JOHOR BARU: Police have detained a 49-year-old man after a video clip was shared on social media showing two boys doing a stunt on the back of a fast-moving car in Malaysia. Superintendent Ismail Dollah of Seri Alam police district in Johor said the suspect was arrested on Sunday at 7.45pm at a house in Taman Nusa Damai in Pasir Gudang following tip-offs from the public. "We believe the suspect was the vehicle's driver when the two boys were on the car's (boot)," he said in a statement yesterday. "We also seized the Toyota Vios car used in their stunt." He added that three boys, aged between 10 and 12 years, were involved in the stunt. "One of the children is the suspect's son," he said. He added that the police would request to remand the suspect, who will be investigated under Section 366 of the Penal Code for endangering the lives of others. The video stunt on the back of the car went viral, sparking concern about the boys' safety. In the clip, the boys are seen holding onto the car … [Read more...] about Man arrested after driving with boys on trunk
YANGON: A deadly race to find hidden treasure, car chases and slick fight scenes drive the breakneck narrative of one of Myanmar's latest blockbusters, as a new generation of directors aim to revive the country's golden era of film.The Southeast Asian nation used to be a regional cinematic hub before the 1962-installed military junta suppressed creativity, imposed censorship and cut the country off from outside influences.Myanmar's opening up since 2011 has so far done little to propel its movie industry - which is preparing to mark its century next year - onto the international stage."The film industry is like the country - after 100 years, it's not in good shape," says Grace Swe Zin Htaik, 66, who has worked in the business for decades as an actress and consultant.Foreign distributors remain unmoved by its movies, often churned out to hackneyed formulae with low production costs and over-acting that many find toe-curling.A handful of young directors, however, are seeking to … [Read more...] about New Myanmar filmmakers shoot to rekindle golden years
James quits Penduko due to spinal injuries FUNFARE - Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am Curtain-raisers: • Like depression, bipolar disorder is a serious condition that can drive a sufferer to self-destruction. A doctor said that if a sufferer forgets to take his medication (or “maintenance” which is prescribed for life), he could commit suicide by hanging from a balcony window or some other ways. “Continuous psychiatric intervention is needed to thresh out the causes,” added the doctor. One patient claimed that he couldn’t cope with peer pressure, worsened by “controlling” parents who set the bar much too high for their children. • Did you know that concert producers have stopped hiring an actor-singer whose asking price is “much too much” (read: not worth it). It is said for an out-of-town show, he charges P800,000, take it or leave it. … [Read more...] about James quits Penduko due to spinal injuries
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
Technology Amazon.com Inc on Monday said it had begun leasing office space and was on track to create 400 positions this year at its second headquarters outside Washington, D.C., the start of over a decade of hiring. 30 Apr 2019 01:15AM (Updated: 30 Apr 2019 02:20AM) Bookmark REUTERS: Amazon.com Inc on Monday said it had leased office space and posted several jobs for its second headquarters outside Washington, D.C., the start of more than a decade of investment and hiring that cities across North America had sought.In a blog post, the world's largest online retailer said it was on track to create 400 jobs at the future Arlington, Virginia campus this year. It said the new hires will work out of a temporary space on Crystal Drive in June, as the company aims to open its first building in the fall.These jobs had been coveted by hundreds of communities from Canada to Mexico since 2017, when Seattle-based Amazon announced it would spend more than US$5 billion and create up to … [Read more...] about Amazon starts recruiting and leases office for Virginia ‘HQ2’