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January 21, 2018 12:07 AM A Corvette signed by 20 Hollywood stars goes up for auction in Paris

This 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is estimated at €85,000 to €120,000. — Picture courtesy of BonhamsPARIS, Jan 21 — Thursday, February 8, 2018, Bonhams will be selling no fewer than 135 collectors’ cars dating from 1904 to 2017, as part of its prestigious annual auction at the Grand Palais in Paris. One unusual model is a 1961 Corvette signed by some of Hollywood’s 6

January 15, 2018 4:45 AM Malaysia Airlines starts A350-900 service from KL to Heathrow

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft (left) taxis on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — Malaysia Airlines today commenced its inaugural A350-900 service from Kuala Lumpur to London with a send-off ceremony at the KL International Airport (KLIA). MH4 departed the KLIA at 9.15am and will arrive 14

January 11, 2018 10:05 AM Federer faces Bedene first up in Australian Open

The Swiss marvel, chasing a sixth Australian Open crown, could also face big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round in the bottom half of the men’s draw. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 11 ― Roger Federer will open his title defence against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene and has a potential quarter-final with David Goffin in the Australian Open. In today’s 15

December 23, 2017 6:39 AM Woods splits with swing coach Como

LOS ANGELES: Tiger Woods will press on with his comeback in 2018 without the aid of a swing coach, announcing on Twitter on Friday that he is splitting with Chris Como. Woods says he has no immediate plans to replace Como, who began working with the 14-time major champion in November of 2014. "Since my fusion surgery, I have been working hard to relearn 10

December 16, 2017 2:11 AM First trailer for Netflix’s Jack Black starrer ‘The Polka King’ is out (VIDEO)

Jack Black will star alongside Jenny Slate in the film, which makes a Netflix debut in January. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Dec 16 — Jack Black stars in the dark comedy as a charming musician who ends up swindling his fans. Black plays the titular role of Jan Lewan, a charismatic Polish immigrant who comes to America in the 1980s, starts a polka band, and quickly 46

December 15, 2017 4:35 AM The most powerful iMac is now on sale in Malaysia

A prototype Apple iMac Pro is seen during the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, June 5, 2017. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — If the best spec iMac isn’t cutting it for you, here comes the iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac that’s designed for professionals. Forget Core i7s as the iMac Pro runs on Intel’s Xeon W processors 21

December 13, 2017 3:51 PM Civil servants entitled to 7 days 'umrah' leave

KUALA LUMPUR: Permanent status civil servants can apply for maximum seven days unrecorded leave to perform "Umrah", effective Jan 1 next year. According to Service Circular 3/2017 (Umrah Leave) uploaded on the Public Service Department's website dated Dec 11, the seven days would be calculated from the date of the actual flight to Mecca and Madinah 5

December 11, 2017 8:28 AM Higher tuition fees for students joining polytechnics and ITE in 2018

SINGAPORE: Students planning to enrol in the polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) next year will see tuition fees go up. The increase in tuition fees will be larger for permanent residents and foreigners, compared with Singapore citizens, the schools announced on their websites on Monday (Dec 11). These revised fees apply only to the new batch 5

November 30, 2017 8:05 AM GSK starts big African study of injectable drug to prevent HIV

REUTERS: ViiV Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline Plc's HIV unit, said on Thursday (Nov 30) it started an African study to evaluate long-acting injectable drug for the prevention of HIV infection in sexually active women. The cabotegravir study seeks to enrol 3,200 women aged 18 to 45 years from sub-Saharan African countries, ViiV Healthcare said in a statement 7

November 29, 2017 5:59 AM Catholic priest disappears in Bangladesh before Pope visit

DHAKA: A Catholic priest has disappeared in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday, a day before Pope Francis starts a landmark visit to the Muslim-majority nation wracked by Islamist extremism. Walter William Rosario, 40, is from the same village in northern Bangladesh where suspected Islamist extremists last year hacked a Catholic grocer to death as he opened 11