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46 warga asing ditahan di Genting Highlands

December 24, 2020 | Odd | No Comments

Bentong: Bayi berusia 10 bulan antara 46 warga Indonesia ditahan di rumah kongsi Kampung Samawond, Genting Highlands kerana melakukan pelbagai kesalahan dalam operasi Jabatan Imigresen negeri Pahang hari ini.

Lokasi berkenaan antara kawasan yang dilaksanakan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Diperketatkan (PKPD).

Pengarah Jabatan Imigresen negeri Pahang Muhammad Hatta Kassim berkata, 33 daripadanya ditahan di bawah Seksyen 6(1) (c) Akta Imigresen 1957/63kerana tidak memiliki dokumen perjalanan yang sah.

Katanya, 11 daripadanya pula ditahan di bawah Seksyen 15 (1) (C) Akta Imigresen 1956/63 dan dua lagi ditahan kerana menyalah guna pas.

Beliau berkata, pihak Imigresen juga memanggil pemilik tanah untuk siasatan di bawah Seksyen 55E (1) Akta Imigresen 1959/63 (Akta 155) kerana membenarkan warga asing berada dalam premis.

“Kawasan penempatan ini dijangka sudah ada dalam setahun. Kita sudah masuk ketika PKP pada bulan Mei tetapi waktu itu operasi masih digantung.

” Kita sudah buat operasi di semua kawasan di kawasan Genting ini, termasuk Ambercourt cuma di kawasan Samawond, kali pertama buat operasi, ” katanya,.

Operasi tersebut dijayakan 47 pegawai dan anggota Imigresen dan dibantu anggota Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) yang bertugas di laluan kampung berkenaan.

Katanya, seramai 138 warga asing berada di lebih 30 pintu rumah kongsi di kawasan itu.

Kesemuanya menjalani ujian saringan Covid-19 oleh pihak Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) dan kesemuanya dilaporkan negatif.

Beliau tidak menolak kemungkinan sebahagian daripadanya melarikan diri dari rumah kongsi berkenaan.

Mereka yang ditahan dibawa ke Depoh Tahanan Imigresen Kemayan, Bera, untuk direman selama 14 hari.

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Florida woman finds raccoon in her Christmas tree

December 16, 2020 | Odd | No Comments

A Florida woman captured video of the chaos that ensued inside her home when her dog alerted her to a raccoon climbing her Christmas tree.

Aubrey Iacobelli said she awoke to the sound of her dog growling about 4:15 a.m., and a brief investigation uncovered the reason for the canine’s disquiet — a raccoon had apparently entered the home through the dog door and was climbing the Christmas tree.

A video filmed inside Iacobelli’s home shows the dog knocking the tree over in an attempt to reach the raccoon, sparking a chase through the house.

“The raccoon ran away from freedom. Jumped on my chandelier where it swung there for like 30 minutes,” she said.

The video shows Iacobelli using a broom to shove the raccoon free from the chandelier.

She said the raccoon ended up fleeing the house through the dog door.

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A hotel in Wales shared video of a sheep that wandered into the building and was found standing in a hallway where it appeared to be waiting for the elevator.

The Premier Inn in Holyhead posted a video to Facebook showing the sheep, nicknamed Sydney by hotel staff, standing just outside the elevator doors in a hallway.

Employees said the sheep had escaped from a nearby field and entered the hotel through the automatic doors.

The “sheepish looking guest” was safely returned to its owner, the hotel said.

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A New York woman whose hair measures 8.07 inches high, 8.85 inches wide and a staggering 4 feet, 10 inches in circumference was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest Afro hairstyle.

Simone Williams, of Brooklyn, said she was inspired by the Aevin Dugas, the previous record holder for largest Afro.

“She inspired me to make the attempt. I googled ‘world’s largest Afro’ and when she came up I was in awe,” Williams recalled. “At the time, I didn’t think my hair was anywhere close to hers, she was goals! But I was so happy to see that she was recognized and there was a chance for others to be recognized, too.”

Simone said she has only been growing her hair out naturally for about nine years.

“I started getting perms or straightening my hair in middle school and wore my hair straight until college,” she said. “I chose to transition [to natural hair] around the age of 23. It began because I wanted to save the money spent at the hair salon to help with the costs of moving into my first apartment.”

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A rushed cull of Denmark’s minks over concerns about a coronavirus mutation has left the country facing a new horror, as cadavers of the animals reemerge from the earth.

The macabre phenomenon was observed in a military training field outside the western town of Holstebro, where thousands of minks had been put into an improvised mass grave.

The carcasses rose to the surface, lifted by pressure from gases released by the decomposition, according to local police.

The environment ministry said minks should be covered by at least 150cm of earth, but according to public broadcaster DR they were only buried under 100cm of dirt in the field outside Holstebro.

“The authorities are playing with our environment and using it as a dumping ground,” Leif Brogger, a local politician, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

Adding to the frustration, the animals had been buried too close to a lake, raising fears of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution, though officials have promised to fix the situation.

The ministry insisted the minks’ escape from their tomb was a “temporary problem tied to the animals’ decaying process”.

“To avoid potential problems for animals and humans the area will be monitored 24 hours a day until a fence is put up,” said the ministry.

Photos and videos of the ghastly sight have set social media abuzz, with one Twitter user dubbing 2020 “the year of the zombie mutant killer minks”.

In early November, Denmark – which is the world’s largest exporter of mink fur – announced it would cull all of the country’s more than 15 million minks after a mutated version of the novel coronavirus was discovered and believed to jeopardise the effectiveness of future vaccines.

Two weeks after having issued the decree – while in the middle of political crisis over the legality of the decision – the government concluded last week that the potential threat to human vaccines was “very likely extinguished”, in the absence of any new cases of the mutated version.

More than 10 million minks have already been culled in the Scandinavian country, according to the latest tally.

-freemalaysiatoday

PENCINTA kucing tentunya sedang bersedih dengan berita yang mana seekor kucing yang menjadikan Hagia Sophia di Istanbul sebagai tempat tinggalnya telah pergi buat selama-lamanya.

Kucing Hagia Sophia bernama Gli telah dirawat di sebuah klinik haiwan swasta sejak 24 September lalu malangnya mati kerana usia tua.

Berita kematian Gli juga dikongsikan oleh Datuk Bandar Istanbul, Ali Yerlikaya dalam catatan Twitter miliknya.

Menurut ciapan tersebut, Yerlikaya dilihat memuat naik gambar kucing itu dan mengatakan bahawa beliau amat sedih dan sukar untuk melupakannya.

Pada awal tahun ini, sedang Hagia Sophia menjalani kerja-kerja mengubah bangunan itu dari sebuah muzium kepada masjid, Gli tidak langsung terjejas dengan kerja-kerja pembinaan yang sedang dibuat. Seni bina bersejarah itu sentiasa dianggap sebagai rumah baginya.

Solat Jumaat berjemaah pada 24 Julai di Hagia Sophia menandakan kali pertama ibadah dilakukan di sana sejak 86 tahun.

Hagia Sophia dijadikan sebuah gereja selama 916 tahun sehingga Istanbul ditawan dan menjadi sebuah masjid dari 1453 hingga 1934, iaitu hampir 500 tahun dan baru-baru ini menjadi sebuah muzium selama 86 tahun.

Sepanjang beberapa tahun lalu, Hagia Sophia menjadi rumah kepada Gli, yang akan terus dikenang pengunjung ke masjid itu.

Tetapi Gli yang didakwa berumur 16 tahun pergi selepas menjalani kehidupan yang penuh warna-warni, malah ia sangat disayangi, baik mereka yang pernah melawat Hagia Sophia dan bertemunya, atau pun mereka yang hanya memerhati dan mengagumi dari jauh.

Mari kita imbas kisah Gli yang pernah mencuri hati kita semua.

  • Gli dilahirkan pada 2004. Ibunya, Sofi, juga penghuni Hagia Sophia.
  • Gli dilahirkan tiga beradik, iaitu Pati (jantan) dan Kizim (betina).
  • Nama Gli pada mulanya ialah Gri (bermaksud kelabu, atau Grey dalam bahasa Inggeris). Nama itu diberikan oleh salah seorang pekerja yang bertugas di Hagia Sophia.
  • Nama itu kemudiannya berubah menjadi Gli, bermaksud penyatuan kasih sayang.
  • Gli hanya pernah melahirkan seekor anak. Namun, anaknya mati selepas dilanggar bas pelancong.
  • Gli mula popular di seluruh dunia selepas ia difoto bersama bekas Presiden Amerika Syarikat, Barack Obama dan Presiden Turki, Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Gli mula jatuh sakit dan dirawat di sebuah klinik haiwan di Istanbul sejak hujung September lalu.
  • Gli mati jam 8 malam Sabtu, kerana sakit tua

-sinarplus

Giant alligator wanders across Florida golf course

November 3, 2020 | Odd | No Comments

Employees at a Florida golf course captured video of an unusual visitor strolling across the fairway — a large alligator.

Nicole Latner, an employee at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, recorded footage Thursday when she spotted the massive gator meandering across the course.

The video shows the alligator making its way between lakes, crossing at least one fairway in the process.

Latner said there were golfers on the course at the time, but they kept a safe distance from the reptile during its walk.

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An Idaho man broke a mouthful of a Guinness World Record when he used his mouth to bounce a table tennis ball off a wall 43 times in 30 seconds.

David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said he practiced on and off for about a year before attempting the record at his Boise home.

Rush said his total was initially measured at 44 bounces in 30 seconds, but slow-motion video showed the last bounce came in just after the time limit, making his total 43.

The bounces were enough to beat the previous record of 34 bounces, which was set in 2018 by British man Ray Reynolds.

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Bear opens car door, climbs inside in Tennessee

October 27, 2020 | News, Odd | No Comments

An Indiana family visiting Tennessee captured video of a black bear wandering up to their unoccupied car, opening a door and climbing inside.

The Franczak family said they traveled from Crown Point, Ind., to Sevierville, Tenn., to celebrate a grandmother’s birthday.

“One of our bucket list things was to see a bear,” father Brian Franczak told WBBM-TV.

The family said they were shocked, however, when a bear came walking up the driveway of their vacation home and headed for their SUV.

“I just screamed, ‘Oh my God! The bear is here! The bear is in the driveway,'” mom Carly Franczak said.

The family captured video as the bear opened a back door of the vehicle and climbed inside.

“I was at go-carts racing and my grandpa got a call about that there’s a bear in their car,” daughter Olivia Franczak said, “and we couldn’t believe it at first. We thought my uncle got dressed up as a bear and went into the car.”

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recommends residents and visitors keep vehicle doors locked at all times and make sure food and trash are secured where the animals can’t reach.

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An Italian man who once held the Guinness World Record for most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone recaptured his record on a TV special.

Guinness said Dimitri Panciera originally captured the record in 2013, when he balanced 85 scoops of ice cream on a single cone.

The record was captured by Ashrita Furman, who upped the ante with 123 scoops.

Panciera recaptured his record during filming of La Notte dei Record, a Guinness TV special in Italy. He topped the record with 125 scoops.

The ice cream was then served by the spoonful to the special’s studio audience.

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