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The WEATHER on FRIDAY (20 Sep 2002): Partly cloudy and generally hazy. Showers likely in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern and western Singapore.    WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Surface winds blowing from the south are expected. Slightly hazy. Late morning and early afternoon showers are expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   11.24am  2.5m   10.50pm  2.8m      SUN Sunrise  6.55am    Sunset 7.02pm   MOON  Moonrise  6.21pm   Moonset   5.57am    PSI: 54 (moderate)   TEMPERATURE: 25-33 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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23 Sep 2002  7.30pm - 8.30pm Singapore Art Museum Auditorium


The late Brother Joseph McNally was an important and distinguished figure in the local  arts community. A former principal of St Patrick's School  and  former  President of LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Brother Joseph was a tireless advocate of the arts and a long-time educator.

He helped pave the way for arts education in Singapore with the establishment of the St Patrick's Art Centre which subsequently became the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in 1984. Throughout his career, Brother Joseph was also involved in various committees and advisory boards on culture and the arts.

In recognition of his contributions, he was given the National Day Award,  Public Service Medal in 1990 and later,  the Meritorious Service Award in 1997.

One who had always been passionate about his  art, Brother McNally remained till the end, an active practicing artist and had only earlier in July this year staged a major solo exhibition in Washington DC.

Following his very first solo exhibition in Dublin back in 1954, he held and participated in numerous other subsequent exhibitions, including in Malaysia, Japan and the USA. His  lifelong contributions to the Singapore art scene will remain a legacy.

A teacher, an artist and a friend, he is remembered by former students, the art community, those who had been close to him and many more who have benefited from his  dedication and to whom he had been a source of

With others including Dr Ho Kah Leong (Principal, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts), Brother Michael Broughton (Deputy Principal, St
Joseph's Institution) and Ms Bridget Tracy Tan (Curator, SAM) you are invited to share in this commemoration.

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The Government disclosed yesterday that the banned Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group had formed an alliance with other militant groups in the region with the aim of establishing an Islamic state comprising Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines' Mindanao, and which would eventually include Singapore and Brunei. It also released the photographs of the 18 who will be detained under the Internal Security Act for two years. The remaining three have been served Restriction Orders forbidding them from leaving Singapore without official consent. (1)

Some 650,000 specimens belonging to the Singapore Botanic Gardens' giant collection of dried plant specimens are being moved over five days, ending today, to a refitted gymnasium at the Singapore Management University where they will remain until the new herbarium in the gardens is ready in 2005. The new fire-proof herbarium, in a new complex with laboratories, a public reference room and a library, is part of the gardens' S$35-million redevelopment. (4)

A total of 18,000 workers have found work in the last eight months. With more job vacancies in sectors such as transport, community services, retail and manufacturing, the ratio of job openings to job-seekers has improved to four jobs to every 10 job-seekers from three to every 10 in December 2001. (4)

A 13-year-old boy who had part of his hand chopped off underwent an operation last night to have it reattached. Police said part of his left hand, with four fingers and part of his palm, was found lying on the ground at the void deck of Blk 655 in Woodlands Ring Road. Witnesses said they had seen six boys running in different directions from the block. No weapons were found at the scene and the police are investigating. (6)

Three women were each jailed for six months yesterday for making an Indonesian maid take off her clothes and do squats repeatedly. Kamisah Mohamed, 27, Haryati Sahat, 31, and Zuriana Mohamed Yusof, 28, were customer service executives at NBK Employment Agency in Joo Chiat Road. Kamisah was also fined S$1,000.  The maid, aged 21, had been sent to her maid agency for counselling after her employer complained about her poor work performance. But the two-hour counselling session turned into a humiliating ordeal. (H5)





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