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2014/07/22 23:39
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By Margaret Heffernan (Doubleday Canada, 391 pages, $32.95) One of the prevailing beliefs of capitalist business is that competition is a vital, energizing force. Indeed, that belief seems integral...
2014/07/22 23:39
2014/07/22 23:39
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2014/07/22 12:56
2014/07/22 12:56
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SINGAPORE: The social service sector must be elevated to be equally important as national defence and healthcare, said Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (July 22), at a...
2014/07/21 23:09
2014/07/21 23:09
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General Abilio Kamalata Numa was one of thirteen people present in Dr Jonas Savimbi’s party when the rebel leader was killed near Lucusse in Angola’s Moxico province on 22 February 2002. From 2000...
2014/07/19 23:42
2014/07/19 23:42
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On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time...
2014/07/19 13:56
2014/07/19 13:56
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SINGAPORE: A S$500,000 Maritime Heritage Fund was launched on Saturday (July 19) by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and National Heritage Board (NHB). The money will support initiatives to...
2014/07/18 21:43
2014/07/18 21:43
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... the young and moneyed party relentlessly. If the wind is strong, you may land in that part of Gurgaon nobody wants you to see: slums and working class ghettoes. These are occupied by men and...
2014/07/18 12:05
2014/07/18 12:05
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... by Vikalpa | Groundviews | CPA) For those who haven't heard, a major offensive is being planned in the ongoing war between the classes. While the poor, and what remains of the middle and the...
2014/07/18 08:40
2014/07/18 08:40
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Singapore— The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) awarded more than 120 scholarships and fellowships at today’s Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The scholarships were presented by...
2014/07/18 07:50
2014/07/18 07:50
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... London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England. Over a million Scots like McPherson living outside the land of their birth...
2014/07/17 23:37
2014/07/17 23:37
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Three-way bank merger in Malaysia to disrupt old ways of Islamic finance People walk outside a CIMB bank branch in Putrajaya July 17, 2014. – Reuters pic, July 18, 2014.A proposed three-way merger in...
2014/07/17 13:57
2014/07/17 13:57
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... Exit polls, by eight reputable polling companies, show the same trend: Widodo got 52% of the vote, and former general Prabowo Subianto, 48%. Tarred by human rights violations, Subianto...
2014/07/17 13:57
2014/07/17 13:57
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SINGAPORE: The relationship between China and Singapore is much closer than before, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. This is especially so, for areas like economic co-operation, trade and tourism....
2014/07/17 03:40
2014/07/17 03:40
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Singapore – A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) fellow, Dr Wan Yue, has become the first Singaporean to receive the prestigious Branco Weiss Fellowship given by the Swiss-based ‘Society in...
2014/07/16 20:59
2014/07/16 20:59
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West sound too good to be true. However, if the new package fails to carry with it the larger cast of the urban dispossessed, and the millions of rural poor who continue to become the urban...
2014/07/16 16:56
2014/07/16 16:56
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MANY of us are fixated by the “wheelchair syndrome” that causes those involved in the Priority Development Assistance Fund to seek hospital refuge. But Filipinos have a deeper stake in the election...
2014/07/14 07:14
2014/07/14 07:14
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch named Mayank Saxena as head of its Southeast Asia financial institutions group (FIG) on Friday, replacing Sharhan Muhseen, who joined Credit Suisse earlier this...
2014/07/14 02:37
2014/07/14 02:37
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... have become more vocal in Malaysia in recent times, especially with heightened coverage of Malaysia’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). They straddle both...
2014/07/13 22:45
2014/07/13 22:45
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We are all pressured to succeed in our respective life choices. But the definition of ‘success’ is relative. For most of us, success comes when we achieve the goals we set out for ourselves – at...
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2014/07/12 18:42
2014/07/12 18:42
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As a child, I would spend hours at Singapore’s National Library, losing myself in faraway worlds through my favorite activity – reading. Some of my best memories of growing up in Singapore are hidden...
2014/07/12 13:29
2014/07/12 13:29
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IT had never occurred to me that he had returned from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand until we met unexpectedly in Uncle Alfred Simate's office in Kulima Tower in Lusaka's busy Central Business...
2014/07/22 23:39
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