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LAST_UPDATETue, 22 Aug 2017 1pm

Tunku Aminah's Wedding Baju Kurung Designed By Her Aunt, Woven By Inmates From Pahang’s Penor Prison

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KUALA LUMPUR: Many had wondered who was the designer behind the simple, yet stylish baju kurung teluk belanga Johor princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim wore on her wedding day for the ‘istiadat bersanding’.

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Dear Diary, I Was Raped By My Mother’s Boyfriend, Writes 12-Year-Old

A mother’s love is the greatest, and it must have been heart-breaking for one mother to learn that her 12-year-old daughter had been raped – after discovering the young girl’s diary.

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The Govt Spends RM2.2 Bil To Buy Them But RM2 Mil Is Unused, Expired. Are M'sians Taking Low-Cost Medicines For Granted?

Our country has one of the best public healthcare system in the world. Patients who are admitted to the public hospital or clinic spend only a token amount of money compared to a private institution for the same medical treatment or medicine.

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What Will Kim Do Next? Sixth Nuclear Test Seen Critical For North Korea

Pic: ReutersSEOUL/WASHINGTON: North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

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Citizen Scientists Will Take To The Field For U.S. Eclipse

Pic: ReutersWhen the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal behavior and radio signals bouncing around the atmosphere.

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Rare Trio Of Stinky Corpse Flowers To Bloom At Washington Garden

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the smell of rotting flesh.

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Dreaming Of Playing Games For A Living? Now There's An Academy For It

Last week, The International 7, the largest Dota 2 and eSports tournament in the world closed their curtains, and it was won by Team Liquid from Europe, who managed to defeat Team Newbee from China 3-0. The International has always held the reputation of being the eSports tournament with the biggest prize pool, and this year's edition managed to gather over a whopping $24 million. This means that the champion, Team Liquid will be taking home
US$10,806,301 after being crowned champions of The International 7.

It was none other than Malaysian gamer Tue Soon Chuan, or Ah Fu as he is known in the professional gaming circles placed third at the seventh edition of The International tournament last weekend and won more than US$2.6 million (RM11.2 million) in prize money together with his team.

Yes, although a few years ago it is unthinkable, nowadays being a professional gamer is a valid profession, and one that is highly lucrative, if you are successful at it.

And if you are wondering how can you get started in your journey to being a professional gamer, look no further as the Academy Of ESports is opening soon in Johor.

Although it is not the first eSports academy in Malaysia, the Academy of Esports (AEOS) is the first one to focus completely on one game (Dota 2), in the course they offer.

The AEOS is located in the Iskandar Development region in Nusajaya Johor, and it will offer two dedicated programmes for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the field of eSports.

 

The first one, Professional eSports will give their students an insight on the mechanics of Dota 2, and also emotional coaching to cope with high pressure situations during the games.

The second course, eSports events management Programme will offer a syllabus focusing on the running of an event such as venue setups and logistical issues amongst other topics.

Both courses are eight months long, with four intakes in a year.

The academy will be run by three trainers, with each of them bringing a wealth of experience in the eSports industry.

Three trainers AEOS

As for the price of the courses, both programmes will cost RM8,500 for locals, and RM11,250 for foreign students.

And as a promotion, the AEOS is also offering free weeklong Dota 2 bootcamps as well, from October to December 2017.

The bootcamp, while serving as a place where participants can train their skills and strategies, is also a way to introduce prospective students to the AEOS.

So what are you waiting for? If you have been dreaming of playing games for a living, you now know where to go to pursue your dreams.

Let's hope with the efforts of the newly established AEOS, Malaysia can be the new breeding ground for eSports talent.

-mD

A Cobra In Kuala Pilah Swallowed A Lizard With Steel Wire Wrapped Around It

KUALA PILAH – A cobra had to undergo a surgery to remove a steel wire from inside its body that has penetrated the skin of the reptile.

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Thief Gives Victim A Blowjob, Then Steals Wallet & Phone

 Pic: Shanghaiist

A drunk man was shocked to find out that he had not only been robbed but also sexually assaulted when he passed out in a drunken stupor.

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What Are Today’s Headlines?

The English dailies today continued to focus on the latest developments in the arrest of former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad, Malaysia's football team's victory over Singapore, and details about a new affordable new housing scheme by the government.

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