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Bulls' Kriel inspired by Semenya in return for Super Rugby quarters
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Centre Jesse Kriel has been passed fit for the Bulls for Saturday's Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Hurricanes in Wellington and said his return has been inspired by training with Caster Semenya. [...]
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Xiaomi Mi 9T Malaysian price revealed, priced from as low as RM1,099
The latest Mi 9T is priced at RM1,099, lower than the Mi 9 SE. ― Picture via SoyaCincau KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 ― The Xiaomi Mi 9T is launching in Malaysia today and the pricing is finally out. Similar to the European market, the latest Mi 9T is priced lower than the Mi 9 SE.Lazada, which is notoriously known for revealing official pricing ahead of launch has revealed the official pricing of the Mi 9T. The Mi 9T banners and pages at the time of writing were taken down but the folks at Lowyat.net had managed to get a screen grab of the offer.From the looks of it, the Mi 9T with 6GB RAM + 64GB of storage is priced at RM1,199 and you can get it for only RM1,099 during the one-day sale that’s happening on June 25, 2019. It is likely that Xiaomi Malaysia would also introduce a higher spec 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option.As a comparison, the Mi 9 SE is priced at RM1,299 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model and RM1,499 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version. The Mi 9T launch will be taking place this afternoon so stay tuned to us for the details.To recap, the Mi 9T is the global version of the Redmi K20. It comes with a 6.39” Full HD+ AMOLED that comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device gets a upmarket looking curved glass back and under the hood, it runs on a Snapdragon 730 processor.For taking pictures, it gets a 20MP pop-up selfie camera while the rear is fitted with a triple-camera combo. It has a 48MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto shooter that offers 2X optical zoom. The device is juiced up with a large 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging via USB-C. There’s no microSD card expansion, however, it does come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. ― SoyaCincau [...]
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Malaysian palm oil price up on expectation of better export data
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures jumped more than 1% on Wednesday as traders bet upcoming export data would overshoot forecasts. [...]
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One-sided facial pain could be due to trigeminal neuraglia
I am looking for a solution for my 75-year-old mother. For the last three years, her wellbeing has deteriorated due to pain and discomfort on the right side of her face. We have seen various specialists, but nothing seems to help. There can be many causes of right facial pain. We just have to think of the structures on and under our skin in that area, and rule them out one by one for diagnosis. Possible tissues or organs that are situated on the side of our face include our sinuses, salivary glands, eye, ear, muscles, facial bones, joints, nerves and blood vessels, not forgetting the other organs near that area. How could they possibly be affected? Let’s go through the list of organs and structures, and see how they are most commonly affected: Sinus • Sinusitis: An infection and inflammation that can affect your right sinus, as well as your left sinus or both sinuses together. Nose • A deviated nose septum, leading to blockage on the right side of your nasal passages that subsequently results in infection and inflammation. Bone/joints • Right temporomandibular joint disorders: This joint is located at the base of your right jaw. It could have been fractured in the past during a sports injury or damaged from other reasons. But now, it can give pain. Salivary glands • Right salivary gland infection, especially in the parotid gland. • Mumps: This is a famous childhood disease caused by a virus that produces swelling of our parotid glands, among other viral symptoms. This is now mostly prevented by the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. Nerves •  Trigeminal neuralgia (See below) • Acoustic neuroma: A tumour of the nerves in the ear • Multiple sclerosis: A chronic condition that damages the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Blood vessels • Temporal arteritis: This is an inflammation of the temporal artery, which is at our forehead. Muscles • Polymyalgia rheumatica: An inflammatory disorder that causes pain in muscles. • Fibromyalgia: A rheumatic condition that causes musculoskeletal pain all other the body. Other structures • Glaucoma: This is a condition where the pressure in the eyeball is increased, resulting in gradual loss of sight. • Hypoparathyroidism: Lowered activity of the parathyroid gland, which sits in your neck. My mother has been diagnosed to have trigeminal neuralgia. In 2008, she fell on her face. Now, she is occasionally unable to sleep through the entire night. When the pain attacks her, she will have a mental block. Her movements are also very rigid. The trigeminal nerve is a nerve responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing. The pain of trigeminal neuralgia can be quite severe. — Wikimedia Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects your trigeminal nerve. This is our fifth cranial nerve, which carries sensation from our face to our brain. It is a huge nerve because it supplies our whole face, and has three big branches for our upper, middle and lower face. Naturally, there is a right nerve and a left nerve for either side of our face. If the right side of your face is affected, then one of the causes might be a right-sided trigeminal neuralgia. This condition affects women more than men, especially in those older than 50. What are the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia? Pain – severe, excruciating pain. Even the mildest sensations on your face can trigger this pain, which can be blinding and come suddenly. For example, the pain can be triggered if someone touches your face with a piece of cotton or if you are applying makeup. Even talking, brushing your teeth, smiling, or even going out into a windy day can trigger a bout of intense pain. Initially, the attacks will be short and mild, but they will get progressively longer and more frequent. What causes it? Damage to the trigeminal nerve. Anything that compresses the nerve’s base, like a blood vessel as a result of ageing, or a tumour or injury, can cause this. It is best to scan for other corresponding diseases. After being diagnosed, my mother has been taking amitriptyline and clonazepam to help her to sleep. Is that the right treatment? Amitriptyline is an antidepressant. I don’t know what other disorders your mother has and her doctor is the best assessor of all her illnesses. But for trigeminal neuralgia, the treatment is usually anticonvulsants (e.g. carbamazepine or clonazepam) to block the pain signals to your brain or antispasmodic agents, and even Botox injections. There is also surgery to remove the blood vessel around the nerve root, which can be done by gamma knife, which uses radiation to “cut”. You can also inject glycerol into the trigeminal nerve or use balloon compression. The side effect is facial numbness, but that may be a small price to pay for a life without pain. Dr YLM graduated as a medical doctor, and has been writing for many years on various subjects such as medicine, health, computers and entertainment. For further information, email starhealth@thestar.com.my. The information contained in this column is for general educational purposes only. Neither The Star nor the author gives any warranty on accuracy, completeness, functionality, usefulness or other assurances as to such information. The Star and the author disclaim all responsibility for any losses, damage to property or personal injury suffered directly or indirectly from reliance on such information. [...]
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Eight nabbed in probe of kidnapped fishermen, says CID chief
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said the boats should not have been in the country’s territorial waters at night time. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Eight men have been arrested to help in investigation into the kidnapping of 10 Bajau Laut fishermen (sea gypsies) in Felda waters in Lahad Datu, Sabah yesterday, said CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.He said six of those arrested are foreigners, aged between 17 and 60, who were spared by the armed kidnappers yesterday.“The two locals arrested are the boat owner and the boat operator,” he told Bernama when contacted today.Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said the boats should not have been in the country’s territorial waters at night time.“They (fishermen) should know that the area is under curfew and is out of bounds. “No entry unless they inform the authorities on the details of their activities,” he told Bernama when met at the armed forces Aidilfitri celebration at Wisma Perwira ATM here today.In the 2am incident yesterday, the 10 fishermen were reportedly kidnapped by an Abu Sayyaf-linked armed group from two boats in Lahad Datu waters while on their way to Semporna.They are believed to have been taken to Pulau Sitangkai in southern Philippines, about 15 minutes’ journey from Tambisan waters in Lahad Datu.The victims, aged between 17 and 60, did not have personal identification documents and only possessed the lepa-lepa document issued to nomadic fishermen.Meanwhile, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah told Bernama that the owner and handlers of the two boats were also under investigation for harbouring the fishermen as they were foreigners without valid identity documents. — Bernama [...]
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Photos Of Gloria Vanderbilt’s Most Iconic Fashion Moments
The denim designer died Monday at age 95 after leaving a memorable impact on the fashion world. [...]
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Himalayan Black mulberry
Himalayan Black mulberry or blackberry, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to southwestern Asia, where it has been cultivated Himalayan Black Mulberry fruit plant for so long that its precise natural range is unknown. More details: https://jkmpic.blogspot.com/2019/06/morus-nigra-black-mulberry-tree-seeds.html submitted by /u/jkmpic [link] [comments] [...]
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Remarkable Remedies For Healing Your Gut Microbiome
This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read my full Disclosure/Disclaimer Policy. Our gut is home to a large, diverse and dynamic population of micro-organisms that serve numerous purposes, including the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, immune system function, even cognitive function. There are millions of little organisms in our bodies which are crucial to our […] The post Remarkable Remedies For Healing Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on Herbal Musings. [...]
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Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United confusion, City chase Rodri, Arsenal eye Celtic's Tierney, Liverpool latest
Follow the latest from Thursday's latest transfer news, rumours and done deals [...]
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Manchester United news: The real reasons why transfer strategy is broken and why frustrations are set to continue
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken frankly to Ed Woodward about what is required to take United back to the top, yet no progress is in sight [...]
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Dr M dismisses Turkish author's remarks over comments against Jews
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has slammed a Turkish author, saying that the latter is practising double standards when it comes to free speech. [...]
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Abloh brings out stars for Off White Paris fashion show
US model Gigi Hadid (centre) and models present creations by Off-White during the men's Spring/Summer 2020 collection fashion show on June 19, 2019 in Paris. — AFP pic PARIS, June 20 — Style superstar Virgil Abloh produced one of the big moments at Paris men’s fashion week yesterday when he had Gigi Hadid walk through a field of white carnations at his Off White show.The black American creator — one of the hottest talents in fashion right now, who also heads Louis Vuitton’s menswear line — brought a host of stars to his front row.Columbian singer Maluma rubbed shoulders with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Chinese K-pop star Li Wen Han to see Hadid close the show wearing an oversized white tuxedo adorned with abstract expressionist designs by the legendary New York graffiti artist Futura.Abloh, the first African American to head a major French label, used the veteran artist’s work to great effect throughout his brightly-coloured spring summer collection.Field of carnationsUS rapper Sheck Wes opened the show in another Futura-decorated white ensemble, with one of the artist’s sculptures called “Nosferatu” looming out of the field of white blossoms Abloh had transplanted inside a converted market in central Paris.His army of models trampled the carnations — which are a symbol of innocence — at the end of the show.Abloh seemed to question what humans were doing to the planet, opening the show to the sound of the steam trains that heralded the Industrial Revolution and ending it with the haunting Beatles song, Blackbird.The song is said to have been inspired both by nature and the US civil rights movement. A model present a creation by Off-White during the men's Spring/Summer 2020 collection fashion show on June 19, 2019 in Paris. — AFP pic Several of the garments in the show Abloh called “Plastic” had recycling symbols alongside his own four-pointed square logo.But he later said he was using the word as a metaphor for how in “our generation a banal term all of a sudden turns into a whole different context, basically in a matter of moments”.Socks and sandals The former architect introduced a line of blanket-like capes to his high-end streetwear, with his usual trainers replaced by sandals with socks and hiking boots.A major retrospective of Abloh’s startlingly prolific work in art, fashion and design opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago last week.Maluma, the reggaeton star who appears with Madonna in the Medellin track of her new album Madame X, has been hailed as a “menswear icon in the making” this week by Vogue magazine.He had already turned up at the Heron Preston show Tuesday and has been sending regular updates to his 43 million followers on Instagram of his progress through the Paris collections.Despite Madonna wearing a Palomo Spain outfit for their video, the Colombian was noticeably absent from the flamboyant Spanish designer’s show Tuesday which opened Paris men’s fashion week.Belgian maverick Walter van Beirendonck created the day’s most colourful and way out show which he called “Witsblitz”, full of wacky atomic superheroes as well as some rather gorgeous one-of-a-kind jackets. Where Van Beirendonck turned heads with avant-garde colour combinations his compatriot Y/Project’s Glenn Martens went for the unexpected through deconstruction of everyday garments, so “a pocket becomes a sleeve, a collar opens up and turns into a shoulder pad, a bomber jacket can be worn upside down”.Japanese designer Jun Takahashi of Undercover took a much more conventional look at the classic black and charcoal grey double and single breasted suit/bomber jacket combinations, before adding ecotoplasmic prints of peoples and faces which slowly emerge from the fabric as the collection wore on.Former Dior and Calvin Klein supremo Raf Simons is due to round off the day with a late-night show in the Paris suburbs. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Probe to determine authenticity of sex video involving Malaysian minister still ongoing
KUALA LUMPUR - The probe to determine the authenticity of the sex video allegedly implicating Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is still ongoing, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor. He said the task force formed to investigate the matter was still analysing the video, adding that there was no time frame or deadline to complete the investigation. "We have already taken statements from eight individuals to help with investigations into the case. "Our investigation is across the board; anyone who we feel is needed to help in the investigation will be called up," he told reporters at Bukit Aman yesterday. [...]
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‘Attack squirrel’ found high on meth in US police raid
A squirrel, like this one pictured in Los Angeles, was freed after a police search in Alabama. AFP Photo WASHINGTON: Police in the US state of Alabama made an unusual seizure this week during a drug raid: a squirrel high on methamphetamine. The apartment’s occupant wanted to make sure his caged “attack squirrel” was sufficiently aggressive so he fed it animal methamphetamine, the Limestone County’s sheriff’s office told The News Courier, a local newspaper. Drugs and munitions also were seized during the raid Monday. Alabama law forbids holding wild animals so, on the advice of environmental protection agents, the squirrel was set loose. “It ran into the woods and did not attack the deputies who released it,” the sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page. – AFP Facebook 0 Messenger Twitter 0 WhatsApp Email Print The post ‘Attack squirrel’ found high on meth in US police raid appeared first on Borneo Post Online. [...]
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One dead, three unconscious due to alcohol poisoning in Negri Sembilan
Police investigations found that the cases were linked to the consumption of the bootleg liquor brand Miludeer. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — A Myanmar national died while three others were admitted to  Hospital Port Dickson in an unconscious state as a result of consuming bootleg alcohol. Port Dickson district police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohammed said a 27-year-old man Amereca Parsa, died at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban two hours after admission on Monday night this week, while the following afternoon, three individuals aged 26 to 50 and comprising a local man and woman, as well as a male Indian national, were admitted in an unconscious state to the emergency ward at Hospital Port Dickson. Following the incidents, police investigations found that the cases were linked to the consumption of the bootleg liquor brand Miludeer, said Aidi Sham, adding that police had checked a number of premises selling alcohol in the Port Dickson district, and had seized the Miludeer brand alcohol — packaged in cans — from one outlet.   He said district health authorities had undertaken their own checks at similar premises and had also seized the same brand of alcohol.Investigations are continuing. — Bernama [...]
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Khachanov overcomes Struff to advance in Halle
(Reuters) - Russian Karen Khachanov overcame a mid-match wobble to beat home favourite Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 3-6 6-4 on Wednesday and reach the Halle Open quarter-finals in Germany. [...]
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