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The WEATHER on SATURDAY (22 Mar 2003): Showers with thunder in the afternoon over southern, western and central Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SUNDAY & MONDAY: Generally warm and humid conditions with scattered afternoon showers with thunder.     WATER TIDES (this month)  SUN Sunrise  7.09am    Sunset  7.15pm   MOON  Moonrise  10.59pm   Moonset  10.25am    PSI: 38 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-34 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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In an effort to best meet our customer needs, United Airlines (NYSE - UAL) today announced further details to its policies for customers who wish to change their travel plans due to the potential start of military conflict with Iraq.  Effective immediately, these policies provide United customers with greater flexibility to modify their travel plans without customary change fees.

Revised travel policies and qualifying dates:

- Customers with tickets issued on or before March 31, with travel dates on or before May 18, 2003, may postpone their travel to be completed by December 31, 2003 without penalty.

- For customers who choose to postpone travel and reschedule for a future flight, the full value of the unused ticket will be applied toward the purchase of the new ticket with no re-ticketing fee.  If the new fare is lower than the original fare and the original ticket was non-refundable, United will issue the customer a travel voucher for the difference.  If the fare is higher, the customer will be required to pay the difference in fares.

- To be eligible for this offer, originating travel must fall within the qualifying travel dates and to postpone travel, customers will need to contact United or their travel professional prior to their originally scheduled departure or April 19, 2003, whichever comes first. One change per ticket will be allowed under this waiver.

- Conditions for the postponed/rebooked itinerary are mandated by the rules of the new fare.

- For customers enroute, United will waive the change/cancellation fee one-time to allow flexibility for customers who want to change their travel plans.  The rebooked travel must occur by May 18, 2003.

For more information on United's change policy, customers are invited to visit the carrier's website, or to call United Reservations at +65.6873.3533.  To rebook travel, customers should contact United Reservations or their travel professional.

United will continue to monitor the situation and make appropriate changes to its policies as necessary.  Should military conflict not occur these policies are subject to immediate change.

United Airlines News Release 19 Mar 2003


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23 March 2003

Saturday's News


The IT industry in Singapore makes up 8 per cent of the gross domestic product, said KHAW Boon Wan, Senior Minister of State (Information, Coomunications and the Arts) in Parliament on Thursday. It is worth S$28 billion and provides jobs for over 100,000 professionals, he added. In 2002, the industry offered 2,300 new jobs. Salary increments averaged 3.5 per cent higher than that for other sectors. (H5)

Three grave exhumation exercises will be carried out over the next few years to clear cemetery graves that are more than 15 years old. About 18,000 graves in Choa Chu Kang Cemetery will be the first batch to be exhumed under a government policy that limits the age of graves to no more than 15 years. Implementation of the policy means that the 280-ha cemetery, which will be full by 2013, can function for another 60 years. About 16,000 people die in Singapore every year. (H8)




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London: The number of people taking marriage vows has fallen to its lowest since 1897, according to the Office for National Statistics. The Guardian reported yesterday that in 2001 there were 249,227 marriages. These figures show a 7-per-cent drop over 2000, when there were 267,961 marriages. First-time marriages accounted for 60 per cent of weddings while remarriage of both partners accounted for 18 per cent. Marriages involving a religious ceremony were a little over a third of the total, compared to more than half of the weddings in 1991. (18)  


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