Giro d’Italia: Mitchelton-Scott & Jumbo-Visma Withdraw after Positive Covid Results

Giro d'Italia: Mitchelton-Scott & Jumbo-Visma Withdraw after Positive Covid Results

The Jumbo-Visma and Mitchelton-Scott teams have withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia after six positive results in the latest round of Covid-19 testing. General classification contender Steven Kruijswijk, who rides for Jumbo, tested positive as did four staff members of the Australian Mitchelton-Scott team. Out of 571 tests, Team Sunweb’s Michael Matthews also tested positive. Mitchelton-Scott’s British rider Simon Yates, another pre-race favourite, tested positive before stage eight. “As a social responsibility we’ve made the decision to withdraw,” said Mitchelton-Scott boss Brent Copeland. Kruijswijk, ruled out of last month’s Tour de…

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Arsene Wenger Q&A: Arsenal, VAR, Mesut Ozil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and More

Arsene Wenger Q&A: Arsenal, VAR, Mesut Ozil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and More

Arsene Wenger is widely credited with helping to revolutionize English football. Wenger joined Arsenal in October 1996 and managed the club for 22 years, winning three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups. He also created history when the Gunners went through the 2003-04 league season unbeaten. Since leaving Emirates Stadium, the Frenchman has taken up a role at football’s world governing body Fifa, overseeing the global development of the game. Here the 70-year-old talks to Sport about the past, the present and the future. The past What…

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7 Healthy Drinks for Kids (And 3 Unhealthy Ones)

While getting your child to eat nutritious foods can be challenging, finding healthy — yet appealing — beverages for your little ones can prove just as difficult.Most children have a sweet tooth and are prone to asking for sugary beverages. However, guiding them towards more balanced options is important for their overall health. Here are…

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Climate change: Better Warning Systems needed for Extreme Weather – UN

Climate change: Better Warning Systems needed for Extreme Weather - UN

A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events. Over the past 50 years, recorded disasters have increased five-fold, thanks in part to climate change. The study warns that one in three people on Earth are not adequately covered by warning systems. The numbers of people in need after natural disasters could increase by 50% over the next decade. The State of Climate Services 2020 has been produced by experts from 16 international agencies and financial institutions, and co-ordinated…

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Senate Honours Slain #EndSARS Protesters

Senate Honours Slain #EndSARS Protesters

The Senate has observed a minute silence in honour of late Jimoh Isiaka and other youths allegedly killed by police operatives during the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso. This followed a motion by the lawmaker representing Oyo North, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai, during plenary. The motion was titled: “ENDSARS Protest: The death of Jimoh Isiaka and the attack on the palace of Soun of Ogbomosoland: Need to put our security operatives on their toes.” Abdulfatai lamented young men were cut short “due to the unprofessionalism of some members of the Nigeria Police…

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Matt Edmondson felt ‘very Vulnerable’ Releasing Song about his Dad

Matt Edmondson felt 'very Vulnerable' Releasing Song about his Dad

“An incalculably awful and traumatic experience,” that’s how Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson remembers the death of his dad. He took his own life when Matt was 22. “He had bipolar – sometimes he would be the most happy, fun, life of the party kind of guy and then other times he’d be hit by dark depression and the thing he did to medicate it was drink. He was an alcoholic,” he said on Radio 1’s Life Hacks. For the first time Matt, now 34, has chosen to speak about…

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Why I Didn’t Join #ENDSARS Protest Early , By Burna Boy

Why I Didn’t Join #ENDSARS Protest Early , By Burna Boy

Self-acclaimed African giant, Burna Boy, has opened up on why he took a while before identifing with #ENDSARS protesters. The “Odogwu” singer had received backlash from fans for being silent while other celebrities held protests in support of campaign for disbandment of Special Anti Robbery Squared (SARS) by youths. Burna, who is in London, later took to his Twitter page to disclose his mother, who doubles as his manager, had a serious surgery which they decided to keep private. “I was dealing with a personal family issues at the beginning…

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Tom Parker: The Wanted Singer Diagnosed with Inoperable Brain Tumour

Tom Parker: The Wanted Singer Diagnosed with Inoperable Brain Tumour

Tom Parker, one of the members of boy band The Wanted, has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. The singer, 32, said he was “still in shock” after being told he had a stage 4 glioblastoma six weeks ago. “I knew something wasn’t right, but I never expected it to be this.” Speaking to OK! magazine, the singer said he would remain positive, despite being told the cancer was terminal. “I’m going to be here,” he added. “I’m going to fight this.” Parker achieved fame in the early 2010s…

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BREAKING: #ENDSARS Protesters Lock Down Osogbo

BREAKING: #ENDSARS Protesters Lock Down Osogbo

#ENDSARS protesters on Tuesday morning locked down Osogbo, capital of Osun. The protesters converged on Nelson Mandela Freedom Park around 10:30am and marched to the popular junction, blocking the highways with placards, banners and burn tires. #ENDSARS protesters on Tuesday morning locked down Osogbo, capital of Osun. The protesters converged on Nelson Mandela Freedom Park around 10:30am and marched to the popular junction, blocking the highways with placards, banners and burn tires. They barricaded Alekuwodo, Ogo-Oluwa, Odi-Olowo, and Orisunbare roads with tires, woods and iron rods, forcing motorists to make…

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Atuma Commends Buhari, Davido Over Dissolution Of SARS

Atuma Commends Buhari, Davido Over Dissolution Of SARS

Nigerian-born international filmmaker, Pascal Atuma, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Speaking after the Police Inspector General dissolved the unit, Atuma commended the youths and music superstar Davido for holding peaceful protests against SARS. “I want to use this opportunity to thank all the Nigerian youths that went out there to protest peacefully against SARS, it was time and the time when it happened is perfect. “And I also want to use this opportunity to speak to President Muhammadu Buhari. You have…

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Cavern Club and LSO get Share of £257m Culture Fund

Cavern Club and LSO get Share of £257m Culture Fund

Venues and organizations including The Cavern Club in Liverpool and the London Symphony Orchestra are to receive a share of £257m government arts funding. The Cavern, which hosted early gigs from The Beatles, has been given £525,000 to fund the recording of performances from local musicians. More than 1,300 organizations are set to benefit, including the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Bristol Old Vic. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden described the move as “a vital boost”. ‘Soul of the nation’ “This funding is a vital boost for the theaters, music venues,…

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Governors, Atiku: SARS Dissolution A Testament To People’s Power

Governors, Atiku: SARS Dissolution A Testament To People’s Power

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, have described the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as a testament to the people’s power. Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said peaceful protests are a legitimate way for citizens to make their grievances known. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said the disbanding of SARS is in order. Obaseki and Okowa spoke yesterday in statements by their media aides. Obaseki said: “I appreciate the Nigeria Police Force for listening to the yearnings and concerns of the Nigerian…

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#EndSARS Protesters Ground Lagos, Abuja, Other Cities

#EndSARS Protesters Ground Lagos, Abuja, Other Cities

Protesters campaigning against the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) excesses on Monday grounded Lagos, Abuja and some major cities across the country. The protest turned violent in Lagos where two people, including a police Inspector were killed. Economic activities in the nation’s commercial capital were halted as protesters in clusters, moved around the state and stalled traffic along the major roads for many hours. The entry point to Lagos from Ibadan was held up by the protesters in the afternoon. Lekki highway was blocked from morning, preventing people from going…

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