Eyes on Miri

Sunset Marathon Fundraising Event for State Level Special Olympics Meet in Miri

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2013-08-20 18:25. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests

Special Olympics Sarawak, Miri Chapter is be organizing Special Olympics soon.

250 athletes from Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Sri Aman are coming here to compete,” according to Liza Chai, Special Olympics Sarawak, Miri Chapter chariperson has said at the press conference.

It will be held on November 1st to November 3rd of this year. The public’s help is needed to raise funds towards the coming event.To host the event, a fundraising project called the Sunset Walkathon is held to raise money from the public.

The Sunset Walkathon will be held on Sept 29 at 4pm starting and ending at the MMRS’ football field where it will be divided into two categories 5km and 10km.

Families are encouraged to come for this charity walk. Families can join in the 5km categories while adults can go for the 10km.

Miri Marriot Resort & Spa is the co-organiser of the Sunset Walkathon. More details and donation cards for the Sept 29 Sunset Walkathon are available from the hotel and the Sunflower Center from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

The Sunflower center can be contacted at 085-420722.

Special Olympics Sarawak
Date : November 1st to 3rd 2013

Sunset Walkathon
Venue : MMRS Football Field
Date : Sept 29th 2013
Time : 4pm

Sarawak Oil & Gas Expo (SOGEX) 2013, Coming 20-22 August 2013

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-08-03 12:33. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Technology


SOGEX 2013 expo will be held this 20-22 August 2013 at the Miri Indoor Stadium. The event will be the second of its kind in Sarawak.

It is Sarawak's Largest Oil and Gas Exhibition, and will have a hundred exhibitors from ten countries with more than five thousand industry professionals to address the strategic, operational and technology aspects of the O&G industry in Sarawak.

There will also be a high powered conference presented by high profile speakers, and a variety of networking opportunities.

Date: 20th - 22nd August 2013

Venue: Miri Indoor Stadium, Miri

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm

Web site : http://www.oilgasexpo.com

6th July 2013 : Pujut Declared Dengue Outbreak Hotspot

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-07-06 10:56. :: Eyes on Miri | Environment | Health | News & Events | Special interests

In a recent statistics report, Pujut has been declared a dengue outbreak zone in Miri due to increase of Dengue cases reported.

This is not the first time Pujut had been delcared a Dengue outbreak area. In 2009 to 2010 it has also been declared an outbreak zone. This is according to deputy health officer Dr Veronica Lugah from the Divisional Health Office. It is the first dengue outbreak recorded for 2013.

Pujut had 13 cases of dengue outbreak reported in June alone. This alerted the authorities to declare the outbreak zone.

Pujut Corner is the hotspot, and there are also cases in Pujut Anting, Pujut Rail and Pujut Tanjong Batu. Besides Pujut areas, there are also cases reported in Tudan, Permyjaya and Taman Tunku.

The Health Ministry had begun conducting a nationwide public health law enforcement operation to stem the dengue outbreak, those found to have Aedes breeding grounds within their premises could face stiff fines.

See previous statistics for dengue outbreaks in Miri

Sign & Symptoms of Dengue infection:

- High continous fever of 3 days or more
- Headache, backache and retrobital pain
- Abdominal pain, vomiting, loose stools
- Petechial haemorrhage and/or spontaneous bleeding
- Rash - generalized flushing/maculopapular/confluent rash with small islands of normal skin.
- Hepatomegaly
- Fall in platelet count that precedes or occurs simultaneously with a rise in the haematocrit
- Normal WBC or leucopenia with relative lymphocytosis
- Normal ESR (
- Shock

Dengue virus infection may present in four different clinical syndromes:

- Undifferentiated fever
- Dengue fever

An acute febrile illness with sudden onset of fever with two or more of the following manifestations:

Headache, retro orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, skin rash, haemorrhagic manifestations and leucopenia.

AND Supportive serology (refer to lab diagnosis) OR

Occurance at the same location and time as other confirmed cases of DF.

It is known as 'breakbone fever' because of severe muscular pains. The fever maybe biphasic (i.e two separate episodes or waves of fever) Most patients recover after a few days.

- Dengue haemorrhagic
- An acute onset of fever followed by other symptoms resulting from thrombocytopenia, increased vascular permeability and haemorrhagic manifestations.
- Dengue Shock Syndrome
- Supervenes in a small proportion of cases. Severe hypotension develops, requiring urgent medical treatment to correct hypovolaemia. Without appropriate treatment, 40%-50% of cases are fatal. While with timely therapy, the mortality rate is 1% or less.

Complication

Hepatomegaly, pleural effusion, ascites, bleeding in any forms, unusual neurological presentations include mononeuropathies, polyneuropathies, encephalitis and transverse myelitis.

Encephalopathy occurs occasionally and may result from liver failure or electrolyte imbalances and sometimes shock which may lead to death.

Treatment

Specific treatment : None

Symptomatic treatment

Advise rest, drink plenty of fluids and take regular painkillers (e.g. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen) to relieve symptoms of fever or aching

- Fluid replacement (Plenty of oral or IV fluids),
- Blood transfusion ( packed red cells) in significant bleeding,
- Platelet transfusion is generally avoided unless there is significant bleeding regardless of the severity of thrombocytopenia or platelet count < 10,000/mm3 with impending or established CNS bleed or continuous bleeding from pre-existing peptic ulcer and Antipyretic for fever.

Source : MyHealth.gov.my

Power Disruption to Happen Again?

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-06-29 13:54. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Rants | Technology

Because of the unexpected power disruption last 27th this month, messages are circulating around the internet and social sites that there are notices for a Bintulu interruption tomorrow Sunday (30th June) from 9am to 5pm.

The disruption last Thursday caused a state-wide power failure around 4.30 in the afternoon until 9pm for some parts and 11pm for other parts of town. The power disruption is said to be caused by a trip in the Bintulu power station.

The 27th June disruption also caused MiriResortCity.com to go down for that period of time.

Because this new notice involves Bintulu power station, there is a chance it might affect Miri, so while we're unsure, it would be wise to take some precautions.

WARNING: This may or may not be the case - businesses in Miri have not received the notice from Sarawak Energy, so this post is just an advisory and is not to be taken as a notice of things to come - it may well not happen.

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