Oil prices dip as worries over US oversupply drag
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Monday on worries about oversupply in North America, with Brent futures testing support around $60 a barrel and U.S. contracts hovering around $50.70. After an initial rise on Monday along with global markets .
SCENES IN TROPICAL ASIA.; FROM SIAM TO SINGAPORE. ICE IN THE EAST A FORTUNE FOR AN INVENTIVE YANKEE THE CITY OF LIONS SIGHTS IN SINGAPORE A MIXTURE OF NATIONALITIES BUSINESS OF SINGAPORE INCIDENT IN A BANKING-HOUSE ABUNDANCE OF TIGERS AND THEIR DEVASTATIONS.
The voyage hither from Bangkok is an affair of four or five days, and not a very cool one. The service is performed by two steamers that endeavor to run alternately, though they are quite independent of each other, and in some matters are in opposition. One, the Bang-Yong-Sing, is owned by a Chinese merchant in Singapore and has an English Captain; the other, the Bangkok, is owned by.. TIMES T. W. K. Correspondence
To the Editor: On Oct. 9, my wife and I returned from two weeks in Singapore and Malaysia. On the same day, Whats Doing in Singapore called it a fine place to relax. after the smoggy exoticism of Bangkok, Jakarta or Manila.
Dry weather to persist till March, says NEA
SINGAPORE - You might have noticed that February has been a good month for outdoor activities, with very little rain to put a damper on that picnic or cycling expedition even as grass in parks turns brown. This dry weather is expected to continue till.
Sailors leave San Diego to swap out USS Fort Worth crew.
The Fort Worth, which sailed from San Diego in November, participated in the search for the crashed Air Asia jet last month off Indonesia before heading to Singapore for scheduled maintenance that was completed about one��.
Century-Old Role Of British Troops Ending in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Sept. 11 (AP) -- Its all rather sad, said a British colonel, stuffing batik sport shirts into a footlocker.. GB winds up its century-old mil role in Singapore, will have only a token force remaining by Nov 1; economists put loss to Singapore at $720-million a yr; many shops are closing, thousands of civilian employes must find new jobs
AirAsia jet with 162 on board goes missing on way to.
Before communication was lost, AirAsia Flight 8501 asked to deviate from its planned flight route ��� from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore ��� because of weather conditions, AirAsia said in a statement. Flight 8501��.
FOE SLAUGHTERED SINGAPORE CHINESE; Number Killed Put at 150,000 --Japanese Slew Thousands With Saber Strokes
SINGAPORE, Malaya, Sept. 8 (AP)--Eyewitnesses with keen memories of Singapores era of sadism said tonight that the Japanese slew tens of thousands of Chinese with expert displays of swordmanship and other barbaric cruelties.. Jap atrocities against Chinese described
Retailers have to revamp business models to survive: SPRING Singapore
. new journey of revamping their business model, and SPRING Singapore said this starts with a thorough inward assessment on how to improve operational efficiency. Despite the challenging environment, some retailers have managed to weather the storm .
AVA probing fish deaths off Pasir Ris
SINGAPORE: Amid higher plankton levels, some fish farmers off Pasir Ris have seen their fish die in recent days and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is analysing samples to determine the cause of death. The AVA said some fish deaths were .
Poor weather forces cancellation of Oman fifth stage
The organisers took the decision after the riders came to a halt shortly after the start of the stage which had already been shortened because of a sandstorm. On account of the weather conditions and for safety reasons the stage has been cancelled.
In Restrictive Singapore, Gambling Serves as Safety Valve
. Article on life-styles in Singapore notes that gambling is deeply engrained; illus (M)
2014 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix Weather Forecast
The weather is difficult to track in Singapore, and being the tropical location that it is heavy rain is always a possibility. Predictably, the weather forecast for this weekends 2014 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix says we can��.
Singapore Posts First Drop in Visitors Since Global Crisis
���We had somewhat stormy weather,��� Tourism Board Chief Executive Lionel Yeo told reporters in Singapore Wednesday. The original target for 2015 was set in 2004, before the global financial crisis, and the agency will release an updated projection for.
An AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore has. - Quartz
Search suspended. Search operations led by Indonesia, with the assistance of Singapore and Malaysia, were reportedly hampered due to bad weather on the Java Sea and have been currently suspended.
Oil slump threatens easy life of affluent Norwegians
Sandberg is selling his new S-Class Mercedes and moving to Singapore to help oversee the construction of a new giant oil rig, in the hope of retaining even a bit of his old lifestyle. But hell have to work longer hours and wont be rewarded with the.
Landscaping and Protection from Extreme Weather.
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. NASAs new report on the likelihood of megadrought in the Central and Western United States is a harsh yet timely wake-up call for cities and the need for green infrastructure.
Postpunk Power and Pugnacity, via Iceland
In the balmy sunshine on Saturday afternoon at Central Park Summerstage, Henrik Bjornsson of the band Singapore Sling stuck to his lyrics and sang, Its so cold outside. Its probably a more appropriate sentiment when the band is at home in Iceland. Singapore Sling was headlining a bill with three Icelandic bands that were trolling rocks past. Between sets Steindor Andersen sang the unaccompanied traditional songs called rimur. Weather reports aside, Singapore Sling sounded at home in New York. It played basic, brooding rock songs with three guitarists creating a distorted drone around Mr. Bjornssons gruffly jaded voice. In songs from The Curse of Singapore Sling (Stinky), he sang about desire and alienation with unironic bluntness: Aint no good for nothing at all/And I like it.. Jon Pareles reviews concert by Icelandic band Singapore Sling at Central Park Summerstage; photo (M)
Dry season hits Singapore earlier than usual
Singapore has been experiencing fewer rain days since the middle of January, and the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said the total rainfall for this month is expected to be up to 40 to 60 per cent below the long-term average of 242.4mm.
With the arrival last month of the northeast monsoon, and the consequent ebbing of the smoky haze from Indonesian forest fires that has plagued the region since August, Singaporeans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. In addition to causing immeasurable pulmonary suffering, the haze contributed to maritime accidents and disrupted tourism and commerce. Singapore generally prides itself as being the very model of a modern major metropolis, and stands poised to lead its sometimes chaotic Southeast Asian neighbors into the 21st century. Everything seems to work: Traffic is sane, mass transit is clean and efficient, food, water and air quality are usually high. Its citizens enjoy a high level of employment, health benefits, good housing and an atmosphere of orderliness that, although it comes at a considerable price, provides a feeling of security.. Singapore, tropical island nation of 2.8 million people, receives 7 million visitors annually; Martha Stevenson Olson article says Singapore offers many of charms and exotic experiences of other parts of Asia, in somewhat sanitized version; tourist attractions described, and information on where to stay and eat; photos; map (M)
Having a Millennial Time at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Between its inspiration being a ���virtual persona��� and the oxygenated water we found in our room, we had little doubt about the millennial roots of Hotel Jen. But what is it like to spend the night? Does Jen give us enough of the things we like about.
Weather and the best time to visit Singapore - Travelfish
When is the best time to visit Singapore? An overview of the weather for Singapore, including a map showing where the best weather is and when.
Jet Crashes on Takeoff in Taipei, Killing 77
A Singapore Airlines jumbo jet speeding down a runway in darkness and rain slammed into an object before taking off for Los Angeles and burst into flames tonight, the airline and witnesses said. The crash scattered fiery wreckage across the tarmac. Seventy-seven people were killed, and dozens were injured, a Taiwanese official said.. Singapore Airlines jumbo jet carrying 159 passengers and 20 crew members slams into object on runway on takeoff from Taipei, Taiwan, and bursts into flames; seventy-seven people are killed and dozens hurt; map (M)
Nick Leeson: Lack of appetite to take bankers to court
Leesons staggering fraud from the Singapore trading floor still resonates two decades later, albeit the ��862m losses he racked up are dwarfed by the multibillion bailouts of UK and Irish banks and fines of $166bn dished out to banks for corrupt or.
Why I Like This Sunny Singapore Weather. - This might.
Why I Like This Sunny Singapore Weather. by Jac Monday, February 02, 2015 0 comments. Hey guys! Sorry. I know that my post is late. Ive been really busy this week. Im not kidding! For one thing my office was flooded, I was writing stuff for��.
Asean Today: Weather Hits MAS; Thousands Flee Burma Fighting; Fear and the.
stratstimes.com Several Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights to and from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) were diverted and rescheduled due to severe weather conditions. The national carrier said in a statement that it was closely monitoring the.
Singapore banks resilient against rising property risk: Fitch
SINGAPORE: The Republics banks are expected to weather the correction in the city-states home prices as household debts are low relative to assets, Fitch Ratings said in a commentary on Friday (Jan 30). Fitch also said local banks DBS, Oversea.
LEAD: Ever since the Wall Street plunge demonstrated the financial worlds interdependency, Asian opinion leaders have been viewing the U.S. with the same condescension as the brisk Lilliputians saw big Lemuel Gulliver: an amiable, clumsy giant whose profligacy is awful but whose strength could still prove useful.
Its on to the Next Big Thing, as Scandal Begins a Fast Fade
Two races running a week apart and the future crowning of a world champion are easily overshadowing a cheating episode that involved a driver being instructed to crash to help his teammate.
Weather blamed as triggering factor in AirAsia crash - RT.com
An Indonesian Navy seaboat (R) picks up items retrieved from the Republic of Singapore Navy vessel RSS Valour in this handout photo provided by Singapores Ministry of Defence, released to Reuters January 4, 2015.
Storms to Persist in Search Zone for Missing AirAsia Plane
It is for these reasons that pilots may request permission to deviate from their flightpath by going around or above the weather, Sosnowski said. Search and rescue crews from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia were��.
70 Km Weather Radar Singapore | Weather Radar Website
Click Here for Details Sydney Weather Update. This video is updated each morning and afternoon. More about 70 km weather radar singapore.
Asian stocks mostly up, cheered by US Fed chair remarks
ANALYST TAKE: Yellen painted an optimistic view of the U.S. economy overall, pointing to improvement in the labor market, according to the daily market report by the Singapore branch of Mizuho Bank. GREECE FACTOR: Progress in Greeces efforts to .
Singapores founder hospitalized with pneumonia
SINGAPORE (AP) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapores founding father, has been hospitalized for severe pneumonia, the Prime Ministers Office said. Lee, 91, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5, the office said in a statement Saturday.
Football: FIFA kicks off talks on 2022 World Cup dates
About 40 delegates were bussed into the Qatar National Convention Centre, in central Doha, as the talks began just after 0700 GMT (3pm Singapore time). The group went straight into the meeting without talking to waiting journalists. FIFA secretary.
For Singapore Air, a New Direction
Making long-range plans and meticulously carrying them out are high among the strengths of Singapore Airlines executives and they have used those attributes often in making the carrier one of the worlds most successful. Now theyre at it again, laying the groundwork for what could be their biggest challenge yet: the companys first flights from New York to Singapore, scheduled to begin in 1993.
URGENT: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing In Bad Weather En.
AirAsia jet with 162 on board goes missing on way to Singapore (CNN) -- The search is on for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that lost contact with.
AirAsia jets tail lifted from sea, but no black boxes found.
The last contact the pilots had with air traffic control, about halfway into their two-hour journey from Indonesias second-largest city, Surabaya, to Singapore, indicated they were entering stormy weather. They asked to climb��.
Singapore could expect more volatile weather
The El Nino event, if it occurs, would come on the heels of increasingly volatile weather in Singapore. Last year, the country experienced record-setting, long dry spells, even as rain has become more intense over the years.
Taiwan Crash Recorders Checked; No Theories Ruled Out
Investigators interviewed the captain today and recovered two crucial data-recording boxes from the Los Angeles-bound Singapore Airlines jumbo jet that crashed during takeoff late on Tuesday, killing 80. Speculation swirled around the captains reported statement that he saw an object in his path and was unable to avoid hitting it before the giant Boeing 747 veered off the runway, split apart and was engulfed in flames.. Investigators in Taipei, Taiwan, interview pilot of Singapore Airlines jumbo jet that crashed, killing 80 people, and they recover two crucial data-recording boxes; speculation swirls around captains reported statement that he saw object in his path and was unable to avoid hitting it; inspectors have not ruled out pilot error or weather factors, and caution that it is too early to determine cause; photo (M)
Airline Says Jet Was on Wrong Runway Before Crash in Taiwan
The Singapore Airlines jet that crashed here on Tuesday night in a storm, killing 81 people, definitely taxied onto the wrong runway and slammed into construction equipment just before takeoff, Taiwans air safety chief said today. The airline agreed.. Taiwans air safety chief, Kay Yong, says Singapore Airlines jet that crashed in storm, killing 81 people, definitely taxied onto wrong runway and slammed into construction equipment just before takeoff; airline agrees after Yong presents voice and flight-data recorders demonstrating that pilot believed he was on proper runway; pilot, Foong Chee Kong, survived and has told investigators he saw object in his path just before liftoff; effects of bad weather and airport safety procedures are under scrutiny as contributing factors (M)
Money, points and weather ��� no wonder Dubai Tennis Championships is a.
This year it was Dubais turn to be one of the tours top 10 tournaments (which are rounded up by the end-of-season $6.5m WTA Tour Championships in Singapore). What is more, the Dubai tournament still has the considerable prize money of $2m even when .
Phuket Weather Alert; Europe Flying Back; Burma Brutal to.
Phuket Weather Alert; Europe Flying Back; Burma Brutal to Boatpeople; Singapore Says Sorry. By Phuketwan Reporters. Friday, November 7, 2014. Updating All Day, Every Day. Phuket Update The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation��.
Economies of Southeast Asia Look Solid
Southeast Asia has bounced back from the global financial crisis, economists say, with strong economic growth in the first quarter.
Runway Mistake Suspected in Taiwan Jet Crash, Officials Say
Early evidence suggests that the Singapore Airlines jet that crashed during takeoff in heavy wind and rain here Tuesday night, killing at least 81, may have been barreling down the wrong runway and hit construction materials, Taiwans air safety agency said Thursday night. The runway in question, adjacent and parallel to the intended path, was closed for construction and littered with concrete blocks and heavy equipment at the time of the accident. It was also lit, though it was not supposed to be, which could have made a pilot error easier to occur in the dim visibility. Officials said they were trying to determine whether the runway was lit by mistake. Singapore Airlines continues to deny that its pilot made any error. Soong Kuo-yeh, a prosecutor at the district office in Taoyuan County, where the Chiang Kai-shek Airport is located, said in a television interview today that it was clear that the plane had mistakenly been on the wrong runway, The Associated Press reported. The pilot, who survived, said he had seen an object in front of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet just before lifting off and tried to avoid it but could not. The jet, carrying 159 passengers and 20 crew members, veered to the side, split into three pieces and burst into flames. Other theories for the cause of the accident include shifting winds and the possibility that objects had blown onto the proper runway and the airplane careered onto the side route after impact. But at Thursday nights news conference, Kay Yong, managing director of Taiwans Aviation Safety Council, said it appeared the aircraft had been traveling straight ahead when it first made impact. And he confirmed that concrete blocks on the closed runway were hit by the plane. Earth excavators at the site were also mangled, but it was not yet clear at what point in the crash they were hit. Despite the fierce winds and poor visibility at the time of the crash, officials are adamant that the weather conditions at the airport met guidelines for takeoff. Mr. Yong stressed that the investigation was continuing and said his agency planned to give more detailed conclusions today after more interviews with possible witnesses and flight dispatchers. We dont rule out any possibilities, including that the pilot may have mistakenly attempted to take off from the wrong runway, Mr. Yong said. Local newspapers also reported that pilots from other aircraft waiting to take off at the time of the accident said they witnessed the Singapore Airlines jet go on the wrong runway, but these pilots were not identified or quoted directly. Today the death toll rose to 81 as two more severely burned victims died. At least 24 of the dead were Americans. Relatives of foreign victims continued to arrive in Taipei to undertake the grim task of identifying remains. The bodies were moved Thursday evening from a makeshift morgue at the airport to a nearby county morgue. But many were too badly burned for identification and officials were taking blood samples from relatives to assist in DNA analysis. Tonight, experts from the United States Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were meeting with officials from Taiwan, Singapore and Boeing and from Pratt & Whitney, the engine maker, to examine the evidence on the crash.. Taiwans air safety agency says early evidence suggests Singapore Airlines jet that crashed during takeoff in heavy wind and rain may have been barreling down wrong runway and hit construction materials; says runway in question, adjacent and parallel to intended path, was closed for construction and littered with concrete blocks and heavy equipment; says runway was lit, which could have made pilot error easier to occur in dim visibility; Singapore Airlines continues to deny its pilot made any error; pilot, who survived, has said he saw object in front of jet just before lifting off and tried to avoid it but could not; death toll from crash rises to 81 as two more severely burned victims die (M)
72 Hurt in Singapore Whirlwind
. Whirlwind hits Singapore Is; 72 hurt
GLIMPSES OF EASTERN LIFE; THINGS SEEN BETWEEN CEYLON AND SINGAPORE. THE PIRATICAL MALAYS -- PENANGS WONDERFUL ORCHIDS -- HOW THE NEW ROUTE TO THE EAST WILL AFFECT THE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS TRADE.
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Olympus launches weather-proof OM-D E-M5 Mark II in.
Singapore ��� 5th February 2015 - Olympus Imaging is pleased to announce the new OM-D E-M5 Mark II interchangeable lens camera that has the worlds most advanced* 5-axis image stabilisation system. The new��.
In Singapore, Building Businesses for the Next Billion
. While Silicon Valley concentrates on wealthy nations, start-ups and venture capitalists in places like Singapore are addressing far more diverse markets.
AirAsia jet with 162 on board goes missing on way to.
Before communication was lost, AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 asked to deviate from its planned flight route ��� from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore ��� because of weather conditions, AirAsia said in a statement.
Definitions of Home at the Singapore Biennale
An Open House theme at the event focuses on creative space.
Whats Doing in SINGAPORE
THE COUNTRY--The traditionally Asian aspects of this 240-square-mile city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula are disappearing.. Travel article by Margaret Barden (pseudonym) on attractions in Singapore (Whats Doing in.. Times Column); map; illustration (L)