Archive for 五月, 2014

He left SGX job for chance to do aid work

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WATCHING an elderly lady fetch two heaving pails of water in Yunnan was enough to move director Koh Lian Hock to initiate a sea change in his career.

Mr Koh, who was vice-president of market services at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), found himself questioning his direction in life.

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Graduate of the Year

Tay Thi

TAY THI NGUYEN, at 94 pounds and at a bit more than 5 feet tall, has a towering presence. Three times Tay Thi has fainted while here at college, training to become an English teacher, because she starved herself to afford tuition. But she had the strength to persist and soon will become the first person in her village to graduate from college, and she embodies such grit and selflessness that, to me, she’s the world’s college graduate of the year.

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为了孩子,放下仇恨,不再指责

图片:解青云妻盼大家多关怀子女,悲剧一次就够了

图片:解青云妻盼大家多关怀子女,悲剧一次就够了

台北捷运江子翠站5月21日发生台湾有史以来捷运最严重的杀人案,其中一名不幸被刺身亡的28岁死者解青云,解父曾说「凶嫌父母应该要负责」,因为这个独子是他们向菩萨求来的。但死者的太太5月24日受访时表示,愿意放下仇恨,不再指责,这不是原谅凶手,只是为两个年幼孩子着想。她流泪说,希望每个家庭父母多关心子女,不要再发生悲剧了,这样她老公牺牲才值得。

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‘World’s ugliest woman’ pursues anti-bullying film

This July 1, 2013 file photo shows author and motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez at the Friend Movement Anti-Bullying Benefit Concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Velasquez. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

This July 1, 2013 file photo shows author and motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez at the Friend Movement Anti-Bullying Benefit Concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Velasquez. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called “the world’s ugliest woman,” hopes to reach an even-wider audience through an anti-bullying documentary about her story.

“I know what it is to be bullied and what is to be bullied online, and I want to be the protector of those who think it won’t get better,” said Velasquez, 25, who has a rare disease that makes it impossible for her to gain weight. She has never weighed more than 64 pounds and is blind in one eye.

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救人第一!护理师北捷现场忙抢救

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捷运乘客被砍杀,血流成河,当列车停靠江子翠站,车门一开,旅客疯狂逃命,但对向列车上的林姓女护理师,看到状况不对,顾不得自身安危,下车帮忙抢救伤员,第一时间林姓护理师指挥其他热心民众帮忙止血,自己拚命做CPR,希望能救一个是一个,裤子上沾着受害者血,为勇敢义行留下印记。

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Coffee school helps Bettr people’s lives

Bettr Barista

It was a major career switch for Madam Chetra Doraisamy, 45 – from cleaning offices and hospitals for about 30 years, to brewing speciality coffee at cafes.

“I wanted to change my life,” said the mother of four.

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拥抱比耳光更有力量

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球王贝利出生在巴西海岸线附近一个贫困的小镇里,父亲是位因伤退役、穷困潦倒的前足球运动员。贝利从小酷爱足球运动,很早就显现出踢球的天分。因为家里穷,父亲没有钱买足球,但为了鼓励儿子贝利对足球的热爱,他用大号袜子、破布和旧报纸,做成了一个自制“足球”送给儿子。从此,贝利常常光着黑瘦的脊梁,在家门前坑坑洼洼的街面上,赤着脚向想像中的球门冲刺。

10岁时,贝利和伙伴们组建了一支街头足球队,在当地渐渐小有名气。足球在巴西人的生活中有着举足轻重的地位,因此,镇里开始有不少人向崭露头角的贝利打招呼,还给他敬烟。贝利很享受那种吸烟带来的“长大了”的感觉,渐渐有了烟瘾。但因为买不起烟,他开始到处找人索讨。

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