'We're stronger than last season'
Man City still the team to beat
For a club with chaos imbedded in its DNA, this has been a strangely sedate summer for Manchester City.
But then, much has changed in the blue half of the city since the epochal takeover of 2008.
For one thing, City are currently champions for the second time in the Premier League era.
For another, they are Champions League regulars, preparing for their fourth successive campaign.
But their season begins today with a scuffle for a rather more low-key trophy — the Community Shield.
Nothing will be settled today in terms of major honours.
We have seen countless times that this curtain-raiser can be a false barometer for the coming season.
But, with their strength in depth, the Citizens are still the team to beat.
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Getting the world grooving
Dance used in good causes to support bladder leakage sufferers and ballet-lovin' tsunami victims
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Made in S'pore...and proud of it
One borrowed the trend of bikini waxes from New York, did so well, that they are exporting the services back to the US city.
Another had their big break when outbreaks of swine flu and bird flu elsewhere made Singapore's food products a safe choice, and yet another had live crocs in its arsenal of marketing tools.
Such are the anecdotes from local brands which have made it big in the world. This National Day, find out what goes into Made in Singapore companies.
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What does it mean to be Singaporean?
Local project asks people to think about national pride on a personal level
Mr Lim Meng Jin's photography project, which prompts Singaporeans to think about what it means to belong to this country, began as a response to the negativity he noticed.
"I wanted to get people to think about both tangible and intangible things that contribute to why it means something to be Singaporean.
Armed with a whiteboard, he approached Singaporeans who made an impact in his life as well as the local landscape, to pen their answers done.
Photos of them and their answers are then uploaded on his Facebook page, We the Citizens.
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