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By Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid binti Dato' Syed Ahmad Idid

Sherriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid is an Innovation & Nuclear Advocate and Alumni of Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) ? The International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA) has reported that presently as of 12 Sept 2017, 448 nuclear power reactors , using uranium as fuel, are in operation in 30 countries.

These 448 nuclear power reactors comprise 6 different types of power reactors distingusihed by their design, fuel type, coolant and moderator used. Many of the nuclear power reactors are of the Light Water Reactor (LWR) types, with 289 Pressurized Water Reactors ( PWR) accounting for two-thirds of current installed nuclear generating capacity worldwide (64%) and 78 Boiling Water Reactors ( BWR) the second most common nuclear reactor type accounting for almost one-quarter of installed nuclear generating capacity.

The remaining nuclear reactrors comprise 49 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), 14 Gas Cooled Reactor (GCR), 14 Light Water Graphite Reactor (LWGR) and 3 Fast Neutron Reactors. Additionally 57 new nuclear power plants are currently being constructed in 15 countries, with Belarus and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) being two newcomer countries, introducing nuclear power for the first time in their country ( see Fig 1)


b>By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Barely a week after the deadly fire at the Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz in Jalan Keramat Ujung, here, the public outcry had simmered down.

Since then, issues such as Kuala Lumpur City Hall's cancellation of the Better Beer Festival 2017 at Publika Shopping Gallery, here, and gossip revolving around local artistes have been hogging the limelight.

Initially, after the horrific fire, hordes of netizens lambasted Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah head Mohd Zahid Mahmod for failing to ensure that his tahfiz centre met all safety standards.


By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's flood mitigation and river restoration and conservation measures were put under the microscope last month when more than 1,000 international water management and environmental experts were in town to attend the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) World Congress 2017.

Held at the Putra World Trade Centre, here, from Aug 13 to 18, the event was organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia and National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (Nahrim).

Some 1,150 experts and delegates from 61 countries participated in the congress, where various forums and technical meetings were conducted and 772 research papers tabled.


By Kurniawati Kamarudin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Thanks to an early morning downpour that Sunday a fortnight ago, the heat was bearable when the Sungai Bunus community group set out on its first-ever "exploration" of the river under its stewardship.


By Cecilia Jeyanthi Victor

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Indian cuisine is always celebrated, whether on a normal mundane week or a day of celebration, with the aroma of curries and spices permeating the air making it hard for one to resist from relishing the mouth-watering dishes.

To celebrate the true chefs at our homes, especially our moms, a reality show has been created for just that. The stars of the reality show are the mothers and their children.

Season 1 of the reality show called "My Amma Samayal" which means "Mom's Cooking" will go on from Sept 22-Sept 24 in three locations - Meru, Ipoh and the finals will be held in Bukit Mertajam, in Penang from 13-15 Oct.


By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The Federal Land Development Authority's (Felda) Hulu Selangor cluster of settlements in Selangor has produced several luminaries who have excelled in their respective fields.


By Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid

MELAKA (Bernama) -- Hardcore fans of the national football team Harimau Malaya seem to prefer sitting in front of their screens than coming down to the stadium to support their beloved team.