This PJ mosque has a play centre for autistic children of all faiths

a large building: The Kampung Tunku mosque in Petaling Jaya is a mosque with a difference. (Facebook pic)

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The Kampung Tunku mosque in Petaling Jaya is a mosque with a difference. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: From the outside, the Kampung Tunku mosque here looks like any other, a house of worship, a spiritual sanctuary for the local Muslim community.

But for the past two-and-a-half years, the mosque has been receiving a number of non-Muslim visitors, who have come not for religious purposes but to seek a haven for their children with autism.

Established in late 2017, the Kumpulan Anak Autisme Masjid (Kami) Playgroup provides a safe space for autistic children to indulge in activities like art, colouring and games that also involve parents and family members.

Speaking to FMT, the mosque’s administrator, Wan Huzaini Wan Hussin, says the Kami Playgroup caters to all members of society, regardless of race and religion.

“The most important thing is to fulfil the unique needs of

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Children Might Play a Bigger Role in COVID Transmission Than First Thought

Over the weekend, the World Health Organisation made an announcement you might have missed.

It recommended children aged 12 years and older should wear masks, and that masks should be considered for those aged 6-11 years. The German Society for Virology went further, recommending masks be worn by all children attending school.

This seems at odds with what we assumed about kids and COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic. Indeed, one positive in this pandemic so far has been that children who contract the virus typically experience mild illness. Most children don’t require hospitalisation and very few die from the disease. However, some children can develop a severe inflammatory syndrome similar to Kawasaki disease, although this is thankfully rare.

This generally mild picture has contributed to cases in children being overlooked. But emerging evidence suggests children might play a bigger role in transmission than originally thought. They may be

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Have Financials A Role To Play?

Sabra Health Care REIT’s ROE today.” data-reactid=”28″Sabra Health Care REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 12% over the last three months. As most would know, fundamentals are what usually guide market price movements over the long-term, so we decided to look at the company’s key financial indicators today to determine if they have any role to play in the recent price movement. Particularly, we will be paying attention to Sabra Health Care REIT’s ROE today.

Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. In simpler terms, it measures the profitability of a company in relation to shareholder’s equity.

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How To Calculate Return On Equity?

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Play by Play Episode 24: DICK’s (NYSE: $DKS) Reports Q2 2020 Sales and Earnings, and Fitbit (NYSE: $FIT) Announces Advanced Health Smartwatch

Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC – August 28, 2020 ( Newswire), a leader in investor news and research issues today’s edition of Play by Play covering what’s new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

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Play by Play Episode 24: DICK’s (NYSE: $DKS) Reports Q2 2020 Sales and Earnings, and Fitbit (NYSE: $FIT) Announces Advanced Health Smartwatch


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DICK’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE:DKS) has reported its sales and earnings results for the second quarter ended August 1, 2020. Highlights include a consolidated net income of $276.8 million, up from the $112.5 million reported in Q2 2019. The company also saw net sales increase 20.1 percent in the quarter to approximately $2.71 billion. DICK’s CEO Edward W. Stack said:

“We had an exceptionally strong Q2 in which

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What’s Wrong with Grown-Ups? The Third Game from Authentic Agility Games Helps Engage Kids in Conversation Through Game Play

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT’S WRONG WITH GROWN-UPS? is a question most kids would love to ask but are often too busy with video games, social media, and texting friends. Well now these inquisitive, thoughtful kids can get this question and many others answered thanks to What’s Wrong With Grown-Ups?  a new intergenerational card game from Authentic Agility Games that was created with kids and their crazy questions in mind. Similar to its first two successful card games, What’s Wrong With Grown-Ups? consists of 500 thought provoking, entertaining and often provocative questions designed specifically for curious kids and their family and friends. Officially launching today, kids and their parents and caregivers can begin to strengthen their bond by asking open-dialog questions to get more than a “yes” or “no” response.


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Parents and staff ‘gutted’ by closure of Trafford Centre’s creche and soft play

Families say they are ‘gutted’ by the closure of the Trafford Centre’s popular Creche & Play Area.

The centre, based inside The Orient but previously in the Festival Village at the John Lewis end of the mall, has been entertaining children for decades.

Home to a soft play where parents could attend with their children, it was also a place little ones would be dropped off while their parents shopped and was a popular venue for birthday parties too.

Announcing the closure on its Facebook page, the Creche & Play Area said: “It is with huge sadness that we must tell all of our lovely customers that we are not able to reopen the Crèche & Play Area as our company has run out of money and been liquidated. Thank you for 22 years of fun and laughter.”

Inside the play centre

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Inside the play centre

Dozens of people responded

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The best virtual escape rooms to play online with friends

We could all do with a bit of escapism from reality at the minute, as lockdown continues in the UK.

Escape rooms are very popular with groups who love a challenge, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, all of them in the UK have closed their doors for the foreseeable.

But in the past few weeks, escape rooms have come online instead to make socialising with your friends adrenaline-pumping.

Even the World Health Organisation is urging everyone to stay at home and play games, so if you need some more inspiration we’ve rounded up the best apps that you can play games on with friends and family here.

As with physical escape rooms, the mission is as the name suggests – to escape the room – through a series of problem-solving missions and teamwork. Here are a few of our favourites.

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AccessMedicine App – Apps on Google Play

The AccessMedicine App from McGraw-Hill Medical delivers indispensable support and invaluable point of care solutions for clinical practice through these mobile features:

•Quick Medical Dx & Tx is a collection of concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice – perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.

•Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology facilitates dermatologic diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases.

•Differential Diagnosis Tool provides more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®, a McGraw-Hill Medical tool that efficiently allows you to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.

•Diagnostic Tests, from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, is a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

Note: The AccessMedicine App is available to

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Samsung Health – Apps on Google Play

Samsung Health provides core features to keep up your body fit and healthy. It will record and analyze your daily activities and habits to help maintain successful diet and lead healthy lifestyle.

Whether you walk or run, hike or bike, play indoor or outdoor sports, you can add and track the various physical exercises and activities in a single step using the various built-in trackers.

Samsung Health helps to create a balanced lifestyle pattern by recording a variety of information like your food, caffeine and water intake details.

Provide your daily snacks, food, water and caffeine intake and track your diet and weight on the go while staying comfortable using the sleep & stress tracker.

Check out your everyday activities at a glance!
You can easily add items that you want to measure and view records on the Home screen of Samsung Health.

Trackers enable user to easily and quickly

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