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Battered Japanese nuclear and electronics giant Toshiba Corp. faced off with shareholders Friday, seeking to shake off serious questions about governance at the once revered brand. After a meeting lasting nearly three hours, Tokyo-based Toshiba won shareholder approval for its 11 representative directors. Among the executives winning reappointment was Chairman Osamu Nagayama, who had come under pressure to resign after an independent investigation that said Toshiba officials colluded with the Japanese government to curb foreign investors’ influence at last year's shareholder meeting.
Kamala Harris faces perhaps the most politically challenging moment of her vice presidency Friday when she heads to the U.S. southern border as part of her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in migration. Republicans have seized on the absence of both Harris and President Joe Biden from the border to paint the administration as weak on border security, seeking to revive a potent political weapon against Democrats in time for the 2022 midterm elections. With former President Donald Trump visiting the area less than a week after Harris, Republicans will be watching the vice president's visit closely for fodder for further attacks.
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Search-and-rescue operations began in a town near Miami, Florida on Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly apartment building collapse.Officials in Surfside have reported at least one person dead and about 100 more missing.As rescue crews searched through the rubble of Champlain Towers South, friends and family of its residents anxiously waited to hear news of their loved ones."They have no idea because they were in the south tower. There's no news yet.""Yes, tenth floor, looking at the beach…Reporter: and you haven't heard anything?NoReporter: any word from the hospital?No, they sent me here."Local media footage showed a rescue team pulling a boy from the debris and firefighters climbing ladders to reach residents stuck on their balconies.Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez told reporters that the building remains unstable, which makes rescue efforts more difficult."We know that the families are very upset. They're in a lot of pain. But we asked for painful patience. I know that's a hard ask. But we have to this is a tremendous task that we're all involved in right now. It's very dangerous."The cause of the collapse remains unclear.Though officials said the oceanfront high-rise, built in 1981, required repairs as part of a city recertification process.The oceanfront tower had more than 130 units about 80 were occupied.
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Orchard Hotel Singapore has been ordered to suspend room bookings for 30 days for failing to comply with Safe Management Measures.
Day after day, as the partisan battle lines hardened on Capitol Hill over President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, his calls for bipartisanship seemed increasingly out of step. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his goal was to focus “100%” on stopping Biden's agenda. Progressive Democrats, meanwhile, pushed Biden to use the brute force power of a majority, even the most slender one, to pass legislation without any GOP support.
Coburn is headed to her third Olympics, while Jessica Ramsey and Raven Saunders were stellar in shot put.
The viewing is livestreamed for those who cannot personally pay their respects This article, WATCH: PNoy’s ashes are now at the Ateneo, as mourners arrive for one-day public viewing, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
The 24-year-old is only the fourth Chinese man to play singles in the main draw of a Grand Slam since the Open era began in 1968. Wu Di (2013, 2014, 2016), Zhang Ze (2014, 2015) and Li Zhe (2019) have all played at the Australian Open. Wimbledon, the only Grand Slam to be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return in its usual slot this year with the main draw starting on June 28.
Rescue crews continued the search for survivors after the partial collapse of a condominium building in Surfside, Florida, early on June 24.At least 99 people were still unaccounted for more than twelve hours after part of the Champlain Towers complex collapsed. Search and rescue operations occured on Thursday, and firefighters were seen working in the parking garage of the building.Thunderstorms threatened rescue operations as the National Weather Service issued a special marine warning for the area, cautioning of possible waterspouts and strong wind gusts.This footage, taken by Carla Rosa Wilson, shows the site of the collapse as filmed from a nearby beach. Credit: Carla Rosa Wilson via Storyful
Roughly 650 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes its withdrawal, which is set to be largely done in the next two weeks, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. In addition, several hundred additional American forces will remain at the Kabul airport, potentially until September, to assist Turkish troops providing security, as a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led security operation is in place, the officials said Thursday. Overall, officials said the U.S. expects to have American and coalition military command, its leadership and most troops out by July Fourth, or shortly after that, meeting an aspirational deadline that commanders developed months ago.
Fiji health chiefs have admitted for the first time that Covid-19 transmission is widespread in the community after the Pacific nation recorded more than 300 new daily cases.
Paul George scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to power the Los Angeles Clippers over Phoenix 106-92 Thursday, delivering their first victory in the NBA semi-final playoff series.
President Joe Biden has announced a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle. It includes more than a half-trillion dollars in new spending and could open the door to the president’s more sweeping $4 trillion proposals for child care and what the White House calls human infrastructure later on. “When we can find common ground, working across party lines, that is what I will seek to do," said Biden, who deemed the agreement “a true bipartisan effort, breaking the ice that too often has kept us frozen in place.”
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused Democrats of trying to rewrite the Constitution and urged Republicans to build the party's future around a defense of the nation's founding documents, a robust military, border security and free markets. Republicans, he said, represent “the last line of defense” for the Constitution, which he described as under assault by Democrats who want to undercut the Second Amendment and redefine liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. “We live in a time when the leaders in the Democratic Party routinely demean the American founding,” he said.
At least 18 people were killed and 16 injured when a fire broke out at a martial arts school in central China in the early hours of Friday, according to a local government statement.
The Champlain Towers South drew people from around the globe to enjoy life on South Florida's Atlantic Coast, some for a night, some to live. Much of the Champlain's beach side sheared off for unknown reasons, pancaking into a pile of concrete and metal more than 30 feet (10 meters) high.
Singer-actress Nadine Lustre will stage the virtual concert “Nadine, Together With Us,” a fund-raiser for "displaced drag artists and the elderly gay community.”
Toshiba shareholders on Friday rejected the reappointment of board chair Osamu Nagayama in a rebuke to management after revelations of attempts to sway voting on activist investor proposals.