Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 19 October 2019

Golden toilet robbery: how did the thieves get past security?

Our readers have their say about forgetful parents, capping classes, the stolen golden toilet

 "America", a fully-working solid gold toilet, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England.  Leon Neal/Getty Images
 "America", a fully-working solid gold toilet, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England.  Leon Neal/Getty Images

I write to you in reference to Taylor Heyman's article Gold toilet stolen from British stately home (September 14).

How on earth does one walk out of a stately home with a golden toilet under their jacket, without anyone noticing? Was security asleep? This is one strange story.

Phil Jones, Dubai

We should all be cautious not to forget children in cars

I write to you in reference to Anam Rizvi's article Doctor warns of dangers of leaving children alone in vehicles after bus tragedy (June 18).

I urge parents not to forget their babies in the car. A busy and exhausted parent's schedule is constantly changing, which may cause them to forget that it's their turn to drop their kids off at daycare, resulting in sleeping babies and toddlers being left in the backseat in the scorching summer heat. Some car seats include buckle sensors that remind parents there's a child in the backseat when the car stops, this may provide a solution for forgetful parents and could save lives.

Sylvia Penaloza, UAE

Other emirates should follow Sharjah's class caps initiative

I write to you in reference to Anam Rizvi and Salam Al Amir's article Sharjah Ruler caps class sizes at private schools to 25 pupils (September 11).

That is amazing, a great campaign. I do hope the rest of the emirates will follow Sharjah’s example and limit the number of students in their classes. It is a disaster in some schools.

Hanan Abdalla, Abu Dhabi

Cure for chemotherapy-related hair loss promising feat of medicine

I write to you in reference to Jamie Prentis's article Scientists discover drug that stops hair loss during chemotherapy (September 13). This astonishing piece was a wonderful read. This breakthrough discovery could help patients cope with hair loss during chemotherapy, an awesome development that was made possible by scientists at the University of Manchester. The researchers found a drug that could prevent hair fall during chemotherapy, a problem that many cancer patients must deal with. This is yet another medical feat that will change people's lives for the better.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Updated: September 15, 2019 06:50 PM

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