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Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Business Mar 14, 2019

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Protesters tried to interrupt the biggest U.S. energy conference, holding signs and using a microphone to shout "Climate Change is Genocide." It's the first time in recent memory that environmental activists have made their presence felt at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, ...

Volkswagen pulls truck unit IPO in setback to CEO's revamp

Business Mar 14, 2019

Volkswagen pulls truck unit IPO in setback to CEO's revamp

Volkswagen AG canceled plans to sell a share of its Traton SE division due to weak market conditions, dealing a setback to the automaker's plan to generate fresh funds for the heavy-truck unit's expansion outside Europe. "We regret that we have to refrain from a ...

Hop into the spirit of Easter with sweets

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 14, 2019

Hop into the spirit of Easter with sweets

Cherry blossoms get all the attention during spring, but those ubiquitous pink petals won't stop the InterContinental Tokyo Bay from showing the Easter Bunny a little well-deserved love. From March 15 to April 30, The Shop N.Y. Lounge Boutique on the hotel's first floor will ...

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 5-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 14, 2019

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 5-0

Yokozuna Hakuho overcame a determined effort by rank-and-file opponent Myogiryu to stay unbeaten Thursday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. In the final bout of Day 5 at Edion Arena Osaka, Hakuho showed strength and willpower to maintain his pursuit of a record-extending 42nd top-level ...

Sumo 101: Souvenirs

Sumo Mar 14, 2019

Sumo 101: Souvenirs

by John Gunning

Sumo is a unique sport and its merchandising reflects that fact. While many sports rely heavily on wearable items like hats, T-shirts, and replica uniforms, sumo tends to focus more on traditional Japanese goods and edibles. Tegata (autographed handprints), banzuke (ranking sheets) as well as various ...

Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds

Rugby Mar 14, 2019

Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds

The Sunwolves on Thursday named Amanaki Lelei Mafi in the 23-man match-day squad for their upcoming Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds. The 29-year-old No. 8, who is undergoing criminal proceedings for assault in New Zealand, has been named on the bench for Saturday's ...