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Sale of dishes with 2 types of raw fish halted

Foodstall holders have been asked to temporarily stop selling some raw fish dishes linked to the Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria.

The song fish, also known as Asian bighead carp, and the toman, also known as the snakehead (left), were found with traces of GBS, said the Ministry of Health, the National Environment Agency and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.

A link was also found between the consumption of raw fish and GBS infections in some cases, but more cases will need to be studied for a definite conclusion, their statement said.

There has been a surge in the number of GBS infections this year.

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Toddler cuts hands on broken jar in supermarket

FairPrice employee carries girl, 3, cut by broken bottle to nearby clinic

ACCIDENT: Jayna Tan, three, cut her hands after she dropped a glass jar of mayonnaise at FairPrice Xtra in Kallang Wave Mall. Staff member Joanne Phua helped to carry Jayna to a clinic, which was a 10-minute walk away.
ACCIDENT: Jayna Tan, three, cut her hands after she dropped a glass jar of mayonnaise at FairPrice Xtra in Kallang Wave Mall. Staff member Joanne Phua helped to carry Jayna to a clinic, which was a 10-minute walk away.
ACCIDENT: Jayna Tan, three, cut her hands after she dropped a glass jar of mayonnaise at FairPrice Xtra in Kallang Wave Mall. Staff member Joanne Phua helped to carry Jayna to a clinic, which was a 10-minute walk away.

As her mother shopped for groceries in a supermarket, little Jayna Tan tried to emulate her. So when mummy picked up a glass jar, so did she.

To her mum's horror, the bottle of mayonnaise slipped from her tiny fingers and shattered on the floor. Before she could react, the three-year-old had stooped down to pick up the pieces and cut her hands.

Fortunately, the employees at FairPrice Xtra in Kallang Wave Mall rushed to help the toddler.

One of them, Miss Joanne Phua, 38, even carried Jayna to the nearest clinic on the second storey of Leisure Park Kallang, about a 10-minute walk away.

The accident happened shortly before 5pm on Wednesday and they had to hurry to the clinic as it was closing.

Jayna's mother, who wanted to be known only as Mrs Tan, 35, said the girl had cuts on the fingers on both hands as well as on her right palm.

"Her right hand was full of blood. I was very worried, she said.

"There were glass shards in her hands, and I took out all the ones I could see. Jayna cried when she saw the blood on her hands."

The housewife, who was with her domestic helper, told The New Paper yesterday that Jayna could have tried to pick the broken pieces of glass because "she had been taught to always pick up what she had dropped".

She said a male employee helped them and took them to the office, where he and other workers cleaned the blood from Jayna's hands.

"They were worried that there were still glass shards in her hands and suggested we take her to the nearest clinic for a check-up. But I didn't know where it was," said Madam Tan.

Miss Phua, who is the team leader of the grocery department, volunteered to take them to the clinic.

She told TNP yesterday that her first thought was to ensure the little girl was all right.

"I was just doing my job. It was a natural thing to do," she said.

She went out of her way to make sure that Jayna got to the clinic on time.

"On the way, I noticed that the mum was carrying her with difficulty. I asked the girl if I could carry her as her mum looked tired.

"She was reluctant at first. I asked twice before the girl allowed me to carry her."

At the clinic, a doctor cleaned Jayna's wounds and bandaged both her hands.

The doctor asked them to go to a hospital for a more thorough check.

Miss Phua, who was with them in the doctor's consultation room, then carried Jayna to a nearby taxi stand.

She went back to work after Mrs Tan and Jayna boarded a cab to go to a nearby hospital.

At the hospital, a doctor told Mrs Tan the good news: Jayna's nerves were not affected as the cuts were not deep.

Mrs Tan later posted about the incident on NTUC FairPrice's Facebook page and thanked Miss Phua for helping her daughter "without hoping for anything in return".

She said in the post, which has since garnered about 3,500 likes, that Miss Phua did not know that she is pregnant.

"My daughter is heavy, she weighs about 14kg.

"The thought of having a miscarriage didn't cross my mind when I was carrying Jayna to the clinic," said Mrs Tan, who is three months into her pregnancy.

THANKS

Mrs Tan and her family went back to the store that evening to thank Miss Phua, but she was out on a meal break.

Mr Jonas Kor, NTUC FairPrice's director of corporate communications, said that Miss Phua is a stellar example in providing proactive service.

"We are very proud of her for going the extra mile in helping customers. She remained calm and collected throughout the episode to provide assistance to a customer in distress.

"Her actions were motivated by concern for the safety of an injured child who was frightened and crying.

Singapore Kindness Movement general secretary Dr William Wan, 68, said: "We are moving in a more caring and compassionate direction, though we still have elements of 'kiasu-ness' and competitiveness in us."

Mrs Tan said: "When Joanne was carrying Jayna to the taxi stand, I noticed that she was leaning on Joanne's shoulder.

"Jayna won't lean on anyone's shoulder except mine when she is carried, so I knew she felt that this jiejie (big sister) genuinely cares for her."


"Jayna won't lean on anyone's shoulder except mine when she is carried, so I knew she felt that this jiejie (big sister) genuinely cares for her."

- Mrs Tan

He told woman to feed mum faeces

Neighbour of woman in slapping video charged with abetting to voluntarily cause hurt

CHARGED: Darwinder Singh Sukhdev Singh said in court that he had told his neighbour to feed her mother faeces and urine once.

He had earlier told the media about his immediate neighbour's alleged abuse of her mother and even provided photographs that he claimed he had taken of the abuse.

But in a twist to the tale yesterday, the man, Darwinder Singh Sukhdev Singh, 39, was charged with one count of abetting his neighbour, a 25-year-old woman, to voluntarily cause hurt.

Singh, who is unemployed, had allegedly abetted Ms Siti Nur Redha Khamis to feed her mother, Madam Kamisah Burel, human faeces and urine at Block 48, Lower Delta Road, on July 1 at about 10.30pm.

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After the charge was read to him in English, the portly man, who was dressed in an electric blue shirt, asked to address the court.

Speaking in broken English, he said: "I only told Ms Siti to (feed her mother faeces and urine) one time, but she do it every day."

Singh added that Ms Siti had been out of a job for eight months and had asked him for money and he had tried to help her.

She even told him to pawn his jewellery and sell his mobile phone and laptop, he said.

ACCUSATIONS

When District Judge Christopher Goh asked Singh what he was trying to say, Singh replied: "She accuse me of many things, but I have many things to tell about her, too."

He also said that he had a medical condition, which he did not specify, and he needed to take care of his mother, who also has a medical condition.

They have been receiving financial assistance from the Community Development Council, he added.

The police prosecutor asked for Singh to be remanded at Tanglin Police Division for him to help with investigations into other possible offences.

The police will be taking him back to the scene where the alleged offences could have taken place "for a long time", the prosecutor added.

Judge Goh agreed and Singh will be back in court next Friday.

No plea was taken during the session.

If convicted, Singh can be jailed for up to seven years, fine, caned, or any combination of the above.

The alleged abuse of Madam Kamisah, who was reported to be 58, came to light after another neighbour, Mr Mohammad Juani, 25, posted on Facebook a video that showed her being slapped outside her flat, allegedly by Ms Siti.

Singh subsequently spoke to the media, including The New Paper, about the alleged abuse and provided photos that he claimed to have secretly taken of the alleged abuse.


"I only told Ms siti to (feed her mother faeces and urine) one time, but she do it every day."
— Darwinder Singh Sukhdev Singh

Win! Passes to meet Jackson 'Cat Listener' Galaxy in person

Here's your chance to meet Jackson Galaxy, the cat behaviourist, cat consultant, and cat daddy.

The US host of reality TV series My Cat From Hell will be in town on Aug 1, and we have five pairs of passes to meet the man himself at the Jackson Galaxy: My Cat From Hell Tour.

To win, answer the question below.

Contest closes July 29, 11.59pm.

 

Chinese soldiers build a Transformer... well, sort of...

The Chinese People's Liberation Army has built a four-metre tall robot sculpture out of spare parts.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army has built a four-metre tall robot sculpture out of spare parts.

Many have an inexplicable love for giant robots.

One of the biggest ever film franchises is based on mechanical goliaths.  

Many people love giant robots – even the Chinese army.

Yes, soldiers from the People's Liberation Army have joined forces to build a four-metre tall robot out of old spare parts from their military vehicles.

Described on the Twitter account of Chinese state TV station CCTV News as a Transformer, it was constructed by four soldiers from the frontier corps in eastern Jiangsu province.

They worked on the project in their spare time to complete it in three months.

 

 

Credit is certainly due for the recycling ethos that helped transform a pile of junk into an impressive-looking statute.

Fans of the Hasbro robot series may have an issue calling the creation a Transformer.

It looks pretty mean, is armed with a machine gun and comes packed with plenty of spare ammunition strapped to its chest.

It even has what looks like a green sword strapped to its back.

But it does not change into a working vehicle... yet.

The next stage could be to create a robot that can challenge the giant robots from Japan and the US.

They are laready having their own huge robo-showdown.

 

Source: SCMP, Mashable

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