Malaysia: * Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 2,500 with 2,373 new cases detected * Delegates agree to amend Umno constitution, party polls only after GE * Be more knowledgeable, concerned about country's democratic system, PM urges youths * Postponing Umno polls is for party stability, not to save my position, says Zahid * US-Malaysia panel on forced labour a step in the right direction, says MEF * PM sidesteps questions on GE15 date, but says Umno is ready * Radzi: Teachers are important icons, entrusted with educating students and shaping their personality * Bursa Malaysia seen trading cautiously with upward bias this week * Ringgit expected to trend downward on lack of catalysts this week * Appreciate values of tolerance, love while celebrating Wesak Day, says Ismail Sabri * Mutual respect for our diversity is what makes Malaysia strong, says MCA ethnic relations chief * Hamzah: Sabah leaders must have political will to issue foreigner card The … [Read more...] about Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (May 15, 2022)
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dispatches from Ukraine, provided by Forbes Ukraine’s editorial team. As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes Ukraine’s reporters gather information and provide updates on the situation. Friday, May 13. Day 79. By Daryna Antoniuk National Ukraine is entering a "long" phase of war, according to Ukraine’s defense minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Nobody can predict when a breakthrough will happen, he said. "In order to win it now, we must carefully plan resources, avoid mistakes and project our strength," Reznikov said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he is ready to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but without intermediaries . According to Zelensky, there is a possibility that Ukraine would make concessions for the sake of securing a peace agreement but added that it would not compromise over the … [Read more...] about Friday, May 13. Russia’s War On Ukraine: News And Information From Ukraine
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 - Virtual real estate reaches new limits with the addition of major corporations. Admix—a virtual reality platform—has been very prevalent in the metaverse and is currently working with McDonalds, Pepsi, and other large corporations on buying and selling virtual real estate. The virtual real estate market is much like the real world, using cryptocurrency as their main monetary source. Admix has bought in between $200,000 and $1,000,000 worth of real estate in this virtual platform and urges others to take advantage of this new enterprise. The company believes that this is the new age of capitalism and a very savvy way for companies to integrate their business into our digital world. (Source: Fast Company ) Why this is important for your business: I tell oftentimes incredulous audiences made … [Read more...] about McDonalds, Pepsi, And Other Large Brands Are Buying Real Estate On The Metaverse …And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
It was one of the more spectacular TV flops of the 21st century. Late in the second term of President George W. Bush, in 2007, Fox News decided that it had the right-wing alternative to Comedy Central’s popular and influential The Daily Show with Jon Stewart . The 1/2 Hour News Hour would puncture liberal pieties and media bias in the fashion that Stewart and his cast of fake correspondents fired barbs at conservatives and right-wing media like Fox News. The show tanked—hard—more or less after the pilot aired in February 2007. And with its failure, modern progressives (and future leftists) had all the evidence they needed: Conservatives weren’t funny. advertisement advertisement For the last 15 years, that take—frequently informed by one failed late-night show—has stuck among anyone who isn’t a conservative. But all the while, right wingers were making comedy—and succeeding. Some of it flew under the radar in subterranean clubs and YouTube channels, … [Read more...] about Why you need to take right-wing comedy seriously
In an emotional Instagram post, pop diva superstar Britney Spears has announced today (Sunday in Thailand) that she has suffered a miscarriage. 40 year old Britney had said last year that she wanted more children, but wasn’t allowed to make her own birth control decisions with her infamous conservatorship, under which her father controlled her every move. Britney’s conservatorship ended in November last year, and last month, she excitedly announced her pregnancy on Instagram. But just over 1 month later, Britney says her ‘miracle baby’ has been lost. In her post today, she says she and her partner perhaps “should have waited to announce until we were further along”. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) Britney met Sam in 2016 when she hired him to appear as her love interest in a music video for her song ‘Slumber Party’. Sam has a career as a fitness model. Britney has two … [Read more...] about Britney Spears announces miscarriage
The Elon Musk/Twitter drama continues. In a surprising announcement, Musk has revealed his deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion is now on hold. The news has sent Twitter shares plummeting in pre-market trading. TWTR is down over 18% as of the time of this writing. advertisement The latest twist in the saga broke when Musk tweeted , “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.” The tweet linked to a May 2 Reuters article , which reported that Twitter estimated fewer than 5% of its monetizable daily active users (MDAUs) during the most recent quarter were fake or spam accounts. Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users https://t.co/Y2t0QMuuyn — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 13, 2022 Musk’s planned acquisition of Twitter is perhaps the most contentious in tech history. The … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is ‘on hold,’ sending TWTR shares crashing
Representative image Before acknowledging its first domestic COVID-19 cases, North Korea spent 2 1/2 years rejecting outside offers of vaccines and steadfastly claiming that its superior socialist system was protecting its 26 million people from a malicious virus that had killed millions around the world. Its surprise admission this week has left many outsiders wondering just how bad things really are, and there's rising worry that it could cause a major humanitarian crisis in a country with one of the world's worst public medical infrastructures. Because the North has been shut up tight since early 2020, with no reporters, aid workers or diplomats regularly going in, reading the situation is something of a guessing game, and the North has been vague with its state media descriptions of widespread fevers. But there are some worrying facts: no reported vaccines, very limited testing capability, a terrible medical system and widespread poverty. Without immediate outside aid … [Read more...] about EXPLAINED: What’s behind North Korea’s COVID-19 admission?
The availability of baby formula is hitting a crisis point. Karli Brophy, mother of two, just scoured six stores in Las Vegas looking for formula to feed her newborn, and recently resorted to begging friends and family on Facebook to look for formula across the country for her. She has just two weeks’ worth of formula left for her baby. advertisement advertisement “It’s really scary, because I’m unable to breastfeed,” she says. “The word I’d use is desperate .” A t retailers across the U.S., 43% of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock as of the week ending May 8, according to Datasembly, which tracks baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores. The biggest shortages were felt in Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. About three-quarters of U.S. infants 6 months and older are fed at least some formula. Under mounting pressure to solve the problem quickly, the Food and Drug Administration has … [Read more...] about Is panic buying contributing to the baby formula shortage?
KUCHING: Malaysia’s tourism sector is facing a shortage of about 15,000 to 20,000 workers, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri ( pic ). The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said the estimate was obtained from data from national tourism associations. However, she said the problem of labour shortage was not only faced by the tourism sector but also involved all other industries in the country. According to her, the government is now trying to address the issue, including by bringing in workers from abroad. “We have relayed this matter (the problem of shortage of workers) to the Cabinet and the government has given approval to bring in workers from abroad. “The matter has just been approved and has to go through several processes, so we have to wait,” she told reporters at an event with tourism industry players here yesterday. Nancy suggested that employers hire local workers to address the shortage of workers. “We expect the shortage of workers to be resolved in a month or … [Read more...] about Nancy: Tourism sector needs 15,000 to 20,000 workers
A university in Bangkok is working on an exciting new potential cancer treatment. Mahidol University and Ramathibodi Hospital are collaborating to develop a biopolymer gel with a drug that can be directly injected into a brain tumour without affecting the surrounding area of the brain. This news comes after the two institutions have been collaborating on the potential treatment for 10 years. The dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital said that since brain cancer requires such risky surgery, it’s the hardest form of cancer to treat. But the newly developed gel has found success in its first clinical trials. One doctor, Professor Suradech Honging, says seven patients participated in the first trial, each with a large tumour inside their brain. If left untreated, they would not have lived for even 3 more months. Dr. Suradech told The Bangkok Post that patients had no side effects after the treatment. “Furthermore, we took some samples of the medicated tumour … [Read more...] about University in Bangkok developing new gel to treat cancer