Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Exceptional company: CDL Group raises S$180,000 for charity

Mr Sherman Kwek, Group CEO of CDL, made a splash for charity and was successfully dunked by the Guest of Honour, Minister Ong Ye Kung and Ms Ho Ching. Image:channelnewsasia

City Developments Limited (CDL) Group CEO Sherman Kwek made a splash for charity at the Assisi Fun Day 2018 on Sunday (Jun 24), helping to raise more than S$180,000 for charity through his lone efforts at the dunking machine.

The charity segment raised S$183,846 from CDL's business partners and visitors to the carnival, with the funds going towards Assisi Hospice's patients who need palliative care and their families.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cdl-group-ceo-sherman-kwek-makes-a-splash-to-raise-s-180-000-for-10466628

Pee signs to watch out for

Source: thenewpaper, 25 June,  2018

Forum: Singapore as a model worth replicating

Recently, there were a few YouTube videos debating whether the Singapore model is suitable for China, as the East Asian country is in the process of opening up.

These videos were presented mainly by members of Chinese communities living in different parts of the world.

I found the videos very interesting, especially as I did not know how much we are admired by people of other countries.

There were, of course, also some naysayers who expressed their objections to copying our model, mainly because they view Singapore as a Big Brother and police state.

There were also some who hold the view that it is easy to manage Singapore as it is a small country, especially when it comes to oppressing dissent and alternative voices.

As a Singaporean, I can only say that our model has proven to be successful thus far.

Whether it is suitable for adoption by another country is not within my ability to judge.

But we must have done the right thing for people to feel it is worthwhile to look at our model and replicate it in their countries.

Roy Goh Hin Soon

Ref: http://str.sg/ogVz

Exceptional people: Man honoured for helping police capture upskirt video suspect

Source: channelnewsasia

Mr Keith Goldfinch was riding an escalator at Newton MRT station at around 5.30pm on Jun 19 when he heard a woman shouting for help to stop a man, according to a press release.

Mr Goldfinch, as well as another member of the public, gave chase and caught the man, who was then inspected by officers from the Public Transport Security Command.

The 53-year-old was found to have upskirt videos on his phone and was arrested for public nuisance. He will also be investigated for insulting the modesty of a woman, police said.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/man-awarded-police-capture-upskirt-video-suspect-newton-mrt-10467084

Baby food pouches can be a gateway to bad eating habits

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Pouches of pureed baby food can seem like a godsend to busy parents, but some experts say that babies and toddlers who use them too much can miss out on the developmental skills that will contribute to healthy eating habits.

The features that make pouches so convenient, though – the smooth texture and squeeze packaging – have some experts concerned. They caution against relying on them too much, saying that they can be a gateway to bad long-term snacking habits and routine overeating (not to mention the environmental impacts of the single-use packages).

They may be super convenient and healthy, but experts say your toddlers might be missing out on other important skills in the long run.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/food-pouches-good-for-babies-eating-habits-parents-10452890