Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Zhang Bichen, the 25-year-old singer from Tianjin has become the winner of the "Voice of China 2014".
Both Zhang Bichen and Parhat from Xinjiang entered the final round.
With her passionate singing, Zhang gained the title with more than 60 percent of audiences and judges voting in her favor.
The reality talent show had its final competition last night at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.
This was the third season of the popular TV show produced by the Zhejiang Satellite TV channel.
More information on http://english.cri.cn/12394/2014/10/08/2743s846752.htm
Friday, 3 October 2014
GEORGE TOWN: Traffic came to a standstill when flash floods hit various parts of Penang following hours of continuous rain.
Water level rose to knee-high in certain roads after the downpour which started on Friday evening.
Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad, who was late for a function, said that he landed at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas at 7.20pm on Friday, but took more than two hours to arrive at the venue in Burmah Road.
Motorists were caught in traffic snarls for two to three hours.
Among the places that were flooded were Jalan Masjid Negri, Jalan Mount Erskine, Jalan Transfer, Jalan Gurdwara, Jalan Scotland, Jalan Air Itam, Jalan Datuk Keramat, Jalan Anson, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Terengganu, Jalan Makloom, Jalan Hospital and Jalan Macallum, and the Pulau Tikus, Taman Hye Keat, Taman Lumba Kuda and Batu Uban areas.
More information on http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/03/Penang-flood-chaos/
Sharks in the Seas. Not in the Soup.
Sharks are harvested worldwide, sometimes for their meat, but more often for the lucrative fin trade centred in Asia. Many shark species are overfished, pushing them to the brink of extinction. Whether you are an individual consumer, company or restaurant owner, you can help save the sharks by stopping consumption or sale of shark fin.
Up to 73 million sharks are killed to satisfy our enormous demand every year. As a result, an increasing number of shark species is been threatened. In 1996 only 15 shark and related species were considered threatened. This has soared by 12 times in over a decade and by 2010 over 180 species were considered threatened, being listed either on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, or the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Sharks are particularly vulnerable to over-exploitation because they are slow-growing, mature at a late age, and have relatively low productivity. This means that their populations are slow to recover once overfished.
The high market demand for shark fin is currently the main driver of unsustainable fishing for sharks globally. Shark fin soup has been a tradition at Chinese festive celebrations and wedding banquets. But growing demand of shark fin soup is pushing our sharks to extinction.
More information on http://www.wwf.sg/take_action/say_no_to_shark_fin/
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police used tear gas Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters who had gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the semiautonomous city.
After spending hours holding the protesters at bay, police lobbed canisters of tear gas into the crowd on Sunday evening. The searing fumes sent demonstrators fleeing down the road, but many came right back to continue their protest.
Students and activists have been camped out on the streets outside the government complex since late Friday. Students started the rally, but by early Sunday leaders of the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement said they were joining them to kick-start a long-threatened mass sit-in to demand that an election for Hong Kong's leader be held without Beijing's interference.
More information on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/28/hong-kong-protests_n_5895380.html
Thursday, 25 September 2014
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Casio F-91W is a quartz digital watch, manufactured by the Japanese firm Casio Computer Co., Ltd.. It was introduced in 1991. The watch is available in several countries. Casio does not release sales figures for the watch, but says the watch continues to sell well.
The F-91W has a 1/100 second stopwatch with a count up to 59:59.99 (nearly one hour) and measuring modes of net time, split time, and 1st and 2nd place times. There are the options of an hourly time beep and a single daily alarm. It has an automatic calendar, although auto-adjustment for leap years is not supported, as the watch does not record the year. The watch is reported to be as accurate as ±30 seconds per month (6 minutes per year) by the manufacturer.
The watch is powered by a single CR2016 lithium button cell, which Casio claims will last approximately seven years (assuming 20 seconds of alarm and one second of light usage per day). The watch case measures 37.5 × 33.5 × 9.5 mm and weighs 20 g. The manufacturer's module number for this model (stamped on the stainless steel rear of the watch case) is 593.
There are similar variations of the F-91W, such as the Casio A-158W, A-168WA (metallic band) and F-94W (available mainly in South East Asia), that have similar specifications and operational features.
More information on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F-91W
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Best Director: Jason Kok, The Descendant
Best Supporting Actress: Yeo Yann Yann, Happy Family
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Yap, The Descendant
Best Newcomer: Tan Hau Yen, The Descendant
Best Actress: Debbie Goh, The Descendant
Best Actor: Frederick Lee, The Descendant
Best TV Drama: The Descendant
More information on http://www.ntv7.com.my/happenings/press_release/2014_1411354351.html