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  1. A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back due to loss in cabin pressure, the airline said, with travellers describing "panic" on board. The plane carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai and those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said. The flight crew "has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation", the company said in a statement. People on board posted photos and videos of the calamity online, with one purported passenger, Darshak Hathi, uploading footage on Twitter showing travellers using oxygen masks. "Panic situation due to technical fault in @jetairways 9W 0697 going from Mumbai to Jaipur," he tweeted, adding that all passengers were safe. Another traveller said the pilot did not make any announcement other than that the flight would turn back to Mumbai. "I was in the business class and the oxygen mask came down suddenly. One passenger came running from the back asking everyone to put on the masks," he told the NDTV news network. "All the passengers were panicking, those sitting at the back and who were unable to wear the masks started bleeding from their mouths and noses." An official with India's national aviation regulator told the Press Trust of India the crew "forgot to select (the) bleed switch" to maintain the aircraft's cabin pressure. Five travellers who suffered bleeding and were rushed to a Mumbai hospital were suffering from mild deafness that would take some 10 days to recover, a doctor told reporters. The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassing incidents for the airline, which like other Indian carriers has been suffering financially. In January, two Jet Airways pilots were grounded for getting into a brawl and storming out of the cockpit briefly during a New Year's Day flight from London to Mumbai. In view of the latest scare, India's Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered a safety audit of all airlines and airports, asking the report to be submitted within 30 days.
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    WTF: powerbank turn guy into Human Torch

    flame on~~
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    punggol bto the expressway noise so loud one

    maybe when she old and get married tat wat kaya will do also liao... wahahahah~~!!
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    Meet the fashionable MP for Potong Pasir

    dun insult the blob fish leh....
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    punggol bto the expressway noise so loud one

    i daily hav to hug/carry kaya everytime a plane flies past... wahhha... she will run to me and wan hug.... kns... everyday do weight lifting for no reason sia....
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    punggol bto the expressway noise so loud one

    eh.. he didnt hear the daily fighter jets ar?? lol... wat is construction noise compared to tat sia.....
  7. The robotic jellyfish propel themselves with rubber tentacles A fleet of robotic jellyfish has been designed to monitor delicate ecosystems, including coral reefs. The underwater drones were invented by engineers at Florida Atlantic University and are driven by rings of hydraulic tentacles. The robots can squeeze through tight holes without causing damage. One expert praised the design but warned that the man-made jellyfish might be eaten by turtles. The flexible, 20cm-wide bots are modelled on the appearance of the moon jellyfish during its larval stage. The design is intended to be less environmentally disruptive than a drone submarine, according to Prof Erik Engeberg, of Florida Atlantic University. "Mini-submarines are rigid and typically use a propeller for locomotion," he said. "The propellers can chop up the reef and the tough shell of a sub can cause damage to delicate ecosystems if there is a collision. "The soft jellyfish robot can avoid these problems with its unorthodox design and locomotion strategy, inspired by biology." The underwater bots can squeeze through tight holes To move, the robots use eight silicon rubber tentacles powered by pumps. Water flows into the tentacles, filling them up and then - as the pumps are switched off - it flows back into the surrounding sea again. This propels the robot jellyfish forward and produces a lifelike flapping motion. Other researchers have modelled robots after jellyfish. A team from the University of Texas at Dallas, for example, tested a hydrogen-powered bot, while engineers from Virginia Tech have experimented with a mechanical jellyfish measuring 1.7 metres. The prototypes from Florida Atlantic University are much smaller than this - only 20cm wide. They can also swim untethered, although this does mean they could drift away if the engineers aren't careful. "It is important to track their locations so that they can be retrieved after a mission," said Prof Engeberg. Turtle fodder? Basing a robot on a real organism is "a great idea", according to Prof John Turner, a marine biologist at Bangor University. The drone's jerky movement might not be ideal for recording video or sound, but Prof Turner said it could monitor the health of the reef, for example by spotting changes in oxygen levels, or evidence of erosion. "Of course one risk might be the drone being consumed by turtles, sea mammals and large fish," he told the BBC, noting that the robot could have "a harmful effect on the unfortunate animal that swallowed it". He said the designers should consider adding an acoustic warning device, or giving the jellyfish an "unpalatable taste".
  8. Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is "a leap forward" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in. Both leaders also "agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation" on the Korean peninsula, Mr Moon said. Mr Kim said he hoped to "visit Seoul in the near future" - he would be the first North Korean leader to do so. China has welcomed the outcome of the inter-Korean summit, saying both sides had found "new and important common ground". What was agreed on denuclearisation? The main focus of the summit was the issue of denuclearisation. While the US and North Korea agreed in broad terms earlier this year to work towards that goal, negotiations have stalled. Pyongyang has now sought to reconfirm its commitment. Mr Kim expressed a readiness to shut down the Yongbyon nuclear facility - where North Korea is believed to have produced the material used in its nuclear tests - if the US took some reciprocal action. The details of that were not specified. But he went further on Tongchang-ri, saying the engine missile testing and launch facility would be permanently closed "in the presence of experts from relevant nations". The BBC's Seoul correspondent Laura Bicker said the announcement is a major step forward. Satellite images suggest Tongchang-ri is in the process of being destroyed, she added, but the declaration will allow inspectors to verify the process. Tongchang-ri has been North Korea's main satellite launch facility since 2012, according to monitoring group 38 North. It has also been used for testing engines for North Korean missiles capable of reaching the US. Read more on North Korea's missile and nuclear programme North Korea blew up its main nuclear testing site at Punggye-ri shortly before Mr Kim's meeting with US President Donald Trump in June. "The outcome is a big win for Moon Jae-in, who has managed to extract a series of positive headlines from Kim Jong-un related to denuclearisation," Ankit Panda, editor of The Diplomat, told the BBC. "None of the concessions are truly costly to Kim and won't help move North Korea toward short-term disarmament, but provide a further basis for confidence building on which US-North Korea talks can move forward." What about North-South relations? The two countries also made advances on inter-Korean ties, announcing plans to link up their railways, allow more reunions for families separated by war and co-operate on health care. Mr Moon invited the North Korean leader to Seoul, suggesting the visit should take place before the end of this year. They will also seek to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics. The South's defence minister and the head of the North Korean army also signed an agreement to reduce military tensions, with a buffer zone to be established along the border to prevent accidental clashes. The signing came mid-way through a three-day visit to Pyongyang by Mr Moon. While it is the first trip to the North Korean capital in a decade by a leader from the South, it is Mr Moon's third meeting with Kim Jong-un since their historic summit in April. What does this mean for the US? Efforts towards denuclearisation between the North and the US had recently hit a deadlock and this week's Pyongyang summit will bolster the South's role as a mediator. Mr Trump was quick to tweet his applause for the Moon-Kim summit. The US and North Korea held their own historic meeting in June when Mr Trump and Mr Kim agreed in broad terms to work towards denuclearisation. Since then, however, there has been little progress, with no clear process nor timeline laid out. The June Trump-Kim summit has so far yielded limited results Most observers warn that so far the North has taken no meaningful steps to end its controversial nuclear weapons programme and that this week's summit might not be enough to convince them otherwise. "For instance, the commitment to shutting down the Yongbyon complex is premised on reciprocal US measures, which raises difficulties," warns Mr Panda. "Washington will have to help move the needle here and it's unclear if the Trump administration can do that." Mr Trump recently said that he and Mr Kim would "prove everyone wrong", after he received an invitation from the North Korean leader for a second summit. Both sides say they are working on making that meeting happen.
  9. Many social media users reported the footage to the cyber crime division of the French police French police are investigating what they say is the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman broadcast on social media. The victim was attacked by four men by a nightclub in the southern city of Toulouse, on Saturday night or Sunday morning, reports said. Videos of the incident, which appeared on Snapchat and Twitter on Monday, have been blocked by police after social media users reported it. Investigators have now identified the woman, who confirmed the attack. Prosecutors said there was no doubt that a crime was committed. They were not yet sure if the victim had decided to file a report, but insisted "the investigation would take place whether there is a case or not". Police are now looking to identify at least four perpetrators, aged between 25 and 30, seen in the parking lot of a nightclub in Balma, a suburb east of Toulouse. 'Stop filming, it's rape' According to media outlets that have watched the social media footage, the victim, who is visibly drunk, can be heard crying. Other voices, believed to be those of the attackers, clearly suggest they are taking part in sexual assault. Another clear voice warns the others: "Stop filming, it's a rape... it's a rape, it's a rape." The young woman, who is partly naked, is pulled by the hair, including by a suspect who repeatedly urges her to perform oral sex. Social media users were horrified by the images circulated online, and many reported them to the police's cyber crime division. On Twitter, police thanked people for not sharing footage showing "non-consensual sexual acts". Prosecutors said they were also investigating whoever filmed and shared the footage of the incident.
  10. Lee Yoon-taek, here appearing for police questioning on 17 March, has been found guilty of sexually abusing nine women A prominent South Korean theatre director has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting nine women. Lee Yoon-taek was accused of abusing the actresses during training sessions at the renowned theatre group he was artistic director of. In total 17 women came forward to accuse him of sexual violence. He was also accused of rape, which he denied. He is one of a number of high profile South Korean men accused as part of the worldwide #MeToo movement. Hundreds of South Korean women spoke out against sexual abuse as the #MeToo movement swept the country earlier this year A provincial governor once tipped as a presidential contender, Ahn Hee-jung, was forced to resign in March after his secretary publicly accused him of repeatedly raping her. Renowned poet Kim Ko Un and another director, Kim Ki-duk, have also faced accusations. #MeToo takes hold in South Korea The cases for which 65-year-old Lee were jailed date back to 2010. Other allegations against him that date further back could not be heard because of South Korea's limit on the period in which prosecutions can take place. The court in Seoul heard that Lee had, in eight of the cases, fondled the women during voice training by putting his hands up their blouses and forcing them to massage his genitals, while he had attempted rape in the ninth case. "The accused claims these activities were all part of acting lessons, but they should be considered sexual abuses as there was no explicit consent from the victims," the court said in a statement. Mr Lee was director of South Korea's National Theatre Some people took to social media after the verdict to criticise the sentence. One wrote on the South Korean platform Naver: "Isn't the sentence too short? He killed aspiring actresses' will to pursue their dream. "If sexual harassment was a part of "teaching method" as he claimed, why aren't there male victims? He is merely a pervert who used his power to sexually harass young women." Mr Lee, who founded the Yeonhee theatre troupe in Busan and was director of the National Theatre and winner of several awards, apologised for his past behaviour in a news conference in February. "I offer my sincere apology to all the victims. […] Sometimes I might have committed the acts in spite of myself," he said. "Other times, I might have felt guilty but ended up not suppressing the dirty desire within. But I did not rape anyone. Not everything on social media is true."
  11. As the verdict was read out, Mr Khaw (centre) shook his head and one of his children burst into tears An anaesthetist has been jailed for life for killing his wife and 16-year-old daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in Hong Kong. Prosecutors said Khaw Kim-sun, a Malaysian national, left the inflatable ball in the boot of a car where the gas leaked out and killed them in 2015. Police were initially baffled when they found the pair dead inside the vehicle. Mr Khaw denied the murders, and told police he had been planning to use the ball at home to get rid of rats. After almost seven hours of deliberation, the jury of five men and four women reached a guilty verdict. Doctor 'used gas-filled yoga ball to kill' A post-mortem examination showed his wife and eldest daughter had died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Police found a deflated yoga ball in the back of the yellow Mini Cooper in which their bodies were discovered. There was a yoga ball in the boot of a locked car where Mr Khaw's wife and daughter were found dead Prosecutors told Hong Kong's High Court that Mr Khaw had deliberately plotted to kill his wife because he was having an affair and she would not grant him a divorce, the South China Morning Post reported. But they said it was unlikely he wanted to kill his daughter. He allegedly told his younger daughter to stay at home to complete her homework. Eyewitnesses said they saw Mr Khaw, who is also an associate professor at Hong Kong's Chinese University, filling two balls with carbon monoxide, according to reports. He told colleagues he was going to kill rabbits with the gas, but he contradicted himself by telling police he wanted to use it to get rid of rats at his home. As the verdict was being read out, Mr Khaw shook his head and one of his three other children burst into tears.
  12. Mr Trump said in an inteview he was "very disappointed" in Mr Sessions US President Donald Trump has said he does not "have an attorney general" in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions' decision to step aside from the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. He also said he was unhappy with Mr Sessions' response to immigration. The attorney general is yet to respond to Mr Trump's comments. It is unusual for a sitting president to attack their attorney general and critics accuse Mr Trump of trying to meddle in the legal system. After the president criticised Mr Sessions last month, two key Republican senators signalled that they would support Mr Trump if he were to fire Mr Sessions after the November mid-term elections. However, other Republicans told Politico they thought this would be a bad move and said they were standing by the attorney general. Mr Sessions has pushed back against previous criticism by Mr Trump. "While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations," he said in August. "I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action." Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas? Will Trump remain bulletproof? Mr Sessions was an early supporter of Mr Trump's presidential campaign. But he left the Russia investigation - which is also reportedly now looking into whether Mr Trump has attempted to obstruct justice - in 2017, citing a potential conflict of interest, and handed control to his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. The president insists there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and denies he has attempted to obstruct justice. What has Mr Trump said this time? "I don't have an attorney general. It's very sad," Mr Trump said during Tuesday's interview. He added that he was "very disappointed" about Mr Sessions' decision to leave the investigation. Asked whether he would consider firing Mr Sessions, the president responded: "We'll see what happens. A lot of people have asked me to do that. "And I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did [in recusing himself from the Russia investigation]." Mr Trump also told Hill.TV that he was "not happy" with Mr Sessions on immigration and other issues, and said the attorney general had performed "very poorly" during the nomination process for the post. "I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers," he said. "Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him." A remarkable attack By Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington Donald Trump no longer likes Jeff Sessions, one of his earliest, most prominent supporters. This is not news. There are also political reasons why the president has been unwilling to straight-up fire his attorney general. This is also not news. That Mr Trump went so far as to say he doesn't have an attorney general - a slightly tamer version of "he's dead to me" - is dramatic, but it's variations on a theme. What might be surprising, and might also be significant, is the president's decision to criticise Mr Sessions for more than just his recusal from the Russia probe. He doesn't like the way he's handling the immigration issue, for instance. Given that Mr Sessions was considered to be one of the hardest of the hard-liners on immigration while in the US Senate and the man who helped refine Mr Trump's anti-immigration strategy during the campaign, this is remarkable. It could also possibly be the beginning of the president's efforts to make a larger case for getting rid of Mr Sessions - after the mid-term elections removes the possibility of immediate political fallout, of course. If the president can frame axing Mr Sessions as part of a larger political disagreement, that could help deflect some of the intense criticism he will receive for the move. It's still going to be a rough ride, and confirming a replacement for the attorney general in the Senate will be a monumental task, but the pieces are being moved on the board.
  13. Big Fish Small Fish, first opened as a container-style cafe in Punggol, is a fish & crisps eatery. Here are some of their offerings. Also, they’re a halal establishment From September 21 – 24, Friday to next Monday, they are celebrating their second anniversary by featuring a $1 promotion on the 2nd order of a Dory Fish & Crisps. According to their menu, the Dory Fish & Crisps are usually $7.50. Here are their terms and conditions. – Max 2 sets per transaction – Promotion is valid at all Big Fish Small Fish outlet and redeem at the cashier counter. Here are their locations: – Punggol Container Park #01-K35 – Northpoint City, South Wing #02-132,133 – Bugis Junction #04-05 – Tampines Mall #B1-K3 Enjoy. @SK bring ur charbo come here jiak lah... then later go next door prawning pator... wahhahah~!~!
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    Recreating "Sorrowful Rice"

    tat is sooooooo trruuueee.......
  15. i actually wan the pineapple pies back..... tats like the only @onglai i jiak... wahhahahah~~!~
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