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Kumho Tire renews sponsorship with Tottenham Hotspur after Son inks 4-year deal

Jul 27, 2021 23:48 pm UTC| Sports Economy

Kumho Tire has renewed its sponsorship deal with English football club Tottenham Hotspur, first signed in 2016, after South Korean player Son Heung-min recently signed a new four-year contract with the team. Sons...

To watch or not watch? The Tokyo Games raises difficult questions for fans

Jul 24, 2021 05:50 am UTC| Sports

When the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially begin on Friday night, they will do so with the host city under a state of emergency due to COVID-19. For the first time in history, all Olympic events will take place in...

Forget the medals, the real game of the Olympics is soft power — and the opening ceremony is key

Jul 24, 2021 05:32 am UTC| Sports

The Olympic Games are often hailed as a neutral celebration of athletic achievement. The Olympic Games are not about politics, wrote the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, in the Guardian last...

Surfing makes its Olympic debut – and the waves should be world-class thanks to wind, sand and a typhoon or two

Jul 24, 2021 05:15 am UTC| Sports

For the first time, surfing is on the Olympic stage. The surfing event will last for three days and has to run within the dates from July 25 to August 1. The reason for this window? Not all waves are created equal, and...

Tokyo Olympics: winning could become about managing COVID stress

Jul 24, 2021 05:11 am UTC| Sports

Olympism, the 19th-century philosophy of the modern Olympic Games, can be summed up as making the world better through sport. At its heart lie three values: excellence, friendship and respect. While encouraging people to...

Wavve to air Olympics to catch up with Netflix in S.Korea

Jul 23, 2021 23:53 pm UTC| Economy Sports

South Korean video streaming service Wavve is eyeing to boost its user base this summer by airing the Tokyo Olympics and catch up to market leader Netflix Inc. The Tokyo Olympics, which officially kick off Friday, may...

S. Korea's F&F to invest $350.5 million in TaylorMade Golf buyout

Jul 21, 2021 23:43 pm UTC| Sports Economy

South Korean clothing company FF is investing $350.5 million in subordinated equities and mezzanine instruments to back a proposed $1.8 billion private equity firm-led 100 percent acquisition of California-based golf...

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Economy

Activision Blizzard criticized as employees sign a petition for the management to recognize the seriousness of the issue

Activision Blizzard is currently dealing with heavy backlash from its employees, not just because of the previously reported frat boy culture at the workplace but also due to how the company responded to the lawsuit that...

Walmart adds full college tuition and book payments to part-time and full-time employees

Walmart revealed on Tuesday, July 27, that it will be paying for its staffs full college tuition fees, including the books. The company will shoulder the college schooling of its around 1.5 million full and part-time...

Starbucks, Nestle extend collaboration to bring ready-to-drink coffee to Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Oceania

Starbucks and Nestle just made an announcement that they will be extending their collaboration to be able to distribute ready-to-drink coffee to other parts of the world. To be more specific, the companies strategic...

Campbell's redesigns its cans after 50 years

Campbells soup cans were redesigned for the first time in 50 years, so customers will see new labels when they purchase the popular canned soup products. While the color scheme remained white and red, the font may change a...

Politics

Russia: Vladimir Putin commissions warplanes to be used in case of nuclear war

Countries are on the alert for Russias military activities as tensions remain over certain issues. This week, the Kremlin has commissioned the construction of two new military warplanes in case a nuclear war may...

Capitol insurrection: Video footage of rioters assaulting police officers played during first committee hearing

Law enforcement officials took the most beatings during the January 6 insurrection, resulting in dozens of officials severely injured from the violence. During the House Select Committees first hearing, a new video edit of...

Jovenel Moise assassination: Haitian leader's security coordinator arrested

A few weeks following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, he was laid to rest last week. In another development in the investigation, Haitian authorities have arrested and detained Moises security...

Joe Biden weighs in on vaccine mandate for federal workers as VA makes vaccine mandatory for health workers

With the rising cases among Americans who have not been vaccinated, Joe Biden and his administration have been ramping up efforts in ensuring more people get their shots. Biden this week weighed in on making vaccinations...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Pokémon Unite’ gets first post-launch character and its Gardevoir

Just a week after Pokémon Unite officially launched on Nintendo Switch, the game received its first-ever addition. Gardevoir was added to the roster on early Wednesday, adding another powerful choice to the list of...

‘GTA V’ is leaving Xbox Game Pass in a couple of weeks

GTA V has to be one of the biggest additions to the Xbox Game Pass library this year. However, subscribers may be losing their free access to the popular game soon just when the rumor mill started picking up clues that...

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ version 1.11 goes live on July 29

It has been a while since Animal Crossing: New Horizons received an update with a lineup of free content, but the drought is finally ending this week. Nintendo has announced the official release date for version 1.11,...

Facebook offers free silicone cover amid Oculus Quest 2 recall due to skin irritation reports

Facebook will recall Oculus Quest 2 units worldwide and postpone its sales for a few weeks due to reports that the VR headsets foam padding is causing skin irritation on some users. For existing owners of the device, the...

‘Fortnite’ survey hints at possible D’Amelio sisters, Selena Gomez, and ‘Naruto’ collaborations

Collaboration with major brands and franchises, internet personalities, and successful artists have become a major part of Fortnite in recent years. And fans may already have the list of the most likely celebrities and...
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