(Reuters) - French club Nantes have been fined a combined 21,000 euros (18,264 pounds) after supporters set off flares during matches as part of a tribute to former striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month. A single-engine plane carrying Sala from Nantes to his new team Cardiff City crashed on Jan. 21 in the English Channel, before he made his debut for the Premier League side.
February 21, 2019 09:22 UTC
Motorists in a city in eastern China have been condemned for clogging up an expressway emergency lane, delaying an ambulance on its way to hospital with an injured child. The child’s distraught mother pleaded with drivers and kowtowed to them to let the ambulance pass after they failed to pull over in Luan, Anhui province, on Friday night, according to footage on video site Pear Video.
February 21, 2019 09:00 UTC
MANILA: The beauty pageant-mad Philippines welcomed home freshly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray (pic) with a parade through the capital that drew thousands of screeching fans held back by police. The 25-year-old danced, smiled and waved a tiny Philippine flag from atop a float, shielded from the pounding tropical sun by attendants holding pink umbrellas as some in the crowd scaled utility poles to catch a glimpse.
February 21, 2019 08:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd (Affin Hwang AM) aims to grow its assets under administration (AUA) to RM52 billion this year from RM47.8 billion registered last year, said Managing Director Teng Chee Wei.He said the asset management firm was cautiously optimistic about the market outlook this year, which is mainly be weighed by the anticipation of improved external factors rather than local corporate earnings, and would focus on investing in the technology sector in the next three years.
KUALA LUMPUR: AMMB Holdings Bhd 's earnings climbed by 59.7% to RM349.87mil in the third quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 from a year ago, boosted by higher lending volume, lower cost base and increase in recoveries. The banking group announced on Thursday the net profit a year ago was RM218.97mil. Its revenue increased by 6.5% to RM2.30bil from RM2.26bil. Earnings per share were 11.63 sen compared with 7.28 sen.
(Reuters) - Manchester United are a much more confident outfit under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared to the team that lost 3-1 at Liverpool earlier this season, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash. United's loss at Anfield in December resulted in manager Jose Mourinho getting the sack and Solskjaer was appointed as United's interim boss. They have not lost in the league since, winning eight while drawing once to move up to fourth.
SAN FRANCISCO: Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising. Now comes the hard part: winning over big-spending customers.
February 21, 2019 06:00 UTC
(Reuters) - Erwin Koeman has taken over from fellow Dutchman Pim Verbeek as head coach of Oman, the country's football association has said. Verbeek stood down from the role for personal reasons after leading Oman to the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup for the first time last month. He also led them to victory in the Gulf Cup in early 2018.
February 21, 2019 05:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd 's continuing operations posted a 69.4% increase in net profit to RM542mil for the six months ended Dec 31, 2018, from RM320mil in the previous corresponding period due to strong contribution from the group's industrial division.Group revenue for the period came to RM18.3bil, 7.7% higher from RM17bil in 1H FY2018.
February 21, 2019 05:48 UTC
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network): A video clip showing a woman who appears to be Cho Hyun-ah, formerly Korean Air vice-president, shouting at her husband, and photos showing his injuries were revealed late on Wednesday (Feb 20). In the video, the woman shouts "Die! at her husband, surnamed Park, who filed for divorce last year citing physical and verbal abuse against him and their twin sons.
February 21, 2019 05:37 UTC
Walt Disney Co is said to have pulled its advertising spending from YouTube, joining other companies including Nestle SA, after a blogger detailed how comments on Google’s video site were being used to facilitate a “soft-core paedophilia ring”. Some of the videos involved ran next to ads placed by Disney and Nestle. All Nestle companies in the US have paused advertising on YouTube, a spokeswoman for the company said Feb 20 in an email. Videogame maker Epic Games Inc and German packaged food giant Dr August Oetker KG also said they had postponed YouTube spending after their ads were shown to play before the videos. Disney has also withheld its spending, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the decision hasn’t been made public.
February 21, 2019 05:26 UTC
(Reuters) - Paris St Germain forward Neymar will continue treatment on his foot injury in Brazil under the supervision of the club's medical team, the French Ligue 1 side have said. Brazil international Neymar was ruled out for 10 weeks last month after he injured a metatarsal in his right foot during a 2-0 French Cup win over Strasbourg on Jan. 23.
February 21, 2019 05:03 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: The Defence Ministry has lodged a report with anti-corruption authorities over the land swap deals scandal, which cost the ministry more than RM500mil in losses. The report lodged on Thursday (Feb 21) was over the questionable land swap deal involving the army camp built in Paloh in Kluang, Johor and in Hutan Melintang in Perak, frontpaged in The Star today (Feb 21).
February 21, 2019 04:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally lower versus the US dollar this morning on profit-taking after it closed at the highest level in more than six months, which was last seen on Aug 1, 2018 yesterday.At 9 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.0650/0700 compared to Wednesday's close of 4.0640/0700.A dealer, however, said, with the ringgit's position was still relatively positive with the prospect of higher oil prices may have capped the local note's decline.
February 21, 2019 01:52 UTC
SYDNEY: Australian employment surged in January, led by full-time roles, suggesting the Reserve Bank has more time to assess whether the economy needs an interest-rate cut. Australia added 65,400 full-time positions, while shedding 26,300 part-time ones, data from the Bureau of Statistics showed in Sydney Thursday. Unemployment held at 5 percent as more people sought work.
February 21, 2019 01:41 UTC