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Let her pay: Woman who destroyed glass door draws criticism online, Singapore News

A viral video showing a woman in a personal mobility device (PMD) shattering a glass door at Toa Payoh Interchange has angered many online.  In a Facebook video posted on Friday (May 31), SBS Transit shared a video of a woman riding a PMD but failing to brake before entering a glass door.  The lady smashed through the glass door, causing it to shatter. Luckily for her and others, no one was hurt in the incident.  SBS Transit posted the video with a reminder to users of these mobility devices to be…

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Woman on mobility scooter crashes into glass door at Toa Payoh interchange, leaves scene ‘immediately’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman on a personal mobility aid crashed into a sliding glass door at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange on Saturday morning (June 1), causing it to shatter. In a video posted on SBS Transit’s Facebook page, the woman on the mobility scooter hits one of a pair of sliding glass doors before they can fully open as she is passing through the doorway. The front basket attached to her mobility scooter falls off from the impact. She gets off the mobility aid and picks up the basket before…

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Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses appeal, to start jail term for drug abuse next month, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Audrey Tay May Li, 45, the daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass, will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month after her appeal was dismissed by the High Court on Friday (March 15). In October last year, Tay was sentenced to 22 months’ jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for two years. On one occasion, she had turned up intoxicated for a psychiatric assessment at the Institute of Mental Health. The former public relations consultant, who is divorced, was arrested in August 2015…

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Mum punches glass panel on train during dispute with commuter: “You want to fight ah?”, Singapore News

Commuting can be a stressful experience, especially when you have people blasting music or dropping phones on your leg. A woman, who had her daughter in a pram, was caught on camera having a heated exchange with a commuter on a train. It is unclear when or where exactly the incident occurred. A video of the altercation went viral after being posted All Singapore Stuff on Friday (March 8), though it has since been removed. The video starts off with the woman, who was sitting on a priority seat, arguing…

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Women’s rights aren’t just for women shattering the glass ceiling, they are for millions of working women

As International Women’s Day approaches, barely a day goes by without one media outlet or another paying tribute to a brilliant female entrepreneur setting out to conquer the world. As an ageing male with a sneaking fear that I only succeeded in life because back in the 1960s and 1970s those awesomely talented and ambitious women were stymied by the clubby misogynist culture of the day, I feel nervous about pushing back. But push I must: I really do get tired of the feminist focus on glass… Source link

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Train Brand Haw Flakes recalled after woman claims she bit into glass; AVA investigating, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A haw snack has been voluntarily recalled by its supplier here after a consumer claimed that she had bitten into a piece of glass while eating it. Mr Albert Goh, Sinhua Hock Kee Trading’s business development and marketing executive, told The Straits Times that it has asked supermarket chains to recall Train Brand Haw Flakes on Tuesday (Feb 19) after receiving the complaint. When contacted, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said it has received feedback on this and is investigating. The affected batch comes in…

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No tanks! HDB flat owner asked to remove glass fish tank installed on his doorstep, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Housing Board flat owner who converted the doorstep of his property into a fish tank for his koi carp has been asked to remove the unusual structure. The Tampines Street 41 resident had installed glass panels to the walls around the four steps to his ground-floor flat to house around a dozen pet fish, but was not aware that he needed permission to make the alteration. Belatedly, the man – who has not been identified – asked Tampines Town Council for a permit and last August, Tampines…

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6 injured as glass panel shatters at International Business Park foodcourt, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Six people were injured when a glass panel shattered at the foodcourt of Icon @ IBP in Jurong East on Thursday (Jan 10). According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, the six people who were injured were sitting at two tables near the glass panel when it broke. An eyewitness, Mr Liu Yi De, 27, told Wanbao that the person who was most severely injured was sitting closest to the glass panel when it broke. The victim suffered several cuts and wounds, Mr Liu said. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)…

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iPhone glass supplier Biel Crystal postpones US$1.5 billion Hong Kong listing amid market rout

Biel Crystal Manufactory, a key iPhone component supplier with factories in Shenzhen and Huizhou, has decided to push back its US$1.5 billion Hong Kong initial public offering because of the recent sell-off in the equities market. “We have decided to postpone the listing plan amid concerns that the sell-off could affect its pricing, the valuation and the flotation size,” said Yeung Kin-man, chairman of Biel Crystal, the world’s largest smartphone glass cover maker. “The Hang Seng Index fell from the peak level of 33,000 to 26,000 now. What’s the point…

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Glass pieces rain down on patrons at Orchard Central after skylight panel breaks, Singapore News

Patrons at Orchard Central shopping mall were given a shock yesterday afternoon when a skylight panel broke, causing pieces of glass to rain down. Ms Low Li Ping, 22, told The New Paper that she was sitting on one of the ground-level benches across from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlet at the mall when she heard a cracking sound, which she thought was thunder. A few seconds later, there was another crack and a part of the glass panel above the entrance next to the cafe shattered, causing…

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