Friday, 10 August 2018

Exceptional people: Motivated by his past, retiree donates $500k to ST fund

Mr Loh Kiong Poot presenting a mock cheque to Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund chairman and Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez. Mr Loh's struggles in his early years have motivated him to help needy children.ST PHOTO

Retired businessman Mr Loh Kiong Poot donated $500,000 to the ST pocket money fund.

"I am a simple man and I live comfortably with my wife - that is enough. I can't bury my money with me, so why not give it to charity?"

Mr Loh's contribution to STSPMF is his biggest donation yet, though he has given money to charities and orphanages in countries such as Thailand and Vietnam.

Exceptional company: Keppel Corporation celebrates 50th anniversay

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessing Keppel's donation of $10 million to the Institute of Technical Education to mark Keppel's 50th anniversary. With him are (from left) Keppel Corporation chief executive Loh Chin Hua, Keppel chairman Lee Boon Yang, ITE chairman Bob Tan and ITE chief executive Low Khah Gek.ST PHOTO

To mark its 50th anniversary, Keppel made a $10 million donation to the Institute of Technical Education, which will benefit financially disadvantaged students.

Recalled: Durex recalls some batches of Real Feel condoms in Singapore over durability concerns

Source: Durex
Durex has recalled several batches of one of its condoms in Singapore after they failed to pass shelf-life durability tests, the condom manufacturer said on its website.

The recall, initiated on Aug 1, involves three batches of non-latex Real Feel condoms with the batch numbers 1000433144, 1000438055 and 1000422259.

The numbers are shown on the bottom of the pack and on the foil wrapping of individual condoms, Durex said.


Science: Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved

Scientists believe they have solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle ― and it is not UFOs or sea monsters but monster waves.

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a region in the North Atlantic that is generally bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

“There are storms to the south and north, which come together,” said University of Southampton oceanographer Simon Boxall, per the Sun. “And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves.”

Boxall said these rogue waves could reach 100 feet tall. That would be on par with the largest wave ever recorded: A 100-foot tsunami triggered by an earthquake and landslide in Alaska’s Lituya Bay in 1958, the Smithsonian reported.