Come and be entertained by six short stories of Singapore’s wild leopard cats, small mammals, smooth-coated otters and the common palm civet by research students of the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS.
Hosted by the Singapore Science Centre this Saturday, 28 Jun 2014: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Mendel Auditorium. The event is open to all with registration at: http://tinyurl.com/mammaltalkssc
This is an encore performance by Amanda Tan, Chloe Tan, Marcus Chua, Meryl Theng, Fung Tze Kwan & Xu Weiting.
The Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898 is celebrated today as the National Day of the Philippines. So when I returned from Pulau Ubin today, I looked for my two kakis in campus, JC and Mingko and managed to find JC , thumping away on his keyboard.
I looked for a Filipino flag and took this selfie of us to commemorate the day:
Well, the duck thought this was pretty cool!
What little I know of the history of Philippines I read mostly from online accounts, usually arriving there by way of the Pacific War (WW II), and of course through major news from the 70’s. I have been fortunate to learn more from conversations with friends in Singapore. It is wonderful having a living person to ask questions of, and we learn about humanity in this ongoing process.
I tweeted this photo and J C Mendoza reposted this on Facebook to say
“Singaporean colleague N. Sivasothi tweets “Happy Independence Day Pinoys!” To which we Pinoys say, “Maraming salamat!””
“Today we honor the sacrifice of the men & women who fought for our freedom. May we never take it for granted. Happy Independence Day, Philippines.
“Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo!”
“Our ocean today is at grave risk – and it’s not happening by accident. Human activity is the cause. Harmful fishing practices, even illegal fishing; giant garbage patches; hundreds of dead zones; and rising carbon dioxide levels – all of it threatens life under the sea. That’s the bad news. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Governments, communities, and individuals can act now to reverse these trends. We can protect the ocean if we all start treating it like ‘our ocean.’”
‘The US Department of State will host the “Our Ocean” Conference on 16 & 17 June (#OurOcean2014). Invited individuals, experts, practitioners, advocates, lawmakers, and the international ocean and foreign policy communities will gather lessons learned, share the best science, offer unique perspectives, and demonstrate effective action.
They aim to chart a way forward, working individually and together, to protect “Our Ocean.”’
The conference will be accessible on the internet.