Upcycled soap: Discarded bars are given a second life and donated to the less fortunate

At the Hotel Jen Singapore Orchardgateway near Shangri-La, the housekeeping department collects the used bars and hands them over to Soap for Hope for upcycling a few times a year, depending on the collection quantity. With approximately 500 rooms, prior to the COVID-19 closures, the hotel averaged approximately 1,500 kg of used soap bars per … Read more

The Australian government wants to reprimand the former prime minister for secret ministries

SYDNEY: Australia’s Labor government said it will this week introduce a parliamentary motion of censure against former Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison after an investigation found his secret appointment to multiple ministries undermined confidence in the government. Morrison, who lost power in a general election in May, secretly held five ministerial positions during the COVID-19 … Read more

A state of emergency has been declared on an Italian island after a landslide

On Monday, the Italian government declared a state of emergency on the island of Ischia opposite Naples, southern Italy, where heavy rain on Saturday triggered a landslide that killed seven people and left five others missing, according to the latest toll. Naples governor Claudio Palomba said: “The death toll from the Casamicola landslide has risen … Read more

The Block, mark 2: 9 Normanhurst houses auctioned with $1 reserve

Nine properties will be up for sale in a charity auction with a target price of just $1. The properties in Normanhurst consist of eight detached four-bedroom brick houses with a vacant lot – reminiscent of the sort of auctions seen on The Block. While the properties are being marketed by Ray White Upper North … Read more

Man wanted for bus damage

Image of man reportedly smashing bus door. Image of man reportedly smashing bus door. POLICE want to identify a man, pictured, allegedly responsible for smashing the glass door panel of an ACTION bus. At approximately 6:25pm on 12 November, the man was aboard the bus in Callam Street, Phillip when a verbal and physical altercation … Read more