SINGAPORE — The Star Awards were held at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Jewel Changi on Sunday for the first time in a special edition amid the COVID-19 pandemic (see the awards results here).
Stars from the local Chinese entertainment scene walked down the red carpet before the awards ceremony on the tarmac of an airport runway, with some even changing outfits between the red carpet segment and awards show.
The Bob Baffert-trained horse tested positive for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone after winning the first of the three famed Triple Crown races on May 1, raising questions over whether the three-year-old colt would be allowed to race at Pimlico Race Course. Medina Spirit was cleared to compete after "undergoing three rounds of out-of-competition blood sample testing as part of the condition of entry," Pimlico owner Stronach Group said in a statement. Baffert, one of the most recognizable figures in the world of professional horse racing with a record seven Kentucky Derby titles, said the prior failed drug test may have been due to the use of an anti-fungal ointment.
The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it has booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel. A statement from the commission did not indicate the reason for the parting, and a spokeswoman said the commission had no further comment. “The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commissioners met Tuesday and agreed through consensus to part ways with Governor Stitt,” the commission's statement said.
Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde were shocked by the news that former MGM Resorts executive George Kliavkoff is replacing Larry Scott as the Pac-12 commissioner. Hear the full conversation on the Yahoo Sports College Podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
The filing comes as the IPO market is seeing roaring investor interest. More than 670 companies have raised over $140 billion globally through IPOs this year, data from Refinitiv showed, with almost one in five IPOs in the technology sector. Tech IPOs accounted for about 27% of the total proceeds.
The United Arab Emirates foreign minister on Friday voiced his country's concern over the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence and called for a ceasefire and the start of a diplomatic dialogue, state news agency WAM reported. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan offered condolences to all victims of the fighting, citing the promise of September accords that made the UAE and Bahrain the first Arab states in a quarter century to establish formal ties with Israel.
A medical researcher and professor who pleaded guilty to what prosecutors called a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison. Zheng, of Hilliard, outside Columbus, and his research groups secured more than $4.3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health for projects while receiving overlapping funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, according to a criminal complaint.
Israeli forces and Palestinian militants face a widening conflict, as deadly violence erupts across the West Bank amid a massive aerial bombardment in Gaza and unprecedented unrest among Arabs and Jews inside the country. TO COMPLETE WITH VIDI99Y9P6_EN
Jill Biden says finally going mask-free feels like “we're moving forward.” Across Washington, the government is adjusting to new federal guidance easing up on when masks should be worn. “So much for following the science,” Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., a urologist, said after complaining that he'd have to put his mask back on after his House floor speech despite being fully vaccinated.