(Reuters) - Brazilian striker Neymar stormed out of a Barcelona training session on Thursday as speculation mounted about a world-record move to Paris St Germain. A personal appearance in China next week was cancelled because he was said to be "busy with transfer business". Pictures of Barca training in Miami for Saturday's game against arch-rivals Real Madrid in the International Champions Trophy showed Neymar having to be kept apart from team mate Nelson Semedo before removing his bib and stomping away from the session.
A payroll manager has pleaded guilty to siphoning more than $1 million from her company to gamble at the casinos and pay off her gambling debts. The prosecution is pushing for a sentence of at least eight years’ jail for Singaporean Pu Choon Choon, 51, as she is a “recalcitrant offender”. Pu was employed in DYNA-MAC Holdings, an offshore marine engineering firm, since July 2015. She was in charge of processing monthly salaries for the staff and handling the company’s banking facilities with DBS Bank.
Former Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh said that some Singaporeans have expressed concerns on the prospects of a current MP resigning to run in the upcoming presidential election (PE). While Inderjit said that the Constitution allows for a sitting government politician to stand in a PE, the “spirit of the Elected President is independence of office as intended by Mr Lee Kuan Yew when the idea was mooted”. Inderjit did not mention any MP’s name in his post on his Facebook page on Friday (28 July).
Amazon.com Inc's Prime Now quick delivery service in Singapore, which launched on Thursday and kicked off its push into Southeast Asia, has been overwhelmed by demand, preventing it from taking on fresh orders. "Due to great customer response, delivery windows are currently sold out," Amazon said in an emailed statement on Friday. "We are rapidly opening up new windows to ensure we can continue delighting customers in Singapore." Local media reported the app was notifying users that delivery was unavailable.
Istanbul giants Galatasaray have agreed terms to sign Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Manchester City and Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham United, Turkish media reports said on Friday. Both English Premier League players would arrive in Istanbul on Monday at the latest and then join Galatasaray's pre-season camp in Austria after medical tests and a signing ceremony, the NTV Spor website said.
Uzbekistan said Friday it has jailed the eldest daughter of late President Islam Karimov, Gulnara Karimova -- once a prominent socialite, fashion designer and singer -- after charging her with massive fraud and money laundering. In a statement the Uzbekistan Prosecutor-General's Office said that "Gulnara Karimova has been charged" with crimes including fraud, money laundering and concealing foreign currency "and she has been held behind bars". The statement also said she was a member of an "organised criminal group" that controlled assets worth more than $1.3 billion in 12 countries.
The annexed Crimea peninsula was brought to a standstill for two hours Friday after a shutdown in Russia hit supplies there, officials said, the latest in a series of cuts. Russian state television reported that the outage caused havoc around the region as traffic lights cut out and electric trolley buses came to a halt. Regional energy minister Vadim Belik told Russian news agencies that electricity was "totally turned off" in the region after the shutdown in Russia's nearby Krasnodar region.