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Six spectacular concept cars at the 2018 Paris Motor Show
LIKE any auto show worth its salt, the recent 2018 Paris Motor Show (Oct 4-14) had plenty of concept cars on display, some of which are forerunners to upcoming models, and some of which offer a glimpse into the future of mobility. Here are six concept cars displayed at the Paris event. BMW iX3 BMW showed off the iX3 on its Paris stand. This concept car is a forerunner to the firm's all-electric X3, coming in 2020. This first fully electric SUV from BMW is all the more eagerly awaited since it is expected to offer a range of over 400km. Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid Citroën gave visitors a look at the future plug-in hybrid version (PHEV) of its C5 Aircross, landing in 2020 and presented in Paris as a concept car. This model combines a 180hp PureTech gasoline engine with an 80kW motor (equivalent to 109hp) and an EAT8 automatic gearbox. In all-electric mode, range is expected to max out at 50km for a top speed of no more than 135km/h. Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow If there's one show car that's sure to make an impression in Paris, it was the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow, directly inspired by the 1937 W125 Silver Arrow which set several speed records in its day. The German manufacturer has equipped its latest concept car with a 550kW electric motor (equivalent to around 750 horsepower) and has a theoretical range of 400km. Peugeot e-Legend One of the stars of the 2018 Paris Motor Show was without a doubt the Peugeot e-Legend, a concept car with retro styling – in homage to the 504 – but loaded with cutting-edge technology. This autonomous, electric and connected vehicle integrates its own voice-controlled personal assistant, performing functions such as switching driving modes or managing playlists for in-car listening. Note that a petition has even been launched on the internet to turn this concept into a production model one day. Renault EZ-Ultimo Renault unveiled the EZ-Ultimo in a global premiere in Paris. This new concept is an electric and fully autonomous "robot vehicle." Available on-demand, the EZ-Ultimo could be used to provide premium tourism experiences, for example. This self-driving vehicle boasts a refined "mobile lounge" interior, extending the premium experience of a hotel, resort or airline while allowing passengers to sit back and enjoy the scenery. Smart forease The unmissable smart forease is an open-top concept directly derived from the firm's smart EQ fortwo cabrio production model. Here, the vehicle is all about essentials, with features including a shortened windshield offering minimal resistance to headwinds. On the inside, two round screens replace the traditional central air vents on the dashboard. This concept car is fully electric, which will soon be the norm for smart (in Europe, at least). – AFP Relaxnews [...]
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Health Ministry cracks down on eight offenders as Parliament smoking ban kicks in
Health department officers inspect the smoking zone in the Parliment building in Kuala Lumpur October 16, 2018. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — A blanket ban against smoking, electronic cigarettes and vaping in Parliament and its grounds is now in force.Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said his ministry has issued eight offence notices since the ban came into effective yesterday.He added that one of the offenders was an MP, but did not disclose the lawmaker’s identity.“The open air enclosure within the building previously used as a smoking zone has also been closed today, where enforcement officers from the ministry had carried out the closure,” he announced today.The rule also applied to eateries within the Parliament building — both air conditioned and open air —and extends to vape and e-cigarettes as well.MORE TO COME [...]
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: Family
Paul Allen Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65. “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister Jody said in a statement. “Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern… At this time of loss and grief for us — and so many others — we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.” Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he fought into remission nine years ago had returned. The incurable cancer affects white blood cells. Allen managed his business and charitable endeavors at Vulcan Inc. He was also active with the Allen Institutes of scientific research and owned professional US sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers. He was part owner of the Major League Soccer team the Seattle Sounders. Allen founded Stratolaunch, a space company that has built the world’s largest plane, which hasn’t flown yet but is being tested at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell called Allen the “driving force behind keeping the NFL in the Pacific Northwest.” “His passion for the game, combined with his quiet determination, led to a model organization on and off the field,” Goodell added. “He worked tirelessly alongside our medical advisers to identify new ways to make the game safer and protect our players from unnecessary risk.” Vulcan, which Allen launched after leaving Microsoft in 1983, spoke of an “inexpressible loss” after his passing. “He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact.” Forbes estimated his net worth at $20.3 billion. Microsoft said Allen’s “contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable.” “As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions. And in doing so, he changed the world,” added the company’s CEO Satya Nadella. – AFP [...]
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Kuching fire destroys three houses, leaves 31 homeless
KUCHING, Oct 16 — A fire razed three houses in Kampung Bintawa Hilir here early today, leaving 31 people homeless.No one was injured in the blaze, which is believed to have started at about 7am.At the scene, firemen deployed from the Petra Jaya and Tabuan Jaya fire and rescue stations, were seen applying the ‘firebreak’ technique to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby houses.Petra Jaya Fire and Rescue Station chief Tan Min Chai said that with the assistance of Sesco and police personnel, the firemen managed to douse the fire completely at 9.23am. They had received a distress call at 7.18am.“The firemen managed to put out the fire by applying the “firebreak” technique, which prevented another house from being completely destroyed,” he said in a statement.He said the cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained. — Bernama [...]
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Court strikes out Warisan candidates’ election petitions for Sipitang, Kundasang and Sook
KOTA KINABALU: The election petitions filed by Parti Warisan Sabah candidates to nullify the GE14 results of the Sipitang parliamentary seat as well as the Kundasang and Sook state seats have been struck out. [...]
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Court strikes out Warisan candidates’ election petitions for Sipitang, Kundasang and Sook
KOTA KINABALU: The election petitions filed by Parti Warisan Sabah candidates to nullify the GE14 results of the Sipitang parliamentary seat as well as the Kundasang and Sook state seats have been struck out. [...]
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Malaysia Politics: Political drama continues following elections
Two weeks ago, the Malaysian opposition culminated its election campaign by dethroning a government that had been in power for more than 60 years. But as Alican Ayanlar reports from Kuala Lumpur, now the real work begins, starting with getting to the bottom of one of the biggest financial scandals in the world. [...]
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Trend boosts online grocery shopping
By NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / Pic By TMR File The online grocery segment in the country is expected to grow significantly and double its market share within the next three years, according to Tetra Pak Index 2018. Tetra Pak Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines MD John Jose said the widespread use of smartphones has contributed to the growth in online channel for the food category. “Consumers are looking for the most convenient channels which let them make purchases anytime and anywhere by using their smartphones. “This will pave the way for the rapid rise of the online grocery shopping segment,” he said in a statement in conjunction with the release of the 11th edition of the Tetra Pak Index recently. Jose said the index forecasts that the segment will grow by 17% worldwide from 2017 to 2022. “At the same time, traditional grocery outlets such as supermarkets and convenience stores will continue to play a major role in the market, but with a much slower growth rate of only 2% to 5%. “With the mobile Internet users in Malaysia likely to increase by 5% over the next few years to reach over 21 million users, the online segment is expected to grow in tandem with this trend,” he added. Meanwhile, consumer market research company Kantar Worldpanel Malaysia’s business group director Cynthia Su said the country is among the fastest-growing markets in the fast-moving consumer goods’ (FMCG) online channel. “Currently, the FMCG online channel in Malaysia is dominated by baby and beauty products. “However, the food category has been charting a notable upward trend with one out of every three online shopper purchasing food items. This rise is expected to continue,” she said. According to Tetra Pak, there are challenges that companies must address, in terms of product development, due to the rise of FMCG’s online channel such as products that are easy to consume, keep and transport. This is followed by the sustainability of design; personalisation and uniqueness; as well as technology and performance which include packaging tracking systems to boost efficiency in online grocery logistics. It added that another important element in the online grocery space is smart packaging, by utilising codes to communicate with consumers such as RFID (radio frequency identification) or QR (quick response) codes. Jose said smart packaging features allow brands to provide consumer experience which is a key factor in online grocery shopping. “Sharing important information such as production materials, nutrition facts, current promotions and environmental initiatives is only one of the examples of how smart packaging can be used. “It opens up all kinds of possibilities for strategic communications and creating a sustainable relationship with consumers in the future,” he added. According to Tetra Pak, a report revealed that Malaysia posted an 88% growth rate in the online channel for FMCG sales, having captured 1.5% of the FMCG sales last year. var VUUKLE_EMOTE_SIZE = "90px"; VUUKLE_EMOTE_IFRAME = "180px" var EMOTE_TEXT = ["HAPPY","INDIFFERENT","AMUSED","EXCITED","ANGRY","SAD"]The post Trend boosts online grocery shopping appeared first on The Malaysian Reserve. [...]
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Swapping MyKad for India’s Aadhar: HR minister clarifies Cabinet yet to decide
Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said the Cabinet needs to deliberate on the matter before any decision can be made after consulting the Home Ministry. — Picture by Miera Zulyana KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran clarified today that his proposal to use India’s Aadhar biometric identification system in Malaysia has yet to be discussed with the rest of his Cabinet colleagues.He said the Cabinet needs to deliberate on the matter before any decision can be made after consulting the Home Ministry.“A Cabinet paper on the Aadhar modelled national identity card (MyKad) system will be prepared and submitted to Cabinet,” Kulasegaran said in a statement.The Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometric ID system, with World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer reportedly describing it as “the most sophisticated ID programme in the world”.Yesterday, Indian news agency PTI reported Kulasegaran as saying that Putrajaya is keen on updating its MyKad system to be on par with India’s more sophisticated Aadhar model which utilises unique random 12-digit numbers.He said the new system will assist the federal government in avoiding instances of fraud when delivering welfare schemes and government subsidies.Earlier last week Kulasegaran lead a delegation of officials from the Finance Ministry, Economic Affairs Ministry, and Bank Negara Malaysia among others to New Delhi to see how the Aadhar system can best be implemented.   [...]
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Lahad Datu residents raise more than RM50k for Palu victims
LAHAD DATU: An initiative by the Sabah Bugis Community Association (PKBS) in setting up the Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Aid Fund was a success with RM52,687.52 collected from local residents. A leader of the association, Mohammad Yunus Abu attributed the success to the cooperation of the 50 PKBS members in Lahad Datu. "We set up this fund last Oct 5 by focusing in areas such as the pasar rakyat, Servay supermarket, Darvel Bay, villages and the mosques and surau in Lahad Datu," he said when contacted, here today. Mohammad said the donation collected had been handed over to Pertubuhan Generasi Pemikir Teras Harapan Malaysia (Teras) today to be channelled to victims in the disaster. Last Sept 28, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 caused a huge amount damage in Palu, claiming the lives of more than a thousand people, with tens of thousand others losing their homes and in need of food and medicine. — Bernama [...]
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IPCMC positively accepted by PDRM, says law minister
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is positively accepted by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), says Datuk Liew Vui Keong. [...]
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Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan make first public outing
The royal couples’s trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga is set to be a media frenzy after news that they are expecting a baby. – AFP file photo Prince Harry and Meghan have made their first appearances since announcing they are expecting a baby, kicking off a high-profile Pacific trip on Tuesday with a photo in front of Sydney’s dazzling Opera House and posing with koalas. The happy prince and his US-born wife attended a welcome event at Sydney’s Admiralty, laughed as they received a pair of brown Australian-designed baby Ugg boots from the country’s governor general and posed for a picture. Meghan, dressed in a tight white Karen Gee dress, showed few signs of having a baby bump, but smiled broadly against the backdrop of the Opera House sails, which gleamed in the resplendent sunshine of a Sydney spring. The pair are on a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga that had already been keenly watched but is now set to be a media frenzy that will test Australia’s large contingent of royal-sceptic republicans. Shortly after the pair stepped off the long flight Down Under on Monday, Kensington Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II’s 34-year-old grandson and the 37-year-old actress are “expecting a baby in the spring of 2019”, triggering a chorus of coos and rampant tabloid speculation about baby names. “What fantastic news!” tweeted Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “Australia is thrilled for you both. Looking forward to sharing in the joy during your stay down under.” The queen was said to be “delighted”, British Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her “warmest congratulations”, and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland said she was “very happy about this lovely news”. As TV stations in the English-speaking world broke into their regular coverage, Google saw a spike in searches for “when is spring?” — the answer in Britain is from March until May or June — and newspapers played up an intercontinental rivalry over what the baby, who will become either an earl or lady, will be called. The bookies’ instant pick was Diana — the name of the late princess who was mother to both Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William — along with Arthur and Alice. The pair later visited Taronga Zoo, where they got up close with two koalas and their joeys and were then expected to take a boat trip across the harbour. They can expect a warm welcome on their tour, even if polls show half of Australians would like to ditch British monarchs as their country’s titular head of state. Hours before the pair’s appearance, fans gathered outside the Opera House for a glimpse of the celebrity couple. – American princess – The BBC’s royal correspondent said scrutiny will only intensify in Australia, New Zealand and the islands of Fiji and Tonga, which the couple will visit despite a notice advising pregnant women to stay away because of the Zika virus. The decision came after consultations with doctors, Kensington Palace said, adding that no changes are expected to the planned schedule. “This is now the duchess’s pregnancy tour — every step of the way she will be greeted with a new level of excitement and with some degree of concern,” the BBC’s Jonny Dymond wrote. Meghan made her name in acting as savvy paralegal Rachel Zane in the US television legal drama “Suits”, a world far removed from Buckingham Palace. Her first steps as a British royal have therefore been cautious, immaculately scripted and well received. It is all but mandatory for a major royal to have a charity project, and Meghan’s choice addressed the biggest tragedy to befall Britain in the past years. The June 2017, the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed 71 people and raised uncomfortable questions about the government’s approach to low income families who lived there. Meghan wrote the foreword to the recipe collection entitled “Together: Our Community Cookbook”, produced by women who suffered in the fatal blaze. Britons also swooned after seeing Meghan nonchalantly closing her own car door at her first solo engagement last month in London. – AFP [...]
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