KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — The Health Ministry reported 5,151 new Covid-19 infections today. This brings the cumulative infections in the country to 673,026 cases. “Selangor recorded the highest...
KUCHING, June 16 — Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing today said the state government and enforcement agencies must come up with better solutions to curb the entry of undocumented...
A scientist who has played a key role in New Zealand's lauded coronavirus response says the nation used it's luck well to stamp out the disease and is now eyeing the experiences of other countries to determine when it can reopen its borders. Juliet Gerrard is the chief science advisor to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Ardern this month appointed Gerrard to a second three-year term, saying she plays an "invaluable role."
Police in South Australia urged drivers on Wednesday to step up efforts to protect their cars, as thieves target the catalytic converters that scrub exhaust emissions, amid a surge in prices of precious metals. The converters, which strip particulate matter from emissions, contain high volumes of the precious metals platinum and palladium, whose prices touched records this year. "Thefts have occurred in residential driveways, public carparks and on main roads with public presence not seeming to deter offenders," state police said in a statement, adding that the devices were then sold on the secondhand market.
GEORGE TOWN, June 16 — The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) will be taking steps to address the 40 per cent increase in the price of vegetables from Cameron Highlands, said Deputy...
At every Olympics, away from the hordes of cheering spectators and the athletes competing for medals, pin enthusiasts lay out dozens of badges on corkboards or soft cloth in hopes of making a trade. The tradition of trading in the metal keepsakes that represent various sports, cities or competing countries has been around since the early 20th century when athletes and sports officials first swapped their lapel pins as a sign of friendship. But with overseas spectators banned and delegations asked to stay in a safe coronavirus "bubble", Tokyo 2020 will be different.
Jose Altuve clubbed a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros rallied for a 6-3 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Altuve socked his 13th home run into the Crawford Boxes in left field off Texas reliever Demarcus Evans (0-2), answering the solo run Texas scored off Astros closer Ryan Pressly (3-1) in the top of the 10th.
Even if you think that Brian Wilson is God — and yes, I do — you could easily say that we don’t need another documentary about him. There have been some good, rich, and deep ones, like “Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times,” the 1995 musicological meditation directed by record producer Don […]
IPOH, June 16 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad today hit back at those who criticised the government for distributing “low quality” smartphones to students from B40 families under its...
A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility’s safety. Radiation rose inside the No. 1 reactor of the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province but was contained by barriers that functioned as planned, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on its social media account. The Hong Kong government said it was watching the plant and asking officials in Guangdong for details after its French co-owner on Monday reported increased “noble gases” in the reactor.
PETALING JAYA, June 16 — BTS member Jimin had nothing but kind words for a fan who felt guilty for illegally streaming the group’s latest online concert. The fan previously posted a comment on...
Between 2010 and 2020, Singapore's total population grew by about 1.1 per cent a year, the slowest rate of growth the country has seen since independence.
Before you dust off that suitcase and start searching for flights, here’s a rundown of what you need to know before travelling to Phuket, Thailand when the island reopens on 1 July. The post Phuket Reopens To Foreign Tourists: Here’s What You Need To Know appeared first on Zafigo.
Britain's trade minister on Wednesday called on the European Union to be responsible and reasonable in a row over the implementation of Northern Ireland Protocol of the Brexit divorce deal. "We need the EU to be pragmatic about the checks that are undertaken and that was always the way the protocol was drafted," International Trade Secretary Liz Truss told Sky News. "It requires compromise between the parties, and the EU need to be reasonable," Truss said.
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Evacuations were ordered for communities in southern Montana as a wildfire grew amid record heat on June 15.The blaze, known to authorities as the Robertson Draw Fire, started south of Red Lodge close to the Wyoming border on Sunday. By Tuesday morning it had grown to 2,000 acres.Record heat was experienced in the region on June 15, with at least four cities experiencing their record high temperatures according to the National Weather Service. Nearby Billings recorded a maximum temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.This video from staff with the Bureau of Land Management shows the blaze as it “increased intensity” on the afternoon of June 15. Credit: Bureau of Land Management – Montana/Dakotas via Storyful
GEORGE TOWN, June 16 — The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry may submit proposals for the approval of the Penang south reclamation (PSR) project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to...
Apple is a huge highlight of Prime Day. Last year, Yahoo Singapore readers took advantage of major savings as some of the new devices hit an all-time low pricing.
LONDON (Reuters) -British inflation unexpectedly jumped above the Bank of England's 2.0% target in May when it hit 2.1% and looks set to rise further as the country re-opens its economy after its coronavirus lockdowns. The rise in price growth from April's 1.5% was driven in large part by the comparison with prices in May 2020 when the country was in its first tight lockdown, especially for clothing, motor fuel, games and take-away food. Investors around the world are assessing the risks of a sustained jump in inflation, especially in the United States where annual inflation hit 5.0% in May, the highest in almost 13 years, and where U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a $6 trillion stimulus package.
Chloe Abbott is not just a talented sprinterThe U.S. athlete is also a great singer-songwriterLOCATION: IRVINE, CALIFORNIAMost of her time is spent preparing for the Tokyo GamesShe's hoping to compete in the 400-meter sprint for Team USAAbbott credits sibling rivalry for pushing her forwardNAME: CHLOE ABBOTT, 400-METER OLYMPIC HOPEFUL"I realized I was fast in my high school sophomore year. I don't know if it was the 100 or the 200. Let me take that back. I actually knew I was fast when I beat my sister. That's the truth. So sad. All of my greatness and confidence came from beating my sister.."Once the Olympics are over Abbott hopes to focus on her singingHer favorite artists include Etta James, John Legend and Sia"Right now, the Olympics and the Olympic Trials take a lot of time, effort, and energy, and now I learned that I have to focus on the track aspect and not so much the music right now."