Egypt court lifts ban on ride-hailing companiesA top Egyptian court on Saturday reversed a ban on ride-hailing companies including Uber and Careem, a judicial source said. The decision by the Supreme Administrative Court in Cairo overturns a lower court's ruling last March, which suspended ride-hailing services after taxi drivers filed unfair competition complaints. US-based Uber and its Middle East competitor Careem filed appeals against their suspension and secured a ruling in April allowing them to operate, pending a verdict by a higher court.
Getafe dream of Champions League football after beating RayoREUTERS: Getafe climbed into the top four of La Liga on Saturday with a 2-1 win over neighbours Rayo Vallecano, boosting the Madrid minnows' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time.
Striker Jaime Mata powered the hosts into the lead midway through the first half with a ...
Planes and armoured trains: the Kims' foreign tripsThe first sign that Kim Jong Un was potentially on his way to meet US President Donald Trump for a second summit was the reported appearance of an armoured train in China. If that train trundles all the way to Hanoi carrying the North Korean leader, it'll mean a nearly 4,000-kilometre (2,500-mile), 60-hour journey on board for Kim. The engine and carriages appeared similar, possibly identical, to the train Kim used the previous year to travel to the Chinese capital for his first overseas visit.
Football: Spurs stunned as Burnley ruin Kane's returnBURNLEY, United Kingdom (AFP) - Tottenham's Premier League title challenge suffered a crushing blow as Ashley Barnes' late strike sealed a shock 2-1 win for Burnley that ruined Harry Kane's goal-scoring return on Saturday (Feb 23)
France hails progress in fight against jihadists in SahelThe fight against jihadists in Africa's Sahel region is "achieving results", France's prime minister said in Mali on Saturday, two days after French forces killed a top extremist leader. The prime minister arrived late Friday in the capital Bamako along with Defence Minister Florence Parly, on a visit to show "support" for Mali, where some 2,700 French troops have been deployed since 2014 -- part of a 4,500-strong force spread across the region. The French military "will remain as long as is necessary".
New microbreweries can pay pro-rated licence fee from May: MTISINGAPORE: From May 1, new microbreweries will have the option of paying a pro-rated licence fee of S$2,100 per quarter in the first year of operations, instead of committing to an annual fee of S$8,400 upfront.
This was announced by the Trade and Industry Ministry (MTI) on Saturday (Feb 23) ...
Russian army train showcases Syria war 'trophies'A train carrying war "trophies" captured in Syria left Moscow on Saturday on a two-month tour to parade Russia's military gains in the eight-year conflict. The train went on show at Moscow's Kazansky station, before heading to Russian-annexed Crimea. It will then make its way to the Russian Far East, before returning to Moscow in April via Arctic, visiting 60 cities along the way.
New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 daysA new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had been brought under control after 23 days without any fresh infections. In an update issued on Friday, the health ministry said the new case had been discovered in the conflict-wracked Beni region.
Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia borderVenezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported. "We want to work!" they chanted while facing the Venezuelan National Guard riot police who were blocking the crossing in Urena, a town in Tachira state. Late on Friday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.
Persimmon practices in govt house-funding scheme under fire: sourceBritain's housing minister James Brokenshire is pressing builder Persimmon on how it operates within a public funding scheme for new house buyers as a review of the scheme comes due, a source close to the minister said on Saturday. Brokenshire was "increasingly concerned" by practices at Persimmon regarding the "Help to Buy" scheme, the source said.
Falling stocks, Kraft Heinz trigger huge Berkshire lossSinking stocks and deteriorating prospects from an investment in Kraft Heinz Co pummeled the bottom line of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which on Saturday reported a large quarterly net loss even though operating profit rose.
Protest leaders dismiss Sudan emergency, demand Bashir quitSudanese protest leaders on Saturday dismissed veteran President Omar al-Bashir's declaration of a state of emergency and vowed to keep up nationwide demonstrations until his "regime is overthrown." Bashir's three-decade rule has been rocked by two months of protests that a deadly crackdown has failed to suppress and on Friday he imposed a nationwide state of emergency and dissolved the federal and provincial governments. In a televised speech to the nation, the veteran leader pledged to form a government of technocrats to address the country's chronic economic woes, which have been the driving force behind the protests.
Sri Lanka defy the odds to claim historic test series winPORT ELIZABETH, South Africa: Sri Lanka's historic 2-0 test series victory over South Africa had seemed somewhat fanciful when they arrived in some disarray and on a long losing streak, but leave as the first Asian side to win a series in the country.
South Africa had whitewashed Pakistan 3-0 at ...
Top 5 prawn noodle soupSINGAPORE - While I enjoy the dry version of prawn noodle, I think the true test for this hawker dish is in the soup.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Fulham need a miracle to stay in Premier League, says RanieriREUTERS: Fulham need a 'miracle' to avoid relegation from the Premier League after Friday's 3-1 defeat at West Ham United left them eight points from the safety zone, manager Claudio Ranieri has said.
Ranieri's 19th-placed side grabbed the lead in the third minute at the London Stadium but two ...
Trump's North Korea envoy Biegun: a capable man in an impossible job?Days before a second U.S.-North Korea summit, much rests on the shoulders of a former auto executive trying to find common ground between an American president seeking a big foreign policy win and a North Korean leader who seems unlikely to hand him one. Stephen Biegun, named Donald Trump's special envoy for North Korea six months ago, flew to Hanoi ahead of the Feb. 27-28 meeting in the Vietnamese capital where Trump hopes to get closer to his goal of persuading Pyongyang to give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States.
India detains Kashmir separatists, issues new warning to PakistanIndian authorities arrested dozens of Muslim leaders in raids across Kashmir and sent thousands of reinforcements to the troubled territory on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up warnings to Pakistan over a suicide bomb attack. As international concern grows over India-Pakistan sabre-rattling, residents of Kashmir, at the centre of a decades-old struggle between the nuclear-armed neighbours, reported heightened military activity.
Showdown looms as Venezuela opposition to confront border troops over aidCUCUTA, Colombia/URENA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition and activists prepared on Saturday to confront troops stationed along the country's borders to block their plan to bring in food and medicine that authorities are calling a veiled U.S.-backed invasion. Opposition volunteers in neighboring Brazil and Colombia plan to arrive at the border to help carry humanitarian aid to a sick and hungry population suffering from an economic meltdown under President Nicolas Maduro. While the need for basic food and medicines is real, the effort is also meant to embarrass military officers who continue to support Maduro's increasingly isolated government.
Special Assistance Plan schools remain relevant: Ong Ye KungSINGAPORE: Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools continue to have a place in the education system, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Saturday (Feb 23), despite questions about the relevance of such schools in multi-cultural, multi-racial Singapore.
SAP schools were established in 1979 against ...
Risky Jobs: The Guys Who Deep-DiveMen have died on the job. Commercial divers help maintain the vessels at the heart of Singapore's sea-trade - and here's just how hazardous the working conditions can be.
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NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other appsNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data. The directive to New York's Department of State and Department of Financial Services (DFS) came after the Wall Street Journal said testing showed that Facebook collected personal information from other apps on users' smartphones within seconds of them entering it.
France's Macron says EU farming 'under threat', needs big budgetEuropean Union agriculture is being threatened by internal divisions and rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food quality and environmental protection. France is the EU's biggest agricultural producer and the main beneficiary of the bloc's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is due to be renegotiated this year in the midst of Britain's planned withdrawal from the 28-country group. "European agriculture has always been a given, it is today under threat," Macron said in a speech at the annual Paris farm show, citing the EU's reliance on imported soybean protein for livestock feed or Russia's rise as a massive cereal exporter.
Fire at government-run airshow in India destroys hundreds of carsNEW DELHI: A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday (Feb 23), a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event.
The most likely cause was a "dry grass fire aided by heavy winds", said M.N. Reddi, a fire official in the southern city of ...
Myanmar army warns against changing 'essence' of constitutionYANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's military Saturday (Feb 23) said they would thwart attempts by leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to alter the "essence" of the country's controversial constitution, putting the army and civilian administration on a collision course over the politically-charged issue
Myanmar army warns against changing 'essence' of constitutionMyanmar's military Saturday said they would thwart attempts by leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to alter the "essence" of the country's controversial constitution, putting the army and civilian administration on a collision course over the politically-charged issue.
'I was like a prisoner': Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatingsTwo sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. Asked about the case, Hong Kong police said they had received a report from "two expatriate women" in September and were investigating, but did not elaborate. The Saudi consulate in Hong Kong has not responded to repeated requests from Reuters for comment.
Sudan editor detained after comment on emergency: familySudanese security agents have detained a prominent newspaper editor after he made televised comments on President Omar al-Bashir's decision to impose a state of emergency and dissolve the government, his brother said Saturday.
Syria force to pluck more civilians from last IS pocketUS-backed fighters said Saturday they are keeping a corridor open to rescue remaining civilians from the Islamic State group's last speck of territory in Syria, as the UN appealed for urgent assistance. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the jihadist holdout since Wednesday, bringing the SDF closer to retaking the less than half a square kilometre still under IS control. "On our side, the corridor is open and we hope a larger number of civilians will arrive but that depends on IS fighters and whether they will give civilians a chance to exit," SDF spokesman Adnan Afrin told AFP at their Al-Omar base.
Myanmar army warns against changing 'essence' of constitutionMyanmar's military Saturday said they would thwart attempts by leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to alter the "essence" of the country's controversial constitution, putting the army and civilian administration on a collision course over the politically-charged issue. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) dominated 2015 elections ending decades of military-backed rule. The constitution grants the armed services control of security ministries and a quarter of unelected parliamentary seats.
Laporte signs two-year contract extension with Man CityREUTERS: Manchester City centre back Aymeric Laporte has signed a two-year contract extension to extend his stay with the Premier League champions until the end of the 2024-25 season, the club said on Friday.
Laporte, 24, moved to City in January last year from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao for ...
Dozens arrested in protests against fifth term for Algeria presidentSecurity forces arrested 41 people during angry protests that rocked Algeria's capital against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fifth term, authorities said Saturday. Police fired teargas on Friday afternoon to block a protest march on the presidential palace, prompting demonstrators to respond with stone-throwing. Despite the arrests, protests around the country were largely tolerated by authorities, even in the capital, where demonstrations have been strictly banned since 2001.
Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others. "Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not even created," German Cardinal Reinhard Marx told a landmark Vatican summit on tackling paedophilia in the clergy. Marx was speaking on the third day of an unprecedented meeting of the world's top bishops which Pope Francis has called in an effort to get on top of a crisis that has dogged the Roman Catholic Church for decades.
Walking tour takes Orchard Road visitors on a trip down memory laneSINGAPORE - Wisma Atria is one of Orchard Road's main shopping malls, but the site where it stands used to house Wisma Indonesia - a building with a Balinese-style roof and carved murals which until 1982 housed Indonesia's embassy, national airline Garuda's office and a hotel popular with visitors from the country
11:08 PM But the most important question is egg or crocodile come first?
11:08 PM They forgot to mention: idealism before practicality. And that’s why it is hard for them to make headways in Singapore that always sees money and utility first.
11:08 PM Salary is the most hazardous in any job 😑
11:08 PM Janey LA you need to vote in SDP to be Govt then there will be Actions. Not Govt How To have ACTION TAKES PLACE!!! Same like if you go for an interview for a job if the Boss don't employ you How can you have Action take place to work for the Company. Logical Reasoning Right!
11:08 PM I prefer him than to an infilial son.Imahine own brother and sister pui lkys son.
11:08 PM Lim Liang Ying he is a megalomaniac. Will never step down.
11:08 PM If lower seletar has crocs, I’m sure other places will have too. Maybe its good to educate the public what to do if they spot a croc while out and about?
11:07 PM Study so much, mere head knowledge with some debating skills and assumed one can conquer the world...
Your Super White men are educated. But many absurd policies and rebuttals were chided with silly catch phrases or quotes which in turn became a series of laughing stocks. Hara kiri is one... and there is still no sign of him drawing out his sword, less talk about that potential of doing it at all.
LKY and his team in the early days were also not tried and tested. There is always risk giving the mandate to someone unknown or yet proven. But the non Super White supporters are not all simpleton or have no analytical abilities. Probably that's what you assumed. In fact, there are many highly educated and qualified individuals in the private sectors who aren't buying everything the Super White said or promised.
I do agree not all oppositions are creditable. Or should I say not all individuals from any oppositions are creditable. But when those few good ones speak, the non Super White supporters could differentiate the genuine/authentic servant leaders from the aloof dreamers or the wanna-bes in the opposition camps.
How many times the Super White stole the ideas from the oppositions? Quite many times. The "blind trust" supporters think little and question not and accept whatever the White "salesman" sells them.
After 50 ought years living under the Super White, a hallmark branding, and their reign has somewhat made robots out of us. Who question not and just stoically adhere and abide to their becks and calls despite (somewhat) knowing there are key problems/issues but yet (dare) not challenging their whims and fancies.
Has education coupling with their scare-tactics stun us so much that we lose our rationality?
Yeah education... good to a certain extend. Post education, we can't even assuredly land ourselves jobs, less a dream job. Instead, the skilled workers and other blue collar professions have more stable employability.
11:07 PM Cik Mawar ; Driver can protect but cannot SHAME the passenger. It was over few dollars only. No big deal.
11:07 PM Has anyone from BB seen CSJ since last BE? He hopped from clementi/bukit timah GRC and then BB. Notice neither the rich or poor wants him.
11:06 PM Yeah, talk is cheap, what has the observer done?
11:05 PM Bryan Tan ; it was GoJek Driver n Passenger biz. GoJek management must apologize to the Passenger.
11:05 PM You guys should work harder and upgrade yourself with the skillfuture credits instead of complaining everyday about PAP. Thanks to PAP my cpf special account has nearly reach its ceiling and compounding 4% risk-free annually for my future. Thanks to PAP I got a 4 room BTO at half the price due to 80k housing grants. Thanks to PAP I got more than 10k for my child baby bonus. Thanks to PAP I am enjoying a partly retirement life in Shah Alam at 30 years old and just running a niche blog for Malaysian Chinese with small passive income gathered from google adsense pay per click and entertaining you 30% folks while subletting my BTO rooms to foreign talents for $1500 (4500rm) monthly. I did not start out rich. I leverage on the PAP policies instead of complaining. Wanna know how to be rich? Just ask Lim Tean? He runs a business in Indonesia and Singapore doesn't tax income derived from overseas. Or you can ask CSJ? He sell books on the streets. Actually that is illegal hawking but did the Police arrest him? No. Singapore is not a tyranny. It's how you potrayed it. Or you could just ask a grabfood rider, they earn more than 4k if they put in the hours and they too have an exit plan. Maybe you can take the WSQ Diploma in Security at a highly subside price for Singaporean and work in Australia. They pay like 20AUD per hour for a security guard and our security certification is heavily recognise over there. Think of an exit plan. Singapore cost of living is high but it's a place of financial stability where you can build the foundation here and go elsewhere. A Singaporean can go anywhere in this world but he will still be a Singaporean. Just ask the famous Dapur Rita Bone Steak boss at Melaka. He is still a Singaporean and holding a long term pass in Malaysia. Let me tell you, the PAP won't openly tell everyone that there's slices of pizza for everyone, you gotta find it yourself. Singapore don't owe you a living. Chao.
11:05 PM Caroline Teo what happened to lky's promise and assurance we will get our cpf at 55.
11:03 PM Huge mistake to assume people will change hearts to vote SDP in. An increase in percentage votes during the last by-election does not translate into hope because most Singaporean’s associate SDP with Chiam See Tong not CSJ. That’ s a big fat FACT!
11:03 PM no more FT in PMET jobs.stop it right here!!! right now!!
11:03 PM Bali is Bali. Phuket is Phuket. Langkawi is Langkawi. Cebu is Cebu. Boracay is Boracay. Tioman is Tioman. Anambas is Anambas. Lombok is Lombok. Hua Hin is Hua Hin. Mergui is Mergui. Maldives is Maldives. Bora Bora is Bora Bora. SENTOSA is PLASTIC😁
11:02 PM Suddenly everyone forgets that there are madrasahs in Singapore and rushes to criticise Sg as catering only to Chinese.
11:01 PM Author is attempting to sound thoughtful and impartial, but the article is unfortunately shallow and hypocritical.
11:00 PM Fadly Azad same as you lo. You also scold everyone.
10:59 PM When you want to go out partying with your friends but your parents said No! So you sneak out and join your friends at the party and tell them that you are being oppressed by your parents and that they will beat you up for defying their orders. 🙄
10:59 PM Zahra Azeez you got your head stuck in the jampan. Which PAP minister came from Malaysia? Don't try to collect stardust.
10:58 PM Opposition always says about works for ppl before $$ and etc..... whichever way they put it, in short is telling ppl they’ll take lower salary.
Citizens who are joyous and excited over such manifesto are jus too naive...
Example...... Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warrant Buffett spending his lifetime building up the Company..... can one without experience and contribution go apply the CEO post asking for the same salary he receiving? 😆😆
10:58 PM Andrew Goh - I guess Mr Peter Teo is the type that needs someone to spoon-feed or pull his nose along on how to live a life 👍
10:58 PM What could be a probable explanation for such alarming behaviour?
...Stress (from which aspect exactly?)
...Circle of friends; peers
It can happen to anyone; in any school; anywhere.
10:57 PM William. Weekend got double OT rates I think
10:57 PM Mardhiah Van Hoffe darling, huawei not lag. I'm using huawei now. So far so good, but because it's too high tech till some of the apps are not really able to be fully supported. So good and bad. Other than that, it's an awesome phone
10:56 PM Relocate to the wild. Wah lau eh. Transferring it to where ?
10:56 PM Andrew. Talk cats and snake in parliament?