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Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Canceled For First Time Since WWII

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020. Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club’s grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. Instead, the next edition of the tournament will be June 28 to July 11, 2...
Tags: New York, London, News, Indianapolis, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Ncaa, Wimbledon, Major League Baseball, Federer, Djokovic, Simona Halep, ATP, HOWARD FENDRICH


Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the 'right decision'

In an interview with "The Today Show," gymnast Simone Biles revealed she was in the gym training when she heard the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Tags: Cnn, Tokyo, Simone Biles


Coronavirus wipes out Wimbledon, first cancellation since World War II

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020. Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club’s grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.Instead, the next edition of the tournament will be June 28 to July 11, 20...
Tags: New York, London, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Tennis, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Ncaa, Wimbledon, Major League Baseball, Serena Williams, Federer


Global stock markets skid as coronavirus infections soar

By STAN CHOE NEW YORK  — U.S stocks joined a worldwide downdraft Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 dropped close to 3% in morning trading after President Donald Trump warned the country to brace for “the roughest two or three weeks we’ve ever had in our country.” The White House is projecting that 100,000 to 240,000 people in the U.S. could die from COVID-19. Long-term Treasury yields sank as investors moved i...
Tags: Florida, New York, Congress, Washington, La, White House, Germany, Disney, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United States, House, Treasury, Tokyo, Lausd


Japan: Japan's Measures Against COVID-19 – More To Come? - Mayer Brown

The 2020 Summer Olympics is officially postponed. A day after this unprecedented (but anticipated) announcement, the governor of Tokyo urged citizens of the city to refrain from going outside for the duration of the weekend...
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, Mayer Brown


The five big ad holding companies are taking steps to shore up their finances as analysts say the worst effects of the pandemic are yet to come

Analysts say the worst is yet to come for the ad holding companies like WPP, IPG, and Publicis as they brace for COVID-19's full impact, with revenues predicted to fall as much as 15%. JPMorgan predicted that the third quarter would be the most dramatic, with advertisers cutting TV and digital spending. Pivotal Research Group senior analyst Michael Levine said the pandemic recovery would be more challenging for the holding companies than the last recession because these companies already face ...
Tags: US, Trends, Linkedin, Ubs, Tokyo, SEC, Morgan Stanley, Publicis, WPP, Pivotal, Jpmorgan, Levine, Publicis Groupe, Omnicom, Facebook Google, IPG


Amazon's biggest day of the year is on a collision course with the coronavirus

Hello fellow work-from-homies and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider Prime's weekly newsletter of the latest tech industry developments.  I'm your host, Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor.  This week: A risky April calendar and Amazon's biggest day of the year Whether you live for April Fool's Day or consider it a tiresome tradition, you probably agree that this isn't the right time for pranks that could mislead people. Google sent word...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Microsoft, US, Trends, Netflix, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, West Coast, BI, Stewart Butterfield, Eugene Kim


The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

Olympic high jump bronze medal winner Chaunte Lowe has defeated breast cancer, and now she's determined to reach the postponed Tokyo Olympics so she can tell her story, raise awareness and inspire others.
Tags: Cnn, Tokyo, Chaunté Lowe


Own the Podium funding remains intact for Canadian Olympic, Paralympic efforts

National sports federations recalculating their budgets after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics can count on a continued level of funding from Own the Podium.The news was delivered to the high performance directors of both summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic sport federations last week, soon after the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers announced a one-year postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic."People breathed a sigh of relief knowing that the funding recomm...
Tags: News, Sports, Beijing, Canada, Paris, Tokyo, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Paralympics, Olympic Committee, Mandy Bujold, Adam van Koeverden, OTP, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Paralympic, COVID


An old Tokyo barber turned bar owner

The fella in the photographs was a barber until he was 50, but he didn’t like it, so he became a bar owner instead. A job he has done ever since. For the last 24 years to be exact. Cooking and serving behind the little counter below. Those are the simple facts, but how long he will continue to be open for business is far less certain. His age of course is a factor, but with Tokyo residents now being asked to refrain from socialising in the evening, and a lockdown surely inevitable, it’s not hard...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo


Stocks fall, head to worst quarter on Wall Street since 2008

By Stan Choe, Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street’s worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dropped a final 1.6%, bringing its loss for the first three months of the year to 20% as predictions for the looming recession caused by the coronavirus outbreak got even more dire. Stocks haven’t had this bad a quarter since the last time economists were talking about the worst downturn since the ...
Tags: London, Congress, Germany, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, United States, Treasury, Tokyo, Goldman Sachs, Dax, Fed, Johns Hopkins University, FactSet, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Craig Erlam


AI-powered news aggregator SmartNews has seen a huge spike in users who are downloading the app to read hyperlocal coronavirus coverage

SmartNews, an artificial-intelligence-powered news-aggregation app, says it's seeing an unprecedented spike in downloads during the coronavirus pandemic, with usage nearly doubling since the beginning of March. The company attributes the recent spike in interest to its close attention to the coronavirus outbreak — the company introduced a "coronavirus channel" that sorts out user-relevant reporting on the pandemic, including the user's location.  "This is just a remarkable moment in history, a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Japan, China, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Palo Alto, Tom Hanks, Nba, Tokyo, Silicon Valley


AI-powered news aggregator SmartNews has seen a huge spike in users who are downloading the app to read 'hyper-local' coronavirus coverage

Smart News, the AI-powered news aggregation app, says it's seeing an unprecedented spike in downloads in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with usage nearly doubling since the beginning of this month.  The company attributes the recent spike in interest to its close attention to the coronavirus outbreak — the company introduced a "coronavirus channel" that sorts out user-relevant reporting on the pandemic based on a variety of factors including the user's location.  "This is just a remarka...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, China, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Palo Alto, Tom Hanks, Nba, Tokyo


Olympic Athletes Wash Their Hands and Social Distance in PSAs from Visa

As of last week, Visa--a sponsor of the Olympic Games for over 30 years--had 80% of its Olympics-centric creative completed, and with just four months until the opening ceremony in Tokyo was planning to begin its rollout this spring. Those plans, of course, came to a screeching halt after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced...
Tags: General, Advertising, Tokyo, Ioc, Sports Marketing, Coronavirus


Triple jump star Zango's 1-2-3 of lockdown life

How Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango - who was hoping to be his country's first Olympic medallist at Tokyo 2020 - is changing his mentality to cope with the coronavirus lockdown.
Tags: News, Tokyo, Burkina Faso, Zango, Hugues Fabrice Zango


Spain Sees Record Single-Day Jump In Coronavirus Deaths

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and Italy opened a 200-bed field hospital at a fairgrounds in Milan to ease the pressure on overcrowded intensive care units. As worldwide infections soared past the 800,000 mark, New York’s governor begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed. The World Health Organization warned ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, Florida, New York, Milan, News, Navy, California, China, Russia, Spain, Ap, Italy, Moscow, Belgium


Tokyo Olympics’ New Date; Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile Surprise: Tuesday’s First Things First

Welcome to First Things First, Adweek's daily resource for marketers. We'll be publishing the content to First Things First on Adweek.com each morning (like this post), but if you prefer that it come straight to your inbox, you can sign up for the email here. Today's Top Coronavirus News from the Ad World Keep up...
Tags: Advertising, Tokyo, Ryan Reynolds, Adweek, First Things First


World virus infections top 800,000; Spain sees record deaths

By ARITZ PARRA, DAVID RISING and NICK PERRY MADRID — Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 case. In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York’s governor begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed. Spain and Italy are still struggling to avoid ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Japan, Florida, New York, News, Navy, California, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Spain, Sport, World news, Soccer


Tokyo Olympics Rescheduled for July 2021

The International Olympic Committee has decided that the Tokyo Olympic Games are now planned to begin on July 23rd of next year, hopefully a period where the virus will be completely eradicated. The 2020 Olympics had been postponed due to the Chinese virus rampaging throughout the globe, risking massive disappointment to athletes and tremendous damage […]
Tags: Japan, Sports, Olympics, Tokyo, Anime, Announcements, International Olympic Committee, Coronavirus


Japan’s Toei Closes Tokyo Studio After Coronavirus Infection

Toei closed its Tokyo studio Tuesday after actor Reo Komiya was diagnosed with the coronavirus. The star of the “Mashin Sentai Kiramager,” a sci-fi/action show broadcast on the TV Asahi network, seventeen-year-old Komiya tested positive for the virus while shooting new episodes at the studio. His condition is not known at the present time. A […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Production, Tokyo, Toei, Komiya, Coronavirus, Reo Komiya


Quebec would-be Olympians optimistic, with the path to Tokyo now clear in wake of COVID-19

Joëlle Békhazi, 32, had a plan.The 15-year veteran of the Canadian women's water polo team was going to compete in her first Olympic Games, and in 2021, she was going to start a family."I was supposed to retire after these games," she said.On Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the new dates for Tokyo 2020. The games will be held starting on July 23, 2021.Bekahzi is relieved the COVID-19 outbreak didn't entirely dash her Olympic aspirations, but pushing it back ...
Tags: News, Russia, Sports, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee IOC, Cournoyer, COVID, Joëlle Békhazi, Békhazi, Polossifakis


Olympics-2020 Games postponement signals growing power shift from IOC to athletes

LONDON/NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had yet to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games amid the coronavirus pandemic: "Insensitive and irresponsible." As the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, sponsors and broadcasters with millions of dollars on the line stayed mostly silent about the timing of the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to open in July. For ex...
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Tokyo, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Reuters, London New York, Wickenheiser, Hayley Wickenheiser


Only 479 days to go: Tokyo resets the Olympic clock

The digital clock in front of the iconic Tokyo station was erected in the run-up to the $12 billion Games. It had been showing the time as normal earlier on Monday (March 30) after the Olympics were postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic. The delay has caused uncertainty for Tokyo businesses and sponsors. At least one electronic store briefly changed its marketing display to show "999" days left, highlighting the uncertainty about when the Games would be held. On Monday, organisers ...
Tags: News, Sports, Tokyo


Analysis: USA Basketball may face roster challenges for 2021

Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball. Let's assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort of normalcy returns to the sports world and that the global coronavirus pandemic slows to the point where games can be played again. The NBA summer of 2021 is supposed to be another free agent extravaganza, one where plenty of the league's biggest names and top USA Basketball candidates like LeB...
Tags: Usa, News, Sports, Nba, Tokyo, USA Basketball


Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Japan's capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown. Japanese cases topped 2,000, and public broadcaster NHK said 78 cases in Tokyo took its tally of infections past 500. "This is the greatest increase up to now and is certainly of high concern, and I'm worried about what tomorrow's figures might show," Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said.
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, NHK, Yuriko Koike


Google's revenue is on track to shrink for the first time ever because of the coronavirus, according to one of the internet industry's top analysts (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's biggest revenue stream is set to be hit hard by the coronavirus, with digital advertising already dropping off. Key analysts predict that the effects could be felt throughout the year, with one predicting Google's first year-over-year decline in ad revenue. It would be a more significant drop than the company experienced during the last financial crisis. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As startups get battered by the economic shockwaves of the coronavirus, tec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Tokyo, White, Alphabet, Rbc, RBC Capital, BMO Capital Markets, Google Amazon, Cowen, Mahaney


Chaminade’s Lilly Pennington anchors 2020 Daily News All-Area girls soccer team

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The Daily News All-Area girls soccer team for the 2019-20 season. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Lilly Pennington, Chaminade, Jr. The ability to possess the soccer ball and play out of the backline is not easy, especially at the high school level. Even at the professional level, it’s a tall task. However, junior defender Lilly Pennington gave the Chaminade girls soccer team that luxury this season, which is why the Ea...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tokyo, Evans, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Eagles, John McCoy, San Fernando Valley, Pennington, Mike Evans, Chaminade, South Pasadena, South Pasadena High School, Sierra Canyon


Chatsworth softball’s Ava Justman keeps her pitching skills sharp with help from mother

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Ava Justman’s daily routine has changed the past two weeks. Instead of going through her pitching routine with catcher Rebekah Durazo on the softball field at Chatsworth High, Justman has turned to another catcher to keep her skills sharp while concerns about COVID-19 have forced all sports to cease. Her catcher’s name is Mom. “I haven’t caught Ava since she was 12 or 13 years old,” Allyson Justman said ch...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Tokyo, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Ava, San Pedro, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chaminade, Sierra Canyon, Notre Dame Sherman Oaks, High School Softball, Ava Justman, Daily News All Area


Chatsworth softball’s Ava Justman keeps pitching skills sharp with help from mother

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Ava Justman’s daily routine has changed the past two weeks. Instead of going through her pitching routine with catcher Rebekah Durazo on the softball field at Chatsworth High, Justman has turned to another catcher to keep her skills sharp while concerns of COVID-19 have forced all sports to cease. Her name is Mom. “I haven’t caught Ava since she was 12 or 13 years old,” Allyson Justman said chuckling on th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Tokyo, Chatsworth, Arcadia, High School Sports, Ava, San Pedro, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chaminade, Sierra Canyon, Notre Dame Sherman Oaks, High School Softball, Ava Justman


Sierra Canyon’s Brandon Boston Jr. named CIF-SS Open Division player of the year

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The CIF Southern Section announced the All-CIF boys and girls basketball selections Monday afternoon. Sierra Canyon’s Brandon Boston Jr. was named the Open Division player of the year, and Harvard-Westlake’s Kiki Iriafen earned the same honor for girls’ Division 1. Sierra Canyon teammates Amari Bailey and Ziaire Williams were named to the All-CIF Open Division team, along with Harvard-Westlake’s Mason Hook...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tokyo, Arcadia, Valencia, High School Sports, Providence, Westlake, St Francis, San Fernando Valley, Alemany, Chaminade, High School Basketball, Paul Gross, Harvard Westlake