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Singapore's professional football league has dropped a controversial age-restriction rule that would have limited the number of players above the age of 30 who could play in next season's S-League.

News

Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz, two German 21-year-olds accused of vandalising an SMRT train at Bishan Depot, arrived in separate cars at the State Court yesterday to be charged.
One man brought his teenage daughter with him for support, others their spouses and friends. The group of about 100 sat on little, colourful chairs and took turns to speak.
Scores of Singaporeans sent their wishes for a speedy recovery to Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who underwent successful surgery yesterday for prostate cancer.

Invest

It has not been an easy year for commodities, hard or soft, with prices for everything from crude oil to corn lower now than a year ago.
Low interest rates are not going away soon so fixed-income investors are turning increasingly to bonds, but they are no sure thing either, said a leading financial markets executive.
"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it," Albert Einstein once said.

Think

The outcome of a recent disciplinary hearing by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) raises a number of questions, not least about how much patients can count on the watchdog body to protect their interests.
Yet another work attitude survey has shown up the simmering discontent of many Singapore workers. They have been tagged "under happy" in a workplace study by the Singapore Human Resources Institute and consulting firm Align Group.
If you are seeing spots dance before your eyes, no, you are not about to pass out.

Lifestyle

Which places in Singapore are dear to you? In celebration of the country's 50th birthday next year, Singaporeans are asked to create a collective map of places on the island that define Singapore as home.
For 40 years, Mr Mun Chor Seng had a front- row seat to Singapore's journey from backwater colony to modern city - from behind his camera. He clambered on top of vans to capture the National Day Parade, jetted with ministers to Africa on political visits and sloshed through neck-level puddles to snap the floods that swept through his home in Newton in 1969.
A burgeoning arts scene might not be what comes to mind when one mentions Singapore in the 1950s, but former ballerina Helen Lyou has fond memories of just that.

Sports

A new dawn in Singapore's football history will be written tonight. When Shahril Ishak leads the reigning Asean champions out at the new National Stadium tonight, Kallang - after lying dormant since the demolition of the old stadium began in 2010 - will finally roar again for the national team.
Tianjin, Sep 6, 2013. The scoreboard screamed China 6 - Singapore 1 at the final whistle. Moments later, a Chinese journalist called his Singaporean counterpart, telling it straight over the telephone: "We don't dare to play this style of football and you dare?"
Vietnam's veteran striker Le Cong Vinh (in red) scoring to make it 2-1 against Indonesia at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi last night. The co-hosts took the lead twice but were pegged back by the visitors in their 2-2 AFF Suzuki Cup Group A opening match.