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A thimbleful of optimism

Commentary / World Jan 7, 2019

A thimbleful of optimism

by Kaushik Basu

Amid today's global conflicts, debasement of public debate, attacks on democratic institutions and escalating geopolitical tensions, it is hard to find much cause for hope. But it's still possible to restore faith in our shared humanity.

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 7, 2019

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former major league pitcher Josh Ravin for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 30-year-old Ravin, who played with the Atlanta Braves last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $800,000 (about ¥87.2 million). The Marines hope ...