There are two broad ways that dictionaries define "discrimination". The first, and perhaps the more commonly-understood way, frames discrimination as something that is always bad. An example of this first way of defining "discrimination" can be found in the Oxford dictionary : "The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of ethnicity, age, sex, or disability." If someone practices " discrimination " in this way, they might be described as " discriminatory ". The second kind of definition however, simply focuses on the ability to understand the difference between things. Thus, "discrimination" according to the same Oxford dictionary entry, can also mean: "Recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another." Here, " discrimination " is not " discriminatory ". Instead, someone practising it could be described as " discriminating ". Why is it important to understand ... » Learn More about Mothership Explains: Is it right for S’pore to keep the unvaccinated at home for their own good?
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Whether you’re gaming around the clock or have been stuck in a WFH (Work From Home) situation, audio will inevitably be an essential part of your daily routine. Looking for a good headset used to be a painstaking task, but gaming and tech companies have been progressively upgrading their audio hardware with quality sound systems and they are now widely available and all around the market. The problem now lies in picking the right one. So if you’re looking for the perfect audio companion for your Final Fantasy XIV raids or your daily Zoom calls, we’ve selected some of our favourite headsets in the market that’ll prove to be a sound add-on to accompany your day-to-day use. Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Headset ($329) If you’re looking to game, the Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed Wireless is one of our favourite options. The G Pro X Lightspeed has all the qualities of a solid gaming headset and offers ultra-comfort even with long hours of use. It features a ... » Learn More about Best headsets for working from home and gaming in 2021
Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has hailed the public officers from his ministry for their work in repatriating Singaporeans. Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), including the Consulate-General in Johor Bahru, were able to put together a larger than usual repatriation to bring home Singaporean minors from Malaysia, wrote Vivian on Facebook . He also acknowledged the part that the Ministry of Transport, the Land Transport Authority, and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority had played in the repatriation. The officers had been working "with little fanfare" to reunite families with their young loved ones who had been stuck in Malaysia since the imposition of the country's movement control order in March 2020. "Proud of their dedication and commitment," he wrote. "They are among the unseen heroes during this crisis." The Minister of Foreign Affairs added his "sincere appreciation" to the Malaysian and Johor Immigration for ... » Learn More about MFA pulled off ‘larger than usual repatriation’ to bring home young S’poreans stuck in M’sia ahead of year end
MANAVGAT, Turkey (Reuters) -Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a burnt-out building, charred belongings and ashes. Bedsprings, a ladder, metal chairs and some kitchenware were the only things left identifiable after some of the worst fires in years tore through the region, with several still burning four days after they erupted on Wednesday. Demir's home, near the coastal Mediterranean town of Manavgat and not far from the popular tourist resort Antalya, was hit by one of the some 100 fires that officials say broke out this week across southern and western Turkey. Sweltering heat and strong winds fanned the flames. "The blaze spread through the highlands and raged suddenly," Demir told Reuters as he looked around the wreckage of his home, built in 1982. "We had to flee to the centre of Manavgat. Then we came back to find the house like this." "This was our ... » Learn More about Turkish wildfire leaves charred home and ashes, as blazes spread
Johor Bahru has previously expressed that it wants Malaysia's federal government to speed up the process of a full opening of Malaysia-Singapore borders. The head of government for the state of Johor, Hasni Mohammad, has met with Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to discuss the matter. Submitted working papers and SOPs to Malaysian foreign ministry On Sep. 10, Hasni announced that Johor has taken another step to expedite the reopening of the borders, reported Malay Mail . Speaking at the Johor State Assembly, he said that the Johor state government has submitted working papers and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to Malaysia's foreign ministry. Hasni also said, according to Sinar Harian , that he hopes the Malaysian federal government will consider their effort and obtain the agreement of both countries on the matter. Confident Johor-Singapore border can fully reopen Hasni explained that more than 50 per cent of foreign tourist spending ... » Learn More about Johor submits working papers to M’sia foreign ministry, wants S’pore border to reopen quickly
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Recently, the word "endemic" became a key buzzword in Singapore. At the end of May 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he did not expect Covid-19 to disappear , but rather to become endemic, and "remain with humankind". Health minister Ong Ye Kung later echoed this view , stating that Covid-19 will likely become endemic, just like influenza. Multi-Ministry Taskforce co-chair Gan Kim Yong also said that Singapore will be able to lift "practically all social and workplace restrictions" when Covid-19 becomes endemic in Singapore. Basically, if you get a dollar for every time the word "endemic" has been in the news, you would get rich sooner rather than later. But what does it actually mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in Singapore? Pandemic vs endemic On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic , after the virus spread to over ... » Learn More about Mothership Explains: What does it mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in S’pore?
* denotes name changed to protect the person’s identity SINGAPORE: When Jane* opened up to her secondary school counsellor about the cold wars and troubles she was having with some close friends, she was told that “life’s like that”. That was the then 14-year-old’s first session. “I felt ignored, like (school counselling is hopeless) even if I bring up my problems,” said Jane, now 17 and in her first year at junior college. She had been “mandated” to attend counselling because she was frequently late for class and did not submit homework on time. She recalled her form teacher telling her outside the classroom, in full view and within earshot of her classmates, that a session had been arranged to address her tardiness. “It brings the idea that those who aren’t faring well have some problems and need to see the counsellor, rather than (the idea that) people … want to see a counsellor because of personal reasons,” she said. After three compulsory sessions on her time ... » Learn More about ‘With school counsellors, it’s really hit-or-miss’: Behind the challenge of safeguarding student mental health
MANILA, Philippines – For Maricel Panayas, not knowing how to use a computer was a source of embarrassment. So when a community center under the government’s Tech4ED project opened in M’lang, she decided to take lessons in basic computer literacy. “ Nagpapasalamat ako dahil binigyan nila kami ng pagkakataon, kaming mga simpleng nanay na mga walang trabaho sa bahay na matuto tungkol sa computer. Madami talaga kaming nakuhang karunungan tungkol sa mga bagong teknolohiya ,” she said. (I’m thankful, because we, simple housewives without jobs, were given the opportunity to learn about computers. We learned a lot about new technology.) “ Hindi na kami ignorante. Noon, hindi ako marunong humarap sa tao, nahihiya ako ,” she added. (We’re not ignorant anymore. Before, I didn’t know how to face people, I was shy.) Panayas is a beneficiary of the Technology Empowerment for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development (Tech4ED) project, ... » Learn More about Bridging the digital divide: Tech4ED brings new tech closer to Filipinos
Truth be told, I gleefully accepted this arrow because I really really thought it was going to be about me sending/receiving a parcel via Lalamove. I mean what else could it be? But when I opened the email, this greeted me: I Tried to be a Lalamove Driver for The Day This will be an experiential angle by a Mothership writer. They will document their first time being a driver and share his experience making 1-2 deliveries in a day. My first thought: “Great.” I then thought more about it -- nothing will ever make me appreciate delivery staff by spending some time (albeit a day, I admit) in their shoes. Game on. Chapter 1: Register myself First things first, I had to download the app for delivery personnel called Lalamove Driver - Earn Extra Income. The thought of earning extra income is super enticing because money never enough, so I did the baller move of downloading it without connecting to Wi-Fi. Next up, I followed the step-by-step instructions which ... » Learn More about I accepted this ad without knowing the angle was ‘I tried to be a Lalamove driver for a day’
Carrot cake, also known as turnip cake, is sometimes eaten during the Chinese New Year as a symbol of good luck, and to mark the beginning of an even better year. While 2020 has been quite the year, 30-year-old Amelia Teh didn't think making carrot cakes would lead her to the beginning of something great. Spoiler alert: it did. Teh is the main chef behind Amelia's Carrot Cake , an up-and-coming home-based business that specialises in Hong Kong-style carrot cakes. The amiable mother-of-two told me that she didn't use to make carrot cakes on the regular. In fact, this was something that she would prepare only once a year. It is a family tradition for Teh and her sister to prepare a large batch of carrot cake to feast on during the season, as well as to gift them to their close friends and relatives. As an avid cook, she began making them more often this year after many requests from her sons. We were home most of the time this year so the kids would get to ... » Learn More about S’pore husband & wife sell homemade carrot cakes during circuit breaker, business takes off within 7 months