An assist worth its weight in goal

Who doesn't love a wonder goal?

There are bicycle kicks, there are cheeky nudges and dramatic strikes from the halfway line.

But Chievo’s Riccardo Meggiorini showed that assists can be jaw-dropping too, in the match against Lazio on Sunday. 

In the 30th minute, Meggiorini slid across the byline to backheel a long ball into the penalty box, which was turned into goal by Alberto Paloschi.

L'assist #Fantascientifico di Meggiorini!

That was the second goal in Chievo’s 4-0 win, which propelled them to the top of Serie A.

The high-flying Flying Donkeys’ next match, after the international break, is against ailing defending champions Juventus, who have lost both their opening matches, 

On the clash against two clubs who have swopped their usual positions on the league table, Meggiorini said it makes him laugh.

Said the 29-year-old: “Two games count for little.”

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Liam Hemsworth has a new 'girl'

Miss Piggy has moved on and found herself a new man - Liam Hemsworth.

She is even the first to grace the 25-year-old Aussie actor's Instagram account, set up on Monday.

"Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world. Kermit, #SorryNotSorry," The Hunger Games star captioned a photo of himself with Kermit the Frog's ex-girlfriend.

Hemsworth will play himself in The Muppets, a new TV series premiering Sept 22 in the US, Entertainment Weekly reported.



Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world. Kermit, #SorryNotSorry. #TheMuppets #misspiggy

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Movie Review: Absolutely Anything (NC16)

What would you do if you had the power to do absolutely anything?

That is Simon Pegg's dilemma. His hapless schoolteacher Neil doesn't realise he's been given such awesomeness until he wishes aliens would vaporise his class of rowdy students.

So with great power comes great irresponsibility, such as asking for the body of a great man, upsizing his family jewels and getting his neighbour Catherine (Kate Beckinsale) to fall in love with him.

The premise is absurd from the get-go: the powers come from four crustacean-looking aliens who believe humans are idiots.

Neil proves them right.

Pegg's goofy charm is on overdrive, elevating this silly comedy where the best scenes are between Neil and his talking dog Dennis (voiced by the late Robin Williams).

Rating 3/5

Movie Review: All You Need Is Love

Taiwanese singer-actor Richie Jen doubles up as director in his new romance flick.

The movie tells the story of writer Fenfen (Shu Qi), who travels to Pescadores Islands in Taiwan to escape her restrictive and sheltered wealthy life in China.

There, she meets down-to-earth and simple guy Awu (Jen) and falls for him.

Jen's directorial debut may have a simple and straightforward plot, but its heartwarming storyline, complete with beautiful aerial shots of the islands, makes for a lighthearted, feel-good romp.

Rating 3/5

Court hospital order for HK woman who listened to voices in her head and killed daughter

The Hong Kong High Court sentenced a schizophrenic woman who hacked her daughter to death to serve a hospital order for an unspecified period on Wednesday (Sept 2).

On June 4, 2014, Ms Chu Lai-kam claimed she heard voices in her head telling her to kill her 18-month-old daughter.

She said that the voices told her that her son had been tied up and that the people responsible would return for her and her daughter.

The South China Morning Post reported that Ms Chu saw her son being tied up and was convinced by the voices to kill her daughter as quickly as possible.

She then proceeded to chop her daughter's neck with a knife which she had grabbed from the kitchen in her Sham Shui Po flat. She also cut herself in the left wrist in the process.

Ms Chu's daughter sustained over 40 cut wounds to various parts of her body including her head and neck and was later found lying in a pool of blood by the police.

Police also found Ms Chu's son, who did not witness the killing, waiting outside the flat as he had left his keys at home.

“I killed my daughter … Someone tied up my son downstairs. It is better to kill myself than be bullied. I chopped my daughter to death about 10 times. I then chopped myself," said Ms Chu, who suffered headaches when she started hearing a man's voice in her head in May the same year.

Following the gruesome killing, she was diagnosed as schizophrenic by three psychiatrists.

Justice Maggie Poon Man-kay ruled that the sentence was "appropriate" after going through experts' reports which show that her actions were a result of her mental illness and that she did not fully understand her condition.

Ms Chu expressed deep regret over killing her daughter in a letter to the court, saying that she was now aware of what she had done. 

Her siblings described her as a loving and caring mother to her children in letters to the court.

“This is the most tragic and unfortunate case as (Ms Chu) had no intention to kill the daughter she loved,” said her lawyer Edwin Choy Wai-Bond.

“She has already been punished by the loss of her daughter.”

Source: South China Morning Post


Is Kermit the Frog seeing a new woman?

Fans are still reeling from his shock split from his long-time girlfriend Miss Piggy, but it seems Kermit the Frog has already moved on with a much younger and prettier woman.

The Muppets star is reportedly dating US TV network ABC's head of marketing, Denise — who, like his ex, is a pig.  And according to People, Kermit's already calling her "his girlfriend".

Like a true showbiz pro, Kermit has denied that there is anything serious going on between him and Denise.

The Hollywood veteran shot down rumours that he was attached again in a statement posted to his Twitter account.



Nice try Kermit, but we aren't falling for the old "we are simply close friends" trick. Judging from the way you look at her, there's definitely something going on between the two of you. Ken Jeong can testify to that.



After finding out about his split from Miss Piggy, Kermit fan Emmy Rossum, who stars in the hit TV show Shameless, felt that she had a chance with the Rainbow Connection singer and even came up with couple — Kemmy? Emmit? — to prove how serious she was.

But her dreams were ultimately shattered by Kermit, who obviously already had someone special in mind.





Odd. It's as if he's contradicting himself. On one hand, he wants everyone to know that he likes Denise a lot. On the other, he doesn't seem to want to commit to anything just yet. For all we know it could all an elaborate plan to win Miss Piggy back.

If you haven't heard, she was recently photographed with The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth. And when Hemsworth joined Instagram on September 1, he made the photo his first ever post.




Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world. Kermit, #SorryNotSorry. #TheMuppets #misspiggy

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ABC's upcoming The Muppets series will reunite Kermit and Miss Piggy — with Denise and Hemsworth set to make appearances as well — so if the former power couple are indeed trying to make each other jealous, we could be in for one very interesting show.


Sources: People, Time

New Face 2015: Ophelia Oliveiro

Ophelia Oliveiro.

Ophelia Oliveiro, 22

Graduate, Singapore Institute of Management University of London

Ophelia Oliveiro enjoys spending time in East Coast Park.

“It’s my favourite place in Singapore and it’s a place I can go to unwind,” Ophelia, a recent graduate of Singapore Institute of Management University London, said.

The 22-year-old  added: “I can also roller skate there, which is a passion of mine. 

“It’s a good way to enjoy nature and see lovely sunsets while getting some exercise.”


But if you want to see her tensed, don’t wash your feet.

Ophelia’s pet peeve is when guests visit her house and don’t wash their feet before sitting on the couch, or even worse, her bed.

“It just annoys me so bad I can’t help but get them to wash their feet,” she said.

Subaru Forester 2.0XT 

With Subaru Forester 2.0XT’s tremendous fuel efficiency and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD), hitting the roads never felt more at ease and safe.

With a push of a button, the new X-Mode can be activated, allowing you to navigate safely.

Outfit: Levi's

Shoes & Accessories: New Look

For updates about New Face, follow TNPNewFace on Twitter and Instagram, and TheNewPaperNewFace on Facebook.

Creative Director: Yeoh Wee Teck
Photographer: Jeremy Long
Writer: Teresa Lo
Layout: Billy Ker and Janessa Tan
Stylist: ZH Tan
Hair: Kelvin, Louis and Norman, Monsoon Group
Make up: Beno and Michelle, M.A.C.
The New Paper New Face 2015 finale will be held on Oct 1 at Takashimaya Square, Ngee Ann City basement two at 7.30pm.

Ladies' survival mode

TRIO: The three surviving members of Ladies' Code (from left) Zuny, Sojung and Ashley at a memorial gig at Tokyo's Shinagawa Stellar Ball on Aug 22 to honour their late members RiSe and EunB.

I spent my weekend watching fan-cam video clips of girl group Ladies' Code's recent concert, which left me with a rush of emotions.

The surviving members of the K-pop quintet - Ashley, Zuny and Sojung - held a memorial gig at Tokyo's Shinagawa Stellar Ball on Aug 22 to honour the late RiSe and EunB , who died last September in a car crash.

Seeing the trio put on a brave front as old footage of RiSe and EunB played in a loop behind them, I felt pangs of heartbreak. RiSe was just 23 and EunB 21 when they died.

Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one knows that coping with grief is a lengthy process of struggle.

On stage, the girls held back tears as they dedicated their new song, I'll Smile Even If It Hurts, to their departed friends. It will officially be unveiled as a single on Sept 7, the day RiSe died.

For fans, the mere fact that the threesome are singing again after a one-year hiatus presents a glimmer of hope that Ladies' Code will continue to thrive.

It will not be easy, as evident in the case of Asian bands whose careers spiralled downhill following the tragic death of their members.

For instance, Hong Kong rockers Beyond's charismatic frontman Wong Ka Kui died in 1993 after falling from a stage during a rehearsal for a Japanese game show.

Years later, the legacy he left behind was destroyed by simmering conflict between his bandmates, bassist Wong Ka Keung and guitarist Paul Wong. They have since disbanded.

I'm confident that Ladies' Code will weather the storm and emerge stronger.

Veteran host Yoo Jae Suk puts it perfectly in his tender tribute to the duo: "These children are as beautiful as flowers. At their peak of beauty, they have flown away like petals. If we let them go from our hands, we will lose them. If we lose them from our thoughts, they will be forgotten."

ONE FM food fight

What makes ONE FM DJs go mmm? They slug it out with their favourite culinary discoveries of the week


The Flying Dutchman

ONE FM’s #1 Breakfast Show, 

Weekdays 6am to 10am

“Here is a fabulous mini eightcourse meal not to be missed. The Fukuichi Indulgence Teishoku is fresh and thoroughly fulfilling. At $30, it is a steal. Makes for a nice light dinner.”

Fukuichi Japanese Dining, Hotel Chancellor@Orchard, #01-05

Melody Chen

9-5 No Repeat Workday, Weekdays 1pm to 4pm

"Not as sloppy as Katz's Delicatessen in New York City but if you love beef pastrami, this sandwich ($16) is just as tasty with lots of mustard and cheese. Pair it with your choice of homemade infused rum and you're pretty much set for a fun night out."

Bumbo Rum Club, 83, Club Street

Elliott Danker

ONE FM's #1 Breakfast Show, Weekdays 6am to 10am

"Awesome ramen, all under one roof. My personal favourite is from Buta God which specialises in pork ramen. God Ramen ($15.90) has a good combination of marinated pork belly slices and poached egg that complements the slightly sweet tonkotsu broth."

Ramen Champion, Bugis+ Level 4, 201, Victoria Street

Desiree Lai

9-5 No Repeat Workday, Weekdays 10am to 1pm

"I swear this is the best vegetarian fried bee hoon ($2.50) ever. The stall has the best zai er (deep-fried beancurd skin) - so flaky and crispy - I always find myself ordering extras."

A.M. Vegetarian, 71, Seng Poh Road, #01-49

Shan Wee

The Escape Plan with Shan and Cheryl, Weekdays 4pm to 8pm

"Slather on some sour cream and the Breakfast Burrito ($18) is incredible. But are they serving Mexican midgets? Make it bigger! I had to order it twice."

Super Loco, The Quayside,60, Robertson Quay, #01-13

Glenn Ong

ONE FM's #1 Breakfast Show, Weekdays 6am to 10am

"Menya Musashi is having this limited-time promotion, featuring this al dente Mala Ramen ($15.90), which blends perfectly with the red broth."

Menya Musashi, VivoCity, #01-104

Cheryl Miles

The Escape Plan with Shan and Cheryl, Weekdays 4pm to 8pm

"My neighbourhood bak chor mee ($3.50) is my latest hawker food addiction. The noodles, drenched in a delicious mixture of vinegar and chilli, is topped with tasty braised mushrooms and tender slivers of pork liver."

26 Food Loft, 26, Jalan Membina 



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