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  • Najib welcomes UNSC call for ceasefire in Gaza

    The Star Online : Nation Feed
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has welcomed the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza, allowing access to volunteers to provide urgent humanitarian relief.
  • Nissan aims to boost US sales and profit

    Business News
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    YOKOHAMA, Japan: Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co.
  • Caterham face legal action from axed staff

    The Malaysian Insider : All
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    The struggling Caterham Formula One team faces possible legal action from a group of around 40 former staff who were axed by a new management team following this month's takeover. The team, pointless and last in the constructors standings, was sold by Tann Sri Tony Fernandes to a consortium of Middle Eastern and Swiss investors who introduced...
  • Press Release | The Malaysian Bar Shares in the Grief of All Affected by the Downing of Flight MH17

    Malaysian Bar Council
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    The Malaysian Bar expresses and conveys its deepest sympathies and condolences to all who have lost their dear ones, friends and colleagues on flight MH17. It was with shock and disbelief that we heard and read of the tragedy that befell MH17 on 17 July 2014, when it was apparently shot down while flying over the southeast region of Ukraine. As our nation mourns the loss of the 298 passengers and crew of MH17, the Malaysian Bar shares deeply in the immeasurable sorrow and grief of the families of the victims, and the peoples of the countries whose citizens perished with ours.1 The Malaysian…
  • 10 Leadership lessons by CEO of Bursa Malaysia

    Next Up Asia
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    In collaboration with Bursa Malaysia, members of the Young Corporate Malaysians were specially invited to a Buka Puasa with Dato Tajuddin Atan, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, on Wednesday the 16th of July 2014. Below are 10 Leadership lessons at the Bursa Listing Gallery. 1. Acquire and develop knowledge and skills in your chosen skills. Understand how systems, structures and standard operating procedures of work.Lesson: once you have chosen specific field, practice what Malcom Gladwell popularized as the 10,000-hour rule. Spending enough time on a specific skill will get you somewhere.2. Be the…
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  • Nissan aims to boost US sales and profit

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    YOKOHAMA, Japan: Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co.
  • China stocks hit 2014 highs as economy bets gather steam

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    HONG KONG:: China shares jumped on Monday, with Hong Kong's index hitting its highest close in more than 3-1/2 years, on growing bets that the world's second-largest economy has turned a corner and as investors expect more growth-friendly policies.
  • Court orders Russia to pay over $50 bln in damages to Yukos shareholders

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    AMSTERDAM: An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands on Monday ordered Moscow to pay $51.57 billion in damages to shareholders in the defunct oil giant Yukos, saying officials under President Vladimir Putin had manipulated the legal system to bankrupt the company.
  • Hong Kong main share index closes at highest in over 3-1/2 years

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    HONG KONG: Hong Kong's benchmark index finished at its highest level in more than three years on Monday, as Chinese banks jumped after a Reuters report said the country's fifth-biggest bank by assets planned to seek more private investors.
  • Nissan Q1 profit rises, exceeds consensus as US sales improve

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 am
    YOKOHAMA, Japan: Nissan Motor Co posted a 13.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit from a year earlier as Japan's second-biggest car maker saw improved sales in the United States after it changed senior management overseeing operations there.
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    The Malaysian Insider : All

  • Caterham face legal action from axed staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    The struggling Caterham Formula One team faces possible legal action from a group of around 40 former staff who were axed by a new management team following this month's takeover. The team, pointless and last in the constructors standings, was sold by Tann Sri Tony Fernandes to a consortium of Middle Eastern and Swiss investors who introduced...
  • Pakatan hancur jika krisis MB Selangor tidak selesai, kata penganalisa
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Penganalisa politik bersetuju dengan kekhuatiran dizahirkan kedua-dua DAP dan PAS tentang keboleh-upayaan Pakatan Rakyat melalui krisis menteri besar Selangor. Kata mereka, pertelingkahan yang berterusan antara ketiga-tiga parti itu menimbulkan persoalan sama ada Pakatan benar-benar layak mentadbir negara selaras aspirasi mereka menakluk...
  • Hungarian Grand Prix forces Mercedes rethink on team orders
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Formula One's Mercedes are to review their team orders policy after yesterday's Hungarian Grand Prix with team chief Niki Lauda backing Lewis Hamilton for ignoring instructions to allow Nico Rosberg to overtake. Hamilton went on to finish third and trim teammate Rosberg's lead in the championship from 14 points to 11 in a race won by...
  • Najib jumpa keluarga mangsa MH17, MH370 sempena Aidilfitri
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak (gambar) mengadakan satu pertemuan tertutup dengan anggota keluarga penumpang dan kru pesawat Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Penerbangan MH370 dan MH17 bersempena sambutan Aidilfitri di Seri Perdana hari ini. Pada pertemuan itu, Najib yang berbaju melayu merah turut memberi kata-kata semangat kepada anggota...
  • Proses penelitian tubuh mayat rumit dan ambil masa, kata pasukan pengecaman mayat
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Pasukan Pengecaman Mayat Mangsa Bencana (DVI) Malaysia perlu membuat penelitian yang rumit dan mengambil masa lebih lama untuk pemprofilan cebisan tubuh mayat mangsa penerbangan MH17 Malaysia Airlines (MAS). Ketuanya Dr Mohd Shah Mahmud berkata adalah satu cabaran kepada pasukan 21 anggota itu untuk mengenal pasti identiti setiap mangsa yang...
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    Malaysian Bar Council

  • Press Release | The Malaysian Bar Shares in the Grief of All Affected by the Downing of Flight MH17

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    The Malaysian Bar expresses and conveys its deepest sympathies and condolences to all who have lost their dear ones, friends and colleagues on flight MH17. It was with shock and disbelief that we heard and read of the tragedy that befell MH17 on 17 July 2014, when it was apparently shot down while flying over the southeast region of Ukraine. As our nation mourns the loss of the 298 passengers and crew of MH17, the Malaysian Bar shares deeply in the immeasurable sorrow and grief of the families of the victims, and the peoples of the countries whose citizens perished with ours.1 The Malaysian…
  • Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Bar Council wishes you Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!The Bar Council Secretariat and Library will reopen at 8:30 am on Wednesday, 30 July 2014.Our next website update will also be on 30 July 2014.
  • A-G applies to prosecute senior lawyer, 24 others for contempt

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    ©The Malaysian Insider (Used by permission)by V. ANBALAGAN Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has filed an application to prosecute lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam and 24 others for alleging that a Federal Court bench had plagiarised its judgment.This sudden about-turn by the A-G has caught lawyers for Lingam and the 24 respondents by surprise as in the last hearing on June 18, the A-G's Chambers supported an application by two liquidators to discontinue their contempt proceedings.Federal Court judge Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar, who is chairing a five-man bench, then lamented that the…
  • Unilateral child conversions un-Islamic, says women’s group

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    ©Malay Mail (Used by permission)by IDA LIM PUTRAJAYA, July 24 — Muslim converts who unilaterally change their children’s religion were defying Islam’s ideals of justice, a women’s group said today. Ratna Osman, Sisters in Islam (SIS) executive director, said her advocacy group acknowledges the right to religious freedom, but pointed out that such opaque acts by Muslim converts did not show the “kindness” of Islam.“Where is the transparency when a father or any parent who has converted to Islam wants to convert their children without the knowledge and consent of the unconverted…
  • Judges recuse themselves over potential conflict of interest

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    ©The Sun Daily (Used by permission)by Karen Arukesamy PUTRAJAYA: Two Court of Appeal judges yesterday recused themselves from two child custody cases involving one parent who had converted to Islam.Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh and Datuk Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid were part of the panel chaired by Justice Datuk Linton Albert to hear the intervention application by the attorney-general and inspector-general of police in the cases of S. Deepa, 30, and M. Indira Gandhi.Counsel K. Shanmuga, who is representing Deepa and Indira in the separate cases, raised the issue as the two judges were part of the…
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    Next Up Asia

  • 10 Leadership lessons by CEO of Bursa Malaysia

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    In collaboration with Bursa Malaysia, members of the Young Corporate Malaysians were specially invited to a Buka Puasa with Dato Tajuddin Atan, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, on Wednesday the 16th of July 2014. Below are 10 Leadership lessons at the Bursa Listing Gallery. 1. Acquire and develop knowledge and skills in your chosen skills. Understand how systems, structures and standard operating procedures of work.Lesson: once you have chosen specific field, practice what Malcom Gladwell popularized as the 10,000-hour rule. Spending enough time on a specific skill will get you somewhere.2. Be the…
  • ConcreteJungle #47 : Individium

    Patrick Lim
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Aaron created a periodic table that defines the many individualistic nature of fellow Malaysians; all beautifully presented on high quality fashion ware. He shares his origin story of starting Individium and gives his little insight on which characteristics best define Malaysians.Guest Aaron LamIndividium http://www. Music The Give and take Composed and performed by Az Samad ( is a search for entrepreneurs of business venture or projects of thought provoking proportion…
  • MaGIC Entrepreneurs Dialogue Session 1

    Daniel CerVentus
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:42 pm
    MaGIC is launching their inaugural Entrepreneurs Dialog Session.  This is one the first key initiative from MaGIC which is to identify where are the pain points and challenges for a Malaysian Startup and the ecosystem as a whole.If you have something to complain or voice out, head over to their  here.The session will be held on the 20th of June. 10am-5pm in CyberjayaBelow is a map to give you a good idea on where in the Startup Life Cycle you are at. The post MaGIC Entrepreneurs Dialogue Session 1 appeared first on Next Up Asia.
  • Malaysia Startup Wiki and The Malaysia Startup Landscape 5 Minute Guide

    Daniel CerVentus
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    Recently, Bowei Gai of World Startup Report with a bunch Malaysia startup community leaders created the Malaysia Startup Wiki. This effort was launch by Cheryl Yeoh, the CEO of MaGIC at Echelon 2014 today in her panel about the Malaysia Startup landscape.   In conjunction with the launch of the Malaysia Startup Wiki, MaGIC and WorldStartupReport have team up with one of Malaysia top startup, Piktochart. Together, they have produced an infographic on the 5 minute guide to Malaysia Startup Landscape 2014. From the wiki and infographic, you will get a good idea who are the key…
  • ConcreteJungle #46 : Malaysia Military Tag

    Patrick Lim
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From a young age, Tan Liang Tek’s been encouraged and groomed to do what comes natural, to try and to fail. He grew up trying all sorts of small and trivial businesses, that gave him the confidence and knowledge to start his current venture, making and selling military dog tags. We got to sit in with him to learn more about his early adventures and his plans for the future.To watch this episode on ConcreteJungle YouTube channel, click here.Guest Tan Liang TekMalaysia Military Tag…
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    Planet Malaysia

  • Swifty: 反堕胎短片 (a list of anti-abortion short films to cheer myself up...?)

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    (This post will be in Chinese. Many friends of mine in the industry had been making anti-abortion short films in the last few weeks for a competition, I'm sharing some of their works, but there are no English subtitles. Though I think some films below CAN be watched without subtitles...) 最近, 好多电影圈里的朋友们都参与了这个以“选择; 生命”为主题的华语微电影比赛, 主要都是拍一些反堕胎的短片。 以下的,都是他们的作品!李添兴导演James Lee执导的《楼上的女人》。 Emily Lim 林佩琦及Steve Yap…
  • Palm Doc: Which messaging app for doctors?

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    I am a fan of instant messaging. Not your usual SMS or text messages but the multi-platform IM. When it comes to communicating with colleagues it’s quite handy for quick work related questions. What’s my ideal IM? One which has all of the following features would be my ideal IM 1) Free. As in free beer. 2) Large user base. There’s no point having an IM if none of your contacts are on it. 3) Multi-platform support. Not much point if it only supports one OS. You want to be as flexible as possible. 4) Multi-device support. You want to be able to conveniently access your IM from…
  • musailec: 加影行動3.0(下):卡立一息尚存

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
  • KCLAU: The Tips To Effective Time Management : Debunk the Myth and Embrace the Reality

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    As busy working executives with families, none of us are strangers to the feeling of not having enough time. Not enough time to finish our work, not enough time to spend with our families, not enough time to get all our errands done, not enough time to go on vacation… and the list goes on. “No time-lah” seems to be such a common catchphrase – we hear it everywhere. Perhaps this feeling of being time-poor is a result of a hyper-connected world. As technology has advanced, it has also taken over our lives, invaded our private spaces and intruded into time blocks that used to be set…
  • PenangHokkienPodcast: PGHK #469 Tso Un Tong (做運動)

    Penang Hokkien Podcast 檳城福建
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Note: There is a rating embedded within this post, please visit this post to rate it. Download audio file (PgHkn-2014-07-28.mp3) ((( iPhone & iPad users CLICK HERE to LISTEN ))) Guests: Iau Bin, Tau Ge·, Nam Sai, Seng Puei, Tsa Bo Po, Seⁿ Mo·, & Tsheng Tsi. We often spend hours talking about food, this week, we decided to spend a little time talking about exercising. Do you exercise regularly? What’s your favorite exercise? (((DOWNLOAD AUDIO FILE)))
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  • White Water Rafting & Chocolate Show at Interlaken — Interlaken, Switzerland

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    White Water Rafting & Chocolate Show at Interlaken - Interlaken, Switzerland Interlaken, SwitzerlandWe paid to have breakfast at the hostel this morning. They had quite a variety of things and we all suitably stuffed ourselves. Then we drove into town and parked just near the Europcar as Eli wanted to go in and check whether they would be able to swap our car over. The guy was quite helpful but didn't have any cars that would be big enough for us to use. According to him we could fill out a theft waiver form and we wouldn’t be liable for any damage. It would have been nice to have…
  • Crazy Friday at Wangfujing and another FND — Beijing, China

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Crazy Friday at Wangfujing and another FND - Beijing, China Beijing, ChinaOne of the best new buildings in Beijing is the National Center for Perfoming Arts and being the cultured babes we are we wanted to book to see a show. #culturevulture So when we were in Shanghai at the Howie we googled all the possible shows and saw all the reasonably priced tickets sell out super quick. We went down to reception to ask Pattison the concierge if he could book it for us in Beijing. He looked as this was one of the most crazy requests he's ever heard. You see in china you can't just book tickets online.
  • Mont Saint Michel — Mont Saint-Michel, Frankrig

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Mont Saint Michel - Mont Saint-Michel, Frankrig Mont Saint-Michel, FrankrigVi ankom til parkeringspladsen ved 4-5 tiden om morgenen, så vi forsøgte at få et par timer på øjet, inden vi skulle ud til tidevands øen Mont Saint Michel. Da solen en time senere begyndte at stå op, kunne vi begynde at ane den flotte tidevandsø. Øen har tidligere været afskåret fra fastlandet ved højvande, hvor variationen på tidevandet er ca 14 meter. Øen har været med i et utal af film, grundet det meget spektakulære udseende, hvor det…
  • A desert Park, two schools and a BBQ — Alice Springs, Australia

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    A desert Park, two schools and a BBQ - Alice Springs, Australia Alice Springs, Australia Where I stayed Chifley Alice Springs What I did Alice Springs Desert ParkAnother early breakfast then onto our desert experience. Our guide for the desert tour was Anne. She is an aboriginal and was very experience in the traditional ways of the aboriginal people. The park reminded me very much of the Arizona Sonoran Museum. Anne showed us the plants of the area and how they were used by the local people. She showed us the bush coconut in the wild. They had an enclosure with 2 dingos (they look so…
  • Arrival day. — Colombo, Sri Lanka

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Arrival day. - Colombo, Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Where I stayed Cinnamon Grand ColomboWell all flights worked out perfectly. I watched an entire box set on the Dublin to Dubai flight no naps! While Keith made a "plane friend" in the form of a little Asian 4 year old girl in the seat in front of him. First it was peeps, then hand waving, and finally sharing of her etch a sketch! It all got a bit weird when she would tip Keith's hand so he'd tap me but then she wanted him to do the same to the girl beside us, a D4 5th year who is holidaying in Dubai with her BFF for the week. Emotional…
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  • ICT Happenings Week 4 of July 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    News for Week 3 of June 2014; the biggest news was the partnership between MDeC and EMC to build Data Science and Analytics capability in Malaysia. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Jul 24, 2014 - Monster Employment Index Singapore Rises Ten Percent Year-on-year PR - Jul 23, 2014 - EMC Announces XtremIO 3.0, Adds New Inline Data Services, Expands Family PR - Jul 23, 2014 - WD TV Simplifies Personal Content Playback on Any TV PR - SG - Jul 22, 2014 - RS Components and Allied Electronics expand semiconductor offering through global distribution deal with ROHM PR…
  • Developers Updates Week 4 of July 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    In the last updates series (Week 4 of Apr 2014), the most interesting update was the announcement of Java 8 by Oracle. For this updates series, the followings had emerged. PR - KL - Jul 24, 2014 - MSTB Software Certification to Enhance Made in Malaysia Products PR - KL - Jul 22, 2014 - Winners of IHL-MSC Malaysia Startup Challenge (i-MSC) 2013/2014 announced PR - Jul 8, 2014 - MDeC and Founder Institute team up for MSC Malaysia Global Linkages Program PR - Jun 12, 2014 - MOLPay Released New Mobile SDK for Android and iOS PR - May 25, 2014 - AMD Mantle API Deepens Industry Influence with…
  • Disney Tsum Tsum Mobile Game and Soft Toy Line Launch Globally

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    This is quite interesting to me because it shows how one can sell something through a game developed on top of a social media platform. Disney on Jul 10, 2014, announced the launch of “LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum”, the top-ranked and free puzzle app from Japan, on mobile devices globally, along with a Disney Tsum Tsum stackable soft toy line. The app, which is published by LINE, the leading free call and messaging app, has reached the #1 free app spot on both iOS and Android in Japan and has been downloaded more than 14 million times. Coinciding with the global launch of the app, Disney Store…
  • Computer Security Updates Week 3 of Jul 2014

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Refer to Computer Security Updates Week 4 of June 2014; the biggest news was the report on Luuuk banking fraud campaign by Kaspersky. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Jul 16, 2014 - McAfee: Most Toxic Superheroes PR - Jul 11, 2014 - Kaspersky: Corporate security forecast: cloudy PR - Jul 9, 2014 - Blue Coat: Rising Malware Threats on Mobile Networks PR - Jul 7, 2014 - AIMS to Provide IBM Managed Security Services in Malaysia PR - Jul 3, 2014 - McAfee Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway in Gartner’s Latest Magic Quadrant PR - Jul 16,…
  • TV strikes back: rise of digital devices drives new viewing habits

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), a leading market research and market information group released results of its study of over 55,000 internet users worldwide. Connected Life, the team that led the global study, explored how technology transforms the lives of consumers across the world and discovered that the rise of digital devices has led to new viewing habits. One of the findings showed that almost half (48%) the people worldwide who watched TV in the evening simultaneously engaged in other digital activities, such as using social media, checking their emails or shopping online. APAC is ahead of…
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  • Russia and West Step Up Rhetoric and Exchange Accusations

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Russia has reacted angrily to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime. Russia’s Foreign Ministry also accused the United States, which has already imposed its own sanctions against Moscow, of contributing to the conflict in Ukraine through its support for the pro-Western government in Kiev. The 28-nation EU reached an outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its…
  • Malaysia: I'm in Love

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    Malaysia: Penang, Pulau Perhentian, and Kuala Lumpur PENANG: I had low expectations for Malaysia only because I did not know much about it. I was blown away. I took a flight from Ko Samui, Thailand to Penang, Malaysia. Flying into the area, I saw that it was much more mountainous than I thought. The first thing I noticed when I landed was the friendliness of the people…every single person I met (the information desk, the SIM card man, the taxi drivers, the hotel staff, the hawker station locals, etc.). At the airport, I found the bus to go to my hotel. Unfortunately it was over an hour…
  • The Week that Was - July 20 to July 26

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    So this week was all about MH17 and the asylum seekers that are floating around Christmas Island. Australia drafted a resolution for the UN Security Council which asked for an international investigation and for the crash site to be secure. Julie Bishop was there for the emergency meeting in New York as questions were asked about where the plane’s black boxes were and who was to blame for the crash. Australia’s resolution was voted on and passed, and Julie Bishop travelled to the Netherlands, where she, along with Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, watched some of the bodies…
  • MH17 & Ukraine Update

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
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    Malaysia Students Blog

  • UK & US Full Scholarships for Malaysian Students

    WJ C
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Overseas ScholarshipsPosted by Celine WanHello all,It has been a long time since I last posted about education or anything serious, mainly because I was in university. Now that it is summer break, let me just update you all with stuff pertaining to education.This post will be about overseas scholarships to fund your studies to the UK or US. Based on my observation, most corporate scholarships provide funding to UK and/or US because most “top 10 universities” tend to be from these countries. Please note the emphasis on “most, not all.”Anyway the purpose of this post is because I…
  • Squash Your Exam Anxiety with These 6 Memory Exercises

    WJ C
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Squash Your Exam Anxiety with These 6 Memory ExercisesGuest post written by Helen WallisIt’s not uncommon for students to experience some level of anxiety before an exam. In fact, in most circumstances it’s expected; however, when it affects performance and causes stress outside the classroom, it needs addressing.The truth is, sometimes it doesn’t matter how prepared you are academically. Extreme nervousness can be a major hindrance and cause memory lapses and even physical illness. The trick is to increase your confidence and reinforce the notion of control.If you’re struggling to…
  • 5 (+1) Unorthodox Ways to Thrive in Your Studies (#3 will surprise you)

    WJ C
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Other Writing Contest Winning Entries You Might Have Missed: What's WRONG with the Education System in Malaysia?I Almost Flunked in My SPM Trial Exams5 (+1) Unorthodox Ways to Thrive in Your Studiesby Nurul Aqilah Aqiludeen [Writing Contest 2014 ★ Winner ★] There are many study methods and memorizing skills on the internet that can help you in your studies. Mind maps, finding quiet places to study, eat well and healthy etcera etcera. Having the right attitude and mind set however, can help you achieve your goals faster whilst at the same time, letting you enjoy the process. Here is a list…
  • Panduan Tugasan Geografi PT3, Contoh Jawapan & Bahan Rujukan: Pencemaran Alam Sekitar

    WJ C
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    Follow Us for More Exam Tips & Study GuidesTwitter: to get Contoh Jawapan Lengkap Tugasan Geografi PT3 sent to your email? Enter your email address into the form below to join 25,000+ students who get all the latest PT3 2014 tips and trial papers via email. You cannot afford to miss them! Join our email subscription list now! Tugasan Geografi PT3 2014 (Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3) Calon dikehendaki menjalankan kajian kes tentang kejadian / isu pencemaran alam sekitar (air, udara, bau, tanih) yang berlaku di sekitar tempat…
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  • Stickers Puzzle Pixel Art - Wall Decals, Wall Stickers :: Stickaz

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Stickers Puzzle Pixel Art - Wall Decals, Wall Stickers :: Stickaz: Wall decals, wall stickers. Pick a pattern or design your own. Stick them where you want them, just like a puzzle.
  • "知足,不代表没有上进心"

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
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  • SEO: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    SEO: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz: New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner’s Guide to SEO has been read over 1 million times and provides the information you need to get on the road to professional quality SEO.
  • CodeAvengers

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    CodeAvengers: Code Avengers is the fun effective way to learn to code web apps and games with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Beginners of all ages will enjoy the free interactive online HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript lessons. Become a Coding Superhero with!
  • 20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    1. Your relationships are less dramatic than they used to be. Drama is not maturity. As we age, we should develop maturity. So maybe your relationships were drama-filled in your past, but if you have moved beyond that, then you are successful. 2. You are not afraid to ask for help and support any more. Asking for help does not equal weakness. In fact, it is a strength. No person has ever succeeded in isolation. It takes teamwork to accomplish goals. Asking or help is a sign that you have grown as a person. 3. You have raised your standards. You don’t tolerate bad behavior any more – from…
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    YeinJee's Asian Blog

  • Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes in Ukraine

    Yein Jee
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashes in Ukraine, near Russian border, on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard, mostly Dutch. It’s widely believed that the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatist. Like many people around the world, I’m shocked and saddened by the news. Can’t comprehend the reason behind the attack, and can’t understand how it was deemed safe to fly over the region. My condolences to the families and relatives. This is the second disaster involving Malaysia Airlines this year. The flight MH370, which gone missing in March, has yet to be…
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    Colin Charles Agenda

  • MH17 – Malaysia isn’t to blame

    Colin Charles
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    I’m deeply saddened by MH17. I haven’t gotten over MH370 yet, and I can’t imagine how all at MAS, people flying it, and everyone involved react to all of this — 2 tragedies within 6 months is truly unprecedented. This is a long piece but just remember: This is not the fault of MAS. Stop blaming them. The plane was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Why do I care? People that know me, know that I’m up in the air all the time. For those that don’t know me, last year I took over 12 trips around the Earth, and the year before that over 18 trips around the Earth (circumference of…
  • Keeping citizens data in local data centers

    Colin Charles
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    Moscow has just made waves by trying to tell web services at personal data of local Russians needs to be stored on Russian soil – see: Moscow seeks to tighten grip online (it’s an FT link which is behind a paywall, but surely a search will find similar articles). Not long ago, Brazil tried to do this, but the idea was quickly scrapped. The FT take is that this is a means of trying to control citizenry. And of course it’s deadly costly to companies like Google or Facebook. I don’t see it that way (though it may very well be the main motivator). Keeping local data in…
  • PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA disabled in MariaDB 10.0.12

    Colin Charles
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Astute readers of the release notes for MariaDB 10.0.12 will notice that there is a line that reads: performance_schema is now disabled by default. We didn’t come to this decision by accident. Recently at the SkySQL company meeting in Budapest, we did have some time to break out into our usual working teams to talk about our daily operations. Team MariaDB had a debate about PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA and how it was left on by mistake in 10.0 GA as there was a decision to turn it off. Personally, I don’t like introducing such changes in a GA release, and there was no archive of such a discussion,…
  • On-disk/block-level encryption for MariaDB

    Colin Charles
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:32 pm
    I don’t normally quote The Register, but I was clearing tabs and found this article: 350 DBAs stare blankly when reminded super-users can pinch data. It is an interesting read, telling you that there are many Snowden’s in waiting, possibly even in your organisation.  From a MariaDB standpoint, you probably already read that column level encryption as well as block level encryption for some storage engines are likely to come to MariaBD 10.1 via a solution by Eperi. However with some recent breaking news, Google is also likely to do this – see this thread about MariaDB encryption…
  • RHEL7 now with MariaDB

    Colin Charles
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Congratulations to the entire team at Red Hat, for the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7). The release notes have something important, under Web Servers & Services: MariaDB 5.5 MariaDB is the default implementation of MySQL in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL database project, and provides a replacement for MySQL. MariaDB preserves API and ABI compatibility with MySQL and adds several new features; for example, a non-blocking client API library, the Aria and XtraDB storage engines with enhanced performance, better server status…
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  • A Guide To Getting Published: Finding The Right Site

    Issa Mirandilla
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Having one online article published is great, but having multiple articles published is awesome. And, often, the latter has less to do with your writing skills, and more to do with how you handle your articles before and after publication. That’s not to say that writing skills don’t have their place, of course. If you want to make a living as an online writer or blogger, you should, at the very least, know how to write. This may seem obvious, but judging from the usual quality of online content, it’s surprising – not to mention alarming – how many people ignore…
  • Designers: Where In The World Should You Be Working At

    Hongkiat Lim
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    There’s a romantic mythology around certain cities. In fact, all you have to do is mention them, and a thousand images are conjured up in your brain, the product of decades of history and popular culture references. Paris. Milan. London. Rio de Janeiro. New York. No matter where you live, you’ve likely heard of these places, and you know exactly what they are famous for. But which cities (or countries) are best suited for professional designers? Where can designers have access to the most potential clients, a great culture of design appreciation, and all the other accommodations…
  • 10 Portable Batteries For Your MacBook

    Nels Dzyre
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    One of the things that the MacBook has going for it is its pretty solid battery life except if you have to be on the move a lot. It is not advisable to leave your MacBook plugged into a power source for long periods of time as it will shorten your battery’s lifespan. But if you are always travelling with your MacBook, it won’t be easy to find a power source to plug in, when you are running low on juice. That’s where portable batteries come in to save the day. Portable batteries power your laptops like powerbanks power your smartphones and tablets – giving you a…
  • 20 Tips For VLC Player Users

    Azwan Jamaluddin
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    VLC is probably the most versatile video player you can download due to its amazing ability to play almost any codec you throw at it. This alone makes this app a worthy addition to your software suite. While most people use VLC as a simple video player, it is so much more than that. VLC is the Swiss Army Knife of video players with features that are hidden and unknown to the casual user. These features include the ability to do video recording, playing Internet radio and video, simple editing; just to name a few. To go through the number of hidden features VLC has could fill an entire wiki…
  • Create And Customize Maps With Google Map Builder

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    There are now plenty of geolocation-based WordPress themes available. They provide customized maps so that the users can easily find specific places like restaurants, event venues, hotels and more. I noticed that some of web developers have been including their themes with map support and often use it within the contact page. They utilize maps, Google Map to be exact. And as you may have noticed, Google Map is one of most powerful map services on the web. Customizing the map can be easily done using map styles API control. But it requires one to understand javascript programming a bit. Try…
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    Malaysia Asia

  • Selamat Hari Raya AidliFirti 2014

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Malaysia Asia would like to wish all Muslims in Malaysia and around the world Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri 2014 or Eid Mubarak 2014 where the Muslim festival takes place from 28th and 29th July 2014 after a month long fasting. We would like to dedicate warm wishes of Ramadhan Kareem and Happy Eid Mubarak to all our readers, followers and friends too.   Malaysians, especially Malays will
  • Romantic New Zealand for Couples

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    When you think of falling in love, travel destinations like Paris and Italy come to mind. Most travellers venture to European destinations to be seduced by its stunning architecture and romantic history, albeit overly dramatic at times. That said, such places can be quite the cliche.  If you’re looking for an experience that’s different, unique and yet still equally as magical and
  • Malaysia Travel Bloggers Community on Google Plus

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    As there are a ton of travel bloggers out there in the world, there are equally quite a number of Malaysian Travel Bloggers based locally here in Malaysia and at many other countries. While many are travel blogging for leisure, there have been limited platforms for them to showcase their experiences, articles and photos. Some of them have very good information in regards to traveling while a
  • Miri Country Music Festival 2015

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:24 pm
    After a successful inaugural event in 2014, the Miri Country Music Festival 2015 is going to happen on the 7th February next year. If you are still clueless on this, think country and western music, think cowboys and cowgirls minus the horses. Yes, the Miri Country Music Festival that took place early this year saw all walks of life coming to the Parkcity Everly Hotel along Brighton Beach in
  • Events in Malaysia for July August 2014

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    For Events in Malaysia for July and August 2014, there is a line-up of well-balanced events comprising shopping, food, culture and festive celebrations throughout Malaysia. July is also the fasting month of Ramadan here in Malaysia as well therefore there are many Ramadhan Food Bazaars found throughout the country. For the tourist visiting Malaysia in these two months, you should take not of
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    Living in Malaysia

  • Rainbow Over Johor Bahru

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Some photos I took of a rainbow over Johor Bahru last month. Close up of one end of the rainbow – near Sultan Abu Baker Mosque in Johor Bahru. Related: Circumhorizontal Arcs – Fire Rainbows – Cloud Rainbows (over Johor Bahru) – Big Lizards in Johor Bahru CBD – Bishop Trail, Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia
  • Iskandar: Present and Future

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    The potential for Iskandar, and the extended Johor Bahru, region remains strong. But the lack of progress on transportation issues for getting back and forth from Singapore are a huge problem for anyone wanting to think about living in the area now. I also remain worried about the huge imbalance between a huge boom in luxury condo development and the lack of a similar visible increase in high paying jobs to afford the huge numbers of luxury condos coming on the market now, and over the next 5 years. The imbalance between office buildings and the huge numbers of luxury condo high rises…
  • Gianni’s Italian Restaurant in JB (Taman Pelangi and Permas Jaya)

    6 Jun 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Gianni’s Trattoria has the same owner as Sweetwater Mediterranean Restaurant and both are excellent. Gianni’s in Taman Pelangi is two doors down from Sweetwater Mediterranean Restaurant and in Permas Jaya is over the pedestrian bridge from the Jusco mall. This is a photo of the exterior at Permas Jaya. All photos are from my visit to the Permas Jaya location. Both sites offer fixed price lunches at about 35 MYR (a bit over $10 with soup or salad, entrée and tea. The tomato soup was excellent. The food at both locations is great. Other than the fixed price lunch options the…
  • Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo

    29 May 2014 | 10:44 pm
    One of the things you have to do while in Borneo is see orangutans in the rainforest. I went on a river rafting trip that included a stop at Semenggoh Wildlife Center (national park) on the way. From my research I believe this was 1 of the 2 good options for seeing wild orangutans near Kuching. The orangutans are free in the forest. They stop by the viewing points because of the tasty food (many were also brought here for rehabilitation so they are comfortable seeing people – though the rehabilitation is largely moved elsewhere now). Because the orangutans are free when fruit is in…
  • Classic Inn Premium Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

    21 May 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Classic Inn Premium offers a very good location, in Bukit Bintang KL, with clean and quiet rooms and good wifi. There is a large mall right across the street with plenty of places to eat (along with some places to eat on right next to the hotel). Rooms are a bit small, but fine. The things they could do to improve the rooms are to put more small tables in to put things on, there is space for them and almost no other space to put things on. The showers are nice (good water pressure, hot water and high – 8+ feet, which is nice when you have some places you have to duck to get your head…
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    The Rakyat Post

  • MAS thanks Malaysians for support

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28: Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has thanked Malaysians for the opportunity to be of service and sought their understanding for the times it fell short of expectations. Bernama reported that the national carrier said flying the Malaysian flag to many destinations was an honour and a responsibility that the airline proudly embraced with care. “Our duty is to serve. And with your blessings, we will do our utmost to continue to do so,” said MAS in a full-page Hari Raya Aidilfitri greeting carried by several major newspapers today. MAS came under the…
  • Jubah quickly becoming fashionable among Muslim men

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28:While the traditional robe (jubah) is an attire that was worn by the Prophet Muhammad, it is also one that is often worn during Muslim prayers. For men, the tradition of wearing the robe was often practised by the middle class and the elderly, but today, with the variety of designs available, it is gaining popularity among young men as well. To engineer Hanif Nadzrin Mohd Shafari, 25, the selection of robes today is more practical with the flexible design and comfort. “I chose to wear a robe during Raya because it’s more comfortable. Moreover, it was worn by…
  • ‘Lim should withdraw online poll, apologise to Penang folk’

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28:  The online survey to gauge the people’s thoughts on foreign workers cooking hawker food is faulty because it has “loopholes”. MCA Penang liaison committee secretary Dr Tan Chuan Hong, in a statement, said the possibility of the same person taking the online survey more than once indicated that it lacked credibility. “Any survey which enables the same individual to reply more than once is without any credibility. It also shows that the DAP-helmed Penang state government has no sincerity, much less professionalism in conducting online polls. “He…
  • Five dead as fresh violence rattles Thai south

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    BANGKOK, July 28: A 10-year-old girl died in a grenade blast while four others — including a soldier — were killed in a shootout hours later in Thailand’s war-torn deep south, officials said today. The girl was killed when suspected Muslim rebels, who are fighting for a greater level of autonomy from the Thai state, detonated a grenade near a mosque in Pattani province late yesterday. “She died later at a hospital,” police commander Panya Karawanan, of Saiburi district said, adding five teenage girls and two military rangers — the apparent target of the attack — were…
  • MCA: Move to oust Khalid raises people’s resentment

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29: PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has gone from “world class leader” to “lone ranger”, according to the MCA. Its Wanita vice-chairman Ong Chong Swen said this was because the Opposition leader had to handle the pressure from PAS when it came to the idea of removing Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Menteri Besar. Yet the individual, who had a great role in these episodes, namely PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, had been exceptionally silent regarding the matter, she said. “This clearly shows the imminent cracks caused by their internal…
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    iMoney Learning Centre

  • You Need Passive Income To Achieve Financial Stability

    Guest Contributor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    There are two main types of income: active income and passive income. Active income refers to the income received in the form of a salary if you are working, or profit from a business if you are a business owner. It’s essentially the types that require you to put in time and effort to generate income. Passive income, on the other hand, is income generated by leveraging on capital with minimal active input, generally some kind of investment. Why do we need it? Active income requires exchanging time and skills for money, but there is a ceiling to the income because your time is limited. While…
  • Mythbusting: 5 Common Auto Insurance Beliefs That Are Not True

    iMoney Research Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Though it is mandatory for every motor vehicle to have motor insurance coverage, most people are not aware what exactly that coverage includes. In general, there are three types of auto insurance, namely, Third Party Cover, Third Party, Fire and Theft Cover, and Comprehensive Cover, where each encompasses different coverage for the driver and his or her motor vehicle. Most people understand their auto insurance only through what they have learnt from their friends or through horror stories that in turn were from a friend of a friend’s sister’s husband’s nephew (so the facts may have…
  • Protect Yourself From The Next Financial Crisis

    Iris Lee
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 shook many Malaysians to the core. How could an emerging economy that was booming, suddenly come to an abrupt halt? Many people were left reeling from the overnight crash in the economy. They were not prepared. They did not have contingency funds and most were spending more than they were earning. And if there were investments made, they likely did not have a portfolio that was hedged against sudden loss. The financial crisis has taught us many lessons; lessons we can utilise to protect ourselves from the next crisis. Since the last crisis was not too…
  • Primary, Secondary Or Auctioned Properties: Which Is Worth Buying?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Generally people buy a residential home to live in before moving onto property investments, so for someone who is looking to buy a residential home to live in, what are the options out there? When deciding to buy a house you’ll have to make a decision early on, and that is whether you’re looking to buy a primary, secondary or auctioned property. What do these terms mean? Buying a primary property means you are buying a brand new property directly from the developer; whereas secondary or sub-sale means you are buying a previously owned property from a private owner and an auctioned…
  • Property Financing: Are The Banks Still Lending?

    Guest Contributor
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Recent news has been rife with news on property purchasers’ concerns on property financing due to the ever tightening of lending policies being put in place by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). Like most developing countries, Malaysia has gone through tremendous changes in policies. These policies, though targeted at property speculators, are also affecting genuine home buyers. However, Malaysia’s property policies are still not as stringent as Singapore, Hong Kong or even the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The measures taken by BNM are inevitable as it’s in their interest to prevent Malaysia…
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  • Coastal @Southbay City, Grand i-Residence, Villa Crystal @South Desa Park

    Khai Yin
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Source: Mah Sing’s “The Coastal @Southbay City” has been launched at the Star’s property fair in Penang. Located next to the second Penang bridge in Batu Maung, this mixed development has residential, retail and office components. The residential block comprises of 100 residential units as well as some twelve shop lots. The office block, on the other hand, houses some 166 suites. Mah Sing’s previous project in the same vicinity, Residence @Southbay City is reportedly sold out. Southbay City is a freehold project. Grand i-Residence, KLCC Grand…
  • How To Spot The Next Property Goldmine With Infrastructure Analysis

    Khai Yin
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Shortly after I published a series of guides on area prospecting over the last couple of weeks (if you have missed them, check out these links: Is This Place Going To Be Hot (Part 1), Part 2, The Spillover Principle and How To Exploit Property Portals To Locate Boom Areas), the Mentor had sent me a quick succession of messages over Whatsapp. Indeed, if you have read all the guides that I have previously published, I have only briefly talked about infrastructure as one of the drivers of growth, preferring stuff like incoming supply and population growth in order to forecast the…
  • Five Property Investment Lessons From Brazil’s 7-1 Humiliation

    Khai Yin
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Even if you only had a passing interest in football and the World Cup, you would have no doubt heard about the severe trashing that Brazil received in the hands of the Germans at their own backyard last week. Although almost everybody and their dog knew that Brazil would suck without their star striker Neymar and captain Thiago Silva, nobody would have predicted they would lose by conceding some seven (seven!) goals. Calling it a humiliation would be a severe understatement. Now in the spirit of full disclosure, I had rooted for England (bagi chance lah, I went to school there), and unlike…
  • Prominence, The Clovers, Quaywest Residences

    Khai Yin
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Source: The Prominence is a condominium in Bukit Mertajam built by Bionic Development, a subsidiary of the listed Metech Group. This development occupies nearly seven acres of space and comprises of two blocks of 24 storeys (housing some 412 units), 24 shoplots and 19 retail outlets. Dubbed as one of the most upmarket condominium projects in Bukit Mertajam, prices start from RM380,000 onwards. Built-up sizes are between 1,100 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft. A distinguishing feature of the condominium is a sky bridge which houses a reading patio, a yoga area, indoor gyms as well as some…
  • Are You Ready To Buy Property? (Here’s How To Know)

    Khai Yin
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Minutes (literally) after I published the guide to timing the property market last week, this email appeared in my inbox:- Thanks KY, the property timing guide was very comprehensive. But what about MY OWN READINESS to buy another property? Any tips on how to be sure that I am ready to buy the next property myself? My background: I already own a small portfolio, but now thinking of getting back into the game. Having second thoughts now with the market slowing down. Thanks. Yee M. For the past few weeks I have been talking to agents, developers, buyers and even property portals, and the common…
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  • Flying Motorcycle Marketed In 2016

    Dennelton Mandiau
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    A Dutch motoring company has opened a new era in the world of transportation when producing the world's first flying motorcycle and it will be sold in the market in 2016.Motorcycle named Pal-V One Helicycle or The Helicycle has been produced for many years by the Pal-V and has the ability to be used on land or in the air.Even the use of dual function motorcycle is valid in law and the owner must obtain a special license Light-Sport Aircraft Certification.According to the firm of Pal-V, The Helicycle can reach speeds up to 180 kilometres per hour and can reach speeds of 0 to 96 kilometres per…
  • Nordstrom Tower - The World's Tallest Residential Building

    Dennelton Mandiau
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    Nordstrom Tower which is currently under construction, will be the tallest residential building in the world when completed in 2018.Located at 227 West, 57th Street, this skyscraper with a height of 540 metres will be the tallest building in the western hemisphere, higher than that of the One World Trade Center. Although One World Trade Center has a height of 541 meters which is one metre higher than the Nordstrom Tower.The Nordstrom Tower will rise above the heights of another world residential building, the Mumbai World One Tower and 432 Park Avenue. The Nordstrom Tower has an area of…
  • John Philip Holland and the Submarine

    Dennelton Mandiau
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Irish inventor John Philip Holland built a model submarine in 1878, followed by a number of failed ones. In 1896 he designed the Holland Type VI submarine. The vessel made use of internal combustion engine power on the surface and electric battery power for submerged operation. Launched on 17 May 1897 at Nixon's Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The United States Navy bought Holland VI on 11 April 1900, becoming the U.SNavy's first commissioned submarine and renamed USS Holland.Commissioned in June 1900, the French steam and electric Narval employed the now typical double-hull…
  • Borneo Wildlife: Reptiles House

    Dennelton Mandiau
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    The Reptile House is home to several snake species including impressive cobras and pythons. The cobra can grow up to 1.5m long and is the longest venomous snake in the world. Even without its venom, the King Cobra can be a terrifying sight when it flares the specialized muscles and ribs in the neck to create a hood around its head. Coupled with its ability to raise itself up to one-third its body length and hiss loudly, that is one creature you will definitely not want to provoke.While the king cobra attacks at lighting speed, the reticulated python ambush its prey by grabbing them and…
  • Borneo Wildlife: Sumatran Rhinoceros

    Dennelton Mandiau
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    The word rhinoceros comes from the Greek rhino (nose) and ceros (horn) and this is the most distinguishable feature of this animal. Together with the black rhino and white rhino, the Sumatran rhino has two horns whereas the Javan and Indian rhinos have only one. There are five species of rhinoceros in the world and the Sumatran rhinoceros is the smallest and hairiest of all.Rhinos have large heads, broad chests and thick legs. They look clumsy but can charge at high speed when they are startled. This is because they have very poor eyesight but excellent hearing so they will reach aggressively…
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