SINGAPORE - The Community Link (ComLink) programme, which provides comprehensive and coordinated support to low-income families, will be expanded nationwide to 21 towns over two years to cover all 14,000 families with children who live in highly subsidised rental housing. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) piloted the programme in 2019 in four areas - Boon Lay, Marsiling, Kembangan-Chai Chee and Jalan Kukoh - to better support families living in rental flats who often face a host of problems. Since its launch, the programme has supported 1,000 families. For example, in each ComLink town, MSF's Social Service Office (SSO) leads a ComLink alliance, comprising government agencies, companies and community partners. The alliance seeks to better coordinate and manage the families' different needs and offer customised services and support to them, among other things. "Instead of waiting for households to seek help, we proactively reached out to families with young … [Read more...] about ComLink to be expanded nationwide to support low-income families in 21 towns
The scientist behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab has been awarded a medal previously won by Winston Churchill. Professor Sarah Gilbert has been given the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal for her work on the vaccine. Prof Gilbert, who is lead researcher on the team, is Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University. The RSA Albert Medal is awarded annually to recognise experts spearheading the solutions to “the challenges of our time”. Churchill scooped the gong in 1945 for leading the Allies to victory in the Second World War. Other past winners include Marie Curie for the discovery of radium; Alexander Graham Bell for inventing the telephone; Stephen Hawking for boosting awareness of physics; and Tim Berners-Lee for creating the World Wide Web. Prof Gilbert said: “It is a great honour to receive this award. “The creation and the development of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine came after I … [Read more...] about Scientist behind coronavirus vaccine given top medal named after Prince Albert
On March 5th and 6th legendary musician, producer and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Linda Perry , will curate and headline at the two-day Rock ‘N’ Relief : Concert Series and Live Stream at Dodger Stadium to raise funds for CORE. The event will be hosted by DJ Kat Corbett of SiriusXM & KROQ and will feature live performances from artists including Macy Gray, Juliette Lewis, Donita Sparks, Kevin Bacon, and Silversun Pickups. There will also be digital performances by artists such as Carly Simon with David Saw, Foo Fighters, Gavin Rossdale, Pete Yorn, James Blunt, Jewel, Sheryl Crow, and Sammy Hagar. Source: Provided by Linda Perry, used with permission Founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, CORE is a non-profit organization dedicated to crisis response. One of the missions of CORE and its partners has been to provide equitable access to free COVID testing and vaccines across Los Angeles for the past year. Dodger Stadium previously served as the largest free … [Read more...] about Rock N Relief Concert Raises Money For COVID-19 Vaccinations
Last month, I was privileged to join a discussion of Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED Talk on grit. In her talk, Duckworth summarized her important research. She has found evidence, in many different settings (for example, at West Point, at the National Spelling Bee, and in the Chicago public schools) that doing well - in school and in life - depends not only on intelligence and talent, but on passion and perseverance, a quality she calls “grit.” At the conclusion of her talk, Duckworth acknowledges a gap in our understanding, and she challenges us. We know that grit is important; we know very little, however, about how children develop this essential ingredient of success. Angela asks, “What can parents do to help their children become grittier – to develop a work ethic that keeps them motivated for the marathon, not just the sprint?” She cites Carol Dweck's research on a growth mindset as a beginning answer to this question. In today’s post, I will take up Angela’s challenge … [Read more...] about How Can We Help Our Children Become “Grittier”?
Three women have accused New York's Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. The complaints center largely around unsolicited shows of affection. He very well may have said the inappropriate things being reported, but none of the women were physically harmed by what was at most unwanted flirtation. You have to ask: What will these displays of fragility do to the women's careers? Little that's good, unless they plan to seek tenure in a department of gender studies. "I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me," said Charlotte Bennett, a former aide, "and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared." A grown woman getting "scared" by a come-on? From a New Yorker, no less? Wanting the world to know of her torment, Bennett made herself available to the media, done up in cat-eye makeup. Basically, that involves a vixenish wing of eyeliner swooshing to the outer corner. Is your writer implying that Bennett somehow "asked for it"? She is not, because "it" never happened. It's … [Read more...] about Women Accusing Cuomo Won’t Come Out on Top | Opinion