988, one of Malaysia’s leading Chinese radio stations, is celebrating its silver jubilee tomorrow with a line-up of new content, contests and events featuring an array of special guests. He also helms 988’s weekly City Heartbeat radio show where he plays big brother to listeners who call in seeking guidance and advice. There will also be a heart-warming segment where several City Heartbeat listeners talk about how DJ Chan Fong’s advice has changed their lives. The “988 City Heartbeat Live Show” is jointly celebrated by co-sponsors Kinohimitsu (my.kinohimitsu.com) and Gintell (www.gintell.com/store-locator) along with Friends of 988 Victoria Facelift (http://bit.ly/VF988FREE) and Cuckoo (www.facebook.com/CUCKOOInternational/). Pop singer Michael Wong will be among DJ Chan Fong’s guests.
May 06, 2021 23:48 UTC
(Reuters) - Spain's Rafa Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year on Thursday, while fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka won the top women's honour. Japan's Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown. Nadal picked up his fourth Laureus honour, having previously scooped the Breakthrough, Comeback and men's individual awards. "Winning the French Open and equalling the 20th Grand Slam of Roger Federer has been an unforgettable moment. Tennis dominated the digital awards ceremony in Seville as American great Billie Jean King received the Lifetime Achievement award.
May 06, 2021 20:15 UTC
PETALING JAYA: All sports and recreational activities in areas under the movement control order will not be allowed for the next two weeks. The Youth and Sports Ministry said the National Security Council (NSC) made the decision which covers premises and commercial facilities, public facilities and fields, unless special permission is given. "The national training camp under quarantine concept at the National Sports Council and the state sports council will continue. "The training programme under quarantine concept for Malaysia Football League teams also can continue. The MCO will be enforced from May 6 to 17 for six districts in Selangor and from May 7 to 20 in Kuala Lumpur.
May 06, 2021 12:56 UTC
The technology at the time was also not advanced enough to allow scientists to observe the microscopic activities of the brain and the brain behaviour of patients who had suffered from damage to the organ. My brain health is no longer dictated by the size and weight of the brain I was born with, but rather what I do with it. As you think, neural connections form between your brain cells, or neurons. The more you work your brain, the more you strengthen the neural connections and enhance your cognitive skills. These increase connectivity between brain regions and help form new neural networks, strengthening brain density.
May 06, 2021 11:00 UTC
The Facebook group called “Migrate” has garnered more than 800,000 members in less than a week of being set up. Much of the private group’s discussions center around better job and wealth prospects that other countries can offer, compared to fewer opportunities in Thailand. The current flareup in coronavirus in Thailand, which started early April, has more than doubled the number of cases and deaths. The group is planning to launch a website that will compile information about emigration shared among members for the benefit of anyone wanting to leave Thailand. “It’s a vote of no-confidence by the people,” said Paul Chambers, a lecturer at Naresuan University’s Center of Asean Community Studies in northern Thailand.
May 06, 2021 10:30 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian citizens in certain parts of India will be repatriated following concerns over the sharp spike in the number of Covid-19 cases there, says the Foreign Ministry. Hishammuddin said Malaysians who will be brought home on this mission are to do Covid-19 swab tests before departure and upon arrival in Malaysia. The Foreign Minister said this mission would not involve the southern and eastern regions in India as the situation there is under control. India's Covid-19 cases spiked in April to daily record highs, and experts warn the country's worsening health crisis could scuttle efforts to end the global pandemic. One in every four deaths in the past week are from India, it said.
May 06, 2021 09:56 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Details for the second round of AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine opt-in will be announced next week, says Khairy Jamaluddin. "While much attention has been given to the opt-in AZ track under the National Covid-19 Immunisation programme (Pick), phase two is well underway with more seniors receiving their appointments. The AZ vaccine rollout began in Malaysia on a voluntary basis on Wednesday (May 5). Meanwhile on a separate matter, those who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and given dates earlier than the recommended 12 weeks for their second jab will have their appointments rescheduled, said Khairy. Khairy had said that the interval between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine is set at 12 weeks.
May 06, 2021 08:33 UTC
“I always say that Chinese marriage counselling is mostly like treating late-stage cancer, ” said Zhu, explaining that the majority of his clients arrive in “absolute crisis”. After decades of the “one-child policy”, China faces a stark gender imbalance with 30 million more men than women. State-organised counsellingLawmakers last year introduced a mandatory 30-day cooling-off period for divorce by agreement, which previously could be settled within a day. “The ‘divorce cooling-off period’ has become a ‘divorce abuse period’, which completely deviates from its original purpose, ” said Guangzhou marriage lawyer Wang Youbai. But more Chinese women are also refusing to cave in, with marriage registrations last year falling to their lowest level in nearly two decades.
May 06, 2021 07:00 UTC
Flat feet occur when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened instead of curved. Although I have flat feet, I would like to think that I can still function quite normally. When you are a baby or toddler, you naturally have flat feet as the foot arch has not yet developed. My flat feet are not painful, but will they become painful and affect me when I’m older? Your doctor may also recommend stretching exercises if you have a short Achilles tendon associated with your flat feet.
May 06, 2021 04:52 UTC
The decision of the authorities to make the AstraZeneca vaccine a voluntary opt-in option for individuals living in the Klang Valley has proven to be an interesting phenomenon. Most interesting perhaps is the effect this opt-in policy has had on vaccine registration as a whole. I have a feeling this happened last Sunday (May 2) as well, as it became increasingly apparent that people were registering for AstraZeneca in droves. I realised that there was no ‘sweet spot’ with regards to how long one was willing to wait regarding long-term data concerning the vaccines. We do hope that such opt-in options will become available throughout the country, and that it will somehow prioritise people according to vulnerability and need.
May 06, 2021 03:38 UTC
MALAYSIA has adopted the strategy used by Western countries in vaccinating the general public, which is to prioritise senior citizens or the elderly who are considered the most vulnerable. In fact, senior citizens are the most obedient people; if you ask them not to go out because they are too vulnerable, chances are that they will stay at home. If the government wants to open up the economy as soon as possible, then the working population should be prioritised. Give employers a timeline as to how they must get their workers vaccinated. With this ruling in place, I believe employers will be lining up to get their workers vaccinated before the targeted dates.
May 06, 2021 00:56 UTC
Compiled by JO TIMBUONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHANTHE Malaysian chapter of Buddhist association Fo Guang Shan will be sending 200 oxygen concentrators to India to help Covid-19 patients, Sin Chew Daily reported. India, which is the birthplace of Buddha, is currently experiencing a severe shortage of oxygen supply following a sharp rise in the number of patients, with over 300,000 infections daily. The abbess for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, Venerable Jue Cheng, organised a fundraiser on April 27 to buy the oxygen concentrators. The machines will be sent to New Delhi, Chennai and Gandhinagar, Gujarat, with the help of a Malaysian businessman. “My ideal villain is not one who chops a person up without reason or someone who is disliked by the audience.
May 06, 2021 00:13 UTC
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May 06, 2021 00:05 UTC
Hejnowska, who is among those vying for the state-level Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Queen) title on May 30 and 31 for the Kaamatan or Harvest Festival, said there were – and still are – many doubters when she first decided to join the pageant. “But it doesn’t really bother me because I know I speak the language well. The Unduk Ngadau is held to commemorate Huminodun, daughter of ancient gods Kinoingan and Sumundu, who was said to be the most beautiful and kindest girl who ever lived. The chosen Unduk Ngadau will be a symbol of beauty and portray what a true Sabahan woman is. Kaamatan is when the people of Sabah, especially farmers, traditionally give thanks to the gods for an abundant harvest.
May 05, 2021 23:45 UTC
“We are supposed to connect with a ferry terminal in Singapore. As an international entry point to the country, the new ferry terminal will allow guests from Changi Airport to be brought here directly. Desaru Development Holding One Sdn Bhd, the master developer of Desaru Coast, owns and manages the ferry terminal. On the development of the ferry terminal, she said the terminal was designed to handle about 300 passengers at any one time. Johor Public Transportation Corporation chief operating officer Fadzil Abdul Hamid said that Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal would be the state’s ninth international ferry terminal.
May 05, 2021 23:19 UTC