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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Agensi Kerajaan, Swasta Dipelawa Sertai ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’

Agensi Kerajaan, Swasta Dipelawa Sertai ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Agensi kerajaan, swasta dipelawa sertai ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’ KUCHING (27 September): Agensi kerajaan dan swasta di Sarawak dipelawa menyertai persidangan ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’ anjuran Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) Wilayah Sarawak di Pusat Konvensyen Borneo Kuching (BCCK) pada 24 dan 25 Oktober depan. Ahli Lembaga Pengarah MPC Wilayah Sarawak Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg berkata, tujuan persidangan itu diadakan adalah untuk memberi peluang kepada organisasi terbabit mempraktikkan amalan operasi semasa dan menyelaraskannya dengan Rangka Kerja Kecemerlangan Perniagaan Malaysia (MBEF). Figure 1: TERIMA KASIH: Abang Abdul Karim menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Pengarah Strategi Korporat dan Komunikasi Universiti Putra Malaysia Profesor Madya Dr Azmawani Abdul Rahman selaku penceramah pada program ‘IN-101: Workshop On Effective Communication For Business Excellence 2018’ pada satu majlis di Kuching, semalam. Selain itu katanya, ia bertujuan berkongsikan amalan…
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Banker Hasnita Is New MARA Chief, MYDIN And ex-PROTON Boss Onboard

Banker Hasnita Is New MARA Chief, MYDIN And ex-PROTON Boss Onboard

General
Banker Hasnita is new Mara chief, Mydin and ex-Proton boss onboard PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister’s Office today announced Hasnita Hashim as the new chairman of the government’s Bumiputera economic powerhouse Mara, alongside the appointment of six new board members comprising a who’s who of prominent Malaysians. Figure 1: New Mara chairman Hasnita Hashim. Hasnita, who has a PhD in nuclear physics from Oxford, is currently a board member of Maybank Banking Bhd, and heads the Maybank Asset Management Group. She began her career in London as an actuary in prominent accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte. The six new incoming members, meanwhile, include former CEO of Proton, Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and retail giant Mydin boss, Ameer Ali Mydin. Others are International Islamic University rector Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Malaysian…
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Be more united in supporting GPS — Penguang

Be more united in supporting GPS — Penguang

General, Sarawak
Be more united in supporting GPS — Penguang MARUDI (September 25): Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil hopes to see the rural communities here more united and work together with the Sarawak government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the struggle to safeguard their rights as Sarawakians which had been eroded over the years. In this regard, the Marudi assemblyman said the rural communities must continue to assist one another towards a common goal of transforming Sarawak into a developed state. Figure 1: TR Kompeni Agon presenting a memento as a token of appreciation to Penguang (third left), while other distinguished guests and longhouse residents look on. “I would like to remind the rural communities to stand united and work together with the state government and local-based parties…
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3rd national car project: Private sector will have to do it, says Dr M

3rd national car project: Private sector will have to do it, says Dr M

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
3rd national car project: Private sector will have to do it, says Dr M LONDON (September 24): Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has continued to champion the third national car project, but says the government will have to ask the private sector to implement it as Putrajaya does not have enough money. “Then you develop vendors and create businesses producing parts. This will create jobs for the people and generate a lot of business for small businesses,” he said in a dialogue session with about 200 Malaysians in the UK today. Figure 1: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a dialogue session with Malaysians in the UK. He said a national car would allow Malaysia the opportunity to develop the engineering sector and increase its skills and knowledge. “It’s not…
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Fatimah: Depts now offering business start-up loans for low-income women

Fatimah: Depts now offering business start-up loans for low-income women

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Our Community, Sarawak
Fatimah: Depts now offering business start-up loans for low-income women KUCHING (September 11): Women from the low income group can apply for a business start-up loan from the Women and Family Department as well as the Welfare Department by submitting a form together with a business plan. Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said women earning less than RM1,000 a month face problems securing loans via the usual route. Figure 1: Fatimah (second right) officiates at the Women Entrepreneurship Empowerment and Product Launching event at Sapana Living yesterday. With her are Catherine (second left), Juita (right) and DUBS president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg. “We’ve received a sum of RM500,000 for the Women and Family Department, and another RM500,000 for…
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China To Invest RM809 mln In Aquaculture

China To Invest RM809 mln In Aquaculture

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
China to invest RM809 mln in aquaculture KUCHING (September 26): China wants to invest RM809 million in aquaculture project at Tanjung Manis. The investment will potentially create about 1,500 employment opportunities and generate business opportunities for the locals, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan in China. Figure 1: Awang Tengah (sixth left) witnesses the exchange of signed MoU between Hashim (fourth right) and Chen Xiao Min (fifth left). “There will also be a need for support services including participation in contract farming for the local community,” he said. Pusaka Capital Sdn Bhd and TM Agro Holdings Sdn Bhd yesterday entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Sun Valley Holdings Sdn Bhd at Crown Plaza Fuzhou Riverside in China towards this purpose. The MoA will see…
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Govt To Identify New System To Provide Clean Water To Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak

Govt To Identify New System To Provide Clean Water To Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak

Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Govt to identify new system to provide clean water to Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak PUTRAJAYA (September 26): The government is identifying a new system that can be used to provide clean water supply to the people in the interior of Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak in five years’ time. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A Xavier Jayakumar said the system would be developed in collaboration with the private sector. Figure 1: Dr A Xavier Jayakumar. “The clean water sources in (the interior of) Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak are at a critical level. “So, we need a sustainable and cost-saving system to solve the problem. “The Kelantan people came to see me and asked the federal government to provide clean water to them,” he said after officiating at the 4th…
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Petronas Carigali To Build Concrete Drain, Walkway at Batu Satu

Petronas Carigali To Build Concrete Drain, Walkway at Batu Satu

Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Petronas Carigali to build concrete drain, walkway at Batu Satu MIRI (September 26): Petronas Carigali has agreed to undertake a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project to construct a concrete drain and the missing road link across a high pressure gas pipeline for fishermen at Batu Satu to access both their new and old boatsheds. With this issue settled, the fishing community here wants the federal government to get cracking in rolling out the approved coastal protection project and not delay it. Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, who is also Senadin assemblyman, said this issue was resolved after a year of negotiations with Petronas which owns the pipeline coming in from the sea. “The road is the missing link as fishermen can pull their boats…
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Tourism Contributes 14.9 pct To Malaysia’s Economy

Tourism Contributes 14.9 pct To Malaysia’s Economy

Aviation and Aerospace, General
Tourism contributes 14.9 pct to Malaysia’s economy KUALA LUMPUR (September 15): The tourism industry continued its significant contribution to the country’s economic growth with a share of 14.9 per cent last year as compared to 10.4 per cent in 2005. In a statement, chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the figure showed an upward trend since 2005 and was growing rapidly with an average annual growth rate of 11.2 per cent over the past twelve years. Figure 1: Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin. “The direct contribution of the tourism industry to the nation’s gross domestic product last year recorded 6.1 per cent with a value of RM82.6 billion compared to RM76.6 billion in 2016,” he said. He said foreign tourist arrivals dropped to 25.9 million last year from 26.8 million in 2016. The number of domestic visitors increased from…
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