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  • 13 Sep 2018
     Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum has faced dinosaurs and aliens in his movie franchises, but on Wednesday (Sept 5) he showed off a very different skill - playing jazz music. The Jurassic Park and Independence Day actor surprised commuters at London's St Pancras International train station by performing music from his forthcoming jazz album on a public piano. 온라인바카라 Crowds gathered around the 65-year-old, who recorded The Capitol Studios Sessions with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and they applauded his solo performance. The album is set to be released in November.
    854 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  •  Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum has faced dinosaurs and aliens in his movie franchises, but on Wednesday (Sept 5) he showed off a very different skill - playing jazz music. The Jurassic Park and Independence Day actor surprised commuters at London's St Pancras International train station by performing music from his forthcoming jazz album on a public piano. 온라인바카라 Crowds gathered around the 65-year-old, who recorded The Capitol Studios Sessions with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and they applauded his solo performance. The album is set to be released in November.
    Sep 13, 2018 854
  • 13 Sep 2018
    Most fruit tarts flaunt their bright fillings. Whether their fruit is added to pastry before or after baking, they are vivid confections - conspicuously appealing and hard to resist. 안전놀이터 This plum tart is a dessert of a shyer order, less ostentatious than its flashy friends. On the surface, it's subtle, looking like a giant shortbread cookie. But once it's cut, the tart reveals a magenta stripe of simmered plums in each slice - fragrant with cinnamon and glistening with honey. The recipe is based on a gâteau Breton, a traditional flat cake from Brittany consisting of an egg yolk-enriched, butter-based dough that sometimes sandwiches jam or dried fruit purée. Older recipes often call for using all- or part-buckwheat flour, once the region's principal grain (and used in its famous crepes). Now, you are more likely to see gâteaux Breton made with regular wheat flour, which, in combination with the butter, gives it a particularly rich, crumbly texture. I have made the recipe with puréed dried apricots or prunes in the centre, homemade or spooned from jars of lekvar (also known as prune or apricot butter). But when fresh plums are plentiful, it makes sense to use those instead. And, if you find red or purple ones, they will make for an extremely pretty slice. You will need to cook the plums down, but that takes only about 15 minutes. While they simmer, you can add aromatics to the pot. I threw in a cinnamon stick and a rosemary sprig, along with some honey. But feel free to play around with other herbs and spices. A few slices of ginger root and some lemon thyme could also be nice. 바카라사이트   You could also skip the compote and substitute jam in a layer as thick or thin as you like. A thin one will be elegant and restrained; a thick spread, sweeter and more extravagantly messy. Just be sure to choose a jam with good acidity, so that it is tangy next to the buttery dough. Raspberry and orange marmalade fare better than strawberry and peach, but the possibilities for variation are many. Or stick with the plum compote, and consider serving this as dessert for your Rosh Hashana dinner. Rich and honeyed, it is a sweetly appropriate treat to usher in the New Year. Yield: 12 servings Time: 1 ½ hours Ingredients1 cup plus 1 to 3 Tbs granulated sugar2⅓ cups all-purpose flour¾ tsp ground cinnamon¼ tsp fine sea salt225 g unsalted butter (2 sticks), diced, plus more for greasing pan1 large egg5 large egg yolks4 large plums, halved, pitted, and sliced 6cm thick (about 2¼ cups)2 Tbs full-flavoured honey such as wildflower1 cinnamon stick1 small sprig rosemary (optional) Method 인터넷카지노1. In a food processor, process 1 cup sugar until powdery and fine, about 1 minute. Add flour, cinnamon and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg and 4 egg yolks, and pulse until mixture comes together. Divide dough in half, form into disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 2 hours or until firm. 2. In a small saucepan, combine plums, 1 to 3 Tbs sugar (this depends on how sweet your plums are), cinnamon, honey and rosemary sprig, if using. Simmer until jammy and thick, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer plum mixture to a bowl to cool, and remove cinnamon stick and rosemary sprig. Taste and stir in more sugar if mixture seems very tart. 3. Heat oven to 170 deg C. Grease an 20-cm springform pan and place it on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any butter leaks. 4. Between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap, roll one of the dough halves into an 20cm circle. Transfer dough to prepared cake pan, pressing into edges. Spoon plum compote on top of dough, leaving 2cm border around edge. 5. Roll second piece of dough into an 20cm circle, transfer to pan, press around outside edge to stick the pieces together and seal in fruit. 6. In a small bowl, combine remaining egg yolk with 1 tsp water and beat lightly. Brush over top of cake, then use a fork to score a crisscross pattern into the dough. Bake until golden brown, 1 hour (cover with foil if cake is browning too quickly). Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then run a butter knife around the inside edge of the pan and unmold from ring. Cool completely and serve.
    918 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Most fruit tarts flaunt their bright fillings. Whether their fruit is added to pastry before or after baking, they are vivid confections - conspicuously appealing and hard to resist. 안전놀이터 This plum tart is a dessert of a shyer order, less ostentatious than its flashy friends. On the surface, it's subtle, looking like a giant shortbread cookie. But once it's cut, the tart reveals a magenta stripe of simmered plums in each slice - fragrant with cinnamon and glistening with honey. The recipe is based on a gâteau Breton, a traditional flat cake from Brittany consisting of an egg yolk-enriched, butter-based dough that sometimes sandwiches jam or dried fruit purée. Older recipes often call for using all- or part-buckwheat flour, once the region's principal grain (and used in its famous crepes). Now, you are more likely to see gâteaux Breton made with regular wheat flour, which, in combination with the butter, gives it a particularly rich, crumbly texture. I have made the recipe with puréed dried apricots or prunes in the centre, homemade or spooned from jars of lekvar (also known as prune or apricot butter). But when fresh plums are plentiful, it makes sense to use those instead. And, if you find red or purple ones, they will make for an extremely pretty slice. You will need to cook the plums down, but that takes only about 15 minutes. While they simmer, you can add aromatics to the pot. I threw in a cinnamon stick and a rosemary sprig, along with some honey. But feel free to play around with other herbs and spices. A few slices of ginger root and some lemon thyme could also be nice. 바카라사이트   You could also skip the compote and substitute jam in a layer as thick or thin as you like. A thin one will be elegant and restrained; a thick spread, sweeter and more extravagantly messy. Just be sure to choose a jam with good acidity, so that it is tangy next to the buttery dough. Raspberry and orange marmalade fare better than strawberry and peach, but the possibilities for variation are many. Or stick with the plum compote, and consider serving this as dessert for your Rosh Hashana dinner. Rich and honeyed, it is a sweetly appropriate treat to usher in the New Year. Yield: 12 servings Time: 1 ½ hours Ingredients1 cup plus 1 to 3 Tbs granulated sugar2⅓ cups all-purpose flour¾ tsp ground cinnamon¼ tsp fine sea salt225 g unsalted butter (2 sticks), diced, plus more for greasing pan1 large egg5 large egg yolks4 large plums, halved, pitted, and sliced 6cm thick (about 2¼ cups)2 Tbs full-flavoured honey such as wildflower1 cinnamon stick1 small sprig rosemary (optional) Method 인터넷카지노1. In a food processor, process 1 cup sugar until powdery and fine, about 1 minute. Add flour, cinnamon and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg and 4 egg yolks, and pulse until mixture comes together. Divide dough in half, form into disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 2 hours or until firm. 2. In a small saucepan, combine plums, 1 to 3 Tbs sugar (this depends on how sweet your plums are), cinnamon, honey and rosemary sprig, if using. Simmer until jammy and thick, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer plum mixture to a bowl to cool, and remove cinnamon stick and rosemary sprig. Taste and stir in more sugar if mixture seems very tart. 3. Heat oven to 170 deg C. Grease an 20-cm springform pan and place it on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any butter leaks. 4. Between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap, roll one of the dough halves into an 20cm circle. Transfer dough to prepared cake pan, pressing into edges. Spoon plum compote on top of dough, leaving 2cm border around edge. 5. Roll second piece of dough into an 20cm circle, transfer to pan, press around outside edge to stick the pieces together and seal in fruit. 6. In a small bowl, combine remaining egg yolk with 1 tsp water and beat lightly. Brush over top of cake, then use a fork to score a crisscross pattern into the dough. Bake until golden brown, 1 hour (cover with foil if cake is browning too quickly). Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then run a butter knife around the inside edge of the pan and unmold from ring. Cool completely and serve.
    Sep 13, 2018 918
  • 13 Sep 2018
     A stirring story of revenge and friendship involving an Irish convict woman and an Aboriginal tracker in colonial Tasmania was hailed the favourite on Thursday (Sept 6) to win the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival. 바카라사이트 The Nightingale by Australian Jennifer Kent - the only film directed by a woman out of a total 21 vying for the top prize - had critics reaching for comparisons with Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece The Piano. But the first screening of Kent's haunting evocation of the brutality of the former penal colony, whose original inhabitants were all but wiped out in a genocide, was marred by racist and sexist abuse hurled at its makers. After loud cheers had greeted the demise of a British officer near the end of the film who had murdered the heroine's husband and baby, a handful of Italians in the audience clapped the death of the Aboriginal man who had helped her. Then, as Kent's name came up in the credits, one shouted: "Shame on you, whore! Your film sucks." A young Italian director later admitted he was the culprit and apologised for the "deplorable insult", saying it was "not meant to be misogynist". The dearth of women in the official line-up has seen Venice condemned for its "toxic masculinity" and the organisers forced into an embarrassing U-turn on gender equality. 카지노사이트 But the Brisbane-born actor-turned-director refused to be provoked, telling reporters her film proved the "absolute importance of reacting with compassion and love to ignorance. "We see other options played out and they gave no succour or relief," said Kent, who turned down the Hollywood blockbuster Wonder Woman to make her own historical epic. "Love, compassion and kindness are our lifeline and if we don't utilise them we will all go down the plughole," she added. The film, which is shot in English, Irish Gaelic and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Palawa Kani language, portrays the extreme violence and racism of the island in the 1820s when it was known as Van Diemen's Land. Variety called it "a magnificent mass of movie... an elemental revenge tale (of) near-mythic grandeur". But critic Jessica Kiang of The Playlist website said that with judicious cuts to "pare it back to its thrilling and beautiful essentials, The Nightingale will really sing." Kent said she it was "incredibly important" that audiences be shocked by the brutality she depicts. 카지노사이트주소 "I hope horror and beauty exist side-by-side. But we are so numbed and anaesthetised to cinema violence - we can watch a movie where 50 people die and feel nothing. "This is objectionable and disagreeable to me. I wanted to show the human cost," she told AFP. Rising Irish-Italian star Aisling Franciosi, of The Fall fame, said she never realised quite how violent the penal colony was, "particularly towards women, who were outnumbered eight to one. "They were sent there for very petty crimes to populate the island. It made me furious to see how cruel, brutal and systematic it was." Kent said the story of genocide and enslavement "needs to be told", hanging her plot on the touching and unlikely friendship between an enslaved convict played by Franciosi and a tracker by Aboriginal actor Baykali Ganambarr. "When I first went to Tasmania I was struck by the residual sadness in the land," she told AFP. "I visited the penal colonies and felt the ghosts of many heartbroken souls that somehow stayed in the place and I always wanted to tell the story." Ganambarr said there was no "sugar coating... This is what happened to my people and I am really proud to represent them." Kent, who wrote the script, said being the sole woman director in competition in Venice "brings me no joy. I wish I had my sister filmmakers here. Cinema's job is to reflect the world and if we only reflect 50 per cent, it's not doing that." The last time a woman took Venice's top prize was 43 years ago when German director Margarethe von Trotta won with Marianne And Juliane.
    948 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  •  A stirring story of revenge and friendship involving an Irish convict woman and an Aboriginal tracker in colonial Tasmania was hailed the favourite on Thursday (Sept 6) to win the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival. 바카라사이트 The Nightingale by Australian Jennifer Kent - the only film directed by a woman out of a total 21 vying for the top prize - had critics reaching for comparisons with Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece The Piano. But the first screening of Kent's haunting evocation of the brutality of the former penal colony, whose original inhabitants were all but wiped out in a genocide, was marred by racist and sexist abuse hurled at its makers. After loud cheers had greeted the demise of a British officer near the end of the film who had murdered the heroine's husband and baby, a handful of Italians in the audience clapped the death of the Aboriginal man who had helped her. Then, as Kent's name came up in the credits, one shouted: "Shame on you, whore! Your film sucks." A young Italian director later admitted he was the culprit and apologised for the "deplorable insult", saying it was "not meant to be misogynist". The dearth of women in the official line-up has seen Venice condemned for its "toxic masculinity" and the organisers forced into an embarrassing U-turn on gender equality. 카지노사이트 But the Brisbane-born actor-turned-director refused to be provoked, telling reporters her film proved the "absolute importance of reacting with compassion and love to ignorance. "We see other options played out and they gave no succour or relief," said Kent, who turned down the Hollywood blockbuster Wonder Woman to make her own historical epic. "Love, compassion and kindness are our lifeline and if we don't utilise them we will all go down the plughole," she added. The film, which is shot in English, Irish Gaelic and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Palawa Kani language, portrays the extreme violence and racism of the island in the 1820s when it was known as Van Diemen's Land. Variety called it "a magnificent mass of movie... an elemental revenge tale (of) near-mythic grandeur". But critic Jessica Kiang of The Playlist website said that with judicious cuts to "pare it back to its thrilling and beautiful essentials, The Nightingale will really sing." Kent said she it was "incredibly important" that audiences be shocked by the brutality she depicts. 카지노사이트주소 "I hope horror and beauty exist side-by-side. But we are so numbed and anaesthetised to cinema violence - we can watch a movie where 50 people die and feel nothing. "This is objectionable and disagreeable to me. I wanted to show the human cost," she told AFP. Rising Irish-Italian star Aisling Franciosi, of The Fall fame, said she never realised quite how violent the penal colony was, "particularly towards women, who were outnumbered eight to one. "They were sent there for very petty crimes to populate the island. It made me furious to see how cruel, brutal and systematic it was." Kent said the story of genocide and enslavement "needs to be told", hanging her plot on the touching and unlikely friendship between an enslaved convict played by Franciosi and a tracker by Aboriginal actor Baykali Ganambarr. "When I first went to Tasmania I was struck by the residual sadness in the land," she told AFP. "I visited the penal colonies and felt the ghosts of many heartbroken souls that somehow stayed in the place and I always wanted to tell the story." Ganambarr said there was no "sugar coating... This is what happened to my people and I am really proud to represent them." Kent, who wrote the script, said being the sole woman director in competition in Venice "brings me no joy. I wish I had my sister filmmakers here. Cinema's job is to reflect the world and if we only reflect 50 per cent, it's not doing that." The last time a woman took Venice's top prize was 43 years ago when German director Margarethe von Trotta won with Marianne And Juliane.
    Sep 13, 2018 948
  • 13 Sep 2018
    Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood’s most popular actors as he starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey And The Bandit in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at age 82, a spokesman for his Los Angeles agent said on Thursday (Sept 6). 바카라사이트 Reynolds died on Thursday morning at the Jupiter Medical Centre in Florida, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing Reynolds’manager, Erik Kritzer. At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most bankable actors in the film industry, reeling off a series of box office smashes until a career downturn in the mid-1980s. He rebounded in 1997 with a nomination for a best supporting actor Academy Award for Boogie Nights and won an Emmy Award for his role in the 1990-1994 TV series Evening Shade. With his trademark moustache, rugged looks and macho aura, he was a leading male sex symbol of the 1970s. He appeared naked - reclining on a bearskin rug with his arm strategically positioned for the sake of modesty - in a centrefold in the women's magazine Cosmopolitan in 1972. 온라인카지노 Reynolds' personal life sometimes overshadowed his movies, with marriages that ended in divorce to actresses Loni Anderson and Judy Carne and romances with others, including Sally Field and Dinah Shore. Reynolds also generated attention for financial woes and his struggles with prescription pain medication. Reynolds cited director John Boorman's Oscar-nominated 1972 Deliverance as his best film and said he regretted that the hoopla from his Cosmopolitan appearance detracted from the movie that made him a star. He played tough-guy Lewis Medlock - opposite Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox - in the chilling tale of a canoe trip gone bad in rural Georgia. He starred in dozens of films, also including White Lightning (1973), WW And The Dixie Dancekings (1975),Hustle (1975), Nickelodeon (1976) and Semi-Tough (1977). He was the top money-making star at the box office in an annual poll of movie exhibitors 1978 through 1982. Many of his films were set in the South. He often played a lovable rascal who outwits local authorities as in director Hal Needham's 1977 crowd-pleasing action comedy Smokey And The Bandit, co-starring his girlfriend Field and Jackie Gleason, and its two sequels. He starred in dozens of films, also including White Lightning (1973), WW And The Dixie Dancekings (1975),Hustle (1975), Nickelodeon (1976) and Semi-Tough (1977). 온라인바카라 He was the top money-making star at the box office in an annual poll of movie exhibitors 1978 through 1982. Many of his films were set in the South. He often played a lovable rascal who outwits local authorities as in director Hal Needham's 1977 crowd-pleasing action comedy Smokey And The Bandit, co-starring his girlfriend Field and Jackie Gleason, and its two sequels. Another of his better roles was that of former a pro quarterback who lands in prison and assembles a team of convicts to play the warden's squad of brutal prison guards in 1974's rollicking The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich. He appeared in a supporting role 2005's remake with Adam Sandler. Reynolds also directed several movies in which he starred, including Gator (1976), The End (1978), Sharky's Machine(1981) and Stick (1985). While some of his performances were critically praised, others were ridiculed, particularly in the bloated action comedy Cannonball Run II, a sequel to his financial success Rhe Cannonball Run (1981). He also starred in the notorious 1975 musical flop At Long Last Love, a film so atrocious that director Peter Bogdanovich publicly apologised for making it. Reynolds turned down notable roles, including Han Solo in Star Wars, which went to Harrison Ford; the title role in a James Bond film; and the astronaut in Terms Of Endearment that Jack Nicholson turned into an Oscar-winning performance.
    968 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood’s most popular actors as he starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey And The Bandit in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at age 82, a spokesman for his Los Angeles agent said on Thursday (Sept 6). 바카라사이트 Reynolds died on Thursday morning at the Jupiter Medical Centre in Florida, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing Reynolds’manager, Erik Kritzer. At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most bankable actors in the film industry, reeling off a series of box office smashes until a career downturn in the mid-1980s. He rebounded in 1997 with a nomination for a best supporting actor Academy Award for Boogie Nights and won an Emmy Award for his role in the 1990-1994 TV series Evening Shade. With his trademark moustache, rugged looks and macho aura, he was a leading male sex symbol of the 1970s. He appeared naked - reclining on a bearskin rug with his arm strategically positioned for the sake of modesty - in a centrefold in the women's magazine Cosmopolitan in 1972. 온라인카지노 Reynolds' personal life sometimes overshadowed his movies, with marriages that ended in divorce to actresses Loni Anderson and Judy Carne and romances with others, including Sally Field and Dinah Shore. Reynolds also generated attention for financial woes and his struggles with prescription pain medication. Reynolds cited director John Boorman's Oscar-nominated 1972 Deliverance as his best film and said he regretted that the hoopla from his Cosmopolitan appearance detracted from the movie that made him a star. He played tough-guy Lewis Medlock - opposite Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox - in the chilling tale of a canoe trip gone bad in rural Georgia. He starred in dozens of films, also including White Lightning (1973), WW And The Dixie Dancekings (1975),Hustle (1975), Nickelodeon (1976) and Semi-Tough (1977). He was the top money-making star at the box office in an annual poll of movie exhibitors 1978 through 1982. Many of his films were set in the South. He often played a lovable rascal who outwits local authorities as in director Hal Needham's 1977 crowd-pleasing action comedy Smokey And The Bandit, co-starring his girlfriend Field and Jackie Gleason, and its two sequels. He starred in dozens of films, also including White Lightning (1973), WW And The Dixie Dancekings (1975),Hustle (1975), Nickelodeon (1976) and Semi-Tough (1977). 온라인바카라 He was the top money-making star at the box office in an annual poll of movie exhibitors 1978 through 1982. Many of his films were set in the South. He often played a lovable rascal who outwits local authorities as in director Hal Needham's 1977 crowd-pleasing action comedy Smokey And The Bandit, co-starring his girlfriend Field and Jackie Gleason, and its two sequels. Another of his better roles was that of former a pro quarterback who lands in prison and assembles a team of convicts to play the warden's squad of brutal prison guards in 1974's rollicking The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich. He appeared in a supporting role 2005's remake with Adam Sandler. Reynolds also directed several movies in which he starred, including Gator (1976), The End (1978), Sharky's Machine(1981) and Stick (1985). While some of his performances were critically praised, others were ridiculed, particularly in the bloated action comedy Cannonball Run II, a sequel to his financial success Rhe Cannonball Run (1981). He also starred in the notorious 1975 musical flop At Long Last Love, a film so atrocious that director Peter Bogdanovich publicly apologised for making it. Reynolds turned down notable roles, including Han Solo in Star Wars, which went to Harrison Ford; the title role in a James Bond film; and the astronaut in Terms Of Endearment that Jack Nicholson turned into an Oscar-winning performance.
    Sep 13, 2018 968
  • 12 Sep 2018
    A 1943 propaganda film featuring a Japanese "Robin Hood" in Malaya inspired the new Teater Ekamatra production opening this week. 안전놀이터 Written by Alfian Sa'at and directed by Teater Ekamatra's artistic director Mohd Fared Jainal, Tiger Of Malaya features a cast from Singapore and Japan, and runs at the Drama Centre Black Box from Sept 12 till Sept 23. The term "Tiger Of Malaya" is often associated with Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita, who captured Malaya and Singapore during World War II. However, the old film and this week's play are based on the life story of Tani Yutaka, a Japanese bandit who lived in Malaya. He is portrayed as a heroic figure, leading his band against British imperial forces and "evil" Chinese capitalists. The play re-enacts scenes from the film - with "interruptions, interventions and subversions" according to Alfian. Malay actors play parts that were originally played by a Japanese cast. The cast includes Farez Najid, Siti Khalijah Zainal and Rei Poh from Singapore, and Rei Kitagawa and Yuya Tanaka from Japan. Dialogue is in Malay, English, Japanese and Mandarin - Japanese-speaking researcher Shawn Chua is the dramaturg. Actor Farez, 30, watched the Tiger Of Malaya film even before being cast for the production. "It was with a bunch of boys who were interested in war and it was hilarious," he says. 바카라사이트 For him and many of the other performers in their 30s, World War II is too far away to affect the present day. "We consume Japanese media a lot, the culture," he points out. "The war is generations away." Japanese actor Tanaka, 31, feels equally distant from the war but says: "I'm curious how people will respond to the play." Alfian, who has written several plays for Teater Ekamatra including political satire GRC (2015), is fascinated by the "mythmaking" aspect of Tiger Of Malaya, where a bandit "was pitched as a symbol of the Japanese providing anti-colonial and nationalist leadership in Asia". "I've been very interested in exploring historiography - or how history is written - through theatre, and I felt that the movie provided this very rich material," he says. For the director, Fared, the play brought up similar questions. "How can we relate back to an event that happened way before this current time? How true is history being recorded?" he asks. 인터넷카지노 Work began on Tiger Of Malaya well before it was announced that Singapore would commemorate its bicentennial in 2019 - 200 years after Stamford Raffles landed. Fared says: "We were not particularly aligning it to the whole bicentennial celebrations. But somehow with this work, it questions our very own existence in this part of the world through the lens of history."
    870 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • A 1943 propaganda film featuring a Japanese "Robin Hood" in Malaya inspired the new Teater Ekamatra production opening this week. 안전놀이터 Written by Alfian Sa'at and directed by Teater Ekamatra's artistic director Mohd Fared Jainal, Tiger Of Malaya features a cast from Singapore and Japan, and runs at the Drama Centre Black Box from Sept 12 till Sept 23. The term "Tiger Of Malaya" is often associated with Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita, who captured Malaya and Singapore during World War II. However, the old film and this week's play are based on the life story of Tani Yutaka, a Japanese bandit who lived in Malaya. He is portrayed as a heroic figure, leading his band against British imperial forces and "evil" Chinese capitalists. The play re-enacts scenes from the film - with "interruptions, interventions and subversions" according to Alfian. Malay actors play parts that were originally played by a Japanese cast. The cast includes Farez Najid, Siti Khalijah Zainal and Rei Poh from Singapore, and Rei Kitagawa and Yuya Tanaka from Japan. Dialogue is in Malay, English, Japanese and Mandarin - Japanese-speaking researcher Shawn Chua is the dramaturg. Actor Farez, 30, watched the Tiger Of Malaya film even before being cast for the production. "It was with a bunch of boys who were interested in war and it was hilarious," he says. 바카라사이트 For him and many of the other performers in their 30s, World War II is too far away to affect the present day. "We consume Japanese media a lot, the culture," he points out. "The war is generations away." Japanese actor Tanaka, 31, feels equally distant from the war but says: "I'm curious how people will respond to the play." Alfian, who has written several plays for Teater Ekamatra including political satire GRC (2015), is fascinated by the "mythmaking" aspect of Tiger Of Malaya, where a bandit "was pitched as a symbol of the Japanese providing anti-colonial and nationalist leadership in Asia". "I've been very interested in exploring historiography - or how history is written - through theatre, and I felt that the movie provided this very rich material," he says. For the director, Fared, the play brought up similar questions. "How can we relate back to an event that happened way before this current time? How true is history being recorded?" he asks. 인터넷카지노 Work began on Tiger Of Malaya well before it was announced that Singapore would commemorate its bicentennial in 2019 - 200 years after Stamford Raffles landed. Fared says: "We were not particularly aligning it to the whole bicentennial celebrations. But somehow with this work, it questions our very own existence in this part of the world through the lens of history."
    Sep 12, 2018 870
  • 12 Sep 2018
    An article in an online magazine under famed American lifestyle guru and cookbook author Martha Stewart's brand prompted taunts from netizens when it mistook durian for jackfruit. 인터넷바카라 The article, titled Here's Exactly How To Use Jackfruit, published on Stewart's eponymous site under a section named Strive, which purports to be about "the art and science of taking care", mistakenly featured a picture of durians. A line about jackfruit which appeared right before the picture of the durians said:"This tropical fruit, often grown in India and southeast Asia, has a texture that can be an excellent substitute for meat." While unripe jackfruit has become popular in recent years as a meat substitute because its fruit can be easily shredded, similar to pulled pork, durian's texture is very different from meat and is not known to be used as a substitute. 카지노사이트 Netizens spotted the error and descended upon the 77-year-old, who now has a lifestyle empire under her name. Reactions ranged from ridiculing Stewart to asking for more diverse writers on her team, to avoid such mistakes. Freelance writer Erin Chew who uses the name ThisAsianWomanSays on Twitter tagged Stewart's official Twitter and questioned how she could make the mistake and why no one on Stewart's team bothered to do an image search of jackfruit. She added: "Can these celebrity #white folks get our SE Asian fruits correct?"
    916 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • An article in an online magazine under famed American lifestyle guru and cookbook author Martha Stewart's brand prompted taunts from netizens when it mistook durian for jackfruit. 인터넷바카라 The article, titled Here's Exactly How To Use Jackfruit, published on Stewart's eponymous site under a section named Strive, which purports to be about "the art and science of taking care", mistakenly featured a picture of durians. A line about jackfruit which appeared right before the picture of the durians said:"This tropical fruit, often grown in India and southeast Asia, has a texture that can be an excellent substitute for meat." While unripe jackfruit has become popular in recent years as a meat substitute because its fruit can be easily shredded, similar to pulled pork, durian's texture is very different from meat and is not known to be used as a substitute. 카지노사이트 Netizens spotted the error and descended upon the 77-year-old, who now has a lifestyle empire under her name. Reactions ranged from ridiculing Stewart to asking for more diverse writers on her team, to avoid such mistakes. Freelance writer Erin Chew who uses the name ThisAsianWomanSays on Twitter tagged Stewart's official Twitter and questioned how she could make the mistake and why no one on Stewart's team bothered to do an image search of jackfruit. She added: "Can these celebrity #white folks get our SE Asian fruits correct?"
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  • 12 Sep 2018
    United States rapper Nicki Minaj has refuted suggestions that she insulted fellow rapper Cardi B's daughter. Cardi B implied earlier, without naming anyone, that comments about her daughter had led her to get into a scuffle with Minaj last Friday night. 바카라사이트주소 The altercation, which took place at a New York Fashion Week party, was caught on tape. Magazine Vanity Fair reported on Monday (Sept 10) that Minaj had made her latest comments about the issue during an interview with Beats 1's Queen Radio on Apple Music. Minaj said that the pair's skirmish last week had been "something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch (of) upper-echelon people who have their life together". "The way they passed by, looking at this disgusting commotion - I was mortified," she said. "I was in a Gaultier gown off the motherf****** runway, and I could not believe how humiliat(ing) it all felt, (how) we made ourselves look." The incident happened at a bash hosted by fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, lunged towards Minaj, 35, but was stopped and held back by security. 안전놀이터 The 25-year-old rapper was heard yelling loudly and asking Minaj to come to her and was seen throwing a shoe at Minaj. In an expletive-laden note on Instagram shortly after the incident, Cardi B wrote that the reason for her outburst was because of comments made about her ability to be a good mother to her daughter. She did not name who made those comments. Cardi B gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, in July. But Minaj said in her radio interview, referring to herself in third person: "I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj (Minaj's real name) has never, will never...speak ill on anyone's child. I am not a clown. That's clown s***. "The world gave you a blessing, of a beautiful bundle of joy, and the only thing on your mind after you gave birth was to attack people." 바카라사이트 Minaj, who had not made any comments about the altercation immediately after it took place, said that she had not felt the need to defend herself that night. However, she suggested that Cardi B posted about the incident because she felt embarrassed. Minaj added that Cardi B "built her career off sympathy and payola". Payola refers to the frowned-upon practice in the music industry of paying a DJ to promote one's music. The pair have had a complicated relationship following the success of Cardi B's rap track Bodak Yellow, released in 2017. Comparisons were often made between the two female rappers and rumours were rife that Minaj took digs at Cardi B through song lyrics. Referring to Cardi B during her radio interview, Minaj said: "Do you know what it is to sit in your room for hours and days at a time writing raps? You came into my f****** culture! I never had a DJ to play my f****** songs. "This is about, get this woman some f****** help. This woman is at the best stage of her career and she's throwing bottles? Who the f*** is gonna give her an intervention?"
    755 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • United States rapper Nicki Minaj has refuted suggestions that she insulted fellow rapper Cardi B's daughter. Cardi B implied earlier, without naming anyone, that comments about her daughter had led her to get into a scuffle with Minaj last Friday night. 바카라사이트주소 The altercation, which took place at a New York Fashion Week party, was caught on tape. Magazine Vanity Fair reported on Monday (Sept 10) that Minaj had made her latest comments about the issue during an interview with Beats 1's Queen Radio on Apple Music. Minaj said that the pair's skirmish last week had been "something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch (of) upper-echelon people who have their life together". "The way they passed by, looking at this disgusting commotion - I was mortified," she said. "I was in a Gaultier gown off the motherf****** runway, and I could not believe how humiliat(ing) it all felt, (how) we made ourselves look." The incident happened at a bash hosted by fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, lunged towards Minaj, 35, but was stopped and held back by security. 안전놀이터 The 25-year-old rapper was heard yelling loudly and asking Minaj to come to her and was seen throwing a shoe at Minaj. In an expletive-laden note on Instagram shortly after the incident, Cardi B wrote that the reason for her outburst was because of comments made about her ability to be a good mother to her daughter. She did not name who made those comments. Cardi B gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, in July. But Minaj said in her radio interview, referring to herself in third person: "I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj (Minaj's real name) has never, will never...speak ill on anyone's child. I am not a clown. That's clown s***. "The world gave you a blessing, of a beautiful bundle of joy, and the only thing on your mind after you gave birth was to attack people." 바카라사이트 Minaj, who had not made any comments about the altercation immediately after it took place, said that she had not felt the need to defend herself that night. However, she suggested that Cardi B posted about the incident because she felt embarrassed. Minaj added that Cardi B "built her career off sympathy and payola". Payola refers to the frowned-upon practice in the music industry of paying a DJ to promote one's music. The pair have had a complicated relationship following the success of Cardi B's rap track Bodak Yellow, released in 2017. Comparisons were often made between the two female rappers and rumours were rife that Minaj took digs at Cardi B through song lyrics. Referring to Cardi B during her radio interview, Minaj said: "Do you know what it is to sit in your room for hours and days at a time writing raps? You came into my f****** culture! I never had a DJ to play my f****** songs. "This is about, get this woman some f****** help. This woman is at the best stage of her career and she's throwing bottles? Who the f*** is gonna give her an intervention?"
    Sep 12, 2018 755
  • 12 Sep 2018
    LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday (Sept 11) they would not charge Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over a 2003 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations. 인터넷카지노 The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said it had reviewed the accusation by a woman who was 18 years old at the time, but said the statute of limitations had expired in 2013. "An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is not warranted, and the matter is declined," prosecutors said in a charge evaluation worksheet released to the media. They gave no details of the case, but Carter last year denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago. An attorney for Carter, whose band is currently playing a long-term engagement in Las Vegas, said in a statement on Tuesday that the singer was "happy to put the matter behind him." 인터넷바카라 "Nick has denied these allegations ever since he first learned of them last year," attorney Michael Holtz said in the statement. The Backstreet Boys were one of the biggest boy bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits like Quit Playing Games With My Heart. Accusations of sexual misconduct, inspired by the #MeToo social media movement, have forced multiple celebrities, politicians and businessmen to step down or be fired in the past year.
    716 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday (Sept 11) they would not charge Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over a 2003 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations. 인터넷카지노 The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said it had reviewed the accusation by a woman who was 18 years old at the time, but said the statute of limitations had expired in 2013. "An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is not warranted, and the matter is declined," prosecutors said in a charge evaluation worksheet released to the media. They gave no details of the case, but Carter last year denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago. An attorney for Carter, whose band is currently playing a long-term engagement in Las Vegas, said in a statement on Tuesday that the singer was "happy to put the matter behind him." 인터넷바카라 "Nick has denied these allegations ever since he first learned of them last year," attorney Michael Holtz said in the statement. The Backstreet Boys were one of the biggest boy bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits like Quit Playing Games With My Heart. Accusations of sexual misconduct, inspired by the #MeToo social media movement, have forced multiple celebrities, politicians and businessmen to step down or be fired in the past year.
    Sep 12, 2018 716
  • 12 Sep 2018
    I hesitated for the longest time over whether to watch Nirvana In Fire II. 바카라사이트주소 And that is because Nirvana In Fire (2015) was so good. The Chinese period drama about a frail strategist, Su Zhe/Lin Shu, who seeks justice for his framed family, was a riveting game of thrones. He had to keep 10 steps ahead of everyone else because a wrong move would mean exposure and death. It was a critical and popular hit and boosted the careers of its stars Hu Ge and Wang Kai. What are the chances of a sequel measuring up when the characters and actors are different? It turns out that Nirvana In Fire II is a most worthy successor. Other than the change in cast, the behind-the-scenes talent has returned, from directors Kong Sheng and Li Xue to writer Hai Yan, whose Web novel of the same name was the basis of the first series. So quality-wise, there is definitely a sense of continuity. There is that same satisfyingly cerebral approach to the storytelling in the way characters analyse things: Who might have done this? What is at stake? What is the most advantageous move to make? But Nirvana In Fire II is also its own animal. 안전놀이터 It takes place after the events of the earlier show and is set during the tumultuous period of the northern and southern dynasties in the sixth century. The Changlin army defends the Liang Dynasty's northern frontier and is led by Xiao Tingsheng (Sun Chun) and his son Xiao Pingzhang (Huang Xiaoming); younger son Pingjing (Liu Haoran) wants to be a carefree wanderer. They have the trust of the emperor, but others at court are wary of the power wielded by the house of Changlin. The story begins with Pingzhang holding down the fort in the north and in desperate need of supplies - but the ships never make it. After the battle, Pingjing sets out to investigate the sinking of the vessels. The opening arc sets in motion court rivalry and intrigue with ideas of loyalty and sacrifice. Add to the mix an ailing emperor, an insecure empress, a young crown prince and things become even more fraught. A-list actor Huang brings gravitas and intelligence to the role of Pingzhang and there is warmth and even moments of humour in interactions with his younger brother and his wife, played by Tong Liya from 2015's comedy mystery Detective Chinatown. Relative newcomer Liu, 20, more than holds his own playing a mischievous and good-hearted young man who learns that the world can be a treacherous place. 바카라사이트 Pacing wise, Nirvana In Fire II unfolds at a more stately pace. It is not until about one-third into the 50 episodes that we get a glimpse into why the empress' spiritual adviser Puyang Ying (the silkily villainous Guo Jingfei) is nefariously scheming away. The sequel is more of a slow burn, but it remains compelling. The show of strength by Chinese television shows in recent years is not just in scripted dramas, but also in variety programmes. They have a wide range of absorbing formats plus the draw of top celebrities. On a recent holiday in Beijing, I found myself glued to the quiz show Who's Still Standing?; the creative music programme PhantaCity, featuring the still-luminous Faye Wong; and Chinese Restaurant, a reality show about celebrities running an eatery in a foreign land. Incidentally, Huang had appeared in the first season of Chinese Restaurant (2017), which was set in Thailand's Ko Chang. In the second season, actresses Zhao Wei and Shu Qi, singer-actor Alec Su, TFBoys' leader Karry Wang and singer Bai Jugang set up shop in the picturesque town of Colmar in France. It's fun seeing the stars interacting with one another and finding out who can cook. Shu often plays sexy on screen, but Bai calls her "Qi ge", or brother Qi, and it's like she's one of the guys. And despite his young age, Wang, 18, is most assured in the kitchen. There is also some drama in the form of problems, such as the language barrier and an unexpectedly heavy storm that lashes down. It comes as something of a jolt to realise that Zhao and Su were co-stars on My Fair Princess in 1998, the period comedy drama that turned her into a star. And there's a touching reunion when actor Zhang Tielin, who played the Qianlong emperor in the show, makes an imperious guest appearance here.
    1127 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I hesitated for the longest time over whether to watch Nirvana In Fire II. 바카라사이트주소 And that is because Nirvana In Fire (2015) was so good. The Chinese period drama about a frail strategist, Su Zhe/Lin Shu, who seeks justice for his framed family, was a riveting game of thrones. He had to keep 10 steps ahead of everyone else because a wrong move would mean exposure and death. It was a critical and popular hit and boosted the careers of its stars Hu Ge and Wang Kai. What are the chances of a sequel measuring up when the characters and actors are different? It turns out that Nirvana In Fire II is a most worthy successor. Other than the change in cast, the behind-the-scenes talent has returned, from directors Kong Sheng and Li Xue to writer Hai Yan, whose Web novel of the same name was the basis of the first series. So quality-wise, there is definitely a sense of continuity. There is that same satisfyingly cerebral approach to the storytelling in the way characters analyse things: Who might have done this? What is at stake? What is the most advantageous move to make? But Nirvana In Fire II is also its own animal. 안전놀이터 It takes place after the events of the earlier show and is set during the tumultuous period of the northern and southern dynasties in the sixth century. The Changlin army defends the Liang Dynasty's northern frontier and is led by Xiao Tingsheng (Sun Chun) and his son Xiao Pingzhang (Huang Xiaoming); younger son Pingjing (Liu Haoran) wants to be a carefree wanderer. They have the trust of the emperor, but others at court are wary of the power wielded by the house of Changlin. The story begins with Pingzhang holding down the fort in the north and in desperate need of supplies - but the ships never make it. After the battle, Pingjing sets out to investigate the sinking of the vessels. The opening arc sets in motion court rivalry and intrigue with ideas of loyalty and sacrifice. Add to the mix an ailing emperor, an insecure empress, a young crown prince and things become even more fraught. A-list actor Huang brings gravitas and intelligence to the role of Pingzhang and there is warmth and even moments of humour in interactions with his younger brother and his wife, played by Tong Liya from 2015's comedy mystery Detective Chinatown. Relative newcomer Liu, 20, more than holds his own playing a mischievous and good-hearted young man who learns that the world can be a treacherous place. 바카라사이트 Pacing wise, Nirvana In Fire II unfolds at a more stately pace. It is not until about one-third into the 50 episodes that we get a glimpse into why the empress' spiritual adviser Puyang Ying (the silkily villainous Guo Jingfei) is nefariously scheming away. The sequel is more of a slow burn, but it remains compelling. The show of strength by Chinese television shows in recent years is not just in scripted dramas, but also in variety programmes. They have a wide range of absorbing formats plus the draw of top celebrities. On a recent holiday in Beijing, I found myself glued to the quiz show Who's Still Standing?; the creative music programme PhantaCity, featuring the still-luminous Faye Wong; and Chinese Restaurant, a reality show about celebrities running an eatery in a foreign land. Incidentally, Huang had appeared in the first season of Chinese Restaurant (2017), which was set in Thailand's Ko Chang. In the second season, actresses Zhao Wei and Shu Qi, singer-actor Alec Su, TFBoys' leader Karry Wang and singer Bai Jugang set up shop in the picturesque town of Colmar in France. It's fun seeing the stars interacting with one another and finding out who can cook. Shu often plays sexy on screen, but Bai calls her "Qi ge", or brother Qi, and it's like she's one of the guys. And despite his young age, Wang, 18, is most assured in the kitchen. There is also some drama in the form of problems, such as the language barrier and an unexpectedly heavy storm that lashes down. It comes as something of a jolt to realise that Zhao and Su were co-stars on My Fair Princess in 1998, the period comedy drama that turned her into a star. And there's a touching reunion when actor Zhang Tielin, who played the Qianlong emperor in the show, makes an imperious guest appearance here.
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  • 12 Sep 2018
    THE "shelf life" of an athlete is relatively short. In most sports, the athlete will peak at around age 25 to 28. A few will continue with the sport, as coaches, for instance, but most will have to embark on a career in something else. 카지노사이트 Thus, the years leading up to their peak are very important if we want them to be able to stand up to competition on the regional, if not world, stage, as well as prepare them for life after sports. Here in Singapore, certain sports like football and basketball have a go-professional option, where the athletes can focus on their sport full time and earn a living from it. In other sports, the athletes may not be so lucky. They are, at most, semi-pro and, for the 20 to 23 age group, most have to balance intense sports training with their studies. In a society where decent post-secondary education is a basic requirement, most of our young athletes are pressured to pursue a post-secondary education on top of pursuing sporting excellence.   Sadly, I have seen talented athletes give up their sport as they enter higher education because they struggle with this tension. Studies win and our sports suffer. 온라인카지노 One suggestion would be for our universities and polytechnics to allow such students to do their courses of study in extended time. For example, a typical university course is about three yearslong, with an additional year for honours. Can a student-athlete be permitted to complete his degree in six or seven years? With a more manageable workload, they can then balance both sports and studies effectively. Something similar may already be available on a case-by-case basis, but student-athletes may still struggle as they may feel they are lagging behind their peers. There is also the problem of key competition dates clashing with examinations. What possible pathways do higher-education institutions have available for these talented athletes? Singapore wants champions but we also have a duty to help them level up for their post-sports careers.
    586 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • THE "shelf life" of an athlete is relatively short. In most sports, the athlete will peak at around age 25 to 28. A few will continue with the sport, as coaches, for instance, but most will have to embark on a career in something else. 카지노사이트 Thus, the years leading up to their peak are very important if we want them to be able to stand up to competition on the regional, if not world, stage, as well as prepare them for life after sports. Here in Singapore, certain sports like football and basketball have a go-professional option, where the athletes can focus on their sport full time and earn a living from it. In other sports, the athletes may not be so lucky. They are, at most, semi-pro and, for the 20 to 23 age group, most have to balance intense sports training with their studies. In a society where decent post-secondary education is a basic requirement, most of our young athletes are pressured to pursue a post-secondary education on top of pursuing sporting excellence.   Sadly, I have seen talented athletes give up their sport as they enter higher education because they struggle with this tension. Studies win and our sports suffer. 온라인카지노 One suggestion would be for our universities and polytechnics to allow such students to do their courses of study in extended time. For example, a typical university course is about three yearslong, with an additional year for honours. Can a student-athlete be permitted to complete his degree in six or seven years? With a more manageable workload, they can then balance both sports and studies effectively. Something similar may already be available on a case-by-case basis, but student-athletes may still struggle as they may feel they are lagging behind their peers. There is also the problem of key competition dates clashing with examinations. What possible pathways do higher-education institutions have available for these talented athletes? Singapore wants champions but we also have a duty to help them level up for their post-sports careers.
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  • 12 Sep 2018
    I AM saddened that the Little India riot on Sunday has attracted so much attention worldwide (“Foreign media shocked, notes rising tensions here”; Tuesday). 카지노사이트주소 For more than 40 years, Singapore has been a peaceful place for people from all walks of life to live in, work and play. The latest incident does not do justice to the efforts of the Government to foster close interaction and integration between Singaporeans and foreigners. Most Singaporeans welcome foreigners to live and work here, and we expect them to adapt to our way of life. So, the culprits who caused wilful damage in Little India should be dealt with severely and all necessary measures put in place to prevent a repeat of such incidents. Singaporeans should avoid stereotyping and negative perceptions of foreigners who come to live and work among them. Rightly or wrongly, we are aware of the differences between “us” and “them”. However, “us” and “them” does not have to mean “us” versus “them”. As adults, we should be better able to deal with human diversity. 바카라사이트주소       Those opposed to immigration and the influx of foreign labour see it as legitimate to fear the economic and social costs arising from the presence of large numbers of foreigners here. While some of these perceptions may appear justifiable, we must realise that the overwhelming majority of foreigners in our midst are hard-working, peace-loving and law-abiding. Foreign workers sacrifice a lot to come here to help in our infrastructure development, giving us roads and beautiful homes. Understandably, our image as a peaceful nation has been affected by the riot. So it is imperative that we should all help in ensuring that there is no repeat.
    1832 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I AM saddened that the Little India riot on Sunday has attracted so much attention worldwide (“Foreign media shocked, notes rising tensions here”; Tuesday). 카지노사이트주소 For more than 40 years, Singapore has been a peaceful place for people from all walks of life to live in, work and play. The latest incident does not do justice to the efforts of the Government to foster close interaction and integration between Singaporeans and foreigners. Most Singaporeans welcome foreigners to live and work here, and we expect them to adapt to our way of life. So, the culprits who caused wilful damage in Little India should be dealt with severely and all necessary measures put in place to prevent a repeat of such incidents. Singaporeans should avoid stereotyping and negative perceptions of foreigners who come to live and work among them. Rightly or wrongly, we are aware of the differences between “us” and “them”. However, “us” and “them” does not have to mean “us” versus “them”. As adults, we should be better able to deal with human diversity. 바카라사이트주소       Those opposed to immigration and the influx of foreign labour see it as legitimate to fear the economic and social costs arising from the presence of large numbers of foreigners here. While some of these perceptions may appear justifiable, we must realise that the overwhelming majority of foreigners in our midst are hard-working, peace-loving and law-abiding. Foreign workers sacrifice a lot to come here to help in our infrastructure development, giving us roads and beautiful homes. Understandably, our image as a peaceful nation has been affected by the riot. So it is imperative that we should all help in ensuring that there is no repeat.
    Sep 12, 2018 1832
  • 12 Sep 2018
    TASTE and sensitivity in the use of pictures is a matter photographers and editors of The Straits Times grapple with routinely. Each day, we select for publication about 80 to 100 photographs from among the hundreds taken by our photographers or supplied by wire agencies, readers or other sources. It is a painstaking task, and often, difficult decisions have to be made relatively quickly regarding the choice of pictures. And readers do not always agree with those decisions. A photograph on the front page of The Straits Times last month caught the attention of ST reader John Stuart. It showed a fatally wounded Egyptian police general being carried away after a bombing in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Mr Stuart, took issue with the publication of the picture which he found professionally distasteful and insensitive. 바카라사이트 Citing the American national code of photographers, he stated that no reputable newspaper should publish an identifiable picture of a dead or dying person, as we did in publishing the picture of the Egyptian police general. Mr Stuart, who had worked as a journalist and photographer in the United States and resides currently in Singapore, noted that no major America newspaper would publish such pictures. To buttress his view, he cited  the American National Press Photographers Association's Code of Ethics which states in part: "Treat all subjects with respect and dignity. Give special consideration to vulnerable subjects and compassion to victims of crime or tragedy. Intrude on private moments of grief only when the public has an overriding and justifiable need to see." This is an excellent guideline which ST's newsroom editors agree with; in fact, we practise it every day. In many cases, we would refrain from publishing pictures which show clearly the face of a dead or dying person, provided there is no compelling reason in the public interest to use them. For instance, one of our reports on the current crisis in the Ukraine on April 24 described a shootout during which three men were killed. One picture which came through the wires showed a body in a coffin, the face clearly visible. We decided against publication  and opted for a less striking picture where the body was not visible. That was a fairly clear-cut case. On the other hand, the picture of the dying Egyptian police chief was less clear-cut. While a morbidly curious reader could form a fairly good idea of how the victim looks, most ST readers would have been struck less by the look, than the drama of the panic and desperation surrounding the movement informed by the picture which the photographer captured; and this latter point convinced us to use it. The picture told our readers in the best way possible about the consequences of this particular outbreak of violence in the Middle East. 인터넷카지노 There are grey areas here - and in many other situations - which call for editorial judgment. Much as we agree with the view that special consideration should be accorded to the vulnerable, it is not possible to subscribe to a blanket ban on publishing images that show the face of a dying or dead person, as some readers would prefer. We believe that the decision to publish such a picture should be approached on a case-by-case basis. If the victim is a prominent newsmaker or a key official, the public's right and need to see, as well as the considerable implications of the tragedy involving the newsmaker, may well override the considerations of personal intrusion. One instance was the picture of a fatally-injured  American ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens caught in the horrific terrorist attack against the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya two years ago. Mr Stuart took issue with the publication of this photograph as well and wondered whether ST practised a policy of using pictures of only foreign victims but not of Singaporeans. We don't. While a strict observance of the code would deny the use of such a picture, many major newspapers published it because of the international implications of the attack.  The picture of Ambassador Stevens rescued finally, albeit tragically, resonated because it described - more than  the proverbial thousand-word description could - the horror and cruelty of the terror attack on an internationally recognised sanctuary like an embassy. The ambassador was the fatal victim and the US embassy was the target in this instance. But the picture drove home the message to law-abiding citizens everywhere that terrorism recognises no legal boundaries; it also suggests why terrorism must be rooted out, or suffer the tragic consequences. 인터넷바카라 Like The Straits Times, major American publications such as the Los Angeles Times published the picture of Ambassador Stevens. While America's leading mainstream paper, the New York Times did not use the picture in its print edition, it published the photograph in its online edition, which drew the criticism of the US Government. The US Government sought to have the picture removed but NYT refused and its associate editor Phillip Corbett explained: "Such decisions are never easy, and this one was harder than most. But this chaotic and violent event was extremely significant as a news story, and we believe this photo helps to convey that situation to Times readers in a powerful way. On that basis, we think the photo was newsworthy and important to our coverage."   Where The Straits Times draws a line is when the picture is about blood and gore. If a picture's sole value is that it is crude and gruesome, we ban it. We are not alone in adopting such a policy. Many other major newspapers around the world do as well, despite the constant persistence of alternative media, especially online, in ignoring this line in the sand. Our job is to report major, dramatic news events well while being sensitive to family members of victims and never to come across as trying to sensationalise an event. We sometimes receive requests from families to not publish pictures of their grief, and we often accede. At times, we know we will upset some family members and readers. Every picture published involves a judgment call. One of our guiding principles is to err on the side of caution. Sometimes we still get it wrong. That is a key reason we keep our dialogue open with ST readers who see what we sometimes do not. We are grateful when ST readers point out instances where we have let our guard down. Their constructive feedback makes us relook our assumptions and processes continuously and helps us to improve our product.
    1195 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • TASTE and sensitivity in the use of pictures is a matter photographers and editors of The Straits Times grapple with routinely. Each day, we select for publication about 80 to 100 photographs from among the hundreds taken by our photographers or supplied by wire agencies, readers or other sources. It is a painstaking task, and often, difficult decisions have to be made relatively quickly regarding the choice of pictures. And readers do not always agree with those decisions. A photograph on the front page of The Straits Times last month caught the attention of ST reader John Stuart. It showed a fatally wounded Egyptian police general being carried away after a bombing in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Mr Stuart, took issue with the publication of the picture which he found professionally distasteful and insensitive. 바카라사이트 Citing the American national code of photographers, he stated that no reputable newspaper should publish an identifiable picture of a dead or dying person, as we did in publishing the picture of the Egyptian police general. Mr Stuart, who had worked as a journalist and photographer in the United States and resides currently in Singapore, noted that no major America newspaper would publish such pictures. To buttress his view, he cited  the American National Press Photographers Association's Code of Ethics which states in part: "Treat all subjects with respect and dignity. Give special consideration to vulnerable subjects and compassion to victims of crime or tragedy. Intrude on private moments of grief only when the public has an overriding and justifiable need to see." This is an excellent guideline which ST's newsroom editors agree with; in fact, we practise it every day. In many cases, we would refrain from publishing pictures which show clearly the face of a dead or dying person, provided there is no compelling reason in the public interest to use them. For instance, one of our reports on the current crisis in the Ukraine on April 24 described a shootout during which three men were killed. One picture which came through the wires showed a body in a coffin, the face clearly visible. We decided against publication  and opted for a less striking picture where the body was not visible. That was a fairly clear-cut case. On the other hand, the picture of the dying Egyptian police chief was less clear-cut. While a morbidly curious reader could form a fairly good idea of how the victim looks, most ST readers would have been struck less by the look, than the drama of the panic and desperation surrounding the movement informed by the picture which the photographer captured; and this latter point convinced us to use it. The picture told our readers in the best way possible about the consequences of this particular outbreak of violence in the Middle East. 인터넷카지노 There are grey areas here - and in many other situations - which call for editorial judgment. Much as we agree with the view that special consideration should be accorded to the vulnerable, it is not possible to subscribe to a blanket ban on publishing images that show the face of a dying or dead person, as some readers would prefer. We believe that the decision to publish such a picture should be approached on a case-by-case basis. If the victim is a prominent newsmaker or a key official, the public's right and need to see, as well as the considerable implications of the tragedy involving the newsmaker, may well override the considerations of personal intrusion. One instance was the picture of a fatally-injured  American ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens caught in the horrific terrorist attack against the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya two years ago. Mr Stuart took issue with the publication of this photograph as well and wondered whether ST practised a policy of using pictures of only foreign victims but not of Singaporeans. We don't. While a strict observance of the code would deny the use of such a picture, many major newspapers published it because of the international implications of the attack.  The picture of Ambassador Stevens rescued finally, albeit tragically, resonated because it described - more than  the proverbial thousand-word description could - the horror and cruelty of the terror attack on an internationally recognised sanctuary like an embassy. The ambassador was the fatal victim and the US embassy was the target in this instance. But the picture drove home the message to law-abiding citizens everywhere that terrorism recognises no legal boundaries; it also suggests why terrorism must be rooted out, or suffer the tragic consequences. 인터넷바카라 Like The Straits Times, major American publications such as the Los Angeles Times published the picture of Ambassador Stevens. While America's leading mainstream paper, the New York Times did not use the picture in its print edition, it published the photograph in its online edition, which drew the criticism of the US Government. The US Government sought to have the picture removed but NYT refused and its associate editor Phillip Corbett explained: "Such decisions are never easy, and this one was harder than most. But this chaotic and violent event was extremely significant as a news story, and we believe this photo helps to convey that situation to Times readers in a powerful way. On that basis, we think the photo was newsworthy and important to our coverage."   Where The Straits Times draws a line is when the picture is about blood and gore. If a picture's sole value is that it is crude and gruesome, we ban it. We are not alone in adopting such a policy. Many other major newspapers around the world do as well, despite the constant persistence of alternative media, especially online, in ignoring this line in the sand. Our job is to report major, dramatic news events well while being sensitive to family members of victims and never to come across as trying to sensationalise an event. We sometimes receive requests from families to not publish pictures of their grief, and we often accede. At times, we know we will upset some family members and readers. Every picture published involves a judgment call. One of our guiding principles is to err on the side of caution. Sometimes we still get it wrong. That is a key reason we keep our dialogue open with ST readers who see what we sometimes do not. We are grateful when ST readers point out instances where we have let our guard down. Their constructive feedback makes us relook our assumptions and processes continuously and helps us to improve our product.
    Sep 12, 2018 1195
  • 12 Sep 2018
    WHEN an e-mail by "The Knowns" landed on the morning of Sept 16, purporting to have exposed the personal data of some 300,000 customers of a local karaoke bar chain,  the instant reaction in The Straits Times newsroom was to verify. Despite its moniker, the sender, or senders, was not known. And the newsroom of a national broadsheet does receive thousands of e-mails daily, some with credible news tip offs, others simply sharing their views and the rest containing what can at best be described as factually-challenged assertions. 안전놀이터 In an e-mail titled A Warning To Singapore Government, the hackers said it was releasing the information as it was unhappy that toll charges will soon be increased on this side of the Causeway. Reporters at the  local news desk reached out to the authorities immediately. Three bodies were contacted: the Infocomm Development Authority, the Personal Data Protection Commission and the Police.  Not surprisingly, they could not confirm the veracity of the e-mail on the spot. We waited, contacted the K Box company and combed through its membership database ourselves. It became apparent that the content was most likely to be accurate because our journalists found their personal details of addresses, e-mails, and phone and identity-card numbers on the list. Clearly, some of us in the newsroom like to unwind with a song or two after work. We started working on stories on the incident, for both print and online. Granted, the checks mentioned above caused The Straits Times to be slower in this instance with the news compared to its rivals and other websites. But reliability and trustworthiness remain the lifeblood of a newspaper and even in this age of fast breaking news on digital platforms, the three cardinal rules of journalism remain unchanged: accuracy, accuracy and accuracy. 카지노사이트 Nonetheless, problems started to arise as we tried to find out more. A reporter was working on reactions of K Box members whose information has been leaked and she gave the feedback that none of them wanted to be named in our stories. That goes against the rulebook, which maintains that we usually put not only a name to those whom we spoke to, but also his age and occupation. The reason is because of credibility.   Readers must know that when they come across a view or opinion expressed in this newspaper, it is genuine and not manufactured. It is for this same reason that the paper's Forum pages insist on letter writers carrying their names in full. But exceptions are made in our stories, when personal safety, legal constraints and occupational compromises come into play. In this instance, the reason cited by the newsmakers was fear that it could encourage further privacy intrusions.  An editorial call was made that the concern was valid and we would run a story without the respondents' full names and details. Problem No 1 solved. The second one, which is trickier, popped up soon.  While the K Box database was leaked, the expose was initially a limited one. The hackers had placed the membership list on a website. It is believed to have sent a hyperlink of the website to only mainstream and social media outlets. But the link was quickly tossed out in public. Socio-political site The Real Singapore took a screengrab of the e-mail from the hackers and uploaded it on its website and Facebook account. Should The Straits Times report this trail of exposures? We could have opted for omission. But it would leave readers none the wiser as to how the database went from the e-mail accounts of journalists to the  public domain, a doubt which could impact the integrity of the reporters and editors. 바카라사이트주소     The decision was to include the factual chain of events and report how the leak went viral. It is important to inform our readers that the perpetrators did not publish the information publicly. It was subsequent actions which opened the doors.  After the report was published, some readers wrote in to criticise The Straits Times for mentioning The Real Singapore website and its report of the leak. But we have stuck to the facts and took pains not to publish the link to the leaked database on any of our platforms. There is a fine balance between privacy and public interest. When faced with the pace and pressure of producing content daily for a national broadsheet, it is hoped that we get it right more often than not. More than just The Knowns, it is a relentless challenge to deal with the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns - to quote former US defence chief Donald Rumsfeld - in the fast-changing terrain of Singapore.
    1241 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • WHEN an e-mail by "The Knowns" landed on the morning of Sept 16, purporting to have exposed the personal data of some 300,000 customers of a local karaoke bar chain,  the instant reaction in The Straits Times newsroom was to verify. Despite its moniker, the sender, or senders, was not known. And the newsroom of a national broadsheet does receive thousands of e-mails daily, some with credible news tip offs, others simply sharing their views and the rest containing what can at best be described as factually-challenged assertions. 안전놀이터 In an e-mail titled A Warning To Singapore Government, the hackers said it was releasing the information as it was unhappy that toll charges will soon be increased on this side of the Causeway. Reporters at the  local news desk reached out to the authorities immediately. Three bodies were contacted: the Infocomm Development Authority, the Personal Data Protection Commission and the Police.  Not surprisingly, they could not confirm the veracity of the e-mail on the spot. We waited, contacted the K Box company and combed through its membership database ourselves. It became apparent that the content was most likely to be accurate because our journalists found their personal details of addresses, e-mails, and phone and identity-card numbers on the list. Clearly, some of us in the newsroom like to unwind with a song or two after work. We started working on stories on the incident, for both print and online. Granted, the checks mentioned above caused The Straits Times to be slower in this instance with the news compared to its rivals and other websites. But reliability and trustworthiness remain the lifeblood of a newspaper and even in this age of fast breaking news on digital platforms, the three cardinal rules of journalism remain unchanged: accuracy, accuracy and accuracy. 카지노사이트 Nonetheless, problems started to arise as we tried to find out more. A reporter was working on reactions of K Box members whose information has been leaked and she gave the feedback that none of them wanted to be named in our stories. That goes against the rulebook, which maintains that we usually put not only a name to those whom we spoke to, but also his age and occupation. The reason is because of credibility.   Readers must know that when they come across a view or opinion expressed in this newspaper, it is genuine and not manufactured. It is for this same reason that the paper's Forum pages insist on letter writers carrying their names in full. But exceptions are made in our stories, when personal safety, legal constraints and occupational compromises come into play. In this instance, the reason cited by the newsmakers was fear that it could encourage further privacy intrusions.  An editorial call was made that the concern was valid and we would run a story without the respondents' full names and details. Problem No 1 solved. The second one, which is trickier, popped up soon.  While the K Box database was leaked, the expose was initially a limited one. The hackers had placed the membership list on a website. It is believed to have sent a hyperlink of the website to only mainstream and social media outlets. But the link was quickly tossed out in public. Socio-political site The Real Singapore took a screengrab of the e-mail from the hackers and uploaded it on its website and Facebook account. Should The Straits Times report this trail of exposures? We could have opted for omission. But it would leave readers none the wiser as to how the database went from the e-mail accounts of journalists to the  public domain, a doubt which could impact the integrity of the reporters and editors. 바카라사이트주소     The decision was to include the factual chain of events and report how the leak went viral. It is important to inform our readers that the perpetrators did not publish the information publicly. It was subsequent actions which opened the doors.  After the report was published, some readers wrote in to criticise The Straits Times for mentioning The Real Singapore website and its report of the leak. But we have stuck to the facts and took pains not to publish the link to the leaked database on any of our platforms. There is a fine balance between privacy and public interest. When faced with the pace and pressure of producing content daily for a national broadsheet, it is hoped that we get it right more often than not. More than just The Knowns, it is a relentless challenge to deal with the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns - to quote former US defence chief Donald Rumsfeld - in the fast-changing terrain of Singapore.
    Sep 12, 2018 1241
  • 12 Sep 2018
    Stories of the Botanical Gardens, or BG as we called it,  brought to mind the times my friends and I used to spend in the Botanical Gardens, and after rummaging through old pictures I came across one particular photograph which featured the second Tembusu tree. It was taken in August 1941, when “life was a breeze”  just before the outbreak of World War II. The camera used was a Brownie and was developed at home. I was only 18 then. 온라인카지노 During the August school holidays my friends and I would take a morning walk from Hooper Road to the BG and spent carefree moments with Mother Nature.  We would wake up at 5am, prepare a few sandwiches (prawn sambal or corned beef wrapped by French bread), and with bottles of water and thermos flask’s of tea or coffee make our way to the BG. Plastic was unheard of then and we used  small enamel cups to quench our thirst.  The BG in those days was a fairyland for us with its resplendent greenery. We played games on the open spaces of grass, sat on the lake after a game of hide and seek. There were two swans there. Photographs were taken and this particular snapshot was on the limb of the Tembusu tree which is located  at the corner of Palms Valley. Unfortunately the branch has been cut off but the tree still stands there tall and majestic. It must be over 100 years old. 온라인바카라 Sadly all my friends have passed on, so this particular photograph brings back memories of the  good old days when the outdoors was a source of so much fun and activity – no computer, no distracting HP – only the radio and records of lovely music to listen to – not to mention a few good books. How nostalgic.
    658 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Stories of the Botanical Gardens, or BG as we called it,  brought to mind the times my friends and I used to spend in the Botanical Gardens, and after rummaging through old pictures I came across one particular photograph which featured the second Tembusu tree. It was taken in August 1941, when “life was a breeze”  just before the outbreak of World War II. The camera used was a Brownie and was developed at home. I was only 18 then. 온라인카지노 During the August school holidays my friends and I would take a morning walk from Hooper Road to the BG and spent carefree moments with Mother Nature.  We would wake up at 5am, prepare a few sandwiches (prawn sambal or corned beef wrapped by French bread), and with bottles of water and thermos flask’s of tea or coffee make our way to the BG. Plastic was unheard of then and we used  small enamel cups to quench our thirst.  The BG in those days was a fairyland for us with its resplendent greenery. We played games on the open spaces of grass, sat on the lake after a game of hide and seek. There were two swans there. Photographs were taken and this particular snapshot was on the limb of the Tembusu tree which is located  at the corner of Palms Valley. Unfortunately the branch has been cut off but the tree still stands there tall and majestic. It must be over 100 years old. 온라인바카라 Sadly all my friends have passed on, so this particular photograph brings back memories of the  good old days when the outdoors was a source of so much fun and activity – no computer, no distracting HP – only the radio and records of lovely music to listen to – not to mention a few good books. How nostalgic.
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  • 12 Sep 2018
    My family and I have enjoyed countless hours of fun at the very Marina Barrage that Lee Wei Ling's Papa, Lee Kuan Yew, dreamed of.  인터넷카지노 On one of those trips to the Barrage, my three daughters, my husband and I had the privilege of seeing her beloved Papa. It was about four years ago, on a quiet weekday afternoon during the school holidays, and he must have taken that opportunity to visit the Barrage to soak in its sights and sounds.  He was dressed in a light pink shirt and cream-coloured trousers, looking very happy as the buggy passed by families just like ours, mums and dads with young children in tow. We didn't dare approach the buggy but just like the other excited children (and parents!), waved frantically to him while calling out "Hello Mr Lee!". He acknowledged every one of us by happily waving back. 인터넷바카라 As he approached the end of the Barrage, Mr Lee met two groups of university students who had gone there in their convocation gowns to take the requisite graduation photos. How thrilled they must have been to see the founding father of Singapore, the man who had a vision for Singapore, who dreamed about building the very Barrage they were standing on, alight from his buggy and pose with them for a few pictures! He took the time to exchange pleasantries with these graduates and shook their hands.      We stood afar and envied the lucky group of fresh graduates. What a fitting start to their foray into the world! To be standing next to a man without whom their education would not have been possible. To start their careers after having been wished well by the first Prime Minister of their country. I know the memory of this experience will be indelibly etched in the minds of these students for years and years to come. The nation wept together for the passing of Dr Lee's Papa. My family sent him off in the pouring rain as the gun carriage made its final journey past City Hall. Everywhere triggered a memory of him. The raintrees flanking the East Coast Parkway, the riot of colours from the bougainvillea along that same expressway, little things here and there that became a reality after your Papa sowed the seeds of a dream. 카지노사이트 I am grateful to Mr Lee for dreaming big dreams for Singapore. Every Singaporean owes what we enjoy today from the vision he had for our fledgling nation. My children can continue to build upon their hopes and aspirations for their future to fulfil dreams of their own.  We prayed as a family last night before going to bed that we will work hard and contribute to the continued success in Singapore, even if in small ways. There is a hope and a dream for our future. Because her Papa believed in this country, fought hard for it, and never gave up on it even when the challenges seemed insurmountable.  We will strive to do the same.
    1214 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • My family and I have enjoyed countless hours of fun at the very Marina Barrage that Lee Wei Ling's Papa, Lee Kuan Yew, dreamed of.  인터넷카지노 On one of those trips to the Barrage, my three daughters, my husband and I had the privilege of seeing her beloved Papa. It was about four years ago, on a quiet weekday afternoon during the school holidays, and he must have taken that opportunity to visit the Barrage to soak in its sights and sounds.  He was dressed in a light pink shirt and cream-coloured trousers, looking very happy as the buggy passed by families just like ours, mums and dads with young children in tow. We didn't dare approach the buggy but just like the other excited children (and parents!), waved frantically to him while calling out "Hello Mr Lee!". He acknowledged every one of us by happily waving back. 인터넷바카라 As he approached the end of the Barrage, Mr Lee met two groups of university students who had gone there in their convocation gowns to take the requisite graduation photos. How thrilled they must have been to see the founding father of Singapore, the man who had a vision for Singapore, who dreamed about building the very Barrage they were standing on, alight from his buggy and pose with them for a few pictures! He took the time to exchange pleasantries with these graduates and shook their hands.      We stood afar and envied the lucky group of fresh graduates. What a fitting start to their foray into the world! To be standing next to a man without whom their education would not have been possible. To start their careers after having been wished well by the first Prime Minister of their country. I know the memory of this experience will be indelibly etched in the minds of these students for years and years to come. The nation wept together for the passing of Dr Lee's Papa. My family sent him off in the pouring rain as the gun carriage made its final journey past City Hall. Everywhere triggered a memory of him. The raintrees flanking the East Coast Parkway, the riot of colours from the bougainvillea along that same expressway, little things here and there that became a reality after your Papa sowed the seeds of a dream. 카지노사이트 I am grateful to Mr Lee for dreaming big dreams for Singapore. Every Singaporean owes what we enjoy today from the vision he had for our fledgling nation. My children can continue to build upon their hopes and aspirations for their future to fulfil dreams of their own.  We prayed as a family last night before going to bed that we will work hard and contribute to the continued success in Singapore, even if in small ways. There is a hope and a dream for our future. Because her Papa believed in this country, fought hard for it, and never gave up on it even when the challenges seemed insurmountable.  We will strive to do the same.
    Sep 12, 2018 1214
  • 12 Sep 2018
    The SkillsFuture scheme is a great example of a national movement to help bring about relevancy and employability, and through that, a sense of security in an increasingly volatile socio-economic climate. 카지노사이트주소  However, perhaps one aspect of SkillsFuture that could do with some further attention is how to help learners make informed choices about what they should learn and how it will improve their prospects when it comes to employability. While there are a number of online and offline initiatives that provide useful insights on career advancement and how to remain employable, it is up to the thousands of trainers under the SkillsFuture banner to impart how the training offered helps in enhancing employability.   Such awareness can be brought about by including basic employment counselling skills as part of the training that SkillsFuture trainers receive. 바카라사이트주소  At the very least, SkillsFuture trainers ought to be aware of the broad employment trends and the in-demand skills in their own domains, so as to help transfer such insights to their trainees.
    851 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The SkillsFuture scheme is a great example of a national movement to help bring about relevancy and employability, and through that, a sense of security in an increasingly volatile socio-economic climate. 카지노사이트주소  However, perhaps one aspect of SkillsFuture that could do with some further attention is how to help learners make informed choices about what they should learn and how it will improve their prospects when it comes to employability. While there are a number of online and offline initiatives that provide useful insights on career advancement and how to remain employable, it is up to the thousands of trainers under the SkillsFuture banner to impart how the training offered helps in enhancing employability.   Such awareness can be brought about by including basic employment counselling skills as part of the training that SkillsFuture trainers receive. 바카라사이트주소  At the very least, SkillsFuture trainers ought to be aware of the broad employment trends and the in-demand skills in their own domains, so as to help transfer such insights to their trainees.
    Sep 12, 2018 851
  • 12 Sep 2018
    The rise in suicide rates among Singaporeans above the age of 60 is deeply disconcerting. 바카라사이트 While it is frequently assumed that intractable pain and financial woes are the chief motivating factors, it is premature to arrive at such conclusions (Consider legalising euthanasia, by Mr Seah Yam Meng; Aug 1). Palliative care has rapidly progressed in the past decade to include specialist-led services spanning hospitals, daycare centres and home care. Access to palliative care is now commonplace in Singapore. Medical advancement has also enabled physicians to effectively alleviate pain and other distressing symptoms in the vast majority of patients at the end-of-life stage. Over the years, there has been an increase in Medisave withdrawal limits and increased subsidies for end-of-life care. These help to alleviate the financial concerns of the elderly facing terminal illnesses.   Not all elderly people who attempt suicide suffer from terminal illnesses. 인터넷카지노 There needs to be a comprehensive evaluation to identify specific unmet needs that compel the elderly to hasten death. Significant risk factors include undiagnosed depression, social isolation, loneliness as well as progressive functional disabilities from chronic, but not necessarily life-limiting, illnesses. Resolving these issues requires proactive advocacy for holistic programmes that empower our elderly to lead active and fulfilling lives. Public spaces can also be reinvented to promote inclusivity for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Greater efforts to promote societal literacy regarding mental wellness in older adults will be crucial to identifying the vulnerable elderly, as well as in enhancing their early access to professional help. In contrast, euthanasia provides a cold and overly convenient end to what is essentially a deeply humanistic issue - how to enable the elderly to age and die in a graceful and dignified manner. Legalising euthanasia will inadvertently lead society down a steep and slippery moral slope, as is seen in the Netherlands. 인터넷바카라 There, approved indications for medically assisted deaths extend to include people with dementia, people with psychiatric conditions, young people from the age of 12 and, more recently, elderly folk who express a non-specific tiredness for living. The elderly among us should be cared for and supported. For our society to evolve in a wise and compassionate manner, suicide - self-inflicted or medically-assisted - must remain an unnecessary end.
    599 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The rise in suicide rates among Singaporeans above the age of 60 is deeply disconcerting. 바카라사이트 While it is frequently assumed that intractable pain and financial woes are the chief motivating factors, it is premature to arrive at such conclusions (Consider legalising euthanasia, by Mr Seah Yam Meng; Aug 1). Palliative care has rapidly progressed in the past decade to include specialist-led services spanning hospitals, daycare centres and home care. Access to palliative care is now commonplace in Singapore. Medical advancement has also enabled physicians to effectively alleviate pain and other distressing symptoms in the vast majority of patients at the end-of-life stage. Over the years, there has been an increase in Medisave withdrawal limits and increased subsidies for end-of-life care. These help to alleviate the financial concerns of the elderly facing terminal illnesses.   Not all elderly people who attempt suicide suffer from terminal illnesses. 인터넷카지노 There needs to be a comprehensive evaluation to identify specific unmet needs that compel the elderly to hasten death. Significant risk factors include undiagnosed depression, social isolation, loneliness as well as progressive functional disabilities from chronic, but not necessarily life-limiting, illnesses. Resolving these issues requires proactive advocacy for holistic programmes that empower our elderly to lead active and fulfilling lives. Public spaces can also be reinvented to promote inclusivity for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Greater efforts to promote societal literacy regarding mental wellness in older adults will be crucial to identifying the vulnerable elderly, as well as in enhancing their early access to professional help. In contrast, euthanasia provides a cold and overly convenient end to what is essentially a deeply humanistic issue - how to enable the elderly to age and die in a graceful and dignified manner. Legalising euthanasia will inadvertently lead society down a steep and slippery moral slope, as is seen in the Netherlands. 인터넷바카라 There, approved indications for medically assisted deaths extend to include people with dementia, people with psychiatric conditions, young people from the age of 12 and, more recently, elderly folk who express a non-specific tiredness for living. The elderly among us should be cared for and supported. For our society to evolve in a wise and compassionate manner, suicide - self-inflicted or medically-assisted - must remain an unnecessary end.
    Sep 12, 2018 599
  • 12 Sep 2018
    The annual Yellow Ribbon Prison Run will take place on Sept 9. It has three goals: To create awareness of giving second chances to former convicts, generate acceptance of former convicts in the community, and inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of former offenders. 인터넷바카라 According to the Singapore Prison Service last year, the rate of former convicts going back to jail within two years of being released remained stable at 26.5 per cent. This can be attributed to inmates securing gainful and stable employment, strong support from their families and the community, as well as their personal resolve to steer clear of crime, the prison service said. However, in my opinion, reintegrating former convicts remains a complicated and multi-dimensional challenge. The best rehabilitation regime during imprisonment is useless if former convicts find themselves rejected every time, after they are released and are trying to reintegrate into society. 카지노사이트 For example, many people still hold a dim view of former convicts. This is because they are afraid the former convicts will stray from the straight and narrow and go back to their old ways. However, taking such a view is not good for the future growth of Singapore. Former convicts served their time and paid the price for their crimes. I urge all Singaporeans to help more former convicts by giving them a second chance. It is said that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. A second chance means a lot to former convicts. They will never have the courage to put their mistakes behind them and work on rebuilding their lives if they do not get the chance to do so.
    605 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The annual Yellow Ribbon Prison Run will take place on Sept 9. It has three goals: To create awareness of giving second chances to former convicts, generate acceptance of former convicts in the community, and inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of former offenders. 인터넷바카라 According to the Singapore Prison Service last year, the rate of former convicts going back to jail within two years of being released remained stable at 26.5 per cent. This can be attributed to inmates securing gainful and stable employment, strong support from their families and the community, as well as their personal resolve to steer clear of crime, the prison service said. However, in my opinion, reintegrating former convicts remains a complicated and multi-dimensional challenge. The best rehabilitation regime during imprisonment is useless if former convicts find themselves rejected every time, after they are released and are trying to reintegrate into society. 카지노사이트 For example, many people still hold a dim view of former convicts. This is because they are afraid the former convicts will stray from the straight and narrow and go back to their old ways. However, taking such a view is not good for the future growth of Singapore. Former convicts served their time and paid the price for their crimes. I urge all Singaporeans to help more former convicts by giving them a second chance. It is said that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. A second chance means a lot to former convicts. They will never have the courage to put their mistakes behind them and work on rebuilding their lives if they do not get the chance to do so.
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  • 12 Sep 2018
    Ms Stephanie Chok Juin Mei, from the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, called for better protection for foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who are abused (Time to consider rights-based protection for abused maids, Forum Online; July 24). 인터넷카지노 Indeed, Singapore is committed to protecting the well-being and interests of all FDWs. Our laws and regulations, which are reviewed regularly, provide strong and comprehensive protection to FDWs working in Singapore. The Government takes all cases of abuse seriously, and thoroughly investigates all complaints. During the investigation period, FDWs are provided with care and support, including shelter, food and medical treatment. 인터넷바카라 For FDWs who are willing and able to continue working, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) facilitates their employment, so that they can maintain an income.   Singapore also has a clear record of strict enforcement against abuses and exploitation of FDWs. This means errant employers are investigated and punished accordingly. Anyone who abuses a FDW faces 1.5 times the maximum punishment under the Penal Code, and will be barred from hiring such workers in future. Through multiple platforms, MOM informs and educates FDWs on their rights and responsibilities as well as on the various channels through which they can seek help, such as at the Settling-In Programme, which is mandatory for all first-time FDWs. FDWs in distress can and do contact MOM, the police, non-governmental organisations, employment agencies, and their embassies for assistance. 바카라사이트주소 We urge FDWs and members of the public to swiftly report suspected abuse cases to MOM on 6438-5122 or the police on 1800-255-0000, dial 999 if urgent police assistance is required. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
    1188 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Ms Stephanie Chok Juin Mei, from the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, called for better protection for foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who are abused (Time to consider rights-based protection for abused maids, Forum Online; July 24). 인터넷카지노 Indeed, Singapore is committed to protecting the well-being and interests of all FDWs. Our laws and regulations, which are reviewed regularly, provide strong and comprehensive protection to FDWs working in Singapore. The Government takes all cases of abuse seriously, and thoroughly investigates all complaints. During the investigation period, FDWs are provided with care and support, including shelter, food and medical treatment. 인터넷바카라 For FDWs who are willing and able to continue working, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) facilitates their employment, so that they can maintain an income.   Singapore also has a clear record of strict enforcement against abuses and exploitation of FDWs. This means errant employers are investigated and punished accordingly. Anyone who abuses a FDW faces 1.5 times the maximum punishment under the Penal Code, and will be barred from hiring such workers in future. Through multiple platforms, MOM informs and educates FDWs on their rights and responsibilities as well as on the various channels through which they can seek help, such as at the Settling-In Programme, which is mandatory for all first-time FDWs. FDWs in distress can and do contact MOM, the police, non-governmental organisations, employment agencies, and their embassies for assistance. 바카라사이트주소 We urge FDWs and members of the public to swiftly report suspected abuse cases to MOM on 6438-5122 or the police on 1800-255-0000, dial 999 if urgent police assistance is required. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
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  • 11 Sep 2018
    I do not deny that there have been attempts to encourage re-employment. However, the glacial pace of progress has cast doubts on whether these have really been effective or supportive. 인터넷바카라 In addition, despite the efforts of agencies advocating fair employment and non-discriminatory employment, unfair practices exist with very little recourse for the mature employee. For example, despite an employee doing exactly the same job, there are employers that extract a pay cut the moment that employee crosses a certain age - and the guidelines do not prohibit it. It is in the national interest that re-employment efforts be given some teeth without further delay. The measures thus far have been more business-friendly than fair. As corporate citizens, businesses have a responsibility to ensure that willing, able-bodied Singaporeans are employed. This has become more pressing given our ageing population. 카지노사이트  Furthermore, it is no encouragement that despite the longstanding tripartite engagement and despite the efforts of Cabinet ministers helming the NTUC, employers still have to be encouraged to re-employ fairly. It has been at least a decade since re-employment was mooted. Either the Government is being too soft on employers or the employers are not taking the Government seriously.
    707 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I do not deny that there have been attempts to encourage re-employment. However, the glacial pace of progress has cast doubts on whether these have really been effective or supportive. 인터넷바카라 In addition, despite the efforts of agencies advocating fair employment and non-discriminatory employment, unfair practices exist with very little recourse for the mature employee. For example, despite an employee doing exactly the same job, there are employers that extract a pay cut the moment that employee crosses a certain age - and the guidelines do not prohibit it. It is in the national interest that re-employment efforts be given some teeth without further delay. The measures thus far have been more business-friendly than fair. As corporate citizens, businesses have a responsibility to ensure that willing, able-bodied Singaporeans are employed. This has become more pressing given our ageing population. 카지노사이트  Furthermore, it is no encouragement that despite the longstanding tripartite engagement and despite the efforts of Cabinet ministers helming the NTUC, employers still have to be encouraged to re-employ fairly. It has been at least a decade since re-employment was mooted. Either the Government is being too soft on employers or the employers are not taking the Government seriously.
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  • 11 Sep 2018
    I agree with Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi that the design of our social and family development policies should be based on hard evidence, rather than stereotypes, generalisations and misconceptions (Simplistic to blame individual choices for social inequality) . 바카라사이트 Unfortunately, a framework that advocates universal benefits without any conditions seems a tad simplistic and naive as it does not take into account the vagaries of human nature. Like Mr Chan, I am all for assisting those who are truly in need, including through a programme of guided and assisted self-reliance. But, it is just as important for us to acknowledge that not all hardship cases occur because of events beyond an individual's control. Hard evidence from some cases do point to poor choices as well as a penchant for free-ridership and a crutch mentality. It does not mean that help should not be rendered to such individuals or families. 인터넷카지노 But it certainly means that help should not be dished out to them unconditionally and indefinitely.   What isa disservice to "fellow Singaporeans who are struggling daily with harsh realities in one of the world's richest city states" is a system that hands out grants indiscriminately, especially when such public funds could be channelled to those most in need. The sooner "bleeding heart liberals" eschew the melodramatic stereotyping of citizens in distress as mere victims of the system who are doing their utmost to make ends meet, the more credible their cause will be.
    495 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I agree with Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi that the design of our social and family development policies should be based on hard evidence, rather than stereotypes, generalisations and misconceptions (Simplistic to blame individual choices for social inequality) . 바카라사이트 Unfortunately, a framework that advocates universal benefits without any conditions seems a tad simplistic and naive as it does not take into account the vagaries of human nature. Like Mr Chan, I am all for assisting those who are truly in need, including through a programme of guided and assisted self-reliance. But, it is just as important for us to acknowledge that not all hardship cases occur because of events beyond an individual's control. Hard evidence from some cases do point to poor choices as well as a penchant for free-ridership and a crutch mentality. It does not mean that help should not be rendered to such individuals or families. 인터넷카지노 But it certainly means that help should not be dished out to them unconditionally and indefinitely.   What isa disservice to "fellow Singaporeans who are struggling daily with harsh realities in one of the world's richest city states" is a system that hands out grants indiscriminately, especially when such public funds could be channelled to those most in need. The sooner "bleeding heart liberals" eschew the melodramatic stereotyping of citizens in distress as mere victims of the system who are doing their utmost to make ends meet, the more credible their cause will be.
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