Tourism Malaysia http://www.corportate.tourism.gov.myMalaysia remains a safe destinationTourism Malaysia wants to assure all visitors that Malaysia remains a safe and secure holiday destination.Following a terror alert issued by the US embassy and several others about a possible terror attack in Jalan Alor late last month, Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has provided the strongest reassurance on behalf the Malaysian Government that Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang and other areas in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, are safe.“I want to confirm that the area (Jalan Alor) and a few other areas previously categorized as dangerous are being monitored closely by the police. There is no threat,” he said, adding, “We want to assure the people that the police are always ready to make sure that there is no act of terrorism and to ensure there is no threat at all in Malaysia.”Both the Australian and UK government websites have now retracted warnings regarding terrorist threats in Jalan Alor.Source = Tourism Malaysia
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 2nd down(AP Photo/Matt York)Doug Franz: Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray“Granted it’s against ‘hard air’ — that’s a phrase I just made up. You’re not throwing passes against air (as a defense), but it’s hard air. What’s this thing look like?”Ron Wolfley: What does this offense look like?“Honestly, philosophy matters. What personnel they’re going to come out with, what formations they’re going to run, what plays they’re going to use … You’re going to start laying the foundation of your offense.”Paul Calvisi: Offensive line (Predicting the starting O-line is, from left-to-right, D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, A.Q. Shipley, J.R. Sweezy and Marcus Gilbert)“I’m going to go O-line just because they’re getting ripped nationally. And I get it based on last year. But hello — it’s not the same O-line as last year.”3rd downVance Joseph (AP Photo/Gary Landers)Doug Franz: Two new faces of the defense — New DC Vance Joseph and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs“I can’t wait to see someone like Chandler Jones standing there at a practice and asking T-Suggs questions about different things that can be done.” Kyler Murray, left, and Patrick Peterson, right, are two of the top four storylines as the Arizona Cardinals open voluntary OTAs. (AP photos) Top Stories Ron Wolfley: How much man cover does Vance Joseph play?“We’re told that he is going to … return to what Todd Bowles, return to James Bettcher and all the man cover they Arizona Cardinals used. And if they use zone — if they use zone — will it be middle of the field closed or middle of the field open?”Paul Calvisi: LB Jordan Hicks“I want to see Jordan Hicks. What does he look like? Is he anywhere like the equivalent of baseball’s Jordan Hicks? Does he have that kind of speed and velocity out there? Can he get sideline to sideline? Does he have the leadership to tie that defense together? They are in such need of that middle linebacker, that MIKE, to be that guy.”4th downWR Hakeem Butler talks to QB Kyler Murray (AP Photo/Matt York)Doug Franz: Wide receiver success in OTAs“We are not going to give the receivers a failing grade in OTAs and declare you can never play in the NFL, but I would really like to see them prove they can at least get through OTAs. Can you catch, can you run the route, can you do what you’re being asked to do?” That is just one major storyline to follow. The Cardinals, after all, are ushering in a new coaching staff and a new quarterback.Here is what else the crew from 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf is looking forward to watching at OTAs. They go four downs on the top four stories as the full team, likely sans Peterson, begins practicing. Also be sure to catch Bickley & Marotta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day as they broadcast live from the Cardinals’ facility.1st down(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Doug Franz: Patrick PetersonRelated LinksReport: Cardinals CB Brock has 1st shot to replace PetersonCardinals’ Patrick Peterson apologizes for 6-game PED suspensionRookie photo highlights Cardinals new WR’s height difference“It’s voluntary, he’s allowed to miss. But if you’re really a team leader facing adversity, shouldn’t you be there?”Ron Wolfley: Patrick Peterson“Could he ever help a Byron Murphy. The fact that Pat P … probably won’t be there, that hurts the Cardinals and Patrick Peterson.”Paul Calvisi: Patrick Peterson“I do not expect Patrick Peterson to be there today. He’s not going to show. He won’t be there until it’s mandatory; he’ll be there for camp and I think he’ll be instrumental in trying to get Byron Murphy ready, but get used to it Arizona Cardinals. You’re without one of the top cover corners in the NFL for the first six days of the season, and it starts today. ” 2 Comments Share Voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) open for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday morning, and the lead storyline of what to watch in camp begins by discussing who won’t be there to watch.Cornerback Patrick Peterson is expected to skip the voluntary practices to spend time with his family, even though his six-game suspension for PED use will not begin until the regular season starts.Veteran corner Tramaine Brock is expected to earn a chance to win a starting role alongside fellow veteran Robert Alford in Peterson’s place, but rookie Byron Murphy will also have a chance to impress by playing in the slot. Ron Wolfley: Kyler Murray“Do they move him around the pocket? Do they move him out on sprint plays? Half-rolls? How much is throwing the ball just in the pocket? Do they use the zone-read? I can imagine that would be foundational to what they do — here come the RPOs.”Paul Calvisi: Kyler Murray“The guy who looks like a Vegas card dealer with that quick release, just dealing out there, throwing left and right and all over the field. We all know the best way to mask a lot of inefficiencies and weaknesses is via the quarterback. How much does Kyler Murray look like he could be equipped to do what very few do and excel as a rookie quarterback?” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires
Categories: News,VanderWall News 25Jun Rep. VanderWall-supported law gives high school students credit for internships State Rep. Curt VanderWall today announced a new state law will allow high school students to earn course credit for completing an internship or work-study program, citing the need for expanding education beyond the classroom.“We have to give our state’s future generations more opportunities to learn and gain real-world experience, not just expect success because they completed 12 years of education in a classroom,” said VanderWall, of Ludington. “Whether a student is set to go to college or start a career right after earning their diploma, an internship can be invaluable for deciding what is best for themselves. This will help the students and our local businesses to prepare for their respective futures.”Michigan Department of Education guidelines already allow work-based paid or volunteer internships in grades 9-12, but this new law cuts through the state administrative hurdles by giving the local district board of education authority to approve and oversee the internship for course credit. The new law also protects funding, allowing school districts to count anyone participating in an internship or a work experience program off campus as a full-time student.“Giving local schools more say is crucial because matching the right students to the right program has clear educational benefits,” VanderWall said. “If a high school junior has an interest in being an electrician, how does it not help to spend five hours a week on a construction site while helping a journeyman electrician? That’s on-the-job training and skill development that is not available in every high school. Opening that door is all about opportunities with it being up to the student, their family and the school to work together.”House Bills 4106 and 5676 are now Public Acts 184 and 185, respectively, of 2018.#####
Latvian telco Lattelecom has added 3D channel High TV to its programming line-up.The addition of the channel follows the launch of 3D on-demand movies earlier this year. Lattelecom TV director Inga Alik said High TV would be offered on a trial basis initially. The channel is available to customers with an internet connection of 8Mbps or above. Subscribers can sign up for the channel via an HD package for LVL3.80 (€5.40), or can sign up for individual à la carte channels for LVL1.20 each.