SEVEN SPACE AGENCIES PRESENTED SPACE SPIN-OFF POTENTIALS

SEVEN SPACE AGENCIES PRESENTED SPACE SPIN-OFF POTENTIALS

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Smart City
27 FEBRUARY 2019 Master students and others got an extraordinary insight into how advanced space technologies can provide innovative strong solutions and new business on Earth, through presentations by seven world-leading space agencies at the International Space University last week. Organised by ESA, the 2019 annual meeting of the Space Agencies Technology Transfer Officers (SATTO) group was hosted by the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg. The President of ISU Juan de Dalmau opened the day with a warm welcoming note highlighting the importance of technology transfer and innovation from the space sector to our societies and the importance of a international, intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective to optimize the benefits. This was followed by officers from JAXA, ESA, NASA, CNES, CSA, ASI and ISA presenting insight and exchanged knowledge and…
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Sarawak to have more Centexs — Abang Johari

Sarawak to have more Centexs — Abang Johari

Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Abang Johari scoops some broth for his laksa dish during a break. BETONG: The Sarawak government is in the process of setting up more Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) in the state. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg told a press conference after officiating at the soft opening of the Betong Centexs yesterday that the new centres would be in Lundu, Lawas and Dalat, besides Kuching and Betong. He said the establishment of the new centres is necessary to produce more technicians trained in various fields relevant to the emerging industries. The Betong Centexs in particular, he added, is collaborating with Chinese telecommunication and digital technology giant Huawei to develop technologies to be used in smart agriculture. “Betong, which is in the Sadok Agropolitan area, has tremendous…
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New cargo complex to be built soon

New cargo complex to be built soon

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Dr Jerip (front row, third left) being briefed by Raya Airways East Malaysia manager Koruthu Thomas (front row, fourth left) during his visit to its warehouse at the cargo terminal. KUCHING: A new cargo complex will soon be established here to replace the present cargo terminal which is currently at overcapacity. Assistant Minister of Transportation Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said a 43-acre land near Kuching International Airport (KIA) has been identified by Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) for the new complex which is expected to have better facilities. “The facilities at the current 35-year-old cargo terminal is outdated and less than satisfactory. This hampers the growth of cargo movement in terms of import and export. “Seeing that the volume of cargo has increased over the years, we need better facilities and…
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Application for German Malaysian Institute now open

Application for German Malaysian Institute now open

Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Are you SPM 2018 graduates? 🙋🙋‍♂! Waaaaaaay too many choices huh ?  🤦‍♀🤦                                                                                                           Which 1 should you choose?  🤷🤷‍♂ 👉 GMI ✅ :- ✔ 27 years in German Engineering Technology and we are MARA IPMa! ✔ GMI graduates are preferred by many industries (88% employability) 🤝🏻 ✔ Your main gateway to Germany (216 UAS to choose from) 🇩🇪 ✔ Ready MARA convertible loans (B40&M40) & apply it now before you register💯 ✔ Not only the only college with…
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Kapit young athletes shine at annual inter-district, inter-school games

Kapit young athletes shine at annual inter-district, inter-school games

Sarawak, Smart City
The young athletes representing Kapit District and their accompanying teachers gather for a group photo, complete with their championship trophies. KAPIT: This district swept both major categories at the annual ‘Inter-District Primary and Secondary Schools Sports 2019’, which took place at Song Sports Field recently. SMK Kapit athletes outperformed their contenders and gained 354 points, earning them the overall secondary school championship title for this year. SMK Song collected 330 points to become first runner-up, while SMK Katibas bagged 281 points to finish third. SMK Kapit 2 (247 points), SMK Selirik (203 points), SMK Baleh (103 points) and SMK Song 2 (34 points) placed respective fourth to seventh. In the primary school category, the contingent representing Kapit District Schools Sports Council (MSSD) accumulated 283.4 points to become overall champion, while…
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PM: Fate of Malaysia Airlines to be decided ‘soon’

PM: Fate of Malaysia Airlines to be decided ‘soon’

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government is considering whether to shut, sell or refinance national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAB), says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The government was studying options for the national carrier, and a decision should be made ‘soon’, Dr Mahathir said when asked about analysts’ suggestions that the airline be shut down or spun off. “It is a very serious matter to shut down the airline,” he told a news conference at parliament yesterday. “We will, nevertheless, be studying and investigating as to whether we should shut it down or we should sell it off or we should refinance it. All these things are open for the government to decide.” The airline has been trying to transform its operations and return to profitability…
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Malaysia suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations with immediate effect

Malaysia suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations with immediate effect

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Smart City
File photo shows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington.  KUALA LUMPUR: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has suspended the operations of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flying into and out, as well as transiting in Malaysia effective immediately until further notice. This is in the wake of two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in less than five months, its chief executive officer, Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar said yesterday. CAAM also clarified that no Malaysian carriers were operating the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Malaysia joins countries such as Singapore, China, Indonesia and Australia, which have also suspended the operations of the Boeing 737 Max, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX plane en-route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157…
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Usahawan Muda Diminta Bekerjasama Dengan MED

Usahawan Muda Diminta Bekerjasama Dengan MED

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Smart City
Usahawan muda harus bekerjasama dengan Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan (MED) dan agensi-agensi di bawahnya secara aktif bagi membantu meluaskan perniagaan mereka di luar pasaran tempatan. Menterinya Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof berkata kemeterian menerusi agensi di bawahnya sentiasa membantu usahawan muda terutamanya golongan yang memulakan perniagaan buat pertama kali dan ingin mengembangkan perniagaan mereka di dalam negara dan rantau ini. ''Jangan tunggu kami (agensi di bawah kementerian) untuk datang kepada anda (usahawan). Kamu mesti proaktif dan berunding dengan kami untuk membantu perniagaan anda.Agensi di bawah kementerian akan menyadiakan latihan dan kaedah sesuai dalam membantu meningkatkan perniagaan anda,'' katanya kepada pemberita selepas menyampaikan ucapptama pada Hari Usahawan Malaysia- ASEAN 2019 di sini semalam. Redzuan berkata kementerian akan menjadi jambatan bagi usahawan untuk memperolehi kemudahan dan latihan terbaik bagi mengembangkan perniagaan mereka. Terdahulu dalam…
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Usahawan muda perlu teroka peluang ke Asean

Usahawan muda perlu teroka peluang ke Asean

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR 4 Mac- Kerajaan menggesa golongan usahawan muda di negara ini mengintai peluang yang lebih luas dan menjalinkan kerjasama dengan usahawan dari negara Asean bagi tempoh beberapa tahun akan datang. Malah Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan, Datuk Seri Mohd. Redzuan Yusof berkata, golongan tersebut juga perlu bersama-sama dengan kementerian itu dan juga pelbagai agensi lain bagi memperluaskan perniagaan ke peringkat antarabangsa pada masa hadapan. Katanya, kementerian itu mahu mewujudkan dan membangunkan perusahaan berasaskan inovasi ke peringkat lebih tinggi yang mampu bergerak pantas. “Sasaran ini boleh dicapai menerusi pembangunan teknologi terkini dan pelbagai aplikasi baharu yang lain. “Oleh itu, usahawan muda perlu berani, bukan hanya mendengar untuk menjadi juara,” katanya dalam sidang akhbar sempena Majlis Pelancaran Hari Usahawan Malaysia Asean (Huma2019) di sini hari ini. [Source: "Usahawan muda perlu teroka peluang ke…
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Malaysia-ASEAN Entrepreneurs day: Students capture the spirit of entrepreneurship

Malaysia-ASEAN Entrepreneurs day: Students capture the spirit of entrepreneurship

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 March 2019 – Instilling entrepreneurship mindset and qualities among students may be considered paramount or of similar importance with equipping them with the knowledge of their fields. Students should not therefore confine their minds in wanting to become mere job seekers, rather, they should step forward to become job creators. Hari Usahawan Malaysia-ASEAN (HUMA) – Malaysia-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Day 2019 was held on Tuesday (5 March) at Mahkota Hall, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral. It was a collaboration between Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (MAAYE) and the Entrepreneurship Secretariat of IIUM’s Student Representative Council (SRC) 2018/2019. Its aims were in line with acknowledging potential entrepreneurs and arranging a platform for students to hone their entrepreneurship skills and knowledge, apart from extending their network to experience the world of…
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