Saturday, September 19, 2009

Healty Lifestyle Campaign


ARE YOU PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY FIT?

On 3rd September 2009, the Healthy Lifestyle Campaign has been successfully launched by Dr Chong Beng Keok, Principal of KDU College Penang and Dr Azizah Bt. Ab. Manan, Ketua Penolong Pengarah Unit, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang with the slogan “Stay Healthy, Live Longer”. This campaign mainly focuses on Anti-Smoking, Influenza A(H1N1) Awareness and HIV/AIDS Awareness. The purpose of this Healthy Lifestyle Campaign is to create awareness among the students and public on the importance of staying healthy.

Living a healthier life can improve the quality of your life. Feeling physically fit and having control over your own life can greatly increase your mental health as well. The way you are living now and your habits are the reasons you are not feeling and looking as healthy as you should.

Dr. Azizah (Ketua Penolong Pengarah, Unit Penyakit Tidak Berjangkit, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang) mentioned that, “To help the smokers to quit smoking, the Penang State Health Department are providing quit smoking clinics which are located at the health clinics. There are total of 12 Quit Smoking Clinics and these clinics are conducted by trained medical personnel. Smokers will undergo counseling sessions and selected few are assisted by medication to reduce their nicotine addiction.”

In Malaysia, the prevalence of smoking in 2006 was reported to be 21.5%. This is a big number considering the various legislative and preventive measures taken by the government. The prevalence of tobacco consumption in Penang also noted to be increased over the years.

In collaboration with Pejabat Kesihatan Timur Laut on organizing this event, there were number of activities lining up on the launching day started from 9.00am to 1.00pm such as Body Mass Index (BMI) checking, Blood Pressure Checking, Healthy Consultancy, Pap Smear Test and Health Talk on H1N1 Awareness by Penolong Pegawai Kesihatan Persekitaran (Kanan), Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Timur Laut, Mr. Alexander Selvam.

This campaign is an on-going event which will be held in the whole month of September 2009. Video and pictorial exhibition will be on-going at Foyer Ground Floor of KDU College. Public and media are welcome to attend these exhibition and talk. Admission is free!





Wednesday, September 16, 2009

PENANG POSTCARD COMPETITION 2009


From 9 June to 31 August 2009, Penangites and people who live in or have visited Penang were asked to send in photographs of what they love about Penang and what they would proudly show to the world. In this inaugural Penang Postcard Competition 2009, a total of 750 entries were received, not only from Penang, but also from Perak, Selangor, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Sibu, Singapore and from our international residents, namely from Britain, Japan and America.

This competition is divided into two categories, that is, the Student and the Open categories. The photographs submited by the participants must depict the following five themes: Penang Heritage & Culture, Food, Scenes of Everyday Life, the Modern, Quirky and Humorous Side of Penang, Flora and Fauna Through this competition jointly organized by the Penang State Tourism Development & Culture Committee and KDU College, Penang, amateur and professional photographers have a platform for them to show off their talents and expertise. We are also able to get a snapshot of how Penang is perceived in 2009, what it stands for and how it would like to be promoted through the eyes of people who love Penang. The response was good as over 200 participants with ages ranging from 10 to 75 years old took part. Find out the results at www.kdupg.edu.my

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A View To KEELE

Date: Saturday, 5th September
Time: 9.00am-1.00pm
Venue: Room LHE, KDU College
























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Students with any of the following qualifications are welcomed to join this event:
  1. SPM
  2. STPM/UEC
  3. A Level/SAM/CPU
  4. Diploma
This event is organized in conjunction with Keele University programme’s September intake @ KDU College. Registration is FREE but seats are limited. So hurry and register now.

Come and meet our guest speakers;

"Marketing & Advertising"
Blake Delandro
Managing Director, Ogilvy Malaysia

"Online Marketing, Opportunities with Blogs"
Nicholas Chay
Country Manager, NuffNang

For more info, please visit Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=121847032275 and register online at http://www.kdu.edu.my/keele

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