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Traders see a 100 percent chance of a 50 basis point rate cut at the Fed’s March meeting, according to CME Group’s FedWatch tool.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 5.09 percent to end at 26,703.32 points, while the S&P 500 surged 4.60 percent to 3,090.23.The Nasdaq Composite added 4.49 percent to 8,952.17.Trading was very busy on US exchanges, with 14 billion shares changing hands compared with a 9.5 billion-share average for the last 20 days.The S&P 500 information technology index jumped 5.7 percent in its strongest session since December 2018.The Institute for Supply Management said domestic manufacturing activity barely expanded last month due to supply issues stemming from the virus outbreak.“The Fed can cut rates all it wants, that is not going to put a person in a factory producing a product if that person is quarantined,” said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas.“I don’t think (monetary policy) solves the problem … This particular one is both supply and demand, it will help but it won’t fix the problem.”Cancer drug developer Forty Seven Inc soared 62 percent after larger peer Gilead Sciences made a US$4.9 billion offer for the firm. Gilead jumped 8.71 percent.Surgical mask maker Alpha Pro Tech Ltd tumbled 22 percent but remains up over 350 percent year-to-date.Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 4.32-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.69-to-1 ratio favored advancers.The S&P 500 posted no new 52-week highs and 18 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 27 new highs and 149 new lows.Topics : The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged over 5 percent on Monday while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq each jumped more than 4 percent in a major rebound following last week’s steep sell-off sparked by fears about the coronavirus.After the stock market extended gains in the session’s final minutes, the Dow wrapped up its strongest one-day gain since 2009, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq each had their strongest one-day rise since December 2018.That rally followed the US stock market’s worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, sinking into correction territory on Thursday due to fears of a recession resulting from the epidemic. The S&P 500 remains down 8.7 percent from its Feb. 19 record high close. Many investors will consider the index to remain in a correction until it reclaims its high.Apple jumped 9.3 percent in its largest one-session leap since 2008. The iPhone maker is still down nearly 9 percent from its record high close on Feb. 12.Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday that Japan’s central bank would take necessary steps to stabilize financial markets. That followed a similar move by Fed Chair Jerome Powell last Friday.“We can shrug off an economic downturn, but if it starts to spill into companies’ capacity to pay their debts, then that creates deeper problems. But it seems to me like the central banks are linking arms to find a way to insulate the credit markets from economic uncertainty,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Cresset Wealth Advisors in Chicago.
E. Michigan looks for home win vs N. Illinois For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthern Illinois (16-11, 9-5) vs. Eastern Michigan (15-12, 5-9)Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Eastern Michigan looks for its 10th straight win over Northern Illinois at Convocation Center. The last victory for the Huskies at Eastern Michigan was a 55-52 win on March 5, 2012. SENIOR STUDS: Northern Illinois’ Eugene German, Lacey James and Noah McCarty have combined to account for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 56 percent of all Huskies points over the last five games.EFFECTIVE EUGENE: German has connected on 33.2 percent of the 187 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 34 over his last five games. He’s also made 71.9 percent of his foul shots this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Eastern Michigan is a perfect 8-0 when it scores at least 69 points. The Eagles are 7-12 when scoring any fewer than that.THREAT FROM DEEP: Northern Illinois’s McCarty has attempted 43 3-pointers and connected on 32.6 percent of them, and is 2 for 4 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Eastern Michigan defense has allowed only 62.2 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Eagles 17th among Division I teams. The Northern Illinois offense has averaged 66.8 points through 27 games (ranked 260th, nationally).___ February 24, 2020
View comments The Jazz extended their lead to 68-51 on back-to-back baskets from Ricky Rubio early in the third quarter.Portland chipped away at the lead and finally cut it to 92-83 on a floater from Seth Curry early in the fourth quarter. That’s as close as the Blazers got.Gobert answered with a dunk to push Utah’s lead back to double digits. It sparked a 14-2 run that slammed the door shut on any potential comeback. Mitchell punctuated the run with a 3-pointer, putting the Jazz up 106-85 with 4:49 remaining.TIP INSBlazers: Lillard did not attempt a free throw. He came into the game ranked fourth in the NBA in free throws made and eighth in the league in attempts. . Portland scored 14 points off 17 Utah turnovers. . The Blazers made just 35 baskets against the Jazz for the second time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Jazz: Gobert has logged a double-double in nine of his last 10 games against the Blazers. . Dante Exum matched his season-high with 15 points off the bench. . Utah shot 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from 3-point range over the final three quarters.UP NEXTBlazers visit the Warriors on Thursday.Jazz host the 76ers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, rear, dunks on Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks while Donovan Mitchell added 19 points to lead Utah to a 117-96 victory over Portland on Tuesday night.Joe Ingles chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the Jazz (17-18), who won for the fifth time in their last six home games while shooting 55 percent from the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Damian Lillard score 20 points to lead Portland. Evan Turner added 12 points off the bench. The Blazers (19-15) lost to Utah for the second time in five days after shooting just 39 percent from the field.Jae Crowder scored seven of Utah’s first nine second-quarter points, starting with the team’s first 3-pointer of the game, to cap a 9-0 run that gave the Jazz a 33-26 lead. The Blazers pulled within three on three different occasions. Lillard hit a couple of baskets to cut the deficit to a basket, then fed Jusuf Nurkic for a layup to trim Utah’s lead to 43-40.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Jazz pulled away before halftime behind hot shooting from the perimeter. Joe Ingles and Crowder buried back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 16-5 run. Mitchell finished it off by beating the shot clock with another outside basket, giving the Jazz a 59-45 lead.Utah went 5-of-7 from 3-point range in the second quarter after going 0-of-8 in the first quarter.
But the Frenchman said that the sickness that had swept the Arsenal camp, coupled with the severe heat in China and long flights, made for far-from-ideal preparations for another taxing campaign.Wenger was shorn of Olivier Giroud because of food poisoning, then captain Per Mertesacker pulled out of the game just moments before kick-off because he too fell ill with the same problem.New signing Sead Kolasinac had to come off before the break, while substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott both also felt unwell.Arsenal were particularly poor in the first half in the 36 degrees Celsius (97F) heat and Wenger admitted that the extreme conditions in Shanghai were “a shock” after flying in from Australia, which is in its winter.“We worked very hard on Monday and Tuesday so I was a bit scared that tonight we could have big problems and in fact in the first half we suffered a bit,” said Wenger, under pressure to get Arsenal back in the Champions League this season.“Ramsey finished the game (feeling) bad and Walcott, Kolasinac, Mertesacker, Giroud, they all had a little food poisoning.”Wenger said the Premier League club — who next travel to Beijing to face Chelsea on Saturday — did not know what caused the food poisoning.Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso (left) and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi in action during a pre-season friendly in Shanghai, on July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELEWenger added of the punishing pre-season schedule that many top European clubs now undertake to far-flung destinations for commercial reasons: “If you ask me is it ideal physically to prepare? I’d say certainly not.“Has it got other advantages? Yes because we can meet fans all over the world so that is very positive and the team bonding is easier as well because we live together for two weeks.”– ‘Nightmare’ –Reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the unlikely hero for Wenger and Arsenal, saving Juan Bernat’s soft spot kick after Gunners substitute Alex Iwobi nodded in the leveller right at the end of normal time.Robert Lewandowski had needed just nine minutes to fire German champions Bayern ahead from the penalty spot as they swept through Arsenal, before Iwobi’s late intervention meant the game went straight to penalties.Bayern Munich’s forwardRobert Lewandowski (L) and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny vie for the ball during the International Champions Cup football match in Shanghai July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELEBoth sides fielded a mixture of first-team regulars and reserves, with new Bayern signing James Rodriguez and new Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette starting.Wenger’s team were thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern last season in the Champions League and the manager said his players were still hurting.“I don’t think this kind of game wipes out what happened last season,” said the Arsenal boss.“We will always remember that. We had a nightmare last season in the second half.“But it’s still good to win against a team like Bayern.”Bayern play AC Milan in Shenzhen, southern China, in their next warm-up game on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger reacts during the International Champions Cup football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Shanghai July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELESHANGHAI, China, Jul 19 – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.
FEATURES: A massive crowd is expected to attend The Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Show this weekend. The dazzling event is expected to attract hundreds from all over Donegal as The Shandon Hotel and Spa plays host to the Perfect Bliss Wedding Show.With an array of local Wedding Suppliers in attendance to cater for all couples Special Day requirements and closing with an on-trend Catwalk from the PB Models from 4:30pm. Organisers are also providing complimentary admission for all patrons who attend the show.Couples will be given the opportunity to speak to the Shandon’s Wedding Team about the first class products/services available for your Special Day, as well as viewing the Suites and Sea views available from the Hotel – both out of this world!With first-hand experience of the highest welcome, accommodation, food and drink that awaits you at The Shandon Hotel & Spa we can undoubtedly recommend this Venue to any engaged couple.. Come along between 2pm & 5pm this Sunday 2nd October 2016 and see for yourself!Bar food is served all day!Review of The Shandon Hotel and Spa – by Perfect Bliss Wedding Show: Our Stay At The Shandon Hotel & Spa:“So before we lose our weekends and all the madness of the shows begin next month we decided to treat ourselves to an overnight stay in the amazing Shandon Hotel and Spa and what a treat it was!!“The hotel is located in such a beautiful location, the stunning views were the first indication of the amazing stay that awaited us. Upon arrival we were greeted in the modern and chic reception by the very friendly staff who checked us in and showed us off to our room were another treat lay beyond the door – the amazing junior suite decorated to perfection and overlooking the stunning Sheephaven Bay. Champagne and an assortment of delicious deserts waited for us inside – the perfect start to a perfect stay! “After relaxing for a while in our beautiful suite we made our way down to the newly refurbished bar with an open turf fire & a view over the bay, where we enjoyed a selection of expertly made cocktails and took in the ambience. With a vast menu of fine wines and craft beers and delicious bar food we were spoilt for choice however we had a table booked in the restaurant so made our way there for dinner. “Again greeted with amazing views, welcoming staff and a fantastic menu we would highly recommend the filet steak which was cooked to perfection and served with seasonal vegetables, potatoes and gravy. The restaurant has a lovely relaxing ambience to it and after dinner we enjoyed a few drinks whilst taking in the stunning views.T”o top off an already amazing stay we spent a very relaxing few hours in the tranquil spa with choice of first class treatments, pool, outdoor hot tub and beautiful views! The Shandon was an all-round 5 star stay and the perfect ending to a wonderful summer break! We cannot wait until our PB Wedding Show there on the 2nd October and we hope you can join us and check out this stunning hotel for yourself!” Massive crowd expected to attend Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Fayre was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CrowdnewsPerfect BlissShandon Hotel and Spashowwedding fayre
South Africa’s 2010 mascot Zakumiinteracted with government employees atthe Football Fridays launch. Diski Dancers teaching governmentofficials the dance. Deputy health minister Molefi Sefularoblows on his vuvuzela. (Images: BonganiNkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Terrence Manase The Presidency+12 300 5436 or +27 82 338 6707RELATED ARTICLES• Peace football tournament for SA • Stadiums ‘on track’ for 2010• Get kitted for Football FridaysBongani NkosiThe South African government has thrown its full weight behind Football Fridays – a campaign to drum up support for national football squad Bafana Bafana ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Football Fridays was officially launched at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 30 October 2009 and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe was there to give his seal of approval.“We would like to make the call to all South Africans, especially public servants, to wear football jerseys every Friday in anticipation of this great celebration coming our way next year … the Football Friday concept is one such initiative that government fully supports,” he said.The drive was introduced in September by the International Marketing Council (IMC) and has since been encouraging the public to don shirts of their favourite team, be it Kaizer Chiefs or Manchester United, at the end of every working week.As the custodian of Brand South Africa, the IMC’s primary task is to promote the country as a destination “Alive with Possibility”.“Fly the Flag for Football”, of which Football Fridays is a part, and “Feel the Diski Rhythm: it’s time to celebrate 2010!” are further IMC initiatives designed to ignite football spirit in South Africa before the World Cup kicks off here in June next year.At Friday’s launch government officials and Union Buildings employees turned out in their droves to be introduced to Football Fridays in style. “We must ensure that every public servant wears their jersey every Friday,” said the Presidency’s chief operations officer Jesse Duarte.The intention is to get every working South African in his or her football jersey every Friday, including those in the private sector, where the initiative is already taking shape, said Irvin Khoza, chairperson of the 2010 Local Organising Committee.Besides getting the nation in the desired mood for an exciting tournament, Football Fridays will also inspire national unity that is “required to host a successful World Cup”.“Football Fridays is a brilliant concept. We encourage everybody to support it,” Irvin said.“We believe that [Football Fridays] will help us define our South Africanness,” said IMC CEO Paul Bannister.Bafana Bafana gears upFootball Fridays, said Sports and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile, is all about “laying a solid foundation to build a movement around Bafana Bafana”.The minister added that the initiative will go a long way in reigniting the spirit shown to the national team during the Fifa Confederations Cup in June 2009.Bafana, which had struggled during the eight matches in the run-up to the tournament, put in a sterling performance at the Confed Cup. It collected four points in the group stages and went on to lose 1-0 to Brazil in the semi-finals. Many a local football critic commended the team for their accomplishment.Just recently the South African Football Association reinstated Bafana’s former coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, which will undoubtedly boost the squad’s morale.The Brazilian coach, who is famed for bringing brought World Cup victory to his country, is replacing fellow Brazilian Joel Santana who had a difficult time during his South African tenure.At the launch world football icon and former Bafana captain Lucas Radebe said South Africa’s recent below-par performance is not likely to continue into 2010. “I believe that this is a blessing in disguise … the team will really perform well at the right time. The players must know that they have the support of the nation.”But Bafana Bafana isn’t the only team South Africans are expected to support during next year’s spectacle: all African teams participating need the backing of the nation.To date Ghana and Ivory Coast have secured their places, alongside South Africa, which qualified automatically as the host nation. The last African nation to be represented at the World Cup has yet to qualify.Motlanthe was quick to congratulate the placing of the two West African teams, which look set to deliver a promising performance.“Bafana will not lack support, but we must ensure that the other African teams are largely backed … we call on all South Africans and Africans to come together as a one team,” Khoza said.“[It is] an event that will send a message to the world that Africa’s time has come,” he added.Welcoming the worldFootball Fridays also aims to inspire South Africans to give a warm welcome to international football fans and become top-notch hosts during the World Cup.“We must also ensure that those who come to our shores want to come back again. We must make them love South Africa,” said Stofile.To ensure a smooth and safe World Cup, government has invested R1.3-billion (US$164.9-million) to boost security in the country. As part of this, 41 000 police officers, including 10 000 reservists, will be deployed to monitor the month-long event. The officers will be supported by 10 000 staffers from various government departments to form the Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure.During next year’s World Cup dedicated investigation teams and special courts will be set up to deal with all football-related crimes on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week basis, Motlanthe pointed out.The special courts and police stations will be set up close to host venues, “making processing and prosecutions much quicker, especially if or when a foreigner is affected”.“We have every confidence in our security establishment to secure this event,” he said.World Cup visitors will also be treated to a much-improved public transport system, made possible by government’s R11.7-billion ($1.48-billion) investment.The world-class Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system, already operational in Johannesburg, will be extended to the host cities of Cape Town, Pretoria/Tshwane and Port Elizabeth, while other modes of public transport are also being beefed up around the country.“I have no doubt that when the last whistle blows, our country and continent will never be the same again,” Motlanthe said.Time to Diski!With South Africa being a country of rhythm, there has to be a dance style to rouse excitement ahead of the 2010 spectacle – and the Diski Dance is there just for that. It will be the official theme dance for the nation during the tournament.All South Africans are encouraged to learn the dance, created by choreographer Wendy Ramokgadi.“I urge all of you to learn the Diski Dance as part of being a good host and welcoming the world in a celebratory style,” said Motlanthe.Groups of young dancers have been deployed across the country to teach the public the moves, said senior dancer Cassius Tlhotlhalamaja. “People are interested in Diski Dance. It is becoming a trademark,” he added.The dance, which imitates “diski” moves, is easy to learn, with the full version just five steps long. The entire piece can be performed in less than three minutes, experts say. “Diski” is a South African township slang word for football.The dance is also being promoted through commercial media, with a Diski Dance advertisement having already hit local television stations.“It’s our South African Macarena and our R Kelly step in the name of love,” Tlhotlhalamaja said.
T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 9, 2017 – Providenciales – Right now there are still assessments being done in TCI by helicopter, by sea and even drone activity has been spotted by #MagneticMedia as we also survey the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.The Premier, Sharlene Robinson along with Tourism Minister and MP, Ralph Higgs – we are told traveled to #NorthCaicos by boat and a report is ready. Schools are currently being assessed according to Education Minister, Karen Malcolm who was en route to Clement Howell High which has sustained damages.One death, a woman said to have died from complications arising from hypertension is recorded during Irma. The death was in Grand Turk we are told. Reports of significant casualties and deaths are untrue.People are thankful for their lives after being slammed by catastrophic Hurricane Irma but the reality of what lies ahead in terms of rebuilding is admittedly a daunting feat.Minister of Home Affairs, Delroy Williams was in when we saw him spearheading the clearing of roadways along the coastline. It is utter devastation for residents on Bay Road; roofs to many homes are gone, businesses like #Kalookies restaurant decimated; trees toppled, stretches of power poles fallen and debris everywhere.Hon Williams confirmed that communication is sporadic and some islands are completely cut off from giving updates. “Everyone is activated…” and he sighed as he shared that regrettably every island has suffered extensive damage.Today clean up and rebuilding has started with the Provo landfill aka dumpsite already overrun with mounds of debris and bags of garbage. #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames Related Items:#BlueHills, #Kalookies, #NorthCaicos, magneticmedia
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File PhotoThe Supreme Court will deliver its judgment on Tuesday on the two leave-to-appeal petitions filed challenging BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail granted by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.A four-member Appellate Division bench led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain set the date after closing the law point arguments on Wednesday, reports UNB.Earlier on Tuesday, the SC adjourned for Wednesday the hearing on two leave-to-appeal petitions.On 19 March, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed Khaleda Zia’s bail until 8 May in the graft case in which she was convicted by the lower court and sent to jail.The SC also allowed the state and the ACC to file petitions against the HC order that granted bail to Khaleda.On 8 February, the Dhaka special court-5 convicted the former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.She secured four months’ bail from the High Court in the case on 12 March.On 15 March, the ACC and the state filed two leave-to-appeal petitions before the Appellate Division challenging Khaleda Zia’s bail.Later, the Appellate Division stayed Khaleda Zia’s bail until 8 May in the case.Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia asked her lawyers to bring the matter of her ‘serious illness’ to the notice of the Supreme Court during the hearing on her bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case as they went to meet her on 5 May.
Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. ReutersMalaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday he wants to develop an island on a cluster of rocks previously disputed with Singapore, a move that could anger its neighbour.The strategically located area has long been a flashpoint between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and they previously took a territorial dispute to the United Nations top court.The International Court of Justice in 2008 awarded two rock clusters, called Middle Rocks, to Malaysia while a nearby island was deemed to be Singaporean territory.Malaysia launched a challenge to that ruling last year but Singapore’s foreign ministry said Wednesday it had been withdrawn by Kuala Lumpur.However, at the same time Mahathir announced Malaysia wanted to develop an island on Middle Rocks, at the eastern entrance of the strategic Singapore Strait.The 100-kilometre (60-mile) strait is one of the world’s busiest commercial shipping routes, with vessels using it to access the city-state’s port.“It is our intention to enlarge Middle Rocks into a small island for us,” the 92-year-old-who started his second stint as premier this month after a surprise election win-told a press conference.He gave no more details about what the proposed island would look like or how long it would take to build.Mahathir added that Malaysia had already built a structure on Middle Rocks. Reports said Malaysia inaugurated a maritime base there last year.James Chin, a Malaysia expert from the University of Tasmania, told AFP that Singapore would see the move as “hostile”.“Among the Singapore elite, they will see it as part of Mahathir’s anti-Singapore stance,” he said.It came after Mahathir announced this week that he was scrapping a planned high-speed railway between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as he seeks to improve the nation’s finances.Both developments are likely to alarm the Singapore government, already wary of Mahathir’s return as ties between the neighbours were famously stormy during his first stint as premier from 1981-2003.Still, Kuala Lumpur’s decision to drop its case at the ICJ could assuage fears.Malaysia had lodged its challenge in February 2017, calling for the court to overturn its earlier ruling granting its neighbour sovereignty over the disputed island.