Just one exercise each for your upper body, lower body, core and back – that’s all you need to do, preferably three times a week. Hold for three seconds, then return to the starting position to complete one repetition. Return slowly to the starting position, gently touching the ground with your bottom before repeating the movement. Exhale while you lift your upper body off the floor, keeping your forehead in contact with your wrist and your legs on the floor. Keeping your upper body on the floor, squeeze your glute muscles and lift your legs off the floor, making sure they are straight.
October 23, 2020 05:03 UTC
In the past 1,000 days, Zhu Liwei has taken more than 1,000 photos of people reading books on the subway in China’s capital. “When I started to pay attention to people around me, I found like-minded metro readers.”Zhu has been photographing people reading books on the subway ever since. Zhu Liwei created an album on Douban, an online social platform, titled: 'Readers On The Beijing Subway'. “No matter what they are reading, the books in their hands seem to be shining with light, ” says Zhu. Photo: Zhu LiweiIn her more than two years of chronicling subway readers, Zhu has encountered various personalities.
October 23, 2020 02:03 UTC
IN 1998, I started my career as a medical laboratory technologist and within a month of working, the Nipah outbreak occurred (September 1998 to May 1999). By the mid-1800s, lab tests had been introduced to detect tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid and diphtheria, although cures for these diseases would not come until later. Doctors and other medical professionals rely on our expertise in and technical know-how of thousands of laboratory tests, from pre-analytical to post-analytical. Despite many challenges, the medical laboratory professionals in this country have yet again reacted with well-known suppleness by providing uninterrupted diagnostic services seamlessly. Thus I would like to reiterate what I had said in 2003, “We are the unsung heroes of our times”.
October 23, 2020 00:56 UTC
SEREMBAN: The Coroner’s Court heard that an email account used to send a purported ransom demand to Nora Anne Quoirin’s family on Aug 7,2019, had been deactivated. “In this investigation (of the email account), there are two main parts – the first is the content and the second is the header. “On Sept 14, I checked the email ‘email@example.com’ through the email checker website and it showed that the email account had been deactivated, ” he said. “In the investigation, the IP address was registered under the Hotmail webmail service, ” he added. DSP Hazizi: Microsoft keeps all records of the email account from creation, delivery transactions and when it is deactivated.
October 23, 2020 00:11 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Medical personnel from the Petaling district Health Department will continue to conduct Covid-19 tests for all Pelangi Damansara flat residents in Persiaran Surian where up to 23 people have tested positive for the virus. Petaling district disaster management committee chairman Johary Anuar said the test started on Wednesday with residents in Block B. Residents in the other blocks will also go through the test, ” he said. Nana was told by a health official to self-quarantine at home and not to come to Pelangi Damansara for at least 14 days. Residents who displayed symptoms were issued notice for them to undergo the mandatory two-week self-quarantine while they wait for their results.
October 22, 2020 23:15 UTC
Although she is prepared for the WFH order, Julayka still thinks that the government needs to draft the guidelines carefully before announcing them. “Since this is the second time that the government implemented the WFH order, our company is more prepared. She however noted that some managers might find it challenging to track their staff’s work performance when they were at home. He, however, said that he had yet to set up a proper work station in his house. “The plan was to work in two teams on separate levels of our office building.
October 22, 2020 23:15 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The law that was passed in Parliament to relieve the impact of Covid-19 will be gazetted today, after which it will be in effect for two years. Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the move to gazette the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Act 2020 followed the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in line with Article 66 of the Federal Constitution. The mediation service is open to everyone with disputes involving RM300,000 and below. He added that the government would also bear the mediation service cost for those in the B40 and M40 categories as well as those in the small and micro enterprises. Also no warrant of distress can be taken against tenants who have been in arrears of rent from March 18 to Aug 31.
October 22, 2020 23:03 UTC
Rafia Ahmad, 15, has been diligently focusing on her schoolwork since being placed under quarantine at her friend’s house in Kota Kinabalu. She had been in contact with a positive case while visiting her friend’s family in Kota Kinabalu, where she is currently being quarantined with seven others. Government rules state that those who have been in close contact with a known positive case must undergo a Covid-19 swab test, plus a mandatory 14-day quarantine. “There is nothing to do under quarantine besides schoolwork, so that is what I’ve been trying to focus on, ” Rafia said in a telephone interview. Rafia’s first thought after learning that her friend’s father was a positive case was whether anyone else in the house was also infected.
October 22, 2020 23:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: What a sad end to shuttler Ong Ken Yon’s aspiration to play in his first World Junior Championships. “It should have been my first and last world junior meet but now, I’ll never get to experience it, ” said a disappointed Ken Yon. Ken Yon did not come through the ranks of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) system but instead had to work doubly hard as a state player. “My junior teammates and I are just unlucky but I totally understand why this decision had to be made, ” said Ken Yon. We’ll just have to accept it, ” said Ken Yon, who will be promoted to the senior ranks next year.
October 22, 2020 22:52 UTC
"My business was rather depressed even before the pandemic as independent bookstores are facing increasing competition from e-commerce. "To be or not to be ..." that's the question that many independent bookstore owners are confronting as they become yet another casualty of the pandemic. Independent bookstores and bookstore chains have been taking a beating as consumer buying habits shifted to online purchases and away from the relaxed, in-person browsing they'd previously enjoyed. Founded in 1940, the bookstore claims the title of oldest independent bookstore in LA. "Unless things change soon, America is in danger of losing a literary cultural heritage that has been held in trust by independent booksellers for generations," warned Deixler.
October 22, 2020 18:56 UTC
Premier League champions Liverpool confirmed Van Dijk will undergo surgery on damaged knee ligaments following a challenge by Pickford during Saturday's Merseyside derby, which finished in a 2-2 draw. "To be clear, we are really sorry for the injury of Virgil van Dijk," Ancelotti told Everton's website https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1870855/everton-manager-ancelotti-provides-injury-update-on-james ahead of Sunday's trip to Southampton. It was not to hurt Virgil van Dijk. Virgil van Dijk knows this. Jordan is really sad, really disappointed (about Van Dijk's injury).
October 22, 2020 14:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament awarded Belarus' democratic opposition on Thursday its annual human rights prize, in support of the country's protests against the results of an August presidential election that the West and the opposition say was rigged. Know that we are by your side," European Parliament President David Sassoli said after announcing the prize to "brave women ... prominent political and civil society figures." The parliament cited 10 opposition figures in its award statement, including the main opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Nobel laureate author Svetlana Alexievich. The 50,000 euro Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, is awarded every year. Past winners include South African President Nelson Mandela, Venezuela's democratic opposition and Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai.
October 22, 2020 11:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 22): Borrowers, especially those affected by the movement curbs due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, can still seek help from their respective banks on their loan repayment. "Borrowers need not be anxious. The repayment assistance is ongoing and will extend well into 2021. Although the automatic loan deferment moratorium, the subsequent targeted moratorium and repayment assistance are unprecedented, banks have mobilised all their resources to handle the situation. “BNM has a dedicated page (www.bnm.gov.my/tra) where borrowers that are in need of repayment assistance can obtain more information.
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October 22, 2020 10:30 UTC
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): An online chatbot is now available to those feeling stressed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, to help them build mental resilience and learn self-care. Users are also promised anonymity when using the "emotionally intelligent" chatbot platform Wysa, which is available on the latest version of Web-app service mindline.sg. It also has a well-being self-assessment tool to help users with their healthcare needs. The agencies worked with health-tech start-up Touchkin to bring its chatbot Wysa to the mindline.sg site for free for a year, as it is usually a paid service. A friend recommended mindline.sg, to help me manage my emotions better," said the 49-year-old.
October 22, 2020 10:07 UTC
Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood's top stars, said Wednesday (Oct 21) he had emerged "victorious" after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. In August, Dutt said he was "taking a short break for some medical treatment", triggering weeks of media speculation. He was given a six-year term and spent 18 months in prison before being released in 2007, pending an appeal. In 2013, his conviction was upheld but his prison term was cut to five years. The actor, who has been married three times, has three children, including 10-year-old twins with his wife Maanayata Dutt.
October 22, 2020 06:22 UTC