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Alisson, Thiago Silva & other Premier League stars in Brazil squad as talks continue over quarantine restrictions
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Alisson, Thiago Silva & other Premier League stars in Brazil squad as talks continue over quarantine restrictions

Brazil are confident there will be no repeat of the previous international break, when Premier League clubs refused to release their players Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva are among eight Premier League players included in the Brazil squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers as talks continue over quarantine regulations that could see them miss games upon their return to England. Under current UK Government rules, anyone travelling to a country on the red list is required to quarantine for 10 days upon their return, due to high coronavirus spread in those countries. A number of Premier League clubs refused to release their players for the international break earlier this month, which sparked a row with the national associations that was onl...
Wendy Williams tests positive for COVID-19, postpones 13th season of her show
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Wendy Williams tests positive for COVID-19, postpones 13th season of her show

Wendy Williams has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. On Tuesday, The Wendy Williams Show announced that the 57-year-old talk show host is postponing the 13th season of her popular daytime talk show in order for her to get better and to quarantine. Season 13 of The Wendy Williams Show was scheduled to start on Sept. 20. The date has now been moved to Oct. 4. "To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by the SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th," a statement on the show's official Instagram account reads. "In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled." This comes a week after the show announced that Wendy was dealing with o...
Arsenal team news: White & Partey set to return for Norwich clash as Gunners seek Tomiyasu work permit
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Arsenal team news: White & Partey set to return for Norwich clash as Gunners seek Tomiyasu work permit

Mikel Arteta is welcoming an England international defender back from quarantine, while an all-action midfielder has shaken off an ankle injury Arsenal have been boosted by the news that Ben White and Thomas Partey will come back into contention this weekend for a crunch clash with Norwich. The Gunners, who remain without a point or a goal in the Premier League this season, are due to play host to the Canaries at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Mikel Arteta desperately needs to find inspiration from somewhere, and two big-money signings are set to aid his cause by returning to the fold from enforced absences
Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker dies 2 weeks on the job
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Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker dies 2 weeks on the job

German ambassador to China Jan Hecker has died, barely two weeks into the job. Hecker, 54, a foreign policy advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, had just taken up his post on Aug. 24, the embassy in the Chinese capital said in a posting on its social media Wechat account. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. “It is with deep sadness and dismay that we learned of the sudden death of the German ambassador to China,” Germany’s Federal Foreign Office said on its website. An embassy spokesman declined further comment to Reuters. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin offered condolences when asked about Hecker's death during a regular media briefing. "We are shocked to learn about the sudden death of Ambassador Hecker, who had been working actively to promote...
Chelsea outcast Bakayoko returns to AC Milan on loan
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Chelsea outcast Bakayoko returns to AC Milan on loan

The midfielder heads to San Siro for a second spell having seen his first-team chances limited at Stamford Bridge AC Milan have re-signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a two-year loan from Chelsea. The deal includes an obligation to make the move permanent for around €15 million (£13m/$18m). The 27-year-old returns to Milan for a second loan spell, having made 42 appearances for the club during the 2018-19 campaign.  
Cavani to remain at Man Utd over international break as Uruguay cancel call-up for World Cup qualifiers
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Cavani to remain at Man Utd over international break as Uruguay cancel call-up for World Cup qualifiers

The veteran striker won't be linking up with his country for their next set of fixtures against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador Edinson Cavani will remain at Manchester United over the international break after Uruguay announced their decision to cancel his call-up for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. All 20 clubs in the Premier League unanimously agreed last week not to release players for the latest set of international fixtures if they were being staged in the United Kingdom's 'red list' countries. The majority of South America has been flagged up on that coronavirus travelling list, meaning that any players who still decided to play for their country would be required to enter into quarantine for 10 days upon their return to England.  
Solskjaer issues stern warning to Cavani, Fred
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Solskjaer issues stern warning to Cavani, Fred

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Edinson Cavani and Fred not to stay away from the club for too long. The Scot called on the two South American stars to put the club ahead of their countries, Uruguay and Brazil respectively. Premier League announced early last week that clubs had ‘reluctantly but unanimously decided to not release players for World Cup qualifying matches which will be played in red-list countries. According to United Kingdom’s current COVID-19 guidelines, anyone arriving from a country on the red-list must quarantine at a hotel for 10 days. Should Cavani and Fred travel for the matches with their national sides, both players would be forced to quarantine and would miss at least two of Manchester United league games in S...
Ayew and Amartey: Fifa boss Infantino pleads over release of Ghana duo and others for World Cup qualifiers
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Ayew and Amartey: Fifa boss Infantino pleads over release of Ghana duo and others for World Cup qualifiers

The Black Stars could have their men for their clash with South Africa following an intervention from the world football governing body boss Fifa president Gianni Infantino is calling on the United Kingdom government to reconsider its stance on mandatory quarantine for international players from coronavirus red-listed countries, a directive that currently rules Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew and Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey out of Ghana’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against South Africa. Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu will also be absent from the Black Stars trip to Johannesburg for the September 6 fixture under the standing guidelines. Infantino’s appeal comes a day after the English Football Association announced Premier League clubs have “reluctantly but unanimously”...
FIFA chief Infantino urges leagues to release internationals after Premier League and La Liga refusal
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FIFA chief Infantino urges leagues to release internationals after Premier League and La Liga refusal

The English and Spanish top flights are both reluctant to let footballers travel, with Italy's Serie A now sharing a similar stance FIFA president Gianni Infantino has urged the organisers of the Premier League and La Liga to reverse their decision to ban players from travelling to World Cup qualifiers this September. The two leagues have confirmed that they will not let internationals travel to countries in which mandatory quarantine periods would be necessary upon their return. This could cause serious issues with the coming international window, with Argentina and Brazil among the nations set to take a hit due to the rules.
World Cup Qualifiers: Sasere positive about Nigeria’s chances despite Premier League ruling
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World Cup Qualifiers: Sasere positive about Nigeria’s chances despite Premier League ruling

The Super Eagles will be without their England-based stars for next month’s qualifying matches en route Qatar 2022 Hamrun Spartans striker Franklin Sasere has identified the positives even though Nigeria won't be able to parade their England-based stars for September’s World Cup qualifiers with Liberia and Cape Verde. The Premier League organisers announced on Tuesday that they will not release players for international engagements in 'red list' countries, where they would have to quarantine on their return to the United Kingdom because of Covid-19 restrictions “Premier League clubs have today reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month,” a statement on the EPL website read.  
Arsenal’s Partey, Brighton’s Tau & Leicester City’s Iheanacho ruled out of World Cup qualifiers
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Arsenal’s Partey, Brighton’s Tau & Leicester City’s Iheanacho ruled out of World Cup qualifiers

The Super Eagles, Black Stars and Bafana Bafana will be without their English based stars for next month’s qualifying matches enroute Qatar 2022 Arsenal’s Thomas Partey, Brighton and Hove Albion’s Percy Tau and Leicester City’s quartet of Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka plus Daniel Amartey will play no part in September’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifications for Africa. This is due to the Premier League’s decision on Tuesday not to release players for international engagements in 'red list' countries – where they would have to quarantine on their return to the United Kingdom because of Covid restrictions. “Premier League clubs have today reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month,” a statem...
Premier League clubs will not release players to ‘red list’ countries for World Cup qualifiers during international break
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Premier League clubs will not release players to ‘red list’ countries for World Cup qualifiers during international break

The league said that FIFA's refusal to waive the mandatory UK quarantine period played a role in their decision The Premier League has announced it will not release players for international matches played in "red-list" countries next month. Under current UK government rules, anyone travelling to a country on the red list is required to quarantine for 10 days upon their return, due to high coronavirus spread in those countries. FIFA has refused to allow players an exemption to this quarantine, causing the Premier League to announce it has "reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players" for the upcoming international break.
Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and wife hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 months after receiving Pfizer vaccine
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Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and wife hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 months after receiving Pfizer vaccine

American Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. along with his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. In a statement released by the prominent political activist's organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. it said the reverend, who is 79 years old, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Their conditions haven't been released. Anyone who has been around either person in the last five to six days is advised to quarantine in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, according to Rainbow PUSH. "Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both," the organization said. "Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the...
Odegaard flies into UK to complete permanent Arsenal transfer
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Odegaard flies into UK to complete permanent Arsenal transfer

Real Madrid midfielder, Martin Odegaard, has arrived in the UK ahead of finalizing his permanent move to Arsenal The Norwegian spent the second half of last season on loan with the Gunners. He made 20 appearances across all competitions, with one of his two goals coming in the north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur in March. Odegaard, who will join for an initial £30m fee plus bonuses, was in London on Wednesday undergoing a medical. Sky Sports reports personal terms have been agreed and the 22-year-old is fully vaccinated, so will not have to quarantine. If he is registered by midday on Friday, Odegaard will be available to face Chelsea on Sunday.
Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law
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Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law. This was announcened via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday August 20. The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday August 22 after President Buhari must have fulfilled the days of mandatory isolation. The statement read;  “Working from home in five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on Friday, August 13, the President assented to the Bill, Monday, August 16, in his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty. “The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday, after the days of mandatory isolation wou...
Manchester United unveil defender, Raphael Varane
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Manchester United unveil defender, Raphael Varane

Manchester United have unveiled French defender, Raphael Varane. The former Real Madrid star was unveiled before the kickoff of their Premier League opener against Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday. The World Cup winner displayed his number 19 jersey to applause from the fans. The 28-year-old had attracted interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before his move to the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskajer, United coach, had revealed in a press conference on Friday that the deal to sign the defender was done but quarantine due to COVID-19 protocols delayed the announcement. “It’s not 100% done and I can say he probably won’t be [available against Leeds] because he has not trained with us,” he said. “It always happens that there are little things. Th...
Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer explains delay in Varane’s transfer
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Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer explains delay in Varane’s transfer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Raphael Varane will not be able to make his debut this weekend against Leeds United because his move from Real Madrid is not yet complete. United confirmed they had agreed on a £34 million deal for the defender on July 27. However, 17 days later, the Red Devils are yet to officially announce his arrival. Varane is in Manchester after isolation and according to Solskjaer, he has not trained with his new teammates. United host Leeds United on Saturday to start their Premier League campaign. The deadline to register new players for the opening round of fixtures passed at 12pm on Friday. “He has not trained with us. Things happen and things take time and unfortunately, the isolation has delayed these thing...
Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica
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Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica

The 21-year-old defender becomes the Gunners' first signing of the summer Arsenal have signed Portugal Under-21 full-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for £7m ($9.7m). The 21-year-old, a graduate of Benfica's youth system, has signed a long-term deal to become the Gunners' first signing of the summer. He is currently in quarantine to comply with UK government coronavirus regulations for international travellers, but is expected to link up with his new team-mates for their pre-season training camp in Scotland next week.
Leeds sign Defender Firpo from Barcelona
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Leeds sign Defender Firpo from Barcelona

Leeds have completed the signing of full-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona for a fee of £12.8m. Following a period of quarantine and completion of his medical, the full-back signed a four-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2025. Born in the Dominican Republic, Firpo moved to Spain at a young age and made his breakthrough at Real Betis. Making his first La Liga start in February 2018 in Betis' 1-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna, the full-back went on to become a first team regular at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. In August 2019, he joined Barcelona, where made 41 appearances. Barca are looking to shift players as they try to reduce their huge wage bill, with the Spanish club reportedly keen to release Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic, and l...
Airlines to pay $3,500 fine for each foreigner who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria – FG
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Airlines to pay $3,500 fine for each foreigner who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria – FG

The federal government has announced that airlines operating in the country will have to pay a $3,500 fine for each foreigner who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19 who made the announcement on Wednesday June 30, said non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into the country. The directive which excludes those who transited through these countries, will take effect on July 2. Nigerians and those with permanent resident permits who visited Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa...
Emotional Busquets revels in Spain triumph after returning from coronavirus
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Emotional Busquets revels in Spain triumph after returning from coronavirus

The 32-year-old helped La Roja to their first win of Euro 2020 in his first appearance on Wednesday Sergio Busquets was in tears after helping Spain defeat Slovakia 5-0 on Wednesday in his first game back after recovering from Covid-19. The midfielder tested positive earlier this month and was forced into quarantine, missing both of Spain's first two Euro 2020 matches. Busquets made his return in a rout over Slovakia, and was named UEFA's Star of the Match in the process.
Euro 2020: Southgate Names two Squad Members that will not Play last-16 clash
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Euro 2020: Southgate Names two Squad Members that will not Play last-16 clash

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has admitted that it will be “very complicated” for Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell to start their last-16 match. The Chelsea duo were forced into quarantine, after coming into close contact with Scotland’s midfielder, Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19. Mount and Chilwell both missed the 1-0 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday. “We think the quarantine ends at midnight of match day. “What we don’t know is how much training they can do and what might be possible. They can obviously train individually and we think there might be a period where they can train in groups distanced, but I’m not sure they can join in the whole group. “So the reality is it’s really complicated for them to start in the game next week,” England mana...
UEFA Clears air on Moving Euro 2020 semi-final, final from Wembley
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UEFA Clears air on Moving Euro 2020 semi-final, final from Wembley

  UEFA has insisted it has no plans to replace Wembley as the stadium that will host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020. This comes after Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, called for the matches to be moved from the UK due to rising COVID-19 cases. There have also been rumours that UEFA could opt for Budapest, the capital of Hungary, if the UK government refuses to allow quarantine exemptions for visiting supporters and UEFA guests to attend the games. However, a UEFA spokesman said on Tuesday: “UEFA, the English FA and the English authorities are working closely together successfully to stage the semifinals and final of EURO in Wembley and there are no plans to change the venue for those games.” Wembley is scheduled to host the semi-finals on July 6 and 7 b...
Kim Kardashian opens up about what made her reassess her relationship with Kanye in final episode of KUWTK
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Kim Kardashian opens up about what made her reassess her relationship with Kanye in final episode of KUWTK

Keeping Up With The Kardashians is over and in the final episode, Kim opened up about her relationship with Kanye and what she wants from a partner that was lacking in hers. Speaking to her mum, Kim confessed she had achieved everything she had set her mind to, yet she had no partner to share that with because she and her husband were mostly apart. She said she realized she and Kanye got along best when they were living apart - something she says she isn't proud of - so she thought she could be fine with that and just find fulfillment in her kids. But she turned 40 and realized she didn't want to have a husband who lives apart from her. She said: "I've lived up to my expectations and achieved ten times more than I even thought was humanly possible. But I don't have a life to s...
Spain’s players to be vaccinated ahead of Euro 2020 opener after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente’s positive Covid tests
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Spain’s players to be vaccinated ahead of Euro 2020 opener after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente’s positive Covid tests

Spain's squad will be vaccinated by the army ahead of their Euro 2020 opener with Sweden after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid-19. Luis Enrique's side were forced to go into isolation after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente tested positive for COVID-19. Spain were forced to field an U21 side in their friendly against Lithuania, which they won 4-0. But the country's Ministry of Health has now approved proposals to give the first-team stars vaccinations. According to ESPN, the decision came after pressure from the Spanish football federation. They had reportedly been asking for players to be vaccinated for the last two months with the country's Olympic athletes having already received it. The squad have remained in quarantine with players trai...
Spain’s Euro 2020 Plans in Crisis as Captain Sergio Busquets tests positive for Covid-19 eight days before Opening match
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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...
A$AP Rocky Finally Confirms he’s Dating Rihanna; says she’s “the Love of my Life”
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A$AP Rocky Finally Confirms he’s Dating Rihanna; says she’s “the Love of my Life”

A$AP Rocky has opened up about his relationship with Rihanna and he said she's "the one". The 32-year-old rapper was featured in GQ magazine's June/July 2021 edition. For the cover story, he spoke about his romance with Rihanna, 33, gushing that she is "the love of my life; my lady." When asked what it feels like to be in a relationship, A$AP Rocky said, "So much better. So much better when you got 'the One.' She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones." "I think when you know, you know. She's the One," he added. A$AP Rocky also shared his thoughts on starting a family, saying that fatherhood is "in my destiny, absolutely." He added, "I think I'd be an incredible, remarkably overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very." Also in the cover...
UEFA Snubs Istanbul, UK, Chooses new Venue for Champions League Final
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UEFA Snubs Istanbul, UK, Chooses new Venue for Champions League Final

  UEFA is set to confirm that this year’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City will be moved from Istanbul to Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, according to Sky Sports. The UK had looked like a feasible alternative especially as it is an all-English finish. But UEFA and the FA could not agree on waiving quarantine rules for 2,000 staff, sponsors, VIPs and foreign media. A change of venue became imperative after the UK government placed Turkey on its COVID-19 red list and urged fans not to travel for the fixture. UK citizens returning from red-list countries are required to quarantine at a government-approved hotel for 10 days. The capacity at the Estadio do Dragao is 50,000 and UEFA is in talks with the Portuguese government to allow 20,000 to atte...
Wolves boss Nuno confirms plans to improve squad depth
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Wolves boss Nuno confirms plans to improve squad depth

Wolves boss Nuno has confirmed plans of deepening their squad this summer. Nuno says he needs greater depth after a difficult season. He said, “This season, all of us have been affected, and that can't take away our philosophy. We have to find the right balance. We'll never decide numbers on 'ifs' – if you go around your life with 'ifs', it'll be very difficult to decide. One of the ideas is to try and increase the numbers so we can be more prepared. “We have to decide on the players that we have on loan, but it's not the moment, we have specific dates to do so, and we'll approach this situation in the right moment." Nuno continued: “It's been tough for everybody. We are no different from other teams, all the teams have suffered problems, the pandemic has affected us as a socie...
Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered
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Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered

Music mogul, JAY-Z, has revealed how he has been living with his family and staying productive during quarantine. Over the first few months of 2021, Jay-Z has launched his own cannabis brand, sold half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and sold a majority ownership stake in TIDAL to Square, Inc. In a rare interview with The Sunday Times to promote his partnership with Puma as creative director, Jay-Z, 51, discussed his life in lockdown with Beyoncé and their three children. “In the beginning it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” says JAY-Z. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new nor...
Medvedev Positive For COVID-19, Withdraws From Monte Carlo
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Medvedev Positive For COVID-19, Withdraws From Monte Carlo

Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters after testing positive for Covid-19, the ATP Tour announced on Tuesday, raising questions about the latitude afforded to Monaco residents like the Russian who are allowed to stay at home rather than in a bio-secure hotel. “It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo. My focus is now on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on Tour as soon and as safely as possible,” world number two said in an ATP statement. Medvedev tested positive on Monday having practised with Rafael Nadal the day before. Organisers, contacted by AFP, declined to comment on whether the third seed risked being identified as a ‘close contact’ of Medvedev and forced to quarantine, scuppering the Spaniard’s quest for a 12th Monte Car...
Perez Re-elected Real Madrid President Without Opponents
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Perez Re-elected Real Madrid President Without Opponents

  Florentino Perez has been re-elected Real Madrid president for another four years, after no other candidates challenged him for the position. The 74-year-old has been president of the Spanish giants for a total of 18 years over two spells. First from 2000 until 2006 and then since 2009. Perez called for the presidential elections on April 1, and gave potential candidates until April 12 to step forward to be approved by the club’s electoral board. A candidate must have been a Real Madrid member or socio for at least 20 years and must have sufficient personal wealth to be able to obtain a bank guarantee worth at least 15% of the club’s budget. It’s the third time in a row that Perez has been re-elected without a vote. He also didn’t face any opposition in 2013 an...
Prince Harry Arrives at Heathrow Without Pregnant Meghan Markle Ahead of his Grandfather’s Burial
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Prince Harry Arrives at Heathrow Without Pregnant Meghan Markle Ahead of his Grandfather’s Burial

Prince Harry has arrived in London without his heavily-pregnant wife Meghan Markle ahead of Prince Philip's funeral. This is the Duke of Sussex's first visit to Britain since quitting royal duties and the couple's bombshell Oprah interview. The Duke of Sussex was reportedly seen leaving his California home on Saturday night, April 10, in a black Cadillac Escalade to board an early-hours flight from LA, and disembarking a BA plane at Heathrow airport around 10 hours later on Sunday, April 11. Harry was met by security off the plane and put into a black Range Rover, before he was reportedly driven to Kensington Palace. It is thought he will be quarantining at Nottingham Cottage, where he proposed to Meghan in 2017, because his official home under the Megxit deal, Frogmore Cot...
Jeannie Mai and Rapper Jeezy ‘Apply for a Marriage License’ Nearly one year after Announcing Engagement
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Jeannie Mai and Rapper Jeezy ‘Apply for a Marriage License’ Nearly one year after Announcing Engagement

The wedding bells are ringing for celebrity couple Jeannie Mai and Jeezy. According to TMZ, the couple filed for a marriage license in Fulton County, Georgia, on Monday, March 29, meaning they have to tie the knot within six months. The “Real” co-host and the rapper began dating in late 2018 and got engaged in March 2020 after their trip to Vietnam was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Jeannie and Jay were set for a trip to Vietnam this April. What Jeannie didn’t know is that Jay was planning to propose,” her camp told People, noting Jeezy surprised Mai with a quarantine date night in his home filled with Vietnamese food and decor.'' The potential wedding news comes after Jeezy lost his mother Sandra Rose last month. Jeezy's mother's death came months after...
Holland to Send 200 People on Eight-day Holiday to Greece as an Experiment to See if Tourism is Feasible During Pandemic
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Holland to Send 200 People on Eight-day Holiday to Greece as an Experiment to See if Tourism is Feasible During Pandemic

The Dutch government is planning to send 200 people on holiday to Greece for eight days as an experiment to see if tourism is feasible during the pandemic. About 25,000 people are said to have applied for the free trip and the trial will see travellers enjoy an all-inclusive holiday in Rhodes, costing £342 (€399) per person, BBC reports. During the experiment, hosted by holiday firm Sunweb, the selected holiday-goers will not be allowed to leave the resort and will be expected to quarantine for ten days when they return back to Holland. According to RTL Nieuws, those selected must be aged 18-70 and will all be staying at the Mitsis Grand Hotel in Rhodes where they will be the only guests. In the experiment, which has been given the go-ahead by public health authorities ...
French government grants exemption after Depay’s plea for full quarantine waiver for international players
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French government grants exemption after Depay’s plea for full quarantine waiver for international players

The Lyon and Netherlands star had urged the powers that be in the country to allow international players to travel without requiring to self-isolate The French government and FFF (French Football Federation) will allow foreign players to join up with their international teams next week without having to quarantine upon their return but only if certain criteria is met, RMC reports. Memphis Depay had called upon the government in France to grant a waiver for all international footballers who play in Ligue 1 to be exempt from the mandatory period of self-isolation that would've been required after they arrived back in the country. That request came after the France national team, who will play away fixtures against Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina over the next two weeks, were given t...
Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties
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Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has expressed his concerns over players leaving on international duties in March. The UK Government currently requires people returning from a trip to a ‘red list’ country to quarantine for 10 days. Many Premier League players are set to head off abroad to link up with their national teams. Included on the red list is Portugal, large parts of Africa and the whole of South America. This means the likes of Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy could be unavailable for a spell and Tuchel has suggested he could block players from leaving. “I am absolutely worried because my target is to play in the Premier League and if I have players in quarantine, I cannot build the group that we want,” Tuchel said after his side’s 1-0 win over Liverpool ...
Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
Arsenal vs Benfica Europa League Game Could be One-legged Tie
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Arsenal vs Benfica Europa League Game Could be One-legged Tie

Arsenal’s round of 32 Europa League clash with Benfica, could be played as a one-off tie on a neutral ground, under new UEFA rules, the UK Mirror reports The two-leg tie is facing difficulties, because of the new COVID-19 rules in the UK that affects arrivals from Portugal. The rules would require Arsenal players and staff to quarantine for 10 days when they return from the first leg and also stop Benfica from entering the UK for the second leg. One solution would be for the game to be played at a neutral venue, a scenario UEFA’s competition regulations for the Champions League and Europa League knockout phases permit. Under rule K.1.8 of the respective competitions’ rule books, it states, “The UEFA administration has the right to assign an alternative venue for any particu...
COVID-19: Lazio Squad Under Quarantine After Positive Tests
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COVID-19: Lazio Squad Under Quarantine After Positive Tests

The SS Lazio announces that from the tests yesterday, Friday 30/10, some members of the team group tested positive for molecular swabs. Based on these results, the entire team will repeat the checks today in order to identify the players that can be used in tomorrow's match between Turin and Lazio. The subjects tested positive were placed in home isolation while the team will observe a period of quarantine under active surveillance by the medical staff.
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus
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FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football's world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday, October 27.   Infantino, 50, reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added.   A statement read: "FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The FIFA President, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.   "All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.   "FIFA sincerely wishes President In...
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine
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Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine

The enigmatic Swedish frontman is the only member of the playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test AC Milan have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taking in a period of quarantine. The 38-year-old must self-isolate after seeing it revealed that he is a carrier of the coronavirus. The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staffs at San Siro to have posted a positive test.
Tottenham striker, Harry Kane in quarantine but expected to be fit for England
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Tottenham striker, Harry Kane in quarantine but expected to be fit for England

England captain Harry Kane should be available for the Nations League games next month despite being in quarantine following a trip to the Bahamas. Tottenham striker Kane, 27, was on holiday in the Caribbean when the island was added to the UK quarantine list on 7 August. He is now in self-isolation for 14 days after returning home. Kane is expected back in Spurs training next week before their Premier League opener against Everton on 12 September. On Tuesday, England manager Gareth Southgate is due to name his squad for matches against Iceland and Denmark on 5 and 8 September. There is doubt over whether players from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will be involved because they are still on their agreed 30-day break after the end of their European campai...
Dynamo Moscow’s Premier League game postponed after two Africans test positive
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Dynamo Moscow’s Premier League game postponed after two Africans test positive

The Russian Premier League game between the White-Blues and third-placed Krasnodar has been postponed until July Dynamo Moscow have announced the postponement of Sunday's Premier League match against Krasnodar after three players tested positive for coronavirus. The three infected players were identified to be Cameroon striker Clinton Njie, Burkina Faso midfielder Charles Kabore and Sebastian Szymanski after Saturday's test and they have been placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Dynamo Moscow were scheduled to resume their 2019-20 Russian top-flight campaign on Sunday after the league was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
DeAndre Yedlin Reveals he’s Considering Quitting United States National team
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DeAndre Yedlin Reveals he’s Considering Quitting United States National team

DeAndre Yedlin has revealed he is considering quitting the United States national team because of the racial discrimination in his home country. The Newcastle defender, 26, who has African-American, Native-American, and Jewish-Latvian heritage has condemned the prejudice against black people following the continued protests across the world since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers. Speaking about quitting the US national team, Yedlin told Sky Sports: 'It's something I've thought a lot about during this quarantine. 'My grandfather, my grandmother especially, I have a whole family of activists, they've always told me to stand up for what I believe in. 'There's no amount of money that can make me shut up about something I think is wrong. ...
Defection: Quarantine Obaseki & His Supporters – Ize-Iyamu To NCDC
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Defection: Quarantine Obaseki & His Supporters – Ize-Iyamu To NCDC

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation said Obaseki and all those who were at the defection meeting should be quarantined because they flouted the physical distancing regulation established by the state governor. A statement by the Director of Media and Communication of POI Campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, also noted that Obaseki is now enjoying exactly what he tried to frustrate Ize-Iyamu of when he joined the APC. He said: “While we note interestingly that this is the same right the Governor, in his usual autocracy and abuse of power, tried to deny Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu last year when he returned to the All Progressives Congress through the sponsorship of physical and media attacks, and the institution of baseless court cases, we, as democrats and staunch believ...
Colombia Set To Lift Quarantine In Parts Of The Country
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Colombia Set To Lift Quarantine In Parts Of The Country

Colombia issued new measures to control the spread of coronavirus in three of its most affected cities on Saturday, including the capital Bogota, as the rest of the country prepares for quarantine rules to start lifting, Reuters reports. The country has reported more than 26,600 coronavirus cases and 853 deaths. Colombia began a nationwide quarantine in late March to control the spread of Covid-19. On Thursday, the government extended the lockdown until 1 July, but eased some restrictions. All of Colombia will be required to observe current measures until Sunday, as thousands of businesses are gradually re-opening with safety protocols and reduced staff. However, Bogota and the cities of Cali and Cartagena, which have been hit hard by the pandemic, will not see rules relaxe...

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