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Inaugural Edition of U Mobile MLCC Community Cup 2021 Champions Take Home RM5000 In Prize Pool

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The fight was intense, teams were strategising using unorthodox methods to beat the opponent, there were cries of excitement and friends were cheering in support throughout the hours.

These were the scenes in U Mobile MLCC Community Cup 2021 finals where the champions from High School and Campus fought not only for glory but for the pride of their respective institutions! 

Ardent fans of U Mobile’s Mobile Legends Campus Championship were feted with the inaugural U Mobile Community Cup, a mini league to keep the students engaged throughout the MCO 2.0 period and as a pre-season tournament for the upcoming grand event, Season 3. Despite being a smaller scale tournament, the tournament was no push-over with over 850 players taking part from across 140 schools and 56 varsities nationwide. 

In response to the overwhelming participation, U Mobile’s Head of Segment Marketing, Mimi Wong said “We never expected for the fans to be so excited to join our U Mobile MLCC Community Cup, it’s our first time organising a community event after 2 seasons of U Mobile MLCC. The main objective was to keep our fans engaged after the thrilling Season 2 in 2020, we’re glad to be able to give something to these students, especially during these trying times.”

The 2-month online tournament was held in January and February, and it was developed to give opportunities for new gamers to hone their skills and prepare themselves for the larger tournament scheduled to take place sometime in April 2021. 

Winners for the Community Cup Tournaments stood to take home a total prize pool of RM5000 cash, split between Champions  (RM 500), Second Place (RM 300), Third Place (RM 200), and Fourth to Eighth Place – RM 50 for each of the High School and Campus Category.

WEEKEND WINNERS

Casted by the affable duo, Sith And Mikos, both the High School Category and Campus Category finals were intensely contested with fans calling it one of the most engaging competition they have ever watched.

John Gaming, from Kolej Tingkatan 6 Sultan Sallehuddin from Kedah took on SPKM Academy Sekolah Tinggi Johor, with the former being crowned champion for January’s High School category while the Campus Championship went to UiTM Vendetta from UiTM Shah Alam after battling for 6 hours.

As for the last leg of our Community Cup winners, ESG Gaming from SMK Taman Nusa Damai, Johor fought hard to be February’s High School Champion while Rex Borneo Hibiscus from MSU College, Sabah has won the battle to crown as February’s Campus Category.

All eligible winners will receive their prize money via GoPayz app, the official payment partner for U Mobile Sdn Bhd.

For more information on the tournament, do check out and follow the official Facebook page – U Mobile MLCC Facebook .

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Separated Since Babies, This Identical Twins Finally Reunite After 36 Years

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Identical twins Molly Sinert and Emily Bushnell were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by different families. Molly went on living in Florida while Emily in Pennsylvania. The siblings spent most of their lives totally unaware of each other’s existence and little information about their birth family.

But everything changes after Emily’s 11-year-old daughter, Isabel wanted to make a DNA test to explore her heritage.

Isabel said, “I wanted to do the DNA test because she was adopted. I wanted to find out if I had more family on her side.”

Meanwhile in Florida, Molly also decided she wanted to take a DNA test to find out more about her mother’s history. The database confirmed her relations with Emily.

“(The results said:) ‘You share 49.96% DNA with this person. We predict that she’s your daughter’. This is obviously not right because I’ve never gone into labor, I don’t have children.”

Shortly after, she figured out that she must be her sister. They contacted each other but decided not to have a video call until they met in person.

Even though Emily didn’t feel comfortable taking the test, but finding out about her twin makes everything so clear.

“Although I have family who loves me and has been wonderful, there was always a feeling of disconnection. Finding out that I had an identical twin sister just made everything so clear. It all makes sense.”

As the twins got to know each other, they discovered more and more similarities between themselves.

Emily added: “Our senior prom picture…we were both wearing a beaded dress with a strapless style and our hair was exactly the same.

Emily concluded by describing the reunion as ‘the happiest moment of her life’.

Source: Daily Star

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‘Sinomacrops Bondei’, The Newest Species of Pterosaur Found In China

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Paleontologists in China have discovered the fossil skeleton of Sinomacrops bondei, a new species of pterosaur. Scientists, mostly from China and Japan, found the fossil skeleton of the ruined creature in a rock preserved in China’s Hubei Province and realized that it was a new species of pterosaur.

The name Sinomacrops bondei is taken from the Greek word for Chinese which is Sino, combined with the words for large, macro, and eyes.

The researchers chose Bondei in honor of paleontologist Niels Bonde, for his many scholarly contributions and for being an inspiration to us.

Using x-ray imaging, the team was able to reconstruct the long-extinct pterosaur and illustrations were made to show how it looks like.

“Despite being crushed to the point of obliterating many details, the specimen is rather complete and provides new information for the group,” wrote the researchers on their reports.

The illustration made depicts the creature that looks like a flying squirrel but instead of a rodent’s body, its shaft looks more like a salamander with large membrane wings protruding from each side. This new species also has gaping eyes, a wide smile, and a small tail between a pair of legs.

Sinomacrops bondei are also likely to be hairy but not with hair or feathers. Scientists argue that it is covered by tufted ‘pycnofibers’, a completely different shape of the cover and evolving independently.

A paleontologist from Baylor University in Texas, Megan Jacobs who was not involved with the research, said the findings are interesting because pterosaur fossils are so rare because their thin, hollow bones cannot be preserved like other creatures.

“It’s very round with large, forward-facing eyes. Most pterosaurs of this period have elongated snouts full of little teeth.

“Finding these early pterosaurs really gives us an insight into how they started to adapt and alter aspects of their skeletons,” said Jacobs.

Source: 9Gag, New York Post

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Government Amends National Trust Fund Act

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21  — The government has approved amendments to the National Trust Fund (KWAN) Act 1988 (Act 339), which allows funds from KWAN to be used for the procurement of vaccines and any expenditure incurred in relation to the vaccines.

This is based on the Emergency (National Trust Fund) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, which comes into operation today, through the Federal Government Gazette published by the Attorney General’s Chambers today.

The ordinance, amended in Section 6, was promulgated by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, on April 14 pursuant to Clause (2B) of Article 150 of the Federal Constitution.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is satisfied that immediate action is required to amend the National Trust Fund Act 1988.

The new subsection states that “the procurement of vaccines and any expenditure incurred in relation to the vaccines for an epidemic of any infectious disease as specified under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342)”.

On Jan 12, Istana Negara, in a statement, announced that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong consented to the Proclamation of Emergency to be implemented nationwide until Aug 1, as a proactive measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Sources: BERNAMA

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