Seville [Spain], December 3 (ANI): Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is impressed with Olivier Giroud's match-winning performance against Sevilla and dubbed the player "ultimate professional".
Three long years at UAE Team Emirates finally brought to an end for former Vuelta a España winner
Fans of Apple TV Plus series "Tehran," created by "Fauda" scribe Moshe Zonder, can rejoice, as a second season is in the works. "I can say that we are working on the second season," said Julien Leroux, CEO and founder of Paper Entertainment. "It's not been officially green lit, but we are working on it, […]
The FTSE 100 was set to fall today as France’s President Macron threw a spanner into the Brexit trade negotiations by demanding tougher terms on the UK. France is joined in its hawkishness by France, the Netherlands and Denmark, who have all claimed EU negotiator Michel Barnier has been too soft, particularly over fish quotas. The British side has recently seen new lobbying from Conservative Eurosceptics not to make any last ditch concessions to get a deal over the line.
Glenn Maxwell defended the switch-hit after the audacious stroke once again drew criticism from pundits, the Australian all-rounder saying the onus was on bowlers to evolve and counter batsmen in the shorter formats of the game. Right-handed Maxwell switches stance in a flash to transform into a left-hander with the bowler well into the delivery stride, making field setting impossible against the shot. Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen was a regular proponent of the shot, which involves a combination of skill and risk and was deemed legal in 2008 by the MCC, which acts as the custodian of cricket's laws.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Minister of Religious Affairs Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said the Muzakarah (Conference) of the National Fatwa Council will issue a ruling on the Covid-19 vaccine...
Landslides buried homes beneath piles of mud in Haines, Alaska on Wednesday December 2 after days of heavy rain.According to media reports , six people were missing in the state’s south-east in the aftermath of the mudslides.Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy took to Twitter, saying the National Guard and State Troopers were on their way to assist in rescue and recovery efforts.A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service, and was in effect until Wednesday night. Credit: Carlos Minor via Storyful
South Korea has reached a deal with AstraZeneca PLC to purchase its coronavirus vaccine candidate as it seeks to secure supplies amid a resurgence of outbreaks, local media reported on Thursday. The government has said it was in final talks with global drugmakers including AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson over their experimental vaccines, and launched a preliminary review of AstraZeneca's product in October for potential fast-track approval. The JoongAng Ilbo newspaper said health authorities signed a contract with the Britain-based company on Nov. 27, and were nearing agreements with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, citing an unidentified government official.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Four years ago, Malaysia announced plans to achieve the target of becoming a zero-HIV/AIDS nation by the year 2030. Among the many stakeholders is Malaysian AIDS Council —...
The hybrid festival model, combining in-theater screenings and online playout, that emerged during coronavirus lockdown periods may help festivals reach a wider audience, said panelists at a Singapore International Film Festival talk on Wednesday. The transition from programming traditional festivals to putting together online ones initially posed tech problems, said Anderson Le, festival consultant and […]
China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus through imported cold chain products, its market regulator said on Wednesday. China has repeatedly detected the virus on packaging on products ranging from German pork knuckles to Ecuadorian shrimp, triggering disruptive import bans, even as the World Health Organization says the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low. Imported cold-chain food products cannot be sold in China without a report showing they have undergone a nucleic acid test for the coronavirus, the market regulation administration said, reiterating an existing policy.
In a quest to root out Islamic State group hideouts over the summer, Iraqi forces on the ground cleared nearly 90 villages across a notoriously unruly northern province. While the planned U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500 by mid-January is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the campaign against IS remnants, there are concerns that further withdrawals could set the stage for another resurgence of the extremist group. Although Iraqi forces have become more independent in combat missions, the country is reeling from ongoing anti-government protests, rampant corruption and political divisions that reach into the security apparatus.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun presided today over the division that approved the RM1.2 billion allocation for the Ministry of International Trade and Industry...
Famously nomadic thespian Freida Pinto has long traveled the globe, bouncing to and from London, Mumbai, and nearly everywhere in between, but the "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" actress is ready to put down some semi-permanent roots in Los Angeles, where she's purchased a tastefully updated traditional near L.A.'s Eastside, […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Preacher, Ustaz Ebit Lew who is known for his charity work has said that politics is not his strong suit after the hashtag #EbitLewForPM emerged on social media platforms with...
Industry veteran Cathy Payne, former CEO of Endemol Shine, and currently CEO of Banijay Rights, is optimistic about production returning to normal in 2021. But she says the restart should have a pragmatic, COVID-safe approach. Speaking at the Asian Television Forum, part of the Singapore Media Festival, on Tuesday, Payne said that the Indian version […]
* The European Union criticized Britain's rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine, saying its own procedure was more thorough. * U.S. health experts welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer's vaccine, while Canadian health authorities should soon complete their regulatory review of the shot.
Vasco (Goa) [India], December 3 (ANI): Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Jamshedpur FC, Hyderabad FC assistant coach Thangboi Singto said he is "very proud" of his team's performance.
China on Thursday announced selection of Hong Kong director Peter Chan’s sports drama “Leap” as its contender for the Academy Awards’ best international feature film competition this year. The film tells the fact-based story of the Chinese women’s national volleyball team and their travails over the course of decades, from their world championship win in […]
Prosecutors have asked Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to report for voluntary questioning in a case they are building against his secretary over unreported political funds involving as much as 40 million yen ($382,848), media said on Thursday. Ex-premier Abe, who stepped down due to ill-health in September, is under fire after sources told media his office helped cover the costs of dinner parties for supporters, a possible violation of funding laws that conflicts with Abe's vehement denials in parliament last year. The scandal also threatens to embroil Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who was widely seen as Abe's right-hand man during his tenure and has defended him in parliament.