Author Patricia Koh, 38, sends not one, but two of her young children to a tribe for bright minds. Her boys Valerian and Victor, aged three and seven respectively, are among a growing pool of children who have made the cut to enter Mensa Singapore, a society for people with high IQ. Both have been members since they were about two. "Gifted kids need an environment to discover their potential," said Ms Koh. "We want to help them to flourish."
Every month, Mr Zailani Ahmad, senior operations manager at The Star Performing Arts Centre, sits his security staff down for a refresher on emergency evacuation routes and protocols for various scenarios, from bomb threats to gunmen attacks. It may seem routine, but Mr Zailani does not let up on these sessions. "We have to refresh their knowledge, so everyone knows what to do in the different scenarios," said the 50-year-old, who oversees the management of emergency situations at the centre.
Singaporeans still have some way to go before they are ready to deal with a terror attack here. A Sunday Times poll found that about four in five Singaporeans feel unprepared if a terror attack were to hit home. And more than 70 per cent admitted that they have not acquired life-saving skills, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".