Ingram, Randle lead Lakers over Suns

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Josh Hart tallied his third consecutive double-double in as many starts. He has scored 44 and brought down 36 rebounds in that stretch.Randle said the team has started jokingly calling him Charles Barkley because he’s rebounding at such a high rate at his size.“He’s great, especially from that guard position, coming in and helping the bigs get boards,” Randle said. “He’s huge for us.”UP NEXTSuns: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.Lakers: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Lakers overcame a sluggish start to the second quarter and a 16-6 run by the Suns. Los Angeles made only two of its first 10 shots, and Phoenix took a 50-43 lead on a jump shot by Warren to cap a 22-8 run over nearly seven minutes.Los Angeles answered with a 10-2 run that included Brook Lopez making a 3-pointer after blocking Jackson’s dunk attempt and Ingram making a 3 to give Los Angeles a 53-52 lead with 2:29 left in the half. The game was tied at 57 at halftime.Ingram’s ferocious slam gave Los Angeles an 84-77 lead with 1:59 remaining in the third. His two free throws gave the Lakers a nine-point lead entering the fourth quarter, and Kuzma’s slam dunk sent the crowd into a frenzy and the Lakers into a 95-85 lead with 9:08 remaining in the game.The Lakers held the Suns to just 14 points in the final period, and closed the final 5:27 on an 8-0 run.TIP-INSSuns: Lost their third straight game, and their 12th of their last 13. . Made only 56.5 percent of their free throws. . Marquese Chriss added 10 points and six rebounds.Lakers: Lonzo Ball missed his 11th straight game with a sore left knee. . Outscored Phoenix 25-11 in fast-break points. . Won their seventh straight home game. . Improved to 7-4 without Ball in the lineup.BOOKER OUTSuns guard Devin Booker missed Tuesday’s game with an injury to his left hip.He was hurt in Sunday’s 115-110 loss to the Charlotte Hornets and left the game. He did not practice Monday.Triano said before the game that things change “drastically” without Booker.“He’s a guy that we’ve played at so many different positions,” Triano said. “He’s handled the ball for us in a variety of situations. Scorer, playmaker and he’s been a much better defender this year. We’re going to miss all that.”DOUBLE-DOUBLE HART Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kuzma said the team’s switching scheme contributed to a strong final stretch on the defensive end.“Just switching everything,” Kuzma said. “Switching pin-downs, pick-and-rolls. And rebounding, too.”The Suns shot 47 percent in the first half. The Lakers held Phoenix to just 29 percent for the remainder of the game.“They got out and they beat us up and down the court,” Suns coach Jay Triano said. “That’s them doing a good job of rebounding and getting it out.”Los Angeles allowed 12 offensive rebounds in the first half, but only four in the second half. Walton said he showed the team a clip at halftime where Warren outworked four Lakers players for an offensive rebound that resulted in a basket.ADVERTISEMENT “You could tell with the way they were talking to each other on the court and the effort they were giving that they were locked in to getting stops for that second half,” Walton said.Brandon Ingram scored 26 points for the Lakers, while Julius Randle added 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTJ Warren scored a team-high 24 points, while Josh Jackson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns.The Lakers pulled away in the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter with a 15-3 run after leading 97-90. Westbrook, George lead Thunder rout of Durant, Warriors Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren, right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — By the time coach Luke Walton entered the locker room at halftime, his Lakers players were already talking about how to defend better over the next 24 minutes.The talk worked. The Lakers held the Suns to only 36 points in the second half en route to a 112-93 victory on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

India’s World Cup campaign is on track, says Akram

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels India is on right track in its preparations for next year’s World Cup and resting five senior players to test bench strength in the ODI series against Australia was a right decision taken by the selectors.”The decision to drop five senior players for ODI series against Australia has been a brave one. Sehwag and Gambhir are the best opening duo in the world and Sachin is like old wine, getting better every day. More than the batsmen, the decision to rest Zaheer and Harbhajan will definitely impact the bowling attack. But I am sure this is for a justified cause. Even if India lose the ODI series against Australia, there will be nothing to worry,” Akram said.”Indian cricket is surely on the right track. The Test series win against Australia justified their status as world number one and I must laud the national selectors for doing a good job in picking a balanced side for the two matches,” Akram wrote in his column for ESPN Star Sports.Akram said at a time when Pakistan’s selectors were groping in the dark, their Indian counterparts were taking some wise decisions which will impact the future. “At this stage, all nations must be planning for the World Cup early next year and I think, India seem to be making the right moves,” said the legendary fast bowler.He said India’s bench strength is now well established and because of that the selectors rested five senior players against a strong team like Australia. “India’s bench strength has been well established now and this is a great sign. Even a few years ago, Indian selectors would not have dared to rest five of the best players in the country against Australia,” he added.advertisement”India are by no means a weak side (even without five senior players). Folks like Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh are good enough and Australia will not have it easy.”This is a great opportunity for youngsters like Saurabh Tiwari and Shikhar Dhawan to prove themselves. I am sure, at the end of the New Zealand series, the Indian selectors will have a problem of plenty.” Akram felt that Indian cricket board should take quick decisions in the IPL mess so that the Twenty20 league is held without any hitch next year.”The only thing that is worrying me in Indian cricket is the crisis over the IPL. Whatever it is, the BCCI should quickly make its decisions so that the ‘clean’ franchises can plan ahead and make the tournament a success.”NEW CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PAKISTAN PLAYERSThe PCB has introduced a revised code of conduct for its players in line with recommendations made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for stricter implementation of anti-corruption laws.”Pakistan’s squad must sign the new code before leaving for a Twenty20, one-day and Test series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates later this month,” manager Intikhab Alam said.The new code has been prepared keeping in mind recommendations made by the ICC. “There is a lot more stress on creating awareness among players about anti-corruption laws and regulations,” Alam said, adding that the new guidelines also encompassed domestic cricket.”We don’t want a repeat of what happened in England. I myself have given a detailed briefing to the players about the code of conduct,” he said.Three Pakistan players — Test captain Salman Butt and pace duo Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif — have been suspended by the ICC while an investigation takes place into allegations they had deliberately arranged for no-balls to be delivered at during fourth Test against England at Lord’s in August.The trio, who has all denied wrongdoing, will attend an appeal hearing in Doha on October 30 and 31.Alam said that he had been given increased authority by the PCB to deal with indiscipline and misconduct.”The board has made it clear in the new code that the manager will waste no time in stamping out indiscipline in the team,” he added.last_img read more

An increase in international revenue at AMC Networ

first_imgAn increase in international revenue at AMC Networks international business was offset by increase programming and marketing costs in the cable channel group’s most recent quarter.US MSO Cablevision approved the spin-off of its US and international cable networks into a separate business, AMC Networks, in June. The new unit, which comprises the US and international versions of AMC, IFC, IFC Entertainment, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central, filed a quarterly financial report yesterday. It revealed that increased programming and marketing spending were largely responsible for a US$1 million (€740,000) decline in adjusted operating cash flow and US$1 million year-on-year increase in its quarterly operating loss of US$4 million.The losses came despite a 13.8% increase in third quarter revenues that took the total to US$31 million.Overall quarterly revenue of US$284 million was up 4.6% year-on-year. President and CEO Josh Sapan said: “The core of our growth strategy continues to be our investment in original programming. The Walking Dead season two premiere, which was the highest rated dramatic show ever in basic cable history against key adult demos, and our performance in the 2011-2012 upfront, underscores the strength of this strategy.”last_img read more

Brett Sappington Some 57 of consumers in US broad

first_imgBrett SappingtonSome 57% of consumers in US broadband households subscribe to an over-the-top video service like Netflix or Hulu Plus, according to Parks Associates. The research, released ahead of the NAB show in Las Vegas next week, claims that the average US broadband household now spends US$9 (€8.40) per month on Internet video, up from US$7 in 2012.“The number of hours watching video content continues to rise, exceeding 36 hours per week in 2014, with Internet video accounting for 37% of that time, or approximately 13.3 hours a week,” said Brett Sappington, director of research, Parks Associates.“Rather than cannibalising the consumption of broadcast, pay TV, and packaged media content, internet video is increasing overall consumption levels for video,”Parks Associates claims that more than 75% of streaming media player owners have an OTT subscription and that homes with children spend on average 90% more on OTT services and digital video.The research also predicts that almost 50 million streaming media players will be sold worldwide in 2017.last_img read more

New astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss

first_img Source:https://www.ucr.edu/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 6 2019Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events.The workshop utilized a sound stage that allowed the CSDR students to “feel” vibrations from rockets, stars, galaxies, supernovae, and even remnants of the Big Bang itself. The members of the team have made their materials public and written up their experiences to help teachers and other educators worldwide to similarly engage the deaf community in STEM activities.Since 2015, Gillian Wilson, senior associate vice chancellor for research and economic development and a professor of physics and astronomy at UCR, and Mario De Leo-Winkler, director of the National System of Researchers of Mexico and a former postdoctoral scholar at UCR, have developed astronomy outreach activities – astronomy photography competitions, traveling astronomy exhibitions, K12 workshops, interdisciplinary honors thesis projects, hands-on undergraduate astrophotography – that have touched 40,000 people.They have worked closely with CSDR teachers before, ensuring American Sign Language, or ASL, at public astronomy events, but had never developed an activity targeted for the deaf community.Around 360 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. In the United States, about 11 million citizens are functionally deaf or report some trouble hearing. The city of Riverside contains a large concentration of deaf students because it is home to CSDR, the only public school for the deaf in Southern California.”Designers of informal STEM education and public outreach activities often overlook people with hearing loss,” De Leo-Winkler said. “For our workshop we decided to focus on astronomy -a gateway to science- because of the breathtaking imagery it offers, the big questions it tackles, and its increasingly interdisciplinary nature. We used storytelling, videos, and images in the workshop to bring meaning to the sounds of the universe — all of which made for a very engaging experience for the students.”Related StoriesTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTMalaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds studySmarter, more educated people get a cognitive ‘head start’, but aren’t protected from Alzheimer’s”The students clearly loved the experience,” said Wilson, “and that’s the whole point.”De Leo-Winkler and Wilson presented the workshop multiple times over three days at CSDR, using feedback from the teachers and students not only to better convey the scientific concepts, but also to improve the students’ experience. Their presentation took the students on a cosmic voyage: the students “traveled” from Earth, where thunderstorms were raging, to the sun, where they experienced a solar storm. The voyage continued to Jupiter, flew through the rings of Saturn, and continued on to stars Alpha Centauri A and B. The students flew past the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy and encountered a supernovae explosion. The voyage ended by encountering the Cosmic Microwave Background, the radiation leftover from the Big Bang. Temperature variations in this radiation were sonified to allow the students to experience them as vibrations.”Deaf individuals have a more developed sense of touch than hearing people due to their brain ‘rewiring’ in a process called neuroplasticity,” De Leo-Winkler said. “We paid close attention to this when designing the workshop. The students sit on a special interlocking wooden floor and face a TV screen. When sounds are played, they are transmitted by the sound system onto the floorboard as vibrations. Meanwhile videos and images that provide information are displayed on the screen. We tell the story and an interpreter signs what we say in American Sign Language.”The workshop opens a new way of communicating cosmic phenomena, related to sound, to the deaf community, and opens the door for further developments in public outreach using vibrations to engage and excite students.”It was very important to us to make our materials publicly accessible,” Wilson said. “There are dozens of these sound stages in the U.S. alone. Our workshop could easily be adapted to include other astronomical phenomena or to focus on another scientific discipline. I hope knowing that this was such a positive experience for us will inspire others.”last_img read more

World Bank says demand for blockchain bond tops expectations

first_img Explore further Banks don’t want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution The Washington-based bank, which has embraced blockchain as a valuable tool in its economic development mission, had initially expected to garner Aus$50 million ($36.8 million) for the two-year bond, with a possible doubling of that size depending on investor interest.”I am delighted that this pioneer bond transaction using the distributed ledger technology, bond-i, was extremely well received by investors,” World Bank Treasurer Arunma Oteh said in a statement.”We are particularly impressed with the breadth of interest from official institutions, fund managers, government institutions and banks.”Blockchain is a digital public registry of transactions that has aroused considerable enthusiasm in financial and government circles over its potential to facilitate transactions and improve supply chains and product verification in myriad industries.World Bank areas of focus that could be helped by blockchain and other disruptive technologies include land administration, health, education and carbon markets, the bank said.Investors included Commonwealth Bank of Australia, First State Super, Northern Trust and the Treasury Corporation of Victoria.Derek Young, chief operating officer for group investments at QBE Insurance Group, another investor, said in remarks provided by the bank that blockchain offered “untapped potential for the application of this product to capital markets.”There is no central bank behind blockchain. The vehicle will be organized around Australian dollars. The technology is most often associated with cryptocurrencies—like bitcoin—which often raise suspicions about their reliability and volatility, as well as their use for criminal purposes. However, even some critics of bitcoin have said blockchain offers significant potential among emerging financial technologies.Microsoft was an independent code reviewer for the bond offering, while TD Securities served as market maker. © 2018 AFP Bitcoin mining is viewed at BitFarms in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec in 2018center_img The World Bank raised Aus$110 million ($80.9 million) in the first-ever blockchain bond offering following investor demand that exceeded expectations, the global lender announced Thursday. Citation: World Bank says demand for blockchain bond tops expectations (2018, August 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-world-bank-demand-blockchain-bond.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

From catfish to romance fraud how to avoid getting caught in any

first_imgAustralian singer-songwriter Casey Donovan opened up again last night about the six years she thought she was involved in a relationship with a man she never met, someone called “Campbell”. We asked catfish why they trick people online—it’s not about money The Australian Idol winner told the Andrew Denton: Interview show, on Channel 7, how she was a victim of catfishing – a cruel hoax in which someone creates a false identity to play on the romantic emotions of a person by pretending to be someone they’re not, either online or, in Donovan’s case, over the phone.”Hope kept me there,” she told the program. “To think that no-one could actually do that to another human being and to think of all the shit I’d already encountered in my life, to be at that point and to […] just have everything fall apart, it really hurt.”Donovan has spoken about her case before and there are many others who have been catfished – just do a quick search of YouTube.There are some similarities between catfishing and online romance fraud, something I’ve been involved in studying for more than ten years.So is there anything we can do to avoid being deceived by both? They play with your heartMy research on romance fraud has focused on the use of online deception to destroy both the hearts and wallets of victims worldwide.Latest figures on romance fraud in Australia show victims lost more than A$24 million in 2018 cases reported to ScamWatch, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. About A$19.5 million were loses reported by women.While catfishing arguably uses the same types of deception and manipulation as romance fraud, the ultimate end goal is different. Those who catfish others online usually don’t have a financial motive.Unfortunately, there are no known statistics on the prevalence of catfishing, so the extent of this type of victimisation is largely unknown. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Explore further This same sense of emotional harm is evident in the case of those who are catfished. The same issues around acknowledgement of victimisation and reporting are consistent. Many victims likely do not ever realise they are involved in a relationship with someone who doesn’t exist or who has been lying to them. If they are aware, it is also likely that many do not report or disclose to family or friends. The level of embarrassment, shame and stigmatisation experienced by victims is likely to be similar. How it worksThe techniques used by catfish are similar in many ways to what we know about romance fraud.The same social engineering techniques, the same grooming process that seeks to develop trust and rapport with the victim. The same level of patience used by offenders to maintain the ruse for weeks, months, and even years in the case of Donovan. Nobody sets out to be a victim of online deception, whether it is catfishing or romance fraud. These perpetrators identify a weakness or vulnerability in a potential victim, and exploit this by whatever means necessary.Why do people catfish?There is limited research as to why individuals engage in online deception, across both catfishing and romance fraud. For romance fraud, there is a strong argument that offenders are motivated to defraud victims for financial reasons.There is also emerging links of romance fraud to global organised crime networks. But this does not hold for catfishing. Rather, the small amount of research that explores the reasons fuelling catfish activities, link to a perpetrator’s feelings of loneliness, low self-esteem, escapism, and a desire to explore their sexuality through a different persona.These are all focused on the offender themselves, rather than being concentrated on any victim characteristic. Given the extent of the harm incurred by online deception, it is imperative to gain a better understanding of the factors which motivate those behind both romance fraud and catfishing. How not to get caught in a scamOnline deception is difficult to guard against. How can you convince someone that the person they are in love with is not real?In the case of romance fraud, all prevention messages revolve around the inevitable request to send money. But in the case of catfishing, this message is redundant. But there are similar signs to look out for. A refusal to meet in person or sometimes to communicate via other social media platforms. Inconsistencies in the stories used by those who perpetrate these acts. A gut feeling that something is not quite right. On the US television documentary series Catfish, hosts Nev and Max use a range of techniques to try to find the real identities of those who are behind the online catfish.Sometimes, a simple reverse image search on pictures used by the catfish may provide answers. Ultimately, looking for love or friendship online comes with risk, in the same way that driving to work each day carries with it an understood level of risk.But we should not disengage from social media or communicating online. Instead, we need to take precautions to reduce the likelihood that we become victims to online deception, in the form of either catfishing or romance fraud. Citation: From catfish to romance fraud, how to avoid getting caught in any online scam (2019, May 1) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-catfish-romance-fraud-caught-online.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain While the statistics on romance fraud are problematic – the 2018 ScamWatch figure is up $4.1 million on the year before – it is still officially recognised as a form of fraud and a legitimate form of victimisation. Catfishing itself is not a crime. It is only the deception associated with it that can be classed as fraud, and is therefore criminal.A catfish capturedEarlier last month, Lydia Abdelmalek was found guilty in a Melbourne Court of stalking six people.Adbelmalek was also a catfish. In her case she took on the persona of Australian actor Lincoln Lewis to deceive several women online. The depth of her deception and the extent of her harassment and ongoing threatening behaviour to her victims tragically resulted in one of her victims taking her own life.Abdelmalek is to be sentenced in June.Victim violationThe sense of violation and betrayal is common across both romance fraud and catfishing. In romance fraud, it is termed the “double hit” of victimisation, whereby the emotional loss is actually more severe and traumatising than the financial loss itself. Provided by The Conversation This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas/File PhotoBENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country’s second lunar mission on July 22, after the original launch was called off due to a ‘technical snag’ earlier this week. Chandrayaan-2, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is now scheduled to be launched at 0913 GMT (1443 IST) on July 22, ISRO said in a tweet (here). Reporting by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru; editing by Gopakumar WarrierOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

Pentagon postpones press briefing on Russian missile system delivery to Turkey

first_img Related News Related News The briefing was supposed to take place earlier on Friday with senior leaders on the Pentagon’s response to the parts of the Russian made S-400 being delivered to Turkey.The Pentagon added that Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had spoken with his Turkish counterpart for about 30 minutes on Friday, but did not provide details on the discussions. (Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Richard Chang) World 11 Jul 2019 U.S. Air Force finds no evidence of misconduct by top general World 10 Jul 2019 Turkey rejects Greek, EU claims that drilling off Cyprus illegitimatecenter_img WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday it had indefinitely postponed a press briefing on Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system. World 11 Jun 2019 Russia says to deliver missile defence system to Turkey in July {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Equal opportunity for traders

first_img Related News Nation 11 Jul 2019 Dr M: IMF report shows Malaysia can be a high-income economy in two years Related News Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (second from right) launching the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030. On the left is Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof and his deputy Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} KUALA LUMPUR: The Entrepre­neur Development Ministry should build an inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem that ensures the marginalised are given opportunities to thrive as stated in the new National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (DKN2030), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.The Prime Minister said it should look into the potential of younger generation entrepreneurs, whether relating to start-ups or social enterprises.He said there was also great potential in the 14,000-plus cooperatives, which have more than 6.5 million members.“This equals to a share capital of about RM15bil, which should be developed as best as it could,” he said when launching the DKN2030 yesterday. Nation 11 Jul 2019 PM: Govt will see if Johor palace interfered on definition of youth Dr Mahathir said the ecosystem should also be expanded to include the low-income B40 group, those with disabilities, Orang Asli, women and youths.“With the policy, I hope all overlapping issues relating to the policy and entrepreneur development jobs as well as activities by the various ministries will be coordinated,” he said, adding that he also hoped the policy would build an entrepreneurial culture.Dr Mahathir also said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report showed that Malaysia could become a high-income nation by 2021 or 2022.He said the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook 2019 report revealed that Malaysia’s per capita income was expected to increase.He also noted that Malaysia still managed to draw foreign investments, where during the first quarter of this year, foreign direct investments touched RM21.7bil compared with RM11.2bil for the same period last year.Dr Mahathir added that small and medium enterprises were important assets of the government, they not only enhance the economic level of the people but also move the country out of the middle-income trap.As such, under the 11th Malaysia Plan, entrepreneurship had been identified as one of the main fields targeted for Vision 2020, he said.On the DKN2030, Dr Mahathir said the policy would be a blueprint for Malaysia to ensure that its entrepreneurial objectives were achieved.It was important to put entrepreneurship as a key strategy for the development of the country’s economy, he said. Economy 07 Jul 2019 Dr Mahathir looks beyond Malaysia’s first centurylast_img read more