TL;DR: WEEK OF 15 JULY

Written by Millegram

MON: HOLY MOLASSES! MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL SLAMS BROWN SUGAR MILK TEA AND MILK FOAM

According to an article by the hospital, brown sugar milk tea is the unhealthiest bubble tea and milk foam the unhealthiest topping. Fruit teas, while seemingly the healthier option, can actually be more sugary than the classic milk tea. The hospital recommends asking for less sugar and slowly reducing the sweetness to “train” your taste buds.

The Full Story @
Business Insider – Full writeup on the article
Mount Alvernia Hospital Facebook Page – Graphic on calories and sugar content of bubble tea flavours and toppings

 

TUES: “RENUNCIA!” – PUERTO RICANS CALL FOR GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN

Following a leak of 889 pages of private Telegram messages, thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets to call for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. The messages revealed Rosselló’s misogynistic and homophobic remarks toward various figures, such as famous gay singer Ricky Martin. Rosselló’s administration has been criticised for its poor handling of Hurricane Maria that devastated the country in 2017.

The Full Story @
The Guardian – More details of the ongoing protests
The Guardian – Photo gallery of Puerto Rican protests
CNN – Creation of ‘Impeachment Committee’ by Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives 

 

WED: “SINGAPORE – SLAVE OF MYANMAR ARMY”

Groups of Myanmar nationals staged protests outside Singapore embassies in Tokyo and Washington DC. They were showing support for the six Myanmar nationals arrested and deported from Singapore for illegally supporting the Arakan Army (AA). The AA is an insurgent group founded to fight against the Myanmar military for greater autonomy in the Rakhine state.

The Full Story @
The Straits Times – Motivation behind the protests
Burma News International – A Myanmar perspective of the deportations and protests
CNA – Details on the arrests and deportations

 

THURS: KYOTO ANIMATION STUDIO FACES VIOLENT ARSON ATTACK

Kyoto Animation studio (abbreviated as “KyoAni” by fans), had become the site of Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades. A 41-year-old man was seen pouring petrol around the building dubbed by the company as Studio 1, shouting “Die!” as he set the building alight. He has since been arrested by the Police. KyoAni is known for producing widely popular animes such as K-On! and Sound! Euphonium

The Full Story @
The Straits Times – Details of the attack; outpouring of support from fans
CNA – Kyoto Animation’s President mourns for the victims
CNA – Suspected Arsonist claims that the Studio plagiarised his novel

 

FRI: TANKS WILL ROLL

This year’s NDP will see tanks, jeeps and other support vehicles making their way to five neighbourhoods – Jurong East, Woodlands, Bishan, Punggol and Geylang Serai. This mobile column brings the SAF and Home Team’s vehicles to the heartlands for the first time in nine NDP celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the mobile column and the Bicentennial. The mobile column is estimated to reach their destinations at about 6.45pm, and each neighbourhood will have a unique celebration. So keep your eyes peeled and join in the fun!

The Full Story @
CNA – More details on activities and timings

 

SAT: CALL A SPADE A SPADE, CALL TRUMP’S RALLY RACIST

At a Trump rally in North Carolina, supporters echoed his tweet chanting “send her back”, a cry directed at Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Trump’s failure to stop the chanting and the racist message it sends has caused republicans to be worried about the image of the party. However, this incident merely reflects a larger attack on immigrants and minorities by Trump that has now also extended to American citizens.

The Full Story @
The New York Times – Trump disavows chant
The Guardian – Trump’s attack on ‘The Squad’ (a group of minority democratic congresswomen)
The Global News – Breaking down Trump’s tweets against ‘The Squad’

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