Trauma from the past

Still haunted by the Eniwetok tragedy

RESCUE: Workmen attempting to free the cable cars from the tangle.
SNAGGED: The gantry of the Eniwetok snagged one of the two cables, causing two cars to plunge into the sea.
OVER THE LIMIT: The Eniwetok was 9cm higher than the cableway running between the mainland and Sentosa.
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Sentosa cable car drama: Worker stuck in stalled cabin for almost 3 hours

STEADY: A worker (above) seen trying to free the stuck cable car.
SUSPENDED: The stuck cable car.

While Sunday beachgoers were frolicking in the late afternoon sun on Siloso Beach, others were working hard to free a man in a stalled cable car cabin.

A cable car cabin on the island's network had earlier plunged into a construction site from a height of about 20 metres, or eight storeys high.

For almost three hours yesterday, the trapped man waited to be rescued.

This drama happened barely 100m away from the activity-filled beach.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 11.

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World Cup winner Schweinsteiger asks and gets football hero Scholes' shirt at half-time

World Cup winner and Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger asked Paul Scholes for his shirt at half time.
World Cup winner and Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger asked Paul Scholes for his shirt at half time.

​Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger probably couldn't wait till full time to ask football legend Paul Scholes for his shirt.

Manchester United were playing Bayern Munich at an all-star game at the Allianz Arena yesterday.

When Scholes appeared in the second half with a blank replica jersey, many wondered what happened to his shirt.

He revealed that he had given it to Schweinsteiger (below).

"He asked me for a shirt at half time so I gave it to him. He gave me a shirt too, which was nice because he's an amazing football as he has just won the World Cup," said Scholes who scored the second goal in a 3-3 draw.

Scholes added: "It's nice to swap a shirt with such a great player - a man who's won the World Cup and many trophies with Bayern Munich... (speaking) to him for a few minutes was nice."

Source: Mail Online

 

 

Donut champ out-eats police, gets arrested and says 'I am innocent (of stealing)'

Donut champ wanted for theft says he's not the man.

He scored a sweet victory, out-eating police officers to win.

But the triumph turned sour when cops arrested the North Carolina man, after a newspaper story about the win led to his arrest on breaking and entering charges

Bradley Hardison, 24, ate eight doughnuts in two minutes on Tuesday night at at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime.

He beat a group that included local police officers and firefighters, Mail Online reported.

The report caught police's eye and they brought Hardison in for questioning on Wednesday.

Accused of stealing $6,260

The Camden County Sheriff's Lieutenant Max Robeson recalled: "I said, 'Congratulations on your win last night", before arresting the man on criminal charges of breaking and entering and injury to real property.

It seems he is wanted in connection with two break-ins.

In November, investigators say Hardison broke into several grocery stores and he is accused of stealing US$5,000 (S$6,260) in cash.

But Hardison says he's not the wanted man.

And he's come fighting on Facebook.

Sources: Facebook, Mail Online

Shocking! Man kicks a cat and sends it flying into the air

A video showing a man kicking a cat has sparked outrage online.
A video showing a man kicking a cat has sparked outrage online.

A video showing a young man kicking a cat has sparked outrage online. 

The act appeared to be pre-meditated as the camera-man told the abuser to "wait" as he gets his gear ready.

The man, who was wearing green trousers and a black t-shirt, then turns around and violently kicks the cat sitting on the pavement.

As he kicks the feline, it flies into the air and scurries off as soon as it lands... on its feet.

The two men then start laughing.

This video was reportedly shot in Ohio.

Source: Mirror Online

 

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Singer Miguel Antonio is youngest to perform at S'pore F1 Grand Prix

Miguel Antonio is slated for an exciting professional singing career especially because he is working under apl. de. ap, who is part of the Black Eyed Peas.
Miguel Antonio is slated for an exciting professional singing career especially because he is working under apl. de. ap, who is part of the Black Eyed Peas.

Singapore-based crooner, Miguel Antonio, 13, was discovered after a video of him went viral in 2010.

Then 10, the boy with the angelic voice sang the Les Miserables hit I Dreamed a Dream in a school competition here.

 

More than four years later, he is still making waves, working with big names like Black Eyed Peas' apl.de.ap and David Foster.

In September, eager fans can catch him at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in September, where he will be the youngest performer to grace the Marina Bay street circuit.

Such huge performances have become routine for him.

Miguel has even sung at the renowned Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to help with Typhoon Haiyan's recovery efforts in the Philippines.

And to think that not too long ago, he was just singing in front of small crowds.

"Most of the time, I was asked to sing the Happy Birthday song," he said.

apl.de.ap to mentor

Now, he is slated to further excel, thanks to his recent signing with BMBX, a talent agency where apl.de.ap will play mentor. 

Miguel said: "It is such a privilege for me. He has been in the music industry for many years and has proven himself a great artist. I will learn a lot from him."

Source: Entertainment Inquirer

 

 

 

 

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