Creative Week 2021 Announces Photography Contest

Creative Week 2021 Announces Photography Contest

Serba DigitalX is an open innovation platform by Serba Dinamik-StartUp Borneo and supported by Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) announces a call for entries to the general public to participate in Serba Dinamik Digital Photography Contest. Contest participants shall submit an original image of photos taken around Sarawak that highlights element of uniqueness and meaningful moments of current situation on pandemic COVID-19. The theme for this contest is “Stay Safe, Keep Creative” which include arts, festivals, events, people, portraiture, celebration and landmarks but the photo must have the symbolic of chronicle during the COVID-19 outbreak, the effect and impact towards the economy, nation and society. Additional marks will be added,if the photo content with digital technology implementation. Eligibility Open Category : Open to public and above 18 years of age. There will be eight (8) cash prizes for each category up for grab in which the winners are chosen based on the following contest criteria: Grand Prize : RM 2,000.00...
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SCIB has ambitious plan for 2021

SCIB has ambitious plan for 2021

Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB), which had recently become a billion ringgit market capitalisation company, is aiming to double its size in the next 12 months. The construction outfit, which is controlled by Datuk Mohd Karim Abdullah, (pic) is eyeing to take up bigger roles that include bidding for bigger infrastructure projects, embarking on mergers and acquisitions (M&As), as well as becoming project owners. Karim acknowledged that while the Covid-19 pandemic posed challenges to the construction sector, he is confident SCIB would be able to achieve 20% to 30% revenue and profit growth this year compared with 2020. This will be driven by its strong order book and new technology adoption that will improve its profit margins. “SCIB did very well in 2020 despite the difficult operating environment due to Covid-19. “Moving forward, SCIB is looking at engineering, manufacturing, construction and commissioning jobs to strengthen its orderbook and capabilities in the construction sector, ” he tells StarBizWeek. “The company has a long track record, especially...
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Crew on crashed Indonesian passenger jet did not declare emergency

Crew on crashed Indonesian passenger jet did not declare emergency

The crew of an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed off Jakarta at the weekend with 62 people aboard did not declare an emergency or report technical problems before it suddenly plunged into the sea, an investigator said Monday. Authorities have so far been unable to explain why the 26-year-old plane crashed just four minutes after takeoff, but say they’ve pinpointed the location of the black boxes. A recording of conversations with air traffic control pointed to routine exchanges, and there was no communication as the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged about 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea, said National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo. “It’s like a normal conversation and nothing suspicious,” he told AFP. “There’s no talk of an emergency or something like that.” The preliminary data suggested it was “most likely” the plane was intact when it hit the water Saturday, he added. “But we don’t know at this stage” what caused the crash,...
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Home treatment, quarantine for levels one, two Covid-19 patients — Dr Adham

Home treatment, quarantine for levels one, two Covid-19 patients — Dr Adham

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has established that levels one and two Covid-19 patients will undergo treatment and quarantine at home, while being monitored strictly by health workers, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. He said a task force has been formed at the Crisis Preparedness and Emergency Response Centre (CPRC) level, state and district levels to monitor patients being treated at home. However, he said patients with symptoms would be treated in hospitals and the usual monitoring would be carried out. “We are doing this as we need to act fast in treating and isolating positive cases and to this end, the MoH will continue with the contact tracing in efforts to flatten the Covid-19 curve,” he told reporters after attending the MOH’s New Year mandate ceremony here yesterday. Dr Adham said the levels one and two patients would be quarantined at home for 10 days and a screening test would be conducted on them on the last day. “The screening...
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Kuching-born James Wan to produce ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV series

Kuching-born James Wan to produce ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV series

Amazon has given a series order to their planned adaptation of the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, Variety has learned. Development of the series was first reported last year. The YA series is described as a modern take on the hit 1997 horror film. In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. Like the film, the project is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. "The best horror franchises always have another scare coming, and this I Know What You Did Last Summer series from Sara Goodman is a perfectly twisted update to the iconic slasher movie," said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television for Amazon Studios. "Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan favorite film." Goodman will write and executive produce. Shay Hatten, Erik Feig, Original Film's Neal Moritz and Pavun...
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Why James Wan Was The Right Choice To Direct A Castlevania Movie

Why James Wan Was The Right Choice To Direct A Castlevania Movie

James Wan recently let it slip that he was attached to a live-action Castlevania movie; his career proves he's the perfect choice for this movie. James Wan revealed he was temporarily attached to a Castlevania feature film; he’s the perfect director for the job even though the video game franchise hasn’t come to life as a live-action movie yet — here's why. Many video game franchises tackle undead monsters, but Castlevania has become a staple of the industry. The ongoing saga of the Belmont family against Dracula and his evil army is the perfect material to get the feature film treatment. Although he’s yet to tackle vampires, James Wan has turned into one of the biggest filmmakers in horror, and has built an incredibly eclectic career that has embraced many different varieties of genre filmmaking since he started. Wan has not only had a hand in the creation of popular horror franchises like Saw and Insidious, but he’s also built his own connected universe of movies that stem from the success...
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Malaysian-born director James Wan makes it to 100 most powerful people in entertainment list

Malaysian-born director James Wan makes it to 100 most powerful people in entertainment list

PETALING JAYA, Oct 17 — Kuching-born Australian filmmaker James Wan has landed a coveted spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment 2019 list. The Aquaman director who is best known for The Conjuring supernatural horror films was placed at No. 80, marking his debut on the list. According to the showbusiness magazine, this year’s list is the most diverse yet. The 42-year-old director-producer, who is based in Los Angeles, California, earned a spot on the list thanks to a deal with indie production house Starlight Media. “A financing pact with Starlight Media allows him to make edgier fare; once he wraps indie Malignant, he’ll focus on Aquaman, working on the sequel to his US$1.1 billion (RM4.6 billion) DC hit,” The Hollywood Reporter published. The list also featured quick-fire questions with Wan where he was asked to name the best or worst thing about the current merger mania that is sweeping across Hollywood. “The fun thing is seeing different worlds and characters cross into each other’s stories and the possibilities of IPs...
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M’sian wins New Talent Award

M’sian wins New Talent Award

A MALAYSIAN filmmaker has been recognised as one of the best new directors at the National Film Festival For Talented Youth in the United States, reported Sin Chew Daily. Mickey Lai, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting (Hons) from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, was presented with the New Talent Award for her film The Cloud Is Still There (pic). The short film was part of Lai’s coursework in completing her master’s degree in Film and Television Production at London’s MetFilm School. It tells a story of a Christian woman and her relationship with her Taoist mother, which is based on Lai’s life experiences. Lai said she wanted to highlight the different ways the mother and daughter prayed to God in a bid to save the terminally-ill grandfather. “I wanted to explore the conflict in many Malaysian Chinese households with different beliefs. I wanted to produce a film that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers, ” she said. The Cloud Is Still There won...
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Western Digital to spend another RM2.3bil in Malaysia, cumulative investment rise to RM18bil [NSTTV]

Western Digital to spend another RM2.3bil in Malaysia, cumulative investment rise to RM18bil [NSTTV]

https://youtu.be/tO9-jbT1Z04 KUALA LUMPUR: American hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company Western Digital will invest an additional RM2.3 billion to expand its presence in Malaysia. The new investment will take Western Digital's total investment to almost RM18 billion since establishing its operations in the country in 1973. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO), in a statement, said the additional investment was agreed upon during a meeting between Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Western Digital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Syed Hussian Aljunid today. The PMO said the new investment would be used to expand the facilities and capacity of Western Digital's plants in Penang and Sarawak,. This would benefit the country's economy and provide employment to more than 2,000 people, it added. The new investment by Western Digital reflected the government's ability in managing the economy and bringing back investors' confidence despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the PMO said. Muhiyiddin welcomed any company wanting to invest in a high-impact and technology-based industry here, it added. "The government...
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Tambahan pelaburan Western Digital bukti keupayaan kerajaan urus ekonomi – PMO

Tambahan pelaburan Western Digital bukti keupayaan kerajaan urus ekonomi – PMO

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Nov -- Keupayaan kerajaan dalam menguruskan ekonomi dan keyakinan pelabur terhadap pentadbiran dan kestabilan negara ketika dunia masih berdepan pandemik COVID-19 terbukti apabila terdapat syarikat yang berminat menambah pelaburan di negara ini. Western Digital Sdn Bhd, syarikat pengeluar peralatan storan digital terkemuka memutuskan untuk menambah pelaburan sebanyak RM2.3 bilion bagi meningkatkan kemudahan dan kapasiti pengeluaran syarikat itu di Malaysia. "Perkara itu dipersetujui semasa pertemuan antara Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dengan Pengerusi Kumpulan Operasi Western Digital Malaysia, Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Aljunid, hari ini. "Ini menjadikan nilai keseluruhan pelaburan Western Digital di Malaysia berjumlah hampir RM18 bilion," demikian menurut Pejabat Perdana Menteri dalam satu kenyataan hari ini. Pelaburan baharu itu akan diperuntukkan untuk memperluaskan fasiliti dan kapasiti kilang di Western Digital Media Pulau Pinang dan Western Digital Sarawak. Perdana Menteri yang berbesar hati dengan pelaburan tersebut mengalu-alukan mana-mana syarikat untuk melabur dalam industri berimpak tinggi dan berteraskan teknologi di negara ini. "Pelaburan tambahan oleh Western Digital membuktikan keupayaan kerajaan dalam mengurus ekonomi dan keyakinan...
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