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Penasihat utama Sultan Zainal Abidin III semarakkan semangat jihad Datuk Bahaman, Tok Gajah, Mat Kilau tentang penjajah British di Pahang. ULAMA Besar Terengganu pada abad ke-19, Sayyid Abdul Rahman Al-Idrus atau Tokku Paloh Idrus, turut dikenali sebagai wali Allah yang penuh keramat serta sangat ditakuti penjajah.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

News : White House Is Considering a Federal Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes



President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar talk to the media in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the White House in Washington.
Photo: Evan Vucci (AP)

Amid a spike in the use of electronic cigarettes among teens and children, President Donald Trump has announced the Food and Drug Administration is considering yanking all non-tobacco flavored e-cigs from the market.
The announcement was made Wednesday and follows a series of threats from agency officials that such a move was imminent if companies like Juul did not do more to help curb the alarming rise of vape products among youth. Trump said during a Q&A in the Oval Office that in the next “couple of weeks” regulators are going to have some “very strong recommendations.”
He also said of vaping: “It’s not a wonderful thing. It’s got big problems.”
On Tuesday, First Lady Melania Trump tweeted that she was “deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children,” adding: “We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.”
The FDA has said that flavored e-cigs are particularly problematic, as fruity flavors like mango can appeal to teens and children. The agency has also said that kids who first try a flavored tobacco product rather than a non-flavored one are more likely to become a tobacco user than those whose first tobacco product wasn’t flavored. Easily concealed, USB-style products like Juul are also credited with a rise in vaping among youth. Juul has regularly come under fire by the FDA for appealing to kids.
The FDA on Monday issued a warning to Juul over its marketing practices and accused the company of claiming that its e-cigs were less harmful than traditional cigarettes, a claim the company has not been authorized to make. The agency also slammed the company over an incident in which a Juul representative visited a classroom and told kids that Juul was “totally safe.” In a statement, Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said that the spike in youth use of e-cigs continues to climb, “especially through the use of flavors that appeal to kids, we’ll take even more aggressive action.”
Last week, Michigan became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing a rise of use among youth. In a statement at the time, Governor Gretchen Whitmer accused tobacco companies of “using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe.”
In June, San Francisco banned the sale of all e-cigarettes, becoming the first major city in the United States to do so.

The Most Powerful Lightning Bolts Occur in the Weirdest Places

A storm over the water in Spain.
Photo: Carl Milner Photography (Flickr)
Superbolts, the strongest lightning bolts, occur at surprising times and in surprising places, a new study has found.
Scientists define superbolts as lightning bolts a thousand times stronger than average. And while you may associate the strongest thunderstorms with summertime near a coast, an analysis of lightning data found that superbolts are most likely to occur from November to February on the open ocean, far from the places where lightning occurs most often.
The researchers analyzed 2 billion lightning strikes that were recorded from 2010 to 2018 by the global sensor network called the World Wide Lightning Location Network (of which the study’s first author, the University of Washington’s Robert Holzworth, is the director). The network of sensors waits for the electromagnetic radiation from lightning, and uses at least five of the 80+ stations to find where and when the bolt hit.
The researchers picked out the bolts that were a thousand times more energetic than the average lightning strike for this analysis, carefully weeding out any potential erroneous data. Compared to regular lightning, superbolts showed some unexpected patterns. They already knew that lightning is 10 times more likely to strike land than water and is typically concentrated over “three chimneys,” located in tropical and subtropical Americas and Africa plus the southeast Asian island nations. But none of these areas had many superbolts, according to the paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Instead, superbolts mostly occurred over the Eastern North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Andes, with regions of strong activity in and around Japan and along the equator in the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
The researchers cited evidence that, for some reason, the ocean seems to enhance lightning bolts’ energy. Why, they don’t know—but maybe more studies of these superbolts will help out.
Despite its ubiquity, lightning remains a perplexing topic with various potential drivers that sometimes shows strange radioactive properties. And it’s cool that something so common can still be so fascinating.

Shocking news: world's most powerful electric eel found in Amazon

Electrophorus voltai can deliver a jolt of 860 volts, much more than existing record of 650 volts
Two new species of electric eel have been discovered in the Amazon, including Electrophorus Voltai, which can deliver a record-breaking electric shock.
 Two new species of electric eel have been discovered in the Amazon, including Electrophorus Voltai, which can deliver a record-breaking electric shock. Photograph: Leandro Sousa/AFP/Getty Images
DNA research has revealed two entirely new species of electric eel in the Amazon basin, including one capable of delivering a record-breaking jolt.
The findings are evidence, researchers say, of the incredible diversity in the Amazon rainforest – much of it still unknown to science – and illustrate why it is so important to protect a habitat at risk from deforestation, logging and fires.
“In spite of all human impact on the Amazon rainforest in the last 50 years, we can still discover giant fishes like the two new species of electric eels,” said lead researcher C David de Santana, a zoologist working with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
The research “indicates that an enormous amount of species are waiting to be discovered in the Amazon rainforest, many of which may harbour cures for diseases or inspire technological innovations,” he said.
The electric eel, which is a kind of fish rather than an eel, inspired the design of the first electric battery.
For centuries, it was believed that a single species existed throughout the region known as Greater Amazonia, encompassing parts of countries including Brazil, Suriname and Guyana.
But as part of a project to better understand electric eels and map wildlife in remote parts of South America, de Santana and his team decided to test that theory.
At first glance, they found little visible difference between creatures collected from different parts of the Amazon basin, suggesting the fish were indeed part of a single species.
But further analysis, including of DNA from 107 samples they collected, upended centuries of assumptions and revealed three species: the previously known Electrophorus electricus, along with Electrophorus voltai and Electrophorus varii.
And their research also uncovered another stunning result: E. voltai is capable of delivering a jolt of 860 volts – much more than the 650 volts previously recorded from electric eels – “making it the strongest bioelectricity generator known”.
The findings, published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, theorise that the three species evolved from a shared ancestor millions of years ago.
The researchers found each of the three species had a clearly defined habitat, with E. electricus living in the Guiana Shield region, E. voltai in the Brazilian Shield, a highland further south, and E. varii inhabiting slow-flowing lowland Amazon basin waters.
And they suggest that the particularly strong electric shock that E. voltai can produce could be an adaptation to life in highland waters, where conductivity is reduced.
Electric eels use their shock tactics for a variety of reasons, including hunting prey, self-defence, and navigation. They generate electricity from three specialised electric organs that can emit charges of varying strengths for different purposes.
But the discovery of the new species raises the possibility that different types of eels may have evolved different ways of generating electricity, perhaps better suited to their diverse environments.
“Electric eel physiology inspired the design of Volta’s first electric battery, provided a basis ... for treating neurodegenerative diseases and recently promoted the advance of hydrogel batteries that could be used to power medical implants,” de Santana said.

TOP PRIVATE HOUSE MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD

Looking for a unique historical design experience? How about a private house museum? These residential based museums allow you to explore secret’s of their previous owners and learn a bit more about their lives. After all, our homes tell a story of who we are and offer up a collection of what we love. Below we have curated a list of museums which were once private residences, whose contents and collections are now open to the public. Scroll on for a list of favorite private house museums around the world.

Private House Museums in Europe


Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Rome

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Rome Private House Museums in Europe
Source: Sailko | Wikimedia Commons
Owned by the aristocratic Doria-Pamphilj-Laundi family, this palazzo is a wonderful gallery full of Rome’s richest private art collections, Baroque frescoed ceilings, and antique statues. Here you can find works by famous artists such as Raphael, Tintoretto, Titian, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Velàsquez.

Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris

Musee Nissim de Camondo, Paris private house museums in europe
Source: Ian McKellar | Flickr
This museum is an elegant house museum of French decorative arts that was built in 1911 by the Comte Moise de Camondo, with the architect Renê Sergent, to set off his collection of eighteen-century French Furniture and art objects. In 1936 it opened as a museum and today it’s maintained as if it were still a private home, well preserved in its original condition. The floors that are open to visitors are the lower ground floor (kitchens), upper ground floor (formal rooms), first floor (private apartments) and the gardens.

Musée Jacquemart André, Paris

Source: Christophe Recoura | Wikimedia Commons
This museum is one of Paris’ finest museums. Known for its remarkable collection, it features amazing works from the Italian Renaissance and 18th-century French painters. The opulent 19th-century mansion was built by art collectors Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart.

Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam

Jardins du Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam private house museums  europe
Source: Jean-Christophe BENOIST | Wikimedia Commons
This magnifique private residence was built in 1672 by the architect Adriaen Dortsman. The interior of the house has remained intact during the last centuries and still evokes the splendor of the Golden Age. In the rooms of Museum Van Loon, you can find a large collection of paintings, fine furniture, and precious porcelain. And of course, it couldn’t not have a beautiful garden, a perfect quiet oasis in the modern inner city.

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

facade of Sir John Soane's Museum private house museums europe
Source: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) | Wikimedia Commons
Sir John Soane’s Museum is a historic house and library of distinguished 19th-century architect Sir John Soane. Since his death (over 180 years ago) the house has been basically untouched and is filled with many drawings and models of Soane’s projects and the collections of paintings, drawings, and antiquities that he assembled.

Museo Sorolla, Madrid

Salón, vista hacia pilas benditeras. Museo Sorolla madrid private house museums europe
Source: Javier Rodríguez Barrera | Wikimedia Commons
This was the former home and art studio of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. It was also where he lived with his wife and three children. When you enter Museo Sorolla it is like you’re entering in one of the artist’s luminous paintings. The garden was his favorite place where he loved to paint, surrounded by flowers, water, and tranquillity. The home’s living spaces still have the family’s original Art Nouveau furniture. However, the most emotional space is certainly Sorolla’s studio.

Czech Cubism at the House at The Black Madonna, Prague

The Black Madonna House The Museum of Czech Cubism Prague private house museums europe
Source: VitVit | Wikimedia Commons
Built in 1911, the House at the Black Madonna is the first Cubist structure in Prague. Designed by Josef Gočár as a department store for the wholesaler František Josef Herbst, today the building houses a permanent collection dedicated to ‘Czech Cubism’. A style that conceptually combines fine art, applied arts, and architecture through interior design, furniture, and decorative objects. And one curious fact about this house is that it survived two world wars in the heart of Prague!

Private House Museums in the USA


Glessner House Museum, Chicago

glessner house museum chicago private house museums usa
Source: www.glessnerhouse.org
Completed in 1887 by American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, today this house is a historical landmark. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture of the era, Richardson designed the house in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. A free revival architectural style he developed which incorporates 11th and 12th century southern French, Spanish and Italian Romanesque characteristics. The Glessner House’s innovative layout and design make it one of the most important residential commissions of the 19th century.

Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA

fallingwater by frank lloyd wright private house museums usa
Source: Lachrimae72 | Pixabay.
Located in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Fallingwater was designed as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. The result is a harmonious union between art, architecture, and nature by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Eames House, Pacific Palisades, CA

eames house private house museums usa
Source: Edward Stojakovic | Flickr
Also known as Case Study House No.8, the Eames House is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture. It is located in the neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed in 1949 by Charles and Ray Eames, this museum serves as their home and studio, where they lived until their deaths.

Ca’ d’Zan and The Ringling, Sarasota, FL

The Ringling's Mansion, Ca' d'Zan
Source: Photo by Wolfgang Moroder | Wikimedia Commons
The Ringling’s Mansion, Ca’ d’Zan
Source: Photo by Wolfgang Moroder | Wikimedia Commons
The Ringling is a pre-eminent center for the arts and history dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life. It includes a Museum of Art, Circus Museum, the Ringling family mansion –
Ca’ d’Zan, an 18th-century theatre, and bayfront gardens.

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA

pool at hearst castle san simeon ca private house museums usa
Source: James M Cohen | Wikimedia Commons
California’s first female architect Julia Morgan designed the house as the private residence of publishing magnate William Hearst. Today Hearst Castle is one of the most visited state parks with a 165-room castle, 127acres/51hectares of terraced gardens, fountains, pools, and stunning views of the sunny Central Coast.

Private House Museums in Asia


Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

jim thompson house bangkok private house museums asia
Source: Matthew Colvin de Valle | Flickr
This museum is located in central Bangkok and houses the art collection of the American businessman and architect Jim Thompson. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. Jim is also the museum designer and former owner. The Jim Thompson House displays his small but notable selection of Asian art and personal belongings.

Katong Antique House Museum, Singapore

Offering a first-hand look into Peranakan culture, Katong Antique House is the perfect place to experience life in a Peranakan family home. A well-kept secret until recently, the private gallery offers tours to help people learn about the unique cultural practices of the Peranakan Chinese. Curator and owner Peter Wee has spent decades collecting items which reflect the unique aspects of Peranakan daily life.

Private House Museums in Oceania


Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne

justin art house museum melbourne australia private house museums
Source: JAHM
The Justin Art House Museum is a perfect reflection of the two collectors of contemporary art, Charles and Leah Justin. They love to share their collection and passion for art, architecture, design, and food with the public, this is the propose of this museum. They have been collecting contemporary art for the past 40 years and the collection comprises over 250 works and it will continuing to grow!

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

4 Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Interior Designer:

1) What Are Your Rates?

Before you get started working with an interior designer, you’ll have to set realistic expectations. This is largely based on your budget and what your designer can do with it. It’s important to note that this will be different for everyone. If you’d like to give your designer more creative freedom, then be ready to be a bit more flexible with your budget or look into ways to quickly grow your savings. Designer fees can range anywhere between a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, so make sure you’re working with someone who fits both your budget and design aspirations.
hire an interior designer to get a living room like this cream and gold living room by designer ramzy alaa
Living Room Designed by Ramzy Alaa

2) What Do Your Services Include?

Not every interior designer offers the same package. Their services might include design consultation, site measurement and assessment, design concepts, procurement, and so on. Before hiring a designer, try to get an idea of what you’re paying for. Ultimately, you’ll want to work with a firm that specializes in the services you need for your project and doesn’t try to sell you on a host of other unnecessary services. For example, if you were mostly looking for inspiration regarding what furnishings and decorative pieces give your room a fresh revamp, it might be overkill to hire an interior designer that specializes in larger in-house architecture projects that might involve the building or tearing down of walls.

3) Who Will Work on This Project?

When interviewing an interior designer, it may become apparent that they work without a team. Depending on the scale of your project, this might stick out as a red flag. Most projects involve a lot of moving parts. Because of that, it’s helpful to have a number of professionals with varying areas of expertise working collaboratively to see your project through until the end. Don’t be afraid to ask about qualifications or examples of similar projects they’ve done in the past. Just like how you’d vet a doctor before a big surgery, you should vet your interior designer before agreeing to work with them.
interior designers at work - hire an interior designer
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4) What Happens If I Don’t Like the Design?

In most cases, you can avoid that awkward situation where you don’t agree with someone’s design plans by looking at their online portfolio of previous work and determining if their style aligns with yours. Having said that, it’s important to know what can be done in the event that their ideas aren’t exactly what you were looking for. These opinions are best voiced during the conceptual phase when no purchases have been made and the team is showcasing their ideas to you. Be open, but be honest with yourself. It can take time to create an interior that is perfect for you, during which your tastes might change or evolve. Nonetheless, your home is for you and you alone, so the result should be one that reflects your personal style and that you’re happy with.

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