SINGAPORE - President Halimah Yacob visited the National Museum on Sunday (March 7) where she toured exhibitions about the significant contributions made by Singaporean women over the years, ahead of International Women's Day on Monday. "To celebrate women's achievements over the decades, the galleries look back to the period when women began to occupy more visible public roles previously dominated by men, in response to changes in society and increasing opportunities available to them," said Madam Halimah in a Facebook post. She toured two of the museum's permanent galleries - Modern Colony and Goh Seng Choo - that showcased the progress made by Singaporean women in society and watched a performance by an all-women ensemble from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra to commemorate International Women's Day. The first gallery explores how affluent Straits-born and migrant Chinese women carved out distinctive identities for themselves and navigated the challenges they faced during the … [Read more...] about President Halimah Yacob visits galleries showcasing achievements of S’porean women ahead of International Women’s Day
I was reading the Harry Potter series when I was struck down by the flu in late January. I had a cough, minor temperature swings, dream sweats, and I couldn’t leave my bed for anything but the toilet or the easiest meals. Gumbo soup, pre-cooked chicken in bottled vindaloo sauce, hot and sour soup; the nursing skills of my normally destructive dog; Harry Potter, and watching ballet documentaries on my phone entertained me between long naps. I got tested earlier this week. I didn’t have COVID-19 . Only the cough and sweats fit. I could taste spicy food (it helped me cough), I had no energy to stand up in the shower. It was a run-of-the-mill flu but oh, my, I was bored in that gray space of illness. The impeachment trial of Donald Trump made me human. I watched it on my phone in real-time, read everything I could, watched documentaries about Q, read Twitter like it was the Heathers planning college visits. I knew, as I imagine most of us did, what the outcome of the trial would … [Read more...] about What Is the Ex-President Thinking?
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on March 7, 2021 Every year, 8 March is observed as International Women's Day (IWD). A global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements, Women's Day also marks the need for accelerating gender equality. The theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge,' promoted with the hashtag #ChooseToChallenge. Purple, green and white are the colours of International Women's Day, where purple signifies justice and dignity, green symbolises hope, and white represents purity, which has been a controversial topic. In the event of Women's Day , let's take a look at some of the most common health issues that affect women during the different stages of age. This article talks about the following topics: Common diseases that affect women in their 20s Common diseases that affect women in their 30s Common diseases … [Read more...] about Women’s Day 2021: Common Health Issues That Affect Women From Their 20s To 60s
I always walk by this particular house, but until one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I had never seen anyone there. On that afternoon, as I was walking by, a small voice shouted, “You wanna see my millipede?” With that, he ran toward me as fast as a 5-year-old carrying a millipede on an envelope can go. Arriving at his internally programmed 6-foot radius, he carefully held the envelope forward so I could get a good look. I’m not sure why showing me this tiny treasure was a top priority, but I’m glad that it was. He assured me that the creature was not venomous and we both marveled at the multi-legged arthropod creeping along the back of an envelope. We proceeded to have the nicest chat while his mother stood watching from a few yards away. He told me his name was Evan, and I invited him to come see the river from my backyard and pick up a book from my Little Free Library in front of my home, just down the street and around the corner. He asked me my name, and we talked … [Read more...] about Everyone needs at least one real-life 5-year-old friend
It’s shaping up as one of the most intriguing guests lists of the year: which family members will be invited to celebrate Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming 90th birthday with the billionaire expat media mogul? And even more tantalising, given the endless Machiavellian machinations within the all-powerful family , is the prospect of who will actually show up. Will his son James Murdoch be there? James and his wife Kathryn publicly cast shade on Rupert in January with stinging criticism of one of his most precious personal possessions - his media empire . However I have been assured by well-placed sources that they were very much involved in top secret plans to mark the patriarch’s birthday milestone. READ MORE: James Murdoch makes statement in the style of his dramatic departure from News Corp Murdoch family discord plays out publicly James Murdoch breaks ranks over 'climate change denial' News Corp boss hits out at 'muck-spreading' by Murdoch media rivals Fierce … [Read more...] about ‘Family always comes first’: Who will turn up to Rupert Murdoch’s 90th birthday?