LONDON (Reuters) - Squad rotation was not to blame for Liverpool drawing both of their past two Premier League fixtures, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday. It was one of the best derbies I saw (Liverpool play), with the wrong result. “Against West Brom we didn’t deserve luck. “Why should I be overly concerned that we will always play like we played against West Brom? West Brom did well.
December 15, 2017 14:26 UTC
SINGAPORE: A young scion of a murdered multi-millionaire has succeeded in voiding a legal document he was tricked by his wife into signing, which gave away his fortune to their firstborn. He was close to his mother, but ignored her objections to marry his wife in August 2012, out of wedlock. They lunched with the man’s wife that day but kept the contents of the will under wraps. The same day, the wife drafted the deed by hand, giving away all the man’s assets to their son, but to be held on trust by them jointly. The wife also threatened to kick him out of the house unless he put pen to paper that day.
December 15, 2017 14:03 UTC
LONDON: Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said. "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018," Kensington Palace said in a statement. The couple have chosen to marry in Windsor, west of London, because it is "a special place for them". She intends to become a British citizen, though she will retain her U.S. citizenship while she goes through the process. Within the chapel are the tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, and Charles I.
December 15, 2017 13:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the disappointment of not qualifying for next year’s Blind Football World Cup, the Malaysian football team do not want to finish last on home soil. Yesterday, the Malaysian Blind Tigers squandered a golden opportunity to reach their maiden World Cup when they lost 4-3 to South Korea in their final Group B tie. "Now they want to go out there and beat Japan, because they don't want to finish last on home soil." Japan, in Group A, lost their first match 3-0 to second seeds China, before drawing 2-2 against Thailand. All four semi-finalists have already booked their spots in next year's World Cup in Madrid.
December 15, 2017 13:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Monsta (formerly known as Animonsta Studios) has achieved another milestone, with its hit animated 3D series ‘BoBoiBoy’, to be featured in China next year. Monsta also partnered with digital media entertainment company WebTVAsia to manage its distribution and localisation of the animated series in China. Monsta chief executive officer Nizam Abdul Razak said it has always been a dream to export not only their content but also the Malaysian culture to the world. Nizam said Monsta has also partnered with Disney Channel India to feature the ‘BoBoiBoy’ series and film to the Indian sub-continent countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles and Sri Lanka. Present were Malaysia Digital Corporation (MDEC) chief executive officer Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, WebTVAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Fred Chong and WebTVAsia Group (China) Chief Executive Officer Lee Hua Ling.
December 15, 2017 13:31 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, his office Kensington Palace said on Friday. "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018," Kensington Palace said in a statement. However, the date they have chosen clashes with English soccer's FA Cup Final which is usually attended by Harry's elder brother Prince William who, as President of the Football Association, awards the trophy to the winners. The royal family have said they will pay for the core aspects of the wedding, such as the church service and reception. She intends to become a British citizen, though she will retain her U.S. citizenship while she goes through the process.
December 15, 2017 13:18 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: Kuala Lumpur is ranked 10th among the world's most visited cities, according to Euromonitor International in its Top 100 City Destinations ranking 2017.The Tourism and Culture Ministry attributed the success to the Government's continuous efforts in promoting Malaysia and its capital as the world's top tourist destinations.According to the ministry, the decision to make Jalan Bukit Bintang and its surrounding areas including Jalan Alor as a renowned and modern shopping centre on par with other world famous shopping destinations such as Oxford Street in London, Shinjuku,Tokyo and Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong had resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of tourist arrivals.”As a popular shopping destination which offers affordable shopping places, customer-friendly infrastructure and an efficient public transport system, Kuala Lumpur has become the focus of international tourists,” the ministry said in a statement here Friday (Dec 15).Kuala Lumpur had grown from a mining settlement to a rapidly developed city with modern infrastructure as well as transportation and communication facilities, it added.The statement said in addition to its unique attractions, Kuala Lumpur has many iconic tourist destinations to visit such as the KL Tower, the Petronas Twin Towers, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.
December 15, 2017 13:12 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Gamuda Bhd’s net profit increased 25.2 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) ended October 31, 2017 to RM203.02 million from RM162.15 million. Revenue in the same quarter increased 52.9 per cent to RM771.82 million from RM504.88 million. Gamuda said its construction division’s revenue grew 49 per cent in Q1 to RM1.03 billion compared with RM696 million in the same quarter last year. Gamuda said property division sold RM903 million worth of properties, more than double the RM430 million sold in last year’s corresponding quarter. Gamuda said infrastructure concessions’ division reported a revenue of RM129 million and PBT of RM114 million which is similar to last year’s financial performance.
December 15, 2017 12:45 UTC
MELAKA: A 49-year-old patient allegedly caressed the left thigh and buttocks of a female dentist at a government dental clinic in Merlimau here.The patient claimed that during the process of extracting his tooth, he grabbed the 23-year-old doctor, apparently out of "motherly affection", to overcome his excruciating pain.The dentist was alone attending to the patient on Tuesday (Dec 12) while her nurse was away to answer nature's call at the time of the incident.Melaka Health, Sport Development and Anti-Drugs deputy committee chairman Datuk Ng Choon Koon said the dentist had lodged a police report on Wednesday (Dec 13) at the Merlimau police station.“This is another case at a government hospital where there was no accompanying nurse when the alleged incident occurred.“The state Health Department is also investigating the incident, apart from the police’s probe under Section 354 of the Penal Code for using criminal force on a person with intent to outrage modesty,” he said when contacted on Friday (Dec 15).“We have to safeguard the interests of both doctor and patient, hence there must be medical assistants to be around when conducting medical checks,” he said.On Sept 3, a 26-year-old doctor alleged she was molested by a male patient while conducting cardiac test on him behind the screen at the Melaka Hospital.The female doctor claimed she was sexually abused by the 37-year-old patient at the emergency unit of the hospital at about 7.30pm on that day.
December 15, 2017 12:39 UTC
LONDON: A Malaysian woman is currently under police custody in Paris over claims that she had ‘tortured’ her own son. The boy was reportedly part of a professional dance troupe which was scheduled to perform in the city. The boy’s mother showed up not long after and began shouting at the boy. The boy explained that his mother poured boiling water on him when he refused to dance. The receptionist then summoned the police, who took the boy’s mother into custody.
December 15, 2017 12:34 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Scientex Bhd is buying 335 acres of land in Pulai, Johor for RM284mil for the development of a mixed township. “The proposed acquisition will enable Scientex to boost and expand on its existing landbank in Johor as it continues to seek out attractively priced yet strategically located landbank within the Iskandar Malaysia region,” it said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia. The group said it is leveraging on its existing and successful business model of providing affordable and quality landed properties to such category of affordable property mass market in the medium to long term. Scientex, however, said it is too early to ascertain the exact total gross development value, development cost, the expected commencement and completion dates of the development and the expected profits to be derived from the development of the land.
December 15, 2017 12:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Bhd has established a Perpetual Islamic Medium Term Note (IMTN) Programme of up to RM5 billion to be utilised to finance the investment activities, capital expenditure, working capital requirements and/or general corporate purposes. It said the first IMTNs is expected to be issued out of the Sukuk Programme by the first quarter of 2018. Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad is the Sole Principal Adviser, Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Lead Manager for the Sukuk Programme. Proceeds from the sukuk programme will be used, among others, to finance the investment activities, working capital requirements and/or general corporate purposes of the issuer and/or Sunway and/or its subsidiaries, it said in a filing. The notes, which will have a tenure of up to 100 years, allow Sunway to issue different tranches from time to time that may be unsecured or secured with different pools of assets/securities during the tenure of the sukuk programme.
December 15, 2017 12:11 UTC
BERLIN: Germany’s pioneering sex shop chain Beate Uhse said Friday that it has filed for insolvency, falling victim to the rise of erotic e-commerce. That store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world’s first sex shop, according to the company’s website. The group also attempted to expand its market by distributing a line of halal sex products in 2014. But as sex products moved online, Beate Uhse, which currently has 43 stores in Germany, suffered. “The traditional sex shops will not survive as they are,” Otto Christian Lindemann, the German group’s director predicted in 2007.--AFP
December 15, 2017 11:18 UTC
LONDON: Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil during the January transfer window, manager Arsene Wenger has said. But when asked in a news conference on Friday if Sanchez and Ozil would see out the season at Arsenal, Wenger said: “I can tell you a global answer – yes. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has yet to agree a new deal and may leave the club on free transfer. After winning and drawing their opening two fixtures, City have won their next 15 fixtures – a Premier League record – and Wenger believes they can emulate his 2003-04 Arsenal side and go through the league season unbeaten. The Frenchman thinks their financial strength, which he referred to as “petrol” on Friday, will be key to avoiding defeat.
December 15, 2017 11:15 UTC
NEW DELHI: India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry. Apple currently only assembles its iPhone SE models in India and imports its others. "It will impact Apple the most as the company imports 88% of its devices into India," he said. "Either this will lead to increase in iPhone prices or force Apple to start assembling more in India." Aside from cellphones, the government also raised the import tax on video cameras to 15% from 10% and doubled the one on television sets 20%, its statement said.
December 15, 2017 11:03 UTC