TOKYO: Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday (Jun 18) to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free zones around schools, following a string of crashes involving children.One in four people aged 80 or over drives a car every day, the government said in a survey published Tuesday, one of many challenges faced by rapidly ageing Japan.Japan has been rocked by several tragic incidents involving elderly drivers ploughing into schoolchildren, with suspicions that the ageing motorists had inadvertently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.In May, a car smashed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan, killing two toddlers and injuring others. The previous month, a car driven by an 87-year-old man killed a mother and her three-year-old daughter."We should not waste any time in ensuring that children's journeys to school are safe," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told cabinet ministers after the plans were approved.Tokyo … [Read more...] about Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly
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Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
The days are speeding by and June is almost here, which means it's time to go shopping. (Woohoo! Sweeter words have not been spoken.) So, where are you gonna go to get that perfect outfit for those Hari Raya visits? Zalora, of course. It's our very own version of ASOS, but with much faster shipping. It being an e-commerce website, Zalora already has tons of current promo codes peppered on its home page alone: TOP30 - 30 per cent off (no min. spend) on selected items MODEST30 - 30 per cent off (no min. spend) Hari Raya outfits SAVE25 - 25 per cent off (no min. spend) on shoes & accessories The problem is, though, that these free-for-all promo codes are for selected items only. Alas, the selection isn't really your style… plus, those dresses appear suspiciously similar to that online shopping haul video that 4th Aunt posted in your family's WhatsApp group chat last week. You don't want to be caught wearing the same outfit, do you? If the item(s) you want are not eligible for … [Read more...] about Zalora promo codes Singapore (2019)
(Reuters Health) - Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of birth control, a U.S. study suggests.Correct and consistent condom use remains an important strategy for prevention of STIs and HIV, the researcher who led the study told Reuters Health.Because long-acting contraceptives are so effective against preventing pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that new mothers of all ages be offered this type of birth control before they leave the hospital with a new baby. In a sign of success with this approach, increased use of IUDs and other forms of long-acting contraception have been linked to declining teen pregnancy and birth rates in the U.S.One drawback of long-acting contraceptives, however, is that they don't protect against sexually transmitted infections, which have remained persistently common among teens. For … [Read more...] about Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms
While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS CHEAPER LONG-TERM When deciding whether to buy or lease a car, drivers consider more than just the price of the vehicle. In the case of leasing, the convenience is an attractive benefit since you get a brand new car for a neat monthly price that includes insurance, roadside assistance, maintenance and road tax. Another benefit with leasing that can entice financially constrained drivers is that the upfront cost is an affordable deposit that … [Read more...] about Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?