LOS ANGELES: A number of new features and updates are coming to the Red Dead Online beta on Feb 26, developer Rockstar Games announced on Feb 12. The biggest change is the addition of a new law and bounty system that will punish players who engage in a lot of in-game criminal activity. Now, they’ll have a chance to be attacked by non-playable character bounty hunters who attempt to kill them and collect a reward. Criminal behaviour will have bounty values and honour consequences that scale based on the severity, Rockstar said. For example, killing another player results in a higher bounty than assaulting a townsperson (if the crime is reported), while low level crimes like looting and ransacking only decreases honour.
February 14, 2019 01:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of KNM Group Bhd were strong in early trade jumping nearly 17% on news the firm secured a RM26.38mil contract. KNM, the most actively traded counter, jumped 16.67%, or 1.5 sen to 10.5 sen with 40 million shares done. In the past one year, KNM has fallen some 55%.
February 14, 2019 01:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research has lowered its target price for AirAsia Group Bhd to RM1.82 from RM2.12 as it expects crude oil prices to climb while higher airport charges may hurt demand.The low-cost carrier’s last traded price was RM3.12.
MANILA: Philippine journalist Maria Ressa (pic), who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office in what rights advocates called an act of “persecution”. Her detention on a charge of “cyber libel” is a dramatic escalation in the legal pressure bearing down on Ressa and her website Rappler, which was already facing tax evasion charges that could shut it down.
KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects CB Industrial Product Holding Bhd (CBIP), KNM Group Bhd , Scomi Group Bhd and Integrated Logistics Bhd to be among the stocks to watch on Thursday. CBIP has secured four contracts worth a combined RM131.7mil to build two palm oil mills, a palm kernel crushing plant and a biogas power generator plant.
Click to view larger image. VS INDUSTRY Bhd 's recovery has gained momentum since the stock hit bottom at 63 sen on Dec 18, 2018. The share price has since advanced past the short-term simple moving averages (SMA) as investors on the lookout for bargains picked up on the oversold counter.
February 14, 2019 00:00 UTC
LEVI Strauss & Co., which invented bluejeans and dominated the category for more than a century, is looking to go beyond denim.The company Wednesday filed paperwork for an initial public offering of shares and, according to people familiar with the matter, it hopes to raise more than $600 million. The family-controlled business seeks a total valuation in excess of $3 billion, the people said.The offering would return Levi to the public markets more than three decades after it went private in a leveraged buyout. It would also give the denim maker a war chest and equity for potential deals. In its IPO filing, Levi said it was looking to make acquisitions that would “drive further brand and category diversification.” The company still gets the majority of its sales from its Levi’s jeans and Dockers khakis.“Levi has recognized that they need financial flexibility to figure out the next chapter for the brand,” said Joel Bines, a managing director of consulting firm AlixPartners, which isn’t involved in the deal.
February 13, 2019 23:37 UTC
NEW YORK: Apple Inc is targeting an April event to introduce a streaming television service that will likely include subscription TV services from CBS Corp, Viacom Inc and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp's Starz among others as well as its own original content, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.Apple has long hinted at a planned video service, spending $2 billion in Hollywood to produce its own content and signing major stars such as Oprah Winfrey. The TV service is expected to launch globally, a person familiar with the matter said, an ambitious move to rival services from Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video. Apple’s App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is currently available in more than 100 countries.
February 13, 2019 22:30 UTC
It's been nearly three years since the Microsoft HoloLens was first released, so it's about time the next generation made its debut. Not a moment too soon. Alex Kipman, one of the creators of the AR-generating virtual reality headset, on Feb 11 shared a 43-second video to YouTube teasing what most believe is the HoloLens 2:
February 13, 2019 22:30 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Defender Jan Vertonghen scored once and set up another goal for Son Heung-min as Tottenham Hotspur thumped Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday to give them the clear edge following the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie. Tottenham looked unfazed by the absence of injured captain Harry Kane and Dele Alli, scoring all three goals in a strong second half to take control of the tie and leave the Germans on the brink of a European exit.
February 13, 2019 21:56 UTC
NEW YORK: Wall Street closed higher on Wednesday as investor optimism was stoked over hopes the United States and China could iron out a trade deal, and benign inflation data suggested the Federal Reserve would hold interest rates steady in the near term. All three major U.S. stock indexes gained ground, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posting their fourth consecutive advances. For the second straight day, the S&P 500 closed above its 200-day moving average, a key technical level.
February 13, 2019 21:45 UTC
I REFER to the report “Musa: Death penalty must stay” (The Star, Feb 13) and fully concur with former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan that the death penalty must be maintained for heinous crimes. News about the commission of heinous and dreadful offences such as murder, violent extremist incidents resulting in death, trafficking in dangerous drugs, and possession or control of any firearm, ammunition or explosives without lawful authority is appearing in our media daily. Such crimes deserve the most severe punishment, reflecting society’s abhorrence and intolerance towards them.
February 13, 2019 21:00 UTC
EVER on the lookout for new walking trails, on the first day of Chinese New Year my friends and I decided to explore the Bukit Komanwel (Commonwealth Forest) Park and National Stadium. We were utterly disappointed by what we saw. The grounds in many places were overgrown with weeds. The plants were poorly maintained and were infested with insects/parasites. The plaques engraved with the names of the Commonwealth nations were also poorly maintained and rusty in many places.
February 13, 2019 21:00 UTC
I REFER to the report “M’sians held in Cambodia jail” (The Star, Feb 8) on 47 Malaysians, believed to be victims of a human trafficking syndicate, being detained in a prison in Cambodia since December last year. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It plagues every country. Victims are deceived into accepting a job offer that promises them a better life. Instead, they find themselves trapped in a cycle of physical and psychological abuse.
February 13, 2019 20:15 UTC
PayPal Malaysia's operation centre will be closing its doors by the end of the year, with a VSS (Voluntary Separation Scheme) process taking effect from April until August 2019. According to an unidentified PayPal source reported on Amanz.my who first broke the news, the move was due to a reorganisation exercise of its business direction combined with an undetermined relocation of its operation centre. "Our Operation Centre in Malaysia has done a remarkable job serving our customers since the site opened in 2011. However, this decision was made to align our investment in sites that are better equipped to support the future needs of our customers and our company," the source said. "This internal reorganisation does not affect our customers in Malaysia, who can continue to use our products and services as normal."
Source:New Strait Times
February 13, 2019 14:48 UTC