Jazz Fest will be here.

31 01 2008

Clamouring for the best Miri International Jazz Fest

Posted By rajlira On 31st January 2008 @ 10:00 In Local

KUCHING: Singer Charmaine Clamor whose vocals have been compared to jazz greats like Sarah Vaughan and Anita Baker, will be performing at the Miri International Jazz Festival from May 9 to 10. Read the rest of this entry »

When will the flying Doctor be back?

30 01 2008

Flying doctor service needed in interior

Posted By rajlira On 30th January 2008 @ 10:00 In Local

MIRI: The Orang Ulu community is appealing to the government to start the flying doctor service as soon as possible so the community in the interior can receive medical assistance, especially in emergency situations. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s only rumours, says Johari

29 01 2008

Posted By rajlira On 28th January 2008 @ 00:01 In Local

Minister dismisses speculations surrounding his nomination as a candidate in coming parliamentary election

KUCHING: Housing Minister Dato Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has dismissed speculations surrounding his nomination as one of the candi-dates in the coming Parliamentary elections as just rumours. Read the rest of this entry »

Monday blues…

28 01 2008
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Sunday is ‘the most sleepless night of the week’
Monday, January 21, 2008
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Feeling listless and sleepy on Monday? Well, the condition might be explained by the fact that Sunday happens to be the most sleepless night of the week.

The finding is based on a poll of 3,500 adults, commissioned by the hotel chain Travelodge, which found that nearly 60 per cent of workers sleep the worst on a Sunday.A bad night’s sleep certainly does have its repercussions, with one in four calling in sick at the start of the week, 46 percent being unable to concentrate at work, 30 percent showing an irritability towards their bosses and 20 percent dozing off at the desk.

And if Sunday is the day when you get your worst night’s sleep, then Friday is the best, with eight in 10 people getting enough of time snoozing, reports the Telegraph.16 million adults in the UK say that they suffer regularly from insomnia, with the majority blaming work related concerns for keeping them awake.

All that worry causes Brits to lose an average of 51 minutes of sleep each night. A figure that totals to a month’s worth of sleep every year. (ANI)


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S’wak Judiciary epitome of efficiency

27 01 2008

Posted By rajlira On 27th January 2008 @ 00:03 In Local

e-court project has made admin in State Judiciary even ahead of S’pore, says High Court Judge

WELCOME: Sidek (left) being welcomed by Malanjun on arrival at Miri Court Complex.

MIRI: The wired up Sarawak Judiciary is the epitome of efficiency in administration and the true efficacy of e-government in operation which saves time, money and resources. Read the rest of this entry »

More new courses in Miri

24 01 2008
Curtin University adds eight new courses
Posted By rajlira On 24th January 2008 @ 10:00 In Local
MIRI: Curtin Sarawak Campus, the first international university in Sarawak, has added eight new courses starting this year. Read the rest of this entry »

A taste of Sarawak

22 01 2008

SIX students and staff members from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States completed an inaugural winter intersession programme conducted by Curtin University of Technology Sarawak, entitled People and cultures of Borneo, recently.

After three weeks of the Borneo experience, the students and staff shared their experiences before leaving for the United States.

The programme co-ordinator and Pre-University Studies School director, Bibi Aminah, said the students visited different longhouses in Sarawak and the Bakun Dam.

”In Kuching, they visited the Sarawak Textile Museum, Sara Craft in Santubong and the Cultural Village,” Bibi added.

Anthropology and International Studies student Sarah Carr said she felt a sense of urgency when it came to studying another culture.

“The world is changing so quickly and it is so important to document the special things that distinguish each group,” she added.

VCU’s programme co-ordinator Associate Professor Dr Gregory Plunkett said there was a strong community bond among the different cultures, which led to everyone living in harmony.

“It is good to see this as I think that the sense of community is slowly disappearing in the United States because we tend to be individualistic rather than be part of a community or family,” Plunkett said.

Under the programme, students will be evaluated on their workshop performance, journals, oral presentation and a report on their experiences.

Curtin Sarawak pro vice-chancellor Prof John Evans said study abroad programmes were a good way to present and promote the many exciting attractions and facets of life in Sarawak.

This is the first programme introduced by Curtin Sarawak and both universities hope to have more in the future.