KUALA LUMPUR: The former CEO of Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) Ung Su Ling told the High Court here that 1MDB, Petronas and Genting Group were the funders of YR1M, which was set up in January 2013. Ung: 1MDB, Genting Group and Petronas. When asked how much the three entities had contributed to YR1M, Ung said 1MDB contributed RM210mil, Genting Group, RM230mil and Petronas, RM3mil. Explaining in detail YR1M’s corporate social responsibility programmes, Ung said it launched 1,500 programmes between 2013 and 2018. Shafee had questioned Ung over the use of YR1M funds to help rural communities in Sarawak.
July 16, 2019 21:00 UTC
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The coach of Santos women's team criticised the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday after her players were forced to spend part of the night in a hotel lobby before a crucial first division game. "This is the respect that people have for women's football in Brazil," said Emily Lima, as she recorded on video the players curled up on hotel sofas. The United States won the tournament for the second consecutive time. "Why is the United States so far ahead of us?" Lima recorded more videos the morning after explaining how they had found a hotel in which to spend the night.
July 16, 2019 20:48 UTC
CAIRO (Reuters) - A corruption scandal and a decision to cede control of the body to FIFA are likely to provoke lively debate when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) holds its congress in Cairo on Thursday. It is the first meeting of CAF's 54-member associations since allegations of fraud and sexual harassment were levelled against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad in April. FIFA took over the running of CAF in the wake of the corruption allegations following an unprecedented decision by the African body's executive committee to cede control. “This week will define African football. Much attention will be on FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who is scheduled to attend.
July 16, 2019 19:52 UTC
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon have sacked Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf after their disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with his departure coming after the country's sports minister had demanded his exit. He got his wish within hours on Tuesday as Cameroon's football federation announced it had terminated the four-year deal Seedorf had signed in August 2018. The body said in a statement on that it had brought an end to the respective contracts of Seedorf and Kluivert "following the premature exit of Cameroon's men's flagship squad". Former AC Milan and Netherlands midfielder Seedorf was in charge for 12 matches, but won only four against Malawi, Comoros Islands, Zambia and Guinea-Bissau. Cameroon will host the next Nations Cup finals in June 2021, but must take part in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that are likely to start later this year.
July 16, 2019 19:07 UTC
(Reuters) - Amir Khan said on Tuesday he had agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year. Filipino Pacquiao, 40, is scheduled to fight American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday. Khan told British media his fight against Pacquiao was scheduled for Nov. 8. "Signed off and done, to get Manny Pacquiao is amazing," Khan was quoted as saying by the BBC. Khan was slated to fight eight-division world champion Pacquiao in 2017 in the United Arab Emirates but the deal fell through.
July 16, 2019 17:03 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - England defender Kieran Trippier is on the verge of moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, reports in the Spanish and British media said on Tuesday. English newspaper the Daily Telegraph said Trippier, 28, has travelled to the Spanish capital ahead of a move worth 20 million pounds. Spanish daily Marca said Atletico, who finished runners-up in La Liga last season, have turned to Trippier after failing to sign Portugal right back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona. In January they agreed to sell France defender Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for 80 million euros (£72 million). Atletico have already brought in 30-year-old central defender Felipe from Porto and 21-year-old left back Renan Lodi from Athletico Paranaense.
July 16, 2019 16:58 UTC
(Reuters) - Paris St Germain have signed French defender Abdou Diallo on a five-year deal from German side Borussia Dortmund, the French champions said on Tuesday. "It is a great honour to be involved with such a prestigious club as Paris Saint-Germain. I am committed to giving my all for my new club and look forward to bringing my qualities and desire to this team renowned for its high quality and high ambitions." Diallo joined Dortmund last season from Mainz 05 and went on to make 38 total appearances for the German side who finished runners-up in the Bundesliga behind champions Bayern Munich. "We thank Abdou Diallo for his commitment to Borussia Dortmund and wish him good health and much success in his new workplace," Zorc added.
July 16, 2019 16:07 UTC
(Reuters) - Sheffield United have signed former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison on a one-year deal following a trial period with the club with an option to stay longer, the newly promoted Premier League side said on Tuesday. I've spoken to a number of people about him and it is clear that he has serious ability," said Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder. Morrison starred in the 2011 FA Youth Cup final against Sheffield United playing alongside future first-team players Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard during the campaign. He was rated as one of the best young players to come through the Manchester United academy during Alex Ferguson's time as manager. In 2012, Morrison joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.
July 16, 2019 15:22 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian boxers serving doping suspensions have competed while banned, Reuters has found, highlighting inconsistencies in Russia's efforts to reform its anti-doping practices. Competition records show that Russian amateur boxers Islam Dashaev and Alena Tokarchuk fought in official tournaments last year despite bans announced by Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, which is forbidden under international anti-doping rules. Valery Karadutov, an official from the Russian Boxing Federation who oversaw one of the competitions and signed its results, said he had not been aware of the boxer's ban. The Russian Boxing Federation said it was checking the cases identified by Reuters and would give its assessment, without providing a time frame. The local boxing federation in Anapa did not respond to a request for comment.
July 16, 2019 15:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): The managing director of Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd today confirmed at the High Court here that he gave a RM2 million cheque to Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor as political contribution. "At that point I did not know who owned Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd and I did not ask him why the donation had to be made to Tadmansori Holdings [Sdn Bhd] and not to UMNO's account. The witness whose businesses include logging, construction and hospitality said he decided to contribute only RM2 million as that was all he could afford. Accordingly, Chai directed his accountant to prepare a RM2 million Hong Leong Bank cheque from Aset Kayamas to Tadmansori Holdings. "Tengku Adnan planned for affordable homes costing below RM300,000 to be built and asked me to find suitable land for the purpose.
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July 16, 2019 15:11 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona have re-signed left back Marc Cucurella from Eibar after the 20-year-old's impressive first season in the Spanish top flight. A statement from the La Liga champions said they had exercised a buy-back clause in the player's contract for four million euros, less than two months after Eibar had agreed to sign him on a permanent basis for two million euros. Cucurella, who can play on the left side of defence and on the left wing, came through Barca's youth ranks but only played seven minutes of first-team football in the Copa del Rey before moving to Eibar on loan last season, playing 31 La Liga games. He made his name with a stunning performance in the Basque team's 3-0 win over Real Madrid and scored against Barca in a 2-2 draw on the final day of the season. (Reporting by Richard Martin, editing by Ed Osmond)
July 16, 2019 15:00 UTC
The right head seems to control the front right flipper, and the left head the front left flipper. "The hatchling was studied for three months before it sadly died from pneumonia," Dr Sen elaborated.“Unfortunately, these turtles would not survive in the wild – including this specimen, whose plastron is not fully developed or closed. "Observation by the biologists on site also indicated that in deeper water, one head couldn’t get above water comfortably to breathe. "For this reason, the hatchling is being kept under observation by the dedicated biologists and Honorary Wildlife Wardens who run the Mabul Turtle Rehabilitation Centre," he noted.McCann stressed that their primary concern was for the hatchlings’ welfare. "Although these hatchlings may not have a good prognosis, we will do our best to ensure that they are comfortable and taken care of," he said.
July 16, 2019 14:48 UTC
"Tun Siti Hasmah was a trailblazer in many ways, achieving many ‘firsts’ at the Ministry of Health. "She is a pioneer and an inspiring role model for women in Malaysia and around the world. He treated all his seven sons and three daughters equally, and put us all to school. "He sent me to Singapore to study medicine and it was about that time I met a man named Mahathir Mohamad. "But my father told me to forget about marriage and make sure I get qualified first.
July 16, 2019 14:37 UTC
CASTRES, France (Reuters) - Team Ineos are already poised for a Tour de France triumph before the race even enters the high mountains after a brutal display of strength on the eve of the first rest day. It also means that with Pinot and other top contender Jakob Fuglsang now far behind, the race might be less exciting. “I live and breathe and think all day about sticking the knife and when you get the chance twisting it,” he told reporters on Tuesday. But Thomas and Bernal are ahead of the pack and they only have to do what they excel at — defend their advantage with the best team of the peloton. Ineos have also enjoyed a quieter Tour than in previous years when they were called Team Sky and doping allegations against their riders triggered angry reaction from the fans along the route.
July 16, 2019 14:26 UTC
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Americans have won nine of the last 10 major championships and U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland is keen to extend that domination at this week's British Open. "I like that trend, it's obviously good. So I anticipate there will be some fireworks out there for him this week," Woodland said. Game is feeling really good. "The golf course is really, really good.
July 16, 2019 14:03 UTC