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    Malaysia: No debris at spot shown on China images

    Planes sent Thursday to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner flight MH370 found nothing, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest lead in the six-day hunt. (Reuters/CCTV)Planes sent Thursday to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner flight MH370 found nothing, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest lead in the six-day hunt. (Reuters/CCTV)

    Planes sent Thursday to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner flight MH370 found nothing, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest lead in the six-day hunt.

    Adding to the mystery, The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. investigators suspect the plane flew on for four hours once it lost contact with air traffic controllers.
    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-no-debris-spot-shown-china-images-045340150.html

    Malaysia also denied the report about the plane flying hours after last making contact, said that the latest satellite images were released by "mistake".
    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-rejects-report-mh370-plane-flew-chinese-photos-095924490.html

    Lost MH370 flew on for hours after vanishing from radar, reports Wall Street Journal

    American investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported today. (Malaysian Insider photo)American investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported today. (Malaysian Insider photo)

    American investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines

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  • Benjamin Chiang is an enthusiast of good advertising, deep thinking, labour issues and chocolate. He writes at www.rangosteen.com. The views expressed are his own.

    Meet Sandy Snakenberg, the 53-year-old sports trainer who uses the bicycle as a form of transport. Two weeks ago, Sandy got a visit by the traffic police because someone had lodged a police report alleging him to be the reckless cyclist featured on citizen journalism site Stomp.

    “Yes, yes, I know we all look the same,” moans Sandy. “But look at him, he’s got a different smile, he’s lighter in skin and he’s got a different bike”. It was clearly a different person. Sandy adds he always rides with a helmet camera.

    Yet he remained on police records a “suspect” until only a couple of days ago. He won’t get an apology from the person who ratted on him, because whistle-blower details are confidential.

    “So what do you think of the cyclist in the video?” I asked.

    “He’s a dick” was the sharp reply.

    “But let’s be fair, the video had no

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    NSP’s Nicole Seah moves to Thailand for work

    Opposition politician Nicole Seah announced that she will be relocating to Bangkok.Opposition politician Nicole Seah on Tuesday night announced that she will be relocating to Bangkok.

    In a status update on her public Facebook page, she called it “a difficult decision”, but said she will be going there to further her career in advertising.

    The move, reported Mumbrella Asia, will be from her employer IPG Mediabrands’s Singapore branch to its Thai office, where she will take a role as a digital manager in Bangkok. In Singapore, she has held the position of senior account manager at the agency since November last year.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nsp-s-nicole-seah-shifts-to-thailand-for-work-031141125.html


    Search for MH370 focusing on Andaman Sea, Vietnam stops air operations

    The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres northwest of the original search radius.The international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres to the northwest of the original search radius as Vietnam

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    NEA to introduce PM2.5 reading in PSI

    The NEA will use a new integrated air quality reporting system, starting 1 May.Singapore’s air quality will be classified in the “moderate” range more often, the National Environment Agency said on Tuesday.

    However, this is no cause for alarm — it's simply the result of a new integrated air quality reporting system, the NEA explained.

    Starting 1 May, the agency will incorporate readings of fine particulate matter in the air, PM2.5, into the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI).

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nea-to-introduce-pm2-5-reading-in-psi-073845184.html

     

    Singapore jazz singer Dawn Ho punched after Sentosa gig

    Local jazz singer Dawn Ho (centre) was punched after she tried to defend a cab driver.

    An incident after her regular evening show at Sentosa on Sunday left local jazz singer Dawn Ho with a swollen face and a bleeding nose. She and her friend were attacked by a man and a woman while they were being picked up at a taxi stand.

    Taking to Facebook on Monday night, Ho wrote in her account of the incident that she was waiting for her bandmates to pick

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    MDA moves to protect consumers from unfavourable changes in pay TV packages

    MDA moves to protect consumers from unfavourable changes in pay TV packages.
    The days of telcos and pay-TV service providers unilaterally making changes to terms of service and forcing subscribers to upgrade unrelated services before being able to subscribe to certain channels may come to an end.

    Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) on Monday announced a move to modify existing rules that would better protect consumers and pay TV subscribers.

    Among its recommendations, it said that subscribers should be able to exit contracts without penalties if the terms or prices are altered to their disadvantage.

    The agency also said that service providers should be banned from forcing subscribers to upgrade their non-pay TV-related services in order to make changes to their existing pay TV service.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/mda-moves-to-protect-consumers-from-unfavourable-changes-in-pay-tv-packages-102054612.html

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  • Why isn’t my weight dropping?

    I believe that management consultant Peter Drucker once said that "you can't manage what you don't measure" and this is true of your results from a fitness or nutrition program.

    My team and I are pretty obsessive about tracking the results of our clients. And body weight is one of the items we track.

    It sometimes happens that an overweight client will have better fitting clothes, improved mood, concentration, energy, strength and fitness levels - without a drop in the weight on the scale.

    In fact, sometimes scale weight even goes up!

    "That's not why I joined a gym, I might as well eat roti prata and fried noodles like before!" is something they might be thinking.

    However keep in mind that your body is NOT a machine that we can have a very deterministic outcome with (i.e. one action = one guaranteed result). Neither do people usually get a linear outcome e.g. 1kg per week. Its more like 0, 0.5, 0, 2kg per week.... etc.

    Here are some reasons why your scale weight may not be dropping even

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  • Drinking sufficient fluids is one way to prevent blood in urine. (Thinkstock photo)Drinking sufficient fluids is one way to prevent blood in urine. (Thinkstock photo)

    It’s almost a natural response – when we see blood, we think something must be wrong. However, blood in urine, termed hematuria by doctors, isn’t always a cause for concern.

    “Blood in urine is one of the most common issues affecting both younger and older patients seen in the urology clinic,” says Dr Nor Azhari Bin Mohd Zam, a consultant with a special interest in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of renal stone disease at the Urology Centre of Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group.

    “In the young, the most common causes are urinary stones or a urinary tract infection (UTI). In older patients, it is more likely to be bladder or kidney cancer, especially if the blood in the urine is painless and the patient has a history of smoking,” he adds.

    Related article: 50 per cent of women experience a UTI at least once in their lifetime. Here’s how to prevent it

    When blood in urine is not serious

    Certain medications including aspirin, heparin or warfarin (a

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  • People are basically good. Sometimes, due to circumstances or their own shortcomings or past karma, they get involved in activities that are considered bad.

    But, people are basically good at heart. And this has been proven once again in the wake of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 going missing.

    Everywhere I go, people are expressing sadness and sympathy for the families of those on the flight. They are praying for a miracle and they are praying for the families of the passengers to be given strength.

    The Social media are full of the hopes and prayers of ordinary people. On Facebook, I am seeing this constantly: #PrayForMH370. Some have changed their profile picture to a drawing or picture of a MAS aircraft with those words.

    Some profile pictures have the words: ”Please come back”.

    One posting says: “I’m working today but my heart, soul and thoughts are with those good souls onboard…”.

    Another goes like this: “Cannot sleep also, where is the MH370… god pls help…”

    One Facebook user wrote:

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  • Kirsten Han is a Singaporean blogger, journalist and filmmaker. She is also involved in the We Believe in Second Chances campaign for the abolishment of the death penalty. A social media junkie, she tweets at @kixes. The views expressed are her own.

    Over the years we’ve heard plenty about the need for more Singaporean couples to have children. What we’ve not heard more of, though, is about sex and the quality of sex that Singaporeans are having.

    It was this issue that a panel of three experts attempted to tackle Friday at a talk on emotional and sexual satisfaction. With 61 per cent of men and 57 per cent of women in Singapore agreeing that mutual sexual satisfaction is crucial for a successful relationship, remarkably little attention has been paid to such a topic.

    As the talk went on, it became evident that society’s reticence in talking about sex has fed into issues of sexual satisfaction and dysfunction. Sex has been made mysterious, and people are uncomfortable to approach the

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    Singapore's megachurches move to export lucrative religion

    City Harvest and other Pentecostal megachurches in Singapore have perfected a "prosperity gospel" model.With a "prosperity gospel" that blends the spiritual and the material, City Harvest and other Pentecostal megachurches in Singapore have perfected a popular and lucrative model.

    Now they are working to export it to the world and turn Singapore into a hub for evangelical Christianity.

    "We want to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth," said Pastor Bobby Chaw, City Harvest's missions director.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapores-megachurches-move-export-lucrative-religion-062800781--sector.html

    Ukraine crisis a reminder small countries must defend themselves: PM Lee

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made his first comments on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
    The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a reminder that small countries must defend themselves and cannot rely solely on international treaties or the promises of others, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his first comments on the escalating crisis.

    That’s why Singapore must always maintain a strong

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