Covid-19 is truly the bane of our lives — our favourite National Steps Challenge Season 6 is cancelled. Since the National Steps Challenge won’t make a comeback this year, the Health Promotion Board has come up Live Healthy and Lumihealth, two fitness programmes to help Singaporeans tackle our WFH weight gain . Let’s dive in to see if we can score a free Fitbit or HPB vouchers this time round. HPB’s “free” Fitbit programme: Live Healthy SG The HPB has collaborated with Fitbit to come up with Live Healthy SG , which is sort of like the National Steps Challenge but with a Fitbit instead of a no-brand steps tracker. Participants will need to commit to one year of Fitbit Premium in order to get a free Fitbit. When paired with a Fitbit, Fitbit Premium acts like a sort of personal trainer on your wrist. You get access to personalised health/fitness insights and fitness programmes customised to you. Supposedly, these let you achieve better outcomes in the ... » Learn More about HPB x Fitbit’s Live Healthy SG: Is it worth signing up for a ‘free’ Fitbit?
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LICENSED auctioneers nationwide are urging the Federal Government to review and improve the e-Lelong system which has taken a toll on their livelihoods. Muzakir Mansor, an action committee member representing state auctioneers, said their livihoods had been severely affected by the implementation of the e-Lelong system following the discontinuation of their duties to help conduct public auctions. “We do not oppose the e-Lelong system as we just want to be part of it. “We hope the Federal Government will heed our plight and improve the existing system by involving us in it,” he said in a press conference at Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Lebuh Farquhar, Penang, yesterday. Muzakir, who is also Penang Auctioneers Association chairman, was there to hand over a memorandum to Mohd Abdul Rahman Ismail, who received it on behalf of the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak. Mohd Abdul is Ahmad Fuzi’s private secretary. The e-Lelong system, the first in Malaysia, was ... » Learn More about ‘Let us be part of e-Lelong’
Md Rozi Darus was only seven years old when he lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. It happened along a dusty kampung road near Sik, Kedah, and there was nothing he could do to avoid it. Md Rozi, now 51, recalled the screeching of the motorcycle tyres and his screams of pain that fateful day. “Sometimes that’s just your lot in life,” he said. Not one to give up or wallow in self pity, he learned to move around using a cane in his younger years. Despite his limited mobility, he continued to provide for his family of six by cultivating a small farm in Kedah. Over the last decade, he has been using a wheelchair. “It comes in handy as I perform odd jobs in my kampung when I’m not tending to my chickens and ducks,” he explained. With frequent use and wear-and-tear over the years, Md Rozi realised that he needed a new wheelchair but did not have the means to get one. However, he soon found out that a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Sosio ... » Learn More about Foundation delivers hope
On November 12, 2017, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China signed a free trade and investment pact to strengthen economic cooperation between the two regions and stimulate economic development. The two agreements, the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong Investment Agreement (AHKIA), were signed at the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila and will come into force on January 1, 2019. Chris Devonshire-Ellis of Dezan Shira & Associates comments: “This FTA brings Hong Kong into parity with mainland China which has had an FTA with ASEAN for several years. Hong Kong’s unique mix of China and Asian focused financial services and regional service support are a great mix with ASEAN’s overall reach and this agreement provides a much needed boost to Hong Kong’s overall attractiveness as an investment destination for Asia.” Strong trade links between Hong Kong and ASEAN Hong ... » Learn More about ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Signed – ASEAN Business News
Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin practise laser focus, work ethic and gratitude at every opportunity. I tallied their use of the word "grateful", which came up no less than 30 times in our hour-long interview, but not in the woo-woo tonality often linked to Californians and Instagram stars. In the pursuit of their wildest dreams, they make a point of not forgetting to do "kid stuff" along the way. "It's a thing, because we're always working. We're like, let's go and do some kid s*** today. I bought this electric bike and we've been riding around the neighbourhood - in a safe manner." says singer-songwriter Benjamin, 19 with his signature gap-tooth grin. Work for the pair spans every aspect of the creative arts. Ziegler, 18, is arguably the most recognisable dancer in the world. She starred in the hugely popular reality TV show Dance Moms between 2011 to 2016 and cemented herself in pop culture history with a bounce-off-the-wall performance in Australian singer-songwriter Sia ... » Learn More about Creative power couple in the spotlight
Funeral parlor attendants carry the body of Ed Borces, a suspected drug lord, who was shot and killed by Talamban police after raiding the suspect’s house in Sitio San Jose, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City. CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is spiraling out of control, a top human rights lawyer and opposition lawmakers said on Friday as police confirmed killing more than 100 drug suspects and at least two senators expressed support for a proposed Senate investigation of the killings. “President Duterte’s war on crime has spawned a nuclear explosion of violence that is spiraling out of control and creating a nation without judges, without law and without reason,” said Manuel Diokno, chair of the Free Legal Assistance Group. Diokno, a prominent law professor, likened the killings to the actions of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, accused of killing thousands of dissidents during a 20-year rule that ended in 1986. Rep. Teddy Baguilat said the ... » Learn More about Drug war ‘spiraling out of control’
If data analytics is still a foreign topic to you, you are probably not the only one feeling this way. However, should you still be feeling this way in 2021? People who crunch data are not necessarily just data scientists who are phenomenal at math or brilliant at computer science and information technology. There are probably way more people who have mastered some level of data science or analytics. In fact, assuming data scientists are “unicorns” is the biggest misconception about the study of data science, said Teo Susnjak , a Senior Lecturer at Massey University of New Zealand’s School of Natural and Computational Sciences. Teo did not expect to embark on data science studies. In fact, he was a competitive tennis player prior to taking up data science. During his graduate studies, he was looking to combine tennis with computer science research which led to his journey with data science. “This was actually before the term ‘data science’ came to exist,” he quipped. ... » Learn More about Data analytics is the new Excel. You don’t have to be an expert but being proficient at it is a plus.
A Taiwanese YouTuber has lost his partnership with a Chinese company after refusing to give in to its request to take down an interview he did with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. Called Tsai "president" in video Potter King (波特王), who has considerable following on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, posted a video where he tried some of his signature pick-up lines on Tsai. In the video titled, "First YouTuber to flirt with a president", Chen Chia-chin (his real name) repeatedly addressed Tsai as "president". Video drew ire from Chinese agency The video has since drawn ire from his Chinese agency, Papitube, which helps promote his videos on mainland Chinese platforms as YouTube is banned in mainland China. In a Facebook post published on Sunday, Dec. 15, Chen posted a series of screenshots of a WeChat conversation he had with the representatives from Papitube. A Papitube staff had expressed his disbelief that Chen used the word "president" to refer to Tsai in ... » Learn More about Taiwan YouTuber loses Chinese business for refusing to delete video with Tsai Ing-wen