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September 5, 2018 7:21 AM Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau named in US Ryder Cup team

PHILADELPHIA: Tiger Woods was named to the United States' Ryder Cup team on Tuesday as captain Jim Furyk also added veteran Phil Mickelson and in-form Bryson DeChambeau to his line-up. Former world number one Woods had already been assured of a trip to Paris for the September 28-30 showdown with Europe after being named as one of Furyk's non-playing 127

September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 115

September 5, 2018 6:35 AM Gabungan AQRS expects better years ahead on projects in hand and low costs

PETALING JAYA: Gabungan AQRS Bhd expects to perform better this year and next, based on projects in hand and low operating cost. Group CEO Datuk Azizan Jaafar said its construction order book of RM2.4 billion will sustain the group for the next three years while the property division is expected to start contributing to the group's earnings next year. Speaking 85

September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 105

September 3, 2018 3:09 PM Vertice joint-venture company wins RM815m contract in related party deal

PETALING JAYA: Vertice Bhd's 50:50 joint venture (JV) company with Vizione Holdings Bhd, Buildmarque Construction Sdn Bhd was awarded an RM815 million contract by Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd to undertake construction works for Package 2 of the Penang Mega Infrastructure Project. The award is for the construction of a 5.7km by-pass from Bandar 20

September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 9

September 2, 2018 3:06 AM Time for PKR to make reforms count, says youth chief aspirant

BUTTERWORTH: PKR is not a party of street fighters but one equipped with good administrators, said Dr Afif Bahardin, who is vying for the PKR Youth top post. After the success of the party in recent times, Afif said the next phase is making the reforms count. "Reformasi (reforms) is no longer just a slogan but something real now," he said at the start 14

September 1, 2018 9:44 AM Girl, 8, falls to death from 12th floor

GEORGE TOWN: An eight-year-old girl was found dead after she was believed to have fallen from the 12th floor of her apartment block around 3pm today. The girl was believed to have climbed a table located beside a window that was left ajar at her apartment in Puncak Terubong here. She was believed to be playing when she slipped and plunged to her death 11

August 31, 2018 8:43 AM S. Korea's Moon to send special envoy to N. Korea next week: Yonhap

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next Wednesday to discuss plans to hold a summit with the North's Kim Jong Un and nuclear disarmament, local media said Friday. The unnamed envoy will visit the North's capital city on Sept 5, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential spokesman. Seoul proposed the envoy's 18

August 30, 2018 5:22 AM PIAM: General insurance sees flat growth in 1H, expected to remain moderate in 2H

KUALA LUMPUR: The general insurance industry, which registered a marginal growth of 0.7% with gross written premiums of RM9.23 billion in the first half of 2018 (1H18), is expected to remain subdued for the rest of the year, with low single digit growth. "A single digit growth of 1%-2% could be achievable," General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) 10