SINGAPORE - Editor Says is a new weekly video series where Mr Warren Fernandez, editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings' English, Malay and Tamil Media Group and editor of The Straits Times, discusses the top story of the week, why it matters and what's next. It is released around the same time as the ST Editor's Picks newsletter, which is curated by Mr Fernandez every Friday. In the first episode of Editor Says on Friday (Oct 30), he spoke on Singapore's road to phase three of reopening amid the Covid-19 pandemic. While the prospect of more relaxed rules in phase three is much anticipated, Singapore needs to weigh the benefits and risks, and open up in a calibrated manner, he said. The Editor Says video is a way for readers who are on the go to get a quick look at a story that stood out during the week. There will also be a podcast version of the episode that goes out every Friday afternoon on The Straits Times' channel on audio apps Apple Podcasts, Spotify and ... » Learn More about Editor Says: The tricky trade-off between Covid-19 discipline and Singapore’s opening up
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Sportsmen and beloved friends of Philippine sports who passed away last year will be remembered in the coming San Miguel Corp.-Philippine Sportswriters Association (SMC-PSA) Annual Awards Night. Athletes, coaches, officials and supporters of local sports will be honored with a posthumous recognition during the March 27 virtual rite at the TV5 Media Center. Never in recent memory has there been a long list of sportsmen who passed on to the Great Beyond than in 2020, with the likes of former Ambassador and basketball godfather Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, national team coaches Januario “Aric” del Rosario and Nic Jorge, Olympians Alfonso “Boy” Marquez and Orlando “Orly” Bauzon, grand matriarch of Philippine boxing Laura Elorde, and our very own Teddyvic Melendres, former sports and senior news desk editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and PSA president from 2009-2011, among the prominent ones who departed. A moment of silence and a special video presentation will be shown in ... » Learn More about Posthumous citation for former Inquirer sports editor
After online fury and intense criticism from many New York Times staffers, the paper's editorial page head has resigned in controversy after publishing an op-ed by a US senator who urged military force against protestors nationwide. James Bennet -- the editorial page editor since May 2016 -- faced intense backlash after initially defending the column headlined "Send in The Military" by Republican US Senator Tom Cotton. The hardline op-ed -- which Bennet initially defended as an example of the newspaper's commitment to ideological diversity -- was met with both internal and external outrage. Cotton's essay encouraged an "overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers" as anti-racism protests rage across the United States. Some 800 Times staffers signed a petition in protest of its publication, as many of the paper's employees tweeted: "Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger." The company's publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, also initially ... » Learn More about NYT editor resigns after backlash over senator’s hardline op-ed
Guiller de Guzman (Inset photo by JUN CAMARILLO) MANILA, Philippines — The Inquirer mourns the passing of one of its senior editors, Guillermino de Guzman, who died on April 3 at age 72. A veteran of several major publications before joining the Inquirer, De Guzman belonged to a generation of journalists who skipped a formal college degree and went straight to the school of hard knocks that was the newsroom. Starting out as a proofreader, he later became a reporter and rose to become an editor highly regarded by his peers. It was a career that spanned decades, starting from the Marcos years, and saw him taking key newsroom positions in national publications such as Times Journal, The Daily Globe, The Philippines Free Press where he was managing editor for 17 years, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer where he served on the news desk for almost a decade. During his stint at the Times Journal, he also wrote business stories and edited for several trade publications. ... » Learn More about Veteran newsman, Inquirer senior editor Guillermino de Guzman; 72
Nestor U. Torre at the 2010 Catholic Mass Media Awards when he was elevated to the Hall of Fame after winning his third Best Entertainment Column (Inquirer file photo) Members of the entertainment industry honored Inquirer editor and columnist Nestor Torre Jr., who passed away at 78 years old yesterday, April 6, due to complications caused by COVID-19. Actress-writer Bibeth Orteza, for one, remembered her good friend Torre for directing “Ang Isinilang Ko Ba’y Kasalanan?”—the first movie she starred in back in the late ’70s. “Our friend left us only this morning, no thanks to [COVID],” she posted on Facebook yesterday. “He directed my first feature film, this man who refused to write his screenplays, stageplays and columns on the typewriter, no way on computers much later on, simply doing all of them by hand, on yellow legal-sized pad.” “A loving son to his mama Isabel who passed just a teeny-weeny bit ahead, I see him now having a major argument with Behn Cervantes, while ... » Learn More about Late Inquirer editor Nestor Torre honored by Bibeth Orteza, Rita Daniela
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader talkback: Are you concerned about the situation in Myanmar and believe it could impact Thailand? We also expanded on the basic question, asking this: Do you think the current situation will continue to escalate? What sort of consequences do you think the situation will have on Thailand? How, if at all, can the situation be resolved without further escalating or even risking full civil war or a “failed state” in your opinion? Are you concerned that refugees entering Thailand potentially illegally could cause another round of Covid-19 and result in business closures, restrictions, lockdowns, etc.? Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: Are you concerned about the situation in Myanmar and believe it could impact Thailand?
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: Do you think the Thai government should make additional restrictions for Songkran next week to control Covid-19? Of course, since we asked this question the Thai government responded by closing entertainment venues in 41 provinces, including Chonburi, for at least two weeks and many provinces have enacted additional restrictions stemming from travel restrictions to closing other venues like cinemas. Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to highlight different points of view. Do you still want to chime in? Here is how: Let us know in comments, on our social media, or mail us at [email protected] . Here is what ... » Learn More about Reader talkback results: Do you think the Thai government should make additional restrictions for Songkran?
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: How long do you think the current “round” of Covid-19 infections and cases will last in Thailand? Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to highlight different points of view. Do you still want to chime in? Here is how: Let us know in comments, on our social media, or mail us at [email protected] . Kevin B- We can live with covid and all the variant’s around and just accept the fact people shall die and get on with life! Gary R -(In response to Kevin B) You’re probably young and low risk. You don’t speak for high-risk people, who you obviously care little about. John D- Looking at how many Thais are ignoring ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: How long do you think the current round of Covid-19 infections and cases will last in Thailand?
Pattaya, Thailand- Editor’s note: These statements were made before an announcement by the Chonburi Public Relations social media regarding higher numbers of Covid-19 cases mid afternoon on Monday, December 28th. The Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunplume spoke with The Pattaya News and other local Thai press this morning, seeking to reassure local residents that Pattaya City directly had not yet seen confirmed cases of Covid-19 and that officials had no signs of widespread infections or issues in the area. Mayor Khunplume also wanted to reassure local businesses that despite rumors on social media there was no plan, as of press time, to close the cities major entertainment sector or restrict the sale of alcohol over the New Year period. Pattaya city has already had a difficult year, like most tourist reliant cities in the world, due to borders being largely closed to foreign tourists since March without going through a series of hoops and requirements, the biggest being a ... » Learn More about Pattaya City Mayor reassures residents that Pattaya remains clear of Covid-19, no closures at this time
Image: OcusFocus/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews New United States research has found that getting too little or too much sleep could have a negative impact on asthma among adults suffering with the condition. Carried out by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the new study surveyed 1,389 adults age 20 years and older who reported having asthma about their sleep habits. The researchers found that 25.9% of participants were “short” sleepers and reported only getting five hours of sleep or less per night; 65.9% were “normal” sleepers and got six to eight hours per night; and 8.2% were defined as “long” sleepers and slept for nine or more hours every night. They also found that short sleepers were more likely to be younger and non-White, while long sleepers were more likely to be older, female and a smoker. Moreover, short sleepers appeared to have a higher risk of having an asthma attack, dry cough and an overnight ... » Learn More about Not getting enough sleep could increase risk of asthma attacks, says new study