(Reuters) - Andy Parkinson stepped down as chief executive of British Rowing on Friday, nearly two months after Britain's disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Britain won only two medals in Tokyo, bringing home a silver in men's quadruple sculls and bronze in the men's eight competition. It was the first time Britain's rowers failed to win a gold medal since 1980. Britain's dominant run at the Games dried up as they finished 14th in the sport's medal table, with New Zealand topping the Olympic rowing medal table for the first time. British Rowing said Parkinson, who held the post for six years, had resigned to "explore new opportunities". "I'm looking forward to a new challenge and wanted to give a successor time to input into, and importantly own, plans for the next investment cycle and beyond," Parkinson said in a statement https://www.britishrowing.org/2021/09/british-rowing-statement-11. "I also have every confidence in the team, rowers, coaches and ... » Learn More about Rowing-Parkinson steps down as British Rowing CEO after poor Olympics display
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North Korea is floating a trial balloon to see if it can resume dialogue with the United States through South Korea, analysts say, with inter-Korean reconciliation talks and a summit also involving China potentially happening as soon as the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They based their assessment on comments made on Saturday (Sept 25) by Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, when she made clear her support for a formal end to the Korean war and a fresh inter-Korean summit if Seoul treated Pyongyang with "impartiality" and mutual respect. She made the statement a day after she praised South Korean President Moon Jae-in 's recent call for a declaration of an end to the 1950-53 conflict - technically ongoing, as the fighting ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty - as an "admirable idea", and said Pyongyang was also willing to discuss mending fences with Seoul. Moon had earlier suggested the two Koreas - along with the US, which ... » Learn More about Will Kim Yo-jong’s olive branch to Seoul herald Winter Olympics peace talks?
Malaysia Covid-19 Watch: 13,104 new cases on Sunday (Sept 26), Sarawak top with 2,943 Covid-19 Watch: 83.1% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated Covid-19: Malaysia's death toll reaches 25,159 with 228 total fatalities reported Saturday (Sept 25) Covid-19: Over 30% of students aged 12 to 17 have received first dose of vaccine, says Dr Mah Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine safe for primary schoolkids Covid-19: Ensure dissemination of accurate information on NRP, endemic phase, says Annuar Ok booster: Sarawak first state to start administering additional doses to elderly, vulnerable groups in October, says KJ Theme parks should be allowed to re-open, says Deputy Tourism Minister Bursa Malaysia likely to trade sideways from Monday (Sept 27) Ringgit anticipated to trade higher ahead of 12MP tabling in parliament In Malaysia, printmaking works are attracting young art collectors Malaysia only seeking China's views on Aukus, says Hishammuddin Singapore ... » Learn More about Asean News Headlines at 10 pm on Sunday (Sept 26)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A retired naturalised athlete is alleged to have cheated former senior sports official Datuk Sieh Kok Chi and his disabled daughter of close to RM1.5mil in a property case. Kok Chi, who served as the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary-general from 1992 to 2015, claimed that his 47-year-old daughter Sieh Shen-Nern’s signature was forged by the former athlete, who had represented Malaysia in the Olympic Games. The 82-year-old Kok Chi, who has dedicated decades of his life to sports administration, has lodged a police report accusing the former athlete of forging the signature in the Power of Attorney to transfer half a share of a shop lot in Sri Petaling owned by Shen-Nern and the former athlete. “My daughter was born with physical impairment and intellectually disabled, can only sign her signature in my presence guiding her. The signature signed on the Power of Attorney in March 2014, which I was not present or I have not seen, is different from ... » Learn More about Retired naturalised athlete accused of cheating former senior sports official
Election season naturally brings a firestorm of media reports and polarising online chatter to our screens and front pages. This year, there's been much talk over the battles at East Coast, West Coast and even controversy surrounding alleged racist statements made by an opposition candidate. But amidst all the coverage, one particular opposition ward appears to have gone under the radar. Little attention has been given to Hougang SMC, where Dennis Tan works the ground without much fanfare or media circus. And yet, one gets the sense that this is how the Workers’ Party (WP) candidate prefers it, working away from the media spotlight, speaking one on one with residents. On the late Saturday morning, June 27, before nomination day, I watched as Tan walked the ground around Block 327 Hougang Avenue 5. Flanked by Png Eng Huat, WP GE2015 candidate Adrian Sim, and a woman named Irene, Tan’s walkabout carried a different rhythm and energy than those seen in other ... » Learn More about Dennis Tan: The man who intends to defend Workers’ Party’s 29-year legacy in Hougang
It's been a long, hard-fought campaign, but we're coming to the final stretch. At the end of it all some people will be delighted, others will be disappointed, but there will be a clear winner and life will go on. But enough about Liverpool FC winning the English Premier League, let's look at General Election 2020 -- Singapore edition. In years to come, this election will (hopefully) stick out like a sore thumb among the ones that came before and after it, its circumstances never to be repeated. Singapore's official campaign season is short when compared to countries like the U.S., but there have been some traditions that have sprung up over the years. Walkabouts where people jostle for selfies, jam-packed rallies at stadiums, going door-to-door to knock and introducing yourself. Thanks to Covid-19, all that changed. Physical rallies were out. Walkabouts had to adhere to safe distancing measures. In-person press conferences were junked. Even the most basic element of ... » Learn More about The new frontier: How S’pore’s 4 main political parties campaigned online for GE2020
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Five food and beverage (F&B) outlets have been ordered to close, according to a press release sent by the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE) on Dec. 22, for breaching safe management measures (SMM). Details of the five cases Cheers Up On Dec. 18, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) issued an order requiring Cheers Up (2 Havelock Road, #02-09, Havelock II) to close for 10 days from Dec. 19 to 28 (both dates inclusive). They were found to have allowed patrons to consume alcoholic beverages past 10.30pm on December 11, 2020. When officers did a follow-up check on Dec. 18, they found that patrons were still being allowed to consume alcoholic beverages at 11:15pm. URA issued another closure order, for 20 days from Dec. 29, 2020, to Jan. 17, 2021 (both dates inclusive). One Min Club One Min Club (at Concorde Hotel), was found to have committed multiple breaches of ... » Learn More about 5 F&B outlets to close for breaching Covid-19 measures, 1 hid alcohol in green tea bottles after 10:30pm