PETALING JAYA: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has taken home top honours at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019 for the seventh year in a row. AirAsia emerged ahead of regional counterparts such as Scoot, Jetstar, SpiceJet, Nok Air and Firefly to win Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline and Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew. World Travel Awards founder Graham E Cooke said AirAsia continues to set the benchmark for low-cost aviation in Asia. According to AirAsia, the World Travel Awards are one of the most prestigious awards programmes in the global and tourism industry. The World Travel Awards brand is globally recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.
October 13, 2019 02:15 UTC
HONG KONG’S equal opportunities watchdog has called for more sensitivity towards ethnic minority cultures after the use of an Islamic expression by anti-government protesters caused offence in the local Muslim community. “You cannot just write these words on facilities and roads as vehicles will run over them when passing or they may even be trampled on,” he said. On Friday, the commission issued a statement calling for the public to respect one another’s cultures and refrain from insulting acts. “The commission calls on all parties to show empathy to others when expressing their views and opinions,” the statement read. The commission said it also received queries about protesters directing obscene comments or verbal abuse of a sexual nature at female police officers.
October 13, 2019 02:03 UTC
While this is not my first trip to Halong Bay, it is the one done with the most style. Overnight cruise ships offer trips starting from two-day, one-night and some even incorporate a seaplane flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Halong Bay is well and truly on the global tourism stage with a golf course (FLC Halong Bay), international hotels, cable car rides and even a rollercoaster theme park. I am grateful for this as it offers a tranquil setting far from the madding crowd that Halong Bay has now become. GETTING AROUNDFrom the airport, Halong Bay is 2.5 hour’s drive (220km) north along mostly freeway conditions.
October 13, 2019 01:52 UTC
ROBERT Forster, the journeyman actor whose comeback role as a bail bondsman in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” earned him an Oscar nomination and who drew high acclaim for his tough-guy appearances in “Breaking Bad,” died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. Forster appeared in close to 200 films and television shows during his more than five decades in show business. Forster and Cranston teamed up again in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which was released Friday by Netflix and in some theatres. Before “Jackie Brown,” he told the Chicago Tribune in an interview last year, “I went 21 months without a job. Forster, whose two marriages ended in divorce, is survived by his longtime partner, Denise Grayson; a son, Robert Forster Jr.; three daughters, Elizabeth Foster Howell, Maeghen Perry Dimperio and Kate Forster Simmons; and four grandchildren.
October 13, 2019 01:52 UTC
As I am encountering some trouble with using barrier protection, I am hoping to get some advice from the expert. Despite multiple attempts in using the condom during intercourse, I find the barrier technique cumbersome, and limits physical contact. The reduction in sexual pleasure, as compared to natural unprotected means, is one of the main reasons people cite for eschewing condom use. In other words, both men and women believe condom reduces the pleasure in sex and men are more bothered by this. Condom usage does not bother most couples in sexual pleasure reduction.
October 13, 2019 01:18 UTC
KHARKIV, Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko enjoyed an illustrious career as Ukraine’s greatest striker. Now as coach of the national team, he is on the brink of guiding the side to Euro 2020. The former Dynamo Kiev and AC Milan star, nicknamed “Sheva“, was appointed Ukraine coach in July 2016, his first managerial role. Shevchenko took over from Mykhaylo Fomenko, who resigned after Ukraine were knocked out of Euro 2016 without scoring a single goal. After ending his playing career following Euro 2012, Shevchenko tried to go into politics but failed to win a seat in Ukraine’s parliament.
October 13, 2019 01:18 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power. (Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Paul Tait)
October 13, 2019 01:07 UTC
Expect the Terengganu-born Luqman Hakim Shamsudin to be on the radar of talent scouts or football agents internationally. The Guardian identifies the best young talent (Under-17) from around the world every year and will also follow their progress with an annual update. The Next Generation list has been announced by the Guardian annually since 2014. Kortrijk.”Luqman, who is from the National Football Development Programme, is among six players from Asia good enough for the Guardian list. The 17-year-old Luqman, when asked about the Next Generation recognition, said: “I’m very happy and grateful to be chosen.
MALAYSIA hope to see more young guns like Luqman Hakim Shamsudin being produced through the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) and Mokhtar Dahari Academy (AMD) after Friday’s 2020 Budget announcement. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the NFDP nationwide development programme, established in 2014, will receive a whopping RM45 million, a hefty increase of RM30 million from last year’s allocation of RM15 million. National Sports Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail breathed a sigh of relief and said the new budget has solved their financial problem. “NSC are happy with the increase in allocation for the NFDP and AMD. “The RM45 million will ensure more competitions being held to prepare close to 15 thousand NFDP trainees apart from training and overseas exposure.”
AUSTRALIA had to work doubly hard to edge Japan 2-1 in hockey’s curtain raiser of the Sultan of Johor Cup at Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Baru yesterday. Australia coach Ben Bishop said he had expected a hard time from Japan. ‘Last year we faced the same predicament in our first match against Japan (which Australia won 2-1). ‘So this year we came onto the pitch expecting another tough fight, and Japan gave my players exactly that.’Bishop feels that Australia need to improve their penalty corner battery when they face Malaysia today. ‘Malaysian players are fast and skilful, so we need to be ready for everything.’TODAY: Malaysia v Australia (8.35pm), Japan v Britain (4pm), India v New Zealand (6pm).
Despite having to deal with deteriorating health due to his age, Daim said he could never let go of his dream. In his study, he discovered that while there were a lot of successes from the New Economic Policy (NEP), there were also failures. To gain knowledge, Daim advised youth to switch off their gadgets and go back to school. One of his supervisors, Associate Professor Dr Hamidin Abdul Hamid, said Daim went to UM twice a week to do his research and have discussions. At the convocation, UM conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Tan Sri Dr Rafiah Salim and the title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi, Professor Dr Mohd Ali Hashim and Professor Datuk Dr Tan Chong Tin.
THE World Junior Championships once again exposed the shortcomings in the BA of Malaysia’s (BAM) national junior set-up after the country failed to win any medal in Kazan, Russia. There is cause for concern as Malaysia also failed to win a medal in the Asian Junior Championships in Suzhou, China in July. However,BAM secretary general Datuk Kenny Goh said their decision to shift the players’ base from Bukit Jalil Sports School to Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara next year could trigger the much-needed revival at junior level. ‘Lack of tournament exposure affected our players’ seedings in the tournament and some had to play top ranked players early in the tournament. This is not an excuse for their defeat and we need to look into the entire junior set-up to initiate changes,’ said Kenny yesterday.
The KEGA will focus on coastal economy and maritime; centres of excellence; renewable energy; green economy; and smart and high-value agriculture. Although known mainly as an agricultural state, Kedah is set to be developed as a location for the aerospace industry, apart from sharing a role with Perlis in boosting the border and logistic economy. The northern region's most developed state, Penang, will play a key role as a logistics and industrial hub, as well as a centre of technological excellence. For Sabah, besides tourism, it will also become known for border economy, commodities, downstream products, fisheries and downstream petroleum processing. Sarawak will focus on the commodity economy and downstream products, petroleum and LNG, eco-tourism, high-technology agriculture and livestock, as well as renewable energy.
IPOH (Bernama): The police are making efforts to bring home 40 Malaysians in Syria who are seeking to return home after being detained for suspected involvement in terrorism activities there. "A total of 40 from 65 Malaysians detained in Syria had contacted us and told us they want to come home. "We have obtained information that the camps in Syria are in critical situation, especially due to food shortage," he said. In October last year, the police successfully brought home a Malaysian woman and two of her children, a Malaysian man and another Malaysian woman whose husband, a Daesh group member, was killed during warfare. Ayob Khan said the Malaysian men brought home will be charged in court while for the women, it will depend on the level of influence they were under.
October 13, 2019 00:22 UTC
Proactive wise action on our part, though, may yield fabulous returns.To succeed in life, we should wisely harness our time, talent and money. At an individual level I consider those three resources the powerhouses of capitalism. Talent-money-timeMake no mistake, capitalism is the most successful system ever created by Economic Man over thousands of years of recorded history. The fascinating reason capitalism has succeeded is hinted at in Eric D. Beinhocker’s book The Origin of Wealth. I recommend you focus on creating your personal river of passive income using dividends, rental, distributions and interest.
October 13, 2019 00:22 UTC