BEAUFORT: Some 98 flood victims from 36 families have been housed in a makeshift relief centre at the Membakut multi-purpose hall here on Saturday (June 15). A representative from Sabah's Civil Defence Department (APM) said as of 10.40am, 11 villages and five roads had been hit by floods. The APM sprung into action by constantly monitoring areas affected by floods and helping victims at the relief centres. Also involved in the relief operation were officers and personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, police, Welfare Department, Rela, the Beaufort district office and health clinic.
June 15, 2019 07:07 UTC
The record 59-8 home thrashing by the Waikato Chiefs was 'deja vu' for the Rebels' small but loyal fan-base, who were led to believe that this year would be different. A year ago they watched as their team collapsed against the Otago Highlanders, having held a 12-point lead in the final 20 minutes and their playoffs hopes in their hands. In a neat piece of irony, Chiefs flyhalf Jack Debreczeni, the man Cooper replaced at the Rebels, scored a try in a performance of poise and control. He will go on to his first playoffs after five inconsistent years at the Victorian side. With the future of Cooper and Genia uncertain, fine-tuning is unlikely to deliver the Rebels success and Wessels may hope to recruit more steel than style.
June 15, 2019 07:07 UTC
“I will give my statement at the Sepang district police headquarters this Monday (June 17) at 10am. “This is in connection with the police report I lodged in response to Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz’s fake report,” he told The Star on June 15 (Saturday). Last Friday (June 14), Hilman lodged a police report at the Putrajaya district police headquarters, claiming that Haziq made a false report, which he said was criminal accusation. According to Hilman, Haziq told him that he was being used as a pawn to bring down Azmin. Haziq, who’s at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a medical examination, is expected to be released on bail later on Saturday (June 15).
June 15, 2019 06:45 UTC
MANILA (Reuters) - China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line. China's embassy in Manila said the crew had sought to rescue the Filipino fishermen but fled after being "suddenly besieged by seven or eight Filipino fishing boats". Duterte has made no mention of Sunday's incident during any of the lengthy and unscripted speeches he has since given. She said Duterte had plenty to say about mundane issues, but should speak up when it came to sovereignty. "The Filipino people must send a strong signal to China that any new 'grey zone' offensive of ramming Filipino fishing vessels ...will mean a break of diplomatic ties," Carpio said in a statement late Friday.
June 15, 2019 05:26 UTC
JOHOR BARU: The government has identified 14 local companies considered suitable to export whole frozen Musang King durians to China, and seven of them have already been given the green light by Chinese authorities. Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said his ministry, together with the Health Ministry, had done reviews of these companies. He said they found that they met the regulations set by the General Administration of Customs of People’s Republic of China (GACC). He added that this was a success for his ministry and the other relevant ministries as the decision to export the king of fruits was made within a short time span. Salahuddin added that there were still opportunities for the remaining seven companies not selected in the first phase to export durians to China.
June 15, 2019 05:15 UTC
"That was huge," said Woodland recalling his putt at the eighth. But Woodland says he has gone to school on his putting and now that he has found his groove, it has given the freedom to work on other things. "With the (putting) stroke itself I put a lot of work in with Phil Kenyon. "I know we have my stroke where I want it," said Woodland. "Now it's more about learning the speed, learning the greens.
June 15, 2019 04:52 UTC
FOR a limited time only, AirAsia is taking its "free seats sale" to new heights, launching a bigger and better BIG sale of five million promotional seats. In addition to the five million promo fares we’ve got on sale, AirAsia will waive all processing fees for guests who pay using BigClick*," said AirAsia group chief commercial officer Karen Chan. AirAsia BIG members, BigPay users and Hong Leong AirAsia credit card holders will be able to take advantage of a 24-hour priority access period starting June 16 (0001h GMT +8). AirAsia BIG members will also be able to redeem promotional seats for as little as 500 BIG points on airasiabig.com and the AirAsia BIG mobile app. *All-in AirAsia BIG members fares including taxes and fees.
June 15, 2019 04:18 UTC
In fact, Ford is setting up a Le Mans live stream on its Ford Performance YouTube channel: youtube.com/FordPerformance . During the entire race weekend – June 15-16 – web users will have an insider's view of the action, experiencing the event from the perspective of Ford's drivers.A total of four Ford GTE Pro cars and one Ford GTE Am will take part in the race, hoping to secure a fitting end to Ford's current endurance stint, begun three years ago and notably including a 2016 Le Mans victory in the GTE Pro class. This year, three of its cars will be decked out in the colours of famous Ford GTs that claimed Le Mans victories between 1966 and 1969.As well as being shown on TV, race fans will be able to follow the action live via the official 24 Hours of the Mans app, available for Android and iOS (with the premium pack purchase).The 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans race kicks off June 15 at 3pm (9pm, Malaysia time), and will be started by Princess Charlene of Monaco. – AFP Relaxnews
June 15, 2019 03:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contract is expected to trend higher next week, tracking the positive underlying cash market. A dealer said the benchmark FBM KLCI is likely to trend upward as sentiment for riskier assets remains bullish amid positive external developments. The key index might test the support and resistance levels of 1,640 and 1,650 respectively next week, he said. On a Friday-to-Friday basis, June 2019 fell 8.0 points to 1,636, July 2019 and September 2019 shed 6.0 points each to 1,637 and 1,632 respectively while December 2019 slipped 7.5 points to 1,628.5. The benchmark FBM KLCI fell 5.11 points to 1,638.63 at Friday’s close compared with 1,649.33 registered a week earlier.
June 15, 2019 03:45 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Producing the next Lee Chong Wei is a daunting task indeed. “We don’t have to think too far ahead,” said the 59-year-old Misbun, who guided Chong Wei to the first of the three Olympic silver medals he won (Beijing 2008). Most of the men’s singles shuttlers can only perform at 85% to 90%,” claimed Misbun. They are Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat and Peter-Gade Christensen. Chong Wei expressed his gratitude, and I thanked him too in return because if it wasn’t him (his success), then I’m just nobody,” he recalled.
June 15, 2019 03:33 UTC
(Reuters) - If Rory McIlroy falls narrowly short of winning the U.S. Open on Sunday, he might well look back with regret at the mess he made of the 14th hole in the second round at Pebble Beach. Although McIlroy finished the day only four strokes behind halfway leader Gary Woodland, he could have -- and probably should have -- been closer. Even after a bogey at the 13th hole, his first dropped shot since his opening hole on Thursday, the Northern Irishman was well positioned when he approached the par-five 14th. McIlroy showed some resolve, however, bouncing back with birdies at the next two holes and signing for a two-under-par 69. "Look, it's not going to be easy over the weekend, you're going to make bogeys, you're going to make mistakes, it's going to happen.
June 15, 2019 03:33 UTC
As cities jostled to become Olympic and Fifa World Cup hosts, countless arenas became white elephants. It is universally acclaimed as the best football stadium in the world. Many government-owned venues across the world are asking the same question as Bukit Jalil did: How do these sorts of facilities become self-sustaining? So, what we did at TMobile arena in Las Vegas was put in a unique experience that you can market at a premium price and improve your range of hospitality offerings. If a stadium is built to become sustainable, then the cost will not be out of this world — even if its appearance might be.
Source:The Edge Markets
June 15, 2019 03:33 UTC
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades. Sing Tao newspaper reported that China's top official overseeing Hong Kong policy, Vice Premier Han Zheng, met Lam in Shenzhen in recent days. This would not happen under 'one country, two systems'," he told Reuters, referring to the model under which Hong Kong enjoys semi-autonomy. Hong Kong is governed by China under a "one country, two systems" deal that guarantees it special autonomy, including freedom of assembly, free press and independent judiciary. The Chinese government has denied that it has overreached in Hong Kong.
June 15, 2019 03:20 UTC
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Philippe Coutinho scored a second half double and Everton added a cracking third as Brazil recovered from a sleepy start to beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa America opener on Friday. Both sides were poor in the first period but the game briefly came alive five minutes into the second half when Coutinho slotted home a VAR-assisted penalty. Coutinho grabbed a second with a close-range header three minutes later before Everton rifled home a third from outside the box with five minutes remaining. The match was the first of this year's tournament, which is being held in Brazil for the first time since 1989. We have to be honest and realistic, Brazil beat us and they beat us well."
June 15, 2019 03:01 UTC
"Ken is my driving hero. I've never worked with a driver as skilled as him, so I'm a little intimidated by his talent," said Elba. "I love challenges, I love speed and I'm a 'wheel man', so let's see how this plays out. "Elba vs. Block is a co-production between Workerbee (part of EndemolShine UK) and Elba's Green Door Pictures for Quibi.Streaming service Quibi is targeted at mobile users, with shows broken into "chapters" no longer than ten minutes. It will launch in April 2020 with a slew of high-profile shows from Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lopez and Antoine Fuqua, among others.
June 15, 2019 01:52 UTC