SINGAPORE: It has been a heart-breaking week. “The River Valley incident has weighed heavily on our minds and in our hearts,” Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Tuesday (Jul 27). Coping with the flood of emotions will require talking through the incident and our feelings, including seeking professional counselling. But just as important is the need not to rush through the process but let the journey of recovery take its own course. WATCH: Ministerial statement: Chan Chun Sing on River Valley High School incident LETTING HEALING TAKE ITS COURSE At 12, Lisa* endured traumatic episodes of physical abuse from her mother’s partner. At times, after being physically assaulted, Lisa would be locked in the toilet alone for hours in the night. But at 21 today, Lisa is gainfully employed and has healthy relationships with her peers and a partner. However, she recently confided in her social worker that even after nine years, she continues to experience deep fear and ... » Learn More about Commentary: Effects of trauma can last for years after episodes so don’t rush healing
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Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Recently, the word "endemic" became a key buzzword in Singapore. At the end of May 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he did not expect Covid-19 to disappear , but rather to become endemic, and "remain with humankind". Health minister Ong Ye Kung later echoed this view , stating that Covid-19 will likely become endemic, just like influenza. Multi-Ministry Taskforce co-chair Gan Kim Yong also said that Singapore will be able to lift "practically all social and workplace restrictions" when Covid-19 becomes endemic in Singapore. Basically, if you get a dollar for every time the word "endemic" has been in the news, you would get rich sooner rather than later. But what does it actually mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in Singapore? Pandemic vs endemic On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic , after the virus spread to over ... » Learn More about Mothership Explains: What does it mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in S’pore?
Truth be told, I gleefully accepted this arrow because I really really thought it was going to be about me sending/receiving a parcel via Lalamove. I mean what else could it be? But when I opened the email, this greeted me: I Tried to be a Lalamove Driver for The Day This will be an experiential angle by a Mothership writer. They will document their first time being a driver and share his experience making 1-2 deliveries in a day. My first thought: “Great.” I then thought more about it -- nothing will ever make me appreciate delivery staff by spending some time (albeit a day, I admit) in their shoes. Game on. Chapter 1: Register myself First things first, I had to download the app for delivery personnel called Lalamove Driver - Earn Extra Income. The thought of earning extra income is super enticing because money never enough, so I did the baller move of downloading it without connecting to Wi-Fi. Next up, I followed the step-by-step instructions which ... » Learn More about I accepted this ad without knowing the angle was ‘I tried to be a Lalamove driver for a day’
SINGAPORE: When dining finally reopens – currently planned for Aug 18 when the current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) curbs are set to end – F&B owners said their biggest worry is managing crowds when they have to check who is vaccinated or not. “We are sandwiched”, said Ya Kun Kaya Toast’s director of branding and market development Jesher Loi. “If the Government enforces, we will have to abide by that. So, we will make adjustments. We will have to check your app … and also there will be ambassadors around who will either insist or assist.” Speaking on CNA’s Heart of the Matter on Thursday (Jul 29), Mr Loi said he foresees huge challenges if his lean staff have to respond dynamically from behind the counter. In his experience, customers tend to look for a table first while one person in the dining group queues for their order. But F&B operators must ensure all of them have their temperatures checked and cannot make exceptions. READ: ‘Too many established names ... » Learn More about F&B veterans brace themselves for new rules when dining-in reopens
Imagine this scene from the near future. Travel corridors have been established between Singapore and select countries. Your partner went for a getaway trip and served a week of home quarantine after returning. You joke that she missed out on a free stay at a five-star hotel, but who cares, you're both looking forward to attending a concert tonight. A real one, with instruments and crowds and overpriced beverages in plastic cups, and the band interacting with the fans. You rock up to the venue a little early, and take a Pre-Event Test (PET), easily done by huffing into a breathalyser . Your partner has a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, you test positive for Covid-19. You're not sure how it happened. Did it happen while you were queuing up for lunch at McDonald's? Or even at the office, the one time you took off your mask for a coffee break? You don't recall having any symptoms, having been fully vaccinated. Anyway, you're not getting into the concert tonight. ... » Learn More about Like it or not, Covid-19 will remain in the days to come. We’ll just have to live with it.
Putting together a video project takes a village and a lot of time, but for young local filmmaker Lan Yu, she beat the odds to put together an award-winning short film titled $ingapura in just two days. The three-minute film — which peeks into a day in the life of a taxi driver as he picks up passengers that represent the everyday Singaporean, showing the disparate stories he bears witness to — took home the Overall Best Film and Best Screenplay at last year's ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards (ciNE65 MMA) for the Open Category. Speaking to AsiaOne on E-Junkies, the 25-year-old shared more of how $ingapura came about. "I've wanted to do a documentary all along because I'm a very kaypoh person. When I take cabs, I'll talk to the [cab driver] uncle. I'll sit in the front seat — this was before Covid-19 — and talk to them about their day and other stuff," Lan Yu explained. "I had this idea of a documentary but it's not legal to film with audio in a car, so we had to work our way around ... » Learn More about She created an award-winning short film about a taxi driver in 2 days and it started from her being ‘kaypoh’
TOKYO (Reuters) -New Zealand claimed their first ever gold medal in Olympic Rugby Sevens with a 26-12 victory over France in the final of the women’s competition at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday. Fiji earlier followed up their gold in the men’s competition with a bronze in the women's event, beating Britain 21-12 in the third-place playoff, having narrowly lost a pulsating semi-final against New Zealand. New Zealand won the silver medal at the Olympics five years ago, and another silver in the men’s competition in Tokyo, but finally they have their gold. "I have looked at my silver medal (from Rio 2016) every day since I have been here," New Zealand's Ruby Tui told reporters. "The gold is a metaphor for a dream about positive thinking. It is not just the gold medal but how we have grown since. You just have to believe." They controlled possession early in the final and got their reward when captain Sarah Hirini released the speedy Michaela Blyde to score the opening try. New ... » Learn More about Olympics-Rugby-New Zealand claim Sevens gold with victory over France
TOKYO (Reuters) - New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Moroccan opponent. Nyika, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had won the first two rounds with ease and constantly troubled Baalla with his pinpoint jabs during the contest at the Kokugikan Arena - considered the spiritual home of Japan's sumo wrestling. The 22-year-old Baalla lost his cool and attempted to bite his opponent's ear during a hold in round three but a shocked Nyika managed to pull out in time. The fight continued and Nyika, who was one of New Zealand's flag bearers at the Games opening ceremony, registered a 5-0 win to book a quarter-final spot against Uladzislau Smiahlikau but he was surprised the referee had missed the incident. "Did you see that? I don't think the ref saw it. She was the closest one," Nyika, 25, said, ... » Learn More about Olympics-Boxing-New Zealand’s Nyika bitten but not beaten on Games debut
TOKYO (Reuters) -France will take on New Zealand for the women's Olympic rugby sevens gold medal after both countries edged through thrilling semi-finals at the Tokyo Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand needed extra time to squeeze past Fiji 22-17 while France outscored Britain four tries to three in a 26-19 win. The two winners meet later on Saturday with Britain and Fiji to tussle for bronze. New Zealand, who had not conceded a point in their last two matches, opened the scoring after five minutes when Gayle Broughton took advantage of an errant pass to dot down but the Fijian response was immediate with Vasiti Solikoviti scoring to see the islanders move 7-5 ahead. New Zealand should have regained the lead before halftime when Ruby Tui broke through middle but she was chased down by Alowesi Nakoci, who knocked the ball out of her hands as Tui was looking to dive over for the try. Fiji's tackling set up their second try after the restart as Tui lost possession in a crunching hit ... » Learn More about Olympics-Rugby-France and New Zealand through to gold medal match
MANILA, Philippines – For Maricel Panayas, not knowing how to use a computer was a source of embarrassment. So when a community center under the government’s Tech4ED project opened in M’lang, she decided to take lessons in basic computer literacy. “ Nagpapasalamat ako dahil binigyan nila kami ng pagkakataon, kaming mga simpleng nanay na mga walang trabaho sa bahay na matuto tungkol sa computer. Madami talaga kaming nakuhang karunungan tungkol sa mga bagong teknolohiya ,” she said. (I’m thankful, because we, simple housewives without jobs, were given the opportunity to learn about computers. We learned a lot about new technology.) “ Hindi na kami ignorante. Noon, hindi ako marunong humarap sa tao, nahihiya ako ,” she added. (We’re not ignorant anymore. Before, I didn’t know how to face people, I was shy.) Panayas is a beneficiary of the Technology Empowerment for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development (Tech4ED) project, ... » Learn More about Bridging the digital divide: Tech4ED brings new tech closer to Filipinos