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Defending champions South Korea smashed Israel's pitching on Monday, earning 18 hits in an 11-1 mercy-rule win to secure the first final-four berth of the six-team Tokyo 2020 tournament. Korea struck first with a sacrifice fly, and added two more runs on a homer by Oh Ji-hwan, his second against Israel at the Games. Israel first baseman Danny Valencia walked with the bases loaded to make it 3-1 in the fifth inning.
Former big league outfielder Hyun Soo Kim hit a two-run homer off Pittsburgh front office assistant Jeremy Bleich and scored the game-ending run in South Korea's 11-1 victory over Israel on Monday at the Olympics. Bleich retired in 2019 and prepares advance scouting reports for the Pirates.
Places passengers regularly touch such as escalator handles, ticket machines and benches were swabbed.
(Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group shares surged after the debt-laden developer announced plans to sell more of its internet unit for HK$3.25 billion ($418 million) to ease funding pressure.Evergrande rose as much as 8.6% in Hong Kong trading on Monday, paring a 65% year-to-date drop as of last week. Shares of HengTen, the internet subsidiary, surged as much as 55%. The developer’s 8.75% dollar bond due 2025 rose 1.3 cents on the dollar to 42.51 cents, set to reverse five days of declines, Bl
Proceeds from the exit of the gas distribution operator will be used to cut net debt in the short term and support investment plans, the London-listed utility said, adding that SSE will provide an update during its interim results in November. SSE had acquired a 50% share in SGN in 2005 for 505 million pounds ($702.30 million), and then sold 16.7% stake to unit of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in 2016.
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(Bloomberg) -- Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd., controlled by Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, has picked banks for its planned initial public offering in Mumbai, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The electricity transmission infrastructure firm, part of Agarwal’s Vedanta group, has selected Axis Bank Ltd., ICICI Securities Ltd. and JM Financial Ltd. to work on the first-time share sale, the people said. The company plans to raise about 30 billion rupees ($403 million) by around
Paris, August 2, 2021 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, announced today the successful completion of the transaction for the divestment of its Automated Packaging Solutions (APS) business and production facility based in Drachten, the Netherlands. As previously announced, total consideration from the sale to Standard Investment private equity firm amounts to more than €20 million. This new
Turkey's newest Olympic gold medallist Mete Gazoz has a weapon even more deadly than his archer's bow - a beaming smile. Gazoz's gold was a Turkish first in archery, a sport where fierce concentration is the watchword and South Koreans usually monopolise the titles. On Saturday, Gazoz faced Italy's former team Olympic champion Mauro Nespoli in the final, unleashing his secret weapon to triumph 6-4 and become the only non-South Korean archery champion at the Tokyo Games.
(Bloomberg) -- Allianz SE said earnings could be materially hurt by a U.S. Justice Department investigation into its Structured Alpha Funds, which are at the center of lawsuits after they incurred steep losses at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Europe’s largest insurer said on Sunday that it received a “voluntary request for documents and information” from the DOJ and is cooperating with the probe, as well as with the investigation launched last year by the Securities and Exchange Commissi
City have been silent amid reports they have offered Aston Villa £100m to bring Grealish to the Etihad.
The White Lotus is the best satire of wealth privilege on TV right nowThe spiky six-part HBO mini-series by Mike White captures the self-delusion and defensiveness of the wealthy white one-percenters in the US Jolene Purdy, Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario and Jake Lacy in The White Lotus. No one is spared the corrosive effects of moneyed exploitation, even as it masquerades as paradise. Photograph: HBO
A man who trespassed into an army training ground claimed he was picking pandan leaves in the area.
The IOC says the Olympics are only about the sports, and that no politics are allowed
(Bloomberg) -- Oil fell after four monthly gains as investors monitored the spread of the delta coronavirus variant and data signaled a slowdown in China.West Texas Intermediate shed 1%, after rising 2.6% last week. Across the Asia-Pacific, delta continues to reverberate, clouding the outlook for demand. China faces a fresh outbreak, Thailand is set to expand its quasi-lockdown measures, and infections in Sydney matched a record. Data showed China’s economic activity eased in July, implying a mo
(Bloomberg) -- Online insurance marketplace Policybazaar has filed for an initial public offering that could raise as much as 60.18 billion rupees ($809 million), joining a growing list of startups preparing to tap capital markets as India’s digital economy booms.The owner of the SoftBank Group Corp.-backed startup has submitted initial documents with the market regulator for what would be the third-largest Indian debut of 2021. It plans to raise up to 37.5 billion rupees via a sale of new share
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“Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LBGTQ community. Shout out to everybody dealing with mental health," Saunders said.
Reports have suggested there is a fallout among Cabinet ministers over proposals to introduce an amber watchlist, designed to warn travellers of the possibility that countries with concerning coronavirus data – which could potentially include Italy and Spain – could be put onto the red list at short notice. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, according to the Telegraph, is against the idea of an amber watchlist and would instead like to see travel opened up further. Covid-19 had stripped so much of the magic from this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In an extraordinary Olympic Games where mental health has been front and center, acts of kindness are everywhere