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The Weekend Roundup: Good Luck To All

Here’s what happened over the weekend.

BY EDITORS | Aug 1, 2016 | Culture

1 | Former Singapore President hospitalised
S R Nathan, 92, is reported to be in critical condition after suffering a stroke. Nathan, who held office from 1999 to 2011, was the longest-serving and highest paid Singapore President. We like him. He’s a nice man who received about SGD4 million a year to “safeguard” the national reserves. We wish him a speedy recovery.

2 | The 2016 Mediacorp News Awards recognises itself
It’s important to give yourself a pat on the back, when no one else is, for a job well done. We get it. Now in its 10th year, Mediacorp took a moment off their busy schedule to award the best journalists and programmes across its news platforms. It’s kinda like a very public dinner and dance where employees are recognised for their efforts. Congratulations to all the winners.

3 | Minister Grace Fu urges Singaporeans to celebrate the Olympics in a different way
After news broke out that Singapore will not be broadcasting the Rio Olympics, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, considers the decision as a commercial one. "That's something for the rights owner as well as the broadcasters to decide,” she told The Straits Times. “I’m sure many of them [Singaporeans] will try to catch up and watch it [the Olympics] at a later date,” she told TODAY. “It’s the same way of having our aspirations falling on our athletes, but a different way of celebrating it.” Okay. Thanks, Grace.

4 | Chaos at Rio Olympics
Lodging issues have been plaguing the Rio Olympics. And now, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that the expulsion of Russia’s 400-strong contingent that are facing a doping crisis will only be made hours before the opening ceremony. In other news, North Korea has sent a high-level delegation to attend the games in support of their 30-odd athletes. We hope the Singapore team is having it better.

5 | Daredevil jumped with no parachute and survived
American skydiver, Luke Aikins, plunged 25,000 feet into a giant net with no parachute. The attempt is a world’s first and we’re sure it won’t be the last crazy stunt since Felix Baumgartner jumped towards Earth from space. We write this with an acute sense of vertigo.


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