Overwhelming demand for SIA Training Centre tours, bookings closed in 9 hours
Overwhelming demand for SIA Training Centre tours, bookings closed in 9 hours

SINGAPORE – Demand has been overwhelming for behind-the-scenes tours of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Training Centre after bookings opened on Sunday morning (Nov 1), the national carrier said. More than 6,800 bookings were received and registrations were closed after nine hours due to “overwhelming demand”, SIA said on Sunday evening. Bookings opened at 10am on... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 2
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 2

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Nov 2. Late November target as details of Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble being finalised It is expected that there will be at least one designated flight between the two cities every day. READ MORE HERE Small business to get help in restructuring debts under... » read more

No need to turn a deaf ear to audio books
No need to turn a deaf ear to audio books

SINGAPORE – Noise levels in my home have gone up dramatically and I blame my mother. Last Christmas, she showed up with a prettily wrapped box that bore no warning about the din that was to be unleashed, and which would unravel my quest to keep a somewhat quiet home despite having two children. Please... » read more

Silva’s last fight ends in defeat
Silva’s last fight ends in defeat

In his last fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Anderson Silva suffered a fourth-round technical knockout defeat by Uriah Hall in Las Vegas on Saturday. The mixed martial arts great still holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days.

Bobby Charlton has dementia, say UK media
Bobby Charlton has dementia, say UK media

LONDON • Manchester United and England legend Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia, according to reports yesterday. A Telegraph report said the 83-year-old’s wife Norma had given her “blessing” for the condition to be reported. In July, Charlton’s brother Jack died, having previously been diagnosed with dementia. The announcement of Bobby’s illness comes two... » read more

Barca’s profligacy a worry for Koeman

BARCELONA • Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman cursed his side’s wastefulness in front of goal after they drew 1-1 at Alaves on Saturday, dropping points for the fourth game in a row in La Liga. Barca went behind before the interval when Luis Rioja pounced on a disastrous error from goalkeeper Neto following a mix-up with... » read more

Still green light for F1 as Europe lockdown returns

LONDON • Formula One teams are confident this season will be completed safely despite countries going into lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. There are four races remaining – Turkey and two races in Bahrain followed by next month’s finale in Abu Dhabi. Seven of the teams are based in England, where the British government... » read more

Mercedes in seventh heaven
Mercedes in seventh heaven

IMOLA (Italy) • Lewis Hamilton won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola yesterday to secure Mercedes a record-breaking seventh straight constructors’ title. This has been an utterly dominant season for the Silver Arrows – they have 11 wins from 13 races – and it was more of the same in Italy yesterday. A one-two... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 1
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Nov 1. Lunch With Sumiko: 2020 feels like a lifetime for Lawrence Wong Thrust into the spotlight as co-chair of the government task force on Covid-19, Lawrence Wong has come into his own. Executive Editor Sumiko Tan sits down with the Education Minister, whom... » read more

S’pore condemns terrorist attack in Nice: MFA
S’pore condemns terrorist attack in Nice: MFA

Singapore strongly condemns the terrorist attack at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Nice in the south of France on Oct 29, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) yesterday. “It had resulted in the death and injury of innocent people in a place of worship. We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and... » read more

Sports World: Wolves keeping pace with EPL leaders

Wolves keeping pace with EPL leaders LONDON • Wolverhampton Wanderers moved up to third in the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday, thanks to goals from on-loan teenage wing-back Rayan Ait-Nouri and Daniel Podence. France under-21 international Ait-Nouri gave the hosts the lead in the 18th minute for his first goal in... » read more

Staff-student relationships not allowed at NUS
Staff-student relationships not allowed at NUS

Staff at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are not allowed to have intimate relationships with an undergraduate student, even if it is consensual. According to the university’s code of conduct for staff, found on the NUS website, the rule also extends to graduate students or any other student over whom the staff member “exercises... » read more

A step nearer his Lions dream
A step nearer his Lions dream

In his nine years here, Song Ui-young has carved a reputation for being a tenacious midfielder in the Singapore Premier League. This determination extends off the pitch as the 26-year-old South Korean finally became a Singapore permanent resident in May on his third attempt, with the support of Sport Singapore and the Football Association of... » read more

Djokovic blown away in straight sets, Thiem also falls
Djokovic blown away in straight sets, Thiem also falls

VIENNA • Novak Djokovic admitted he was “blown off court” following his heaviest defeat in a three-set match on Friday, when he was knocked out of the Vienna ATP tournament by lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego. The Italian, ranked 42nd and who had initially lost in qualifying last weekend, is the first lucky loser ever to... » read more

Eight food myths debunked
Eight food myths debunked

Food is a runner’s fuel, but with a plethora of information available, it may be hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, Dr Richard Swinbourne, team lead of nutrition at the Singapore Sport Institute, debunks some food myths for athletes: 1. I HAVE TO EAT CARBS TO DO A SHORT RUN Your body naturally stores... » read more

Weekly tweetbits
Weekly tweetbits

MEMORABLE “Can you name our pumpkin-headed XI?” Man City’s Halloween tease. CAUGHT ON CAMERA Christian Lee with the lightweight title belt after a successful defence in One Championship’s Inside The Matrix event on Friday in Singapore.

Felix: Top rank of BlockChain DApp, third-listing to Bithumb Global
Felix: Top rank of BlockChain DApp, third-listing to Bithumb Global

Felix, a Blockchain DApp platform, which has successfully made its initial listing to Newdex in September and Foblgate exchange as the second since the initial launch, will now be listing to Bithumb Global on 30th of October 2020. Felix is supporting 3 different international exchanges market fair in just 2 months of time and becomes a... » read more