Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scam warning: Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies

It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient's device, infecting it with malware.

Reports of such phishing emails from fake logistics companies have been on the rise recently, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) warned on Friday (Jun 23).

Phishing emails are becoming increasingly well-written and appear legitimate. Hence, users need to exercise caution.

It said that in most cases, the fake emails asked for payment to be made for products bought online, before the goods can be delivered.

"Please be advised that DHL does not request payment in this manner. DHL only collects money due for official DHL related shipping expenses," said the courier company.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/beware-of-phishing-emails-from-fake-courier-companies-singcert-8975302

Kuding cha (苦丁茶) helps in weight loss

Kuding cha is derived from its appearance and taste. It is an alternative tea to the common green tea, which is cooling and may help in weight loss.

Kuding cha is much cooling and it is very bitter. As the leaves are rolled into a spike with sharp ends like a nail, hence its name.

Benefits of kuding cha

Its property of weight loss is much more profound. You can actually see yourself slimming, starting from your waist when you first notice your pants keep dropping. You do not have to spend a lot money to get slim. Drinking this inexpensive tea will give you the same results as going for expensive spa, drinking expensive herbal tea or acupuncture treatment.

Its cooling effect will help those with heatiness constitution like sore throat, flu, etc.

Another property of kuding cha is its alkaline property. Hence people with acidity problems like gastric, heartburn can benefit from drinking kuding cha.

Another name for kuding tea amongst Chinese is 降三高, which means “to lower three highs.” Kuding tea contains many beneficial elements, like vitamins, zinc, flavonoids, polyphenols and acids, which are good for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.

One important benefit of drinking kuding cha is its ability to resolve toxin. Just like Sabah snake grass which can cure cancer because of its ability to neutralise cancer toxin, kuding cha is able to treat cancer too as it can detox our bodies.

Kuding cha can be bought from the internet. In Singapore, it can be bought from Gainswell Trading / Bee's Brand Bird's Nest and health products at 64-66 Smith Street.

Better quality kuding cha can be bought from China. Hainan Island is famous for this type of tea.

Side effects

1. Kuding cha is very cooling. The coolness will bring you aches and pains, especially the lower back. To reduce such effects, you may use a small part of the leaf instead of the whole leaf. Another way is to drink the tea 2 to 3 times a week instead of every day.

2. Fats from our body is turned into carbon gas and water, hence you may fart a lot and relieving yourself more frequent than usual. Just do not drink this tea in the evening or you will get up to pee in the middle of the night more frequently, which will disturb your sleep.

3. Some people may not be able to handle the bitter taste. To reduce the bitterness taste, steep the leaf for 2-3 minutes and remove the leaf from the water. The longer you steep the leaf, the tea will be more bitter.

1) http://www.itmonline.org/arts/kudingcha.htm
2) https://happyhomemaker88.com/2012/12/06/amazing-kuding-chatea-for-effective-weight-loss-type-2-diabetes-remedy-high-blood-pressure-high-cholesterol-improving-brainheartdigestive-functions-alleviating-body-heatinesssore-throatheada/
3) http://zenithsblog.blogspot.sg/2017/03/kuding-tea-benefits-and-side-effects.html

Exceptional people: SAF medic saves baby’s life at Somerset MRT

ME2 Chua Sen Yan (second from left) was presented with a commendation letter for saving a baby's life. He is an instructor at the SAF Medical Training Institute. (Photo: The Singapore Army)

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medic has been commended by train operator SMRT for saving a baby’s life at an MRT station.

Noticing that the baby’s lips were turning blue, Mr Chua immediately cradled the baby in his arms and applied back blows between the baby’s shoulder blades to clear the airway.

“His quick response and proficient medical aid saved the child’s life,” wrote the Singapore Army in the post.

ME2 Chua Sen Yan (second from left) was presented with a commendation letter for saving a baby's life. He is an instructor at the SAF Medical Training Institute. (Photo: The Singapore Army)

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/saf-medic-saves-baby-s-life-at-somerset-mrt-8977200

Exceptional people: Traffic Police officer praised for going extra mile to help stranded biker

A Traffic Police officer has been praised online for going the extra mile to help a stranded biker on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).

In a post on the Singapore Police Force’s Facebook page on Saturday (Jun 24), Muhammad Fithri commended the officer's actions after he used his police car to protect the stranded biker from any potential mishaps.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/traffic-police-officer-praised-for-going-extra-mile-to-help-8977126