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    Default Singapore captain says Lions were robbed by ref in China loss

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    Published on Sep 3, 2011

    Singapore defender Shaiful Esah arguing with referee Andre El Haddad for giving China a second penalty last night. -- PHOTO: BERITA HARIANBy Lee Min Kok


    KUNMING - The referee killed us. Singapore skipper Shahril Ishak did not mince his words after the Lions' 1-2 loss to China in their 2014 World Cup qualifying third-round opening clash last night.

    The man in the spotlight was Lebanese official Andre El Haddad, who awarded two penalties to the Chinese and sent off Lions coach Raddy Avramovic in the second half.

    Goalkeeper Lionel Lewis, who came on for the injured Izwan Mahbud in the 54th minute, was equally critical of El Haddad's decision-making.

    'We were definitely robbed. It was very clear that it was 15 versus 11,' said the 28-year-old. 'The first penalty was 50-50, but nobody touched the Chinese player (striker Yu Dabao) for the second.'
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    (IKEA of Sweden has been hugely popular and successful in Singapore for many years. Now they are exporting H&M to our shores and the reception has been remarkable.)

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    Long queues as H&M Singapore opens its doors

    Published on Sep 4, 2011

    By Rohaizatul Azhar


    More than 1,500 people got in line for the official opening of Swedish high street fashion label H&M's first flagship store in Singapore on Saturday morning.

    Not even a 40-minute passing shower could deter them from getting their hands on trendy merchandise. Staff members were quick to hand out umbrellas. More than 2,000 umbrellas and 5,000 bottles of mineral water were given out.

    To mark the official opening, the label gave out shopping gift cards worth $250 each to the first five fans in line. The next 10 received a $100 shopping gift card each, while 300 others were each given a $20 shopping gift card.

    These shoppers started queuing up at noon on Friday. By Saturday morning, the line had snaked past Orchard Shopping Centre next door and then down Yulishu

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    Sorry the last word of the above report "Yulishu" should read "313 Somerset". Problem using iPhone to post.

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    What young couples now need to do before they say 'I do'
    They will have to attend marriage preparation course, which will cover topics such as financial planning and parenthood

    Published on Sep 4, 2011

    By Fiona Low

    Young couples aged between 18 and 21 now have a specially tweaked marriage preparation course that covers topics pertinent to them, such as financial planning and parenthood.

    The mandatory course for these so-called 'minor couples' also covers standard topics such as communication strategies, conflict resolution and intimacy issues.

    From this month, such couples will have to go for a marriage preparation course before they can take their vows. This was not a requirement previously.

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    Every relationship is different

    'I got married because both my husband and myself were sure of our relationship and we felt that we were ready to settle down... I don't think that a one-size-fits-all course can prepare you for marriage. At the end of the day, it is most important that your relationship is strong.'

    MS MABEL LEE, 24, who got married when she was 18, and did not attend any marriage preparation course

    Commenting on these specially chosen topics, counselling expert Tan Soh Hiang said younger couples 'tend to be less mature and have less inner resources to cope with the changes and difficulties that surface during marriage'.

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    S'pore must defend and enlarge common space for all: Chan Chun Sing
    By Joanne Chan | Posted: 03 September 2011 1512 hrs

    SINGAPORE: Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said Singapore must constantly defend and enlarge the common space for all.

    He highlighted this as a way to meet the challenge of a growing divide between the religious and non-religious, as well as a society that is becoming more diverse.

    Major-General Chan cited other challenges such as misunderstandings arising from differences between citizens and new immigrants, and the rise of social media that can "sow discord" through insensitive remarks.

    He made these points at a workshop for the Inter-racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCC) on Saturday morning.

    He also said the IRCC must groom the next generation of leaders and reach out to new segments of the population, and this can be achieved through social media.

    MG Chan added that while Singaporeans are fortunate to be living in relative peace and stability, racial and religious harmony should never be taken for granted.

    He said: "We do not have to worry about racial strife, we do not have to worry about being victimised because of our race or religion. We do not also have religious or racial enclaves that people from other races or faith would fear and tremble to walk into, as in some other countries in the world.

    "For all these, we may be lulled into a sense of complacency, believing the absence of evidence on such issues is evidence of absence. Racial and religious harmony is not a noun, but a verb. A verb which says it's a work in progress, something that is fragile, something that we must be very careful with."

    IRCC leaders and members have been helping to manage incidents with racial and religious dimensions.

    One leader recalled a dispute between a Muslim and Hindu family early this year.

    Taman Jurong IRCC chairman Muhd Faizal Othman, said: "The Muslim neighbour was disputing about the incense burning but we came in and we mediated. We meet with the neighbours individually first and let them tell us their side (of the story). After that, we meet the other neighbour and let them tell us the whole story. Then only we discuss with our members and then we get the two neighbours to come together and they themselves propose what they can do.

    "The proposal was that the Hindu family would only burn the incense inside their house because the complaint was that the burning went into the Muslim's house. They offered the solution and the Muslim family accepted it."

    A guidebook was also launched at the workshop to serve as a reference for members on their roles and responsibilities, as well as the process of crisis management.

    Cases of possible inter-faith clashes and the suggested responses - which includes working with the government and calming the population - are listed inside the guidebook.

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    flying high

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    Singapore's 3rd National Kite Flying Festival, sponsored by NTUC Income, saw many participants at the Marina Bay promontory yesterday.

    Some of the highlights included a traditional kite-making showcase featuring masters from Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. There were exciting kite master demonstrations, kite making workshops, as well as performances. Kites were also given out to the public.
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    Default Lee Kuan Yew refutes WikiLeaks cable claim

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    Published on Sep 5, 2011


    Mr Lee Kuan Yew said a WikiLeaks cable that claimed he had 'characterised Islam as a 'venomous religion'' during his 2005 meeting with then US Senator Hillary Clinton was 'false'. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

    In a press statement released on Monday, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said a WikiLeaks cable that claimed he had 'characterised Islam as a 'venomous religion' during his 2005 meeting with then United States Senator Hillary Clinton was 'false'.

    In the statement - issued on his behalf by press secretary Yeong Yoon Ying - Mr Lee said: 'I looked up the MFA's (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) filenote of the meeting. Nowhere does it record me describing Islam as 'venomous', nor did I say anything which could have given that impression.'
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    Default Record for Singapore with world's smallest working gears

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    Published on Sep 5, 2011

    Researchers from Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) have put Singapore into the Guinness Book of World Records by successfully demonstrating the world's smallest fully-controlled rotation of a molecule-sized gear.

    The gears are up 100,000 times smaller than the width of a single strand of hair and can only be viewed using powerful microscopes.

    Probably a first for Singapore science, A*Star's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering research team is now the only non-European Union team working on a 10-million euro (S$17.08 million) project to build a molecule-sized processor.

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    Default NUS, NTU moving up the ranks in latest QS survey

    NUS climbs three places, NTU jumps 16 on latest QS list

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    Published on Sep 5, 2011

    It is double honours for the country - the National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked among the top 30 universities in the world, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has jumped 16 places to No. 58. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANGBy Sandra Davie, Senior Writer


    It is double honours for the country - the National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked among the top 30 universities in the world, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has jumped 16 places to No. 58.

    This is according to the latest World University Rankings released this morning by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

    NUS moved up three spots to 28, while NTU jumped from 74 to 58.

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    Top 20, NUS and NTU

    1. University of Cambridge (Britain)

    2. Harvard University (United States)

    3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

    4. Yale University (US)

    5. University of Oxford (Britain)

    6. Imperial College London (Britain)

    7. University College London (Britain)

    8. University of Chicago (US)

    9. University of Pennsylvania (US)

    10. Columbia University (US)

    11. Stanford University (US)

    12. California Institute of Technology (US)

    13. Princeton University (US)

    14. University of Michigan (US)

    15. Cornell University (US)

    16. Johns Hopkins University (US)

    17. McGill University (Canada)

    18. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) (Switzerland)

    19. Duke University (US)

    20. University of Edinburgh (Britain)

    28. National University of Singapore

    58. Nanyang Technological University



    Singapore Management University, a specialised university, was not included in the annual survey, which was started in 2004 by QS, a London-based consultancy that provides information on higher education and career choices.
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    Default Man from Iran among 3,000 new citizens

    Singapore's standard of living, safety convince him to start family here

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    Published on Sep 5, 2011

    Malaysia-born Chan Choon On, 32, with his China-born wife Zeng Mei Qiong, 29, sons Wai Han (left), two, and Wai Meng, four, and daughter Qian Yi, five, after receiving their citizenship certificates. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

    By Royston Sim


    A businessman from Iran who has lived here for 24 years became a Singapore citizen on Sunday.

    Mr Mojtaba Shahhosseini, 43, was among nearly 3,000 people who received their Singapore citizenship certificates and identity cards over the weekend.

    Mr Shahhosseini, who runs his own cosmetics business, said: 'I love this country so much. It's safe and has a high standard of living.

    'From day one, I felt this is a place where I can live and start a family.' He lives with his Singaporean wife and their two children in a five-room flat in Boon Keng. He received his certificate at the annual National Citizenship Ceremony (NCC) held in Toa Payoh HDB Hub where Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim presented certificates and ICs to 133 recipients.
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    Default Bowling: Singapore's Shayna sets world record but misses gold

    By Philip Goh, TODAY | Posted: 05 September 2011 0732 hrs

    Shayna Ng (Photo Courtesy of Singapore Bowling)


    SINGAPORE: The Republic's Shayna Ng set a new world record on Sunday at the 2011 Women's Bowling World Championships in Hong Kong but fell short of turning the feat into a gold medal.

    In the singles competition, the 21-year-old Asian Games singles silver medallist knocked down a six-game total of 1,601 pinfalls - with two high games of 290 - bettering the previous mark of 1,496 set by South Korea's Son Yun-Hee the day before.

    The medal round format at the championship does not reward the top seed, and Ng's luck ran out in the single-game shootout which she lost 246-216 to eventual winner Jacqueline Sijore of Malaysia, and had to settle for bronze.

    Speaking to TODAY over the phone, the Edith Cowan University undergraduate said: "I am disappointed especially after bowling so well to set the world record.

    "My pins just couldn't carry in the semi-final despite my putting all the shots in the pocket. Despite getting the spares, they weren't enough to beat Jacqueline whose carry was so much better."

    Ng was the only Singaporean to make the medal round after Geraldine Ng ended up 9th, Daphne Tan 12th, New Hui Fen 16th, Jazreel Tan 31st and Cherie Tan 35th.

    Head coach William Woo remained upbeat ahead of the doubles, which start today.

    "Everyone bowled well, especially Shayna with her world record. It's unfortunate we couldn't cap off the day with gold but the girls are well-motivated for the upcoming events." - TODAY
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    Default Sand sculpting triumph

    By Ong Dai Lin, TODAY | Posted: 05 September 2011 0646 hrs


    SINGAPORE: Singaporean sand sculptor Tan Joo Heng, 38, has added another feather to his cap: He was crowned champion out of a 22-strong field at the World Championship of Sand Sculpting's Tournament of Champions.

    Mr Tan left his previous job as graphic designer to become a professional sand sculptor in 2003. Since then, he has garnered several top prizes in international competitions.

    He told TODAY he was 'very proud' to be the first Asian to win the championship in its 25-year history.

    Mr Tan's winning work, 'True Colour', took 26 hours to complete. The idea was for the sand sculpture to capture different lighting at various times of the day to mimic a chameleon, he added. - TODAY
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    Default Top Cambridge don takes up NUS post in property law

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    Published on Sep 6, 2011


    Prof Kevin Gray took up the chair of the Kwa Geok Choo Professorship in Property Law last month.A leading Cambridge academic has been picked to chair a new professorship in property law at the National University of Singapore (NUS).


    Professor Kevin Gray said on Monday that his subject is particularly important for 'a land-scarce city'.

    Last month, he took up the chair of the Kwa Geok Choo Professorship in Property Law, set up to pay tribute to the late wife of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

    The academic is also both a college dean and a professor of law at Britain's Cambridge University, which was recently ranked world No. 1 by higher education consultancy firm Quacquarelli Symonds.
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    Default More powerful, accurate rocket artillery system for SAF

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    The first look at a High Mobility Artillerty Rocket System (HIMARS) vehicle launching a rocket during Exercise Forging Sabre. HIMARS, one of the latest additions to Singapore's arsenal can engage targets up to 70 kilometres away, requires less than 20 seconds to prepare for firing. -- ST PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK

    By Jermyn Chow



    Singapore's first rocket artillery system unit went into action on Monday, allowing the Republic's land troops to fire faster, further and more accurately in the battlefield.

    Troops from one of the 23rd Battalion Singapore Artillery's (23 SA) battery showed how the United States-made M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or Himars, gave them greater reach and added firepower than ever before.

    At the press of a button, the trucks can fire six rockets that can rain 3,800 armour-piercing bomblets over enemy positions some 70km away.

    Guided by a Global Positioning System, the rockets are more accurate and powerful than the current big guns in the SAF - the 155mm artillery guns and 120mm mortars, which can fire as far as only 40km. Besides the US Army, only Singapore, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates use this system.
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    Besides teaching, they mentor students in research and coach them for competitions

    Published on Sep 6, 2011


    Dr Karen Soh (below) has a PhD in learning environment and mathematics and teaches Primary 6 pupils at MGS. She finds it more fun to teach the 12-year-olds. -- ST PHOTOS: TERRENCE LIM, NG SOR LUAN

    By Leonard Lim

    With a doctorate in music composition, Dr Hoh Chung Shih could have easily walked into a teaching or research position at a university.

    But when Raffles Institution (RI) approached him two years ago to be its music department head, he was won over by the opportunity to tailor his own curriculum there.

    He is among a small but growing number of PhD holders who choose to teach in government schools, eschewing the higher pay and prestige of higher institutes of learning or research.

    Most of them are in brand-name institutions such as RI, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI), Dunman High School and Methodist Girls' School (MGS). According to the Ministry of Education, there are about 80 teachers with PhDs working in primary and secondary schools and junior colleges, or at its headquarters.
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    Default Lee Kuan Yew: Political divide should not become national divide

    Published on Sep 6, 2011


    Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said on Monday evening that if the political divide in Singapore does not become a national divide, then the impact on the country's growth would not be that great. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

    By Tessa Wong


    Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said on Monday evening that if the political divide in Singapore does not become a national divide, then the impact on the country's growth would not be that great.

    But if it does, Singapore would become 'an ordinary country' with the same problems as the United States and Britain, where there would be 'bickering' between parties.

    He said that Singapore has had an undivided society so far and a meritocratic system.

    'Once we veer away from the meritocratic system, our standards will drop,' he said.
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    Default Yaacob clarifies children's citizenship status; says son will serve NS

    Published on Sep 6, 2011


    Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim has dismissed online speculation that his 16-year-old son, who holds dual citizenship in Singapore and the United States, may not serve national service. -- ST PHOTO: THOMAS WHITE

    By Elgin Toh

    Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim has dismissed online speculation that his 16-year-old son, who holds dual citizenship in Singapore and the United States, may not serve national service.

    'Dr Yaacob's son and daughter are Singapore citizens and attend national schools. Dr Yaacob's son, now 16, will serve national service, just as he did,
    ' said his press secretary in a statement yesterday.

    The minister also disclosed that his son and daughter were conferred dual citizenship until age 18 because of his wife's status as an American citizen by birth.

    The issue of his son's citizenship found its way into online chatter after a leaked US diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks identified Dr Yaacob's two children as US citizens.
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