Newspaper articles have a built-in expiry date. But some themes are evergreen. Mr Vikram Khanna, 63, an associate editor with The Straits Times, has collated more than 50 such articles, culled from his work in the newsroom, in a new book. Headwinds And Hazards: Economic Snapshots In An Age Of Populism covers a wide range […]
After 12 years at Rochester Park, Chinese restaurant Min Jiang at One-North has relocated to the equally lush Dempsey Hill. The 5,000 sq ft restaurant opens tomorrow and its move is in line with the redevelopment of Rochester Park, off North Buona Vista Road. Min Jiang at One-North opened in Rochester Park in 2006 in […]
For many years, former Singapore Idol winner Hady Mirza was absent from the music scene. And last year was a particularly bad one for him – he spent some time in rehab. For many years, former Singapore Idol winner Hady Mirza was absent from the music scene. And last year was a particularly bad one […]
NEW YORK • Companies have long embraced staff-wellness programmes as a way to improve workers’ health and reduce overall medical spending, but a new study may prompt employers to rethink those efforts. The study, published last week in Jama, a medical journal, looked at the experience of 33,000 workers at American retailer BJ’s Wholesale Club […]
In the early 1990s, when I was a young plastic surgeon working in the Singapore General Hospital, I was exposed to anthropometry for the first time. This is the systematic recording and analysis of body measurements such as the length and size of individual body parts like the nose, eyes or limbs – or the […]
Few people will dispute the view that drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine are incredibly harmful to the user and to society. However, almost a decade ago, a paper in medical journal The Lancet by a Professor David Nutt espoused the view that alcohol is the most harmful drug of all. Please subscribe or log […]
A major global study, which recently found that one in five deaths around the world in 2017 was associated with poor diet, showed that Singapore had the 12th-lowest rate of diet-related deaths among 195 countries. It is perhaps proof that Singaporeans are increasingly aware of the benefits of eating healthy, but as with the rest […]
“Information obtained currently has police focusing on the residence,” the Crystal Lake Police Department said.
Tinder has banned George Zimmerman ― the Florida man acquitted of murder charges after fatally shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 ― barring him from using the popular dating app in order to protect its users. In a statement sent to HuffPost on Sunday, a spokesperson for the platform confirmed Zimmerman’s account had been deleted. […]
“I have lived here my whole life and have never seen anything like this,” said Nasser, 81, a taxi driver in Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province.
A Ku Klux Klan leader’s widow has admitted to fatally shooting him and then dumping his body, reversing a previous claim that blamed her son for the murder. Malissa Ancona of Missouri pleaded guilty on Friday to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse on Friday. She was sentenced to life in […]
KIEV, April 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent […]
A South Florida sheriff’s office has placed a deputy on administrative leave after a video appeared to show officers pepper-spraying a teenager, tackling him to the ground, and one deputy slamming the teen’s head on the ground and punching him. The Broward County deputy faces calls for his firing following Thursday’s incident, including from the […]
On Sunday, Rep. Elijah Cummings, among other lawmakers, sounded open to the possibility of bringing impeachment proceedings against the president.
“I do not remember having been asked to attend the World Chess Championship gala, and I did not attend the event,” Trump wrote in response to Mueller.
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida middle school girls are facing charges that they planned to kill nine people. Court documents reported by WTSP-TV say a teacher at Avon Park Middle School, roughly 74 miles south of Orlando, spotted the 14-year-olds acting “hysterically” Wednesday while seeking a folder and overheard them say they would […]
COLOMBO, April 22 (Reuters) – Authorities lifted a curfew in the Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. There was still no claim of responsibility for the attacks on two churches and […]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― Even a little rain threatens Lucy Cruz with what feels like biblical wrath. When the skies open up ― as they often do ― the Caño Martín Peña, a nearly four-mile canal that connects San Juan Bay to two lagoons in the middle of Puerto Rico’s sprawling capital city, floods […]
“I had this internal struggle: ‘Do I really want to bring a child into this world?’” a Seattle 29-year-old said.
The government declared a curfew and said it had shut down access to major social media sites and messaging services.
JERUSALEM: The Catholic Church in the Holy Land has voiced support for Sri Lanka‘s Christians and condemned Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels there that killed at least 156 people.A statement issued in Jerusalem said the blasts were particularly sad as they “came while Christians celebrate Easter.”“We pray for the souls of the victims […]
Under one scenario, many centrists and liberals would leave en masse to form a new denomination — a potentially complex endeavor.
“The rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said.
Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating 4/20 with a call for criminal justice reform, warning Congress that without it, marijuana legalization is a “half baked” idea. In a video tweeted Saturday, which is known as the annual holiday for stoners, the ice cream brand pointed out that when it comes to pot, those who profit and […]
“I am so deeply sorry to the individuals who were involved that this ever occurred,” said the mayor of Hamden, Connecticut.
As a massive college admissions bribery scandal continues to unfold, with charges against celebrities Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, Kim Kardashian said that personally she would have behaved better. In an interview on CNN’s “Van Jones Show” airing Saturday, the reality star spoke out against those who tip the scales for the benefit of their […]
Seniors at one suburban Ohio school can take an elective on political radicalism, called “poli-rad,” that exposes them to the uncensored views of people like former radical activist Bill Ayers of Weather Underground. Students there say the course is a “lesson in tolerance” that exposes them to the real world.
The Topeka Zoo has decided not to euthanize the tiger, named Sanjiv, noting that Sumatran Tigers are critically endangered, according to a spokesperson.
Virtual reality (VR) devices seem the preserve of young, switched-on techies, but they are having a transformative effect on some elderly folk like Mr Ho Chee Kiong. When Mr Ho, who has dementia, first entered a senior daycare centre at Ayer Rajah a few months ago, he shunned the activities. Instead, he stood at the […]
Patients at some nursing homes here are being tagged and their movements tracked round the clock, in a controversial practice that has drawn mixed reactions. At least three nursing homes and a senior care centre in Singapore have been tracking the movement of seniors within their facilities by tagging them with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, […]