Chinese Canadian NBA draftee emerges as Rookie of the Year favoriteChinese Canadian NBA draftee emerges as Rookie of the Year favorite
The Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Edey is now the betting favorite to win Rookie of the Year after a stellar summer league debut on Monday. The 22-year-old center, who played college basketball for Purdue University, impressed with a 14-point, 15-rebound performance, including a game-tying buzzer-beater against the Jazz.
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🚀 Japanese yen surges: The Japanese yen surged nearly 3% against the U.S. dollar, marking its largest increase since late 2022 following unexpectedly low U.S. inflation data. Despite this rise, the yen remains near 38-year lows, keeping travel to Japan relatively affordable for U.S. visitors, though slightly more expensive than before the surge. Speculation suggests the Bank of Japan may have intervened, potentially injecting about $22 billion to stabilize the currency amid global economic shifts.
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Asian American online grocers are thriving: Asian American online grocery stores and delivery services in the U.S. offering rare foods and snacks from Asian countries are reportedly flourishing. Three such companies that have seen growth include Weee!, Yamibuy and Fantuan.
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Thai teen designs Red Bull’s Formula One carsThai teen designs Red Bull’s Formula One cars
Team Red Bull has incorporated the design created by Chalaj Suvanish, a grade 11 student at Prince Royal’s College in Chiang Mai, Thailand, into its cars after the 16-year-old boy won the brand’s first “REBL CUSTMS” livery contest this year.
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Rent this 'ugly man' in Japan to prevent jealousyRent this 'ugly man' in Japan to prevent jealousy
Rui Shinohara, a 34-year-old former comedian in Japan, found success after launching a “not-so-good-looking-guy-for-rent” service.
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Japan adds new category to heatstroke index due to dangerous heatwaveJapan adds new category to heatstroke index due to dangerous heatwave
To reduce deaths from heatstroke, Japan has added a fourth category, “most severe,” to its heatstroke index, alongside the existing categories of mild, moderate and severe.
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China takes urgent climate action amid deadly rains, floodingChina takes urgent climate action amid deadly rains, flooding
China is prioritizing its climate change policy as severe torrential rains and flooding continue to affect several parts of the country. Extensive emergency responses have been put in place to mitigate the impact of the extreme weather.
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Blackpink's Jennie apologizes over indoor vaping videoBlackpink's Jennie apologizes over indoor vaping video
Blackpink’s Jennie has apologized after a clip of her vaping indoors sparked backlash in South Korea. The moment was captured in a video posted on her YouTube channel on July 2 while she was getting her hair and makeup done.
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Jollibee buys $340M stake in South Korean coffee chainJollibee buys $340M stake in South Korean coffee chain
Jollibee Foods, the Philippines’ largest restaurant operator, purchased a 70% stake in South Korea’s Compose Coffee for $340 million, marking its largest acquisition by store count.
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Grammy Museum to exhibit K-pop memorabiliaGrammy Museum to exhibit K-pop memorabilia
The Grammy Museum, located in Los Angeles, will run “HYBE: We Believe in Music,” an immersive exhibit featuring articles from Hybe acts — including BTS, Seventeen, Tomorrow X Together, Enhypen and Le Sserafim, to name a few — from Aug. 2 to Sept. 15, 2024. The exhibit will cover 4,000 square feet and display artifacts, outfits and performance gear used by the artists.
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