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THE STRAITS TIMES. MICA (P) 073/11/2011 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 2011 A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 90 CENTS

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Layoffs shunned: Survey [ARTICLE]

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Layoffs shunned: Survey COMPANIES are now more inclined to keep their workers should the economy head south than retrench them as many did during the 2008-2009 recession. This is according to an informal survey conducted by the Singapore National Employers Federation in October. LPRIME PAGE A8

No more doctor-hopping? [ARTICLE]

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No more doctor-hopping? TWO issues of concern the practice of doctor-hopping by patients to get addictive sleeping pills and that of doctors dispensing these too freely may be licked in one fell swoop. The Ministry of Health proposes making doctors record in a central registry each time they prescribe drugs

Blitz on child-trafficking [ARTICLE]

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Blitz on child-trafficking CHINESE police have busted two huge child-trafficking rings that spanned 10 provinces, arresting more than 600 suspects and rescuing 178 children, the government said yesterday. LPRIME PAGE A15

Marathons ‘bad for heart’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Marathons ‘bad for heart’ TAKING part in extreme endurance events like marathons and triathlons could damage the heart, researchers warned yesterday. In serious cases, the tissue in the right ventricle of the heart may show signs of permanent scarring known as fibrosis leaving the organ in a weakened state. LSPORT

Hefty stamp duty hike targets foreign buyers [ARTICLE]

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Hefty stamp duty hike targets foreign buyers Additional 10% tax from today a bid to cool housing market BY ESTHER TEO PROPERTY REPORTER esthert@sph.com.sg THE Government unveiled a set of unprecedented stamp duty taxes last night, in what many industry watchers have called the toughest round of curbs yet on

CAN YOU SPOT THE HIDDEN CAMERA? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CAN YOU SPOT THE HIDDEN CAMERA? The number of cases involving flashers, peeping Toms and men taking photographs and videos up unsuspecting women’s skirts has been on the rise and advances in technology are partly to blame. Guess which of the items above have cameras, making it easy for offenders

S’pore woos well-heeled tourists from China [ARTICLE]

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S’pore woos well-heeled tourists from China BY GRACE NG CHINA CORRESPONDENT BEIJING: Start your day with a slice of kaya toast and a piping hot cup of kopi at Ya Kun. Walk it off with a stroll at the leafy Botanic Gardens before heading to Marina Bay to take in

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Gifts to nourish the body and soul Stronger Asia focus for Art Stage IN MIND YOUR BODY LIFE! PAGES C6&7 TRANSPORT FOR DISABLED Still gaps in train system SPECIAL REPORT, PAGE B6 BREAKING NEWS: www.straitstimes.com INTERACT: www.stomp.com.sg EMAIL: stomp@stomp.com.sg VIDEOS: www.razortv.com.sg T NEWS TIPS: 1800-*****28 CALL 6388-3838 TO SUBSCRIBE OR

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Fare dealings [ARTICLE]

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Fare dealings WE SAY ComfortDelGro’s unexpected fare hike may do little to address increasing demand for taxis one of the reasons the company cited for the move. But for commuters resigned to having to pay more, there is the expectation of improved availability of taxis and quality of service, which

Taxi surcharges absurd [ARTICLE]

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Taxi surcharges absurd OUR READER SAYS Having 151/2 hours of taxi fare surcharges in a 24-hour day is absurd, says Tan Shao Ken, and points to a mindset that seems bent on helping cab drivers and operators increase their earnings, rather than improving service. L FORUM PAGE A35

ONLINE BLOGS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ONLINE BLOGS www.straitstimes.com L Lin Zhaowei finds out more about the life and work of former school principal Priscilla Krempl when he attends her wake.

Hospital bed crunch looms in next few years [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hospital bed crunch looms in next few years Stop-gap measures are needed before the two new hospitals open BY SALMA KHALIK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT salma@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/ST.Salma THERE is a Chinese saying that distant water is not able to put out a nearby fire. The same reasoning goes for the urgent need

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Two CID officers accused of not doing their job [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Two CID officers accused of not doing their job BY ELENA CHONG HE WAS not just a policeman but a member of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Idris Makrob also had an entrepreneurial streak: He was a shareholder of a pub in Changi Village. However, the 37-year-old has been accused

Causeway users to pay more next year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Causeway users to pay more next year Two-way tolls will be charged, and rates are expected to go up BY LESTER KONG MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT lestkong@sph.com.sg KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists driving between Singapore and Malaysia via the Causeway will be hit by a double whammy next year: Not only will they have

Peeping Toms and flashers on the prowl [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Peeping Toms and flashers on the prowl Technology makes it easier for offenders to indulge their urges BY FIONA LOW fionalow@sph.com.sg CASES of flashers, peeping Toms and men taking photographs and videos up unsuspecting women’s skirts have risen over the last five years. Police classify these offences as “intruding into

Younger workers want ‘transparent, vocal unions’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Younger workers want ‘transparent, vocal unions’ BY TOH YONG CHUAN YOUNGER workers want more transparency in dealings between unions, employers and government a departure from the behind-the-scenes approach that has thus far marked tripartism here. That is the view of the labour movement’s longest serving president, Mr John De Payva,

Stronger S’porean core in economy needed: Swee Say [ARTICLE]

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Stronger S’porean core in economy needed: Swee Say Labour chief says construction, IT and shipbuilding sectors could use more locals BY CAI HAOXIANG haoxiang@sph.com.sg LABOUR chief Lim Swee Say has identified some industries that need to buck up on efforts to hire more Singaporeans instead of foreigners. A stronger “Singaporean

All countries have part to play, says Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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All countries have part to play, says Singapore UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE BY GRACE CHUA DURBAN (South Africa): Developed countries must show leadership in cutting their carbon emissions, but developing countries can and must contribute too, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. He was delivering Singapore’s national statement, which

S’pore firms prefer not to lay off workers: Poll [ARTICLE]

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S’pore firms prefer not to lay off workers: Poll Experience in last recession may explain reluctance to cut headcount BY KOR KIAN BENG kianbeng@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE companies are more inclined to keep their workers in a downturn than retrench them as many did in the 2008-09 recession, according to a survey

High-fliers at ChildAid [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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High-fliers at ChildAid A GROUP of youngsters from Jitterbugs Swingapore was hard at work yesterday rehearsing a form of aerial dance incorporating acrobatics and the use of apparatus such as hoops and fabric. The kids are among 130 performers who will take to the stage tonight at the University Cultural

US will use diplomacy to boost gay rights globally [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US will use diplomacy to boost gay rights globally It is 1st US govt strategy to combat abuses against gays and lesbians abroad NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON POST AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE GENEVA: The United States will use all the tools of diplomacy, including the potent enticement of foreign aid, to promote

Thai PM on first official visit to Singapore [ARTICLE]

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Thai PM on first official visit to Singapore THAI Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will make her first official visit to Singapore today. The trip at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is part of her “introductory tour of Asean countries since she assumed office in August”, said a

BUYERS SAY: First-timers cheer move; others get cold feet [ARTICLE]

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BUYERS SAY: First-timers cheer move; others get cold feet BY ESTHER TEO PROPERTY REPORTER EARLY reactions to the latest round of property market measures were mixed though the consensus seems to be that home prices will moderate. First-time Singaporean home buyers generally cheered the move, as they believe it will

Coming up: Sites for 14,100 new homes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Coming up: Sites for 14,100 new homes BY CHERYL LIM AS MANY as 14,100 new private homes can be built on sites that are being offered on the government land sales (GLS) programme for the first half of next year. The Ministry of National Development (MND) has listed 14 confirmed

George Yeo to step down as grassroots adviser on Jan 1 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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George Yeo to step down as grassroots adviser on Jan 1 Teo Ser Luck, Charles Chong will step into the breach in Aljunied GRC BY RACHEL CHANG TEO WAN GEK rchang@sph.com.sg wangekt@sph.com.sg AFTER 23 years as a grassroots adviser in Aljunied GRC, former foreign minister George Yeo will relinquish the

DEVELOPERS SAY: Mass-market and luxury homes ‘will all be hit’ [ARTICLE]

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DEVELOPERS SAY: Mass-market and luxury homes ‘will all be hit’ PROPERTY MEASURES BY MAGDALEN NG THE measures announced yesterday will hit developers aiming for the luxury market but mass-market builders will not escape either, said analysts. High-end developers such as SC Global and Wing Tai could see demand slip as

Microsoft to launch Windows app store [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Microsoft to launch Windows app store AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft will open its Windows to an app store when it releases a test version of its next major operating system in late February. In doing so, it will take on Apple and Google in the booming market of

Firms want calls, SMS to be separated [ARTICLE]

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Firms want calls, SMS to be separated They say SMS, MMS should be excluded from registry that lets people block ad messages DO-NOT-CALL REGISTRY BY IRENE THAM TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT itham@sph.com.sg THERE is a difference between getting an unsolicited phone call and receiving a text message from a marketer. Companies which

Citi to cut 4,500 jobs globally [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Citi to cut 4,500 jobs globally The US bank joins others worldwide in trimming staff strength NEW YORK TIMES REUTERS NEW YORK: Citigroup is cutting 4,500 jobs worldwide, chief executive Vikram Pandit has announced, becoming the latest large bank to trim staff strength. Citi will also take a US$400 million

Bank’s layoffs in Singapore have started [ARTICLE]

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Bank’s layoffs in Singapore have started BY ROBIN CHAN CITIGROUP Singapore has laid off about 40 employees in recent weeks, The Straits Times has learnt. The job cuts, which included senior positions, have come as the American bank yesterday announced it would axe 4,500 jobs globally and set aside US$400

China nabs 608 in blitz on child trafficking [ARTICLE]

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China nabs 608 in blitz on child trafficking 178 children rescued in the country’s ‘biggest victory yet’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS XINHUA BEIJING: Chinese police have busted two huge child-trafficking rings that spanned 10 provinces, arresting more than 600 suspects and rescuing 178 children, the government said yesterday in what it

Indonesian rupiah to drop 3 zeros [ARTICLE]

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Indonesian rupiah to drop 3 zeros JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK JAKARTA: The Indonesian government has approved a central bank proposal to strike three zeros off its currency. With the redenomination, 1,000 rupiah (14 Singapore cents) will become one rupiah, but the value will stay the same. The government and Bank

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US and China hold defence talks [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US and China hold defence talks Both sides seeking to stabilise their rocky relationship REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK TIMES BEIJING: Chinese and American defence officials yesterday met for their highest level talks since contacts were suspended after the US announced arms sales to Taiwan in September. The 12th round

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WHAT’S ONLINE FOLLOW AND ENGAGE ST ONLINE News: www.straitstimes.com Connect: www.facebook.com/thestraitstimes Follow: twitter.com/stcom TOP THREE WORLD STORIES ONLINE L Couple badly injured after bodybuilder attack L Iran capture of stealth drone no worry: US experts L 16,000 Holocaust victims to get German pensions More Forum letters online at www.straitstimes.com PHOTO

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Pakistan-based group owns up to Afghan bombings [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pakistan-based group owns up to Afghan bombings Motive unclear but fears arise over whether attacks meant to provoke sectarian conflict, previously absent in country NEW YORK TIMES AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE KABUL: Afghans were yesterday burying 59 people killed in unprecedented bombings against Shi’ite Muslims as a Pakistan-based extremist group claimed responsibility

History of Sunni and Shi’ite coexistence [ARTICLE]

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History of Sunni and Shi’ite coexistence BBC ASSOCIATED PRESS UNTIL now, the decade-long Afghan war has largely been spared the sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi’ites that has been part of the struggles in Pakistan and Iraq. While there have been some low-level tensions between the Shi’ite and Sunni communities

Nato to review progress in Afghanistan [ARTICLE]

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Nato to review progress in Afghanistan AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS: Nato’s foreign ministers will review progress in Afghanistan, plans for a missile defence system, and other issues during a two-day meeting that started yesterday. The meeting follows a conference in Germany where 100 nations and international organisations pledged to

Zardari ‘suffers minor heart attack’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Zardari ‘suffers minor heart attack’ REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari suffered a minor heart attack and is undergoing treatment in a Dubai hospital, a source said yesterday, fuelling rumours he may resign. “On Monday, the President had chest pain and then decided to go

India suspends retail plan after backlash [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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India suspends retail plan after backlash No timeframe set for possible revival of plan; analysts fear move may hurt investor sentiment BY RAVI VELLOOR SOUTH ASIA BUREAU CHIEF velloor@sph.com.sg NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government yesterday formally backed down from implementing its most significant economic reform plan in two

72 Indonesians face deportation by US [ARTICLE]

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72 Indonesians face deportation by US The immigrants who fled persecution at home years ago are appealing for leniency NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK: Two years ago, a community of Indonesians, many of whom fled persecution of Christians in Indonesia years ago, was spared deportation after a Protestant pastor brokered

Jakarta ratifies global nuclear test ban treaty [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta ratifies global nuclear test ban treaty REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS JAKARTA: Indonesia has ratified a global treaty to ban nuclear weapon tests, a move which the head of the agency set up to monitor the pact said brought it closer to becoming international law. Indonesia’s endorsement makes it the 156th

Everything’s fine and sandy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Everything’s fine and sandy An artist working on a sand sculpture depicting New York landmarks ahead of the Indonesia Sand Sculpture Festival at Sentul City in Bogor, West Java, yesterday. The festival, to run from Dec 18 to Jan 28, will feature the works of 22 artists from 11 countries,

DAP braces itself for attacks as polls loom [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DAP braces itself for attacks as polls loom Opposition party tries to shed its anti-Malay image, with little success NEWS ANALYSIS BY CAROLYN HONG MALAYSIA BUREAU CHIEF carolynh@sph.com.sg KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) is bracing itself for more political attacks, after it was lashed at the Umno

Call for full probe into Alstom graft claims [ARTICLE]

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Call for full probe into Alstom graft claims AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK KUALA LUMPUR: An anti-corruption group yesterday called for a thorough investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Macc) into alleged bribery by French industrial group Alstom, in a scandal involving several countries. “Transparency International Malaysia calls upon

China’s Rapunzel [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China’s Rapunzel Madam Ni Linmei standing on a chair to display the full length of her hair as her neighbours measure it. The 55-year-old, who lives in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in northern China, has grown her locks to an impressive length of 2.5m after going without a haircut for 14

S. Korea’s ruling party seeks revamp amid crisis [ARTICLE]

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S. Korea’s ruling party seeks revamp amid crisis REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL: South Korea’s embattled ruling conservatives are planning an overhaul of their party, its chairman said yesterday, as it plunges deeper into crisis with three leaders quitting their posts amid a hacking scandal. The Grand National Party (GNP) has

Apple may have to rename iPads in China [ARTICLE]

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Apple may have to rename iPads in China Court throws out lawsuit accusing Chinese firm of infringing on trademark REUTERS SHENZHEN: Apple may have to sell its popular iPad tablet computer under a new name on the Chinese mainland after losing a lawsuit over the use of the iPad name,

Olympus board ‘may quit as early as Feb’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Olympus board ‘may quit as early as Feb’ REUTERS TOKYO: The entire board of Japan’s Olympus signalled its plans to quit, maybe as early as February, over a US$1.7 billion (S$2.2 billion) accounting fraud, and to set up an external committee to advise whether to sue those responsible for the

China’s labour unrest spreads to Hitachi plant [ARTICLE]

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China’s labour unrest spreads to Hitachi plant 1,000 workers at Shenzhen factory demand compensation after change in ownership REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE HONG KONG: Nearly 1 ,000 workers at a Japaneseowned factory in the Chinese city of Shenzhen staged a protest this week demanding compensation in accordance with their length of

Japan split on vast radiation cleanup [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan split on vast radiation cleanup Critics see task as heavy burden, others say it will show nation’s resolve NEW YORK TIMES FUTABA (Japan): Futaba is a modern-day ghost town in north-east Japan: It was abandoned in March by residents fleeing the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant located on its

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Big emerging nations call for Kyoto extension [ARTICLE]

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Big emerging nations call for Kyoto extension They want developed countries to take on 2nd commitment period to climate change pact BY GRACE CHUA caiwj@sph.com.sg DURBAN (South Africa): As the world’s heads of state arrive in Durban, South Africa, to begin the high-level segment of the United Nations climate negotiations,

‘Conserve mangroves as carbon sinks’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Conserve mangroves as carbon sinks’ GRACE CHUA MANGROVES and coastal ecosystems are such large stores of carbon dioxide that they should be included in countries’ carbon counts and protected, conservation groups have said. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International on Tuesday called for negotiators at

Merkel stamps her mark as the new Iron Chancellor [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Merkel stamps her mark as the new Iron Chancellor DO OR DIE DUO NEW YORK TIMES BERLIN: When the ratings agency Standard Poor’s warned this week that it might lower the credit ratings of 15 euro zone countries, including Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed unmoved. “What a rating agency does

Sarkozy forced to defend close coordination with Germany [ARTICLE]

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Sarkozy forced to defend close coordination with Germany WASHINGTON POST PARIS: As Europe battles a financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy has portrayed himself as a steady captain at the helm of the French ship, expertly navigating stormy seas. But as France moves towards a presidential election campaign, some mutineers have

Obama sells ‘tax the rich’ message [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Obama sells ‘tax the rich’ message As election looms, President portrays himself as defender of the middle class NEW YORK TIMES OSAWATOMIE (Kansas): Venturing into the conservative heartland, US President Barack Obama delivered his most pointed appeal yet for using taxes and regulations to level the economic playing field. “This

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Display bears harmony in mind [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Display bears harmony in mind A woman uses a mobile phone to take a photo of the United Buddy Bears on display outside a shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday. The United Buddy Bears promote living together in peace and harmony and Malaysia is the first South-east Asian country

Couple on welfare own waterfront home [ARTICLE]

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Couple on welfare own waterfront home SLICEOFLIFE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE: A Seattle chiropractor and his wife live in a US$1.2 million (S$1.5 million) waterfront home and have spent the past eight years flying to Moscow, Paris, Israel, Turkey, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. All the while, the US federal authorities

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Fare dealings [ARTICLE]

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Fare dealings COMFORTDELGRO has taken the shine off the festive period for many a commuter with its unexpected announcement of a fare hike. Since the taxi industry was deregulated in 1998, companies have been free to set fare structures, without need to give commuters a heads up. ComfortDelGro, the largest

Charting the unknown [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Charting the unknown SINGAPORE’S SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY BY S R NATHAN The writer, former president of Singapore, is a distinguished senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). This commentary is based on his remarks at the opening of a RSIS

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A summit to decide if euro lives or dies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A summit to decide if euro lives or dies Investors will welcome a fiscal union if ECB is allowed to print money BY ANDY MUKHERJEE SENIOR WRITER andym@sph.com.sg A CURRENCY is both a unit of account and a store of purchasing power. The trouble right now is that while Germany,

Merging for the greater good? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Merging for the greater good? ASK: NUS ECONOMISTS BY JULIAN WRIGHT The writer is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, National University of Singapore. L Businesses often justify their mergers by announcing cost savings. Does this mean such mergers are desirable for consumer s? Each year trillions of

Bring health care back into homes [ARTICLE]

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Bring health care back into homes BY JACK RESNICK NEW YORK TIMES ONE of my patients called me with a high fever, chills and dropping blood pressure. He was 48 and had been a quadriplegic since he was shot during a robbery in the hardware store he owned. I called

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HDB is right to build smaller flats [ARTICLE]

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HDB is right to build smaller flats Koh Siok Hwee (Madam) I AM dismayed by the reactions criticising shrinking HDB flat sizes (“New flats” by Mr Yip Wai Hong on Nov 15; “Little space” by Ms Karen Lee, “S’pore can do better than Hong Kong” by Madam Tham Pui Ying

Red herring? [ARTICLE]

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Red herring? “There is the possibility that this is a precursor to increase charges for cabbies.” MR KEVIN KWEK: “There may indeed be good reasons to increase fares, such as to manage demand, but there is also the real possibility that this is merely a precursor to increase charges and

Another reason? [ARTICLE]

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Another reason? “To build more flats in preferred locations, the HDB must design and build smaller units.” MS WANG CHENG WAY: “Singaporeans prefer to live in the city, or central areas and near MRT stations (‘Smaller flats’ by Madam Shirley Woon; Nov 30). But the land around the MRT stations

Imposing 15½ hours of surcharges daily is absurd [ARTICLE]

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Imposing 15½ hours of surcharges daily is absurd REVISION IN TAXI FARES Tan Shao Ken THE revised cab fare framework has made the surcharge structure ridiculous (“No easy way to fix cab conundrum”; yesterday). Commuters will now be subject to 151/2 hours of surcharges in a 24-hour day: the evening

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1 MR CHONG SONG KEE: Nine points for ComfortDelGro to ponder 2 MR TEO KUEH LIANG: Cabbies do not take their jobs lightly 3 MR LO HONG YEE: Increase in earnings should go to cabbies, not towards future rental hikes 4 MS DEBORAH FORDYCE:

Uniform pricing [ARTICLE]

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Uniform pricing “If all taxi companies follow the fares set by the market leader, what is the point of more cab companies?” MR LARRY LIM: “The rationale for competition is hard to understand. It is all right when taxi and telecommunications firms charge the same prices for almost identical services.

In Hong Kong... [ARTICLE]

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In Hong Kong... “Our longest wait for a cab? Five minutes.” MR HENG NGEE HAI: “In a period of 10 days we were holidaying in Hong Kong, our party of five, including my wife, our three-year-old daughter and my wife’s parents, had no problem getting a cab to fit us

Service should improve before charges are increased [ARTICLE]

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Service should improve before charges are increased Dr Karthik Kumar LET me cite my experience last week to illustrate the unjustified cab fare revisions initiated by ComfortDelGro without a preceding improvement in service standards (“Other taxi firms set to revise fares too”; yesterday). Last Saturday, I tried to book a

WRITE IN [ARTICLE]

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Credit card checks by OCBC [ARTICLE]

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Credit card checks by OCBC Alice Goh (Ms) Head of OCBC Cards OCBC Bank LIKE all financial institutions, we assess credit card applications based on a set of credit guidelines, which includes a comprehensive check of the applicant’s loan repayment history with Credit Bureau Singapore (“Bank check puzzle” by Madam

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MOH wants to stop lax dispensing of sleeping pills It seeks public feedback on plan to set up central registry BY SALMA KHALIK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT salma@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/ST.Salma THOSE addicted to sleeping pills for a sense of well-being will no longer be able to get their fix by visiting several doctors

WHAT’S ONLINE FOLLOW AND ENGAGE ST ONLINE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S ONLINE FOLLOW AND ENGAGE ST ONLINE News: www.straitstimes.com Connect: www.facebook.com/thestraitstimes Follow: twitter.com/stcom TOP THREE HOME STORIES ONLINE L ComfortDelGro revises taxi fare structure upwards L ‘Unfounded’ gripes: Newlyweds apologise to hotel L Runner who died after StanChart Marathon was ‘man of steel’ More Forum letters online at www.straitstimes.com Read

Most COE prices dip as buyers stay on sidelines [ARTICLE]

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Most COE prices dip as buyers stay on sidelines CHRISTOPHER TAN A DEARTH of fresh orders at showrooms has dampened bidding in the latest certificate of entitlement (COE) auction, with premiums in all but one category ending lower. The COE price for cars up to 1,600cc and taxis slid to

NTA’s action seen by some as price-fixing bid [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NTA’s action seen by some as price-fixing bid But others say group’s call for taxi companies to also adjust fares does not breach rules COMFORTDELGRO’S FARE REVISIONS BY ROYSTON SIM roysim@sph.com.sg DID the National Taxi Association (NTA) breach anti-competition rules when it issued a statement urging taxi companies to follow

S’porean accused of using fake cards to get cash [ARTICLE]

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S’porean accused of using fake cards to get cash He and 4 others face 1,516 charges in total, including 1,032 for fraud NAMIBIAN CREDIT CARD FRAUD BY K.C. VIJAYAN LAW CORRESPONDENT vijayan@sph.com.sg A SINGAPOREAN who is believed to be part of an international ring that cloned credit cards is facing

Trading and dealing for sake of charity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Trading and dealing for sake of charity AMELIA TAN HOME-GROWN artiste Irene Ang dressed up as the Goddess of Mercy yesterday to help raise funds for six local charities. She was among other well-known personalities such as former president S R Nathan and National Kidney Foundation chairman Gerard Ee who

Sections of maid blog now private [ARTICLE]

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Sections of maid blog now private Creator of blog says it was not meant for shaming BY LIN WENJIAN wenjian@sph.com.sg THE controversial Maid Review section of a blog that allows employers to post and view alleged misdeeds of maids is no longer available for public viewing. The move came after

Dedication leads to award for A*Star don [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dedication leads to award for A*Star don FENG ZENGKUN PROFESSOR Kwong Dim-Lee once spent an evening helping a researcher improve a presentation. He worked with the researcher to condense 40 minutes’ worth of material into a 15minute talk, and gave tips on how to deliver it with impact. Such dedication

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Helping disabled commuters: Gaps that need fixing [ARTICLE]

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Helping disabled commuters: Gaps that need fixing While much has been done, infrastructure and public attitudes can still be improved BY MARIA ALMENOAR TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT mariaa@sph.com.sg IN THE last three years, close to $170 million has been spent making buses and trains more accessible to the disabled. While such user-friendly

TRAINS: Access, signage pose problems [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TRAINS: Access, signage pose problems MARIA ALMENOAR ALTHOUGH she uses a motorised scooter, Madam Elsie Tan, 63, manages to zip around Singapore three to four times a week on public transport. But while she welcomed the new disa-bled-friendly infrastructure, she pointed out a number of gaps in the system during

BUSES: Wheelchair users not fully served [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BUSES: Wheelchair users not fully served MARIA ALMENOAR MR PATRICK Ang’s self-professed mission is to improve bus services for the disabled. The 37-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, is a one-man feedback unit to bus operator SMRT. He has the cellphone numbers of the company’s bus operation managers

Dulwich College to open campus here [ARTICLE]

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Dulwich College to open campus here Top British school to offer IGCSE and International Baccalaureate BY SANDRA DAVIE SENIOR WRITER sandra@sph.com.sg A PRESTIGIOUS British independent school, London’s Dulwich College, will open a campus here in August next year. As the 33rd international school here, its entry may go some way

TV ‘must connect with IT generation’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TV ‘must connect with IT generation’ LIM YAN LIANG TELEVISION companies need to harness new technology such as smartphones if they want to stay relevant in a multimedia age, said delegates at an industry convention in Singapore yesterday. They must find new ways to connect with a generation of viewers

Want to watch TV? Think hard [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Want to watch TV? Think hard BY LIN ZHAOWEI THINKING about turning on the television set? Well, hold that thought. A new system developed by students in Singapore allows users to switch household appliances on and off using just their minds. The technology could be particularly useful for the physically

Discreet HIV testing now on wheels [ARTICLE]

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Discreet HIV testing now on wheels Action for Aids launches van service to boost outreach BY MELISSA PANG melpang@sph.com.sg IT IS now easier to get an anonymous HIV test, with the roll-out of a mobile service by advocacy group Action for Aids (AfA). Launched yesterday, the initiative, the first of

Jail terms for ringleader and two accomplices [ARTICLE]

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Jail terms for ringleader and two accomplices Trial ends early after trio plead guilty FAKE LIQUOR SYNDICATE BY ELIZABETH SOH esoh@sph.com.sg THE mastermind of a moonshine ring was sentenced to 10 months in jail yesterday for trading in counterfeit liquor. Two accomplices, his brother and a cousin, were given jail

Still an active volunteer after 40 years [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Still an active volunteer after 40 years BY CHERYL ONG BEING a single parent with two sons to care for never stopped Mr Robert Tan when he found a charity that needed his help. The long-time volunteer, who has, in the past 40 years, involved himself in grassroots activities and

Mentally ill teen spared jail over failed attempt to rob cabby [ARTICLE]

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Mentally ill teen spared jail over failed attempt to rob cabby ELENA CHONG A TEENAGE girl who tried to rob a female cab driver at knifepoint was spared a prison sentence yesterday after the court heard she suffers from two psychiatric conditions. Yeo Yoke Chang, who has obsessive compulsive disorder

NSF stabbed in ‘settlement talks’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NSF stabbed in ‘settlement talks’ SMS squabble between two girls turned ugly; two men plead guilty to causing hurt ELENA CHONG A DISPUTE between two teenage girls, who called each other derogatory names over SMS, escalated into a fight that ended with the stabbing of a full-time national serviceman (NSF).

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Body found off East Coast [ARTICLE]

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Body found off East Coast OFFICERS from the Singapore Civil Defence Force recovered a body from the shores of East Coast beach on Tuesday. The body, believed to be that of a 60-year-old Chinese man, was first spotted floating off the beach near the East Coast Seafood Centre. He was

Two men help catch robber [ARTICLE]

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Two men help catch robber TWO men were commended yesterday for helping the police nab a robber who had stolen from an old man on crutches in Tampines Street 41 on Tuesday. They went after the 55-year-old suspect, who had fled on a bicycle, after hearing the cries of the

Man nabbed for SMS threats [ARTICLE]

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Man nabbed for SMS threats POLICE yesterday arrested a 26-year-old Malaysian for allegedly sending more than 40 threatening SMS messages to his colleagues, after a dispute at work over the last two months. The suspect had used spoofing technology to conceal his actual phone number but officers from Bedok Police

S’pore, India pilots in joint exercises [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore, India pilots in joint exercises Airmen from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) are in India conducting joint military exercises with their Indian counterparts. The exercises, which started on Oct 14, are conducted under the bilateral agreement signed between the RSAF and Indian Air Force in 2007. The

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WHAT’S ONLINE FOLLOW AND ENGAGE ST ONLINE News: www.straitstimes.com Connect: www.facebook.com/thestraitstimes Follow: twitter.com/stcom TOP THREE SPORTS STORIES ONLINE L Messi the ‘psychic’ octopus tips Barca to beat Real. L Beckham rules out going into management. L English clubs fighting for Champions League places. Get your free breaking news from ST

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BLUES SLAP CRITICS Villas-Boas demands respect after club reach last 16 as group winners THE TIMES, LONDON AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON: It still feels too early in Andre Villas-Boas’ tenure at Chelsea to be talking of watershed moments. But this was an evening when the spectre of Champions League elimination was

Santos hurt, Wenger faces fullback crisis [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Santos hurt, Wenger faces fullback crisis AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could head into the busy programme of Christmas fixtures without any recognised fullbacks, after Andre Santos injured his right ankle in Tuesday’s 1-3 Champions League loss to Olympiakos. “He looks like he’ll be out for a while,”

Dilemma over Drogba [ARTICLE]

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Dilemma over Drogba THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON: Andre Villas-Boas wants to develop a new Chelsea but Tuesday saw a very familiar match-winner. The crowd stood up to hail Didier Drogba as he came off after two goals, an assist and a performance that, even at a slowing 33, was a

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Goalie saves Zenit [ARTICLE]

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Goalie saves Zenit REUTERS PORTO: Zenit St Petersburg goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev’s Man-of-the-Match performance earned the Russian champions a 0-0 draw at Porto on Tuesday. It put them through to the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time behind Group G winners Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus.

Easy for Barca babes [ARTICLE]

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Easy for Barca babes REUTERS MADRID: Barcelona fielded 10 outfield players with an average age of 21 against Belarus’ Bate Borisov, but still enjoyed a 4-0 Group H home romp to equal Manchester United’s 1998-99 record of 20 goals in the group stage. It was Pep Guardiola’s 150th win in

Sloppy Milan [ARTICLE]

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Sloppy Milan AGENCE FRANCE-PRESS PRAGUE: AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri accused his men of letting their concentration slip, as Viktoria Plzen hit back from two down to snatch a 2-2 draw. Milan still took second place in Group H ahead of the Czechs. But Allegri said: “It went badly.”

Study shows endurance races could damage heart [ARTICLE]

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Study shows endurance races could damage heart BLOOMBERG LONDON: Taking part in extreme endurance events like marathons and triathlons could damage the heart, researchers warned yesterday. In serious cases, the tissue in the right ventricle of the heart may show signs of permanent scarring known as fibrosis leaving the organ

DIFFERENT MOTIVES, SAME GOAL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DIFFERENT MOTIVES, SAME GOAL LionsXII attackers Amri, Shahril seek amends; Casmir, thrill of winning BY SANJAY NAIR nsanjay@sph.com.sg A TROUBLED prodigy, a stalwart with a point to prove and a battle-hardened warrior looking to retaste success are the unlikely trio who will supply the fire-power for the LionsXII. Khairul Amri,

Anelka set to join Shenhua [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Anelka set to join Shenhua ASSOCIATED PRESS SHANGHAI: Shanghai Shenhua expect to announce some time next week whether France striker Nicolas Anelka will join them on a three-year contract under expected new coach Jean Tigana. The Chinese Super League club’s media officer Ma Yue said talks with the 32-year-old’s representatives

Kadir throws down gauntlet [ARTICLE]

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Kadir throws down gauntlet SANJAY NAIR ENOUGH of talk, now prove that you are worthy of playing in the Malaysia Cup. That was the challenge thrown down by LionsXII assistant coach Kadir Yahaya to his players, after the team’s first training session yesterday. The 43-year-old knows all about plying his

Scandal case files delayed [ARTICLE]

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Scandal case files delayed ASSOCIATED PRESS LAUSANNE: A key promise in Sepp Blatter’s anti-corruption drive was threatened on Tuesday, when Fifa postponed publication of a Swiss court document naming football officials who took millions of dollars in kick-backs from World Cup broadcast deals. Fifa said “legal measures taken” by a

AIMING TO TURN PRO [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AIMING TO TURN PRO SEA Games singles silver spurs Isabelle to train full time BY LIN XINYI linxinyi@sph.com.sg WHEN national paddler Isabelle Li stepped off the SEA Games podium last month, she headed straight for Singapore Table Tennis Association president Lee Bee Wah. ‘Next time, I want a medal of

Tough Fiji test for Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tough Fiji test for Singapore BY MAY CHEN HAVING just squeezed past Namibia with a two-point margin the last time they met, Singapore’s netballers knew they could not afford to relax against the Africans. Making sure their opponents did not come too close for comfort was therefore the key for

Paradorn’s three-day course a hit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Paradorn’s three-day course a hit JONATHAN WONG NATIONAL Under-18 singles and doubles tennis champion Rohan Kamdar has spent the past three months training at the famed Sanchez-Casal academy in Barcelona, where the likes of world No. 4 Andy Murray honed his skill. Yet the 15-year-old Singaporean felt that the three-day

Ex-Olympians steer team to good start [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-Olympians steer team to good start BY JONATHAN WONG THEY have sailed together for 14 years, winning two Olympic gold medals along the way. And Austrian pair Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher stamped their class again in the final leg of the Extreme Sailing Series yesterday, leading the Red

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U.S. race in Texas gets F1’s nod [ARTICLE]

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U.S. race in Texas gets F1’s nod REUTERS LONDON: Formula One will race in the United States next year, after organisers of a new grand prix in Texas reached a deal with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone yesterday. The Bahrain Grand Prix, which had to be cancelled this year owing to

Lankans promised their owed wages [ARTICLE]

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Lankans promised their owed wages ASSOCIATED PRESS BENONI (South Africa): Sri Lanka’s cricketers have been promised their salaries before next Thursday’s first Test in South Africa. They have gone nine months without pay as their board ran up debts of US$69 million (S$88.9 million) owing to its co-hosting of the

CRAMMED SCHEDULE [ARTICLE]

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CRAMMED SCHEDULE All teams have to play 3 games in 3 days in shortened NBA season NEW YORK TIMES AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW YORK: A National Basketball Association (NBA) schedule unlike any other short, compressed and frantic was finally unveiled on Tuesday. And it may be greeted with as much angst

Mcllroy ‘more talented’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mcllroy ‘more talented’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DUBAI: England’s world No. 1 Luke Donald, who is attempting to win the Order of Merit on both sides of the Atlantic this week, paid the ultimate tribute to the only man who can deny him that honour Rory McIlroy. He believes the 22-year-old is

Next 48 hours [ARTICLE]

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Next 48 hours Today Football Club World Cup Play-off for q-final: Kashiwa v Auckland (Live, StarHub Ch222, 6.40pm). Golf Dubai World C’ship: Day 1 (Live, StarHub Ch213, 4pm). Hockey Men’s Champions Trophy: Pakistan v South Korea (7am), Britain v Germany (9am), Australia v Netherlands (11am), Spain v New Zealand (1pm)

“Nothing is impossible.” [ARTICLE]

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“Nothing is impossible.” HARRISON AFFUL, Esperance defender, hopes his Tunisian football club can give Barcelona a torrid time at the Club World Cup in Japan next Thursday. But the African champions must first beat Qatar’s Al Sadd in their quarter-final this weekend

Scorecard [ARTICLE]

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Scorecard Badminton Korea Grand Prix In Jeonnam, 1st rd (selected, Kor unless stated) Men’s singles: Ko Joon Hyung bt Derek Wong (Sin) 21-17 8-21 21-16, Park Sung Min bt Robin Gonansa (Sin) 21-17 21-19. Men’s doubles: Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae bt Mak Hee Chun/Ong Soon Hock (Mas) 21-16 22-24

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Turbulence ahead A I R L I N E S P R O F I T A B I L I T Y’ BY KARAMJIT KAUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT karam@sph.com.sg CONCERNS of a global economic slowdown are not expected to hit carriers hard this year but next year will be bleak,

WHAT’S ONLINE FOLLOW AND ENGAGE ST ONLINE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S ONLINE FOLLOW AND ENGAGE ST ONLINE News: www.straitstimes.com Connect: www.facebook.com/thestraitstimes Follow: twitter.com/stcom TOP THREE MONEY STORIES ONLINE L S&P warns 15 euro zone states of possible downgrade L Asian stocks close lower on Tuesday after S&P warning L IMF chief cautious on France-German debt pact call More Forum letters

Temasek ‘raising $600m from bond sale’ [ARTICLE]

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Temasek ‘raising $600m from bond sale’ SINGAPORE investment firm Temasek Holdings is reportedly looking to raise up to $600 million from the sale of bonds which can be exchanged for shares of Hong Kong trading company Li Fung. Temasek, which holds a 3 per cent stake in Li Fung according

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Asia rallies on euro zone summit hopes [ARTICLE]

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Asia rallies on euro zone summit hopes Investors optimistic that Europe’s leaders can deliver a debt fix BULLS AND BEARS BY ANITA GABRIEL anitag@sph.com.sg ASIAN markets rallied yesterday on hopes that leaders at the much-awaited European Union summit will conjure up a plan to tackle the euro zone debt mess.

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Data services: SingTel’s next money-spinner [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Data services: SingTel’s next money-spinner Analysts positive about telco’s growth strategy involving value-added services in 5 markets BY GRACE CHNG chngkeg@sph.com.sg SPECIALISED data services like e-books and music services will drive SingTel’s next wave of growth, analysts said. The telco told an analyst briefing that it can push these offerings

Tiger, Thai Airways drop plans for joint budget carrier [ARTICLE]

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Tiger, Thai Airways drop plans for joint budget carrier KARAMJIT KAUR PLANS by Tiger Airways and Thai Airways to jointly set up a new budget airline have been officially called off. Confirming rumours that have been rife for months, Singapore’s Tiger Airways announced yesterday that the deal had to be

Malaysia Airlines reveals survival plan [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysia Airlines reveals survival plan ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR: Loss-making Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said yesterday it would launch a regional premium carrier, spin off ancillary businesses and axe unprofitable routes under a business plan to return to the black by 2013. Chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said it will cut

New panel to boost engagement between SMEs, Govt [ARTICLE]

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New panel to boost engagement between SMEs, Govt It will collate diverse views, do in-house research and foster closer public-private sector ties BY MELISSA TAN melissat@sph.com.sg A NEWLY launched committee will serve as the focal point for engagement between small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) and policymakers. The Singapore Business Federation

Europe’s puzzling stress fractures [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Europe’s puzzling stress fractures Tendency to write a new rule now, worry about enforcing it later a regrettable EU practice COMMENTARY BY CLIVE CROOK The writer is a Bloomberg View columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. BLOOMBERG NEW YORK: Financial markets will make an instant judgment on this week’s

A taste of NY and London in Hillview Ave [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A taste of NY and London in Hillview Ave Mixed-use project will have retail, small office, residential components BY CHERYL LIM cherlim@sph.com.sg DEVELOPER Far East Organization is planning to place a big-city style project more associated with Orchard Road in the suburban neighbourhood of Hillview Avenue. The aim is to

Fund managers cautious but corporates turn bullish [ARTICLE]

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Fund managers cautious but corporates turn bullish BY MAGDALEN NG GLOBAL fund managers are taking a more prudent approach as the economic signs turn nasty but company bosses seem to have developed a bigger risk appetite and are looking for greater yields. The pointers come from quarterly surveys carried out

Asia to overtake US as casino destination: Report [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Asia to overtake US as casino destination: Report Singapore’s emergence as gaming centre boosting Asian market BY ROBIN CHAN chanckr@sph.com.sg CASINO revenue is set for such “dramatic growth” in Asia that the region will surpass the US as a gambling destination by 2013, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report yesterday. Revenue

Germany, France vow ‘powerful’ summit deal [ARTICLE]

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Germany, France vow ‘powerful’ summit deal REUTERS PARIS: The leaders of France and Germany will not leave this week’s European Union summit until a “powerful” deal is reached to arrest the euro zone debt crisis, Paris said yesterday, as latest borrowing figures exposed the stressed state of Europe’s banks. United

Asia trade boost can ease Europe’s woes: EU commissioner [ARTICLE]

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Asia trade boost can ease Europe’s woes: EU commissioner BY AARON LOW ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT BRUSSELS: Europe can help to dig itself out of its economic mire by beefing up its trade, especially with Asia, said European Union (EU) trade commissioner Karel De Gucht yesterday. He told The Straits Times that

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Japan manufacturing mood sags over Europe debt crisis [ARTICLE]

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Japan manufacturing mood sags over Europe debt crisis REUTERS TOKYO: Japan’s manufacturers turned pessimistic for the first time in six months as Europe’s debt crisis and worsening global growth prospects hurt business sentiment, boding ill for the nation’s economic recovery following the March earthquake. The Reuters Tankan showed this month’s

Australia notches 1% quarterly growth [ARTICLE]

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Australia notches 1% quarterly growth AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY: Australia’s mining-powered economy grew 1 per cent during the September quarter in a result hailed by the government as “exceptional” given the global turmoil. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said mining and construction underpinned the robust performance, which represented on-year growth of

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Harmony on stage and off [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Harmony on stage and off The six members of The King’s Singers click because they get on well off stage too akshita nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg Members of all-male a cappella group The King’s Singers get on so well that they speak more than sing during rehearsals. “Rehearsals can be one hour

Guterson wins bad sex award [ARTICLE]

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Guterson wins bad sex award Bloomberg London David Guterson won the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, Britain’s “most dreaded literary prize”, for a torrid romp between a mother and her own son in Ed King, a recasting of the Oedipus myth. Presented during a ceremony on Tuesday evening at the

A life to be remembered [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A life to be remembered Businesswoman and former Nominated MP Claire Chiang co-authors an autobiography for her 60th birthday corrie tan corriet@sph.com.sg At an age when most people are eyeing retirement, one of Singapore’s most prominent businesswomen has just published the story of her life while busy rewriting stereotypes. Amazing

Asia centre Stage [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Asia centre Stage Asian and Singapore artists will feature strongly in art fair Art Stage next year deepika shetty deepikas@sph.com.sg Expect a stronger showing of Asian and Singapore artists at Art Stage next year. The second edition of the top-end international contemporary art fair will be held next month and

Allegories from a small island [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Allegories from a small island Curator Charles Merewether is happy to declare of the art fair’s Singapore section titled Singapore Platform: “There is no theme. “If you want a theme, go to Disneyland,” says the straight-talking director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore at the Lasalle College of the

OTHER ART EVENTS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OTHER ART EVENTS The art action next month is not just confined to the fair grounds, thanks to galleries and museums holding special shows. Here are some highlights: Chimera The Collectors Show: Asian Contemporary Art From Private Collections What: Rarely seen works tucked away in homes, warehouses and galleries of

Masks unveil soul of Mexico [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Masks unveil soul of Mexico A travelling exhibition shows the rich heritage of Mexican masks akshita nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg Not everyone can dance wearing wooden masks bigger than their own heads, but many Mexican children pick up the skill in primary school. “Masks are the soul of Mexico,” says Mexican Ambassador

Auction high for old master [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Auction high for old master Reuters London At Christie’s highly anticipated auction of old master paintings in London this week, one work sold for more than £2 million (S$4 million) above the pre-auction estimate. The Battle Between Carnival And Lent by Pieter Brueghel II (below) sold for almost £6.9 million

Good trumps bad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Good trumps bad Musical is an exuberant mash-up of conventions, but lacks that extra spark reviewtheatre WICKED Marina Bay Sands Grand Theater/Tuesday adeline chia arts correspondent chiahta@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/chiahta Before Dorothy skipped down the yellow brick road in the land of Oz, before she met the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and

Lagerfeld's Indian affair [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lagerfeld's Indian affair Associated Press Paris Like first-time visitors to India, guests at Chanel’s Metiers d’art show on Tuesday emerged with acute cases of sensory overload. Between the clothes sophisticated Parisian takes on Indian staples, smothered in accessories and the set endless dinner tables heaped with a banquet fit for

Go ahead quote me [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Go ahead quote me ‘I’m quite sad on James Bond trivia. I can’t remember a doctor’s appointment but I can tell you all the Bond girls in order’ British actor Sam Riley on being a huge 007 fan ‘The kids asked me the other day and I asked them if

Sick of K-pop cult [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sick of K-pop cult Hallyu Wave is no more than clone-like stars, manufactured sounds and weepy fans culture vulture adeline chia chiahta@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/chiahta In David Mitchell’s 2004 novel Cloud Atlas, there is a futuristic segment set in Korea where a corpocracy rules the land. Advances in bioengineering have allowed human

backstage pass [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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backstage pass Corrie Tan HOMING IN Eight budding actors, such as Rohan Shaik Aziz (right), from the Young Actors Academy are putting on a play about home ownership in Sin- gapore. The 14- to 17-year-olds have crafted the play from real-life stories of their friends and families. Proceeds will help

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Twilight stars give best returns [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Twilight stars give best returns Reuters Los Angeles To moviegoers, the millions of dollars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are paid to star in films must seem like a lot, but to the producers of the Twilight movies, their salaries are a bargain. Financial website Forbes.com on Tuesday posted a

Baldwin kicked off plane over phone game [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Baldwin kicked off plane over phone game Associated Press Los Angeles Actor Alec Baldwin says he was kicked off a plane on Tuesday after a dispute with a flight attendant over an “addicting” word game he was playing on his cellphone before departure. He was asked to get off a

Harry Potter park for LA [ARTICLE]

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Harry Potter park for LA Associated Press Reuters Los Angeles Universal Studios will spend several hundred million dollars to build a Harry Potter attraction inside its existing Hollywood theme park in hopes of mimicking the success of a similar park in Orlando, Florida. Executives announced the project on Tuesday with

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The weather Showers with thunder over northern and eastern Singapore in the afternoon. SUNRISE 6.55am MOONRISE 5.09pm SUNSET 6.58pm MOONSET 4.48am °C 32/25 AIR QUALITY PSI 28 (GOOD) FOR UPDATES AND MORE DETAILS, CALL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE SINGAPORE NEA: 6542-7788 OR GO TO www.nea.gov.sg/ TIDES TODAY FIRST HIGH TIDE 2.7m 9.22am

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The unfortunate case of the 1.69m man A recent survey reports that 70 per cent of women will not date a shorter guy. So how will our 1.69m-tall test subject (left) do? Editor’s picks Video on demand 1. SINGAPORE NOW Shop while waiting for train Thanks to SMRT’s new QR-code

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Ed’s Note

Healthy holidays add festive cheer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Healthy holidays add festive cheer LEE HUI CHIEH Editor huichieh@sph.com.sg The clock is ticking only 17 more days to Christmas. It is time to start shopping for gifts for your family and friends, if you have yet to get cracking. Yesterday, Digital Life trained the spotlight on the latest gadgets

Feature

Drug resistance evolving [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drug resistance evolving The reduced effectiveness of antibiotics is hampering the control of infectious diseases. reports Ng Wan Ching wanching@sph.com.sg Resistance to penicillin, the first antibiotic, is still increasing. About a decade ago, penicillin did not kill the bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, in 36.2 per cent of people in Singapore. That

Antibiotics dos and don’ts [ARTICLE]

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Antibiotics dos and don’ts GDo not ask your doctor for antibiotics each time you have an infection. Antibiotics do not kill viruses which can cause similar symptoms as bacterial infections. GIf your doctor prescribes a course of antibiotics, take it as instructed. GFinish the course of antibiotics even though you

Capsules

Eating fish boosts heart health of young women [ARTICLE]

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Eating fish boosts heart health of young women AFP Women of childbearing age can reduce their risk of heart problems by regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, said a Danish study published on Monday. The study is the first to examine younger women, aged 15 to 49, and

Multiple pregnancies linked to a healthier heart [ARTICLE]

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Multiple pregnancies linked to a healthier heart Reuters In a new study from a Californian community, women who had been pregnant at least four times were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who had never been expecting. This could be due to the protective effects of pregnancy-related

Higher drug usage among obese in the US [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Higher drug usage among obese in the US Reuters Obese adults in the United States use different types of prescription drugs more frequently than adults of normal weight, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in a study. Medication to treat high blood pressure and high

Survivor

Nearly paralysed at the pool [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nearly paralysed at the pool A freak accident dislocated Mr Ong Chiaw Hock’s neck, but his extra-wide spinal canal saved him from disability. reports Joan Chew joanchew@sph.com.sg Bartender Ong Chiaw Hock, 60, used to visit the Jurong East Swimming Complex every few months for a dip in the pool. The

Water safety tips [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Water safety tips Sources: Joseph Thambiah Sources: Singapore Sports Council and Associate Professor Joseph Thambiah, head and senior consultant at the division of orthopaedic trauma of National University Hospital When getting on and off a float, such as that used in wave pools: 1. Position yourself in knee-deep water before

Doc Talk

IVF led to double joy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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IVF led to double joy DR GHEE JING JYE doctor@togc.sg Dr Chee Jing Jye is the medical director of The Obstetrics Gynaecology Centre, a subsidiary of the Singapore Medical Group. She has been looking after obstetrics and gynaecology patients for the past 13 years. She sub-specialises in maternal foetal medicine.

Living

Life’s common hurdles [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Life’s common hurdles GARY HAYDEN gary@garyhayden.co.uk Gary Hayden is a philosophy and science writer. In my previous column, I mentioned that a number of psychological researchers have tried to break the human lifespan down into various stages, and to identify the kinds of things we think about and care most

Holiday Gift Guide

Best of health [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Best of health There are few presents better than the gift of good health. But since that is something money cannot buy, the next best thing would be a gift that shows you have a loved one’s well-being in mind. In this season of giving, Mind Your Body has 20

Fans’ Christmas wish list and gift ideas [ARTICLE]

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Fans’ Christmas wish list and gift ideas facebook I read about a watch that is also a pedometer and heart-rate monitor. It would give me the impetus to run, knowing that the exercise is having an effect on my health. Alvin Tan R A simple run, jog or walk around

Eat Right

Even better with brown rice [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Even better with brown rice Breakfast favourites becomerft frit healthier and tasteltir tt just as goodt with brown riceit r ri added.. reportsrrt Lee Hui Chieh i i huichieh@sph.com.sg Aside from the toppings of diced spring onion and shredded steamed chicken without the skin, the porridge looked and tasted barely

Potato mash with peas, not butter [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Potato mash with peas, not butter Make the dish low-fat, flavourful and pretty with peas and pumpkin The best potato mash is usually buttery, which means it was probably made with fattening butter and cream. When hosting Christmas parties, you can be kind to not just your tastebuds, but also

Sinseh Says

TCM help for erectile dysfunction [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TCM help for erectile dysfunction QI am a 65-year-old man. Can traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) help with erectile dysfunction? What about premature ejaculations? MS LIM LAY BENG traditional Chinese medicine physician at YS Healthcare TCM Clinic A Erectile dysfunction is characterised by the inability to develop or maintain an erection

Ask The Experts

Five-year-old throws tantrums in the mornings [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Five-year-old throws tantrums in the mornings MS JESSIE OOH lead paediatric psychologist at University Children’s Medical Institute in the National University Hospital QMy niece, a five-year-old girl, has been waking up early in the morning every day for the past week. On Saturday, she screamed, threw tantrums and slammed the

Left foot hurts after jogging [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Left foot hurts after jogging DR KEVIN LEE medical director of Singapore Medical Group’s Centre for Joint Cartilage Surgery and Singapore Sports Orthopaedic Surgery Centre QI jog three to four times a week, covering 5km to 10km each time. Lately, I feel a little pain on the top of my

Fit & Fab

Whipping celebs into shape [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Whipping celebs into shape Ramona Braganza, who has trained actresses like Halle Berry and Jessica Alba, shares fitness tips with Tan Lay Leng Tan Lay Leng lltan@sph.com.sg What got you interested in fitness training? I began as a competitive gymnast, then a cheerleader for the National Football League (NFL). I

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HEALTH DIARY FRIDAY, DEC 9 Healthy Living For The Festivities: Find out from a dietitian how you can eat healthily this festive season so you will not see your waistline expand. National University Hospital, Health Education Hub, Main Building 1, Level 1, Lobby B. 1pm. Free. To register, call 6772-2184.

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inside: Stay safe when playing in the water by sticking to these tips. Page 8 Celebrity trainer reveals Hollywood fitness methods. Page 24

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CONTEST Fans of Mind Your Body’s Facebook page stand to win a prize if they contribute the best comment on a discussion topic of the week. They have to first “like” the ST Mind Your Body Facebook page to post comments on it. Selected comments will be published. In this

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A Dragon Baby On The Way m O' 2012 heralds the advent of the Dragon, believed to be one of the most powerful and lucky signs of the Chinese Zodiac. The Dragon is a giving, intelligent and tenacious sign that possesses a certain natural, charming charisma, and people born under

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