Thursday, 30 September 2021

VIRAL " Cara Mudah Untuk Mengupas Ikan Bilis "





 " Although the unvaccinated constitute about 17% of Israelis who are eligible for vaccine, they account for around two thirds of serious COVID-19 cases "


Over the past two days Israel has experienced the highest numbers of serious cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of September 2021. The data from the Health Ministry shows that the rise in serious cases is significantly higher among non-vaccinated individuals, with the unvaccinated making up 74% of new serious cases on Saturday September 25, 2021.


On Sunday, September 26, 2021 the Health Ministry reported a total of 726 serious cases, of them 245 people are critical condition and 195 are on ventilators. This represents a steady hike from the preceding days, when there were 654, 658 and 717 seriously ill patients respectively.


Although the unvaccinated constitute about 17% of Israelis who are eligible for vaccine, they account for around two thirds of active serious cases in Israel at the moment. By contrast, fully vaccinated patients make up only 7.5% of the serious cases.


A similar trend is clearly visible with the mortality rate. While there has been a general decline in deaths over the past few days, bringing the mortality rate to its lowest point in six weeks, the unvaccinated continuously make up a larger portion of patients who succumb to the virus. On Saturday, six patients died, and three of them did not receive an inoculation. Over the past week, 119 people passed away, and nearly 60% of them were unvaccinated.


The government also approved letting children aged three and older to return to kindergartens and elementary schools if they can provide a negative COVID-19 test. Parents can choose to let their children have rapid or a PCR test.

The new guidelines don't specify how often the tests would have to be provided, now when they would go into effect.  Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pushed for the new regulations, with backing from Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton, who at the same time clarified that she doesn't support forced testing of children.


Over the weekend, Bennet doubled down on his decision to extend the green passport from October 1 only for those who have received the third jab. The decision came on the heels of an FDA advisory panel's recommendation against administering the Pfizer booster shot against COVID-19 to Americans under 65, except for at - risk groups and medical staff.


Israel's booster drive, meanwhile, has gathered apace. The country recently surpassed the 3 million person mark for the third vaccine shot, with 12,698 more Israelis receiving the booster on Saturday, September 25, 2021.



@ Jackie San



Tuesday, 28 September 2021





Tanah Perkuburan Islam Forest Height, Senawang Negeri Sembilan di sini ditutup dengan serta - merta dan semua aktiviti pengebumian jenazah akan dipindahkan serta merta ke Tanah Perkuburan Islam Bandar Ainsdale Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.


Ianya seperti dimaklumkan oleh Majlis Bandaraya Seremban (MBS), penutupan itu dilakukan berikutan tapak perkuburan sedia ada sudah penuh dan mungkin akan mengambil masa sehinggalah projek tapak baharu yang terletak bersebelahan siap sepenuhnya kelak.


" Kita telah mempunyai kawasan perkuburan yang baharu dan juga masih kosong namun sehingga kini masih belum dapat beroperasi. Apabila ianya siap nanti maka, ia akan dibuka bagi urusan pengebumian," katanya ketika dihubungi oleh Sinar Harian pada 25 September 2021 (Sabtu).


Selain itu, beliau turut memaklumkan bahawa semua urusan pengebumian jenazah dilakukan di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Bandar Ainsdale Seremban bermula pada Jumaat 24 September 2021.


Sementara itu, beliau turut ditanya berkenaan isu yang tular di media sosial baru - baru ini berikutan terkeluarnya cecair merah di kawasan tanah perkuburan di situ. Beliau turut memaklumkan ianya masih dalam siasatan Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Negeri Sembilan / Melaka.


" Setakat ini cecair berkenaan bukanlah seperti yang di viralkan di media sosial iaitu darah," jelasnya.


Untuk makluman, Tanah Perkuburan Islam Forest Heights adalah antara lokasi utama di daerah ini bagi urusan pengebumian jenazah yang disediakan oleh MBS diurus secara sistematik dan juga profesional.


Baru-baru ini telah berlakunya tular di media sosial seperti Facebook, Twitter dan juga Instagram apabila ramai pelayarnya tertanya-tanya berkenaan situasi sebenar di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Forest Heights susulan terkeluarnya cecair yang dipercayai darah dan netizen rata-rata mahu kepastian oleh kerajaan berkenaan perkara tersebut.



@ Jackie San





Monday, 27 September 2021

Sarawak River Musical Fountain - Syoknya




PETALING JAYA: Two students at an international school in the Klang valley have been accused by a social media user of spreading nude pictures of underage girls.


In a series of tweets, a social media user who goes by the handle @lordeispoc said one (1) of the boys admitted to spreading the nude photos of minors.


" And (he) has the audacity to say he 'didn't know this would happen' and tried playing the victim," @lordeispoc wrote, adding that the thread on Twitter was meant to expose these boys.


@lordeispoc went on to say that the duo has since deleted their social media accounts " as far as I know".


According to @lordesipoc, one (1) of the boys tried to justify spreading the nude photos by claiming  that his friend was "lonely and had no friends."


@lordespoc also uploaded a one-minute 54-second video that featured a " confession " by one (1) of the boys involved.


On the nude images, @lordeispoc alleged that the duo made "thousands" from selling the pictures of these minors on Discord, a group-chatting platform.



@ Jackie San 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Jom terbang bersama MasWings dari Kuching Menuju ke Limbang, Utara Sarawak.




With multiple configurations and various models to choose from, including some equipped with Apple's new M1 Processor, finding a deal on a MacBook or Mac Mini is not all that difficult.


Here, we'll run through the discounts that are currently available for the latest MacBook models, as well as any deals to be had on the Mac Mini. Of course, there are also frequent discounts available for older Intel-based configurations - which will be compatible with macOs Monterey upon its release in the fall- and we'll highlight those when we find them.


Alternatively, purchasing refurbished is another way to save money on an Apple computer. Apple's refurbished store provides a one-year warranty off the price of a new model. Two (2) other retailers to look at for refurbished MacBooks are Best Buy and Amazon. For now, however, these are the best MacBook and Mac Mini deals you can take advantage of.



The MacBook Air is Apple's entry-level laptop. It's best suited for typical productivity work, with a comfortable keyboard, excellent trackpad, and all-day battery life. The most recent model includes the Apple-designed M1 processor and lacks a fan for quiet, efficient performance. It ticks all right boxes when it comes to performance and price, which is why it's our number one pick for the best laptop of 2021.


The base Macbook Air with the M1 chip has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It typically sells for $999, however, it's currently available at Amazon for $850 once you add it to your cart, where additional savings will automatically apply. This matches the all-time low for this popular entry-level laptop. The 512GB configuration is also on sale at Amazon in all three (3) colorways for $1,100, a discount of $150 that automatically applies at checkout.


Although retailers like Best Buy and B&H Photo are selling the base 256GB MacBook Air and upgraded, 512GB model at regular price, we have seen them drop the pricing in the past to match Amazon's discounts. These deals can come and go quickly, though, we expect more to come as the holiday chopping season draws near.



The touch bar-equipped MacBook Pro comes in more sizes and options than the Air, and it's geared more toward demanding use cases. The base model is the 13-inch, M1-powered variant, which includes a brighter screen, longer battery life, and an internal fan designed to maintain performance under increased workloads. The M1 MacBook Pro 13 normally starts at $1,299, but the base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is on sale for $150 off at Amazon and Best Buy - bringing it down to $1,150.


The upgraded version of the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is also $150 off at Amazon and Best Buy for a final sale price of $1,350.


The upgraded version of the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is also $150 off at Amazon and Best Buy for a final sale price of $1,350.


While there have been rumors throughout the year of a redesigned MacBook Pro, one with an M1X processor and additional ports, we might not see it until further into the fall.


Of course, you can also buy some older MacBook Pro models, including the 13-inch, mid-2020 model. The older device features four (4) Thunderbolt ports, Windows bootcamp-ready Ice Lake processors, the current scissor-switch keyboard, increase RAM, and various storage configurations. Right now, the 13-inch model is available in two (2) configurations at Amazon: one with a 10th Gen i7 Intel Processor and 512GB of storage for $1,999, and one (1) with 1TB of storage and a 2.0GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor for $1,600.


If you want a bigger laptop with more horsepower, the 2019 MacBook Pro 16 is the top-of-the-line model. Compared to its predecessor, it has a better keyboard, newer processors, and improved speakers. Amazon is currently offering the space gray configuration with an Intel Core i7 CPU and 512GB of storage on sale for $2,285, a $114 discount. There are other configurations available with more storage and speedier processors - you can also get the 16-inch model with an Intel Core i9 CPU and 1TB of storage for $2,645 at Amazon, for instance - but deals are few and far between.



While it is not an Apple laptop, the Mac Mini is an affordable dekstop computer with macOS. It does not include a display, keyboard, or mouse (so you'll have to supply your own), but this compact machine is an excellent performer if you aren't concerned about portability. It's fast, efficient, and comes outfitted with Wi-Fi 6.


Like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13, the Mini features Apple's new M1 processor. It starts at $699, with the price varying based on your RAM and storage configurations. The outright best deal on the base Mac Mini is at Amazon, where you can pick up the 256GB model for a historical low of $600 (discount applies at checkout).


As for the 512GB model, we have seen retailers such as Amazon and B&H Photo offer it for $100 off its usual $899 price point, but there are currently no sizable discounts to be found.



@ Jackie San 








Saturday, 25 September 2021



HANOI, VIETNAM (AP) - Vietnam is speeding up its vaccination program in an effort to loosen coronavirus lockdown restrictions in major cities by the end of the month, the government said on Monday, September 06, 2021.


Health workers administered vaccines throughout the night in the capital, Hanoi, which has been under lockdown since July, 2021.


More than a million vaccine shots were given over the weekend in Hanoi, out of around 5.5 million administered there since vaccinations started in March, 2021, the Health Ministry said.


" We have to speed up the vaccination program so we can make a plan to reopen the city," Hanoi mayor Chu Ngoc Anh said Sunday. More than half of the country's 98 million population is also under lockdown.


About 80% of the city's .57 million adults have received at least one shot, with authorities aiming for 100% by the end of this week.


However, the country's overall vaccination rate still remains low at about 28%, and only 4% have been fully vaccinated with both jabs.


Vietnam managed to keep its infection rate relatively low up until April this year, with only 35 deaths. Last year it was praised for keeping the virus under control, an accomplishment generally attributed to the discipline of being a single-party communist state with tight controls at all levels.


But vaccine shortages forced Vietnam to slow down its vaccination program in recent months, even as the delta variant of the virus infected over 600,000 people and killed more than 15,000 in just four (4) months.


In Ho Chi Minh City, the nation's business hub and most hard-hit by the surge, over 95% of adults have received the first vaccine, but many who need to come in for the second (2) dose aren't able to get it due to low supplies.


Among measured to cope with the shortage, Vietnam's health authority has allowed combinations of different two-dose (2)-dose COVID-19 vaccines to speed up the vaccination campaign. Experts say this tactic is likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure.


Vietnam is currently using AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sinopharm, a Chinese-made vaccine.



 @ Jackie San

Friday, 24 September 2021

Dewan Undangan Negeri ( DUN ) Sarawak

Musical Fountain Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak


Presiden Bensalah Dies Aged 80 : ALGERIAN


ALGIERS - Algeria's former interim President Abdelkader Bensalah, who ruled the country during an unprecedented political crisis in 2019, died on Wednesday aged 80, the presidency said.


Bensalah was named interim president after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down in April 2019 following mass street protests to reject his plan to seek a fifth term, and demand political and economic reforms.


Bouteflika, who ruled the North African country for two decades, himself died on Friday aged 84.


Protests continued after the resignation of Bouteflika despite the imprisonment of several senior officials for involvement in corruption cases during Bouteflika era.


Bensalah, also head of the upper house of parliament for several years, remained in office until the election of the current president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in December 2019.





@ Jackie San

Thursday, 23 September 2021



Shanti Devi, a government community health worker, died from COVID-19 in May, 2021.


Her daughter Malti Gangwar said that in the days following her death, the family received several calls from the health department. Her late mother's colleagues even urged her to apply for the same job.


" There was talk about insurance money and they all seemed very co-operative. They asked me to fill in a form to apply for the job, which I did. But I don't know what happened after that."


Four (4) months on, the Gangwars are still waiting. Neither the compensation nor the job have materialised yet.


In March 2020, India's federal government promised 5m rupees ($68,000) to the family of every health worker who died fighting COVID-19. But a BBC investigation, based in part of Right to Information requests, shows that a lack of data, bureaucratic hurdles and a discriminatory policy have left many of these families traumatised.


The BBC spoke to several families who said they felt let down by a government that had promised to stand by them. Only a handful of them agreed to be interviewed. Others feared that speaking out could hurt their chances of being compensated. The government did not respond to our questions.



 In July 2021, when the government was asked in parliament how many healthcare workers had died from COVID-19, the junior health minister said they did not maintain occupation-wise data on cases and deaths.


The Indian Medical Association (IMA) told the BBC that COVID-19 killed nearly 1,600 doctors, and the Trained Nurses' Association of India has reported 128 deaths so far. The government said more than 100 Ashas (female community health workers) died while performing COVID-19 duties - and this was before the devastating second wave in April 2021 and May 2021. That amounts to at least 1,800 deaths among health workers. There are no numbers available for how may ward boys - assistants - and other contract workers in hospitals have died.


But the fact that the government had no centralised data was a stunning revelation, given that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally cheered healthcare workers and their families at the start of the pandemic.


He encouraged ordinary citizens to light lamps, and the Indian air force showered flower petals from helicopters on hospitals in various cities. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had called doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers " Gods in white uniform" while announcing the compensation package.


Shanti Devi's family said the delay in compensation was especially hurtful and demeaning because it was people like her that the policy sought to honour - a community health worker involved in the " direct care of COVID-19 patients."


" The family's financial condition is not very good. Anything we receive will be helpful," her brother said.


The family said they had reached out to the administration but were yet to hear back.


Shanti Devi and hundreds of thousands of other Asha workers are at the bottom of India's public healthcare system - at the village or neighbourhood level - and essential for any public health programme, from creating awareness to monitoring impact.


Shanti Devi, who was in her early 50s, had done the job for nearly 25 years with little in terms of remuneration, her family said. And with COVID-19, the risk of going door-to-door was especially huge.



 The government said it received 1,342 compensation claims between 30 March 2020 and 16 July 2021 and they have settled 921 claims so far. The remaining 421 are still being processed or have been rejected.


One of the rejected claims belonged to 56-year-old Sujata Bhave, who lost her husband to COVID-19 in June 2020.


Dr Chittaranjan Bhave was a private doctor - an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist - in Mumbai.


" Initially he was seeing patients online but he never felt satisfied because it was difficult to examine ear, nose and throat on video calls," Ms Bhave said.


Soon after he began examining patients in person, he caught the virus and was admitted to hospital. Ms Bhave never saw him again.


Her husband's speciality, she said, meant that many of his patients had symptoms similar to COVID-19 - throat infections or coughs.


But her claim for compensation was denied because " her husband had not been working in a government - designated COVID-19 ward when he got infected."


It was " humiliating ", she said. " It it definitely not the case that only public doctors faced the virus and private practitioners did not. This was unfair."


The government's policy, which insists on compensating only government doctors, has been criticised by the medical community, especially since government hospitals could not manage the burden alone.


In fact, the policy explicitly says that " private hospital staff / retired / volunteer / can also be drafted for COVID-19 related responsibilities " and that they will " be covered subject to numbers indicated by ministry of health and family welfare ". In some instances, private practitioners were forced by the government to work.


Dr Nilima vaidya Bhamare, who lives in Mumbai, said that last year the local municipality notified private doctors that they would lose their licence if their clinics did not remain open through the pandemic.


" This happened because the government realised it did not have the infrastructure," she said. " Despite all this [they] are not willing to honour claims or extend facilities to us. We will have to go to court because the government is unwilling to listen."


K Sujatha Rao, India ' former health secretary, said the policy was " very restrictive ".


" It should be expanded. The people who ought to be given absolutely high priority are our health workers. The government ought to be much more large - hearted, and whether they are private sector or public sector, I really wouldn't make that distinction at this point."


In November 2020, a parliamentary report, which noted a large number of vacancies in public hospitals, recommended " adequate remuneration and financial incentives along with insurance coverage " for all healthcare workers.


" The doctors, who have laid down their lives in the fight against the pandemic must be acknowledged as martyrs and their families be adequately compensated," it said.


But several health workers and their families told the BBC this was not their experience.


" I'm feeling very sad, " said Dr Jayesh Lele, IMA Secretary general. " The Indian PM gave doctors a lot of respect but what is the effect of it all ?"


@ Jackie San

Wednesday, 22 September 2021





Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) melaporkan pada 19 September 2021 (Ahad) iaitu 14,954 kes baharu COVID-19, menjadikan jumlah jangkitan meningkat kepada 2,097,830 kes setakat hari tersebut.


Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah berkata demikian di Media Sosial (Twitter), sebanyak 23,469 kes telah sembuh, membawa jumlah pesakit yang telah discaj keseluruhannya kini mencecah 1,863,922.


Seramai 1,194 pesakit berada di unit rawatan rapi, dengan 882 disahkan dijangkiti COVID-19 manakala 312 disyaki positif.


Sementara itu juga, 665 pesakit adalah memerlukan bantuan pernafasan, dengan 401 telah disahkan kes COVID-19 dan 264 lagi disyaki positif COVID-19.


Sarawak terus mencatat jumlah harian tertinggi berturut-turut dengan 2,707 kes dan mendominasi kemungkinan sehingga hujung tahun 2021.


Ini diikuti oleh Selangor (2,028 kes), Johor (1,948 kes), Kelantan (1,420 kes), Sabah (1,356 kes), Pulau Pinang (1,259 kes), Perak (1,222 kes), Kedah (809 kes), Pahang (705 kes), Terengganu (671 kes), Kuala Lumpur (383 kes), Melaka (207 kes), Negeri Sembilan (144 kes), Perlis (76 kes), Putrajaya (19 kes) dan  hanya Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan (tiada kes).


Noor Hisham turut memaklumkan, mengenai jangkitan baharu, hanya 1.6% adalah kes dalam kategori 3, 4 dan 5 (serius).


Beliau turut memaklumkan, kadar kebolehjangkitan COVID-19 negara ialah 0.94 dengan Sarawak mencatatkan Rt tertinggi berturut - turut iaitu pada 1.08 Rt.


Ia diikuti oleh Negeri Terengganu (1.05), Perak (1.04), Pahang (1.04), Johor (1.01), Penang (1.00), Perlis (0.98), Kelantan (0.97), Sabah (0.92), Melaka (0.85), Kuala Lumpur (0.81) dan Labuan (0).




@Jackie San 

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Women Afghan Police Return To Work At Kabul Airport


Less than a month after the Taliban rolled into the Afghan capital, Rabia Jamal made a tough decision - she would brave the hardliners and return to work at the airport. The members of the police forces also followed the women and joined their work at the Kabul Airport.


With the hardliners saying women should stay at home for their own security the risks were all too clear, but the 35-year-old mother of three (3) felt she had little choice. " I need money to support my family," said Rabia, wearing a navy-blue suit and make-up. " I felt tension at home... I felt very bad, " she told AFP. " Now I feel better."


Of the more than 80 women working at the airport before Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15, 2021 just have 12 have returned to their jobs.


But they are among very few women in the capital allowed to return to work. The Taliban have told most not to go back until further notice.


Six (6) of the women airport workers were standing at the main entrance on Saturday, September 11, 2021, chatting and laughing while waiting to scan and search female passengers taking a domestic flight.


Rabia's Sister, 49-year-old Qudsiya Jamal, told AFP the Taliban takeover had " shocked " her.


" I was very afraid, " said the mother of five, who is also her family's sole provider.


" My family was scared for me- they told me not to go back - but I am happy now, relaxed... no problems so far."


-" Take Me To Paris "-


Women's rights in Afghanistan were sharply curtailed under the Taliban's 1996 - 2001 rule, but since returning to power the group claims they will be less extreme.


Women will be allowed to attend university as long as classes are segregated by sex or at least divided by a curtain, the Taliban's education authority has said, but females must also wear an abaya, an all-covering robe, and face-covering niqab veil.


Still, Alison Davidian, a representative for UN Women in Afghanistan, warned on Wednesday that the Taliban were already neglecting their promise to respect Afghan women's rights.


At the airport, which is returning to action after the hurried US withdrawal left it unusable, Rabia says she will keep working unless she is forced to stop.


Under new rules, women may work " in accordance with the principles of Islam ", the Taliban have decreed, but few details have yet been given as to what exactly that might mean.


" My dream is to be the richest girl in Afghanistan, and I feel I am always the luckiest," said Rabia, who has worked since 2010 at the terminal for GAAC, a UAE-based company providing ground and security handling.


" I will do what I love until I am not lucky anymore."


Rabia's colleague, who gave her name as Zala, dreams of something completely different.


The 30-year-old was learning French in Kabul before she was forced to stop and stay at home for three (3) weeks after the takeover.


" Good morning, take me to Paris, " she said in broken French, as her five (5) colleagues burst into laughter.


" But not now. Today I am one of the last women of the airport."



Afghan police at Kabul airport have also returned to work manning checkpoints alongside Taliban security for the first time since the hardliners seized power, officers said on Sunday.


When the Taliban swept into Kabul last month ousting the government, police abandoned their posts, fearful of what the Islamists would do.


But two (2) officers said they had returned to work Saturday after receiving calls from Taliban commanders.


On Sunday, an AFD correspondent at the airport saw border police members deployed at several checkpoints outside the main buildings of the airport, including the domestic terminal.


" I came back to work yesterday more than two weeks after being sent home, " one of the police force members told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.


" I received a call from a senior Taliban commander who asked me to come back, " another officer said. " Yesterday was great, so happy to serve again. "


The Taliban say they have granted a general amnesty to everyone who worked for the former government - including the army, police and other security branches.


Officials say they want to integrate the opposing forces, but have not spelled out how this will happen - or how they will sustain a security apparatus made up of around 600,000 people.


Kabul airport was severely damaged during the chaotic evacuation of over 120,000 people that ended with the withdrawal of US forces on August 30.


The Taliban, who swept into Kabul after routing government forces on August 15, 2021, have been scrambling to get the capital's airport operating again with Qatari technical assistance.


The United Arab Emirates has set up an air bridge to deliver tons of aid to Afghanistan, with aircraft bringing in hundreds of tonnes of medical and food supplies.


An airport employee who handles security for a private company confirmed that the border police had been deployed around the airport since Saturday.


" They are sharing the security with the Taliban," he told AFP.


Qatar Airways has operated charter flights out of Kabul in recent days, carrying mostly foreigners and Afghans who missed being taken out during the evacuation.


An Afghan airline resumed domestic flights last week, while Pakistan International Airlines is expected to begin flights from Islamabad to Kabul in coming days.




@ Jackie San 

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