(Reuters) – U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said. Graham died at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) at his home in
PETALING JAYA: Three men have been arrested for robbing a news portal photographer of his camera and other valuables. The incident occurred on Feb 18 when the photographer stopped near the Nilai toll plaza after his motorcycle ran out of petrol. Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the 20-year-old victim was approached
Germany’s Robert Bosch on Feb 21 created a new division to expand its reach in the markets for ride services and connected vehicles and acquired a small US ride services company as part of the strategic shift. The carpooling startup Splitting Fares Inc, whose app connects people who share the same route to their place
KUALA LUMPUR: A metal works factory was partially damaged in a fire near 6½ Mile along Jalan Puchong here. Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Jalailudin Abd Mubin said they received a distress call about the incident at around 2.38pm on Wednesday. “We dispatched two fire engines, a water tanker and 23 firemen to the
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has served a winding-up petition on Eden Inc Bhd as it seeking RM3.19mil allegedly owed to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) for the years of assessments 2013 and 2014. Eden, which had transformed its core business from food and beverage to manufacturing and energy, said on Wednesday the petition served on
KUALA LUMPUR: Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah (pic) has been confirmed to ride full-time for Monster Yamaha Tech 3 for the new MotoGP season following his performance in testing in Buriram, Thailand last week. The 23-year-old is the first Malaysian rider to enter the premier class of the world full-time as he joins two-time Moto2 world champion
Twitter is fighting against those who encourage others to self-hurt or commit suicide. There is now an update on the social media platform where users can report profiles, tweets or direct messages that promote such negative activities. Users could either report directly from their accounts or use the prepared form in Twitter’s Help Centre. Twitter
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has added 10 new channels from Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) to its Unifi TV service. The new offerings double the selection of Fox Networks channels on Unifi TV and include Fox Life, Fox FX, Fox Movies, Fox Action Movies, Fox Family Movies, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, BabyTV and Sky
BERLIN (Reuters) – After flirting with the substitutes’ bench under Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller is back to his ungainly and hugely effective best as Besiktas discovered on Tuesday. There was nothing spectacular about either of Mueller’s two goals in Bayern’s 5-0 Champions League win over the Turkish champions, and the first was
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The 59-year-old woman who allegedly abused her Indonesian maid to death has been charged at the magistrate’s court here Wednesday. S. Ambika (Ambika a/p M A Shan) was charged with causing the death of Adelina Lisao at a house in Medan Kota Permai 2, Taman Kota Permai here at 5pm on Feb 10,
KUALA LUMPUR: DRB-Hicom and Malaysian Building Society Bhd (MBSB) rose in active trade on Wednesday ahead of the release of their much improved earnings amid the recent corporate exercises. At 5pm, the KLCI was up 2.81 points or 0.12% to 1,858.17, boosted by gains in Maybank, Digi and RHB Bank. Turnover was 2.28 billion shares
A House Of Happiness has grossed more than RM1mil at the Malaysian box office after only a week of release. The local Chinese language radio station 988 had debuted its first full length feature film in 88 Malaysian cinemas on the eve of Chinese New Year. This heartwarming family comedy is helmed by new director
(Reuters) – Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov believes his first season on the ATP Tour has helped him grow into a better player and he is relishing the challenges ahead. The 18-year-old gained recognition last year when he stormed to the Rogers Cup semi-finals, becoming the youngest player to reach a Masters 1000 semi after ousting
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian employers and talent have a more optimistic outlook on the job market for the coming year, according to JobStreet.com’s Job Outlook Report 2018. The report said 30% of Malaysian employers surveyed indicated an increase in hiring activity, compared with 18% of employers in the previous year, while 15% of those surveyed said
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The 22-year-old father who allegedly abused his 46-day-old baby which resulted in her death has been charged in court. Lorry driver Muhamad Firdaus Saidon, 22, was charged with causing the death of Nurul Ain Umairah Muhammad Firdaus at a house in Kampung Tok Panjang, Bukit Tengah at about 10.45am on Thursday (Feb 15).
KUALA LUMPUR: January vehicle sales fell 19% to 44,575 units from December 2017 and the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) expects slower sales for February due to shorter working month. The MAA said on Wednesday of the 44,575 units sold in January, 39,108 were passenger vehicles and the remaining 5,557 were commercial vehicles. “Sales promotion and
HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s main Hang Seng index ended firmer on Wednesday, tracking gains in Asian markets and ahead of the reopening of mainland China markets the next day. China’s H-shares index also closed up. At close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 558.26 points or 1.81 percent at 31,431.89. The Hang Seng
SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a rebound in the U.S. dollar from three-year lows hit last week and by an expected rise in U.S. crude production. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $61.19 a barrel at 0755 GMT, down 60 cents, or 1 percent, from their last settlement.
TSCHIRN, Germany: Bank manager Juergen Schaller never expected to end up getting a trucker’s licence and driving 20,000 kilometres (12,400 miles) per year. But as brick-and-mortar branches vanish from the rolling Franconia region of northern Bavaria, the neatly dressed savings bank executive jumps behind the wheel four days a week to bring mobile services –
Good news for AirAsia BIG members. You won’t have to miss a single important message while up in the air as all AirAsia BIG members will be given a free 2MB Chats Plan for access to WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, KakaoTalk and Viber applications. Sorry to those trying to escape from receiving or sending work-related messages
KUALA LUMPUR: Two motorists involved in an accident which killed a couple and their six-month-old daughter along the DUKE Highway in 2015 have been found guilty and sentenced to three years’ jail. Magistrate Zilfinaz Abbas handed down the sentence on restaurant supervisor Siti Noor Aini Mohd Said, 39, and Mohammad Fizal Reza Jamauddin, 34, after
When it comes to competition, the Banque de France is here to tell you your economics textbook was right. Tech giants like Facebook and Amazon are the tip of the iceberg of a trend toward market concentration. That’s good for profits, but a new study says it also risks harming productivity and growth potential in
Apple Inc is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom. The iPhone maker is one of
(Reuters) – Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is expecting to be benched for the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday with David Ospina being favoured to start. Ospina, 29, has played in all but one of Arsenal’s League Cup matches this campaign and Cech, who has featured in all 27 of the club’s Premier
Apple proclaims each new iPhone model is the best one it has ever made. The company says every software update is better than the last. In general, Apple believes everything it does is awesome. There’s a consequence to declaring victory no matter what: It becomes impossible to define success. One example is the Apple Watch.
BENGALURU: Most Asian currencies edged lower on Wednesday as the dollar was bolstered by rising U.S. Treasury yields and optimism ahead of Federal Reserve’ last policy meeting minutes, to be released later in the day. The dollar index was up 0.2 percent at 89.686. It is up 1.6 percent from Friday’s three-year low of 88.251.
Uber Technologies Inc isn’t ready to give up the world. Dara Khosrowshahi, in his first trip to Asia since becoming chief executive officer, made it clear that the ride-hailing company isn’t about to scale back its business to just countries where it already has a strong market position. During his first stop in Japan, he
KUALA LUMPUR: Freight Management Holdings Bhd ‘s earnings rose 16.1% to RM5.87mil in the second quarter ended Dec 31, 2017 from RM5.05mil a year ago as a result of gain on dilution on investment in TCH Marine Pte. Ltd. The logistics company reported on Wednesday revenue rose 14.4% to RM132.03mil from RM115.39mil mainly due to
With Samsung’s unveiling of its next generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, around the corner, the electronics giant has applied for and received Sirim’s greenlight in advance. A check on Sirim’s online certification for communication and multimedia products (e-ComM) site revealed two new mobile devices registered by Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd and
Makeup at the AW18 New York Fashion Week was as gilded at it gets. Pictured here is a model from the Oscar de la Renta show. Photo: AP Style February 21, 2018 Style, Women By AGENCY New York Fashion Week tapped into the beauty trend for all things glittery, with the models sporting fresh, enchanting