Airlines Profit Expectations Remain Positive, Says IATA

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 – Airlines’ profit expectations remain positive amid improvement in recent performances, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) quarterly survey of airlines’ Chief Financial Officers and Heads of Cargo in October. It said the recent past financial performance had started to improve again compared to a year

Thunderstorm Warning In Miri, Reef South

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 – The Malaysian Meteorological Department issued a warning of thunderstorm in the waters off Miri, Sarawak, and Reef South, to continue until Thursday morning. A statement issued by the department stated that the thunderstorms could cause strong winds of up to 50 kmph and choppy seas with waves

PMs Agree On High Speed Rail Linking KL, Singapore

SINGAPORE, Oct 22 – Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to build a high speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore by 2020, in a move that both heads of government called a “game-changer”. Announcing the breakthrough agreement at a press conference today following bilateral talks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Should I Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite?

Dear Lifehacker, So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it’s still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of going bad. You guys have been using it; what do you think? Is it ready for prime time, or should I wait

Mac Mini Teardowns Are Underway, With Good News And Bad News

iFixit and MacminiVault have both completed their teardowns of the new Mac mini, with Macminicolo planning theirs soon. We already knew the main bad news: soldered RAM means you can’t upgrade the memory later, so you have to decide how much you want and pay Apple’s pricing for it. Both iFixit and MacminiVault described replacing the RAM as

Laddu Symbol Of Unity On Deepavali

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 – Traditional Indian sweetmeats, known as Laddu, which is among various delicacies served at the Deepavali celebration at the HGH Convention Centre, Sentul here, seemed to be the favourite among guests. The guests, despite coming from various racial and religious background, as well as with different taste buds, like

Thai Business Sentiment Shatters In September

BANGKOK, Oct 22 – Manufacturers are concerned over Thailand’s flagging economy, weaken domestic consumption and rising competition. The Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) in September retreated for the second consecutive month following weaken sales and order volumes, production output and business performance. In addition, liquidity problem has affected the ability of the private

Obama’s ISIS, Ebola “Mission Creep”

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 – President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola. Evolving operations in the Middle East and west Africa are causing some supporters to ask whether the

Ottawa Shootings: Canada Not Intimidated – PM Harper

CANADA, Oct 23 – Canada’s prime minister has insisted his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampaged through parliament before being shot dead. Stephen Harper described the attacker as a terrorist and promised to “redouble” anti-terror efforts. The gunman, named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, shot and killed a soldier at

PKNS Never Receive Report On Azmin Ali’s Misconduct

SHAH ALAM, Oct 22 – Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) today said it has never receive any report on the misconduct of Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali. PKNS Public Relations Manager Ishak Hashim in a statement here said the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) also had the right to conduct investigations and

Penang Uses Stats To Show Development Does Not Mean Flooding

GEORGETOWN, Oct 22 – Penang’s development, with new high-rise project sprouting around the island and flash floods in George Town earlier this month, has become political fodder against the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government. But local government, traffic management and flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said overdevelopment was not

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