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Doors open on Downtown Line 3 for preview ahead of Oct 21 launch

SINGAPORE: Ahead of its official opening on Oct 21 , an Open House was held for the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) on Sunday (Oct 15) to give the public a preview of all 16 stations on the 21km line. A host of activities have been planned from Fort Canning Station to Expo Station from 10am to 6pm under the theme Rail of Fun.
 

Tears and joy on Britain’s St. Helena as 'world's most useless airport' finally opens

JAMESTOWN, St. Helena: One of humanity’s most isolated outposts joined the 21st century on Saturday when the British island of St. Helena, home to "the world's most useless airport", welcomed its first commercial flight. As the inaugural plane from Johannesburg touched down on the forbidding....

The Guyana Foundation to tackle mental health issues

Providence, to raise awareness about mental health issues in Guyana. According to Managing Director of the organization, Susan Isaacs, the Guyana Foundation has spearheaded a number of initiatives to tackle the issue. She noted that the work of the Foundation in the area of mental health has been....

Fire Prevention Week …Fire Prevention Officer calls for amendment to safety laws

The need for amendments to the Fire Prevention Act, (FPA) was highlighted during the recent observance of Fire Prevention Week. Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Andrew Holder, said that the Guyana Fire Service has been calling for the Act to be amended to give the Fire Service more power to prosecute....

Local University forges partnerships to introduce oil and gas-related programmes

According to Dr. O’Toole, the recent visit was one intended to help guide the formulation of a five-year training programme in the areas of electrical, mechanical and operations management in response to the oil and gas discoveries in Guyana. He disclosed that “we found every door open on this visit....

UDFA/ GT Beer Inter Association semifinals on tonight at Linden…Upper Demerara face Georgetown, West Demerara clash with Essequibo/Pomeroon

and West Demerara who face the fast rising Essequibo /Pomeroon at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground tonight. At 21.00hrs, in what should be a big crowd puller, local side Upper Demerara, who played unbeaten winning their three matches and topped their group, will face the second finisher in the opposite group Georgetown.

Guest Editorial…DISTORTION THE TRUTH

It is becoming clearer by the day that the leader of the opposition is not only peddling false information to the press, but he is also causing great harm to the PPP with his hypocritical and reckless behaviour. And if the senior leaders of the party do not rein him in, the party could be....

2 Democratic women vying to be New Orleans mayor in runoff

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans voters won't decide a successor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu until November, but one thing is settled: The city's next mayor will be a woman. City Council member Latoya Cantrell and former municipal court Judge Desiree Charbonnet, both Democrats, led the 18-candidate....

Things to know about Venezuela's elections for governors

A man pass close a wall with posters of ruling party candidate Hector Rodriguez, who is running for governor of Miranda state in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Oct 14, 2017. Venezuelans head to the ballot box Sunday in regional elections that could tilt a majority of the states’ 23 governorships back....

New Orleans school taxes earn renewal from voters

The members pose for a picture as the new Orleans Parish School Board is sworn in at the OPSB offices in Algiers on Thursday, January 12, 2017.( New Orleans voters opted to renew three property taxes that fund public school employee salaries, supplies and disciplinary programs.

McKenna wins Orleans coroner's race vs. dropout Rouse

Dr. Dwight McKenna claimed a victory in his third try for Orleans Parish coroner, taking the race in which he did not have to campaign because he faced an incumbent who dropped out. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse remained on the ballot because his decision came after a deadline to pull his name from the ballot.

Austrian election campaign wraps up with patriotism — and a 'dirt bucket'

"Somebody is finally doing something for us Austrians," exclaims a 19-year-old student at an FPÖ election event in the south of Vienna (top photo), traditionally a working-class district ruled by the SPÖ. But those days are long over. The FPÖ has already reached the heart of the electorate.

Male infertility a reality in UAE

Dubai: One in five couples in the UAE face infertility-related issues and in almost 50 per cent of the cases, men are the causative factor, according to a study of UAE males, both expatriates and Emiratis. The issue of male infertility is, in fact, a worldwide issue as reported by several studies....

Shreveport to get 'culinary hub' for budding chefs

The kitchen will be open to amateur chefs and restaurateurs to test their skills, learn new techniques and participate in ongoing culinary classes for reasonable fees. Southern University at Shreveport will staff, manage and offer classes through its workforce training center. "Outreach and engagement efforts revealed that many food entrepreneurs ....

Schumer: FDA must reverse decision delaying e-cig regulation

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes. The New York Democrat said Sunday that the Food and Drug Administration should reconsider its decision announced earlier this year to put regulating electronic cigarettes on hold.

Pakistan expected to remain on sustained growth path

ISLAMABAD: A high-level Pakistani delegation held various bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meetings, according to a press release received on Saturday. The delegation, comprising Finance Secretary Shahid Mahmood, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)....

Pakistanis ‘focus on stereotypical education instead of research’

LAHORE: Shaheer Niazi barely resembles the image one would have of a scientist that has made a major breakthrough in Physics, let alone one who has a paper published in the Royal Society Open Science Journal. At only 17, the curly-haired boy has stunned scientists all over the world by re-examining the electric honeycomb phenomenon.

PM likely to announce bailout package for stock market

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed concern over the ailing Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) and may announce a bailout package to revive the market in the next 15 to 20 days. Asia’s best performing market in 2016 has witnessed a drop of 25% in the KSE-100 index in the last four and a half months to 39,846.

Stock market ends week at the lowest level for 2017

KARACHI: The stock market endured a devastating week, marking all five sessions of the week in the red zone, as the KSE-100 index dropped 1,466 points or 3.5% to settle at 39,846.78 points – an all-time low for this year. Political tensions and dismal performance on the economic front kept the market under pressure.

Fazl calls for deciding Fata’s fate after consulting people

PESHAWAR: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said his party will never allow merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa if it is done without consulting tribal people. “Our party has always supported reforms in the existing system of Fata but we will....

3,431 posts for Balochistan vacant in different ministries

ISLAMABAD: More than 3,000 posts reserved under the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan package for holders of the province’s domicile have been lying vacant in 50 federal government ministries and departments. According to the data shared with the National Assembly, some 7,927 seats against 11,358 federal....

Horoscope October 15, 2017

Annoying as sudden changes in plan are, they’re not only unavoidable, ultimately they’ll be in your best interests. However, because you’re still short of facts, you’ll need to talk things over, possibly in tedious detail. Time consuming as all that may be at the moment, the results will be well worth the effort.

PNM ‘front lash’ for Harry—Khan

No one is above the law—not even ruling party members. The ruling Peoples' National Movement yesterday suspended longstanding PNMite Harry Ragoonanan from the party following police probe of a Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) bus tender issue. Police are probing alleged manipulation concerning award of a PTSC contract.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

The fire made "a strong run" into Sonoma and damaged or destroyed additional buildings before firefighters stopped it, said Dave Teter, deputy director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision.

Opposition, government vie for votes in polarized Venezuela

Months of anti-government protests earlier this year left at least 120 dead, and a newly installed, pro-government constitutional assembly is ruling with virtually unlimited powers after a July vote that the National Electoral Council was accused of manipulating.

Voters to settle Louisiana treasurer race in November runoff

TREASURER'S RACE. Though Edwards led the six-candidate field, Schroder is the favorite to win. Edwards, a New Orleans area lawyer who suffered a high school football injury that left him paralyzed, has done little fundraising so far. He was expected to finish the primary in first place because he....

Schumer: FDA must reverse decision delaying e-cig regulation

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes. The New York Democrat said Sunday that the Food and Drug Administration should reconsider its decision announced earlier this year to put regulating electronic cigarettes on hold.

Editorial: Aiken Works doing great in promoting skilled jobs

The Aiken County Public School District recently premiered the first set of commercials for its Aiken Works initiative. Aiken Works was launched in January of 2017 and aims to build awareness about Aiken County’s workforce opportunities. It connects high school students with options to explore....

Column: Our elected representatives are fiddling

The members of Congress have lost it, and our president is losing it. It's time for us citizen-patriots to speak up. We should let our elected representatives know what we need and expect from them. For too long we have had paralysis, gridlock and division in Washington. It has gotten worse under President Trump.

Austrian election campaign wraps up with patriotism — and a 'dirt bucket'

"Somebody is finally doing something for us Austrians," exclaims a 19-year-old student at an FPÖ election event in the south of Vienna (top photo), traditionally a working-class district ruled by the SPÖ. But those days are long over. The FPÖ has already reached the heart of the electorate.

They want a new assassin identified in the Gandhi case; they want BJP painted as a peace dove in Kerala

These are unusual days no doubt. But how unusual can unusualness get? Can the murder of Mahatma Gandhi be enacted again to show that he was not killed by the man who killed him? Can a propaganda war, however elaborate, really convince anyone that mass killings of migrant workers are taking place in....
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