Pls be careful all, especially the ladies.
What a sad world we live in....
:Please read - notice on car (not a joke)
Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As
drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took
off after I got home, it was a receipt for gas. Luckily my friend told me
not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of thecar.
Then we received this email yesterday:
'WARNING FROM POLICE - BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE
--NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS (NOT A JOKE)
Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating... You walk across the
parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and
shift into Reverse. When you look into the rear view mirror to back out of
your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the
rearwindow. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of
your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your
view. Whenyou reach the back of your car, that is when the carjackers
appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically
mow you down as they speed off in your car. And guess what, ladies? I bet
your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your
home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity
are now compromised!
BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.
If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away.
Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I
hopeyou will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A
purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification
documents,and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.
SINGAPORE: Former opposition MP and former Secretary—General of the Workers’ Party, Mr JB Jeyaretnam died of heart failure early Tuesday.
He was 82—years—old.
His son Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam told Channel NewsAsia that Mr Jeyaretnam, who had a pre—existing heart condition, had complained of breathing difficulties at about 1.30am on Tuesday.
He was rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital but doctors were unable to revive him.
He died of heart failure with both his sons, Kenneth and Philip, by his side.
A lawyer, Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam was the first opposition member to win a Parliamentary seat in 15 years when he defeated the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Pang Kim Hin and the United People’s Front’s Harbans Singh in the Anson By—Election in 1981.
He retained the seat in the 1984 General Election, but had to vacate it in 1986 after he was convicted on charges of mis—stating his party’s accounts.
Barred subsequently from standing for office, Mr Jeyaretnam returned to Parliament following the 1997 General Election.
That year, he was part of a 5—member team from the Workers’ Party who contested in Cheng San Group Representation Constituency (GRC), and garnered 45.18 per cent of the votes against the PAP’s 54.82 per cent.
A Non—Constituency MP seat was offered to the Workers’ Party for turning in the highest votes by an opposition party, and this was taken up by Mr Jeyaretnam.
In the late 1980s and 1990s, the fiery opposition member faced several defamation lawsuits brought against him by PAP leaders, among them Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.
In 2001, Mr Jeyeratnam was declared a bankrupt and disbarred as a lawyer.
As a bankrupt, he was also barred from taking part in the General Election held that year.
Later, in October 2001 he left the Workers’ Party he had led since 1971.
After he was discharged as a bankrupt in 2008, a new political party, the Reform Party was formed in July by the 82 year old.
Mr Jeyaretnam leaves behind two sons.
The family later said in a statement that the family is overwhelmed with grief and we will make further announcements after the necessary arrangements have been made.
According to the statment from both his sons, Mr Jeyaretnam had spent his last hours at the Evelyn Road apartment of his son Kenneth.
"Earlier this evening he and I had enjoyed a light dinner and chatted and then he sat out on the balcony for a while before retiring."
The statement went on to say that the family was woken up at about 1:30am by Mr Jeyaretnam who was "obviously in distress" and was rushed to hospital.
"But unfortunately the medical team working on him were unable to revive him despite their lengthy and strenuous attempts. My brother Philip joined me at the hospital and we were then informed by the doctor in charge of his care that he had passed away" said the family in their statment which also gave thanks the medical team
Agence France-Presse - 7/14/2008 5:34 AM GMT
'World's oldest blogger' dies in Australia
An Australian woman described as the world's oldest Internet blogger has died at the age of 108 after posting a final message about singing "a happy song" in her nursing home.
Olive Riley "passed away peacefully on July 12 and will be mourned by thousands of Internet friends and hundreds of descendants and other relatives," a note on her website said.
Riley had posted more than 70 entries on her blog from Woy Woy on the east coast since February last year, sharing her thoughts on modern life and her experiences living through the entire 20th century.
Born in the outback town of Broken Hill on October 20 1899, she lived through two world wars and raised three children while doing various jobs, including ranch cook and barmaid.
In her final post on June 26, she wrote: "I can't believe I've been here in this nursing home for more than a week.
"How the days have flown, even though I've been in bed most of the time. I still feel weak, and can't shake off that bad cough.
"Penny, who's in the next bed to mine, had a visit one day this week from her daughter, who's a professional singer. Guess what happened! She and I sang a happy song, as I do every day, and before long we were joined by several nurses, who sang along too. It was quite a concert!"
Riley's blog, initially on www.allaboutolive.com.au and more recently at http://worldsoldestblogger.blogspot.com, was "mind-blowing to her," her great grandson Darren Stone said.
"She had people communicating with her from as far away as Russia and America on a continual basis, not just once in a while," he told the national AAP news agency.
"She enjoyed the notoriety -- it kept her mind fresh."
It is reported in Zao Bao http://realtime.zaobao.com/2008/06/080627_20.shtml that in China's Hainan a "teacher" university (中国海南师范大学), a female student discovered her own naked photos while surfing the net. She and her fellow occupants had their photos secretly taken. About 40 girls are affected, and over 200 photos were taken.
The pics were taken from http://msn.myspace.cn/t/3764186.html
Fri, Jun 27, 2008
The Straits Times
TO TEACH her maid a lesson, finance officer Sally Ang Poh Choo took marker pens and drew lines on the Indonesian's face.
She punished Miss Sri Hartuti Rokiman for not properly closing the front door of her Eastwood Place house, off Bedok Road, while washing the family car in the front porch.
The 26-year-old maid, who was left with scratches on her face, ran away the next day and reported it to the police. She also asked a neighbour and her maid to take photographs of her scratches and bruises.
Yesterday, Ang, 44, a mother of two, was jailed three weeks and fined $1,500 for hurting the maid on that day and on four other occasions over a two-month period in 2005.
She had pleaded guilty to the offences, which included pinching Miss Sri Hartuti and poking her head with a finger.
Ang abused Miss Sri Hartuti because she was disappointed with the maid's work, including the way she scrubbed the kitchen.
Ang will start serving her jail term next Thursday after her lawyer, Mr Ramesh Chandra, told the court that she needed a week to tie up loose ends at work. The company she works for had been unable to find a replacement for her, he said.
Mr Ramesh said Ang regretted her actions and had compensated Miss Sri Hartuti to the tune of $4,000.
When District Judge Wong Choon Ning asked why there had been a delay of about three years in prosecuting Ang, Assistant Public Prosecutor Olivine Lin said it was because the police had 'sat on the case'.
The Attorney-General's Chambers had to ask the police to expedite the matter, she added.
A police spokesman said yesterday that it would look into Ms Lin's comments.