SINGAPORE — The Star Awards were held at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Jewel Changi on Sunday for the first time in a special edition amid the COVID-19 pandemic (see the awards results here).
Stars from the local Chinese entertainment scene walked down the red carpet before the awards ceremony on the tarmac of an airport runway, with some even changing outfits between the red carpet segment and awards show.
Police officers from three other European Union nations will help their colleagues in Slovenia to monitor its border with Croatia, amid concerns about a possible increase in illegal migrants as weather conditions improve. More than a million migrants and asylum seekers, mostly from the Middle East and Afghanistan, entered the European Union via the so-called Balkan route in 2015-16, prompting countries to tighten border security. Croatia, like Slovenia, is also a member of the EU but is not in Europe's passport-free Schengen zone.
Travellers entering the Philippines will be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine, up from a week previously, as authorities try to contain more infectious coronavirus variants, the presidential spokesman said on Friday. The new controls will apply regardless of whether a visitor has been vaccinated and the first 10 days of quarantine will be in a government-accredited facility and the remainder at home, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a briefing. Visitors will get a COVID-19 test on the seventh day after arrival, but will still be required to complete a 10-day stay in a facility even if they test negative, Roque said.
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Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez said the pressure will be on Chelsea when the sides meet in a high-stakes Premier League encounter at the Etihad stadium on Saturday. City will be crowned champions for the fifth time in 10 years with three games to spare if they beat fourth-placed Chelsea, who are threatened by West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. They will also wrap up the title on Sunday if Manchester United lose at Aston Villa.
Patty, the joint-overnight leader with Atthaya, carded six birdies in the second round and sank a 10-foot eagle putt after a brilliant approach shot on the 18th hole to go 16-under for the tournament at Siam Country Club in Chon Buri province. The 21-year-old ANA Inspiration winner was locked in a tight battle for much of the day with Atthaya, who had an eagle of her own in the seventh and bogeyed on 17 to finish the round with a 67, but remains in the hunt for a maiden LPGA Tour title. Germany's Caroline Masson was in third place after a steady round of 66 to match her effort on Thursday, while Mexico's Gaby Lopez, New Zealand's Lydia Ko and Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen were tied for fourth.
ALCANTARA -- Patrick Jan Cabahug may have made a professional career out of putting the ball into the basket but his vaunted offensive skills will be tested when he goes up against the imposing defense
Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was interrogated Friday in the northern city of Nan where he had lived with Pitchaporn Kidchob, said police Lt. Col. Somkiat Ruam-ngern. Balzer was arrested Thursday in the northern city of Chiang Mai and confessed to killing his 32-year-old wife, said Maj. Gen. Weerachon Boontawee, chief of Provincial Police Region 5′s Detective Department.
Hong Kong authorities said on Friday residents who have been fully vaccinated can spend a shorter time in quarantine if they have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient, after thousands of people were sent to tiny quarantine quarters for up to 21 days. The new rule comes as the city government is trying to encourage people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Only about 14% of Hong Kong's 7.5 million people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine since a campaign was launched in February.
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