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Asbestos suspends monthly guided walks at Sisters’ Islands; part of St John’s Island remains closed

Debris containing asbestos — the fibers of which can cause serious and fatal illnesses if inhaled — was found at four isolated areas along the beaches at the lagoons on Big Sister’s Island, according to the National Parks Board (NParks). While asbestos removal works at affected beaches are being conducted, the monthly guided walks at …

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Daily Briefing: Singapore and Indonesia lure 90% of VC deals in SEA; Flex work in Singapore up by 70%

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Danielle Isaac

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And here’s why UOB beats DBS in paying out its dividends even in difficult times.

From Deal Street Asia:

Singapore and Indonesia ate up more than 90% of venture capital deals in Southeast Asia, a recent report from Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) revealed.

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Subsidised rental for hawker stalls

Currently, hawker stalls are rented out based on market rentals. The rentals are too high.I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd – Should the rentals of hawker stalls be subsidised?Here are the replies:48% – It will bring down the price of fo…

Direct election into town council

At present, our town council members are appointed by the elected MPs.I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd – Should the town council be run by elected councillers?Here are the responses:42% – It will make the town council more accountable t…

Japan-US trade surplus edges up in April

TOKYO: Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the US edged up in April, government data showed Monday (May 21), after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against US tariffs.

Japan logged a surplus in April of 615.7 billion yen (US$…

Get better value from infrastructure spending

One major challenge faced in Singapore is the large sums that are being spent on infrastructure – a few billion dollars here and there. My common sense tells me that we are probably paying much more than necessary, in some cases, several times of what …

China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon

SHANGHAI: China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Citing the China National …

Over 29 million watched royal wedding in US: Monitor

WASHINGTON: More than 29 million people watched on television in the United States as Britain’s Prince Harry married American actress Megan Markle, according to Nielsen ratings released on Sunday (May 20).

The estimated 29.2 million viewers for Saturd…

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

STAFFORD: Houston’s Muslim community gathered to offer prayers on Sunday (May 20) at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

About 1,000 people, many with Pakistani…

Russia election meddling probe may end by Sep 1: Giuliani

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign could end by Sep 1.

Giuliani said the office of Robert Mueller – the special counsel who…

Cuba begins to bury its dead from airline disaster

Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba’s worst plane crash since 1989.

Inter stun Lazio to qualify for Champions League

ROME: Inter Milan qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2011-12 in dramatic style on Sunday when they scored twice in three extraordinary minutes to beat Lazio 3-2 and finish fourth in Serie A.

Lazio had needed a draw to qualify …

Athletics: Farah wins Manchester 10km race

LONDON: Britain’s Olympic and world 10,000m champion Mo Farah won the 10 kilometre Great Manchester Run on Sunday (May 20).

Farah, who finished third in the London Marathon last month, deployed his famous finishing kick to surge past Uganda’s Moses Ki…

GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec

NEW YORK: General Electric Co is nearing a deal to merge its transportation business, which manufactures train engines, with Wabtec Corp , a US manufacturer of equipment for the rail industry, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday (May 20)…

Napoli break 90-point barrier and send Crotone down

MILAN: Serie A runners-up Napoli broke the 90-point barrier and sent Crotone down with a 2-1 win in their final game of the season on Sunday.

Lorenzo Insigne created both goals for Napoli as Arkadiusz Milik headed them in front after 23 minutes and Jo…

Italian parties agree on nominee for prime minister

ROME: The leader of Italy’s far-right League party on Sunday announced that it had reached an agreement with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on their nominee to be the country’s next prime minister.

Matteo Salvini said the agreement also cov…

Yates wins stage 15 to extend Giro lead

REUTERS: Britain’s Simon Yates tightened his grip on the overall lead at the Giro d’Italia on Sunday after storming to victory in Stage 15 with a strong solo effort.

Yates attacked 18-kilometres from the finish to leave his rivals in the dust and clai…

Otaegui claims second tour title in Belgian Knockout

REUTERS: Spanish golfer Adrian Otaegui lifted a second European Tour trophy after edging Benjamin Hebert of France by two shots in the final of the inaugural Belgian Knockout at the Rinkven International Golf Club on Sunday.

Hebert took the lead with …

Motor Rally: Neuville top of the world after Portugal win

MATOSINHOS, Portugal: Belgium’s Thierry Neuville clinched his second victory of the season on Sunday (May 20) winning the ‘dirt road’ Rally of Portugal in his Hyundai after seeing a number of top rivals blunder.

The win lifted Neuville top of the cham…

Golf: Ariya wins playoff to clinch weather-hit Kingsmill

WASHINGTON: Ariya Jutanugarn produced a magnificent display of pressure putting to win the weather-shortened LPGA Kingsmill Championship in a playoff on Sunday (May 20).

The 22-year-old Thai star rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the second playoff h…

Egyptian television series prompts Sudanese protest

CAIRO: An Egyptian television series being shown during the Muslim month of Ramadan has angered neighbouring Sudan, prompting Khartoum to lodge an official complaint with Cairo.

The series, titled Abu Omar al-Masri, revolves around an Egyptian Islamis…

Asian women with famous Hermès Birkin bag collections

If you’ve never heard of a Birkin bag or Hermès, then you must be a really poor person. Or you’re too busy to care about such things. But thanks to Madame Rosmah Namsor and her stash of 284 Birkin bags filled with jewellery, cash, and other valuables, the designer bag has been brought back into […]

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Svitolina dominates Halep to defend Italian Open crown

REUTERS: Fourth seed Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Italian Open title on Sunday with a dominant 6-0 6-4 victory over an out-of-sorts Simona Halep.

World number one Halep came through a tough three-set semi-final against Maria Sharapova on …

Macedonian climber dies on Everest

A Macedonian climber died Sunday while making a final push for the summit of Mount Everest, the latest fatality of the current spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalayas.

Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church’s top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.

On whisky

I do enjoy a straight whisky in the evening. It doesnt have to be single malt or even super duper branded expensive…to be quite frank red label will do very nicely. But it has to be served up right and proper.