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A tiny railway in Ibaraki Prefecture is about to get a little longer

Business May 4, 2021

A tiny railway in Ibaraki Prefecture is about to get a little longer

Hitachinaka Seaside Railway Co., a local railway in Ibaraki Prefecture, has won transport ministry approval for an extension — an unusual move in Japan, where many small railways are struggling. Hitachinaka Seaside Railway, a public-private joint business in the city of Hitachinaka, won the approval ...

Transgender soccer referee makes Israeli sports history

Soccer May 4, 2021

Transgender soccer referee makes Israeli sports history

Sapir Berman made sports history on Monday, officiating at a soccer match in Israel's Premier League for the first time since coming out as transgender. "This is the first step in a long and wonderful journey. Sapir, we are proud to do it with you," ...

Roberto Alomar resigns from Hall of Fame board over sexual misconduct

MLB May 4, 2021

Roberto Alomar resigns from Hall of Fame board over sexual misconduct

Chairman Jane Forbes Clark said the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum accepted Roberto Alomar's resignation from its board of directors following an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Major League Baseball placed Alomar on its ineligible list last week and fired ...