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Sports Desk 1, Singapore 0

SINGAPORE – Readers of the most respected English broadsheet on the island might have been forgiven for not knowing which country they were in had they begun reading it from the back page, which is the front page as far … Continue reading

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Bowling again

I went bowling with some other staff from I2R, my second time in two weeks and considerably more affordable than my solo trip to the West Coast Recreation Centre. This was to the SuperBowl in SAFRA Mt Faber. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Poking away at the XLSX

Hope to be able to write my own filter that can handle Excel files in different programming languages. I will be updating information here as I find it (and have time to document…) As always, StackOverflow has already got something … Continue reading

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Really, Media, Really?

LionsXII fielded a second-string side against Kelantan at Kota Bharu and lost 2-0. With the title already won and their seeding in the Malaysia Cup confirmed, they can afford to. In the New Paper today, three and a half pages … Continue reading

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The Malaysia Cup beckons — but for whom?

I have many things to say about the LionsXII – not all of them are nice. But the overwhelming media coverage of this johnny-come-back-lately is as sickening as it is understandable. On the off chance you haven’t heard of the … Continue reading

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Provide Standard Information

So the very responsive NEA site has chosen to emphasise the 24-hour PSI values in the respective zones. You have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the trends for 3-hour PSI. Is it really less relevant … Continue reading

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In index we trust

PSA: the NEA has reworked its PSI readings page again. It is now deeper in the site. So obviously there is a lot of discussion about the Pollutant Standard Index (PSI, not PSI Index please). It is, as some have … Continue reading

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Football and Linguistics

Who knew there was an intersection between two of my interests? …then again, was this really unexpected? A research group at the Universit├Ąt Innsbruck focusing on multilingualism has done some work relating football and language, and this is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Laos 2 Singapore 5

For those inclined to receive them, the Lions will be arriving on SQ975 today at 3.55pm. They return after having picked up seven goals and conceded two against regional opposition, a respectable start to the new coach Bernd Stange’s reign. … Continue reading

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We’re Visiting … Laos?

New national coach Bernd Stange will want his Lions – my, our Lions – to pick up their second consecutive win today in Laos. It is just a friendly, but is quite a remarkable occasion. Why?

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