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TODAY a, to I N share your free newspaper Monday May 22, 2006 todayonline.com MICA(P) 112/07/2005 TODAY /A=l>jaCorp share your free newspaper MICA(P) 112/07/2005 Monday May 22, 2006 todayonline.com I

100,000 rally against porn in Jakarta [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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100,000 rally against porn in Jakarta -AP JAKARTA Up to 100,000 people jammed streets in the Indonesian capital yesterday, shouting slogans and hoisting banners in support of a proposed anti-pornography law that critics fear will erode the mostly Muslim nation's secular traditions. The protesters, who arrived in buses organised by

Sentosa rises beyond Fantasy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sentosa rises beyond Fantasy VALCHUA There wasn't any discussion to hold off our development. If you don't believe in something, don't start it We stuck with it IMr Darrell Mezger, CEOofSLG After several false dawns, the isle is finally turning around ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR val@newstoday.com.sg LUXURY yachts, Russian tourists, hip

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OUR IDOLS fIPE LAUGHABLY GOOD 4 S'pore singing contest kicks off with a chuckle

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CREATIVE SENTENCING? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CREATIVE SENTENCING? THOMAS KOSHY Community Courts may seta marker for other courts to follow "EACH country must have a criminal justice system which meets its own needs. If the electorate deserves to have the politicians it elects, equally, a country deserves the criminal justice system it has," Chief Justice Chan

'Sex-for-asylum' scandal rocks UK [ARTICLE]

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'Sex-for-asylum' scandal rocks UK THE OBSERVER Immigration official offers favours in exchange for sex LONDON A "sex-for-asylum" scandal at Britain's largest immigration processing centre has been uncovered, piling more pressure on the Blair government Evidence obtained by the London-based Observer newspaper reveals how a chief immigration officer at Lunar House

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The public face of security [ARTICLE]

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The public face of security LOHCHEEKONG Eight 'ambassadors' will front campaign to re-enforce resilience, social harmony cheekong@newstoday.com. sg INSPIRED by an anti-terrorism media campaign in Australia some four years ago, the Government is looking for eight public ambassadors to front a campaign here. This campaign would complement Singapore's counter-terror-ism efforts

Our Idol hopefuls are laughably good [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Our Idol hopefuls are laughably good JEANINETAN jea nine@newstoday.com.sg IF LAUGHTER is the best medicine, then TV viewers who watched last night's debut episode of Singapore Idol should have a spring in their steps this morning. Well, those who aren't still cringing at what some pretended was talent As expected,

Mosque's multi-racial project feeds, soothes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mosque's multi-racial project feeds, soothes JASMINE YIN jasmine.yin@newstoday.com.sg ONCE a month, one kitchen will offer the needy food for the body and for the soul. Yesterday, the Al-Iman mosque launched its Blessed Kitchen project, which will provide a free lunch and motivational talk on the last Sunday of every month,

No plans to ban dogs: Sentosa [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No plans to ban dogs: Sentosa LINYANQIN Irresponsible owners only a handful;'dog zone' not a good idea ya nqinl@newstoday.com.sg IN THE wake of public opinion on the issue of unleashed dogs in public places, Sentosa is emphasising that there are no plans to ban dogs from the island. Following a

A 'refresher' boost [ARTICLE]

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A 'refresher' boost VALERIE LAW Training programme proposed for foreign domestic workers valeri e@newstoday.com.sg NEW foreign domestic workers can look forward to a skills training programme within six months of their employment, said Yeo Guat Kwang, chairman of the Migrant Workers' Forum of NTUC. Speaking at yesterday's May Day 2006

When grandparents take dad's place ... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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When grandparents take dad's place SAMPOORNA DASGUPTA CHANNEL NEWSASIA MOTHERS think their husbands are not involved enough in their childrens' upbringing, according to a survey of 300 mothers conducted by the Singapore Paediatric Society. Only 9 per cent of mothers consult their spouse on their child's nutrition, education and other

Delving into the metaphors of MM and SM [ARTICLE]

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Delving into the metaphors of MM and SM DERRICK A PAULO derrick@newstoday.com.sg WILLIAM Shakespeare, Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong. Many might recall or sooner forget studying the English playwright's use of metaphors in his plays and sonnets. But what of the metaphors employed by the two senior Cabinet

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M'sia probes destruction of famed corals [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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M'sia probes destruction of famed corals -AFP KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has ordered an investigation into an incident in which coral reefs off the dive haven of Pulau Sipadan were seriously damaged by a barge, leaving divers and environmentalists reeling. Chief Minister Musa Aman of the state of Sabah ordered the

Ruling coalition rattled in Sarawak [ARTICLE]

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Ruling coalition rattled in Sarawak AGENCIES Barisan Nasional retains oil-rich state in legislative elections but opposition parties make gains KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has returned to power in the oil-rich Malaysian state of Sarawak in legislative elections, but not before the opposition recorded its strongest showing

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PRINCE WILLIAM — A DIY DISASTER [ARTICLE]

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PRINCE WILLIAM A DIY DISASTER ■AFP Britain's Prince William admitted he is disastrous at DIY and lousy in the kitchen, in a rare interview with his father Prince Charles and brother Harry to be broadcast yesterday. The prince's do-it-yourself attempts to put up shelving or install a washing machine usually

TOP THAI FILM-MAKER DIES [ARTICLE]

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TOP THAI FILM-MAKER DIES Legendary Thai film-maker Cherd Songsri died on Saturday at the age of 75 after battling cancer, reported The Nation. Mr Cherd, is credited with popularising Thai cinema around the world. During his 40 year career, the multi-talented direc-tor/producer-cum-writer made 18 films, almost all of which were

India polarised by affirmative action issue [ARTICLE]

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India polarised by affirmative action issue —AGENCIES Doctors, students continue strike over disadvantaged student quotas NEW DELHI An affirmative action plan by New Delhi to force top universities to select half their students from disadvantaged groups has polarised Indian public opinion. The thousands of Indian doctors and medical students protesting

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DEADLY BABY KILLER... [ARTICLE]

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DEADLY BABY KILLER... More than 300 babies may be dying each year in Britain after sharing a bed or sofa with their parents, according to a coroner quoted by the BBCyesterday. Mr Roger Whittaker, based in Yorkshire, told the channel that he had seen 12 accidental smothering cases in the

GOT MILK? HAVE TWINS [ARTICLE]

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GOT MILK? HAVE TWINS Milk drinkers were five times more likely to have twins than women who ate no animal products, said The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. In the study, the twinning rates of women who ate a diet including milkwere compared with women who followed a no-animal products diet.

A Cabinet without keys [ARTICLE]

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A Cabinet without keys -AGENCIES Iraq faces political stalemate as violence continues BAGHDAD Key portfolios for defence, security and the interior remained without permanent heads yesterday, even after Iraq's new cabinet won Parliamentary vote of confidence, casting a new question mark on the security situation in the country. Iraqis on

Nagin re-elected as New Orleans mayor [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nagin re-elected as New Orleans mayor -AGENCIES NEW ORLEANS Embattled New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who has faced criticism for the city's sluggish recovery from Hurricane Katrina, narrowly defeated a well-heeled challenger on Saturday. "We are ready to take off," Mr Nagin, who is black, told a crowd of cheering

Costliest art ever [ARTICLE]

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Costliest art ever AFP LONDON A skull cast in platinum and encased in diamonds will be the most expensive piece of artwork ever created, The Observer newspaper reported yesterday. Entitled "For the Love of God", the life-size human skull, covered in 8,500 diamonds, will cost between £8 million ($24 million)

Racist attacks threaten World Cup [ARTICLE]

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Racist attacks threaten World Cup -DPA DPA Spate of hate crimes sparks deb ate over whether Germany is safe for foreign football fans BERLIN With the World Cup less than three weeks away, a spate of racist attacks has led to a debate whether Germany can live up to the

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isay GOVTS CAN PREVENT PANIC SELLING [ARTICLE]

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isay GOVTS CAN PREVENT PANIC SELLING CHIA HERN KENG LAST week, stock markets across Asia nose-dived on fears over the interest-rate hike in the United States. Even though analysts assured us that this was a temporary over-reaction of the markets, they also talked about the depreciating US dollar, the vast

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY [ARTICLE]

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY DR JAMES DOBSON BY TALKING TO A TEEN There are some teenagers who sail right through the adolescent experience with hardly any evidence of turbulence at all. They achieve wonderful grades in school, they are a delight to theirteachers, and a treasure to their parents. But

A match made this man [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A match made this man RAJENDRAGOUR SUREKHAYADAV Arranged marriages are a better shot at happiness, says this matchmade man face .4 in the crowd 66, Freelance writer news@newstoday.com.sg IT HAS been 35 years since he met his wife, and Rajendra Gour's smile is still at its brightest when he speaks

If non-unionised workers need help ... [LETTER]

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If non-unionised workers need help CHAM HUI FONG Director, Industrial Relations Department National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Letter from I REFER to Mr Yak Chin Hua's letter, "No wage increase for some workers" (May 19). The NTUC shares Mr Yak's concerns for workers whose companies have not implemented the Monthly

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Consider a pilot run with modified MC requirements [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Consider a pilot run with modified MC requirements DR LEE YUNG SENG Letter from I REFER to the replies to my letter from Ms Shamsudin (May 18), Mr Jeffery Law, Ms Ryu Tan, Ms Susan Goh and Ms Karen Ong (May 19) on the topic of medical leave without medical

Is it a fear of exploitation or that of losing control? [LETTER]

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Is it a fear of exploitation or that of losing control? DESMOND LIM Letter from I READ with interest the replies to Dr Lee Yung Seng's suggestion in "Doing away with the MC hassle". I don't disagree that there will be people who will exploit such a system, but withholding

isay AND THE WINNER IS ... [ARTICLE]

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isay AND THE WINNER IS TORCHING LI chingli@newstoday.com. sg THEY may have outwitted, outlasted and outplayed eight other contestants in a gruelling two year journey to reach the final pit stop. But the four survivors of the Marina Bay Integrated Resort race don't have a single clue on a $5

A Duty, but whose values do we take? [LETTER]

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A Duty, but whose values do we take? MR&MRSYEOCHORHOCK Letter from WE PURCHASED a landed property in May last year at 10 per cent below the valuation price. The valuation was conducted by a reputable valuer via our bank, the financier. In March, we were told by our lawyer that

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TRANSLATE PROFITS INTO DISCOUNTS FOR POLY STUDENTS [ARTICLE]

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TRANSLATE PROFITS INTO DISCOUNTS FOR POLY STUDENTS MOHAMAD NOOR ABDULLAH In its reply on May 18, SBS Transit Ltd gave the same reply it always has to the queries on concessions for polytechnic students. It stated that "if further discounts were to be given to polytechnic students, commuters who pay

LAMPPOSTS NOT HEALTH HAZARD [ARTICLE]

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LAMPPOSTS NOT HEALTH HAZARD NALEEZAEBRAHIM Deputy Director, Media Relations, Land Transport Authority (LTA) I refer to Mr Tony Lee Hup Seng's letter, "Repaint rusty lampposts" (May 18). LTA has in place a regular maintenance regime to inspect and upkeep our lampposts. Any found corroded will be replaced immediately. The lampposts

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Overseas Americans to sing the tax blues ? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Overseas Americans to sing the tax blues BLOOMBERG Hardest hit may be those working in cities like S'pore, HK AMERICANS working in other countries may owe as much as tens of thousands of dollars in additional taxes under a law signed by President George W Bush on May 17, the

China to curb lending growth: Report [ARTICLE]

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China to curb lending growth: Report BLOOMBERG CHINA'S central bank said it would control the pace of lending growth and increase flexibility in the yuan this year, the official China Securities Journal said in its weekend edition, citing the bank's 2005 annual report The People's Bank of China will strengthen

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SINGLES SHOPPING NIGHT COMES TO CARREFOUR PLAZA SINGAPURA [ARTICLE]

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SINGLES SHOPPING NIGHT COMES TO CARREFOUR PLAZA SINGAPURA BE PART of Singapore's first-ever Singles Shopping Night at Carrefour Plaza Singapura tomorrow from Bpm to 10pm. "Love is in the Aisles" is a collaboration between Carrefour Singapore and the Social Development Unit. It provides a fun way for singles to meet

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN WITH RICOLA AS SINGAPORE IDOL RETURNS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN WITH RICOLA AS SINGAPORE IDOL RETURNS RICOLA Herbs Candy is running "Ricola Idol Mania" in conjunction with Singapore Idol. Consumers who buy any promotional pack with the Singapore Idol icon on the scratch-and-win card stand to get instant prizes and discounts. They also can send in

AIA HELPS RAISE $500,000 IN BATTLE AGAINST CANCER [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AIA HELPS RAISE $500,000 IN BATTLE AGAINST CANCER MORE than $500,000 was raised for the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) last Tuesday at the AIA-SCS Charity Golf 2006 Tournament, which brought in the highest donation amount to date for the SCS through a charity golf event. After a day of intense

DA VINCI JEWELLERY TREATS SPECIAL GUESTS TO THE DA VINCI CODE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DA VINCI JEWELLERY TREATS SPECIAL GUESTS TO THE DA VINCI CODE ON MAY 17, Da Vinci Jewellery presented the Singapore premiere of The Da Vinci Code at The Cathay Cineplex at Handy Road. About 1,700 celebrities and guests had the privilege of watching the much-antici-pated movie, even before the premiere

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Mapletree buys Paya Lebar property [ARTICLE]

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Mapletree buys Paya Lebar property -AGENCIES To pay $38m for warehouse in sale and leasebackdeal MAPLETREE Logistics Trust, a local real estate investment trust (Reit) that owns warehouses and industrial buildings, said that it agreed to buy a warehouse property here for $38 million. It will lease the seven-storey property

BH Global makes significant foray into offshore oil and gas sector [ARTICLE]

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BH Global makes significant foray into offshore oil and gas sector BH GLOBAL Marine, a procurement specialist of marine products for shipyards and ship chandlers, has secured a $2.5-million contract from offshore oil and gas sector player Modec International USA. The contract is for the procurement of cables to provide

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Correction or the start of a bear market? [ARTICLE]

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Correction or the start of a bear market? VASU MENON But until sentiment improves, further consolidation is likely news@newstoday.com.sg ASIAN bourses have corrected sharply in recent days. The pullback is likely to be a correction and not the start of a bear market As such, it could present an opportunity

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In search of a happy holiday [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In search of a happy holiday BITTLESTON SUCCEED with bittleston@btinternet.com Perfect tours are scarce but meaningful holidays must have purpose and reward TOURISM PART 3 WE ALL know a tourist when we see one. "Bent on Pleasure", "Having Fun" and "Enjoying Themselves", they sometimes present a rather pathetic picture of

Managing that mentoring role [ARTICLE]

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Managing that mentoring role GUARDIAN Overseeing interns can be a positive experience, even for your career WHEN you start work as a new graduate, you may assume that the days when you are in charge of a team who quake at the sound of your footfall and scurry to obey

Grooming staff to be world leaders [ARTICLE]

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Grooming staff to be world leaders GUARDIAN HOW do you inspire today's employees to become leaders of tomorrow? Global technology firm Satyam Computer Services has apian. The company's university The Satyam School of Leadership (SSL) has tied up with Harvard Business School Publishing and Universitas 21 Global to hone the

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DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER Zul Othman zul@newstoday.com.sg THE ROWING STONES VS THE BEATLES When rock bands throw fighting words at each other, chances are it's going to work wonders for album sales IF THERE is an unspoken rule in rock music, it is that controversy and selfpromotion go hand

Young artists shine at Compass Awards [ARTICLE]

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Young artists shine at Compass Awards SINGAPORE singer-composer Lin Junjie is on a roll. Besides fulfilling his dream to stage a concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium next month, he was named the Young Composer of the Year at last night's 11th Compass Awards. Held at the Raffles City Convention

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Survivor Aras keeps it real JULIANA JUNE RASUL After winning his million, Baskauskas returns to his old car and teaching yoga Julia nar@newstoday.com.sg NEWLY-MINTED millionaire Aras Baskauskas is not going to be zipping around in a fancy car anytime soon. Instead, the 24-year-old yoga instructor, who emerged winner of the

Anugerah Skrin judge is just being honest [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Anugerah Skrin judge is just being honest —JULIANA JUNE RASUL WHAT'S a talent quest without a cranky judge a la Simon Cowell these days? Actor Rafaat Hamzah has filled the role quite comfortably on Anugerah Skrin, MediaCorp TV 12 Suria's search for its "next big thing" in acting and hosting.

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Eat as the Romans do at Il Gladiatore AMY VAN Go medievally Mediterranean with hearty Italian cuisine served by toga-clad waiters food@newstoday.com.sg WHEN chef-owner Fabio lannone decided to replace Fuenti with a brand new restaurant called II Gladiatore, some sceptics felt a little apprehensive about this new outlet featuring Roman

Cheers to this pairing of East and West [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cheers to this pairing of East and West LAUREEN TOH Like the yin-yang symbol, pairing Chinese food with wine is about harmony la ureent@newstoday.com.sg CHINESE food is an apparent minefield for wine pairing for me, at least. For starters, the dishes in themselves are sometimes a heady combination of sweet,

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A LOCAL, ECLECTIC BUFFET TWIST [ARTICLE]

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Bonds equals Babe -AP Slugger smashes 714th home run to tie Yankees legend BASEBALL San Francisco v Oakland OAKLAND, California The agonising wait is over for San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds. He and Babe Ruth are even at 714. Bonds tied the Yankees legend for second place on the career

Base-brawl, Chicago style [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Base-brawl, Chicago style -AFP CHICAGO A benches-clearing brawl started by a scuffle after a home-plate collision added spice and sparks to a 7-0 victory by the World Series champions Chicago White Sox over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday {yesterday morning, Singapore time). Japan's Tadahito Iguchi hit a pair of home

Albirex eye leaders' scalp [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Albirex eye leaders' scalp LI ZAI SHI Japanese outfit hope to be the first team to beat Fandi's Young Lions this season NTUC INCOME-YEO'S S-LEAGUE Young Lions v Albirex sports@newstoday.com.sg THE only team in the S-League to have taken a point off the Young Lions is aiming to go two

Alam Shah saves Tampines' blushes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Alam Shah saves Tampines' blushes JOSE RAYMOND NTUC INCOME-YEO'S S-LEAGUE2OO6 Tampines Rovers 3 Balestier Khalsa 2 jose@newstoday.com.sg NATIONAL striker Noh Alam Shah's (picture) in-jury-time winner gave Tampines Rovers a 3-2 victory over Balestier Khalsa in a tempestuous encounter at the Tampines Stadium last night. The Tigers drew first blood in

Fadhil eyes breakthrough [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fadhil eyes breakthrough LI ZAI SHI Young Lions keeper seeks to be Singapore's No 1 sports@newstoday.com.sg A PLACE in Radojko Avramovic's squad for the two-legged friendly internationals against Malaysia in June is just reward for a fine series of performances from Young Lions goalkeeper Fadhil Salim. The 23-year-old has played

Singapore's first kiddy league launched [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore's first kiddy league launched DARREN LAI da rren@newstoday.com.sg While S-League clubs and Football Association of Singapore have been running Centres of Excellence (COE) for elite young footballers for some time now, there are very few avenues for kids below the age of 14 to participate in the sport on

WORLD CUP PROMOTION EXTENDED [ARTICLE]

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WORLD CUP PROMOTION EXTENDED Hyundai is sending one lucky winner on a four-day, three-night all-expenses paid trip to experience the atmosphere of the World Cup live in Germany. The winner will watch the quarterfinal game on June 30 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Originally scheduled to run till May 31, the

Bodybuilding targets two golds in Doha [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bodybuilding targets two golds in Doha DARREN LAI da rren@newstoday.com.sg AFTER winning two golds at the Bth South-East Asian and First Singapore Invitational Open Bodybuilding Fitness Championships yesterday, Singapore Bodybuilding Federation (SBBF) president Paul Chua is confident Singapore will repeat the performance at the Doha Asian Games in December. Only

What's up Bucs? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What's up Bucs? JOSE RAYMOND After AFC Cup and S'pore Cup exits, Home have only S-League title to fight for jose@newstoday.com.sg SINCE Robert Alberts led them to their maiden S-League title in 1999, Home United have been synonymous with success. The Protectors added Singapore Cup titles to their burgeoning trophy

SPORTSMAILBAG SAA were not left in the lurch [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPORTSMAILBAG SAA were not left in the lurch TANGWENGFEI Letter from President, S'pore Athletic Assn I REFER to your article "A rematch is possible" dated May 17. While it is true that Loh Lin Kok was not aware that I made an announcement last week about not standing for re-election

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Just like what Ramsey said -AGENCIES t Eriksson predicts England win, but Gerrard may hold key to Swede's ambition I LONDON Alf Ramsey said it before 1966 and was proven right. Now Sven-Goran Eriksson, a man not prone to rash utterances, has dared make the same bold prediction: England will

Watford demolish Leeds to gain promotion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Watford demolish Leeds to gain promotion AGENCIES CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF FINAL Leeds 0 Watford 3 CARDIFF Watford beat Leeds 3-0 to reach English soccer's Premiership for the first time in six years, a promotion that may give the club as much as £40 million ($ll9 million) in extra income. Jay DeMerit

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Chelsea is last stop for Ballack [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chelsea is last stop for Ballack —AFP Blues' latest star pledges future, but first the World Cup LONDON Chelsea's new addition Michael Ballack says he wants to end his career at the Stamford Bridge club. The Germany international has signed a three-year deal with the back-to-back Premiership champions reported to

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VIDUKA GAINS HIDDINK'S TRUST [ARTICLE]

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VIDUKA GAINS HIDDINK'S TRUST MIDDLESBROUGH striker Mark Viduka will lead Australia in their first World Cup finals campaign in 32 years in Germany next month, coach Guus Hiddink said. Viduka, who captained Australia in their World Cup play-off win over Uruguay last November, was given the job ahead of former

INJURY FORCES YOUNG TO STAND DOWN [ARTICLE]

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INJURY FORCES YOUNG TO STAND DOWN CHARLTON defender Luke Young has pulled out of England's standby World Cup squad with an ankle injury. The centre back was part of the England party which have been at a training camp in Portugal this week. He joined in full training for the

NOWOTNY MUST PASS ON EXPERIENCE [ARTICLE]

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NOWOTNY MUST PASS ON EXPERIENCE VETERAN German defender Jens Nowotny will be key to how the younger German players perform at the World Cup finals, claimed national coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The 32-year-old was a surprise selection in Klinsmann's squad, having not played for the national side since Euro 2004. A

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