LONDON: Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he has not broken any rules after returning an ‘adverse’ drugs test result during his victory at this year’s Vuelta a Espana. “I understand this comes as a big shock to people,” Froome said in an interview with the BBC published on Wednesday. “I certainly haven’t broken any rules here.”World governing body the UCI has asked Team Sky rider Froome, 32, to provide more information, but has not suspended him. Froome said he simply upped his dosage on the advice of the team doctor after his asthma symptoms got worse. “I have been a professional cyclist now, treating my symptoms and racing with asthma, for 10 years,” said Froome.
December 14, 2017 00:45 UTC
IN recent years, the medical profession has taken a plunge in its status, from noble to miserable, at least from the viewpoint of those in the profession. As one voice representing Malaysia, at one time a national chairman for government doctors, and now a president for private medical specialists, I can confirm and echo the sentiments that this so-called noble profession is getting truly miserable in the eyes of the doctors, young and old. However, a high resignation and dropout rate as high as 20% for house doctors in the recent past needs to be explained. In conclusion, private medical practice requires one to be an astute businessman, under trying and demanding situations, while governed by ethics, morals and the Hippocratic Oath. These are just some of the reasons why the medical profession has become a miserable one too in Malaysia in recent years.
THOSE looking to satisfy their cravings for Western food without burning a hole in their pocket may like what Garden Western Grill has to offer. What sets this stall apart from others serving Western food, is its homemade sauces. Juicy, tender chicken grilled to perfection and served with sausages, fries, toasts and salad. The grilled chicken chop soon arrived and I was told to be careful as the sauce was piping hot. Garden Western Grill is located at Selera Wawasan food court Lot 18, Jalan SS 3/33, Taman Universiti, Petaling Jaya.
FOR two years, pedestrians have been forced to climb the stairs due to a faulty escalator of the overhead walkway heading to the Pudu Sentral Urban Transformation Centre (UTC). UTC visitors have vented their frustration over the inaction of the authorities to fix the escalator. Che Faizal added that he had witnessed some pedestrians choosing to cross the busy road rather than walk up the stairs. A UTC visitor, who only wished to be known as Thivya, urged the authorities to resolve the matter soon. ACTIONLINE:UDA Holdings, the developer of Pudu Sentral UTC, said it was not responsible for maintaining the escalator.
December 14, 2017 00:33 UTC
“We are taking in registration and enquiries at the moment, as the website will be formally launched in January,” said Masala Wheels co-founder Kuhan Pathy. Dr Mohd Irwan (second from left) marking the soft launch of mobilefood.my e-marketplace for the local food truck industry. The event also marked the closing of the Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme 2017 at Masala Wheels. Kuhan said Masala Wheels’ project saw five VIP fellows helping to empower at-risk youths to become mobile F&B entrepreneurs and gain employment in the F&B industry. Loreta Pivoriunaite and Elmira Mukhametova both chose to sign up as VIP fellows to get out of their comfort zones and contribute towards a good cause.
THE Rotary Club of Seremban celebrated its 88th anniversary by honouring its past presidents as well as making a contribution to the non-profit Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysian Chinese Medical Association. He commended the club’s past leaders for their commitment in promoting the objectives of Rotary which included to serve society. A group photo of Seremban Rotary Club present and past leaders. Rotary International District 3300 governor Dr Manohur Kurup, who was present at the event, said the Rotary Club of Seremban had achieved many milestones in its 88 years. Dr Raveendra’s widow Dr S. Indrabai received the award on his behalf while Joseph’s award was collected by his widow Dorothy Edward.
December 14, 2017 00:32 UTC
I am an express bus user when I go on vacation with my friends, and I use it to go home when the semester break arrives. Normally I choose to board the express bus because the fares are cheaper than other public transport. Recently, I took an express bus when going on vacation to Terengganu, from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. I chose to take the express bus at night and arrive the next morning. I no longer feel safe boarding an express bus.
December 14, 2017 00:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The United States’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would change the landscape of violence across the globe. “Maybe there are those who will vent out their emotions through demonstrations, but for those who are jihadis they will probably join militant groups in Palestine. “No doubt, if the issue is not resolved, more will turn to militant groups,” he said on Wednesday night. “If this atrocity do not stop, more may join Arsa and we have a large number of Rohingya refugees in the country. Arsa have reportedly took a stand to "defend, salvage and protect" the Rohingya against state repression "in line with the principle of self-defence".
December 14, 2017 00:22 UTC
Mindanao was placed under martial law in May, after local militants backed by the Islamic State seized the city of Marawi. But Duterte said Friday that a yearlong extension of martial law was needed to ensure the “total eradication” of militancy in Mindanao, an impoverished region where various armed groups have been active for decades. Both houses of Congress approved Duterte’s request overwhelmingly, despite opposition lawmakers’ warnings that martial law was no longer needed and that to extend it risked eroding constitutional values. The martial law edict gives the military widespread powers, including the ability to carry out warrantless arrests and set up roadblocks and checkpoints. Rights groups and opposition politicians have criticized Duterte’s request to extend martial law, warning that the authoritarian president was setting the stage for an eventual declaration of military rule across the entire country.
December 13, 2017 23:48 UTC
Judicial Commissioner Anselm Charles Fernandis said the defence had proven the farmer was of unsound mind when he killed his 74-year-old mother in Kampung Baru Cina, Air Kuning on Sept 27, 2016. AirAsia X makes maiden flight to Jeju islandJEJU: AirAsia X has become the first and only airline to offer direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju in South Korea, with its maiden flight to the island on Tuesday. Flight D7 501 on an Airbus A330-300 landed at Jeju International Airport with 10 Malaysian media and 10 international crew members, among its passengers. AirAsia X, the long-haul low-cost affiliate of AirAsia, will fly four times weekly from KLIA2 and Jeju International Airport on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. In conjunction with the launch of this latest destination, AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM249 one-way for standard seats.
December 13, 2017 23:15 UTC
Walt Disney Co’s deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. Under the terms of the all-stock deal, Fox assets that will be sold to Disney, including the Twentieth Century Fox movie and TV studio, cable networks and international operations will be valued at around $29 per share, the source said on Wednesday. The Fox deal brings marquee franchises inside the Mouse House, on top of Disney CEO Bob Iger’s previous purchases, including Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment and “Star Wars” producer Lucasfilm. Under the deal, Disney will gain access to 46 million subscribers in three major markets, the United States, Western Europe and India, according to Barclays analysts. The U.S. Department of Justice recently sued to block AT&T Inc’s $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc, on the basis that it will raise prices for consumers and competitors.
December 13, 2017 23:15 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: Decorating Christmas trees have become less daunting these days. Besides ornaments and jingle bells, plush toys are being used. “The plush toys are not too heavy for the tree. Staff Ooi Zuen Swan, 24, and Khoo Lee Lee, 25, were also spotted decorating the Christmas tree in the shop. “We also get teenagers buying the plush toys that cost from RM20.
December 13, 2017 23:03 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City set a new top-flight record of 15 consecutive wins as their seemingly unstoppable march towards the Premier League title continued with a 4-0 romp at bottom club Swansea City on Wednesday. Manchester United kept up a distant pursuit as they toiled to a 1-0 defeat of Bournemouth at Old Trafford to remain 11 points adrift in second place, Romelu Lukaku's ninth league goal of the season proving just enough. City have 49 points to United's 38 with champions Chelsea, who won at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, on 35. Sergio Aguero, back in the side with Gabriel Jesus rested, fired past Lukasz Fabianski to complete another masterclass from Guardiola's City slickers. United looked flat after their chastening defeat against City and were indebted to Lukaku's powerful header and several good saves by David de Gea against a plucky Bournemouth.
December 13, 2017 22:51 UTC
LONDON: David Silva scored twice as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City won 4-0 at Swansea City on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record of 15 consecutive victories. Romelu Lukaku scored the game’s only goal as United got back to winning ways against Bournemouth. Arsenal dropped to seventh, a point below sixth-place Burnley, after a goalless draw at David Moyes’s improving West Ham United. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, who hit the post through Alex Iwobi in the first half, have now gone three league games without victory. Claude Puel enjoyed a successful return to his former club Southampton as in-form Leicester City won 4-1 at St Mary’s to notch up a fourth successive win.
December 13, 2017 22:41 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Water Department deputy director Teo Chee Kong has set a record of sorts when he was charged with 146 counts of money laundering involving over RM32mil. Teo pleaded not guilty to all the charges involving the acquisition of tracts of land and cash when produced before Sessions Court judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong. When arguing for a RM10mil bail to be imposed on Teo, Deputy Public Prosecutor Tengku Amir Zaki Tengku Abdul Rahman said that he was the first person in the history of Malaysia to be slapped with so many money laundering charges. KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Water Department deputy director Teo Chee Kong has set a record of sorts when he was charged with 146 counts of money laundering involving over RM32mil. Teo pleaded not guilty to all the charges involving the acquisition of tracts of land and cash when produced before Sessions Court judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong.
December 13, 2017 22:30 UTC