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TODAY TODAYONLINE.COM WE SET YOU THINKING /VI bdiaCorp SATURDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2014 MCI (P) 046/06/2014

A DAY OF RECKONING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A DAY OF RECKONING A draw may be enough for Singapore but we must get all three points. We will be ready and you can expect something new from the Malaysian team. Dollah Salleh MALAYSIA COACH Singapore players Shakir Hamzah and Hassan Sunny being put through their paces by national

Hiring of women, older workers hits high amid labour crunch [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hiring of women, older workers hits high amid labour crunch Govtpolicies externalfactors helped raise labour force participation rate, say analysts 18.9-PERCENTAGE-POINT RISE IN PARTICIPATION RATE OF WORKERS AGED 55 TO 64 XUE JIANYUE xuejianyue@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE —Efforts over the past decade to persuade more women and older workers to rejoin the

China has wasted S$8.9t in investment, say researchers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China has wasted S$8.9t in investment, say researchers THE FINANCIAL TIMES BEIJING “Ghost cities” lined with empty apartment blocks, abandoned highways and mothballed steel mills are sprawled across China’s landscape the outcome of government stimulus measures and hyperactive construction that have generated US$6.8 trillion (S$8.9 trillion) in wasted investment since

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Faster growth in low-wage workers’ income in past 5 years [ARTICLE]

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Faster growth in low-wage workers’ income in past 5 years Increase in real median income in the same period has slowed because of higher inflation ONGOING INITIATIVES HAVE HELPED EMPLOYEES: MOM XUE JIANYUE xuejianyue@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE —Low-wage workers have seen their incomes grow faster in the past five years than in

AHPETC found guilty of holding fair without permit [ARTICLE]

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AHPETC found guilty of holding fair without permit Argument by town council’s lawyers wholly misconceived and untenable, says judge SENTENCING ADJOURNED TO DEC 24; TOWN COUNCIL MAY BE FINED UP TO S$1,000 AMANDA LEE leeguiping@mediacorp.com. sg S I N G A PO R E The Workers’ Partyrun Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town

Town council deliberately flouted the law: NEA [ARTICLE]

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Town council deliberately flouted the law: NEA SINGAPORE —Following the court’s verdict, the National Environment Agency (NEA) yesterday said Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) had “sought to disingenuously portray its deliberate flouting of the law as an attempt to obtain guidance from the court” during the trial from Oct 14

Ruling party may pay high price for voter dissatisfaction with Ma [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ruling party may pay high price for voter dissatisfaction with Ma BLOOMBERG TAIPEI Taiwanese President Ma Yingjeou’s slumping popularity may cost his party the Taipei Mayor’s office for the first time in 20 years in local voting today seen as a bellwether for national elections in 2016. The ruling pro-China

Wary Beijing keeping a close eye on Taiwan polls [ARTICLE]

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Wary Beijing keeping a close eye on Taiwan polls AGENCIES TAIPEI Beijing is watching today’s Taiwan local elections closely for signs that the ruling pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) party is losing its political grip, amid opinion polls showing unfavourable odds for the party, analysts said. The vote is taking place as

London Mayor takes MRT en route to meeting PM Lee [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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London Mayor takes MRT en route to meeting PM Lee London Mayor Boris Johnson yesterday took the MRT en route to meeting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his official visit to the Republic, surprising some commuters who were also caught off guard by the media attention. Mr Johnson posted

Malaysian land reclamation work suspended pending environment impact reports [ARTICLE]

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Malaysian land reclamation work suspended pending environment impact reports KL Minister says assessmen ts will take at least three months to complete S’PORE, M’SIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MET ON TUESDAY YVONNE LIM yvonnelimsy@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE —Malaysia has since last month suspended land reclamation projects in the Strait of Johor pending the completion

Malaysian Bar criticises Najib for going back on Sedition Act vow [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysian Bar criticises Najib for going back on Sedition Act vow MALAYSIAN PM’S COMMITMENT TO UMNO MORE IMPORTANT THAN TO PEOPLE: OPPOSITION LEADER AGENCIES KUAL A LUMPUR The Malaysian Bar Council and opposition lawmakers yesterday criticised Prime Minister Najib Razak for failing to keep his promise to the people, following

Malaysia Airlines posts worst quarterly showing in nearly three years [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia Airlines posts worst quarterly showing in nearly three years AGENCIES KUALA LUMPUR —In its last earnings announcement as a publicly listed company before a planned nationalisation and overhaul, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) yesterday reported that losses had widened 53.5 per cent in its worst quarterly performance in nearly three years,

CARRIER APOLOGISES FOR TWEET FAUX PAS [ARTICLE]

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CARRIER APOLOGISES FOR TWEET FAUX PAS THE MALAY MAIL After a second social media gaffe since losing two planes this year, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has apologised and removed a poorly worded tweet on its year-end promotion following a slew of criticism. The national carrier, whose Flight MH370 disappeared in March

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Balance between public, private institutions needed [ARTICLE]

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Balance between public, private institutions needed FROM FRANCIS CHENG CHOON FEI There is a perception here that a jobseeker with a degree from a local university has an advantage in the job market over another with a private degree. With the increasing legitimacy of private degrees, though, such a perception

Holistic guidance will ensure children are groomed for life [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Holistic guidance will ensure children are groomed for life FROM JUNE CHEAH-NICHOLLS I read with interest Professor K Ranga Krishnan’s commentary “Debunking the myth of sugar and hyperactivity” (Nov 24). As this myth is debunked, and as society gets busier and less handson in the upbringing of children, it is

Private grads deserve more consideration from employers [ARTICLE]

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Private grads deserve more consideration from employers FROM MAX LEONG WAI KIT I am concerned about how employers may view part-time students of foreign universities at private institutions here (“Private grads must go for accredited degrees”; Nov 28). There must be stronger recognition and awareness of the certificates job candidates

Fact that some foreign universities are less stringent [ARTICLE]

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Fact that some foreign universities are less stringent FROM SEBASTIAN TAN GEE HOW I refer to the debate in Voices on degrees from private universities. While some graduates with these degrees are as good as, if not better than, graduates of our local universities, it is a fact that some

Compromise, respect and tolerance require humility [ARTICLE]

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Compromise, respect and tolerance require humility FROM GABRIEL GOH I refer to the letter “Community interest should not become tyranny of the majority” (Nov 28). “Compromise” is easier said than done. To consider an issue outside Singapore, to allow for some distance and, perhaps, objectivity, let us take a hot

Top-up lease for HDB flats with less than 60 years left [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Top-up lease for HDB flats with less than 60 years left FROM JAMES CHI Over the years, the Housing and Development Board has done well in providing a roof over the heads of the majority of Singaporeans. I am concerned, though, about the diminishing tenure of my flat, which has

Fare review could include special concession for pioneers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fare review could include special concession for pioneers FROM ADRIAN TAN HO GIAN I support Mr Amos Lee’s arguments, in “Tweak wage index in current transport fare review exercise” (Nov 25), especially against comparing fare affordability in other countries and about the high cost of car ownership here. The latter

Be fair to both private property owners and HDB dwellers [ARTICLE]

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Be fair to both private property owners and HDB dwellers FROM ADRIAN HO KOK WAI I echo the views voiced in the letter “Flats should be for those with real housing needs”, in contrast to “Barring private owners from HDB market is the right call” (both Nov 25). The issue

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S’poreans now need to ‘look after interests of others first’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’poreans now need to ‘look after interests of others first’ CULTURE OF MUTUAL SUPPORT CRUCIAL AS COUNTRY ENTERS NEW PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT SIAU MING EN siaumingen@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE —As Singapore moves into a new phase of development, strengthening the society will require a set of principles that run contrary to those

Benefits for parents [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Benefits for parents Enjoy plenty of perks and support for your parenthood journey baby next year. PRODUCED BY THE TODAY SPECIAL PROJECTS TEAM Growing with the family When it comes to starting a family while pursuing a career, Mdm Joanne Seah, 30, is appreciative of the Marriage and Parenthood (M&P)

Middle-class Singaporeans need help, too: Experts [ARTICLE]

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Middle-class Singaporeans need help, too: Experts VALERIE KOH valeriekohsf@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE —While social assistance has often been channelled towards lowincome groups, more attention needs to be paid to the middle class now, said several experts at a workshop on the state of the middle class yesterday. Associate Professor Tan Ern Ser,

More charges for German duo in train vandalism case [ARTICLE]

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More charges for German duo in train vandalism case CHANNEL NEWSASIA SINGAPORE —The two Germans who are allegedly involved in a vandalism case involving an SMRT train at Bishan Depot are now facing two additional charges each for entering the area without authorisation. Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz, both

Dedicated CET library for adult learners [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dedicated CET library for adult learners SPACES SET ASIDE FOR READING ROBIN CHOO robinchoorb@mediacorp.com.sg S ING A PORE —Those looking for resources on brushing up their work skills can now turn to a new library dedicated to materials on adult learning and work-skills development. The first of its kind here,

Little India riot: Man gets 3 strokes of the cane for instigating crowd [ARTICLE]

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Little India riot: Man gets 3 strokes of the cane for instigating crowd YVONNE LIM yvonnelimsy@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE A man who was involved in the Little India riot last December will be getting three strokes of the cane on top of his existing 25-month prison sentence following an appeal by the

S$1m raised for children in need [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S$1m raised for children in need EMILIA TAN SING A PORE Glamorously dressed, they came together at the grand ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore yesterday evening with a common goal: To raise funds to bring relief and happiness to children in need. By the end of the biannual Singapore

100 drug offenders nabbed in three-day operation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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100 drug offenders nabbed in three-day operation Drugs seized include heroin and Ecstasy; suspects under probe for offences such as drug abuse SINGAPORE —A total of 100 drug offenders were arrested and S$10,000 worth of drugs seized in a three-day islandwide operation, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said yesterday. The

TODAY Shop to Win draw [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TODAY Shop to Win draw Ms Sharon Lim (centre), 58, winner of S$10,000 in the weekly TODAY Shop to Win draw, receiving the cheque from Ms Jasmine Seow (right), marketing director of Courts Singapore, and Ms Caroline Bone, marketing manager of MediaCorp Press. Ms Lim had spent S$69 on a

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In HK, tycoons and fishermen can tip the polls [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In HK, tycoons and fishermen can tip the polls Critics say city’s committee that chooses leaders is opaque filled with pro-China loyalists BEIJING WANTS SIMILAR PANEL TO VET 2017 ELECTIONS BLOOMBERG HONG KONG In a former fishing village, now packed with high-rise apartment blocks, Mr Law King-shing reflects on the

Putin eyes India energy deals as Modi seeks closer ties with Russia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Putin eyes India energy deals as Modi seeks closer ties with Russia INDIAN PM AIMS TO PREVENT RUSSIANS FROM LEANING TOO MUCH ON CHINA BLOOMBERG N E W D E L H I Russian President Vladimir Putin will seek to bolster energy ties with India on a visit next month,

Can Jokowi micromanage 240 million Indonesians? [ARTICLE]

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Can Jokowi micromanage 240 million Indonesians? REUTERS JAKARTA —From flying economy class to making surprise visits to street markets and poor neighbourhoods, the leadership style of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is proving very different to his predecessors, who were often seen as stiff and aloof. On a recent visit

Violence in Xinjiang continues despite crackdown: Beijing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Violence in Xinjiang continues despite crackdown: Beijing AP BEIJING The Chinese authorities this week released figures from their sixmonth report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang, showing they had quashed 115 terrorist groups and detained 334 suspects, but tallies of death tolls in the ethnically-tense region suggest the violence

China has as many drivers as there are people in US [ARTICLE]

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China has as many drivers as there are people in US BLOOMBERG BEIJING China now has about the same number of licensed drivers as there are people in the United States. Data from the Chinese Public Security Ministry and US census reveal that there are now more than 300 million

Impeachment, potential ban from office loom for Yingluck [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Impeachment, potential ban from office loom for Yingluck REUTERS BANGKOK Thailand’s military-appoint-ed legislature yesterday started impeachment proceedings against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (picture) over a loss-mak-ing rice subsidy programme, seen as a further step to try to end the political influence of her powerful family. Yingluck was removed

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Launch of new accelerator boosts S’pore’s start-up scene [ARTICLE]

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Launch of new accelerator boosts S’pore’s start-up scene FINANCIAL INNOVATION-FOCUSED GROUP LOOKING TO SUPPORT UP TO 10 LOCAL START-UPS LEE YEN NEE leeyennee@med iacorp.com .sg S ING A POR E The local technology scene is getting a fresh boost with the launch of an accelerator programme by European firm Startupbootcamp

Key Asian markets get lift from cheap oil [ARTICLE]

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Key Asian markets get lift from cheap oil AGENCIES SINGAPORE —Shares in China and Japan jumped yesterday as the plunge in oil prices overnight boosted the economic outlook for the two largest economies in Asia, while energy-related stocks slumped to limit broader gains in Singapore. “The fall in oil prices

OPEC’s decision to hold output signals clout of US oil [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OPEC’s decision to hold output signals clout of US oil US output at its highest in three decades due to fracking boom contributing to global surplus BLOOMBERG LONDON —The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decision to cede no ground to rival producers underscored the price war in the crude

Japan core CPI slows again, undermining Abenomics [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan core CPI slows again, undermining Abenomics REUTERS TOKYO —Japan’s annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he seeks a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan. “Inflation could

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‘THIS ONE IS FOR THE FANS’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘THIS ONE IS FOR THE FANS’ Bernd Stange, Dollah Salleh both want victory to win back support for their teams DRAW ‘NOT AN OPTION’ FOR EITHER SIDE DAN GUEN CHIN danguenchin@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE —The stakes are high for the final round of group matches in the 2014 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki

MALAYSIAN STRIKER SAFEE FIRES UP WRONG SMOKESCREEN [ARTICLE]

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MALAYSIAN STRIKER SAFEE FIRES UP WRONG SMOKESCREEN EMMANUEL PHUA ADDITIONAL REPORTING ADDITIONAL REPORTING DAN GUEN CHIN It was the last thing Malaysia coach Dollah Salleh needed as he prepared his team for tonight’s crucial final Group B match in the AFF Suzuki Cup against hosts Singapore.A picture of Malaysian striker

AS PROFESSIONAL AS RONALDO [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AS PROFESSIONAL AS RONALDO New track head coach Cunha wants Singapore sprinters to be elite athletes 24/7 LOW LIN FHOONG linfhoong@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE Newly-appointed sprints and hurdles head coach Luis Felipe Cunha may joke about feeling like football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, particularly with the amount of attention his appointment by the

THIRD KARTING TRACK TO OPEN AT TURF CITY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THIRD KARTING TRACK TO OPEN AT TURF CITY IAN DE COTTA SINGAPORE A third karting track is set to open in February, but unlike the existing facilities in the west and north of the island, the latest venue is targeted primarily at fun-seekers. To be built on a plot of

CHELSEA’S BREWING AN ALMOST PERFECT STORM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CHELSEA’S BREWING AN ALMOST PERFECT STORM WHY THE BLUES ARE UNTOUCHABLE THIS PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON COMMENTARYBY ADRIAN CLARKE sports@mediacorp.com.sg Adrian Clarke is a former Arsenal midfielder who has played at every level of English football. Now an experienced sports journalist, he writes for publications around the world. Follow him on

MORE INJURY PROBLEMS FOR UNITED [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MORE INJURY PROBLEMS FOR UNITED AGENCIES Manchester United’s injury woes took another hit with news that left-back Luke Shaw is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks, reported the Daily Mail. The 19-year-old injured ankle ligaments in last week’s 2-1 win at Arsenal, and was earlier thought to

WILSHERE FACING 3-MONTH ABSENCE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WILSHERE FACING 3-MONTH ABSENCE AP Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing three months out following surgery on his left ankle. It is the latest lengthy layoff for the England international, who was injured in Saturday’s loss to Manchester United. Arsenal says Wilshere, 22, underwent surgery on Thursday. Wilshere wrote on

WHELAN CHARGED FOR RACIST REMARKS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WHELAN CHARGED FOR RACIST REMARKS AP The English FA has charged Wigan chairman Dave Whelan for his controversial comments about Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview. The FA says Whelan’s remarks “were abusive and/or insulting and/or constitute improper conduct and/or bring the game into disrepute and that “it

BECKENBAUER AMONG 5 TO COME UNDER FIFA PROBE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BECKENBAUER AMONG 5 TO COME UNDER FIFA PROBE OFFICIALS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR CORRUPTION AP G E N E VA Retired German great Franz Beckenbauer is one of five officials at football’s world governing body FIFA being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022

CRICKET AUSTRALIA TO LAUNCH SAFETY PROBE AFTER HUGHES’ DEATH [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CRICKET AUSTRALIA TO LAUNCH SAFETY PROBE AFTER HUGHES’ DEATH REUTERS MELBOURNE —Cricket Australia will “immediately” launch a review into safety protocols and protection for players after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, its chief executive James Sutherland said yesterday. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after

PELE PLAYS DOWN REPORTS OVER HEALTH [ARTICLE]

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PELE PLAYS DOWN REPORTS OVER HEALTH THE DAILY TELEGRAPH SAO PAULO —Brazil legend Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection. Pele successfully underwent surgery to remove kidney stones on Nov 13, but was readmitted to the

INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE OPENS UP NEW FRONTIER [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE OPENS UP NEW FRONTIER New league backed by fading stars, big money and Bollywood glamour may well awaken a sleeping giant FIRST STEP TOWARDS INDIA BECOMING FOOTBALL NATION THE NEW YORK TIMES NEW DELHI —Indian football fans still dream of an alternate reality, one in which their

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GETTING TO THE TOP [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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GETTING TO THE TOP PRODUCERSONGWRITERS TAT TONG AND ROLAND LIM ON HOW TO TAKE ON THE MUSIC WORLD AND WIN KEVIN MATHEWS features@mediacorp.com.sg What do One Direction, Taylor Swift and Slipknot have in common? They’ve all hit No 1 on the Billboard music charts in the past month. Now, musicians

Young star [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Young star A 12-year-old singer wants to shoot for the stars HON JING YI SINGAPORE Like many of her peers, 12-year-old Kellyn Ng has big dreams of becoming a star. Unlike many 12-year-olds though, she is already on her way to achieving them. The Coral Secondary School student has just

Fab four [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fab four A love letter to Singapore by non-Singaporean dancers DANCE REVIEW: CONTACT 2014 MAYO MARTIN SINGAPORE THE Dance Company’s contemporary dance festival M1 Contact 2014 kicked off with the latest DiverCity showcase. Deviating from the formula of previous instalments which were basically a bunch of performances from homegrown groups

STATE OF THE ARTS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STATE OF THE ARTS MAYO MARTIN SINGAPORE It was a treble at The President’s Design Award ceremony, with three people bagging the Designer Of The Year award: Peter Tay, Larry Peh and Tan Kok Hiang. The National Gallery Singapore tapped star power for its Portraits Of The People project (part

Structural integrity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Structural integrity Two shows at Gillman Barracks pay homage to a human bone and to public mourning ART REVIEW: PARABOLA AND REQUIEM (THE SEA CAN’T REACH YOU NOW) BRUCE QUEK SINGAPORE Public mourning and the history of the human pelvis. That’s what you get in two concurrent solo art shows

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Weekend planner [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Romeo Tan: My look is irritating [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Romeo Tan: My look is irritating Why the Tumultuous Times star is turned off by his image in the drama ON THE FACE OF IT MAY SEAH may@mediacorp.com.sg S I N G A P O R E The sight of his face irritates Romeo Tan. Watching himself as the villainous

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SATURDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2014 32 LOOKING OUT FOR NO. 1 WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS? TWO PRODUCERS OFFER SOME TIPS ARTWORK: KENNETH CHOY; GETTY IMAGES

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Creating Imprecise Truths ESSAY ANTHONY TOMMASINI INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY Is it permissible for a playwright or filmmaker to alter a story for artistic ends? What about the inherent power of the arts to explore the emotional interiors of characters, especially bad ones, like the title characters of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and Shostakovich’s

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Fear of Ebola Opens Villages By ADAM NOSSITER INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY DANDANO, Guinea “Bring out your sick!” the chief shouted angrily at the crowd, shaking his fist and warning of illness and death for the whole village if it did not obey. “Don’t hide them!” he yelled. “If you don’t expose

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INTELLIGENCE Italy’s trouble on the outskirts. PAGE 2 WORLD TRENDS Traffic direction worthy of a tip. PAGE 2 THE WAY WE EAT Gourmet food, deep in the Amazon. PAGE 12 MONEY BUSINESS Fretful in Europe over Japan’s woes. PAGE 8

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Wielding The Power Of Stop And Go [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wielding The Power Of Stop And Go YANGON JOURNAL By THOMAS FULLER THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY YANGON, Myanmar For 12 hours nearly every day, Sergeant Khin Myint Maung stands in one of the most chaotic intersections in this chronically gridlocked city, untangling traffic snarls with patience and unflagging

Is Rome Burning? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Is Rome Burning? INTELLIGENCE/ BEPPE SEVERGNINI Beppe Severgnini is a columnist at Corriere della Sera and the author of“MammaMia! Berlusconi’s Italy Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad.” Send comments to intelligence@nytimes.com. THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY Milan The depressed outskirts of Italian cities are ticking time bombs; far from

Resurgent Taliban Reign Near Kabul [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Resurgent Taliban Reign Near Kabul By AZAM AHMED THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY CHARKALAH, Afghanistan The explosion ripped through the floor of the Humvee, tearing a hole in the armored vehicle and injuring the district governor. The crack of Taliban gunfire followed. Seeking cover, the Afghan police convoy sped

Tunisians Are Shaken as More Young Women Turn to Extremism [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tunisians Are Shaken as More Young Women Turn to Extremism By CARLOTTA GALL THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY TUNIS Leila Mustapha Saidi returned home on a recent day to find her daughter missing. Mrs. Saidi, who had watched her daughter grow religious and “obsessed” with the conflict in Syria,

Spaniards Split Over Land Sale [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Spaniards Split Over Land Sale By RAPHAEL MINDER THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY CASTELLAR DE LA FRONTERA, Spain La Almoraima, a farming estate at the edge of a nature reserve, is prized by environmentalists. Home to one of Europe’s largest cork forests, it is a place where deer and

Fishing for Tuition [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fishing for Tuition ALAN MATTINGLY THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY We would like to interrupt your regularly scheduled news about the ascendance of video-gaming as a competitive sport to take you someplace different. Outside. Let’s go fishing. With much hand-wringing going on in the United States these days about

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Sanctions May Help Farmers in Russia By NEIL MacFARQUHAR THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY MOSCOW Boris Akimov’s phone started to ring after President Vladimir V. Putin imposed sweeping food sanctions barring many Western imports last August. Russian grocery chains, desperate to find new suppliers, tracked down Mr. Akimov, the

Pushing, Carefully, For Change in Cuba [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pushing, Carefully, For Change in Cuba By VICTORIA BURNETT THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY MEXICO CITY From a lectern at a provincial Cuban church center in October, Roberto Veiga González and Lenier González Mederos took turns talking before about 60 intellectuals and activists about the value of political dialogue.

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As Japan Falls Into Recession, Europe Strives to Avoid It [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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As Japan Falls Into Recession, Europe Strives to Avoid It By LIZ ALDERMAN, JONATHAN SOBLE THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY PARIS Japan looked like the model for economic revival. Growth was back on track. The stock market was surging. Inflation, which had eluded Japan for decades, was even returning.

In China, Buying Is Easy, Delivery Is Hard [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In China, Buying Is Easy, Delivery Is Hard By SHANSHAN WANG PAUL MOZUR THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY HANGZHOU, China With an underdeveloped retail sector and a flourishing network of online merchants offering huge selections at cheap prices, consumers in China look to the web first to buy everything

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What Bourbon Makers Can Teach Oil Suppliers By NEIL IRWIN THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY The market for crude oil is in veritable free fall, dropping 30 percent since June, and the ripples have only begun, with analysts warning of bankruptcies of Texas oil fields and economic troubles in

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Sponsor to Step Back From the Edge By JOHN BRANCH THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY Moments before the San Francisco premiere of “Valley Uprising,” a documentary about the evolution of rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, Gary Erickson, the Clif Bar founder, was asked to stand and be acknowledged.

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Butterflies’ Path Has New Obstacles By LIZA GROSS THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY Dara Satterfield hadn’t planned to conduct experiments at the Texas State Fair, but that is where her study subjects showed up in October. She was in Georgia when they arrived, so she drove all night. When

So Far Away, Yet So Near to Us [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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So Far Away, Yet So Near to Us ESSAY JOHN NOBLE WILFORD THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY “Philae is talking to us,” announced the manager in charge of the little piece of machinery that had just achieved the first landing on a comet, a frozen remnant from the formation

Robots Don’t Do Windows, Because Their Work Is Inferior [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Robots Don’t Do Windows, Because Their Work Is Inferior By PATRICK McGEEHAN THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY As a pair of window washers clung to a scaffold dangling outside the 68th floor of 1 World Trade Center recently, the captivating drama left some below wondering: Why were they up

Epidemics of Confusion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Epidemics of Confusion NEWS ANALYSIS By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, M.D. THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY WASHINGTON A mysterious virus emerges in Africa and spreads. An anxious and skeptical public rejects scientific evidence that the lethal virus is transmitted only through body fluids. There are no drugs to effectively treat

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Daring Flavors of the Amazon [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Daring Flavors of the Amazon By SIMON ROMERO THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY BELÉM, Brazil To start things off right at Thiago Castanho’s laboratory of Amazonian culinary revelations, take a sip of his signature cocktail, which blends cachaça, made from sugarcane, and jambu, an herb with analgesic properties whose

Old Strains of Grain Reinvigorate Popcorn [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Old Strains of Grain Reinvigorate Popcorn By KIM SEVERSON THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY SHELLSBURG, Iowa Corn confronts you at every turn in Iowa. Much of it will fuel cars, feed cattle and sweeten food. But, in front of Gene and Lynn Mealhow’s sturdy farmhouse, ears of corn no

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From Mali to Israel, Forming Musical Bridge [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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From Mali to Israel, Forming Musical Bridge By LARRY ROHTER THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY The Israeli pianist Idan Raichel was at the airport in Berlin in 2008 when he spotted the Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré. From that chance encounter has blossomed one of the most intriguing collaborations

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Madame Cézanne, Always Present By DEBORAH SOLOMON THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY Hortense Fiquet Cézanne sat for 29 paintings by her husband and smiles in none of them. More often than not, she is portrayed indoors, a matronly woman with her hair primly parted in the middle and her

The Arts in Turkey Flourish, but Warily [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The Arts in Turkey Flourish, but Warily By RACHEL DONADIO THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY ISTANBUL At a glittering dinner on an island in the Bosporus here recently, Ali Gureli, the chairman of Contemporary Istanbul, the city’s annual art fair, told hundreds of international collectors, gallery owners and artists

Masters of the Bayou Aim for Broadway [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Masters of the Bayou Aim for Broadway By PATRICK HEALY THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY They’re not exactly the von Trapps trilling about edelweiss, but members of the Robertson family form the TV reality series “Duck Dynasty” want to sing to you about faith and food, duck calls and