Football: Premier League fixtures hit by Covid-19 as postponements rise
Football: Premier League fixtures hit by Covid-19 as postponements rise

LONDON, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – The Premier League fixture list was thrown into chaos on Thursday (Dec 16) as six games were postponed because of Covid-19 outbreaks, taking the total for the past week to nine. Leicester City’s home game against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday was the first to go followed by Manchester United’s clash with... » read more

HDB to launch up to 23,000 BTO flats a year over next two years

SINGAPORE – Up to 23,000 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats will be launched each year in 2022 and 2023 to meet the strong demand for public housing, said the Housing Board on Thursday (Dec 16). This represents a 35 per cent increase every year in the number of flats available, from the 17,000 flats launched this year,... » read more

Football: Man City boss Guardiola urges players to get booster shots

(REUTERS) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola urged his players to get their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots and advised them to be careful amid a surge in cases in Britain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (Dec 13) that at least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron... » read more

Football: Spurs game against Rennes postponed, Uefa confirms
Football: Spurs game against Rennes postponed, Uefa confirms

LONDON (REUTERS) – Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa Conference League game at home to Stade Rennais on Thursday (Dec 9) will not go ahead as planned, Uefa has announced, after a Covid-19 outbreak at the Premier League club. Spurs said on Wednesday the match had been called off after manager Antonio Conte confirmed that there had been... » read more

HKTDC: Three online expos and forum conclude successfully
HKTDC: Three online expos and forum conclude successfully

HONG KONG, Dec 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organised three expos and a forum through online streaming platforms last week. The three events, namely HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-day), the Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia Forum) and the HKTDC SmartBiz Expo, covered topics ranging... » read more

3 key areas Raeesah Khan’s testimony differs from Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh’s account

SINGAPORE – Further questions have been raised about the incident involving former Sengkang GRC MP Raeesah Khan lying in Parliament, after she and other Workers’ Party members gave evidence to a parliamentary committee on Thursday (Dec 2) and Friday. Ms Khan told the Committee of Privileges chaired by Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin that senior WP leaders Pritam... » read more

404 suspects, aged between 15 and 72, being investigated for alleged involvement in over 1,000 scams

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating 404 suspected scammers and money mules believed to be involved in more than 1,000 cases of scams, with victims losing more than $13 million in total. The cases included Internet love scams, e-commerce scams, government or China official impersonation scams, investment scams, job scams, credit-for-sex and loan scams, said... » read more

Golf: Tiger Woods rules out ‘full-time’ return to golf

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Tiger Woods has ruled out making a full-time return to professional golf as he works his way back from career-threatening leg injuries. The 15-time major winner told Golf Digest in an interview published on Monday that although he is confident of eventually making a return to the sport, he expected he... » read more

Novavax applies for approval to use its Covid-19 vaccine in S’pore

SINGAPORE – A new Covid-19 vaccine could be available in Singapore, with American firm Novavax having applied for interim authorisation by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). Confirming this, the authority told The Straits Times that Novavax had submitted data in its application via the Pandemic Special Access Route on Nov 22. “HSA has commenced a... » read more

Tennis: Hosts for 2022 Davis Cup Finals to be announced next week, says ITF

LONDON (REUTERS) – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) expects to announce the host cities for next year’s Davis Cup Finals before the end of this year’s event which begins on Thursday (Nov 24). This year’s 18-nation competition is being staged across three cities – Madrid, Turin and Innsbruck. The men’s team competition, which began in... » read more

DBS says digital services disruption has recurred after services were restored on Wed morning

SINGAPORE – A “digital banking issue” that disrupted services for DBS Bank and POSB users for more than 15 hours recurred on Wednesday morning (Nov 24).    DBS, in an update to its Facebook post at 10.50am, said its services were restored early Wednesday morning. “Unfortunately, yesterday’s digital banking issue has recurred and this has affected our services,”... » read more

Golf: Tiger Woods posts video showing himself hitting balls

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Tiger Woods posted video of himself hitting balls on Sunday (Nov 21), delivering an upbeat update on his recovery from serious leg injuries suffered in a February car crash. “Making progress,” Woods said in the caption to the video, his first official update on his recovery since April. The 45-year-old looks... » read more