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The WEATHER on THURSDAY (26 Sep 2002): Generally hazy. Showers are likely in the late morning and afternoon mainly over northern, central and western Singapore.    WEATHER OUTLOOK:  FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Generally hazy. Showers in the late morning and early afternoon are expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   1.26am  2.7m   1.22pm  2.7m      SUN Sunrise  6.53am    Sunset 7.00pm   MOON  Moonrise  10.27pm   Moonset   10.07am    PSI: 57 (moderate)   TEMPERATURE: 25-32 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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"The Songs of Notre Dame de Paris" The Musical to play here

  

In celebration of the bicentenary of Victor Hugo’s birth, The Alliance Française of Singapore and Crédit Agricole Indosuez will be presenting The Songs of Notre Dame de Paris in The AGF Theatre of the Alliance Française de Singapour, from November 27th to December 1st, 2002.

Conceived as a cultural exchange between the French and Singaporean communities, the show is a bilingual (French-English) adaptation of the famous Musical by Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante and unites both Singaporean and foreign performers.

The Songs of Notre Dame de Paris follows Alliance Française’s highly successful production two years ago of The Songs of Starmania. Nathalie Ribette who played Stella Spotlight in that show, now steps behind the scenes as Director/Producer to lead a company that brings together amateurs, semi- professionals and professionals, all of whom have volunteered to take part.

The professionals have agreed to participate; seduced by the concept of a Franco- Singaporean exchange and by the human adventure it leads to.

The musical Notre Dame de Paris is based on the famous novel written in 1831 by Victor Hugo, which condemns 15th century society that heaps misery on the hunchback Quasimodo and the gypsy girl Esmeralda. The story has deeply touched the public’s heart since its publication two centuries ago and themes of this poignant and powerful tale, which remain both timeless and universal, have become a myth that can be told again and again. This undertaking will enhance the universality and timelessness of this tale.

The original Notre Dame de Paris has become a phenomenon all over the French-speaking world, breaking box-office records in France, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland, while the English version met with huge success when it played in London in May 2000. Now Singaporeans have the opportunity to discover both the intoxicating music and deep emotional appeal of an enduring reflection on humanity.

Performance venue: AGF Theatre, Alliance Francaise, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258150. Performance dates: 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2002 at 8pm. Tickets available at all SISTIC outlets. Call (65) 6348 5555 or click HERE! from 7 Oct 2002.

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The Government has given the go-ahead for two million gallons of Newater to be blended with raw water supplies in reservoirs here from February 2003. This means Newater will make up less than 1 per cent of the current total volume of 300 million gallons of water consumed daily. The amount will increase progressively to reach 2.5 per cent by 2011. (1) 

Cancer is the leading cause of death here and the death toll has inched up from 25.9 per cent in 1998 to 26.6 per cent in 2000 to 28 per cent now. Last year, there were almost 4,500 deaths from cancer. High-risk habits, in particular, smoking and drinking, could see one in two Singaporean men developing cancer by 2020. (H7)

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London: Britain is so desperately short of family doctors that the government has decided to woo those who can be persuaded to return with a gift of up to GBP10,000 (S$27,800). The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that about 5,000 doctors have left general practice. (3)

 

  

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