He said: “In Europe, they take two years off just to train for this competition. With manpower crunch in Singapore, restaurants are less likely to release one person to focus on that, especially if the candidate is likely to be at least of sous chef calibre. You need to work yet also be dedicated to training at the same time; you’ve to find chefs who are familiar enough with Bocuse d’Or to train you, and…

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SINGAPORE: Three men have been arrested for allegedly using fake gold ingots to cheat a woman of S$4,000 (US$2,900), police said on Friday (Jun 21). Police received a report at about 3.15pm on Wednesday that a woman was cheated of her money after two men handed her the gold ingots…

Israeli national security adviser Tzachi Hanegbi and Ron Dermer, Israel’s minister for strategic affairs, spoke with Sullivan as a larger, more formal “strategic dialogue” meeting was being rescheduled, according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Blinken said weapons shipments – with the exception of…

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BANGKOK : Thailand’s Finance Minister Pichai Chunhavajira will discuss the inflation target with the central bank governor, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Friday, adding additional stimulus measures would be announced next week. The government has been at loggerheads with the central bank for months over interest rates, with the…

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Beth Martin may be a designer in Charleston, South Carolina, but, in her head, she is in the south of France, touring a 1700s chateau. Real estate site Zillow is where Martin tends to take a break, procrastinate and wonder what she would buy if money were no object. “I’m…