ENGLAND legend Paul Gascoigne has been showing off his dance moves ahead of being dropped into the jungle with a former Miss Italy stunner. Gazza, 53, is set to make an appearance on the Italian version of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.’ And he worked up a sweat during an unorthodox dance show in pyjamas, slippers and shades as he got ready to board a plane to Central America to star with a former Miss Italy in Isola de Famosi - Island of the Famous. Gazza, 53, is set to be thrown out of a helicopter into the sea and made to swim to dry land before braving the risk of tropical storms and poisonous spiders on the small archipelago of Cayos Cochinos 18 miles off the northern coast of Honduras. But the adventure awaiting him didn’t seem to deter his spirits as he relaxed in his hotel in Italy ahead of his weekend flight. And Gazza, who gave footie fans a chuckle two years ago at Wembley by performing the famous Floss Dance, showed he was game for a laugh after coming … [Read more...] about England hero Paul Gascoigne shows dance moves before he’s dropped into jungle with ex-Miss Italy stunner for TV show
SINGAPORE: Recently, a pest control company received flak for mishandling a python they were called on to deal with. The criticism came after a YouTube video circulated online of pest control officers allegedly mishandling a python while removing it from a drain in Jurong West. Many, especially those in the animal and environment protection world, must have been thinking, not again. "As we grow into a city in a garden, it is important that we start raising awareness about our urban wildlife," wildlife rescue group the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) deputy chief executive Kalai Vanan told media. "We cannot achieve that with pest control handling wild animals as it associates wild animals with being pests." LISTEN: Responsible pet ownership in Singapore's flats – it's not just about size READ: Commentary: Ocean warming spells trouble for more fishes Wildlife are not pests and maybe therein lies the challenge. Should we, therefore, take an … [Read more...] about Commentary: Are we inept at handling wild animals that come our way?
SINGAPORE: Pest control companies may fall short when it comes to proper handling of wildlife, an industry association acknowledged after incidents involving claims of mishandling and criticism from the public. "We have learnt from past incidents that we are lacking in the handling of wildlife," a spokesperson for the Singapore Pest Management Association (SPMA) said on Sunday (Sep 13) in response to queries from CNA. "We see criticism positively and constructively. If there are really issues, we will then have to do our best to resolve the issue. If there are incompetencies, we also would do the necessary to improve the training to increase competencies," said the spokesman for the SPMA, which lists on its website more than 50 pest control companies as members. This comes after a YouTube video uploaded last Wednesday showed pest control officers allegedly mishandling a python while removing it from a drain in Jurong West. Wildlife rescue group the Animal Concerns Research … [Read more...] about Pest companies ‘lacking’ in wildlife handling and will improve, says association after criticism
Video Player Close BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's public security authorities have completed the handling of all the 683 pieces of suggestions and proposals collected during the previous annual sessions of the national legislature and political advisory body in May 2020, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday. The recommendations were either put forward by deputies to the National People's Congress or by members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee. Public security authorities tasked with handling the suggestions and proposals were mobilized to look into the relevant issues, and they have maintained close contact with the concerned legislators and political advisors. The topics range from public security to traffic management and cyber security, and had led to the introduction of a series of new measures and reforms. Enditem … [Read more...] about Public security authorities finish handling of 683 suggestions, proposals
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin on Tuesday (Sep 24) brushed off calls for her resignation, as the opposition pointed to potential conflict of interest in her handling of the regional haze issue . This came after it was revealed that IOI Corporation, which is linked to her husband's family, has a plantation subsidiary in Indonesia suspected of causing haze. Responding to media queries, the minister said that it is up to the Indonesian government to take action against those who infringe the laws there. “I hope the opposition can give more constructive proposals to address the problem which has affected the country for decades,” she said. The Star also quoted her as saying: “We welcome ideas from either the government or the opposition”. READ: Companies responsible for haze to be penalised when entering Malaysia, says Finance Minister Malaysia has been on the receiving end of cross-border haze … [Read more...] about Malaysian environment minister brushes off calls for resignation amid alleged conflict of interest in handling haze issue