SINGAPORE: From April, high-powered electric motorcycles may be used on Singapore's roads, in line with efforts to encourage the adoption of cleaner vehicles in the country. Under current regulations, only electric motorcycles with a power rating of no more than 10 kilowatts (kW) are allowed. Those motorcycles are also barred from use on expressways. However, from Apr 1, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will allow motorcycles with power ratings of more than than 10kW to be ridden on the roads. Electric motorcycles with a top speed of at least 50kmh will also be allowed on expressways from next month. Announcing the move - as well as a slew of other measures to incentivise the adoption of electric vehicles - Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary said this was in line with efforts to update regulations to keep pace with technology. “Motorcyclists can then now do their part for the environment by choosing an electric model,” said Dr Janil during the … [Read more...] about High-powered electric motorcycles to be allowed on Singapore roads from April
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People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose blood sugar levels are normal, according to a cautionary new study of nutrition, blood sugar and exercise. The study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may set the stage for poor blood sugar control, could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to a workout. We already have plenty of evidence, of course, that elevated blood sugar is unhealthy. People with hyperglycaemia tend to be overweight and face greater long-term risks for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, even if, in the early stages, their condition does not meet the criteria for those diseases. They also tend to be out of shape. In epidemiological studies, people with elevated blood sugar often also have low aerobic fitness, while, in animal studies, rats bred with low endurance from birth show early blood-sugar … [Read more...] about Are your high blood sugar levels undermining your workouts?
Wholesale retail electric provider Griddy Electric missed required payments to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), resulting in Griddy losing its right to operate in the state while about 10,000 customers were transitioned to other services. "It was not a choice that we made," Griddy defended itself in a statement posted to Twitter Friday. According to a market notice, Griddy's market participation was officially revoked that same day under ERCOT protocols due to a "payment breach." The move comes after Texans suffered days' long power outages caused by unusually severe winter weather , with residents facing devastating electric charges worth thousands of dollars . Griddy was among the providers that sent out huge bills, shocking customers. "We have always been transparent and customer-centric at every step," Griddy's statement said. "We wanted to continue the fight for our members to get relief and that hasn't changed." Griddy explained why the charges … [Read more...] about Power Provider Griddy Defends Itself After Ban From Operating in Texas Amid Storm Furor
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been rated highly by voters, according to a poll published on Wednesday (Sep 2), on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and greater representation of the ethnic Malay majority in his administration. Muhyiddin received a 69 per cent approval rating in a survey run by independent pollster Merdeka Center, six months after taking office in March following a power struggle that saw the collapse of the previous multi-ethnic government led by Mahathir Mohamad. READ: Commentary: Malaysia’s political centre has shifted but national leaders are still searching for it Survey respondents also gave a 93 per cent approval rating for the government's handling of COVID-19 and rated it highly for helping the needy and managing the economy during the coronavirus-induced crisis. Malaysia has reported just over 9,300 coronavirus infections. In the last popularity poll published by Merdeka Center in April last year, less than half … [Read more...] about Pandemic, Malay power lend popularity boost to Malaysia PM: Poll
Cracks are emerging in the firewall that until now has protected some of the world’s powerful nations from being scrutinized and called to account for gross violations by the U.N. Human Rights Council. The executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, called them the “untouchables.” “By that I mean governments that have managed to avoid any real critical scrutiny in the form of a resolution by the council. And the foremost untouchables that I have in mind are China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Russia,” he said. Addressing the untouchables, Roth said, is not only the biggest challenge facing the council, but is critical to its credibility. He said efforts are underway to draft critical statements on Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He added pressure is growing on Russia because of its alleged poisoning of opposition activist Alexey Navalny. However, of greatest interest, he says are emerging signs that China may no longer be untouchable. “It has been seen as politically … [Read more...] about Powerful Countries Come Under Fire at UN Human Rights Council