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July 16, 2018 1:09 AM After World Cup success, MCMC studying EPL live on RTM

SUBANG JAYA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (MCMM) is studying the direct telecast of English Premier League (EPL) football matches on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) in the future. Its minister, Gobind Singh Deo said this followed the success of the 2018 World Cup telecast which was described as a major achievement for the station 6

July 6, 2018 7:43 AM Frolicking whale halts New Zealand fireworks display

WELLINGTON: A rare visiting whale in Wellington Harbour has won hearts in the New Zealand capital but forced officials to cancel the city's annual fireworks display. The southern right whale appeared in the harbour on Wednesday and has delighted onlookers as it breaches and blows waterspouts a short distance from downtown office buildings. Whales regularly 11

June 30, 2018 6:35 AM Ibrahimovic, Villa to power MLS All-Stars against Juventus

NEW YORK: Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spanish striker David Villa will lead the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Italian giant Juventus in the MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. The select squad from the North American league for the August 1 showdown at Atlanta includes players from a record 16 nations, including five from this year's 6

June 29, 2018 4:17 AM Autistic children feted to football fun at Sunway Velocity

SUNWAY Velocity presents A+ (Autism) Roll Out, an opportunity for special children to be part of the World Cup hype. In an exclusive session yesterday, 20 autistic children from the National Autistic Society of Malaysia (Nasom) were feted to a day of fun and frolic. They got a chance to participate in "football-related" activities. Through these games 5

June 25, 2018 7:36 AM China's Didi steps up challenge to Uber with Australia push

MELBOURNE: Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi has intensified its drive for global business, launching in Melbourne Monday as it joins rivals Uber, Taxify and Ola in Australia's taxi market. Didi Chuxing claims to be the world's leading mobile transportation platform with more than 450 million users, and its latest expansion is part of attempts to rival 7

June 18, 2018 1:07 AM German fan fests empty quickly after World Cup defeat

Berlin (dpa) - Germany's fan fest sites emptied quickly on Sunday as tens of thousand of supporters who had turned up to celebrate left disappointed following the national team's 1-0 defeat to Mexico at the World Cup. At Berlin's Brandenburg Gate fan fest, most of the more than 10,000 fans, many in the German colours, left soon after watching the defeat 11

June 15, 2018 6:09 AM SoftBank plans US$60-100b investment in solar in India: Report

TOKYO: Japan's SoftBank is planning to invest between US$60-100 billion in a solar power project in India, a Japanese report said Friday, as the firm looks to expand its interests into various sectors. The report by public broadcaster NHK comes after SoftBank announced in March it would partner Saudi Arabia on a multi-billion dollar solar project that the company's 16

June 13, 2018 12:26 PM Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

RABAT: Morocco congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday. "At the 68th congress of @FIFAcom, member countries voted in favour of North America" to host the tournament, Morocco's committee for the 2026 games said on Twitter. The vote at FIFA's annual congress 10

June 13, 2018 7:27 AM Australia agrees Solomons internet cable after China concern

SYDNEY: Australia will help fund and build an undersea communications cable to the Solomon Islands, it was agreed Wednesday after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei. The impoverished country and Huawei inked a deal in late 2016 to construct the fibre-optic cable from Australia to Honiara to improve its often 13

June 11, 2018 12:48 PM French farmers block access to 13 refineries in palm oil biofuels protest

PARIS: Dozens of French farmers blocked access to 13 refineries across the country today to protest against plans to import palm oil for use in biofuels, a move they denounce as unfair competition which jeopardises their livelihood. Energy giant Total wants to import up to 300,000 tons a year of palm oil, which environmental advocates say has caused 9