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A slight miss in Disney+ subscribers disappointed investors, but that's missing the forest for the trees.
Naomi Osaka said she was feeling refreshed and ready to play, following a dominant 6-1 6-4 win over China's Zheng Saisai in the opening round of the Tokyo Games - her first victory since taking a mental health break two months ago. The Japanese four-time Grand Slam champion had not played a competitive match since the French Open in May, when she withdrew after being fined for skipping the mandatory post-match press conferences on mental health reasons. Osaka said she appreciated taking time away from the court ahead of the Games in Tokyo, where she was chosen to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony on Friday night.
Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s Somalia torture’‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIA David Taylor’s son has begged foreign secretary Dominic Raab, above, to intervene in his father’s case. Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock
The Queen had a lucky escape from Boris Johnson’s ‘sod it’ attitude to Covid‘Freedom’ day panders only to Boris Johnson’s real boss – a minority faction in the Tory party and rightwing press Boris Johnson had to be told it was completely insane to risk infecting the Queen. Composite: Andrew Parsons/Buckingham Palace/PA
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Slovenia's Benjamin Savsek led the men's Olympic canoe slalom after the first run at the sun-baked Kasai slalom centre on Sunday, with Germany's Ricarda Funk ahead in the women's kayak. The men's canoe slalom has been dominated by France and Slovakia for decades with the title going to one or the other since the Atlanta Games in 1996. Matej Benus, 33, who took silver in Rio five years ago was second with American Zachary Lokken third after a strong first run down the man-made whitewater course.
(Bloomberg) -- China unveiled a sweeping overhaul of its $100 billion education tech sector, banning companies that teach the school curriculum from making profits, raising capital or going public.Beijing on Saturday published a plethora of regulations that together threaten to up-end the sector and jeopardize billions of dollars in foreign investment. Companies that teach school subjects can no longer accept overseas investment, which could include capital from the offshore registered entities
Dunelm's Christmas 2021 collection is filled with sustainable paper decorations, reusable wrapping paper and comforting accessories perfect for winter. As is typical during 'Christmas in July', the home furnishings retailer has just unveiled its festive range of decorations, trees and gifting ideas alongside three key trends: Winter Solstice, Christmas Tropics and Nordic Nomad. 'This year, we've taken steps to create a sustainable Christmas for every home, removing glitter from all our decorations and foliage, and using alternative techniques, such as beading and sequin embellishment, to reduce our use of micro plastics without compromising on quality,' says Debbie Drake, Dunelm's Design Director.
Japan's judoka siblings, Uta Abe and her older brother Hifumi, both advanced into semi-finals at the Tokyo Games on Sunday, handily beating their opponents as they chase gold medals on the same day, the first such feat in the sport in Olympic history. The advance of the Abe siblings came a day after the triple world champion judoka Naohisa Takato secured Japan's first gold medal with victory over Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei on Saturday.
Patrick Sandoval pitched 8 1/3 no-hit innings and Shohei Ohtani had two doubles and scored a run to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night in Minneapolis. Sandoval, who entered the contest with a 3-13 career mark, kept the Twins off-balance with a changeup while registering a career-high 13 strikeouts. Brent Rooker lined a first-pitch slider down the right field line to break up the no-hitter in the ninth and then came around to score one out later when Josh Donaldson lined a double to left off reliever Raisel Iglesias.
The Refugee Olympic Team was created by the IOC for the 2016 Olympics
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What defines a proper garden?How about living walls or terrariums? It’s complicated Genre-defying: the bridges and ‘supertree’ towers of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. Photograph: Quang Nguyen Duc/Alamy
Fears for Covid vaccine drive if second doses clash with boostersRisk that low take-up by young will lead to crunch as older people get third shotCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Young people waiting to receive a Covid jab at Twickenham rugby stadium at the end of May. Take-up has slowed down. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
Jade Jones' bid to become the first British woman to win gold medals at three consecutive Olympics came to a disappointing end at the Makuhari Hall in Tokyo. Jones was beaten in her first bout by Refugee Team athlete Kimia Alizadeh and must now wait to see if she will get a chance to target a bronze medal through the repechage. Jones, 28, who had ended a long wait for her first world title in 2019, held a two-point lead after the opening round but could not sustain her advantage and eventually fell to a 16-12 defeat.
Murray will concentrate on doubles with Joe Salisbury.
The Public Accounts Committee warned of spiralling costs and that lessons must be learned before any inquiry.
Japan and Tunisia celebrated shock gold medals on a day of upsets in the Olympic swimming pool on Sunday while Tokyo youngster Yuto Horigome claimed a fairytale hometown victory with the first ever skateboarding gold medal in Olympic history. On the second full day of Olympic competition, the Tokyo Aquatic Center took centre stage for one of the blue riband sports of the Games with four gold medals up for grabs in a morning finals session. But while swimming superpowers Australia and the USA tra
Jobs and earnings for SAG-AFTRA members have “rebounded and reached a new high in the first months of 2021, with streaming and commercials showing significant growth,” the union said Saturday night following an all-day meeting of its national board of directors. “We’re very pleased that the Covid safety protocols that we worked so hard with […]
Spain has an important asset as it tries to stamp out a wave of infections that is steadily filling hospitals with younger COVID-19 patients
Defending Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty lost to Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo