Japanese Companies Don’t Want the Olympics Next Year Either, and Who Could Blame Them?

The Olympics saddle cities with debt and isolate local businesses from the games. So why would companies want anything to do with the Olympics? Turns out, many don’t. Today, a new survey shows that a majority of Japanese firms oppose a rescheduled Olympics next year. Out of 12,857 Japanese companies surveyed, more than 50 percent of respondents want the Games either canceled or postponed (again) in 2021. Jules Boykoff is a political scientist who has written four books about the Olympics. I asked him why businesses, like the thousands of Japanese companies,…

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Fox Sports Fires Thom Brennaman Day After Homophobic Slur, He Wants Us to Believe He Didn’t Know its History [UPDATED]

Wednesday night, after a hot mic caught him using a homophobic slur, Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman didn’t know if he’d ever be putting on headphones for Fox Sports again. A day later, he knows he won’t be. Less than 24 hours after he can be heard saying “one of the great f*g capitals of the world,” Brennaman was suspended by the Reds and now fired by Fox Sports. “FOX Sports is extremely disappointed with Thom Brennaman’s remarks during Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds telecast,” the network said in a statement about the…

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The Mets Are Diseased – No, For Real This Time

While they’ve pretty much been a plague their entire existence, never have the New York Mets come across being an actual incubus themselves. At least of an actual virus. Well, that’s not true either, given the stories around the 80s and 90s Mets. However this time, instead of being an epicenter of general grossness, ignorance, or helplessness, the Mets are just the latest example of MLB’s and the country’s grossness, ignorance, and helplessness. The Mets game against the Marlins tonight and the first game of the Subway Series against the…

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Fetch Rewards named fastest-growing private company in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fetch Rewards, the nation’s leading consumer-loyalty and retail-rewards app, is the highest-ranking Wisconsin company on this year’s Inc. 5000 list, coming in No. 116 on the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the second consecutive year Fetch Rewards has appeared on the list — in 2019, the company debuted at No. 68 with 4,323% growth. “The continued growth of Fetch Rewards is a testament to the hard work of our employees and our commitment to creating a world-class app experience for our millions of users,”…

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VIMworld: The Most Entertaining Smart NFT & Gaming Platform Is Launching with Up To 50% Discount on New Collectibles for Early Adopters

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — We recently announced our milestone of launching VIMworld Early Access, the first step to realize our journey of the world’s most entertaining ecosystem of digital collectible and interactive gaming. Now, the wait is finally over, and the public Early Access will be live on Friday, Aug 21, 2020 16:00 UTC! With an initial size of over 7,000 collectibles, valued at more than $2 million, already being held by thousands of community members, the platform will be live to the public on Friday, Aug 21, 2020 16:00 UTC, making VIMworld one of the…

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Barefoot Wine Partners with RuPaul’s Drag Race Producers World of Wonder to Honor the Past, Present and Future of LGBTQ+ Movement

MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — What do you get when you add RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty with LGBTQ+ – inspired designs and the perfect bottle of Barefoot Bubbly? The House of Barefoot, a glamorous group of RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens who have come together to entertain, educate and raise funding for an LGBTQ+ organization through fashion with the help of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.  As a longstanding ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Barefoot continues to #MarchOnward and has partnered with Emmy-winning media company World of Wonder to launch the House of Barefoot, a collection of one-of-a-kind looks designed personally by…

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Yum China Opens Taco Bell Store in Beijing

SHANGHAI, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “Yum China”) (NYSE: YUMC) today announced the opening of a new Taco Bell store in Beijing, its first store in the capital city. The new store, located in Beijing’s Liangmaqiao district, will open its doors to the public on August 21.   “After much anticipation we are thrilled to bring this iconic brand to Beijing. The new store integrates Taco Bell’s signature food and spirit into the local community and we are excited to welcome new and existing Taco Bell customers,” said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China.…

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Meituan Dianping Announces Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

HONG KONG, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Meituan Dianping (HKG: 3690) (the “Company” or “Meituan”), China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, today announced the unaudited consolidated results of the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. Company Financial Highlights Although the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the daily operations of our merchants, including restaurants, hotels and other local services merchants, our businesses demonstrated resilience and recovered at a gradual pace. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2020 increased by 8.9% year-over-year to RMB 24.7 billion from RMB 22.7 billion for the same period of…

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NexPoint Capital, Inc. Announces Tender Offer for Common Stock

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NexPoint Capital, Inc. (the “Company”), a non-traded publicly registered business development company sponsored and managed by NexPoint Advisors, L.P., today announced that it will commence a voluntary tender offer on or about August 21, 2020 (the “Tender Offer”) for up to 2.5% of its outstanding common stock (“Shares”). The purchase price of each Share will be (i) not less than the net asset value (“NAV”) per Share of the Company’s common stock (“NAV Per Share”) (as determined in good faith by the board of directors of the Company…

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MINNIM Software Continues to Drive Scriptless Test Automation Forward with Alchemy 2.0

With the release of Alchemy 2.0, MINNIM Software continues to drive forward scriptless/codeless test automation.With Alchemy 2.0, we have created a simple, codeless solution that is incredibly simple to use for users of any experience level but also offers an expert mode for advanced developers.”— Allen Geary, Chief ArchitectPITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Through a continued commitment to evolving the landscape of scriptless test automation, MINNIM Software has further enhanced the Alchemy Test Platform with the release of Alchemy 2.0. Thanks to a combination…

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