Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Exceptional people: Magnificent seven for Singapore’s silat team

(From left) Sheik Farhan, Nurul Suhaila Mohd Saiful and Sheik Ferdous with their gold medals. Source: TNP
Singapore's silat exponents saved their best for last when they won four gold medals on the last day of the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship yesterday.

That brought their haul to seven golds, surpassing the six-gold target set by Singapore Silat Federation (Persisi) chief Sheik Alau'ddin.

The haul of seven golds, six silvers and seven bronzes is Singapore's best showing at the event that is the pinnacle of the sport, and augurs well for the Republic's chances at next year's SEA Games in the Philippines.

Giving to charity: Does S$10 make a difference?

Many people are willing to support their favourite cause by making a donation. You hear of people giving millions of dollars and wonder whether a tiny donation can make a difference.

The reality is that S$10 or even less matters and can change lives.

In reality, however, small donations can make a big difference. The key reason, as philanthropy portal Pennies in the UK describes it, is that “pennies soon add up, and the cumulative power of thousands of donations has a transformative effect on people and communities”.

By pooling your tiny donation together with plenty of others, non-profits can massively improve the quality of life for people anywhere.

Ref: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/giving-charity-does-s10-make-difference

Clay artists create miniature hawker centre

Clay artists (from left) Jocelyn Teo, 31, Oo Xin Man, 23, and Janice Ng, 20, with the miniature model of a hawker centre that they were commissioned to create by the National Heritage Board.

Clay artists create miniature hawker centre model as part of efforts to drum up support for Singapore’s bid to get UNESCO recognition of its hawker culture

Drink alcohol in moderation

More than three million people worldwide died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according to a report released by the World Health Organisation in September, representing one in 20 deaths.

Yet alcohol is still a common sight at social events and festivals, and can be enjoyable if consumed responsibly and in moderation.

As alcohol contains very little nutritional value, it is often considered to be "empty calories" and a danger to your waistline.

Overconsumption of alcohol can affect both physical and mental abilities, disrupt sleep and contribute to weight gain. In the long term, it also increases the risk of developing certain cancers and medical conditions such as liver damage, high blood pressure, heart diseases and malnutrition.

Read more @ https://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/drink-alcohol-moderation

Proteins: The good and the bad in infographic

Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/brandstudio/healthyeating/protein-infographic