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4 Projects That Show Penang Might Just Be Asia’s Next Silicon Valley

4 Projects That Show Penang Might Just Be Asia’s Next Silicon Valley

LifeStyle
Speak of Penang, and oftentimes people will bring up the usual associations—hawker food, holidays, sight-seeing, and heritage spots. But equally as important as Penang’s reputation as a tourist destination is its function as one of Malaysia’s technological hotbeds. Put forward as Asia’s next Silicon Valley by publications like BBC, Penang is now home to thousands of startups as well as a large number of Fortune 1000 companies including Google, Intel, Netflix, and Facebook. One of the contributors to Penang’s strength as an industrial and technological powerhouse is the monetary support afforded to its technological ecosystem by its state government. Just last month, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced an Industry 4.0 (I4) fund of US$1mil (RM3.9 mil) for tech startups within
Montel Williams, former talk show host discusses marijuana legalization in Albany

Montel Williams, former talk show host discusses marijuana legalization in Albany

Breaking News
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The fight to legalize marijuana continued Saturday, as lawmakers and members of the community came together for a workshop to discuss its benefits. The workshop was held in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center and activist/former talk show host Montel Williams was the guest speaker. A part of the New York Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Conference, the workshop focused on how legalizing marijuana could help reduce the mass incarceration and opioid problems in our state and even the country. Montel Williams is an example of someone who has benefited from marijuana use. Having multiple sclerosis, he says the drug is the only way he can get through the pain. But, he feels this drug can do much more than help people medically and that it needs to t
Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Politics
Just three days after 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one of the state’s biggest gun-expo organizers is holding a gun convention in Miami — just 46.9 miles away. The Florida Gun show has had their 600-booth convention planned for months, and despite the fact the South Florida community is still reeling from the shooting, the convention will go on. “Yes, the show is still scheduled for this weekend,” organizers confirmed to the Miami New Times. “Enjoy an enormous array of firearms, ammunition, shooting supplies, knives, and so much more!” the Florida Gun Show organizers boast in a promotional video posted on their Facebook page. The group will also host a gun show at Fort Walto