On three occasions, he headbutted a nurse, spat at and kicked a police officer, and threw a slipper and a chair at two other officers while being held at a police station. The unemployed man also breached a Personal Protection Order (PPO) taken against him by his 71-year-old mother. For these offences, Goh Tong Chien, 25, was yesterday jailed eight months and a week. Goh, who has been in remand since Jan 16, pleaded guilty to six charges, with another seven taken into consideration. The first incident happened in April last year when Goh was warded at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for drug intoxication. After his request to go for a smoke was rejected, Goh got agitated when nurse Wong Seng Loong approached to help him as Goh had a high fall risk but was standing by his bed. Goh punched the nurse but was subdued and put back in his bed. While the victim was putting restraints on him, Goh sat up and headbutted him, causing bruises and abrasions. In the second incident last September, Goh made a … [Read more...] about Man jailed for headbutting nurse, spitting at police
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NEW DELHI: Indian authorities on Monday (Jul 8) showed heart-wrenching images of the final moments of an international team of climbers swept away in an avalanche as they attempted to scale an unconquered Himalayan peak.The 154 second clip shows the four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and their Indian guide roped together in bright sunshine as they take nervous, synchronised steps along a narrow ridge towards a snow-capped peak.Then the screen goes blank."Suddenly we noticed a loud noise. The video went blank and stopped," said Vivek Kumar Pandey, spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)."They were crossing a very dangerous ridge. The snow cornice must have given away because of their weight, triggering an avalanche," he told AFP.The camera, that was carried by the final climber in the line, was found buried in snow near where seven bodies were uncovered.An eighth climber, British team leader Martin Moran, is still missing, according to Indian authorities.In … [Read more...] about ‘Black box’ reveals last moments of doomed Himalayan climbers
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?
Dubbed the Oppo Makers, these local content creators - dance choreographer Gin Lam, e-sports player Nash Nizam from Team Flash, visual artist Tiffany Lovage and photographer Jovin Yong - will use Oppo’s latest Reno smartphones for their work. “Singapore is a key market for Oppo and we want to build a special relationship with Singaporeans through the Oppo Makers,” says Peter Huang, president of Oppo for Asia Pacific. As part of the launch campaign for the new Reno smartphones, the Oppo Makers will be hosting a monthly series of public workshops, starting with a dance video creation workshop by Gin Lam. This will be followed by an e-sports mobile gaming clinic in June by Nash Nizam, an illustration workshop by Tiffany Lovage in July and a night photography session with Jovin in August. Oppo says it will reveal more details about these workshops soon. Announced earlier this month in Shanghai, the Oppo Reno series consists of the standard edition Reno and the Reno … [Read more...] about Oppo partners Singaporean content creators to launch its new Reno smartphones
By Karen Fricker Theatre Critic Mon., April 29, 2019 Too Good to Be True Written and directed by Cliff Cardinal. Until May 19 at VideoCabaret, 10 Busy St. videocab.com or 416-703-1725 Before the performance begins, a brightly lettered real estate sign is spotlighted on the tiny stage. It serves as the first plot point of Cliff Cardinal’s new dark comedy, but it can also be read as a winking reference to the significance of this show for its producing company, VideoCabaret. After many years of itinerancy, the venerable indie company has set up shop in a combined theatre/workspace on Busy St. in the east end and this is its inaugural production there. Article Continued Below The production also marks a significant moment of artistic succession for the company, which has for over two decades been best known and much beloved for its History of the Village of the Small Huts play cycle created by artistic directors Michael Hollingsworth and Deanne … [Read more...] about Too Good to Be True opens VideoCabaret’s new theatre in promising form