PHUKET: A man in search of food sent shivers up the spines of Phuket residents yesterday, when he began dangling from power cables strung up above a bus stop in Thalang District. Thalang Police were notified of the man’s strange behavior at about 4:30pm. Arriving at the site, in front of the TAT office opposite the municipal market on Ban Don Road in Thepkrasattri, they found the man crawling on the zinc roof of the bus stop, reaching into the trees, apparently in search of some fruit to eat. From there he electrified the growing crowd – but fortunately not himself – by maneuvering into a lattice of electric cables. The performance lasted about 10 minutes, until he was finally coaxed to come down and accept some khao phad (fried rice) offered by a concerned local resident. Police tried to question the man, but found him incomprehensible. The man was often seen walking along Ban Don Road scavenging for food from rubbish bins and often slept at the bus stop, local residents … [Read more...] about Man survives high-tension drama in Phuket
"Don't tell me you're following this trend now, too!" That was the pediatrician's reaction when Marco and his wife explained to her that they were raising their daughter on a vegan diet . Protein, vitamin B12, iodine, zinc, selenium — where are these vital nutrients supposed to come from? The doctor asked. "You have to have your facts ready," said Marco, who explained to the doctor he and his wife knew which plant-based foods contained which micro and macronutrients and how to make up for a lack of meat and dairy in their child's diet. In fact, numerous studies on adults have already shown that vegetarian and vegan diets do not necessarily lead to nutrient deficiencies. On the contrary, they can have tremendous health benefits. Even the more traditionally-minded German Nutrition Society (DGE) says a plant-based diet "is not only beneficial to human health, but it is also climate-friendly." An increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular issues and various cancers have … [Read more...] about No meat, no milk. Is it okay to raise my child on a vegan diet?
This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. A tanning company with a history of dumping contaminants down the drain is taking on a large new contract, RNZ understands. Tasman Tanning's plant in Whanganui was already the country's leader in breaching trade wastewater consents before it took on the new work, which is likely to increase the waste it produces. Approximately 1.8 million animal pelts from Silver Fern Farms Takapau and Waitotara meatworks will now be processed by Tasman Tanning in Whanganui, RNZ has been told. READ MORE: Skilled migrant residency programme in need of review, says Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi New Zealand's Climate Change Commission blocked by Facebook Corrections refers prison pamphlet to police over concerns it might incite riot Previously the pelts were processed by Hastings-based Lowe Corporation, which is one of New Zealand's largest tanneries and prides itself on being an … [Read more...] about Company at top of dumping breach list takes on big new contract
In recently weeks, investing in silver has been gaining widespread attention – mainly fuelled by the #ShortSqueeze by Redditors on the WallStreetBets subreddit or WSB. WSB itself has grown its subscriber base to more than 8 million members – more than Singapore’s population! On the back of Redditors entering silver investments, silver prices have surged to close to 8-year highs. Of course, those following the saga will also know that stocks such as GameStop, AMC Entertainments, Nokia and many more surged several hundred percent due to the influx of these investors. As an investment, silver is a precious metal commonly used as a store of value (second only to gold). This makes it a good hedge against crisis and inflation, as it tends to retain its value better than a country’s currency or during a market crash. Silver is also used as jewellery and tableware, as well as for electronics, solar panel, medical equipment, and anti-bacterial purposes. As silver is the latest target … [Read more...] about 6 ways you can invest in silver in Singapore