PETALING JAYA, April 19 — A McDonald’s Singapore advertisement highlighting its Malaysian workers unable to reunite with loved ones during Ramadan is tugging hearts online. The ad, released...
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) is objecting to a lawsuit by 18 Malaysian youths aged 18 to 20 against the prime minister, the government of Malaysia and the Election...
The hard-hit United States has passed a hopeful milestone as half its adults have had at least one Covid vaccine dose and from Monday all its over 18s will be eligible to get their shot.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Upon hearing two pupils of SJK Khai Chee at Jalan Segambut was diagnosed with Covid-19, Segambut MCA quickly enlisted the help of volunteer firemen to sanitise the school....
EU foreign ministers are set to meet virtually Monday for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United States warned Moscow of "consequences" if the Kremlin critic dies in prison and tensions soared over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine's border.
The Florida Panthers will attempt to stay in the thick of the Central Division title race Monday when they play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a two-game series in Sunrise. The Panthers beat Tampa Bay 5-3 on Saturday night which put them a point back of Carolina for first place with 11 games remaining. Columbus, which has lost five of its six games to the Panthers this season, is going in the other direction and is just trying to stay out of the Central basement.
The Western Conference's second-place team, the Phoenix Suns, will open a five-game road swing Monday night when they play the Eastern Conference's third-place Milwaukee Bucks. Phoenix comes in with the NBA's second-best overall record and wins in 11 of its past 13 games, though the Suns had a four-game winning streak snapped Saturday in a 111-85 loss to San Antonio. "I hate the fact that we lost," Suns coach Monty Williams said in his postgame press conference.
Protesters took to the streets of Boston, Massachusetts, on April 18, calling for justice for Daunte Wright who was shot dead by police in Minnesota.Protests had been held for over a week since Wright was killed during a police traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on Sunday, April 11. Demonstrations outside the city’s police department inspired similar protests in other cities, including in Boston as seen in this video.Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter over Wright’s death. Officials said Potter mistook her Taser for a handgun when she shot Wright, according to news reports. Credit: aitabruno via Storyful
If the surging Dallas Stars are to have a chance at surpassing the teams ahead of them and move into playoff position in the Central Division, they'll need to take care of matters this week against a club below them in the standings. Amid a season-high six-game point streak, the Stars play the first of four consecutive matchups in six days with the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Dallas sits sixth in the Central, but one point behind fifth-place Chicago and three back of Nashville, which holds the fourth and final playoff spot in the division.
Heavy hail was reported in parts of Flagler County, Florida, on Sunday April 18, as the National Weather Service warned of a severe storm in the area.The service said penny to quarter-sized hail was possible for coastal areas in Flagler County on Sunday morning.In video shared by Heather Lancaster Lo on Facebook, heavy hail can be seen pelting a vehicle parked at a property in Palm Coast. Credit: Heather Lancaster Lo via Storyful
Jurors will deliberate following the conclusion of closing arguments on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has rebutted anti-vaccine groups claiming that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective. He slammed anti-vaxxers for...
Large hailstones pelted down in Palm Coast, Florida, on Sunday April 18, as the National Weather Service warned of a severe storm in the area.The service said penny to quarter-sized hail was possible for coastal areas in Flagler County on Sunday morning.In video shared by John Joseph on Facebook, heavy hail can be seen battering a backyard in Palm Coast. Credit: John Joseph via Storyful
The Utah Jazz will look for some payback in the second of back-to-back games against the host Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. The Lakers posted a 127-115 overtime victory on Saturday, led by Andre Drummond's 27 points, along with his eight rebounds. Point guard Dennis Schroder finished with 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
“Furiosa,” the Anya Taylor-Joy-starring prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” is to receive financial incentives from federal and state governments, ensuring that production will take place in Australia. The George Miller-directed picture will shoot from June. “The support of the Federal and New South Wales Governments were pivotal. They made it possible for the film […]
The Arizona Coyotes have put themselves where they need to be heading into the final three weeks of the regular season. The Coyotes have a narrow hold on fourth place in the West Division heading into their next game, at home Monday night against the Minnesota Wild. Arizona had climbed into the West's final playoff spot earlier this month, only to lose five in a row and get overtaken by the St. Louis Blues.
Julius Randle had 33 points and 10 assists as the host New York Knicks won their sixth consecutive game by defeating Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans 122-112 in overtime Sunday afternoon. Randle added five steals, Derrick Rose scored a season-high 23 off the bench, RJ Barrett scored 18 before fouling out, Reggie Bullock had 15 before fouling out and Nerlens Noel added 12 points as New York beat New Orleans for the second time in its past three games. Williamson had 34 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Eric Bledsoe scored 22, Brandon Ingram added 19 and Steven Adams had 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Pelicans, who lost in overtime for the second consecutive game.
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Episode 2 of “The Nevers.”) If it wasn’t clear to you by the end of the series premiere of “The Nevers” that the villainous “Touched” woman Maladie (played by Amy Manson) has a personal vendetta against our heroine Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), then her twisted game in Sunday’s Episode 2 should have helped you to that conclusion. After all, it finally got Amalia there — though it did leave her (and us) with more questions. During the hour, titled “Exposure,” Amalia is drawn to Maladie’s lair, where the disturbed woman is keeping her kidnapped victims: Mary (Eleanor Tomlinson), who she grabbed in the first episode, and Penance (Ann Skelly), who she snatched while Amalia was busy looking for Mary. Maladie has Bonfire Annie (Rochelle Neil) and her other followers put nooses around Mary and Penance’s necks and hold them on parallel ledges, telling Amalia she has to shoot one while the other will get to live. If not, they will both drop and their necks will snap simultaneously. Also Read: 'The Nevers' Debuts to Best Ratings for Original Series on HBO Max With 1.4 Million Viewers Amalia, being Amalia, decides to shoot herself in the stomach instead, which Maladie cries out is a “cheat” right before Amalia shoots her, too. Detective Frank Mundi (Ben Chaplin) and the police arrive in time to rush Amalia to Dr. Horatio Cousens’s (Zackary Momoh), where he is able to heal up her wound with his power, and help Mary and Penance down as Maladie escapes in the commotion. HBO But before she got away, and before she forced Amalia to make a reckless but selfless choice, Maladie revealed that she not only knows Amalia (whom she calls “the woman who sheds her skin”), but that they were “friends.” And once Maladie calls her “Molly,” Amalia knows just who she is. “Sarah. Sarah, I didn’t. Oh, God, I didn’t know what happened to you,” Amalia says to Maladie. Also Read: 'The Nevers' Star Laura Donnelly on Amalia's Rebirth, Why No One Has Mentioned Her Husband “What happened? You fed me to them,” Maladie tells her. “I woke up, every morning in their teeth that chewed me, cut me, raked me into tiny pits and then put me back and then ground me up and then put me back. And the two whole years of screaming while you dined on beef and ground up and never cared and never looked. You said you were my friend!” “I’m sorry. I didn’t have a choice,” Amalia says. “Because you had a mission,” Maladie replies. “Yeah, well, God gave me a mission, too. So now you do have a choice. If Mary is your new best friend, you must be done with that one.” That’s when Maladie reveals the horrifying Mary-Penance setup, and Amalia says, “I do have a mission. I didn’t ask for it, I’m not cut out for it. But it matters. And it requires sacrifice.” Then she shoots herself, infuriating Maladie, whom she tells, “The mission, Sarah, it needs them. And not me. And not you.” Then she fires at Maladie, too. Also Read: 'The Nevers' Star Laura Donnelly Explains What a 'Never' Is - and Why It's Never Said in the Show So now we know that Amalia and Maladie’s pasts are intertwined, but we only have a few cryptic clues as to when and where these two crossed paths. We know that up until recently, Maladie was institutionalized, so it’s a possibility Amalia was too and that’s how they met. And because Maladie gave us enough ramblings here to theorize about, we asked “The Nevers” star Donnelly what it all means — and why it seems Amalia doesn’t quite remember everything the way Maladie does. “They do have a history and the stakes are very high in their relationship because of that,” Donnelly told TheWrap. “I think that this idea that Amalia doesn’t truly remember, and Sarah/Maladie, really does, that is something that will become clear over time. But I think what it does is begin to give us a sense of the psychology of Amalia. It tells us a lot about her that she is able to not remember a lot. And whether or not that’s a choice or is true, and how she may or may not use that to, possibly, her own advantage. I think that we learn a lot about Amalia’s ability to be in this world by how she interacts with Maladie and how she views that history that they have together.” “The Nevers” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO. Read original story ‘The Nevers': Laura Donnelly on Why It’s Important That Amalia Can’t Remember Maladie At TheWrap
(Warning, slight spoilers ahead for this week’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” episode titled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Girls’ Night.”) Zoey’s powers are getting a bit more complicated on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and as a result, a bit harder to manage. And this week, Simon (John Clarence Stewart) came dangerously close to learning her secret. “This is going to sound crazy, but do you ever get the sense that Zoey has this supernatural ability to know exactly what you’re thinking?” he asks Mo (Alex Newell) and Max (Skylar Astin). They’re good friends, so they don’t give Zoey (Jane Levy) up but, yes, Simon, you’re on the right track. You’re a smart dude; you should work at a tech company. The question is, will Simon get any real confirmation on his hunch? “I think that it’s not a given that Simon is going to know,” Stewart admits to TheWrap. “Zoey still has to make that choice, and I’m still unsure as to what Zoey is going to do.” Also Read: 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist': Keep Giving John Clarence Stewart Absolutely Bananas Musical Numbers As we’ve seen, Zoey deciding to tell Max about her ability created a fair number of problems in their relationship. In advising her on if she should tell Simon, Max admits that things always felt imbalanced between them once he knew that Zoey could hear his innermost feelings, whether he wanted her to or not. It’s gotten to the point that Zoey started therapy this week, telling her therapist (Oscar Nunez) that she thinks her powers are ruining her life. That said, Stewart does have faith in Simon and hopes he gets the chance to have that kind of honesty with Zoey. “He has a lot of grace for the things that people choose to tell and things that people don’t choose to tell others,” Stewart said. “But he’s also in a space where he’s doing his darnedest to be open, to be honest and put everything on the table in a way that he didn’t do with Jessica. And I hope that moving forward, we get to see that matched.” And though Stewart agrees that Simon is a smart cookie, who is entirely capable of figuring out Zoey’s secret on his own, really, it all comes down to Zoey’s choice. That’s how “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has always been. Read original story ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist': Will Simon Find Out About Zoey’s Powers? At TheWrap
The second year of youth organisation *SCAPE's ELEVATE Community Events Management and Entertainment mentorships held their industry day on 3 April. This was after four weeks of intensive online programmes designed to inspire and nurteure new talent in the growing esports industry. The event, organised by *SCAPE and Sin Esports, presented the mentees with opportunities to mingle with esport industry professionals and showcase their skills. The guest of honour, Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, Alvin Tan, was also given a chance to try shoutcasting with mentor Eugene "Abstract" Eu. Singapore has been a bright spark on the esports map, with the Republic recently hosting the Mobile Legends M2 World Championship and the Dota 2 Singapore Major. It will also play host to the Free Fire World Championships in May. For more esports news updates, visit https://yhoo.it/YahooEsportsSEA and check out Yahoo Esports Southeast Asia’s Facebook page.