Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Exceptional people: Volunteers paint anti-mozzie paint for needy Radin Mas families

Thirty-six rental flats were given a coat of anti-mosquito paint by volunteers yesterday to mark the start of a two-year scheme that will see 216 such homes brushed up.

The 216 flats, in Blocks 104 to 106 Jalan Bukit Merah will be painted with Kansai ALES Anti-MosQ, an almost odourless water-based interior paint developed by sponsor Kansai Paint.

The paint contains permethrin, an insecticide based on a natural compound in chrysanthemums. It affects the nervous system of mosquitoes, deterring them from landing on the walls. Such painted walls can retain their insecticidal properties for at least three years.

Some 250 volunteers from the PSB Academy, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Zhen Ren Gong temple and Radin Mas grassroots organisations took part in the paint works.

Exceptional people: Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC community raises $40k for needy residents

The money raised will go to the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Cares fund and is expected to benefit about 800 residents. It will be used to purchase taxi vouchers to help needy residents, such as those wheelchair-bound and the elderly, with their transportation costs for medical care.

Diabetes: Diabetic father goes blind at 32 because he ignored warnings

A father has gone blind from diabetes at just 32 years old after smoking, eating junk food and avoiding going to the doctor.

Michael Betteridge, from Portsmouth, will never be able to see his children again after losing his vision - and may also have to have his foot amputated.

Warning: Diabetes is a simple disease of too much glucose in your blood. But its destruction power is not that simple as it can make you blind, amputation of limbs and damage your internal organs like kidneys, liver and heart.