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Wildfires continued to rage near popular tourist destinations in Turkey on Sunday, a day after some hotels were evacuated and their guests taken to safety. "We are now left with the clothes we are wearing, me and my wife,” Mehmet Demir told Reuters after surveying the damage at his home near Antalya. Heatwaves along the Mediterranean and Aegean coastal regions could be the cause of raging wildfires, according to Turkey’s meteorological authorities. Wildfires are common in Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean regions during the dry summer months, but this week’s blaze is one of the worst in years. A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including in Italy and Greece.
Persons: Bekir Pakdemirli, ” Mehmet Demir, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Saturday, Erdogan, God, Heatwaves Organizations: Forestry, Agriculture, NBC, Police, Firefighters Locations: Turkey, Antalya, Mugla, Turkish, Europe, Africa, Italy, Greece, Sicily
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - A pandemic-related U.S. government ban on residential evictions was set to expire at midnight Saturday, putting millions of American renters at risk of being forced from their homes. The U.S. Senate was in session Saturday but leaders gave no indication they would consider extending the eviction ban. The White House has made clear it will not unilaterally extend the protections, arguing it does not have legal authority to do so. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in explaining the need to extend the eviction ban, noted that out of $46.5 billion in rental relief previously approved by Congress, "only $3 billion has been distributed to renters." Some states have chosen to extend eviction moratoriums beyond July 31.
Persons: Elizabeth Warren, Cori Bush, Bush, Brian Snyder, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, David Shepardson, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: U.S . House, Republican, Democratic, U.S, Senate, Aspen Institute, Capitol, Saturday, Workers, REUTERS, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Congress, Thomson Locations: Chelsea , Massachusetts, U.S, COVID
U.S. Senate in rare Saturday session on $1 trln infrastructure bill
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( Susan Cornwell | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate in a rare Saturday session worked on a bill that would spend $1 trillion on roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, as lawmakers from both parties sought to advance President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority. The Senate is going to move forward on both tracks of infrastructure before the beginning of the August recess. But we’re going to get the job done.”After passing the $1 trillion bill, Schumer aims to push forward on a sweeping $3.5 trillion package that focuses on climate change and home care for the elderly and children. The Senate voted 66-28 on Friday to take up the bill, with 16 Republicans joining all 48 Democrats and two independents in support. But supporters, including Schumer and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, have been optimistic about its prospects.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Mitch McConnell Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Senate, Republicans, Republican, Representatives, House Democratic
Rep. Cori Bush on Saturday accused Democrats of leaving for vacation before passing legislation that would have renewed the eviction moratorium. The House failed to pass a bill that would have extended the moratorium and members are now on recess until August. "We could have extended it yesterday, but some Democrats went on vacation instead," Bush, a progressive representative from Missouri, said on Twitter Saturday morning. The White House encouraged Congress to extend the moratorium past July, giving guidance to do so at the last minute. But a Supreme Court ruling specified that the decision to renew required congressional approval, the White House statement said.
Persons: Cori Bush, Bush, We're, Jen Psaki, Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn Organizations: Saturday, Service, Twitter, Capitol, Centers for Disease Control, White House Press, Republican, Senate Republicans Locations: Missouri
Olympics schedule and events to watch Saturday
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( Adrienne Vogt | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.63   time to read: 1 min
(CNN) As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games get into the second weekend of competition, medals will be awarded in swimming, fencing, judo and tennis, to name a few. Here are some of the events to watch. Swimming: Medals in : Medals in swimming will be given out in the men's and women's 50m freestyle, men's 1500m freestyle, and both the men's and women's 4x100m medley relay. Cycling: Finals of both the men's and women's : Finals of both the men's and women's BMX freestyle park will be live on CNBC at 9:10 p.m. Beach volleyball: Brazil and the US face off in : Brazil and the US face off in women's beach volleyball at 11:30 a.m.
Organizations: CNN, Olympic Games, US, NBC, CNBC Locations: Tokyo, volleyball, Brazil
Swiss Bencic beats Vondrousova to win women's singles gold
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.97   time to read: +2 min
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Singles - Gold medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts after winning her gold medal match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic REUTERS/Mike SegarSummary First Swiss woman to claim Olympic goldBencic beats Czech in three setsMatch lasts two and half hoursTOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - World number 12 Belinda Bencic dug deep to overpower the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 7-5 2-6 6-3 on Saturday and win the Tokyo Games women's singles title, becoming the first Swiss woman to earn an Olympics tennis gold. The 24-year-old Bencic, who prevailed in two hours and 30 minutes, can now complete a set of gold medals when she and Viktorija Golubic face Czech No. Vondrousova went up a gear in the second, going up a double break to force the match into a decider. Reporting by Rozanna Latiff and Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Ken FerrisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Belinda Bencic, Marketa Vondrousova, Mike Segar, Viktorija, Krejcikova, Katerina Siniakova, Bencic, Marc Rosset, Saturday's, Vondrousova, Naomi Osaka, Elina Svitolina, Rozanna Latiff, Mark Heinrich, Ken Ferris Organizations: Czech Republic REUTERS, Tokyo Games, eventual, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, TOKYO, Czech, Swiss
TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Britain and India on Saturday joined Spain and New Zealand in reaching the quarter-finals of the women's hockey tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, while Ireland and China crashed out. India made it through with a 4-3 triumph over South Africa in Group A, as Olympic champions Britain secured the third spot in the group thanks to a 2-0 victory over debutants Ireland. "I think we can even play a bit better ... but very happy with our performance and a great win for us." "I think we just pride ourselves ... on playing a real team game," she added. In the other quarter-finals, Spain will face Britain, Germany will play Argentina and Australia will take on India.
Persons: Frederique Matla, Lidewij Welten, Eva de Goede, Kanon Mori's, Captain Maria Lopez Garcia, Adrian Lock, Lopez Garcia, Shihori, Oikawa, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Daniel Leussink, Shri Navaratnam, Peter Rutherford Organizations: Saturday, New Zealand, Tokyo, Olympic, Britain, Germany, Australia, Argentina, Thomson Locations: TOKYO, Britain, India, Spain, New, Ireland, China, South Africa, debutants Ireland, Netherlands, Japan, Tokyo, Germany, Argentina, Australia
Tokyo Olympics on Saturday: Ups and Downs
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( ) www.nytimes.com + 1.00   time to read: 1 min
TrackShe’s still the fastest. Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica repeated as the Olympic champion in the women’s 100 meters, finishing in 10.61 seconds. She broke Florence Griffith-Joyner’s Olympic record by a hundredth of a second in a time that made her the second-fastest woman in history. The women’s 100-meter final was preceded by the first mixed-gender 4x400 relay in Olympic history, with two men and two women on each team. Poland won gold.
Persons: Elaine Thompson, Florence Griffith Organizations: Poland Locations: Jamaica
U.S. Senate in a rare Saturday session on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The U.S. Senate in a rare Saturday session worked on a bill that would spend $1 trillion on roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, as lawmakers from both parties sought to advance President Joe Biden's top legislative priority. The Senate is going to move forward on both tracks of infrastructure before the beginning of the August recess. After passing the $1 trillion bill, Schumer aims to push forward on a sweeping $3.5 trillion package that focuses on climate change and home care for the elderly and children. Progressive members of the House Democratic caucus have already suggested the $1 trillion package is inadequate, and the Senate could likewise impose changes that could complicate its chances of becoming law. But supporters, including Schumer and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, have been optimistic about its prospects.
Persons: Sen, Rob Portman, Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Biden's, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Mitch McConnell Organizations: Capitol, U.S, Senate, Republicans, Republican, Representatives, House Democratic Locations: Washington ,
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress scrambled at the eleventh hour Friday to extend the pandemic eviction moratorium, making a last-ditch effort to avert its expiration Saturday that could allow thousands of people to be kicked out of their homes. In a late-night letter to House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urged her caucus to support a measure that would extend the moratorium through the end of the year. The White House has already said that a recent court ruling means the administration lacks the power to extend the moratorium and pushed responsibility to Congress. “Of the more than $46 billion provided by Congress, only $3 billion has been distributed to renters by state and local governments. “In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the President calls on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay,” she said in a statement.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, , , Pelosi, Maxine Waters, stably, ” Pelosi, Jen Psaki, Joe Biden, Psaki, Waters, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, ” Waters Organizations: WASHINGTON, House Democrats, Rep, Senate, American, Congress, Centers for Disease Control, , White Locations: Washington
Hot favourite Cheptegei left it way too late to chase him down and only just caught 20-year-old compatriot Jacob Kiplimo on the line to take silver. The heavily-fancied United States team won their heat comfortably but were disqualified for exchanging the baton outside the box, as several teams seemed confused by the track markings. The women's shot put qualification saw three Chinese athletes qualify for Sunday's final, with double world champion Gong Lijiao topping the list on 19.46 metres. Earlier in the day, the women 100 metres sprinters opened the programme with some unexpectedly rapid heat times. Reporting by Mitch Phillips, Sudipto Ganguly and Omar Mohammed; Editing by Peter Rutherford and Ed OsmondOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Selemon Barega, Joshua Cheptegei, Jacob Kiplimo, Sifan Hassan, Yulimar Rojas, Gong Lijiao, Elaine Thompson, Herah, Shelly Anne Fraser, Pryce, Fraser, Marie, Josee, Lou, Mitch Phillips, Sudipto Ganguly, Omar Mohammed, Peter Rutherford, Ed Osmond Organizations: U.S, Hassan, United States, Saturday's, Triple, Ivory, Thomson Locations: TOKYO, U.S, Nigeria, Nigerian, Poland, Netherlands, Jamaica, Britain, Venezuela, Ivory Coast
Cycling-Roglic takes road TT gold as Ganna blows it
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( Martyn Herman | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
OYAMA TOWN, Japan, July 28 (Reuters) - Primoz Roglic claimed Slovenia's first-ever Olympic cycling gold medal with a perfectly-executed ride in the road time trial to dominate the field on Wednesday. "I felt it was my gold for the taking but Primoz was another planet today." Former time trial world champion Rohan Dennis of Australia was third, a further two seconds slower, with pre-race favourite Filippo Ganna a disappointing fifth. While Roglic romped to gold the battle for the minor medals was fierce with only 4.3 seconds between Dumoulin and Ganna. Slideshow: Best of July 281/18 Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Beach Volleyball - Women - Pool F - Japan (Ishii/Murakami) v Switzerland (Huberli/Betschart) - Shiokaze Park, Tokyo, Japan - July 28, 2021.
Persons: Primoz Roglic, Slovenia's, Tadej Pogacar, Roglic, Tom Dumoulin, Dumoulin, Primoz, Rohan Dennis of Australia, Filippo Ganna, Ganna, Dennis, Ishii, Murakami, Megumi Murakami, John Sibley, Hardik Vyas, John Stonestreet, Ed Osmond Organizations: Fuji Speedway, Rio Games, Espana, de France, Thomson Locations: OYAMA, Japan, Saturday's, Tokyo, Switzerland, Shiokaze, Bengaluru
And then there are songs by Mr. Antonoff’s own indie rock-leaning project Bleachers, including a few advance singles from the group’s new album, “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night” (RCA), out Friday. The Bleachers LP drives home just how much Mr. Antonoff’s work, both as a partner and in his own projects, is a celebration of music itself. Before his time in studios with pop superstars, Mr. Antonoff was a journeyman. 1 hit with “We Are Young” in 2012 and went on hiatus three years later, just as Mr. Antonoff’s songwriting career was taking flight. Almost all of his high-profile collaborations have been with women, though Mr. Antonoff doesn’t have a ready answer for why, other than saying that he imagines women’s voices when developing ideas.
Persons: Jack Antonoff, , Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey —, Sia, St, Vincent, Kevin, Antonoff’s, Antonoff, — he’s, Lou Reed, Bowie, Kate Bush, Björk, Fiona Apple, Organizations: Spotify, Guardian Locations: Bergenfield, N.J
China's Guangdong starts building $1 bln Huizhou gas terminal
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
ExxonMobil entered in September 2018 a preliminary deal with Guangdong province to invest billions of dollars worth of projects in the manufacturing hub, including a petrochemical complex and an LNG terminal in Huizhou. Official Xinhua news agency had reported on Saturday Guangdong started constructing the terminal last Friday and aimed to start operating the import facility around the end of 2023. The new terminal, situated at Huidong county of Huizhou city, has a designed annual receiving capacity of 4 million tonnes under phase-one investment estimated to cost 6.636 billion yuan ($1.02 billion), Xinhua said. China's state economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, gave the greenlight for the project in early-July, the report added. The Huizhou terminal includes a berth that can dock up to 266,000 cubic-meter tankers of liquefied natural gas and three storage tanks each sized 200,000 cubic meters.
Persons: Chen Aizhu Organizations: ExxonMobil, Xinhua, Saturday Guangdong, National Development, Reform Commission, Thomson Locations: SINGAPORE, China, Guangdong, Huizhou ., Beijing, Huidong, Huizhou, Xinhua
Former President Trump on Saturday criticized Arizona Gov. Trump praised Arizona conservatives who backed an audit of the Maricopa County election results. In 2020, President Biden became the first Democrat to win Arizona's electoral votes in 24 years. Trump then praised GOP state Senate President Karen Fann and Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward for their support in his effort to review President Joe Biden's 10,457-vote statewide victory. However, Ducey, a two-term governor who certified Biden's win in Arizona last year, much to the consternation of Trump, received no such praise.
Persons: Trump, Doug Ducey, Biden, Donald Trump, Karen Fann, Kelli Ward, Joe Biden's, Ward, Read, , Kelli, Sir, I'd, He's, Ducey, Bill Clinton, Katie Hobbs Organizations: Saturday, Arizona Gov, Trump, Democrat, Service, Republican, Senate, GOP, Arizona Republican, House, KTAR, Democratic, Arizona Locations: Arizona, Maricopa, Phoenix, Maricopa County
They Were Once Luxury Venues. Now They Are Grim Covid Camps.
  + stars: | 2021-07-24 | by ( Charles Mcdermid | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: +1 min
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The patients sit in packed ambulances before passing through metal gates. Once they are inside, they get a number, like C07-22, a thin blanket and a bedsheet, which is meant to be a mosquito net. Each person is given four bottles of water a day and three small meals. No one is allowed to leave until they test negative — and most people are stuck for at least 10 days. Cambodia was a Covid success story until a few months ago.
Persons: Saturday Locations: PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Cambodian
Brazilians take to streets again to demand Bolsonaro's impeachment
  + stars: | 2021-07-24 | by ( Marcelo Rochabrun | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A protestor holds a banner in which reads "Vaccine" and "Impeachment" during a demonstration against the Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and demanding his impeachment, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesSAO PAULO, July 24 (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic. Saturday's protests were at least the second time this month that Brazilians have taken to the streets in several cities to oppose Bolsonaro. Over 500,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 under Bolsonaro's leadership, who has been widely criticized for dismissing the severity of the disease and opposing masks and social distancing measures. In Sao Paulo's Paulista Avenue, the traditional location for political protests, over a thousand people were gathering as of 4 p.m. Saturday.
Persons: Jair, Ricardo Moraes, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Lula, Saturday's, Marcos Kirst, Marcelo Rochabrun, Pedro Fonseca, Leslie Adler Organizations: REUTERS, Ricardo Moraes SAO PAULO, Bolsonaro, Thomson Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Paulo's Paulista, Brasilia
What to watch Friday night, Saturday morning at the Tokyo Olympics
  + stars: | 2021-07-23 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +13 min
Each day of the Tokyo Games, NBC Olympics will provide a rundown of the biggest athletes and the biggest events to watch across a variety of sports. Here are the big events, listed in chronological order, to follow on the first full day of competition at the Tokyo Games. PRIMETIME ON NBCCelebrate the official start of the Tokyo Olympic Games by watching NBC's Primetime broadcast of the Opening Ceremony. There's a good chance that the host nation's first gold medal of these Olympics comes from judo on Day 1. ETLive Stream: WatchSWIMMINGSix events will hold prelims during the first swimming session of the Tokyo Games.
Persons: — Brody Malone, Sam Mikulak, Yul Moldauer, Shane Wiskus, Alec Yoder —, Ginny Thrasher, Mary Tucker, Jin Jong, van Aert, Jourdan Delacruz, Women's, , Maggie Steffens, Maddie Musselman, Ashleigh Johnson, Steffens, Brady Ellison, Mackenzie Brown, EventQuarterfinals, It's, There's, Takato, team's, Sam Kerr, Vivianne Miedema, Marta, Katie Lou Samuelson, Jackie Gray, Gray, — Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, Eli Dershwitz, He's, Hungary's Aron Szilagyi, Chase Kalisz, Michael Andrew, Andrew, Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, Alexander Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, Brouwer, David Smith, Matt Anderson, Novak Djokovic, that's, Bolivia's Hugo Dellien, Hugo Dellien Organizations: Tokyo Games, NBC, NBC Sports, Games, Tokyo Olympic Games, Team USA, men's, Tokyo, South, Women's, de France, Tadej, Mount Fuji, Olympic, U.S, U.S ., United, Japan, Watch Japan, New Zealand, Kiwis, Australia, G, Watch United, Dalhausser, Rio, USA, France, Tokyo Olympics Locations: U.S, Tokyo, United States, The Florida, Slovenian, France, Mount, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Saitama, Sweden, Great Britain, Netherlands, Brazil, Zambia, China, Mongolia, Massachusetts, BEACH, Rio . Lucena, Dalhausser, Meeuwsen, Rio, Serbian
WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court late on Friday reversed course and let stand a lower court order prohibiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from enforcing coronavirus-related cruise ship rules in Florida. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta had only on Saturday voted 2-1 to block the lower court decision. Masks are not required in outdoor areas on cruise ships. The CDC in May began approving some cruise operations after lengthy talks with the industry about health and safety protocols. Cruise Lines International Association, a trade group, did not indicate on Friday whether it supported Florida's legal challenge, but said before the appeals court order that cruise ships will continue to operate in accordance with the CDC requirements.
Persons: Ashley Moody's, Steven Merryday, David Shepardson, Lawrence Hurley, Leslie Adler, Matthew Lewis, Himani Organizations: U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Circuit, Saturday, CDC, U.S, Supreme, Republican, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Line Holdings, Miami, Thomson Locations: Florida, Atlanta, U.S, Washington
China evacuates tens of thousands as China storms spread north
  + stars: | 2021-07-22 | by ( Emily Chow | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
ZHENGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from flood-hit regions of central China on Thursday as officials raised the death toll from heavy rains that have deluged Henan province for almost a week to 33 people. People holding umbrellas amid heavy rainfall wade through floodwaters on a bridge in Hebi, Henan province, China July 22, 2021. The provincial weather bureau on Thursday raised the storm alert for four cities in the north of Henan - Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi and Jiaozuo - to red, the highest tier of a four-step colour-coded weather warning system. Xinxiang, a small city north of Zhengzhou, recorded 812 mm of rainfall between Tuesday and Thursday, shattering local meteorological records, Xinhua reported. The provincial weather bureau told state media it had issued a report warning of the coming torrential rains two days in advance.
Persons: Aly Organizations: REUTERS, Xinhua, Ministry of Transport Locations: ZHENGZHOU, China, Henan, Hebi, Henan province, Xinxiang, Anyang, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Saturday, Hebei province, Baoding
Tens of thousands evacuated as China storms spread northwards
  + stars: | 2021-07-22 | by ( Ryan Woo | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
More cities were inundated and crops destroyed as the severe weather spread northwards, with the official Xinhua news agency reporting direct economic losses of 1.22 billion yuan ($189 million) so far. The provincial weather bureau on Thursday raised the storm alert for four cities in the north of Henan - Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi and Jiaozuo - to red, the highest tier of a four-step colour-coded weather warning system. Xinxiang, a small city north of Zhengzhou, recorded 812 mm of rainfall between Tuesday and Thursday, shattering local meteorological records, Xinhua reported. Public scrutiny has also fallen on the timeliness of weather bulletins provided by local meteorological services. The provincial weather bureau told state media it had issued a report warning of the coming torrential rains two days in advance.
Persons: Ryan Woo, Jane Wardell Organizations: Xinhua, Ministry, Transport, Thomson Locations: BEIJING, China, Henan, Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Hebei province, Hebei, Baoding, Saturday
Cycling-After Rio heartache, Thomas seeks road to gold in Tokyo
  + stars: | 2021-07-22 | by ( Martyn Herman | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
But the Welshman wants a first Olympic road medal and will get two chances in the next week, first in Saturday's road race, then again next Wednesday in the time trial. The 35-year-old was vying for gold in the road race in Rio five years ago but crashed into a ditch on a treacherous high-speed descent with 10km remaining, eventually finishing 11th. The 234-km course featuring 4,800m of ascent will not intimidate 2018 Tour de France winner Thomas. While having four riders each capable of taking the gold medal looks to be a boost for the British contingent, it could also pose a problem in terms of hierarchy. Thomas won team pursuit gold on the track in Beijing and London before switching his focus to the road.
Persons: Geraint Thomas of Britain, Stephane Mahe, Geraint Thomas, Thomas, Steve Peters, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Simon Yates, Adam, Martyn Herman, Hugh Lawson Organizations: de, Ineos, France, de France, Mount Fuji, Espana, Thomson Locations: Saint, France, Saturday's, Rio, Mount, Beijing, London, Tokyo, Japan, Barcelona
Fans at a baseball game at National Park in Washington scrambled for safety Saturday night after gunfire erupted outside the venue. The Metro Police Department Police said three people, including a bystander who was attending the game, were shot outside the park. Executive Assistant Chief Ashan M. Benedict described the violence as a shootout between people in two vehicles just outside the ball park. Nationals Park Ushers told guests to “get down” and duck for cover pic.twitter.com/o6X4kve0IM — BIG THUNDER NICK (@BigThunderNick) July 18, 2021A park announcer calmly told fans to stay put, but the exodus seemed unstoppable. I was 1 of the 1000s who ran *in the exact direction* of where you’re now saying the shooting took place.
Persons: Ashan M, Benedict, Benedict said, , Subhan Cheema, you’re, Fernando Tatis, Jr, Brad Mills, Ashan Benedict, Joe Biden Organizations: The Metro Police Department Police, Sunday, Authorities, San Diego Padres, Nationals, White, Padres, Washington Nationals, Saturday, Reuters, Metropolitan Police Locations: Washington, U.S, Portland , Oregon, Sacramento , California, Washington ,
Facebook on Saturday pushed back at President Joe Biden for the second time in as many days, suggesting the company has been more effective than the government in promoting Covid-19 vaccination after Biden said the social media behemoth is "killing people" with misinformation. Asked Friday for his message to social media platforms regarding vaccinations, Biden said, "They’re killing people." Facebook has encouraged Americans to get inoculated through tools that include its vaccination finder and optional "profile frames" that show when friends have been vaccinated. "We have been doing our part," he said as part of a presentation-style statement Facebook published Saturday afternoon. "We’ve got to recognize sometimes the most trusted voices are not the ones that have the most followers on social media or the ones that have the most name recognition,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Thursday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Guy Rosen, Biden’s, Rosen, Kevin Roose, , Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham Angle, Anthony Fauci, We’ve, Vivek Murthy Organizations: Saturday, Facebook, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Maryland, COVID, New York Times, Fox News, Media Matters, — Fox, hesitancy Locations: Covid, U.S
Three Chinese, two Mauritanians kidnapped from construction site in northern Mali
  + stars: | 2021-07-18 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
BAMAKO, July 18 (Reuters) - Three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were abducted from a construction site in northern Mali on Saturday when gunmen raided the site for equipment and took hostages, the army said. Parts of Mali have been mired in violence since 2012, when several insurgent groups launched campaigns against the Malian government for greater autonomy. Those kidnapped on Saturday are employees of Chinese construction firm Covec and Mauritanian road-building company ATTM, which had been developing the site while under the protection of a private security company, the army statement said. Kidnappings are a common fixture of the war in Mali, with foreign nationals in particular regularly targeted by militants hoping to obtain ransoms for their release. read moreReporting by Tiémoko Diallo; Writing by Cooper Inveen;Editing by Elaine HardcastleOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Tiémoko Diallo, Cooper Inveen, Elaine Hardcastle Organizations: Saturday, Islamic, Mauritanian, United Nations, Security, Reuters, Thomson Locations: BAMAKO, Mali, Kwala, Malian, al Qaeda, Islamic State, Covec, France, West Africa's
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