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'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon ChampionshipsVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 19-25 JuneCoverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online dailyLosing in the first round at Queen's Club doesn't mean I can't go on and do well at Wimbledon. It just means I've got a lot of work to do.I knew before the tournament that I still have some way to go if I'm going to get up to the level where I challenge for the biggest titles, but I certainly expected more from myself.I'm not the only player to suffer a surprise on the grass - Roger Federer lost in the first round in Stuttgart, and Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic also lost at Queen's on Tuesday.Grass is a very different surfac...
In relief rally, bitcoin jumps more than 20% from June low

In relief rally, bitcoin jumps more than 20% from June low

Finance
Bitcoin quickly bounced back from the lows of June, amid improved sentiment about the future of the digital currency. Bitcoin traded higher Saturday near $ 2,680, up more than 20 percent from a June low of $ 2,185.96 hit Thursday that had erased gains for the month, according to CoinDesk.Worries about overexuberance in digital currencies overall and heated debate among developers about how to upgrade bitcoin's technology weighed on its price."A proposal was accepted to merge the two upgrade methods, making them compatible," Brian Kelly, a CNBC contributor and founder of BKCM, which runs a digital assets strategy, said Friday. "So we have seen a relief rally on this progress."Kelly added that the latest development "reduces the threat of a coin split, but we are not out of the woods yet. Th...
Study: More than two billion people worldwide overweight, obese

Study: More than two billion people worldwide overweight, obese

Health
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- In a sign that the obesity epidemic has become more than just an American problem, a new study shows that 2 billion of the world's population is obese or overweight.Meanwhile, a growing number of people are dying from weight-related health problems even though they are not technically considered obese."Excess body weight is one of the most challenging public health problems of our time, affecting nearly one in every three people," said study author Ashkan Afshin. He's an assistant professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.Of the 4 million deaths attributed to weight in 2015, 40 percent involved people whose body mass index, BMI -- an estimate of body fat based on weight and height -- was...
After-hours buzz: MRK, XLRN & more

After-hours buzz: MRK, XLRN & more

Finance
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell: Shares of Merck fell more than 2 percent during after-hours trading following a pause in enrollment for two studies of Keytruda, its drug to treat multiple myeloma, due to an imbalance in patient deaths. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, the white blood cells responsible for producing antibodies. Merck said in a statement that the studies have been paused to "allow for additional information to be collected" to understand the multiple deaths. Science Applications International shares tanked more than 12 percent during extended trading after the company reported mixed results for its fiscal first-quarter. Science Applications reported earnings of $ 1.08 per share on revenue of $ 1.1 billion while Wall Street expected...