I REFER to the letter urging the government to go on an aggressive campaign to educate people, particularly in rural areas, and set up multiple vaccination centres in light of a measles threat looming large in South-East Asia, “Measles threat must be dealt with swiftly” (The Star, Feb 18). In public discussions about the vaccine controversy, the parents themselves tend to be left out, so I would like to take readers through the decision-making process of one such parent. This might provide some reassurance for other parents and some issues for doctors to ponder over.
February 22, 2019 01:07 UTC
CANBERRA: Boring old numbers and letters not enough for you? Australia is becoming the first country in the world where drivers can personalise their licence plates with emojis. Vehicle-owners in the state of Queensland can add emojis to their licence plates from March 1, the Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) service said on Feb 20.
February 22, 2019 00:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation papers on the alleged assault of Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman by Umno Youth exco member Papagomo have been referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim. “We will wait to see if we need to take further action or if we can proceed with the charging process,” he said after launching the presentation of Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara awards at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here yesterday.
February 22, 2019 00:00 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO: Google said Feb 21 it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The change will take effect March 21 and will apply to current and future employees. Employees that have settled past disputes won't be able to re-open their cases.
February 21, 2019 23:15 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Five men have been charged at a magistrate’s court here with kidnapping a 57-year-old man late last month. Tio Siang Foo, 55; Lai Wai Leong, 52; Hew Foo Soo, 58; Chiam Eng Long, 37 and Ma Kai Chun, 40, were charged with kidnapping the victim and demanding RM1.8mil as ransom along Jalan Belibis 15 in Taman Perling here at around 7am on Jan 27.
February 21, 2019 23:14 UTC
NEW YORK: A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the malfunction.Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward for the Duke Blue Devils who is anticipated to be the top 2019 NBA Draft pick, suffered a mild sprain to his right knee because of the incident, according to his coach Mike Krzyzewski.
February 21, 2019 23:03 UTC
APPLE Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. plan to start issuing this spring a joint credit card paired with new iPhone features that will help users manage their money.The card will be rolled out to employees for testing in the next few weeks and officially launch later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The companies hope to lure cardholders by offering them extra features on Apple’s Wallet app, which will let them set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances, the people said.The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the companies planned to launch a joint credit card. It is a major push by Apple into the financial lives of hundreds of millions of iPhone users. It is also part of Goldman’s broader strategy to appeal to rank-and-file consumers.
February 21, 2019 23:03 UTC
NEW YORK: Oil prices fell below 2019 highs on Thursday after U.S. government data showed a fifth weekly build in crude inventories and record production, while concerns about slowing global economic growth weighed.Losses were capped by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran. Advancements in Washington-Beijing trade deal discussions also supported prices.
February 21, 2019 17:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: For two months, the main suspect in the murder of an entertainment outlet manager outside a night club in 8th Avenue, in Section 8, Petaling Jaya, on Dec 16, was on the run. “As the team tried to arrest them, they resisted and grappled with police for a few minutes. “All three are being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for the murder of the entertainment outlet manager. Although critically wounded, the victim managed to run back into the pub. The victim, who managed an entertainment outlet in Bangsar, was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical team about 7.40am.
Source:New Strait Times
February 21, 2019 15:43 UTC
Anybody who believes professional wrestling is phonier than a Trumpian boast isn’t likely to be disabused of this notion by watching the theatrical grappling of Fighting With My Family. To prove the point, there’s an amusing interlude where Nick Frost’s Rick, the tattooed and Mohawked dad of the grappling Knight family of Norwich, England, persuades a jumbo-sized wrestler to take both a trash-can lid to the face and a “(bowling) ball to the bollocks” to goose ticket sales. Saraya, the only member of the Knight family who had to be prodded to join the family firm, which involves wrestling, promoting wrestling and running a gym for restless young wrestlers. So do mom Julia (Lena Headey) and Paige’s brother Zak (Jack Lowden). Another brother is in jail — the other family occupation is robbing banks — but it seems likely he’s just a scrapper on ice, waiting for a chance to get back into the ring.
February 21, 2019 15:33 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Police arrest the 28-year-old main suspect believed to be involved in the murder of a pub manager in Section 8 here Thursday (Feb 21). The 28-year-old victim was slashed to death outside the pub at around 6.45am on Dec 16 last year.
February 21, 2019 15:00 UTC
(Reuters) - A Manchester City fan is in "critical condition in hospital" as a result of an alleged assault after their Champions League Round of 16 first-leg match against Schalke 04 in Germany on Wednesday, the English Premier League club said. City, who won the tie 3-2, said in a statement that the club were "working with Greater Manchester Police and German Police to ascertain more information" and appealed to anyone with information to contact the authorities.
February 21, 2019 14:15 UTC
(Reuters) - Cardiff City and Nantes "stirred everyone up" by allowing their dispute over the payment of Emiliano Sala's £15 million transfer fee to play out in the media, the Welsh side's manager Neil Warnock said on Thursday. After signing for Cardiff in January, Sala was travelling there from French club Nantes when his plane crashed in the English Channel. His body was later recovered from the wreckage, while pilot David Ibbotson is yet to be found.
February 21, 2019 14:03 UTC
TOKYO: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said. The quake struck at 9.22pm local time (1222 GMT) at a depth of 41km, according to the US Geological Survey today. The Japanese meteorological agency confirmed there was no tsunami risk following the jolt. Shinkansen bullet train services were temporarily suspended in Hokkaido but no major blackout was reported. In September last year, a powerful 6.6-magnitude quake in rocked Hokkaido, triggering landslides, collapsing houses and killing more than 40.
Source:New Strait Times
February 21, 2019 13:52 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) will engage in integrated air operations in a bid to boost security in the state's east coast. Esscom Air Division staff chief Brig Jen Ayub Khan Mohamad Khan said this initiative will be carried out with cooperation from other agencies.
February 21, 2019 09:56 UTC