Month: February 2020

Wanita didakwa separuh bogel depan anak tiri

February 27, 2020 | News | No Comments

SEORANG wanita di Utah, Amerika Syarikat menerima tawaran pengakuan bersalah (‘plea deal’) berhubung pertuduhan berkelakuan tidak senonoh.

AFP melaporkan bahawa Tilli Buchanan, 27, sebelum ini, didakwa atas tiga pertuduhan berada dalam keadaan separuh bogel di depan tiga anak tirinya, berusia antara sembilan hingga 13 tahun.

‘Plea bargain’ membolehkan tertuduh menerima hukuman lebih ringan berbanding hukuman berdasarkan pertuduhan asal.

Dengan tawaran berkenaan, Buchanan dapat mengelak daripada namanya didaftarkan sebagai pesalah seks.

Sebelum ini, berdasarkan pertuduhan asal, wanita itu boleh dihukum penjara dan namanya didaftarkan dalam daftar pesalah seks selama 10 tahun.

Berdasarkan pertuduhan, wanita itu didakwa hanya memakai seluar dalam ketika di depan tiga anak tirinya itu.

Ketika kejadian, dia dan suaminya berada di dalam garaj kerana membuat kerja-kerja pembaikan.

Dia ditahan selepas ibu kandung kepada tiga kanak-kanak itu membuat laporan kepada pihak berkuasa.

Awalnya, Buchanan memberitahu polis bahawa dia berbuat demikian bagi mengelak pakaiannya menjadi kotor.

Selain itu, dia juga mempersoalkan mengapa suaminya yang juga bapa kanak-kanak itu tidak didakwa kerana turut tidak memakai baju pada masa kejadian.

hmetro

Tiga pemandu mabuk ditahan

February 27, 2020 | Crime, News | No Comments

TIGA pemandu lelaki ditahan selepas didapati memandu dalam keadaan di bawah pengaruh alkohol dalam Op Mabuk yang dijalankan di Jalan Sultan Idris Shah di Ipoh semalam hingga pagi hari ini.

Timbalan Ketua Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik (JSPT) Perak Deputi Superintendan Abd Aziz Abd Rahman berkata, operasi itu dijalankan oleh Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Perak.

“Operasi itu bermula dari 11.30 malam hingga 4 pagi tadi dengan kekuatan lapan anggota.

“Mereka itu dikesan memandu dalam keadaan mabuk dalam pemeriksaan awal yang dilakukan.

“Kesemua pemandu berkenaan disiasat mengikut Seksyen 45 A(1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987,” katanya ketika dihubungi.

Abd Aziz berkata, selain itu sebanyak 15 saman turut dikeluarkan kepada pengguna jalan raya atas pelbagai kesalahan.

“Kita mengeluarkan saman terhadap 11 kereta, tiga motosikal dan dua kenderaan pelbagai guna (MPV),” katanya.

Hmetro

Bawa cangkul, besi untuk menyamun

February 27, 2020 | Crime, News | No Comments

BUKAN hanya meragut rantai emas jemaah wanita, dua lelaki turut memukul mangsa menggunakan besi dalam kejadian di Masjid An-Nur Kampung Guar, Jalan Guar Jering, Kubang Semang dekat Bukit Mertajam petang hari ini.

Pemangku Ketua Polis Daerah Seberang Perai Tengah Superintendan Mohd Mustafa Bidin ketika dihubungi dan mengesahkan menerima laporan berkenaan berkata, mangsa berusia 65 tahun berada di ruang solat masjid berkenaan bagi menghadiri kelas mengaji sebelum dihampiri dua suspek pada 3 petang.

“Suspek bertindak meragut rantai emas yang dipakai dan mangsa yang menjerit ketakutan kemudiannya dipukul menggunakan besi.

“Mereka juga membawa cangkul dan mengacukan ke arah mangsa serta dua lagi jemaah wanita yang berada di situ,” katanya hari ini.

Mengulas lanjut beliau berkata, dua suspek terbabit juga turut mengambil beg solat yang mengandungi telefon bimbit, telekung solat dan kitab.

Menurutnya, mangsa mendakwa hanya dia dan dua lagi jemaah berada di ruang solat berkenaan sebelum meminta bantuan seorang pekerja warga asing yang sedang membaiki bumbung masjid.

“Kejadian itu menyebabkan mangsa mengalami sakit badan dan tiada kecederaan lain dilaporkan sebelum tampil ke balai polis bagi membuat laporan.

“Kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 395/397 Kanun Keseksaan,” katanya.

Hmetro

GEORGE TOWN – A man accused of abusing his step-daughter pleaded guilty to the charge at a Sessions Court here.

S. Vasadha Kumar, 36, pleaded guilty to the charge of burning the 10-year-old girl with a hot knife on Feb 1.

Judge Norsalha Hamzah said as the case involved a child, it was a serious offence.

Norsalha sentenced him to three years in prison and fined him RM10,000 (S$3,300), in default of one year in jail if the fine is not paid.

Earlier Vasadha Kumar, a gardener, pleaded with the court to go easy on him as he was the main caretaker of the victim and his wife was expecting a child soon.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Fatin Hussin said appropriate sentencing should be given to the accused as he had abused a 10-year-old child.

“She is his step-child, as a father even a step-father he should protect the child like his own and not abuse her.

“The child is still in the hospital being treated for her wounds. She has not only suffered physical trauma but mental trauma as well.

“It also needs to be an example to the public,” she said.

Vasadha is charged with abusing the child by burning her with a heated knife on Feb 1 around 12.30am at an apartment in Lebuh Maccallum, causing her physical and mental harm.

The case is punishable under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 which provides for a maximum fine of RM20,000 or a jail term of up to 10 years, or both, upon conviction.

AsiaOne

Malaysia’s King treats media to KFC

February 27, 2020 | News | No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has treated the media fraternity camping outside Istana Negara to KFC.

Boxes of the popular fast food were handed to the press by representatives from the Palace to lift the spirits of media personnel on duty.

“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong himself has ordered for the food to be delivered to the members of the media outside the Palace gates,” said the King’s senior private secretary at the main gate of Istana Negara here on Monday (Feb 24).

Members of the media started to camp outside Istana Negara since Monday morning in anticipation of the arrivals of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

This comes following a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office earlier this afternoon confirming that Dr Mahathir had resigned and that his resignation letter was sent to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at 1pm.

AsiaOne

NEW European research has found that gaining weight during middle age appears to be linked to a faster decline in lung capacity later in life. However, the decline can be slowed by weight loss.

Carried out by Australian and European researchers, the new study looked at 3,673 participants from Australia and 12 countries across Europe.

The participants had an average age of 34 at the start of the study, and were followed for a period of 20 years, during which time they had their weight, height, and lung function recorded at three different time points.

Lung capacity is an important indicator of future ill health and life expectancy, and is measured by forced vital capacity (FVC), which is the total amount of air a person can forcibly exhale, and forced expiratory volume (FEV), which is the amount of air a person can forcibly exhale in one second.

The results, published online in the journal Thorax, showed that for the participants who were a healthy weight, overweight, or obese at the start of the study, a moderate (0.25-1 kg/year) and high weight gain (>1 kg/year) were associated with a faster decline in lung capacity.

The findings also held true even after taking into account other potentially influential factors such as whether the participants smoked or had asthma and how often they exercised.

However, participants who were obese at the start of the study and lost weight over the following 20 years, or who were underweight at the start of the study and whose weight remained stable, experienced a reduction in lung function decline.

Lung capacity naturally declines as we age. However, slowing down the process is important to help prevent serious respiratory ill health.

The researchers point out that as this was an observational study, they cannot establish a cause and effect relationship between weight gain and declining lung function.

However, they add that the findings do support earlier research and “reinforce the public health message that overweight and obesity have deleterious effects on health, including respiratory health.”

“However, the negative effects of overweight and obesity on lung function can be reversed by weight loss even in later adult life,“ they continue. “Therefore, public health policies that promote healthy lifestyles and body weight may be important for maintaining good lung function in adult life,“ they conclude.

-thesundaily

Facebook to ban coronavirus ‘cure’ ads

February 27, 2020 | Tech | No Comments

Facebook will no longer permit ads that promise a cure for the Covid-19 coronavirus, Business Insider reported Wednesday. 

“We recently implemented a policy to prohibit ads that refer to the coronavirus and create a sense of urgency, like implying a limited supply, or guaranteeing a cure or prevention. We also have policies for surfaces like Marketplace that prohibit similar behavior,” a Facebook spokesperson told the outlet. 

Facebook said in late January that it will work to “limit the spread of misinformation and harmful content about the virus and [connect] people to helpful information.” This included using Facebook’s network of third-party fact-checkers to identify misinformation about the virus, and removing content with “false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities.” 

Finally, Facebook said at the time it would remove “claims related to false cures or prevention methods — like drinking bleach cures the coronavirus — or claims that create confusion about health resources that are available.” The new ad removal policy seems to be just a continuation of these efforts. 

Facebook’s action follows Amazon’s recent efforts to remove fake products that are promising to treat or cure coronavirus. 

There’s also been an increase in malware and spam campaigns related to the coronavirus outbreak, including (likely phishing) sites that promise “detection tests” for the virus, as well as malware that promises to report the spread of coronavirus in Japan, but instead points people to download a malicious email attachment. 

The coronavirus outbreak has so far killed 2,700 people and infected 80,239, with the majority of cases being registered in China. 

-mashable

In fact, according to an article by FMT, the US has discovered in new research that drinking a moderate amount of dairy milk every day can increase your chances of developing breast cancer!

The research, which was carried out at Loma Linda Health University, monitored over 52,000 women with an average age of 57 years, and evaluated their diets using food frequency questionnaires. They also completed a questionnaire at the start of the study covering health factors like family history of breast cancer, physical activity level, alcohol consumption, any medications used and breast cancer screening. All women were cancer-free at the beginning of the study and were monitored for 8 years.

The findings depict that a higher intake of dairy milk showed a higher risk of breast cancer, as compared to taking soy milk or no milk at all. Researchers concluded that drinking 1/4 to 1/3 cups of dairy milk a day increased the risk of breast cancer by 30%, and one cup increased it up to 50%. Whereas, two to three cups a day brought those chances up to 70%-80%, which debunks the current US Dietary guidelines recommending three cups of milk a day.

Besides that though, there was no clear connection made between soy products and breast cancer, or cheese and yogurt with breast cancer. Phew! Due to the fact that the study was only observational, researchers have yet to define a cause and effect relationship between dairy milk and the risk of breast cancer.

“Fairly strong evidence that either dairy milk or some other factor closely related to drinking dairy milk is a cause of breast cancer in women”, said the author of the paper, noting that it could be linked to the sex hormone content in dairy milk with further research on the matter.

-worldofbuzz

Twins are known to be super competitive with each other at times. Twins take the sibling rivalry a notch higher because they are often compared to each other and expected to be better than their counterparts.  However, this pair of twins used healthy competition as a motivator to help each other excel in their academics.

To everyone’s astonishment, a pair of identical twins, Tan Xing Hong and Xing Han managed to score identical results for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). According to an article published by The Star, they successfully achieved a perfect cumulative grade point average (CGPA) score of 4.00 in their exams. Their alma mater SMJK Jit Sin has the highest number of candidates in Penang and it is also home to highest number of students achieving that perfect 4.0

Despite being in different classes, it certainly did not stop them from doing their twin magic. Healthy competition for this pair is when they study together and are willing to share new information and knowledge with each other. When asked what was the secret to their perfect score, Xing Hong had a very simple answer.

“We usually attend tuition classes together and do our revision after dinner. After school, we will study from 3pm to 7pm before we have our dinner,” said Xing Hong. However, they also added that they don’t study all the time. To strive for balance, the twins play sports and computer games in their free time. 

The twins also shared a few tips that helped perfect their recipe for success. The twins would always approach their teachers or seek solutions online when they are met with academic questions that they couldn’t figure out. However, it’s not always rainbows and sunshine for this duo. 

“We were stressed out when we started Form Six,” said Xing Hong. The brothers mutually agreed that it took them a while to gain their bearings in Form Six, especially during their first semester. Upon seeing the fruits of their labour, the duo were motivated to go the extra mile. This pair of aspiring engineers are hoping to further their studies in a public university. 

According to State Education Department deputy director of student development sector Zahari Zakariah, Penang has experienced an increase in the number of candidates that scored a CGPA of 4.00 which is 60 students. It’s higher compared to last year’s 41 candidates. 

-worldofbuzz

We Malaysians tend to double park and not pay our parking when it comes to doing quick errands like buying bread or anything of that sort. Most of the time, we get out scot-free but sometimes when we are unlucky, we’ll get the much-dreaded saman.

This man in Kajang was issued a saman by the Kajang officer but instead of taking the summons and paying for it, he decided to throw a fit. The assault was caught on camera and the video was uploaded online, and needless to say, it went viral. Here’s the video.

It was unclear what they were discussing in the earlier parts of the video but the man was talking to the officer in a condescending tone. He even called the officer “bodoh” and “bangang”. So rude! Then he moves away from the officer and kicks the phone from the hands of a person who was recording the whole incident.

As he was attacked, the man shouted at the assailant and a shouting match ensued.

Netizens are condemning the man for resorting to violence and for being rude in general when the fine will not even be of much money.

It is said that the man has now been arrested and will be remanded soon.

-worldofbuzz

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