PM Lee says higher taxes are inevitable. It is a matter of time before taxes will be raised in Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the government will explain “well before the time comes” what the money will be used for. Speaking at the People’s Action Party (PAP) convention on Sunday (19 November), Lee said areas of heavy spending included social services and healthcare.
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Novotna, a former world number one in doubles and number two in singles, passed away peacefully on Sunday after a battle with cancer, the WTA announced. A statement read: "It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna, the former WTA World No.1 doubles and No.2 singles champion. WTA CEO Steve Simon added: "Jana was an inspiration both on and off court to anyone who had the opportunity to know her.
An Indian medical student has been crowned Miss World 2017 making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Manushi Chhillar, 20, is the sixth Indian winner of the prestigious competition, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai. Trained as an Indian classical dancer, Chhillar who also enjoys painting hopes to open a chain of non-profit hospitals in rural areas, according to the Miss World website.
It’s fair to say that the dress Queen Elizabeth II wore for her wedding to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, 70 years ago today, is truly iconic. With its scalloped hem, intricate embroidery and 13ft train, it remains as breathtaking today as it did on its debut in front of 2,000 guests in Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947. Just as timeless and impactful as you would expect a real life princess’ bridal gown to be. It was a labour of love. Designed by royal couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the ivory dress took Hartnell and his team of 350 seamstresses weeks to create. The finished design was made from Chinese silk, boasted a heart-shaped neckline, fitted bodice and a whole load of pearls. Around 10,000 to be exact. Glittering crystals, embroidered roses and a star-patterned train also featured - the latter a rather modern feature for a bride in the 40s. The train is said to have been inspired by Bottielli’s painting of Primavera from 1482 and covered in delicate floral designs. According to the Royal Collection Trust, it was meant to symbolise “rebirth and growth” in Britain after the war. But the team was rewarded. The seamstresses were given a prime spot outside Buckingham Palace on the day of the wedding, so they could see their handiwork worn by the woman it was created for. Despite the then-princess’ royal status, the material had to be purchased with ration vouchers like all other British brides in the post-war days. Engaged women were provided with 200 clothing coupons for their dress. Women across the UK sent their ration vouchers to the royal bride-to-be to ensure she would have the dress of her dreams. However, it was illegal to give coupons away and the kind donations had to be returned. Her Majesty, aged 21 at the time, paired the dress with ivory high-heeled, sandal-style shoes designed by Edward Rayne, whose footwear designs were also favourited by Hollywood legends Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor. Scroll to see all the photos. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Famous and iconic celebrity wedding dresses Wedding anniversary themes for each year - and what to buy Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What every celebrity guest wore