Singapore Prize Winner Announced

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The Singapore prize, administered by the National University of Singapore’s Department of History, was established in 2014 to celebrate the nation’s 50th anniversary and to promote writing that champions mindsets and values important to Singapore such as equality, diversity, religious harmony and pragmatism. The inaugural prize, which saw six works shortlisted, awarded a total of S$30,000.

This is the first time that the award has been given to a book that explores Singapore’s place in an Asian context, and Prof Miksic was delighted to receive the honour. “The book has made a fundamental contribution to our understanding of how Singapore developed,” he said. It shed light on bits of information in literary records, such as references to Temasek and Longyamen, that had been interpreted as Singapore. It also reveals the extent to which Singapore’s history has been influenced by other parts of Asia.

The winner will be eligible for the standard Tour event-winning benefits, including a two-plus season exemption on the world tour and berths in key events. In addition, the winner will also receive 16.5 OWGR points, based on field strength. It is worth mentioning that only a small percentage of competitive athletes can make it to the podium at the Olympics, which require an enormous financial investment over many years of training and dedication. This is why the Singapore Olympic Council in the 1990s devised an incentive scheme to reward medal-winning athletes, by giving them cash payouts for their success.

A global environmental prize founded by Prince William will hold its awards ceremony in Singapore this month. The five winners of the Earthshot Prize will receive PS1 million (S$1.7 million) to help scale their environmental solutions. They will also be given a platform to explore new opportunities with business, investors and other key players in the region during a series of events dubbed Earthshot Week. The event organisers say that Southeast Asia is one of the regions hardest hit by climate change, but it also hosts a wealth of innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders who are committed to reversing damage done to the planet.

The event will include performances by world-renowned musicians and artists, although the organisers have yet to reveal the names of those who will be performing at the event. Previous editions of the Earthshot Prize have featured performers such as Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. The prize show will be held on Nov 6, the start of a series of events that will form the first-ever Earthshot Week. This will see global leaders, businesses and investors convene in Singapore to explore opportunities to accelerate the winning solutions and bring about tangible action to repair the planet. The strategic partners of the prize are Temasek Trust, Temasek, GenZero and Conservation International.


Dominoes are a type of game piece, similar to playing cards or dice. They are typically rectangular in shape and are marked with a pattern of spots, called pips, on one side, and are blank or identically patterned on the other. They are normally twice as long as they are wide, although they may be smaller or larger in some cases, such as when the pieces are used to build structures or as decorative art. Dominoes are generally made from a hard material, such as bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother of pearl), ivory or a dark hardwood, such as ebony. Some sets are made from other natural materials, such as stone or soapstone, metals and ceramic clay.

The word domino is believed to be derived from the Latin phrase domus aurea, or “white house,” and may have been inspired by the white markings on the dark exterior of some Italian palaces during the early 18th century. The game soon became a fad in Italy and southern Germany, and from there it spread to France. The name “domino” does not appear in French records until 1771, though the game itself is much older.

Unlike other games that require complex rules, domino is usually played simply and without the need for an umpire. The game is a game of chance and skill, with a large part of the fun coming from betting with opponents about what numbers they will be able to play next. The players are usually seated around a table and the first player to play all of their tiles wins.

Most dominoes have a number of different sides and can be matched with other dominoes in a variety of ways to create different games. A traditional set contains a unique piece for each combination of numbers between one and six. The most common domino sets are known as double-twelve or double-nine sets and contain 91 or 55 dominoes respectively. Players place their dominoes in a line on the table, face down and on-edge, so that each person can see their own. When it is a players turn to play, they choose a domino from their hand and lay it down on the table. It must match the value of another domino already on the table, or else it is placed in the boneyard, where it will be available for use next time.

Once a player plays a domino, it is important to keep track of the remaining values in each player’s hand. The player can then make the best decision about what to play in the future, based on which values are available and the total number of dominoes still in each player’s hand.

Hevesh, who has designed domino tracks with a variety of themes, says that the main physical phenomenon behind her mind-blowing installations is gravity. This force pulls down a fallen domino and sends it crashing into the next, setting off an ever-growing chain reaction until all of the dominoes are in place. She tests each section of her installations before putting them together, and films the results so that she can see if anything goes wrong in slow motion.