Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Relay Majulah raises S$1.6 million for President’s Challenge

At the end of the the Relay Majulah race, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin hands the baton to President Halimah Yacob during the live President's Star Charity Show on Nov 10, 2019.  (Photo: Relay Majulah)

Relay Majulah, Singapore’s first-ever 2,000km relay, was completed on Sunday evening (Nov 10) with Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin running the final 10km of the relay.

A ground-up initiative to challenge 200 runners to complete the nation-wide relay in 200 hours, Relay Majulah raised more than S$1.6 million in support of the 67 charities under the President’s Challenge, exceeding its target of S$1 million.

Mr Tan finished off the relay by running into MES Theatre at Mediacorp Campus during the live televised President’s Star Charity Show. At the show, Mr Tan handed over the baton to President Halimah Yacob on air.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/relay-majulah-raises-s-1-6-million-for-president-s-challenge-12080892


You may want to read Record-breaking S$10.47m raised at this year’s President’s Star Charity

Wholemeal or multigrain? The truth about ‘healthier’ breads

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Wholemeal and multigrain recipes may contain only 30% wholemeal flour, says chef Lim Meng Poh, a senior trainer at BreadTalk. White flour is needed “to improve the final product - the texture”. With 100% wholemeal flour, the final product would come out a little bit hard, dry and the shelf life would be shorter.

As long as wholemeal flour is on the ingredient list, says HPB nutritionist Melissa Koh, “it’s still better than 100% white flour”.

What consumers can do is look out for the Healthy Choice Symbol on the packaging, she advises. Bread with that logo contains at least 25% more wholegrains, which have nutrients that are good for the body.

There are multigrain breads, however, that are made of 100% white flour, “with just some multigrain blends on top”, she warns.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/wholemeal-or-multigrain-the-truth-about-healthier-breads-artisan-12065964

Animal products to avoid in Traditional Chinese medicine

While Chinese medicine has been around for centuries and has its benefits, remedies that involve animal products that foster the illegal trafficking industry have to come to an end.

Not just because they are directly harming animals, but also because they are endangering them to the point of extinction, often with no proven medicinal benefits as well.

Here are five animal products used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remedies that you are better off avoiding.
  • Pangolin scales
  • Tiger penis and bone
  • Rhinoceros horn
  • Bear bile
  • Seahourse

Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/animal-products-avoid-traditional-chinese-medicine

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