KUALA LUMPUR: Countries around the world should fight against trade protectionism, says China ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian. “A certain country is disrupting the globalisation norm through trade protectionism. “I hope that when I visit China next month, China will have some good news for us,” Lim added. Lim added that while Malaysia is a beneficiary of the US-China trade war with trade and investment from both countries redirecting to Malaysia, the benefit is merely short-term. Bai confirmed that Lim is scheduled to visit China with deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in July.
June 25, 2019 02:26 UTC
It’s always been about what is to come, and it’s unfathomable that winning a significant NBA award will change the mindset of the Raptors forward. Capping a meteoric rise from prospect to star, Siakam won the NBA’s most improved player award for the 2018-19 season in results announced Monday night, a fitting reward for a third-year player who went from being a backup to playing a vital role on a championship team. Siakam is the first Raptor to win an individual regular season award since Lou Williams was the sixth man of the year in 2015. What can you do in 10, you know?” Siakam said in an end-of-the season media session. And he would make another step forward.
LANGKAWI: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had wanted to run for public office in the future but his dreams have been dashed following the recent sex video scandal. “This sex video scandal has affected my political dream but to what extent, I’m not really sure. How did you and your family react when the sex video surfaced? Then they told me after they did their forensic analysis that they found my (confession) video was not fake but real. Is this sex video about the fight for the Prime Minister’s post?
PETALING JAYA: A video of a teacher being scolded by a woman for caning a schoolgirl until bruise marks were seen on her arms and legs has gone viral on social media. The two-minute, twenty-eight second video showed the teacher, believed to be a senior teacher or headmaster, attempting to explain himself while the woman, believed to be the girl’s mother, berates him. The video is believed to have been shot in the school, with the victim in her school uniform. You are a cikgu besar (to mean headmaster, or senior teacher). The video continued with the teacher asking the woman if she was aware of what the girl had said to her.
ICEHOCKEY-NHL-CHI-CAR-TRADEReuters America WireThe Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan from the Carolina Hurricanes in a four-player trade consummated Monday. The 28-year-old de Haan had 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) in 74 games last season. He has 95 points (13 goals, 82 assists) in 378 career games with the New York Islanders (2011-12, 2013-18) and Hurricanes (2018-19). Forsling, 23, had nine points (three goals, six assists) in 43 games for the Blackhawks last season. He played in 35 games (30 starts) with the Blackhawks during the 2017-18 season and went 10-16-4 with a 2.97 GAA.
June 25, 2019 01:29 UTC
The 36-year-old Sinclair, well aware that Hedvig saved her penalty kick at the Algarve Cup in March, said she told Beckie if she wanted the shot, it was all hers. “She said, ‘Absolutely.’ I feel bad for even asking her, but I have all the faith in the world in her, we all do,” said Sinclair, who was playing in what could be her last World Cup. The round of 16 loss was beyond disappointing for a heralded, world number five team that had lofty expectations given their run to the quarter-finals at the last World Cup on home soil. Beckie said the miss would stick with her for a long time but felt she had done all she could with the attempt. “I’m confident in my penalty, I thought I hit it really well,” she said.
June 25, 2019 00:45 UTC
BASEBALL-MLB-LAD-DODGER-STADIUM-NETTINGReuters America WireOne day after a fan a Dodger Stadium got hit in the head by a foul ball, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday that they would extend the protective netting further down the foul lines. “We have been talking for some time with different providers and looking at different options,” Kasten told the Register. The Washington Nationals also announced Thursday that they would extend the netting further down the left and right field lines, past the dugouts. One of the things that has changed and has been helpful is that the modern-day fan has more of an expectation of seeing netting than they ever have before. According to Erwin Goldbloom, the widower of Linda, the Dodgers offered to pay for funeral expenses.
June 25, 2019 00:45 UTC
NEW YORK—Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman likes pitching in the Bronx, and he’d love it even more if he wasn’t facing the Bombers. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWWith the AL East-leading Yankees on the prowl for starting pitching before the July 31 trade deadline, Stroman is a sensible target. He’s set to become a free agent after next season and is off to a strong start with a 3.04 earned run average. The right-hander said the trade talks have been “hard to kind of grasp,” but he’s had time to let it set in. “I don’t think I’m at a point where they’re going to sign me long term.
June 25, 2019 00:11 UTC
BASEBALL-MLB-TEX-CABRERAReuters America WireTexas third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera had his suspension reduced from four games to three on Monday and will begin serving it Tuesday when the Rangers visit the Detroit Tigers. Cabrera received the punishment for throwing equipment — batting gloves and shin guards — after he was ejected during the sixth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians last Thursday. The items hit the feet of umpire Bill Miller and Rangers manager Chris Woodward, who were discussing why Cabrera was ejected. He went to view video of the pitch, and from the dugout, yelled his displeasure about the calls, earning the ejection. When the suspension was announced Friday, Woodward termed it as “pretty steep.”Cabrera, 33, is batting .231 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs this season.
June 24, 2019 23:48 UTC
1 overall draft pick Adley Rutschman signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, receiving a major-league-record $8.1 million signing bonus, according to MLB.com. The All-America catcher’s bonus eclipsed the $8 million Gerrit Cole received to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. The Orioles announced the signing on their Twitter account, showing Rutschman shaking hands with general manager Mike Elias. The Orioles said Rutschman would be introduced Tuesday at Camden Yards before the game against the San Diego Padres. He signed with San Diego as a free agent in the offseason.
June 24, 2019 23:37 UTC
The Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays have more in common than a connection between their managers and their respective status this season as the American League’s Cinderella teams. The Twins and Rays will hope 24 hours off did them some good come Tuesday night, when Minnesota hosts Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series. Right-hander Kyle Gibson (7-4, 4.18 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Twins against Rays left-hander Blake Snell (4-6, 4.40 ERA). The host Twins missed a chance to win a four-game series from the Kansas City Royals in a 6-1 loss. It was only the second time in 89 big league starts Snell has not pitched into the second inning.
June 24, 2019 23:26 UTC
BASKETBALL-NBA-POR-ATL-TURNER-TRADEReuters World Sports WireEvan Turner was dealt from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore on Monday in a swap of similar “3-and-D” wing players. Turner is headed to his fifth team in 10 seasons since he was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Turner, 30, averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in 73 games with Portland last season. His base salary for the upcoming season is $18.6 million, the final year of a four-year deal Turner signed with Portland. Turner has career averages of 9.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 686 career games.
June 24, 2019 23:15 UTC
The reality is that a Toronto first-round pick is likely (but not guaranteed, of course) to fall somewhere between No. After all, St. Louis won the Cup with a big, gritty team, right? So what about St. Louis? Well, the best St. Louis players up front were Ryan O’Reilly, Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko, none of whom are thumpers. The real St. Louis bulk was on the back end, led by Alex Pietrangelo, Joel Edmundson, Colton Parayko and Jay Bouwmeester.
June 24, 2019 23:03 UTC
I just wanted you all to see it,” Smollett says before unwinding the rope, loosening it and placing it on the kitchen counter. After he is informed about the recording Smollett says he doesn’t want to be filmed and the camera is turned off. The department released footage that shows the two brothers, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, in a cab the night of the incident. Police said when Smollett was charged that there was no footage of the actual staged attack because the surveillance camera they said Smollett hoped would capture the incident was, unbeknownst to him, not working. Fox Entertainment announced in April that Smollett would not appear in the sixth and final season of “Empire.” ___
June 24, 2019 22:56 UTC
BASEBALL-MLB-STL-HICKS-INJURYReuters America WireSt. Louis Cardinals right-handed closer Jordan Hicks was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow on Monday. The Cardinals said the team is still determining the “next course of action.”A torn UCL typically leads to Tommy John surgery. Hicks suffered the injury Saturday when he was removed after striking out David Fletcher of the Los Angeles Angels for the second out of the ninth inning. The 22-year-old Hicks, who regularly throws pitches upwards of 100 mph, is 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 14 saves in 29 appearances this season. St. Louis is expected to use right-hander Carlos Martinez as its primary closer.
June 24, 2019 22:07 UTC