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Other major train breakdowns in Singapore
Other major train breakdowns in Singapore

SINGAPORE – A power fault shut down train service on parts of the North-South and East-West MRT Lines at around 7pm on Wednesday (Oct 14), severely disrupting the evening rush-hour commute for many commuters. At 7.30pm, the fault disrupted service along a 16-station stretch of the Circle Line. Preliminary investigations indicate that a faulty power... » read more

Train services return to normal following Wednesday’s widespread disruption
Train services return to normal following Wednesday’s widespread disruption

SINGAPORE – A day after one of the worst power-related disruptions in years that hit three MRT lines and left thousands stranded, train services on the three lines resumed, with commuters saying that their morning rides were uneventful. At about 6.45am at Yew Tee MRT station on Thursday (Oct 15) morning, train services were running... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 15
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 15

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Oct 15. Train services restored on 3 MRT lines after power fault disruption The engineering team will work through the night to rectify the problem, said Ong Ye Kung. READ MORE HERE MRT power fault: I was stuck on train for 3 hours, says commuter Most... » read more

Neymar ‘the bow and arrow’
Neymar ‘the bow and arrow’

MONTEVIDEO • At 28, Neymar may be on his way to becoming Brazil’s greatest-ever scorer but his coach Tite was reluctant to compare his current star with the legends just yet. The forward overtook Ronaldo and moved into second place behind Pele on Brazil’s all-time goalscoring list after notching a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory... » read more

Low faces the heat after Germany struggle to latest draw
Low faces the heat after Germany struggle to latest draw

COLOGNE • Joachim Low’s 14-year reign as Germany head coach is under pressure after his side’s run of poor results continued on Tuesday, as they had to come from two goals down to limp to a 3-3 draw against Switzerland in the Nations League. Germany have drawn four of their last five games – surrendering... » read more

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Safety first in SPL covid return
Safety first in SPL covid return

Strict safety protocols will be implemented on match days when the Singapore Premier League (SPL) resumes on Saturday after a suspension of more than 200 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. At a virtual meeting with officials from the nine clubs yesterday, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) disclosed these measures – as advised by... » read more

Green Care Solutions’ national Hemp Avenue Skincare campaign is the next big move in CBD
Green Care Solutions’ national Hemp Avenue Skincare campaign is the next big move in CBD

LOS ANGELES, CA., Oct 15, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – For many companies, the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact. However, despite 2020’s unfavorable circumstances, CBD manufacturer Green Care Solutions is not only staying afloat, but thriving with record sales throughout the duration of the pandemic. C.E.O. Freddy Rashid attributed the company’s success to... » read more

Motor racing: Tsunoda set for Imola test debut with AlphaTauri
Motor racing: Tsunoda set for Imola test debut with AlphaTauri

LONDON (REUTERS) – Japanese Formula Two driver Yuki Tsunoda will test with the Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri Formula One team at Imola next month, they said on Wednesday (Oct 14). Tsunoda, currently third in the F2 standings, will drive a 2018 Toro Rosso car – the latest allowed for such a test – on Nov 4... » read more

2 schoolchildren among 5 new confirmed coronavirus cases
2 schoolchildren among 5 new confirmed coronavirus cases

SINGAPORE – A 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl are the two new Covid-19 cases in the community reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (Oct 14). Both patients are school students and had last been at their respective schools on Oct 2. They were both quarantined from Oct 3, and were swabbed... » read more

Football: Cristiano Ronaldo flies back to Italy after positive test
Football: Cristiano Ronaldo flies back to Italy after positive test

LISBON (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, who has tested positive for Covid-19, left the Portuguese team camp near Lisbon on Wednesday (Oct 14) to fly back to Northern Italy on his private jet, local media reported. The Juventus player’s jet took off in the afternoon from the Tires airfield, in the outskirts of Lisbon, according to... » read more

Tianyun International Participated in 2020 Autumn China Food and Drinks Fair with a Variety of Own Brand Products
Tianyun International Participated in 2020 Autumn China Food and Drinks Fair with a Variety of Own Brand Products

HONG KONG, Oct 14, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Tianyun International Holdings Limited (“Tianyun International”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, Stock code: 6836.HK), a leading seller and manufacturer of processed fruits products in China, is pleased to announce that Shandong Tiantong Food Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and Tiantong Food (Yichang)... » read more

From the gallery: Several options to refresh and strengthen the social compact

SINGAPORE – As Covid-19 continues to batter economies and decimate jobs, governments around the world are seeking to share the fruits of labour more widely, and ensure that their citizens are not exposed to unbearable losses. One strategy some societies have adopted to safeguard workers’ welfare is a minimum wage, calls for which surfaced in... » read more

Parliament: MPs call for dedicated agency for underprivileged children, greater social support for vulnerable persons
Parliament: MPs call for dedicated agency for underprivileged children, greater social support for vulnerable persons

SINGAPORE – A specialised children’s agency and beefed-up counselling resources were some of the proposals to help vulnerable individuals put forth by MPs on Wednesday (Oct 14). Mr Don Wee (Chua Chu Kang GRC) called for an equivalent of the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) – which supports seniors and their caregivers – to supervise,... » read more

Parliament: Singapore needs more than the planned 28,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2030, says Ong Ye Kung
Parliament: Singapore needs more than the planned 28,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2030, says Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE – The plan to have 28,000 charging points for electric vehicles by 2030 is “not ideal”, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Wednesday (Oct 14), when he announced that commercial entities could be roped in to help build up this infrastructure. Currently, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is working with various agencies to... » read more

Swimming: Japan champion Seto suspended for affair
Swimming: Japan champion Seto suspended for affair

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan’s top Olympic swimmer Daiya Seto has been barred from competitions and official training until the end of the year as punishment for an affair exposed by a tabloid. The star athlete was caught on camera in September by a gossip magazine, which chronicled the married 26-year-old’s movements as he picked up... » read more