Archive for 三月, 2015

这红盒子陪伴李先生工作到终老

 李光耀直到上个月入院的前一天,每天都使用的红盒子。据多名曾与他共事的官员回忆,这个红盒子跟着他很多很多年。(通讯及新闻部提供)

李光耀直到上个月入院的前一天,每天都使用的红盒子。据多名曾与他共事的官员回忆,这个红盒子跟着他很多很多年。(通讯及新闻部提供)

曾任建国总理李光耀首席私人秘书的教育部长王瑞杰在一篇题为《李先生的红盒子》(Mr Lee’s Red Box)的追悼文章中写道:红盒子装着李先生不同时段在处理的事务。这么多年来,它装着他的材料、演讲初稿、信函、阅读资料,以及各种各样的问题、感想和观察。以下是这篇文章的全文。

李光耀先生有个红盒子。在我担任李先生的首席私人秘书时,我每天的生活基本就围绕着这个红盒子。李先生每天进来工作前,这个上了锁的红盒子在早上约9时已经先送到办公室了。

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Leaving a lasting imprint on lives in Aceh

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Two years after watching her father get shot dead by separatists during an outbreak of civil unrest in Banda Aceh, eight-year-old Nazirah lost her mother to the Dec 26 tsunami in 2004.

With nowhere else to go, Nazirah and her three siblings could seek refuge only in the Fajar Hidayah orphanage cum boarding school in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Aceh province, and figure out what to do next.

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孝顺的孙子

许来兴从小由阿嫲陈金桃带大,两人感情亲密(摄影/吴庆顺)

许来兴从小由阿嫲陈金桃带大,两人感情亲密(摄影/吴庆顺)

5岁就懂得牵聋哑母过马路,7岁怕阿嫲跌倒坚持自己上学!乖孙的贴心让阿嫲感动得悄悄落泪!

上周被李显龙总理赞扬的“乐观嫲”,教出品学兼优的乖孙。今年15岁的乖孙,与哑母阿嫲相依为命,从小自立懂事,照顾阿嫲和母亲的生活起居。

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A hug to mom with both arms: 6-year-old boy gets $350 3D printed myoelectric arm

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6-Year-Old Florida boy Alex Pring was born without an arm. One thing Alex Pring hated most about kindergarten was answering the same question again and again: “What happened to your arm?”

Alex is missing his right arm from just above his elbow. He accepts himself for the way he was made, but that was also the thing he doesn’t want to talk about.

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Religion helps Vanuatuans through cyclone shock

People take shelter at the Apostolic Church of Tagabe in Port Vila on March 20, 2015 after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu. (Photo By Fred Payet/AFP)

People take shelter at the Apostolic Church of Tagabe in Port Vila on March 20, 2015 after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu. (Photo By Fred Payet/AFP)

Celine Jimmy prayed three times before running out of a clubhouse into the darkness to a family home as Cyclone Pam roared through her village in Vanuatu, her four children close by her side.

“The trees were falling down and we jumped over them,” Jimmy, 42, told AFP in Saama village some 76 kilometres (47 miles) north of the capital Port Vila, of her race to move to a building with more shelter.

“The next morning, we thanked God because he protected us.”

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GoodGym makes it easy for people to combine exercise with doing good in their local community

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GoodGym encourages volunteering by channelling the energy that people spend on exercising and turning it into positive social action. It has two very simple aims: to increase volunteering in the local community while creating an additional motivation to exercise and keep fit (without a treadmill in sight!).

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废校变乐园

虎山国小两年前每年级学生只有个位数,面临裁并危机;如今以生态小学特色课程,成为台南市唯一增班的学校。 图/虎山国小提供

虎山国小两年前每年级学生只有个位数,面临裁并危机;如今以生态小学特色课程,成为台南市唯一增班的学校。 图/虎山国小提供

虎山国小两年前每年级学生只有个位数,面临裁并的危机,校长林勇成上任后充分利用学校周边的自然生态,透过「虎光山色、童梦森林」生态小学特色课程,成为台南唯一连续两年增班学校,全校有154名学生。

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