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Olympics-Athletics-American McLaughlin breaks world record to win women's 400 hurdles

By Amy Tennery TOKYO (Reuters) -Sydney McLaughlin shattered her own 400 metres hurdles world record to win gold in 51.46

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Malaysia PM says has support from majority of lawmakers

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Wednesday that he had informed the country's king that

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Offence detrimental to health of society: Magistrate refusing bail to Raj Kundra

In a detailed order, additional chief metropolitan magistrate S B Bhajipale said one of the consideration for refusing or granting the bail is the nature and gravity of offence

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Tencent Boss Loses $14 Billion in Rout, More Than Jack Ma

(Bloomberg) -- Turns out even the most compliant Chinese billionaires aren’t immune to the regulatory onslaught sweeping the world’s second-largest

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Malaysia’s Embattled Premier Vows to Stay On After Meeting King

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said his government has the numbers needed for him to remain premier and

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Olympics-Canoe sprint-Briton Heath sets Olympic best time to reach semis

By Toshiki Hashimoto TOKYO (Reuters) -Defending champion Liam Heath set an Olympic best time in the quarter-finals of the men's

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Belarus athlete leaves Japan on Vienna-bound flight

Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Japan on a Vienna-bound flight Wednesday and was expected to head for Poland, where

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Pagdanganan debuts with 69; Saso scores 74

Bianca Pagdanganan shot a two-under par 69 while Yuka Saso carded a three-over par 74 as the two Filipina golfers opened their campaigns in the women’s division in the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday, August 4 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, Japan. The 23-year-old Pagdanganan birdied on 1, 2 and 5, but made a bogey on 4, which allowed her to finished tied for seventh place, two shots behind clubhouse leader and world No. 1 Nelly Korda of the USA, who fired a 67. The 20-year-old Saso, the reigning US Women’s Open champion, struggled a little as she birdied just on 5 and had bogeys on 2 and 6. She is tied for 48th. The Filipino-Japanese Saso, who started her pro career at the Japan LPGA Tour and has won three titles a year ago, booked a spot as the No. 8 world ranked player and eighth ranked in the Tokyo Olympics list of players under the International Golf Federation (IGF). Pagdanganan – No. 165 ranked player in the world – is the 44th golfer out of 60 that will vie for the gold medal. Pagdanganan will again tee off with Ireland’s Leona Maguire and Matilda Castren of Finland at 9:47 a.m. in the second round Thursday. Saso tees off at 10:25 a.m. alongside fellow women’s major champions in Lexi Thompson of the USA (2014 ANA Inspiration) and Brooke Henderson of Canada (2016 PGA Women’s Championship).

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Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 13, becomes Team GB’s youngest Olympic medallist with park bronze

Sky Brown became Britain’s youngest ever Olympic medallist in Games history with bronze in the women’s skateboard park event. The 13-year-old had fallen twice attempting a kickflip indy in her opening two rounds but landed it on her third and final run to break up a Japan clean sweep of the medals. Sakura Yosozumi won the gold with fellow Japanese skateboarder Kokona Hiraki taking the silver at the age of 12. On the hottest day of the Tokyo Olympics, Brown had topped the standings in the prelims, going into the final among the favourites for gold. But having not fallen in her eight previous competition rounds, she tumbled off her board attempting the penultimate trick of her round, the kickflip indy, ending up sliding on her knees across the baking-hot concrete. It proved a repeat in round two, leading to a calming talk from her father Stu, who had been permitted to travel to Tokyo for the Games, but the double fall only ramped up the pressure for her last run at Ariake Urban Sports Park. She landed both that backflip indy as well as two front 540s – the trick with which she made a name for herself as the first female to do so in competition – to push her way into the medals with a score of 56.47 points. There was a danger of her being bumped out of the medals by pre-event favourite Misugu Okamoto, with a subsequent run of enough complexity to comfortably take the gold but she fell late on to guarantee the bronze for Brown. Read More Sydney McLaughlin wins stunning Tokyo Olympics gold with new 400m hurdles world record Tokyo Olympics latest news LIVE! Sky Brown in skateboard final; Katarina Johnson-Thompson updates; Day 12 Tokyo Olympics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson struggles in heptathlon high jump after impressive 100m hurdles Tokyo Olympics: Team GB women to compete for hockey bronze after heavy semi-final defeat by Netherlands Tokyo Olympics: Alice Dearing becomes first black female swimmer to represent Britain at Olympic Games

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Apple works with Chinese suppliers for latest iPhones -Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is working with more Chinese suppliers to produce its latest iPhones, Japan's Nikkei newspaper said on

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Olympics-Skateboarding-Young Japanese skaters win gold and silver in park

By Mari Saito TOKYO (Reuters) - Young skaters from Japan and Britain soared to victory in the women's park competition

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Women's canoe 200 ready to make debut with questions

The women’s canoe sprint 200 is making its Olympic debut on Wednesday with optimism about gender equity in the sport and some skepticism about how one of the gold medal favorites got to Tokyo

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Ruffa Gutierrez to daughter Lorin as she turns 18: ‘Huwag muna mag-boyfriend’

Ruffa Gutierrez gave her firstborn daughter, Lorin Bektas, pieces of advice as the latter turned 18 years old, including not accepting any suitors yet.Gutierrez shared several words of wisdom to Lorin as she prepares her for adulthood in a heartfelt open letter via Instagram yesterday, Aug. 3."To my firstborn, @loringabriella [heart emoji] Today, you turn 18 years old. These are exciting times for you: just graduated high school, going to college, starting your career with @vivaartistsagency, the opportunities coming your way are endless," the doting mother said."Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up. Savour your youth. Yes, you’re officially an adult, but that definiti

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Mumbai shopkeepers relieved at extension of timings, hotel assn plans protest

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 6,005 Covid-19 new cases with 177 deaths, while Mumbai reported 291 new cases with three deaths

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Doctor in Kolkata alleges brokers grabbed his land in Bihar’s Purnia

Dr Rahul De,a neurosurgeon, has now sought the help of Purnia district Bar Association as his late father was a lawyer in Purnia civil court. He has also written to the district magistrate in this regard

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42,625 New COVID Cases, 562 Deaths in India; Active Cases Over 4.10 L

More than 48.52 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since India's inoculation drive began in January.

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Olympics-Gymnastics-Many 'twisties' and turns, but Biles exits Games a champion

By Steve Keating TOKYO (Reuters) - Simone Biles was always expected to make headlines at the Tokyo Olympics. The U.S.

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Sky Brown wins Olympic bronze medal in women’s skateboarding park final at Tokyo 2020

Sky Brown, Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian at 13 years old, has won a bronze medal in the women’s skateboarding final in Tokyo. It means Brown also becomes the youngest athlete ever to represent Britain on a summer Olympic podium. The 2021 X Games champion fell on her first two runs in the park event final, leaving it to her third and final attempt to make a clean run and score 56.47. Host nation Japan came into the final brimming with confidence and took gold and silver through Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki. And for a moment it looked like they might complete an all-Japan podium, with favourite Misugu Okamoto nailing the last run of the event until a slip at the very end. Hiraki, who is 12, becomes the youngest Olympic medallist in 85 years. More follows Read More Olympics skateboarding schedule: When will Sky Brown perform? Why are the Olympic skateboarders all so young? Tokyo Olympics: When did skateboarding start and how is it judged?

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Tokyo Olympics latest news LIVE! Sky Brown wins skateboard bronze; Katarina Johnson-Thompson updates; Day 12

Tokyo Olympics 2021 - LIVE! It was another dramatic day in Tokyo on Tuesday and Wednesday is packed with action, too. As skateboarding made its Olympic bow, 13-year-old Sky Brown became Great Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympic medallist with a dramatic bronze medal in the women’s park event. There was also the start of the heptathlon head-to-head between world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson and reigning Olympic champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium, with KJT getting a blistering start in the 100m hurdles before then struggling in the high jump. Alice Dearing also made history as the first black female swimmer to compete for GB at an Olympics when she took part in the women's 10km open water marathon swimming race. Jason Kenny missed out on track cycling gold in the team sprint final on Tuesday but on Wednesday he begins his quest to defend the men's individual sprint title he won at Rio 2016. Expect excitement in the men’s 200m final and the men’s 800m final looks wide open. Follow updates from Day 12 at the Tokyo Olympics with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below... Read More Sky Brown becomes GB’s youngest Olympic medallist with bronze KJT struggles in heptathlon high jump after impressive 100m hurdles McLaughlin wins Olympic gold with stunning 400m hurdles world record

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Pateros to impose granular lockdowns as COVID-19 cases reach critical level

Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III announced the imposition of granular lockdown in several areas in Pateros due to the sharp increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the municipality. “You know, our COVID-19 positive cases are very high. To date, we have 197 positives and based on our population, this is very high. The truth is, we are at a critical level. Pateros has the highest in Metro Manila based on our population and we equate that and we get the proportion, this is very high,” said the mayor Wednesday during a live broadcast on Facebook. During a press briefing held Tuesday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Pateros and Malabon are at critical risk based on the two-week growth rates (TWGR) and average daily attack rate (ADAR) of COVID-19 cases. “An attack rate is defined as the proportion of those who became ill after a specified exposure,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the DOH, Pateros has 202 total active cases as of Aug. 2 based on the “COVID Kaya” data. It has a moving two-week growth rate of 328 percent, the highest in the National Capital Region (NCR), based on comparative data from July 6 to 19, and July 20 to Aug. 2. Pateros also has an ADAR of 22.06 from July 20 to Aug. 2, the highest in the NCR. The municipality has no Delta variant case as of Aug. 1. As of July 28, Pateros recorded 65 active COVID-19 cases including 27 new cases out of 4,821 confirmed cases, 4,689 recoveries, and 67 deaths. Granular lockdowns are imposed on streets and barangay aimed at containing the clustering of COVID-19 cases. Under this, Ponce said, no one will be allowed outside their houses except for workers, those buying essential goods like food and medicine, and emergency cases. In Brgy. Sta. Ana, he said, the areas that will be placed under granular lockdown are Masikap Masagana, Alley A19, De Borja, and Alley 7. Other areas that will be on lockdown are Lungos and T. Sulit in Brgy. Aguho and P. Herrera in Brgy. Martirez Del 96. Ponce also announced that quarantine passes will be issued to households, which will be used during ECQ. “This is for all of us. Our COVID-19 cases are increasing. We do not know what is causing this. Perhaps it is the Delta variant,” he said.

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Tokyo Games may send even more international players to NBA

There were 49 NBA players at the Tokyo Games when the Olympics started

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‘Ayuda’ is forthcoming: Gov’t not insensitive to plight of people during ECQ — Nograles

The government is committed to implement a swift and orderly distribution of financial aid to Metro Manila’s poor and vulnerable population affected by another round of strict lockdown. According to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, the government is neither blind nor insensitive to the suffering of the people during the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) this month. A P13.1-billion social amelioration program is set to be implemented to assist around 10.7 million poor and vulnerable people in NCR during the ECQ period. Under the aid program, P1,000 will be given to a beneficiary or a maximum of P4,000 per household. Of the fund allocation for financial aid program, around P2.4 billion excess fund will serve as contingency. “Marami ang tiyak na apektado sa hakbang na ito dito sa ECQ ngunit hindi tayo bulag o manhid sa paghihirap na dinaranas at mararanasan ng ating mga kababayan na lubhang na maapektuhan (Many will certainly be affected by the ECQ but we are not blind or insensitive to the suffering endured and to be endured by our countrymen severely affected),” Nograles said during a virtual Go Negosyo-organized forum on the NCR lockdown on Wednesday, August 4. “Naintindihan natin ‘yung agam-agam at pag-aalala ng mga nangangailangan ng tulong at umaasa sa kahit papaano sa pang-dugtong sa panahon ng ECQ kaya inaayos na atin para sa maayos, mabilis na distribution o pamamahagi ng ayuda para vulnerable sector (We understand the concern and worry of those in need and relying on aid during the ECQ so we want to ensure an orderly, fast distribution of aid to the vulnerable sector),” he said. Nograles noted that more than 400,000 may temporarily lose their jobs since their sectors belonged to the ECQ-sensitive industries but assured that aid will be extended. The ECQ, the most restrictive of the four quarantine classifications to curb the virus spread, will take effect in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20 to curb the rising cases of infections fueled by the Delta variant. Only essential businesses and services are allowed while a stay-at-home rule for most residents will be enforced during the hard lockdown. This is the third time the capital region will be placed under ECQ. Nograles, in the same online forum, defended the government’s decision to impose the NCR-wide lockdown, saying it was necessary to save more lives and prevent the hospitals from getting overwhelmed with coronavirus cases. The impact of the lockdown on NCR’s COVID case rate will likely be known two weeks after the movement restrictions, said the co-chair of the government’s task force in charge of addressing the pandemic. “Our expectations at the very least is because we will be maximizing this forthcoming lockdown, there will no steady increase so not to overwhelm health care system, that’s the main objective, to save health care and most importantly, save lives,” Nograles said.

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Olympics-Athletics-Warner leads strong Canadian start in decathlon

By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO (Reuters) - Canada's Damian Warner made a flying start in his quest for the decathlon gold

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LOOK: Kathryn Bernardo’s mom shares glimpse of new home

Shares words of advice that everyone can learn from Hard work, coupled with learning how to save and set aside savings, will always pay off. Min Bernardo, or fondly referred to as Mommy Min, posted a few photos of the house that they are building. “Yes anak, it is finally happening… Like ng lagi nating sinasabi: Sa buhay we need to do baby steps as when you add up these little steps we take toward our goal.” Mommy Min was with her two daughters and granddaughter at the construction site.

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