Have you ever wished the major battles in the Lord Of The Rings films lasted longer? The great battles of Helm’s Deep, the massive siege of Gondor… these were some of the greatest battle sequences ever filmed, and I’ve personally watched them over and over countless times. Maybe that’s why I kept getting deja vu
The major US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced that it won’t IPO any time soon but will be adding hundreds of more coins in the next year. Coinbase’s President and COO Asiff Hiriji told Bloomberg his company’s plans this morning via Bloomberg TV. Coinbase Denies IPO Yesterday, it was announced that Coinbase is now
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday the Trump administration wants sanctions on Iran’s crude exports to strain Tehran, but does not want to harm countries that depend on the oil. The United States is preparing to impose the new sanctions on Iran’s oil industry after Washington withdrew from a
Today marks 10 years of Bitcoin; its original white paper was released onto the internet on Halloween day, 2008. What began as an idea to challenge the financial establishment, has since grown to become a $110 billion market. 10 Years of Bitcoin: The Whitepaper The purpose of Bitcoin was straightforward; the digital asset, as a
Welcome to the World Crypto Con Spotlight series. Today’s guest: Lyn Ulbricht. World Crypto Con World Crypto Con (WCC) is a platform for industry leaders to share their knowledge of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, as well as introduce their projects to the world. WCC welcomes both experts and novices to attend; there’s something for
Imagine a giant power bank. Now think of a giant power bank fuelled by solar energy, and visualise that at a pasar malam where traders need to light their stalls to generate income. You can see where this is going. This power bank is the size of a shoebox and was conceived specifically for Malaysia’s
Just the other day, I was on a commuter train that hit a person on the track. The train screeched to a halt, and indeed, someone lay prone on the track. The conductor called for someone to perform CPR on the victim. I wanted to volunteer, but I wasn’t sure how to do it. What is
Two and a half years ago actor Jay Hernandez was about to quit. He’d been acting since he was 18 and while he could always wangle some sort of acting job, he wasn’t excited by the work. “I was ready to walk away from it,” he says. “I had a lot of moments like that
BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund needed a Marco Reus penalty late in extra time to beat second division Union Berlin 3-2 on Wednesday and book their spot in the German Cup third round. The Berliners had twice come back from a goal down but Christian Pulisic, who scored the first goal and set up the
Lori Heath knows the pain of watching a loved one succumb to opioid addiction. The Tavares, Florida, resident has publicly shared her anguish over losing her 28-year-old son, who she said was 16 when he became hooked on prescription painkillers after oral surgery. In 2016, while living in Maryland, he died from an overdose, leaving
© Reuters. The dollar fell against its rivals on Wednesday. Investing.com – The dollar traded near 16-month highs against its rivals Wednesday on data showing the private labor market remained robust. But gains were limited by a rise in sterling on hopes of a Brexit deal. The , which measures the greenback against a trade-weighted
Welcome to the World Crypto Con Spotlight series. Today’s guest: Joël Valenzuela. World Crypto Con World Crypto Con (WCC) is a platform for industry leaders to share their knowledge of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, as well as introduce their projects to the world. WCC welcomes both experts and novices to attend; there’s something for everyone.
MILAN (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia champion Chris Froome said he is still undecided about riding in next year’s edition but added that the start of the 102nd route, announced on Wednesday, looked explosive. The Team Sky rider became the first Briton to win the century-old race in May, and was briefly the first cyclist in
(Reuters) – Defending champions the United States have named an unfamiliar-looking lineup missing all their big guns for next week’s Fed Cup final against a powerful Czech Republic. With Serena and Venus Williams unavailable together with Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, captain Kathy Rinaldi’s top-ranked player is world number 35 Danielle Collins. She will be
SEPANG: Spanish sensation Marc Marquez is determined to get back on track and show why he is a five-time MotoGP world champion at the age of 25 – just a week after suffering his first race retirement. Marquez will line up with fellow compatriot Dani Pedrosa at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the
Former state tourism minister Masidi Manjun says many Chinese tourists to Sabah are now going further away from the capital. (Bloomberg pic) KOTA KINABALU: A former state minister believes the current slump in Chinese tourist arrivals in the state will soon be over. Masidi Manjun, who was the former tourism, culture and environment minister, said
(Reuters) – Improbable as it seemed when Novak Djokovic had elbow surgery in February before slumping into a crisis of confidence, the Serb was guaranteed a return to world number one on Wednesday. The 31-year-old did not even have to swing a racket either as Rafael Nadal, who had occupied top spot, pulled out of
© Reuters. The U.S. dollar inched down on Wednesday. Investing.com – The dollar inched down on Wednesday, but remained near a 16-month high as upbeat data and rising Treasury yields increased demand for the greenback. The , which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, inched down 0.13% to 96.88 as
PORT DICKSON (Bernama): Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has warned that he will cancel any projects in the constituency found to have elements of corruption or kickbacks by developers. The former Finance minister said this was among the things he had pointed out to the parties involved in a proposal to build resorts
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Pittsburgh prepared to hold three more funerals on Wednesday for Jewish victims of a shooting rampage at a synagogue that has become the focus of a fierce political debate about white nationalism and anti-Semitism ahead of hotly contested U.S. congressional elections next week. Eleven worshippers were gunned down on Saturday morning by
© Reuters. Dollar set for biggest winning streak in more than three years LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar climbed to its highest level in 16 months on Wednesday as investors bought the greenback after Treasury yields extended its overnight gains. Appetite for risk as evident from stronger stock markets and higher U.S. Treasury yields has
BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago Alcantara will be out for several weeks after suffering an ankle injury in their 2-1 German Cup second round victory over amateurs SV Roedinghausen on Tuesday, the club said on Wednesday. The Spain international, who had played in all but one of their 15 matches in all competitions
KUALA LUMPUR: Politicians who helm any sports bodies should not ask for special allocation from the Youth and Sports Ministry, said its Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pic). He said any individuals who wanted to head the sport bodies without any experience or expertise but just due to political position should reject such offers.
Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding’s executive chairman, in his final letter to shareholders before stepping down next year, said that the company will find opportunities amid the current “turbulence and instability” of the US-China trade war as the online giant is always planning for the future. The letter comes less than two months after Ma
The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) has received a total of 3,266 consumer complaints on telecommunication issues since January this year. For January to March, the figure was 966. Then in the second quarter from April to June, CFM received 804 complaints. In the most recent quarter from July to September, CFM
(Reuters) – Wales’ record cap holder Gethin Jenkins will retire from rugby after Cardiff Blues’ clash against Zebre on Sunday, the Pro14 club confirmed on Wednesday. The 37-year-old loosehead prop, who made 129 appearances for Wales, has been battling back from a chronic knee injury which has limited him to two appearances for Cardiff A
© Reuters. Russia, wary of U.S. sanctions, puts saving before growth By Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s drive to fill state coffers to give itself a $200 billion buffer against threats like new U.S. sanctions is prudent, analysts say, but will come at the expense of economic growth. With oil prices high, Russia has
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia joined key Asian markets to close broadly higher on Wednesday on window-dressing activities as the FBM KLCI ended above the crucial 1,700 level. Strong fund support especially for index-linked stocks enable the 30-stock index to end a volatile October on a firm note with Tenaga and Maybank among the top movers.
© Reuters. Investing.com – The dollar eased but held near 10-week highs against a currency basket on Wednesday, supported by indications that the U.S. economy remains strong, while the yen remained steady after Bank of Japan’s latest policy announcement. The , which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, edged down
KUALA LUMPUR: The use of B10 biodiesel in the transportation sector can help the government save RM10.7 million in subsidies annually, if it is successfully implemented, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim. She said the use of B10 biodiesel would also enable the government to save RM1.6 billion in diesel import costs annually.