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Adobe stops Muse, 'took the bread off many tables'

Graphic designers and web designers in Malaysia and all over the world have lashed out at Abode following the company's decision to discontinue its website building software 'Abode Muse'.
Many said the move had robbed them of their livelihoods as they are scrambling to find alternatives, hoping to pacify clients and meet deadlines.
Launched in 2012, 'Abode Muse' offers users the ability to design websites without having to write any code.
JustiBru said Abode has "took the bread off so many tables" and that the company "didn't realise the extended impact" in its own customer base.
"The cost of transition for many will be great and painful. The communication to existent clients, the hours of migration, the cost for new hosting - all expenses." 
Read his full post below:

Others also vented their frustration on Abode's forum.

A Malaysian graphic artist said there has been a huge discussion regarding the decision within the  communi…

RTM still tackling pricey World Cup TV rights

THE 2018 World Cup is about two months away.

It, however, remains unclear if RTM will air any of the matches live from Russia.

Those in the thick of negotiations revealed RTM was offered 42 matches, including the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, selected matches in the knockout stages and the final, for “a sum close to RM31 million”.

The matter has been brought up to RTM’s “top management” but no decision has been made as yet.
It is believed the top guns have not committed to the large sum due to the looming 14th general election.

“The team is waiting for the top management to give the green light. I must admit it’s not cheap,” said a source.

“It is some RM10 million more than what RTM paid for the last World Cup in Brazil.”

RTM screened 35 matches during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - 24 live telecasts and 11 delayed telecasts on its TV1, TV2 and TVi stations.
The announcement was made on March 6, 2014 - three months before the tournament started, as seen in the video below…

Play right marketing game during World Cup

IT’S the trip of a lifetime – to catch some of the best footballers in action at the world’s greatest sporting event.

But before you think of joining that irresistible contest or start packing your bags to Russia, ask yourself – are the organisers allowed to give out tickets for the 2018 World Cup?

The much anticipated competition featuring the best 32 teams is just 12 weeks away.
And the eagerness of wanting to tackle the football excitement could result in a red card for those jumping on the bandwagon.

Several companies may have committed a foul in the eyes of Fifa by offering tickets to watch matches in Russia.

The World Cup is big business.

However, following a massive corruption scandal leading to Fifa president Sepp Blatter being given the boot, the world body has been struggling to lure companies to sponsor the event. In short, every sponsorship dollar matters to Fifa.

Who are associated with Fifa?

Fifa's sponsors are divided into three - Fifa Partners, Fifa World Cup Sponsors and …

So what's next for FAM?

UPDATE (March 25, 3.15pm): Tunku Ismail Ibrahim resigns as FA of Malaysia president.
UPDATE (March 17, 9.52am): As of late last night, it's status quo at Wisma FAM.
Tunku Ismail Ibrahim remains as president as "no resignation letter was submitted".
Insiders say Tunku Ismail was "very disturbed and feels unappreciated following critical comments, especially on social media, about the national team's FIFA ranking despite the many other achievements (as listed in the original post below) throughout his close to one year stint in office".
UPDATE (March 16, 8.25am): FA of Malaysia general-secretary Datuk Hamidin Amin said: 
"Sudah tentu jika kita membiarkan Tunku Ismail meletak jawatan, kita juga akan kehilangan penaja dan saya sendiri tidak dapat membayangkan siapa yang layak untuk menggantikan tempat baginda sebagai Presiden FAM."
Read his full statement here.


UPDATE (March 16, 10.19am): Another FAM official makes a (very short) statement. Below…

Want to leave M-League? Leave lah

About a week ago four Super League teams and six Premier League outfits were slapped with fines amounting to RM9 million. Why? Failing to complete their registration within the deadline.
What makes matters worse is that ...
The last day for submission was December 29 last year but was extended TWICE - January 14 and February 3, 2018.
But the teams still given another chance... talian hayat terakhir - can appeal within 14 days (before March 20) to reduce fines.

So who are the infamous M-League teams who did not complete their

Sports Commissioner yet to receive application for Manny Pacquiao's Kuala Lumpur fight

April 22, 2018 (11.23am): A press conference was held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, announcing the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse will be held at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15.  The press conference was organised by MP (Manny Pacquiao) Production. It is learnt Manila-based MP Production is still looking for a local organiser for the fight.  For the record, Section 36 of the Sports Development Act 1997 states:

Professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (pic) had on March 7 confirmed his next fight will be on June 24, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Filipino Senator believed his opponent would be World Boxing Association (WBA) (regular) welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Manny was quoted by the Manila Times saying:  "It's already final I'm going to fight in Malaysia on June 24. It is against Matthysse. I'll be ready for the preparation and it's going to be 11 weeks." Sports Commissioner Datuk Zaiton Othman, however, said her offi…

Time to make bigger strides in walking

As published in The Mole today By Haresh Deol ASHVINDERJEET SINGH walks at remarkable speeds as his hips dance gracefully to the rhythm of his pace. He goes around the track at the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens’ Astaka almost daily, under the watchful eyes of his coach V. Subramaniam, the 1978 National Sportsman of the Year. Walking, in athletics, is an art. It requires little investment (in equipment) but promises the greatest gift any Malaysian athlete yearns for – an Olympic medal. “Some of my friends say walking is more suited for girls, because of the way the hips move. But I don’t care,” said Ashvinderjeet, who turns 14 on April 24. Ashvinderjeet could turn out to be Kuala Lumpur’s medal prospect in the National Schools Sports Council (MSSM) athletics meet next month. He hopes to make the city team during the selection process scheduled next week. “My personal best in the 5km event is 27 minutes but I hope to record 24 minutes if I compete in MSSM,” he said. Born in Ipoh, the former SK Danau …