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KUB opens new Solar Gas warehouse to spur LPG distribution
Appointment of LP Gas as main SOLAR GAS dealer is in line with the group’s efforts to strengthen its network By TMR / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL KUB Gaz Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of KUB Malaysia Bhd, yesterday officiated a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder warehouse in Hulu Langat, Selangor. KUB Malaysia president and group MD Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin (picture) said LP Gas Trading, the owner and operator of the warehouse, would distribute the SOLAR GAS brand in the surrounding household, retail and commercial areas. “Given the potential growing demand in LPG in the domestic and commercial markets, we are delighted to partner LP Gas which is committed and capable to be the main SOLAR GAS dealer in the Hulu Langat area,” he said in a statement yesterday. Abdul Rahim added that the appointment of LP Gas is in line with the group’s efforts to strengthen its dealer network, especially in the central region. “We believe that LP Gas is well positioned to serve the surrounding areas for the LPG needs. “As such, we encourage every household, retail and commercial enterprises in this area to use SOLAR GAS cylinder in your daily cooking experience and other activities,” he said. Recently, LP Gas mobile application has been made available on Google Play Store which allows customers to purchase and pay SOLAR GAS cylinders from their mobile devices. As part of KUB Gaz’s rebranding exercise, the group has also announced the new image of KUB Gaz’s LPG cylinder. The new cylinder comes in gold with a refreshed SOLAR GAS logo. This initiative cements KUB Gaz’s commitment in ensuring its cylinders are of high quality and safety. “Having served as one of the LPG suppliers in Malaysia for nearly 50 years, we would also like to welcome more business partners to become SOLAR GAS dealers,” said Abdul Rahim. Those who are interested to become SOLAR GAS dealers can contact KUB Gaz at 03-31011799 or email to sales@kubgaz.com The post KUB opens new Solar Gas warehouse to spur LPG distribution appeared first on The Malaysian Reserve. [...]
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Digital witness: What to consider when choosing a dashcam
A dashcam can act as a witness when something goes wrong on the road, recording the date and time, and even your exact location and speed, thanks to built-in GPS. [...]
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This elderly man shows Pokémon GO fans how it’s done
ASUS took notice of Chen and made him the ambassador of their ASUS ZenFone series. — Picture courtesy of Asus via SoyaCincau TAIPEI, July 14 — Chen San-yuan, a 70-something-year-old Taiwanese fan is known as the “Pokémon GO Grandpa”, and it’s a nickname that has been well earned. He’s been known to strap up to 6 smartphones on his bicycle in an efficient, if unorthodox, methodology to maximise his Pokémon GO experience.He’s taken things up a notch, however. Earlier this year, Taiwanese tech company ASUS took notice of Chen and made him the ambassador of their ASUS ZenFone series; they also gifted the enthusiast with 22 ASUS Zenfone Max Pros for his passion/hobby.Here, Chen is seen making the rounds in Taipei while stopping at Poke Stop locations to spin all 20+ of his smartphones. This gives him more experience points, as well as in-game items.In a glowing endorsement of the benefits of gaming for the elderly, Chen was quoted as saying,“There’s a lot of fun, I can connect with people, prevent Alzheimer’s disease.”Niantic’s AR-based mobile game, Pokemon GO has more than 800 million downloads in 3 years, and has an estimated count of 5 million daily players. — SoyaCincau [...]
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Meet robots Snow and temi, ready to help the young and old
Robots temi (left) and Snow are equipped to help out with a range of tasks and could soon take their place in Singapore preschool centres and nursing homes for senior citizens. — TODAY pic SINGAPORE, July 14 — Meet Snow, a robot that could soon be helping to mark attendance and take temperatures in preschools. And temi, another robot, who could be easing the pressure on staff by carrying drinks for senior citizens at nursing homes.MI Robotic, a Singapore-headquartered developer of applied robotics technology, will make a presentation on the use of these two mechanical helpers to the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). The presentation will be made at the NCSS Social Service summit at Marina Bay Sands and Convention Centre on Tuesday (July 16).The China-built Snow social robot for preschools and the United States/Israeli-designed temi personal robot that could be placed in Singapore’s elderly care centres may well represent a significant trend in the future of care services, relieving staff from mundane tasks.Snow is able to sing, dance, tell a story, launch educational apps, take attendance, measure temperatures and more. Temi is capable of carrying drinks to designated places or to patients and can also host video conferences.In an interview with TODAY on Tuesday (July 9), managing director for MI Robotic, Jovy Chiu said that the smart robots will “help to enable ever increasing human-robot interaction”.“Robotic technology is now at a sufficiently mature stage that robots can now take their place as useful helpers both at home, in school, and in the workplace.”These robots will help to relieve demand for human resources on mundane and repetitive tasks.Social robot for preschoolsRobot Snow resembles a fun cartoon character and is equipped with facial expressions such as joy, anger and sadness. Standing at 1.1 metres tall, she meets preschoolers at about eye-level and is ideal for interaction.Other than helping teachers to take the students’ temperatures and attendance, teachers could also download educational apps onto the system and conduct lessons with Snow.Jovy Chiu said that Snow is designed to be interactive and to “increase their (students’) learning”.“Sometimes, the students may be less interested to learn, but when they see Snow, and interact with her, they will be more interested to ask questions,” she said.Snow is widely employed in schools in China, Thailand and the US. The developers claim 99 per cent accuracy in taking attendance and temperature.“If you take this information manually, there is a chance that it is incorrect and not accurate. You will also not be able to do analysis,” Chiu said.“Sometimes you may want to see why this student’s temperature is a little high on some of the days in a month. With the robot taking the temperature, you can do such observations and analysis.”The robot is bilingual in both English and Chinese, and can be programmed in other languages such as Japanese and German.Robot to help with senior citizensMI Robotic, which is a reseller for temi, will also present this robot at the NCSS summit, to demonstrate its use in elderly care homes.The one-metre tall robot is programmed to follow staff around the elderly home to assist with their day-to-day duties looking after aged residents. For example, temi can perform functions like carrying drinks to residents’ rooms, charging phones and so forth.Temi can also be employed by users to conduct video conferences with one another.Chiu explained that staff would be able to operate the robot from behind a desk. With instructions, the robot can visit wards and the staff can then communicate with senior citizens via the robot.“The robot can be used to monitor the wards, when there are issues the staff then can go directly to the room, so this will minimise the need to walk around,” she said.Temi is already in wide use in the US, Australia and Europe.“Its video conferencing quality is very good. It is one of the best personal robots in 2018, and is suitable for use in homes and offices as well,” Chiu said.Use of smart techThese smart robots are equipped with multiple sensors that help them carry out various tasks.Snow has up to seven sensors that helps it in facial recognition, video recording, photo-taking, dancing, temperature recording and accurate navigation. Temi has multiple sensors such as depth cameras and proximity sensors.The robots also come with Slamtech, a technology which helps in virtual tracking, obstacle avoidance and autonomous path planning.While both are capable of avoiding obstacles, Snow is better at it.There are plans to bring in more robots of various functions to Singapore, such as for security and delivery services. For security robots, they can be employed for patrolling and surveillance tasks. While for delivery, they can be used in retail and restaurants to service customers.MI Robotic is expected to offer preschools five sets of Robot Snow for a free trial up to a month, while temi would be available for purchase at S$2,988 (RM9,054).Robot Snow retails for S$9,800. — TODAY [...]
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Despite backlash, Chef Wan says still wants to help Felda settlers
Chef Wan during an interview in Petaling Jaya November 12, 2016. — Picture by Hari Anggara KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail or Chef Wan said he will not hold grudges against critics who denounced him for chastising Felda settlers over their alleged lack of industry and ambition.He said everyone has their own opinion and that one cannot please everybody, something he had said before in a BBC interview in London back in 2012. “At the end of the day, I forgive them. There is no point in being vindictive,” Redzuawan said in an interview with the New Straits Times. He also defended his remarks on Felda settlers made last Monday, saying that his years of working with government ministries and bodies has opened his eyes to the people’s problems. Redzuawan was also raised in a Felda settlement and was named the 2019 Felda Icon.“I was taken to Felda settlements in Pahang and Johor. The mak ciks (aunties) there complain to me about the situation and social problems in their community. “Even the ustaz, headman and Felda officers have highlighted these issues,” Chef Wan said. After receiving the Felda Icon award from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a Felda event in Rompin, Pahang, he went on Instagram to lambaste what he described as the handout mentality of some settlers. Among others, he said some would quickly take second and third wives after receiving a windfall before “breeding like cats”.In the interview, Redzuawan reiterated that he meant his remarks only for those settlers who behaved so.“People need to read the sentences properly. I did not say all Felda settlers, I said segelintir, which means some.“There are youngsters who are jobless loafers and drug addicts with no education. All this causes social problems,” he said, adding things should not be turned and twisted merely to obtain votes and political mileage. Redzuawan said his conscience is clear on the matter.“But when I say certain things, certain people call me arrogant, a show-off, rude and insulting,” he said. Yet the celebrity chef wants to do his best to help Felda and give back to the community, such as by gathering their success stories and finding ways to help third and fourth generation settlers. “The youth are the future after all. There are a lot of young people passionate about what they want to do. “It is all about having the right mentality. We have to do it the right way too. Not just give money directly and hope for the best,” Chef Wan said. The incident led to a public exchange between Redzuawan and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak after the latter mocked the celebrity chef over the remarks. [...]
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1 million people want to raid Area 51 to 'see them aliens'     – CNET
"They can't stop us all." [...]
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Motor racing – Young Barrichello has passion but must prove talent
TORONTO (Reuters) - Rubens Barrichello sees the family racing connection in his son Eduardo's eyes but for the 17-year-old teenager it is all about the hands. [...]
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Wall St Week Ahead – Union Pacific, other freight firms earnings eyed for tariff effects
NEW YORK: Results from two major US railroads next week are likely to attract more scrutiny than usual as investors look for signs of how deeply U.S. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade war is affecting freight companies and the wider economy. [...]
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Immigration DG: No signs of physical assault on dead Nigerian student, still waiting for medical report
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Investigations by the Immigration Department on the death of Nigerian Thomas Orhions Ewansiha at an Immigration depot here, found no signs of him being physically assaulted. [...]
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AirAsia co-founder, partners begin building war chest for Malaysia Airlines bid
A report today said that AirAsia co-founder and former chairman Datuk Pahamin Ab Rajab is leading a group gathered under the umbrella of Najah Air Sdn Bhd that is seeking a loan for the sum from a Japanese lender. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Datuk Pahamin Ab Rajab and a group of businessmen are seeking to raise RM1 billion believed to be for their attempt to take over ailing Malaysia Airlines Bhd.The Edge reported today that the AirAsia co-founder and former chairman is leading the group gathered under the umbrella of Najah Air Sdn Bhd that is seeking a loan for the sum from a Japanese lender.Citing sources, The Edge said discussions were still preliminary but added that the loan, if successful, would form the bulwark of Najah and his group’s bid for the national carrier.Others also told the business paper that Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim of Weststar Group, who is also eyeing Malaysia Airlines, has contacted Najah to discuss possibly pooling their resources for a joint takeover.Interest in a possible takeover of Malaysia Airlines erupted after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad indicated that the carrier may be sold as the government could no longer continue bailing it out.However, Dr Mahathir also said that the suitors so far have not convinced him of their ability to revive the struggling airline.Aviation consultancy Endau Analytics’s founder, Shukor Yusof, told The Edge that the government should convene a panel similar to the Council of Eminent Persons to steer discussions on the possible takeover.“No one person can help deliver solutions to Malaysia Airlines,” he was quoted as saying by The Edge.“It has to be a collective initiative — a group of professional Malaysians who are like-minded, independent and with integrity, who will advise the prime minister to find the best solutions for the carrier, including appointing a new management and board of directors at the airline.”Dr Mahathir formed the CEP in the early days of his administration to advise him on national matters that urgently needed attention from the Pakatan Harapan government that was then in its infancy.Shukor proposed a similar task force to oversee the Malaysia Airlines sale and revival for a period of one year.He also called for a clearout of the existing Malaysia Airlines management, saying both their planning and execution of the latest the national carrier’s turnaround were flawed.Previously, The Edge reported that more suitors were lining up to bid for Malaysia Airlines that the prime minister said would be sold if a “good offer” was made to the government.After continued chronic losses, Malaysia Airlines endured two major incidents in 2014 when it lost Flight MH370 in March and Flight MH17 in July of the year.The two disasters effectively doomed the previous revival of the airline and forced Khazanah Nasional into its latest rescue plan that included delisting Malaysia Airlines from the local stock exchange.The new management then launched into a five-year plan to return the airline to profitability but did not ultimately stem its continued losses, resulting in the government’s current intention to sell it off to private buyers. [...]
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Pervert posing as doctor caught by cops in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA - An alleged pervert has been caught by the police after making inappropriate calls to women while posing as a doctor. The 39-year-old man was picked up by the authorities at a hotel in Klang on Tuesday night after a probe was carried out on the 21 reports lodged against the suspect. Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the victims were found to have had medical examinations conducted. "All victims had been contacted by phone, with the suspect posing as a doctor relaying to them their 'results', telling them that they showed signs of breast cancer, etc," he said when contacted yesterday. Then, over the phone, the suspect would instruct the unsuspecting victims to perform various acts, ranging from making lewd noises to touching their private parts. The police were investigating how the suspect obtained the victims' personal information, said SAC Fadzil. ALSO READ: Man jailed 20 weeks for molesting six girls at Hougang Swimming Complex [...]
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Should Soon Koh quit cabinet posts? The writing has long been on the wall, says Masing
Masing speaking to reporters after the ‘Ngiling Tikai’ event organised by PRS today. KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing thinks it is ‘ridiculous’ for Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh to seek advice from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg regarding his ministerial posts in the Sarawak cabinet. “It is ridiculous for him to ask the Chief Minister to decide, he is old enough to decide for himself,” said Masing who is Deputy Chief Minister when met after the Chief Minister officiated PRS’ ‘Ngiling Tikai’ event at DBNA Hall here, today. Masing opined that the writing was already on the wall long time ago for PSB, but the party leaders never wanted to read it. “Either they are illiterate in reading or not willing to listen, that’s only it. The first time was when they cut the PSB ADUNs’ (assemblymen) Minor Rural Project (MRP) (Fund) and Minor Rural Transformation Programme (MRTP), then the latest one is the councillors…He should realise it,” he said. Masing added that another indication was when Abang Johari spoke about ‘termites’ in Marudi. On Wong’s claim that GPS had suddenly turned hostile towards PSB, Masing said GPS was not hostile towards PSB but they were only defending themselves from PSB’s attack. According to Masing, Wong must understand that whatever being said or done by the PSB, there would be a reaction to it. “First of all, they (PSB) are not being friendly to some component parties within GPS. Of course, there will be a response to it. It’s not being unfriendly, we are just defending ourselves from attack by PSB. “I don’t believe he understands what he has said actually, they are the ones that have been unfriendly towards us,” he said. On another claim by Wong that the state leadership had cut off the ‘arms and legs’ of PSB, Masing said PSB was the one which had been trying to ‘cut the arms and legs’ of GPS members. “First of all, by getting/stealing some of the boys, party members of PRS and GPS, that reaction would demand some kind of response from us, of course we will response. “As I said, you do not expect us to sit down and accept the blow just like that,” he added. Masing said if Wong was sincere in taking the members of GPS into PSB, he should have discussed about it in a friendly manner. “But no, he (Wong) took courage and joy in taking them. I think it is not a friendly gesture,” he added. When asked if GPS would be weakened if PSB is no longer friendly to the coalition, Masing replied: “As it stands now, PSB has not been friendly with us and it doesn’t make us weaker. “If they leave us, we will fight them, it doesn’t make us weaker than we are now, no difference to us. “It’s better to fight a known enemy than to fight somebody that you don’t know, that will be a problem,” he said. Masing said he neither felt sorry for PSB nor had the time to be sorry for PSB. “I don’t want to waste my time on it. You know what the Chief Minister said? If you touch one, you touch all. You disturb one of my boys, I go after you, that’s what it means, simple. “You don’t have to be an Einstein to understand it, either they are illiterate in reading or not willing to listen, that’s only it,” he said. Facebook Messenger Twitter WhatsApp Email Print The post Should Soon Koh quit cabinet posts? The writing has long been on the wall, says Masing appeared first on Borneo Post Online. [...]
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Minister: PTPTN collected RM6.23b from 2013 to 2019
Education Minister Maszlee Malik speaks to media at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur July 1, 2019. — Picture by Firdaus Latif KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) collected RM6.23 billion in federal study loan repayments up until May, Parliament heard today.Education Minister Maszlee Malik told the Dewan Rakyat the collections date back to 2013 and involved 1.13 million borrowers from various age groups.MORE TO COME [...]
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Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my rosemary and what I can do to fix it? Please and thank you.
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Liverpool transfer news latest: Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Kalidou Koulibaly, Alex McCarthy and more
The Reds could bolster their Champions League-winning squad this summer [...]
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Man Utd fans brutally troll Liverpool over Harry Maguire transfer – ‘Better than Van Dijk'
MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly agreed an £80m deal for Harry Maguire, and fans are torn on the record Premier League transfer for a defender. Some even claim he’s better than Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk. [...]
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