CRRC Mahu Tingkatkan Kerjasama Dengan Syarikat Pembekal Di Malaysia

CRRC Mahu Tingkatkan Kerjasama Dengan Syarikat Pembekal Di Malaysia

General, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
CRRC mahu tingkatkan kerjasama dengan syarikat pembekal di Malaysia BATU GAJAH (4 Oktober): Rolling Stock Centre (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, anak syarikat firma China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC) mahu mempertingkat kerjasama dengan syarikat pembekal Malaysia dan dari China bagi pembuatan kereta api yang dijalankan syarikat itu. Timbalan Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Dr Ong Kian Ming berkata langkah itu perlu dilaksanakan memandangkan setakat ini syarikat di Malaysia hanya membekalkan kira-kira 20 peratus komponen untuk kilang Rolling Stock Centre tersebut. Figure 1: LAWAT: Ong (tengah) melawat kawasan pembinaan kereta api ketIka mengadakan lawatan ke China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC) semalam. Turut hadir Pengurus Besar CRRC Jiang Zhengguang (dua, kanan). Beliau berkata, jumlah pembekalan yang rendah itu disebabkan syarikat pembekal di Malaysia tidak mempunyai kapasiti untuk memenuhi permintaan syarikat berkenaan. “Jumlah itu…
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Remaja Berjalan Kaki Solo Ke Makkah Tiba Di Limbang

Remaja Berjalan Kaki Solo Ke Makkah Tiba Di Limbang

General, Sarawak
Remaja berjalan kaki solo ke Makkah tiba di Limbang LIMBANG (3 Oktober): "Sarawak merupakan negeri terbaik yang saya pernah pergi," kata Muhammad Yusuf Abdullah 19, dari Kelantan yang melakukan misi berjalan kaki secara solo ke Tanah Suci Makkah, Arab Saudi bermula Julai lepas. Figure 1: Muhammad Yusuf tiba di Limbang sekitar pukul 7 pagi tadi. Muhammad Yusuf yang mengelilingi Semenanjung Malaysia dengan berjalan kaki sejauh kira-kira 800 kilometer, memulakan perjalanan ke Sarawak iaitu di Kuching pada 25 September lepas. Beliau berjalan kaki dari Kuching ke Miri selama lapan hari sebelum tiba di Limbang sekitar pukul 7 pagi tadi. Jelasnya, walaupun pernah di patuk ular beberapa kali dalam perjalanan di Sarawak, beliau tekad meneruskan perjalanan hingga ke Gunung Kinabalu yang dijangka dilakukan pada bulan ini. "Banyak halangan ketika memasuki Sarawak seperti…
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Royal Brunei Airlines Mulls Resuming Brunei-Kuching Route Next Year

Royal Brunei Airlines Mulls Resuming Brunei-Kuching Route Next Year

Aviation and Aerospace, General, Sarawak
Royal Brunei Airlines mulls resuming BruneiKuching route next year KUCHING, Oct 2: Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) is considering restarting the Brunei-Kuching-Brunei route, which was suspended five years ago. Its chief executive officer, Karam Chand, said his office was discussing with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on the possibility of reviving this route by early next year. Figure 1: Lee (centre) with other officials witness Karam (third from left) sharing notes with Malaysia Airports general manager (Airline Marketing) Mohamed Sallauddin Mat Sah. “We had a meeting with Sarawak Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin and other stakeholders earlier,” he told a press conference here today. Karam agreed that tourists would want to explore more than just Brunei itself; hence, RBA would do joint-promo packages…
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Communications Ministry To Form New Commission For Startups

Communications Ministry To Form New Commission For Startups

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Communications Ministry to form new commission for startups PETALING JAYA, Sept 28 — The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is considering setting up a commission specifically designed for the startup industry in Malaysia. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today that there is a need for the government to take an interest in this industry. Figure 1: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak attend a dialogue in Kuala Lumpur September 28, 2018. “The government must play an active role in encouraging and facilitating this startup industry and in making sure that it succeeds. “In order to do this, the government must come out with initiatives that assist this industry,” he told reporters after attending an industry dialogue today. “I think the time has come for us…
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Visi TIMOGAH

Visi TIMOGAH

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Kenali Heineken Laluan secara lebih dekat dan visi TIMOGAH  KUCHING (2 Oktober): Visi kami adalah untuk menjadi sebuah syarikat e-dagang yang terkemuka di Malaysia dan mempromosi barangan tempatan ke luar negara dengan Misi utama membantu merancakkan aktiviti pertanian terutama sekali di kalangan komuniti luar bandar di Sabah dan Sarawak.  Fokus utama adalah kepada produk hasil hutan dan hasil pertanian kampung yang unik di Borneo. Figure 1: Heineken Laluan senang berurusan dengan pembekal dan pengguna platform TIMOGAH.com. Timogah sangat komited dalam memberi perkhidmatan terbaik dalam urusan jual beli barangan keperluan harian secara online, kepada pelanggannya di seluruh negara. Dengan rangkaian pelanggan seluruh negara, Timogah dapat meningkatkan permintaan terhadap pelbagai hasil pertanian unik dari Borneo; sekaligus akan merancakkan aktiviti pertanian komersial yang berdaya saing dan berpotensi untuk dipasarkan secara global. Figure 2:…
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The Air Force Picks a Winner For Its Huey Replacement Helicopter Contract

The Air Force Picks a Winner For Its Huey Replacement Helicopter Contract

Aviation and Aerospace, General, Industry 4.0
Boeing/Leonardo team wins Huey replacement contract WASHINGTON (Sept 26)— In an upset, a Boeing-Leonardo team has won a $2.38 billion contract to manufacture a new batch of helicopters to replace the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey used to guard the service’s nuclear missile silos. Boeing and Leonardo’s MH-139, a militarized version of the commercial AW139 manufactured by Leonardo subsidiary AgustaWestland in Philadelphia, beat out Lockheed Martin Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corp., which both offered versions of the UH-60 Black Hawk — which some analysts saw as the service’s aircraft of choice going into the competition. As such, the Sept. 24 contract announcement is a major victory for the Boeing-Leonardo team, which received an initial $375 million for the first four helicopters and the integration of military-specific items needed to bring the AW139 to…
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Insurance Startups Have Raised Billions As Industry Players Fight Tech Disruptors

Insurance Startups Have Raised Billions As Industry Players Fight Tech Disruptors

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Smart City
Insurance startups have raised billions as industry players fight tech disruptors OHIO (Sept 29): The once sleepy world of insurance has become the hot ticket for venture investors. Insurance technology companies have raised multiple billions of dollars in the past four years as venture capitalists finance industry disruptors and enabling technologies for established players to fend off new technology-based challengers. In the month since tech-enabled car insurance startup Root Insurance  joined the billion dollar club after its $100 million investment round, new investments in startups serving insurers in categories like life insurance, liability insurance, and — most notably — in insurance assessment and analysis services illustrate both the pace of dealmaking in the category and the breadth of technologies being developed for the industry. In the second quarter of 2018, insurance technology investments totaled $527 million in 71…
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Google Launches New Travel-Planning Tools

Google Launches New Travel-Planning Tools

Digital Economy, General, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Google launches new travel-planning tools Slowly but surely, Google  is expanding its portfolio of travel offerings that now range from hotel- and flight-booking services to trip planning tools. Today, it’s launching yet another set of new travel features that focus on travel planning and hotel bookings. Figure 1: Google launches new travel-planning tools. Maybe the most interesting new tool, especially if you are planning to travel over the holidays, is a new landing page that shows you when to best book your flights ahead of Thanksgiving, the December holidays and New Year’s based on 2017’s price changes. The tool is a bit limited in the number of city pairs it supports, but if you plan to fly on one of the 25 supported routes, then it could definitely save you a few dollars (assuming…
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Malaysia An Attractive Investment Destination For US Companies

Malaysia An Attractive Investment Destination For US Companies

Entrepreneurs, General, Sabah, Sarawak
Malaysia an attractive investment destination for US companies NEW YORK (Sept 27): US companies have expressed interest to invest in Malaysia in a meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here Wednesday. A former US-ASEAN Business Council founder Ernest Z. Bower said Malaysia remained an attractive investment destination for companies in the United States due to certain advantages. Figure 1: Tun Dr Mahathir attended roundtable discussion in New York with top American companies such as Chubb Ltd, FedEx Express, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola, Western Union, Eastman Chemical Company, etc. “Our intention is to make the US as the top two foreign investors in Malaysia. “A lot of American companies are looking for places in Malaysia to put new money and new investment. The companies agreed that Malaysia has advantages based on its geographic position and also infrastructure. “Most importantly,…
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GoFundMe Campaigns Have Raised More Than $500,000 To Cover Blasey Ford’s Costs

GoFundMe Campaigns Have Raised More Than $500,000 To Cover Blasey Ford’s Costs

Digital Economy, General
GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than $500,000 to cover Blasey Ford's costs One campaign has raised over $300,000 to help with Blasey Ford's personal and security costs. The topic came up during the hearing because Blasey Ford was asked how she paid for her polygraph test. WASHINGTON (Sept 28): In her appearance before U.S. senators on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford was asked how she would pay for the polygraph test that was administered and handle other costs associated with her testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "I'm aware that there's been several GoFundMe sites," Blasey Ford told Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona prosecutor who was hired to ask questions on behalf of Republican senators. "I haven't had a chance to figure out how to manage those because I've never had one." GoFundMe,…
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