Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Exceptional people: Running to crazy lengths for good causes

Image from AsiaOne

His fans affectionately call him "Ah Siao" (Hokkien for crazy one), and with good reason.

Over the years, local ultra-endurance athlete Gerrard Lin, 34, has done seemingly insane things to raise awareness for the causes he believes in.

Mr Lin and his friend started a former events management business in 2009 and organising boutique runs, such as the Durian Run (its fourth edition is on July 23) and the Teh Tarik Run.

His current start-up Run Pilgrim, encourages others to push beyond boundaries like him, and to inspire everyone, in any form, to come together for fitness.

He is now a sports influencer in the fifth edition of the 3M Step-Up Challenge@South East, a two-month community initiative to raise funds for the underprivileged in the South East district.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/running-crazy-lengths-good-causes

Push for Singaporeans to eat healthier hawker food

Four in 10 hawker stalls will sell at least one healthier dish by 2019, if the Health Promotion Board's (HPB) latest effort to get Singaporeans to choose healthy food pays off.

This will mean almost doubling the proportion of such stalls that currently offer healthier choices.

Of the 13,000 hawker stalls today, only 2,700 sell certified healthier items. They cover over 60 hawker centres and 450 coffee shops.

The move to identify healthier food in hawker centres is part of the Healthier Dining Programme, which first began in June 2014, with restaurants and foodcourts.

It comes as Singaporeans are getting heavier - an adult weighs 3kg more on average today than 15 years ago, an HPB study released last month found.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/push-singaporeans-eat-healthier-hawker-food

Strength training may lower risk of metabolic syndrome

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/strength-training-may-lower-risk-metabolic-syndrome

Acupressure points for tired eyes (6) - in Chinese

Technology: Ransomware Master Keys For File Decryption made public

The maker of the original Petya ransomware (not to be confused with the latest NotPetya malware) published the encryption master key on Twitter, which should now allow everyone who has been affected by Petya to decrypt their files for free.

Good Guy Malware Maker?
The person or group going by the almost professional-looking name of “Janus Cybercrime Solutions” made the Petya master key available on Twitter without further comments on why they are releasing it.

Masterkey for Chimera ransomware
Janus previously leaked the master key for Chimera, a rival ransomware.

Ref: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/petya-ransomware-master-key-released,34961.html