Friday, 1 March 2019

Exceptional people: Two lauded by SCDF for quick responses that saved lives

Ms Chiu Yu Cheng and Mr Patrick Cheong with their Community Lifesaver Awards.
At a presentation ceremony yesterday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) presented Community Lifesaver Awards to two individuals - Ms Chiu Yu Cheng and Mr Patrick Cheong - in recognition of "their public-spiritedness and gallant efforts in saving lives".

The Community Lifesaver Awards recognise Community First Responders (CFRs) - members of the public trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR - and applaud their willingness to step up to help.


Recalled: Brand of cookies for breastfeeding mothers

All batches of a dark chocolate lactation cookie by New Zealand brand Totally Devoted are being recalled as milk was not declared as an allergen, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Wednesday (Feb 27).

Customers with a dairy allergy or intolerance should not consume the product, called Feeding Cookies with Chocolate Chips (230g).

The recall in Singapore follows a notice issued by New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries on Tuesday.

AVA said it has directed the importer, Pupsik Studio, to recall the product as a precautionary measure. "The recall is ongoing," the agency added.

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NASA confirm that our planet is actually greener today than it was 20 years ago

In good news for our planet, NASA have confirmed that Earth is greener than it was 20 years ago.

Over the past two decades, NASA has been closely monitoring the Earth's foliage using two satellites and found that China and India are the two countries to thank for the boost in greenery. This stems mainly from China's ambitious tree planting projects, as well as intensive agriculture across both countries.

The research also shows that there are now more than two million square miles of extra green leaf area per year, compared to the early 2000s which reveals a 5% increase.