Educators from Singapore share knowledge with counterparts in Kazakhstan
Educators from Singapore share knowledge with counterparts in Kazakhstan

SINGAPORE – Educators from Singapore are sharing their pedagogical knowledge with their counterparts in Kazakhstan, under a partnership programme rolled out earlier this month. The focus of the collaboration between Temasek Foundation, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) International and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science (MOES) is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). The three-part capability... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 14
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 14

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Dec 14. PM Lee to address nation on Covid-19 situation at 5pm on Monday The ministerial task force tackling the pandemic will hold a press conference immediately after the address. READ MORE HERE New hotels opening doors in S’pore despite pandemic More than 8,600 new rooms... » read more

Football: Aubameyang own goal as struggling Arsenal lose to Burnley
Football: Aubameyang own goal as struggling Arsenal lose to Burnley

LONDON (REUTERS) – Arsenal’s Premier League troubles intensified as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home by lowly Burnley on Sunday (Dec 13) with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring an own goal after Granit Xhaka was sent off. The Gunners, who have now lost four straight home games, are in 15th place in the standings with... » read more

Football: Maddison shines as Leicester thump Brighton
Football: Maddison shines as Leicester thump Brighton

LEICESTER (REUTERS) – James Maddison capped a fine individual performance with two goals to help Leicester City beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 at home in the Premier League on Sunday (Dec 13) and maintain their good start to the season. Jamie Vardy added another as Leicester moved up to third on 24 points from... » read more

Westwood back on top of Europe
Westwood back on top of Europe

DUBAI • England’s Lee Westwood was crowned Europe’s No. 1 golfer for the third time in his career with a second-placed finish behind compatriot Matthew Fitzpatrick, who won the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship yesterday. Twenty years after he first lifted it, Westwood won the Harry Vardon Trophy again with a steady final... » read more

Flawless Max fires warning to rivals
Flawless Max fires warning to rivals

ABU DHABI • Max Verstappen cruised to victory for Red Bull in Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as champions Mercedes endured an uncharacteristic off day. The Dutchman, starting from pole, led every lap of what turned out to be a processional race to cross the line 15.9 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas. World... » read more

Real channel pain to end Atletico’s unbeaten run
Real channel pain to end Atletico’s unbeaten run

MADRID • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said the club used the criticism thrown at them in recent weeks to their advantage in an emphatic 2-0 La Liga home win over crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Less than two weeks ago, the hosts were reeling from shock defeats by Alaves and Shakhtar Donetsk, with... » read more

Biodiversity survey on Singapore’s Southern Islands finds endangered species such as oriental magpie-robin, spotted wood owl
Biodiversity survey on Singapore’s Southern Islands finds endangered species such as oriental magpie-robin, spotted wood owl

SINGAPORE – A comprehensive biodiversity survey on the Southern Islands has discovered several rare and endangered species, including the Oriental magpie-robin and Spotted wood owl. The Southern Islands Biodiversity survey looks at the terrestrial and marine habitats of more than 10 islands south of mainland Singapore. Preliminary findings show that while some of these islands... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 13
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 13

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Dec 13. Hawker heritage: Passing on a legacy As Singapore awaits the Unesco decision on inscribing hawker culture on the intangible heritage list, three hawkers share why they are passing on their love of the trade to others through an apprenticeship scheme.  READ MORE... » read more

Lee twins diving on in Olympic bid
Lee twins diving on in Olympic bid

Divers Mark and Timothy Lee thought they would be retired by now. But, with the Olympic Games postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the twins are still plugging away. Despite the “big smack” to their plans, Tokyo remains in their sights after qualifying for next year’s SEA Games in Hanoi at the 11th Singapore National... » read more

Athletes to wait for vaccine: Coe

LONDON • Healthy athletes should take their place in the Covid-19 vaccine queue behind people with more pressing needs despite events such as the Olympic Games looking set to be highly dependent on competitors arriving free from the virus, said the head of World Athletics Sebastian Coe. Most athletes in their 20s and 30s, across... » read more

Shanti all smiles after swift 100m
Shanti all smiles after swift 100m

Despite the gloomy weather and soggy track, Shanti Pereira was grinning from ear to ear after her race at the Singapore Athletics (SA) Performance Trial 2 event at the Home of Athletics yesterday evening. Under a steady drizzle, she clocked 11.69 seconds in the 100m, just 0.03sec behind her bronze-medal time at the 2019 SEA... » read more

S’pore taking bold steps: PM
S’pore taking bold steps: PM

Singapore will do its part to meet the commitments under the Paris Agreement, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a video message at the Climate Ambition Summit yesterday. The event saw global leaders share the steps they are taking to reach the goal of net-zero emissions. PM Lee said that Singapore has been taking... » read more

Singapore’s IP Man in Geneva

When Daren Tang was packing to move from Singapore to Switzerland for his new job posting, he decided to ship his trusted Yamaha piano along as well. Music – in particular, jazz – is a big love for the lawyer who made history when he became the first Singaporean to head a United Nations agency.... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 12
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 12

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Dec 12. Covid-19 vaccine: Will you take it? 8 in 10 say yes in ST poll But one in 10 will not consider getting the vaccination, citing safety as their top concern. READ MORE HERE Wuhan one year on: A city of resilience, a... » read more

Football: Chelsea’s Kai Havertz says returning from Covid-19 was a challenge
Football: Chelsea’s Kai Havertz says returning from Covid-19 was a challenge

LONDON (REUTERS) – Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has said that contracting Covid-19 opened his eyes to the debilitating effect the virus can have on people and left him with such severe fatigue that he felt like he had not played soccer before. Germany international Havertz, who joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen during the close season... » read more

Truly breathless
Truly breathless

On Sunday mornings, the pool at Queenstown Swimming Complex appears peaceful and empty, but sporting magic is taking place. Players are zipping across a three-dimensional space, tackling and evading opponents with the aim of throwing a ball into a circular goal. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access... » read more