MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The grieving mother of George Floyd's daughter on Tuesday demanded justice for him, saying he was a good father who did not deserve to die face down on the pavement, pinned under the weight of three police officers. With her 6-year-old daughter Gianna clinging to her, Roxie Washington told reporters she wants all four officers involved in Floyd's death to pay for the killing, which has sparked protests across the U.S. and the world. "At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families," Washington said. "He loved her, he loved her so much," Washington said of Floyd's feelings for their daughter. I'm here for George because I want justice for him, and I want justice for him because he was good.
June 03, 2020 00:00 UTC
How many of you?”“Three of us, ” she said, naming her BFFs from high school and a restaurant I had not heard of. By this time, I could feel my anger rising and I decided to lay down the law. “You are not going out.”“But my friend is on the way to pick me up.”“Tell her not to come. She called her friend to tell her “Sorry, my mum won’t let me out” before stomping up to her room. That’s fine if you are eating alone but that doesn’t make for conducive meal-sharing with family or friends, does it?
June 02, 2020 23:37 UTC
He advised those entering the job market not to feel discouraged and to be ready to fight in a tough economic climate. Like Chin, many fresh graduates are hit hard by unemployment and limited job openings amid a volatile Covid-19 economic landscape. IT graduate Althony Lim, 22, said although there is still a number of job vacancies in his field, the opportunities are fewer now. Tough times: Lim says there are fewer job opportunities in his field now compared to a few months ago. Student Ching Xiang Jun, 22, said he is still waiting for his final results before he sends out job applications.
June 02, 2020 23:26 UTC
Frontline and critical care services are being prioritised as they are dealing directly with Covid-19 patients. Many other healthcare services have slowed down or stopped if not urgent, including elective surgeries, in order to minimise potential exposure to Covid-19. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, who is also a senior consultant breast and endocrine surgeon at Hospital Putrajaya, says Health Ministry (MOH) hospitals have been categorised into three types for this pandemic:Covid-19 hospitals that only treat Covid-19 patientsHybrid Covid-19 hospitals that treat both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients, andNon-Covid-19 hospitals that do not treat Covid-19 cases at all. Meanwhile, hybrid Covid-19 hospitals are treating all emergency surgical cases, while non-emergency surgeries are being considered on a case-by-case basis, depending how critical the condition is. recent contact with a Covid-19 patient or having an ongoing chest infection), but require emergency surgery, as testing for Covid-19 should not delay any emergency surgeries.
June 02, 2020 23:26 UTC
ALOR SETAR: Three Penang state legal officers have been remanded for allegedly soliciting RM500,000 bribe and receiving RM100,000 in bribes from a member of the public linked to a commercial case. Magistrate Nurshahida Abdul Rahim granted a six-day remand order on one of the suspects, aged 42, while two others, aged 29 and 52, have been remanded for three days. Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap, who confirmed and disclosed the details of their arrest in a statement, said the three legal officers were arrested separately. “One of the suspect was department head of the legal office. He also urged those who had fallen victim to such a bribery syndicate to come forward and lodge a report with Kedah MACC.
This resulted in significant increase in domestic electricity bills in the last few months, he said. “Our children too did not attend school, and this had directly caused the increase in electricity usage. Some consumers were shocked when their electricity bills were much higher compared to their normal monthly bills, he said. He said there were some consumers who used social media to highlight their high electricity bills, and questioned the adjustment methods used by TNB. Mahdzir also said that the main reason customers visited Kedai Tenaga was to inquire about high electricity usage as well as the adjusted bills.
PUTRAJAYA: The standard operating procedure (SOP) for several businesses and social activities will be presented to the special Cabinet committee over the weekend, an indication that these activities may resume soon. It will be a busy Saturday for the committee which will hear, among others, the proposed SOP for barber shops as well as hair and beauty salons. Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the committee will also be hearing presentations on SOP for pasar malam or night markets, as well as farmers markets. On enforcement activity reports, Ismail Sabri said 229 vehicles were ordered to turn back at interstate roadblocks for attempting to cross state borders without permission. On the Covid-19 positive cases detected in Sungai Buloh Prison, Ismail Sabri said screening would be conducted on the 600 inmates sharing the same block with the individual who tested positive.
PETALING JAYA: Industry exposure and digital businesses are windows of opportunities to young adults facing the soft job market. Mahira, 22, who is working for an online payment gateway, said she was grateful that the company saw her potential and appreciated her work while interning. Chan, a 23-year-old marketing major, was employed by a digital marketing agency in Kuala Lumpur. He said companies operating online such as digital marketing companies were still doing better, adding that he planned to venture into an online food and beverage business if he was laid off. “UKM has a dedicated Career Development Centre which serves as the focal point and coordinator for faculties with regard to internships, career development and graduate employability programmes, ” he added.
Nigerians angered over a series of high-profile cases of violence against women have gone online to demand "justice" in a social movement that is gaining ground - and results - in Africa's most populous nation. The case only gained attention after her relatives, scared the accused would escape justice, released a video online of family comforting the traumatised teen that was shared tens of thousands of times. After an outcry online the police force said two officers had been detained and were facing disciplinary action and possible prosecution. Now the protests rocking cities across the US in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the power of the online campaigns against police brutality there appear to be pushing more Nigerians to demand action. While the online protests were sparked by violence against women, they have quickly began tapping into broader anger about the state of the country.
June 02, 2020 13:41 UTC
MILAN (Reuters) - Virgil Abloh, the designer for Louis Vuitton's menswear collections and founder of streetwear label Off-White, has apologised after being criticised for chastising looting by U.S. protesters. Abloh, the highest-profile black designer in fashion, said in an Instagram post late on Monday that he supported "every movement to eradicate racism and police violence. In a post after a store owned by a fellow streetwear designer was damaged Abloh wrote:"This disgusts me. He said his contributions to causes related to the protest movement totalled $20,500. Abloh has been artistic director for menswear at Louis Vuitton, the biggest revenue driver at French luxury giant LVMH , since March 2018.
June 02, 2020 10:27 UTC
"A police team from Wangsa Maju was conducting conditional movement control order (MCO) compliance checks, when they spotted the two men behaving suspiciously on a motorcycle, ” said Comm Mazlan. He added that the team tried to stop the suspects, but they ignored the police and sped off heading to Jalan Ampang. "The suspect has been remanded for four days as police track the whereabouts of the other suspect, ” said Comm Mazlan. Comm Mazlan added that they have opened investigations under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant from dispensing their duties. On the viral video, Comm Mazlan said that an internal investigation is underway to ensure that there were no violation of standard operating procedures during the arrest.
June 02, 2020 09:06 UTC
We were greeted by officers and staff who asked us to line up in a single file. The airport was very quiet and eerie, like it was in a Twilight Zone, and everyone had masks on. There was a health check point with health officers in pink and white hazmat suits where we had nose swabs done. We received daily calls from ministry staff checking on us, asking if we had any symptoms, and on the 11th day of our quarantine, we had to do a mouth swab for a second test. This really helped me when I had a couple of low moments; the Health Ministry staff were very comforting too.
June 02, 2020 08:26 UTC
Mardani Fine Minerals reports annual gross sales of US$25 million (RM108 million) to US$40 million (RM173 million), with profit margins varying from 20% to 70%. The diamond market was already expecting a drop in 2020. Among the top crystal sellers were three different rounded Gogotte formations formed from quartz crystals and calcium carbonate in Fontainebleau, France. "Acquiring crystals is a bit like acquiring art, ” says Anthony James, an artist who showed his work at Crystal Bridges. "It’s better to buy one really good piece than spend the same amount of money on five mediocre pieces, ” Hyslop says.
June 02, 2020 06:56 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Fast bowler Liam Plunkett, who has been left out of England's summer training squad, has said he is open to the idea of playing for the United States one day. The 35-year-old, whose wife is American, has not played for England since claiming three wickets in last year's World Cup final. He would need to serve a three-year residency period to be eligible to play for the United States, who gained one-day international status last year. "It would be nice be involved in some sort of cricket over there," Plunkett told BBC Radio 5 Live. Right-arm quick Plunkett, who did not make the cut, said he could see himself mentoring young American cricketers.
June 02, 2020 04:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR City Hall (DBKL) has put a freeze on the granting of new liquor licence applications, effective immediately. In a circular sent to The Star by DBKL on Tuesday (June 2), it also added that enforcement will be carried out on premises that were selling liquor without a licence. The decision was made after several recent incidents of drunk drivers causing accidents including a case early Monday, where a motorcyclist was killed in an accident involving an allegedly drunk driver. The driver was charged in the KL Magistrate’s Court with drink driving later Monday. Car accessory shop assistant Khor Yong Zhang, 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read out by a court interpreter before magistrate Puteri Nursheila Rahimi.
June 02, 2020 03:56 UTC