TL;DR (8 February)

Written by Millegram

Florida Man willing to host Olympics if Tokyo withdraws

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Despite the high COVID-19 death toll in Florida, Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s chief financial officer has offered to host the Olympics should Tokyo back out. This came amid rumours of Japanese officials’ concern that the coronavirus would stop the games from happening, although Japan has reaffirmed its commitment to hosting the Olympics this year. 

Read more about it on Today.

 

Happy Birthday Tanya Chua!

Photo Credit: The Straits Times

At most concerts, the audience sings along to the artist’s hits. But last Saturday, Singaporean singer Tanya Chua was pleasantly surprised by fans and fellow Singaporean JJ Lin  when Lin together with 8,500 fans not only sang Happy Birthday to the talented 46 year old birthday, but prepared  a tiered cake and balloons to mark the occasion.  

Read more about it on The Straits Times

 

Are We Religiously Harmonious? 

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While we celebrate racial harmony annually, should we also have religious harmony day? Such concerns come to light as a 16-year-old local schoolboy was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for having malicious intent of attacking Muslims in two mosques, citing that he feared their religion would dominate. None of his family members nor friends knew about it

Read more about it on The Straits Times

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HAS THE GAME STOPPED AT $GME? WALLSTREETBETS TURNS TO SILVER.

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While retail brokers like Robinhood have restricted trading on hotly-traded shares like GameStop and BlackBerry, traders from r/WallStreetBets have now turned their attention to silver. Their reason? Silver prices should also be accounted for inflation and trade at prices close to $1000. 

Find out more at: Business Insider

 

CHINA, HONG KONG CEASE RECOGNITION OF BN(O) PASSPORTS

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Britain announced a new visa for Hong Kong residents who hold the British National (Overseas) passport, which offers holders a path towards British citizenship. In response, China stopped the recognition of  the BN(O) passport as an official travel and identity document.  

Find out more at: NTD News

 

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY – WAIT, NOT LIKE THAT!

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Apple has issued an advisory that iPhone 12 and MagSafe devices should be kept 15cm away from pacemakers and defibrillators. Apple explains that magnets and radio elements within these devices may interfere with the functionalities of the implanted medical devices. This comes after a study found that an iPhone 12 has the capacity to deactivate an implanted defibrillator – a device that helps to regulate heartbeats.

Read more about this on The Straits Times.

 

Contributors: Chu Yao Quan, Lee Chee Yong, Neo Gavin, Terence Tan

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