Horse Racing

At the Galop! Organisers urge English and Irish to flock to 100th running of Arc

Organisers of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe appealed Monday to fans from England and Ireland to come over in their droves to attend the 100th running of the iconic race as the statistics surrounding coronavirus in the French capital are improving daily. Unlike last year when stringent Covid restrictions meant only one thousand spectators …

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Soy growers criticise Brazil antitrust ruling on Bayer biotech seed JV

Soy growers criticise Brazil antitrust ruling on Bayer biotech seed JV

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian soybean producers’ group Aprosoja, representing 240,000 farmers, on Tuesday criticized federal antitrust agency CADE’s decision to clear a joint venture formed by rivals Bayer AG, Corteva and Syngenta. The joint venture was approved by CADE unconditionally last week and offers a platform for the collection …

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In Pakistan, attack on store selling national flags kills 1

In Pakistan, attack on store selling national flags kills 1

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected separatists hurled a hand grenade at a store selling Pakistani national flags in restive southwestern Baluchistan province, killing one man and wounding four people, officials said Tuesday. No one has claimed responsibility for the late Monday night attack in Quetta, the provincial capital, according to Wasim Baig, a spokesman for …

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That’s not the way to do it! Five things we miss about the British seaside

Watch: US influencer went viral after he visited a British seaside for the first time This summer, thanks to the pandemic, thousands of families have ignored abroad, and headed off on a nostalgic jaunt to the British seaside.  Whether it’s cockles in Clacton, sunning in Southend or pottering in Penzance, the traditional family holiday is …

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Israeli survey finds 3rd Pfizer vaccine dose has similar side effects to 2nd

Israeli survey finds 3rd Pfizer vaccine dose has similar side effects to 2nd

JERUSALEM, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Most people who received a third dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine felt similar or fewer side effects than they did after receiving the second shot, according to an initial survey in Israel. Israel began offering the booster shots about 10 days ago to people over age 60 as part …

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Singapore to tweak foreign worker policies amid local job concerns

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Singapore government will adjust foreign worker policies to address concerns among locals over competition for jobs, even as the global business hub remains open to talent from overseas, its prime minister said on Sunday. “We have to adjust our policies to manage the quality, numbers and concentrations of foreigners in Singapore,” …

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Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT)Q2 2021 Earnings CallAug 05, 2021, 4:15 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Welcome to Uniti Group’s second-quarter 2021 conference call. My name is Carmen, and I will be your operator for today. A webcast of this call will be available on …

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A massive motorcycle rally rumbles into South Dakota. Attendees should stay outside, health experts say.

Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts have descended on South Dakota’s Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, again raising concerns that COVID-19 will rapidly spread among the hundreds-of-thousands expected at the event. Last year’s rally drew widespread criticism, as maskless attendees gathered en masse, even as most in-person events were canceled around the country. This …

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Manitowoc (MTW) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Manitowoc (MTW) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW)Q2 2021 Earnings CallAug 06, 2021, 10:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Manitowoc second-quarter 2021 earnings call. Today’s call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to over to …

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China's July exports, imports rise, but growth slows

China’s July exports, imports rise, but growth slows

BEIJING (AP) — China’s imports and exports rose by double digits in July but growth slowed as global efforts to control the coronavirus’ more contagious delta variant weighed on business and consumer spending. Exports rose 18.9% over a year earlier to $282.7 billion, decelerating from June’s 32.2%, customs data showed Saturday. Imports rose 28.7% to …

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Jessie J appears to address Nicki Minaj controversy by ‘praying’ for people who ‘function through conflict’

Jessie J appears to address Nicki Minaj controversy by ‘praying’ for people who ‘function through conflict’

Jessie J appears to have addressed a recent Nicki Minaj controversy in a new post on social media. On Thursday (August 5), Minaj disputed Jessie’s claim that the rapper personally asked to appear on “Bang Bang”, a 2014 collaboration between the pair and Ariana Grande. Speaking about the origins of the track, Jessie claimed in …

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