SINGAPORE: Firefighters are trying to put out a vegetation fire near Lim Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery which broke out on Monday morning (Mar 4), and efforts are expected to continue through the night. The fire is about the size of one football field in length, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), adding that it involved piles of timber waste. SCDF said it responded to the fire at about 7.05am. It added that as the nearest fire hydrants are about 2km away from the site, 25 firefighters from the Special Rescue Unit had to manually lay hoses across that distance to maintain a constant water supply. Portable pumps were also set up at intermediate points to boost the water pressure."Due to the slow-burning deep-seated fire and coupled with the abundance of nearby thick vegetations and windy condition, the prolonged firefighting operations are currently still ongoing," said the SCDF in a Facebook post at 8.23pm."It is expected to last through the night."A … [Read more...] about SCDF battling fire near Lim Chu Kang cemetery, operations to last through the night
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REUTERS: Infants who don't sleep through the night don't seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests.Deciding when or whether to train infants to sleep through the night is one of the most fraught issues new parents face, with some previous research suggesting that insufficient sleep may lead to a range of developmental problems for babies. Less is known, however, about whether babies' development is influenced by how many of their sleeping hours occur in a long uninterrupted stretch overnight.For the current study, researchers examined data on 388 mother-baby pairs, asking women about their own moods and their babies' sleeping routines and assessing infants' cognitive and motor development when the babies were 6, 12 and 36 months old."We found that a high percentage of 6- and 12-month-old infants do not sleep through the night and that it was not associated with infant development or mother's mood," said study leader … [Read more...] about Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night
Sometimes, on account of a sleepless night or tight deadline, we are forced to go through the following day with little sleep. "When you don't get enough sleep, your brain doesn't function at optimal speed," Leigh Winters, a neuroscientist and wellness expert, told NBC. "Brain imaging research shows that sleep deprivation results in reduced blood flow to areas of the brain, like the prefrontal cortex [that's] responsible for higher level thought processes like working memory. It's also likely to make you more irritable and prone to mood swings." If you happen to be in this situation, here are some tips to make it through the day before you can finally crash. Get outside "Nature is one of our most underutilized self-soothers both physiological and psychologically," explained Winters. "Connecting with nature and being in fresh air can make you feel more awake. Also, getting some natural sunlight helps maintain circadian rhythms, which will help get your sleep schedule back on … [Read more...] about How to make it through the day after a sleepless night
If the likes of Jake Zyrus (formerly Charice Pempengco) could make it on the international scene, why couldn’t the sensational Tawag ng Tanghalan (TNT) Boys? After all, didn’t they win the heart of the (hard-to-impress?) Steve Harvey when they appeared as guests on his show, Little Big Shots, which features talented kids (singers, dancers, martial artists, et al.)? The trio (Francis Concepcion, Kiefer Sanchez and Mackie Empuerto) is so called because they were first noticed — individually, that is...in the Tawag Ng Tanghalan (TNT) segment of ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime. Kiefer placed second, Mackie third and Francis fifth. Francis, 11, one of nine children, originally from Kawit, Cavite, is in Grade 5. He started singing at age two. Kiefer, 13, from Davao, has one sibling and is in Grade 8. At age three, he was trained how to sing by his mom (a choir member) and his dad (a band member). Mackie, 12, one of three children from Digos City, is in Grade 7. At age … [Read more...] about Will the TNT Boys make it on the international scene?
LE MANS, France: Fernando Alonso strung together a series of fast laps through the night to set up his Toyota to retake the lead on his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut just after dawn on Sunday (Jun 17).The Spaniard put the Toyota No. 8 in position for Japanese co-driver Kazuki Nakajima to overtake stablemates Toyota No. 7, driven by Kamui Kobayashi, at 0420 GMT (12.20pm Singapore time).When Alonso took his second turn at the wheel at 0130, the car was 2min 15sec behind No. 7 after the car's third driver, Swiss Sebastien Buemi, had picked up a one-minute "stop and go" penalty for speeding in a temporary slow zone.When Alonso handed over to Nakajima two and a half hours later, the two-time Formula One world champion had closed the gap to 45 seconds, after once again demonstrating his extraordinary ability to adapt, following two brilliant overtaking manoeuvres to claim the lead during his first stint late on Saturday afternoon.Alonso, who is bidding to complete the second part of motor … [Read more...] about Motor racing: Alonso shines through the night on his Le Mans debut