NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Norristown Police want you to share these photos of three older teenagers who they say brutally beat the 56-year-old owner of a local pizzeria after she confronted them about stealing from her restaurant. The victim’s family spoke about how she’s doing and their message to the attackers. READ MORE: CBS3 Legend Pat Ciarrocchi Tells Ukee Washington Her Most Personal Story Ever -- Her Own Brain Surgery The victim’s family says that more than two weeks later, she’s still in a lot of pain and they are asking those responsible to turn themselves in. Surveillance video captured the brutal attack of a Norristown pizza shop owner, 56-year-old Ying Ngov, outside Mama Venezia’s Pizzeria on East Marshall Street on Feb. 19. The confrontation began after the men allegedly took items without paying. The victim chased the crowd, and at one point, picked up a shovel from her neighbor’s yard. But the men soon swarmed her. Video shows them punching and throwing … [Read more...] about Norristown Police Searching For 3 Teens Accused Of Brutally Beating 56-Year-Old Pizza Shop Owner
THIS is the dramatic moment a quick-thinking mum saves her toddler from choking to death - as the family’s TV night takes an unexpected turn. A family of five was captured on CCTV footage while sitting watching TV in their lounge room, when the toddler, who was sitting on the floor, appeared to put something in his mouth. The young boy can then be seen putting his hands over his mouth, at which point his mother springs into action, realising that something isn’t right. The mum stood him up and leant him over, while tapping his back. The object appears to be released from the toddler’s mouth, and he miraculously stops choking. The video was shared by Tiny Hearts Education , an Australian organisation running first aid courses for new parents, as a cautionary message for parents about the dangers of children choking on small objects. “This is hard to watch, but this is real life,” the caption read. “Because this Mama knew basic first aid, she could spring into … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment quick-thinking mum saves toddler from choking to death as family watched TV
When conservatives invoke their right to religious liberty, progressives raise a common objection: third-party harm. Religious people, the argument goes, shouldn't get to live their faith in ways that burden people who don't share their beliefs. On this view, the Christian owner of a small bakery who can't in good conscience bake a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding shouldn't get to make LGBT customers bear the social stigma of being refused service (even if most other bakers in the area will provide them with a cake). Catholic nuns whose life's work is to serve the elderly and the poor can't deny their employees insurance coverage of contraceptives that cause early abortions (even though those employees have many other forms of low-cost access). A Catholic foster-care agency committed to the view that children deserve a mother and a father shouldn't get to certify opposite- but not same-sex couples as potential foster parents (even if there are many other agencies that … [Read more...] about The Left’s Inconsistency on Third-Party Harms of the Equality Act | Opinion
SINGAPORE: Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung recently announced this week in Parliament that the current approach to streaming will be phased out . From 2024, students entering secondary school would no longer carry the labels of Normal Technical, Normal Academic or Express. Instead, they will move forward unencumbered by fears of being pigeonholed or labeled a failure, and be free to focus on learning at their own pace in each subject. The traditional stigma associated with these labels will be removed. Such broad-brush streaming – that assumes that a child who is low performing is unable to perform across all subjects – will be replaced by full subject-based banding, where students will take a combination of subjects at three different levels based on their PSLE scores: General 1, General 2 and General 3 (G1, G2, G3), with the latter being the highest level. When the new system kicks in, lower secondary school students will be allowed to take more subjects at a higher … [Read more...] about Commentary: Streaming out. Subject-based banding in. How are parents reacting?
SINGAPORE: After MOE's announcement about reducing testing at certain educational milestones, many tuition centres have stepped forward to address parental concerns that the lack of testing would make it harder for them to assess how their child was doing in school. Singapore families spend a staggering amount of money on education including tuition. An HSBC survey sets the figure at around S$96,000, from primary school all the way to the undergraduate years. We rank third in such spending, after parents in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. The drivers behind this trend are diverse, though most parents would say they want to ensure their children keep up in a rigorous education system. Some also want their children to accelerate their learning, believing that this would either help them to nail the Direct School Admission selection or simply pave the way to a brighter future. The basic instinct behind these could be fear. Parents are fearful that they are not … [Read more...] about Commentary: What is lost when we spend more on tuition