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Tokyo Olympics live stream: How to watch 2020 Games for FREE on TV in UK today

The 2020 Olympic Games, consistently one of the most-watched television events on the planet, are well under way. A global audience of more than 3.5billion people tuned in to both the 2012 Games in London and the 2016 Games in Rio. This year, with spectators barred from attending almost all events because of the coronavirus pandemic, fans will be more reliant than ever on TV coverage, whether they’re tuning in from their living rooms in Japan or on the other side of the world. What time will the Tokyo Olympics be on in the UK? Tokyo is eight hours ahead of the UK, meaning British fans could be faced with a few sleepless nights and early mornings in order to catch the action. The majority of the action will take place between midnight and 3pm BST, with a few events starting earlier or finishing later. Which TV channels will be showing the Olympics in the UK? In the UK, the BBC and Eurosport are the two rights-holders. The BBC will have free-to-air coverage on its terrestrial channels, while Eurosport is a subscription channel. How can I stream the Olympics online? TV licence fee-payers can stream the action for free on the BBC website and via the BBC iPlayer app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action online or via the Eurosport Player app. Roku users can watch iPlayer on a Roku streaming device or Roku powered TV. Who will present BBC’s coverage? JJ Chalmers will front BBC's coverage from 11pm until 4am BST, followed by Dan Walker and Sam Quek until 9am. Gabby Logan and Hazel Irvine and Gabby Logan then take up the mantle for six hours until 3pm, with Jason Mohammad on from 3pm until 6pm. Clare Balding and Alex Scott will host a look back at the day's action on BBC One from 7.30pm until 9pm. Jeanette Kwakye, on BBC Two, will present an hour-long highlights show from 9pm. What about radio coverage? BBC Radio 5 Live will have coverage from Toyko between 1am- 9am and 11am-2pm every day. Read More Tokyo Olympics sport-by-sport schedule and venues Tokyo Olympics day-by-day guide: Team GB schedule for 2020 Games Olympic 2021 events to set your alarm for: One thing not to miss every day at Tokyo Games

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Adam Peaty leads praise of Team GB’s 200m relay gold medallists at Tokyo Olympics

Two-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty praised his British teammates as the gold rush continued in the pool at the Tokyo Olympics. Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards and Duncan Scott brought home the 4x200m freestyle with a dominant performance, with the quartet just 0.03 seconds off a world record time. They saw off the Russian Olympic Committee and Australia to finish in six minutes and 58.58 seconds and secure Team GB’s third swimming gold of Tokyo 2020. Peaty, who has also helped Team GB to success in the pool with gold in the 100m breaststroke, tweeted: “Seeing this team progress over the last 6 years has been an honour. “We always knew one day they would win the big one! Incredibly effort and no one deserves it more than these lads.” Two-time freestyle gold medallist Becky Adlington appeared excited as she posted on Twitter: “HOW GOOD WAS THAT!!!!!” “Insanely quick. What a swim,” Adlington tweeted, adding an acknowledgement of Calum Jarvis who swam earlier in the heats. Team Bath, from the University of Bath, said they were “so, so proud to have three of this incredible quarter of Tokyo 2020 Olympics champions training with us”, noting the contributions of Tom, James and Matt, while also mentioning Team Bath-member Calum. Andy Cyril Guy, brother of James, tweeted: “Can’t put into words James how proud we are of you, Olympic gold medalist, congratulations Duncan Deano, Matt & Callum .. what a team!!!” Read More Team GB swimmers rewrite record books at Tokyo Olympics Inspired by Michael Phelps, how Tom Dean overcame Covid to win gold What the papers say – July 27

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Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% population in one week, Unicef lauds 'success story'

Bhutan started vaccinating its population with the second dose of the Covid-19 shot from July 20 and within seven days i.e. by July 27 (Tuesday), 90% of the entire population had been fully vaccinated, said the country's health ministry.

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One dead, 10 missing after cloudburst in HP’s Lahaul-Spiti

One person died and 10 were missing after a cloudburst flooded Tozing Nullah and washed away two tents of labourers and a JCB machine in Lahaul and Spiti district even as heavy rain since Tuesday night triggered flashfloods and landslides in other parts of Himachal Pradesh

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Patna’s IGIMS to have 3 oxygen generation plants by Aug

Together, the three oxygen plants will have the capacity to generate up to 2,233 litres of oxygen per minute. These plants, along with the cryogenic liquid medical oxygen tanks, are expected to be commissioned by the end of August

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Intense rain forces suspension of gov’t work in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY––Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the suspension of work at the City Hall starting noon Wednesday, July 28, due to a heavy downpour and strong winds caused by the southwest monsoon.Magalong said the inclement weather was posing a danger to residents of Baguio and other places in northern Luzon.He said the work suspension would allow government workers, except for those rendering services during a calamity, to go home early for their safety.Authorities have reminded the public, especially motorists, to be extra cautious when passing through landslide-prone areas and slippery roads.The latest landslide recorded in the city was at Leonard Wood Road.In

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Miss World PH bet cries foul over malicious rumors

A candidate of Miss World Philippines cried foul after a fellow candidate pointed fingers at her as the source of rumors that some girls in the pageant were allegedly doing drugs. “I was really hurt. Iba yung effect sa akin na lahat ng nasa environment mo ay galit sa’yo. Parang I just want to go home,” said Joy Barcoma, during a Zoom interview with the entertainment press on July 28. Joy added: “I want a public apology and clear my name. I was bullied at some point hindi ako pinapansin. Hindi talaga maganda. Hindi ako ang gumawa nun.” “I want to take action kasi ayoko ng maulit ito sa ibang candidate,” she said. “I am here to tell my experience and alleviate my situation. I’m not here to attract attention,” she added. The grand coronation of Miss World Philippines 2021 pageant has been scheduled on Aug. 8.

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Wizz Air sees summer capacity close to pre-pandemic levels

LONDON (Reuters) -Hungarian airline Wizz Air said it expected capacity to ramp up to between 90% and 100% of pre-pandemic

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Metro Bank expects net loans to improve in H2, reports smaller loss

(Reuters) - British lender Metro Bank's total loans were 17% lower than a year earlier, its first-half results showed on

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OVP confirms Robredo’s separate meetings with Lacson, Gordon for 2022 polls

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo separately met with Senators Panfilo Lacson and Richard Gordon to discuss a possible coalition for the 2022 national elections, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) confirmed on Wednesday.In a statement, Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said that while he does not know what specific topics were brought up during her last week’s meeting with Lacson, he can say that it was part of the Vice President’s efforts to unite the opposition.“My understanding is that these meetings were held last week. I can't speak about the specifics, but this is all part of the VP's commitment to forge the broadest possible

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Japan beats US 2-0, turns incredible DP to win softball gold

Japan won its second straight Olympic softball gold medal, beating the United States 2-0 in an emotional repeat of their 2008 victory in Beijing that again left the Americans in tears

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Fajardo back in the groove as SMB rips Blackwater

June Mar Fajardo finally found his form as San Miguel smothered Blackwater, 99-80, to seize its third straight victory in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, July 28 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Six-time MVP Fajardo drilled in a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds to go with three assists and two blocks, leading the Beermen’s balanced assault en route to a 3-1 record. Simon Enciso’s game-high 25 points went down the drain for the Bossing, who remained winless in four outings.

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Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE updates! Day Five latest as Team GB win third swimming gold; silver in quad sculls

Tokyo Olympics 2021 - LIVE! Team GB have enjoyed their best start to an Olympics in modern history. The gold rush in Tokyo continued on Tuesday as Tom Dean claimed a sensational gold and Duncan Scott silver to ensure a British one-two in the men’s 200m freestyle. In total, Team GB won six medals on day four and they are enjoying more success on day five, with men’s quadruple sculls silver secured after a sequence of disappointing results in the rowing, including no medal for Britain in the men’s coxless four - an event they have dominated since 2000. Dean and Scott - along with James Guy and Matthew Richards - then made it three swimming golds at one Games for Britain for the first time since 1908 as they powered to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay final. After moving alongside Katherine Grainger as Britain's most decorated female Olympian by claiming team dressage bronze on Tuesday, Charlotte Dujardin will bid to become the only British woman to claim gold at three Olympics in Wednesday's individual final. Geraint Thomas is a medal hope in the men's time trial as road cycling returns, but much will depend on how he recovers from the crash that he and Tao Geoghegan Hart went down in during Saturday's road race. There should also be plenty of entertainment when the 3x3 basketball concludes on what will be another busy day in Tokyo. Follow all the action from Day Five in Tokyo with Standard Sport’s dedicated live blog below... Read More Team GB swimmers rewrite record books at Tokyo Olympics What you missed at Olympics: More Team GB swimming glory, rowing drama Adam Peaty leads praise of Team GB 200m relay gold medallists

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Olympics-Boxing-Inspired by Team GB's taekwondo, Price eyes gold

By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) -World middleweight boxing champion Lauren Price dominated her first bout at the Tokyo Olympics on

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TS POLYCET Result 2021 likely to release today, here’s how to check

TS POLYCET Result 2021 will likely to release today, July 28, 2021. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their results on the official link polycetts.nic.in.

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Naseeruddin Shah stands by comments on Dilip Kumar's lack of contribution to Indian cinema, dismisses rumours of feud

Naseeruddin Shah has offered clarification about his comments on the late Dilip Kumar, whom he accused of not doing enough for cinema.

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Kriti Sanon slams 'insensitive' videos of paparazzi covering Dilip Kumar's funeral: 'I was angry. It was horrible'

Kriti Sanon spoke about the paparazzi covering the funeral of the late Dilip Kumar and how it made her angry. She called it 'insensitive' and 'horrible'.

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Sex and the City reboot to get second series?

The upcoming 'Sex and the City' spin-off 'And Just Like That...' is rumoured to be getting a second series with show bosses leaving "the door open" for Kim Cattrall's return.

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Tokyo Olympics: Defending champion Simone Biles withdraws from all-around competition ‘to prioritise wellbeing’

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic all-around gymnastics title on Thursday, pulling out of the competition to focus on her mental health. On Tuesday night, Biles shocked the world when she withdrew from the women’s team final after performing on just one piece of apparatus. In a series of emotional interviews afterwards, the American spoke of having the “weight of the world” on her shoulders and admitted she “freaked out” in a “high stress situation”. “I feel like I'm also not having as much fun,” she added, breaking into tears. “This Olympic Games I wanted it to be for myself but I came in and I felt like I was still doing it for other people. It hurts my heart that doing what I love has been kind of taken away from me to please other people.” Biles had qualified for all five individual finals at these Games but said she would consider her participation on a day-by-day basis and has now formally withdrawn from the first of them. “After further medical evaluation Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health,” a statement from USA Gymnastics said. “Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals. Jade Carey, who had the ninth-highest score in qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around. “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritising her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.” Read More Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE updates! Simone Biles withdraws, Bianca Walkden bronze; Tom Dean, Duncan Scott seal GB medals With the ‘weight of the world’ on her shoulders Simone Biles bows out of Olympic final on night of drama Tokyo Olympics: US superstar Simone Biles pulls out of the gymnastics team final with ‘medical issue’

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Olympics-Gymnastics-Biles withdraws from final individual all-around competition - USA Gymnastics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Simone Biles, who shocked the world by pulling out of the team all-around competition in the Tokyo

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Elon Musk Reveals the Roadblock in Launching Tesla in India

Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder, Ola, seems to "strongly disagree" with Musk's statement on import duties.

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Simone Biles withdraws from final individual all-around gymnastics to focus on mental health

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old, widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, pulled out of the women’s gymnastics team final on Tuesday, citing mental health concerns, with Team USA going on to win silver behind the ROC. A statement from USA gymnastics read: “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health. “Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals. “Jade Carey, who had the ninth highest score in qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around. “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.” More to follow... Read More Olympics 2021 schedule: A day-by-day guide to the Tokyo Games Why is Russia banned from the Olympics and what is ROC? Olympics skateboarding schedule: When will Sky Brown perform?

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Tokyo Olympics heartbreak for Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury after men’s doubles defeat

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury’s Olympic dream is over after a tight 4-6 7-6 10-7 defeat to Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic in the men’s doubles quarter-finals. The British pair had looked on course for victory a set and a break up against the Croatian pair only to be broken back and lose the second set in a relatively one-sided tiebreak. In the subsequent tiebreak they fell way behind, briefly rallied before Cilic and Dodig rounded off the win for a place in the semi-finals. Murray, who had pulled out of the singles on medical advice, had been targeting a third Olympic gold in Tokyo having won the singles at both London 2012 and again four years later. And it looks likely to be his last shot at the Games although he hinted Paris could yet be a possibility in three years’ time depending on how his ailing body holds up. Murray said: “I’ve loved every minute of playing in the Olympics. I wished that today could have gone differently. We were so close, that’s what disappointing. I’d like to have done stuff in the match to try to help out more. But yeah very disappointed. “It’s hard. I hate losing. I wanted to try to win a medal with Joe. It’s difficult to take, it’s disappointing. You have regrets, think about points, things you should have done differently, I’ve always loved team sports, I love being part of the Olympics. I just wish we could have done better.” Read More Tokyo Olympics day five, what you missed: More Team GB swimming glory, double sculls silver, sevens loss Tokyo Olympics 2021 medal table and count: Team GB medals; prediction total, how it works and odds Tokyo Olympics 2021: Every Team GB medal winner so far after men’s 4x200m freestyle relay triumph

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Annual UK house price growth slowed in July as stamp duty holiday got less generous

Annual average UK house price growth slowed to 10.5% in the month when a less generous stamp duty holiday came in. According to Nationwide Building Society, average prices in July stood at £244,229. That was 10.5% higher than a year earlier, but a 0.5% decline from June 2021 when annual growth of 13.4% was recorded. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist, said: “The modest fallback in July was unsurprising given the significant gains recorded in recent months. Indeed, house prices increased by an average of 1.6% a month over the April to June period – more than six times the average monthly gain recorded in the five years before the pandemic.” Numerous people have been reassessing housing needs during the virus crisis, such as whether they want more outdoors space. The sector was also boosted by a stamp duty holiday introduced last year. June was the last month buyers could enjoy a suspension of stamp duty on property sales of up to £500,000. From July 1 to September 30 the threshold for the stamp duty holiday is £250,000. Nationwide’s Gardner said the tapering of stamp duty relief is “likely to have taken some of the heat out of the market”. He expects underlying demand to remain solid in the near term, helped by a rebound in consumer confidence, borrowing costs remaining low, and a lack of supply on the market. However, Gardner cautioned that the outlook is harder to foresee for towards the end of 2021. Guy Gittins, chief executive of estate agency chain Chestertons, said: “The inflated market activity we have seen due to the stamp duty holiday appears to have finally reached its peak after an unprecedented number of property sales during the first half of the year.” Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, pointed out there was a rush to get deals done before July. He said: “The reduction in stamp duty savings was a significant incentive for buyers to get deals done by the end of June if at all possible, with many pulling out all the stops to do so.” Read More Luxury goods spending spree: Why fashion firms are enjoying solid sales growth and high demand FTSE 100 set to open lower, and Morrisons and house prices likely to be in focus Annual UK house prices surged 13.4% in June, with London gains recorded Foxtons moots sale of mortgage broking arm Alexander Hall

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Economic reforms 85% complete—Dominguez

The Department of Finance (DOF) said President Duterte has now accomplished eight tenths of his economic reform program that provided income tax cuts for individuals and corporations. In a statement, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said Wednesday, July 28, that 85 percent of the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP) and other economic reform measures are now in place. According to Dominguez, the completed economic reforms of the President have unleashed their full potential and raised funds for the government’s ambitious infrastructure program. “If you look at the presidency of President Duterte, I think as a whole he has been quite successful. And in the economic side… I think we have achieved maybe 85 percent of what we set out to do,” Dominguez said. As head of the government’s economic team, Dominguez led efforts in getting the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and, later, the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act passed in Congress. TRAIN (Package 1 of the CTRP) provided substantial personal income tax (PIT) cuts for 99 percent of the country’s wage earners after two decades of non-adjustment of the rates. Meanwhile, CREATE (Package 2) reduced the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30 percent to 20 percent for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and to 25 percent for all other businesses. CREATE, which introduced significant improvements in the grant of tax incentives by making it more accountable and transparent, was passed decades after versions of the reform were introduced in the legislature during previous administrations. Meanwhile, Package 1-B, enacted as the Tax Amnesty Act, lets errant taxpayers affordably settle their outstanding tax liabilities, allowing for a “fresh start,” while also providing the government with additional revenues for its priority infrastructure and social programs. Reforms that aimed to raise taxes on “sin” products such as tobacco, e-cigarettes, and alcohol were enacted under the Duterte administration through the passage of TRAIN followed by two more sin tax laws in 2019 and 2020. Dominguez said tax reform is a major component of President Duterte’s goal of reducing poverty, which his administration has kept on track as shown by the reduction in poverty incidence to 16.7 percent in 2018, from 23.3 percent in 2015, until the COVID-19 pandemic last year disrupted the growth of economies across the globe.

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