Heavier jail term for Romania ex-diplomat Ionescu for deadly accident in Singapore

According to the decision taken by the Court of Appeal – which is final – Ionescu was sentenced to six years’ jail for manslaughter with aggravated circumstances, two-and-a-half years for grevious bodily harm with aggravated circumstances and four years’ jail for abandoning the scene of the accident. According to the law, the sentences run concurrently, so the former diplomat will have to serve only the heaviest sentence, which is six years, Mediafax News Agency reported.

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APOSTLE LAWRENCE KHONG: DON'T STAY SILENT

In the past week, I have been putting all my effort into rallying the people of God to rise up and challenge an unfortunate list of FAQs posted by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) on its website. In return, I wrote a 7-page response that has been sent to the Minister for Health. The FAQs is filled with misleading pro-LGBT statements, and fails to warn the public of the high health risks associated with the homosexual lifestyle.

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5-JUDGE COURT OF APPEAL TO HEAR DRUG TRAFFICKER'S CASE

But in 2012, the law had been amended to allow judges to consider a life sentence instead for drug couriers whom the Attorney- General's Chambers certifies as having cooperated in disrupting drug-trafficking activities. Haleem became the first accused to get such a certificate, and was given life imprisonment and 24 strokes of the cane. But Ridzuan was sentenced to hang.

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BEST DATE NIGHT SPOTS IN SINGAPORE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share a special meal with that special someone. And while virtually every restaurant in Singers will be doing something to celebrate this loved up day, we’ve rounded up our faves into this nifty little list of the Best Date Night Spots in Singapore for Valentine’s Day.

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WILLIAM CHOONG: HARD TRUTHS ABOUT SINGAPORE'S DEFENCE

In 1990, Iraq stunned the world by invading Kuwait. Enjoying a 5-1 advantage, 100,000 Iraqi troops overran its smaller neighbour in two days. In 2008, Russia invaded Georgia, a former Soviet republic. In seven days, superior Russian forces reclaimed South Ossetia and drove deep into the heart of Georgia.

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PICTURES OF CUTE SIA GIRLS

Isn’t it amazing that SIA girls giving up blue eye shadow is deemed to be so important it actually made it as international news? But read past it and you’d note that SIA is probably in dire need of some publicity as of late to increase flight bookings. So what better way to give our national carrier a boost than to pubicise how cute some of their stewardesses look.

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POLY STUDENT GIVES OUT HONGBAOS TO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN KIND GESTURE

On Wednesday (Feb 12), I went to a construction site behind Plaza Singapura and gave 20 workers there a $5 hongbao, using the money I got from hongbaos given to me during Chinese New Year. I was pretty nervous at first, as I feared they may have taken my gesture the wrong way but I'm glad things worked out okay. We may have shared little in words, but the smile on their faces showed they understood and appreciated the gesture.I did that to show them that we too appreciate them for their hard work.

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ELEMENT DEDICATES VALENTINE’S VISUAL CAMPAIGN TO SINGAPORE HPB

In ELEMENT Magazine 6th issue which is the Valentine’s issue, we embark on a photo-spread to showcase the inclusivity and transcendence aspects of Love. During the photo-shoot, as we spoke with the different couples which consist of straight, gay and lesbian couples. Their sexuality and gender blurred. They had that same look of adoration for each other, the way they beamed when they spoke of each other, the carefree laughter when they poked fun at each other and their hands that seek out each other’s as they speak. How could one isolate, freeze that moment, and tell you that it’s not the same? That the way Jeigh looks at Sean with that twinkle in his eyes is different from the way Ischelle looks at Zi Hao. That the way Mon clutches Joey’s hands is different from the way Nicholas held on to Jacqueline’s.

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Unaffordable cities: Singapore workers tread water on millionaires' island

Patricia recently moved out of her parents' house to be with Sham. In Singapore, with its sky-high housing prices and conservative Asian values, most young people have no choice but to live with their parents until they get married. Singles cannot apply for public housing until they turn 35. Patricia works full time as a nurse in a government hospital. She is undereducated by Singapore's standards, with only n-levels (below high school) and an ITE (technical college) certificate in nursing, and earns S$1,400 (£670) per month.

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World Cup 2014: Broadcast rights not yet secured in Singapore

Telcos SingTel and StarHub have still not secured a deal to broadcast the World Cup in Brazil, risking a replay of the fiasco in 2010 when a last-minute deal jacked up prices for fans. Although this year's global football tournament kicks off in less than four months on June 12, both firms said yesterday they are "still in discussions" with Fifa, the event's rights holder. Other markets have moved faster - over 200 territories including Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia have secured their rights.

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