LIVERPOOL: In a hurricane of emotion and adrenaline at Anfield, the electrifying expectation of Liverpool's home support spiraling around the stadium, Trent Alexander-Arnold's mind was still."Don't take your eye off the ball, don't miss a thing."Against all logic, Liverpool had erased their 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.With the aggregate score poised at 3-3 in the semifinal, second leg, the right-back won a corner on 78 minutes.He looked up, placed the ball and shaped to take it before Xherdan Shaqiri requested responsibility for the set-piece.Alexander-Arnold obliged and took slow strides away, before noticing Ernesto Valverde's men had briefly switched off.He swiveled toward the ball sharply, delivering an inch-perfect low cross that Divock Origi converted to give Liverpool another crack at continental glory.Alexander-Arnold, who turned 20 in October and is primed to become the youngest starter in consecutive European Cup finals - he was in the XI that lost … [Read more...] about Why Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold won’t stop
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PETALING JAYA: While the banking sector generally experiences net interest margin (NIM) pressure from an interest rate cut as deposits take longer to reprice than loans, the net impact is relatively modest over the medium to long term, according to Mac-quarie Research. Research head Anand Pathmakanthan said, for example, as guided by CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, the full-year NIM impact is a 2-3 basis points (bps) decline. “Banks with low current and savings accounts or casa (repricing fixed deposits will reduce funding costs) and higher share of fixed-rate lending will be least impacted, like AMMB Holdings Bhd; on the flip side, banks with high casa and high share of floating rate loans, with minimal ex-commercial banking operations to mitigate, would be most impacted, such as Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd,” he said. Today, most financial counters on Bursa Malaysia were in the red following Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s decision to cut the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25 … [Read more...] about OPR cut to have minimal impact on banks but ringgit may weaken
PETALING JAYA: A total of five UK technology organisations are investing in Malaysia, according to a joint statement by the UK Department for International Trade and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. The ministry said this reinforces the UK’s long-term commitment to Malaysia as a key partner in trade and investment. “It also reflects Malaysia’s attractiveness as an investment destination and as a springboard to the wider Asean market.” The five companies are Ideagen, AuditXPRT, Mitra Innovation, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Sage. Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo (pix) said as Malaysia continues to implement technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and cyber security, the investment of more UK tech companies to Malaysia highlights their confidence that Malaysia is moving in the right direction. “The aim of collaboration in the area of technology is incredibly essential not only to aid … [Read more...] about Five UK tech firms to invest in Malaysia
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?