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Month: December 2020

Edinson Cavani: Man Utd forward banned over Instagram post
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Edinson Cavani: Man Utd forward banned over Instagram post

Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has been given a three-match ban and a £100,000 fine for a social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan, 33, pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words. Cavani sent the message after scoring a winner at Southampton on 29 November. The striker subsequently deleted the post and apologised when the meaning that could be attached was pointed out. Along with the ban and fine, Cavani must also complete a "face-to-face" education programme. Cavani's ban will begin immediately, ruling him out of United's Premier League game with Aston Villa on New Year's Day. He is also set to miss the EFL Cup semi-final against Manchester City on 6 Ja...
Tommy Docherty: Former Man Utd and Scotland boss dies
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Tommy Docherty: Former Man Utd and Scotland boss dies

Docherty (left) managed Scotland from 1971-72 and is seen here with Billy Bremner before a 1974 World Cup qualifying match in Denmark Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. As a player, Glasgow-born Docherty made more than 300 appearances for Preston and won 25 caps for Scotland. He went on to manage 12 clubs, leading Chelsea to the 1965 League Cup title and he guided United to a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup final. "Tommy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home," his family said in a statement. "He was a much-loved husband, father and papa and will be terribly missed. "We ask that our privacy be respected at this time." Docherty - affectionately known by his nickname...
Tanzania: Police Busts Planned Orgy Party in Dar es Salaam
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Tanzania: Police Busts Planned Orgy Party in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam — December 23, was supposed to be a date to remember for certain city revelers who had been invited to sample some unimaginable pleasures. It was a party that got many of the philandering males in Dar es Salaam licking their lips, for it promised a once in a lifetime experience. The announcement of the orgy party which is quite a rare occurrence in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam took many by surprise for it promised some of the stuff you only see the mafia films. The setting as advertised was at a certain private beach house in Mbezi Beach with tickets going for Sh150,000 and Sh300,000 depending on kind of comfort that a patron chooses. The Sh150,000 ticket would offer a patron one woman, a bottle of whisky and beer was free on the House whereas...
Akufo-Addo meets cabinet Wednesday on possible re-opening of Schools
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Akufo-Addo meets cabinet Wednesday on possible re-opening of Schools

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Wednesday 30 December 2020 meet cabinet to decide on the possible re-opening of schools in January, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed. According to him, government has been in discussions with various stakeholders within the sector to come up with a comprehensive and detailed plan on the re-opening of schools and hence, the President’s meeting with his cabinet is to finalise and provide a way forward. Oppong Nkrumah tweeted on Tuesday 29 December 2020: “President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo prepares to meet cabinet tomorrow for a decision on the possible reopening of schools in January. Key on his agenda will be to examine the proposals for assuring the safety of our children, should schools ...
Mahama speaks at 39th anniversary of 31st December Revolution
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Mahama speaks at 39th anniversary of 31st December Revolution

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, will deliver the keynote address at the 39th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution coming off in Accra on Thursday. This year’s celebration which will take place at the Osekan Park on the Atta Mills High Street is being organised in honour of late Jerry John Rawlings. A statement signed by the Central Planning Committee of the 31st December Anniversary said the event will be marked with a parade, and wreath laying. The organizing committee is inviting cadres, sympathizers of the revolution and members of the public to the commemoration which will commence at 8.30 am on Thursday. The 31st December 1981 revolution ushered in a period of economic and political transformation that culminated in t...
Ariana Grande’s special fiancé
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Ariana Grande’s special fiancé

Best known for songs like "7 Rings," "Thank U, Next" and "No Tears Left to Cry," pop star Ariana Grande has claimed several accolades over the course of her career so far, including matching a long standing Beatles record. Here are some facts about the singer you may not have known before. Ariana Grande realised how "special" her fiancé was after moving in with him. The 'thank u next' hitmaker is "incredibly happy" with her soon-to-be husband Dalton Gomez and being in lockdown together helped to fast track their romance. A source told People magazine of the happy couple: "She realised he is very special. It was getting tricky for them to see each other, so she decided to take her chance. She purchased a house in the Hollywood Hills in June and never looked back. They are incr...
Beyoncé Gives ‘Her Girls’ the Perfect Gift to Say Farewell to 2020
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Beyoncé Gives ‘Her Girls’ the Perfect Gift to Say Farewell to 2020

Singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé has earned an iconic status not just for her music, but also for her bold and flamboyant fashion choices. Let's take a look at how her style has evolved over the years. Take that, 2020! Beyoncé has the gift that says it all as the year wraps up. The singer’s cousin, Angie Beyince, shared a snap of the perfect present she received from the superstar, on her Instagram account on Monday. The pic shows a blingy necklace which spells out “2020” in the shape of a hand giving someone the m****** finger gesture. “@beyonce gifted all of her girls with this amazing custom 2020 necklace,” Angie wrote. “’2020’ It’s a hand with mi**** finger and the year 2020 combined into one. When I opened it my eyes teared up because it is both Hilarious & Deep...
Russia jails former energy executive for 15 years for spying for Moldova – RIA
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Russia jails former energy executive for 15 years for spying for Moldova – RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russia sentenced a former board member of state energy holding company Inter RAO to 15 years in jail on Tuesday after finding her guilty of spying for Moldova at a trial held behind closed doors, the RIA news agency reported. © Getty Representational image Karina Tsurkan, who denied wrongdoing, was detained in June 2018. Some of the case details are not publicly known and are classified due to the nature of the espionage allegations.
Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker wants to play in US
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker wants to play in US

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says he hopes to one day play in the United States but is unsure of his future when his contract runs out in June. The Argentina forward, 33, can begin negotiations with overseas clubs in January. Speculation over his future has been intense since he handed in a transfer request in August. "I don't know what I'm going to do yet," Messi told Spanish television channel La Sexta. "I'm going to wait until the season ends. I would like to play in the United States and experience life and the league there, but ultimately come back to Barcelona in some capacity. "Right now the most important thing is to focus on the team and finish the season well, to focus on trying to win trophies and not get distracted by other things." Barcelona,...
Saudi rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul sentenced to almost six years in jail
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Saudi rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul sentenced to almost six years in jail

Loujain al-Hathloul, the Saudi women’s right activist detained three years ago by the Saudi government, has been sentenced to five years and eight months in jail after being found guilty of spying with foreign parties and conspiring against the Kingdom. But the court suspended 2 years and 10 months of her sentence, and backdated the start of her jail term to May 2018, meaning she only has three months left to serve. Although human rights campaigners will say she should never have been detained for so long without charge, the prospect of serving only further three months in jail will help defuse a potentially damaging early confrontation with the Biden administration that would have occurred if she had been locked up for a further 20 years, as seemed possible at one point. The Sau...
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