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Arjan Bhullar believes Brandon Veras time is up

6:33 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Arjan Singh Bhullar has waited for this opportunity for a long time, and now that its within reach, he doesnt plan on wasting it. The Indian-Canadian Olympic wrestler finally gets his shot at gold when he takes on ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon The Truth Vera in the main event of the previously recorded ONE DANGAL, which airs this Saturday, May 15, on One Sports. #In60words



Joshua Munzon on 3x3 Olympic qualifier Biggest opportunity of career

6:33 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Joshua Munzon describes playing in the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) as the biggest opportunity of his career. After all, Munzon has a chance to make history as Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 looks to become the first Filipino basketball team in nearly five decades to see action in the Summer Games. #In60words



Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes

6:32 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Technical problems derailed Japan's coronavirus vaccination booking system on Wednesday, May 12, compounding frustration over the government's handling of new outbreaks of infections and an inoculation drive that critics say has been woefully slow. Making an appointment for a vaccination seems to be a tall order for the elderly, wrote Twitter user obachan66972352. #In60words



Nadal casts doubts over Olympic participation with wait-and-watch approach

6:32 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Rafa Nadal has raised doubts about his participation in this year's Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying on Tuesday, May 11, that he has to be flexible and cannot give a clear answer until he organizes his schedule for the year. Nadal said he is yet to firm up his plans on traveling to Tokyo. #In60words



Nissan launches LEAF EV in Philippines for P2.8 million

6:30 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Nissan on Sunday, May 9, launched its flagship full-battery electric vehicle (EV), the Nissan LEAF in the Philippines for P2.8 million. The car is the first fully electric vehicle that Nissan is bringing to local shores. There have been hybrid cars launched in the Philippines in the past, but mass market EVs have been rare. #In60words



Major airline CEOs call for summit to speed UK-US travel

6:22 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

The chief executives of major US and UK passenger airlines on Tuesday, May 11, called for a summit with the two governments to speed the reopening of transatlantic travel. A spokesman for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the British embassy in Washington did not immediately comment. #In60words



Global firms leave Myanmar office block with military ties

6:21 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

A number of tenants of a high-end office block in Myanmar that the United Nations said is built on military-owned land have moved out or are reviewing their leases, including McKinsey, Coca-Cola, and Reuters, the companies said. Sule Square has big-name tenants that continue to lease office space in the building, indirectly supporting the army, Justice for Myanmar said in a report. #In60words



Global economic growth to mask widening inequality in 2021, UN

6:21 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

The world economy will fare better this year than previous projections indicated, but a slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in many developing countries will hamper their economic recoveries, the United Nations said on Tuesday, May 11. Vaccine inequity between countries and regions is posing a significant risk to an already uneven and fragile global recovery, said UN Chief Economist Elliott Harris. #In60words



PAL cites 'restructuring' amid bankruptcy protection reports

6:20 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines reiterated it is undergoing restructuring as part of its plan to weather the coronavirus pandemic, amid reports of a bankruptcy protection plan. Philippine Airlines management and stakeholders continue to work on a comprehensive restructuring plan that will enable PAL to emerge financially stronger from the current global crisis, it said on Tuesday evening, May 11. #In60words



Gokongwei firm to invest P1.25 billion in Shakey's

6:16 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Lance Gokongwei-led JE Holdings is acquiring P1.25 billion worth of newly issued shares of Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures Incorporated, for a 9% ownership slice of the pizza company. The investment is equivalent to a purchase price of P8.20 per share 14.6% higher than the latest 45-day volume weighted average. Gokongwei is also up for election as a member of the Shakey's board in July. #In60words



OMG! Kim Atienza slams Mario Maurer

5:21 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Mario Maurer was seemingly only too eager to reciprocate adulation he received from the countrys representative to this years Miss Universe pageant during a recent interview. The Thai actor happily wished Rabiya Mateo the best of luck in the competition, something that received the approval of many. But not Kim Atienza. #In60words



After film house, Piolo Pascual ventures into record label

5:20 pm on 12 May 2021, Wednesday

True to his promise some years ago that hell diversify, hunk singer-actor Piolo Pascual is now trying his hand heading a new record label. Just Music, a sub-unit of CS Music (Cornerstone Entertainments music label for big mainstream hitmakers and names such as Catriona Gray, Kyla, Jay R, Jason Dy, Richard Poon, Ian Pangilinan to name a few), will house yet-to-be-named singer-songwriters. #In60words


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