SINGAPORE: There must be a balance between retaining Singapore's professional footballers and giving them the opportunity to play for regional and international clubs. Speaking in Parliament, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong, said that the Singapore Sports Council is currently working with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) to conduct a review of football development in Singapore, in a bid to improve standards. MP for Jurong GRC, Ang Wei Neng, had asked what was being done to retain good national footballers when they were sought after to play for regional clubs which offer more favourable terms. Mr Wong said: "The best way to retain our players is to make sure they have good development and growth opportunities in Singapore, such as playing in the LionsXII team in the Malaysian Super League, or for various S-League teams. "Notwithstanding this, we recognise that professional players do sometimes relish the exposure they can gain from … [Read more...] about SSC, FAS to review football development in S’pore
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is among five select Southeast Asian countries reached for the extent of sexual harassment in the media workplace. Vietnam, together with four other Southeast Asian countries, has become the latest beneficiary of a project against sexual harassment in media industry by the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), one of the largest non-profit journalistic organizations in the world. Sexual harassment in workplace remains underreported Vietnam, together with Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines will be reached for the extent of this problem in the ongoing Phase Two of a three-part project on addressing sexual harassment in the media workplace, spanning Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia, according to WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN). The Southeast Asia study makes up the second phase of the project that is conducted in the partnership between WIN and City, University of London. Widespread … [Read more...] about Vietnam becomes beneficiary of global project against sexual harassment in media
At last month's Munich Security Conference, President Joe Biden reassured European allies that America is back . "Our interests will not always converge. ... But we have a broad, common, good basis," Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned . Her declaration acknowledged a salient truth easily lost in the meeting's bonhomie: strains in the transatlantic relationship festered long before former President Donald Trump . This is natural. Interests do diverge. But in the Western Balkans, these differences have grown into something contradictory and unsustainable. For over a decade the United States has outsourced its development policy in the region to the European Union . While America guaranteed Kosovo's security, Europe looked after justice and the rule of law. Now, despite funding both, the EU 's policy is actively working against American (and Kosovar) interests. Biden must re-engage to rectify a policy gone rogue. How this became rests on two programs. … [Read more...] about Biden Fought for Justice in the Balkans. He Must Do it Again | Opinion
PRINCE Philip is 99 years old and celebrated his last birthday in lockdown with Queen Elizabeth II. But despite being the son of a prince and princess as well, the Duke of Edinburgh is not a King. How old is Prince Philip and when's his 100th birthday? Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh turned 99 in June, 2020 . He will hit a significant milestone this year when he turns 100. He was born in 1921 in Greece. What's his background? Prince Philip has been married to the Queen for more than 70 years . His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child. Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II . A keen sports' fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage … [Read more...] about How old is Prince Philip and when is he 100?
SINGAPORE: Madam Halimah Yacob will be the first woman to become Singapore's Speaker of Parliament, if elected. This is to fill the post vacated by former Member of Parliament, Mr Michael Palmer, who stepped down last month due to an extramarital affair. However, she will have to relinquish political office as she's currently Minister of State for Social and Family Development. Madam Halimah Yacob entered politics in 2001 when she was elected MP for Jurong GRC. After the 2011 General Election, she was made Minister of State for then-Community Development, Youth and Sports. Her portfolio - including child care and the social service sector - remained unchanged after the ministry's restructure into the new Ministry of Social and Family Development. Fifty-eight-year-old Madam Halimah is known as a labour MP, with 34 years in the labour movement. In her 2011 campaign video, she championed low-wage worker issue and she said: "We've all seen how globalisation has affected … [Read more...] about A look at Halimah Yacob’s political career