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Soccer: Brazil part ways with coach of women's team
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil have parted ways with Vadao, the coach of their women's football team, the country's football confederation said on Monday. [...]
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Woman gives birth in car at Arau police HQ
ARAU (Bernama): A pregnant woman was forced to deliver in a car at the Arau district police headquarters (IPD) car park here before being taken to hospital. [...]
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KLCI closes off lows, Fed set to cut interest rates lesser than hoped
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed off Monday's low while key Asian markets ended in the red as the US Federal Reserve was set to cut interest rates lesser than expected. [...]
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Give Sarawak back its dues under MA63, group tells Putrajaya
SAPA president Dominique Ng delivers a speech during the Sarawak Independence Day celebrations July 22, 2019. — Picture by Sulok Tawie KUCHING, July 22 — The Sarawak Association of People’s Aspirations today reminded the federal government of the state’s full constitutional rights nearly 60 years after the signing of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.Marking Sarawak Day here, its president Dominique Ng claimed a growing number of Sarawakians were becoming disenchanted with the Pakatan Harapan federal administration’s delay in restoring their rights.“We are not talking about the 20 per cent royalty on oil and gas which the Pakatan Harapan promised us in its election manifesto, but all the rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement and Federal Constitution,” he told reporters after a Sarawak Independence Day rally at the Padang Merdeka here.He said the rights include over oil and gas resources, territorial boundary and continental shelf.Ng, a lawyer, accused the federal government of taking control of state oil and gas resources through the passage of the Petroleum Development Act 1974 that Sarawak does not want to ratify.Ng said his group support the state government in enforcing the Oil Mining Ordinance 1958 which empowers the state to regulate the activities of oil companies in Sarawak and imposing the 5 per cent on the export of petroleum and petroleum products.Despite heavy rain on the rally, Ng called the event jointly organised with the Sarawak Dayak National Congress, Solidariti Anak Sarawak and Sarawak For Sarawakians, a tremendous success.He said heavy rain, which fell earlier, failed to dampen the spirit of enthusiastic participants, which he estimated to be between 4,000 to 5,000, gathered at Padang Merdeka.“I believe the spirit of the nationalist movement in Sarawak will remain strong,” Ng said, adding that more would have come if there was no rain.He thanked the state government for allowing the organisers of the Sarawak Independence Day rally permission to use Padang Merdeka for the first time.The highlight of the rally was the hoisting of the flag of the kingdom of Sarawak in 1841 and the current flag, as Fairland Sarawak, an anthem when Sarawak was under the reign of Rajah Brooke, was played. [...]
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11 Reasons Why Sandals Are Cool Again
A modern summer must-own, we handpick the best sandals for men in 2019, from modern, sporty versions to the classic Birkenstock. [...]
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Manchester United transfer news: Nicolas Pepe update, Harry Maguire breakthrough and Juan Mata's plea
Transfer round-up: All the latest reports and rumours from Old Trafford on Monday 22 July [...]
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Arsenal transfer news: Zaha, Tierney, Ceballos, Saliba, Koscielny, Nelson latest updates and rumours
Arsenal are working with their limited transfer budget to bring in players ahead of the August 8 deadlin [...]
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Equifax to pay at least $575 million as part of FTC settlement     – CNET
The credit reporting company may have to pay up to $700 million over a 2017 data breach. [...]
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Shut down for at least 6 Giant and Cold Storage stores
Hong Kong-based Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd has shut down at least... The post Shut down for at least 6 Giant and Cold Storage stores appeared first on Marketing Magazine Asia. [...]
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The Ministry of Economic Affairs has approved a RM2 million allocation for the Perak state government to undertake a preliminary study ahead of the proclamation of Pulau Pangkor as a duty-free island on Jan 1, 2020
The Ministry of Economic Affairs has approved a RM2 million allocation for the Perak state government to undertake a preliminary study ahead of the proclamation of Pulau Pangkor as a duty-free island on Jan 1, 2020 The post The Ministry of Economic Affairs has approved a RM2 million allocation for the Perak state government to undertake a preliminary study ahead of the proclamation of Pulau Pangkor as a duty-free island on Jan 1, 2020 appeared first on The Malaysian Reserve. [...]
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Farmers earn more from YouTube than their crops
It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually farming. [...]
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To avoid Google’s Tax, Tinder is bypassing Play Store payments
Tinder has launched a new payment process that bypasses the Google Play Store for payments on Android devices — instead, payments made for premium services can now be made with credit cards directly in the app. ― Picture via Soycincau KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 ― First, Spotify and Netflix. Then, it was Epic Games with their battle royale cult favourite, Fortnite. And now, Tinder is the latest high profile app to voice out discontent at the tax that is levied on app makers by Google and Apple for payments made through the Play Store and App Store respectively.The dating app has launched a new payment process that bypasses the Google Play Store for payments on Android devices—instead, payments made for premium services can now be made with credit cards directly in the app. This marks a change from the standard payment system, where recurring subscription payments for Tinder would be be run through the Play Store, netting Google a percentage of the revenue.Tinder, which is owned by Match Group (they also own dating services OkCupid and Match.com), earned a record US$275 million (RM1.13 billion) last year alone. It’s basically turned into a cultural phenomenon. But this means that Google stands to lose a significant amount of revenue, with the tax going up to around 30 per cent for most apps.Not very popularThe 70-30 profit share system that was first implemented by Apple in 2008 and followed by Google soon after, is a system that has drawn criticism from major players in the market. Spotify and Netflix have both been opened in their disdain for the tax, while Fortnite isn’t even available on the Google Play Store.The tax is begrudgingly accepted by most companies, particularly iOS where you get Apple’s quality control and ecosystem benefits. For example, Epic Games did bypass the Google Play store, but still released Fortnite on iOS through the App Store. Android, on the other hand, is more open and therefore more flexible with regards to developer options.As for now, it will certainly be interesting to see how other popular apps react to Tinder’s move. Google will stand to lose a whole lot more than a cut of Tinder’s revenue if other apps follow suit, for sure. ― SoyaCincau [...]
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5 transfers that could go through this week: Two Arsenal deals, Man Utd record fee, Bale
PREMIER LEAGUE teams have two and a half weeks to complete their transfer business before the start of the new season, but what could happen this week? [...]
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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Medical scheduled tomorrow, Unai Emery wants Man Utd target
ARSENAL transfer news and gossip is coming thick and fast. Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from the Emirates Stadium. [...]
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Malaysian police find elements of sabotage in Sg Selangor water contamination
PETALING JAYA - Dr Xavier Jayakumar says the police have found elements of sabotage in the contamination of Sungai Selangor, which has caused major water disruptions in the Klang Valley. "I was informed that the police have identified elements of sabotage," said the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister in a tweet Monday (July 22). The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) had lodged a police report on Monday over the two incidents of pollution in Sungai Selangor that caused major water treatment plants to be shut down over the last few days. The report was lodged at the Bestari Jaya police station in Kuala Selangor. SPAN chairman Charles Santiago said they hoped the police would investigate if there were elements of sabotage in both incidents. [...]
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Groups lodge police report against Tangau for Facebook post on mass Islamisation 38 years ago in Sabah
Abdul Aziz Julkarnain (5th left) with Musli Oli (4th left) and Zulzaim Abidin (3rd left) at the police station after lodging a police report July 22, 2019. — Picture by Julia Chan KOTA KINABALU, June 22 — Several groups comprising political parties and non-governmental organisations have lodged against Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Madius Tangau for a Facebook post where he claimed a mass conversion to Islam took place some 40 years ago.The groups comprised Sabah Umno Youth and PAS Youth from divisions all over the state, and organisations such as Suara Masyarakat Sabah (SMS), Malaysian Islamic Propagation and Welfare Organisation (Pekida) and Persatuan Prihatin Sahabat Sabah among others.Sabah Umno Youth chief Abdul Aziz Julkarnain said Tangau’s statement was irresponsible given his position in the state and can incite sentiments of distrust, disunity and hurt among Sabahans who are generally tolerant.“I’m making this report because I believe he is intentionally doing this to incite sentiments between races,” he said when met at the Karamunsing police station here.“I’ve also called on other Umno divisions to make a police report,” he said, adding that several divisions like Putatan, Penampang and Libaran had agreed to it.He said that Tangau had no basis or evidence to claim such things and wanted police to investigate his comments for sedition.Tangau had written a post on Facebook yesterday claiming the Sabah government had organised the mass Islamisation of Tambunan residents 38 years ago, forcing its non-Muslim community to convert if they wanted to have land or jobs.Also present was Sabah PAS Youth chief Zulzaim Abidin and Suara Masyarakat Sabah chairman Musli Oli.Musli said he was reporting the matter to the police for action because it was unbecoming of Tangau’s stature.“As a political leader, making these kind of accusations can create tension, unless you have proof. But even if you have proof, is it necessary to say it? It happened 40 years ago. How would people feel?“How would the family of those who converted feel? If you were a cyber-trooper saying such things, maybe that’s acceptable, but as a political leader, your words carry more weight,” he said.Yesterday, Tangau posted on his official Facebook account that a Sabah government leader had gone to Tambunan 38 years ago and held a mass Islamisation ceremony, forcing many to convert by threats and dangling carrots of jobs and land titles.He was comparing the leader then, who he did not name, to current chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, who had just visited the district and gave an RM1 million allocation to upgrade churches in the area, and called for peace, tolerance and respect between races and religion to continue.When contacted, Tangau said that lodging the police report was their right and everybody was entitled to an opinion.“As I said this is a free country. Let there be greater awareness on this issue. Let there be no more such incident now and in the future,” he said. [...]
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