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Sony unveils another record buyback, its second this year
TOKYO: Sony Corp. has unveiled another record share buyback just months after completing a similar program, underscoring Chief Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida’s commitment to supporting his stock price in a tumultuous environment. [...]
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Uber shares fall for second day after ill-fated IPO; Lyft follows
NEW YORK: Uber Technologies Inc shares fell as much as 10% on Monday, doubling losses since its poorly-received Wall Street debut on Friday and raising more questions about investors' faith in its ability to make profits. [...]
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First body of boat capsize victim in Bakun found, search for second victim continues
BINTULU, May 13 ― A search and rescue team for victims of a boat which overturned in Ulu Bakun, Batu Keling in Bakun Dam has found the first body at 11.30pm last night.The Sarawak Fire and Rescue operations centre said, the body of Wahab Jambul in his 50's who was one of the passengers of the boat, was found floating based on information received via Belaga Volunteer Fire Brigade.    “Efforts to find the second victim, Law Yew Ngee, 43, will continue today,” according to a statement issued here this morning.In the incident on Saturday evening, both victims who were anglers fell into the water after the boat overturned when it hit a fish cage while the boat operator Siring Angah, 60, swam to safety.Based on witness information, one of the victims who could not swim grabbed the other which led to both getting drowned.  ― Bernama [...]
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Ajax vs Tottenham prediction: How will Champions League semi-final second leg play out?
The two meet in the second leg in Amsterdam [...]
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Chelsea vs Frankfurt prediction: How will Europa League semi-final second leg play out?
Pedro's away goal secured a 1-1 draw and the advantage for the Blues the advantage heading back to Stamford Bridge [...]
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Married women, don’t give up on your dreams, says Mrs World 2019 second runner-up Kokilam Kathirvailu
Kokilam Kathirvailu is greeted by her parents at KLIA in Sepang May 7, 2019. — Bernama pic SEPANG, May 7 — “Married women should always think big and never compromise on their dreams and passion,” says Kokilam Kathirvailu, who is adjudged second runner-up in the Mrs World 2019 beauty pageant held last Saturday in Las Vegas, United States.Kokilam, 34, said married women should be aware that life did not end once they get married as they could still contribute for nation building and women empowerment.“By winning this beauty pageant, I want to set an example that life does not end for women once they are married. Think big and achieve your passion.“Married women, be it a career woman or otherwise should not stay at home and must learn to multitask,” she told Bernama after arriving at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Las Vegas here today.Kuala Lumpur-born Kokilam, a mother of three, said the beauty pageant was a tough competition where she had to compete against other beauties from 36 countries.She also said it was a great honour that for the first time in 35 years, a Malaysian emerged as one of the top three winners of the Mrs World beauty pageant.On her future plans, Kokilam said she wanted to work and advocate more for women empowerment.Meanwhile, Datin Harveen Kaur, who is Mrs Malaysia World national director praised Kokilam’s outstanding achievement at the international level despite being a married woman with a heavy responsibility.Mrs World is the first and oldest beauty pageant of its kind in the world, founded by David Marmel, who is also the president. It was created in 1984 and now has national directors in 80 countries. — Bernama [...]
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Proton sales up 75%, to become the second best-seller in April 2019
Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PROTON) has once again returned to the... The post Proton sales up 75%, to become the second best-seller in April 2019 appeared first on Marketing Magazine Asia. [...]
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Maradona's team lose promotion playoff for second successive season
(Reuters) - Diego Maradona has experienced the disappointment of missing out on promotion as a coach for the second year in a row after his Mexican club Sinaloa Dorados lost a nail-biting second division playoff on Sunday. [...]
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Thanks to X70 SUV, Proton back as second best-seller after three years
Proton attributes the positive growth thanks to the strong sales performance of the X70 SUV and the entry-level Proton Saga. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 ― Local carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd has become the country’s second best-selling marque last month after a 37-month hiatus from the spot, among others due to its X70 sports utility vehicle (SUV) launched in December last year.Sales for the national automotive company reached 7,011 units in April 2019, an increase of 14.1 per cent from the month before, and a whopping 75 per cent improvement over the same period last year.The strong sales figures also saw Proton now having a 13.6 per cent share of the overall car market.“Proton is proud to finish second in overall sales in April 2019, returning to the position for the first time in over three years. Our aim is to try and end the year in second place to create a solid base for our long-term goal of leading the Malaysian car market again.“With the launch of the Iriz and Persona and improved versions of the Proton Exora and Saga set to be introduced later this year, the company is quietly confident it can achieve its goal,” said Proton Chief Executive Officer Li Chunrong in a statement.Li also said that strong sales is a testament to how the company is moving in the right direction.In a statement, Proton attributes the positive growth thanks to the strong sales performance of the X70 SUV and the entry-level Proton Saga, while a boost in sales was seen with the launch of the 2019 facelift of its Proton Iriz compact car and Person sedana on April 23.Proton Saga remains the brand’s best-selling model as it sold 3,047 units last month, even beating the sales the X70, a rebadged version of the Boyue model from Proton’s China-based owner Geely.However, the X70 remains the top SUV choice for Malaysians, with 11,133 units delivered this year alone, and grabbing almost a quarter of the market share for the SUV segment.Rival local carmaker Perodua remains the country’s market leader. [...]
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Britain's Opposition Labour sticks to second Brexit referendum stance
LONDON (April 30): Britain's Opposition Labour Party resisted calls to unconditionally embrace a second referendum on Tuesday, restating its support for such a vote only... [...]
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Terengganu beginning to find their rhythm, notch second straight win in Super League
PETALING JAYA: Terengganu are beginning to find their groove in the Super League after they notched their second straight win in the league by beating Petaling Jaya City 2-1 at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Saturday (April 27). [...]
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Golf – Malnati and Hurley take second round clubhouse lead in New Orleans
(Reuters) - The journeyman duo of Peter Malnati and Billy Hurley III took the clubhouse lead before the second round of the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans was halted by darkness in Louisiana on Friday. [...]
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PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s second visit to China has put the Malaysia-China bilateral relations into a broader perspective for the future: China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA).
PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s second visit to China has put the Malaysia-China bilateral relations into a broader perspective for the future: China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA). The post PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s second visit to China has put the Malaysia-China bilateral relations into a broader perspective for the future: China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA). appeared first on The Malaysian Reserve. [...]
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Liverpool transfer news: Mohamed Salah a Real Madrid target after second report of fallout with Jurgen Klopp
An initial report by Spanish publication AS was quickly dismissed by Salah's agent [...]
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This Is the Longest Flu Season in a Decade Due to Surprising Second Viral Wave
(NEW YORK) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That makes it among the longest seen since the government started tracking flu season duration more than 20 years ago. Some experts likened the unusual double waves to having two different flu seasons compressed, back-to-back, into one. “I don’t remember a season like this,” said Dr. Arnold Monto, a University of Michigan researcher who had been studying respiratory illnesses for more than 50 years. The previous longest recent flu season was 20 weeks, which occurred in 2014-2015. Flu can cause a miserable, relatively mild illness in many people and a more severe illness in others. Young children and the elderly are at greatest risk from flu and its complications. Flu vaccinations are recommended annually for all but the very young. The current season began the week of Thanksgiving, a typical start time. At the beginning, most illnesses were caused by a flu strain that tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and which is more easily controlled by vaccines. But in mid-February, a nastier strain started causing more illnesses and driving up hospitalizations. Not helping matters: The harsher bug is not well matched to the vaccine, said the CDC’s Lynnette Brammer, who oversees flu tracking. Still, this flu season is not nearly as bad as last winter’s 19-week season, the deadliest in at least four decades. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last season. The CDC is estimating that flu-related deaths this season in the range of 35,000 to 55,000. More good news: Brammer said that although the virus is notoriously unpredictable, signs suggest this flu season should be over soon. “It’s on the verge” of being over, she said. “If nothing changes.” [...]
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Chelsea vs Slavia Prague predicted line-ups: Team news for Europa League quarter-final second leg
The Europa League quarter-final second leg takes place at Stamford Bridge [...]
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