Photos: Stunning Frozen Niagara Falls (January 2018)

8 01 2018

Photo credit to Express.co.uk

The East Coast of the United States and Canada was slammed by a “bomb cyclone”, a low-pressure weather system similar to a hurricane which brought snow, ice, and strong winds even to places that rarely snows like certain parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Please click here for: Photos: Palm Trees Covered in Snow in Florida The Sunshine State!

The extreme cold weather froze parts of the running water of the Niagara Falls, which turns it into a beautiful natural winter wonderland.  

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Also read: Photos: Niagara Falls Frozen For The Second Time (March 2014)

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Photos: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards 2015

19 10 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London announced their winners.

Dan Gutoski from Canada was the overall winner for capturing a photo of a red fox eating an Arctic fox.

Here are nine of the winners’ submissions:





TPPA: A Step Backwards For Malaysia’s Sovereignity?

6 10 2015

Malaysia is supposed to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPPA by the end of this year.

The agreement seems good since it is claimed that it can boost Malaysia’s economy by  “enhance trade and investment among the TPPA partner countries, to promote innovation, economic growth and development, and to support the creation and retention of jobs.” 

But in reality, the agreement can challenge our rule of laws, our Federal Constitution and the sovereignty of our country because through Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), foreign companies that operate in Malaysia can take Malaysia as their host country to the International Court Of Arbitration if they are not happy with our local laws.

The case of Bilcon, using the ISDS mechanism against the government of Canada is a very good example of how a foreign company can challenge the rule of laws and the sovereignty of its host country for their own benefit.

Bilcon cannot take the government of Canada to a foreign court if Canada did not sign the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because Canada is a sovereign country.

I would like to refer to the case of Duff Development Company v Government of Kelantan (1924), where the court in England rejected the the case since Kelantan is a sovereign independent State; meaning Duff Development Company cannot take a sovereign country to another country’s court.

So if Malaysia sign the TPPA, Malaysia may face what the government of Canada faced in the Bilcon case where the Canadian government has no control over what is right and fair to its own people and country.

Through ISDS, International Court of Arbitration can also challenge the Articles 3(1), 11(4) and 153 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia which means a foreign invasion on the sovereign of our country. 

Is it worth to open the doors to foreign invasion on the sovereign of our country for economic gains?

In fact, many economic experts have warned us that TPPA is more profitable and gives more power to bigger foreign corporations than our small local industries and it is not fair for our small local industries because they must compete with much bigger companies in an open market.

I am afraid that TPPA will give bigger chances to powerful countries to control the economy of smaller and less powerful countries like Malaysia; something like a new way of invading another country like what had happened in the old times.

Signing the TPPA would be a step backwards for Malaysia as a a sovereign independent State.

TPPA opens the doors to foreign companies to make profit in another country without respecting the local laws, customs, religions, environment and the benefit to their host countries because like what happened in the case of Bilcon, the company is only interested in making profit and has no obligation to make sure that the local people and the country really benefit from its operation.





In Photos: Heavy Early September Snow Hit Alberta

11 09 2014
An icicle forms on a sunflower as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

An icicle forms on a sunflower as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary, Edmonton and other parts of Alberta receive three days of unseasonal early September summer snowfall.

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Photos Of Tornadoes Hitting Saskatchewan

7 07 2014
A Twitter photo of a tornado near Kenaston, Sask. Tornadoes reportedly passed close to several Saskatchewan towns on July 6. Twitter/@PQuinlanGlobal photo

A Twitter photo of a tornado near Kenaston, Sask. Tornadoes reportedly passed close to several Saskatchewan towns on July 6. Twitter/@PQuinlanGlobal photo

A tornado touches down near Outlook, Sask., on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Residents in parts of Saskatchewan ran for cover, stared in awe or jumped in their trucks to follow what Environment Canada says were several tornadoes that hit Saturday. The agency issued tornado warnings for numerous areas in south-central Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon, and said there were tornadoes reported near Outlook and Kenaston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jessica Kubashek

A tornado touches down near Outlook, Sask., on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Residents in parts of Saskatchewan ran for cover, stared in awe or jumped in their trucks to follow what Environment Canada says were several tornadoes that hit Saturday. The agency issued tornado warnings for numerous areas in south-central Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon, and said there were tornadoes reported near Outlook and Kenaston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Jessica Kubashek

A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down north of Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down north of Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down near Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down near Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.





Cool Canadian Tire Ice Truck By Iceculture (Videos)

3 01 2014

 

Experts drove the ice truck for one mile at 12mph. (Caters)

Experts drove the ice truck for one mile at 12mph. (Caters)

An ice pickup truck made out of 11,000lbs of ice was sculpted by a team named ‘Iceculture’ in Ontario, Canada.

The cool truck has a steel frame to provide extra support and it was made for Canadian Tire, to show how well car batteries it makes hold up in extreme cold.

The truck is not only beautiful to look at, but we can take a cool ride on it.

To prove it, a team from ‘Iceculture’ drove the vehicle for a mile at 12mph.

And it comes together with license plates, a pine tree-shaped air freshener, and special fans to prevent the exterior from melting.

The truck is now reckon in the Guinness World Record.

It must be very interesting to ride on the cool ice truck!

And it took 40 hours for the ice truck to melt.

Please click here to learn more about this cool truck.





Lao Airlines Flight QV301 Crashed, 49 Killed

17 10 2013

Lao Airlines Airplane (Photo: Sydney Morning Herald)

Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River in the southern city of Pakse, near the border with Thailand, just before 16:00 (ICT) on Wednesday.

Lao Airlines Flight QV301 crashed in the Mekong River, killing all 49 passengers and crews.

The state-run Lao Airlines said in a statement that the plane took off from the capital Vientiane and “ran into extreme bad weather conditions” as it prepared to land at Pakse Airport.

AP reported that 17 of the victims were from Lao, seven from France, five were from Australia five from Thailand, three from Korea, two from Vietnam and one person each from Canada, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States.

The airline said it had yet to determine reasons for the crash of the ATR-72 aircraft which was virtually new and had just been delivered in March. 

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