Seven new imported infections and one from workers’ dorm
Seven new imported infections and one from workers’ dorm

A one-year-old baby girl was among the eight new coronavirus cases announced yesterday, taking Singapore’s total to 57,941. The girl is a short-term visit pass holder who returned from India, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). She was asymptomatic and confirmed positive on Wednesday. She is also a contact of a 41-year-old permanent resident who... » read more

Revitalised Ko just pleased for a game
Revitalised Ko just pleased for a game

WASHINGTON • New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, a two-time Major champion who has not won in 21/2 years, is happy just to be playing at the LPGA Drive On Championship. The event, which started yesterday at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia, was created to help alleviate the financial worries of players, who would usually be... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 22
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 22

Thai PM Prayut preparing to lift emergency measures in Bangkok The emergency measures had prompted demonstrations by tens of thousands of people. READ MORE HERE NUS files police report against former Tembusu College don for sexual misconduct NUS said it made the report because of the seriousness of the allegations, and has advised the victims... » read more

Football: Manchester City recover from slow start to see off Porto
Football: Manchester City recover from slow start to see off Porto

MANCHESTER (AFP) – Manchester City’s latest quest for Champions League glory got off to a winning start as Pep Guardiola’s men came from behind to beat Porto 3-1 at the Etihad on Wednesday (Oct 21). Luis Diaz’s solo effort punished a sloppy City start for the Portuguese champions, who felt hard done by when Sergio... » read more

Sending off leaves coach in fit of pique
Sending off leaves coach in fit of pique

BARCELONA • Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League seasons, but Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was left ruing a moment of rashness that could cost his side top spot in Group G. With minnows Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kiev in the draw, the Catalan giants and Juventus are firmly expected... » read more

United’s PSG win better than last time: Solskjaer
United’s PSG win better than last time: Solskjaer

PARIS • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for his “excellent” Manchester United side on Tuesday after Marcus Rashford’s late strike saw them win at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League for the second time in three seasons. “The performance was good and we deserved to win it. It was a better performance than... » read more

12 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported
12 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

There were 12 new coronavirus cases confirmed yesterday, taking Singapore’s total to 57,933. All of them were asymptomatic. The cases were all imported and comprised nine work permit holders, two dependant’s pass holders and one short-term visit pass holder, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) last night. The nine work permit holders had returned from... » read more

NUS makes police report against ex-don over sexual allegations
NUS makes police report against ex-don over sexual allegations

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has made a police report against former Tembusu College don Jeremy Fernando following allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. It had also advised the two female students who accused Dr Fernando of misconduct to do the same. In a statement last night, NUS said it made the report... » read more

Study: Young kids at lowest risk of Covid-19 infection from adults
Study: Young kids at lowest risk of Covid-19 infection from adults

Children under the age of five are at the lowest risk of being infected by Covid-19 from adults, as they may be more resistant to the virus, according to a household transmission study conducted by the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). According to the study results released yesterday, the adult-to-child transmission rate among 137... » read more

Olympus to Support Endoscopic AI Diagnosis Education for Doctors in India and to Launch the AI Diagnostic Support Application
Olympus to Support Endoscopic AI Diagnosis Education for Doctors in India and to Launch the AI Diagnostic Support Application

Participating in Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications project: “Survey Study for International Expansion of AI Diagnosis Support System Using Ultra-High Magnifying Endoscopes in India” TOKYO, Oct 20, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Olympus Corporation took part in a ground-breaking project as a business promoter, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications... » read more

9 months’ jail for maid who hit one-month-old baby to ‘vent her stress’
9 months’ jail for maid who hit one-month-old baby to ‘vent her stress’

SINGAPORE – A domestic helper hit her employer’s one-month-old baby three times on his back to “vent her stress”. Indonesian Lana Ngizatul Mona, 26, was caught after the infant’s mother viewed a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the incident. The baby boy sustained a bruise on his right shoulder as a result of the incident.... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 21
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 21

TraceTogether check-ins to be compulsory at malls, restaurants by December Checking in with the TraceTogether app or token will be mandatory at other popular public venues, like workplaces and schools, too. READ MORE HERE Task force spells out steps for S’pore to get to phase 3 by end-2020 Testing and contact tracing to be stepped... » read more

Football: Rashford strikes late as Manchester United sink PSG again
Football: Rashford strikes late as Manchester United sink PSG again

PARIS (REUTERS) – Manchester United got their Champions League campaign underway in emphatic style when Marcus Rashford’s late goal earned them a 2-1 victory at Paris St Germain in Group H on Tuesday (Oct 20). Rashford netted three minutes from time, 18 months after scoring the decisive goal in a 3-1 win at PSG that... » read more

Football: Chelsea frustrated in 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla
Football: Chelsea frustrated in 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla

LONDON (REUTERS) – Chelsea were frustrated by a disciplined Sevilla as their opening Group E fixture in the Champions League ended in a cagey 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (Oct 20). Europa League winners Sevilla, who have been a thorn in the side of English clubs in Europe, contained Chelsea’s attacking threats in... » read more

Football: Sweet 16 for Messi as Barcelona thump Ferencvaros
Football: Sweet 16 for Messi as Barcelona thump Ferencvaros

BARCELONA (REUTERS) – Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League seasons as he guided 10-man Barcelona to a 5-1 victory over Hungarian side Ferencvaros in their Group G opener at the Camp Nou on Tuesday (Oct 20). Messi netted from the penalty spot in the first half for his... » read more