LONDON (ANN): Theme park visitors in England surely got some unexpected thrill when the roller coaster they were riding got stuck, leaving them to walk hundreds of feet back to the ground. The tourists got stuck at the summit of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s The Big One, which is the tallest roller coaster in the United Kingdom. Park staff were forced to go up the roller coaster themselves and guide visitors to safety by making them walk down the ride, as per Lancashire Telegraph on April 25. The incident was also captured by some park visitors who commended the staff for their response to the accident. The roller coaster was sent around its track a few times after the passengers were off the ride, Summers added.
May 04, 2021 08:48 UTC
Bangsar Hill Park Development Sdn Bhd (BHPD) will officially launch its 5.87-acre Bangsar Hill Park project in June this year, starting with Phase 1 or Verdura, which comprises two blocks (Blocks D and E) of 62-storey towers with a total of 812 condominium units. Bangsar Hill Park will be jointly developed. Bangsar Hill Park on Lorong Maarof is part of the RM3.01 billion, 9.82-acre leasehold redevelopment of the Sri Pahang flats in Bukit Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, being undertaken by BHPD. “Bangsar Hill Park is another project he has embarked on. With the right price, right location and good design, I don’t see any reason Bangsar Hill Park won’t do well,” he remarks.
May 04, 2021 08:15 UTC
In 1977, Star Wars blew away audiences with faraway visions of lightsabers, droids and holograms. Apparently enough people said it this way that now May the Fourth, May 4, is the designated day for celebrating all things Star Wars. The year 2021 especially is a big year, as it's the 44th anniversary of the US premiere of the first Star Wars film by George Lucas. According to Star Wars expert and physicist Sascha Vogel, the answer is no. HologramsIn the Star Wars universe, holograms are used for communication, for example when R2-D2 transports and then plays a hologram recorded by Princess Leia asking Obi-Wan Kenobi for help.
May 04, 2021 07:04 UTC
The blind box market was worth 7.4 billion yuan (RM4.6bil) in 2019, according to market research firm Qianzhan Intelligence, which added that could soar to 30 billion yuan (RM19bil) by 2024. On the vibrant second-hand market, rare figures can fetch dozens of times the original price of an unopened box, which usually costs US$10-$20 (RM41-RM82). Liu Xiaoli, a nickname, has been collecting blind box toys since 2018.The advertising professional, in her thirties, pulls thousands of followers to a Bilibili video channel where she documents her box-opening adventures. The competition is so intense that the most sought-after toys, such as the archaeology-themed blind boxes sold by Henan province’s official museum, sell out almost immediately after their online release. “One of the reasons behind the success of blind boxes is that they divide their products into different categories of rarity, ” said Steffi Noel, a consumer analyst at Shanghai-based Daxue Consulting.
May 04, 2021 07:01 UTC
The former premier then went to Twitter this afternoon, where he confirmed that he had received the LOD from Khalid, and wrote that he would see Khalid in court. Several media reports said Khalid is seeking RM10 million from Dr Mahathir for defamation, following the former premier's allegations last month. Khalid sent the LOD, dated April 22, through Messrs Gunaseharan & Linda, seeking an apology within seven days. The former IGP has also denied Dr Mahathir's allegations, which he described as untrue, defamatory and had tarnished his reputation. Khalid also asked Dr Mahathir to withdraw his statement, which had been published on several news portals, as it affects his reputation as a former IGP.
May 04, 2021 05:37 UTC
In February (2021), the Green Ribbon Group published an infographic on the mental health landscape of children and adolescents in Malaysia. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) states that 424,000 children and adolescents suffer from mental health problems in our country. More outdoor and imaginative play could also be emphasised in our school syllabus, in order to encourage more awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Raising awareness early on would also help to correct the perception that talking about mental health with our children could plant seeds that they themselves have mental health issues. Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan is the Royal Patron of the National Coalition of Mental Wellbeing and International Patron of World Mental Health Day 2020.
May 04, 2021 05:01 UTC
For the most part, my conclusion is that they are worse off and that says a lot about institutions, public institutions more generally, and their development. It was as if the potential of the economy took a dip and flattened the growth of the economy thereafter. The rents it created and its increasing exclusiveness tarnished both public institutions and the private sector in deleterious ways. And the thing is, it is the pre-Merdeka generation that has benefited most from it and they headed the various institutions in the country. The world that we live in has become more competitive and requires better and stronger public institutions and firms, but we did not deliver on this key mission.
May 04, 2021 04:07 UTC
AmInvest Research was positive on the outlook for Perak Transit after a recent meeting. Secondly, apart from its bread-and-butter “develop-own-operate” (DOO) business model (of which it has two projects in the pipeline, i.e. the Bidor and Tronoh terminals, at present), Perak Transit also sees tremendous potential in the “terminal management contract” (TMC) business model. Under the TMC model, Perak Transit provides largely expertise and assistance in managing third-party bus terminals (with some investment in upgrading and renovation). AmInvest Research said Perak Transit guided for four to five such contracts in FY21F.
May 04, 2021 03:58 UTC
Several times during the past year, the Abdis and Firkins have shared cups of ginger tea, occasional evening meals and discussions of spirituality. Ali and Fartun appreciate their new friend's calming presence and the handyman skills demonstrated when he helped refinish dining room furniture. For Ali and Fartun, it's their second time witnessing stages of rapid decline in a child of theirs. Ali has cut down on trucking jobs to be available at home to care for his daughters. United Leukodystrophy Foundation's director of operations, Keely Haag, is helping the couple connect with other parents of children afflicted with the same genetic disease.
May 04, 2021 02:00 UTC
WITH health and safety being a top priority for citizens across the world, AkzoNobel has introduced three enhanced products under Dulux, its decorative paint brand. The products are the upgraded Dulux EasyClean, Dulux EasyClean Plus and Dulux Weathershield, which were unveiled as part of a campaign called “Secure Home, Inside Out”. It can be secured against the elements with Dulux Weathershield, thanks to its ability to combat damage caused by the weather. “Both the Dulux EasyClean range and Dulux Weathershield products have been in the market for many years, but we are constantly updating our formula. Both Dulux EasyClean and Dulux Weathershield are now available for purchase at selected authorised Dulux retail stores.
May 04, 2021 00:46 UTC
PADANG BESAR: The ban on inter-state travel due to the Covid-19 outbreak has not affected sales of Harumanis mangoes as the fruit has been selling like hot cakes on online platforms. Perlis Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) director Mohamad Paisal Amri said from the start of the season until today, the agency has sold 20 tonnes of Harumanis mangoes nationwide. “The demand for Harumanis this year has been much better than the previous years after our business was expanded to Sabah and with private sector involvement to drive online sales, ” he said. He said Fama would continue to assist entrepreneurs and they have been encouraged to sell online as this is the best option during the pandemic. Entrepreneur Aziz Itam, 61, said online sales of Harumanis this year had been very encouraging as compared to retail sales which dropped after the movement control order was imposed.
May 04, 2021 00:40 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Malaysians and Singaporeans have hailed the move by their governments to allow for compassionate and emergency visits under the Death and Critically Ill Emergency Visits (DCEV) arrangement between the two countries starting May 17. “This is a good start to having the border fully reopened, which would allow for daily travel especially for those who have jobs across the Johor Strait, ” she added. “It is good that both governments are looking at allowing more people to travel between Malaysia and Singapore. On Sunday, Malaysia and Singapore agreed on the procedures and entry requirements for compassionate and emergency visits between their peoples amid stricter border measures. “This agreement provides a framework to facilitate travel between the two countries for compassionate and emergency reasons, ” they said.
May 03, 2021 23:48 UTC
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A defense lawyer involved in the case around the death in Argentina last year of soccer star Maradona slammed what he called a "trial by media" on Monday after the leak of a report last week alleged "deficient and reckless" behavior by the footballer's medical team. That report, shared with Reuters and other media outlets last week, is due to be presented to prosecutors in Buenos Aires on Monday. No charges have yet been brought in the case and the lawyer for Maradona's psychiatrist said selective leaking was undermining the legal process. "It would seem there is an intention to produce a trial by media, a trial prior to the delivery of justice, and that is not good at all." A lawyer for Maradona's son Dieguito said the report showed "criminal conduct" in the case, adding he would press for full accountability.
May 03, 2021 18:55 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (May 3): The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry (MAFI) will implement a policy to encourage more people to venture into the corn farming industry to produce animal feed. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said the long-term policy was needed because the government no longer wants to depend on imported corn or bran as animal feed. “The increase in bran and corn prices are influenced by the global market which is beyond the government’s control. We need to encourage more people to get involved in the corn farming industry, ” he said in a press conference after launching the My Best Buy Aidilfitri programme here today. On the My Best Buy Aidilfitri programme, Ronald said it was implemented for three days starting today at 188 locations identified by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority nationwide.
May 03, 2021 10:30 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Several initiatives have been rolled out by the government and NGOs, among them the Covid-19 vaccine registration platform ImuniSel by the Selangor state government, to address the dismal number of registration by senior citizens. The information collected by volunteers will then be channelled to the Selangor Health Department and MySejahtera’s primary vaccination database. Meanwhile, Mercy Malaysia also appealed for interested Malaysians to help individuals in need of assistance to register for vaccination in its “Agen Basmi Covid-19” (ABC) initiative. Besides that, those without smartphones or Internet access may also register by calling up the National Covid-19 Vaccination Registration line at 1800-888-828. Coordinating minister for the programme Khairy Jamaluddin said so far, two million elderly and vulnerable people have registered for vaccination.
May 03, 2021 10:30 UTC