SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government is adjusting the balance between its key goals to achieve Singapore's future objectives. Mr Lee, who likened these goals to yin and yang elements that complement each other, said it is important to strike a balance between them. Mr Lee, who is also secretary-general of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), said this at the party's 32nd conference on Sunday morning. Stressing that the PAP must set a clear direction, he highlighted three key goals. First, it wants to achieve a vibrant economy by creating good jobs for everyone, as well as a harmonious society where people can enjoy a balanced and fulfilling life. Second, it wants a meritocratic system where people succeed based on their effort and contributions, along with special effort to help those who start off with less to do well in school and upgrade at work. Third, it wants to build a Singapore where citizens belong and feel as one, as well as an … [Read more...] about Important to balance govt’s key goals for S’pore: PM Lee
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Video Player Close Children play with bubble toys in a commercial street near the Zhengding ancient town in Zhengding County of Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, June 3, 2020. (Photo by Zhang Xiaofeng/Xinhua) As the world's second-largest economy keeps rumbling forward, the world economy will only reap more opportunities. by Xinhua writer He Fei BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- After securing a hard-won rebound from a pandemic-induced worldwide slump last year, China has set the bar even higher for 2021, aiming to expand its gross domestic product (GDP) by more than 6 percent. Surely the bold new target stands as a fresh testament to China's effective control of the deadly outbreak. More importantly, it is an unmistakable demonstration of the country's confidence in a more dynamic economic future, which means more opportunities for a deeply troubled global economy. That strong confidence draws strength from not only China's impressive economic rally during … [Read more...] about Xinhua Commentary: New growth goal of China, more opportunities for the world
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With seconds remaining, no timeouts and down a point, the Milwaukee Bucks knew they had to push the pace. Jrue Holiday took care of the rest. Holiday’s 11-foot baseline jumper with two seconds remaining gave the Bucks a 112-111 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night in a game where the teams exchanged leads five times in the final minute. “I was the first one down the court, so … it was pretty much me and (Grizzlies forward) Dillon Brooks,” Holiday said. “I just took the opportunity. I thought I made a nice play and knocked down the shot.” Memphis rookie Desmond Bane had a final chance for the Grizzlies, but his 3-pointer hit the front of the rim, giving the Bucks their sixth victory in seven games. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Khris Middleton added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Holiday and Pat Connaughton finished with 15 points each, both connecting on key baskets in the final minute. Ja … [Read more...] about Holiday hits baseline jumper to lift Bucks past Grizzlies
LONDON: Mohamed Salah's angry shake of the head after being substituted in Liverpool's defeat to Chelsea was symbolic of the champions' intense frustration as their season unravels. Jurgen Klopp removed his top scorer just after the hour mark on Thursday (Mar 5) but it did not prevent a 1-0 defeat and a fifth straight home loss for the first time in their history. The wheels have come off quickly for Liverpool, who were crowned English champions last season for the first time since 1990. As recently as mid-January, Klopp's men were top of the league and in the title picture despite being hampered by a spate of injuries, most notably to central defender Virgil van Dijk. Up until their shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley in January they had not tasted defeat in the league at Anfield since April 2017. But now they have a fight on their hands just to qualify for the top four - an unthinkable situation after winning the title last year by 18 points. Liverpool have earned just 10 … [Read more...] about Football: Liverpool scramble for answers as season collapses
QUEEN Elizabeth II has been married to Prince Philip for more than seven decades. The royal couple, who tied the knot in 1947, have four children together - Prince Charles , Princess Anne , Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Are Prince Philip and The Queen related? The Queen , 94, and Prince Philip , 99, are cousins. Both directly related to Queen Victoria, the two share the same bloodline. Through their respective links to Queen Victoria, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are third cousins. How is Queen Elizabeth related to Queen Victoria? Through her father's lineage, the Queen is a direct descendent of Queen Victoria. Together with Prince Albert , Queen Victoria had nine children - four sons and five daughters . Their eldest son, Prince Edward, was born in 1841 and ascended the throne in 1901 following Queen Victoria's death. His second-eldest son, George - the Queen's grandfather - succeeded Edward in 1910. King George V's reign … [Read more...] about Are Prince Philip and The Queen related?