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Day: May 3, 2021

Billionaires Bill Gates and wife Melinda to get divorced after 27 years
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Billionaires Bill Gates and wife Melinda to get divorced after 27 years

In a message on the Microsoft founder's Twitter account, the couple said they made the decision after "a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship". Gates, the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $130bn (£93bn), married Melinda in January 1994. "Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives," they said.© Associated Press Bill Gates married wife Melinda in 1994 "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. "We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navig...
Fifa World Cup 2022: Cape Coast stadium approved for subject to minor improvements
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Fifa World Cup 2022: Cape Coast stadium approved for subject to minor improvements

Following the submission of the Stadium Report by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) together with accompanying video evidence, pictures and further justification on video conferencing for the Cape Coast Stadium in line with the CAF Circular dated April 1, 2021 concerning the homologation requirements and supervision of CAF stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – African qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given approval for Ghana to use the Cape Coast Stadium for the upcoming qualifying matches. CAF however added that. “we would like to draw your attention to some of the comments and remarks in Annex A to be addressed in the coming period by your federation, in order to guarantee that the stadium is maintained in the list of CAF approved stadium...
National Security busts $5 million fake currency gang at Kokota International Airport
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National Security busts $5 million fake currency gang at Kokota International Airport

National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals. A statement issued by the National Security Secretariat said the gang, led by one Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian resident in East Legon, and owner of Hardford Auto Service in Accra, together with Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49, and resident of Tema West, were rounded up in a warehouse within the premises of NacCharter Cargo and Freight Company, near KLM offices within the Kotoka International Airport, on Monday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. Freshly printed $10,000 bundles of fake $100 notes concealed in two large metal trunks and a suitcase were retrieved from the warehouse. The statement said the amount was...
Manchester United protest: Supporters group urges co-chairman to engage with fans
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Manchester United protest: Supporters group urges co-chairman to engage with fans

The Manchester United Supporters' Trust has urged co-chairman Joel Glazer to engage with fans to avoid a repeat of the protest at Old Trafford on Sunday. United's Premier League match against Liverpool was called off after about 200 fans broke into the ground. The Football Association is investigating the incident and said it "understood" fan "frustrations". Fans were protesting against owners the Glazers, who MUST says have "driven the club into debt and decline". An investigation by Greater Manchester Police is under way into the violent disorder around the protests and a 28-year-old man has been arrested. Assistant chief constable Nick Bailey said the behaviour "shown at this protest was absolutely atrocious". Earlier, MUST said frustrations had rea...
Cape Coast stadium closed down, Dwarfs moved to Elmina
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Cape Coast stadium closed down, Dwarfs moved to Elmina

Ebusua Dwarfs FC will play its upcoming Ghana Premier League and MTN FA Cup home matches at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina. This is due to works on improving the pitch and other facilities at the Cape Coast Stadium to meet the required FIFA/CAF standards ahead of Ghana’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia. Dwarfs will however return to the Cape Coast Stadium after the Black Stars match for the remaining league and MTN FA Cup matches. The Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association are working feverishly to ensure that the Cape Coast Stadium is in the best of shape in line with FIFA standards to host all three World Cup qualifying matches of the Black Stars. The Association will continue to engage all sta...
Canada backing vaccine passports, health minister says
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Canada backing vaccine passports, health minister says

Canada looks set to back coronavirus ‘vaccine passports’ to allow residents to travel internationally, according to the country’s health minister. Patty Hajdu told CBC radio show “The House” the country would “absolutely” be taking part in such a programme and is in conversation with G7 nations about the rollout of a vaccine passport scheme. “Canadians need to be able to have the right kind of certification for international travel because, as we know, Canadians will want to travel internationally, and they will want to make sure they have the right credentials to do that from a vaccination perspective,” she said. “I’m meeting on a regular basis with my G7 counterparts and this is an ongoing conversation about how that might look.” Her comment...
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