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3 arrested after a fight outside Orchard Towers on Sunday morning

A group of about 20 men were caught in a 14-second cellphone clip beating two men. Read more at straitstimes.com. (Author: Gardener)

Orchard TowersSINGAPORE - Three men, between the ages of 22 and 30, were arrested after a scuffle outside the Orchard Towers early Sunday morning (August 14) and will face rioting charges in court on Tuesday. Singapore Police said they were alerted shortly after around 5.15am on Sunday. "Through follow-up investigations and using police camera images and CCTV footage, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Tanglin Police Division identified and arrested the three men allegedly involved in the fight," a police spokesman said Monday night. "Police also identified two men, aged 20 and 30, who are believed to have been assaulted during the fight and suffered minor injuries." It was a scene of chaos when the fight took place, said a female receptionist at Orchard Supreme KTV on Claymore Drive which was still open at the time. The manager, who asked not to be named, told The Straits Times: "I couldn't leave my post because I was alone. There was a lot of shouting but I couldn't make out what was being said.” All of the suspects involved in the brawl fled before police arrived at the scene, but there was a police camera trained on the area where the brawl was taking place. A chef who arrived at the food court in the basement of Orchard Towers at 7am said there were a few police cars parked on Claymore Drive at that hour.


Our verdict on the massive transfers set to rock the Premier League

Two weeks to go: Our verdict on the massive transfers that could rock the Premier League (Author: Gardener)

Two weeksThe new season has already started but that hasn't stopped Premier League sides from desperately trying to strengthen their squads as the final days of the transfer window draw down. As of today, there are still two weeks until the arrival of the transfer deadline. Millions - billions - of dollars have already been spent in this window, from the arms race of Manchester City and Liverpool strikers to the promoted trio of clubs building a side worthy of surviving in England's top flight. The Premier League transfer window closes at 11pm BST on Thursday 1 September (8am AEST on Friday 2 September) - the deadline for signing or dismissing players, except in the case of signing players who don't have a club yet. The rest of Europe's top leagues close their own transfer windows on the same day. LaLiga (Spain) window closes one minute earlier: 22:59 BST. The Bundesliga (Germany) window closes six hours earlier than the Premier League: 17:00 BST (that's midnight AEST). Ligue 1 is the final window to close, an hour after Premier League: Thursday Sept through Friday 2 September at 9:00am AEST so Australian fans will know which players are up this season will fight their PL club's title dream. Some massive deals have already happened this window, but the rumor mill continues to churn - and some blockbuster deals could have a huge impact on the league this season. Here we look at the biggest rumors that could happen in these two weeks and how likely they are to happen. Last season, Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick declared the squad were at such a dispute that the club needed "open heart surgery". So far, new manager Erik ten Hag hasn't landed the kind of signings he would have hoped for. Midfielder Christian Eriksen came on a free transfer but doesn't seem to find the right role in United's formation. Defender Lisandro Martinez came in for around £56.7m but his greatness was revealed by opponents in the first couple of games, while young full-back Tyrell Malacia will not solve United's weaknesses overnight. To be honest, United's transfer window so far is underwhelming in comparison. After 12 weeks of openly courting Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong, the club reportedly gave up his signature. LATE MAIL: Man Utd meet Reds in PL epic; $73m signing for immediate debut Utd broke up a brief chase around Marko Arnautovic and even Juventus' Adrien Rabiot - a bargain-priced option at around £15m with the Italians keen to sack him - will follow a negotiation the club is unlikely to switch collapse over its wage demands. Now it looks like they can finally shake off their much-missed 'McFred' midfield combination of Scott McTominay and Fred, with Real Madrid's Casemiro expected to sign a transfer fee of €60m plus a possible €10m. ons. Multiple reports say he'll be pocketing €18m a year for a deal that runs until 2026. A medical exam is due shortly, and this deal looks far from sorted. Casemiro, still at his peak at 30, has won five Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns in a sensational stint at Real Madrid. Attacking reinforcements remain a top priority for ten Hag, especially if Cristiano Ronaldo finally gets his wish and is sold. After falling through early in this window with a bid for Ajax winger Antony, United are reportedly set to re-enter the field - but the Dutch club initially asked for just under £70m for their services and could inflate that further as they have a number lost from first. Team players this window. PSG star Mauro Icardi has also been heavily linked but that deal has seemingly gone up in smoke as well. More likely is a move from PSV winger Cody Gakpo (for around £35m), while Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic from Austria or Jamie Vardy from Leicester have also been touted. Is this all hot air or will United really make a deal? The club is desperate, the owners are under immense pressure and the fans are furious. Having spent far less than many of their competitors in this window so far, you can expect at least one deal to close. But there was a big twist in their transfer hunt this week when United reportedly stepped in for Joao Felix. 23-year-old attacking sensation Felix has been on the radar of the world's biggest clubs for years and his development has continued at a rapid pace at Atletico Madrid since signing from Benfica in 2019. Atletico looked to lighten their payroll by relieving some attacking stocks - but mostly in the form of Alvaro Morata or even Antoine Griezmann. So reports that United had failed with a €130m ($190m) bid came as a surprise. Unsurprisingly, Atleti ended the Old Trafford run over Felix - likely by simply citing the release clause in his contract, which was set at a sky-high €350m. Perhaps it's all a misdirection by United, a bait and a switch - and Cunha could still be their true target (and a far more achievable one at that). But when the Red Devils want to take on Man City's big-name new signing Erling Haaland or Liverpool's Darwin Nunez, Felix is ​​the kind of amazing talent that gets fans talking - and not just ranting about the owners. THE VERDICT: Joao Felix is ​​highly unlikely and it would take a massive deal to get Antony away from Ajax. Gakpo is far more likely - as is Cunha. They have all the money in the world but Newcastle have been remarkably reticent in the transfer window so far. That could change in the last two weeks - and they have their sights set firmly on Chelsea's stacked squad. Chelsea have a really strong bench: Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja have all been linked with the Magpies by the Telegraph this week. Hudson-Odoi is likely to leave after making a request to leave Stamford Bridge but the club will only approve a loan deal. Christian Pulisic is targeting more playing time before taking charge of the USA in Qatar and has even been linked with a surprise move to Manchester United. That seems highly unlikely - after all, why would the Blues want to help a Big Six rival? However, Conor Gallagher is the biggest prize of the lot and it comes as no surprise that Newcastle have reportedly made him their prime target after appearing to have given up in the hunt for Leicester's fulcrum James Maddison. Chelsea are reportedly valuing the 22-year-old at £40million and the latest reports from England say a deal is getting closer by the day. THE VERDICT: Newcastle should finally make a splash on the transfer market by signing Gallagher. At least two more Blues are likely to go - but where? Tottenham wanted him in a package deal with Richarlison worth a total of £80million. Now it's Chelsea who are most linked with the Everton starlet. Graeme Souness told Sky Sports: "£40m for a 21-year-old who has played 51 times in the Premier League? He hasn't lit the heath yet...that's a lot of money for someone who's only played 50 games. It doesn't scream at you when you see him play that he's going to be a top man." Even for a whopping £40m, it's hard to imagine how Everton - or their fans - could accept letting him go. He's a local Evertonian, one of the club's rare future hopes and the club are in dire need of attackers. If Chelsea land him it could pave the way for Hakim Ziyech to leave with interested AC Milan or Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi as mentioned. Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford ahead of last season was met with much fanfare (if not fan hysteria). United had pinched it from City's face, Manchester would be red again soon - or not. It just didn't work out and in an ugly reversal of last off-season, all United fans are wondering if he will leave. Ronaldo wants to play Champions League football (and in fairness the legend only has so much time to build on his legacy), but options are few. Chelsea need a striker and United need attacking reinforcements, of which the Blues have plenty. Perhaps Atletico Madrid could make a move - but then again, Ronaldo's wages are astronomical and Atleti are already trying to ease his payload. PSG aren't interested, and neither are any of the Premier League's big hitters. Leicester left many fans and pundits stunned in 2019 when Manchester United managed to pay a whopping £80million for Harry Maguire - still the largest fee ever paid for a defender. Maguire was 26, had three impressive seasons in the top flight and was a crucial member of England's 2018 World Cup team. Wesley Fofana is 21, has only played one full season in the Premier League and has yet to win a single cap for France denied. Still, Leicester are urging Chelsea to break that previous record of £80m to sign him. Leicester are keen to hold onto James Maddison and Wesley Fofana, their two most sought-after stars, and giving each a heavy price is their strongest defense against poachers. However, Fofana is reportedly unhappy that Leicester will not accept the (more-than-reasonable) bids of around £60million submitted twice by Chelsea. This is all thanks to the Foxes: if they lower their asking price or accept Fofana's desire to play Champions League football and boost his World Cup selection hopes, a deal could soon be struck. THE VERDICT: Leicester need money and have only signed one third-row goalkeeper this transfer window. The Barcelona midfielder, wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea, is embroiled in a vicious and increasingly ugly battle over his future with the club. Put simply, Barcelona are keen to get him off the books - especially important as they haven't been able to register all the signings this season due to salary cap restrictions. De Jong has so far steadfastly refused to leave his dream club, with Manchester United's pursuit now stretching over three months. He previously worked with Erik ten Hag at Ajax but United's lack of Champions League football is reportedly a key factor. Chelsea can offer the player this opportunity which gives him the upper hand in pursuing his signature. THE VERDICT: What Barcelona want, Barcelona usually get. This time should be no different - De Jong is likely to blue at the end of the window.


Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu declares that she wants to be the new Michelle Keegan

The 27-year-old Love Island winner - who signed a £1million deal with the fashion brand with Oh Polly earlier this week - claims she wants to reinvent herself and be "classy" - like the former Corrie star. (Author: Gardener)

Ekin-Su CülcüloğluAnd Ekin Su Cülcüloğlu has revealed that she now plans to follow in Michelle Keegan's footsteps. The 27-year-old Love Island winner - who signed a £1million deal with the fashion brand with Oh Polly earlier this week - claims she wants to reinvent herself and be "classy" - just like the former Coronation Street star Star. In text messages allegedly from Ekin-Su and obtained by The Sun, she wrote: "I really want to be the girl that has class like Michelle Keegan. I literally want to be like Michelle Keegan, that's how I want to portray myself. The Turkish actress and boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti will soon star in their own reality show, with the new venture confirmed by the couple during an appearance at the Big Breakfast revival on Saturday. The Love Island winners have revealed they will be caught on ITV2 cameras as they embark on road trips together through their home countries of Turkey and Italy. Ekin-Su joked that the pair would "fight and cook" for the audience and claimed the program will be a "mixture of two cultures." The Italian stallion Davide said in the morning program: “I can say that. "We will be on ITV2 so it will be like our own programme." Davide concluded, "We're going to meet family, it's going to be nice," before presenter AJ Odudu told them, "You're going on the journey and we get to go with you!" Just the day before, Ekin-Su had a video of himself and Davide of an Indian wedding, adding that they were invited and thought "why not?" It comes after MailOnline announced the Turkish soap star has signed the biggest clothing deal in the show's history with the Oh Polly brand. She was "inundated" with offers from several retailers after her landslide victory with boyfriend Davide, but wanted to "follow her heart" and sign with a company that believes in her. A source said the ITV2 winner, who won the £50,000 cash prize after receiving 63.7 per cent of the public vote, was "ecstatic" and having "the week of her dreams". A source close to Ekin-Su said: "Ekin has been meeting with countless brands this week but she knew Oh Polly was the perfect fit for her and the feeling was mutual. "She's signed a massive deal worth over a million and now she can't wait to partner with the brand and work on her first-ever collection. "Before Love Island, Ekin dreamed of one day making a name for herself, she will never forget that feeling of being wanted and admired by her legions of fans." Ekin not only left the Love Island mansion as the show's winner, but also with the biggest following as 2.6million viewers rushed to support the former Turkish soap star. Ekin won Love Island with Italian stud friend Davide earlier this month after they became friends over dinner and viewers were wowed by their whirlwind romance. Despite some setbacks, including Ekin crawling across the terrace floor to keep their kiss, former islander Jay Younger, a secret, the couple said "te amo, love you" in Italian by the end of the series. Sources have told MailOnline that Davide has also hit several marks this week as the couple looks set to become one of the most successful winners in Love Island history.


Kenny Omega hints at his future after AEW Dynamite

Folks, in case you haven't heard, Kenny Omega has officially returned to an AEW ring. That's right, after a 277-day absence, The Best Bout Machine has triumphantly returned to an AEW ring to compete as part of the [… ] (Author: Gardener)

Kenny OmegaFolks, in case you haven't heard, Kenny Omega has officially returned to an AEW ring. That's right, after 277 days, "The Best Bout Machine" has triumphantly returned to an AEW ring to face off against one of his last opponents before injury in Lucha Libra AAA, Andrade El Idolo, as part of the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament. The match, which also featured Brotherly duos the Young Bucks as well as Rush and Dragon Lee, was an exciting, hard-hitting affair that got the crowd screaming and the attention of the entire AEW roster. While it wasn't perfect as Omega worked rusty, his team ultimately secured victory with what was probably the ugliest "One Winged Angel" ever and advanced to the second round to face off against either the Death Triangle or the United Empire. Both are teams where Omega has extensive wrestling experience (more on that here). Fans at home have their next chance to see Omega on Friday's AEW Rampage, where Tony Khan previously stated that there will be a recap of the Dynamite angle after the main event, which will also feature Dragon Lee's unmasking , but for fans in the arena, "The Cleaner" greeted them with a shoot-y promo that might just hint that his role is moving on. Luckily, a generous fan decided to film the affair and post it on Twitter for the rest of the wrestling world to enjoy. Kenny Omega with some love for the fans. "Somehow, by a stroke of luck and because these guys (the Young Bucks) are even better than you think - they're incredible - we were able to survive tonight," Omega said to the legions of adoring fans who clung to his every word after his Return to the AEW ring in West Virginia. "Don't suddenly start cheering us on," said Matt Jackson, briefly reaching for the microphone, "you guys booed us all for about a year." "He's right," Omega said. “And maybe I should be angry too; Maybe I should be pissed too, because the reason I'm in this state right now, the reason I need to have three, sometimes four sessions of physical rehab every day is because of you. Had that been the end of Omega's prompt, it would have been an interesting glimpse into his post-injury psyche. Luckily - or not, depending on your preference - Omega wasn't done yet, and he decided to get a little weird with, say, a very Kenny Omega metaphor. "So what I'm going to do now is a bit strange. I'm going to compare you fans to a very mischievous cat that pees and poops all over the house. Boy do I get mad when I find it, boy do I get mad 'cause I have to clean it, but damn how can I hate a little kitten? After a brief moment to gather his thoughts, Omega picked up the mic again and shared his closing thoughts with the fans. As the AEW crowd cheered, Omega returned the mic to Matt Jackson, and his night, they say, was over. To roaring cheers from the assembled crowd, he emerged from the Babyface tunnel, struck a match covered in riot gear, and then cut a promo about kittens and odd behavior. He also took a moment to acknowledge that Tyson Smith, the man behind finger guns and Final, while he may not have full creative control over his character, is ultimately booked as an annoying paragraph venting his anger on fans Fantasy References is pleased to be back where it belongs - wrestling in an AEW ring, before wishing fans "Goodbye and good night, Bang!" Update: AEW has posted Omega's full speech on their YouTube channel, see below.


Morning TV has been a mess for years, and The Big Breakfast is all the fun it needs

Channel 4 is bringing back its morning format, which originally ended in 2002, for Saturdays. It's just what the doctor ordered for breakfast television, which has been plagued by panel discussions and culture war non-topics for too long (Author: Gardener)

yearsI'm not alone: ​​Millennials and Gen Z tend to turn to their phones for their messages (a 2019 Reuters Institute study found that smartphones have become the primary device through which Millennials and Gen Z access messages ), and we're also watching a lot less overly-linear television overall, thanks to the rise of streaming services, the ready availability of catch-up viewing, and the popularity of box-set binges. But I bet another reason younger people watch less morning TV than their older counterparts is that it doesn't appeal to us. Early morning shows now seem obsessed with blood-pressurizing "debates," where knowledgeable guests are typically invited, only to be shouted down by the loudest-voiced host. For me and a lot of young people it's just depressing to watch these shows - morning TV without any semblance of fun. However, Channel 4 seems to have realized there is a gap in the market and will this Saturday launch a revamped version of its once long-running morning TV show The Big Breakfast (the program's original run ran for 10 years between 1992 and 2002) with new hosts. Breakfast TV (and some daytime TV in general) currently feels dominated by confrontations and panel discussions about supposedly hot topics meant to go viral on the internet, which I don't exactly like with my morning cereal. There are several shows where this happens (The Wright Stuff, even the occasional BBC Breakfast), but Good Morning Britain is probably the worst offender - and its 'debates' about blatant 'culture wars' aren't topics anyone without a very active one Twitter even interested accounts, led first by Piers Morgan and then by his Identikit successor Richard Madeley, seem to have redefined what we expect from morning TV in the UK. During its original run, with young presenters like Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen, The Big Breakfast felt like it was speaking directly to a younger audience than its newer competitors (the relaunch will follow in those footsteps, with the electric and genuinely exciting combination of Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu at the top). Even children's morning television, in the form of hugely successful Saturday morning marathons like Ant and Dec's SMTV Live, used to be an absolute treat, enjoyed by adults as much as their enthusiastic offspring (I know my mum used to enjoy watching it just as much as I did and remember one occasion when she coached me through my participation in a competition on the show where you had to do an impression of Shrek's Donkey; I was unfortunately never an Alistair McGowan and wasn't selected but it was so much fun and it is a fond memory of me). Channel 4's old weekend offerings on T4, its morning segment dedicated to younger viewers and their interests and home to brilliance such as Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver's Popworld, filled a similar niche. Magazine shows like Lorraine and This Morning (both on ITV, offsetting GMB's rather somber effect) and food-focused weekend morning programs like the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch offer some of that sociable energy - the presenters of This Morning , Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are best known for their laughs in front of the camera - but they tend to be aimed at an older audience. Because younger people aren't considered natural linear TV viewers, networks generally don't mind us. But the popularity of late-night, engaging shows like Love Island shows we're going to emerge as a target audience. Channel 4 could be a real winner with the return of The Big Breakfast and an attempt to appeal to a younger audience for its Saturday morning breakfast spot. At the very least, its fun and glitz will offer an alternative take on what morning TV can be like, showing that it doesn't need to be defined by made-up topics and debates that only one person gets a say in to have mass appeal.