Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Exceptional company: Grab raised $320,00 for Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF)

Technology company Grab's participants at this year's Hair for Hope campaign include (clockwise from top left) Mr Anthony Tan, co-founder and chief executive officer; Ms Ong Chin Yin, head of people; Mr Artem Alabastro, senior marketing executive; and Ms Cherlene Lim, project manager. Source: Grab/todayonline
This is the first year Grab Singapore is taking part in the Hair for Hope campaign. As a whole, the ride-sharing firm's 107 participants, including 40 driver-partners, have raised S$324,514 so far - a record for a “satellite” partner, CCF said.

Grab’s co-founder Anthony Tan has also gone bald for children with cancer, raising a record sum for the annual Hair for Hope campaign.

By Monday (July 29), Mr Tan’s effort has drawn S$197,010 in donations, more than double his S$80,000 target, the Hair for Hope website showed.

This is the highest amount raised by an individual since the yearly drive began in 2003, a spokesperson for the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) said. The foundation organises Hair for Hope - a campaign in which participants shave their heads to show solidarity with cancer-stricken children.

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Four more dengue deaths, bringing total to nine this year

Four more people, including a 46-year-old man, have died of dengue, bringing the total deaths this year to nine as of July 20.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint reply to media queries yesterday that there were 8,020 dengue cases reported to MOH as of July 20, five times more than the total number of dengue cases reported in the same period last year.

Three men died on July 16. Two of them, aged 77 and 65, lived in areas that are within active dengue clusters, in Eunos Crescent and Bedok Reservoir Road. The other man, 46, had Woodlands Drive 50 as his last documented address.

Another man, who was 70, died on June 30. He lived in Hougang Ave 5, which was within a previously active dengue cluster that closed on July 12.


Woman who battled severe cystic acne cures it in THREE weeks after finding 'miracle' herbal tablets

A young woman has revealed her blemish-free skin after a four year battle with acne, thanks to a 'miracle' product she found on Instagram.

Kara Eden, 22, a production coordinator from Trafford, Manchester, started suffering with acne in 2015, aged 18, and found it seriously affected her self confidence.

The acne started to develop on Kara's back which soon spread to her face as well.

But after discovering an Australian brand called Zilch, back in April, she couldn't be happier with her results, with the £78 [$139 AUD] tablets clearing her skin 'from the inside' within weeks.

Zilch tablets are natural herbal tablets made from 17 Chinese herbs:
Prunus persica, kernal. Carthamus tinctorius, flower. Salvia miltiorrhiza, root. Hedyotis diffusa, herb. Angelica dahurica, root. Gleditsia sinensis, spine. Viola yedoensis, herb Taraxacum mongolicum, herb. Lonicera japonica, flower. Phellodendron amurense, bark. Paeonia suffruticosa, root bark. Gardenia florida, fruit. Gentiana scabra, root. Potato starch.