Day: May 13, 2021

IOC confident of hosting Tokyo Olympics as scheduled despite public opposition amid Covid-19 surge in Japan

Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to get underway on July 23 but opinion polls suggest a majority of the Japanese public are not in favour of hosting the Games amidi rise in Covid-19 cases. The National Stadium in Tokyo during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics athletics test event (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to get …

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Result of China’s crackdown on Uighurs: Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history

Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates between 2017 and 2019 of any territory in recent history, according to a new analysis by an Australian think tank. The report from the Australian Strategy Policy Institute obtained exclusively ahead of publication by The Associated Press, showed the 48.74% decline was concentrated …

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Premier League: Defeat to Arsenal wake-up call for Chelsea, says Thomas Tuchel as top 4 race heats up

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel conceded that he shouldn’t have too many changes to the line-up which he believes led to their shock loss to Arsenal in a crunch Premier League match on Wednesday. Chelsea missed out on an opportunity to all but seal a top-4 finish in the Premier League (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Chelsea are …

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US nurse sentenced to life in prison for murdering 7 veterans

A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge who called her “the monster that no one sees coming.” Reta Mays has a history of mental health issues, and offered no explanation Tuesday …

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Italian Open 2021: Serena Williams suffers shock loss in 1000th match, Simona Halep retires with calf injury

Italian Open 2021: While Serena Williams suffered a shock defeat in the 2nd round, Simona Halep retired from her match with a calf injury, raising doubts over her participation in French Open, starting May 30. Italian Open: Serena Williams suffered a shock defeat in her 1000th WTA match (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Serena Williams was beaten …

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China professor calls for million-yuan reward to boost birth rates

A Chinese professor has urged the government to offer parents 1 million yuan ($156,000) for each newborn child in a bid to shore up the country’s declining birth rate, sparking a debate on social media about the soaring costs of raising children. China’s population rose by its slowest rate in decades from 2010-2020, the country’s …

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YouTube to launch $100 million creator fund for Shorts video feature | Technology News

YouTube YouTube said the new fund will pay thousands of creators each month whose videos on Shorts receive the most engagement from viewers. The streaming video site added it will begin to test ads on Shorts. As the market for short video features becomes more crowded, platforms have used creator funds as a way to …

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Bank alert! Bank holidays for next 2 days in THESE cities | Personal Finance News

If you were planning to visit the bank tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, then you may now need to reschedule your visit. Banks across many cities in India will remain closed on May 13 and 14, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) holiday list which dates all the occasions on which banks …

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Bigg Boss fame Asim Riaz to release debut rap song on Eid, drops teaser clip | Television News

Mumbai: Bigg Boss 13 contestant and model Asim Riaz on Wednesday (May 12) dropped a small teaser on Instagram of his debut single as a rapper. The song is scheduled to release on Eid. Titled ‘Back to start’, Asim has also written his debut song besides singing it. The rap number depicts his days of …

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Sunil Gavaskar backs Rishabh Pant to become successful captain:: The spark can become a roaring fire

Legendary India batsman Sunil Gavaskar is mighty impressed with Rishabh Pant’s captaincy in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Gavaskar said the Delhi Capitals captain showed spark of what can turn into a roaring fire as far captaincy is concerned. Gavaskar added that Rishabh Pant was tactically good and he managed to combine it with his …

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