Leslie Smith talks about arrest at Black Lives Matter protest: ‘I care about that way more than I do about anything else’

Leslie Smith is not one to stay silent when it comes to important issues. The Bellator featherweight has long been an advocate for fighter rights, but she’s currently focused on getting involved with more pressing matters, namely the Black Lives Matter protests that have surged across North America in the wake of George Floyd’s death […]

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Renault’s Senard says relations with Nissan much improved

Renault (RENA.PA)’s partnership with Japan’s Nissan (7201.T) has entered an “incredibly positive” phase after episodes of strained relations in recent years, the French carmaker’s chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said on Thursday. “We’ve put the work in, we’re in an incredibly positive dynamic,” Senard told a hearing in France’s lower house of parliament, after Renault and Nissan […]

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Sega reveals ‘fog gaming’ concept that uses Japanese arcade machines to stream games

Sega revealed that it is looking into a cloud-gaming service that utilizes an infrastructure it has termed “fog gaming.” The concept involves using idle arcade gaming cabinets to serve streaming games to at-home players.Arcade gaming is still pretty big in Japan. A report by the Japanese Amusement Machine and Manufacturers Association stated there were 15,612 […]

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Johnny Eduardo has unique reason to call for ‘Fight Island’ bout with ‘stoner’ Sean O’Malley

Johnny Eduardo wants to add his name to the list of bantamweights interested in facing undefeated prospect Sean O’Malley in the octagon. The Nova Uniao veteran made his professional mixed martial arts debut a week after O’Malley celebrated his second birthday in 1996, compiling a 28-12 record that includes UFC knockouts of Eddie Wineland and […]

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Retinitis pigmentosa research probes role of the enzyme DHDDS in this genetic disease

Researchers who made a knock-in mouse-model of the genetic disorder retinitis pigmentosa 59, or RP59, expected to see retinal degeneration and retinal thinning. As reported in the journal Cells, they surprisingly found none, calling into question the commonly accepted—though never proved—mechanism for RP59. “Our findings bring into question the current concept that RP59 is a […]

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SoftBank buyback puts financial rigour in question, says S&P

Credit-rating firm S&P Global Ratings on Thursday questioned SoftBank Group Corp’s financial discipline as the tech conglomerate pursues a massive 2.5 trillion yen ($24 billion) share buyback program in volatile markets. The buyback plan raises doubts about its intention to adhere to “financial soundness and creditworthiness”, S&P said, with SoftBank looking to raise up to […]

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