Riverfront home offers stunning sunset views

first_imgA contemporary home on the market in Yeronga, Queensland overlooks two bends of the Brisbane River, capturing a daily show of dramatic sunsets.The three-level home at 6/53 Paragon St also has uninterrupted views of the Indooroopilly Golf Course.Owner Richard Debnam bought the property shortly after it was built about 12 years ago.“It was in a great spot with a superb view looking down two bends of the river over to the golf course,” Debnam says.“It faces west and gets beautiful sunsets this time of year. It has been a really great family home.”The sunset from the deck.The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a foyer, family room, office, open-plan kitchen, living and dining, plus a kitchenette.The main bedroom on the top level has two walk-in wardrobes, an ensuite with double basins and a private balcony with river views. Debnam says a porthole shower window offers the best views down the river.The kitchen features granite benchtops, a freestanding gas cooktop and oven, stainless steel splashback plus an island bench with breakfast bar.The property also has a shared jetty and an in-ground swimming pool.The contemporary home has four bedrooms.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoDebnam says the home had been great for entertaining.“There was a nice open-plan kitchen with a big sitting area upstairs, so the kids could muck around in the pool while you kept an eye on them,” he says.The 502sqm property is close to schools, shops, the train station and Queensland Tennis Centre.“It was so close to the train station and close to Fairfield Rd, which provides a good run into the city,” he says.“It was very safe in the gated community and everyone was friendly. There’s also plenty of green spaces with the parks nearby.”The property is listed with Jane Elvin of LJ Hooker Annerly/Yeronga who is looking for offers “around the $2 million mark.”The sale will be conducted by private negotiation.This article first appeared on the Courier Mail.last_img read more

Looming Brexit magnifies lower-for-longer outlook, fund managers say

first_imgEvents following the UK vote to leave the EU have made it more likely that interest rates and bond yields will stay low for a longer period of time than previously thought, as economies around the world operate in an environment of low growth and increased market volatility, according to Newton Investment Management.Nick Clay, who manages the Newton Global Income and BNY Mellon Global Equity Income funds, said: “The world economy faces a backdrop of low growth, with increased levels of volatility in both economies and asset markets.”The weak recovery that has been seen, namely in the US economy, is now late in its cycle, he said, and not about to accelerate, as the consensus believed.Because of this, interest rates and bond yields will remain lower for longer, he predicted.  “The latest events of Brexit simply serve to further the likelihood of this view persisting,” he said.The best way to invest in this environment is to focus on business models with haven-like qualities, he said — companies unexposed to the economic cycle, with strong balance sheets and robust and predictable cash flows. Meanwhile, strategists at Russell Investments said political and economic uncertainty following the outcome of the UK referendum had made a recession in the country much more likely.Wouter Sturkenboom, senior investment strategist for the EMEA at Russell, said: “In the UK, the fallout from Brexit has pulled our growth expectation for 2016 down from 1.5% to 1%, and for 2017 from 1.5% to 0-0.5%.”He cited Brexit’s direct impact on trade and foreign investment, as well as its indirect effect on consumer and producer confidence.“We expect the Bank of England to cut interest rates to support the economy at the margin,” he said.“Volatility, however, often creates opportunity, although the shakeout so far has not been large enough for our process to recommend taking on more risk.”Because of this, Russell had kept a broadly neutral allocation between equities and bonds since the equity rebound.At Hermes, group chief economist Neil Williams said the UK’s vote to leave the EU had global implications, and that markets now had to assess the path a new political line-up in the UK would eventually choose to take. Even if the UK takes the ‘soft exit’ path of becoming an associate member of the EU – similar to Norway, Switzerland or Greenland – this could still take many years, he said.He noted that large-cap stocks had found a floor since initial falls following the surprise referendum result, and that global market volatility was still relatively low. “This early stabilisation is encouraging but could yet be premature without further support from central banks,” he said.“Once the dust settles, the UK economy will, of course, survive, given its entrepreneurial flair, increasing focus on non-EU trade and likely policy loosening by the Bank of England and the UK Treasury,” Williams said.He said comparisons between Brexit and the 2008 start to the global financial crisis were diluted by several factors.“US and UK real GDP are each 8-10% up on their pre-crisis peaks, bank supervision looks tighter, and central banks, after a slow start in 2008-09, now have a proven track record of policy coordination,” he said. Separately, MSCI said Brexit had highlighted the “risk of capitalism without inclusiveness”, making the point that the referendum’s surprise result had shown how social dissatisfaction could affect government policies.MSCI ESG Research downgraded the outlook for the UK’s ‘A’ ESG rating to ‘negative’ from ‘neutral’ following the UK referendum result.Linda Eling-Lee, head of ESG research at MSCI, said: “While it is difficult to predict extreme political and social events, it is possible to build models to test a portfolio against potential shocks.“Some investors have indicated to us the importance of considering the consequences of inequality and popular discontent into their view of risk. “Their next logical step could be to incorporate those views into a structured programme of scenario testing.”last_img read more

Super Falcons witnessing their last era of African dominance – Erico

first_img The Super Falcons failed to qualify for Tokyo 2020 following a third-round elimination – a third successive botched attempt to Olympic return and a second miss under Amaju Pinnick’s leadership. Despite five months hiatus since last October, the nine-time African champions bounced back from three spots back in December to climb up one spot to 38th position in the latest Fifa ratings. Amid the cheering news, the former Super Eagles assistant coach is troubled by the Super Falcons’ dwindling fortunes and urged the NFF to set up a strategic plan to help the team to chase glory. “The Super Falcons retaining the number one spot in Africa and the 38th position in the world in the latest Fifa rankings is impressive,” Erico told Guardian. “But if things are not put right from this point, Nigeria might be witnessing the last era of the Super Falcons’ dominance. “You should be aware that the Super Falcons retaining the number one spot in Africa is because they are still African champions. “Their performance of getting to the second round of the Women’s World Cup earned them a step higher in the latest rankings.” Former national coach, Joe Erico feels the continent’s dominance of the Nigerian women’s team is near an end despite the country’s rise in the Fifa women’s rankings on Friday. The Super Falcons reached the Round of 16 for the first time since 1999 at the Women’s World Cup in France under Thomas Dennerby before they were bounced out by Germany. However, the Swedish coach left his post after leading the team past Algeria in the African Olympic Qualifiers last September and brought his reign to an abrupt end after just 18 months in charge. Erico hailed the impact of Dennerby on the women’s team before his exit while urging the NFF to resolve varying administrative issues before naming a substantive successor. “After the World Cup, the team has been facing challenges of players’ unpaid allowances, the foreign coach resigning out of frustration and the Falcons not getting the 2020 Olympics ticket,” the former international continued. “Up until this moment, the team has not gotten a substantive coach. From my point of view, I think the foreign coach Thomas Dennerby, did a good job with the girls during his tenure with the team. “For things to move in the right direction, the NFF should investigate the reasons the coach left so that they can correct the deficiency in the team before a new coach takes over. “For the future of the Falcons to be bright, the NFF should also look at the positive and negative sides of the past progress of the team in a bid to create a framework that would enable the women’s national team not only to dominate Africa but also excel at world competitions in the nearest future.” Read Also:Super Falcons striker signs for Minsk Nigeria will face Niger or Togo in June in a bid to qualify and defend their African Women’s Cup of Nations crown later this year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… last_img read more

Deck Your House voting ends on Friday

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The last day to vote for your favorite decorated house in Batesville is Friday.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Mayor-DTH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.1 canned good equals 1 vote.You can vote at the Memorial Building, the Memorial Public Library, and the YMCA.Voting end this Friday at 6:00 PM.See the houses here.last_img

Fuming Man Utd manager Solskjaer down, devastated after Europa exit

first_img Promoted Content9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts “We were on top for long spells, both first and second half, especially at the start of both halves. “We created chances and should have scored, but I can’t fault the boys. “But we seem to let off at times because when we were on top, that’s the time to keep squeezing them. “We let them play too much in periods and we definitely let him off the hook. “It’s a disappointing goal [De Jong’s winner] to concede. read also:Solskjaer: It’s time for Man Utd to step up “I want them players to be accountable and to put others to account, but then again, the cross got deflected. “Brandon [Williams] has been a bit unlucky and Victor [Lindelof] just gets caught with a ball looping over him after that deflection. “So I think that was just a bit of frustration.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United arrived back home after their Europa League loss to Sevilla – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still seemingly fuming about his side’s defending. The Red Devils slipped to a 2-1 semi-final defeat against the European specialists and extended their trophyless streak to three years for the first time in more than 30 years. And on his arrival back in Manchester, Solskjaer could be seen looking frustratedly at airport stuff. The United boss shrugged and gestured as he got off the shuttle bus, as if he was explaining his tactical disappointment to the bemused worker. The rest of the Man Utd squad were also seen arriving home, all wearing face-coverings – with the exception of Paul Pogba, who was sporting a do-rag along with his burgundy club tracksuit. Following Sunday night’s loss, Solskjaer was quick to reveal his disappointment after his side lacked a clinical edge and looked lost in defence, at times. Solskjaer said: “The result is very disappointing. “We’re not devastated, but it’s one of those hard ones to take. “I feel we played some fantastic stuff at times, created chances and just couldn’t get the goals that were, I felt, deserved at times. “In different spells of the game, I thought we were absolutely excellent.center_img Loading… last_img read more

CPT morphs into new sponsorship role with IMCA

first_imgSONOMA, Calif. – A company that got its start with a grinder, a torch and high hopes is the new­est sponsor for IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod special events.CPT Racing Manufacturing, owned by veteran Modified driver Chris Compton, awards $50 gift certificates to a designated top five finisher at 45 specials for those two divisions.The CPT product line includes birdcages and a wide variety of other dirt track specialty products, among them pullbars and polyurethane biscuits.“I smashed a birdcage at Petaluma in 2012 and started making them myself,” said Compton, who recently ordered a CNC lathe for his growing business. “I figured I should make five and sell the other four. They sold and I’ve been making them ever since.”Compton has also purchased a new parts trailer to serve area race tracks.“I can’t believe it’s morphed into this. I’ve always listened to my customers, made improvement to my products and hopefully provided better customer service,” he said. “I guess I inherited the smarts from my dad Ira, an old-school engineer with 13 patents who made his own farm equip­ment.”A recent applicant for a patent of his own, for a climber adjustment on a birdcage, Compton ex­plained that much of his current CPT product line is geared toward Modifieds and SportMods, and that he’s looking at expanding into Late Model and Sprint Car markets in the future.“IMCA is the biggest sanctioning body in the country. They are very well respected and an organiza­tion I want to be associated with,” he said. “This program is a way for me to be more in­volved in the industry. It’s part of the road I need to follow.”CPT Racing Manufacturing gift certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results for designated specials are received.Awards to be given at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s are a bis­cuit pull bar to the fourth place finisher in the Modified main event and a set of 2-link brackets to the fourth place finisher in the SportMod main event.More information about the CPT line of products is available by calling 707 515-0226 and at the www.cptracingmfg.com website.“Chris has raced an IMCA Modified for a number of years and we’ve talked at the Duel In The Desert in Las Vegas about his desire to become more involved from a business standpoint,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The timing was right and we’re happy to be able to work with him.”last_img read more

Gold is all that matters – Conlan

first_imgNorthern Ireland head coach John Conlan expects more from his history-making boxing team as they head into Friday night’s Commonwealth Games semi-finals, with nine medals already guaranteed. Press Association “To me, we’re one of the best nations in world boxing and this has been a good stage for boxers from Northern Ireland to show off their skills,” Conlan said. “Boxing in Northern Ireland has always been very strong – there used to be a joke that we had lots of heart but no technique. Now we have technique and heart. “We came here for 11 gold medals and I don’t see why we cannot go on now and get nine. Bronze isn’t enough and I never asked any of them to enter the Commonwealth Games to win bronze. Gold is all that matters.” Conlan and fellow Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes have set a sterling example to their team-mates, and middleweight Connor Coyle believes the spirit in the camp has proved crucial to their success. “Everybody is backing each other up and the vibe in the house is just wonderful,” Coyle said. “Everybody wants to go out and fight and do the business. We keep telling each other we are better than any other team here and we have proved it.” As well as Barnes, Conlan and Coyle, there are also guaranteed medals for light-welterweight Sean Duffy, light-heavyweight Sean McGlinchy, welterweight Steven Donnelly and lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick. In addition, Alanna Audley-Murphy is guaranteed at least bronze in the women’s lightweight category while 21-year-old Michaela Walsh – a club-mate of Barnes – is gunning for a women’s flyweight final showdown with Nicola Adams. Conlan cannot speak highly enough of Walsh, whom he believes can go on to eclipse even the achievements of Olympic and four-time world champion Katie Taylor. “Michaela is going to be one of the stars of women’s boxing,” Conlan said. “She wakes up shadow-boxing and she loves the game. “I think she’s going to be better than Katie. She has all the attributes and she’s very mentally strong. She wanted to fight Nicola Adams in the first round and if it happens in the final it is going to be a great fight.” center_img Only two team members – Steven Ward and Ruari Dalton – have fallen by the wayside as Northern Ireland’s blend of experience and youth has eclipsed the success of rival nations such as England and India in Glasgow. Conlan, father of Olympic bronze medallist Michael who is one of the nine guaranteed at least bronze, says the mindset of the team has changed since they earned five medals – including three golds – in Delhi four years ago. last_img read more

Ali enjoys another fruitful season in Canada

first_imgALL-rounder Naveed Ali has enjoyed another fruitful year plying his trade in Toronto, Canada.The tall,elegant right-handed batsman and right arm seamer/off spinner, who hails from West Demerara and represents the MYO Cricket Club and Cornelia Ida Cricket Club in Guyana, once again turned out for Ambassadors Cricket Club for a third consecutive year in the Scarborough Cricket (SCA) Elite League and also made his debut for Lankans Cricket Club in the Toronto & District Association Cricket League.Ali tallied 381 runs from 15 innings across the two leagues at an average of 33.6, compiling three half centuries and a highest score of 87 versus Go Green Cricket Club. In the bowling department, he managed to grab 26 wickets in 16 games with best figures of four for 29.Ali was also a part of the Ambassadors unit which clinched the SCA T20 title this year as well. He finished as the highest wicket-taker for his club with seven scalps from three games at an economy rate of four runs per over,with best figures of three for 21 against Victoria Park . He has since returned to Guyana where he continues to represent his two clubs.last_img read more

The Latest: More eligibility for winter sports a hard choice

first_imgRussia was faced with sending a neutral team to the Tokyo Olympics under sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency. But those measures can’t be implemented until there’s a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where hearings have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unclear whether CAS could still rule before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start July 24.___The Spanish soccer federation and the Spanish league say the suspension of professional soccer in the country will continue until government officials “consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.”The soccer competitions had been initially suspended for two weeks, but on Sunday the government said the country’s state of emergency would likely be extended, meaning the entire nation may have to remain in lockdown until at least April 11.Spanish authorities say more than 33,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country, with 2,182 deaths. Berit Kjøll says “it will not be possible to carry out a Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in July as planned” because of the growing coronavirus outbreak.Kjøll says she respects the IOC’s request to “come up with a well thought-out and good plan for when the games can be completed.”The Norwegian federation previously had said the Tokyo Olympics should only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.The Canadian Olympic Committee has said it will not be sending athletes to the Olympics unless the games are postponed by a year. Australia says it was advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021.___ The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these games.”The IOC says it is considering all options. The Tokyo Games are scheduled to start July 24.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus impact.He was commenting on the International Olympic Committee plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include a postponement. Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are pledging $1.5 million to relief funds in Ohio combating the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced that the Haslams have earmarked $1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.The Haslams also own the Columbus Crew in the Major Soccer League.Their gift follows contributions by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who donated $50,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi’s donation of 100,000 meals to the food bank.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin isn’t sure athletes from winter sports should get another year of eligibility despite missing the sport’s premiere event, the NCAA Tournament. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “it’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”“Our athletes have been magnificent in their positive attitude to training and preparing, but the stress and uncertainty has been extremely challenging for them,” Chesterman said in a statement released Monday by the Australian Olympic Committee.AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Australia has athletes based overseas and training in central locations around the country.“With travel and other restrictions this becomes an untenable situation,” Carroll said.The Canadian Olympic Committee earlier said it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they are postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger is trying to remain patient while biding his time back home in Switzerland and hoping the NHL’s regular season will resume eventually.Krueger says he’s “still hanging on to the possibility,” and adds he’s been trying “not to let my brain go there until that plug is actually pulled on us.”Krueger spoke to Buffalo-area reporters during a conference call Monday, 12 days after the NHL postponed its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sabres were waiting to play a game in Montreal on March 12 when the league announced its decision. The team then flew home.The first-year Sabres coach and the players remained in Buffalo through the weekend in anticipation that teams would eventually be allowed to hold practices. He booked a flight to Switzerland once the NHL pushed back its timeline from a two-week break to 45 days.Krueger keeps in touch with players and team management by text, and says he has no knowledge of any Sabres testing positive for COVID-19. Associated Press ___Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo is being turned into an open-air hospital to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.The 45,000-seat stadium that was built for the 1950 World Cup is expected to have more than 200 beds and should be ready in 10 days. Construction began on Saturday.___The president of the Norwegian Olympic Committee is recommending that athletes from the country are not sent to the Tokyo Games if they take place as scheduled. The Sabres had 13 games remaining and had fallen out of playoff contention.Krueger believes there is still much to be gained for the Sabres to continue playing, but adds he’ll abide by whatever decision the NHL reaches on whether to resume the regular season.As for the possibility of the NHL holding its playoffs in the summer and awarding the Stanley Cup as late as September, Krueger said “there’s nothing that I cannot imagine as an option.”___The president of the Portuguese Olympic Committee says he hopes the Tokyo Games are postponed. Basketball governing body FIBA is telling players around the world to stay inside.FIBA president Hamane Niang and secretary general Andreas Zagklis says that in “no circumstance should our passion to play basketball surpass the importance of following the instructions of the public authorities” when it comes to helping ensure public health.FIBA says it plans to make decisions soon about the Basketball Champions League, the Basketball Champions League Americas and the Basketball Africa League — as well as all suspended international competitions.FIBA also is monitoring the Olympic developments as the world begins bracing for — and in some cases, advocating for — a postponement of this year’s Tokyo Games. Since qualifying is not yet completed, FIBA says “there is a growing need for answers to be provided quickly.”Niang and Zagklis added that “we will not ask our players to go somewhere, where we would not send our own children.”center_img ___A group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Athletics Association’s statement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee set itself a four-week deadline to decide on a delay.Athletics Association president Christian Taylor and vice president Emma Coburn say “we’re imploring the IOC to announce the postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics much sooner than in four weeks’ time.”Taylor is a long jumper and Coburn is a runner. Both competed for the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. ___Russia has backed the International Olympic Committee’s approach of taking time to consider postponing the Tokyo Games and condemned the body’s critics.The IOC says it will make a decision within four weeks and the Russian Olympic Committee endorsed that plan by calling for “complete support.”The ROC says “we view as unacceptable any attempts to bring pressure on the organizations in charge responsible of staging the games and to force them to take rash decisions.”Canada has said it will boycott the Tokyo Olympics unless they are postponed and Australia has called for athletes to prepare for a 2021 event. March 23, 2020 José Manuel Constantino says “the most reasonable thing is for the IOC, the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo government and the Japanese authorities to find a consensual solution to allow the Tokyo Games to take place on another date.”Constantino was speaking to Rádio Observador.He says “I hope the games are postponed.”Constantino’s comments come a day after the IOC said it was considering a postponement and would make a final decision within four weeks.Constantino says Portugal’s Olympic team is not prepared at the moment, adding “some athletes found alternative ways to prepare themselves, but others don’t have the conditions to do so.” Martin said Monday that only a small percentage of college seniors are included in the sports’ postseason tournaments. He says the vast majority completed their seasons before conference tournaments and other postseason events were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Martin’s Gamecocks had their opening game of the SEC Tournament called off two weeks ago.The NCAA is expected to vote on granting eligibility for athletes affected by COVID-19 on March 30.Martin says he’s struggling with giving another full season to players simply because they missed out on the championship phase of college basketball’s year. He says: “I get that’s a hard decision and a decision that eventually has to be made.”___ The group says more than 4,000 athletes have responded to a survey it conducted, with a large majority favoring postponement.Dina Asher-Smith, the world champion in the 200 meters, has also called for a quicker decision by the IOC.The British sprinter writes on Twitter “does this mean that athletes face up to another FOUR weeks of finding ways to fit in training – whilst potentially putting ourselves, coaches, support staff and loved ones at risk just to find out they were going to be postponed anyway.”___The Australian Olympic Committee has advised its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. ___The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest.The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7.The first seven races of the Formula One season had already either been postponed or canceled. The Latest: More eligibility for winter sports a hard choice Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out the possibility of a cancellation.Whether Tokyo can hold the Olympics as planned from July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally.____More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more