SUBANG JAYA: A motorcyclist was killed in a possible hit-and-run accident on the Kesas Highway early Monday. The victim, who has been identified as 31-year-old Al Baharin Mohdzlan, died at the scene of the accident at KM 34.4 of the highway. Investigators did not manage to locate the victim's motorcycle at the scene but found his helmet. "The victim sustained grievous injuries to his head. A post-mortem at the Shah Alam hospital will be conducted, and witnesses are urged to contact the police," said Selangor traffic chief Supt Azman Shari'at.
March 19, 2018 04:07 UTC
(Reuters) - Manchester United cannot consider their current season to be a successful one even if they win the FA Cup, midfielder Nemanja Matic has said. "In the Premier League, when you are in the first four this is not perfect but is good to play for the Champions League next season. "If you win the FA Cup I cannot say it is a successful season, but it's a good season." Manager Jose Mourinho's team were also knocked out of the League Cup quarter-finals after a shock defeat by Championship (second tier) side Bristol City. Even if you win the league he wants to win again next season.
March 19, 2018 04:07 UTC
The parody video with a bold and provocative caption, 'Who did it better?' The resulting non-CGI hilarity not only earned Aiman international attention, but both praise and an invite to direct a future Avengers movie, by the Russo Brothers themselves! Are you available to direct Avengers 5? https://t.co/8IIS3hacBu — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 18, 2018For the uninitiated, the Russo Brothers (Anthony Russo and Joseph V. "Joe" Russo) among many other shows, directed Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, along with the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. As the time of writing, Aiman's parody video has since been watched over 1.2 million times, retweeted 36,000 times and liked 58,000 times.
March 19, 2018 03:56 UTC
BEIJING: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an additional $2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group as part of the Chinese firm's push into new markets.Following the investment, Lucy Peng, who currently serves as Lazada Group chairwoman, will take over the role of chief executive officer, replacing founder Max Bittner, who will become a senior advisor to Alibaba.Alibaba has previously invested $2 billion in the Singapore-based firm, bringing its total investment to $4 billion.
March 19, 2018 03:33 UTC
DIBULLA: The guaimaro, a highly prized tree bearing nutritious fruit, once abundant throughout South America, is slowly being coaxed back from near extinction in Colombia. Deforestation has decimated the bountiful tree, whose leaves and fruit have for centuries sustained animals and humans alike. Here, in Colombia’s northeastern Guajira region, new life is being breathed back into stocks of the beloved tree. “The guaimaro is a magic tree,” said Daisy Tarrier, the 39-year-old director of the NGO Envol Vert. A local farmer waters small Guaimaro (Brosimum alicastrum) tree plants at a small farm in Dibulla, La Guajira department, Colombia on February 28, 2018.
March 19, 2018 02:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips wavered early Monday while key Asian markets fell as investors worried the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates and this could see funds shifting out of equities into bonds.At 9.51am, the FBM KLCI was up 0.34 points or 0.02% to 1,846.73. Turnover was 471.96 million shares valued at RM162.56mil. There were 192 gainers, 299 losers and 304 counters unchanged.Asian share markets slipped into the red on Monday as caution gripped investors in a week in which the Federal Reserve is likely to hike US interest rates and perhaps signal that as many as three more lie in store for the rest of the year, Reuters reported.Japan's Nikkei extended early losses to drop 1.3% as exporters were undermined by recent broad-based gains in the yen.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5%, while Australia's main index lost 0.2%.At Bursa Malaysia, Nestle fell RM2.40 to RM128.60, Dutch Lady 98 sen to RM66.52, Heineken 70 sen to RM20.70, Ajinomoto 34 sen lower at RM22.12 and BAT 18 sen lower at RM27.50. However, F&N gained 18 sen to RM32 and Brahims 12.5 sen to 45.5 sen.Petron lost 10 sen to RM9.60, MPI nine sen to RM9.46 and Hartalega eight sen to RM11.72.Magni-Tech was the top gainer, up 40 sen to RM5.46. Scientex 15 sen to RM8.20, LC Titan gained 10 sen to RM6.29, VS Industry nine sen to RM2.74 while Borneo Aqua Harvest and Pos Malaysia added eight sen each to RM1.41 and RM3.90.
March 19, 2018 02:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign funds slowly added their holdings in stocks listed on Bursa after a week filled with major news affecting global capital markets, according to MIDF Reseach. Foreign selling intensified on Friday as foreign funds withdrew RM227.5mil net ahead of the Fed’ monetary policy meeting this week. Meanwhile, March has so far recorded a net outflow of RM207.4mil, a far cry from the RM4.37bil net inflow in March 2014 amid the anticipation of the 14th General Election. Foreign average daily trade value (ADTV) increased by 46% to RM1.64bil, marking its 11th week of staying above RM1bil. Retail participation rate remained vibrant too with its ADTV remaining above RM1bil for the fourth consecutive week.
March 19, 2018 02:03 UTC
MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays and promise to make future gadgets slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry. Controlling MicroLED technology would help Apple stand out in a maturing smartphone market and outgun rivals like Samsung that have been able to tout superior screens. Phone manufacturers tweak screens to their specifications, and Apple has for years calibrated iPhone screens for colour accuracy. There, about 300 engineers are designing and producing MicroLED screens for use in future products. Executives recently approved continued development for the next two years, with the aim of shipping MicroLED screens in products.
March 19, 2018 01:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Eco World International (EWI) boosted its presence in the UK with the completion of stage one in its joint venture with Be Living Holdings Limited to add six new sites in London with gross development value (GDV) of £1.1bil (RM6bil).EWI said on Monday this will bring total remaining GDV to slightly more than double remaining GDV of £1.01bil (as at Oct 31, 2017) from its ongoing UK projects.It also said it had signed definitive agreements for the stage two acquisitions. This will potentially add another six sites with an estimated GDV of £1.5bil.“Upon completion of the acquisition of the stage two sites, the group’s total number of projects in the UK will increase from three when it was listed around this time last year to 15 in total,” it said.These corporate exercises enable EWI to make significant progress towards realising its ambitions to become a local UK developer.EWI president and CEO Datuk Teow Leong Seng said: “The completion of the stage one Acquisitions marks the start of a new era for EWI in the UK.“Going forward, we are well positioned to grow our UK business strongly to meet both local and international demand in the traditional open market sale (OMS) subsector as well as rising institutional demand in the built-to-rent (BTR) subsector,” he said.EWI said the above joint-venture with Be Living, a sister company of prominent UK contractor & developer Willmott Dixon Holdings Limited, will open up more markets• Access to the mid-mainstream market with the capability to supply homes at price points ranging from £500 psf to £800 psf that an average income earner in London is able to afford;Immediate entry into the Built-to-Rent subsector which has seen rapid growth due to the substantial increase in the size of the private rental sector.This will greatly increase the breadth, depth and resilience of the Group’s UK business through the:• extension of its geographical reach from its current Central London locations to Greater London and the South-East of England;• expansion of its product range at price points covering the mid, upper-mid and prime residential market segments, and• widening the group’s customer base beyond individual homeowners and investors to institutional funds looking to acquire BTR properties in good locations.
March 19, 2018 01:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 19): Foreign funds acquired RM141.2 million of Malaysian equity last week, after having disposed RM299.1 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research. “The FBM KLCI gained 0.15% to 1,864 points the next day with a smaller inflow of RM122.9 million. He explained that foreign selling further intensified on Friday as foreign funds withdrew RM227.5 million net ahead of the Fed’ monetary policy meeting this week. Adam said foreign average daily trade value (ADTV) increased by 46% to RM1.64 billion, marking its 11th week of staying above RM1 billion. He said retail participation rate remained vibrant too with its ADTV remaining above RM1 billion for the fourth consecutive week.
Source:The Edge Markets
March 19, 2018 01:41 UTC
A Hong Kong grandmother was arrested on suspicion of murdering her six-year-old grandson in a local love hotel early Sunday. Police were alerted at 12.54am that the boy had fallen into a coma at the Beverly Hotel in Wan Chai. Police sources said the woman, 52, had taken the boy on a tour of Hong Kong Island and had checked into the hotel because they were both tired. He lived with his mother and grandmother in Yiu On Estate – a public housing complex in Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, according to police sources. “His grandmother took care of him most of the time because his mother had to work.”Wan added that it had yet to be proved whether the boy or grandmother had a mental disorder.
March 19, 2018 01:30 UTC
(From left) Mustafa , Devender , Pistre, Au, Takeshita and Goh , whose dishes were the star of the buffet at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Lemon Garden Restaurant. Being a fan of spicy food, the dish went well with warm rice or paratha which were served at the buffet too. The lunch buffet is priced at RM135 nett per person (Monday to Friday), RM155 nett per person (Saturday and public holidays) and RM175 nett per person (Sunday). Dinner is priced at RM165 nett per person (Sunday to Thursday) and RM218 nett per person (Friday and Saturday). LEMON GARDEN, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
March 19, 2018 01:18 UTC
MANY Penang Hospital visitors were all smiles when volunteers cheerfully distributed 400 packets of vegetarian meals at the entrance. The free meals from Ramakrishna Ashrama were sponsored by Gerakan legal and human rights bureau chief Datuk Baljit Singh, who helped give them away. “Vegetarian meals are ideal because they suit everyone, regardless of race or religion. “We serve free food in many places and every Friday, we serve the packets of food at the entrance of Penang Hospital,” he said. Housewife, S. Vasanthamary, 38, said she was happy to see the free food being distributed.
March 19, 2018 01:07 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: PublicInvest Research is concerned about Wah Seong Corporation’s fast depleting order book which can only sustain the company for the next one to two financial years, despite the recent US$34.5mil (RM135.2mil) contract by Basrah Gas Company.It said on Monday the order book is currently at RM2.8bil, comprising job scope across all activities, led by the oil and gas portion (89%).“This can last the group for the next one to two financial years. Its order book replenishment could however be supported by sizeable tender book value of RM4.2bil,” it said.Last Friday, Wah Seong’s indirect subsidiary, PT. Wasco Engineering Indonesia (PTWEI) secured a US$34.5mil contract from Basrah Gas. This will be Wah Seong’s first contract win in 2018. The last contract it won was in July 2017.“We, therefore, maintain our Neutral recommendation on Wah Seong with target price of RM1.57 pegged to price-to-earnings ratio of 12 times to FY18 EPS of 13.1 sen,” it said.
March 19, 2018 00:56 UTC
BOLLYWOOD actor Akshay Kumar got down and dirty last year to highlight the importance of using toilets and the epidemic of open defecation in his birth country through the hit Hindi dramedy, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (Toilet: A Love Story). For his latest film, Pad Man, which opened in India in January, the 50-year-old actor, producer and TV personality had set his focus on another uncommon but significant topic: menstrual hygiene. In explaining his decision to take on the film projects, he reportedly said entertainment was the best way to spread crucial social messages. Boys should be included in this conversation,” said the actor, whose 25-year career has seen him appear in more than 100 Hindi films. Free screenings of the film are expected to take place in rural villages.
March 19, 2018 00:45 UTC