Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after a reckless high challenge by Ernest Mabouka on Germany's Emre Can saw Sebastien Siani wrongly receive a yellow card in a case of mistaken identity. But even then Roldan did not come up with the right outcome as he simply switched the colour of midfielder Siani's card from yellow to red. The best chance of a tight first-half fell to Germany's Joshua Kimmich as he headed wide from six yards with the goal gaping. But three minutes into the second period, Germany hit the front as some wonderful build-up play was rewarded by a first international goal for Demirbay. After the lengthy stoppage involving the red card incident, Germany made their numerical advantage count almost immediately as Werner got his first national team goal with an excellent header from Kimmich's fine cross to the back post.
June 25, 2017 17:03 UTC
His superb performance left 1992 Barcelona Olympic one-lap champion Watts enthusing about a 22-year-old who, he believes, possesses a rare talent. "He's tall and has a lot of power, but what makes him special is he has a rare combination of speed and power," said Watts in an interview. "The United States needs a special guy to have a resurgence," Watts said. That was most evident from 300 to 400 metres, said Watts, now an assistant coach at the University of Southern California. Watts, who lost his U.S. collegiate record to Kerley this spring, also sees that same courage from Kerley late in the race.
June 25, 2017 16:52 UTC
BAKU (Reuters) - Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, with Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth after being penalised for swerving into rival Lewis Hamilton who came home in fifth. Ferrari's Vettel got a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth, after he steered into race leader Hamilton under safety car conditions after a red-flag stoppage. CRAZY RACEVettel leads the overall standings on 153 points ahead of Briton Hamilton on 139 and Finland's Bottas with 111. Australian Ricciardo's first victory since he won the Malaysian Grand Prix last year lifted him to fourth on 92. We knew the podium was a chance after the restart, then we heard of the problems with Lewis and Seb.
June 25, 2017 15:22 UTC
SANDAKAN: Two estate workers were killed in an accident involving three vehicles near Kampung Jaya Bakti at Jalan Sandakan-Beluran here. In the 4pm incident, victims identified as Abdurazim Asad Kassin, 17, and Abdurasid Asad Kassin, 25, died on the spot. District police chief Assistant Comnissioner Mohd Azhar Hamin said the duo was on a motorcycle, adding Abdurazim was the pillion rider. Mohd Azhar said the impact had caused Abdurasid’s motorcycle to be thrown into the opposite lane, crashing into an oncoming jeep. Mohd Azhar said police were unsure if both deceased were related, adding that Abdurasid held a Philippine passport while Abdurazim was not carrying any documentation.
June 25, 2017 14:48 UTC
England coach Eddie Jones said last year he regarded Argentina as the second best team in the Rugby Championship behind New Zealand, referring particularly to their attacking skills. With this year's Rugby Championship set to get underway in August, Argentina were at least able to stem a run of five successive defeats against Georgia. On the immediate horizon is this year's Rugby Championship, when they will again pit themselves against southern hemisphere rivals New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Argentina finished bottom in last year's championship, just as they have done in all but one of their five appearances. “Those regulations are to protect the professional game here (in Argentina),” said Pichot, the driving force in taking Argentina into the Rugby Championship and Super Rugby.
June 25, 2017 14:37 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia finished fourth in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in London on Sunday. England captain Paul Roper netted the fourth a minute before the final whistle. Faizal Saari scored the consolation for Malaysia in the 53rd minuteMalaysia had several other decent chances but could not convert them. However, Malaysia have achieved their target of qualifying for next year's World Cup in India. In other matches, Pakistan finished seventh following a 3-1 win over China while Canada upset India 3-2 for fifth position.
June 25, 2017 14:37 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia lost 4-1 to England in the third/fourth placing match of the World Hockey League in London on Sunday. Malaysia who are ranked 14th in the world pulled a goal back in the 53rd minute through Faizal Saari before Phil Roper scored the fourth goal for the hosts in the match at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Malaysia's 3-2 upset win over world No. 6 India in the quarter-finals on Thursday ensured that Stephen Van Huizen's team qualify for next year's Hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar, India. Malaysia finshed in 12th place in the 2014 Hockey World Cup in Holland.
June 25, 2017 14:26 UTC
The Malay Heritage Centre was once Istana Kampung Glam. A recent visit to the Malay Heritage Centre in the heart of historic Kampung Glam reveals how this place was characterised by concentrations of various communities that arrived in Singapore during the early 19th century. This is the Information Centre and it’s here that I learn that the Malay Heritage Centre occupies the historic site where Istana Kampung Glam once stood. During our brief chat, I learn that Istana Kampung Glam used to be the historic home of Malay royalty in Singapore. The original Sultan Mosque, built by Sultan Hussein in 1824, was a single storey structure devoid of minarets or domes.
June 25, 2017 14:26 UTC
SRINAGAR: A pine tree fell onto a cable car in a ski resort in Indian Kashmir on Sunday, sending the car plunging to earth and killing seven people, most of them tourists, police said. About 150 people were stranded in other cable cars on the mountain in Gulmarg in high winds, but were later rescued. Gulmarg is a winter ski destination but also popular with tourists during the current summer season. Gulmarg police officer Imtiyas Hussain said a falling pine tree hit one of the cars, snapping the car from the cable and sending it down hundreds of feet. The cable car, known as the Gulmarg gondola, is one of Kashmir’s top attractions.
June 25, 2017 13:52 UTC
HALLE WESTFALEN: Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Halle on Sunday. Federer will head into Wimbledon, which starts on July 3, as favourite to win an outright record eighth title. Italian Open champion Zverev had won all three of his previous finals this season, but was blown away by a vintage performance from the 18-time major champion in only 53 minutes. Zverev, 20, battled hard to stay with his illustrious opponent at the start of the second set, but failed to make any inroads into the Federer serve. A trademark forehand passing shot and a comfortable service game moved Federer to within a game of victory.
June 25, 2017 13:41 UTC
HULU SELANGOR: A 26-year-old driver travelling northbound on the North-South highway was unable to avoid a mysterious object on the road and, upon stopping, was horrified to realise that she had inadvertently hit a motorcyclist. “However, she was not successful and only realised that she had hit a motorcyclist when she got out of her car to check,” he said in a statement. The motorcyclist who was dead on the scene, was brought to Hospital Kuala Kubu Baru. It has yet to be determined if he was already dead at the time he was hit by the motorist at about 10pm Saturday at km408 northbound on the highway. Police are continuing to investigate the case, which has been classified under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving and causing death.
June 25, 2017 13:41 UTC
MARAWI: Philippine emissaries met on Sunday with a leader of a militant group loyal to Islamic State, officials said, taking advantage of a short truce in a battle over a southern city occupied by rebels for more than a month. It was not immediately clear what was discussed with Abdullah Maute, one of two brothers in charge of the Islamist group named after them. He said the Maute group released some women and children on Sunday and the emissaries had come under fire briefly from rebel snipers. Though they have no solid evidence, the authorities believe his brother, Omarkhayam, was among three of the seven Maute brothers killed. Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera said troops had not resumed operations after the truce and were holding defensive positions.
June 25, 2017 13:30 UTC
MUMBAI: Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of possessing beef, an officer said on Sunday, an attack that has drawn anger across the country. Cow slaughter is banned in most Indian states whose predominantly Hindu population consider the animal to be sacred. Police officer Kamal Deep Goyal said the fight started over an argument over seats in the train. In April, a Muslim dairy farmer was lynched in the north-western state of Rajasthan for allegedly smuggling cows. Opposition groups have criticised Modi for failing to speak up against the violence targeted at Muslims, accusing his party of a sectarian bias.
June 25, 2017 13:30 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has started investigations into a video clip that went viral on social media, showing a number of students wearing school uniform, bullying and teasing another ‘drunk’ student said deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan. According to Kamalanathan when met at the Hari Raya Open house hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Cabinet Ministers at Seri Perdana here today, the incident happened outside and not in school. The two-minute video clip uploaded on Facebook account holder Malaysian Tamilar Kural on Thursday, shows about eight students involved in pushing and shoving the ‘drunk’ student as well as using abusive and obscene language. Kamalanathan said the ministry viewed such cases, especially bullying cases seriously, and would take all the necessary steps to resolve the discipline problems of students and wipe out bullying among students. The Education Ministry welcomes views, opinions and constructive criticism from the people to resolve bullying cases, he said.
June 25, 2017 13:28 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A Youtube video clip, ‘Despacito Raya’ starring Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek has gone viral on social media drawing about 2,400 views. The one minute and 47 seconds recording which showed Ahmad Shabery on the drums and in other video clips edited into it, received almost 1,200 ‘likes’ in Facebook,1,722 retweets and 1,005 ‘likes’ in Twitter. The original ‘Despacito’ was sung by Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee. The ‘Despacito Raya’ version sung by Damian Mikhail featuring Amira Aman and Farique Frequensi NSSN was uploaded on June 23 in conjunction with Aidilfitri. It is available for viewing via Ahmad Shabery’s official Facebook and Twitter.
June 25, 2017 13:18 UTC