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The U.S. men have a long history of faulty baton exchanges in the Olympic relays. The country’s difficult history in relay races reappeared in the Olympic debut of the 4x400-meter mixed relay Friday — a race practically invented to send a gold medal back to the United States. The Americans were disqualified after finishing first in the opening heat because of a bad exchange between Lynna Irby and Elija Godwin, a pair of 22-year-old runners who were placed on the U.S. team specifically to help get through the relay rounds.
As the first anniversary approaches on Aug. 4, major questions remain unanswered, including how a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate - which can be used to make fertiliser or bombs - was left unsafely stored in a capital city for years. The blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands, and devastating swathes of Beirut. The FBI's Oct. 7, 2020 report, which was seen by Reuters this week, estimates around 552 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded that day, much less than the 2,754 tonnes that arrived on a Russian-leased cargo ship in 2013.
Amazon has been fined €746 million, equivalent to $887 million, for allegedly violating a European Union data-privacy law. It’s the biggest monetary penalty imposed to date in connection with the EU’s three-year-old General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On July 16, 2021, the Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) issued a decision against Amazon Europe […]
Australian Emma McKeon set an Olympic record in the women's 50 metres freestyle heats on Friday and Caeleb Dressel advanced fastest in the men's sprint, as he braces for a brutal morning of racing in Tokyo where two gold medals could be up for grabs. Lifted by her 100m freestyle gold earlier in the day, McKeon qualified first in a Games record of 24.02, with Rio Olympics champion Pernille Blume of Denmark 0.10 behind. Blume said being the reigning champion gave her no advantage in Tokyo.
ONE gold won in weightlifting and the outpouring of mostly electric emotions has not waned one teeny-weeny bit.It would seem to last forever?It can’t be helped.It is a feat as rare as a protruding wisdom
PINAY power has brought an end to an almost century-old drought of Olympic gold medals for our country.Powerhouse Hidilyn Diaz has won for us our first gold medal when she set an Olympic record by lifting
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British footballers Gareth Bale and Kieran Trippier will retain their status as EU squad members in La Liga, the Spanish football league confirmed on Friday. La Liga rules allow for three non-European Union nationals to be registered in each club's 25-man playing squad, and there were fears that Bale and Trippier's status would change following the UK's withdrawal from the EU on Jan. 31 last year and the finalisation of the transition period at the end of December.
I GUESS you can call it a sign of how fractured the country is when hours after Hidilyn Diaz won our first gold medal, the country’s divide was made obvious. One camp called it the country’s first
Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Louie Gohmert attempted to visit the January 6 Capitol riot suspects at the DC Department of Corrections on Thursday but were turned away. They then held a press conference with Virginia Rep. Bob Good, saying that they were "concerned" about the detainees' treatment.
Two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on July 29, reports said, causing severe damage in Bensalem.Footage shared on Twitter by Vikrant Verma shows the storm blowing through Bensalem on Thursday.“Lots of damage done in the area,” Verma wrote on Twitter. “No power. Stay safe everyone.”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 and northern Ocean counties in New Jersey. Credit: Vikrant Verma via Storyful
King said she "might be more happy" about her silver in the 200 breast than any of her previous medals, and it's about time the USA adopted that attitude more often.
Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters have been locked in heavy clashes for the last two days after the insurgents entered the capital of the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Friday, as civilians rushed to evacuate the city. With U.S.-led foreign forces nearing a complete withdrawal of troops, the Taliban have made swift territorial gains over the last two months but have not yet captured any provincial capitals. "Since Thursday morning the Taliban have launched attacks from several directions on Lashkargah city," a government official told Reuters on the condition of anonymity.
Manchester City is willing to spend record-breaking money for Jack Grealish.
S&P 500 and Dow futures opened slightly higher, while Nasdaq futures sank to track a decline in heavily weighted component Amazon.
A dark funnel cloud loomed over Fredericksburg, Virginia, as the National Weather Service warned of “strong supercells” on July 29.Residents suspect a tornado was the cause of trees and power lines being blown over, according to local news.The footage, posted to Twitter by Kensi Michelle on July 29, shows the funnel cloud forming over a school in the city. Credit: Kensi Michelle via Storyful
Triple jumper Yulimar Rojas' bid to become the first woman Olympic gold medallist from Venezuela got off to a strong start on Friday with the double world champion soaring past the qualifying mark for the final with her first attempt. Venezuela has won two gold medals to date at the multisport showpiece - in men's boxing in 1968 and men's fencing in 2012. The 25-year-old Rojas finished second behind Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen at the Rio de Janeiro Games five years back but has since established herself as the leading athlete heading into the Tokyo Games.
Maggie Steffens broke the all-time Olympic scoring record as the United States reached the quarter-finals of the women's water polo competition after crushing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team 18-5 at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre on Friday. U.S. captain Steffens, playing with a broken nose sustained earlier in the week, found the net four times for the reigning world and Olympic champions, taking her overall tally to 49, two more than the previous record held by Italy's Tania Di Mario. Steffens claimed the record in her 16th match at the Olympics, seven fewer than Di Mario needed to set the previous record.
More than 99% of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated, according to new data. Professor Marian Knight, who is the chief investigator of the study, expressed her concern following the findings and is encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated.
We also linked a number of bestseller products the King personally owns from Nike's "Space Jam: A New Legacy" collection.