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Woman's body found in Kallang River

Police retrieved the body of a 48-year-old woman from the Kallang River yesterday.

Her body was found floating in the river, said the police who had answered a call for assistance at about 10am.

A witness, Mr Kevin Tan, was driving in the vicinity of Geylang Road when he saw police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers along the banks of the river.

Said Mr Tan, who took this picture (right): "Like the few members of the public who were there at the time, I was curious. So we watched from behind the police cordon."

The woman's body was retrieved by personnel from SCDF and national water agency PUB. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Police have classified the case as unnatural death.

He ate raw fish and got a knee infection

Man gets Group B streptococcus infection after eating yusheng

YUSHENG WOE: Mr Howard Kuay, who was diagnosed with a Group B streptococcus infection last month, flashing a brave smile. His knee swelled up so badly that he had to go for an operation to drain out the pus.
YUSHENG WOE: Mr Howard Kuay (above), who was diagnosed with a Group B streptococcus infection last month, flashing a brave smile. His knee swelled up so badly that he had to go for an operation to drain out the pus.

When his left knee swelled up, he thought it was a muscle pull from cycling.

But when the pain gave him sleepless nights and bouts of fever started to hit him, Mr Howard Kuay, 30, realised it was serious.

The tuition agency owner was eventually diagnosed with a Group B streptococcus (GBS) infection, and had to go through an operation to cut his ligament, move his knee cap to the side to drain the pus out.

And the most likely cause of the infection? Eating raw fish.

“There is a 99 per cent possibility (of that being the cause),” Infectious diseases specialist Dr Leong Hoe Nam, who treated Mr Kuay, told The New Paper.

Late last month, the Ministry of Health said in a statement that interim analysis on a limited number of  cases showed a link between raw fish consumption and GBS infections.

Dr Leong  said this strain of GBS that has been going around is more virulent, and that even the young and healthy are at risk.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 8.

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Watch: Women give men a lesson in football

Raquel Benetti tackling an unsuspecting male footballer just before showing them how its done.

You might want to think twice the next time you tell your mate that he plays like a girl.

Freestyle footballers Raquel Benetti and Alice Fougeray went undercover to a men’s practice match, and gave the guys a footballing lesson.


Raquel Benetti (left) and Alice Fougeray (right) with the host of Maxman.tv. PHOTO: YOUTUBE/MAXMAN.TV

They were doing it for YouTube channel Maxman.tv, reported the Mirror.

Out came the flicks and tricks to humiliate the guys.

 

 

 

 

While the disguises — Fougeray as an old lady and Benetti as a girl in a sexy red cut-out dress — lacked the sophistication of Cristiano Ronaldo’s when he pulled off his own street football masterclass in Madrid earlier this week, the skills certainly matched up.

Here's the full video.

 

 

Source: YouTube, Mirror

Die-hard fan gets tattoo of Boro chairman

Boro chairman Steve Gibson

Middlesbrough fan Barry Hutt is no ordinary supporter.

Tattoos of players and managers are common, but Hutt decided to go for something more unusual.

The hardcore supporter has inked a picture of Boro chairman Steve Gibson on his back.

 

 

Said Hutt: “Players always get the acknowledgement, but Steve Gibson isn’t like anyone else.

“He’s the main man at Middlesbrough.

“He’s different to any other chairman. He’s a fan. Nobody else would have stepped in to save a club like he did.”

Okay, Barry, no one’s going to argue with you.

Source: The Mirror

 

Girl, 10, makes waves in world swimming meet

Alzain Tareq leaves the pool after her heats on Friday
Alzain Tareq leaves the pool after her heats on Friday

Alzain Tareq describes competing against adults at the world championships as “cool”.

Her idols are swimming stars Cate Campbell and Sarah Sjostrom.

And she’s only 10 years old.

The Bahraini caused a splash at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Friday morning (Aug 7) when she raced in the women’s 50m butterfly heats.

The tiny Middle Eastern schoolgirl finished last in her heats after swimming 41.13 seconds, nine behind the heats winner.

She is believed to be the youngest swimmer to have ever swum at a world championships.

Overall, she was 15secs off the fastest time of 25.43 secs, set by Sjostorm, the 100m world record-holder, who swam in a later heats.

Alzain was last of the 64 competitors who raced in the event.

Alzain Tareq (in blue)  and Rita Zeqiri of Kosovo leave the pool side after their heats

Alzain Tareq (in blue) and Rita Zeqiri of Kosovo leave the pool after their heats. PHOTO: REUTERS 

She caused a stir in the media mixed zone as reporters clamoured to interview the pint-sized swimmer, who coped admirably with the television cameras’ glare and answered all questions in crystal-clear English.

“I’m happy, I feel so happy. It was really cool,” she beamed when asked what it was like to swim against adults here.

Swimming’s governing body Fina has confirmed there is currently no age restriction on swimmers competing at either a world championships or an Olympics Games.

So the Bahrain schoolgirl, who is her country’s fastest swimmer, has a clear goal, one year from Rio de Janeiro 2016: “I want to swim at the Olympics.”

Britain’s Fran Halsall, one of the favourites for a 50m butterfly medal, was surprised someone so young was racing.

“I don’t know what to make of it – she’s dinky (tiny). Good on her for having a go,” said the English swimmer, who was fifth fastest in qualifying for Friday night’s semi-finals.

Alzain is also competing in Saturday’s (Aug 8) 100m freestyle heats and was pleased to have met her heroes in Kazan.

Source: AFP

Joanne Peh gives birth... it's a girl

Joanne Peh and husband Qi Yuwu at the gala premiere of the movie "1965" last month. They welcomed a healthy baby girl on Friday.

Local celebrity couple Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu welcomed a baby girl at noon on Friday (Aug 7) at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, according to Chinese newspaper reports.

Both mother and daughter are doing well.

Actress Peh, 32, and her China-born actor-husband Qi, 38, got married in a private wedding in Sentosa last September, and announced the pregnancy in January this year.

Qi, who spoke to The New Paper last Tuesday (July 28) during the press conference of local historical movie 1965, had said he prefers girls to boys.

He also shared with TNP that they have already decided on the name for their baby.

He said he came up with the English name while his wife came up with the Chinese name.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 8.

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