Car falls into sinkhole in Jalan Maharajalela
Twitter pix courtesy of Typical Malaysian
25 NOV 2019 KUALA LUMPUR: A car driven by a woman fell into a sinkhole at Jalan Maharajalela heading towards Jalan Loke Yew here last night.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation head ACP Zulkefly Yahya said in the incident at about 11.35pm, the victim who was driving a Perodua Myvi found the ground at the location had collapsed causing the car to fall into the giant hole.
According to him, initial investigations found a three square metre hole at the scene.
“The 42-year-old victim was however unhurt,” he said in a statement today.
Zulkefly said the operation to restore the site had been carried out by Kuala Lumpur City Hall this morning. — Bernama
‘The ducks have won’: French court says they may keep on quacking
Nov. 19 DAX, France (Reuters) – The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making their life a misery.
The court in the town of Dax ruled that the noise from the flock of around 60 ducks and geese kept by retired farmer Dominique Douthe in the foothills of the Pyrenees, southwestern France, was within acceptable limits, broadcaster France 3 said.
“The ducks have won,” Douthe told Reuters after the court decision. “I’m very happy because I didn’t want to slaughter my ducks.”
The complaint was brought by Douthe’s neighbor who moved from the city around a year ago into a property about 50 meters (yards) away from the enclosure in the Soustons district where Douthe keeps her flock.
The dispute is the latest in a series of court cases that have pitted the traditional way of life in rural France against modern values which, country-dwellers say, are creeping in from the city.
In a court ruling in September, a rooster named Maurice was allowed to continue his dawn crowing, despite complaints from neighbors who had also moved in from the city.
The neighbor in Soustons, about 700 km (430 miles) south-west of Paris, who filed the complaint about the quacking has not been publicly identified.
The neighbor’s lawyer said the noise exceeded permissible levels, and prevented the plaintiff enjoying their garden or sleeping with their house windows open.
The neighbor had asked for immediate steps to reduce the noise, and for 3,500 euros in damages, according to French media reports.
Dubai bar offering women free drinks based on their weight
Nov. 18 (UPI) — A Dubai bar is drawing in female customers with an unusual promotion — the more they weigh, the more free drinks they receive.
The Fusion Club at Cassells Al Barsha Hotel announced it will be running a special through the end of the year offering $0.12 in free drink credit for every pound a female customer weighs — meaning a woman weighing 150 pounds would receive about $18.50 worth of free drinks.
Bar managers said there is a scale available in the bar, but customers can also use the honor system to merely tell their weight to bartenders.
“Although we have a weighing machine at the bar entrance, we do not insist our guests to verify the weight,” Anil Kumar, the hotel’s food and beverage manager, told Insider.
“We believe in the magnanimity of our lady guests,” he said. “They can just write the weight on a paper and give it to the bartender discreetly, and enjoy drinks equal to the value they wrote on the paper. Very simple, no strings attached.”
The promotion’s motto is, “It’s good to gain weight.”