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"I was actually kind of going to get on a plane to go home," MyKayla Skinner told reporters on Sunday after her silver medal win. "I wasn't expecting any of this to happen"
The "Dawn Raids," which often occurred early in the morning, took place from 1974 to 1976 when New Zealand's economy was in a downturn and the government clamped down on immigrant workers from the Pacific who overstayed their work visas.Addressing hundreds of people in attendance for the formal apology, Ardern said members of the Pacific communities continue to "suffer and carry the scars" of the raids in which they were specifically targeted and racially profiled."Today, I stand on behalf of the New Zealand government to offer a formal and unreserved apology to Pacific communities for the discriminatory implementation of the immigration laws of the 1970s that led to the events of the Dawn Raids," Ardern said."The government expresses its sorrow, remorse, and regret that the Dawn Raids and random police checks occurred and that these actions were ever considered appropriate."As part of its formal apology, Ardern said her government will provide NZ$2.1 million ($1.5 million) in academic and vocational scholarships for Pacific communities and $1 million in leadership scholarships for young people from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Tuvalu, among others.
The defender spent two seasons with the Eagles.
The International Olympic Committee does not plan to call for a moment of silence at the Tokyo Games on Aug. 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, instead aiming to honour it in the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony, organisers said on Sunday. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui sent a letter dated July 28 to IOC President Thomas Bach asking for a moment of silence to be observed. "I am hoping that athletes and Games-related people will touch upon the reality of the atomic bombing in some way," Matsui said in the letter, made public on the city's web site.
MyKayla Skinner wins Olympic silver in Simone Biles' place on vault. Track and field features four finals, but Trayvon Bromell is out of men's 100.
Breakfast is now officially our favorite meal of the day.
Advice on retiring a millionaire reminds me of the old Steve Martin joke about how to be a millionaire: "First, get a million dollars." A more practical option, and one that has been proven effective, is to put your money to work in the stock market. This is not an unattainable goal, especially because you can buy growth stocks that do much better than the market index.
We'll see another day with steamy afternoon temps and scattered thunderstorms, but rain coverage will jump even high next week.
Days after teammate Ryan Murphy strongly hinted at displeasure with Russian athletes being allowed to compete in Tokyo, King did the same.
The pop-up space—which pairs live jazz with epicurean fare and bubbly—will be open through the fall.
The U.S. and Spain played for Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012, then in the semifinals in 2016. The three-time reigning Olympic champion Americans will face reigning World Cup champion Spain in the quarterfinals of the men’s tournament at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, a matchup of teams that finished second in their respective groups at the Olympics. Spain fell outside of the seeded pool, and knew it had exposed itself to a potential matchup with the U.S., by losing the group-play finale to Slovenia on Sunday.
Uniswap is the governance token for the Uniswap decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. What it does: UNI is the token for the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange called Uniswap. Date launched: The exchange began trading in 2018 and Uniswap launched its token in September 2020.
Overcoming the formidable Dominican Republic in a must-win pool game to qualify for the quarter-finals of women's volleyball is a tall order for Japan but Sarina Koga is confident the hosts can advance if they play as a team and not rely on one person. Japan are fifth in Pool A after a spirited five-sets defeat by South Korea on Friday and they sit one point behind the Dominicans who occupy the fourth and final qualification spot. "I think it's very important for us to work together as a team tomorrow... It will be difficult for the Japanese team with smaller players to play against a big foreign team with taller players," Koga told reporters on Sunday.
No illnesses have been linked to the products, but 32 states are affected.
Earlier this year, IBM (NYSE: IBM) claimed to have developed the world's first 2nm chip technology. Let's take a look back at Big Blue's chipmaking breakthroughs, why investors were indifferent to those milestones, and whether or not these announcements actually matter to the company's future. The AIM alliance introduced PowerPC as an alternative chip architecture to challenge Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) dominance of the CPU market.
The all-round gold medalist didn't have her usual best stuff in her strongest event.
Sky News Australia announced on Sunday it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform's review of content for compliance with its Covid-19 policies. "Sky News Australia acknowledges YouTube's right to enforce its policies and looks forward to continuing to publish its popular news and analysis content to its subscribers shortly," Sky News said in a statement on its website about the one-week suspension. Australian media reported that the one-week suspe
Sunisa Lee will have her carry-on stuffed with medals when she heads back to the United States. The 18-year-old Olympic gymnastics champion from Minnesota added a bronze in the uneven bars finals on Sunday. Lee earned a silver in the team competition on Tuesday before grabbing gold in the all-around on Thursday.
We were witness to an insane seven-man Olympic golf playoff on Sunday, and it wasn’t even to win the event.
Virtually every cause the Prince of Wales has adopted is extremely worthy, but has met with mixed success, shall we say, and, in any case, his role is at best minimal