Winner Peritam Singh - Nation

Winner 22: "My wife WOWs me by being a WOWderful wife and mother. If you weren't the woman you are, I wouldn't be the man I am! "Congrats, Peritam Singh! You win a one-night stay for two at First World Hotel, with exciting dining experiences included. To win the prize worth RM1,000, nominate a woman who WOWs your life by March 31.

March 29, 2017 02:03 UTC

Winner: Margaret Ban - Nation

Winner 21: "At 77, a woman should be changing diapers for her grandchildren but Elaine is changing diapers for her 54-year-old son Raymond who has a brain tumour. She also has to take care of her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer's. "Congrats, Margaret Ban! You win a one-night stay for two at First World Hotel, with exciting dining experiences included. To win the prize worth RM1,000, nominate a woman who WOWs your life by March 31.Daily winners will be announced.

March 29, 2017 01:07 UTC

Mixed forecast for aviation sector, lower fares seen - Business News

PETALING JAYA: The local aviation industry is in for more turbulence this year, says Affin Hwang Capital Research. The research house has increased its 12-month target price for AirAsia and MAHB to RM3.80 and RM5.80, respectively. The target price for AAX has been maintained at 57 sen. Kenanga Research has maintained its “outperform” call on MAHB, with an unchanged target price of RM7.42. As for AirAsia, the research house has also reiterated its “outperform” rating and left the target price unaltered at RM3.82.

March 29, 2017 00:33 UTC

Federer, Nadal reach Miami semis, Wawrinka falls - Tennis

(Reuters) - Roger Federer survived a stern test from Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while top-seeded Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka was eliminated on his birthday. Federer clinched the 7-6(5) 7-6(4) victory on his third match point shortly after Wawrinka fell 4-6 6-2 6-1 to 16th-seeded German teenager Alexander Zverev. Wawrinka, who turned 32 on Tuesday, lost to Federer in the Indian Wells final nine days ago and was denied a chance of setting up a possible rematch in Miami. All the top seeds had competitive matches on Tuesday, with Japanese second seed Kei Nishikori also taken to three sets before ousting Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3 4-6 6-3. Fifth seed Rafa Nadal won in straight sets, but also had to be near his best to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-4 7-6(4).

March 29, 2017 00:11 UTC

Factbox - Breakdown of quadruple jumps, highest scores and judging - Other Sports

Toeloop - Take off is from a back outside edge and landing is on the same back outside edge. Canada's Kurt Browning was the first person to land a legal quadruple jump -- a quad toeloop -- in competition in 1988. Loop - Take off is from the back outside edge and landing on the same back outside edge. Flip - Take off is from a back inside edge and landing is on the back outside edge of the opposite foot. Take off is from the forward outside edge and landing is on the back outside edge of the opposite foot.

March 28, 2017 23:48 UTC



RM 55bil East coast rail kicks off - Business News

PETALING JAYA: The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL), estimated at RM55bil and the largest ever railway project to be undertaken by the private sector, is poised to kick off. With the standard gauge, the trains are able to run at a faster speed,” said the source familiar with the rail industry. Last November, the company said that it had secured the engineering, procurement and construction management contract to build the ECRL from MRL. At the reported RM55bil cost, it will be the largest double-tracking rail project. Among local contractors that could benefit from this project are companies such as Gamuda and IJM Corp Bhd, which have strong rail expertise.

March 28, 2017 23:37 UTC

New village chiefs off to Kunming - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty new village heads will be visiting Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, early April on a study tour fully sponsored by the Chinese government. Touted as one of China’s most liveable cities by Lonely Planet and a popular tourist destination, Kun­ming is a great place for the chiefs to learn how to modernise their villages, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of new villages. “It’s a successful example of how a village transformed itself into a modern thriving city,” Dr Wee told reporters at Wisma MCA yesterday. Most Chinese new villages, he said, were aging and losing their youth to cities due to their slow pace of economic development and lack of job opportunities. “As such, the Government has identified 20 Chinese new villages in Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Pahang and Johor that have the potential to become tourist attractions.”

March 28, 2017 23:15 UTC

MPs react to new Bill on child sexual crimes - Nation

It will serve as a warning to all the child sex predators out there - you can run, but you can’t hide. I hope on April 3, we can get all 222 MPs to support the Bill.” — Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Pengerang MP“The MPs who don’t support this Bill have lost their humanity. We can celebrate the coming together of Opposition and Government today.” — Nurul Izzah Anwar, Lembah Pantai MP“(Child sexual crimes cases) have to be handled differently. We have to eradicate crimes, especially sexual crimes against children. When the Prime Minister himself promoted this Bill, I believe his intention is for it to be tabled and debated in Parliament.

March 28, 2017 22:52 UTC

Two Datuks in court on gang involvement and drug abuse charges - Nation

At the High Court here, Datuk K. Elumalai, 43, was hauled up along with nine gang members for their involvement in Geng 21 Japan. The court was told that Mohamed Mustafa, who claimed trial before magistrate Mohd Firdaus Saleh, allegedly self-administered the dangerous drug. The court granted bail of RM2,000 with one surety and fixed April 27 for the re-mention of the case. They allegedly committed the offence at the Iskandar Regional Development Area between Jan 18, 2015 and Aug 19, last year. He also set from Aug 21 to 25, Aug 28, between Sept 4 and 8 and from Sept 18 to 20 for the trial.

March 28, 2017 22:30 UTC

Ronaldo scores homecoming goal but Sweden wreck the party - Football

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his Madeira homecoming with an early strike but Sweden wrecked the party by hitting back from two down to win 3-2 with a last-gasp own goal in a friendly on Tuesday. But the celebrations turned to misery for the 10,000 crowd as Joao Cancelo put through his own goal in stoppage time to hand Sweden an unlikely victory against the European champions. The first half went entirely to script as Ronaldo, whose last professional match in Madeira was a league game with Sporting in 2003, turned in Gelson Martins' cross after 18 minutes for his 71st international goal. Ronaldo volleyed narrowly wide before again combining with Martins, whose pass was turned into his own net by Sweden captain Andreas Granquivst in the 34th minute. Ronaldo went off to a standing ovation on the hour but then had to watch from the bench as his side capitulated.

March 28, 2017 21:22 UTC

Deulofeu and video technology help Spain tame France - Football

PARIS (Reuters) - Spain's Gerard Deulofeu scored one and created another but had to share the limelight with the video assistant referee in a 2-0 friendly win over France in Paris on Tuesday. David Silva put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot on 68 minutes after Deulofeu was fouled in the box by France defender Laurent Koscielny. The on-loan AC Milan winger then converted a Silva cross nine minutes later, but was flagged offside. The goal, however, was awarded after German referee Felix Zwayer asked the video assistant to check the decision. France striker Antoine Griezmann, who plays in Spain with Atletico Madrid, had hit the back of the net with a header early in the second half, but his effort was disallowed after the video referee correctly said defender Layvin Kurzawa, who was involved in the move, was offside.

March 28, 2017 21:22 UTC

Italy add to Dutch misery with 2-1 win in Amsterdam - Football

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Italy recovered from an early own goal to beat the Netherlands 2-1 away in a friendly on Tuesday and cap a miserable few days for the hosts who sacked manager Danny Blind at the weekend. Defeat for the Dutch came after a tumultuous period in which their World Cup qualification hopes were handed a severe blow by a 2-0 loss in Bulgaria on Saturday after which Blind was fired. It was a replica of the second goal the Dutch conceded in Sofia on Saturday. An error by Bonucci early in the second half gave Promes a chance but he was denied by a fine save from Italy’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Torino's Serie A top scorer Andrea Belotti came off the bench to force several good saves from Zoet, who also denied debutant Leonardo Spinazzola in the final 10 minutes.

March 28, 2017 21:11 UTC

Pliskova beats Lucic-Baroni to reach Miami semis - Tennis

(Reuters) - Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova avenged her Australian Open quarter-final loss to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni with a 6-3 6-4 win over the 26th-seeded Croatian on Tuesday that put her into the Miami Open semi-finals. Lucic-Baroni, who came into the match looking to build on her career-reviving run in Australia, did well to neutralise Pliskova's powerful serve early in the match but was not able to back it up in her own service games. Lucic-Baroni's serve eventually found its range and she built a 4-2 lead in the second set but Pliskova relied heavily on her forehand and court movement to get out of trouble as she won four consecutive games to close out the match. Pliskova will face the winner of Tuesday's other quarter-final clash between 12th-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki and unseeded Czech Lucie Safarova. (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Toby Davis)

March 28, 2017 21:00 UTC

Liverpool's Lallana out with thigh injury - reports - Football

(Reuters) - Liverpool's England midfielder Adam Lallana could be out for up to a month after suffering a thigh injury on international duty, British media reported on Tuesday. Lallana has played in 27 of Liverpool's 29 Premier League games this season, scoring seven goals, and his absence is likely to be keenly felt as Juergen Klopp's side look to cement a top-four finish during the remainder of the season. Liverpool are in fourth place on 56 points, four clear of fifth-placed arch-rivals Manchester United, who have two games in hand in the race for Champions League qualification. Lallana's first game on the sidelines will be Saturday's Merseyside derby at home to Everton. (Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Ken Ferris)

March 28, 2017 19:30 UTC

Takeover offer for Healthway Medical by Lippo-linked Gentle Care extended to May 2

SINGAPORE (March 28): Gentle Care, the entity linked to Indonesia’s Lippo Group, is extending the closing date for its takeover offer of Healthway Medical Corporation to 5.30pm on May 2, 2017 after it expired at 5.30pm on Tuesday. (See also: Healthway Medical receives initial net proceeds of $10 mil from Gateway)(See also: Gateway Partners wins over Healthway Medical Corporation with revised deal)This comprised a principal amount of S$10 million, enabling the latter to fulfil its immediate liquidity needs. Gentle Care is offering 4.2 Singapore cents in cash each for all the shares of Healthway it does not own. Gentle Care is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valiant Leader, and an indirect subsidiary of entities including Lippo China Resources (LCR), Lippo and Lippo Capital. Shares of Healthway Medical closed at 4 Singapore cents on Tuesday.

March 28, 2017 19:30 UTC




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