Steve Robinson flies planes, despite his disability.
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Japanese residents in the Olympic host city of Tokyo celebrated their athletes' success in the global sports showpiece on Thursday by queuing up for photos around an Olympic monument near the city's National Stadium. Host nation Japan is enjoying a stellar Games, sitting third in the medal table with 13 golds, four silvers and five bronzes, behind only sports giants China and the United States. Sporting a Tokyo 2020 Japan blazer, Chiyoko Oshima and her friend had originally held tickets to several matches, including men's gymnastics, but due to the ban on spectators at the Games they have instead resorted to viewing them from a hotel room.
The victory bouquets at the Tokyo Olympics feature flowers from important areas of Japan.
A Singaporean table tennis player reduced to a wheelchair just a few months ago was left in tears Thursday after her surprise run at the Tokyo Olympics met a painful end in the semi-finals.
Buybacks come around a year after the company took the leap of cutting its dividend.
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica raised its outlook for the full year on Thursday, after posting a record net income of 7.74 billion euros ($9.2 billion) thanks to the sale of its Telxius tower unit and the UK tie-up of O2 and Virgin Media. Telefonica said it now expects revenue and core profit to be "stable" or to see "a slight growth" in 2021, buoyed in part by its Brazilian and German markets which reported strong results on Wednesday. The Spanish telecoms group said its second quarter results were helped by the sale of its Telxius mobile mast division, adding Telefonica UK was no longer accounted for under the full consolidation method.
Malaysia's king on Thursday rebuked Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government for misleading Parliament over the status of coronavirus emergency measures, in a blow to the embattled leader who is struggling to stave off challenges to his leadership. Muhyiddin obtained royal consent to declare the emergency in January, allowing him to halt Parliament and rule by ordinance without legislative approval. Critics have slammed the emergency as a ruse for Muhyiddin to hang on to power.
Anita Rani chats to Kate Thornton about her new book, 'The Right Sort of Girl', missing out on the final of Strictly Come Dancing, joining Emma Barnett to present Woman's Hour and how channeling Kate Bush has driven her to success.White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton is the podcast that brings together well-known guests to answer three thought-provoking questions over three glasses of wine. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on Instagram (@whitewineqt) & Twitter (@WhiteWineQT) to keep up to date with the latest guests, news and more!
England's decision to keep quarantine measures for travellers coming from France and not for those coming from other European Union countries is discriminatory and not based on science, a French minister said on Thursday. England said on Thursday it would allow fully vaccinated visitors from the EU and United States to arrive without needing to quarantine from next week, but that it would review rules for travellers from France only at the end of next week. "It's excessive, and it's frankly incomprehensible on health grounds ... It's not based on science and discriminatory towards the French," French Europe Minister Clement Beaune said on LCI TV.
British drone insurer Flock has raised $17 million from investors in early-stage funding led by venture investor Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital, Flock said on Thursday. Flock started out insuring commercial drones, and added car and van fleets last year. Trends such as ride-sharing and same-day delivery require new types of insurance, CEO Ed Leon Klinger said, as the world also looks ahead to driverless cars.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Following the detection of two Covid-19 cases, Parliament will go into immediate lockdown with everyone present including staff, media and lawmakers barred from leaving the...
(Redcharlie/Unsplash) The tourism sector can and likely will revive fully by the end of next year. However, it’s crucial to take on an “aggressive vaccination” approach to achieve the aforementioned. With Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout currently picking up, people are eager and ready to release all their pent-up demand to travel, which will spur the return of the hustle and bustle at the airport to pre-pandemic levels. AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said that an efficient vaccination progr
Slovenia rolled over Japan 116-81 in Olympic men's basketball on Thursday, overwhelming the heroics of Rui Hachimura for the host nation. Slovenia improved to 2-0 in the group stage, scoring more than 100 in both games. Luka Doncic, who plays for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, led with 25 points, but he got ample help in scoring from the starting five and the bench.
At a serene zen garden in a Tokyo park, abstract lines inspired by the movements of Olympic athletes are carefully traced in the gravel -- not by monks, but by robots. The newly installed artwork, titled "The Constant Gardeners", features four large industrial robotic arms that work together to sculpt a traditional Japanese rock garden.
The pair had been struck at the 3,506ft peak of the mountain.
“Death ends a life,” Robert Anderson noted in his 1968 play (and 1970 film adaptation) “I Never Sang for My Father,” “but it does not end a relationship, which struggles on the survivor’s mind, toward some resolution, which it may never find.” A truncated version of that memorable line — jettisoning everything after the word […]
TOKYO (Reuters) -Australia's Jessica Fox won gold in the first ever women's canoe slalom on Thursday, adding to a kayak slalom bronze earlier this week, with a near flawless run down a challenging white water course in Tokyo. Britain's Mallory Franklin won silver, her first Olympic medal, with reigning world champion Germany's Andrea Herzog taking the bronze. Fox arrived in Tokyo looking for gold in both the canoe and kayak, but that dream was shattered on Tuesday when two pole strikes earned her a four second penalty.
Net loss, including joint ventures, was 2.13 billion roubles compared to profit of 1.26 billion roubles a year ago, mainly because of its loss-making joint venture with Russia's largest lender Sberbank. Mail.ru and Sberbank were earlier this year on the verge of dividing assets in the venture, which encompasses food delivery app Delivery Club, ride-hailing service Citymobil and other assets, sources told Reuters. BCS Global Markets analysts described the results as mixed, putting the growth deceleration and EBITDA drop down to the tough comparison base and investments in smaller units, such as edtech, which saw an 87.8% revenue jump to 2.17 billion roubles.
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Fed chairman Jerome Powell doubled down on his belief that a surge in inflation was caused by a strong recovery following reopening, while holding rates near-zero.
A man from a top university in the UK pleaded guilty on Thursday (29 July) to charges of illicitly filming 12 women mostly in Singapore as the prosecution and defence argued over whether the court should lift the gag order on the man’s name.