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Verstappen and Norris team up for virtual Le Mans

Formula One rivals Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will be team mates for the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13/14, according to the official entry list on Saturday.
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Verstappen and Norris team up for virtual Le Mans

Formula One rivals Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will be team mates for the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13/14, according to the official entry list on Saturday.

India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases a lockdown restrictions start to ease

India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to ease raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could extend curbs beyond May 31.
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India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases a lockdown restrictions start to ease

India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to ease raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could extend curbs beyond May 31.

Racism and xenophobia resurfacing during Covid-19: MCCY minister Grace Fu

The Covid-19 outbreak has stressed Singapore's social faultlines and increased tensions between foreigners and locals, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said during a dialogue on race on Saturday morning (May 30). She cited certain locals' &
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Racism and xenophobia resurfacing during Covid-19: MCCY minister Grace Fu

The Covid-19 outbreak has stressed Singapore's social faultlines and increased tensions between foreigners and locals, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said during a dialogue on race on Saturday morning (May 30). She cited certain locals' «visceral reaction» to recent reports of foreigners gathering at Robertson Quay, drinking and flouting social distancing rules. «When that video came out friends told me that yes, (there were also) expatriates in Singapore Botanic Gardens (gathering) and so on. It is not just restricted to one place, but somehow when we see a group of people that look different from us, there is a visceral reaction,» said Ms Fu, noting that before police investigations had been completed, there were already calls for foreigners to be deported. Speaking to 150 participants at a dialogue on race relations that explored how Covid-19 has thrown up issues of race, racism and xenophobia to the fore, Ms Fu stressed the importance of social cohesion during times like this.

Robertson Quay incident: Six men and one woman to be charged for flouting circuit breaker measures

Six men and one woman, aged between 30 and 52, will be charged in court next Tuesday (June 2) for flouting circuit breaker regulations. They are linked to the incident where groups of people were seen gathering at various places in the Robertson Quay area o
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Robertson Quay incident: Six men and one woman to be charged for flouting circuit breaker measures

Six men and one woman, aged between 30 and 52, will be charged in court next Tuesday (June 2) for flouting circuit breaker regulations. They are linked to the incident where groups of people were seen gathering at various places in the Robertson Quay area on May 16, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said on Saturday. These seven individuals will be charged under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020. «We take such breaches very seriously and will not hesitate to take action,» Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said in a Facebook post on Saturday. Six men and one woman will be charged in court on 2 June for breaching safe distancing measures at Robertson Quay on 16...

Covid-19: 506 new cases reported today with only 5 community cases

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 506 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 30). Out of these, there are five community cases while the majority of the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the five community
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Covid-19: 506 new cases reported today with only 5 community cases

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 506 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 30). Out of these, there are five community cases while the majority of the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the five community cases, two are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents while three are Work Pass holders. This brings the total number of cases to 34,366, with 19,631 patients discharged and 23 deaths. More details will be furnished later this evening.  For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit here

Commentary: Why we can’t resist splurging on online shopping

Beyond most people spending more time at home, there are a range of psychological factors behind the online shopping upheaval, say Dr Adrian Camilleri and Dr Eugene Chan.
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Commentary: Why we can’t resist splurging on online shopping

Beyond most people spending more time at home, there are a range of psychological factors behind the online shopping upheaval, say Dr Adrian Camilleri and Dr Eugene Chan.

On this day: Born May 31, 1943 - Joe Namath, NFL quarterback

Bringing movie star charisma on and off the field and a cannon arm that propelled his team to an almost unthinkable Super Bowl upset, quarterback Joe Namath embodied the megawatt glamour of New York City.
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On this day: Born May 31, 1943 - Joe Namath, NFL quarterback

Bringing movie star charisma on and off the field and a cannon arm that propelled his team to an almost unthinkable Super Bowl upset, quarterback Joe Namath embodied the megawatt glamour of New York City.

Ex-recruiter arrested for allegedly redeeming more than 200 face masks from vending machines

A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly using illegally-obtained personal data to redeem more than 200 face masks from vending machines in Simei. He is accused of taking the data from his previous job as a manpower recruiter at a recruitment firm,
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Ex-recruiter arrested for allegedly redeeming more than 200 face masks from vending machines

A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly using illegally-obtained personal data to redeem more than 200 face masks from vending machines in Simei. He is accused of taking the data from his previous job as a manpower recruiter at a recruitment firm, the police said on Friday (May 29). Its statement added that earlier this week, the authorities had received reports from people who said they were unable to collect their Government-issued face masks from vending machines. Checks showed the free masks had already been redeemed. With the help of police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division identified the man and arrested him on Thursday (May 28), the statement said. Investigations showed that between Tuesday and Thursday, the suspect had redeemed more than 200 face masks from the 24-hour vending machines at Changi Simei Community Club. He will be charged in court on Saturday with cheating and the retention of illegally obtained personal information said the police statement.

3 newly admitted inmates and a nurse working at Changi Prison have tested positive for Covid-19

Three newly admitted inmates and a staff nurse working at the Changi Prison Complex have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Friday (May 29). The four patients are unlinked to one another and there are no cases of further infection arising from these cases, t
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3 newly admitted inmates and a nurse working at Changi Prison have tested positive for Covid-19

Three newly admitted inmates and a staff nurse working at the Changi Prison Complex have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Friday (May 29). The four patients are unlinked to one another and there are no cases of further infection arising from these cases, the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) said in a statement on Saturday. All three inmates were newly admitted and were still undergoing cohort segregation when they tested positive for the virus following a swab test. They were immediately isolated from the rest of the newly admitted inmates and housed in a separate prison facility. Two of the inmates have recovered and returned to the general prison population, after being discharged from the facility.  The third inmate remains clinically well and has already tested negative for the virus, but remains isolated as an added precaution. The staff nurse, from SPS' medical service provider, has also recovered and is back at work. SPS said it has implemented a range of precautionary measures for both inmates and staff, such as segregating all newly admitted inmates at Changi Prison for 14 days from the general inmate population.

Drive-through UK care home visits for socially distant times

The cars snaking past the bunting-adorned entrance of a British care home point to an era when even cherished family visits have to be socially distant because of the coronavirus.
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Drive-through UK care home visits for socially distant times

The cars snaking past the bunting-adorned entrance of a British care home point to an era when even cherished family visits have to be socially distant because of the coronavirus.

China reports four new coronavirus cases, compared to none day before

China recorded four new confirmed cases of coronavirus as of the end of May 29, up from none the day before, data from the country's health authority showed on Saturday.
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China reports four new coronavirus cases, compared to none day before

China recorded four new confirmed cases of coronavirus as of the end of May 29, up from none the day before, data from the country's health authority showed on Saturday.

US firms in Hong Kong awake to 'sad day' as Trump vows to curb economic ties

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Saturday it was "a sad day" for the global financial centre, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump moved toward stripping the city of its special treatment in a bid to punish China.
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US firms in Hong Kong awake to 'sad day' as Trump vows to curb economic ties

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Saturday it was "a sad day" for the global financial centre, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump moved toward stripping the city of its special treatment in a bid to punish China.

Singapore among Asian nations doing well in Covid-19 fight: WHO adviser

Asian countries such as South Korea, Vietnam and Singapore are doing well in their fight against Covid-19, a World Health Organisation (WHO) adviser said, as he praised their efforts to increase hospital capacity, perform contact tracing and isolate patients.
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Singapore among Asian nations doing well in Covid-19 fight: WHO adviser

Asian countries such as South Korea, Vietnam and Singapore are doing well in their fight against Covid-19, a World Health Organisation (WHO) adviser said, as he praised their efforts to increase hospital capacity, perform contact tracing and isolate patients. «You have been prepared after the Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome) or the Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) corona outbreaks that have occurred in the past years,» said Professor David Heymann, who chairs the independent Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards, comprising international experts, that advises the WHO. «You have developed the capacity you need in your hospitals to deal with a surge. »You have also been able to do contact tracing and isolation of patients, which many countries in the rest of the world abandoned very early.

Singapore could go to the polls in early July

As Singapore's economy faces a rocky road ahead, political observers expect the general election to be called soon, with voters going to the polls in early July. Doing so, they said, would allow the People's Action Party (PAP) to get a mandate for a fresh fi
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Singapore could go to the polls in early July

As Singapore's economy faces a rocky road ahead, political observers expect the general election to be called soon, with voters going to the polls in early July. Doing so, they said, would allow the People's Action Party (PAP) to get a mandate for a fresh five-year term and turn its attention to other pressing issues, such as the looming recession brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. «The longer we wait, the more uncertainty there will be,» Dr Felix Tan, an associate lecturer at SIM Global Education, told The Straits Times. Dr Mustafa Izzuddin, a senior international affairs analyst with political consultancy Solaris Strategies Singapore, said: «There will be economic uncertainty and social anxiety... Having the election out of the way will allow the Government to focus solely on governing the country.» Singapore's Parliament ends its five-year term next January, and the next general election must take place by April 14 next year. But Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Wednesday that the sooner the polls are held, the earlier Singapore can focus on the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only

Zoom , the video conferencing provider whose business has boomed with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to strengthen encryption on video calls made by paying clients and institutions like schools, but not for users of its popular free accounts, a company officia
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Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only

Zoom , the video conferencing provider whose business has boomed with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to strengthen encryption on video calls made by paying clients and institutions like schools, but not for users of its popular free accounts, a company official said Friday.

Trump clarifies Twitter 'shooting' comment over riots in Minneapolis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.
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Trump clarifies Twitter 'shooting' comment over riots in Minneapolis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

US pipeline operator Energy Transfer warns of coming job cuts

U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP will begin cutting about 6per cent of its workforce next week, underscoring the spreading impact of weak oil and gas prices on the energy business.
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US pipeline operator Energy Transfer warns of coming job cuts

U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP will begin cutting about 6per cent of its workforce next week, underscoring the spreading impact of weak oil and gas prices on the energy business.

Canada immigration sharply curtailed by COVID-19: Study

Canada had hoped to welcome a record wave of immigrants in 2020 but will likely take in approximately half the previously expected number of people due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study published Friday showed.
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Canada immigration sharply curtailed by COVID-19: Study

Canada had hoped to welcome a record wave of immigrants in 2020 but will likely take in approximately half the previously expected number of people due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study published Friday showed.

Southwest Airlines CEO sees low-fare environment when traffic returns

Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said on Friday he expects a "brutal low-fare" environment when traffic returns after coronavirus-induced restrictions ease.
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Southwest Airlines CEO sees low-fare environment when traffic returns

Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said on Friday he expects a "brutal low-fare" environment when traffic returns after coronavirus-induced restrictions ease.

Commentary: On social media, life amid coronavirus risks becoming a popularity contest

We may end up with social media addiction to our detriment, where social media use has been rampant during this pandemic, says an observer.
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Commentary: On social media, life amid coronavirus risks becoming a popularity contest

We may end up with social media addiction to our detriment, where social media use has been rampant during this pandemic, says an observer.

Coppa Italia final to be played before Serie A restart

The Italian football season will resume with the final stages of the Coppa Italia knockout cup before Serie A gets under way on June 20, following a vote by the 20 top-tier clubs on Friday.
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Coppa Italia final to be played before Serie A restart

The Italian football season will resume with the final stages of the Coppa Italia knockout cup before Serie A gets under way on June 20, following a vote by the 20 top-tier clubs on Friday.

Preliminary agreement reached in Lufthansa bailout row: source

Germany and Brussels have reached a preliminary agreement in the ongoing row over the 9 billion euro (US$10 billion) bailout of carrier Lufthansa , two people familiar with the matter said.
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Preliminary agreement reached in Lufthansa bailout row: source

Germany and Brussels have reached a preliminary agreement in the ongoing row over the 9 billion euro (US$10 billion) bailout of carrier Lufthansa , two people familiar with the matter said.

Trump says terminating US relationship with World Health Organization over COVID-19

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China.
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Trump says terminating US relationship with World Health Organization over COVID-19

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China.

United Airlines cutting 13 top jobs under fresh restructuring

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it will be eliminating 13 officer positions as it consolidates roles and restructures some key departments to address the severe financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on its business.
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United Airlines cutting 13 top jobs under fresh restructuring

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it will be eliminating 13 officer positions as it consolidates roles and restructures some key departments to address the severe financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on its business.

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