SINGAPORE - A man was fined $300 for littering after he was caught shooting two rubber bands onto a public road, drawing debate from netizens. A photo of the ticket issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) has gone viral on Facebook. Several netizens expressed surprise that a littering ticket was issued for rubber bands. Others expressed their approval of the fine, saying that litterbugs should be punished regardless of the size of the item thrown. In a statement on Monday (May 27), NEA confirmed that the offence was committed on May 23. "NEA is aware of the images circulating online of enforcement tickets issued for leaving behind drink cans and throwing rubber bands in a public place," the agency said. NEA enforcement officers observed the man walking towards his vehicle and shooting two rubber bands one after another, which landed on a public road. "Our officers thus informed him of the littering offence and issued him an enforcement ticket," the agency said. The photo of the … [Read more...] about Man fined $300 for shooting 2 rubber bands onto public road
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SINGAPORE: A 35-year-old former teacher from international school UWCSEA is on trial for molesting his colleague’s wife after a social event held by the school.Benjamin James Henry, a British national, is accused of running his hand down the 53-year-old woman’s back, to her waist and her buttock on June 17, 2017 at the Singapore Cricket Club where the event was held.On the opening day of the trial on Thursday (May 2), the victim, who cannot be named due to a court order, took the stand and described in detail her version of what happened that night.She attended the event with her husband who at the time was a teacher at UWC, the court heard. There was a live band, dancing and drinks at the event, and she had spritzers and danced with her husband in the “salsa style”, she said. They stayed till the band packed up, which she assumed was after midnight. As they were walking out together, her husband was saying goodbye to people who were passing … [Read more...] about Former UWCSEA teacher on trial for molesting colleague’s wife
By Jeremy Nuttall Star Vancouver Tues., April 30, 2019 VANCOUVER—Standing at the counter of a coffee shop in Vancouver’s Commercial-Broadway Skytrain station, underneath a little Canadian flag, the leaders of the resistance bicker over who gets the honour of paying for their drinks. Louis Huang ends the standoff by shoving $5 into Gao Bingchen’s pocket and walking to their seats. They have bigger conflicts to discuss. Huang and Gao, both originally from Mainland China, are the founders of the 60-member Alliance Guard of Canadian Values. Since 2009, they’ve been trying to get Canadian governments to “be aware, really aware about the influence of the Chinese communist government in Canada,” Huang said. Gao doesn’t speak much English, so Huang does the talking. Gao sits quietly next to him, checking his phone and waiting for brief translations of what is being said. Huang says the Canadian political class just … [Read more...] about This is the resistance to China’s influence in Canada, and this is their moment
By Sarah Laing The Kit Tues., April 30, 2019 Far be it from us to rejoice in any kind of interpersonal discord but we must say: How refreshing to be talking about a feud between two men! In fact, today’s column marks a rare-in-pop-culture sighting of a catfightus masculinus, which we don’t actually have a translation from the Latin for because it’s just that rare. The closest we can come is: The Opposite of a Bromance. The bros in question are actual brothers Princes William and Harry, who until late last year spent their three decades of siblinghood in near perfect harmony (or so we thought). Let’s take a deep dive into the (alleged) growing rift between these two sons of the House of Windsor. I’m going to stop you right there. Isn’t the feud between William and Harry over now? You’re referring, we assume, to the reports of an Easter Sunday truce at Frogmore Cottage? It is thought that William and Kate’s visit to … [Read more...] about Are Prince William and Prince Harry in a feud?
ISLAMABAD: Their Uighur wives vanished in 2017, swept up in a Chinese dragnet tackling Islamic extremism, now they've been released - but the Pakistani husbands left behind say freedom has come at a price: The women must prove their "adaptability to Chinese society", and publicly sacrifice their religious ideals.The group of around 40 women - all from the western Chinese province of Xinjiang and married to traders from neighbouring Pakistan - were among some one million people believed to be held in a network of internment camps that authorities downplay as "vocational education centres".But the men their partners were forced into acts that are haram, or forbidden, to followers of Islam - both in the camps and now they've been freed."She said they had to eat pork and drink alcohol, something she still has to do," one merchant, who recently visited his wife at her parents' house in Xinjiang told AFP, on condition of anonymity."She was told that she had to satisfy the … [Read more...] about China frees ‘lost’ Uighur wives but at a price, families say