Kapal cari MH370 hilang dari radar Tunggu kenyataan Ocean Infinity – Azharuddin


KUALA LUMPUR: Kehilangan Seabed Constructor dari radar selama tiga hari akan dijawab sendiri oleh pengendalinya Ocean Infinity.

Kata Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Penerbangan Awam, Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman berkata pihaknya tidak akan mengeluarkan sebarang kenyataan tentang kapal yang menjalankan misi pencarian pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 di Lautan Hindi itu memandangkan ia melibatkan hal operasi dan teknikal.

“Saya rasa lebih baik mereka yang keluarkan kenyataan; saya tidak mahu apa yang saya nyatakan nanti bercanggah pula.

“Mereka lebih arif mengenai teknikal (sistem pencarian) dan sebagainya,” katanya ketika dihubungi Astro AWANI pada Jumaat.

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BACA: Tiada konspirasi, kapal pencari MH370 tidak hilang – Liow Tiong Lai

Kapal yang dikendalikan syarikat penerokaan dasar laut dari Amerika Syarikat itu didapati mematikan transponder lokasinya pada 1 Februari dan dikesan semula pada 4 Februari, sekali gus mewujudkan pelbagai spekulasi termasuk kapal itu didakwa ‘memburu harta karun.’

Sehingga hari ini, masih belum ada penjelasan daripada pihak Ocean Infinity dan Azharuddin juga tidak mengetahui bila syarikat itu akan mengeluarkan kenyataan rasmi, tetapi dijangka dalam masa terdekat.

Kapal tersebut kini berlabuh di Fremantle, Perth untuk mengisi semula bekalan keperluan sejak memulakan misi pada 22 Januari tempoh hari.

Azharuddin yang baru selesai mengadakan pertemuan dengan pihak pengendali Seadbed Constructor pagi tadi memaklumkan tiada maklumat atau petunjuk baharu daripada fasa pertama pencarian.

Pada masa sama, beliau turut menyatakan pihaknya berpuas hati dengan kelengkapan dan peralatan canggih yang dimiliki dan diguna pakai bagi misi sukar itu.

“Ada dua penemuan yang kita panggil ‘point of interest’ tapi apabila dilihat dengan secara terperinci ia bukannya petunjuk daripada MH370.

“Kami ada keluarkan kenyataan tersebut dalam laporan mingguan pada Selasa lepas bersama gambarnya sekali,” katanya lagi.

Kehilangan Seabed Constructor, kapal yang menjalankan misi pencarian pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 di Lautan Hindi, dari radar selama tiga hari akan dijawab sendiri oleh pengendalinya Ocean Infinity.  Kata Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Penerbangan Awam, Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman berkata, pihaknya tidak akan mengeluarkan sebarang kenyataan memandangkan ia melibatkan hal operasi dan teknikal.  “Saya rasa lebih baik mereka yang keluarkan kenyataan, saya tidak mahu apa yang saya nyatakan nanti bercanggah pula.  “Mereka lebih arif mengenai teknikal (sistem pencarian) dan sebagainya,” katanya ketika dihubungi Astro AWANI hari ini.  Kapal yang dikendalikan syarikat penerokaan dasar laut dari Amerika Syarikat itu didapati mematikan transponder lokasinya pada 1 Februari dan dikesan semula pada 4 Februari, sekaligus mewujudkan pelbagai spekulasi termasuk kapal itu didakwa ‘memburu harta karun.’  Sehingga hari ini, masih belum ada penjelasan daripada pihak Ocean Infinity dan Azharuddin juga tidak mengetahui bila syarikat itu akan mengeluarkan kenyataan rasmi, tetapi dijangka dalam masa terdekat.  Kapal tersebut kini berlabuh di Fremantle, Perth untuk mengisi semula bekalan keperluan sejak memulakan misi pada 22 Januari tempohari.  Azharuddin yang kini berada sana selesai mengadakan pertemuan dengan pihak pengendali Seadbed Constructor pagi tadi memaklumkan tiada maklumat atau petunjuk baharu daripada fasa pertama pencarian.  Pada masa sama, beliau turut menyatakan pihaknya berpuas hati dengan kelengkapan dan peralatan canggih yang dimiliki dan digunapakai bagi misi ‘sukar’ itu.  “Ada dua penemuan yang kita panggil ‘point of interest’ tapi apabila dilihat dengan secara terperinci ia bukannya petunjuk daripada MH370.   “Kami ada keluarkan kenyataan tersebut dalam laporan mingguan pada Selasa lepas bersama gambarnya sekali,” maklumnya.



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Saya beli pakai simpan… bukan menunjuk-nunjuk – Aliff Syukri



USAHAWAN kosmetik terkenal Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri menegaskan tabiatnya membeli barangan mewah bukan untuk menunjuk-nunjuk.

Kata Aliff Syukri, perasaan ‘iri hati’ melihat orang sekeliling memiliki barangan mewah mendorongnya untuk berusaha memenuhi impiannya mendapatkan barangan sama.

“Saya seorang yang mudah cemburu dengan barangan yang digayakan oleh kawan-kawan sekeliling.

“Jadi, saya pun mahu untuk mendapatkan barangan yang sama seperti mereka. Sejak dari dulu lagi kalau saya mahukan sesuatu saya akan berusaha sampai dapat.

“Sama seperti sekarang pun, saya akan beli barangan yang saya mahukan seperti jam tangan dan baju-baju mahal, pakai untuk bergambar sekali dua kemudian simpan diam-diam dalam almari.

“Cukuplah bagi saya asalkan ada barangan tersebut. Saya rasa puas, jauh sekali niat untuk menunjuk-nunjuk,” katanya kepada Astro Gempak.

Tambah Aliff Syukri, dia tidak mampu memuaskan hati semua pihak untuk melabelkan dirinya dengan pelbagai panggilan.

Bagi pengasas D’Herbs Holding Sdn Bhd itu, apa yang dilakukan saban hari bergantung pada niat.

“Susah nak puaskan hati semua orang, saya tunjuk benda baik pun kata saya riak dan mahu menunjuk-nunjuk.

“Benda-benda baik yang saya lakukan tiada pula orang mahu viralkan.

“Saya sedar, banyak yang saya belajar daripada kesilapan dan tak semua yang saya buat itu betul. Tetapi inilah diri saya,” jelasnya.

Dalam perkembangan lain, filem sulung lakonan Aliff Syukri, “Badang” akan mula ditayangkan pada 15 Februari depan selain rancangan realiti kehidupannya, “Oh Abang Kosmetik” (OAK) musim kedua akan mula bersiaran tidak lama lagi.

Teks oleh: Amri Hassan



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Maklumat Kernel Snapdragon 670 Menunjukkan Penggunaan Lapan Teras Dan GPU Adreno 615 – Amanz


Jika tahun lepas cip pemprosesan Snapdragon 660 dikatakan antara cip pemprosesan kelas pertengahan dengan 6 teras yang paling berkuasa, tahun ini Qualcomm akan melancarkan Snapdragon 670 pula dengan 8 teras dan lebih berkuasa.

Snapdragon 670 ini dihasilkan menggunakan teknologi 10nm FinFET dan mempunyai GPU dari keluarga Adreno 615. Cip pemprosesan baru ini dilengkapi dua teras berprestasi tinggi dengan kelajuan 2.6 GHz dan enam teras berprestasi rendah dengan kelajuan 1.7 GHz.

Selain itu, cip pemprosesan ini juga menyokong memori dari keluarga UFS 2.1 dan eMMC 5.1. Cip pemprosesan ini juga direka untuk menyokong konfigurasi kamera dua lensa 13+23 Megapixel pada resolusi tinggi. Cip ini juga dikatakan menyokong resolusi skrin sehingga WQHD.

Qualcomm akan melancarkan cip pemprosessan ini pada WMC 2018 dan telefon pintar yang menggunakan cip ini mungkin akan dipasarkan tidak lama lagi.



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KM Kota Belud, MMEA Sabah’s latest asset to arrive Saturday


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MO,9/2/2018, KOTA KINABALU: The state Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s (MMEA) latest asset, KM Kota Belud, will arrive here tomorrow, ready for public viewing on the Agency’s Open Ship Day on Sunday. The new generation patrol vessel will arrive here after sailing for four days from Klang Port, and will be showcased to the public at Sabah Port, along with KM Arau as part of MMEA’s 13th anniversary.

The locally-assembled ship is among the six built or being built to add to MMEA’s existing assets, and was officiated last year in Pulau Langkawi during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition. “It will be placed at Sandakan maritime district for the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone),” said Sabah and Labuan regional maritime director Rear Admiral Datuk Mohd Zubil Mat Som in a statement here.

He said KM Kota Belud which was 45-metres in length, could sail up to 2,000 nautical miles. Meanwhile, on the other five new generation patrol vessels, KM Kota Kinabalu will be placed at Kota Kinabalu maritime district and KM Lahad Datu will be placed in Tawau maritime district. KM Bagan Datuk has been stationed at the Klang maritime district, KM Sri Aman in Kuching and KM Tok Bali in Tok Bali.

All these will ensure more efficient and dynamic operations, Mohd Zubil added.

–NSTP



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The Most Popular Travel Destinations in Western Europe


Paris

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What can you say about Paris that hasn’t already been said? From its iconic monuments—the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Arc de Triomphe—and exquisite gastronomy to its artistic acumen and fabled fashion, it just has that certain je ne sais quoi. Picturesque and deeply romantic, it’s a place where couples sit hand-in-hand on the banks of the Seine, trade kisses under the arches of the Pont Marie, and picnic on the Champ de Mars. Can’t make it across the pond? Visit one of these small towns in America that will have you thinking you’re in Europe.

London

WestminsterESB Professional/Shutterstock London is a fast-moving, modern metropolis with rich historic roots and a litany of recognizable attractions—Buckingham Palace, Camden Market, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Royal Opera House, the British Museum, Hyde Park, the Tate Modern, and the London Eye to name a few. A beautiful walking city, contemporary structures stand beside storied landmarks providing a visual dialogue between past and present. Its status as a cultural melting pot can be felt, err tasted, through its diverse and ever-expanding culinary scene. Beyond fish ‘n’ chips and other traditional British fare, there’s an array of authentic Indian, Italian, and Chinese food. Do you know the real difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom?

Zurich

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Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest city is a global financial center. But the buck doesn’t stop with banking. Consistently ranked among the most livable locales, it boasts enviable shopping, excellent public transportation, vibrant nightlife, acclaimed museums, and plenty of historic appeal. Its medieval Old Town is home to significant landmarks—double towers of the Grossmünster (Great Minster), Peterskirche (Peter’s Church), and the Fraumünster (Minister of Our Lady)—and, interestingly, the highest concentration of clubs in the country. Which brings us to this: Zurich epitomizes the “work hard, play hard” mentality. Street Parade, a techno celebration held in August and one of the wildest parties in Europe, is another example.

Amsterdam

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Canals, cycle paths, and tulips galore are just a few of the reasons Amsterdam should be on your must-visit list. And its allure is certainly not limited to aesthetics. This tiny city is a treasure trove of creative inspiration. Admirers of art will want to make spend a few hours at the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to the tortured Dutch impressionist painter. The Rijksmuseum displays masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many more Golden Age artists. Stop and smell those famed tulips at Bloemenmarkt, the world’s only floating flower market. And live out your childhood fantasies by eating pannenkoeken (pancakes) for dinner. Find out the best time to visit Amsterdam—and other popular travel destinations.

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Saint Tropez

Saint-tropezInu/Shutterstock A long-time playground for the rich and famous, Saint Tropez has an unmistakable cache. Aristocrats, artists, celebrities, high-rollers, and international jetsetters continue to flock to this holiday hotspot for its ritzy seaside resorts, clothing-optional beaches, nightlife, yacht-filled port, cobblestoned La Ponche quarter, and designer boutiques. Things really heat up come summer, especially during July and August when many Europeans take off. Take a look at these gorgeous beaches with the clearest water around the globe.

Dublin

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Dublin dishes out a hearty serving of centuries-old culture and conviviality: The long history of Irish whiskey and stout are proof of that. Tradition meets merriment at the Guinness Storehouse, where you can slog back pints of the Black Stuff straight from the source. Another stop on the tipple train is Old Jameson Distillery for a tour and tasting. Journey back to the days of yore with a visit to Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison that played an integral part in Ireland’s path to independence. Set in an original 18th-century house, the Dublin Writers Museum is an ode to the lives and works of such local literary legends as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett.

Zermatt

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Set in the shadow of the pyramidal-peaked Matterhorn, Zermatt is among Switzerland’s most scenic Alpine resorts. It’s renowned for high-altitude skiing and snowboarding, which can be enjoyed through early summer. And the pedestrian village is filled with tiny streets, old-fashioned chalets, luxurious mountain lodges, swanky lounges (there’s a happening après-ski scene), thermal baths, and chic boutiques. Can’t make it to Zermatt? These are the top 10 places to ski in the U.S. this winter.

Edinburgh

Edinburghevenfh/Shutterstock Edinburgh is a treasure trove of hidden gems—narrow alleyways, discrete eateries, tucked-away courtyards, winding staircases, quiet gardens—just waiting to be discovered. The best way to explore this compact capital? On foot. Start with the hilltop Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, considered one of the top 10 haunted places on the planet. Make your way down to Royal Mile, the historic heart of Old Town, lined with medieval monuments and cathedrals. After refueling with a quick bite, hoof it up to Arthur’s Seat for spectacular 360-degree views of city.

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Nice

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Nice is the picturesque capital of the Côte d’Azur. Its seaside location has long attracted tourists looking to soak up some sun with a glass of Provencal rosé in hand. But this coastal gem has so much to offer beyond its pebbly shores. Stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade, dine at one of the many outstanding restaurants, visit the notable museums—including Musée Matisse with an inspiring collection from prolific local artist Henri Matisse—and explore the charming old town, anchored by Place Rossetti with its sidewalk cafés, stately fountain, and Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate. Find out your ideal vacation, according to your zodiac sign.

Lucerne

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Set in the German-speaking region of central Switzerland, Lucerne is a mesmerizing mix of medieval and modern, set against the beautiful backdrop of a cobalt lake and majestic mountains. Its centerpiece is Kapellbrücke, the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. Musegg Wall takes you back to the 13th century with its well-preserved towers and fortifications, as do the fresco-adorned historic houses, town squares, Baroque building, and churches. In contrast, the KKL (Culture and Convention Centre) is futuristic multi-use space with an acoustically renowned concert hall, conference area, and art galleries.

Brussels

BrusselsS-F/Shutterstock Belgium’s capital and the headquarters of the European Union, Brussels is a contemporary city steeped in Middle Age splendor. Its central square, the Grand-Place is surrounded by nearly forty opulent guild halls, the Gothic-style Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), and Maison du Roi, which houses the Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles (the Museum of the City of Brussels). Next door is Les Galeries Saint Hubert, a grand glass-roofed arcade—the first of its kind in Europe—featuring high-end specialty boutiques, chocolate shops, restaurants, two theaters (Théâtre des Galeries and the Vaudeville), and a cinema. Don’t miss these enchanting locales that look straight out of a storybook.

Marseille

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Marseilles, a port city in southern France, has been an important trade hub since it was first settled by the Ancient Greeks in 600 B.C. What it lacks in glamour (a la Saint Tropez, Nice, and Cannes) it more than makes up for in maritime history. Fishing remains its primary industry to this day. The colorful Vieux Port (Old Port) neighborhood buzzes with waterfront seafood restaurants serving up bouillabaisse and fisherman selling local catch at the legendary Criée aux Poissons (fish market). You’ll definitely want to commit these essential French phrases to memory before you go.

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U.S. Senate approves budget deal too late to avert shutdown



WASHINGTON: The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress.

The shutdown, which technically started at midnight, was the second this year under Republican President Donald Trump, who played little role in attempts by party leaders earlier this week to head it off and end months of fiscal squabbling.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management advised millions of federal employees shortly after midnight to check with their agencies about whether they should report to work on Friday.

The Senate’s approval of the budget and stopgap funding package, by a vote of 71-28, meant it will go next to the House of Representatives, where lawmakers were divided along party lines and passage was uncertain.

House Republican leaders on Thursday had offered assurances that the package would be approved, but so did Senate leaders and the critical midnight deadline, when current government funding authority expired, was still missed.

The reason for that was a nine-hour, on-again, off-again Senate floor speech by Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, who objected to deficit spending in the bill.

The unexpected turn of events dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours and underscored the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington’s most basic fiscal obligations of keeping the government open.

The shutdown could be brief. If the House acts before daybreak to approve the package from the Senate, there would be no practical interruption in federal government business.

If it does not, the result would be an actual shutdown, the second of 2018, after a three-day shutdown in January.

Paul said during his marathon speech, which strained fellow senators’ patience, that the two-year budget deal would “loot the Treasury.”

The bill would raise military and domestic spending by almost $300 billion over the next two years. With no offsets in the form of other spending cuts or new tax revenues, that additional spending would be financed by borrowed money.

MORE RED INK

The budget part of the package was a bipartisan attempt by Senate leaders to end for many months, at least beyond November’s midterm congressional elections, the fiscal policy quarrels that increasingly consume Congress.

But the deficit spending in the bill would add more red ink to Washington’s balance sheet and further underscore a shift in Republican thinking that Paul was trying to draw attention to.

Once known as the party of fiscal conservatism, the Republicans and Trump approved a sweeping tax overhaul bill in December that will add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the $20 trillion national debt over 10 years.

“I ran for office because I was very critical of President Obama’s trillion-dollar deficits,” Paul said.

“Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits. I can’t … in good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits. Really who is to blame? Both parties,” he said.

Paul voted for the deficit-financed tax bill in December.

MARKETS UNEASY

The shutdown in Washington came at a sensitive time for financial markets. Stocks plunged on Thursday in New York on heavy volume, throwing off course a nearly nine-year bull run. The S&P 500 slumped 3.8 percent.

Markets barely flinched at the last shutdown in January, but that was before a dizzying selloff that started on Jan. 30 amid concerns about inflation and higher interest rates.

Uneasiness in the markets could be partially reduced by another part of the Senate bill, which would extend the federal debt ceiling to March 2019, preventing further confrontations over that volatile issue in Congress for more than a year.

But final passage of the bill was still uncertain, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and others in her party opposing it because Republican House leaders will not guarantee her that they will allow a debate later on about taking steps to protect about 700,000 “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation.

The young people were brought illegally to the country as children years ago, mostly from Mexico.

Trump said last September he would end by March 5 a program set up by former Democratic President Barack Obama to protect the Dreamers from deportation, and urged Congress to act before then. Senate Republicans have pledged to hold a separate immigration debate this month.

Even without Pelosi, the House could pass the budget bill because it includes more money for disaster relief, infrastructure and healthcare, which many Democrats favour.

But some House Republican conservatives, like Paul, have criticized the bill’s deficit spending.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who backs the bill, predicted the Republican-controlled House would pass it. “I think we will,” he said in a radio interview. “It’s going to need bipartisan support. We are going to deliver our share of support.”



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Umie Aida dedah permintaan keluarga ketika pertunangan Betty semua terkedu



PELAKON Umie Aida mendedahkan kakaknya Erma Fatima, telah membuat permintaan luar jangkaan kepada adik iparnya ketika majlis pertunangan Betty Rahmad pada September lalu.

Menerusi akaun Instagram (IG) peribadinya, Umie Aida berkongsi video Erma menyebut hantaran yang diminta daripada pihak lelaki.

Menurut Umie, kedua-dua belah pihak keluarga terkedu selepas Erma meminta adik iparnya, Ardy Damis membaca atau khatam senaskah al-Quran sebelum bernikah dengan Betty.

Umie memberitahu lebih mengejutkan apabila dengan tenang, Ardy Damis terus bersetuju dengan permintaan Erma.

Jelas Umie, dia faham apa yang cuba dilakukan kakaknya. Erma hanya mahu melihat kesungguhan Ardy Damis untuk memikul tanggungjawab sebagai suami kepada adik bongsu kesayangan mereka.

 



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Lexip – Tetikus Dengan Pengawal Permainan Terbina Pertama Di Dunia – Amanz


Semasa kami masih muda belia dahulu, kami gemar permainan simulasi penerbangan IL-2 Sturmovik. Kerana minat yang mendalam kami sanggup membeli kayu ria penerbangan keluaran Saitek. Kami masih meminati genre ini tetapi harga jualan kayu ria penerbangan adalah di luar mampu milik dan mengambil terlalu banyak ruang di meja kerja.

Bagi mereka yang masih mahukan kayu ria tetapi tidak mahu berbelanja lebih, tetikus Lexip ialah jawapan kepada masalah ini. Tetikus ini dilengkapi dengan kayu ria analog terbina pada bahagian sisi. Tapaknya pula mempunyai gimbal bergerak ke semua arah seperti sebuah flightstick. Oleh itu Lexip boleh digunakan seperti sebuah kayu ria dan juga tetikus pada waktu yang sama. Laser yang digunakan mempunyai tahap kepekaan 8200 DPI.

Lexip sedang mengumpul dana menerusi Kickstarter dan boleh dipesan pada harga bermula dari €189 (RM 912).



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