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5 Common Household Items In Singapore You No Longer Need

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8 smart ways to make your small living room a style giant

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26-year-old S’pore PR sentenced for killing her pet dog

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Sungkonghae Univ. to open gender neutral toilet
By Kim Se-jeong The Sungkonghoe University in Seoul is expected to be the first university in the nation to have a gender neutral bathroom. According to the university, the student body and the school are discussing the issue currently. "Opening a gender neutral restroom was one of the promises the incumbent student body chief made when he was elected   Read More ...
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Pet deaths in Japan: dignified but dog-gone expensive
(Reuters) - In Japan, caring for pets goes beyond the grave. At Pet Rainbow Fiesta, a pet funeral expo, held in Tokyo on Monday, visitors were given a host of options on performing rites for dead pets, including cremation, constructing a household altar and making offerings of incense. The basic funeral service fee starts from 95,800 yen ($860.66) for a one-kilogram hamster or bird and can go up to 114,800 yen for a 20-kilogram dog, according to funeral services company Kokolone   Read More ...
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Natural pet care system solves pet parents everyday woes
When it comes to pet care, pet owners face many problems throughout the years. There is usually the recurring problem of ticks and fleas, which are common for dog and cat owners. Sometimes, pets can have allergic reactions and end up having hot sores or rashes. And naturally for doting pet parents, they just want a safe and natural way to keep their pets clean and healthy   Read More ...
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5 Common Household Items In Singapore You No Longer Need
Home is a place where you can relax and escape the chaos. One thing you can do for your home this weekend is to remove needless clutter. Decluttering is a tough, especially when you have been letting it build up for a while. There are even whole books on the process. To get you started, here are some items that you can get rid of, because they have now been made redundant by technology and our behaviour patterns   Read More ...
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SIA probes death of pet dog
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is investigating an incident in which a dog died while being transferred to its aircraft at Changi Airport on Sept 2. The owner, Ms Shabana Mary Kuruvilla, who is in the midst of relocating to Vietnam, recounted her experience in a Facebook post. Upon arrival in Ho Chih Minh City from Singapore on flight SQ184, Ms Shabana was told Charlie had died   Read More ...
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Dog show on Sept. 17
Visakha Dog Show – 2017 will be held by Visakha Kennel Association (VKA) on September 17. Speaking to media persons, VKA secretary P. Narayana Reddy said the show was open to dogs of all breeds from across the States. “The association is organising the event for the first time in Andhra Pradesh, post bifurcation. Viewing our Facebook page Visakha Kennel Association, entries have already been pouring in from Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Guntur, Rajamahendravaram and Kakinada,” he said   Read More ...
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Shizuoka Pref. city holds drills to prepare pets, owners for evacuation centers
MISHIMA, Shizuoka -- Training specifically for pet owners were included in comprehensive disaster-preparedness drills held at Yamada Junior High School here on Aug. 27. Over 10 pet owners joined the event with their small dogs, practicing how to put their pets into special cages and having their dogs undergo mock-medical examinations by a vet at a temporary veterinary hospital set up at the venue   Read More ...
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Nursing college student ends life in hostel toilet
A suicide note was found by Gamdevi police in which the student allegedly absolved anyone of blame for her death. On Saturday morning, a 26-year-old girl hanged herself inside the bathroom of Jaslok hospital-run nursing college. College authorities have said that the young woman was under tremendous pressure to complete the course. A suicide note was found by Gamdevi police in which the student allegedly absolved anyone of blame for her death   Read More ...
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No yard? no problem! apartment garden tips and tricks for city living
Limited outdoor space? No place for those potted beauties? Space should not preclude anyone from experimenting with the stress-reducing pleasures of gardening. From flowering plants to bonsai, from fruits and veggies to shrubs, an apartment garden can be intimate, manageable and absolutely beautiful. With some balcony gardening tips and tricks, you can transform your empty balcony into a stunning garden you will love   Read More ...
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Flowers, mainly roses, serve as tokens of love
Flower shop sales assistants organize bouquets in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Friday, hoping for a boom in sales for the Qixi Festival.(Long Yudan for China Daily) Sales of flowers, especially red roses, increase rapidly near Qixi Festival as couples celebrate what's otherwise known as Chinese Valentine's Day. Zhang Li, general manager of Kunming International Flora Auction Trading Center, said that more than 70 million fresh flowers were sold during the 15 days before the festival   Read More ...
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Flowers, mainly roses, serve as tokens of love
Flower shop sales assistants organize bouquets in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Friday, hoping for a boom in sales for the Qixi Festival.[Long Yudan for China Daily] Sales of flowers, especially red roses, increase rapidly near Qixi Festival as couples celebrate what's otherwise known as Chinese Valentine's Day. Zhang Li, general manager of Kunming International Flora Auction Trading Center, said that more than 70 million fresh flowers were sold during the 15 days before the festival   Read More ...
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Pet owners turn to acupuncture for cats and dogs(1/12)
A dog receives treatment at a Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) animal health center, which specialises in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for animals, in Shanghai, China, on August 10, 2017. A specialist of the center said they have treated more than 2,000 cats and dogs since the clinic opened four years ago. Traditional Chinese practitioners believe acupuncture, which involves inserting long, fine needles at specific places, known as meridians, of the body, can stimulate blood circulation to promote healing and relieve some aches and pains   Read More ...
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Dog owner donates dialysis equipment to clinic after pet dies
A pet owner in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province, paid 350,000 yuan ($52,199) to buy a set of dialysis equipment from Italy in order to save the life of her dog, suffering from renal failure. According to Dalian-based New Business, the lucky dog was a 10-year-old Labrador named Dingding, who passed away after complications set in. The owner donated the equipment to the local clinic, where Dingding was hospitalized and treated, which has become the first dialysis equipment available to pets in Northeast China   Read More ...
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Car of the future could feel like riding around in a living room
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--Dream cars of the future may be self-driven and offer interior space that is as comfortable as a living room, according to designs presented by young employees of Toyota Boshoku Corp., an automobile seat manufacturer. Junior employees of the company on July 11 released their prototype cars of the future as part of an event being held in this central Japan city, where Toyota Boshoku’s senior executives gathered from various parts of the world to share long-term management challenges   Read More ...
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Are some Asian tourists breaking Utah toilets?
The toilets at the Utah State Capitol are intended to be sat upon, as a series of new restroom signs aimed primarily at Asian tourists makes clear. Illustrated diagrams in the stalls of the Capitol’s ground-floor and rotunda bathrooms depict two figures using the facilities: one seated upright with their feet on the floor — the preferred method — and another perched in a squatting position with their feet above the toilet seat, labeled with a red “X” and the word “No”   Read More ...
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Pampered paws
Pet groomers have two things in common their love for the pet and no regular working hours. “The best part of being a pet groomer or having a profession that doesn’t require regular work hours is that we can set our own work schedule,” says Radhiya. “My grooming school and saloon works between 1 and 8 pm only. I take only four pets for grooming on an average and the rest of my time I teach aspiring individuals to turn their passion to work closely with animals into a lucrative profession   Read More ...
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Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case
Bangkok (AFP): Toppled Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was mobbed Friday by well-wishers, many bearing red roses, as she arrived for what could be the final hearing of a trial for criminal negligence that carries a 10-year jail term. She is accused of failing to stop corruption in a rice subsidy policy that funnelled cash to her poor, rural farming base but cost the Thai exchequer billions of dollars   Read More ...
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Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case
Toppled Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was mobbed today by well-wishers, many bearing red roses, as she arrived for what could be the final hearing in a trial for criminal negligence that carries a 10-year jail term. She is accused of negligence over a rice subsidy policy that funneled cash to her poor, rural farming base but cost the Thai exchequer billions of dollars   Read More ...
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Toilet Peeping Tom caught in the act in Dubai
Dubai: A computer operator has been accused of entering a women’s washroom and peeping over the toilet’s cubicle at a secretary when she was using the bathroom. A 23-year-old Filipina administrator was said to have been using the washroom when she saw the 23-year-old Jordanian computer operator peeping at her countrywoman secretary while she was in the bathroom at the hotel where they work in May   Read More ...
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12 kittens and 7 cats die from virus after rescue from cat hoarder at Chua Chu Kang
SINGAPORE - Twelve kittens and seven adult cats have died from a virus after being rescued from a cat hoarder's home in Chua Chu Kang, Cat Welfare Society (CWS) executive director Laura Ann Meranda told The Straits Times on Monday (July 10). A total of 15 kittens and 22 adult cats were found in a Housing Board flat in Chua Chu Kang last month (June), she said   Read More ...
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Pet owners, beware
This is why I have been urging you to: 1. Give nutritious food to your pet; 2. Provide the multivitamins recommended by your vet; and. 3. Keep your place clean. A possibly fatal or debilitating illness that we do our best to avoid is leptospirosis. It spreads fast among dogs during the rainy season. Worse, it can also be passed on to humans   Read More ...
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Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'
SYDNEY (AFP) - Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the deputy prime minister threatened on Tuesday (June 27) to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier". The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his then-wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's strict quarantine laws when they failed to declare her canines Pistol and Boo on arrival in the country on a private jet in 2015   Read More ...
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Dog show in Coimbatore on Sunday
The Anamalais Kennel Club will hold a dog show on June 18 at the Hindustan College of Arts and Science in the city. Foreign breeds to be featured in the show are German Shepherd, Doberman, Siberian Husky, Bull Mastiff, Boxer, Miniature Pinscher, Belgium Shepherd, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Irish setter, Weimaraner, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Whippet, Saluki, Welsh Corgi, Chihuahua, French Bulldog, Brazilian Fila, Silky Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Rottweiler and Dalmatian among others   Read More ...
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Who has to clear a pet dog’s poop?
With one hand holding a taut dog leash and the other, covered in a recyclable plastic pouch, reaching for the poop her pet dog Rebel, a three-year-old Beagle and Terrier mix, has dropped on the road, Ramya Mani turns heads every morning. In the process, she has also overturned notions of who has to take responsibility for clearing the poop left behind by domesticated dogs   Read More ...
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Qingdao sets one dog per household limit, violators may see pets confiscated
Households in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province will be limited from Thursday on to only having one pet dog each, with rule violators facing a 2,000 yuan ($294) fine. Moreover, pooch owners are only allowed to let their dogs outside if the canines are wearing their dog tags, according to a local regulation jointly issued by the Qingdao public security bureau and the local livestock department, the Legal Daily reported Tuesday   Read More ...
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Himachal Police organizes dog show to generate interest among citizens
The Himachal Pradesh Police recently organised a dog show to generate interest among the citizens and to draw their attention during the summer festival here. In the event, the dog squad of Himachal Police showed the skills which was praised by the people. ?We have orgainsed the dog show for making the people aware of the working and the types of dogs used in by the police department   Read More ...
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Man fined $4,800 for pet abandonment and keeping of unlicensed dogs
Tang Yew Liang Joseph, a 33-year-old, was fined $4,800 for pet abandonment and keeping of unlicensed dogs, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a press release on Thursday (Jun 1). The AVA conducted investigations following the notification of the abandonment of two pet dogs at Blk 150 Ubi Ave 4. The dogs were abandoned at two separate locations (Ubi Ave 1 and Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) rehabilitation centre) since November 2016 and have been taken in by a fosterer and SOSD   Read More ...
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Taiwan toilet paper etiquette: Bin or bowl?
Bathroom etiquette in Taiwan is undergoing a revolution. The island's Environmental Protection Administration has decided to change its policy on what people should do with used toilet paper. It's been a source of headaches and even family arguments. Video by the BBC's Cindy Sui.   Read More ...
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Tibet's Potala Palace embraces modern toilets
Four brand-new washrooms have recently replaced old squat toilets in the Potala Palace, a World Heritage site in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, according to news portal chinanews.com. The new white and scarlet toilets, which stand in a traditional wooden structure, mimic the external color scheme of the Potala Palace and visitors to the bathrooms are greeted by the smell of Tibetan incense   Read More ...
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Dog show in Hassan evokes good response
A dog show organised by the Hassan Veterinary College in the association with the Hassan Kennel Club here on Sunday evoked a good response. More than 50 people participated in the show with their pets — which attracted hundreds of people. The college organised the event in its campus for the second year. Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, Labradors, Pomeranians, Boxers, Bulldogs, and Beagles were some of the breeds that took part in the show   Read More ...
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8 ancient rock paintings of horses found in China
Archaeologists announced they had found eight ancient horse paintings carved into rocks in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Zhou Xinghua, former curator of the regional museum, found the horse paintings in the remote area of Xiangshan Mountains near Zhongwei city, while surveying existing rock paintings nearby. One painting is 53 cm long and 20 cm tall, and among the largest of all such ancient rock paintings ever discovered, according to Zhou   Read More ...
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911, What's Your Emergency? Hurry, There's An Iguana In My Toilet
NEW DELHI: Imagine walking into your bathroom and finding the worst surprise possible waiting for you in there. It was something like that for a Miami woman, who was in for a quite a shock when she found a huge iguana chilling inside her toilet, reports Miami Herald. Various versions of a video showing the green reptile sitting inside the toilet are currently circulating online   Read More ...
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Botanical garden workers seek job regularisation
Demanding job regularisation many of the long serving workers at the Government Botanical Garden here have planned to meet Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and submit a list of demands when he visits here to inaugurate the 121st Flower Show on May 19 (Friday). Speaking to The Hindu, workers said that over 250 employees were working for a daily wage for more than ten years at the garden   Read More ...
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Pet Owner Devises Genius Technique To Stop Dog From Escaping
NEW DELHI: If you're looking for a sasta, sundar, tikau method to keep your dog from escaping through the gate of your house, here's what you need to see. A pet owner devised the perfect technique to keep the dog from running into the streets using a... wait for it... spatula. A video, making thousands laugh out loud on Facebook, shows a tiny dog trying its level best to run through the gap between the bars on a gate   Read More ...
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Park decorated living room of presidential residence with large mirrors
President Moon Jae-in was sworn in last Wednesday, but he moved into the presidential residence only three days after his inauguration. Local reports suggested that the delay was partly due to his predecessor’s home decorations. (Screen captured from SBS) According to local daily Kookmin Ilbo, the walls inside the living room of the presidential residence were covered with large mirrors that had to be removed   Read More ...
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8 smart ways to make your small living room a style giant
Small living rooms don't need to be devoid of accessories or style in order to look as big as possible. If that's what you thought, prepare to have your eyes opened to all the possibilities that a petite lounge has to offer. The key is to think creatively, use the space well and not try to do too much in one spot   Read More ...
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Dog show draws large crowds
The 124th and 125th Champion Dog Show organised by the South of India Kennal Club (SIKC), in which more than 450 dogs are scheduled to participate, drew large crowds to the Government Arts College Ground in Udhagamandalam on Saturday. The Gopinath Memorial APAC Championship was also held alongside the championship dog shows. The three-day-event, which began on Friday with the obedience test and the three speciality shows is set to conclude on Sunday   Read More ...
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Victorian camel milk farm begins exports to Asia
The demand for camel milk is growing in Australia and internationally, with a Victorian company now entering the Asian market. The Camel Milk Co. Australia is filling orders from Thailand, Singapore and China, with growing interest in its milk powders, soaps and hand creams. Megan Williams says her farm, near Kyabram north of Melbourne, is home to 200 camels, who she says don't fit the negative stereotypes you hear about the animals   Read More ...
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Candidates lure pet-loving voters
Moon Jae-in, the presidential candidate of the liberal Democratic Party, poses with pet owners at a dog park in Seoul World Cup Stadium, Saturday. / Yonhap Animals cannot vote, but millions of pet-owning voters will cast their ballots for the May 9 presidential election. One out of five Koreans now has a pet. Many of them consider the animal welfare issue as important as other major issues   Read More ...
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UAE camels return to Al Marmoum spotlight
Dubai After the all-powerful Qatar stables dominated proceedings on day eight of the Al Marmoum Heritage Festival, it was the turn of UAE-owned racing camels to regain the spotlight as they swept most of the top prizes on offer during an enthralling day’s racing at the Dubai Camel & Racing Club. Inspired by the presence of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, under whose patronage the 12-day carnival is being held, local tribesmen collected the majority of the silverware and cash prizes   Read More ...
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