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Liverpool boss Klopp optimistic about Wijnaldum's future

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he is pleased midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum's form has held up amid uncertainty over his future, expressing hope the Netherlands international will commit his future to the Premier League champions.
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Liverpool boss Klopp optimistic about Wijnaldum's future

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he is pleased midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum's form has held up amid uncertainty over his future, expressing hope the Netherlands international will commit his future to the Premier League champions.

Protests over security law as France reels from police violence

Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday (Nov 28) against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man.
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Protests over security law as France reels from police violence

Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday (Nov 28) against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man.

Wage woes: Some local employers plan to scrap staff bonuses this year

Some employers in the private sector plan to not pay any bonuses to their staff this year. This is similar to the Government announcing there would be no bonus paid to civil servants at the year's end, given the weakened economic outlook caused by the Covid-1
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Wage woes: Some local employers plan to scrap staff bonuses this year

Some employers in the private sector plan to not pay any bonuses to their staff this year. This is similar to the Government announcing there would be no bonus paid to civil servants at the year's end, given the weakened economic outlook caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Others, however, are still going ahead with plans to pay their staff a bonus on top of the annual wage supplement, or 13th month bonus. Mr Nick Lee, director of IT services firm AIT Technologies, said his firm has been making a loss this year as client projects were delayed amid the coronavirus outbreak. He will not be able to pay his staff an annual bonus or the 13th month bonus. «We already had to let go of two people earlier this year, but the majority of our staff have not had their salaries cut. Saving our company is the priority now,» he said. Dr Kevin Cheong, executive director of local attraction Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, also said it would not be possible for him to pay a bonus to staff. «With as good as half the year's income wiped out overnight, all of us are struggling, even after we have reopened our doors to visitors.»

Seoul Garden outlet in Tampines Mall where Covid-19 community case visited reopens

Patrons who were hoping to have lunch at Seoul Garden in Tampines Mall on Friday (Nov 27) were met with closed doors and a sign that read: «We are closed. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.» The restaurant, which had been open until Thursday, wi
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Seoul Garden outlet in Tampines Mall where Covid-19 community case visited reopens

Patrons who were hoping to have lunch at Seoul Garden in Tampines Mall on Friday (Nov 27) were met with closed doors and a sign that read: «We are closed. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.» The restaurant, which had been open until Thursday, will reopen on Saturday (Nov 28) after disinfection. Last Saturday, a family of 13 had dinner there. One of them, a 32-year-old service engineer, fell ill two days later and tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. He became Singapore's first locally transmitted and unlinked Covid-19 case in 16 days. Mr Garry Lam, Seoul Garden Group's general manager, said in a statement on Friday: «We were contacted by the Ministry of Health (MOH ) on Nov 25, requesting information as part of their contact tracing for a Covid-related case.» He added that the restaurant chain later learnt through the media on Thursday that a confirmed Covid-19 case had dined at their restaurant in Tampines Mall.

Australia's Smith channels Barry Bonds in quickfire ton

Steve Smith's 63-ball century in Australia's victory over India in the first one day international against India on Saturday ranked among the very best in 50-overs cricket, according to Australia skipper Aaron Finch.
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Australia's Smith channels Barry Bonds in quickfire ton

Steve Smith's 63-ball century in Australia's victory over India in the first one day international against India on Saturday ranked among the very best in 50-overs cricket, according to Australia skipper Aaron Finch.

Should I worry if my helper is doing outside work?

Do you know what your helper is doing on her day off? Talking Point investigates some of the second jobs domestic workers are taking on and whether there is a case for reviewing the law against moonlighting.
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Should I worry if my helper is doing outside work?

Do you know what your helper is doing on her day off? Talking Point investigates some of the second jobs domestic workers are taking on and whether there is a case for reviewing the law against moonlighting.

Lockdown-weary Americans begin pandemic-changed holiday season

Pandemic-weary Americans entered the holiday season on Friday (Nov 27) under strong pressure from political leaders and health officials to stay home, avoid most gatherings and curtail Christmas shopping as the coronavirus surged nationwide.
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Lockdown-weary Americans begin pandemic-changed holiday season

Pandemic-weary Americans entered the holiday season on Friday (Nov 27) under strong pressure from political leaders and health officials to stay home, avoid most gatherings and curtail Christmas shopping as the coronavirus surged nationwide.

Champion jockey Murphy gets three-month ban after positive cocaine test

Dual champion jockey Oisin Murphy has been handed a three-month suspension by France Galop following a positive test for cocaine after the French governing body took into account his defence that he had not knowingly come into contact with the drug. 
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Champion jockey Murphy gets three-month ban after positive cocaine test

Dual champion jockey Oisin Murphy has been handed a three-month suspension by France Galop following a positive test for cocaine after the French governing body took into account his defence that he had not knowingly come into contact with the drug. 

Brilliant Bairstow guides England to victory in first T20 v South Africa

England's Jonny Bairstow bludgeoned a brilliant unbeaten 86 from 48 balls as the tourists chased down 180 to beat South Africa by five wickets with four balls to spare on a slow wicket in the first Twenty20 International at Newlands on Friday.
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Brilliant Bairstow guides England to victory in first T20 v South Africa

England's Jonny Bairstow bludgeoned a brilliant unbeaten 86 from 48 balls as the tourists chased down 180 to beat South Africa by five wickets with four balls to spare on a slow wicket in the first Twenty20 International at Newlands on Friday.

Ferrari will support engine freeze, says team boss

Ferrari will support a freeze on Formula One engine regulations starting in 2022, team principal Mattia Binotto said on Thursday, which would enable Red Bull to use their Honda power units even after the Japanese manufacturer leaves the sport.
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Ferrari will support engine freeze, says team boss

Ferrari will support a freeze on Formula One engine regulations starting in 2022, team principal Mattia Binotto said on Thursday, which would enable Red Bull to use their Honda power units even after the Japanese manufacturer leaves the sport.

Eric Khoo's son goes back in time with short film Video Store at ciNE65 2021 launch

Going to the video stores was fun and «a bright kind of moment in my childhood that I felt compelled to capture», 26-year-old Edward Khoo recalls fondly. Video Store, one of the three commissioned short films screened at ciNE65 2021's launch at
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Eric Khoo's son goes back in time with short film Video Store at ciNE65 2021 launch

Going to the video stores was fun and «a bright kind of moment in my childhood that I felt compelled to capture», 26-year-old Edward Khoo recalls fondly. Video Store, one of the three commissioned short films screened at ciNE65 2021's launch at Singapore Discovery Centre today (Nov 27), is Khoo's homage to his childhood memories of frequenting video stores with his father, veteran film-maker Eric Khoo. He also attributed it to the beginning of his passion for film-making. In the three-minute film, the main character, Sofie, reminisces about conversations she had with customers who have come and gone through the years of her time growing up in her mother's video store.  Reflecting on his choice of the setting of a brick-and-mortar video store, a rare sight in Singapore nowadays, Khoo told AsiaOne that he believes that such physical spaces provide a community for people to «come together over a shared interest in films», where they are able to go beyond the easy access of on-demand films, and «not rely on algorithms to recommend [them films]».

Mourinho a new man but remains grounded on Spurs title hopes

Having left Manchester United with a bitter taste two years ago, a new social media-friendly Jose Mourinho has quickly rediscovered his spark at Tottenham Hotspur, but despite Spurs' fine form, the Portuguese coach remains grounded.
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Mourinho a new man but remains grounded on Spurs title hopes

Having left Manchester United with a bitter taste two years ago, a new social media-friendly Jose Mourinho has quickly rediscovered his spark at Tottenham Hotspur, but despite Spurs' fine form, the Portuguese coach remains grounded.

Guardiola says he expects Aguero's decision on Man City future soon

Manchester City are hopeful that Sergio Aguero will give them an answer on his Premier League future soon but the Argentine must focus on rediscovering his best form following a knee injury, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
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Guardiola says he expects Aguero's decision on Man City future soon

Manchester City are hopeful that Sergio Aguero will give them an answer on his Premier League future soon but the Argentine must focus on rediscovering his best form following a knee injury, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Wales worry about own faults over England threat

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones wants his team to focus on fixing their own deficiencies rather than being overly concerned about the threat of England when the two old rivals meet in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.
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Wales worry about own faults over England threat

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones wants his team to focus on fixing their own deficiencies rather than being overly concerned about the threat of England when the two old rivals meet in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.

Questionable job, embellished illnesses? Woman suing PUB for $5m gives up after lawyers accuse her of numerous lies

She had asked for $20 million in damages before adjusting her claim to $5 million. Now, there's a possibility that the costs of her lawsuit against the Public Utilities Board (PUB) could eat into her damages. Chan Hui Peng, 47, who took PUB to court after f
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Questionable job, embellished illnesses? Woman suing PUB for $5m gives up after lawyers accuse her of numerous lies

She had asked for $20 million in damages before adjusting her claim to $5 million. Now, there's a possibility that the costs of her lawsuit against the Public Utilities Board (PUB) could eat into her damages. Chan Hui Peng, 47, who took PUB to court after falling into a manhole in 2015, accepted a confidential settlement offer from the statutory board's lawyers on Thursday evening (Nov 26), lawyers from both sides told reporters. Just that morning, she had told the High Court that her claim was «honest and legitimate» and confirmed that she would be pursuing it. Following both parties' appearance before Judicial Commissioner Andre Maniam this morning to address the issue of costs, Chan is expected to file a notice of discontinuance against PUB, officially withdrawing her claim. Chan chose to accept the offer as the trial, which commenced on Monday, has «taken a toll on her mental health and emotional well-being», her lawyer Ivan Lee told The Straits Times.

Customer finds cockroach in Each-A-Cup drink - after finishing it

As Stomp contributor Kishen was finishing up his chocolate milk tea, he felt something 'gelatinous' in his mouth. Knowing that it could not be pearls as he did not order them, he spat it out and was horrified to see that it was actually a cockroach. The inc
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Customer finds cockroach in Each-A-Cup drink - after finishing it

As Stomp contributor Kishen was finishing up his chocolate milk tea, he felt something 'gelatinous' in his mouth. Knowing that it could not be pearls as he did not order them, he spat it out and was horrified to see that it was actually a cockroach. The incident, which happened on Nov 20 at 5.53pm, left Kishen feeling disgusted yet thankful that he did not swallow the insect. In the photos, a cockroach can be seen lying face up in an empty Each-A-Cup cup. PHOTO: Stomp«I went to The Poiz Centre at Upper Serangoon Road to purchase a drink from Each-A-Cup. I bought a chocolate-flavoured milk tea drink without pearls and drank it relatively quickly,» Kishen said.

Role models: Family of 5 spotted cleaning Pasir Ris beach

When Jay, a photographer, saw a family of five at Pasir Ris Park in the early morning of Nov 16, he did not think much of it at first. The family only started to catch his attention when he realised that they were holding trash bags and metal tongs. Turns o
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Role models: Family of 5 spotted cleaning Pasir Ris beach

When Jay, a photographer, saw a family of five at Pasir Ris Park in the early morning of Nov 16, he did not think much of it at first. The family only started to catch his attention when he realised that they were holding trash bags and metal tongs. Turns out, they had decided to spend their Monday morning cleaning up the beach. PHOTO: Stomp«I usually head to Pasir Ris Park every morning at about 6am to capture shots of birds and nature,» Jay shared. "But on that day, I was shocked when a family of five came to the beach in the early morning and started picking up trash.

Australia to discharge 13 soldiers after Afghan war crimes probe

Australia's army on Friday moved to discharge 13 soldiers following a damning report into conduct in Afghanistan that prosecutors believe may have constituted war crimes.
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Australia to discharge 13 soldiers after Afghan war crimes probe

Australia's army on Friday moved to discharge 13 soldiers following a damning report into conduct in Afghanistan that prosecutors believe may have constituted war crimes.

Man jailed and banned from driving for life after repeated drink-driving

SINGAPORE - After sharing a bottle of red wine with a prospective employer, the former head of an investment company, Levin Lee Keng Weng, decided to drive home. As he drove along Bukit Timah Road in the leftmost lane at about 11pm on Nov 28 last year, the 5
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Man jailed and banned from driving for life after repeated drink-driving

SINGAPORE - After sharing a bottle of red wine with a prospective employer, the former head of an investment company, Levin Lee Keng Weng, decided to drive home. As he drove along Bukit Timah Road in the leftmost lane at about 11pm on Nov 28 last year, the 53-year-old lost control of his car, swerved to the left and crashed into concrete construction barricades in front of Balmoral Plaza. While no pedestrians were hurt and there was no damage to public property, the accident was Lee's third drink-driving offence and earned him a lifetime ban from driving all classes of vehicles. Appearing in court on Wednesday (Nov 25), Lee hung his head as he was handed the sentence, which also included 12 weeks' jail and a $15,000 fine. The court heard that Lee had been convicted of drink driving in 2001 and 2010. Deputy Public Prosecutor Stephanie Koh called Lee a «serious repeat offender» and urged the court to sentence Lee to at least 12 weeks' imprisonment, a fine of $15,000, and lifetime disqualification.

'A therapy horse is not a circus animal': Boutique clarifies after in-store horse-petting event draws backlash

Setting up a mini petting zoo in an Orchard Road boutique may be unconventional but does it fall within the realm of animal cruelty? Following online pushback over a fundraiser where guests will get to meet and pet miniature horses in its ION Orchard bouti
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'A therapy horse is not a circus animal': Boutique clarifies after in-store horse-petting event draws backlash

Setting up a mini petting zoo in an Orchard Road boutique may be unconventional but does it fall within the realm of animal cruelty? Following online pushback over a fundraiser where guests will get to meet and pet miniature horses in its ION Orchard boutique, homegrown fashion label In Good Company clarified in a statement on Tuesday (Nov 24) that the horses are «specially selected and trained therapy animals». It will be going ahead with the event, which is scheduled to be held over three weekends in December, the company added. The fashion brand had announced its Miniature Horse Sessions, held in partnership with animal charity Equal, on Nov 15.

Latest Covid-19 community case dined with 12 family members at Tampines Mall

SINGAPORE - Singapore's first locally transmitted Covid-19 case in 16 days is a Singaporean who works as a service engineer, and had dinner with 12 family members at Seoul Garden in Tampines Mall last Saturday (Nov 21), the Health Ministry (MOH) said on Thu
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Latest Covid-19 community case dined with 12 family members at Tampines Mall

SINGAPORE - Singapore's first locally transmitted Covid-19 case in 16 days is a Singaporean who works as a service engineer, and had dinner with 12 family members at Seoul Garden in Tampines Mall last Saturday (Nov 21), the Health Ministry (MOH) said on Thursday (Nov 26). The family had occupied three tables at the restaurant, and there was mingling between the groups. Investigations are currently ongoing to assess if there had been any breach of the relevant safe management measures, MOH added, and epidemiological investigations are in progress. Among those present at the dinner was his two-year-old niece. She had earlier been issued a five-day medical certificate from Nov 20 to Nov 24 for a runny nose, and has since tested negative for Covid-19.  In the meantime, all his identified close contacts, including his family members at the dinner, have been isolated and placed in quarantine and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period, so that asymptomatic cases will be detected, the ministry said. Serological tests on his household and family contacts will also be conducted to determine if he could have been infected by them.

Transport Canada sees 'greater involvement' in aircraft validation after 737 MAX crash

Transport Canada said on Thursday it plans to take a harder look at the relationship between regulators and the manufacturers they oversee, an effort to change the way it validates aircraft following the return of Boeing's 737 MAX to the skies.
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Transport Canada sees 'greater involvement' in aircraft validation after 737 MAX crash

Transport Canada said on Thursday it plans to take a harder look at the relationship between regulators and the manufacturers they oversee, an effort to change the way it validates aircraft following the return of Boeing's 737 MAX to the skies.

Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Nov 26) he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov 3 election, even as he repeated his unfounded claims o
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Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Nov 26) he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov 3 election, even as he repeated his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

Football: Pepe redeems himself as Arsenal ease to win at Molde

Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe put himself back in manager Mikel Arteta's good books with the opening goal in a 3-0 win at Molde on Thursday to all but assure his side's place in the Europa League knockout stages.
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Football: Pepe redeems himself as Arsenal ease to win at Molde

Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe put himself back in manager Mikel Arteta's good books with the opening goal in a 3-0 win at Molde on Thursday to all but assure his side's place in the Europa League knockout stages.

Football: Milan held to 1-1 draw by Lille in Europa League

Serie A leaders AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Lille in the Europa League on Thursday after a well-worked Jonathan Bamba goal cancelled out Samu Castillejo's effort for the Italian side.
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Football: Milan held to 1-1 draw by Lille in Europa League

Serie A leaders AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Lille in the Europa League on Thursday after a well-worked Jonathan Bamba goal cancelled out Samu Castillejo's effort for the Italian side.

Hong Kong activist tells German paper he's doing well in prison isolation

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong told a German newspaper he was doing well despite being held in solitary confinement and having trouble sleeping because of bright lights after he was remanded in custody this week.
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Hong Kong activist tells German paper he's doing well in prison isolation

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong told a German newspaper he was doing well despite being held in solitary confinement and having trouble sleeping because of bright lights after he was remanded in custody this week.

Pepe redeems himself as Arsenal ease to win at Molde

Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe put himself back in manager Mikel Arteta's good books with the opening goal in a 3-0 win at Molde on Thursday to all but assure his side's place in the Europa League knockout stages.
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Pepe redeems himself as Arsenal ease to win at Molde

Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe put himself back in manager Mikel Arteta's good books with the opening goal in a 3-0 win at Molde on Thursday to all but assure his side's place in the Europa League knockout stages.

Milan held to 1-1 draw by Lille in Europa League

Serie A leaders AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Lille in the Europa League on Thursday after a well-worked Jonathan Bamba goal cancelled out Samu Castillejo's effort for the Italian side.
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Milan held to 1-1 draw by Lille in Europa League

Serie A leaders AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Lille in the Europa League on Thursday after a well-worked Jonathan Bamba goal cancelled out Samu Castillejo's effort for the Italian side.

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