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At last week’s Pollstar Live conference in Beverly Hills, one sentiment was very clear, whenever the subject arose of livestreaming as a new medium: No one expects that revolution to end just because quarantine finally has. And so you would have expected Mandolin to be doing a victory lap, after the company was named best […]
As Sha'Carri Richardson dashes across America's tracks, her long hair flowing, her social media numbers have soared. Yet the 21-year-old Texan, who ran the sixth-fastest women's time ever in April, clocking 10.72 seconds, has called on her fans to slow down a bit when talk turns to breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner's 1988 world record of 10.49. "I'm not looking to rush my journey," Richardson told a virtual media conference on Tuesday, days after winning her speciality at the U.S. Olympic trials in 10.86.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Malaysia's Covid-19 testing numbers should ideally be 150,000 daily, from the current average of 80,000, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said. The...
US Justice Department said Wednesday it had seized 33 Iranian government-controlled media websites, as well as three of the Iraqi group Kataeb Hezbollah, which it said were hosted on US-owned domains in violation of sanctions.
The trial of the first person charged under the national security law in Hong Kong begins on Wednesday, almost a year after he was charged with driving his motorbike into officers during a rally while carrying a flag with a protest slogan. Tong, 24, was arrested on July 1, 2020, hours after the enactment of the national security law, which punishes what China deems as subversion, secessionism, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. Tong faces charges of terrorism and inciting secession, as well as an alternative charge of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, which can lead to up to seven years in prison.
Americans rounded out the top five with Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau expected to represent Team USA this summer in Tokyo. World number two Dustin Johnson had previously said he would not compete in the men's tournament, which will be held from July 29 to Aug. 1 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, clearing the way for DeChambeau to take the fourth U.S. spot.
Terms of the settlement stemming from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna and seven others last year are confidential.
Leading Korean film sales company Finecut has added mystery-horror movie “Guimoon” to its pre-Cannes and Cannes Market slates. The film was specially shot in order to be released in ScreenX and 4DX special versions, as well as conventional 2D presentations. Now in post-production, after lensing in 8K, the film is set to be delivered by […]
Australians' trust in China has plunged and for the first time more people view Beijing as a security threat than a economic partner, a widely watched poll published on Wednesday showed. The Lowy Institute's annual poll shows more than 60% of Australians see China as a security threat, up significantly from 2018 when 18% of respondents had the same view. "Views of China are to some extent inseparable from the crackdown in Hong Kong, the detention of Uighurs, the disappearance of Australian citizens in China," said Natasha Kassam, Director, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program, at the Lowy Institute.
Ledecky has five golds from the past two Games and needs three more to equal retired compatriot Jenny Thompson's record eight for a female swimmer (1992-2000). At Rio 2016 she won four golds and a silver and was the most decorated female athlete along with U.S. gymnast Simone Biles. In Tokyo she can win the 800m free for the third Games in a row, having first won it in London as a 15-year-old.
Franco delivered immediate dividends after being called up for a critical AL East series vs. the Red Sox.
There’s a good story in “Wolfgang” that captures how a chef goes with the flow. It was a bustling night at Spago (the only kind of night Spago had in the ’80s), and in walked Joan Collins, at the apex of her “Dynasty” fame. She always ordered one of Wolfgang Puck’s most popular dishes: smoked […]
A panda at Tokyo's Ueno zoo gave birth to twins on Wednesday, weeks after news of Shin Shin's pregnancy sent stocks in nearby restaurants soaring.
US airlines are scrambling to ramp back up to meet soaring travel demand that has transformed America's airports from cavernous to crowded almost overnight.
After a 23-year wait to qualify for a major tournament, Scotland's Euro 2020 experience lasted just eight days after a 3-1 defeat to Croatia extinguished their hopes of reaching the last 16.
The conference is so scared that its champion might get beat out by not just one, but TWO teams from non-major conferences that it wants to rig the rules so it gets in, even if it doesn’t deserve it.
All eyes will be on the men's singles world number one, who has overcome personal and professional problems on the way to the Tokyo Olympics, including contracting COVID-19. Months before Rio in 2016, Momota was embroiled in an illegal gambling scandal and banned by the Nippon Badminton Association. The then-world No. 2 was removed from the league tables and by the time Momota got back on the court in 2017, he was ranked 282th and had to claw his way back with a 39-match unbeaten streak.
The stripped-back Tokyo Games, held despite the ongoing pandemic, will highlight the Olympics' "true values", Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto said as organisers mark a month to go.
Biles, the reigning world and all-around Olympic champion, has continuously stretched the limits of her sport with her explosiveness, power and creativity. The 24-year-old American, who has won 30 Olympic and world championship medals, claimed four golds at the 2016 Rio Games in one of the most remarkable performances in Olympic history. Although initially planning to retire after Tokyo, Biles said she might consider competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics as an event specialist.
Slalom canoeist Fox, 27, was born into the sport with a French mother, Myriam, a twice world champion who claimed a canoeing bronze medal in 1996 in Atlanta, and a British father Richard, who won five world titles. Fox, who is coached by her mother, sits atop the world rankings both in Kayak and canoe slalom, which will be included for women in the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo. Fox took a silver medal in the Kayak singles slalom in London in 2012 and a bronze at the same event in Rio de Janeiro four years later.