Zlatan can become the new Cantona

He has the right kind of image that I like to see players of Manchester United have. He could be an inspiration for something new, something different. — Peter Schmeichel on Zlatan Ibrahimovic (above)
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Wenger desperate not to lose tonight's clash with Mourinho

Wenger needs to defeat manager he dislikes most

It’s not a friendly, but it’s not a statement for the season. Arsenal last season won the Community Shield against the champions (Man City) and finished third. — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
You know, it will not be a friendly, because it is just like that — and it is good like that. That’s part of our game now — you have to accept that every game is judged as though it’s definite. — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Genuine sporting loathing is a wonderful guilty pleasure.

From Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira to Wayne Bridge and John Terry, a mutual disrespect between professional competitors brings the popcorn to a party.

And Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are bringing the stuff by the bucket-load tonight, says Neil Humphreys.

The contempt is real. The intolerance is coldly reciprocated. Both men play mosquitoes; a buzzing irritant neither manager can swat or silence.

The Wembley dugout will divide two incorrigible enemies. They are united only in their mutual hostility.

For that reason alone, Arsenal's Wenger will want to win the Community Shield against Mourinho's Chelsea.

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Wenger's warriors hold edge

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S'pore: Launch pad for Italian marques

Glitzy motorcycle launches connect potential buyers with the brands' bigwigs and offer a lively atmosphere to find out more about the new rides

FIERCE: The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR boasts spectacular styling.
RIDE ON: Actor and DJ Bobby Tonelli on an Aprilia.
Mr Michael Ang (left) and Mr Judah Sangaran (right).
Mr Eugene Mah (left).

Motorcycle launches may seem like fun and casual affairs for attendees.

But they serve a more serious purpose, two Italian motorcycle distributors tell Biker Boy.

They let potential customers mingle with the bigwigs and learn about the brand and the motorcycle that is being launched.

Last month, Aprilia and MV Agusta launched their new bike models for 2015.

We ask the brands' distributors what their plans are and why launches continue to matter.

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Bullet ricochets off armadillo, hits US man

SHELL: Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning ‘little armoured one’ and refers to its bony plates.
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Mum sets car on fire - with son in it

She had killed son with drug overdose and tried to cover up the murder

TRAGIC: Daniel Dana, 5, was already dead when his mother set her car on fire.
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Najib's wife denies allegations

She demands apology from journalist within 48 hours

DENIAL: The Malaysian Prime MInister’s wife Rosmah Mansor refuted claims that she intends to oust the governor of Malaysia’s Central Bank.
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Students rethink study plans due to weakening ringgit

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Looking for more senior volunteers

They may be silver themselves, but it's not stopping a growing bunch of seniors from volunteering. JUDITH TAN (juditht@sph.com.sg) speaks to three who are paying it forward

GUTSY: Housewife K. Rangithamalar, 60, leading senior citizens at a care corner in Toa Payoh in exercises.

RSVP Singapore, a non-profit organisation on senior volunteers is hoping to increase their numbers. They have about 1,100 senior volunteers with them and hope to recruit more, offering them the opportunity to do so.

Some seniors are paying it forward.

They include Madam K Rangithamalar, who at 60, is leading exercise classes for the elderly at Toa Payoh — and one would hardly guess that she was once paralysed after an accident.

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