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French heavyweight Teddy Riner’s quest for a record-tying third consecutive Olympic gold medal in judo ended Friday with a strange loss to Russian athlete Tamerlan Bashaev in the quarterfinals. The 2.04m (6-foot-8) tall Riner lost 29 seconds into golden score when he fell onto his back as he attempted to throw the 1.75m (5-foot-9) Bashaev, who was given credit for a waza ari on a sumi-otoshi throw after video review.Riner, sporting a beard and a shaved head, appeared to be confused by the decisi
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries' defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) provides rules for the rotation of thousands of U.S. troops in and out of the Philippines for war drills and exercises. It has assumed additional importance as the United States and its allies contend with an increasingly assertive China.
Well-known former Major League Baseball players gave the Dominican Republic a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Friday, evening out the Caribbean country's record at Tokyo 2020. One-time New York Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera pushed a liner to the left-field wall in the fifth inning to bring home Dominican Republic's lone run. An inning later, former Toronto Blue Jays infielder Jose Bautista, playing left field for the Dominican team, prevented Mexico from scoring by throwing out Isaac Rodriguez, who had been trying to score on a double.
Sales at Birkin handbag maker Hermes powered ahead in the second quarter, more than doubling from a year earlier as lockdowns eased around the world and shoppers, particularly in Asia and the United States, flocked back to stores. Hermes said sales at constant currencies were up 127% at 2.15 billion euros. The recurring operating margin reached 41% of sales, matching that of French rival and industry leader LVMH's fashion and leather goods division.
The first flight evacuating Afghan interpreters and others who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan landed early Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to an internal U.S. government document and a commercial flight tracking service. An airliner carrying the 221 Afghans, including 57 children and 15 babies, according to the internal document obtained by The Associated Press, touched down at Washington Dulles International Airport in the early morning hours, according to tracking of the flight by FlightAware. The evacuation flights, resettling former translators and others who fear retaliation from Afghanistan’s Taliban for having worked with American servicemembers and civilians, are highlighting American uncertainty about how Afghanistan’s government and military will fare after the last U.S. combat forces leave that country in coming weeks.
The four-time defending Olympic champion pulled out of the team final and the individual all-around final.
Following the opening of all their cinemas in June 2021, Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld has revealed that it has secured $200 million of incremental loans maturing in May 2024 from a group of its existing lenders. “The New Debt Facility does not have a material impact on the group’s weighted average cost of debt,” the […]
It was the Cheshire swimmer’s first Olympic medal.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity futures and Asian stocks slid Friday as traders weighed signs of a slowdown ahead for megacap technology companies and risks from China’s regulatory crackdown. Treasuries and the dollar rose.Stocks fell in Hong Kong and China as well as Japan. Nasdaq 100 contracts shed more than 1% as Amazon.com Inc. tumbled in extended trading on indications its rapid growth through the pandemic is waning. Asia-Pacific stocks had jumped Thursday after Beijing tried to allay fears over
World's highest bungee jump from a footbridgeLocation: ZHANGJIAJIE, CHINAWould you leap from this 850-foot high bridge?(SOUNDBITE)(English) JONNI DEAKER, SITE MANAGER FOR BEAU RATALIC BUNGY JUMPING ON ZHANGJIAJIE GRAND CANYON GLASS BRIDGE, SAYING: "This bridge is amazing!""It's beautiful and the height makes it actually even more tricky. It's one of the highest bungees in the world. And because it's so high actually it makes it easier. Because when you're jumping off a smaller bridge, your perspective will be closer to the grounds, a lot more. And when you are this high, it's kind of like skydiving."The bridge was designed by Israeli architect Haim DotanIt has a glass-bottom surfaceand views of the UNESCO World Heritage Wulingyuan district(SOUNDBITE) (English) ANIL TAMANT, JUMP CONTROLLER FOR BEAU RATALIC, THE OPERATOR, SAYING:"I am doing the bungee jump with my wing suit on, and it's a very good feeling. (JOURNALIST ASKING "Is it not scary?) It's a little bit scary if you haven't done it before, but I have done it a couple of times, so it's a good feeling."
USA improves to 2-0 in Tokyo with its 51st straight Olympic win.
The potential deal also has significant implications for Willian’s future.
The dethroned Olympic champion Murphy stopped short of accusing Evgeny Rylov of cheating as he raised major doubts over the integrity of the Games
Simone Biles took to Instagram to explain her shocking withdraw from Olympic competition.
Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. The gruesome death last week in an upscale neighborhood of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, is the latest in a series of attacks on women in Pakistan, where rights activists say such gender-based assaults are on the rise as the country barrels toward greater religious extremism. Mukadam was the daughter of a diplomat, and her status as a member of the country’s elite has shone a spotlight on the relentless and growing violence against women in Pakistan, said prominent rights activist Tahira Abdullah.
Cuba Gooding Jr ‘completely failed to engage with this case’, according to the judge
This late winter-flowering plant will provide an early pick-me-up in the year
Josh Bugajski said he “had three very dark years” under Jurgen Grobler, who stepped down in August 2020.
SoftBank Group Corp is set to report a boost to Vision Fund returns when it posts quarterly earnings due to the U.S. listing of Chinese portfolio firms, just as regulatory scrutiny of such firms clouds the outlook for the Japanese conglomerate. The fund's listed portfolio swelled in April-June with initial public offerings (IPO) of ride-hailer Didi Global Inc, "Uber for trucks" firm Full Truck Alliance Co Ltd and edutech startup Zhangmen Education Inc. However widespread regulatory action in China's technology and education sectors has spooked investors, wiping billions of dollars from the value of U.S.-listed Chinese firms.
Speaking today for Ligand will be John Higgins, CEO; Matt Foehr, COO; and Matt Korenberg, CFO. Additional information concerning risk factors and other matters concerning Ligand can be found in our earning press release and our periodic filings with the SEC.