• Own goal? China's richest man fires warning on football splurge

    By Matthew Miller and Shu Zhang BEIJING (Reuters) - China Inc's record burst of investment in global football could leave investors burnt and out of pocket, says China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, in the highest profile warning yet on a $4 billion (3.03 billion pounds) splurge since 2015 that has stunned European football. The chairman of the sprawling Dalian Wanda Group is himself a major sports investor, sponsoring the Chinese league and last year taking stakes in leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Swiss sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media AG. A score of smaller Chinese players have since followed Wang into the European football arena, encouraged by official enthusiasm for the game.

    Reuters
  • Rody wants to slug rider of noisy motorcycle

    President Duterte was unable to hide his displeasure yesterday over the sound of a noisy, speeding motorcycle, which disrupted the press briefing that followed his visit to a police official’s wake in Antipolo City. “If we’re in Davao, I would have hit (the rider) with a steel bar,” Duterte, a biker himself, said. “I didn’t allow that in (Davao) during my mayorship.

    Philippine Star
  • Johnny Depp sends Amber Heard divorce settlement cash straight to charities

    The actor's representative has saluted his ex for her generous donation plan to two favourite causes.

    Cover Media
  • Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot

    Green-fingered Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko forced US action star Steven Seagal to eat one of his homegrown carrots in an awkward encounter that prompted much mockery on Thursday in the ex-Soviet state. Footage posted by the presidential press service showed the authoritarian leader picking up a long carrot, quickly peeling it and handing it to the black-clad martial arts star who was visiting his country residence. "Here you are: eat it for your health, it's very good for you," said Lukashenko, wearing a tracksuit top and baseball cap, as Seagal chewed politely.

    AFP News
  • Jennifer Lopez single again - report

    The singer remains friendly with Casper.

    Cover Media
  • ‘How do you arrest someone who’s already in jail?’

    Stopping convicted felons from doing business inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is a big challenge in the government’s war against illegal drugs, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa admitted yesterday. How do you convict one who is already convicted?” Dela Rosa said when asked about the center of illegal drugs in the country. The question came from Sen. Richard Gordon during the second day of hearings on extrajudicial killings amid President Duterte’s war on drugs, presided over by Sen. Leila de Lima as chair of the committee on justice and human rights.

    Philippine Star
  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Thursday through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous ...

    Associated Press
  • Man City sign goalkeeper Bravo from Barcelona

    Manchester City have signed Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for an initial 18 million euros ($20.3 million), the clubs confirmed on Thursday. The 33-year-old agreed a four-year contract to join City as new manager Pep Guardiola continues his major overhaul of the 2014 Premier League champions. "Claudio is a fantastic goalkeeper and an excellent addition to our squad," Guardiola told the club website (www.mancity.com).

    Reuters
  • Qatar's recruited athletes stir debate on citizenship

    By Tom Finn DOHA (Reuters) - When 39 athletes from Qatar qualified for the Rio Olympics, the most in the tiny Gulf state's history, Noor al-Shalaby celebrated the achievement in a Facebook post. "Qatar! You are in my blood and my soul," wrote the 34-year-old accountant. Qatar has for years used its immense oil and gas wealth to recruit sportspeople from around the world, part of an ambitious vault onto the world sporting stage by the wealthy Arab state which will host the soccer World Cup in 2022.

    Reuters
  • Kendall Jenner caused a 'ruckus' in new neighbourhood

    Kendall Jenner finds it comforting to know that TV host Jimmy Kimmel lives on her street.

    Cover Media
  • Defence Ministry dismisses leak, says Malaysia’s submarines have different specs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 ― Malaysia’s Scorpene submarines have different specifications from those used by India, the Defence Ministry said in allaying concerns over a secret data leak reportedly...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysian rapper freed after being held for insulting Islam

    A Malaysian rapper, who was arrested for insulting Islam in a music video that was filmed inside a mosque and used the word "Allah," was freed on Thursday on health grounds. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, was arrested on Sunday over the song, entitled "Oh my God," when he landed at Kuala Lumpar airport after returning from overseas. Penang district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, said the magistrates court had refused to extend his arrest because Namewee had health problems.

    AFP News
  • MB: ‘Bangsa Johor’ will strengthen Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A united “Bangsa Johor” will not only improve the state, but also help strengthen the Malaysian federation, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin told Tun...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • BOC official sacked for alleged payoffs

    Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon yesterday said that Capt. Arnel Baylosis, who has been accused of receiving multi-million worth of “tara” or grease money has been relieved. “He has been relieved,” said Faeldon when asked about Baylosis, who heads the Operations Intelligence Office of the Enforcement Group (EG). But in an interview with The STAR, Baylosis denied the allegations made by Faeldon in a press conference in Malacañang last Monday.

    Philippine Star
  • Rashford drops down to England Under-21s

    Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has lost his place in England's senior squad after being called up for the Under-21s for the first time. Rashford made two substitute appearances at Euro 2016 to cap a meteoric rise in the final weeks of the campaign that took him from United's youth teams to international recognition. New England manager Sam Allardyce has decided Rashford's lack of playing time makes it impossible to select him for his first fixture -- a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on September 4.

    AFP News
  • Only Putrajaya can decide to repatriate baby panda, minister tells Zoo Negara

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Zoo Negara has no control over the placement of Nuan Nuan, the offspring of panda couple Xing Xing and Liang Liang, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'World's largest' pearl emerges in Philippines

    The man found the 34-kilogramme (75-pound) pearl inside a giant clam that was snagged by his anchor as he waited out a storm at sea, according to local tourism department chief Cynthia Amurao, who is also his aunt. Not knowing it could be worth tens of millions of dollars, he kept the 30-centimetre by 60-centimetre (12-inch by 24-inch) pearl in his thatch hut on the western island of Palawan, tucked under a wooden bed as a good-luck charm, Amurao added. In July, the nephew moved to a new address and took the object to his aunt in a tricycle, asking her to hide it for him, said Amurao, the city tourism officer for Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital.

    AFP News
  • Indonesian navy finds fuel tanker taken by own crew

    Indonesia's navy said on Thursday it had found a tanker carrying almost $400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute. The MT Vier Harmoni was initially feared to have been hijacked after setting sail from Malaysia, in waters that have suffered a string of pirate attacks in recent times. The navy deployed ships and a helicopter to search for the tanker, which was reported missing on August 16 after setting sail from southern Malaysia a day earlier.

    AFP News
  • Singapore state flag to be draped over S R Nathan’s casket

    Members of the public can pay their respects to the late S R Nathan from 10am to 10pm on Thursday (25 August), as the body of the former president lies in state at Parliament House.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Little Things, Big Difference: Suzuki Address Review

    If you’re easily put off by its modest displacement and plain styling, then you definitely won’t appreciate its rather annoying TV commercial. Fortunately, this little scooter from Suzuki’s stable is able to redeem itself with subtle but useful features that perfectly “address” the needs of a daily commuter. Suzuki Address features This writer happens to believe […] The post Little Things, Big Difference: Suzuki Address Review appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

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