It was the 1991 Mediacorp television drama Behind Bars which first sparked Madam Sabrina Tiyu's interest in becoming a prison officer. Madam Tiyu, now 45, joined the Singapore Prison Service in 1991 and has since built a career as a prison officer. Yesterday, she was among around 230 officers from across the Home Team who were recognised after their promotions this year, in the Home Team Promotion Ceremony 2019 held at Orchard Hotel. She was promoted from the rank of Senior Chief Warder 1 to Rehabilitation Officer. The ceremony was held to recognise officers promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel/Superintendent and above, and equivalent grades. A total of 6,235 officers were promoted this year across the Home Team. Minister for Manpower Mrs Josephine Teo was Guest-of-Honour at the ceremony. Madam Tiyu said she is grateful for the opportunities such promotions give her. One earlier posting as a personal supervisor to an inmate in the 1990s stuck with her, she told The New Paper. The … [Read more...] about Keeping Singapore safe and changing lives
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Firefighters often work in dangerous conditions. While they fight to save lives and properties, their own well-being is often overlooked, and that is why the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is developing a new smartwatch to monitor the vital signs of its firefighters during training. Major Hasan Kuddoos is the project lead for SCDF's planned Emergency Responders' Fitness Conditioning and Enhancement Lab, the unit working on the watch. He is leading a research study on profiling an individual's heat stress index using various devices. The smartwatch was one of the gadgets showcased at the Home Team Academy Workplan Seminar yesterday. While some of the gadgets being worked on will transform training, the Home Team knows technology alone will not improve the skills of its officers. At the seminar, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo stressed the importance of Home Team officers continually being educated and trained. She said: "The Home Team has … [Read more...] about Home Team techs training to next level
The words “affective” and “factitious” must have made such an impression on Judge Keenan that after Dr. Weld’s examination report, the postponed October 31 arraignment of Marcos was rescheduled to January 19, 1989. To repeat and rephrase Dr. Weld’s conclusions: there was no medical justification preventing the indictee, Ferdie, from travelling to New York City and face his day in court. The Marcos medical maneuvers (1) The Marcos medical maneuvers (2) Then followed the two admissions to St. Francis Medical Center. December 9, 1988 and released on December 18; and again entering St Francis on December 29 and released on January 5, 1989. While there may have been valid reasons for those hospitalizations, such validity was diminished and became suspect simply because the ailments and corresponding hospital stays also turned out to be orchestrated anticipatory events announced in advance to media both in Honolulu and in Manila. It had … [Read more...] about News OPINION: Marcos could have lived longer but…..
Jaeni sits cross legged on the floor of her small, dimly lit living room. Her two daughters —aged 14 and 12 — sit across from her. Between the three is a steadily growing pile of shoe insoles. The smell of glue is thick in the air. Only a small fan in the corner gives some respite from the fumes and the stifling heat of the North Jakarta afternoon. The three work quickly, their hands a flurry of movement as they glue together insoles for two well-known footwear brands. The youngest is yet to change out of her primary school uniform. Jaeni and her daughters are homeworkers – one of the most vulnerable and least acknowledged groups of workers in Indonesia and throughout the region. Most homeworkers — the vast majority of whom are women — work without job security, far removed from occupational health and safety standards and for payment that is often well below a living wage. Currently there are no regulations in Indonesia that explicitly recognize or … [Read more...] about Home-based workers: One pay check for entire family
Arizala eager to return home Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — After undergoing two surgeries to address the acute subdural hemorrhage he suffered in the wake of a knockout loss over a month ago, Masbate featherweight boxer Renerio Arizala is recovering at the Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital and will likely come home in two weeks. By the time Arizala returns here, his live-in partner will have given birth to their first child. She is expected to deliver this week. Matchmaker Art Monis, who arranged Arizala’s ill-fated fight against Tsuyoshi Tameda at the Osanbashi Hall in Yokohama, said the stricken fighter is now able to walk slowly on his own. Arizala, 24, never went down but was visibly hurt when the referee stepped in to halt the bout in the sixth round. He was helped back to his corner by trainer Jonathan Peñalosa, sat on a stool for about three … [Read more...] about Arizala eager to return home