Available from now till Jan 7,2011 aspartofthehotel’sannualdurian fiesta, it is available in 16oz takeaways at $14.80 each or $6.50 per scoop at Coffee Lounge and L’Espresso.

Investing in the bonds market [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Investing in the bonds market TH E growth potential of emerging markets such as China and Russia is vast and they are fast maturing as key players in the global economy and financial markets. It is against this backdrop that the LionGlobal Emerging Markets Bond Fund was launched. Mrs Toh

Air France voted best European airline [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Air France voted best European airline AIR France has been voted as the Best European Airline at the 21st TTG Travel Awards 2010 held in Bangkok recently. The annual award presented by TTG Publishing recognises and honours the best in Asia Pacific’s travel industry. The Best European Airline is given

Fairmont Hotel now serves halal food [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fairmont Hotel now serves halal food THE former Plaza Market CaféatFairmontSingapore has been rebranded as the Asian Market Café offering authentic Asian food. In line with this rebranding exercise, Asian Market Café now offers halal food. It joins a small group of restaurants in five-star hotels in Singapore that serves

Road run for women in red [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Road run for women in red Great Eastern chairman Fang Ai Lian (above) flagging off some 12,000 women who took part in the annual Great Eastern 10K run on Oct 31. Mr Tan Hak Leh, chief executive officer of Great Eastern Singapore, says: “The run is a great platform to

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REDS RULE AT HOME [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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REDS RULE AT HOME Torres scores twice to lift Liverpool into the top 10 in EPL standings Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0 BY RICHARD JOLLY stsports@sph.com.sg LIVERPOOL: When Liverpool spent the best part of a month in the Premier League’s relegation zone, Roy Hodgson’s reign seemed likely to be remembered as

Wenger’s weekend gets worse [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wenger’s weekend gets worse Arsenal 0 Newcastle United 1 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON: On both the personal and the professional fronts, it is doubtful if Arsene Wenger would have had a more depressing weekend. On Saturday, a British tabloid announced to the world that he has a “secret girlfriend” in Paris.

Manager’s ‘lover’ wants him in France [ARTICLE]

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Manager’s ‘lover’ wants him in France LONDON: The “secret lover” of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has allegedly pleaded with him to quit Britain so that they can spend more time together in France. According to British newspaper Daily Express, 39-year-old rap singer Sonia Tatar told friends that she was “sick

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YOUNG LIONS HOLD QATAR [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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YOUNG LIONS HOLD QATAR Solid defensive show earns them a point against 2006 winners BY FABIUS CHEN fabiusc@sph.com.sg THE Singapore Under-23s got their Asian Games campaign off to an impressive start, as they held Qatar to a 0-0 draw in Guangzhou last night. The Young Lions had gone into the

Japan take on hosts as two Koreas clash [ARTICLE]

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Japan take on hosts as two Koreas clash AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE XINHUA GUANGZHOU: The Asian Games football competition will kick into high gear today when hosts China take on powerhouses Japan in Group A, and arch-rivals North Korea and South Korea clash in Group C. The China-Japan encounter is expected to

HER WILL TO KEEP GOING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HER WILL TO KEEP GOING Uncle who died in biathlon remains sprinter Choo’s main motivation The countdown to the Asian Games continues, and the spotlight today falls on sprinter Amanda Choo, who has had to overcome the death of an uncle and her teammates quitting the sport in recent years.

F1 RACE GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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F1 RACE GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE Drivers’ championship to be decided in Abu Dhabi after Red Bull’s one-two BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX SAO PAULO: They may not be friends off the track, but Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were united in their dominance of the Brazilian Grand Prix this morning.

Any Humour back smilling in Barker [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Any Humour back smilling in Barker HORSE RACING written by Michael Lee FORGOTTEN giant Any Humour made an unexpected return to form by springing an upset in yesterday's $350,000 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy, his second Group success after winning the Group 3 Chairman's Trophy last year. The Danewin seven-year-old,

Gunmen target Button [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gunmen target Button REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO: Formula One world champion Jenson Button yesterday said the attempted attack by armed men on his car as he left the Brazilian Grand Prix was a “pretty scary situation”. The Briton, who escaped unhurt, was in traffic outside the Interlagos circuit on

Fast and furious [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fast and furious With his unique 203mm-wide front tyres on his Honda Civic, dragster Wong Soon Leong (left), 32, roared down a 200m track at the Formula One Pit Building to win the drag-car racing two-wheel drive Open category title at the inaugural Mettle Games yesterday. Apart from the drag

MOLINARI WINS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MOLINARI WINS Italian just holds off world No. 1 Westwood to win second career title ASSOCIATED PRESS SHANGHAI: Francesco Molinari outlasted Lee Westwood in a spirited duel yesterday to record a one-shot victory in the HSBC Champions tournament, his first World Golf Championship. The Italian closed with a five-under 67

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Aussies halt poor run [ARTICLE]

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Aussies halt poor run AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BRISBANE: Australia avoided an unwanted cricket record as they cruised to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third and final one-day international at the Gabba ground yesterday. Staring at a record eighth straight international defeat, the Australians skittled Sri Lanka for

Blame shocks Zenyatta [ARTICLE]

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Blame shocks Zenyatta REUTERS LOUISVILLE: Blame defeated the previously unbeaten Zenyatta in a breathtaking finish to win Saturday’s US$5 million (S$6.4 million) Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs and deny the champion mare a fairy-tale win in possibly her last race.

Ivanovic maintains revival [ARTICLE]

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Ivanovic maintains revival AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NUSA DUA (Indonesia) Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic defeated Alisa Kleybanova 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) yesterday to complete her turnaround season with a trophy at tennis’ Bali Tournament of Champions. Nine months after sinking to a lowly 65th ranking after a two-year lull following 2008 Grand Slam success

4 weeks to race day: Mind matters [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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4 weeks to race day: Mind matters ARUNNER’S DIARY ST/100PLUS SWEET 16 MARATHON PLAN BY JEANETTE WANG jwang@sph.com.sg The writer is the associate editor of Shape, Singapore’s premier health, fitness, wellness and nutrition magazine for women I CAN do it. It’s all up to me. Focus on your breathing. Be

HOLDERS TOPPLED [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOLDERS TOPPLED Touring team Penguins upset 3-time defending champions Vipers 19-14 BY ROYSTON SIM roysim@sph.com.sg TOURNAMENT newcomers HSBC Penguins pulled off a stunning victory to unseat defending champions SA Vipers 19-14 and clinch the Ablitt Cup yesterday. The thrilling see-saw encounter provided a fitting finale for the Singapore Cricket Club

Scorecard [ARTICLE]

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Scorecard Badminton French Super Series In Paris, finals: Men’s singles: Taufik Hidayat (Ina) bt Joachim Persson (Den) 21-16 21-11. Women’s singles: Wang Yihan (Chn) bt Li Xuerui (Chn) 21-13 21-9. Cricket 1st Test In Ahmedabad, 4th day: India 487 82-6 (C. Martin 5-25). New Zealand 458 (Overnight 331-5: J. Ryder

Next 72 hours [ARTICLE]

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Next 72 hours Today Basketball NBA: Minnesota v Houston (Live, StarHub Ch202, 8am). Football Asian Games Men’s prelims Gp C: South Korea v North Korea (4pm). Gp A: China v Japan (7pm) Live, StarHub Ch201. Gp B: Iran v Turkmenistan (Live, Ch222, 6.55pm). Spanish Primera Liga: Sevilla v Valencia (Live,

Netting another win [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Netting another win REUTERS MIAMI: (From left) LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat chatting during a break in their 101-89 National Basketball Association win against the New Jersey Nets on Saturday. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

"Maybe a bit of anxiety." [ARTICLE]

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"Maybe a bit of anxiety." Alex Ferguson, on the latest setback in Owen Hargreaves’ injury-hit career

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POINT FOR S’PORE Singapore football team hold Qatar to draw in Asian Games match. B11 BUTTON NOT HARMED Jenson Button escapes unhurt after an armed attack on his car. B12 PENGUINS TOP HSBC Penguins triumph at SCC International Rugby Sevens. B14

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ITALIAN TRIUMPHS Francesco Molinari of Italy wins the HSBC Champions golf tournament. B13

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S’pore stocks primed for further gains [ARTICLE]

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S’pore stocks primed for further gains Traders optimistic due to positive US job data, Fed’s bond-buying plan MARKETS INSIGHT BY GOH ENG YEOW SENIOR CORRESPONDENT engyeow@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’S stock market appears to be primed for further gains this week. As traders return to their desks after the long Deepavali weekend, they

MARKET SUMMARY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MARKET SUMMARY Currencies Oct 4 CHNG YR 2010 CLOSE FR Oct 3 S$ LOW S$ HIGH US$ 1.2838 +0.28 1.*****.2838@ Euro 1.8241 -0.93 2.0153 1.6886 2.0765 -0.41 2.2831 2.0003 A$ 1.2952 -0.80 1.2960 1.1515 Yen* 1.5859 +0.66 1.6107 1.4467 Rupiah* 0.***** +0.14 0.*****0.***** Where S$ stands Oct 4 CHNG YR

UNIT TRUSTS & FUNDS [ARTICLE]

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UNIT TRUSTS FUNDS A unit trust or investment-linked insurance policy qualifies for inclusion under the CPF Investment Scheme if it has: a three-year track record, top quartile performance, a sales charge not exceeding 3 per cent and an expense ratio that is lower than the median of existing funds in

Top Movers (Warrants) [ARTICLE]

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Top Movers (Stocks) [ARTICLE]

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Betting on the local market [ARTICLE]

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Betting on the local market WARRANT WATCH GOH ENG YEOW PROSPECTS for a year-end stock market rally have brightened considerably, as the American central bank pumps more money into the financial system as part of its efforts to restore the troubled US economy back to health. What the Federal Reserve

Rift emerges between US, other nations [ARTICLE]

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Rift emerges between US, other nations Differences over trade deficit limits and US monetary policies APEC FORUM NEW YORK TIMES ASSOCIATED PRESS KYOTO: The United States remained at odds on Saturday with other leading economic powers, which continue to resist the US push to set limits on trade deficits and

Japan agrees to join talks on Pacific free trade area [ARTICLE]

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Japan agrees to join talks on Pacific free trade area BLOOMBERG ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO: Japan’s Cabinet agreed yesterday to talks with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), edging the country closer to participation in the United States-supported free trade group a week before Prime Minister Naoto Kan chairs the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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US trade gap likely narrowed in Sept [ARTICLE]

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US trade gap likely narrowed in Sept Economists also see consumer confidence rising BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit probably narrowed in September as a weaker dollar boosted the country’s exports, economists said ahead of a report this week. The gap shrank to US$45 billion (S$58 billion) from US$46.3 billion

One-stop personal finance portal [ARTICLE]

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One-stop personal finance portal BY CHERYL LIM TRYING to find the best way to invest his money was the spark that prompted Mr Giora Kanner to start the personal finance portal MoneyLine.sg. Tired of going through several different websites to find out about the various financial products available, he decided

Fed’s easing may trigger takeover frenzy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fed’s easing may trigger takeover frenzy While US central bank move greeted calmly in the region, real action may be yet to come C A I JIN BY GOH ENG YEOW SENIOR CORRESPONDENT engyeow@sph.com.sg MARKETS around the region were relatively unexcited when the United States central bank last week announced

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DBS Private Bank [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DBS Private Bank Chan Kwee Him: Appointed DBS Private Bank’s country head of Indonesia. Mr Chan (below) was most recently at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has also worked at Citi Private Bank and UBS. Mr Chan who has 30 years of banking experience will report to Ms Tan

Noble Group [ARTICLE]

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Noble Group Tobias Brown: Resigned as executive chairman and director by mutual agreement last Tuesday. Noble said since Mr Brown’s appointment in September, “the practical realities of running Noble with both an executive chairman and a CEO are not compatible with the optimal operations of the group”. For the time

Jardine Matheson [ARTICLE]

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Jardine Matheson Adrian Teng: Will be appointed group treasurer from Dec 1. Mr Teng will join the firm from Alvarez Marsal, where he has been a senior director in the financial industry advisory services division in London for the past two years. Prior to that, he worked with ABN Amro

Banyan Tree [ARTICLE]

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Banyan Tree Arthur Kiong: Appointed managing director of hotel operations (Asia-Pacific) and senior vice-president of group marketing services. Mr Kiong will be in charge of hotel operations for Banyan Tree and Angsana-brand hotels in the Asia-Pacific region. Bernold Schroeder: Appointed managing director of hotel operations and senior vice-president for business

Bigger bonuses on their minds [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bigger bonuses on their minds 69% of finance workers in S’pore expecting more this year: Survey WORKING LIFE BY DHEVARAJAN DEVADAS ddheva@sph.com.sg WITH the economy powering its way out of recession, finance sector employees are starting to think about their year-end bonuses, and there is only one direction they reckon

Stanchart regional CEO now a S’pore citizen [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stanchart regional CEO now a S’pore citizen HARSHA JETHNANI BRITISH bank Standard Chartered’s top man in Singapore, Mr Ray Ferguson (right), is now a Singapore citizen. The 47-year-old, who is the lender’s regional chief executive officer (CEO) for Singapore and South-east Asia, took up Singaporean citizenship late last month along

En bloc market still active [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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En bloc market still active Eight collective sales sealed since cooling measures on Aug 30 PROPERTY WATCH BY ESTHER TEO esthert@sph.com.sg THE measures to cool the property boom have taken some of the heat out of the en bloc market but there is still plenty of interest, say industry experts.

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

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE DBS private banking head’s big, bold plans Luxury home market sees good sales MOST COMMENTED ON Give due process a chance: Aussie PM. Says onlyone2one: “It is a form of self-serving influence akin to heavily regressive tax, benefiting

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Boring to be normal [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boring to be normal The Flaming Lips want to put on a ridiculous show on Thursday, so keep your fingers crossed 8QUESTIONSWITH...The Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne boon chan media correspondent bchan@sph.com.sg Each time The Flaming Lips go into a recording studio, they hope for an accident to happen. The American

Her wrinkles, her asset [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Her wrinkles, her asset Actress Sharon Stone is proud of looking her age and says she would never consider plastic surgery john lui johnlui@sph.com.sg Sharon Stone, at age 52, is, in the words of one member of the audience in Singapore last Saturday, a “bada**” someone who has gained a

Up the mountain in a miniskirt [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Up the mountain in a miniskirt Bloomberg Tokyo Forget the ice axe and expensive climbing boots. The mode du jour for today’s female mountain hikers in Japan is a miniskirt and leggings. The North Face, a maker of Gore-Tex waterproof jackets, and Alpine Tour Service are targeting “yama girls”, or

Give and receive [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Give and receive the monday interview with Alfred Wong Having survived bad times through friends’ help, Noel’s boss is only too happy to assist those in need akshita nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg Mr Alfred Wong may run a multi-million-dollar gift hamper company but he is no stranger to hard times. The founder

Mel B is scared silly [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mel B is scared silly Ex-Spice Girl Melanie Brown exposes her family life to viewers in her reality TV series eddino abdul hadi dinohadi@sph.com.sg It seems that Melanie Brown is no intimidating Scary Spice when it comes to her own feisty family. Brown, aka Mel B, may be a Spice

A chorus of emotion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A chorus of emotion reviewconcert THE CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA Esplanade Concert Hall/Last Friday cyril wong Cyril Wong is the author of Let Me Tell You Something About That Night. Known affectionately back home as Grupo Vocal Desandann, the Creole Choir of Cuba is one explosive choral group that is

Go ahead quote me [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Go ahead quote me ‘I was naked a lot in the movie. I was naked in more of it than was even in the final cut. A director’s cut? I don’t even know how that would be rated’ Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (right) on stripping for his new film, Love And

Pens down, pans out [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pens down, pans out Within 30 minutes, LifeStyle food writers proved they can cook as well as they lin wenjian wenjian@sph.com.sg Sunday Times food writers Wong Ah Yoke, Tan Hsueh Yun and Thng Lay Teen proved that they are culinary experts in front of the computer as well as at

Spider-Man musical hit by more delays [ARTICLE]

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Spider-Man musical hit by more delays Bloomberg New York Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which at US$60 million (S$77 million) and counting is the most expensive Broadway musical ever and one of the most delayed, will put off its first preview by two weeks and its opening night by three.

Almost perfect blend of East meets West [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Almost perfect blend of East meets West reviewconcert SILK ROAD ODYSSEY Singapore Chinese Orchestra Esplanade Concert Hall/Last Saturday chang tou liang At the closing gala of the Singapore Sun Festival, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) led by Yeh Tsung performed a typically East-meets-West programme. Bartok’s Romanian Dances opened on a

Twice is nice [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Twice is nice There were hits and misses but ReDoubled’s restaging goes some way to build up the local dance scene reviewdance REDOUBLED Singapore Dance Theatre National Museum Gallery Theatre/Last Friday tara tan stlife@sph.com.sg It is not often that the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) performs in the intimate National Museum

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China firm buys stake in MGM? [ARTICLE]

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China firm buys stake in MGM? Bloomberg Beijing A Chinese company is interested in buying a stake in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the storied Hollywood studio that controls the James Bond films, after the United States company issues new shares as part of a plan to emerge from bankruptcy, Beijing News reported.

Lil Wayne tastes freedom [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lil Wayne tastes freedom Associated Press New Orleans Lil Wayne on Friday night turned up courtside in red baseball cap and long dreadlocks (right) to watch the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets edge the Miami Heat 96-93, a day after his release from a New York City jail. The Grammy award-winning

HOT BOD LIN: To screams from a packed stadium, singer JJ. Lin shows off his muscled torso in his concert while performing at the Xinhua Road Sports Center in Wuhan. China, on Saturday. The 29-year-old Singapore singer is on his "I Am" world tour in China. [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOT BOD LIN: To screams from a packed stadium, singer JJ. Lin shows off his muscled torso in his concert while performing at the Xinhua Road Sports Center in Wuhan. China, on Saturday. The 29-year-old Singapore singer is on his "I Am" world tour in China. PHOTO: XINHUA

Technician’s error caused film set blast [ARTICLE]

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Technician’s error caused film set blast Beijing The film set accident in Shanghai which landed actress-singer Selina Jen in hospital with severe burns was caused by an explosives technician’s mistake, said the production team of the drama she had been shooting. The team behind the Hunan TV drama, I Have

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Events Diary

COACHING: A LEADERSHIP SKILL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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COACHING: A LEADERSHIP SKILL NOV 20 Knowing how and when to coach is a skill that benefits both the participant and the organisation. For details, contact Eduquest International on 6338-7151, e-mail tien@eduquest.com. sg or visit www.EduquestGlobal.com

HOW TO BUILD A STRONG BRAND [ARTICLE]

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HOW TO BUILD A STRONG BRAND NOV 22 23 This is for non-marketers who want to understand the science behind brand building. Fee: $490. Call Impress Training on 6401-3238 or e-mail mail@ impresstraining.com for details.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM: ASPIRING WOMEN. INSPIRING LEADERS [ARTICLE]

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM: ASPIRING WOMEN. INSPIRING LEADERS NOV 23 24 The two-day conference will highlight effective leadership from a woman’s perspective. There is a post-conference workshop, “Women at work Lead and succeed” on Nov 25. For details and registration, call Ms Kelly Ko or Ms Gina Tan on *****417 *****418,

LEADING AND MANAGING FOR THE ASIAN CENTURY [ARTICLE]

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LEADING AND MANAGING FOR THE ASIAN CENTURY MARCH 7 TO 18,2011 In this NUS Advanced Management Program, you will discover new growth opportunities in Asia. Register at least 45 days ahead to enjoy early payment benefits. For enquiries, call (65) 6516-8342 or visit www.executiveeducation.nus.edu for details.

Quick makeovers – – paint, wallpaper & hangings [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Quick makeovers paint, wallpaper hangings home Jialp Written by, Adele Ong Paint and wallpaper need not always be used only on walls. If you want to give a room a quick makeover, but do not have time to paint or paper the entire room, consider wielding the brushes on other

Teach trainees how to excel [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Teach trainees how to excel An effective training programme closes the performance gap between what workers can do and what they must Article by Dr Kon Sen Choeng Article by Dr Kon Sen Choeng, managing director of CEO Solutions. The company provides consulting and training in leadership development and talent

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En bloc interest still alive [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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En bloc interest still alive THE recent property cooling measures have taken some of the heat out of the collective sale market, say experts. Since the measures were announced, eight properties have been sold en bloc for a total of $369 million, but at least five other sites have struck

Potong Pasir lift upgrades [ARTICLE]

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Potong Pasir lift upgrades A SECOND batch of Housing Board blocks in opposition-held Potong Pasir and Hougang has been identified for lift upgrading, with the announcements coming within a week of each other. HOME PAGE B2

Ageing fearlessly [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ageing fearlessly IN TOWN for the Singapore Sun Festival, actress Sharon Stone looked every bit of her 52 years and was proud of it. She said she stopped seeing her family doctor after he suggested filling out her wrinkles. Her anti-aesthetic surgery makes her stand out in youth-obsessed Hollywood LIFE!

Twitter spike in Indonesia [ARTICLE]

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Twitter spike in Indonesia TWITTER usage in Indonesia has skyrocketed over the last two years with one in five Internet users in the country now using the service. Analysts say unfettered freedom of expression and a growing number of smartphone users have aided Twitter’s rise. WORLD PAGE A16

Brit CEO now S’porean [ARTICLE]

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Brit CEO now S’porean STANDARD Chartered’s top man in Singapore, Mr Ray Ferguson, has given up his British citizenship to become a Singapore citizen. The bank’s regional chief executive officer for Singapore and South-east Asia took the plunge last month along with his wife, Clare. MONEY PAGE B21

Untitled [OBITUARY]

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OBITUARIES “LORDgrantuntohertheEternalPeaceandHappinesslceanappines shesodeserves,alwaysrememberedbylovedones.”reylovedones. REGINAGOVINDASAMYRAJAMBALYAJAMBAL Age:81Ae:81 passed away peacefully on 6/11/2010.assedawaeacefullon6/11/2010 Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones.Dearlmissedandfondlrememberedblovedones (Husband: Govindasamy Muni Retnam, deceased)Husband:GovindasamMuniRetnamdeceased Son: Daughter-in-law:Dauhter-in-law Santhana Krishnan s/o GMRSanthanaKrishnans/oGMR Panjavarnam SheilaPanjavarnam@Sheil Daughter:Dauhter Son-in-law: Sarojini RetnamSaroiniRetnam (Subramaniam, deceased)(Subramaniamdeceased (Jegathambal, deceased)Jeathambaldeceased Grandsons: Caregiver:Careiver Mugilan s/o Santhana KrishnanMuilans/oSanthanaKrishnan YinYin MawYinYinMaw Vickram DhryuvaDhruva Arsh

Untitled [OBITUARY]

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OBITUARIES fm. "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children." Proverbs 17:6 In loving remembrance of Mr. Seethor Fai Husband of the late Mdm Choo Yeok Kan, Blessed Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, who went home peacefully to be with the Lord on

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A MAT3 RECRUIT Executive Appointments: toll free 1800-289-8822 Classified Jobs: 1800-289-9988 www.st701.com PROPERTY OFFICER Last Intake To Receive 90% Funding Support Managers Executives Property Officers are integral members of the Real Estate and Facilities Management (REFM) team employed by Developers, Building Owners, Managing Agents and Maintenance Contractors. They oversee the