When you are at the right place and at the right time,
To receive what you desireor what you had lost
in the past.But you hesitate
or are not prepared,Providence is unlikely
to give youa second chance.
Pet health and care advices for pet owners and vet students, photography tips, travel stories, advices for young people
9 Mar 2021. tesni Ward
www.tesniward.co.uk @tesniward @badger_diaries
projects to promote education and conservation through her images.
1. Strongly recommend shoot in RAW format. JPEG is a compressed file format - lose a lot of data.
2. Shoot JPEG+RAW to future-proof your images.
3. Use lightroom and bothoshop for thier unique applications, some more user-friendly than others.
4. For ths tutorial, focus on Lightroom
LIGHTROOM PROCESSING STEP BY STOP
24 Aug 2021
24 AUG 2021. PHOTO FOR SALE.
Rarely seen on Singapore roads, I had luck photographing this moving bender bus almost entirely between 2 trees. to buy the photo, goto https://www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets. Search "bender bus".
PHOTO FOR SALE
SINGAPORE - 24 AUG 2021. @davidsing1
An articulated bus, known as bender bus, painted in the green livery colours of the Land Transport Authority is a very rare sighting on the roads
To buy this photo: Search “bender bus” athttps://www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets
23 Aug 2021. Be Kind To Wildlife Stores. Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. By Dr Sing Kong Yuen @davidsing1
Loss of habitat by deforestation and tree and plant cutting by contractors have had decreased the monitor lizard numbers in Yio Chu Kang Crescent Forest. Some people hunt them for food in the past years. This was my first encounter with a juvenile monitor lizard after over 100 visits to this forest during my morning walks in the past 3 years.
16 Aug 2021. 8.30am. Bright sunshine. Yio Chu Kang Cres forest.
Hard to photograph. Really hops from leaf to leaf. Seldom stay still.
Scientific Name: Bothrogonia addita Bothrogonia is a genus of leafhopper with a large number of species distributed across the Old World. They can be told apart from others in their tribe by the pattern of setae on the hind tibia
ST Aug 5 2021 B3
8 new nursing homes set up in past 5 years.
IMAGE. The number of nursing home beds rose from 13,000 to 16,000 between 2016 and 2020. Senior Minister of State for health, Dr Koh Poh Koon stressed the importance of caring for seniors in the community as far as possible, saying this includes ensuring they have an active social support group.
Ageing Singapore population. Importance of caring for seniors in the community as far as possible. This includes making sure they have an active social support network that promote emotional and physical well being. Make sure they have good health to carry on a meaningful life in their golden years.
Keep them healthy. If they do have care needs, try and localise them within the community... rather than thinking about institutionalising them in nursing homes.
ST 5 Aug 2021 B3
NParks urging town councils to stop 'toxic' wildlife control steps
The National Parks Board (NParks) is working with town councils to stop the use of poison in animal control measures. Stop the use of toxins and to adopt animal control measures and practices that are humane and safe
NParks does not use poison in the control of pest birds.
Many cases where cats, dogs and other animals consume the poisoned animal and subsequently die.
Action plan for urban wildlife management focusing on co-existence rather than removal of wildlife.
NParks works closely with stakeholders such as nature groups, academics, agencies and community on various initiatives, including developing educational resources and out-reach initiatives to advise community on how to respond to wildlife sighting and working with nature groups on matter like wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release.
But NParks may need to remove wildlife to safeguard public safety, where needed. Work closely with the community to promote harmonious human-wildlife co-existence to transform Singapore into a City in Nature.
Public - not feeding wildlife, keeping our residential areas clean and appreciating wildlife from a safe distance.
A19 ST Forum 21 Jul 2021
www.temasekreview.com.sg for Temasek performance
Temasek has confidence in the long-term potential of Asia
reshaping portfolio towards longer term structural or secular trends like digitalisation, sustainable living, the future of consumption and longer lifespans.
Temasek hs chosen to lean on carbon abatemenr and other goals for planet, people and prosperity.
Venue. Padang, National Stadium,The Float@Marina Bay, decentralised multiple venues
Highlights of the parades include the state flag fly past, aerial manoeuvres by the RSAF and free fall jumps by the SAF parachute team known as the Red Lions
SMART PARENTING ST 9 Aug 2021 C1
2019 WHO 24-hour guidelines for pre schoolers on physical activity, sedentary behaviour ( including screen media use) and sleep. Not more than 1 hour of screen time- Sg 2.15 hours during pandemic.
WHO physical play 3 hours. Sg 2.25 hours
WHO Of 3 hours, 1 hour S b energetic play outdoors
Only 66% in 2020
WHO sleep time 10 to 13 hours. SG 10.5 hours daily
Much of society is obesogenic Behaviour tending towards obesity sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise Omnipresent screen time, highly sedentary school n home routines and non energetic indoor play
Pandemic restrictions…more screen time, less physical activity, lots indoor time, greater access to order-in convenience food
Smart phone and tablets preschool children now
Compelling neuroscience what parents do or do not do in the first 5 years of life matter
Includes early n frequent parent n in- person engagement which are critical for language acquisition and social and emotional development
Absence of engagement …behavioural emotional and social problems, and language and learning delays
Daily behaviour of parents and children as a whole. eating playing screen time learning and parent- cold bonding Not just engaging in screen time