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May 30, 2018 9:09 AM Halep finally makes her bow

PARIS: World number one Simona Halep finally gets her French Open campaign underway on Wednesday while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev seek spots in the second round. — Romanian top seed and world number one Halep is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros - losing to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final and giving up a set and 3-0 lead to lose to Jelena 98

April 26, 2018 5:35 AM PUC upbeat on theme park industry

PETALING JAYA: PUC Bhd, whose shareholders approved its acquisition of a 33% stake in Pictureworks Holdings Bhd, is upbeat on the theme park industry. "The theme park industry, in Asia particularly, is actually a fast growing market. Big players are constantly expanding their existing resorts like Shanghai Disneyland's grand opening of their Toy Story 72

April 23, 2018 9:16 AM Caltex customer Waved and Wins Mercedes-Benz

CHEVRON Malaysia Limited, which markets the Caltex brand, recently concluded its “Caltex Wave & Win with Visa payWave” promotion which was organised in partnership with Visa. Penang resident Gary Yeap Zak Wang made the winning Visa payWave transaction and was awarded with a new Mercedes-Benz C 200 AMG for utilising the convenient contactless payment 76

April 20, 2018 7:29 AM Petronas launches Mesra Bonanza campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: As part of its efforts to reward loyal customers, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) today launched its biggest nationwide campaign by far, the Mesra Bonanza, offering over 1600 winners with exciting prizes ranging from cash and Mesra points to holiday packages, gadgets, scooters and many more, with just at a minimum spend of RM30. The campaign 58

April 19, 2018 3:22 PM Thiem stuns Djokovic in Monte Carlo

Austria's Dominic Thiem (pic) celebrates after winning his third round match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, April 19, 2018. — Reuters picMONTE CARLO, April 19 ― Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round today, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael 87

April 18, 2018 3:42 PM Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

Maria Sharapova is set to compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon in June. ― Reuters picLONDON, April 18 ― Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced today. The June 18-24 tournament 67

April 12, 2018 8:51 AM Singapore Zoo’s polar bear Inuka may be put down

SINGAPORE: An elderly polar bear at Singapore Zoo, one of the site's most beloved animals, may be put down after its health deteriorated markedly, the zoo operator said Thursday. Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, has reached the grand old age of 27 — well into his 70s in human years and two years older than the average lifespan of the creatures 34

April 10, 2018 12:46 AM Analyst: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ highest-grossing media title to date

‘Grand Theft Auto V lets players follow a three-protagonist storyline or cut loose in a fictionalised Los Angeles. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, April 10 ― The sprawling, go-anywhere do-anything video game Grand Theft Auto V is “the most financially successful media title of all time,” according to a MarketWatch report. In the four and a half years since its September 45

April 6, 2018 2:01 AM McIlroy starts well at Augusta as other favourites struggle

Rory McIlroy hits off the second tee during first round play of the 2018 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, April 5, 2018. ― Reuters picAUGUSTA, April 6 ― The past 12 champions at the US Masters have all shot 71 or better in the first round, which is good news for Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, not so much for some of the other 53

April 1, 2018 3:37 PM Man who created DAP’s rocket logo dies aged 83

File picture of DAP flags seen on nomination day in Teluk Intan, May 19, 2014. The man who created the DAP rocket logo, Goh Hock Chuan, died on March 29 at the age of 83. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Goh Hock Chuan, the man who created the DAP rocket logo, died on Thursday at the age of 83, according to The Star Online. His design 32