Disabled models make London Fashion Week debut

LONDON: Disabled models made their debut on the London Fashion Week catwalk on Friday - "about time", as one campaigner put it. "When you think there was a time when models of colour weren't cast for shows, that's bonkers! Eyers previously made history when, in Feb 2015, he became the first male amputee to appear at New York fashion week, in creations by Italian designer Antonio Urzi. "When I lost my leg I become very unconfident, whereas fashion gives you that sense of confidence," he told AFP. His agent had previously put him forward for London shows, but with no luck.

February 18, 2017 03:22 UTC

AirAsia not afraid of competition

This year, AirAsia is targeting a 10 per cent increase in the total number of passengers to 29 million. Aireen said AirAsia would not reduce its airfares even if MAS and Malindo did so. AirAsia’s secondary hubs include Langkawi International Airport, Penang International Airport, Senai International Airport in Johor Baru, Kuching International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Baru. AirAsia will work with its affiliates in India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand as well as its sister airline AirAsia X Bhd to strengthen its network and create new routes globally. Aireen said the digitalisation process would help AirAsia gather information about its target customers and understand their travel and spending behaviour better.

February 18, 2017 03:22 UTC

IGP dismisses North Korea's allegation of delay in releasing Jong-nam's remains - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) has dismissed North Korea's allegation that Malaysia is purposely delaying the release of Kim Jong-nam's remains. He said that as long as DNA from Jong-nam's family had not been obtained, the investigation could not be completed. Khalid was commenting on North Korean ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol's statement accusing Malaysia of purposely rejecting the country's claim for the remains of Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Kang Chol made the statement to the media in the compound of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine, Hospital Kuala Lumpur at 11.45pm on Friday. However, to date, only the North Korean embassy has come forward to claim the remains.

February 18, 2017 03:11 UTC

Ex-US gymnasts detail abuse accusations against doctor - Gymnastics

NEW YORK: Three former members of the US national gymnastics team, including an Olympic medalist, have come forward to detail the sexual abuse they say was inflicted upon them by a former team doctor, CBS News reported Friday. ”We know that at least 60 have come forward, but my best estimate is it’s in the hundreds and possibly more,” Manly told CBS television’s 60 Minutes program in a report to be broadcast Sunday. “The issue is who was watching him and who supervised him?” Manly told USA Today. Manly told the Washington Post the lag time between USA Gymnastics receiving a complaint notification and turning to the FBI was woefully improper. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Manly told the newspaper.

February 18, 2017 03:00 UTC

Police identifying 4 N. Korea operatives [VIDEO]

The women had since been identified as Siti Aisyah, 25, an Indonesian, and Doan Thi Huong, 29. The airport’s CCTV footage showed that Thi Huong was ready to board her getaway taxi at 9.26am. She then moved to the one on the adjacent block — City View Hotel. It was also pointed out that when she checked into City View Hotel about 2pm, she had with her a sizeable number of heavy bags. She tried out the WiFi connection and when she was happy with it, she walked over to City View Hotel to bring over her belongings.

February 18, 2017 02:57 UTC

Puzzling switch of investment banks - Business News

It is even more unique that when one top investment bank withdraws, another replaces it as adviser. The proposal was made in July last year, and six months later, Maybank Investment Bank Bhd submitted the relevant documents to the Securities Commission. It also stated that Maybank Investment Bank and the company had mutually agreed for the services of the investment bank to be terminated with immediate effect. Why would Maybank Investment Bank withdraw from the deal after having worked on it for more than six months? Petronas’ dividendsTHE issue of how much dividends Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) declares to the Government is always a hot topic.

February 18, 2017 02:48 UTC

Bursa Malaysia expected to trade firmer next week - Business News

Weekly turnover expanded to 11.34 billion units worth RM 12.19 billion from 9.74 billion units worth RM9.27 billion. Main Market volume widened to 8.22 billion shares valued at RM11.62 bilion from 6.99 billion shares valued at RM6.76 billion. Warrant turnover rose to 872.14 million units worth RM113.42 million from 867.57 million units worth RM120.69 million. Warrant turnover rose to 872.14 million units worth RM113.42 million from 867.57 million units worth RM120.69 million. The ACE Market increased to 2.16 billion shares worth RM450.25 million from 1.84 billion shares worth RM377.56 million.

February 18, 2017 02:48 UTC

Pitch problems force venue change for Tonga-Wales test - Rugby

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tonga's test against Wales in June is to be moved to another venue over concerns about the state of the pitch at the National Stadium in Nuku'alofa. "Discussions are taking place with alternative venues to host the match on the same weekend in June." New Zealand media reported on Saturday that Auckland was being considered as a possible venue for the match, given the large Tongan community in New Zealand's biggest city. Tongan supporters produced one of the more memorable moments of the run-up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup when they caused gridlock around Auckland International Airport as they welcomed their team. Wales, who will be without their British and Irish Lions players, also also face Samoa in Apia on June 24.

February 18, 2017 02:31 UTC

Jong-nam murder: Neighbours describe Siti Aisyah as 'quiet and innocent' - Nation

Siti, who is believed to have been arrested in Malaysia for her alleged role in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been described by her neighbours and relatives as a “quiet and innocent” girl. Siti once lived in a house located in a small alley in the densely populated quarters of Tambora district, West Jakarta. To her neighbours, Siti is just one of millions of Indonesians looking for job opportunities in neighbouring Malaysia. According to Akiong, Siti is just a junior high school graduate who speaks poor English and once worked in Batam as a clothing vendor. Fachir claimed he had yet to receive information that Siti was a North Korean spy.

February 18, 2017 02:06 UTC

Signs of the times - Business News

This Trade Description Order has been in force since 2011 so business owners cannot claim ignorance. The Trade Description Act 1972 was repealed and replaced by the Trade Description Act 2011 which incorporated legal provisos pertaining to halal matters. Trade Description (Definition of Halal) Order 2011 and Trade Description Certification and Markings of Halal 2011 were approved by Parliament and came into force in November 2011. It does not matter whether you want to be in or out of the halal business, the Trade Description Act 2011 is very clear on how you should label your products. Even though these paint brushes don’t paint too well compared to the usual non-halal brushes, all the coconut husk brushes were sold out.

February 18, 2017 01:32 UTC

Will Trump’s order cause disorder? - Business News

He issued an executive order and a presidential memorandum that day. The White House press office describes these as actions “to better enable the financial system to promote job creation and serve all Americans”. It appears that the Fiduciary Duty Rule is one of the “needless and job-killing regulations” that Trump wants to get rid of. Trump’s Feb 3 executive order is seen as a preliminary step towards repealing the Act. As the 2007-2008 financial crisis has shown, a meltdown of the US financial system is scary and sends shockwaves across the globe.

February 18, 2017 01:16 UTC

Fourth person arrested in Jong-nam murder probe - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: One of the four men sought by police over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam has been detained. It is learnt that the suspect was arrested after police raided a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Lama at about 11pm on Friday. The 47-year-old suspect was found to be holding a North Korean passport at the time of arrest. On Thursday, Indonesian Siti Aisyah was arrested at a hotel in Ampang at 2am. Police said she was identified based on CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest.

February 18, 2017 01:03 UTC

Apple to announce iOS, Mac updates June 5 - Tech News

The 28th annual Apple developers' conference, WWDC, is to take place over the week of June 5-9, 2017, marking a major opportunity for the company to outline big updates to iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps and abilities. Though the week as a whole is directed towards those on the development side of Apple's growing ecosystem, WWDC's first day brings with it key announcements regarding upgrades to iOS, Mac OS, the Apple Watch system software and more. CarPlay, HealthKit, HomeKit and SiriKit have all featured at the conference in past years, the Cupertino company explained in a release. The keynote and subsequent iOS update – this year, iOS 11 – also provide fuel for the fire as analysts, coders and enthusiasts speculate over changes coming to Apple's annual iPhone update – in 2017, the iPhone 8 – which is usually subject to its own September reveal. — AFP Relaxnews

February 18, 2017 00:56 UTC

Dealing with Tahir not only issue for NZ one-day side - Cricket

With each victim, the 37-year-old embarked on a manic sprint towards the small groups of flag-waving South African fans in the stands. "He's a big reason why we've had the success we have had in the last 10 months," South Africa captain Faf du Plessis told reporters. "Everyone bowled really well," du Plessis added of the bowling group that did the job without the rested Kagiso Rabada and injured Dale Steyn. "Obviously the star is Imran but the seamers on that pitch were really good in the areas they bowled." "It was a thorough performance from South Africa but disappointing from our perspective that we didn't fire too many shots at them."

February 18, 2017 00:45 UTC

All eyes on low-profile Tasco - Business News

Last month, Tasco announced two major acquisitions totalling about RM300mil, paving its way to the niche cold chain logistics. Rationale for the cold chain ventureLim explains that the move into the cold chain segment has been on the cards for a while. On average, companies with cold chain logistics and warehousing businesses are trading at about 28.4 times. There’s also a strong demand for cold chain logistics providers with one-stop logistics solutions, quality services, innovative solutions and advanced facilities,” he says. Tasco is not entirely a newcomer in the cold chain sector, as it has been doing cold chain logistics in the past two to three years, albeit outsourcing it to other players.

February 17, 2017 23:53 UTC

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