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  1. In defence of the SOP and robot cops

    Themiddleground.sg - Crime 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Daniel Yap THE Singapore Police Force has come under fire of late for how its officers followed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and arrested a 74-year-old woman for her summons over a Town Council fine. The Singapore Prison Service (often and easily confused with the Police) then bound her hand-and-foot to transfer her from custody to a cell. SOP again, and surely excessive for a geriatric with no criminal past, wanted for putting potted plants in the wrong place. But rules are…
  2. Still four years for Joshua Robinson

    Themiddleground.sg - Crime 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Bertha Henson SO THE Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) have decided not to appeal against the four-year jail sentence for Joshua Robinson. It has put out a statement to say why: Robinson pleaded guilty which spared the girls the ordeal of going through a trial, the two girls were above 14 which means he did not commit statutory rape, and they had consented to sex. Not rape. Not outrage of modesty. So the charge against Robinson was sexual penetration of a minor under 16 years of age, w…
  3. The curious (and repulsive) case of Joshua Robinson

    Themiddleground.sg - Crime 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Bertha Henson IT’S a reflection of how powerful the G is when it gets whacked even for stuff that’s not under its purview. I’m talking about the uproar over the four-year jail sentence for American Joshua Robinson, probably the most high-profile sexual offender in Singapore. Clearly, people don’t see the line between the executive and judiciary. Or maybe they are too afraid to slam the judge in the case because that might put them in contempt of court. If there’s anything you want …
  4. SMRT fined $400,000 for safety lapses: Is this normal?

    Themiddleground.sg - Crime 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Lee Chin Wee ON TUESDAY (Feb 28), SMRT Trains was fined a record $400,000 for breaches in safety protocol that resulted in the deaths of two employees on Mar 22 last year. The company pleaded guilty to one charge under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) for failing to ensure the safety and health of its employees. Trainees Mr Nasrulhudin Majumudin, 26, and Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, were on the train tracks between Tampines and Pasir Ris MRT stations when they were hit …
  5. Video footage shows moment of London attack

    Themiddleground.sg - Crime 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
      A VIDEO emerged of Westminster Bridge on Wednesday (March 22) showing the moment a car was driven into pedestrians earlier in the day in the worst attack in London since 2005. Five people were killed and about 40 injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament. The dead, in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed. …
  6. Criminal case against Rajasthan resort for ‘harassing’ minor dancer

    Siasat.com - Crime 03.24 / 10:17 siasat.com
    Jaipur: Acting on a complaint of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal, Rajasthan Police has filed a criminal case against a resort in Jaipur for alleged harassment of a minor girl during a dance performance. The FIR was lodged on complaint of the DCW chairperson who during a personal visit to the…
  7. Five killed in road mishap in Rajasthan

    Siasat.com - Crime 03.24 / 07:59 siasat.com
    Kota: Five people were killed on the Jhalawar Baran mega highway in Rajasthan after their car allegedly rammed into a roadside electric pole, police said today. The incident occurred last night around 10 o’clock when the men, all engaged in bore-well business, were returning from Khanpur and their speeding car apparently lost control before hitting…
  8. Six youths arrested by anti-Romeo squad in Shamli

    Siasat.com - Crime 03.24 / 07:59 siasat.com
    Muzaffarnagar: In a crack-down on eve-teasers, six youths have been arrested in Shamli district by the anti-Romeo squads of the police who held them for allegedly harassing girls. The arrests were made yesterday in three separate incidents. Ankur and Arjun were arrested in Jhunjhala town whereas Sonu and Naresh Kumar were arrested fromShamli district town…
  1. Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson’s disease

    Financialexpress.com - Health 03.24 / 09:56 financialexpress.com
    At least 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help people suffering from Parkinson's disease by improving mobility impairment and health-related quality of life, a study has showed. The post Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson’s disease appeared first on The Financial…
  2. Surprising Things That Are Contagious

    Boldsky.com - Health 03.24 / 09:56 boldsky.com
    Germs aren't the only things that are contagious in this world. Sometimes, even emotions are infectious in nature. As per a research on social contagions, moods and behaviours also spread from person to person and it has an impact on…
  3. How To Make Natural Antibiotic Tonic

    Boldsky.com - Health 03.24 / 09:56 boldsky.com
    If you are bored of falling sick every now and then or during seasonal changes, you can prepare your own antibacterial tonic at home. Instead of taking tablets after falling sick, it is better to drink a natural tonic which…
  4. 8 Must-Have Prebiotics For Good Health

    Boldsky.com - Health 03.24 / 09:56 boldsky.com
    All the while you might have heard about the benefits of eating probiotics but did you know that like the probiotics, prebiotics are also equally important for our health. So today in this article we will be listing out the…
  5. Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning

    Dvb.no - Health 03.24 / 09:54 dvb.no
    A free lunch for villagers in southern Burma turned sour after it landed more than a third of the rural community in hospital with food poisoning, local officials said Friday. The post Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning appeared first on DVB Multimedia…
  6. China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

    Financialexpress.com - Health 03.24 / 09:13 financialexpress.com
    China registers around 900,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year and remains among the 30 countries with the highest incidence of the disease, despite a decline in cases since 2011, health authorities said here on Friday. The post China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year appeared first on The Financial …
  7. How Alzheimer’s protein breaches cell membranes

    Financialexpress.com - Health 03.24 / 09:13 financialexpress.com
    New research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found how protein that collects in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease penetrates the cell membranes. The post How Alzheimer’s protein breaches cell membranes appeared first on The Financial …
  8. How To Make Natural Antibiotic Tonic

    Boldsky.com - Health 03.24 / 09:12 boldsky.com
    If you are bored of falling sick every now and then or during seasonal changes, you can prepare your own antibacterial tonic at home. Instead of taking tablets after falling sick, it is better to drink a natural tonic which…
  1. What stands in the way of aptitude-based university admissions?

    Themiddleground.sg - Education 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Lee Chin Wee CAN you imagine a Singapore where students aren’t defined wholly by their grades? ST ran a thought-provoking piece on Mar 16, calling on the G to be bold and take in all students through aptitude-based university admissions. The proposal runs completely against the grain of our grades-centred university admissions model, but that’s the entire point. If we are to be serious about transforming education and skills acquisition in Singapore, it’s time for some…
  2. Looking for a university? Your career depends on the questions you ask

    Themiddleground.sg - Education 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Ong Lip Hua UNIVERSITY admissions season looms again, and as a university admissions professional with over a decade of work experience (in NUS and SIT), I get plied with questions from would-be students and their parents. What I’ve come to realise is that the questions that potential students ask are usually off the mark. Perhaps it has to do with the media’s fascination with rankings (which reflect research, not teaching quality), graduate pay, and employment numbers. While these may f…
  3. DSA changes – Hurrah and ahem…!

    Themiddleground.sg - Education 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Bertha Henson THE Direct School Admission (DSA) programme is doing away with its general academic ability tests. People are going hurrah because it means that their non-Gifted kid can make it into their school of choice because they have another talent that is not exam-smarts. That is, if they clear the talent competition for entry. That is, if the school nurturing the specific talent pool is not on the other side of the island. That is, if the school nurturing said talent and achieving…
  4. Pathways broadening but are mindsets?

    Themiddleground.sg - Education 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    by Wan Ting Koh MORE pathways are opening up for students who want to get through the education system via talent rather than grades, but with kiasu and kiasi attitudes still largely driving the education system here, will mindsets change? In the debate on his ministry’s budget today (Mar 7), Education Minister (Schools) Ng Chee Meng outlined several enhancements to existing schemes that show the G’s efforts to shift away from a grade-centric education system. First up is the Su…
  5. The $2.2m SkillsFuture scam

    Themiddleground.sg - Education 03.24 / 10:41 themiddleground.sg
    WHENEVER there’s money to be given out, you can bet somebody will find a way to get hold of it via dubious means. Remember how companies took advantage of Productivity and Innovation Credit schemes to get cash? Now, that $500 SkillsFuture credit dangling in front of each adult Singaporeans is too tempting for some. Some people – about 4,400 people – decided to pluck such tempting fruit by submitting false claims for a SkillsFuture course they didn’t attend. It’s intriguing becau…
  6. Ateneo students walk out in protest of death penalty bill

    Theguidon.com - Education 03.24 / 10:08 theguidon.com
    “ANG TAO, ang bayan, ngayon ay lumalaban!” Students raised their voices in response to the approval in the second reading... The post Ateneo students walk out in protest of death penalty bill appeared first on The GUI…
  7. HPSSC shortlists candidates for skill test Junior Office Assistant Post Code- 447

    Northgazette.com - Education 03.24 / 08:03 northgazette.com
    North Gazette News/Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh Service Selection Commission has released the list candidates for skill test Junior Office Assistant Posts. In continuation of Press Note dated 21st June 2016, additional candidates bearing following roll numbers are shortlisted for skill test for the post of Junior Office Assistant Post Code- 447 in order to meet the The post HPSSC shortlists candidates for skill test Junior Office Assistant Post Code- 447 appeared first on North…
  8. Vietnam: A country, not a war: Harvard president

    English.vietnamnet.vn - Education & Family 03.24 / 04:29 english.vietnamnet.vn
     President of Harvard University, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust had a speech about the war between Vietnam and the US during a visit to the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities on March…
  1. Avenue Supermarts' CEO Neville Noronha on promoter Radhakishan Damani's role as a guiding force

    Although no longer on the D-Mart board, Damani, who is also considered to be the mentor to stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is credited with D-Mart's…
  2. The Hot Dog Gets Its Due

    Groovekorea.com - Food 03.24 / 03:52 groovekorea.com
    Story by Jordan Redmond  /  Photos by Peter Kim A world of hot dog indulgence in Sinsa-dong The humble hot dog. Best known as mystery meat trimmings stuffed into a tight-fitting casing, the hot dog is cursed to forever suffer the ignominy of the discomfort that we feel putting on a sweater just after the […] The post The Hot Dog Gets Its Due appeared first on Groove M…
  3. Enjoy tipples with your tapas

    Thestar.com.my - Eat-And-Drink 03.24 / 02:44 thestar.com.my
    BEVERAGES normally play a supporting role to food, but at Grapes&Malts in Penang, a reversal sees fine elixirs take centre stage…
  4. The favourite seafront eatery for many food lovers

    Thestar.com.my - Eat-And-Drink 03.24 / 02:44 thestar.com.my
    INDULGE in a wide variety of scrumptious local food surrounded with breathtaking views of the sea at My Favorite Place located at Maritime Piazza, Karpal Singh Drive in…
  5. Carribean dining: Miss Lily's brings Jamaican flavours to Dubai

    Buro247.com - Food 03.24 / 00:08 buro247.com
    After the success of the brand in New York, the Miss Lily's brand is now in Dubai and it's the Jamaican restaurant you've been waiting…
  6. A taste of spring’s best

    Thestar.com.my - Eat-And-Drink 03.23 / 23:47 thestar.com.my
    MARCH is a much anticipated time of the year in Japan as cherry blossoms dot the landscape with people scheduling time for hanami (the viewing of cherry…
  7. Brewed coffee could prevent inflammation

    Journal.com.ph - Food 03.23 / 23:33 journal.com.ph
    SEVERAL studies have confirmed numerous heath benefits of brewed coffee (not instant). Now, another health benefit was found in your cup of coffee – it may help dampen the type of inflammation that’s linked to heart disease risk factors. People as they get older have certain medical issues and con…
  8. Sweet & Sour Pork

    Journal.com.ph - Food 03.23 / 23:33 journal.com.ph
    Ingredients 2 pound pork shoulder or butt2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon black pepper¼ cup green onion¼ cup soy sauce3 eggs, beaten1½ cups cornstarch1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 red bell pepper1 green bell pepper1 white onion, cut into wedges1 8-ounce can chopped pineapple with syrup¼ cup vinegar¼ cup soy sauce¼ cup ketch…
  1. UP Govt asks Sugar mill owners to ensure payments of arrears to farmers within month

    Theindianawaaz.com - Religion 03.24 / 09:35 theindianawaaz.com
    AMN Uttar Pradesh Government has directed the Sugar mill owners to ensure payments of arrears to Sugar cane farmers for the previous and current crushing seasons within a month at any cost. State Government has said that if millers fail to do so, strict actions will be taken against them. According to reports a total … Continue reading UP Govt asks Sugar mill owners to ensure payments of arrears to farmers within month…
  2. Over 100 lawmakers ask India to allow US-based NGO to function

    Tkayala.com - Religion 03.24 / 03:11 tkayala.com
    by: mattersindia.com Washington: Over 100 US lawmakers have asked India to give a “temporary reprieve” to an American donor NGO until a more permanent solution can be found under the Indian laws for the Christian organisation to function. Compassion International is said to be shutting down its India operations after it was put under ‘prior permission category’ in May last year. When a donor organisation is put under this category, it is barred from funding any Indian NGO without the govern…
  3. Vatican Dossier - Mar 24

    Tkayala.com - Religion 03.24 / 02:33 tkayala.com
    Pope’s Morning Homily: Hardening of Hearts Has Grave Consequences At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Warns About Becoming Catholic Pagans or Catholic Atheists       Deborah Castellano LubovPope Francis Receives President of CameroonDiscussed important contribution offered by the Church for country’s development, human rights, peaceful coexistence among religions …
  4. Himachal Pradesh: Maha Shivratri being celebrated with full enthusiasm

    Apnnews.com - Religion 03.24 / 01:28 apnnews.com
    Shimla: In Himachal Pradesh, the Maha Shivratri festival is being celebrated with full enthusiasm and religious traditions. Our correspondent reports, temples have been decorated on the occasion and special Shiv Puja and Havan Yajna’s are underway in the different historic temples of Mandi, Kangra and other districts. The Mandi town known as Chotti Kaashi, as…
  5. Bombay HC orders doctors on strike to resume their duties

    Theindianawaaz.com - Religion 03.23 / 20:25 theindianawaaz.com
    Doctors’ strike cripples health care in Maharashtra Bombay High Court has ordered doctors on strike to resume their duties and give government some time to provide them with proper security. The court directed government to provide ample security to all government hospitals so that doctors can work without fear. The court will hear the matter … Continue reading Bombay HC orders doctors on strike to resume their duties &…
  1. Review: A Crack In The Sea

    Star2.com - Books 03.23 / 23:01 star2.com
    This young adult novel does a great job of mixing reality and…
  2. Review: Twenty-Two New Asian Short Stories

    Star2.com - Books 03.23 / 23:01 star2.com
    Here’s a handy, albeit uneven, introduction to Asian writers writing in English that many may not have heard…
  3. Review: Fever Dream

    Star2.com - Books 03.23 / 22:24 star2.com
    This interesting novel will mesmerise and haunt you long after you’ve turned the last…
  1. Matching health with taste: Check out these egg-ziting dishes from the South

    Thenewsminute.com - Culture 03.24 / 10:43 thenewsminute.com
    FoodFrom egg dosa to nadan egg roast, it's all here!Jaya Shravan egg-and-caviar.jpgScreenshot/ YoutubeEggs are among the purest sources of protein that there is. They provide us with choline, selenium and 11 other essential minerals and vitamins in addition to 6 g of protein. At under 100 calories per egg depending on the size, they’re the perfect food to begin the day. But when you’re Indian, you need your dose of spice to jazz up the humble egg. Here is a collection of dishes from the so…
  2. Joya Ahsan- star of two Bengals

    Clickittefaq.com - Culture 03.24 / 10:28 clickittefaq.com
    Ittefaq Report Joya Ahsan is one of the most frugal showbiz stars of this country. While stars are covetous for work, Joya Ahsan is reigning both the Dhallywood and Tollywood industry. Although Joya is currently not starring or has signed any commercial films; she has established herself as one of the leading actress of both…
  3. #WeAreSaigoneer: Instagram Shots of the Week

    Saigoneer.com - Arts&Culture 03.24 / 09:40 saigoneer.com
    From cyclo drivers to street vendors, this is what we saw through our lens this week.Read…
  4. See some of Ren Hang’s last works in Paris showcase this Sunday

    Buro247.my - Arts&Culture 03.24 / 08:41 buro247.my
    For one day only, an exhibition featuring the late Chinese photographer Ren Hang’s work with Totem Collective will be held at Boon P…
  5. My family & friends keep me grounded: Salman Khan

    Clickittefaq.com - Culture 03.24 / 08:11 clickittefaq.com
    Salman Khan revealed that at times he finds himself flying high and it is his family and friends who keep him grounded. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor was quoted by the news agency IANS as saying, “I don’t keep myself grounded. I at times find myself flying high. But my family and friends keep me grounded.”…
  6. Emma Thompson once turned down a date with Donald Trump

    Clickittefaq.com - Culture 03.24 / 08:11 clickittefaq.com
    The Donald’s charms have no effect on Emma Thompson. The British actress and Trump critic, 57, revealed on a Swedish television show that she once turned down future president Donald Trump for a date. “I was doing a film called Primary Colors with John Travolta in Hollywood and I was in my trailer and it [&#…
  7. Kangana Ranaut gifts herself a bungalow for 30th birthday

    Clickittefaq.com - Culture 03.24 / 08:11 clickittefaq.com
    Known for power-packed performances as much as razor-sharp statements, Kangana Ranaut rang in her 30th birthday on 23rd. Before diving into Manikarnika, her next project on Rani Lakshmi Bai which that mid-day first wrote about, the actress visited Vaishno Devi with family. The religious trip was not just to seek blessings for the film, but…
  8. Rotten Tomatoes the destruction of our business: Director

    Clickittefaq.com - Culture 03.24 / 08:11 clickittefaq.com
    Director and producing mogul Brett Ratner says film critic aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes is a destructive force in Hollywood. Speaking at the Sun Valley Film Festival last weekend, the Rush Hour director wanted to make it clear he has plenty respect for traditional film critics. But he says reducing hundreds of reviews culled from print…
  1. Postnatal Assay for detection of genetic anomalies introduced by Agilent technologies

    Biospectrumasia.com - Medecine 03.24 / 08:42 biospectrumasia.com
    Biospectrum GenetiSure Dx Postnatal Assay Can Help Move Inquiries from Cause to Care Faster [Read…
  2. Aptar Pharma’s multidose ophthalmic squeeze dispenser available in the US

    Financialexpress.com - Medecine 03.23 / 23:08 financialexpress.com
    The company is working closely with eye care specialist Allergan to improve patient safety, achieve dosing accuracy and maintain product integrity Aptar Pharma’s patented preservative-free multidose ophthalmic squeeze dispenser is available for patients in the US prescription market for the first time with Allergan’s Restasis Multidose (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05 per cent. Aptar Pharma is […] The post Aptar Pharma’s multidose ophthalmic squeeze dispenser…