Tokyo Olympics next year: Faster, Stronger, but not Higher

first_imgDespite FIFA ticket boast, most World Cup games not sold out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img “The comment from the member is that it’s important that we inform all the participants that use of cannabis is prohibited by law in Japan,” Muto said.Cannabis is among banned substances listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency for athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.Muto said Japan would be strong in enforcing anti-doping measure at the games, which open next July.Japan bans cannabis, but it does have relatively lax anti-smoking rules that allow smoking in many Tokyo restaurants and bars.However, Tokyo Olympic organizers have enacted tougher anti-smoking rules for games venues. Smoking and the use of vaping devices will be banned at all indoor and outdoor Olympic and Paralympic venues, plus within all perimeter areas of the Tokyo Games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:15Tokyo Olympics main stadium to be completed on time–officials00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Toshiro Muto, CEO of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, listens to questions from the media during a news conference Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Tokyo. Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world. But the chief executive of next year’s Tokyo Olympic reminded potential visitors to the games substances is against the law in Japan.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)TOKYO (AP) — The famous Olympic motto is Faster, Higher, Stronger. Next year in Tokyo, it could be shortened to only “Faster and Stronger.” Higher is out.That was part of a warning on Tuesday from Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but Muto reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan.Muto said at a news conference that at least one member of the executive board brought up the issue at a meeting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There are countries and some regions around the world that have relaxed rules recently,” Muto said, speaking through an interpreter. “Unfortunately, the use of cannabis constitutes a violation of law and that needs to be thoroughly communicated.”Muto said the issue was not on the executive board’s formal agenda but came from a concerned member.last_img read more

Imabari Shipbuilding Launches K Lines New Capesize Bulker

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: K Line Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding has launched the newest 200,000 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, the Cape Sapphire.Featuring a length of almost 300 meters and a width of 50 meters, the vessel was completed on February 26, Japan’s shipping major K Line, the vessel’s operator, said. Once delivered, the ship would transport iron ore and coal for a Japanese steel mill.The company added that the bulker is equipped with a scrubber to remove sulfur oxides from the gas discharged from the engine in order to be compliant with the 2020 sulphur cap regulation.The Japan-flagged ship is also compliant with the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carrier (CSR-BC) for bulk cargo ships, and the main institution is equipped with an electronically controlled engine with enhanced anti-corrosion measures. In order to save energy, the Weather Adapted Duct (WAD) was installed in front of the propeller and Hybrid Fin behind the propeller.last_img read more

ED attaches assets worth over Rs 33 crore in bank fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it has provisionally attached properties worth Rs 33.84 crore of accused in a Rs 299 crore bank fraud case.The assets have been attached under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a case of Buyers Credit fraud in the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Chandigarh, the ED said in a statement. The assets include a residential township at Solan in Himachal Pradesh; factory land, building, plant and machinery of Geoxa Steels Private Limited at Ludhiana; various residential and commercial properties of one of the accused Amanpreet Singh Sodhi, his wife Sarabjit Kaur and other family members and associates, the ED said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghOther attached assets include, residential property at Chandigarh owned by then IOB Assistant Manager Ashu Mehra, plots in Punjab owned by accused Gaurav Kirpal, his wife Bhawna Kirpal and his other family members, it said. The Enforcement Directorate has already freezed/attached various assets worth Rs 48.96 crore of the accused under the PMLA. The ED initiated the probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act on the basis of an FIR registered by the CBI under relevant provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act, the statement said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe CBI had registered the case for the offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct/abuse of official position against Mehra, three Indian importer applicants — Heights International whose proprietor is Amanpreet Singh Sodhi, Vision Procon whose proprietor is Dinesh Kumar and Saibhakti Impex Private Limited having Gaurav Kirpal and Aman Kirpal as its directors and others, it said. According to the ED, Mehra had issued 15 fraudulent Buyers Credit/Letter of Undertakings (LOUs) in the name of the applicant importer firms resulting in the creation of liability to the tune of Rs 321 crore on the Indian Overseas bank.last_img read more