PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's producer price index (PPI) increased to record a 3.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) rise in December 2022 compared with 3.2% a month earlier. “Inflation at the producer level in December 2022 for selected countries also showed moderate increase as compared to November 2022. “The worsened flood situation at certain plantation areas affected the produce of vegetables products, while the turbulent sea and high tide influenced the productivity process in the sea. Locally, the PPI showed a negative 0.3% month-on-month (m-o-m) in December 2022 compared to 0.6% in the previous month. This was owing to the decrease in agriculture, forestry and fishing index to post negative 1.7% m-o-m in December 2022 from 5.5% in November 2022.
January 31, 2023 02:48 UTC
-FortisBC Holdings Inc. says it has signed a deal with a First Nation in British Columbia over the Tilbury liquefied natural gas expansion projects. says it will collaborate with the Snuneymuxw First Nation on the expansion of the Tilbury LNG facility in Delta, B.C., and related projects. FortisBC Holdings says it respects Snuneymuxw's rights in relation to the potential effects of the project and is committed to sharing project benefits with the First Nation. The company says the Tilbury LNG facility expansion is intended to help strengthen FortisBC's gas system, while also serving the growing demand for LNG as a marine fuel. FortisBC says switching from traditional marine fuel to LNG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships by up to 27 per cent.
January 31, 2023 02:18 UTC
Public access and recreational opportunities would be maintained in the two parks, say the Te’mexw Treaty Association and provinceSooke Mountain and Discovery Island Marine provincial parks could be part of treaties currently being negotiated with the T’Sou-ke and Songhees Nations. The T’Sou-ke, Songhees, Malahat, Beecher Bay (SC’IA⁄NEW) and Snaw-Naw-As Nations have come together as the Te’mexw Treaty Association for negotiations with the federal and provincial governments that began in 1995. Negotiations are expected to lead to five separate treaties aimed at encouraging investment, job creation, economic development, housing and social well-being for both the treaty nations and their neighbours. Sooke Mountain Park, located in the Sooke Hills, would be part of the T’Sou-ke Nation’s treaty, while Discovery Island Marine Park, off Willows Beach, would be part of the Songhees treaty. Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto said the city wrote a formal letter of support last March recognizing Songhees treaty settlement lands within city boundaries as part of an “unwavering” commitment to working with the Songhees Nation.
January 31, 2023 02:11 UTC
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has called on the Luhya community to work with President William Ruto for developmental benefit. AdChoices ADVERTISING"In 2027, we will come here with one party, the one the president will use to defend his seat. Great expectations are awaiting Wetang'ula and Mudavadi by way of their close proximity to the centre of the country's power. This is despite them failing to deliver 70 per cent of the Western vote they were mandated under a pact they signed with President Ruto prior to the elections. The two are now considered the most influential leaders from Western Kenya.
January 31, 2023 02:11 UTC
[File, Standard]Renowned surgeon and author Yusuf Dawood died in the United Kingdom, aged 94. Upon clocking 90, Dr Dawood and his wife Marie Kodwavwala moved to where their two children resided. As he turned 90, four years ago, Dawood said he was beginning to think of his mortality more than he did in previous years. Upon his arrival in Kenya, Dawood joined the Rotary Club in Nairobi, and among the requirements was for new members to talk about their jobs. Before he went under, the patient told Dawood to inform the Rotarian president, the late John Karmali, that he will not be giving the speech.
January 31, 2023 01:15 UTC
Kakamega County clergies have been urged to remain non-partisan on political matters and instead support efforts to preach peace and tranquillity in the county. The interfaith meeting resolved to collaborate with the county government in fostering development in the region and promised to remain nonpartisan, especially in political matters. Barasa instead called on the clergy to up their prayers for the county executive and the county assembly to serve the residents effectively. The peace we have experienced throughout the electioneering period up to date must remain so. Prayers up for the county executive and assembly to serve our people better," said Barasa.
January 31, 2023 01:01 UTC
Hundreds, maybe thousands, of wild animals were displaced into nearby farms before KWS officers and members of the public managed to contain the blaze. “We suspect that the fire outbreak was caused by charcoal burners or honey gatherers but we have managed to contain it,” he said. Kisilu called on members of the public to be on high alert mainly while burning trash, terming this one of the main causes of fires. She added that the county disaster management team was on high alert following the increasing fires. “We have seen a rise in fires mainly due to the harsh weather that has dried vegetation and we are on high alert," she said.
January 31, 2023 00:47 UTC
Memphis, Tenn. ( Associated Press) – The Memphis Police Department has disciplined a sixth officer for his role in the brutal beating and arrest of Tyra Nichols, a spokeswoman for the police force said Monday. Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said police officer Preston Hemphill was relieved of his duty shortly after his January 7 arrest of Nichols, who died three days later at a hospital. Nichols’ family and others who have been following the developments surrounding his brutal arrest and murder in Memphis await word on additional disciplinary action against officers who were at the scene but were not fired or charged . Video posted on Friday shows five Memphis Police Department officers using a stun gun, a baton and their fists on Nichols during his arrest on the night of Jan. 7 after a traffic stop on suspicion of reckless driving. Memphis police and the Shelby County District Attorney said the actions of the officers who appeared at the scene of the arrest are under investigation.
January 31, 2023 00:07 UTC
Bacardi music pioneer Itumeleng Mosoeu, known as Vusi Ma R5, has died. He added that details surrounding the musician's death could not be disclosed as they were still being investigated. In a statement to News24, police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello confirmed Vusi Ma R5 was shot and killed. The others allegedly just heard gunshots, and when they went to investigate, they found the victim lying on the ground," Sello said. Vusi Ma R5's death comes two months after fellow Pretoria musician and businessman Oupa 'DJ Sumbody' Sefoka was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Johannesburg.
January 30, 2023 22:35 UTC
ManyaPride of NationPanache Image AwardTimes TalentKalkiBeena RahejaBigg BossFemina Miss India 2020 – Runner-upSingh won many hearts by winning the prestigious crown. The beauty queen is known for making the nation proud. She was recently recognized with theaward atManaged by, the beauty queen took to Instagram and shared the picture with the award; she wrote, "Pride of Nation." For the award night, she donned a shimmery black saree byfashion x Deme. She was earlier awarded with Dadasaheb Phalke Icon Award 2022, Global India National Stardom Awards 2022, and more.
January 30, 2023 22:31 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates ( Associated Press) — Rory McIlroy watched his 15-foot birdie putt in the cup, clenched his fists and roared in celebration of a victory that turned out to be sweeter than most. McIlroy finished with a pair of birdies in the final round to card a 4-under 68 and beat Reid, who shot 65. “I had to focus on myself and not be aware of others.”McIlroy and Reid threw darts at each other on Wednesday after meeting on the practice field on Tuesday. McIlroy declined to congratulate Reid, who wanted to wish the Northern Irishman a happy New Year. Reed called it “unfortunate” that McIlroy did not shake his hand and called McIlroy “an immature kid”.
January 30, 2023 22:00 UTC
Two people discovered asleep in a vehicle in Sault Ste. Marie on Jan. 30 were found with weapons and more than $175,000 in illegal drugs, Sault police said Monday. “Officers also observed a clear plastic bag with what appeared to be cocaine on the driver’s lap,” police said in a news release. The incident began around 2:30 a.m. when police saw the vehicle parked on Alexandra Street. “During a subsequent search, officers located approximately 1,013 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, approximately 186 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl, a crossbow, a loaded .22 calibre handgun and ammunition.
January 30, 2023 21:40 UTC
0 SHARES Share TweetK’elafo, Ethiopia | AFP | Monday – From southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya and Somalia, around 22 million people are at risk of hunger as the worst drought in four decades grips the Horn of Africa. The United Nations says 12 million people in Ethiopia, 5.6 million in Somalia and 4.3 million in Kenya are “acutely food insecure”. Across the region, 1.7 million people have been driven from their homes by a lack of water and pasture, it said. – Children in danger –According to the UN children’s agency UNICEF, almost two million children across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia require urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition, the deadliest form of hunger. Some 2.7 million children have also stopped going to school, it said.
January 30, 2023 21:30 UTC
After nearly a decade-long hiatus, the live studio-recorded music series Coke Studio India is coming back; this time as Coke Studio Bharat. The next season of Coke Studio Bharat is coming – not to your TV screen but digitally. According to sources, Coke Studio Tamil is all set to launch with a season of eight episodes. Other regional Coke Studio properties from different regions are set to roll out over the next two years. In fact, it's the success of Coke Studio Bangla – which also includes artists from West Bengal – that has spurred interest in Coke Studio Bharat.
January 30, 2023 20:09 UTC