Thursday, 14 December 2017

Exceptional people: Bulgarian clears streets of damaged shared bikes

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Exceptional people: In a first, Singapore-based researcher made fellow of US National Academy of Inventors

Professor Jackie Ying, the executive director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), has become the first Singapore-based researcher to be named a fellow of the prestigious US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), A*STAR announced in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 13).

The recognition from NAI is considered the highest accolade given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.


Bedok Reservoir Road dengue cluster largest seen this year

Authorities have stepped up checks for mosquito breeding grounds around several blocks at Bedok Reservoir Road, after a rising number of dengue cases in the area.

In a two-and-a-half-month period since the end of September, there have been 57 reported dengue cases in the cluster, which encompasses blocks 713, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719 and 721.

This makes it the largest dengue cluster this year, said the National Environment Agency.

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SCDF asks public to 'have a heart' after 16 abuse cases against officers so far this year

Since January this year, there have been 16 abuse cases in the form of harassment against Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) frontline officers, SCDF said in a Facebook post in which it urged the public to "have a heart".

There were 20 such abuse cases last year.

When emergency medical service crew members respond to a medical emergency, they are there "to help with the best interest of the patients at heart", said SCDF.

"Hence do not abuse them," SCDF added. "SCDF does not tolerate verbal or physical abuse of our frontline officers, and will not hesitate to report such matter to the police."

"Have a heart. Help us in serving you to the best of our abilities."


Video: Mystery of the thousands of perfectly formed ice balls washed up on Russian coast

Is it because of the extreme cold weather for these ice balls to be formed, or are they EGGS?