SINGAPORE: A maintenance employee of a swimming school in Jurong East discarded chlorine powder into a sewer on Friday (Mar 5), "unknowingly" causing a chemical reaction, said the founder of the school. The chemical reaction "ignited a flare" and caused an "alarming sound", Mr Tan Jian Yong, the founder of Happy Fish Swim School, said in a Facebook post on Saturday. There were no students at the premises at the time of the incident, he said. No injuries were reported, and the maintenance keeper was taken to the hospital for a check-up, he added. "We are working closely with authorities as we recognise our responsibility here — to safeguard further precautionary steps to ensure the safety of our staff, students and the members of public," said Mr Tan. WHAT HAPPENED? Mr Tan said the incident happened at about 8.30pm at one of the school's branches in Jurong East. Mr Tan said the school had hired a waste management company after noticing a strong smell from the … [Read more...] about Chlorine powder discarded into sewer by swimming school in Jurong East
Back in 1986 I made a film for the BBC science series Tomorrow’s World about a remarkable new class of drugs called statins. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting. Thirty-five years on and statins are now one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, with around eight million people, including me, taking them daily. Yet they continue to be dogged by controversy and fear of side-effects. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting Last year, for example, there were claims that statins might increase your risk of dying from Covid-19. Studies had shown that people admitted to intensive care tended to have lower levels of cholesterol, so there was a fear that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs might make you more vulnerable. Well, like so many health scares, this one turned … [Read more...] about DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can statins save you from Covid as well as heart disease?
ARSENAL are ahead at Burnley after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early goal. KICK-OFF: 12.30pm TV CHANNEL: BT Sport 1 STREAM: BT Sport and BT Sport app BURNLEY: 1 Pope, 2 Lowton, 5 Tarkowski, 6 Mee, 3 Taylor, 11 McNeil, 18 Westwood, 8 Brownhill, 7 Gudmundsson, 9 Wood, 27 Vydra ARSENAL TEAM: 1 Leno, 21 Chambers, 23 David Luiz, 22 Mari, 3 Tierney, 18 Partey, 34 Xhaka, 7 Saka, 11 Odegaard, 12 Willian, 14 Aubameyang FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE Stay up to date with all the action from Turf Moor in our live blog below... Nyle Smith just now FIRST HALF SUMMARY Talk about throwing a spanner in the works. Arsenal couldn't of had a better start with Aubameyang getting his customary goal inside the first six minutes and from that point on, his side were crusing. But Burnley started to slowly grow into the game and pressure made diamonds because Chris Wood forced Granit Xhaka into making a mistake leading to a … [Read more...] about Burnley vs Arsenal LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, team news and kick-off time as Aubameyang gives Gunners early lead
RIO Ferdinand rates wife Kate a 9 out of 10 teacher as a homeschool teacher Rio , 42, praised his wife for being a patient teacher while admitting he can be "grumpy" when it comes to lessons with their kids, Tate, 12, Lorenz, 14, and Tia, nine, at their huge home in South East London. He admitted his kids find him "stern" when he takes over from Kate , 29, while discussing the new football-themed Numbers Game on the online education platform, Twinkl. He said: "I have so much respect for what teachers do. It's a hard job. "The thing I've noticed is how intense it can be and how the teachers manage it all day and the pressures of managing all these different kids who have different ideas with the ways they want to learn. "But one of the biggest things we've learnt to respect from teachers is their patience to deal with the kids. "As a teacher I'm a three out of 10 because of my lack of patience. But Kate - I give her nine out of 10." The father-of-four … [Read more...] about Rio Ferdinand rates wife Kate a 9 out of 10 teacher as she homeschools kids
UK inflation doubled to 0.6% in December but the price of food fell. This is up from the 0.3% level of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation recorded in November . Analysts at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) say increased clothing and transport costs over Christmas were the main reasons behind the rise. The price of clothing was up by 0.1%, while transport increased by 1.5%. Clothing usually falls in December thanks to Boxing Day sales but most discounts were online-only this year due to non-essential shops being shut in large areas of England . Brits also saw the usual inflated train and bus prices over Christmas. What does inflation matter? INFLATION is a measure of the cost of living. It looks at how much the price of goods, such as food or televisions, and services, such as haircuts or train tickets, has changed over time. Usually people measure inflation by comparing the cost of things today with how much they cost a year ago. The … [Read more...] about UK inflation doubled to 0.6% in December despite food prices falling
MARTIN Lewis has grilled Rishi Sunak about the furlough scheme and workers who’ve been “left out in the lurch” from help. The MoneySavingExpert founder quizzed the Chancellor in an exclusive interview on the Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV. As part of yesterday’s Budget , the Chancellor confirmed he was extending the furlough scheme until the end of September . The Government will continue to pay furloughed workers' wages up to a maximum of £2,500 a month until the end of June. Employers will then be required to meet 10% of those wages in July and 20% in August and September as the scheme winds down. The Budget announcement means millions will have been paid to stay at home for 17 months by the end of the furlough scheme. Furlough - officially known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - has protected more than 11million jobs since its creation last March. But speaking to the Chancellor today, Martin told Mr Sunak that some bosses aren’t “playing … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis grills Rishi Sunak on workers ‘left out’ of furlough scheme with bosses ‘not playing ball’