High traffic increased infection risk at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market: Study
High traffic increased infection risk at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market: Study

SINGAPORE – A study by researchers from three universities here had identified the market and hawker centre in Toa Payoh Lorong 8 as an area significantly more vulnerable to Covid-19, two months before it was identified as a cluster. The high human traffic in the area and the inability of many people living there to... » read more

Golf: DeChambeau enjoys ‘great conversations’ with Koepka ahead of Ryder Cup

KOHLER, WISCONSIN (REUTERS) – Bryson DeChambeau said on Tuesday (Sept 21) that he and US Ryder Cup team mate Brooks Koepka have made progress in improving their frosty relationship. DeChambeau, speaking to reporters at Whistling Straits where the biennial team competition against holders Europe begins on Friday, suggested the feud has been driven by a... » read more

Helping rape victims in Singapore who come forward

SINGAPORE – In the sleepless hours after she had been raped by a man she once thought she would marry, Bella (not her real name), felt lost. The 23-year-old was alone at home as her parents were away. She could hardly face the thought of making a police report. Speaking to The Straits Times about... » read more

Full HBL for primary, special education schools from Sept 27 to Oct 6

SINGAPORE – All primary schools will start full home-based learning from Sept 27 until the end of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) sitting on Oct 6 amid a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. In a statement on Saturday (Sept 18), the Ministry of Education (MOE) said that the measures will also apply to... » read more

Football: Pele recovering well in Brazil hospital, says daughter

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) – Brazil soccer legend Pele is “recovering well” after colon surgery, his daughter said on Friday (Sept 17), addressing concerns about his health following newspaper reports he had been readmitted to an intensive care unit. “He is recovering well and within normal range. I promise!” Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento said on Instagram.... » read more

Football: Bayern’s Coman undergoes heart surgery

BERLIN (AFP) – Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has undergone surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, the German champions announced on Friday (Sept 17). The 25-year-old French international is expected back in training within two weeks, said coach Julian Nagelsmann. “He had a slightly irregular heartbeat, a minor heart irregularity. We did a long-term ECG... » read more

Football: Chelsea defender James’ medals stolen in burglary at home

LONDON (REUTERS) – Chelsea defender Reece James had his Champions League winners’ medal and Euro 2020 runners-up medal stolen during a robbery at his home this week while he was away playing for the club, the player said on Thursday (Sept 16). The 21-year-old right back posted a series of clips from his security cameras... » read more

Man charged with forging vaccination document to eat at restaurant

SINGAPORE – A man was so intent on dining at a restaurant amid the Covid-19 pandemic that he allegedly forged a doctor’s memorandum, purportedly showing that he was fully vaccinated against the virus. Chinese national Zhang Shaopeng, 30, who appeared in a district court on Wednesday (Sept 15) via video link from the Central Police... » read more

Man, 24, to face court charges for wakeboarding at War Memorial Park

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean man, 24, will be charged in court on Monday (Sept 13) for allegedly wakeboarding at the War Memorial Park on July 17. In a joint release, the Singapore Police Force and National Heritage Board said he will be charged under Section 22 of the Preservation of Monuments Act for wilfully interfering... » read more

Formula One: Russell sees no issues with joining Hamilton at Mercedes

MONZA, ITALY (AFP) – George Russell said on Thursday (Sept 9) that he does not “see there being any issues” when he becomes seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton’s new Mercedes teammate next season. The 23-year-old Russell will leave Williams to join his fellow Briton for the 2022 season, replacing Valtteri Bottas at the... » read more

Tennis: Zverev moves into Djokovic’s path by reaching US Open semis

NEW YORK (AFP) – Tokyo Olympic champion Alexander Zverev advanced to the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday (Sept 8), moving into Novak Djokovic’s path as the world number one chases a calendar Grand Slam. German fourth seed Zverev stretched his win streak to 16 matches by defeating South Africa’s 46th-ranked Lloyd Harris 7-6 (8/6), 6-3,... » read more

Tennis: British teen qualifier Raducanu rolls into US Open semi-finals

NEW YORK (AFP) – British 18-year-old sensation Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier to reach the US Open women’s semi-finals by defeating Tokyo Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday (Sept 8). World number 150 Raducanu, only the fourth qualifier to reach a Grand Slam semi-final, made the Swiss 11th seed the highest-rated victim... » read more

Hillview Heights condo management flagged by security association for discriminatory hiring practices

SINGAPORE – The managing agent of Hillview Heights condominium has been flagged by the Security Association Singapore for discrimination against non-Mandarin speakers and older workers in its tender for security services. In a Facebook post and statement to the press on Monday (Sept 6), the association highlighted clauses of the tender by Savills Property Management,... » read more