• After death comes life

    A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. This past week an entire nation has contemplated the passing of the late, great, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I am one of those people who think about death a lot. 

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  • Stricter liquor rules in Geylang, Little India from 1 April

    Additional restrictions for consumption of liquor in public places will be imposed in two Liquor Control Zones (LCZ) in Geylang and Little India on weekends and public holidays, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a press statement on Tuesday. Within the LCZs, public drinking will be banned from 7am Saturday to 7am Monday from 1 April, when the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act comes into effect. On public holidays, there should be no consumption from 7pm of the eve of a public holiday to 7am of the day after the holiday.

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  • Philips sells stake in LED components, automotive lighting

    Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital in a deal worth up to $2.9 billion. Philips announced Tuesday it is selling an 80.1 percent stake and retaining the remaining interest in the business that makes lighting components for general use and for the automobile industry. The newly formed company will be called Lumileds and will continue to act as a supplier to Philips.

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  • England's Pirlo: How Carrick's talent has been wasted by Hodgson & Co

    COMMENT    By Richard Jolly     Follow on Twitter There are few more fitting places for Michael Carrick to play. Turin has become the spiritual home of the ageing deep-lying playmaker. It is the Andrea Pirlo effect and, while it would be an exaggeration

  • Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal". Both are successful celebrity television chefs and have traded barbs before -- with Ramsay recently chiding the younger Oliver for not attending the launch of his own Hong Kong eatery, Jamie's Italian. Oliver, in Australia as part of his "revolution" to champion food education in schools, hit back on Sunday.

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  • Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of UK med students

    A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said. Zulkipli Abdullah, 24, was found guilty of stabbing to death Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in the city of Kuching last August after an argument in a bar. The judge accepted the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses," Zulkipli's lawyer Anthony Tai told AFP.

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  • Asian markets mostly up after China easing, US rally

    Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday after China's decision to ease mortgage rules fuelled hopes for further stimulus measures, but afternoon profit-taking pared a morning rally, with Tokyo and Shanghai ending more than one percent lower. While traders were given a strong lead from Wall Street, there is lingering nervousness over Greece's attempts to reform its bailout terms, putting downward pressure on the euro.

  • A Script Writer Hunts Down A Serial Killer On The Loose #ShortFilm

    This article A Script Writer Hunts Down A Serial Killer On The Loose originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. What's deadlier than a psycho murderer on the loose? A desperate writer and a deadline. This writer taps into his stretched and exhausted imagination

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  • Megan Fox: I’m a free spirit mother

    Megan Fox has opened up about how becoming a mother has changed her life. The 28-year-old actress is mother to two-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi with husband Brian Austin Green, as well as stepmother to her husband’s 13-year-old son Kassius. Megan keeps herself busy with her various acting projects and her family life.

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  • Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. Selena began performing as a child, singing in Los Dinos, a band formed by her father that featured her brother A.B. on bass and sister Suzette on drums.

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  • Would you buy a Mercedes pick-up?

    IT’S RUGGED, POSH and eligible for a Category C COE. Meet the Mercedes-Benz pick-up, a new model the brand will launch by the end of the decade. It will, says, the company, the first such commercial vehicle from a premium brand.The Merc pick-up will be

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  • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper. - Captain Patrick S. apologises to passengers for a 26-minute delay in take-off and says they will try to catch up the time during the flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Sunday's Bild said.

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  • Southampton announce £33.4m profit

    Southampton have announced a post-tax profit of £33.4million for the year ending June 30, 2014. It is the first time the club, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, have posted a profit since entering administration in 2009, when they were relegated to League One. Recording the first profit and positive net asset position for the first time since administration in 2009 is very pleasing.

  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, the world's No. 3 economy, is still seeking answers about how the regional financing institution would be governed. "As of today, Japan will not join AIIB and a clear explanation has not been received from China," Suga said.

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  • Van Gaal: I am not a dictator, I’m very flexible

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he is not a dictator but is instead a “very flexible man” following recent criticisms of his character. Van Gaal has forged a reputation as a stern leader during successful but often controversial spells in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, and was also known to ruffle feathers in his playing days. The Dutchman has been slammed by several prominent former footballers, including Faustino Asprilla and Hristo Stoichkov, in recent weeks, but says his image as a fearsome authoritarian is far from the truth.

  • Man On Death Row Risks All, Escapes Detention, For His Very Last Meal #ShortFilm

    This article Man On Death Row Risks All, Escapes Detention, For His Very Last Meal originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. When you've only got one meal left on this earth, taste is not the only one sense it satisfies. Last meals are more than just a meal

  • Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

    A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday. "The crocodile was found dead on Sunday," regional water management official Vangelis Mamangakis told AFP. Nickhamed Sifis -- Cretan for Joseph -- the Nile crocodile had assumed nationwide notoriety after being discovered last summer at an artificial lake.

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  • An era is over

    Who have thought we would queue along the roadside in the rain to watch his cortege go by, that we would yell LKY, LKY and strew petals on the road as he went on his last journey? This was LKY. Others were glued to their television sets, picking out the dignitaries in the University Cultural Centre sitting silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s last entrance before an audience.

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  • Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

    Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up launch morning without his usual mustache late last week.

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  • Ancient Egyptian beer making vessels discovered in Israel

    Fragments of pottery used by Egyptians to make beer and dating back 5,000 years have been discovered on a building site in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said on Sunday. Excavation director Diego Barkan said 17 pits were found that had been used to store produce in the Early Bronze Age, from 3500 to 3000 BC. "Among the hundreds of pottery sherds that characterise the local culture, a number of fragments of large ceramic basins were discovered that were made in an Egyptian tradition and were used to prepare beer," he said in a statement. The excavation is the first to offer evidence of an "Egyptian occupation" in the centre of Tel Aviv 5,000 years ago.

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