Monday, May 21, 2012

Muhyiddin hadiri majlis perkahwinan anak Nasharudin

Muhyiddin Yassin bersalaman dengan Mohd. Nazri Husain (kiri) sambil diperhatikan oleh Nusaibah Nasharudin (dua dari kiri) dan Nasharudin Mat Isa (kanan) ketika hadir pada majlis perkahwinan pasangan pengantin tersebut di Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Bangi, semalam.

BANGI 20 Mei - Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hari ini hadir memeriahkan majlis perkahwinan anak sulung bekas Timbalan Presiden Pas, Nasharudin Mat Isa di Bandar Bukit Mahkota di sini.

Muhyiddin, yang tiba pukul 3.40 petang, meluangkan masa kira-kira 30 minit sambil menikmati jamuan bersama pasangan pengantin, Nusaibah Nasharudin, 25, dan Mohd. Nazri Husain, 27, serta bergambar kenang-kenangan bersama mereka.

Turut kelihatan pada majlis itu ialah Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Yang Dipertua Dewan Negara, Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, Timbalan Speaker Dewan Rakyat, Datuk Ronald Kiandee, Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin dan bekas Pesuruhjaya Pas Selangor dan Presiden Jalur Tiga (Jati), Datuk Dr. Hasan Ali.

Ketika ditemui pemberita, Nasharudin yang juga Anggota Parlimen Bachok berkata, beliau berterima kasih kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan tetamu kehormat lain yang sudi hadir menyerikan majlis itu walaupun berlainan ideologi politik.

Nusaibah, anak tunggal perempuan dalam kalangan lima beradik, sedang melanjutkan pelajaran dalam bidang Ijazah Pendidikan di Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia manakala suaminya seorang arkitek. — BERNAMA.

Mark Zuckerberg's Wife Priscilla Chan: A New Brand of Billionaire Bride

 Shortly after Mark Zuckerberg tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, the Twitter jesters came out of the woodwork.

“Mark Zuckerberg has changed his status to ‘Married’,” read one iteration of a popular joke. “Priscilla Chan has changed hers to ‘Jackpot’.”

It seems, though, that the wedding’s timing had little to do with the $16 billion blockbuster Facebook IPO the day before. It wasn’t the social network’s flotation Zuckerberg was waiting for — it was Chan’s medical school graduation, at least according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. This spokesperson told the AP:
“The wedding had been planned for months and the couple was waiting for Chan to finish medical school, but the date of the IPO was a ‘moving target’ not known when the wedding was set.”

“The wedding had been planned for months and the couple was waiting for Chan to finish medical school, but the date of the IPO was a ‘moving target’ not known when the wedding was set.”

The Monday before the public offering, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28, he was in the audience at Chan’s UCSF School of Medicine commencement ceremony. He ‘checked in’ via Facebook, natch, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, writing: “I’m so proud of you, Dr. Chan :).”

Dr. Chan was never going to be a stereotypical billionaire’s wife of the many-spouses-of-Donald-Trump variety. The 27-year-old bilingual Mandarin speaker graduated from Harvard in 2007, the year after Zuckerberg would have earned his degree if he hadn’t left to focus on Facebook — or thefacebook, as it was then known.

The two dated on and off during their undergrad years, first meeting in 2004. After Harvard, Massachusetts native Chan spent two years teaching science at the prestigious Harker School in San Jose before beginning her medical studies at UCSF, one of the top programs in the country. She only moved into Zuckerberg’s $7 million Palo Alto pad in 2010.

Chan wasn’t always so certain that she wanted a career in medicine, though — at least according to a 2005 Harvard Crimson article currently making the rounds on social media. Published when Zuckerberg announced he’d be leaving Harvard, the piece includes a brief mention of Chan:

“Hey Priscilla, do you want a job at the facebook?” Zuckerberg asked a passing friend.

“I’d love a job at facebook,” Priscilla Chan ’07 responded, offering him a Twizzler.

“Hey Priscilla, do you want a job at the facebook?” Zuckerberg asked a passing friend.

“I’d love a job at facebook,” Priscilla Chan ’07 responded, offering him a Twizzler.

A job at the social network never materialized, but Chan still wields an influence over Zuckerberg’s work. It was her passion for pediatrics and concern for sick children she met during her training that prompted her now-husband to add an organ donation registry tool to Facebook. As Zuckerberg told ABC’s Robin Roberts earlier this month: “[Priscilla will] see them getting sicker and then all of a sudden an organ becomes available and she comes home and her face is all lit up because someone’s life is going to better because of this.”

Contrary to the golddigger jokes pervading Twitter, Chan won’t be retiring to start a jewelry line or other such vanity project now that she and Zuckerberg are official. She aims to begin her work as a pediatrician later this year.

Chan joins a group of Silicon Valley billionaire spouses who are achievers in their own right rather than kept women or arm candy.

Laurene Powell Jobs earned an economics degree at Wharton then put in time at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch before completing a Stanford MBA the same year she married the late Apple mogul Steve. She’s the co-founder of natural foods company Terraverra and education nonprofit College Track, and a mother of three. She also serves on the boards of the New America Foundation and Teach for America.

Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google billionaire Sergey Brin, has a degree in biology from Yale and co-founded biotech firm 23andMe, a genetic testing company that gives customers an analysis of their DNA for a relatively affordable price.

Then there’s Melinda Gates, the ultimate power partner. The former Melinda Ann French earned undergrad and MBA degrees from Duke before joining a young computer company called Microsoft in the late ’80s. She helped develop well-known products like the Encarta encyclopedia and the Expedia booking tool — and met the man she’d eventually marry, Bill Gates. Since, she’s taken the lead with the couple’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and earned a reputation as one of the world’s foremost philanthropists.

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Google Wins Final Needed Approval for Motorola Mobility Purchase

Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG) won approval from Chinese regulators for its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) (MMI), clearing a final hurdle for a deal that boosts its patents portfolio and steps up competition with Apple Inc.
“We are pleased the deal has received approval in all jurisdictions,” Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement yesterday, confirming that the transaction has been approved in China. “We expect to close imminently.”

The deal helps Larry Page, the Google co-founder who took over as chief executive officer last year, push the Web company to better compete with Apple’s iPhone and gain more clout for its Android software as it expands in the hardware business. It also gives Google, the worlds’ biggest maker of smartphone software, a trove of 17,000 patents to protect Android devices in legal disputes with competitors.

The acquisition, announced last year, had already received approvals in Europe, the U.S. and other jurisdictions worldwide. Libertyville, Illinois-based Motorola Mobility had said in a regulatory filing (MMI) in February that only Chinese clearance was still required.

“Our stance since we agreed to acquire Motorola has not changed and we look forward to closing the deal,” Mountain View, California-based Google said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. The company also confirmed it had received word from Chinese authorities of the purchase being approved.

Handset Makers

With the acquisition -- the largest wireless-equipment deal in at least a decade, according to data compiled by Bloomberg -- Google becomes a competitor to the other handset makers that make Android devices. In addition to Motorola Mobility phones, the software runs handsets made by companies such as Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and HTC Corp. (2498)

As part of the approval, Google needs to ensure that Android software versions are free and open over the next five years, China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website.

Google will report to an independent monitor in China on its efforts to comply with terms of the deal approval, according to the website.

Google fell 3.6 percent to $600.40 yesterday in New York trading. The shares have fallen 7 percent this year. Motorola Mobility closed unchanged at $39.20. The stock is up 1 percent year to date.

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