Everton have adapted to Koeman's demands, says Baines - Football

"What we've shown comes from the manager," Baines told the club website (www.evertonfc.com). The manager wants intensity, a bit of aggression and good football as well. Everton host basement side Sunderland in the league on Saturday, and Baines said the team was keen to keep the momentum going. "We're on a good run at the moment and, obviously, we've been working hard this week to extend that," he added. We work hard every week, we've been on a good run, a bad run and now we're back on another good run -- but, generally, the work we've done has been the same."

February 20, 2017 06:00 UTC

KL-Singapore HSR more than just an infrastructure project

PUTRAJAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan today launched the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail Strategic Development Framework (SDF) Delivery kick-off. He also said the KL-Singapore HSR project was a key marker of progress and development in the Asean region. It has been ranked by the Global Infrastructure Report 2016 as the world's top strategic infrastructure project in terms of contribution to regional economic productivity, competitiveness and sustainability. "It is clear that the HSR is more than just an infrastructure project for Malaysia; it is a significant milestone for Malaysia's journey to becoming a developed nation. "The implementation of the HSR is expected to facilitate rapid industrial growth in the cities along the corridor.

February 20, 2017 05:16 UTC

‘Datuk Seri’ among Gang 24 members charged - Nation

GEORGE TOWN: A “Datuk Seri” was among 22 men charged in a Sessions Court here with being members of an organised criminal group, the notorious Gang 24. Gang 24 is known for its protection rackets and illegal moneylending. On Dec 1, last year, Gang 24's second-in-command – known as "Datuk M" for Datuk Muda – was shot dead by his bodyguard. Gang 24 became a "super gang" after it merged with the Sio Sam Ong (Three Little Emperors) gang which was behind the slaying of six people in Sungai Petani during a pre-wedding dinner in September 1992. Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, who acted for accused Ng Chian Sia, asked for a new date to study the charge and to determine whether bail is available.

February 20, 2017 05:06 UTC

Stop playing the blame game, says Raja Zarith - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah said that Malaysians should stop playing the blame game and instead work with the authorities to find a solution with regard to the accident that killed eight teenage cyclists early Saturday morning. “Hurtful or angry words will not bring them back to life,” the Johor Permaisuri said in a Facebook post on Sunday. Six died on the spot while two others died on the way to Hospital Sultanah Aminah. Two other teenagers are in critical condition at the intensive care unit of the hospital, while six more have broken bones and head injuries. Following the accident, many people have criticised the parents of the children for allowing them to go out late at night.

February 20, 2017 04:18 UTC

Pakistan's Afridi retires from international cricket - Cricket

(Reuters) - Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket, but said he wants to play in his country's domestic league for two more years. The flamboyant allrounder, who played the last of his 27 tests in 2010 and retired from one-day internationals in 2015, quit as Pakistan's 20-overs captain after the team's poor World Twenty20 campaign in India last year. "I have said goodbye to international cricket," Afridi, who turns 37 next month, said in Sharjah after smashing a 28-ball 54 for Peshawar Zalmi against Karachi Kings in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. "I am playing for my fans and will continue to play this league for another two years but it's goodbye from international cricket. Known for his swashbuckling batting and tricky leg-spin, Afridi's last match for Pakistan was the defeat by Australia in the World Twenty20 in Mohali in March 2016.

February 20, 2017 04:07 UTC

Zambian gay rights dispute erupts over football - Football

LUSAKA: A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral. But Zambian church leaders and senior football figures have attacked the proposal as undermining the country’s devout Christian beliefs, which are protected by the national constitution. Illegal in much of AfricaZambian President Edgar Lungu, who was re-elected last year, has spoken out strongly against gay rights, despite pressure from donor countries that provide essential aid to the country. “Those advocating gay rights should go to hell... That issue is foreign to this country,” he said after the arrest of two Zambian gay men in 2013. “The constitution says the rights of all should be respected, so let the rights of the minority be respected,” he said.

February 20, 2017 03:52 UTC

Tasco Logistics surges to Nov 2015 high on expansion plan - Business News

KUALA LUMPUR: Tasco Logistics Bhd's share price rose to RM1.83 on Monday, the highest since November 2015, as the company plans to ramp up its expansion in the cold chain logistics segment.At 11.30am, Tasco was up 12 sen to RM1.82 with 441,400 shares done.The KLCI was up 3.08 points or 0.18% to 1,710.760. Turnover was 1.11 billion shares valued at RM607.34mil. There were 368 gainers, 333 losers and 367 counters unchanged.StarBizWeek reported Tasco plans to roll out “Project Snow” to take the group to its next growth trajectory via expansion into the cold chain logistics segment.Last month, Tasco announced two major acquisitions totalling about RM300mil, paving its way to the niche cold chain logistics.Managing director (MD) Freddie Lim Jew Kiat said Tasco's target was to hit a revenue of RM1bil in the mid-term. A high target it would appear, considering that it is doing a revenue of RM515mil currently.It has RM90mil in cash and balances, with total borrowings of RM46mil as at financial year ended March 31, 2016 (FY16).Yusen, which controls 65% of Tasco shares, is part of the NYK group – one of Japan’s largest shipping and logistics company.Currently, Tasco provides freight forwarding services for air, sea and land as well as contract logistics like warehousing services. http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/02/18/all-eyes-on-lowprofile-tasco/

February 20, 2017 03:33 UTC

Monaco look to Bernardo Silva in Man City clash - Football

PARIS (Reuters) - Monaco lose some of their best players every season but they keep attracting top youngsters like Bernardo Silva who they will be relying on when they visit Manchester City in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash on Tuesday. "When Bernardo arrived, I straight away said he was a good player but that he needed to keep working," said Moutinho. City centre back Vincent Kompany, however, is expected to be fit again after missing the FA Cup game with an injury which Guardiola described as "not a big issue". Guardiola was not too worried that his team were held by a Championship side in the FA Cup and Monaco were not overly concerned by their result either. It's the second half (performance) that we need to reproduce against City," said Monaco forward Valere Germain.

February 20, 2017 02:21 UTC

Lessons from the Jakarta elections - A Humble Submission

IF all you read is the Western media, you would probably frame the Jakarta gubernatorial elections in terms of the opposition towards incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok. While the spotlight of the elections is on Ahok, we must not forget that in Indonesia, democracy is alive and well. Voters in gubernatorial elections elect the Governor and the Deputy Governor together as a team. This means that Agus-Sylviana are eliminated, and the elections will go to a second round as no one team managed 50%. So while the biggest story out of the Jakarta elections is the controversy surrounding Ahok, we in Malaysia would do well to learn about democracy from our neighbours.

February 20, 2017 02:15 UTC

KLCI ekes out small gains early Monday - Business News

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips managed to inch higher early Monday after a hesitant start, with the FBM KLCI up one-third of a point, underpinned by gains in Petronas Dagangan.At 9.30am, the KLCI was up 0.34 of a point to 1,708.02. Carlsberg rose 10 sen to RM14.50. Heineken fell eight sen to RM16.72.Among plantations, United Plantations rose 32 sen to RM27.30 and Batu Kawan gained 18 sen to RM19.56. Aeon Credit rose 30 sen to RM15.74 with 400 shares done after the recent profit taking.Choo Bee added 15 sen to RM1.92, KESM 14 sen higher at RM9.85 and SAM Engineering 11 sen up to RM5.63. Bumi Armada extended its mild rebound, up two sen to 74.5 sen and its warrants 0.5 sen higher to seven sen. Petron Malaysia fell five sen to RM4.95 and Petronas Chemicals four sen lower at RM7.46.

February 20, 2017 01:41 UTC

Johor promises RM1,000 aid to each survivor of cycling tragedy

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government will give RM1,000 each to the eight teenagers injured in Saturday’s cycling tragedy here. "The RM1,000 will be given to the seriously injured victims who are undergoing treatment," he told reporters after opening the Shariah-compliant Carnival at Polytechnic Metro Johor Bahru, here yesterday. On Saturday, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state government will provide legal assistance to the families and relatives of the teens involved in the incident. In addition to legal aid, the state government also announced an immediate donation of RM1,600 to each family of those killed to be channelled through state and federal agencies, including the Johor State Death Benefit Fund, Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ) and the Social Welfare Department. In the 3am incident, eight teenagers were killed and another eight were seriously injured when a car driven by a 22-year-old woman rammed into them while they were riding their bicycles.

February 20, 2017 00:45 UTC

Venture that gets bigger - SMEBiz Focus

His services were quite sought after and his centre started to grow. But what Ng did not anticipate then was how far the computer training centre would go. Three decades later, Ng’s training centre has morphed into the established education conglomerate UCSI Group. The RM2,000 was used to cover his rent, daily expenses and as capital for his computer training centre. The college obtained its university college status in 2003 and was renamed UCSI University in 2008 when it was made a full-fledged university.

February 20, 2017 00:25 UTC

Boosting the talent pool - Community

THE RM21.4mil Relau City Sports Complex, which boasts of Olympic-class swimming and diving pools, is now open to the public. She said the state fared poorly in diving and swimming events in the last two editions of the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perlis (2014) and Sarawak (2016). “With athletics, swimming and diving offering nearly 100 gold medals, we really need to work hard in these events. He said they hoped to get RM2mil in sponsorship to install electronic touch pads for the swimming pool. The swimming pool is now open to the public for free for two months until a complex operator is appointed by the council.

February 20, 2017 00:00 UTC

Investors, is it time to exercise caution? - Business News

WITH the increasing appetite for risky assets, is it time to exercise caution especially when the record-breaking Wall Street, which is said to be leading bourses higher, is looking top heavy? So is it time to exercise caution especially in the case of risky stocks? The China stimulus factor also comes into play. “How long the China stimulus will last is a question mark but a clue is that it was funded by land sales which have fallen off in recent months. Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) has a warning for investors – don’t underestimate the chance of a misstep by the US Federal Reserve.

February 19, 2017 23:25 UTC

The murder as it happened - Nation

A sensational video has emerged on YouTube showing what looks like the attack on Kim Jong-nam at the KLIA2 on Monday. The check-in area seems to be fairly crowded but two women then show up from opposite directions. The woman looks like Doan Thi Huong, the woman pictured wearing the blouse with “LOL”. Jong-nam looks to be stunned by the attack and is seen walking swiftly to an information counter and speaking to two personnel there, a man and a woman. His is seen gesturing with both hands to his face and seems to be telling the policemen about the attack.

February 19, 2017 23:07 UTC

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