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Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg of New Zealand and Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos raced Olympic best times to win the women’s and men’s single sculls golds, respectively, on Friday, as the final day of rowing got off to a roaring start at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway. Twigg, who had tried but failed to reach the Olympic podium in her previous three attempts, seized the lead by the 500-metre mark and pulled away from the pack to win in 7:13.97 by a 3.42-second margin. Russian Olympic Committee's Hanna Prakatsen and Austria's Magdalena Lobnig picked up silver and bronze, respectively.
Winds whipped up debris near the town of Caldwell, Ohio, as severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the region on July 29.This footage uploaded by Hunter Riddle, shows leaves and branches being launched into the air, then striking a power line, causing a spark and a cloud of smoke to rise into the sky.The National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning for Ohio’s east, cautioning of strong wind gusts and possible quarter-sized hail. Credit: Hunter Riddle via Storyful
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New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy. The proposed measures were aimed at ending such practices, which do not work, are widely discredited, and cause harm, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said in a statement.
For the second time in five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder went Down Under to find a first-round pick in the NBA draft, taking Josh Giddey at No. 6 on Thursday night. The 18-year-old Giddey, a 6-foot-8 guard from Melbourne, Australia, attended the NBA Global Academy in 2019-20 and played last season for the Adelaide 36ers in Australia’s National Basketball League. In 2017, the Thunder used the No. 21 overall pick on Terrance Ferguson, who had played for the 36ers the previous season.
Pedalling through the Indonesian city of Semarang, Arrahman Surya Atmaja stops at a pharmacy to pick up some vitamins before hitting the road again to deliver them to a person isolating at home. The 35-year-old is part of a small group of volunteer cyclists running errands for people in the city of 3 million, which along with the rest of the country, has been hit hard by the pandemic. "I think about how difficult it would be to be in self-isolation or have COVID-19, so hopefully with this, we can help people who are," said Arrahman, who started the service in April.
Two tornados touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on July 29, according to local news reports, causing severe damage in Bensalem.This video posted to Twitter by @PFDSullivan shows a damaged Home Depot garden center.The National Weather Service reported two “tornadic storms” in northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County areas on the evening of July 29, as well in southwest Mercer County and northern Ocean County. Credit: @PFDSullivan via Storyful
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Cunningham, 19, was named the Big 12 Player of the Year after his season with the Cowboys and joins a young Pistons squad that picked three players in the first round of last year's draft. The Texas native said he could not have achieved his dreams without the support of his parents and two-year-old daughter Riley, whom he kissed on the cheek after his name was called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at Barclays Center in New York.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Ancom Berhad recorded strong fourth quarter and full-year financial results for the period ended May 31, 2021 amid a highly challenging operating environment. In a...
That little ol’ band from Texas is now, sadly, littler. Dusty Hill, one-third of ZZ Top for the last 51 years, was revealed Wednesday to have died of indeterminate causes. On Thursday, remaining members Billy Gibbons announced that the tour they just began would resume Friday after a brief lull, with their guitar tech of […]
The Mariners reliever isn't appealing this suspension.
Derrick Lewis tells Kevin Iole he's "amped up" to be able to compete for the interim heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 265 in his hometown.
A former CIA officer accused of spying for China is asking for a mental competency evaluation after telling his attorney he believes he is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and is having trouble remembering things. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, a former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI, was arrested last year after an undercover operation in which prosecutors say he accepted thousands of dollars in cash in exchange for his past espionage activities. Ma's court-appointed attorney, Birney Bervar, said Thursday that he felt compelled to file a motion for a mental competency evaluation after meeting with Ma a couple of weeks ago.
Russell Westbrook is heading to his fourth team in four seasons.
Adam Driver and Lady Gaga shine as Mr. and Mrs. Gucci in the trailer for “House of Gucci,” hitting theaters on Nov. 24. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, details the assassination of Maurizio Gucci (Driver) and the downfall of the Gucci family fashion dynasty. Gaga plays socialite Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio’s ex-wife who was tried […]
“Jungle Cruise” has arrived in theaters and on Premier Access on Disney+, bringing fans to the Amazon with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. It took years to get here, but Disney has finally gotten another of its original rides onto the big screen. And it sure is a wild ride. Like the ride it’s based on, the movie takes fans on a journey down the Amazon River. Frank (Dwayne Johnson) is a skipper just like the ones in the parks, meaning he tells lots of terrible jokes, and shows his passengers subp
The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Cunningham had been widely expected to be the first name called in New York, though Pistons general manager Troy Weaver wouldn’t reveal plans earlier this week and said the team would look at every scenario, including trades. In the end, Detroit stuck with the 19-year-old mentioned as a potential top pick before ever stepping foot on the Oklahoma State campus.
After much internal debate within a robust power structure, the Pistons opted for the consensus top prospect over the draft's two other high-ceiling options, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley.
A large funnel cloud formed amid tornado warnings for parts of Ohio’s west on July 29.This video captured by Nikita Hoffman, who said she filmed it in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, shows the cloud descending from the sky.The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh had confirmed a tornado via radar in Ohio’s Jefferson County, located north of St Clairsville. Credit: Nikita Hoffman via Storyful