The 25-year-old was United's top scorer with 27 goals in all competitions last term and helped Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, but he has scored six times in 20 club appearances. "Me and the medical staff did a lot of tests to see what was the problem," Lukaku said after scoring in United's 4-1 Premier League win over Fulham on Saturday. "I put on a bit of muscle at the World Cup (but) in the Premier League I cannot play with the same amount of muscle as international football. "After the World Cup, I think I really was a bit tired... The victory over basement-side Fulham was United's first in four league games and moved Jose Mourinho's side up two places to sixth in the table.
December 10, 2018 04:41 UTC
Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study. "What we can say is that this is what the brains look like of kids who spend a lot of time on screens. The NIH data also showed that kids who spend more than two hours a day on screens score worse on language and reasoning tests. The study – which involves scanning the brains of 4,500 children –eventually aims to show whether screen time is addictive, but researchers need several years to understand such long-term outcomes. The academy now recommends parents "avoid digital media use – except video chatting – in children younger than 18 to 24 months."
December 10, 2018 03:22 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Tony Pua failed in the party's state elections because the former Selangor DAP chairman took risks by choosing new candidates in previous general elections, said Hannah Yeoh. "Tony Pua did not make it to the top 15 (in the Selangor DAP elections) and everyone's asking why. "I believe this is partly caused by the selection of DAP Selangor candidates in the last general elections. Yeoh, who was also the former Selangor state assembly speaker said she was also one of those who had benefitted from Pua's selections. "Tony Pua, we need you now to help Lim Guan Eng get this nation back on its feet.
December 10, 2018 02:33 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: Local council elections are not part of the Pakatan Harapan government's agenda, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said local government elections may end up causing race-related conflicts in the country. “Local council elections may produce the wrong results. “No council elections,” said Dr Mahathir at a press conference, after launching the Housing and Local Government Ministry's Local Council Convention here. Previously, Pakatan had suggested that local government elections may be introduced if it is in power, but this was not expressly promised in its manifesto.
December 10, 2018 02:26 UTC
Rosli said the state hoped to expand its GBS industry and build more GBS centres to maximise its growth potential here. “A two-storey building will be built next to PDC headquarters in Bayan Baru to cater to GBS companies early next year. The award is given to nice business locations that meet MSC Malaysia standards and criteria to deliver the MSC Malaysia Bill of Guarantees to MSC Malaysia-status companies. Chow said there were about 125,000sq ft of MSC Malaysia Cybercentre office space available after the upgrading at GBS@Mayang. “Four global companies – Jabil, Swarovski, Cerium and Tesla are already operating here,” he said, adding that more than 80% of the building was occupied.
December 10, 2018 01:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of Top Glove Corp Bhd took a beating in early trade Monday following news that it was accused of forced labour. The world’s biggest glove-maker fell 5.93%, or 33 sen to RM5.57 with over 1.2 million shares done. Top Glove has denied the conditions in its factories were a violation of workers’ rights. “Top Glove adopts a zero-tolerance policy with any regard to the abuse of human’s rights at all levels,” said the statement. “In fact our human/labour rights and health initiatives exceed those of the glove industry average.”
December 10, 2018 01:18 UTC
JOHOR BARU: The state government hopes to develop more tourism products in Johor to dispel the perception that it is a “pass-by state” among its foreign visitors, especially Singaporeans. “We hope to look at new tourism products in all our 10 districts to ensure Johor becomes a must-visit state,” she said in her reply to Rasman Ithnain (PH-Sedili). Liow said tourist and visitor arrivals to Johor in the past 10 years based on data from Tourism Malaysia via their hotel survey, had been on the rise. Liow added that among the popular districts in Johor include Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi, Mersing, Pontian and Muar. She added that more effort was being put into promoting the state especially via campaigns, exhibitions and familiarisation trips, organising more sporting events in Johor and coming up with creative and attractive tourism products.
December 10, 2018 00:56 UTC
Australia's competition watchdog on Monday recommended a new regulatory body be set up to monitor tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google and their dominance of the online advertising and news markets. It follows moves by Australia last week to compel tech firms to help security agencies access private user data. The ACCC has suggested that a new regulator be given investigative powers to examine how the companies rank advertisements and news articles. Facebook and Google had no immediate response, although both firms say they are committed to tackling the spread of fake news. Like their rivals globally, Australia's traditional media companies have been squeezed by online rivals, as advertising dollars have followed eyeballs to digital distributors.
December 10, 2018 00:45 UTC
Chong said he took photos with no intention of making it his career, but merely out of curiosity and as a hobby. He joined photography forums and picked up tips from other photographers as his interest for the lens took on a serious turn. Chong has won many awards and accolades, most of them for his fashion photography works. In 2009, he opened his own photo studio, Baddogz Studio, to better organise his works and fulfil his clients’ needs. When he is not doing photography, Jin enjoys working out in the gym.
December 10, 2018 00:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: It was never in Cho Young-seon’s plan to participate in The Masters bowling championships. He defeated Malaysia’s independent bowler Ahmad Aidil Abdul Halim 203-193, 257-187 in the stepladder final. “It definitely feels great to become The Masters winner. You know ... it’s one of the hardest tournaments to win in the world,” said a thrilled Young-seon, who was the men’s Masters gold medallist at the 2013 World Championships in Henderson, the United States. Young-seon and Yun-hee shot to fame when they became the husband-and-wife couple to bag the men and women’s Masters titles at the world meet in 2013.
December 10, 2018 00:00 UTC
Lee Chong Wei has delayed his return to training until January as he has yet to get clearance from the doctors treating his nose cancer in Taiwan. Chong Wei had expressed his desire to make a comeback in December while Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai said the three-time Olympic silver medallist may make his long-awaited return to court in “a week or two” on Wednesday. But Chong Wei decided that it was best to wait and return with a clean bill of health. “I think the earliest I can come back is probably in January,” said Chong Wei after penning a new two-year deal with his long-term sponsor 100PLUS. “They’ve been with me through my ups and downs, victories and defeats and even when I fell ill. I’m touched.”
December 09, 2018 23:26 UTC
Chinese tourists may not always have a glowing reputation, but a Shanghai man is making an impact with videos that encourage his compatriots to be responsible travellers. Many viewers said they were shocked by what is revealed in the video and pledged not to ride elephants in future, as the video advocates. In them he lists his tips for Chinese tourists. In the video he suggests people do not ride elephants or watch elephant performances, but instead go to support elephant sanctuaries. “Before watching it, I thought it was fun and exotic to ride elephants.
December 09, 2018 23:26 UTC
MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma played his 100th consecutive full Serie A game and Torino coach Walter Mazzarri was sent off for the third time this season in an otherwise uneventful 0-0 draw on Sunday. Donnarumma has played 121 consecutive league games for Milan and has played the full 90 minutes in every one since a 0-0 draw with Chievo in March 2016 when he came on as a substitute. He was previously ordered from the touchline in the matches against AS Roma and Fiorentina. Patrick Cutrone could have won it for Milan late in the game but shot wide after being sent clear. AC Milan stayed fourth with 26 points while Torino are sixth.
December 09, 2018 21:56 UTC
PETALING JAYA: A meeting with Singapore will take place soon to resolve the maritime and airspace boundary disputes, says Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. “The ministry had been in contact with the Singapore High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur. On Friday, Malaysia sent Singapore a diplomatic note, proposing both sides to “cease and desist” sending assets to the disputed area, pending discussions on outstanding maritime boundary issues. Later that night, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the proposal and called on Malaysian vessels to leave the area. International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking said Singapore should take heed of the offer made by Malaysia (for both countries to cease and desist).
December 09, 2018 21:33 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - A task force set up to examine FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club World Cup and a Global Nations League held its first meeting on Sunday to look at possible formats, dates and slot allocations. FIFA said that the task force, which met in Paris, was entrusted with the "technical and sporting elements" of the proposed competitions. For the Club World Cup it would also look at the number of teams and who would qualify. For the Nations League it would consider the impact on qualifying competitions for existing continental competitions and the World Cup. FIFA said the task force consisted of members appointed by the six continental confederations, while a "parallel consultation" would take place with clubs, players and leagues.
December 09, 2018 20:26 UTC