SINGAPORE: Beer that tasted like vinegar was not what home brewer Mark Chen had in mind. But that was what he often ended up with when he first picked up home brewing as a hobby four years ago. “It doesn’t always turn out well,” he recalled with a laugh. But in a corner of his home in Hougang he persevered. With a second-hand brewing kit from a friend, Mr Chen would spend hours every Saturday hoping to perfect a pint with different grains, hop varieties and yeast strains. He soon improved and began moving away from following recipes in home-brewing magazines to experimenting on his own. “My wife loves to cook and she experiments a lot, which inspires me,” said Mr Chen. “We always go to the market together and at the spices and dry herbs section, I started asking myself why all these ingredients are found in local food, but not beer. That’s when I started experimenting.” READ: Creative Capital: The young Singapore brewer taking craft beer to new heights Now, some of … [Read more...] about IN FOCUS: Brewing craft beer and spirits in Singapore – a toast to business success?
Brace yourselves. Crafts are coming. You know in your heart that you're destined to sit on the Iron Throne, or deserve your own set of dragon triplets. Unfortunately, those kinds of things are only available to Westerosi — unless you're willing to shell out $30,000 for a replica throne in your living room. See also: 24 'Game of Thrones' Prints to Decorate Your Wall Since you can't actually go to the Seven Kingdoms, you'll have to bring the Seven Kingdoms to you. Even a Khaleesi has to get a little crafty sometimes. 1. Paper Mache Dragon Eggs These crafty-looking props look so life-like, they're practically ready to hatch. No walking through fire required. Image: @crystal_nebula on Instagram 2. Dragon Egg Necklace This easy tutorial uses polymer clay and and an oven to sculpt and bake your own precious dragon egg. Image: Nerds and Nomsense 3. Game of Coasters Your stein of ale needs a proper resting place while your watching your … [Read more...] about All Men Must DIY: 10 Crafts Inspired by ‘Game of Thrones’
Home Fashion Trends Fashion Trends Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on October 22, 2020 Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 was actually surprising for fashion was offered to the audience with a refreshing perspective. So, be it Karishma Shahani-Khan's 'Ramta' collection which was about bold patterns with striped and circular accents or the use of handloom mundu fabric and showing cultural narrative by the label Malai, the first day of LFW wasn't tired and monotonous at all. The first day of the fashion week had a balanced mix of contemporary and traditional with some designers reimagining and appreciating past. Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg and Gaurang Shah were the designers, who beckoned us to pause and think about the indigenous weavers, the fabric heritage, and craftsmanship of the country. Adding to that, the designers made the past heritage so relevant. Raw Mango One look at the Instagram feed of Raw Mango and … [Read more...] about Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Making Past Crafts Legacy Relevant Ft. Raw Mango And Gaurang Shah
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is working with the Kentucky legislature to change the current seat vacancy laws when a Senate seat has been vacated before an election. McConnell has been in the Senate since 1985. Last November he made short work of the election by winning his seventh term. Kentucky Republicans told the Intercept , “McConnell has compiled a shortlist of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term.” The report said: The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, whose billionaire coal magnate husband is a major McConnell donor, as well as Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a former McConnell Scholar. Currently, in Kentucky, the power to appoint when a seat is vacant goes to the Governor, who is Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY). Senate Bill 228 was filed on February 10, … [Read more...] about McConnell Working to Cement Legacy In Kentucky
SINGAPORE: As Singapore ramps up the number of healthcare institutions under its Masterplan 2020, a main challenge is to beef up its healthcare workforce. The Deputy Chair of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health, Dr Fatimah Lateef, said manpower planning is of utmost importance to meeting the increasing demand for healthcare services. The demand for healthcare workers is expected to grow from 50,000 in 2011 to 91,000 in 2030, according to the National Population and Talent Division. Of these, 28,000 are projected to be foreign healthcare workers, up from 13,000 in 2011. And filling up these jobs remains an uphill task. Dr Fatimah said: "For an emergency department which sees about 500-600 patients a day, we are really understaffed at a tertiary level. So I think in primary health as well at polyclinics, we need to boost this as well. "Now with an ageing population and with community, step-down care and long-term care, to just rely on local manpower alone, … [Read more...] about Manpower planning needed to meet increasing demand for healthcare services