Sunday, September 26

Tag: coronavirus

Rihanna ‘drops lawsuit against her Father Ronald Fenty two weeks before Planned Court Appearance’
Lifestyle

Rihanna ‘drops lawsuit against her Father Ronald Fenty two weeks before Planned Court Appearance’

Rihanna is reportedly dropping her entire lawsuit against her father Ronald Fenty,  two years after accusing him of using her fame for profit in her suit. The pop star, who sued her father for using the family name to promote his venture Fenty Entertainment in 2019, told the court on Tuesday she was dismissing her lawsuit, according to court documents obtained by RadarOnline. The father and daughter duo were set to appear in court on 22 September, but it has now been reported she decided to reach an agreement outside of court in order to avert a spectacle around their legal proceedings, according to the site. Rihanna took legal action against her father in 2019, alleging he was seeking profit from her fame alongside a business partner. She ...
Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory
Sport

Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory

Brazil host Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier less than two months after their Copa America final from less than two months ago. Depleted Brazil were second best for much of their trip to Santiago having seen 11 players prevented from joining the squad by their clubs due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions. Key English based players Alisson of Liverpool, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus were missing but crucially Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, was available. But they continued their perfect start to qualifying with a seventh win out of seven as Everton Ribeiro scored the only goal in a 1-0 away victory over Chile. Also, Argentina star Lionel Messi is a slight doubt after being subjected to a harsh tackle by Ve...
Couple who lost Son to Covid-19, Wins Lottery twice in two weeks
News

Couple who lost Son to Covid-19, Wins Lottery twice in two weeks

A woman Susan Slater, 74, and her husband have won a huge lottery twice in the space of two weeks, months after their son Steve died from coronavirus. She and her husband of 55 years each won £1,000 in their People’s Postcode Lottery draw on July 15 Two weeks later, they struck gold, winning a bumper prize of £30,000 The couple from Essex, UK are now planning a ‘big memorial’ for their late son. Mrs Slater said her neighbours in Canvey Island are helping her with the planning. She said: ‘We’re going to have a big memorial for him. We want to celebrate him properly. ‘Lots of people are helping me to do it. It’s old Canvey and we are a really close-knit group. ‘I just want everyone to come and raise a glass for Steve.’ Recalling the moment she heard she was a winner, ...
Kenyan Pastor charged in the UK with selling fake oil that ‘protects’ members from Coronavirus
News

Kenyan Pastor charged in the UK with selling fake oil that ‘protects’ members from Coronavirus

A Kenyan pastor and founder of Bishop Climate Ministries in Camberwell District, South London, United Kingdom, Climate Irungu Wiseman, has appeared in court after being accused of selling "plague protection kits" for £91 as a cure for COVID-19. Bishop Climate Wiseman is charged with fraud and unfair trading offences after allegedly offering the package, which contained a small bottle of oil and a piece of red yarn as a "plague protection kit". Wiseman, the head of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, south London, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court on Monday August 16. The 46-year-old is said to have marketed the mixture of cedarwood and hyssop with claims it could be used to "treat, prevent, protect against or cure" coronavirus. The claims are said to have been made...
Babies born during the Covid-19 Pandemic ‘have Lower IQs’ – New Research says
News

Babies born during the Covid-19 Pandemic ‘have Lower IQs’ – New Research says

Scientists from Brown University in Rhode Island have found that Children born during the Covid pandemic may have lower IQs. According to the research, babies born since March 2020 have worse cognitive, verbal and motor skills than children who entered the world before coronavirus and it maybe due to reduced interactions during lockdowns. Average IQs for children aged three months to three years old dropped from around 100 in the decade before the pandemic to 79 during the pandemic. The research adds that the drop in IQ was worse in boys and those from poorer backgrounds, scientists said. Lockdowns have meant children have significantly less interaction with the outside world, leading to 'shockingly' low cognitive development. Whether or not the fall in development will ...
Adamawa APC Chairman Caught on tape Wishing Buhari Dead
News

Adamawa APC Chairman Caught on tape Wishing Buhari Dead

The Adamawa State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the Yola South Local Government Caretaker Chairman of the party, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, for allegedly attacking President Muhammadu Buhari on social media. A press release issued by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mohammed Abdullahi, states that the APC was disturbed by the audio. In the audio, Adamu allegedly wished that Buhari was killed by coronavirus. Adamu allegedly spoke at a reconciliation meeting chaired by former Adamawa state governor, Jibrilla Bindow. The APC statement, signed by the state Caretaker Publicity Secretary, Hon Mohammed Abdullahi, said the party had noted the audio clip, following which it called an emergency state working committee (SWC) meeting where the cli...
Real Madrid announces legal action against LaLiga president, Tebas, others
Sport

Real Madrid announces legal action against LaLiga president, Tebas, others

Real Madrid has announced legal action against La Liga president Javier Tebas and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. La Liga last week secured a deal worth 2.7 billion euros (3.1 billion dollars) with CVC to boost Spanish clubs amid the coronavirus pandemic, with 90 per cent of the investment earmarked for their use. However, CVC will have a ten per cent stake in a new business, which is being formed with a focus on the league’s commercial ventures. It insisted the agreement doesn’t cover league management or broadcast rights, but Real Madrid and rivals FC Barcelona both announced their opposition to the deal. They claimed audio-visual rights would be affected and they had not been properly consulted. Real Madrid is now going a step further, with a rumoured legal ...
Olympics: Greek Swimmers Isolated after Five Contract COVID-19
Sport

Olympics: Greek Swimmers Isolated after Five Contract COVID-19

All 12 members of the Greek artistic swimming team are in isolation after five tested positive for coronavirus in the first cluster detected at the Games, Olympic officials said Wednesday. The team have withdrawn from remaining competition and the seven members who have so far tested negative have agreed to move to a facility for “close contacts” of positive cases, said Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya. None of those who tested positive so far require hospital care, Takaya added. The team did not participate in the duet competition on Tuesday and have now withdrawn from the team competition, which will start later this week. “It pains us to imagine the feelings of the athletes who have done a great deal to prepare for the Games and came all the way to Tokyo in this diff...
Trinidad and Tobago athletes Test Positive for Covid, Out of Olympics
Sport

Trinidad and Tobago athletes Test Positive for Covid, Out of Olympics

Two Trinidad and Tobago track and field athletes have been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus in the Games Village, officials said on Friday. Long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400m hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been transferred to hotel quarantine along with coach Wendell Williams after all three returned positive tests, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee said on its website. The long jump and women’s 400m hurdles start on Saturday. Tokyo Olympics organisers announced 27 Games-related coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest so far at the event.
Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months
News

Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months

558 new Coronavirus cases were confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday July 29, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The federal agency said the figure reported on July 29 was the highest in almost five months. The last time Nigeria reported a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 cases were confirmed. While Lagos State reported 376 new infections, Oyo recorded 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom and the FCT had 26 and 22 fresh infections respectively. Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one. Two deaths were also recorded on Thursday, increasing the number of fatalities to 2,141. Since the count...
Sport

Panic at the Tokyo Games as 12 police officers guarding athletes at the Olympic Village ”test positive for Covid-19”

  The Tokyo 2020 Olympic is facing a fresh coronavirus panic after 12 police officers guarding the Olympic Village reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. According to Mail Online, a further 38 have also been told to self-isolate. The policemen, all in their 20s, make up half of a special deployment of 100 from the Hyogo province to provide security for athletes at their accommodation during the Games.   The report said the officers had been staying at a cramped dormitory accommodation in a Tokyo suburb where they had to share washing facilities which have been blamed for the explosion in cases. Despite the outbreak, officers from the same Hyogo unit continue to man security posts at the Olympic Village and were seen interacting with the athletes and the ...
Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may not be highly effective against Delta and lambda variant – New study says
News

Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may not be highly effective against Delta and lambda variant – New study says

A new study suggests that those who received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may need a booster to help their bodies combat the Delta and Lambda variants of the pathogen. Researchers at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine tested blood samples drawn from people who had received the three coronavirus vaccines that the U.S. has approved for use in this country and found them to be less effective in the J&J version than the other two, Moderna and Pfizer. The study was published online in a pre-print — meaning it has not yet been peer-reviewed — journal BioRxiv on Tuesday. The study is important given that the Delta variant is now the source of 83% of all COVID-19 cases in the US, and is also the fastest spreading variant, citing U.S. Centers for Dis...
Republican lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor suspended by Twitter over ‘misleading’ COVID-19 posts
News

Republican lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor suspended by Twitter over ‘misleading’ COVID-19 posts

Republican lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended by Twitter for posting "misleading" information about Coronavirus. Greene was suspended for 12 hours after she posted messages that violated Twitter's policy against sharing misleading information about the Coronavirus. In two tweets on Monday July 19, she argued that vaccines should not be required, and that COVID-19 was not dangerous for people aged under 65 who are not obese. Both posts are still on display, but have been tagged by Twitter as "misleading". A Twitter spokesperson said; “We took enforcement action on the account @mtgreenee for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the Covid-19 misleading information policy." The congresswoman has been an outspoken opponent of vaccines and masks as tools ...
Ancelotti tells Real Madrid board to sign Man Utd star
Sport

Ancelotti tells Real Madrid board to sign Man Utd star

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has recommended the signing of Manchester United star Diogo Dalot to the club’s board, AS reports. Ancelotti is a huge admirer of the Portuguese right-back. The Italian was keen on signing Dalot during his time at Everton and he feels the defender could make the step up at Los Blancos, either on loan or on a permanent basis. Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan and the Serie A giants are keen on signing him permanently after he impressed during his 33 appearances for the San Siro club. He was given a late call-up into the Portugal squad this summer at Euro 2020 after Joao Cancelo had to pull out due to Coronavirus and the European championship further enhanced his reputation with Ancelotti. Dalot joined Man United from Porto i...
LaLiga: Why Barcelona has Cristiano Ronaldo’s Posters at Training ground
Sport

LaLiga: Why Barcelona has Cristiano Ronaldo’s Posters at Training ground

Barcelona has pasted news reports about Cristiano Ronaldo’s positive COVID-19 test, as a warning to their players to stay in line, AS reports. Ronaldo was the most high-profile player to contract Coronavirus after he was infected while on international duty with Portugal last October. It caused Ronaldo to miss Juventus’ Champions League group stage game in Turin, a match the Barca won 2-0 thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi. Although the walls of Barca’s training ground are covered with pictures of Messi, there is also a small dedication to his eternal rival. It is understood that in one of the dressing rooms at their Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper facility, a story relating to his positive test is pinned up. It is placed to serve as a warning to Ronald Koe...
Darts legend Andy Fordham dies at 59, months after revealing he was ‘terrified’ of death
Celebs

Darts legend Andy Fordham dies at 59, months after revealing he was ‘terrified’ of death

Darts legend, Andy Fordham has passed away at the age of 59, months after admitting that he was 'terrified' of death after suffering health issues in recent years. Fordham faced health problems during his life and once weighed 31 stone, revealing that he would drink 25 bottles of lager a day. He contracted coronavirus in January this year and revealed to The Sun that doctors warned him that the disease could hit him 'very quickly'. 'This is the scariest thing I've ever had to face in my life,' he said. 'My biggest fear is waking up one morning, not being able to breathe and being placed in the back of the ambulance - then not seeing my wife and children again.' Known as The Viking, died on Thursday afternoon, July 15, with his wife, Jenny, by his side. At the peak...
Mayor of Johannesburg Dies of COVID-19
News

Mayor of Johannesburg Dies of COVID-19

Geoff Makhubo, Mayor of South Africa’s economic hub and largest city, Johannesburg, has died after contracting the Coronavirus. Earlier this month, the City's spokesperson, Mlimandlela Ndamase said Makhubo had been hospitalised for Covid-19 complications following a positive test result in late June. He however succumbed to the infection on Friday morning at the age of 53. Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Development Eunice Mgcina has been appointed as acting mayor. Mgcina in her tribute to the late Mayor said; "We had hoped that Makubo would defeat the virus, return to work and lead the City as we face this pandemic that has devastated lives and livelihoods. Sadly, it was not to be. "Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife, daughters, mother an...
Nick Kyrgios Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after fans were Banned from the Major sport event
Sport

Nick Kyrgios Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after fans were Banned from the Major sport event

Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, after fans  were banned from the tournament due to a surge in Coronavirus cases. On Thursday, July 8, it was announced that there will be no fans inside stadiums for the Tokyo Games after a state of emergency was declared in the host city. The Games will still go ahead, beginning on July 23 and ending on August 8, but Kyrgios will not be taking part, as he cited the lack of fans and also admitted he ‘wants to get his body right’. The 26-year-old got to the third round of Wimbledon last weekend but had to withdraw from his match against Felix Auger Aliassime with an abdominal injury. Taking to social media on Thursday night, Kyrgios said: ‘Hey guys – I just want to let you know that I’ve decided to wi...
Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 4 million
News

Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 4 million

More than 4 million people around the world have died of Covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University published Thursday, July 8, 2021. Out of the over four million fatalities be, three countries- The US, India and Brazil account for more than a third of all global deaths. The United States, which has the highest number at 606,000, is followed closely by Brazil and India. The milestone comes as new cases and deaths are dropping in the US and Europe, where significant numbers of people have been vaccinated, but countries like Indonesia and Haiti are seeing an uptick in infection rates. The Delta variant, a more transmissible and possibly more dangerous strain of coronavirus, is also contributing to an increase in cases in some countries. In the US, the Delta va...
UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock Resigns after he was caught locking lips with an aide (Photos)
News

UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock Resigns after he was caught locking lips with an aide (Photos)

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigned from his position after he broke government coronavirus restrictions during an affair with a close aide. The Sun had published images of the married Cabinet minister locking lips with senior aide Gina Coladangelo, a married mother-of-three in an office in the government’s Department of Health. The outlet said the images were from a leaked CCTV footage from May 6 before the country’s strict regulations were loosened to allow hugs with family members The Health Secretary quit on Saturday amid mounting pressure from Tory colleagues over the images of him kissing and cuddling married mother of three, Gina Coladangelo. "The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is lead...
Euro 2020: Croatia Suffer Setback ahead of Clash with Spain
Sport

Euro 2020: Croatia Suffer Setback ahead of Clash with Spain

Croatia has suffered a major setback ahead of their Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Spain on Monday. Croatia star, Ivan Perisic, has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the clash at Parken Stadium in Denmark. England vs Croatia: Rio Ferdinand hands Southgate names of players to start Euro 2021 tie According to BBC Sport, the 32-year-old will now have to self isolate for ten days. This means Perisic will have to sit out the cracker against Spain, and it could be costly for the 2018 World Cup finalists. Croatia head to the game following a 3-1 win over Scotland in their last game. Spain, meanwhile, defeated Slovakia 5-0. The kick-off time for Croatia vs Spain is 5 pm.
England top group as Sterling header sees off Czechs
Sport

England top group as Sterling header sees off Czechs

Raheem Sterling was England's Wembley match-winner once again as his early header earned a 1-0 victory over Czech Republic, sealing top spot in Group D and setting up a last-16 tie next Tuesday with the runners-up of the pool containing France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary. Local lad Sterling (12) made the difference against Croatia in England's opening match of Euro 2020 and he doubled his tally for the tournament with a close-range header from Jack Grealish's excellent cross, after earlier hitting the post inside two minutes. England were without Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell, who had been forced to isolate after Scotland's Billy Gilmour tested positive for coronavirus, but played with an attacking freedom in the first half which had been missing from their first two group game...
Fans to Learn Impact of Latest Covid-19 Restrictions
Sport

Fans to Learn Impact of Latest Covid-19 Restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's expected announcement delaying the final stage of easing coronavirus restrictions is likely to have a significant knock-on effect for sports fans. On Monday, the Prime Minister is likely to put on hold for four weeks plans for the lifting of controls - slated for June 21 - amid a surge in cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 first identified in India. That will directly impact Wembley's hosting of the Euro 2020 semi-final and final, Wimbledon and other major events like Formula 1's British Grand Prix and golf's Open Championship. Image:The announcement could directly impact the remainder of the Euro 2020 matches at Wembley Gareth Southgate's side opened up their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Croatia, watched by 22,500 supporters who g...
Euro 2020: Portugal Suffer Major Setback as Key Player Pulls Out of squad
Sport

Euro 2020: Portugal Suffer Major Setback as Key Player Pulls Out of squad

Portugal have suffered a major setback ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Hungary on Tuesday. Portugal defender, Joao Cancelo, pulled out of the team’s squad at the weekend after testing positive for coronavirus [COVID-19]. The Manchester City star is now replaced by Manchester United full-back, Diogo Dalot, who spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at AC Milan. A statement from the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) read in part: “Under-21 international Diogo Dalot will join the National Team’s delegation in Budapest to prepare for his debut at Euro 2020. “The AC Milan player will replace Joao Cancelo, who tested positive for Covid-19 following a rapid antigen test carried out this Saturday by the FPF Health and Performance Unit. “All players and members of the ento...
Lagos ranked Second Least Liveable City in the world 2021, Behind Damascus
News

Lagos ranked Second Least Liveable City in the world 2021, Behind Damascus

Lagos City of Nigeria has been ranked the second worst city to live in. Auckland in New Zealand has been named the world's most liveable city in an annual ranking that has been shifted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey ranked 140 cities on factors including stability, infrastructure, education  and access to healthcare but also added the factor of the Coronavirus pandemic which has greatly decided people's choices when choosing places to live in. Due to the pandemic factor, European cities fell while those in Australia, Japan and New Zealand rose up the rankings. These countries that are all islands responded swiftly to thr coronavirus outbreak and were able to minimise cases and loosen restrictions. Damascus just like last year, rem...
Kante Opens up on Possibility of Winning Ballon d’Or
Sport

Kante Opens up on Possibility of Winning Ballon d’Or

  Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has opened up on winning the 2021 Ballon d’ Or. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Kante, who produced a spectacular display as he helped Chelsea to claim a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League final last month, was backed by Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, to win this year’s Ballon d’ Or. Reacting to the development ahead of Euro 2020, Kante told a press conference that the talks of him winning the Ballon d’ Or this year are premature, adding that there is a long way to go. “It is a bit early to talk about it now,” Kante told reporters when asked about winning the Ballon d’Or. “We’re in the middle of the year, there are six months l...
Spain’s Euro 2020 Plans in Crisis as Captain Sergio Busquets tests positive for Covid-19 eight days before Opening match
Sport

Spain’s Euro 2020 Plans in Crisis as Captain Sergio Busquets tests positive for Covid-19 eight days before Opening match

Spain's preparations for Euro 2020 have been hit after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus just eight days away from their game. The Barcelona midfielder led the team in a friendly against Portugal on Friday June 4 but contracted the virus over the weekend and will now enter a period of self-isolation. The rest of the squad all tested negative, but the players and staff who were in close contact with the 32-year-old must also quarantine. Spain, who open their European Championship campaign against Sweden next Monday, are set to play their final friendly against Lithuania on Tuesday. The game will still go ahead, but under-21s manager Luis De la Fuente will take charge and use players from his squad. A statement from Royal Spanish Football Federation r...
Family Shocked as woman believed to have died from Covid returns home two weeks after cremation
News

Family Shocked as woman believed to have died from Covid returns home two weeks after cremation

The bereaved family of an Indian woman who had been declared dead after contracting Covid-19 were shocked when she returned home two weeks after her funeral. Muktyala Girijamma, 60, had reportedly "died of coronavirus" in May. Her nephew, Nagu, told reporters that when they tried to visit her at Vijayawada Government General Hospital on May 15, they were told that she had died and had to be cremated. Due to Covid guidelines, the family could only view the body from a distance and it remained tightly wrapped in plastic right up until the point of cremation. Nagu said: "The duty doctor on that day failed to inform my uncle that she was shifted to another ward and told him that she succumbed to Covid. "Believing it, we went to the mortuary to find her body where we were given ...
Stray Dogs Seen Eating Bodies of Dead Covid Patients as Families Throw Bodies in river due to full Cemeteries
News

Stray Dogs Seen Eating Bodies of Dead Covid Patients as Families Throw Bodies in river due to full Cemeteries

Stray dogs have been pictured eating charred human bodies that washed up on the banks of a river in India. Due to the increase in coronavirus-related deaths in India, the country has been struggling to dispose of dead bodies. Cemeteries and crematoriums are overwhelmed and, as a result, relatives have been forced to toss the bodies of their loved ones into the river. Residents of Uttarkashi in Uttrakhand, India, claim to have seen stray dogs consuming human flesh after bodies drifted onto banks of the river Bhagirathi. One resident said he was painting by the river on Monday, May 31, when he noticed the dogs "gnawing and feeding on" the dead, MailOnline reports. One resident said he was painting by the river on Monday, May 31, when he noticed the dogs "gnawing and feeding o...
Footballer, Arturo Vidal Hospitalised with Severe Tonsillitis and COVID-19 Just Days after being Vaccinated
Sport

Footballer, Arturo Vidal Hospitalised with Severe Tonsillitis and COVID-19 Just Days after being Vaccinated

Inter Milan midfielder, Arturo Vidal has been hospitalised for severe tonsillitis and Covid-19 after testing positive while on international duty with Chile. The 34-year-old, who was vaccinated against the virus on Friday, has been isolated from his Chile team-mates for 72 hours after initially being taken into hospital with the throat infection. The national team confirmed he had later tested positive for coronavirus but that no other players in the squad had been infected. "The medical team of the Chilean national team emphasizes that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid," the national team said on its official website. The midfielder will now miss Chile's World Cup qualifier with Argentina on Thursday. ...
CONMEBOL Confirms new Venue for Copa America 2021
Sport

CONMEBOL Confirms new Venue for Copa America 2021

  South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has announced that the 2021 Copa America will be played in Brazil after original hosts Colombia and Argentina had to pull out of holding the tournament. CONMEBOL made the announcement on Monday, just thirteen days before the tournament is set to begin. Colombia and Argentina had to pull out due to political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Copa America will begin on June 13 and end on July 11. Meanwhile, Brazil is one of the countries in the world worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with the second-highest death toll of over 460,000 so far and more than 16.5 million cases. Brazil won the Copa America in 2019 after beating Peru 3-1 in the final.
Copa America in Doubt after CONMEBOL Confirms Argentina will no longer host tournament
Sport

Copa America in Doubt after CONMEBOL Confirms Argentina will no longer host tournament

  The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has confirmed Argentina will no longer host the Copa America. This development throws the tournament into doubt with only 13 days before it was due to kick off. The tournament was scheduled to be played in Argentina and Colombia between June 13 and July 10. However, Colombia was removed as co-host on May 20 and Argentina has now followed due to what CONMEBOL said was “the present circumstances”. Argentina is currently suffering from a spike in Coronavirus cases. “CONMEBOL is analysing offers from other countries that have shown interest in hosting the continental tournament. “Updates will be announced soon,” it said in a short statement.
Facebook Reverses Policy on ban of posts Saying Covid-19 was Man-made
News

Facebook Reverses Policy on ban of posts Saying Covid-19 was Man-made

Social media giants, Facebook have said it will no longer remove from its platforms claims that coronavirus was man-made. The announcement comes shortly after US President Joe Biden announced he had directed the US intelligence community to restart an investigation into the origin of Covid-19. Biden announced Wednesday, May 26, he had given the US officials 90 days to investigate the virus' origins. The announcement came after a US intelligence report found several researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, a new detail that was not revealed before. The Trump administration had touted claims that Coronavirus was man made i.e created in a Chinese lab, but China vigorously denied that assertion with the World Healt...
Watch Firefighters Rescue Footballer Dangling from 11th-floor Balcony While Trying Escape hotel Fire
Sport

Watch Firefighters Rescue Footballer Dangling from 11th-floor Balcony While Trying Escape hotel Fire

Firefighters in Argentina rescued a footballer from an 11th-floor fire at the Hotel de las Americas in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, May 25. Francisco Duarte , 21, a player for Rentistas de Uruguay, was forced to observe mandatory isolation for COVID-19 at the Hotel de las Américas when the fire broke out in his room. AP reported that Duarte hung from his balcony as he tried to escape before firefighters raced to get rescue the footballer, who had tested positive for COVID-19. Two other players from the Rentistas squad evacuated the building by their own means. In a video released by the Buenos Aires City Hall, midfielder Francisco Duarte  is hanging at the balcony of his room on the highest floor, where thick smoke was coming out. With the help of a crane, firefighters w...
First Man in World to get Covid Vaccine, William Shakespeare, Dies aged 81
Sport

First Man in World to get Covid Vaccine, William Shakespeare, Dies aged 81

William Shakespeare, the first man in the world to be vaccinated against coronavirus, has died aged 81. William Shakespeare's name and face were shared across the globe on December 8 last year after receiving his vaccine at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Sadly, the pensioner from Coventry died last Thursday, May 20, at the same hospital, of an unrelated illness. Local councillor Jayne Innes has described him as a "much-loved figure" with the Coventry Labour party, The Mirror reports. Ms Innes said: "He was such a lovely man, one who had a real commitment to making his local area better. "During lockdown local families will have enjoyed walking amongst the trees planted by Bill and his colleagues in Allesley back in the 1980s. "He was also very ...
Update: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be forced into paying Deontay Wilder £5.65m to step-aside
Sport

Update: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be forced into paying Deontay Wilder £5.65m to step-aside

Boxer, Deontay Wilder could be in for a £5.65million pay day from Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after a US court ruled in his favour. Fury and Wilder were meant to fight last summer for the third time as stipulated in their contract but Coronavirus restrictions plus Wilder's claim of injury stopped the match from going through. After Fury began negotiations to fight Joshua, Wilder came back asking that his fight contract with Fury be respected and carried out but Fury rejected his proposal saying the contract timing has already expired. Now a court has ruled that the trilogy fight clause in the Deontay's contract with the Gypsy King must be honoured by September 15. The decision will be a major problem for Fury and Joshua who have a 200 million dollars fight scheduled i...
Toni Kroos to miss Real Madrid’s must-win season finale against Villarreal after testing positive for Covid 
Sport

Toni Kroos to miss Real Madrid’s must-win season finale against Villarreal after testing positive for Covid 

Real Madrid playmaker, Toni Kroos will miss will his club's final game of the season after testing positive for Coronavirus. Real will face Villarreal on Saturday to close out the campaign and must win, hoping Atletico Madrid loses away at Valladolid for them to be crowned champions of La Liga. Kroos, who has been one of Zinedine Zidane's most important players this season, got infected with the virus after coming into direct contact with someone who had coronavirus. "Real Madrid announce that our player, Toni Kroos, tested positive in the COVID-19 test he underwent today,' a club statement said '"Kroos has been in isolation since Friday, May 14, after having come into direct contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19." "There is no suggestion that he is suffe...
House of Reps set to Legalize the Use of Indian Hemp for Economic Benefits – Spokesperson Benjamin Okezie Kalu
News

House of Reps set to Legalize the Use of Indian Hemp for Economic Benefits – Spokesperson Benjamin Okezie Kalu

The spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, says the lower chamber of the National Assembly is set to legalize the use of Indian Hemp in Nigeria for economic benefit. Kalu announced this at a press conference on the benefits and opportunities of Cannabis in Akure, Ondo state. According to Kalu, the House of Representatives has concluded an arrangement to organize a two-day stakeholders roundtable on the benefits of the weed that will be attended by scientists, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, farmers, insurance companies, executives, and private sector investors, He said the roundtable is scheduled to hold between June 7 and 8. He explained that countries such as South Africa and others are currently reaping high revenue from cannabis which th...
Tielemans Screamer Wins Leicester their First FA Cup
Sport

Tielemans Screamer Wins Leicester their First FA Cup

Youri Tielemans struck a sensational winner to clinch Leicester City their first FA Cup in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, in front of 21,000 fans at Wembley - with Ben Chilwell's 89th-minute effort ruled out by VAR for offside. It was the biggest gathering of supporters inside a stadium since the coronavirus pandemic began - and they were treated to incredible drama in the 140th FA Cup final. Leicester fans had the perfect view as Tielemans fired a brilliant shot into the top corner of the goal at their end on 63 minutes. It was a goal worthy of winning any final and capped a superb performance from the Belgian. Leicester, who lost key defender Jonny Evans to injury midway through the first half, held on and, 52 years after their last appearance in a FA Cup final, were able to ho...
North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements
News

North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements

The Secretive state of North Korea has warned the United States it will face a "crisis beyond control in the near future" and accused South Korea of carrying out an "intolerable provocation" against Pyongyang in a series of statements released Sunday, May 2. In one statement, North Korea blasted US President Joe Biden for saying, in a speech to Congress on Thursday that Pyongyang's nuclear program presents "a serious threat to America's security and world security." North Korea which is now a nuclear state, accused the US of engaging in "political chicanery" last week, when the State Department called North Korea "one of the most repressive and totalitarian states in the world." Kwon Jong Gun, the director general of the Department of US Affairs at North Korea's Foreign Minist...
India’s Covid-19 Variant Found in 17 Countries as Death Toll Passes 200,000 
News

India’s Covid-19 Variant Found in 17 Countries as Death Toll Passes 200,000 

India's coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on Wednesday April 28, with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in just 24 hours, as the World Health Organization warned that a variant of Covid-19 to be contributing to a surge in cases in India has been found in 17 countries. A total of 201,187 people have now died, 3,293 of them in the past day, according to health ministry data, although experts suspect that the true toll is higher. India has now reported 18 million infections, an increase of 360,000 in 24 hours, which is a new world record. This month alone the country has added almost six million new cases. The rapid rises in cases have been blamed on a new virus variant as well as mass political and religious events, which has overwhelmed hospitals with dire shortages of be...
52 Passengers On A Flight From India To Hong Kong Test Positive For COVID-19
Health

52 Passengers On A Flight From India To Hong Kong Test Positive For COVID-19

Fifty-two passengers on one flight from Delhi to Hong Kong test positive for coronavirus after landing - despite ALL presenting a negative test while boarding At least 52 people from a single flight from Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive for Covid-19, despite all passengers presenting a negative coronavirus test before boarding. All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight from India's capital, run by Indian airline Vistara on April 4. Hong Kong as a whole has been recording fewer daily new infections than the total number detected on the flight, since it brought a fourth wave of infections under control in January. Meanwhile in India, the country's healthcare system is collapsing under a devastating second wave of coronavirus that is kill...
“Watch 2022, all church restrictions due to Covid will be removed” – Leke Adeboye says Nigerian politicians become strong church members when election is near
News

“Watch 2022, all church restrictions due to Covid will be removed” – Leke Adeboye says Nigerian politicians become strong church members when election is near

Pastor Leke Adeboye, son of RCCG General Overseer Pastor E.A. Adeboye, took to Instagram to share his observation about Nigerian politicians and their approach to religion. He said Nigerian politicians only become strong church members when elections are coming. He predicted that as election draws near, he's certain all restrictions placed on church activities due to the coronavirus pandemic will be removed. Read his post below.
Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack
Sport

Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack

The Reds boss' heart may have been in the right place, but many feel that the German trainer has missed the point. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been branded “spectacularly tone deaf” by former Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, with the former having told the press to “calm down” in the wake of the European Super League fallout. Fans and pundits reacted furiously to the news of a proposed breakaway project announced on Sunday, only for the six English clubs involved to pull out 48 hours later. Klopp stated his belief that the outrage must be curbed somewhat since the announcement that the 'Bix Six' would no longer be taking part, suggesting that continuing to fan the flames of protest could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.  
Brazil Urges Women to Delay Pregnancy Over claims new COVID variant is more Dangerous to Expectant Mothers
News

Brazil Urges Women to Delay Pregnancy Over claims new COVID variant is more Dangerous to Expectant Mothers

Health officials in Brazil have urged women to postpone pregnancy until the coronavirus pandemic has passed because the new variants of the virus is more dangerous to expectant mothers. The Secretary of Primary Health Care of the Brazilian health ministry, Raphael Camara disclosed this and said that the variants of covid in Brazil are more dangerous to expectant mothers. 'If possible [the women should] postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time so that [they] can have a more peaceful pregnancy,' he said in a press conference on Friday. He added that the ministry is now working on studies on the issue of pregnancy and variants of the virus. 'The clinical view of experts shows that the new variant has a more aggressive action on pregnant women,' he said. 'Before, [sever...
Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19
Sport

Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19

Spanish Professional Football Club, Real Madrid has revealed that its defender, Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. This was revealed on the official website of the football club as the player is out of their upcoming match with Liverpool on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. Ramos was also absent from his team’s weekend win over fierce rivals Barcelona, which placed them in a strong position to defend their league title. The Spanish giants won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Vinicius Junior and Marcos Asensio, who are both in excellent form ahead of tomorrow’s match at Anfield. Meanwhile, the Grid Company Limited(GRIDCo) has explained the reason behind the sudden power outages in the country yesterday. In a statement release, the company revealed that there was...
Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines
News

Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines

Sex workers in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines. Thousands of sex workers in the city have been forced by pandemic-related closure of hotels, where they rented rooms to sell their services -- to solicit for clients on the street, they say. "We are in the front line, moving the economy and we are at risk," Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais state, told AFP. "We need to get vaccinated." Vieira and other women held a protest Monday, April 5, in a street where they used to ply their trade, waving placards declaring: "Sex workers are professionals" and "Sex work and health." "We are part...
Update: DMX Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19 while in Hospital Fighting for his Life 
Celebs

Update: DMX Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19 while in Hospital Fighting for his Life 

Hip Hop icon, DMX has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus while in the hospital fighting for his life. Recall the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was hospitalized at White Plains Hospital last Friday after suffering a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack and is "facing serious health issues. He was reported without oxygen for like 30 minutes while unconscious when police arrived on the scene on April 2 and transported him to the Hospital. The rapper was scheduled for critical brain function tests today to determine the decision that his family will have to make. But it has now been revealed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to VladTV, X’s manager Steve Rifkind said he tested positive for COVID-19 while in the hospital. The posi...
Ethiopian Airlines plane mistakenly lands at unopened airport still under construction
News

Ethiopian Airlines plane mistakenly lands at unopened airport still under construction

An Ethiopian Airlines plane mistakenly landed at an unopened airport still under construction in Zambia, the airline has confirmed. The flight, a cargo service traveling from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and destined for Ndola, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport -- instead landed Sunday at Zambia's new Copperbelt International Airport, which has not yet been inaugurated, the airline said in a statement. The flight -- ET 3891 -- made a safe landing in the new airport, Ethiopian Airlines added. The transport ministry's permanent secretary Misheck Lungu told the AFP news agency that the pilot had landed at the unopened airport "by error." The Copperbelt International Airport is about 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport by car. "When he was about to land he was ...
Real Madrid Confirm Key Player to Miss Liverpool clash
Sport

Real Madrid Confirm Key Player to Miss Liverpool clash

Real Madrid have confirmed defender Raphael Varane will miss their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday against Liverpool, after testing positive for coronavirus. This means Zinedine Zidane will be without his first-choice central defender, as Sergio Ramos is already sidelined with a calf problem. Varane and Ramos will likely miss the second leg at Anfield next Wednesday, April 14. Zidane is set to start Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao in the first leg. Zidane also hinted over the weekend that Eden Hazard could be fit after a hip injury but the former Chelsea man was not named in the Spaniards’ squad.

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5107