2020.05.06

News Headlines - 06 May 2020

Aichi mistakenly publishes names of 396 virus patients online : The Asahi Shimbun

Aichi prefectural authorities profusely apologized for releasing the names of 396 patients with the novel coronavirus on a dedicated website intended to provide general information to residents about the number of cases of infection in the central Japan prefecture.
The names were inadvertently included in a list released May 5 of 495 people who had tested positive for COVID-19... The prefectural government announced the same day that the information was available on the website for about 45 minutes from around 9:30 a.m. that day.

'Samsung won't seek family governance'

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto head of the country's most-powerful conglomerate, said Wednesday he will lead the changes needed to the group's web-like holding structure, vowing not to pass on the management to his children.
"I will not pass the company's management on to my children. This was always my idea, but I've been hesitant to share and open up on it, because I think it's not right to talk about issues relating to management succession before a thorough evaluation of my managerial ability, as Samsung is facing an unfavorable business environment," Lee said in a nationally-televised statement from Samsung Seocho Tower in which he issued a formal apology.

5-year-old boy in Utah was driving to California to buy a Lamborghini

Police in Utah pulled over a 5-year-old driver who said he was heading to California to buy a Lamborghini.
The boy was being watched by his 16-year-old sibling Monday when the teen took a nap, public information Officer Nick Street told USA TODAY. When the sibling woke up "the keys to the car were gone, the car was gone, and the child was gone," Street said.
The 5-year-old boy drove onto the freeway about 2 or 3 miles from his home in his parents' car, Street said.
Trooper Rick Morgan pulled the boy over after he saw the car swerving so badly on Interstate 15 in Odgen, Utah, that he thought the driver was impaired or needed medical attention. He was driving 32 mph in an area with a speed limit of 70 mph. Morgan told the Associated Press that the boy did not respond to his lights but pulled over when he hit his siren.

Pete Rose had bats corked in '84, former Expos groundskeeper says | CBC Sports

Pete Rose, already banned from Major League Baseball for gambling, is now accused of breaking another of the sport's rules.
A former groundskeeper for the Montreal Expos recently told the Montreal Gazette that Rose routinely had an Olympic Stadium staffer cork his bats in 1984. Rose played most of the 1984 season for the Expos before he was traded back to his original club, the Cincinnati Reds, that August.
Joe Jammer, then an Expos groundskeeper and now a musician in London, told the Gazette in a telephone interview, "Pete Rose would have his bats corked in the visitors' clubhouse at Olympic Stadium. I found out he was corking bats.

TV anchor Alfonso Merlos accused of cheating after broadcast gaffe | Metro News

The Spanish TV host has been accused of cheating after a half-naked woman walked into shot during one of his at-home news broadcasts - a woman who was not his girlfriend.
Merlos, 41, was presenting a report on the Estado de Alarma channel from his home when a woman, appearing to only be wearing a bra, walked through the room, in view of the camera.
Eagle-eyed viewers noted that the woman was not Merlos’s girlfriend, Big Brother star Marta López, but 27-year-old journalist Alexia Rivas.

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