Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 30th January 2020

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The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 30th January 2020: 171 dead, 143 recovered and 8,236 confirmed cases (the latest statistics – 213 dead and 9,480 confirmed cases).

Compared to 28th January 2020, the fatality rate as at 30th January 2020 had reduced from 2.18% to 2.07% which is good but then again, the recovery rate had also reduced from 1.82% to 1.74%.… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 30th January 2020”

Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 2

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Continuing from Part 1, things have certainly changed on the aspect of parenting & how kids behave once we have passed the new millennium. In the age of information, the conventional method of parenting had altered to a large extent. Infographic source: www.pinterest.com[Click to read the rest] “Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 2”

Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 28th January 2020

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An almost real time virus dashboard of the 2019-nCoV as at 28th January 2020 – 132 dead, 110 “recovered” and 6,057 confirmed cases worldwide. Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering[Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 28th January 2020”

Civil Service 2020: Anil Swarup’s Making Things Happen in the Government

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(“In the coal sector, the mining is underground and the Mafia is above ground. In the education sector, it is the other way round” – Anil Swarup. Image source: www.edexlive.com)

This is an interesting presentation titled “Making Things Happen in the Government” by Mr Anil Swarup who is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Uttar Pradesh and who in his 38 years of career has served in various capacities which included Secretary of School Education of India.… [Click to read the rest] “Civil Service 2020: Anil Swarup’s Making Things Happen in the Government”

Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 1

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For those who were born in the 1970s, the best years of their lives (other than when your kids were born) would have been the 1980s, the year when we started schooling and also the year when we had the best music made – both Western and Tamil. Poster source: www.wrockshop.eu[Click to read the rest] “Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 1”

Outbreak Alert 2020: Wuhan Virus Spreads from Human to Human

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Wuhan virus which originated from Wuhan, China has pneumonia-like symptoms including fever and difficulty breathing, has already spread to Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, as well as South Korea, Thailand, and Japan. 6 people have died todate. Infographic source: www.channelnewsasia.com

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Extension of PLUS Concession to Year 2058: Doing the Maths

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I don’t use PLUS highways on daily basis but when it comes to taking week long drive to the in-laws house or going for holidays, we have no choice but to use PLUS highways for the trip up North or South (rarely we go off to the East Coast unless there are very important family functions or to do crazy thing like this trip).… [Click to read the rest] “Extension of PLUS Concession to Year 2058: Doing the Maths”

Movie Review 101: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019

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Probably no thanks to the bad reviews (or not), we had been setting aside the urge to watch this third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy which incidentally also is the final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga” as soon as it comes to the cinemas. Poster source: www.starwars.com[Click to read the rest] “Movie Review 101: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019”

Outbreak Alert 2020: H1N1 on the Prowl Again

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H1N1 created havoc in 2009 with 78 deaths in Malaysia. Why it is making a comeback after 10 years? Image of H1N1 virus – source: Wikipedia.

I woke up this morning reading breaking news that 7 years old child in Johore had died due to influenza like illness and this was after she was initially tested negative for H1N1.… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak Alert 2020: H1N1 on the Prowl Again”

Education Malaysia 2020: 23 Reasons for Rejecting Teaching Science & Mathematics in English

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This will be the last post on education system moving forward in 2020 (at least for the first quarter of this year). By the way, it is still early to say that Dr M taking charge of the Education Ministry is a good thing or not. After all, he already had his hands full as the Prime Minister, running the whole country.… [Click to read the rest] “Education Malaysia 2020: 23 Reasons for Rejecting Teaching Science & Mathematics in English”

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