Mardika Parama (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Mon, July 20, 2020 Tempeh, a traditional Indonesian soybean-based culinary product, has potential to be the country’s next big export to the United States during the health crisis as the market for meat alternatives continues to grow, government officials and businesspeople have said. Arifi Salman, Indonesian consul general in New York, said that as the US meat supply chain had been disrupted by the unfolding pandemic, there was potential to boost sales of tempeh products in the country. He noted that sales of meat alternative products had increased 53 percent month-to-month (mtm) from April to May, according to data compiled by the consulate. “There has been significant growth in [meat alternative] sales because of the disruption to the meat supply chain caused by the pandemic. However, tempeh also has long-term potential, as Americans have become more concerne... to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW ... » Learn More about Tempeh tipped to be Indonesia’s next big export to US as market for meat alternatives grows
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Sex when you’re feeling bloated can be all sorts of unpleasant; you not only feel heavy, but may also feel less attractive, which eliminates any ability to have fun. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try, particularly when you’re actually feeling it with your partner. Dr Martha Tara Lee, a clinical sexologist and relationship coach at Eros Coaching , tells us four ways you can actually have a good time even when feeling sluggish. 1. Cover up Your feeling of bloatedness is an internal sensation and physical manifestation. A lot of the time, it is more a feeling and not reality. When you’re not feeling your best, wear something that conceals the parts you don’t feel comfortable with, like your tummy in this case. Sexiness can be invoked, which will make your sexual experience better. Lingerie can help you accentuate the parts of your body that you do like. 2. Fake it till you make it We tend to overthink and faking it is a form of breaking cycles of thought and ... » Learn More about 4 ways to enjoy sex when you feel bloated (like after a big meal)
In France police deployed teargas and water cannon against some protesters PARIS - More than 100,000 people protested in Australia, France, Italy and Greece on Saturday, sparking clashes with police as they railed against Covid-19 measures and government sanctions against the unvaccinated aimed at prodding more people into getting jabs. Dozens of protesters were arrested after an unauthorised march in Sydney, with the city's police minister branding those who took part as "morons". Organisers had dubbed the protest a "freedom" rally. Attendees carried signs and banners reading "Wake up Australia" and "Drain the Swamp". In France, where police deployed teargas and water cannon against some protesters, an estimated 160,000 took to the streets in nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron's health pass that will drastically curtail access to restaurants and public spaces for unvaccinated people. - 'Don't touch our children' - "Freedom, freedom", chanted ... » Learn More about Big protests mark global anger at Covid restrictions
SINGAPORE: Sometime last month, an elderly woman who only wanted to be known as May discovered that she had contracted the coronavirus. She was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, having received her second dose three months before she tested positive. “I was very shocked and kept thinking how come I got the virus?” she told CNA. "When I was working, I felt very fine, I had no symptoms … no cough, no flu, no headache, nothing at all.” May, who is in her 70s, works as a cashier at a restaurant in Tiong Bahru. Her infection was detected after her employer instructed staff members to get tested before reporting for work. At the time, a growing number of cases had been detected in the area , prompting authorities to conduct testing for staff, tenants and visitors. After she was swabbed, she went to work, only to be notified hours later that she had tested positive for COVID-19. She was gripped by fear when she was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases ... » Learn More about ‘Even if you get sick, it’ll be less serious’: Vaccinated woman who got COVID-19 urges more to get their jabs
SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament (MPs) raised a wide range of concerns including disruptions caused by COVID-19 restrictions, extending support for hard-hit sectors and the mental toll of the pandemic, during a lengthy debate on the Government’s latest COVID-19 support measures on Tuesday (Jul 27). The support package for the current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), which will last for four weeks until Aug 18 , was announced by the Ministry of Finance last week. Expected to cost S$1.1 billion , it includes higher wage support under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) and rental relief for eligible businesses. Taken together with the S$1.2 billion package announced weeks earlier to cover the period of “heightened alert” since mid-May, the Government will be setting aside more than S$2 billion to support those affected by the tightened measures. READ: S$1.1 billion support package for workers, businesses hit by Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions COPING WITH CHANGES IN ... » Learn More about Disruptions caused by COVID-19, support for hard-hit sectors among concerns raised by MPs
Armed with placards saying "National Academic Break Now!" while wearing face masks and face shields and practicing physical distancing, Filipino students demanded accountability from the government for its "criminal negligence" during recent typhoons and the coronavirus pandemic. Fed up with the government's inefficiency, there's no stopping youth activists Bern de Belen and Elise Ofilada, both from One Big Strike – a student-led movement formed at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) – from holding government accountable. Together with at least 20 more Ateneans, they wrote a manifesto calling for a nationwide academic strike beginning Wednesday, November 25. (READ: Ateneo students call for nationwide academic strike vs Duterte gov't ) "Our education is at stake here. We believe in the bigger cause that we're fighting for. We believe that no student should be left behind in this situation," De Belen said in a Rappler Talk interview on Tuesday, November 24. ... » Learn More about School time out during a pandemic? Pros and cons of an academic break
Chonburi- Staying home? Limiting your time going out? But, watching your cash and expenses due to the current situation in Thailand? We hear ya. We know many people are looking to save BOTH money and their health, staying home but being careful on the money they do spend. Luckily, HungryNow has a great solution for you and your family during this current time. HungryNow , Pattaya’s and Bangsaen’s top local delivery source, which always gives free delivery within 20 kilometers, is locally staffed with people from YOUR neighborhood and area who speak English and Thai (not in a call center overseas), has hundreds of restaurants with many more added EVERY single week, and has great, safe options for delivery including contactless delivery has YOU covered for July. With great deals for everyone, not just “big spenders”, as well as deals for brand new users who want to try HungryNow for the first time, July is a great month to relieve that appetite and end ... » Learn More about Staying home in July? HungryNow has you covered with great promotions while keeping you safe!
When we think of the Olympics, we can think of a whole bunch of mainstream sports that immediately come to mind – from swimming and football to all those track and field events. And then there are those that often make us go… huh? Throughout the years, the Olympic Games have featured many events that the majority might think of as unconventional or at least, erm, unique. READ: Team Singapore at the Tokyo Olympics: What and who to look out for? We decided to do a little digging and have come up with this list. Comprising both official and demonstration sports (where it’s played to be promoted), these range from those that we just might need some time getting used to (along the lines of “okay, fair enough”) to those where you’ll find yourself thinking “wait, what?” half the time. READ: Tokyo Olympics: All the women athletes from Team Singapore to cheer on BICYCLE MOTOCROSS RACING (BMX) Let's start with something simple and not that particularly odd. It’s ... » Learn More about There was a time when tug-of-war and town planning were actual Olympic events
SINGAPORE: Of all the sports that will hold court under the Tokyo Olympics, football sticks out like a sore thumb. This isn’t just because of rules restricting men’s football to players Under-23 (U-23) since 1992, so as not to overshadow the World Cup which FIFA, the international football governing body, has every intention of maintaining as the top global competition for the sport. Clubs, with their eye on other trophies and having just completed a resounding UEFA Euro 2020, are also not compelled to release their best players. This combined with the U-23 rule makes the dynamics less predictable compared to the more established football leagues. READ: Commentary: Are penalty shootouts the best way to decide major tournaments like Euro 2020? But for those same reasons, wild cards and new football talent may emerge in the Olympics. In fact, these summer games also present Asia’s male and female football players with their best chance ever of winning gold. Japan’s ... » Learn More about Commentary: Olympic football matters more than most people think – at least for Asian teams
SINGAPORE: On Wednesday (Dec 2), Tampines Rovers secured qualification for the group stage of the 2021 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League - the first team from Singapore to do so since 2010. Much has changed in Asia’s premier club competition since the Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC), now known as Warriors Football Club, was knocked out after finishing third in its group. The tournament has grown in a number of ways. It will feature 40 teams next year, an increase of eight from 2020. Standards have also risen since 2010. Chinese clubs have invested considerable amounts in world famous players and coaches with the likes of Shanghai SIPG lining up former Brazilian internationals Hulk and Oscar, whose combined transfer fees cost a reported US$150 million in 2016. READ: Commentary: Salim Moin’s death reminds us of a rare breed of Singapore footballers Spaniard and 2010 World Cup winner Andres Iniesta, who won four UEFA Champions Leagues, is now ... » Learn More about Commentary: Great that Tampines Rovers is playing with the best in Asia. But what will that do for local football?