SYDNEY — David Warner pleaded guilty and was fined $5,750 for breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct after his expletive-laden outbursts against two journalists on Twitter.
Cricket Australia issued a statement Wednesday saying its code of conduct commissioner, Gordon Lewis, imposed the maximum financial penalty for a first offense under Rule 6 of the code relating to "unbecoming behavior."
"In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted some inappropriate tweets," Warner said in a statement after the ruling.
The 26-year-old opening batsman said that while he disagreed with having his photo printed alongside a st...
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KUALA LUMPUR—AirAsia, Asia's largest low-cost carrier by fleet size, said Wednesday that first-quarter net profit fell 39 percent year-on-year due to a foreign exchange loss on borrowings.
The airline said in a filing to the Malaysian stock exchange that profit for the three months ending March 31 was 104.79 million ringgit ($34.79 million) compared to 172.44 million ringgit in the same quarter last year.
Revenue for the quarter stood at 1.30 billion ringgit, up 11.3 percent from the same period last year, due mainly to a seven percent increase in passengers, the company said in a statement.
"The company has started off the year strongly, driven b...
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DUBAI—Thousands of mainly Asian expatriate workers in the United Arab Emirates have ended a strike they began at the weekend in a rare stoppage aimed at improving their conditions, their employer said Wednesday.
"Arabtec confirms that all workers returned to work with no impact on any of its projects," the Dubai-based company, which is constructing the Louvre Abu Dhabi, said in a statement.
"This unwarranted stoppage had been instigated by a minority group who will be held accountable for their actions," said the company, adding the issue was "resolved amicably" with cooperation from the labor ministry, police and other official authorities.
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