PARLIAMENT

Proposed changes to election deposit formula and payment methods

THOSE who intend to contest the next general election (GE) will have to fork out slightly less for their election deposit compared to the last polls in 2015, and they can choose to make the payment via electronic fund transfer instead of cash.
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Making health and wellness exciting

WALK into most major shopping malls or office complexes in Singapore and chances are pretty high that one of the main tenants will be Fitness First.
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One Championship breaks new ground in 2019

SINGAPORE-based martial arts organisation One Championship will finally break new ground in three major Asian markets - Japan, South Korea and Vietnam - in 2019.
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Virgin Active spreading its wings

VIRGIN Active - the premium health and fitness club operator that's under the Virgin Group founded by Richard Branson - is busy expanding its presence in Singapore...

Halep qualifies for Singapore WTA Finals

TENNIS fans in Singapore will get to watch the current female world No 1 player Simona Halep this October, after the Romanian qualified yet again for the season-ending BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals presented by SC Global tournament...
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In sport, nothing beats being there 'live'

FOR almost any sport, many people choose to consume the action from the comfort of their living room via their TV sets, while some may prefer to watch at their favourite watering hole or restaurant. But if the opportunity presents itself, from my point of view, there's simply nothing like...
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Emery gunning for success at Arsenal

THE groans among the 23,095-strong crowd at the National Stadium in Kallang on Thursday night were audible.
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Globetrotting lifestyle

ON Red Dela Cruz's Instagram account, the 25-year-old describes herself as a fitness nerd, music-lover, pancake lover, and a traveller. The Filipino model is certainly all these, and much more. She's living it up as an Octagon Girl with American mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation...

BT World Cup challenge nets S$25,000 for Budding Artists Fund

A TOTAL of S$25,000 has been raised for charity, thanks to the generosity of a group of 16 business leaders who took part in The Business Times-World Cup CEO Challenge.
WORLD CUP 2018: COMMENTARY

A World Cup that gave its all, and more

A crazy own goal, a penalty kick awarded after a video replay, a goalkeeping blunder for the bloopers reel, and a Pussy Riot pitch invasion. And this was all just in the final itself.
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Fiery French ready for Moscow coronation

THE last time France were in a major football final was exactly two years ago. In Paris, Les Bleus were widely expected to defeat Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the final of the European Championships...
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England's young guns ready to douse Croatia's fire

WHEN it comes to suffering World Cup semi-final heartbreaks, England and Croatia are two nations that know just how traumatic the experience can be.
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Stylish French have the tools to oust gritty Belgians

SET those alarm clocks, folks. Believe me, you won't want to miss a second of the remaining four matches of the World Cup in Russia...
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Ensuring a complete spectator experience

THE Singapore Sports Hub opened its doors in June 2014 and, as it celebrates its fourth birthday this year, the Kallang facility now plays host to some 200 events - both big and small - annually.
COMMENTARY: WORLD CUP 2018

Whizkid Mbappé holds France's key to the World Cup crown

IF one were to liken Kylian Mbappé to a cartoon character, the names "Speedy Gonzales" and the "Road Runner" instantly come to mind...
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It's half-time at the World Cup

A BREATHLESS and captivating World Cup in Russia is now at its half-way mark. All 48 group games are done and dusted, and the tournament enters the all-important knockout stage as we inch closer to crowning football's next world champion...
COMMENTARY: WORLD CUP 2018

Snooze and you lose

CALL it the late, late show in Russia, if you like. When staying up into the wee hours of the morning to watch the World Cup matches, it definitely pays to stay awake until the referee blows his whistle to signal full time.
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As Russia revels, an abysmal Argentina weeps

THE fortunes of Russia - the lowest-ranked of the 32 teams competing at the 2018 World Cup - and the two-time champion Argentina could hardly be more contrasting.
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When the favourites fail, the underdogs have their day

CALL it opening day jitters, if you like. Or maybe a bad case of stage fright? Whatever it is, many of the top teams at the World Cup are fluffing their lines and the underdogs are relishing every minute of it.
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Russia's ready to kick off month-long World Cup party

NOW that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have finally held their summit in Singapore, the world will soon be fixated on another global event that promises just as much - or even more - drama and suspense.
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History made but Trump-Kim meet needs more substance to convince

AS Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un casually strolled along the colonnade of the Capella Hotel on Tuesday morning, a comment from the North Korean leader perhaps best captured the sentiment of the pair's first meeting...
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Both sides hopeful; consensus is that it's a long road ahead

ONE of the world's most anticipated and most important meetings in decades will take place on Tuesday morning inside a five-star luxury hotel on Sentosa, an island off the southern coast of Singapore...
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Trump thanks PM Lee for Singapore's hospitality

TWO of the world's most recognisable leaders - US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - are in Singapore to meet each other for the very first time on Tuesday, and they spent the eve of their historic summit largely out of the public eye...
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Trump-Kim summit: S$20m bill to host US-North Korea meeting

THE Singapore government is spending about S$20 million to host this week's unprecedented meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with security costs coming up to roughly half that amount...
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Singapore-North Korea trade can grow if UN sanctions are lifted, says PM

SINGAPORE may be North Korea's seventh-largest trading partner on paper, but in reality the total amount of trade between the two countries amounted to just S$700,000 in 2017...