Sports 

Diplomatic gold? Joint North Korea-South Korea Olympic bid faces long odds

SEOUL/BERLIN (Reuters) – If North and South Korea succeed in their long-shot bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, any athletic feats at the Games may be overshadowed by the political achievements needed to make it happen. FILE PHOTO: Participants form a message during Mass Games in May Day stadium marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Picture taken September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photo Buoyed by the role the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics played in easing tensions last year, South Korean…

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FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – FIFA and Qatar announce joint venture to deliver 2022 FIFA World Cup™

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC will be responsible for the planning and delivery of operations and services for the tournament LLC combines FIFA’s extensive tournament experience with Qatar’s own global event knowledge and nine years’ host country work already undertaken Innovative model aims for greater efficiencies and control of event planning and delivery in order to ensure an optimum FIFA World Cup experience for all stakeholders In line with the FIFA 2.0 vision and its objective to create an innovative model that streamlines the operational delivery of the FIFA…

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Sports 

Golf: Four eagles take ‘lucky’ Li into joint lead at Saudi event

(Reuters) – China’s Li Haotong struck an astonishing four eagles to register an eight-under-par 62 and catch world number three Dustin Johnson at the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Saudi International on Saturday. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 China’s Li Haotong in action during the third round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo The American signed for six birdies, including four in a row from the ninth hole, to reach 16-under for the tournament. Li, who started the day in…

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Technology 

China’s Didi, BAIC set up joint venture to work on NEV projects

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a sign of station for Didi Chuxing in Beijing, China January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Didi Chuxing said it had set up a joint venture (JV) with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., a unit of state-owned BAIC, to work on new energy vehicle and artificial intelligence projects. The JV, BAIC-Xiaoju New Energy Auto Technology Co. Ltd, aims to develop “next-generation connected-car systems”, Didi, China’s largest ride-hailing operator, said on Monday. This is the first JV between Didi and state-owned BAIC,…

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Out with a Wimpy… city says goodbye to burger joint

Image caption Akram Malik has worked at the Broadmarsh branch since 1983 People are saying an emotional farewell to a fast food restaurant which has been a Nottingham landmark for decades. The Wimpy opened in the Broadmarsh shopping centre in 1975 and has been run by the same manager, Akram Malik, since 1983. Loyal customers have expressed their sadness, with one revealing he had even proposed to his wife there. Mr Malik says the move is due to wider redevelopment plans, and other branches of the chain remain open. Image…

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World Cup of Golf: England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter in joint lead

Poulter (left) and Hatton were both part of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team World Cup of Golf leaderboard -10 Australia, England, South Korea; -9 Belgium, Denmark, Malaysia; -8 Ireland, India Selected others:-6 United States Full leaderboard England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter hold a share of the lead after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Australia. In the opening round of fourballs, the pair shot a bogey-free 10-under par round of 62 in Melbourne. They are level with Australia’s Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith as well…

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Sports 

Olympics: North, South Korea to send letter to IOC on joint 2032 bid

SEOUL (Reuters) – The two Koreas agreed at a meeting on Friday to send a letter to the International Olympic Committee confirming that they want to co-host the 2032 Summer Games, they said in a joint statement. Sports officials from both sides held talks to discuss ways of expanding sports exchanges. The statement also said they agreed to form a combined team to compete in the men’s Handball World Championship in Germany next year. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to pursue the…

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Rangers 0-0 Spartak Moscow: Steven Gerrard’s side joint top despite draw

Spartak’s Nikolai Rasskazov and Rangers’ Ovie Ejaria challenge for the ball Rangers’ hopes of Europa League progression remain on track despite a frustrating night at Ibrox against Spartak Moscow. Steven Gerrard’s side struggled to convert their dominance as they bossed the play against the Russians. Despite creating several chances, Rangers failed to score for the first time in 11 games at home this season. The Premiership club sit joint-top of the group with Villarreal – who beat Rapid Vienna 5-0 – on five points. Alfredo Morelos, Daniel Candeias and Eros…

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Technology 

Micron to buy Intel’s stake in joint venture IM Flash Technologies

(Reuters) – Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) said on Thursday it planned to take full control of IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel Corp (INTC.O). FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. memory chip maker MicronTechnology is pictured at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt, Germany, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo The deal terms include payment of about $1.5 billion in cash, as well as taking over Intel’s debt to the venture, which was about $1 billion as of Aug. 30, Micron said. Intel and Micron initially contributed…

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Sports 

Golf: Woodland ties course record to soar to CIMB Classic joint lead

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) – Gary Woodland carded a sizzling second round of 11-under par 61 to tie the course record and soar to the joint halfway lead at the CIMB Classic on Friday. Sep 21, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Gary Woodland misses his chip on the 15th green during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports The 34-year-old American sank 11 birdies in his blemish-free round to match the course record Justin Thomas set during his victorious…

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