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TODAY - 2nd Edition, 9 January 2009

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TODAY Friday January g, 2009 www.todayonline.com we set you thinking

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BIZ LATEST [ARTICLE]

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BIZ LATEST Sputtering Boeing Poor demand, production delays mean passenger jet deliveries for Boeing were down 15 per cent in 2008. Page Bl Banks won't budge The UK government expresses disappointment that banks are demurring on passing Bank of England interest rates cuts to its customers. Page B2

NEWS LATEST [ARTICLE]

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NEWS LATEST Russian gas deal The EU announced that it has struck a deal with Russia to restart gas supplies, which had been halted after a disagreement with Ukraine. Page 16

SPORTS LATEST [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPORTS LATEST In trouble again West Ham could see a fine of up to £30 million as it faces a new FA investigation into the Carlos Tevez affair. Page 62

UK cuts rate to historic low [ARTICLE]

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UK cuts rate to historic low THEDAILYTELEGRAPH LONDON The Bank of England cut interest rates to 1.5 per cent the lowest level in its 315-year history. The Bank repeated its plea for fresh action to help homeowners and businesses and warned that further measures were needed to help kick-start the

Price or a high lire [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Price or a high lire ANSLEYNG COPENHAGEN SHOOTINGS Roland Tan: From a Singapore kampung to Europe's underworld ansley@mediacorp.com.sg EMBROILED in extortion and fights from an early age, he was wanted in connection with the alleged murder of a rival gang member in 1969. But before detectives could bring him in,

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Attitudes due for overhaul [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Attitudes due for overhaul LOHCHEEKONG OLDERWORKERS Laws on re-employment aside, social views, wage and employment terms must change: PM cheekong@mediacorp.com.sg THE notion of older Singaporeans toiling in unglamorous jobs is still frowned upon by many here, and this has hampered the Government's "modestly successful" in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's

We all need the human touch [ARTICLE]

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We all need the human touch LINYANQIN EVEN as older workers are encouraged to work longer, efforts in making the workplace more friendly to these seniors should not be forgotten. Small touches in the office, such as having more privacy between desks, clear signage and control over how bright they

Retirees are not any wiser [ARTICLE]

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Retirees are not any wiser ESTHER NG LIFE SAVINGS estherng@mediacorp.com.sg EVEN highly educated people can fall for scams proof that financial literacy alone is no guarantee against bad economic decisions. Mr Stephen Greenspan, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Colorado, came to this conclusion after personally falling

A vacation – right at home [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A vacation right at home TEOXUANWEI ESTHER NG LEONGWEEKEAT SINGAPORETOURISM Tourism players target locals to boost revenue AND j: xuanwei@mediacorp.com.sg SOON, you may find promotional pamphlets in your mailbox about the latest offerings at some tourist attractions here. Or chance upon attractive deals on the Internet peddling "staycations" in a

WRONG TURN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WRONG TURN A Toyota Corolla crashed into Chiharu Japanese Restaurant, situated along Bukit Timah Road, near Sixth Avenue, at 2pm yesterday. There were only two customers at that time as the lunch crowd had dissipated. According to the restaurant manager, no one was hurt in the accident. PHOTO COURTESYCHIHARU JAPANESE

Pay your library fines or else... [ARTICLE]

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Pay your library fines or else... ZULOTHMAN NEW POLICY NLB will bar patrons with unpaid fines from borrowing materials zul@mediacorp.com.sg TO RECLAIM about $7 million in unpaid library fines and fees, the National Library Board (NLB) is getting tougher on recalcitrant patrons to get them to pay up. From April,

Managing the 'musical rebellion [ARTICLE]

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Managing the 'musical rebellion LEONGWEEKEAT 938LIVE GLOBAL IP FORUM While intellectual property framework here is good, more can be done, say analysts weekeat@mediacorp.com.sg IS THE intellectual property (IP) framework here in tune with others around the world? A European ambassador believes more can be done even as he acknowledges that

'It was unintentional,' says dead toddler's dad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'It was unintentional,' says dead toddler's dad SUFIANSUDERMAN sufian@mediacorp.com.sg IT WAS a lonely courtroom for Mr Sallehan Allaudin yesterday morning. No friends, no relatives and, although he called out for her, no wife. Despite her absence, Madam Rozana Mohd Yusof did arrange for a lawyer to represent him as he

Asia is the new focus [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Asia is the new focus ONGDAILIN NUS'NEWVISIONAND MISSION NUSaimstobe a leading global university in Asia dailin@mediacorp.com.sg IN RECENT years, a number of special academic programmes have sprung up at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for small groups of its top students. That is about to change. The university's new

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DISQUIET AS THE POLLS DRAW NEAR [ARTICLE]

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DISQUIET AS THE POLLS DRAW NEAR WONG SAI WAN THE STAR NEWS ANALYSIS Lack of excitement in M'sian by-election points to unhappiness with candidates SOMETHING is amiss here in Kuala Terengganu there is a total lack of by-election excitement. In fact, one has to go outside the city to find

Pakistan's national security adviser fired [ARTICLE]

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Pakistan's national security adviser fired "AP INDIA-PAKISTAN TENSION ISLAMABAD Pakistan fired its national security adviser amid tensions following the Mumbai attacks, a possible sign of divisions in the weak civilian government over how to react to Indian and international demands it crack down on the alleged masterminds. Mr Mahmood Ali

Wanted in Texas, held in Bangkok [ARTICLE]

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Wanted in Texas, held in Bangkok AP BANGKOK An American wanted in Texas on child sex abuse charges was arrested yesterday in Thailand and could be sent to the United States within days, according to the District Attorney's Office in Houston. Confirming Thai reports, the office said it was "aware"

EU, Russia reach gas deal [ARTICLE]

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EU, Russia reach gas deal AP AFTERNOON LATEST Agreement reached on monitoring supplies going through Ukraine BRUSSELS The European Union said yesterday that gas supplies should restart after it struck a deal with Russia on supervising the flow of gas through Ukraine. Russia cut off natural gas supplies to Europe

Mystery illness hits 340 on cruise ship off Brazil [ARTICLE]

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Mystery illness hits 340 on cruise ship off Brazil AP RIO DEJANEIRO Hundreds of passengers on a Swiss-owned cruise ship have been stricken with severe vomiting and diarrhoea caused by a mysterious ailment, the Brazilian health officials said yesterday. At least 340 victims have been sickened on the MSC Sinfonia,

EU, Russia, Ukraine hold talks on gas crisis [ARTICLE]

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EU, Russia, Ukraine hold talks on gas crisis AFP BRUSSELS European Union officials held talks with top Russian and Ukrainian gas executives yesterday to iron out details on sending monitors to help end their gas dispute, officials said. The talks, aimed at quickly restoring natural gas supplies to the Ukraine

Rockets fired into Israel [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Rockets fired into Israel AP WAR IN GAZA Lebanese attack raises fears of conflict spreading JERUSALEM Lebanese militants fired at least three rockets into northern Israel yesterday, threatening to open a new front for the Jewish state as it pushed forward with its bloody offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli

US to head anti-pirate patrols [ARTICLE]

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US to head anti-pirate patrols AP DUBAI A new international force to battle pirates off the Somali coast is being formed under American command in a bid to focus more military resources to protect one of the world's key shipping lanes, the United States Navy said yesterday. But the new

THE MIDDLE EAST'S GROUND ZERO [ARTICLE]

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THE MIDDLE EAST'S GROUND ZERO THOMAS L FRIEDMAN THENEWYORKTIMES NEWS ANALYSIS Gaza faces region's three great struggles THE fighting, death and destruction in Gaza is painful to watch. But it's all too familiar. It's the latest version of the longest-running play in the modern Middle East, which, if I were

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AFGHANISTAN DETAINEES WANT GUANTANAMO RIGHTS [ARTICLE]

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AFGHANISTAN DETAINEES WANT GUANTANAMO RIGHTS AFP Four detainees held at the United States airbase in Bagram, Afghanistan, have urged a United States judge to grant them the same rights as prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The two Yemenis, an Afghan and a Tunisian based their request on the US

EBOLA-RESTON VIRUS JUMPS FROM MONKEYSTO PIGS [ARTICLE]

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EBOLA-RESTON VIRUS JUMPS FROM MONKEYSTO PIGS .AFP United Nations experts yesterday began collecting samples from two Philippine pig farms closed by an outbreak of the Ebola-Reston virus. They need to determine whether the recentlydiscovered virus in pigs poses a threat to human health. The virus was first identified in October

LOVE SPRAY BEING DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS [ARTICLE]

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LOVE SPRAY BEING DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS THE DAILYTELEGRAPH Love really could be a drug, say scientists, who believe that one day the feelings may be induced by popping a pill or smelling perfume. Scientists are developing drugs that can boost that most human of emotions. They are studying the brain

Pandamonium at Beijing Zoo [ARTICLE]

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Pandamonium at Beijing Zoo AGENCIES ANIMAL INSTINCTS Hot-headed star attraction GuGu attacks again BEIJING A Beijing Zoo panda known for his bad temper has tasted human blood for the third time. Gu Gu, one of the venue's star attractions, attacked a man who jumped into the animal's enclosure to retrieve

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How secure are saved copies of IC? [LETTER]

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How secure are saved copies of IC? Chin KeeThou Letter from I RECENTLY sat in when a relative puchased an insurance product. The agent scanned her identity card and stored the images in his laptop computer, as he was required to do. I had a glimpse at his screen and

I SAY WHAT'S THE POINT OF SCHOOL? [LETTER]

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I SAY WHAT'S THE POINT OF SCHOOL? ROYCHAN Subana Hall Not merely good grades-it should help kids start on a lifetime of learning IT IS evident from the recent letters in Today that the Singapore education system and the style of teaching is still a cause for concern for many.

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY [ARTICLE]

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY DRJAMES DOBSON BY.... DIFFUSING LOW SELF-ESTEEM Have you ever noticed that it's much easier to handle stress if you have some warning it's coming? There's something about knowing a tough experience lies ahead that helps us to get ready for the difficulty, to mobilise our resources

Employers' responsibility to treat workers fairly [LETTER]

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Employers' responsibility to treat workers fairly Koh Juan Kiat YeoGuat Kwang Letter from Chairman, Migrant Workers' Forum National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Executive Director Singapore National Employers Federation WE REFER to recent reports in the media concerning the non-payment of salaries to foreign workers and their living conditions. NTUC

THE BRUTEIFUL GAME ON THE ROAD [LETTER]

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THE BRUTEIFUL GAME ON THE ROAD SHAMIR OSMAN WWW.TODAYONLINE.COM/BLOGS The Sporting Arena KICKING lumps out of the opposition seemed to be the motto of Vinny Jones and the Crazy Gang at the club formerly known as Wimbledon, and who can forget the shocking revelation ex-Man-chester United captain Roy Keane made

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Yes, he's the Guinness man CHRISTOPHER TOH MUSIC SOLIDGOLD But like a vintage pinot, HK star George Lam says he gets better with age christophertoh@mediacorp.com.sg HONG Kong star George Lam is known for many things: His trademark moustache; his marriage to Sally Yeh (on the rocks, if you believe the

'We are a group now' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'We are a group now' CHRISTOPHERTOH IL DIVOSAYS Popular quartet II Divo return as a tour de force after a year's break christophertoh@mediacorp.com.sg THEY look good, dress good, sound good and, we're guessing, probably smell good, too. What's there not to like about II Divo? The four guys who make

Serving up the right stuff [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Serving up the right stuff MAY SEAH NEW ON TV Find out what Sarah Palin and getai have in common in a new sitcom may@mediacorp.com. sg MEDIACORPTV Channel s's newest sitcom Serves You Right is all about making the most of yourself. Starring Fiona Xie, Alaric Tay and Cassandra See,

The people choose Batman [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The people choose Batman AP THE Dark Knight (picture) soared away with every trophy it was nominated for at the 35th People's Choice Awards on Wednesday. The caped crusader flick won five awards, including Favorite Cast, Superhero, Action Movie and On-screen Match-up for Christian Bale's Batman and the late Heath

PLUS IN ADDITION [ARTICLE]

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PLUS IN ADDITION TIX FOR TAT Singapore's first tattoo event ever kicks off today and will end on Sunday. Organisers are spending up to $300,000 for the Singapore Tattoo Show, and with over 100 booths from all overthe world, including 21 from Singapore, it's believed to be the largest of

Hauntingly poignant [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hauntingly poignant GENEVIEVELOH THEATRE REVIEW FROZEN ANGELS The opening show of Mi Singapore Fringe Festival is a subversive charmer genevieveloh@mediacorp.com.sg AS SHE sits, tears welling up in her eyes, sharing her mother's epilepsy and her struggle to face it, he stands plainly, telling you about his father's death and conflicting

Jacko is back in California [ARTICLE]

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Jacko is back in California THE DAILYTELEGRAPH MICHAEL Jackson has moved back to California. The 50-year-old singer has signed a year-long lease on a plush estate in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, a spokesman for the singer said. The gated, French chateau-style home, which also boasts seven

PLUS IN ADDITION [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PLUS IN ADDITION SWEET LITTLE MYSTERY They postponed their last date at Zouk, but critics darlings Mystery Jets (picture) won't cancel on us this time. This Sunday, the London rockers come to Singapore for their first full-length concert in Asia, outside Japan. Undoubtedly influenced by the '80s, Mystery Jets bridge

The 'absolutely final' party [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The 'absolutely final' party CHRISTOPHERTOH NIGHTLIFE Popular nightspot The Butter Factory is throwing another farewell party christophertoh@mediacorp.com.sg IT WAS supposed to the big farewell party a mother of a blowout when popular nightspot The Butter Factory celebrated its last day at Robertson Quay last month to move to new digs

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Still no word on triathletes' fate, 70-plus days on LOW LIN FHOONG linfhoong@mediacorp.com.sg LAST October, national triathletes Mok Ying Ren and Dinah Chan were hauled up by the Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) for allegedly breaking team rules during the Asian Beach Games (Oct 18-26) in Bali, Indonesia. Team officials

A safe port in a storm [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A safe port in a storm TANYO-HINN THE EVERESTOFSAILING Minister hails Singapore's tourism strength as Volvo Ocean Race Village opens yohinn@mediacorp.com. sg ALTHOUGH the economy is expected to worsen this year, Singapore's position as an attractive global sporting and tourist destination is expected to remain positive. Speaking at the official

RONALDO CRASHES FERRARI, WALKS AWAY UNHURT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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RONALDO CRASHES FERRARI, WALKS AWAY UNHURT AP Cristiano Ronaldo escaped injury yesterday after crashing his sports car on the way to training. The Manchester United star's Ferrari collided with a roadside barrier in a two-lane tunnel near Manchester Airport at 10:20 am local time, writing off the vehicle, police said.

Lions' injury concerns ease [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lions' injury concerns ease 'TANYO-HINN SINGAPORE football team coach Radojko Avramovic's injury-list worries have eased in Dubai, where the Lions play Uzbek club Pakhtakor Tashkent tonight in a warm-up ahead of Wednesday's Asian Cup qualifier in Iran. Forwards Indra Sahdan and Agu Casmir (picture) have recovered from viral flu and

THE FRIENDLY DERBY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THE FRIENDLY DERBY STEVE MCMAHON STRAIGHTTALK sports@newstoday.com.sg THE draw for the FA Cup's fourth round threw up the mouth-watering prospect of a Liverpool versus Everton clash, a game that means an awful lot to the people of Merseyside. Once the draw was made, the press in England went crazy and,

New twist to Tevez saga [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New twist to Tevez saga AP AFTERNOON EDITION FA reopens probe into West Ham #s transfer dealings LONDON West Ham will face a new inquiry in the Carlos Tevez affair. The Premier League and Football Association said yesterday they will investigate whether further rule breaches were committed by the Hammers

AFTERNOON ROUNDUP

13 PLAYERS, OFFICIALS IN DRUG PROBE [ARTICLE]

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13 PLAYERS, OFFICIALS IN DRUG PROBE AFP Thirteen football players and officials at Cypriot ist Division side APOP Kyniras face disciplinary action for alleged steroid violations, an official said yesterday. Anti-Doping Committee member Michael Petrou said all 13 including five players and the manager face a maximum four-year ban. He

ARSENAL LOSETWO MORETO INJURY [ARTICLE]

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ARSENAL LOSETWO MORETO INJURY AFP Arsenal's hopes of regaining a place in the top four of the Premier League have suffered a blow with the news that defenders William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre have been ruled out for three weeks. Silvestre limped off during last weekend's FA Cup victory over

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Have a rocking good time PETER LI JIANLIANG REVIEWGUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR Now you can groove to the beat of your own compositions news@newstoday.com.sg THE latest addition to the Guitar Hero series, Guitar Hero World Tour (GHWT), introduces several features that place them on par with the popular Rockband series.

Light that fire [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Light that fire CHRISTOPHERTOH ONE year after guitar manufacturer Gibson released the revolutionary Robot Guitar, it has come up with a successor: The limitededition Dark Fire (picture). The new electric or should we say, electronic guitar incorporates a lot of the look and feel of its predecessor, but goes heavy

Enough with the iPhone killing, already [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Enough with the iPhone killing, already HEDIRMAN SUPIAN TECH PREDICTIONS Here are some of the tech things we don't want to see hedirman@mediacorp.com. sg BY NOW, you've probably read more than your fair share of predictions on the next big thing in technology for 2009. Such predictions bore me usually

See you @ the Webbies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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See you the Webbies HEDIRMANSUPIAN FANCY getting an award for your website? The Webby Awards, an international award honouring the best websites and Internet applications, is calling out for entries from Singapore. Organisations, agencies and individuals can submit entries in over 100 categories, such as blogs, and features categories like

The e-Zii way of speeding up multimedia content [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The e-Zii way of speeding up multimedia content HEDIRMANSUPIAN A UNIVERSAL processing chip from Creative Technology was launched amid v much hype at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday. Developed to accelerate multimedia and graphics, the ZiiLABS ZMS-05 processor is able to process high-definition content with ease

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Biggest snortrall [ARTICLE]

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Biggest snortrall US BUDGET 2009 Deficit of $1.5 trillion is the biggest since World War II THE United States budget deficit will more than double this yearto at least US$l.lB trillion ($1.5 trillion) the biggest since World War 11, as the recession and government bailouts take a toll, says the

Lenovo falls on hard times [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lenovo falls on hard times AGENCIES JOB CUTS SHARES of Lenovo Group tumbled yesterday, after the world's fourth-largest computer-maker forecast its first loss in three years and said it would lay off 11 per cent of its workforce and cut executive pay. Beijing-based Lenovo said yesterday it will eliminate about

Intel will miss already-lowered targets [ARTICLE]

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Intel will miss already-lowered targets AP EVEN after sharply reducing its outlook for the fourth quarter, Intel Corp expects to miss its revenue projection by about US$5OO million ($742 million), a sign that personal computer makers and buyers are becoming even more tight-fisted. Santa Clara, California-based Intel the world's largest

Prolonged crisis without stimulus plan: Obama [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Prolonged crisis without stimulus plan: Obama AP US ECONOMY FAIRFAX (Virginia) President-elect Barack Obama warned of dire and lasting consequences if the United States Congress does not pump unprecedented dollars into the US economy, making an urgent pitch yesterday for his mammoth spending proposal in his first speech since his

On a collision course [ARTICLE]

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On a collision course THE GUARDIAN AFTERNOON LATEST UK banks demur on passing on rates cut to customers LONDON Many of Britain's major banks looked on a collision course with the government yesterday after they said merely that they were keeping their main lending rates "under review" in spite of

BUSINESS ROUNDUP

US CONSUMER BORROWING FALLS RECORD $11.7 BILLION [ARTICLE]

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US CONSUMER BORROWING FALLS RECORD $11.7 BILLION BLOOMBERG Consumer borrowing dropped by a record US$7.9 billion ($11.7 billion) in November as Americans scrambled to boost savings in face of the deepening recession and amid an investor exodus from securities backed by credit-card and other loans. The slump brought consumer credit

2008 WAS WORST YEAR EVER FOR HEDGE FUNDS [ARTICLE]

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2008 WAS WORST YEAR EVER FOR HEDGE FUNDS BLOOMBERG Hedge funds lost 18.3 per cent in 2008, their worst year on record, as managers misjudged the severity of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. A gain of 0.42 per cent in December lessened the average loss for the

afternoon edition

$255M IN CHEQUES ON HIS DESK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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$255M IN CHEQUES ON HIS DESK THE GUARDIAN NEW YORK Mr Bernard Madoff had US$l73 million ($255 million) in signed cheques on his office desk when he was arrested, which prosecutors say shows he sought to keep assets from fleeced investors. In a filing in a federal court in New

Another day, another Ponzi [ARTICLE]

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Another day, another Ponzi BLOOMBERG PHILADELPHIA United States regulators yesterday sued a investment-fund manager and his firm, claiming he has been running a US$5O-million ($73.8-million) Ponzi scheme since at least 1995 that bilked charities and schools. Mr Joseph Forte raised funds from as many as 80 clients and withdrew millions

A $2.9b paper loss [ARTICLE]

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A $2.9b paper loss TAN HUI LENG MERRILL LYNCH STAKE Temasek's unrealised losses from this and other investments in banks in the spotlight huileng@mediacorp.com.sg WITH no respite in sight amid the financial crisis, Temasek Holding's investments in the banking sector have come under increasing scrutiny as the Financial Times (FT)

Boeing lags behind Airbus [ARTICLE]

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