JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament suspended sessions scheduled for Thursday after a lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus, while some schools shut down anew amid worries about fresh outbreaks. "I appeal to all of those who have been in my immediate vicinity to self-isolate and get tested," Abou Shahadeh said on Twitter. Israeli schools reopened last month but worries have grown that some children are infecting others despite a slew of precautionary measures. Israeli media reported on Thursday that as many as 42 schools had closed over fresh outbreaks. More than 593,000 people in the country have been tested for the virus, the Health Ministry said.
June 04, 2020 06:11 UTC
JOHOR BARU: None of the 11 Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) elected representatives will jump ship and join the Opposition bloc, says its chairman Mazlan Bujang. He also said that the party has pledged its loyalty to Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Sultan Ibrahim pointed out that he had taken an oath to protect and defend the people and the state at all times. “If there is power-grabbing happening among the elected representatives, then I will immediately dissolve the Johor state assembly. Sultan Ibrahim’s stern warning comes amid ongoing talk that several assemblymen in Johor will become independent, which will see a change of government.
June 04, 2020 06:11 UTC
Ko is a TVB actress who has acted in shows such as Come Home Love and My Unfair Lady, while Tang is a singer-songwriter. Miss S told reporters that she met Tang at a concert in March 2019. He said that he had taken legal action against Miss S in late February. Miss S told HK01 that Tang was constantly paranoid of their affair becoming exposed. Miss S added that she is coming forward with the truth now as she felt wronged by Tang.
June 04, 2020 04:52 UTC
It's been a month since we launched StarFit, our virtual wellness campaign. If you've been following our live watch parties that were simulcasted on our various platforms, you should be a little fitter after four weeks. All good things must come to an end and this video concludes the StarFit campaign, a collaboration between Star Media Group and Fitness First, CHi Fitness, Celebrity Fitness and Fire Fitness. We hope you've enjoyed our bi-weekly workouts and learnt some new moves, which you can practise on your own. If you've missed out on the live watch parties, don't worry.
June 04, 2020 03:56 UTC
Chris Trousdale, a member of the boy band Dream Street from the group's inception in 1999 through its breakup in 2002, died Tuesday at age 34. McCartney posted a tribute to his fellow former Dream Street member on Instagram. "Chris had an explosively charming personality with boundless amounts of talent," McCartney wrote. "Together we made up two of the five members of a boyband called Dream Street. "It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Chris Trousdale on June, 2,2020 from an undisclosed illness," a representative for the star (seen at far right in the 2001 photo below) said in a statement.
June 04, 2020 03:56 UTC
Low has online classes and tuition through Zoom and Google Meet but admits the lack of engagement and interaction makes studies difficult. Putting life on holdUnicef data reveals that 43% of adolescents surveyed throughout Malaysia feel safe and calm about the pandemic. For the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia student, online classes aren’t always easy to follow because of inconsistent Internet and the many distractions that make focusing during e-classes difficult. Vigneshwaran usually sleeps around 4am and wakes up at 8am to attend online classes. Besides his online studies, Hanif has been spending his time enhancing his card skills and has also produced some card trick videos to upload onto his social media.
June 04, 2020 01:52 UTC
Tan, 60, a company director, survived 53 gruelling days in the intensive care unit (ICU) after he was diagnosed with Covid-19. Possibly the longest staying ICU patient at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, he was in a coma for 16 days and on ventilator support for 17 days. The following day, he struggled to drive himself to a private hospital and was given oxygen in time. He tested positive for Covid-19 and was transferred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital on the same day. But the following morning, Tan made a miraculous turn-around and woke up and could respond to commands, she said.
June 04, 2020 01:18 UTC
THE latest movie Monkey King, which was released two weeks ago, was criticised for being “borderline pornographic” and “nasty”, reports Sin Chew Daily. Under the vision of film director Wong Jing, scenes involving the demons’ attempt to seduce the heroes were described as “borderline pornographic” and “excessive” without contributing much to the plot. Viewers accused the director of hiring influencers to portray the seductive demons as “eye candy” to keep the audiences’ attention. > The favourite present of movie star Zhang Ziyi’s five-year-old daughter was that of a photo of a shirtless heartthrob Wang Leehom, which caused a stir among both parents at home, reports China Press. The photo showed a shirtless Leehom wearing jeans and a pair of boxing gloves while exposing his chiselled torso.
Despite knowing how to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy food, she succumbs to doughnuts and cold syrup drinks in her school canteen. We must try because studies show that majority of children who are overweight will remain overweight as adults and will face a higher risk of obesity, diabetes-related complications and other non-communicable diseases (NCD). The Health Ministry has been working closely with the Education Ministry to create a supportive environment for healthy eating in schools. The Weight Management Guideline for School Children outlines the screening and referral mechanism for under- and overweight children. Prevention of obesity and other non-communicable diseases needs to begin at home and at a very early age.
An engaging debate is raging about whether MPs can concurrently hold paid positions in government-linked companies (GLCs), statutory bodies and other quasi-national government organisations (quangos). Public services: In Article 132(1), the expression “public services” means the armed forces, the judicial and legal service, the general public service of the Federation, the police force, the joint public services in Article 133, the public service of each state, and the education service. Indeed, many hallmark similarities are there but it is undeniable that “public services” are confined to offices mentioned in Article 132. Bringing statutory bodies under the nomenclature of “public services” will defeat the decades-old struggle of these entities for restoration of their lawful autonomy. Conclusion: The job of a parliamentarian is not a full-time job and there is no unconstitutionality or illegality in MPs holding concurrent positions in GLCs and statutory bodies.
PETALING JAYA: A fitness trainer’s determination and willingness to work at a wet market during the movement control order (MCO) period has earned wide-ranging praise. Although the work was tough, Chin said he was grateful as he could earn about RM80 to RM100 for six hours of labour. “Good job Chin. “I see the wet market as a good training ground. If you look at the things in the wet market as something for you to eat instead of looking down on it, you will have a better perspective.”
KUALA LUMPUR: Syndicates are using social media to lure young Malaysians with high-paying jobs abroad, warns MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong. The victims would end up being arrested for suspected illegal money laundering activities by the police after about three months, he added. “We had 21 such cases last year and five so far this year involving mostly young Malaysian women. To make matters worse, Chong said families of the victims would also end up being cheated by the syndicates. MCA Youth chief Nicole Wong Siaw Ting reminded young Malaysians “there is no such thing as a free lunch”.
June 03, 2020 23:48 UTC
“At this point, I do not know if the conditional MCO will be extended or not because we have not discussed it. “Once there is a decision, we will make an announcement. Whether the conditional MCO is lifted or extended, we will inform the public, ” he said in his daily briefing yesterday.The conditional MCO was enforced on May 4, which allows for more economic and social activities to resume. The government had put in place the MCO since March 18 to break the chain of Covid-19 infection. Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said the school reopening management guidelines would be distributed today to allow schools and teachers to make necessary preparations.
June 03, 2020 23:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Thursday (June 4) may include: ARB Bhd, Ho Hup Construction Company Bhd, My EG Services Bhd, Prestariang Bhd, Sapura Energy Bhd, Seacera Group Bhd, Yee Lee Corp Bhd, Xidelang Holdings Ltd, DiGi.Com Bhd, Maxis Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd and Axiata Group Bhd. My EG Services Bhd has incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary known as MYEG Medical Services Sdn Bhd to market medical products and services in the country including health screening solutions and management services. Sapura Energy Bhd has secured five new contracts for its engineering and construction (E&C) division worth a total of RM766 million combined. Xidelang Holdings Ltd has inked an agreement with Seacera Group Bhd's unit Seacera Polymer Sdn Bhd for the distribution of the former's non-medical purpose protective clothing products in the country. The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has cancelled its order made on May 15 to award portions of the 700 megahertz (MHz) band to DiGi.Com Bhd, Maxis Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), Altel Communications Sdn Bhd and Axiata Group Bhd.
Source:The Edge Markets
June 03, 2020 16:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, knew about Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s (pic) expenditure as he took proactive steps to replenish the former premier’s bank account before any cheques were issued, the High Court heard. “The evidence led at the trial established that Jho Low was not always acting reactively to ensure Najib cheques were not dishonoured. “To the contrary, Jho Low attempted to ensure the accused’s account had sufficient funds even before he (Najib) issued his cheques,” Sithambaram said. This action of Jho Low with regards to Najib’s account, Sithambaram said, was not always reactionary but “visionary” too. The prosecutor said Jho Low did not act on his own accord but for the benefit of the Pekan MP.
June 03, 2020 13:41 UTC