Top 5 stories you may have missed on Friday, 13 September 2013

Here are today's top five stories in case you missed the headlines.

New Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death

Police stand guard outside the Saket Court Complex in New Delhi on September 13, 2013. A judge has sentenced four men to death for the fatal gang rape of an Indian student on a bus last December, triggering applause inside the packed courtroomPolice stand guard outside the Saket Court Complex in New Delhi on September 13, 2013. A judge has sentenced four …

The four New Delhi gang rapists, who shocked the nation when they raped a woman in a bus and tortured her with an iron rod, were sentenced to death on Friday. One of the men, 20-year-old Vinay Sharma, broke down in tears as the sentence was announced.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/judge-rule-death-sentence-delhi-gang-rapists-211306761.html

Spare my son, begs mother of Delhi gang rapist

Indian activists of the Bhartiya Janta Party Scheduled Caste Morcha, shout slogans as they hold posters of four accused in a gang rape case of a student in New Delhi during a demonstration in Amritsar on September 11, 2013Indian activists of the Bhartiya Janta Party Scheduled Caste Morcha, shout slogans as they hold posters of four …

The mother of one of the New Delhi gang rapists called for leniency for her 20-year-old son whom she said was led astray. Vinay Sharma was working in a gym at the time of the crime and is the only one among the convicts who completed school. The mother said, "The judge should give them a second chance to reform themselves. Even God gives every person a second chance.”
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/spare-son-begs-mother-delhi-gang-rapist-212809262.html

Ngee Ann Poly cheerleader dies from head injury

Student Lai Qing Xiang passed away last night from head injuries sustained a fortnight ago. (Photo from Lai Qing's Facebook)Student Lai Qing Xiang passed away last night from head injuries sustained a fortnight ago. (Photo from Lai Qing's …

A Ngee Ann Polytechnic student passed away on Thursday due to injuries sustained from cheerleading. He was attempting a backflip two weeks ago when he fell and hurt his head during practice with the squad, Magnum Force. He had been in a coma ever since. All training sessions have been suspended while police investigations take place, according to a statement from the polytechnic.
http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/fit-to-post-sports/ngee-ann-poly-cheerleader-dies-head-injury-065906422.html

Dad wears short shorts to teach daughter a lesson, becomes online celeb

Scott Mackintosh in his Daisy Dukes. Photo: Your Favorite Blog/TumblrScott Mackintosh in his Daisy Dukes. Photo: Your Favorite Blog/Tumblr

A father in the US got so fed up with his teenage daughter’s too-short shorts that he taught her a fashion lesson she will never forget. Scott Mackintosh publicly modeled himself wearing his own short shorts and in the process, became an Internet hero on Tumblr.
http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/blogs/parenting/dad-wears-short-shorts-to-teach-daughter-a-lesson--becomes-online-celeb-171218029.html
Waitress gets $200k tip from customer: scam or just generous?

Customer gives this receipt to server in a US restaurant, stating that a US$200,000 tip to be included in the bill. Yahoo Newsroom - Receipt photo courtesy of Reddit.Customer gives this receipt to server in a US restaurant, stating that a US$200,000 tip to be included in the bill. …

A Reddit user who identified herself as a server at a US restaurant posted a receipt this week showing a $200,000 tip from a customer — but she said the payout will never land in her wallet. The customer had paid the bill with a Visa card, signed and left. However, the credit card company declined the tips as they were deemed "excessive"; the server would never see that hefty tip materialise.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/waitress-gets-200k-tip-customer-scam-just-generous-163609178.html

  • Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern
    Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern

    A new picture of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who is now 90 years old, has drawn concern from people on Singapore's internet space.

  • Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls
    Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls

    After being photographed at work in Jurong pooling used oil near coffee shops, 50-year-old Valerie Sim has been struggling to keep her family afloat. Web portals STOMP and The Real Singapore published pictures of her in February, triggering a witch hunt for others like her and comments from readers like “Who knows if they’ll use it as cooking oil?” Some readers also said they filed police reports against her and other people they believed were doing the same thing she was.

  • I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.
    I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.

    I have committed a taboo – I have tendered my resignation without securing the next job. The reactions to the announcement were varied but they all pretty much hint at a deep sense of disapproval. “Why did you do that?” It was as if I had renounced my faith. “What are you going to do from now on?” Almost as though a misfortune had incapacitated me. “What does your family have to say about it?” As if I had offered to cook for the next family dinner. I was, and still am, certain of my reasons and motivations for the resignation. However the response I received got me thinking about why people are so concerned about the gaps in their careers. The developed world evolved from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy to the service age, then to the knowledge economy in the late 1990s and 2000s marked by breakthroughs in technological innovations and competition for innovation with new products and processes that develop from the research community. According to The Work Foundation, the knowledge economy is driven by the demand for higher value added goods and services created by more sophisticated, more discerning, and better educated consumers and ... The post I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind. appeared first on Vulcan Post.