With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India's total infections stand at 19.93 million, while total fatalities rose by 3,417 to 218,959, according to health ministry data. "The # of active cases is accumulating, not just the daily new cases. Crisis tests ModiThe spike in infections is India's biggest crisis since Modi took office in 2014. Modi's party was defeated in India's West Bengal state in results declared on Sunday, although it won in the neighbouring state of Assam. Despite being the world's biggest producer of vaccines, India does not have enough for itself.
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May 03, 2021 04:41 UTC
The former inspector-general of police, who handed over the post to Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani on Monday (May 3), said he was not lodging a report over the matter. "I would leave it to the good judgement of Acryl Sani and his men. Abdul Hamid said he was confident Acryl Sani would do well and be successful as the country's top policeman. On his plans for the police force, Acryl Sani said a media briefing will be held on the matter. In a statement on Sunday (May 2), Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan had urged Acryl Sani to lodge a police report about the alleged political interference.
May 03, 2021 04:18 UTC
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India postponed exams for trainee doctors and nurses on Monday, freeing them up to fight the world's biggest surge in coronavirus infections, as the health system crumbles under the weight of new cases and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen. Hospitals have filled to capacity, supplies of medical oxygen have run short, and morgues and crematoriums have been overloaded with corpses. Narayan Rao, a district official in the southern town of Chamarajanagar, where 24 COVID-19 patients died, some from a suspected shortage of oxygen supplies. Leaders of 13 opposition parties urged Modi in a letter on Sunday to immediately launch free national vaccinations and to prioritise oxygen supplies to hospitals and health centres. Despite being the world's biggest producer of vaccines, India does not have enough for itself.
May 03, 2021 03:58 UTC
This requires companies to rethink how they capture, use and monetise customer data and insights to power an ever evolving customer engagement approach. As of August 2020, wholesale trade and retail trade in Malaysia recorded negative growth at -3.4% and -2.3% respectively. > Six out of ten Gen Z consumers say they will not use an app or website that takes too long to download. > 79% of Gen Z consumers say they buy into brands that align with their values. > 42% of Gen Z consumers regard frictionless purchasing as ‘cool’ and 33% expect it.
May 03, 2021 02:09 UTC
But France has been criticised for hampering visiting rights and has been condemned several times by the European Court of Human Rights over prison conditions. Her daughter is brought in by an association member rather than by guards like in normal prison visiting. Through little things – "the older one likes tomatoes now" – it really hit home that she had missed out on a lot. Even with letters, visits and phone calls, she said she still felt a "constant wrench" and had the sense "of missing everything". Families have suffered greatly during the health pandemic, which completely halted prison visiting for two months in France last year.
May 03, 2021 02:03 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Some Malaysians have received appointment notifications to voluntary receive AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines via the MySejahtera app, but others are still eagerly waiting for it. Many shared screenshots of the appointments on social media after they successfully secured their slots for the vaccine on Sunday (May 2). Twitter user Yussalman said "True enough I woke up to my AZ appointments in MySejatera app today (May 3). "I have been checking since early morning, very excited and hoping to get the appointment confirmation soon. Meanwhile, Khairy tweeted that: "Some people should be waking up to their AZ appointments in their MySj (MySejahteera app).
May 03, 2021 01:41 UTC
In mental health there is a spectrum that runs from depression to flourishing. As it turns out, there’s a word for that “meh” feeling: languishing. The concept was highlighted by sociologist Corey Keyes in his 2002 research paper, “The Mental Health Continuum: From Languishing to Flourishing in Life”. A common misconception of positive psychology is that it’s about being positive and ignoring the difficulties of life. Sunny Side Up columnist Sandy Clarke has long held an interest in emotions, mental health, mindfulness and meditation.
May 03, 2021 00:56 UTC
However, Lenovo has and continues to fare better than many in the industry given our operational excellence and global/local model, ” Lenovo Malaysia’s senior sales director, relationship segment Steven Loh told StarBiz. “We see a positive outlook for 2021, with the new hybrid work model created by work-from-home needs driving sustainable growth in ongoing device demand and cloud/infrastructure requirements, ” Loh added. Moving forward, Lenovo Malaysia believes employees will need convenient, portable devices that have access and are securely connected to their respective company’s network resources. In anticipating this, Lenovo had introduced a series of new ThinkPad and ThinkBook laptops with distinctive features that enables greater productivity. Loh spoke at the L!VEonWEB Webinar: Smarter Technology Enables You To Do More In A Day, organised by Star Media Group in partnership with Lenovo.
May 03, 2021 00:04 UTC
For Samsung, the TV has been one of the focal points of the brand and, as such, it has developed a range of attractive TV choices to match users’ needs and lifestyles. The Samsung Lifestyle TVs also feature Mobile Mirroring to share smart device screens onto the TV display. A TV For The FutureThe appeal of a Samsung Lifestyle TV stretches beyond functionality and aesthetic qualities. The new Solar Cell Remote Control also forms a key part of Samsung’s eco-friendly efforts for a sustainable future. To construct the remote control, Samsung innovated a manufacturing process that upcycles plastics from recyclable bottles.
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May 03, 2021 00:00 UTC
Recently, China released a white paper titled “Poverty Alleviation: China’s Experience and Contribution” to share its experience in poverty alleviation. This serves as reference for other developing countries to choose a suitable path of poverty alleviation. In my opinion, China is able to achieve this miracle of poverty alleviation due to three “keys”. Poverty alleviation is a great cause for the prosperity and happiness of the people. In today’s world, the issue of poverty remains a severe challenge, while poverty alleviation still remains an obstacle in global governance.
May 03, 2021 00:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Hockey player Shello Silverious has been likened to a Duracell Bunny for his energetic performance in the International Test Series against Japan and Great Britain from April 17-22. Malaysia lost all the matches but Shello has promised to keep up with his work rate. I follow a strict diet too, ” said Shello, who also follows the progress of teams in the FIH Pro League. “It’s great that I got the chance to play with the seniors against Japan and Great Britain. Shello gained prominence when as the captain, he led Malaysia to a third-place finish in the six-nation Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup in 2019.
May 02, 2021 23:23 UTC
PETALING JAYA: It proved to be a frustrating Moto3 race at Jerez for Petronas Sprinta Racing with both their riders experiencing misfortunes. A determined Darryn Binder finished 22nd after being caught up in another rider’s incident at the final corner of the race while John McPhee (pic) did not finish the race after crashing on the opening lap. Binder was able to get his bike across the line in 22nd and now sits sixth in the world standings with 36 points. It got off to a good start and I was sitting in the lead group, ” said Binder. “In the final corner I just had nowhere to go and was cleaned out by another rider who crashed.
May 02, 2021 23:15 UTC
RESULTSFINALMen’s singles: Anders Antonsen (Den) bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) w.o. Men’s doubles: Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel (Ger) w.o. Men’s doubles: Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel (Ger) bt Kim Astrup-Anders Rasmussen (Den) 23-21,21-17; Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt Marcus Ellis-Chris Langridge (Eng) 21-15,21-10. Women’s doubles: Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva (Bul) bt Maiken Fruergaard-Sara Thygesen (Den) 21-16,21-10; Chloe Birch-Lauren Smith (Eng) bt Selena Piek-Cheryl Seinen (Ned) 21-18,21-16. Mixed doubles: Rodion Alimov-Alina Davletova (Rus) bt Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Herttrich (Ger) 20-22,21-14,24-22; Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith (Eng) bt Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje (Den) 21-17,21-19.
May 02, 2021 23:15 UTC
Over the years, I have seen the gradual but unmistakable shift in parents’ attitudes towards the Year Six examination. They would sign up their kids for “UPSR camps”, some of which are rah-rah sessions or money-making scams camouflaged as exam preparatory “seminars”. Isn’t it more important for children at that age to develop social skills, or heighten their sense of curiosity that adds joy to what learning is all about? Over the years I have seen how my students’ key developmental skills were impeded by the emphasis on the UPSR. But for now, abolishing the UPSR is the right move and kudos to the Education Ministry for that!
May 02, 2021 21:45 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Postponing the toll hike to 2022 has given households and businesses breathing room amid the crushing pandemic. The toll hike freeze will be extended to major highways and several bridges. “With the economy remaining soft and the pandemic resurging, implementing the toll hike next year when there is greater certainty of economic buoyancy is more prudent, ” he said. “So I’m really glad that the toll rates are not increasing this year. “Not only that, if toll charges increase, it may cause delivery charges for parcels to increase too.
May 02, 2021 21:12 UTC