Two Pitchers On Mexico’s Olympic Baseball Team Test Positive For Covid-19 Ahead Of Trip To Tokyo

Football: Premier League player arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences, according to British media.

The player has been suspended by his club while police investigate the allegations, the Daily Mail reports.

The international and first club regular was arrested on Friday.

“Officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further enquiries,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

IBM beats Wall Street expectations with $1.33B in revenue

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.33 billion.

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On a per-share basis, the Armonk, New York-based company said it had net income of $1.47. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to $2.33 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.25 per share.

The technology and consulting company posted revenue of $18.75 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $18.24 billion.

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IBM shares have increased almost 10% since the beginning of the year, while the S&P’s 500 index has climbed 13%. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $137.97, a rise of 10% in the last 12 months.

ProSiebenSat.1 Q2 Preliminary Revenues Climb 47%; Lifts FY Outlook

ProSiebenSat.1 (PBSFF.PK) reported that its preliminary group revenues for the second quarter of 2021 climbed 47% to about 1.05 billion euros from the previous year’s 709 million euros.

Quarterly adjusted EBITDA surged to about 165 million euros from 23 million euros last year. It was especially driven by the dynamic increase of the Group’s advertising revenues in the region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland which increased by 56% compared to the previous-year quarter.

The Group thus recorded a very strong recovery compared to the COVID-19
impacted previous-year quarter.

Looking ahead for full-year 2021, the company now targeting revenues, without further portfolio changes, of 4.400 billion euros – 4.500 billion euros, compared to the prior estimation of 4.250 billion – 4.450 billion euros.

Annual group revenue growth would thus be in a range between 9% and 11% compared to the previous year. Previously it was expected 5% to 10% growth in revenue.

The company now anticipates annual group adjusted EBITDA – without further portfolio changes – of around 820 million euros with a variance of plus/minus 20 million euros, compared to prior range of 750 million euros to 800 million euros.

GOP Lawmaker’s Tweet Suggests He’s Mad That U.S. Intercepted Fentanyl At The Border

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) tried to attack the Biden administration on Monday, but many critics pointed out his angry tweet actually put the White House in a positive light.

Biggs attempted to take President Joe Biden to task after the U.S. Border Patrol intercepted a bunch of fentanyl at the southern border.

His tweet came off as criticism that a highly addictive drug was kept from reaching the U.S. He even asked, “Where’s the outrage?”

Many Twitter users responded to Biggs’s tweet with variations of Inigo Montoya’s famous line from “The Princess Bride”: “I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Some people had questions.

One woman turned Biggs tweet into a teachable moment.

One Twitter user suggested the “real outrage” wasn’t that fentanyl was being stopped at the border but that Biggs hadn’t faced arrest for his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Another person suggested the real outrage was that the White House wasn’t making a big deal out of a big score.

After a few hours of getting dunked on, Biggs responded to the Twitter snark by suggesting he was misinterpreted. He also claimed, without evidence, that the Border Patrol could intercept even more drugs if it weren’t “dealing with a humanitarian crisis.”

However, a Twitter user pointed out that the fact the Border Patrol managed to get that much fentanyl is a sign it’s doing its job.

Premier League star arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

A Premier League star has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on Friday and has been bailed while police continue to investigate.

The player’s team confirmed he has been suspended pending the police investigation.

They added: “The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”

Two Pitchers On Mexico’s Olympic Baseball Team Test Positive For Covid-19 Ahead Of Trip To Tokyo

Two players on Mexico’s Olympics baseball team tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, prior to their scheduled departure to Tokyo, according to a statement from the Mexican Baseball League.

The players in question were Héctor Velázquez and Sammy Solís, both of whom are pitchers for the Acereros de Monclova.

Both were asymptomatic. They were placed in hotel room to quarantine “immediately” upon receipt of the positive PCR tests. Other players and team coaching staff were likewise isolated, until PCR tests could be provided and assessed.

A training session scheduled for Monday evening at the Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium was canceled, following the Covid outbreak; tests were conducted on all other individuals affiliated with Mexico’s baseball team earlier today.

The team will depart for Tokyo on Wednesday, as previously scheduled. Protocols established by the Mexican Olympic Committee will continue to be followed, “to safeguard the health” of all team members.

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This year is the first Mexico’s baseball team has qualified to participate in the Olympics. The Group A team is scheduled to face off against the Dominican Republican and Japan on July 30.

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