The Ministry of Health (MOH) has updated its May 13's daily report of Covid-19 in its evening press release. There are 34 new cases reported in Singapore on May 13, after two more imported cases were added to the count. Amongst these, 13 are asymptomatic while 21 were symptomatic. This brings the total number of cases to 61,453 instead. There are 24 new cases in the community today, of whom 20 have been confirmed to be linked to previous cases. A majority of them are linked to the Changi Airport Terminal 3 cluster which is now the biggest cluster. There are no Covid-19 cases reported from the dormitories today. There are four cases currently unlinked and here are the details: 4 unlinked cases in the community In the evening update, MOH said that the four unlinked cases in the community include two domestic workers, a tutor and a homemaker. Case 63120: 47-year-old homemaker Case 63120 is a 47-year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She developed a ... » Learn More about 4 unlinked Covid-19 community cases include tutor, homemaker & 2 foreign domestic workers
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Most of us probably don’t give much thought to the uniforms worn by police and firefighters, or the vehicles that they drive in. After all, the sights of the outfits and vehicles are something that we have come to simply just recognise, whenever we see an officer show up, ready and alert, at the scene of a crime or fire/accident, or when we cross the checkpoints. But such features, that we might perhaps have come to take for granted, involve much effort behind that contributes to the performance of Home Team officers. The work that goes into such enhancement is done by the Human Factors and Simulation Centre of Expertise (HF&S CoE), which is also part of HTX (Home Team Science & Technology Agency). Making uniforms “smarter” Granted, we may perhaps assume that there has been a certain level of engineering which has gone into the firefighting outfits that have at least been designed to resist high levels of heat. Beyond that, a significant amount of research and ... » Learn More about Here’s the science & engineering that goes into enhancing the performance of Home Team officers
Sexual wellness and pleasure is a form of self-care and if you’re down for some bedroom fun, we’re here to help. And in this day and age, sex toys are far from the tacky designs of old – their modern counterparts boast tasteful, discreet designs, a silent operation, and are loads more sophisticated. Don’t know which is the best sex toy for your needs? Scroll the gallery to check out some of the top players in the market – including one that can be controlled by your husband even if he’s miles away. 1. Womanizer Premium Eco Treat yourself and the environment with Womanizer’s first-ever eco-friendly and biodegradable sex toy. Crafted with biolene – a bioplastic made from 70 percent natural materials (mainly corn starch). It’s an eco-friendly version of the brand’s best-selling Premium model which uses a Pleasure Air Technology that sucks, massages, and stimulates without direct contact for a novel orgasmic experience. There are also 12 levels of intensity, whether you like ... » Learn More about 10 vibrators and sex toys for ladies that are sexy (not tacky)
COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE. Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio files a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court. All photos courtesty of Jude Sabio. MANILA, Philippines – On Monday, April 24, lawyer Jude Sabio requested the International Criminal Court to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable for alleged "mass murder" in the Philippines. Citing the deaths allegedly carried out by the Davao Death Squad (DDS) and the victims of the existing war on drugs, the lawyer of self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato requested the Pre-Trial Chamber of the international court to "commit Duterte and his senior government officials to the Trial Chamber for trial and that the Trial Chamber in turn, after trial, convict them and sentence them to corresponding prison sentence or life imprisonment.” The anti-illegal drugs campaign of the present administration has been the subject of criticism of local and international organizations for its ... » Learn More about What challenges will complaint vs Duterte face before ICC?
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 28 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Monday (May. 17). Of these, there are 21 cases are locally-transmitted Covid-19, with 10 linked to previous cases. MOH has released the details of both unlinked and linked cases in their latest press release. Unlinked cases Case 63,333 Case 63,333 is a 26 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at the National Institute of Education (NIE), and a part-time private tutor. She had last gone to NIE on April 30. She developed body aches on May 13, and a blocked nose and cough the next day. On May 15, she sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic, where she was tested for Covid-19. Her test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on May 16, and her serology test result is pending. Case 63,334 Case 63,334 is a 76 year-old female Singaporean retiree. She developed a ... » Learn More about NSF, NIE student & Funan Mall retail staff among unlinked community Covid-19 cases on May 17, 2021
The start of the rolling brownouts across Luzon dug up decades-old traumas I thought I’d tamped down deep. That sudden death: the room collapsing into dark, the collective womp of appliances shutting off, the suffocating mix of silence and heat quickly filling the air. Then, seconds later, the anxiety of not knowing how long this misery would last. I am very familiar with this death, being a kid during the long and frequent brownouts of the Cory/Ramos years in the ‘90s. I’d just started grade school then, so I assume – and I’m putting on my fake psychologist hat here – that this prolonged sense of disquiet and helplessness, which would make itself felt over and over, day after day, must have ingrained itself into my malleable young psyche. So when the power went out in my area on an exceptionally warm, sticky afternoon in the middle of work, that same sense of disquiet and helplessness barreled through me, reminding me of my childhood ordeal. And ... » Learn More about [OPINION] Brownout PTSD: The trauma of being Filipino
This is a blog published by Newsbreak on July 15, 2011, shortly after the book Ambition, Destiny, Victory: Stories From A Presidential Election came out. Rappler is republishing it as a tribute to The Chocolate Kiss Café , which announced that it would be permanently closing its doors on June 22, 2021. I didn’t realize it had gotten crazy, this craving I had for cakes the past four months or so, until a couple of friends called it so. From February until early June (2011), they noticed that, not a few times during very late nights or the wee hours, I proclaimed on Facebook how I was aching for the dayap chiffon cake from The Chocolate Kiss Café . Even now, my only mobile upload has been the photo of that dessert with the caption, “Heavenly re-defined.” Perhaps there was only one thing crazier that I did, not too long before this. I agreed with Chay F. Hofileña’s idea to write a book on the last presidential elections without any sure funding, publisher, or ... » Learn More about [OPINION] Of book writing and Chocolate Kiss-ing
In May I wrote that, amid the record rise of hunger, President Rodrigo Duterte and his economic managers implemented policies that served the rich more than the poor. (READ: Amid record hunger, Duterte aids the rich ) But it seems there’s another interest group getting more help than they need: the military and police. We know this because of the most recent incarnation of Bayanihan 3. It is an economic relief package that, when first proposed in November 2020, amounted to P420 billion. On the face of it, it actually looked good. (READ: Why Congress needs to pass Bayanihan 3 now ) On June 1, after half a year in the pipeline, the House of Representatives finally approved Bayanihan 3 on final reading. But as it went through the legislative mill, not only was Bayanihan 3 reduced to P400.6 billion – suffering a P19.4 billion or 4.6% cut – but lawmakers also managed to insert in it a whopping P54.6 billion for the pensions of retired military, police, ... » Learn More about [ANALYSIS] Military, police pensions in Bayanihan 3? But why?
Many of the present woes of the Philippines can arguably be traced to the sheer stubbornness and hubris of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers. First, they were the ones who kept on insisting that we ought to relax quarantine restrictions even as the country’s pandemic response was barely improving (indeed deteriorating in many respects), and even as new COVID-19 variants were being discovered. (READ: New surge? Duterte reopened economy too quickly ) Second, they were the ones who kept repeating that the government could not afford to spend massive sums of money on fiscal stimulus and relief, and that such expense was “ unsustainable .” These are big fat lies that need to be debunked once and for all. Major lie #1: There’s a trade-off between public health and the economy. (There’s none.) The biggest, most pernicious lie of all is the claim that there’s a trade-off between public health and the economy. You won’t hear them say ... » Learn More about [ANALYSIS] Debunking the deadly lies of Duterte’s economic managers
Making a meal for “The Man of the House” does not mean we have to sweat and slave for hours in the kitchen. In fact, many of the dads I know, would prefer a quickly grilled or pan-fried steak with a nice cold beer, or even a glass of scotch. Brunch is probably the easiest and the most versatile meal we could plan for the dads in our lives. We can bring pretty much anything to the table, and when we add a dish that includes eggs, it is complete. If the guy in your life likes steak (like mine does), then the convenience of online sellers that have proliferated through the quarantine period has offered you many opportunities to try different cuts and classifications of meat. If you know the ratings, and the average price per kilo, it is even easier to shop around for quality cuts and choices. Serving up the side dishes that accompany this special Father’s Day meal are equally as important. Creamed spinach, potatoes au gratin, a green salad, or even roasted tomatoes ... » Learn More about [Kitchen 143] Father’s Day brunch