A Mathematics teacher from Shahibaug who had bracketed himself as an odd one out because of vertigo , optimised his potential to infinity to become his own hero. For one-and-a-half years, Chintan Shah, 41, battled vertigo – a condition that causes giddiness when one tilts the head – for one-and-a-half years. After turning to yoga, Shah got rid of his dependence on medicines to set out on his life’s most arduous challenge– covering 3,000 km on his gearless Hero Hawk bicycle, in just 20 days. He took the road trip to Arunachal Pradesh during Diwali vacation, cycling 140 km every day, to finally complete the task he had set for himself without taking a single pill. Shah had earlier taken a three-day test ride to Mt Abu after overcoming his condition and that boosted his confidence. When he was diagnosed with the ailment, he was put on medication and advised to avoid stress. Along with medicines, Shah began practising yoga as he was keen on pursuing his passion for cycling. … [Read more...] about This man overcame vertigo to complete a successful cycling expedition to Arunchal Pradesh
SINGAPORE: Living in a one-room rental flat with six children and a mentally ill sister to care for leaves Linda, a single parent, little time for respite. It also means her children aged five to 15 do not have space at home to do their homework without being distracted. There would be arguments among the children, shedding of tears, noise and stress on weekdays, as she tries to control the chaos as best she can, Ms Linda told CNA. "I would become a commander, shouting at them to stop fighting, to stop using their phones," she said. The situation has improved since the freelance domestic cleaner found out about CareNights, a free service run by Morning Star Community Services. That is where three of her children aged 10, 11 and 12 spend their weekday evenings. They are served dinner, get help with their school work and take part in workshops and other hands-on activities between 6pm and 10pm. In the year that the children have been going to the centre in Sengkang, she … [Read more...] about A care service that aims to break the cycle of a challenging childhood, one kid at a time
B ARI (AFP) - Sprint specialist Nacer Bouhanni ended a three-year drought for French cyclists in the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday as he won the 112-kilometre fourth stage from Giovinazzo to Bari. The 23-year-old FDJ.fr rider won the stage - which saw the organisers decide not to allocate bonus times on the final 8.3km lap around Bari because of the dreadful weather - to record his first ever stage win in a major Tour and become the first since John Gadret in 2011 to prevail on the Giro. Australia's Michael Matthews retained the overall leader's pink jersey. Bouhanni's task had been amde significantly easier when Germany's Marcel Kittel, who had won two of the first three stages in sprint finishes, was unable to start the stage because he was running a fever according to his team Giant-Shimano. … [Read more...] about Cycling: Bouhanni takes stage to end French drought
SINGAPORE: The rapid adoption of digital technologies to learn or work from home following the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed how we travel within Singapore. Data from Moovit indicated a significant 77 per cent decline in local public transport ridership during the circuit breaker period, in April and May. With falling road traffic, Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) was also suspended from Apr 6 and has only partially resumed since Jul 27. Since easing measures, schools have resumed face-to-face lessons, and employees are gradually returning to workplaces. Last week, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that it would allow more people to return to offices but stressed for employers to stagger reporting times and implement flexible schedules to avoid travel during peak hours. READ: COVID-19: More people allowed to return to workplace, subject to conditions like capacity limits LISTEN: Returning to the office – can you say no? Transport Minister Ong Ye … [Read more...] about Commentary: What will it take to make Singapore truly car-lite?
WITH gyms closed yet again, we couldn't think of a better time to test out the new Wahoo multisport watch. The new ELEMNT RIVAL GPS watch has been designed with triathletes in mind, and Wahoo can count the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Johnny, amongst those trusting the device to aid their training. Released in late 2020, Wahoo fans have been long awaiting the release of a Wahoo watch. But was it worth the wait? Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL, £349.99, Wiggle - buy here Wahoo RIVAL Watch Review: Quick Summary First and foremost, we should mention that this isn't a smartwatch (in the traditional sense of the word, anyway) and nor does it pretend to be. If you're looking for a watch which plays music and has built-in coaching and contactless payments, then this isn't the watch for you. However, if you're after a multisport watch which will provide you with detailed data on metrics such as heart rate, elevation changes, and GPS based distance, time and cadence, then read on. … [Read more...] about Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL Watch Review