Sport Champion Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson has minor lingering effects from a stroke, but has made an excellent overall recovery and is urging others to be aware of the symptoms that could indicate they are enduring a similar episode. 03 May 2019 04:55AM Bookmark REUTERS: Champion Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson has minor lingering effects from a stroke, but has made an excellent overall recovery and is urging others to be aware of the symptoms that could indicate they are enduring a similar episode.Johnson, who has remained physically active since retiring from the track in 2000, had the stroke last September, showing that being physically fit is no guarantee of avoiding the condition.The 51-year-old American is now partnering with the American Stroke Association on a stroke prevention education campaign.Doctors credit Johnson's recovery partly to the fact that he sought medical help immediately upon experiencing some discomfort after a "normal" exercise session, … [Read more...] about Olympic great Johnson embarks on stroke education campaign
After eye injury, Rockets' Harden sets sights on Game 3 (Agence France-Presse) - May 1, 2019 - 3:17pm SAN FRANCISCO – Houston star James Harden, who suffered a lacerated left eyelid in the Rockets' NBA playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time), is hoping three days of rest will have him seeing clearly for their next encounter. "It's pretty blurry right now," said Harden, who was swiped in the face by the Warriors' Draymond Green as they battled for a rebound in the first quarter of Golden State's 115-109 victory. "Hopefully it gets better day by day," added Harden, whose Rockets host game three of the best-of-seven second-round Western Conference series on Saturday aiming to start digging out of an 0-2 hole. Harden returned after receiving treatment — including drops to numb pain in his eyes — and led the Rockets with 29 points. But despite the drops, he could be seen … [Read more...] about After eye injury, Rockets’ Harden sets sights on Game 3
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
One might think this age has become numb to mass murder. Gruesome fanatical attacks seem to happen every few weeks. On Easter Sunday, suicide bombers attacked Catholic churches and tourist hotels across Sri Lanka. About 300 people were killed. Innumerable others were injured. Masses had to be suspended for days because of the threat of further attacks. Immediately after the carnage, the ISIS claimed responsibility. They say this is retaliation for the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last month. A deranged white nationalist who hated Muslims is understood to have single-handedly carried out the attack. But he appeared to be communicating with other white nationalists in Australia and Europe. Both areas have seen the rise of radical right-wing networks agitated by the flow of immigrants to traditionally white societies. Security officials were initially skeptical of the ISIS’ claim. But police raids conducted over the past week revealed the extent of the … [Read more...] about Civilizational
There were rumours circulating on the Internet about fan favourite Arya Stark dying in the second episode of the eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones (GOT). Fans know not to discount such talk because the hit fantasy series is notorious for killing off main characters mid-show, several in spectacular fashion. So when Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, went on The Tonight Show earlier this month and let slip that her character dies to host Jimmy Fallon, you could hear a pin drop in the studio audience as they totally bought her convincing horror at spilling a major spoiler. But it turned out to be an April Fool's joke, so everyone was relieved, that is, if they believed her. Well, the second episode aired last week and not only does Arya not die, she asks hunky blacksmith Gendry (Joe Dempsie) to have sex with her the night before the big Battle of Winterfell begins, because she wants to know what that feels like in case there is no tomorrow. But earlier, at our interview at the … [Read more...] about Maisie Williams feels she already won, having made it this far in GOT