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Football: Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for restart

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he is confident of having Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit should the Premier League season restart next month.
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Football: Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for restart

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he is confident of having Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit should the Premier League season restart next month.

Putin sets new date for Red Square military parade postponed over coronavirus

Russia will hold its Second World War Victory Day military parade that was postponed over the new coronavirus on June 24, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
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Putin sets new date for Red Square military parade postponed over coronavirus

Russia will hold its Second World War Victory Day military parade that was postponed over the new coronavirus on June 24, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

US passenger railroad Amtrak says it needs new US$1.5 billion bailout

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday it needs another US$1.475 billion bailout or it will be forced to make sweeping service cuts and likely suspend some routes.
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US passenger railroad Amtrak says it needs new US$1.5 billion bailout

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday it needs another US$1.475 billion bailout or it will be forced to make sweeping service cuts and likely suspend some routes.

Hertz awards over US$16 million in retention bonus to key executives

U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings said on Tuesday it has paid about US$16.2 million in retention bonuses to a range of key executives at the director level and above, days after the company filed for bankruptcy protection.
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Hertz awards over US$16 million in retention bonus to key executives

U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings said on Tuesday it has paid about US$16.2 million in retention bonuses to a range of key executives at the director level and above, days after the company filed for bankruptcy protection.

Merck to buy Austrian vaccine maker as it jumps into COVID-19 race

Merck & Co Inc , which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and would collaborate with research nonprofit IAVI to develop two separate vaccines.
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Merck to buy Austrian vaccine maker as it jumps into COVID-19 race

Merck & Co Inc , which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and would collaborate with research nonprofit IAVI to develop two separate vaccines.

SCDF doctor shares insight from frontline of pandemic; internet thirsts for him instead

Millennials of Singapore, a media company geared for Singapore’s millennials (go figure), recently chatted with a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) medical officer, a doctor by the name of Darren Choo.  In a Facebook post yesterday (May 25), the young
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SCDF doctor shares insight from frontline of pandemic; internet thirsts for him instead

Millennials of Singapore, a media company geared for Singapore’s millennials (go figure), recently chatted with a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) medical officer, a doctor by the name of Darren Choo.  In a Facebook post yesterday (May 25), the young captain recounted the risks, fears, worries and optimism he had as a frontline worker since the Covid-19 outbreak. It’s been nerve-racking, to say the least, and according to him, there’s always a risk of getting infected every time he and his fellow frontliners remove their protective equipment.  Ultimately, the man remains hopeful. Having interacted with appreciative patients and working closely with his colleagues in SCDF, Dr Choo expressed his gratitude in contributing “in [his] own way in the nation’s fight against Covid-19”.  But how was his message of hope received? With thirsty comments. 

Breast cancer patient to return to Singapore from US this week, thanks to $370,000 raised by public

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer while in the United States will soon be able to reunite with her family here, after the public raised more than $300,000 to fund her trip home. Arrangements have been made to pu
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Breast cancer patient to return to Singapore from US this week, thanks to $370,000 raised by public

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer while in the United States will soon be able to reunite with her family here, after the public raised more than $300,000 to fund her trip home. Arrangements have been made to put Ms Lerine Liu, 42, on an air ambulance operated by International SOS (ISOS) on Thursday (May 28) morning United States time. Ms Liu, whose cancer has spread to her bones, one of her lungs and liver, will be accompanied by a medical team comprising a doctor and nurse. The flight will depart from Canada to pick Ms Liu from New Jersey, where she is currently hospitalised in the Saint Michael's Medical Centre in Newark. Her bills are being covered by an assistance programme under the New Jersey State Department of Health.  The plane will make refuelling stops in Russia, South Korea and Taiwan, before arriving here on Saturday, around 4am Singapore time. Ms Liu's sister Felicia Liew said on Tuesday that she is grateful for the donations and support from the public.

'So now I'm responsible for teaching young boys how to create porn?' DJ Jade Rasif calls out article

It's 2020 and men are still sending unsolicited pictures of their genitalia to strangers. Even worse? When their victims are made to feel responsible for their crime. So when several Instagram Stories by local DJ Jade Rasif meant to dissuade minors from send
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'So now I'm responsible for teaching young boys how to create porn?' DJ Jade Rasif calls out article

It's 2020 and men are still sending unsolicited pictures of their genitalia to strangers. Even worse? When their victims are made to feel responsible for their crime. So when several Instagram Stories by local DJ Jade Rasif meant to dissuade minors from sending her d*** pics resulted in an article bringing up her «NSFW» Instagram feed and «thirst trapping» behaviour, she wasn't too pleased. The 26-year-old had posted several Stories on her second Instagram account @simp_4_you on May 23 complaining about receiving unsolicited photos from teenagers of their genitalia. According to Rasif, the perpetrators were under 14 and from Singapore. The behaviour was worrying, not to mention illegal, Rasif said, adding: «Nobody wants to see that s***.» Rasif's remarks were quickly picked up by local online magazine Goody Feed and featured in an article titled «Outspoken DJ Jade Rasif claims 14yo S'porean teens have been sending her explicit pictures».

Bournemouth's Ramsdale confirms tested positive for COVID-19

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale says he tested positive for COVID-19 in the second round of testing, three days after returning a negative result in the first batch of tests.
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Bournemouth's Ramsdale confirms tested positive for COVID-19

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale says he tested positive for COVID-19 in the second round of testing, three days after returning a negative result in the first batch of tests.

Masks too dangerous for children under two, Japan medical group says

Children under the age of two shouldn't wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis.
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Masks too dangerous for children under two, Japan medical group says

Children under the age of two shouldn't wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis.

Japan shares hit 10-week peak, S&P 500 tests 3,000

Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures challenged a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions to more stimulus in China and a re-opening world economy.
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Japan shares hit 10-week peak, S&P 500 tests 3,000

Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures challenged a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions to more stimulus in China and a re-opening world economy.

Japan gives up approving Fujifilm's Avigan drug for COVID-19 by May-end

Japan's government has given up on approving Fujifilm Holdings Corp's Avigan drug for the treatment of COVID-19 by the end of May, Kyodo News reported late on Monday citing a government official.
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Japan gives up approving Fujifilm's Avigan drug for COVID-19 by May-end

Japan's government has given up on approving Fujifilm Holdings Corp's Avigan drug for the treatment of COVID-19 by the end of May, Kyodo News reported late on Monday citing a government official.

Passers-by help driver who breaks down upon news of husband's death

A video of a group of passers-by assisting a bus captain after she could not continue driving has gone viral. According to the Facebook group Singapore Bus Drivers community, the Tower Transit bus driver broke down after she learnt that her husband had died.
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Passers-by help driver who breaks down upon news of husband's death

A video of a group of passers-by assisting a bus captain after she could not continue driving has gone viral. According to the Facebook group Singapore Bus Drivers community, the Tower Transit bus driver broke down after she learnt that her husband had died. In the video uploaded on Sunday, one of the passers-by, believed to be from a nearby block of flats, said they were alerted to the woman's plight after they heard her crying. TOO EMOTIONAL The incident took place at about 11pm on May 23 at a bus stop on Clementi Avenue 1. The bus captain, who was driving service 189, could be seen sobbing and clutching a mobile phone, with a box of tissues placed next to her. She appeared to be too emotional to continue with the journey.

S'pore heads for deeper recession: 2020 growth forecast cut to between -7 and -4% on Covid-19 impact

SINGAPORE - Singapore will sink into a deeper recession than earlier forecast this year amid the deterioration in global demand from the coronavirus pandemic as well as the expected impact of circuit breaker measures at home. The economy will shrink by 7 to
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S'pore heads for deeper recession: 2020 growth forecast cut to between -7 and -4% on Covid-19 impact

SINGAPORE - Singapore will sink into a deeper recession than earlier forecast this year amid the deterioration in global demand from the coronavirus pandemic as well as the expected impact of circuit breaker measures at home. The economy will shrink by 7 to 4 per cent, worse than the 4 to 1 per cent contraction earlier predicted, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday (May 26). MTI said that there were significant uncertainties in the global economy, with a risk that subsequent waves of infections in major economies such as the United States and Eurozone could further disrupt economic activity. In particular, if infections start to rise and strict measures such as lockdowns and movement restrictions are reimposed, the downturn in these economies could be more severe and prolonged than expected. Also, a growing perception of diminished ability to use fiscal and monetary stimulus in many major economies could damage confidence in authorities' ability to respond to shocks, undermining risk appetite and driving further financial market volatility, with negative spillovers for the broader global economy, it said.

Less than half of residents agreeable to phone tracking to fight virus

Singaporeans are willing to give up some privacy in the fight against Covid-19. But the type of technology and how it is used also matters. A study by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) released on Sunday revealed that less than half, or 49 per cent, of
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Less than half of residents agreeable to phone tracking to fight virus

Singaporeans are willing to give up some privacy in the fight against Covid-19. But the type of technology and how it is used also matters. A study by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) released on Sunday revealed that less than half, or 49 per cent, of Singapore residents are agreeable to having their mobile phone data tracked without their consent. When it comes to the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage to monitor people's movements during the circuit breaker period, nearly six in 10, or 58 per cent, were agreeable to the idea. Senior research fellow and IPS Social Lab head Mathew Mathews said CCTVs symbolise safety and people see it as devices to stop crimes. «When you think about mobile phones, you think of something personal and private... the thought that this device that is so much part of your life is also tracking your movements can be unnerving,» he said. The IPS report, co-authored by IPS Social Lab researchers Dr Mathews, Dr Alex Tan and Mr Syafiq Suhaini, examined attitudes towards the use of surveillance technologies in the fight against Covid-19.

Samsung Group heir questioned by prosecutors over a 2015 deal

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee on Tuesday was summoned and questioned by prosecutors over a controversial 2015 merger of two of the group's affiliates, Yonhap News Agency said.
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Samsung Group heir questioned by prosecutors over a 2015 deal

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee on Tuesday was summoned and questioned by prosecutors over a controversial 2015 merger of two of the group's affiliates, Yonhap News Agency said.

World needs 'green recovery', health experts tell G20 leaders

Trillions of dollars, euros and yuan pouring into post-pandemic economies must build a "healthy and green recovery", 200 medical groups representing 40 million health professionals worldwide told G20 leaders Tuesday in an open letter.
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World needs 'green recovery', health experts tell G20 leaders

Trillions of dollars, euros and yuan pouring into post-pandemic economies must build a "healthy and green recovery", 200 medical groups representing 40 million health professionals worldwide told G20 leaders Tuesday in an open letter.

Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Covid-19: 6-year-old Singaporean child among 344 new cases recorded on Monday

[UPDATED, 11.16pm] The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 25). Out of these, there are six community cases while the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the six c
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Covid-19: 6-year-old Singaporean child among 344 new cases recorded on Monday

[UPDATED, 11.16pm] The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 25). Out of these, there are six community cases while the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories. Of the six community cases, four are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents while two are Work Permit holders. Among the new community cases is a 25-year-old Singaporean female who went to work at Learning Vision @ NUHS after a swab test. Another is a 6-year-old Singaporean female child who developed symptoms on May 20, and is a household contact of previously confirmed Covid-19 cases. For the first time, MOH has also provided a list of public places that confirmed cases in the community had visited for more than 30 minutes. A confirmed case has visited Jurong Point's NTUC FairPrice on May 20 from 4.30pm to 6pm. On May 21, a confirmed case visited Jurong Point's Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Covid-19: 344 new cases recorded on Monday

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 25). Out of these, the vast majority are cases involving work permit holders residing in dormitories and four are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents
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Covid-19: 344 new cases recorded on Monday

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 25). Out of these, the vast majority are cases involving work permit holders residing in dormitories and four are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents. The lower number of cases today is partly due to fewer tests being conducted, said MOH. This brings the total number of cases to 31,960, with 14,876 patients discharged and 23 deaths. MOH will share more details in its update later tonight. For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit here. melissagoh@asiaone.com

President Halimah Yacob gives in-principle support to draw on reserves for 4th coronavirus support package

SINGAPORE - President Halimah Yacob on Monday (May 25) said she has given her in-principle support for the Government to draw on the nation's reserves for a fourth support package to help businesses and people cope with the economic fallout from the Covid-19
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President Halimah Yacob gives in-principle support to draw on reserves for 4th coronavirus support package

SINGAPORE - President Halimah Yacob on Monday (May 25) said she has given her in-principle support for the Government to draw on the nation's reserves for a fourth support package to help businesses and people cope with the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Facebook post, Madam Halimah said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and his team of ministers had briefed her and the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) last week on the fourth Covid-19 support package. «This is the fourth Budget within two months into the new financial year, and the second time past reserves are tapped for the Government's Covid-19 response,» she said. The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented, she said, and the situation remains volatile, with significant uncertainties in global economy. «Lives and livelihoods continue to be at stake. It is critical that we re-open safely, so economic activities will remain slow even as we try to restart them,» she said. «Having deliberated and considered the recommendation of the CPA, I am satisfied that the fourth support package is necessary to ensure a safe transition to this new normal for Singapore.»

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