As of this writing, 185,291,530 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed worldwide, with 4,010,834 deaths. When two of those deaths belong to your family, you want to be precise; just as you want to be circumspect about saying anything positive can come from all this pandemic madness. "The Earth is healing," was one of the early ones. "Our grandparents went to war and all we need to do is stay home and watch Netflix," was another. The unavoidable, self-congratulatory proselytizing came out too: "Learn a new skill," "Write that novel," "Develop that side hustle…" otherwise you’d have wasted the opportunity of all this “free” time. And the narcissists, never to be outdone, started counting their "true friends" based on who checked on them, while some folks needed the nudge of a few million deaths to value “family time” and/or “self care” and/or “simple living.” I sound salty and I won’t be the only one. The (mostly) well-meaning comforts turned tone-deaf and hollow quickly, ... » Learn More about [OPINION] Injustice is contagious
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WE all know that lockdowns are temporary measures to control the spread of Covid-19 within the community and lessen the healthcare burden. However, there are major concerns about how they can negatively affect people’s mental health. As a paediatrician, I receive numerous calls and visits by parents worried about their children’s health – especially those less than five years old. Most parents assume that the older age group would understand the pandemic better than the young ones and thus handle it better. I beg to differ. Here are some observed effects of lockdowns on children. > Developmental milestones – For school-going children, repeated school closures and strict movement control cause a significant reduction in having direct contact with their peers. Such measures also prevent children from participating in social activities like going to the playground or having playdates. This situation may make them feel lonely and anxious and some (especially young adults) ... » Learn More about How do lockdowns affect our children and what can we do to help them?
An Indian influencer has been arrested after he pretended to commit suicide for an online video. Irfan Khan, 28, better known as Iffy Khan , and who hails from India, posted the video on his Instagram page on Friday (July 23), according to Yahoo News . He has more than 44,000 followers on Instagram. Faked suicide for an Instagram video The graphic video, which has since been deleted, was edited to show Khan jumping in front of a moving train after he was rejected by a lover. The video then ended with Khan lying on the train tracks with blood seeping from his body. Although the video was deleted from Khan's Instagram page, it is still circulating online. Twitter user Binu Varghese tweeted the video on Saturday (July 24) and tagged the Mumbai Police, saying that Khan was "promoting suicide" and "provoking other people to do the same act". Arrested on July 25 Hindustan Times reported that Khan was arrested on Sunday (July 25) by the Bandra ... » Learn More about Indian influencer arrested after pretending to commit suicide for video
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Singaporean businessman Lim Kaling announced on Tuesday, Feb. 9, that he will exit his investment in a cigarette maker in Myanmar, after the recent military coup in the country caused him "grave concern". Razer co-founder withdraws investment in Myanmar Lim, who is the co-founder of Singapore's Hong Kong-listed gaming company Razer, announced his decision in a statement, saying he would dispose of his one-third stake in a joint venture that owns RMH Singapore Pte Ltd, which in turn owns 49 per cent of Virginia Tobacco Company in Myanmar. Razer Inc co-founder and director Lim Kaling announces decision to sell/ dispose his stake in the JV that owns tobacco firm RMH Singapore. #Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd to operate cigarette brands via JV Virginia Tobacco. https://t.co/0BbG1Ta7Kf pic.twitter.com/axWA78X5NL — Thompson Chau (@tchau01) February 8, 2021 The rest of the stakes of ... » Learn More about S’porean businessman who co-founded Razer to cut ties with Myanmar military-backed company
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions? Some context around the question: This week, we are going to choose the biggest topic on most people’s minds, Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone, or dark red, effective tomorrow, July 20th, 2021 until further notice. This announcement brings a number of tough new restrictions, measures, closures, and other rules. Officials claim the move will help prevent Covid-19 in the province as cases have steadily been rising for the most part regionally. The decision was, it is to be noted, made by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, with the central ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions?
A man vapes as people protest against the New York City Council vote on legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes outside City Hall on November 26, 2019 in New York City. AFP GENEVA — Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. “Nicotine is highly addictive. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are harmful, and must be better regulated,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2021, which focused on new and emerging products, was published on Tuesday. It said ENDS should be tightly regulated for maximum public health protection. “Where they are not banned, governments should adopt appropriate policies to protect their populations from the harms of ENDS, and to prevent their uptake by children, adolescents and other vulnerable groups,” Tedros ... » Learn More about WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes
No dining in? No problem. In What's Cookin' with Cassie, actress Cassandra Spykerman walks you through four simple yet tasty recipes — perfect for a fuss-free meal. 1. Egg salad Ingredients: 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery Chives 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 3 tablespoons finely chopped dill 8 eggs Dijon mustard 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons of lemon juice 1 clove garlic Steps: 1. Boil the eggs in a pot for 30 mins. 2. While the eggs are cooking, chop up your celery, red onion, dill and chives. Set aside. 3. Cool the boiled eggs in a bowl of iced water for five minutes. 4. For the dressing, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and paprika into a bowl. 5. Mince the garlic and add to the bowl. 6. Peel the eggs and mash them. 7. Add the dressing and the chopped celery, red onion, dill and chives to the eggs. Mix well. 2. Beef and broccoli ramen stir fry Ingredients: 2 packets instant ramen ... » Learn More about What’s Cookin’ with Cassie: Easy recipes to try during P2HA that’ll help you save on delivery fees