Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad reacts during an interview with Reuters in Kuala Lumpur in October 2020. (Reuters File Photo) KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is in stable condition after being admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in just a few weeks, his daughter said on Saturday. The 96-year-old has been receiving treatment at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur for the past two days, Marina Mahathir said. Media descended on the hospital as news spread that Mahathir had been admitted again, and current Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob also paid him a visit. In a statement, Marina Mahathir said her father was receiving follow-up treatment after a procedure at the same facility about a fortnight ago. “His condition is now stable and he has been responding well to treatment,” she said. His family “requests that people pray for him to make a full recovery”, she added. Mahathir also spent several days at … [Read more...] about Mahathir ‘stable’ after hospital admission
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Home Four wheelers oi-Athul By Athul Published: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 18:56 [IST] The previous generation of the Toyota Land Cruiser was one of the most capable SUVs on the planet and soon proved it was as reliable and tough as its predecessors. Apart from that, the 200 series Land Cruiser stayed in production for almost 13 years since its introduction in 2008. So, when Toyota finally launched the 300 series Land Cruiser, the demand for the latest generation of the legendary Toyota SUV quickly went through the roof. However, the demand for the latest generation of Toyota Land Cruiser is likely to increase further as the model is yet to be introduced in the USA. This means the demand for the latest generation of Toyota Land Cruiser is mainly from the Middle East, where the predecessors of the current generation Land Cruiser have been dominating the desert dunes. As a result, the Japanese automobile … [Read more...] about Toyota Land Cruiser India Launch Delayed: 4 Year Waiting Period
14 GRETNA, Va. - There was so much Fredrick Miller didn't know about the handsome house here on Riceville Road. He grew up just a half-mile away and rode past it on his school bus every day. It was hard to miss. The home's Gothic revival gables, six chimneys, diamond-paned windows and sweeping lawn were as distinctive a sight as was to be seen in this rural southern Virginia community. But Miller, 56, an Air Force veteran who now lives in California, didn't give it much thought. He didn't know it had once been a plantation or that 58 people had once been enslaved there. He never considered that its past had anything to do with him. Two years ago, when his sister called to say the estate was for sale, he jumped on it. He'd been looking, pulled home to the place he left at 18. His roots were deep in this part of Pittsylvania County, and he wanted a place where his vast extended family, … [Read more...] about An old Virginia plantation, a new owner and a family legacy unveiled
9 CHAMA RIVER CANYON, N.M. - Hidden in this canyon of crimson sandstone cliffs encompassed by miles of federally protected wilderness, the Monastery of Christ in the Desert seems like an ideal place to ride out a pandemic. For more than 50 years, a small community of Benedictine monks has quietly lived, worked and worshiped here in a cluster of off-grid adobe buildings along the banks of northern New Mexico's Chama River. Considered the most remote Catholic monastery in the hemisphere, it can be reached only by a 13-mile single-lane earthen road that winds through the canyon. Abiquiu, the closest village - population 151 - is 25 miles away. Groves of cottonwood and willows line the river where bald eagles hunt for rainbow trout. Black bears, coyotes and cougars prowl the pinyon- and sage-scented Santa Fe National Forest, which surrounds the monastery. Despite the difficult journey, outsiders have flocked to this … [Read more...] about Monks in New Mexico desert dedicated to hospitality reflect on two years without guests
Oliver Belleza was recently at a friend's apartment talking about relationships when he noticed a new feature on one of his dating apps: His Hinge profile now included an option to record a voice response to some of its quirky introductory questions. He hit record. "My most irrational fear are frogs," he said to potential matches (and a bemused friend in the room). Yes, frogs, Belleza said. When he was 4, he was walking home and got "jumped by a bunch of frogs" in the Philippines. He remembers seeing the frogs crawl out of the ground and surrounding him, "just like that one meme of Chris Pratt in 'Jurassic Park.' " A screaming and crying Belleza was guided back home by his aunt while the frogs followed, and the trauma lingers. Belleza kept the recording up on his Hinge profile and then posted it on TikTok, where it quickly racked up more than 28,000 likes. The 24-year-old mechanical engineer was flooded with responses from people who shared his aversion to frogs or wanted to … [Read more...] about Hinge added a new voice recording function. Will it change how we digitally date?
Vivian Sun, left, managing director of MR D.I.Y. Trading (Thailand) Co, and Mr Chin yesterday announced that the company aims to open 120 MR D.I.Y. stores in Thailand this year. Boosted by healthy revenue over the past two years despite the pandemic, MR D.I.Y. Trading (Thailand) Co, the operator of the MR D.I.Y. home improvement brand, looks set to continue opening at least 100 new stores a year. Andy Chin, newly appointed chief executive of the company, said that the company aims to open 120 MR D.I.Y. stores this year, bringing the total number of MR D.I.Y. stores in Thailand to more than 500 by year-end. The new stores are expected to create more than 2,000 jobs in Thailand this year. In addition, according to Mr Chin, the company also plans to open a new distribution centre in northern Thailand this year, but asked that the investment figures remain confidential. The company currently operates three warehouses in Samut Prakan, two distribution centres in Surat Thani and … [Read more...] about MR D.I.Y. Trading aims to keep opening 100 stores per year