PETALING JAYA: Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team rider Franco Morbidelli (pic) heads to Jerez with a hope of finishing on the podium there for the first time. The Italian rider is starting round four of the 2021 MotoGP campaign this weekend in good form after securing fourth place in the Portugal round in Portimao two weeks ago. Morbidelli was in contention for a rostrum during both Jerez events last year but the Spanish circuit has not been kind to him. He has yet to claim a podium there in either MotoGP or Moto2. “Last year I was very close to finishing on the podium in both races we had at Jerez, so I hope we can actually make it a podium this time.
April 29, 2021 22:41 UTC
(Reuters) - McLaren boss Zak Brown has called for secret votes on rule changes to ensure Formula One teams are not pressured by bigger partners. He highlighted the close alliances between certain teams as a problem that needed to be addressed to ensure fair competition. Champions Mercedes, McLaren's engine suppliers, have close links with Aston Martin and Williams while Ferrari provide Haas and Alfa Romeo with engines. "I do not wish to see the number of teams in F1 reduce, but team affiliations remain an issue because they do not promote a level playing field. The F1 Commission must approve any rule changes, with a super-majority of 28 out of 30 votes required in the current season.
April 29, 2021 21:08 UTC
"I don't feel like my physical condition is very different (from Portugal), it's very similar," Marquez told reporters on Thursday. "(I have) no clear target, just ride the bike, more kilometres, try to feel better on the position of the bike. We know better where our limit is now, it's not the bike, it's not the tyres – it's me." The Frenchman won the first two races last season in Jerez with Yamaha's satellite team. "It means nothing that we won both races last year."
April 29, 2021 19:34 UTC
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's severe medical oxygen supply crisis is expected to ease by mid-May, a top industry executive told Reuters, with output rising by 25% and transport infrastructure ready to cope with a surge in demand caused by a dramatic rise in coronavirus cases. Banerjee said India was importing around 100 cryogenic containers to transport large quantities of liquid medical oxygen, with Linde providing 60 of those. Many of these containers will be placed on dedicated trains that would cut across the country, each carrying between 80-160 tonnes of liquid oxygen and delivering to multiple cities. "We are trying to create a hub-and-spoke type of system so that we make a lot of liquid oxygen available at the local area, from where the local dealers can pick it up," Banerjee said. India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections.
April 29, 2021 19:23 UTC
(Reuters) - Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he planned to be in Formula One next season, was enjoying this year's title battle and had already been laying the groundwork for 2022. "I plan to be here next year and I want to help Pirelli...move forward and having a better product," said Hamilton. Pressed on his plans, Hamilton recognised he was "pretty spontaneous" so they could change but he was relishing the battle this season. "I am enjoying this battle we are having. I don’t know how long I will stay though, we’ll see."
April 29, 2021 17:37 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa has described the rumours of his second marriage to a Malaysian singer as slander to ruin his political career. Annuar also expressed his regret and displeasure towards the action of the rumour-mongers that also affected the reputation of other unrelated parties. Annuar said, to his knowledge the singer is from a well-respected family and hopes that she would not be dragged into this matter. Since Wednesday, the rumour of a marriage between Annuar and singer Datuk Nora Ariffin had been making its rounds on Twitter. The singer later denied she had married the politician.
April 29, 2021 16:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Anuar Musa has described talk of his second marriage to a Malaysian singer as slander to ruin his political career. Annuar also expressed his regret and displeasure towards the action of the rumour-mongers that also affected the reputation of other unrelated parties. Annuar said that to his knowledge, the singer was from a well-respected family and hoped that she would not be dragged into the matter. The Keterah MP said he did not intend to seek further action but urged those responsible for spreading the allegations to think about their actions. Since Wednesday (April 28), talk of a marriage between Annuar and singer Datuk Nora Ariffin had been making the rounds on social medai, which the singer has since denied.
April 29, 2021 15:33 UTC
Now her husband Amit, 39, is in critical condition with COVID-19. Goel, a software engineer at Indian IT giant TCS, managed to get hold of oxygen for her husband. India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections. In the intensive care unit, patients are placed on trolleys in between beds, while there are shortages of ventilators and staff. Ray said many patients were dying as they shuttle between hospitals looking for beds due to a lack of coordination between authorities.
April 29, 2021 13:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Is it reasonable to impose a compound as high as RM50,000 for standard operating procedure (SOP) violations, when many are still struggling due to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic? The question is raised by netizens, who disagreed with the actions taken by the Kelantan police against several small traders in the State. “Referring to the three cases in Kelantan, the enforcement officers might have considered them to be in the corporation/organisation category. Meanwhile, lawyer Muhammad Akram Abdul Aziz said the authorities should use their discretion when issuing compound notices. “The ‘double standard’ issue was raised because many had the perception that the authorities were selective in enforcing the law.
April 29, 2021 11:26 UTC
Splashes of green, brown and gold are some of the colours that dominate the decorations of many malls this month as the Muslim community look forward to the upcoming celebration of Hari Raya. Although there is the reality that many will be kept from the usual balik kampung exodus to see their loved ones in the flesh, at least the vast majority have “a tap of an app" to keep in touch. These malls have done their very best to bring together designs and hues that inspire playful imaginations to lift the spirits – and for a few moments, we can enjoy a respite from the pandemic. However, while you pay a visit to some of the Klang Valley's malls to experience their impressive festive installations, EdgepProp.my would like to remind all to observe and adhere to SOPs and practise social distancing at all times. Here are a few spots for you to capture some memorable shots to share with your loved ones.
April 29, 2021 11:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): The Ministry of Health (MoH) has agreed to involve private specialist clinics and ambulatory care centres in phases two and three of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. The government’s decision to involve these facilities comes after it had approved the involvement of private hospitals in the vaccination programme on April 12. According to him, the government decided to add private hospitals to the list of vaccination centres after they had volunteered to ensure that 80% of the population was immunised as soon as possible. “Thus, the government will give free vaccines to private hospitals to maximise distribution and access to the vaccine to the people,” he said. Private hospitals that are keen to get involved may also register at the same website today, where they may also find out about vaccination procedures, scope of responsibility, payment rates and methods.
April 29, 2021 09:11 UTC
Landlords, or buy-to-let investors, need to be very clear about the objectives, options and affordability of their investments, he says. “First, investors need to know their objectives. If you don’t start that way, you won’t know what property to buy. “Also, I know that I am going to sell the property later, so I won’t have any emotional attachments to it. Investors need to be prepared for the risks and the effort it takes to maintain the property.
April 29, 2021 08:15 UTC
Former TVB actress Christine Kuo was apparently sent to the hospital after the iPad she was using fell on her face. It happened while the Hong Kong-based Taiwanese-Canadian actress was in quarantine at a hotel, reported todayonline. Kuo had returned to Hong Kong after visiting her family in Canada. The 37-year-old, who dated actor Aaron Kwok in 2013, told the media: “I was lying on my bed and using my iPad when I suddenly felt dizzy. “The tablet fell on my face and the corners of my eyes started to bleed.
April 29, 2021 07:52 UTC
PETALING JAYA: After becoming an Internet sensation at the age of 72 as a Grab driver, Rasamany Vettivelu is now jobless and has to fend for herself. Rasamany said she was disappointed that she could not continue as an e-hailing driver although she was physically fit. "I only ask that Grab and the Transport Ministry (MOT) use their discretion in my case, '' she added. The former assessment officer who worked for the LHDN for 39 years became a Grab driver four years ago after she became a victim of a gold investment scam in 2014. She lost some RM500,000 of her EPF and life savings and was forced to become a Grab driver.
April 29, 2021 07:12 UTC
Like its Bursa Malaysia-listed peers, HB Global Ltd, a gourmet convenient food producer that specialises in frozen vegetables and ready-to-serve duck meat products, also suffers the same fate. After six long years of painful waiting, HB Global finally had its PN17 status lifted in October 2019. HB Global executive director Lee Ping Wei believes this is a good sign and that the worst is over for the company. We hope that investors can give us a chance to revive HB Global,” he tells The Edge in an interview, alluding to recent plans. He expects FRC’s profits to grow to RM10 million to RM15 million, of which 60% will be captured by HB Global.
April 29, 2021 07:07 UTC