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WRONG FOR ORGANISERS BANK ON MESSI THEN SAY HE'S NOT COMING

A football fan felt cheated that Messi will not be playing in tonight's match despite repeated assurance that he will turn up. He blamed the organisers for not having integrity and by making use of Messi's star-draw to make money. "Promoting the match using his undisputed star-draw, then belatedly and limply attributing his absence to "personal reasons", without even a cursory attempt at an explanation, displays an alarming lack of integrity and competence, and a blatant disrespect for football fans on the part of the organisers. It has been widely reported that Messi was preparing for his wedding at the end of this month. Surely a responsible organiser would have scrupulously confirmed if he would be part of the game."

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SG NEEDS MORE THAN JUST TALLER HDB AND MORE MRT LINES TO ACCOMMODATE 6.9M PEOPLE

We may be able to accommodate the 6.9 M population with 700,000 more homes, but all in pigeon holes of 50 stories high blocks almost side by side, is not what we see as quality living. Quality living is not how many homes is being built and how long the train lines will be, it is how well the homes are built and how the environment is like without one looking out of the window and all one sees is human beings and another block of HDB flats all over the place.

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FENG TIAN WEI BEATS WORLD #1 AFTER BEING "DROPPED" FROM SG TABLE TENNIS ASSOC

Feng Tianwei beat Olympic champion and world No.1 Ding Ning 12-10, 13-15, 2-11, 11-7, 7-5 yesterday (Dec 4) in the Chinese Super League.

Feng, who is ranked world no.5 was representing the club Ordos. Feng was dropped by the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) in October 2016 as she “does not fit into the STTA’s current plans for rejuvenation”.

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BEFORE SCHOOLING, THERE WAS 'FLYING FISH'

I found time to meet Peng Siong and wrote this article because I feel his close brush with an Olympic Medal is a story worth re-telling, as the new generation of Singaporeans may not be familiar with him. It puts into context how our Olympic Dream began. The article is out today. You can read it here on my blog

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OPEN LETTER TO JOSEPH SCHOOLING - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

I see all the people who are suddenly responsible for your gold medal. I feel sorry because people who would not have given you the time of day are now rushing to ride on the coat tails of your victory. A wise person once said... "if you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success." We were absent during your struggles. And yet, we are present during your spoils.

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WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCESS, GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE

I don't want anyone to take what I am saying as ANY kind of political statement - because it absolutely is not. But it IS a message about management.

When it comes to success, give credit where credit is due. And if you happened to have played a part in it, you certainly deserve some recognition.

But never claim more credit than is due to you.

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SG HAS 3 PEOPLE TO THANK FOR SMASHING NOTIONS THAT SPOREANS CANNOT WIN GOLD AT OLYMPICS

Singapore really has only 3 people to thank for smashing all notions that we cannot win gold at the Olympics, set an Olympic record and provide empowerment to our children and their children.

We have to thank them and them alone also for teaching us that if you want something bad enough then with sacrifice, family support, unyielding commitment and unwavering belief in the goal, then nothing and no one can stand in the way of that glory.

Three people and three people alone. They are standing in this picture framed in the glory that should be theirs and theirs alone. Always remember that.

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