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Local movie Number 1 wins Best Makeup and Costume Design at Golden Horse Awards 2020

This year's Golden Horse award for Best Makeup and Costume Design has gone to Singaporean Azni Samdin and Malaysian Raymond Kuek for the Singapore movie Number 1. The awards ceremony took place in Taipei earlier this evening (Nov 21). Azni could not go to T

Golf: Bezuidenhout on course for successive European Tour wins

Local favourite Christiaan Bezuidenhout is on course for back-to-back wins on the European Tour after carding a steady 67 at the South African Open on Saturday to take a healthy five-shot lead into the final round.
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Golf: Bezuidenhout on course for successive European Tour wins

Local favourite Christiaan Bezuidenhout is on course for back-to-back wins on the European Tour after carding a steady 67 at the South African Open on Saturday to take a healthy five-shot lead into the final round.

China, US need to proceed together with 'good will', says Chinese envoy

China and the United States need to proceed together with "good will" to improve relations, the Chinese ambassador to Washington said on Saturday, as ties remained fraught between the world's two biggest economic powers.
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China, US need to proceed together with 'good will', says Chinese envoy

China and the United States need to proceed together with "good will" to improve relations, the Chinese ambassador to Washington said on Saturday, as ties remained fraught between the world's two biggest economic powers.

Rugby: Injury rules Mako Vunipola out of Nations Cup final

England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France at Twickenham on Sunday due to a calf injury.
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Rugby: Injury rules Mako Vunipola out of Nations Cup final

England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France at Twickenham on Sunday due to a calf injury.

Soccer-Alkmaar fire coach Slot after he is linked to another job

AZ Alkmaar fired coach Arne Slot on Saturday after he was linked to the Feyenoord job for next season, despite being unbeaten in the Dutch league and having a strong chance of reaching the Europa League last 32.
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Soccer-Alkmaar fire coach Slot after he is linked to another job

AZ Alkmaar fired coach Arne Slot on Saturday after he was linked to the Feyenoord job for next season, despite being unbeaten in the Dutch league and having a strong chance of reaching the Europa League last 32.

Grab-Singtel digital bank to add 200 local staff by end-2021

The digital full bank set up by the Grab-Singtel consortium will hire around 200 staff in Singapore by the end of next year to build up a robust banking infrastructure. To date, 10-15 per cent of the roles in the digital bank have been filled. Banking veter
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Grab-Singtel digital bank to add 200 local staff by end-2021

The digital full bank set up by the Grab-Singtel consortium will hire around 200 staff in Singapore by the end of next year to build up a robust banking infrastructure. To date, 10-15 per cent of the roles in the digital bank have been filled. Banking veteran Charles Wong, who headed Citibank Singapore's retail banking until February this year, has been appointed chief executive of the digital bank. The Business Times in March reported Mr Wong's move to Grab after more than 20 years in Citibank . The digital bank will focus on serving consumers and small businesses. It will first target young PMETs (professional, manager, executive and technician), flexible-income gig workers, as well as micro-small and medium enterprises, it said. The consortium aims to formally launch the bank in early 2022, and aims to build a «sustainable business» focused on offering Singaporeans a personalised, accessible and trusted financial products, said Mr Wong.

Closed after nearly 60 years: 91-year-old owner of Nam Seng Noodle House shuts Far East Square stall due to Covid-19

Every morning, Leong Yuet Meng would wake up at 4am to go marketing for ingredients to make her wanton noodles and other dishes that are sold at Nam Seng Noodle House.  Despite being 91 and having a team of helpers at her stall, she would be very hands-on,
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Closed after nearly 60 years: 91-year-old owner of Nam Seng Noodle House shuts Far East Square stall due to Covid-19

Every morning, Leong Yuet Meng would wake up at 4am to go marketing for ingredients to make her wanton noodles and other dishes that are sold at Nam Seng Noodle House.  Despite being 91 and having a team of helpers at her stall, she would be very hands-on, she shared in the programme, Belly of A Nation. «Everyone must cooperate when you work. Don't always rely on others when working,» Leong said, and she led by example, making wontons from scratch daily. PHOTO: ReutersHowever, this routine came to an end in July and fans of her dishes will no longer be able to get them from her stall as the outlet in Far East Square has shuttered.  And as with most things in 2020, Covid-19 and the circuit breaker were contributing factors to this decision. She had to close her shop's doors when circuit breaker was announced in April. 

Woman calls police after finding pieces of glass in daughter's drink

A family of four went on a staycation in Sentosa but their holiday was cut short after one of the kids ended up in the hospital. The mum, 40, told Shin Min Daily News that her family was having breakfast in a hotel on Friday morning (Dec 4) when her elder d
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Woman calls police after finding pieces of glass in daughter's drink

A family of four went on a staycation in Sentosa but their holiday was cut short after one of the kids ended up in the hospital. The mum, 40, told Shin Min Daily News that her family was having breakfast in a hotel on Friday morning (Dec 4) when her elder daughter realised something amiss with her apple juice. She spat out a piece of 'plastic'. Her family didn't think too much about it and carried on with their meal, but when the 10-year-old finished her drink, she found more glass pieces of varying sizes lying at the bottom of the bottle. They made a clinking sound when she shook the bottle, the mum said. Alarmed by the discovery, she checked on her daughter and inspected her younger daughter's drink as both children had ordered apple juice for breakfast. Although the elder girl said she didn't swallow any of the glass pieces, the family alerted the restaurant staff about what they found in the bottle. The restaurant then offered to send the girl to hospital.

Football: Solskjaer can't think past 'next six games' at Man United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed the club hierarchy's unequivocal support but said he could never ignore the importance of short-term results at Old Trafford.
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Football: Solskjaer can't think past 'next six games' at Man United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed the club hierarchy's unequivocal support but said he could never ignore the importance of short-term results at Old Trafford.

'No presents': Mexicans urged to embrace abstemious Christmas to stop COVID-19 pandemic

Mexicans should cancel celebrations and even avoid exchanging Christmas presents to beat the coronavirus, the president said on Friday, pitching a frugal festive season to one of the world's largest capital cities as infections scaled new heights.
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'No presents': Mexicans urged to embrace abstemious Christmas to stop COVID-19 pandemic

Mexicans should cancel celebrations and even avoid exchanging Christmas presents to beat the coronavirus, the president said on Friday, pitching a frugal festive season to one of the world's largest capital cities as infections scaled new heights.

Analysis: US efforts on Huawei executive case may save Canada's stalled China policy

Canada could see the end of a nasty diplomatic dispute with China if the United States reaches a deal to release a Huawei executive from house arrest in Vancouver, but the affair shows that without the heft of its southern neighbor, Canada has no bargaining p
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Analysis: US efforts on Huawei executive case may save Canada's stalled China policy

Canada could see the end of a nasty diplomatic dispute with China if the United States reaches a deal to release a Huawei executive from house arrest in Vancouver, but the affair shows that without the heft of its southern neighbor, Canada has no bargaining power with Beijing.

Trump campaign files election lawsuit in Georgia, suffers more legal defeats

The campaign of President Donald Trump says it has filed a lawsuit in Georgia state court seeking to invalidate the presidential election results there - the latest in a series of legal challenges intended to reverse his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
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Trump campaign files election lawsuit in Georgia, suffers more legal defeats

The campaign of President Donald Trump says it has filed a lawsuit in Georgia state court seeking to invalidate the presidential election results there - the latest in a series of legal challenges intended to reverse his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

Ivory Coast cocoa producers end chocolate war with Hershey's

Ivory Coast's cocoa producers have ended their row with Hershey's after the US chocolate giant committed to paying a premium above the market price under an initiative to help lift the incomes of poor farmers, according to a letter to the firm.
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Ivory Coast cocoa producers end chocolate war with Hershey's

Ivory Coast's cocoa producers have ended their row with Hershey's after the US chocolate giant committed to paying a premium above the market price under an initiative to help lift the incomes of poor farmers, according to a letter to the firm.

Sneaker enthusiasts crowd Orchard Road shoe retailer in breach of Covid-19 rules

SINGAPORE - Authorities are investigating shoe retailer Foot Locker, following large crowds that gathered on Friday evening outside its Orchard Gateway @ Emerald outlet. The Singapore Tourism Board said early Saturday (Dec 5) morning that investigations are
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Sneaker enthusiasts crowd Orchard Road shoe retailer in breach of Covid-19 rules

SINGAPORE - Authorities are investigating shoe retailer Foot Locker, following large crowds that gathered on Friday evening outside its Orchard Gateway @ Emerald outlet. The Singapore Tourism Board said early Saturday (Dec 5) morning that investigations are underway, as Foot Locker stores have continued to hold events that draw large crowds, despite repeated advisories about crowd management. On Friday night, crowds had gathered at its Orchard outlet, apparently for Saturday's release of limited-edition Adidas sneakers, which can fetch a tidy profit on the secondary market due to high demand. Eyewitnesses saw at least four red Police Tactical Unit anti-riot trucks parked outside 313@somerset mall, and police tape used to cordon off shop fronts. Police officers were also seen dispersing the crowd, which consisted mainly of youths. Photos that circulated on social media at about 8pm showed a crowd of around 100 people packed shoulder to shoulder outside the footwear store.

Ant, Grab's venture and Sea to usher in Singapore digital banking

SINGAPORE - Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab’s venture with Singtel and internet platform company Sea Ltd have each won licences to run Singapore’s first digital banks, in the city-state’s biggest banking shakeup in two decades. Singapore’s mov
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Ant, Grab's venture and Sea to usher in Singapore digital banking

SINGAPORE - Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab’s venture with Singtel and internet platform company Sea Ltd have each won licences to run Singapore’s first digital banks, in the city-state’s biggest banking shakeup in two decades. Singapore’s move to herald newer players including Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Group and a consortium comprising China’s Greenland Financial Holding Group comes as Asian regulators tap tech firms to shake up their often staid markets. Singapore’s criteria, which included local control and S$1.5 billion in paid-up capital for full digital banking, was stricter than its main financial rival Hong Kong, which has issued eight digital licences. “Digital banks will need to contend with an uncertain economic environment, low interest rates and competitive responses from the incumbent banks and other financial services players,” said Wong Nai Seng, a partner at Deloitte, who worked at Singapore’s central bank for 17 years.

Investigations under way after crowds gather outside Foot Locker at Orchard Gateway: STB

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Saturday (Dec 5) it was investigating sports footwear and apparel shop Foot Locker for breaching anti-coronavirus measures.
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Investigations under way after crowds gather outside Foot Locker at Orchard Gateway: STB

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Saturday (Dec 5) it was investigating sports footwear and apparel shop Foot Locker for breaching anti-coronavirus measures.

91-year-old hawker behind historic wonton noodle stall calls it quits

Amid the pandemic, one of Singapore’s oldest hawkers has closed her stall, while a hopeful 22-year-old who opened his new fish ball noodle stall gave it up within months. They share their challenges with the programme Belly of a Nation.
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91-year-old hawker behind historic wonton noodle stall calls it quits

Amid the pandemic, one of Singapore’s oldest hawkers has closed her stall, while a hopeful 22-year-old who opened his new fish ball noodle stall gave it up within months. They share their challenges with the programme Belly of a Nation.

Football: Sanchez pleased as Qatar return to competitive action with easy win

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez was a very happy man on Friday as the 2022 World Cup hosts made a return to competitive action for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began with a comfortable 5-0 win over Bangladesh.
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Football: Sanchez pleased as Qatar return to competitive action with easy win

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez was a very happy man on Friday as the 2022 World Cup hosts made a return to competitive action for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began with a comfortable 5-0 win over Bangladesh.

Lufthansa's unionized ground staff back cost-cutting deal, document shows

A deal to cut costs and save jobs at Lufthansa has won the support of a majority of the Verdi trade union members who work for the German airline as ground staff, according to the results of a ballot seen by Reuters on Friday.
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Lufthansa's unionized ground staff back cost-cutting deal, document shows

A deal to cut costs and save jobs at Lufthansa has won the support of a majority of the Verdi trade union members who work for the German airline as ground staff, according to the results of a ballot seen by Reuters on Friday.

Hamilton contract talks delayed after COVID-19 diagnosis says Wolff

Lewis Hamilton’s contract talks with Mercedes will have to wait until the seven-times world champion recovers from COVID-19, his team boss Toto Wolff said on Friday.
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Hamilton contract talks delayed after COVID-19 diagnosis says Wolff

Lewis Hamilton’s contract talks with Mercedes will have to wait until the seven-times world champion recovers from COVID-19, his team boss Toto Wolff said on Friday.

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