Month: August 2018

Sharmini Ann Jacob’s large kitchen hosts a treasure trove of heirloom cookware and crockery, passed down from her grandmother and mother, both of whom hailed from the south Indian state of Kerala. “We went to Kerala for Christmas one year and my mother said, ‘I need a claypot’. And Amachi (grandmother) went to her cupboard,
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By MEREDITH COHN Anyone who watched the long-running TV show Lassie or the movie Benji knows that no barrier could stop those dogs from helping their humans. It turns out there’s some fact to that fiction. That’s the conclusion of a recently published study called – in a nod to Lassie – Timmy’s In The
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2018 marks the 40th anniversary of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), and at the recent Congress on Obstetrics & Gynaecology held in Malaysia, IVF pioneer and Care Fertility Group founder and president of R&D Prof Simon Brian Fishel and Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) president-elect Dr Eeson Sinthamoney gave their insights into the innovations that
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The bumper durian season has reached its tail end, at least in Peninsular Malaysia. Thanks to this super season, which saw a glut in the supply of our favourite King of Fruits, prices came tumbling. This season is simply the best in recent times. A combination of hot weather and regular rainfall resulted in this
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(Reuters) – South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout sparked into life on his back nine to surge into a two-shot lead on day two of the Made in Denmark on Friday, while local hero Thorbjorn Olesen remains in prime position to secure qualification for the Ryder Cup. Bezuidenhout followed up his opening round 66 at Silkeborg Ry
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Time for Currency Traders to Start Hedging Midterm Election, BofA Says (Bloomberg) — With the North American summer drawing to a close, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:). strategists are urging investors to plan ahead for the U.S. midterm elections. The bank recommends owning three-month dollar-yen implied volatility heading into November, when Democrats will attempt to wrest
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PETALING JAYA: The Bachelor of Pharmacy programme at Universiti Malaya (UM) will be removed from the list of accredited undergraduate pharmacy programmes in Malaysia. UM Faculty of Medicine dean Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman said this was a decision made by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency on the recommendation of the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia. “We
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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): From Sept 1 next year, it will be illegal for organisations here to collect, use or disclose NRIC numbers or make copies of the identity card, under stricter rules spelt out on Friday (Aug 31) by the Personal Data Protection Commission. For years, places like shopping malls have collected
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