Phil Collins finds buyer for waterfront Miami Beach estate listed for $40M

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Phil Collins is in contract to sell his waterfront Miami Beach mansion amid a legal battle with his ex-wife, Orianne Bates. (Getty, Coldwell Banker Realty) Phil Collins found a buyer for his waterfront Miami Beach mansion.Collins’ sale of his home at 5800 North Bay Road is pending, according to and other listings websites. The 11-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion, which once belonged to Jennifer Lopez, hit the market in December for $40 million. Jill Hertzberg, of the Jills Zeder Group at Coldwell Banker, has the listing.The 10,769-square-foot Mediterranean Revival estate, built in 1929, sits on a 1.2-acre lot. It has 184 feet of waterfront, a pool and dock, as well as a 6,000-gallon koi pond, according to the listing. Collins’ 5800 North Bay Road Miami LLC paid $33 million for the property in 2015.Collins has been in a legal tussle with his ex-wife, Orianne Bates. She and her new husband, Thomas Bates, paid $5.5 million for a waterfront house in Fort Lauderdale last month. They eloped in Las Vegas in August, allegedly a month after Collins and Orianne broke up.Through his lawyer, Collins demanded last year that Orianne and Thomas vacate his Miami Beach home and filed a lawsuit against the newlywed couple in October alleging unlawful detainer and forcible entry. Orianne has alleged that Collins verbally promised her 50 percent ownership interest in the house, which is owned by Collins’ LLC.Collins’ complaint also alleged that Orianne blocked the listing agent, Hertzberg, from showing the property last year.Court records show both parties agreed to a settlement that requires that Orianne and Thomas Bates leave the property by Thursday, Jan. 21. Once they leave, the mediated agreement calls for the dismissal of the LLC’s pending claims against them.Collins reportedly provided Orianne with a nearly $47 million settlement when the couple divorced in 2008. Though Orianne remarried, Phil and Orianne got back together in 2016, prior to her recent marriage to Bates. Orianne, a jewelry designer, owns Orianne Collins Jewellery and Spa in the Design District.Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* TagsCelebrity Real EstateMiami Beachnorth bay road Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

School superintendent resigns over racist comment about NFL quarterback

first_imgSeptember 23, 2018 /Sports News – National School superintendent resigns over racist comment about NFL quarterback Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The superintendent of a Texas school district stepped down Saturday and is apologizing after he made racist comments about Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.Lynn Redden, superintendent for the Onalaska Independent School District, submitted his resignation letter to the Board of Trustees during a special meeting held Saturday that was intended to discuss possible penalties for the educator.“I want to express my deepest apologies to the Board of Trustees, staff, students and patrons of the Onalaska Independent School District for the comments I made on Facebook,” Redden said in his letter. “The comments were wrong and inappropriate, and have been an embarrassment to the district, my family, friends and to me. For this I am deeply sorry.”The superintendent, who had worked for the district for 12 years, criticized Watson earlier in the week in a public Facebook post after the Texans lost to the Tennessee Titans last Sunday.“That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” he wrote on Facebook, according to Houston ABC station KTRK-TV. “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”Watson mostly brushed off the criticism when asked about Redden’s comments during practice this week.“I’m not worried about what he had to say,” Watson told reporters. “I’m all about love — that’s what I focus on.”Watson’s teammates, including All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, were not as diplomatic.“I think it’s a very ignorant comment that doesn’t deserve any more play,” Watt told reporters on Wednesday. “I don’t think anyone who speaks like that should get any run. It’s ridiculous.”Head coach Bill O’Brien made similar comments, calling Redden’s words “ignorant and idiotic.”Redden admitted he has “a lot to learn” about the situation and praised Watson.The 23-year-old quarterback is in his second season in the NFL and is currently one of four African-American starting NFL quarterbacks — along with the Panthers’ Cam Newton, Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. The Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston, currently under suspension, and Tyrod Taylor, who started for the Browns this week before being injured, are also regular starters.“As an educator, this experience has taught me that I still have a lot to learn,” Redden wrote. “My comments were not only uninformed, but also hurtful, and I understand now why they were offensive to so many people. I’d like to apologize directly to Deshaun Watson. I recognize that given the opportunity to respond by criticizing or belittling me, he chose peace and positivity instead.”“In spite of the terrible position I put him in, he showed himself to be the kind of role model I’d be proud for any of my students to follow,” he added.The Texans, who are off to a disappointing 0-2 start, play the New York Giants in Houston on Sunday.The league has been embroiled in racial controversy for the past two years after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee before games to protest the treatment of minorities, especially by police. President Donald Trump criticized him publicly and repeatedly beginning at the start of the 2017 season. Kaepernick has not played the past two seasons and is suing the league, claiming he’s been blackballed.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Still no relief from ‘unwarranted’ stamp duty rates in Hammond’s Spring Statement

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Still no relief from ‘unwarranted’ stamp duty rates in Hammond’s Spring Statement previous nextHousing MarketStill no relief from ‘unwarranted’ stamp duty rates in Hammond’s Spring StatementToday’s Spring Budget statement from the Chancellor included many well-funded initiatives for house builders, but nothing for beleaguered home buyers.Nigel Lewis13th March 201903,353 Views Both increased property taxes and greater regulation of the housing market were absent from today’s Spring Budget statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, agents will be relieved to hear.But reform of the Stamp Duty system, which has caused huge difficulties for the prime housing market and continues to prevent many thousands of people from moving up and down the property ladder, was also absent.A handful of important changes were announced, designed to increase the number of new homes to be built in the coming months and years, as well as where and how they are built.In summary, these  include:£717 million is to be released from the existing £5.5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to help build 37,000 homes at several sites including Old Oak Common in London, the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and Cheshire.Government to guarantee up to £3 billion of additional borrowing by housing associations and create an additional 30,000 affordable homes.New planning guidance to be issued to ensure large housing developments offer a more diverse range of houses following MP Oliver Letwin’s recent review.Government to bring in planning reforms to enable greater flexibility when allowing different uses for buildings, and new ‘air rights’ permitted developments rules to encourage roof-top extensions.Green paper to be published setting out the government’s plans to speed up and reform the planning process.Government is to double the size of the Housing Growth Partnership with Lloyds Banking Group to £220 million, to help provide additional finance for small builders.Chancellor says 60,000 first time buyers have now benefitted from his recent decision to abolish Stamp Duty for those buying their first home since it was announced in his Autumn budget statement last year.Industry reactionTV presenter and MoveIQ founder Phil Spencer (left)says:  “Any boon to Britain’s chronic housing shortage is, of course, not to be sniffed at — but the Chancellor’s plans simply do not go far enough.“Britain needs a long-term, apolitical and impartial plan to build the homes we so desperately need and not short-term soundbites to keep prospective voters happy.”John Phillips (left), group operations director at Just Mortgages, says: “ We know the housing market is struggling at the moment, so we need to open up incentives for people already on the housing ladder as well as those looking to take their first step in order to get things moving again and give second and third steppers more confidence in making that next move.”Nick Leeming (left), chairman of Jackson-Stops, says: “The property industry and home movers across the country were once again hoping for some relief in the form of cuts to stamp duty rates on properties in the middle to top end of the market. And once again, we have had no such luck.“Hammond’s pot of gold, which is set aside to assist with any upset caused by a no-deal Brexit, could have been put to far better use. But instead buyers and second homeowners alike are having to fork out thousands in unwarranted stamp duty costs.”Paul Smith, CEO of Spicerhaart, says: “Today’s Spring Statement was a slap in the face for the property industry. The current government claims to be determined to fix the broken housing market, but today’s speech was a recital of past announcements and lacked any material attempts for change. Yet another missed opportunity to create a housing market that works for us all.Mark Hayward (left), Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark, says: “Demand for housing continues to rise, and the number of new homes currently being built isn’t enough to fill this void.“Coupled with the fact that the buying and selling process is lengthy and expensive, there’s no incentive for homeowners to move. This means people are staying in their first properties for longer and consequently, there’s a severe lack of affordable housing, so we wholly support the measures announced today.”Read Hammond’s speech in full.   Jackson-stops Phil Spencer MoveIQ Spring budget 2019 Nick Leeming budget statement 2019 Chancellor Philip Hammond spicerhaart Spring Statement March 13, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Magdalen tops Norrington while Merton plummets

first_imgMagdalen College has risen from ninth place to come first in this year’s much anticipated Norrington Table. The top five colleges are Magdalen, New College, Wadham, Balliol, and Lincoln.Professor David Clary, President of Magdalen, commented on his college’s academic success, stating, “Magdalen College is delighted with this year’s examination results. 45% of both women and men taking finals were awarded First Class Honours.“This is the third time in six years that Magdalen has come top of the Norrington Table.  Special congratulations should go to our finalists, to their tutors and to the whole staff of the College who support our students so well.” Balliol has also risen significantly, from 20th to fourth place, as has St. Catherine’s, from 12th to sixth place. Meanwhile, Merton, which was crowned Oxford’s brainiest college in last year’s table, has plummeted to 27th place. Pembroke has retained bottom place, with St Edmund Hall, Somerville, Merton and Lady Margaret Hall joining it in the bottom five.Sir Curtis Price, Warden of New College, told Cherwell, “We are of course pleased by our position in the provisional Norrington Table, especially considering the large number of graduates from New College this year. And it’s particularly gratifying that we have been so consistent over many years.”Mark Griffith, New College’s senior tutor, concurred with Price’s remarks, adding, “We are in fair measure indebted this year to our physicists (7 firsts out of 7), classicists (6 out of 7) and chemists (6 out of 8) for our continued strong performance.”This unofficial ranking of the colleges is done through a points system for the degrees undergraduate students were awarded in that year, in which a First Class Honours degree gains the college five points, with three points for an Upper Second, two for a Lower Second and none for a Third or a Pass. The total score is expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible score, which is all Finals candidates multiplied by five.The full – provisional – list can be seen here, with the finalised version available later this year.last_img read more

Allied Bakeries Ireland MD retires

first_imgAlan Hempton, managing director of Allied Bakeries Ireland (ABI), has retired after 45 years in the trade. He joined the business as a 16-year-old apprentice engineer in 1964 and was named Apprentice of the Year in 1966 and 1967. He was appointed general manager in 1979 and went on to become managing director in 1987. During his time as MD, ABI began exporting to the Republic of Ireland in ‘91 and to Great Britain in ‘98. Exports now account for around 30% of the bakery’s total output. Hempton also notes the success of Kingsmill as one of his career highlights.Hempton has also held a number of other positions throughout his career, including president of the Irish Association of Master Bakers and, on four separate occasions, chairman of the Northern Ireland Bakery Council.He has also been Chairman of the Irish Bakers’ Benevolent Society (IBBS) and remains a member of the board. George Weston, chief executive of parent company Associated British Foods, said: “He has been a great leader in the industry for many years and we wish him many happy years in his retirement.”An announcement on the new managing director is expected later in February.last_img read more

News story: Damian Hinds: Learning life-saving skills in school is crucial

first_imgSchools will be encouraged and supported to teach high-quality relationships education, RSE and health education – tailored to meet their pupils’ needs – from September 2019, ahead of it becoming compulsory in September 2020. The Department for Education’s plans to introduce CPR on to the curriculum is a decisive moment in the battle to improve cardiac arrest survival rates, following years of campaigning by the BHF and others. There are 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests every year, and each day people needlessly die because bystanders don’t have the confidence or knowledge to perform CPR and defibrillation. This is why all schoolchildren should be given the opportunity to learn these skills. Introducing CPR lessons into health education in all state-funded secondary schools is a significant step that promises to improve the odds of survival for countless people who have a cardiac arrest in the future. For every minute without life-saving treatment the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest drops by about 10% – meaning that the time before an ambulance arrives is crucial – but the British Red Cross has found that 95% of adults wouldn’t be able, confident or willing to help in 3 examples of life-threatening first aid emergencies.To ensure the next generation knows what to do in an emergency, the government is planning to make health education compulsory in all state-funded schools. Under the proposed new guidance, by the end of secondary school pupils will be taught how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators, and basic treatments for common injuries.The proposals are part of the Department for Education’s plans to strengthen teaching of health, sex and relationships education – building on free resources already available for schools to teach first aid including those provided by the Every Child a Lifesaver Coalition, made up of the British Heart Foundation, St John Ambulance and the British Red Cross.Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease at NHS England, said: We are delighted that schoolchildren will have the opportunity of learning life-saving and first aid skills. Knowing how to react when someone suffers a cardiac arrest will truly save lives. Increasing the number of people trained in resuscitation complements the long-term plan for the NHS which will set out a strategy for the prevention and treatment of heart attack and stroke. The Education Secretary today (3 January 2019) underlined the importance of every child having the chance to learn life-saving skills such as CPR and how to get help in a medical emergency, under plans for health education to be taught in every school.With emergency services reporting a spike in cardiac arrests during the winter months, and survival rates lower than usual – according to NHS England figures – Damian Hinds stressed the importance of the government’s plans for all children to be taught basic first aid in schools under proposals due to be rolled out from 2020.The British Heart Foundation hailed the plans as a “decisive moment” in improving on the fact that fewer than 1 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside hospital in the UK survive. In countries that already teach CPR in schools, cardiac arrest survival rates are more than double those of the UK.Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: On arriving at university I was struck that the American students I met knew how to do CPR – and I didn’t have a clue. As a father I want my children to have the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves safe and help others, and as Education Secretary I want that for every child. Learning the basic skills of first aid and techniques like CPR will give young people the confidence to know that they can step in to help someone else in need and in the most extreme cases – it could potentially save a life. That’s why we took the decision to include health education alongside relationship education for primary school children and relationship and sex education for secondary children. These subjects are a crucial part of our work to ensure children learn the wider skills they need to flourish in the modern world.last_img read more

Sales double at Paul’s Pies

first_imgAn Oxon pie business has said sales have doubled in the last four weeks of supplying its products to Budgens, British Baker can reveal.Coleshill-based Paul’s Pies, founded by former poultry and game dealer Paul Sykes, has been supplying a range of its savoury pies to six of the independent food retailer’s stores within the Oxfordshire region, which has helped the company to increase sales within the four-week period.Speaking exclusively to British Baker, Sykes said: “I started out at farmers’ markets in Notting Hill selling my pies and customers told me that my products were good and I should be selling them in shops.“When the business started back in April 2011, I was making 28 pies each day for local markets. Now, we have a dedicated pie kitchen, with small team making around 500 pies on a daily basis. We are still a small firm, but reaching this level of production is a quite a big milestone.”He added that Paul’s Pies is looking to supply its products to other local and national retailers, and will be attending the IFE food and drink trade show in London next month with a view to finding new customers.Paul’s Pies currently employs four members of staff, two of whom joined the company four weeks ago to help with increased production, working in a dedicated manufacturing site based in The Old Slaughterhouse in National Trust village Coleshill.The company has introduced four new pie varieties into its product range this month, including steak and Guinness, venison and mushroom, and chicken and mushroom, as well as a vegetarian Homity Pie.Other new products which the company is launching include a minced beef and onion pie, sausage rolls and a cold picnic pie, as well as a Moroccan Lamb pie due to launch this spring.Looking at the company’s future, Sykes explained: “We are developing new products all the time, we are spending thousands of pounds on new ovens and equipment, and we will be investing in expanding our production of units per day. We are looking at major expansion this year.”He added that he will look to extend on Paul’s Pies’ existing premises in the future to cope with increased demand for products, as well as taking on new members of staff.last_img read more

Ten world-famous bloggers and influencers are coming to Slavonia to be followed by more than a million fans a day

first_imgRELATED NEWS: 1. Ellie Dyduch from Poland ( – born in Poland but living in London (UK). Her site generates more than 200.000 impressions on a weekly basis alone. She is also very popular on Instagram (@dy_ellie) and is also actively involved in photography. She rarely stays in one place since traveling and discovering new destinations and cultures are her passion.  2. Ida Josefin Eriksson from Sweden ( – her blog has been active since 2011 and has more than 45.000 visitors, and is also widely followed on social networks. The blog is primarily dedicated to the travel and lifestyle segment, and is run by her husband Simon Eriksson. Escape from the usual things is in their focus when realizing travel and processing fashion topics, but also when writing articles in which they want to bring unreal experiences and experiences closer to their readers. 3. Wojciech Tyluś from Poland ( – together with his wife he edits a blog completely dedicated to Croatia and makes more than 150.000 visits on a weekly basis. This is the best Polish blog dedicated to Croatia, which is confirmed by winning the Golden Pen Grand Prix in 2015. Apart from the blog, they also have a large number of fans on social networks who want to present the best of Croatia at any time, which they consider their second home, and perhaps their future permanent address.  4. Ewa Chojnowska from Poland ( – a blogger who is in love with travel, fashion, and also works as a tour guide. Her blog is very readable and is characterized by attractive photos that guarantee extra great visibility.5. Jessica Henze from Germany (Instagram profile of Mavieestbelle_jessi) – Jessica is a famous German influencer. Her posts garner more than 250.000 views and views on a weekly basis, and she is followed by more than 127.000 fans on Instagram. 6. Fanny Csajkowski from Germany ( – a blogger who is a top connoisseur and lover of eno-gastronomy, and also deals with topics from the domain of nature, beaches and travel in general. Her social media profiles and blog posts receive more than half a million visits.7. Pim Nicolaas Cornelis Bouman from Belgium / Netherlands ( & – is the author of two very popular and widely read blogs in the markets of Belgium and the Netherlands, which together receive a visit on a weekly basis that exceeds the number of 140.000 visitors.8. Yuya Matsuo from Japan ( – an active world traveler, who has stayed in Croatia several times, to which he gladly returns because he believes that this is a destination where he always discovers something new. Yuya has a large number of followers on social networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and also deals with quality photography.  The Croatian National Tourist Board has created a special promotional project “Visit Slavonia, Share Slavonia“, Which will be carried out on social networks under the hashtag #VisitSlavonia i #ShareSlavonia. It is a promotion focused on blogs and social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so Slavonia, its tourist sites, customs and delicacies will be experienced from July 6 to 10 by world-famous bloggers and influencers from key broadcasting markets. “We want to bring the Croatian continental offer closer to the world, especially Slavonia, which has great potential for the development of year-round tourism. In the heart of the tourist year, we bring world-famous bloggers, vloggers and influencers from all over the world to show that in this part of Croatia there is very interesting content for an unforgettable holiday full of experiences. “, said director Staničić, adding that the promotional value of this project is extremely high because it is estimated that the announcements from Slavonia will be followed by more than a million fans a day. Slavonian tourist boards and the Zagreb Tourist Board are participating in the implementation of the project, where influencers have started their stay in Croatia.The program features some of the most popular bloggers and influencers in the markets of Germany, Poland, the UK, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands, while one of the bloggers even comes from faraway Japan. He is also a blogger Wojciech Tylus from Poland, who together with his wife edits the CroLove blog. It is a blog that is completely dedicated to Croatia and which receives more than 150.000 visits on a weekly basis. The authors of the blog also have a large number of fans on social networks where they promote the best of Croatia, which they consider their second home, and perhaps a future permanent address.Iz Germany has arrived famous and very popular on social networks Jessica Henze whose posts garner more than 250.000 views on a weekly basis, and are followed by almost 140.000 fans on Instagram. Additional promotion of Croatia and Slavonia in the distance Japan the blogger will contribute Yuya Matsuo, who has already stayed in Croatia several times and to which he gladly returns because he believes that this is a destination where he always discovers something new. Yuya has a large number of followers on the social networks Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and she is also involved in photography.The travel program begins today at Zagreb where bloggers, accompanied by a guide, will get acquainted with the history and sights of the Croatian capital, and during the day they will visit other attractions such as the Museum of Broken Relationships, Zrinjevac and Maksimir Parks and the Summer on the Strauss event. The four-day stay in Slavonia starts tomorrow at Osijek where the program includes sightseeing of the city with a walk on the pedestrian bridge, also known as the Bridge of Youth, a visit to the Fortress, tasting top wines, but also beer from the first Croatian brewery. The program of the second day of stay in Slavonia includes a visit and a tour Search, and one of the activities includes the magical Kopački rit where they will experience canoeing and thus have unique opportunities to photograph the rich flora and fauna. The focus will also be on the presentation of rich eno-gastronomy, so the program includes a visit to the Josić winery, agritourism Ivica and Marica and Baranja House, and the activities include golf in Popovac. The third day includes a visit Đakovo i Vinkovci where they will visit the city museums, and experience other localities and beauties through cycling, but also by boat on the rivers Bosut and Spačva. The last day is reserved for Cardiff where the program, among other things, includes a tour of Vukovar-Vučedol-Ilok, European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN), but also a visit to the Museum of Vučedol Culture, wine tasting and a ride on the Danube.       The CNTB points out that the entire program was created on the basis of 218 experiences from the EpicWeek campaign, as part of which Croatia was presented on social media as a destination where everyone can find something for themselves. Also, the travel and stay of bloggers in Slavonia will be broadcast live on CNTB social networks, and the additional promotional significance of the project lies in the fact that all bloggers, in addition to travel topics, specialize in other topics such as eno-gastronomy, culture or fashion. It is estimated that more than a million fans will see blog posts from Slavonia on a daily basis.  Participating bloggerslast_img read more

Send a message to both political parties

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionBravo to Jim Schlembach for his well-written and articulate Jan. 22 letter. He correctly notes that the criticism of the POTUS and other GOP leaders is excessive. He’s also spot-on when he states that leaders solicit donations from the ultra-wealthy to win votes, manipulate others and broadcast propaganda and lies.However, Mr. Schlembach’s assessment is incomplete: the villain he’s describing doesn’t sit only on one side of the political aisle. While the GOP is singled out in his letter, an identical letter could have been written to describe the Democrats in office. Both parties can be equally described as the “party of greed, opportunism and propaganda.”Unquestionably, the majority of U.S. voters are disgusted by the excessive egos, unapologetic greed, hostility and deplorable behavior on display in Washington, D.C., (and broadcast with bias by the media). Open debate and the art of compromise has devolved into an environment where the biggest ego, the loudest voice, the best sound bite or the most clever Twitter hashtag wins the day. Democrats and Republicans are more interested in scoring political points than solving our nation’s problems. The recent federal government shutdown provides perfect evidence.Mr. Schlembach’s assessment again falls short when he states that the 2018 midterm elections will be an opportunity to send the GOP a message on what it has become. In truth, it should be an opportunity for us all to send a message to both parties that we aren’t pleased with what Washington has become.John McGuinnessGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Tokyo seeks travel curbs as new infections tops 100 for 3rd day, says NHK

first_imgRead also: Beijing lifts most travel restrictions, says city’s outbreak containedTokyo on Friday reported 124 new cases, up from 107 the day before, partly due to increased testing among night-life workers in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro districts.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday the government was not planning to reintroduce a state of emergency. Curbs on movement pushed the world’s third-biggest economy into a recession in the first quarter, with a deeper contraction expected in the April-June period.Japan’s infection rates remain far below those of many other countries, but the recent rise in cases and the possibility of renewed restrictions have put authorities and businesses on edge.Topics : Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged residents of the Japanese capital not to travel beyond its borders on Saturday as new coronavirus infections topped 100 for a third day, public broadcaster NHK reported.Tokyo confirmed 131 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, NHK said.Cases in Tokyo have risen to a two-month high, driven by the spread of the virus in the capital’s night spots. Of Saturday’s tally, 100 were people in their 20s and 30s, Kyodo news agency said, citing Koike.last_img read more