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Russian, Cuban leaders discuss ‘strategic partnership’ coordination – Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed coordination of a "strategic partnership" on the global arena in a phone call with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Kremlin said on Monday.

They also agreed to "activate" contacts on various levels and to strengthen bilateral ties.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin)

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Tennis: Tennis-Mad Medvedev rails at ‘stupid’ bathroom break rule

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Open favourite Daniil Medvedev labelled the tennis tour's bathroom break rule as "stupid" after rowing with the chair umpire about freshening up during his sweaty fourth round win over Maxime Cressy on Monday.

Russian Medvedev barked at French chair umpire Renaud Lichtenstein over the recently updated rule which limits players to a maximum of three minutes off the court, with an additional two if they opt for a change of clothes.

After closing out a tough 6-2 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-5 win over American Cressy nL1N2U40D2 on a sweltering day at Margaret Court Arena, the second seed said players needed more leeway to freshen up on days of extreme heat.

"The thing is that I know that in the 35 (degree) heat, when you're playing in

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Tennis: Tennis-Kanepi stuns Sabalenka to reach last eight in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Estonia's Kaia Kanepi rallied from a set down to topple world number two Aryna Sabalenka 5-7 6-2 7-6(10) on Margaret Court Arena in a tight contest on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time.

Having surrendered the opening set for three matches in a row, Sabalenka took a one-set lead for the first time in Melbourne but was unable to build on it as her serving issues resurfaced once again.

Kanepi was gifted a double break early in the second set with back-to-back double faults from her 23-year-old opponent and did not waste the opportunity as she cruised to a 4-0 lead before taking the set.

The 36-year-old carried that momentum into the decider and looked set to go 5-3 up but Sabalenka saved four brea

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Who is Naomi, DC Comics’ new teen superhero and Justice League member?

A few of weeks ago, a new superhero made her debut in the Arrowverse (the name given to TV shows based on DC Comics characters on US television network The CW). Her name is... Naomi.

Yes, Naomi. No glamorous superhero codename, no fancy alien moniker, just plain old Naomi.

The new hero made her debut with her own eponymous title in 2019.The new hero made her debut with her own eponymous title in 2019.Her full name is Naomi McDuffie, but how many superheroes do you know who go by their full names?

Naomi also has her own DC Comics logo and all that. Created by Brian Michael Bendis

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How to Create Custom Database Tables for Your WordPress Plugins

In the majority of cases, plugins modify options, metadata or leverage already existing tables (most commonly the posts table) to create new functionality.

Custom post types, custom taxonomies, image manipulation, galleries, short-codes – none of these usually need their own database table.

This is because the database schema of WordPress (how the database is organised) lends itself well to development. The posts table can be used to store objects, and the postmeta table can be used to store additional information about these objects. In some situations, however, this becomes cumbersome and/or wasteful.

In today’s post we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of new database tables, how to determine their structure and how to create them in WordPress.

Considerations for Custom Tables?

Whether or not you should use a custom table for your plugin comes down to two factors: the structure and the amount of your

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King of Spain’s sister separates from husband

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish King Felipe VI's sister Princess Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin, who was jailed in 2018 for tax fraud and embezzlement, have separated after he was caught with another woman by a gossip magazine.

"By mutual agreement, we have decided to cease our marital relationship. Our commitment to our children remains intact. Given that this is a private decision, we ask for the utmost respect from all those around us," the two said on Monday in a statement sent to Spanish state-owned newswire EFE.

Last week, gossip magazine Lecturas published pictures of Urdangarin, who was released on parole and lives in the Basque city of Vitoria, walking hand-in-hand with another woman on a beach in the south of France.

"These things hap

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YB Ventures proposes one-for-two bonus issue of warrants

KUALA LUMPUR: YB Ventures Bhd has proposed to undertake a bonus issue of warrants to reward its shareholders and allow the group to obtain proceeds without incurring interest when the 3-year convertible warrants are exercised.

The tile manufacturer and information technology company will undertake a bonus issue of up to 749 million free warrants on the basis of one warrant for every two existing ordinary shares held on an entitlement date to be determined later.

Its executive director Datuk Au Yee Boon said the offer "is an attractive corporate exercise to reward our loyal sh

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