Jun Hoong to go for Olympic spot at World Cup

DESPITE the recent Covid-19 scare, former world champion Cheong Jun Hoong will compete for an Olympic spot at the Diving World Cup in Tokyo on April 18-23. Malaysia Swimming (MS) secretary-general Mae Chen said the World Cup will serve as the final qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics (on July 23-Aug 8). “The national diving […]

Florida offers to Olympics if Japan backs out

FLORIDA’s chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that current hosts Japan may back out. Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the head of the IOC, “to encourage you to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, […]

Choong Hann pleased with Thailand outing

BA of Malaysia (BAM) coaching director Wong Choong Hann is pleased with the attitude shown by the national shuttlers at the recent Toyota Thailand Open. Apart from men’s singles Lee Zii Jia, who had a disastrous outing, Choong Hann believes the rest either played to their level or outdid themselves to score several upsets. Choong […]

Lampard ‘disappointed’ with Chelsea exit, Tuchel to take charge

LONDON — Frank Lampard expressed his disappointment at not being given time to succeed after being sacked by Chelsea on Monday, with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel set to take over at Stamford Bridge. Lampard led Chelsea to a fourth-placed Premier League finish and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge. […]

India and China suffer new casualties in border flareup

NEW DELHI — Indian and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said today, highlighting the fraught state of relations between the giant neighbours. The fighting on January 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian troops dead […]

France’s new COVID-19 hospitalisations and ICU treatments rise sharply

PARIS – The number of people hospitalised in France for COVID-19 rose by more than a 1,000 over the last two days, a trend unseen since Nov. 16, and the number of patients in intensive care units for the disease exceeded 3,000 for the first time since Dec. 9. A growing number of medical experts […]

Hawaii GOP official resigns after posting pro-QAnon tweets

AN official with the Hawaii Republican Party resigned on Sunday, taking responsibility for highly criticized tweets defending supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Edwin Boyette, the vice chair of communications, issued a resignation letter on his personal Facebook page to state GOP Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov. “Discussion of some topics is ill suited to the forums […]

EU demands answers from AstraZeneca over vaccine delays

BRUSELLS – The European Union will meet AstraZeneca executives on Monday to seek further clarification on why they unexpectedly announced a large cut in supplies of COVID-19 vaccine to the bloc for the first quarter of the year, EU officials said. AstraZeneca, which developed its shot with Oxford University, told the EU on Friday that […]

Hormat penampilan Hannah Delisha yang kini bertudung, pihak pengurusan tak terbit video muzik lagu ‘Terlalu Mudah’

Kini tampil dengan imej bertudung, pelakon Hannah Delisha turut memadam foto-foto yang memaparkan dirinya berpakaian tidak menutup aurat di laman sosialnya. Dia yang turut melibatkan diri dalam dunia nyanyian baru-baru ini telah menerbitkan lagu single terbaru berjudul Terlalu Mudah buat peminat yang menunggu pelakon cantik manis ini tampil menyanyi selain daripada berlakon. Meskipun begitu, pihak syarikat rakaman […]