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(Redcharlie/Unsplash) The tourism sector can and likely will revive fully by the end of next year. However, it’s crucial to take on an “aggressive vaccination” approach to achieve the aforementioned. With Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout currently picking up, people are eager and ready to release all their pent-up demand to travel, which will spur the return of the hustle and bustle at the airport to pre-pandemic levels. AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said that an efficient vaccination progr
Slovenia rolled over Japan 116-81 in Olympic men's basketball on Thursday, overwhelming the heroics of Rui Hachimura for the host nation. Slovenia improved to 2-0 in the group stage, scoring more than 100 in both games. Luka Doncic, who plays for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, led with 25 points, but he got ample help in scoring from the starting five and the bench.
The pair had been struck at the 3,506ft peak of the mountain.
“Death ends a life,” Robert Anderson noted in his 1968 play (and 1970 film adaptation) “I Never Sang for My Father,” “but it does not end a relationship, which struggles on the survivor’s mind, toward some resolution, which it may never find.” A truncated version of that memorable line — jettisoning everything after the word […]
TOKYO (Reuters) -Australia's Jessica Fox won gold in the first ever women's canoe slalom on Thursday, adding to a kayak slalom bronze earlier this week, with a near flawless run down a challenging white water course in Tokyo. Britain's Mallory Franklin won silver, her first Olympic medal, with reigning world champion Germany's Andrea Herzog taking the bronze. Fox arrived in Tokyo looking for gold in both the canoe and kayak, but that dream was shattered on Tuesday when two pole strikes earned her a four second penalty.
Net loss, including joint ventures, was 2.13 billion roubles compared to profit of 1.26 billion roubles a year ago, mainly because of its loss-making joint venture with Russia's largest lender Sberbank. Mail.ru and Sberbank were earlier this year on the verge of dividing assets in the venture, which encompasses food delivery app Delivery Club, ride-hailing service Citymobil and other assets, sources told Reuters. BCS Global Markets analysts described the results as mixed, putting the growth deceleration and EBITDA drop down to the tough comparison base and investments in smaller units, such as edtech, which saw an 87.8% revenue jump to 2.17 billion roubles.
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Fed chairman Jerome Powell doubled down on his belief that a surge in inflation was caused by a strong recovery following reopening, while holding rates near-zero.
A man from a top university in the UK pleaded guilty on Thursday (29 July) to charges of illicitly filming 12 women mostly in Singapore as the prosecution and defence argued over whether the court should lift the gag order on the man’s name.
World champions Serbia remained unbeaten in Pool A of women's volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics with a 25-21 25-11 25-20 victory over Kenya on Thursday while South Korea edged the Dominican Republic in a see-saw five-setter. Serbia, silver medallists in 2016, were in complete control throughout the match and only trailed briefly in the third when they took their foot off the gas against the winless African side. But Brankica Mihajlovic, who top scored with 17 points, got her team back on track as they stayed perfect in their pool ahead of the big clash against Brazil.
China's 4x200 freestyle relay team thought beating Canada to win bronze was a realistic target ahead of the women's final on Thursday, so winning gold in a world record time was beyond their wildest expectations. The team of Zhang Yufei, who broke the Olympic record to win the 200m butterfly gold an hour earlier, Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan and Li Bingjie took an early lead and fought hard to hold it, with Li fighting off a surging Katie Ledecky to keep ahead of the United States and clock a winning time of 7:40.33. “We didn’t expect to win the race because the Americans and Australians are so strong," Zhang said, who only found out she had to swim in the relay after her butterfly race.
JOHOR BARU, July 29 — Bait Al-Amanah chairman and Umno veteran Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said any enactment of recall election laws against party hopping must start at the parliamentary stage or...
Yoo Hyo-jeo, a South Korean marketing specialist based in Tokyo, wept with joy when she watched her countryman Heo Kwang-hee knock the world's number one men's singles player out of the Olympics. Heo, ranked 38, smashed his way to a stunning 21-15 21-19 victory against Japanese badminton hero Kento Momota on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Korean shuttler, who lives and trains in Seoul, overwhelmed Momota several times with sharply angled smashes that his opponent was unable to counter, sometimes hitting Momota himself before the Japanese player could dodge the powerful shots.
Myanmar's military called for international help on Wednesday as the country battles a surging wave of covid infections.It marks a shift in tone for the military, left largely isolated by the rest of the globe when they seized power in a coup earlier this year.The junta leader said vaccinations needed to be increased, and called for cooperation with fellow ASEAN and quote "friendly countries."Nations including the U.S and Britain have slapped sanctions on the military rulers over the coup and repression of pro-democracy protesters.Efforts to contain the virus have been hampered by floods. In Karen State bordering Thailand, photos reveal scenes of horror as healthcare workers wade through floodwaters carrying patients on beds, weak and desperate for oxygen or worried that staying at home could spread to other family members.The fast-growing outbreak amid ongoing chaos in the wake of the coup has exacerbated efforts by medics and funeral services working around the clock.The military has been wary of outside help in past disasters, forcing Myanmar's people to help each other, though a previous administration did allow in aid via ASEAN after a devastating cyclone in 2008.Only three percent of Myanmar's population are vaccinated, according to a Reuters tracker. 40,000 inmates in densely packed prisons are a major concern.The official infection number since June is nearly 5,000, but medics and funeral services say the actual infection and death toll is much higher.Myanmar's military has also arrested several doctors treating COVID-19 patients independently.
Simon Cowell’s popular talent show “The X Factor” has been canceled after 17 years, U.K. broadcaster ITV has confirmed. “There are no current plans for the next series of ‘The X Factor’ at this stage,” an ITV spokesperson said in a statement shared with Variety. Created by Cowell, “The X Factor” began airing in 2004 […]
Samsung posted a second quarter profit boost of 54% on Thursday, driven by higher chip prices and better than expected demand.That's their strongest result in more than two years, and sends another signal that the global economy is bouncing back from the health crisis.The world's top memory chip and smartphone maker forecasts that trend will continue-They say demand for chips in the second half of the year will increase and the mobile market will recover to levels before 2020.Samsung, meanwhile, posted a dip in mobile profits caused by disruptions in the processor chip supply chain.The global chip shortage is putting extra pressure on smartphone makers as they prepare to launch new products in the second half of the year.Smartphone rival Apple said on Tuesday it expected the impact of the chip shortage to worsen in the fourth quarter and extend to iPhone production.Samsung plans to unveil its next flagship foldable smartphone next month, expected to be compatible with a stylus.
With a record total of 11 Olympic medals, including three golds, China has dominated trampoline gymnastics at both the Games and the world championships where the men have grabbed every gold since 2007 while the women have won five of the last nine titles. But in Rio Belarusian Uladzislau Hancharou took gold, pushing Dong Dong, champion at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, into silver position and his compatriot Gao Lei, winner of the last four world titles, into bronze.
PETALING JAYA, July 29 — Former K-pop star Mina of the girl group AOA has reportedly been hospitalised after a suspected suicide attempt. A report by Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo stated that the...
Police in Australia's largest city have requested military help to enforce a coronavirus lockdown as infections in Sydney reached a new record Thursday.
American Bobby Finke has his coaches to thank after a last-gasp surge from nowhere that won him Olympic gold medal on Thursday in the men's 800 metres freestyle, with an astonishing finish in a distance race that might put some sprinters to shame. Finke was in the pack trailing Rio gold medallist Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy by more than a body length for much of the race and was fourth with 100m to go, but switched pace dramatically into the last turn and clawed back into contention. The 21-year-old American burst off the wall and quickened down the final straight with a last 50 metres that was faster than those of all the medallists in both the men's 200 and 400 freestyle events.