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Teenager Musetti comes of age with win over Wawrinka in Rome

Coming into just his second Tour level match Lorenzo Musetti did not expect to beat three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open on Tuesday but the teenager says he fully deserved his stunning 6-0 7-6(2) victory.

Acquitted ex-maid Parti Liyani seeks probe into prosecution

Ms Parti Liyani is seeking leave from the Chief Justice for a disciplinary tribunal to look into the conduct of her prosecutors. The 46-year-old is the former domestic helper of businessman Liew Mun Leong. Initially convicted of stealing from her ex-employe
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Acquitted ex-maid Parti Liyani seeks probe into prosecution

Ms Parti Liyani is seeking leave from the Chief Justice for a disciplinary tribunal to look into the conduct of her prosecutors. The 46-year-old is the former domestic helper of businessman Liew Mun Leong. Initially convicted of stealing from her ex-employer in the District Court, the Indonesian was acquitted earlier this month of all five charges following an appeal to the High Court. Yesterday, her lawyer Mr Anil Balchandani attended a pre-trial conference at the High Court in relation to her application. The hearing was for an originating summons under the Legal Profession Act. Mr Tan Wee Hao and Ms Tan Yingying, the Deputy Public Prosecutors who had handled her trial, have been identified as the respondents in the case. They are being represented by Ms Kristy Tan Ruyan, Mr Jeyendran Jeyapal and Ms Jocelyn Teo Meng Hui from the civil division of the Attorney-General's Chambers.

Football: Dynamo edge 10-man Gent, Molde fight back in playoff first legs

Dynamo Kyiv celebrated a 2-1 win at 10-man Gent in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie while Norway's Molde fought back from a two-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 home draw with Hungary's Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
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Football: Dynamo edge 10-man Gent, Molde fight back in playoff first legs

Dynamo Kyiv celebrated a 2-1 win at 10-man Gent in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie while Norway's Molde fought back from a two-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 home draw with Hungary's Ferencvaros on Wednesday.

NYT's Sulzberger Jr to retire as chairman by end of December

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. will retire as chairman and a member of the New York Times Co's board by the end of December, the newspaper publisher said on Wednesday.
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NYT's Sulzberger Jr to retire as chairman by end of December

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. will retire as chairman and a member of the New York Times Co's board by the end of December, the newspaper publisher said on Wednesday.

Oil-trading bribery probe widens with new US charges, guilty pleas

U.S. prosecutors charged a former U.S. employee of a Swiss energy trading firm with bribery and a Florida company pleaded guilty to bribery as a probe into corruption in energy trading widened in the United States.
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Oil-trading bribery probe widens with new US charges, guilty pleas

U.S. prosecutors charged a former U.S. employee of a Swiss energy trading firm with bribery and a Florida company pleaded guilty to bribery as a probe into corruption in energy trading widened in the United States.

France tightens virus measures, unveils new 'danger zones' map

The French government is expected to unveil a new colour-coded map on Wednesday of regions where the coronavirus situation is deteriorating, a government source said, paving the way for local authorities to tighten restrictions, in Paris in particular.
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France tightens virus measures, unveils new 'danger zones' map

The French government is expected to unveil a new colour-coded map on Wednesday of regions where the coronavirus situation is deteriorating, a government source said, paving the way for local authorities to tighten restrictions, in Paris in particular.

PSG's Di Maria banned four games for part in brawl

Paris St Germain winger Angel di Maria has been given a four-game suspension for his behaviour during the ill-tempered 1-0 defeat by Olympique de Marseille this month, the French league said on Wednesday.
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PSG's Di Maria banned four games for part in brawl

Paris St Germain winger Angel di Maria has been given a four-game suspension for his behaviour during the ill-tempered 1-0 defeat by Olympique de Marseille this month, the French league said on Wednesday.

Tesla's Nevada lithium plan faces stark obstacles on path to production

Tesla Inc's plan to produce lithium for electric vehicle batteries close to its Nevada Gigafactory faces stark challenges from the outset, including an onerous permitting process, uncertain access to water and questions about unproven methodologies.
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Tesla's Nevada lithium plan faces stark obstacles on path to production

Tesla Inc's plan to produce lithium for electric vehicle batteries close to its Nevada Gigafactory faces stark challenges from the outset, including an onerous permitting process, uncertain access to water and questions about unproven methodologies.

Gilead to pay US$97 million to settle US kickback probe

Gilead Sciences Inc has agreed to pay US$97 million to resolve U.S. government claims it used a purportedly independent charity to pay illegal kickbacks to cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket costs for its pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Letairis.
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Gilead to pay US$97 million to settle US kickback probe

Gilead Sciences Inc has agreed to pay US$97 million to resolve U.S. government claims it used a purportedly independent charity to pay illegal kickbacks to cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket costs for its pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Letairis.

Fed policymakers double down on vow to keep interest rates near zero

Hoping to convince investors they will keep monetary policy super easy for years, two Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday explicitly pledged no rate hikes until inflation gets to 2per cent and stays there.
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Fed policymakers double down on vow to keep interest rates near zero

Hoping to convince investors they will keep monetary policy super easy for years, two Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday explicitly pledged no rate hikes until inflation gets to 2per cent and stays there.

Hyderabad replace injured Marsh with Holder for rest of IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament with an ankle injury and will be replaced by West Indies' Jason Holder, the franchise said on Wednesday.
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Hyderabad replace injured Marsh with Holder for rest of IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament with an ankle injury and will be replaced by West Indies' Jason Holder, the franchise said on Wednesday.

VEP for foreign vehicles in Singapore to be reinstated from Oct 1

With effect from Oct 1, 2020, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will reinstate the 14-day VEP renewal requirement for all foreign-registered cars and motorcycles. The 14-day VEP renewal will apply even for foreign vehicles which have entered Singapore prio
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VEP for foreign vehicles in Singapore to be reinstated from Oct 1

With effect from Oct 1, 2020, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will reinstate the 14-day VEP renewal requirement for all foreign-registered cars and motorcycles. The 14-day VEP renewal will apply even for foreign vehicles which have entered Singapore prior to Oct 1, 2020. Motorists of foreign-registered cars and motorcycles who wish to extend their stay in Singapore will be required to extend the VEP validity period for their vehicles every 14 days by paying the VEP fees. The LTA will impose penalties on vehicles with expired VEPs from Oct 15, 2020 onwards. Motorists can choose to settle their VEP fees and apply to extend their VEP validity period at the 810 AXS Stations conveniently located across Singapore.

Up to 150 patrons allowed in cinema halls from Oct 1

SINGAPORE - From Oct 1, large cinema halls with more than 300 seats will be allowed to admit up to 150 patrons in three zones of 50 patrons each. Other, smaller cinema halls will also be allowed to increase their capacity to 50 per cent of their original ope
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Up to 150 patrons allowed in cinema halls from Oct 1

SINGAPORE - From Oct 1, large cinema halls with more than 300 seats will be allowed to admit up to 150 patrons in three zones of 50 patrons each. Other, smaller cinema halls will also be allowed to increase their capacity to 50 per cent of their original operating capacity or maintain the current limit of up to 50 patrons per hall, subject to safe management measures. Cinemas had previously been allowed to open with the 50-patron limit and a 1m social distancing seating configuration on July 13, after having been closed since March 27. Restrictions on cinema hall capacity are among a range of measures set to be eased and that were announced by the multi-ministry task force tackling Covid-19 in a press conference on Wednesday (Sept 23).

China to allow foreigners with valid residence permits to enter from Sep 28

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday foreigners with valid residence permits can enter the country without needing to re-apply for visas from Sept. 28.
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China to allow foreigners with valid residence permits to enter from Sep 28

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday foreigners with valid residence permits can enter the country without needing to re-apply for visas from Sept. 28.

UBS AM sees 'emergency' vaccine approval in fourth quarter, hot tech to cool

An emergency approval of one to three Covid-19 vaccines is likely in the coming months UBS Asset Management predicted on Wednesday, a milestone that could finally end the surge of mega-cap U.S. tech stocks.
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UBS AM sees 'emergency' vaccine approval in fourth quarter, hot tech to cool

An emergency approval of one to three Covid-19 vaccines is likely in the coming months UBS Asset Management predicted on Wednesday, a milestone that could finally end the surge of mega-cap U.S. tech stocks.

How to continue helping our migrant worker friends

The new norm for most of us: working from home with naggy, messy spouses and shrieking kids; whipping out phones to do our part for SafeEntry; and not being able to fly to Bangkok just for the weekend. If you think that this is sian enough for you, our mig
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How to continue helping our migrant worker friends

The new norm for most of us: working from home with naggy, messy spouses and shrieking kids; whipping out phones to do our part for SafeEntry; and not being able to fly to Bangkok just for the weekend. If you think that this is sian enough for you, our migrant worker friends are having it a lot worse. So, stop whining about yourself and start helping someone instead. Follow Itsrainingraincoats on Facebook Thank you to our wonderful donor Josephine who donated 100 cartons of water to our migrant workers. Yesterday was a...

Singapore considers electric harbour boats to cut carbon emissions

SINGAPORE - Singapore is seeking proposals on the electrification of small vessels known as harbour craft as the industry transitions towards a low-carbon future, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The
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Singapore considers electric harbour boats to cut carbon emissions

SINGAPORE - Singapore is seeking proposals on the electrification of small vessels known as harbour craft as the industry transitions towards a low-carbon future, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The MPA is working with the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) to seek proposals from industry participants and institutes of higher learning or research institutes to develop commmercially ready fully electric harbour craft. They are also seeking proposals for shore charging infrastructure for electric harbour craft and other electric vessels operating in Singapore’s port. Proposals with a viable business model to be scaled up will be more favourably considered, MPA and SMI said. Harbour crafts are small vessels typically fuelled by oil that only operate within Singapore waters and are used to carry a small number of passengers, for towing other vessels or to carry dry or packaged cargoes.

Man, 45, arrested after raining blows on motionless victim at Sengkang void deck

His victim lay motionless, but that did not stop one 45-year-old man from kicking, punching and stomping on him in full view of shocked bystanders. The man, who was not identified, was arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt and suspected drug-relate
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Man, 45, arrested after raining blows on motionless victim at Sengkang void deck

His victim lay motionless, but that did not stop one 45-year-old man from kicking, punching and stomping on him in full view of shocked bystanders. The man, who was not identified, was arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt and suspected drug-related offences after his violent rampage at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent on Tuesday (Sept 22) afternoon, police said. The 47-year-old on the receiving end of the man's blows was conscious when conveyed to Sengkang General Hospital, they added. The perpetrator had apparently recommended the victim for a cleaning job. However, their relationship soured due to the latter's lacklustre work and led to the altercation, Shin Min Daily News reported. The two men argued before exchanging blows, an eyewitness told the Chinese daily. In the course of the fight, the victim fell to the ground, but the other man did not let up on him, he said.

Hitting the beach at Sentosa? You've got to make an online booking from Oct 17

SINGAPORE - Fun seekers heading to the beaches in Sentosa will now have to make bookings ahead of their visit to better facilitate Covid-19 safe management measures. From Oct 17, people who want to visit the beaches during peak periods, including weekends a
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Hitting the beach at Sentosa? You've got to make an online booking from Oct 17

SINGAPORE - Fun seekers heading to the beaches in Sentosa will now have to make bookings ahead of their visit to better facilitate Covid-19 safe management measures. From Oct 17, people who want to visit the beaches during peak periods, including weekends and public holidays, will have to make reservations first. The booking system will be trialled for an initial period of three months for Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches, said Sentosa Development Corporation in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 23). It added that crowds have been observed at these sites during peak periods. The three beaches have also been segmented into a total of seven zones, each with a capacity limit of between 100 and 350 to allow for safe distancing. Guests may pre-book their entry up to seven days before their intended beach visits, subject to capacity limits. For its initial roll-out, the reservation system will begin accepting bookings from Oct 10, for visits commencing Oct 17. Bookings can be made at this website. Guests may choose from two times lots to visit - the morning period (8am to 1pm), or afternoon (2pm to 7pm).

The message of love rings loud and clear for this guy with deaf parents

  In the video above, Derrick Wee and his parents Joyce and Andrew sign «Hello! We are the Wee family. Be safe, everyone!»   And their message comes on a very special day: Today (Sept 23) is the International Day of Sign Languages, a day
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The message of love rings loud and clear for this guy with deaf parents

  In the video above, Derrick Wee and his parents Joyce and Andrew sign «Hello! We are the Wee family. Be safe, everyone!»   And their message comes on a very special day: Today (Sept 23) is the International Day of Sign Languages, a day proclaimed by the UN General Assembly to commemorate the date of the founding of the World Federation of the Deaf in 1951. Cool fact: did you know that are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide and that, collectively, they use over 300 different sign languages.

New Tesla job listings further solidifies possibility of new Singapore store

It wasn’t too long ago that Tesla first posted job listings on LinkedIn, for five new roles that are expected to be based in Singapore. Not much news surfaced since then but now it seems the company is doubling its efforts to find new Singapore-based
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New Tesla job listings further solidifies possibility of new Singapore store

It wasn’t too long ago that Tesla first posted job listings on LinkedIn, for five new roles that are expected to be based in Singapore. Not much news surfaced since then but now it seems the company is doubling its efforts to find new Singapore-based employees for a physical store here. Previously, the company was seeking a prospective Vehicle Service Technician, Vehicle Readiness Specialist, Service Manager, Service Advisor, and Parts Advisor. Most of them were advisory and supporting roles that could have be providing support remotely from Singapore.  PHOTO: Screengrab/LinkedIn However, in their new job listings, it is noted that Tesla is on the lookout for Store Leaders.  Here is the official description for the role,

SIA stewardess of 14 years makes career switch to nursing

SINGAPORE - After 14 years of flying with Singapore Airlines as a cabin crew member, Ms Zabrina Kng decided it was time for a career switch - to nursing. Her new career would allow her to pursue her life-long interest in healthcare and have more time to spen
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SIA stewardess of 14 years makes career switch to nursing

SINGAPORE - After 14 years of flying with Singapore Airlines as a cabin crew member, Ms Zabrina Kng decided it was time for a career switch - to nursing. Her new career would allow her to pursue her life-long interest in healthcare and have more time to spend with her ageing parents. She learnt about the Workforce Singapore's Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Registered Nurses (Diploma) in 2017, and set her sights on applying for the two-year programme. But after finding out that she had missed the intake for the year, she continued working as a cabin crew member for another year so that she could save up for the programme. By the time her contract with SIA ended in 2018, she had saved $12,000, which she used to supplement the monthly allowance of around $2,000 she received from the two-year PCP. But for Ms Kng, 34, it was still an adjustment financially. «Initially when I first started, I really had to adjust my lifestyle. I told myself that since I've made this switch to nursing, I needed to persevere,» she added.

Luxury Geneva hotels face 'life-threatening' coronavirus crunch

Behind its deep-red awnings, Richemont's blinds have been closed since July, after the coronavirus pandemic left the usually bustling five-star Geneva hotel starved for high-paying customers.
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Luxury Geneva hotels face 'life-threatening' coronavirus crunch

Behind its deep-red awnings, Richemont's blinds have been closed since July, after the coronavirus pandemic left the usually bustling five-star Geneva hotel starved for high-paying customers.

Paytm executive says India's secondary listing plan would be undue burden

India's potential plan to compel companies to do a secondary listing on an Indian stock exchange if they opt to first list on an overseas bourse would unfairly penalise Indian firms, according to a senior executive at fin-tech company Paytm.
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Paytm executive says India's secondary listing plan would be undue burden

India's potential plan to compel companies to do a secondary listing on an Indian stock exchange if they opt to first list on an overseas bourse would unfairly penalise Indian firms, according to a senior executive at fin-tech company Paytm.

Biden earns Cindy McCain's endorsement as Trump holds rally in Pittsburgh

Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, on Tuesday became the latest prominent Republican voice to back Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his bid to wrest the White House from President Donald Trump in November's election.
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Biden earns Cindy McCain's endorsement as Trump holds rally in Pittsburgh

Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, on Tuesday became the latest prominent Republican voice to back Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his bid to wrest the White House from President Donald Trump in November's election.

Trump order seeks to ban military, government contractors from some diversity training

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.
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Trump order seeks to ban military, government contractors from some diversity training

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.

Circles.Life launches free, premium customer-care programme Circles.Black

Circles.Life is stepping up its user experience with Circles.Black, a new and free experience programme for folks who choose to purchase phones and mobile data plans from Circles Life. PHOTO: Circles.LifeCircles.Black provides further convenience and perks
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Circles.Life launches free, premium customer-care programme Circles.Black

Circles.Life is stepping up its user experience with Circles.Black, a new and free experience programme for folks who choose to purchase phones and mobile data plans from Circles Life. PHOTO: Circles.LifeCircles.Black provides further convenience and perks for new or existing Circles.Life users that want the added human touch in their digital journey with the virtual telco. According to the spokespeople at Circles.Life, this new programme was designed to help existing contract-plan users break out of the habit of contractual lock-ins, and also to provide a similar in-store telco experience for Circles.Life users.

Covid-19 Support Grant extended to Dec 31, but with new eligibility criteria

SINGAPORE - A grant that helps Singaporeans and permanent residents who lost their jobs or suffered significant income loss due to the pandemic will be extended to the end of this year, but with revised eligibility criteria. From Oct 1, those applying for th
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Covid-19 Support Grant extended to Dec 31, but with new eligibility criteria

SINGAPORE - A grant that helps Singaporeans and permanent residents who lost their jobs or suffered significant income loss due to the pandemic will be extended to the end of this year, but with revised eligibility criteria. From Oct 1, those applying for the Covid-19 Support Grant (CSG) should also not own more than one property. This is to ensure that the support is given to those with less means, said the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in an update on Tuesday (Sept 22). All those who are unemployed and are applying for the CSG must also demonstrate job search or training efforts to qualify for the help, added the MSF in a statement. The ministry said the Government's SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package helps workers affected by the economic impact of the pandemic acquire job-related skills and capabilities and access expanded employment opportunities. «In line with these efforts, all CSG applicants, whether first- or second-time applicants, who are unemployed must demonstrate job search or training efforts to qualify for CSG support,» said the MSF.

Spike in scams involving Netflix, SingPost and StarHub as more depend on digital services amid Covid-19

SINGAPORE - Did you get an e-mail or text message from Netflix asking you to update your payment details? Do not click on it as it is most likely a phishing scam, since the streaming giant does not ask for credit card or bank account details via e-mail and t
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Spike in scams involving Netflix, SingPost and StarHub as more depend on digital services amid Covid-19

SINGAPORE - Did you get an e-mail or text message from Netflix asking you to update your payment details? Do not click on it as it is most likely a phishing scam, since the streaming giant does not ask for credit card or bank account details via e-mail and texts. With more people turning to popular online services such as Netflix while they stay at home amid the pandemic, scammers have been targeting these users, leading to a spike in non-banking-related phishing scams this year. Police told The Straits Times that there were 238 non-banking-related phishing scams reported between January and June, a huge jump from the seven reported in the same period last year. There are likely more of such scams since. In the first half of 2020, the amount of money cheated through such scams was about $268,000, which is 67 times the $4,000 duped during the same period last year. Besides impersonating Netflix staff, scammers also sent phishing e-mails pretending to be from SingPost, StarHub and PayPal, as more people turn to digital offerings to do everything from remote working to shopping and entertainment.

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