URGENT: Nikkei ends at 29-yr high as U.S. political transition begins
Tokyo stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday, with the Nikkei closing at its highest level since May 1991, as recovery hopes for the world's largest economy rose following the start of the transition of power from U.S. President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 638.22 points, or 2.50 percent, from Friday at 26,165.59, its highest finish since May 10, 1991. Japanese financial markets were closed Monday due to a national holiday.The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 35.01 points, or 2.03 percent,...
Nebraska-Iowa Rivaly Bobblehead
This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead commemorating the Nebraska vs. Iowa Rivalry. The bobblehead is the first to commemorate the rivalry and features University of Nebraska mascot Herbie Husker and University of Iowa mascot Herky the Hawk squaring off as rivals ready for battle. The bobbleheads were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO, an official licensee and manufacturer of Nebraska, Iowa, and NCAA merchandise.Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 1,000 and ...
This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For November 28-29
It's said that autumn is the season of gourmet and indulgence, and judging from this weekend's event lineup, this can't be wrong. From nabe to seafood to festive snacks, you won't be kept hungry this weekend. Covid-19 continues to play a threat across Japan, especially in Tokyo. For the sake of yourself and others, we highly suggest that you take precautions when leaving your home.More InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoWhat are your plans for the weekend? If you’re organizing a fun or interesting event, or you know someone who is,contact usto ...
Malaysian cop killed, one wounded in clash with kratom smugglers
SONGKHLA: A Malaysian policeman was killed and another wounded in a clash with kratom smugglers on the Malaysian side of the border opposite Sadao district in the early hours of Tuesday.Two Thai smugglers were arrested. Three other Thais were wounded, fled to Thailand and were caught.A Malaysian police patrol came upon an estimated 13 men acting suspiciously around 2am near the border, opposite Thailand’s Talor village in tambon Padang Besar of Sadao district.The police patrol moved in to investigate. This led to an exchange of gunshots.One Malaysian, Pol Cpl Baharudin bi Pramli, 54, was shot ...
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Azerbaijani president, vice-president visit newly-liberated Aghdam
By Vafa IsmayilovaAzerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva have visited Aghdam city recently liberated from Armenian occupation, the presidential website reported has reported.First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shared footages from Aghdam on her official Instagram account on 23 November.President.az added that details of the visit will be made public on 24 November.Earlier President Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva visited Fuzuli and Jabrayil regions liberated from occupation as part of the 44-day counter-offensive operations of the Azerbaijani armed forces.On...
‘Serious Sam’ Collection Arrives On Switch Later This Year
Serious Sam is making his debut on Nintendo consoles later this year with the Serious Sam Collection. Announced by publisher Devlover Digital on Twitter, everyone’s favorite jacked-up, white bomb shirt-wearing FPS hero will arrive on the Nintendo Switch with Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and Serious Sam 3: BFE.Along with all the previous content released for all three games, this collection will also include 4-Player Couch Co-Op and classic online multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and much more. The Serious Sa...
Qantas CEO wants COVID vaccine to be requirement for int'l travelers
The CEO of Australian airline Qantas Airways Ltd. has proposed that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available, passengers on international flights be required to show proof they are vaccinated prior to travel.Speaking to Australia's Nine Network on Monday, Alan Joyce said an electronic "vaccination passport" would be a "necessity" for travelers coming into, or leaving, Australia."We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travelers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft," Joyce said.The CEO said it is unclear wh...
Judge Hits Diplo With A Restraining Order In Revenge Porn Case
A woman accusing hit producer and DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, has been granted a restraining order against the music artist. This comes after she took Pentz to court over alleged sexually explicit images of her that he allegedly sent to other parties.A Los Angeles judge granted a temporary restraining order barring Pentz from releasing of photos of the woman, who remains anonymous, in the “revenge porn case.” The woman’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, argued that Pentz must not be allowed to continue sending her client’s photos to third parties. Pentz’s lawyer maintains that Pentz “in ...
Saso moves to No. 48, seeks top finish in JLPGA major
Saso moves to No. 48, seeks top finish in JLPGA majorDante Navarro(Philstar.com) – November 24, 2020 – 11:56amMANILA, Philippines – Despite falling short again the last time out, Yuka Saso is steadily moving up in the world rankings, making a seven-spot jump to No. 48 in the latest Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.And she hopes to use her latest surge to fuel a dream finish in the LPGA of Japan Tour, which winds up its pandemic-hit 14-tournament season in Miyazaki Prefecture for the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup starting Thursday, November 26, at the Miyazaki Country Club.As the year’s fi...
Coal departure pays off for Lopez energy unit
Coal departure pays off for Lopez energy unit(Philstar.com) – November 24, 2020 – 12:15pmMANILA, Philippines — There was no regret on the part of First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) to abandon coal as power source 4 years ago, a decision that had since been followed by a broader government push to stay away from fossil fuels amid catastrophic disasters.“I was already at the helm during the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda and our defining response to this and other subsequent natural disasters,” Federico Lopez, chair and chief executive, said on Monday.“This led us to firming up our gr...