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Andy Murray’s Withdrawal from the Men Singles Tournament, Set the Platform for a New Singles Olympic Champion

The ongoing Olympic tournament is set to have a new men’s singles gold medalist reigning champion Andy Murray withdrew from his first-round match some hours before the first game began.

This withdrawal may have been as a result of tight muscle he had been managing to play with for some time; although that did not stop him from registering a winning start with his partner Joe Salisbury in their first doubles game in Tokyo.

Andy Murray was quoted saying that “I am really disappointed at having to withdraw but the medical staff have advised me against playing in both events; I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the singles and focus on playing doubles with Joe.’ 

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Transgender Exponent Caitlyn Jenner Plans To Bid For California Governor

Reality TV show star and transgender exponent Caitlyn Jenner popularly known for playing a key role in “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, appear to have kin eye for one of the top political positions in America. According to sources opines that she is considering running for the Governorship of California.

The known Republican whose financial status appears to be fluctuating for some time appears ready to vie for the position as she vows to declare his Taxes publicly, a mark of proving to run for the office.

The California office is currently being held by a Democrat named Gavin Newsom. However, nothing would appear extraordinary from the part of Jenner, now 71 years old, if the public considers her trends in the entertainment industry.

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The Premier League Champions Face Fresh Evidence of Cheat

The last may not have been heard of the Premier League champions who had been accused of financial impropriety in their transfer dealings and were almost facing the axe from Uefa before the start of last season.

According to the Sunday Sports Mail  …” the identities of both the sender and the principal recipient of the email but neither works for the same company anymore and both moved to different spheres of business.

‘As you are aware,’ the writer continued, ‘Etihad’s commitment is for £4million and the remaining balance (£8m) is handled separately by the [UAE] Executive Affairs Authority. Please can you clarify this to your accounts department and pick it up directly with the EAA in due course. Kind regards.’

“To put this into context, The Mail on Sunday has been told — and has seen corroborative paperwork — that Manchester City invoiced Etihad for £12m for the 2010-11 shirt sponsorship deal, but the invoice had a hand-written annotation that Etihad themselves were only due to pay £4m that year.”

“Further to that, sources say, and documents show, is that the City-Etihad shirt deal at the time — signed by City’s then CEO, Garry Cook, and Etihad’s CEO, James Hogan — would cost Etihad £4m in the 2010-11 season, having cost them £3m the season before, and then £4.5m in 2011-12.”

“The EAA, who were picking up the difference between the headline £12m in 2010-11 and the £4m Etihad were paying, are according to their website ‘a specialized government agency mandated to provide strategic policy advice to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Highness Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces”.

The soccer community eagerly waits to see how these recent pieces of evidence unfold as the Premier League champion et to defend their title in the forthcoming season set to resume in a fortnight.

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Central African Republic Ruffled By Civil Unrest.

Several civilians lost their lives in a recent clash in the northern part of Bangui of the Central African Republic

The United Nations once described the Central African Republic as one of the least-developed countries in the world, unfortunately, the country’s sanity has been rocked by a civil conflict that dates back to 2013.

Reports show that at least about 13 corpses were found about 300 kilometers away north of Bangui.

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Israeli-Palestinian Squabble Reaches a Boling Point

The problem surrounding the Palestinian squabble resulting in about 475,000 Jewish settlers who live in the West Bank, since 1967

The clashes between these two groups with same protests over years which is against the illegal Israeli settlement of the West Bank. Several Palestinians converged at Beita, in the northern West Bank occupied by Israel.

According to reports, about 146 Palestinians were hurt during the recent clashes, however, it is expected that the leadership of Prime Naftali Bennett’s Minister Naftali Bennett would provide a new beginning for succour in the area as they plan to explore the best way forward towards a remarkable resolution.

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Hope Insight As European Union Approves Moderna Jab For Children

As efforts are ongoing to kick out Cpnvd-19 disease European Union medical watchdog recently approved the use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for children from the age of 12 to 17. 

A recent study also shows that the effects of Spikevax would have a major impact on the lives of children between the ages of 12 to 17 years old.

The approval of the first vaccine for children according to Pfizer/BioNTech explains that it employs the use of genetic material to provide instructions to human cells to create the spike protein required for the cure of the virus

The European Union is confident that safety is insight several million Europeans are gradually being have being vaccinated, as they keep working towards meeting the set target, they had set for themselves.La Fete Communications.

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44ºC Temperature Rise Hits Spain

Spain was hit by a Temperature rise to 44 Celsius Sunday in Murcia, in southeastern Spain, according to the Spanish meteorological bureau the heatwave took a better part of Spain on Sunday, driving temperatures that affected the residents and tourists.

National weather office AEMET issued heat warnings for most of the country, with the thermometer forecasted to rise above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Madrid and the southern city of Seville for the second day running.

The country experienced its first heatwave earlier in the year National weather office had also issued warnings in the country that the heat is forecasted to rise above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Madrid and the southern city of Seville for the second day running. It would be recalled that Spain’s highest temperature on record is 49C

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Israel’s Parliament Edges Towards New Government Despite Chaos

Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, approved its new government on Sunday, to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reign for the first time in 12 years. Outgoing Israel’s longest-serving leader Benjamin Netanyahu, removal is vetoed by the leadership of a coalition of the right-wing, left win centrist, and Islamist parties in the country g. It also spared Israel from the prospect of the fifth election in less than two years.&The new leadership is Israeli tech millionaire and lawmaker Naftali Bennett, who has been described as more right-wing than Benjamin Netanyahu.

The parliamentary vote was marred by jeers and chaos coordinated by some right-wing lawmakers including those from Netanyahu’s Likud party who hurled insults at Bennett, calling him a “traitor” and a “liar” for allying with leftist and Arab parties. It would be recalled that Bennett, is a former aide to Netanyahu, in his speech, praised Netanyahu as having “worked hard and faithfully for the state of Israel.”

While he also emphasized the need for new leadership in the country stating that “We stopped the train before the abyss,” Mr. Bennett said. “The time has come for different leaders, from all parts of the people, to stop, to stop this madness.”The U.S. President Joe Biden has so far sent a congratulatory message to Bennett, and other leaders of the new government and cabinet saying “I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations.&Israel has no better friend than the United States.

The bond that unites our people is evidence of our shared values and decades of close cooperation and as we continue to strengthen our partnership, the United States remains unwavering in its support for Israel’s security.

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The Death of Sound Sultan Shocks The Celebrity Community

The irrepressible blow of death hit the Nigerian Celebrity community in rude shock following the death of one of the country’s most talented music stars with the death of Olanrewaju Ganiu Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan following a running battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

His death happened in the wake of a huge celebration in Nigerian marking the sixty birthday of one of the country screen Prince in the person of RMD) RichardMofe-Damijo It is recalled, that Sound Sultan took part in Wyclef Jean, Welcome to Haiti song project titled “Proud to be African” as well as “King of My Country” (2009) and”People Bad”. And In 2012, Sound Sultan was nominated as a UN Ambassador for peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.

It was a long-fought battle from Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma cancer, the 44years old veteran musician is survived by his wife, three children, and family members. As at the time of filing this report, reactions are pouring from every part of the world reaction to his sudden demise. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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Four Injured As Israel Demolishes Palestinian Businesses In Jerusalem

Violence erupted after the demolition of a Palestinian business by Israeli forces began in the al-Bustan area of the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Tuesday.

Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers entered the Palestinian neighbourhood and destroyed a butcher’s shop in Silwan. Soldiers used tear gas and batons to push back residents and Palestinian activists as they carried out the demolition.

At least four Palestinians were injured in the confrontations, according to the Palestine Red Crescent.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from Silwan, said Israeli soldiers arrived in large numbers early on Tuesday and there were “significant confrontations”.

“We spoke to the family [that owned the butchery] and they said Israeli forces came in and attacked them using tear gas and other means – a violent start to these demolitions. But this is not just about one shop. There are 20 other units that are in the same situation in this neighbourhood,” he said.

Israeli forces also fired rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse angry Palestinians amid calls through mosque loudspeakers for residents to gather to protect their homes, witnesses said.

The 13 families affected, consisting of some 130 people, were given 21 days to evacuate and demolish their houses themselves. Failure to do so would mean the municipality would destroy the houses and families would have to cover the demolition costs – an estimated $20,000.

“This is how it works in occupied East Jerusalem,” said Fawcett. “Families are given a 21-day order which says either demolish your own home once this order has lapsed, or we will do it and then charge you a $20,000 fine for the trouble of having to demolish your home.”

He added an Israeli law has made it difficult for Palestinian families to appeal the demolition order before the courts.

According to Grassroots Jerusalem, a Palestinian NGO, both home demolitions and court-ordered forced displacements are tactics used to expel Palestinian residents.

In a statement earlier this month, Palestinian rights organisation Al-Haq said Palestinians in East Jerusalem make up the majority of the population, but “Israeli zoning laws have allocated 35 percent of the land area for the construction of illegal settlements by Israeli settlers”.

Another 52 percent of the land area has been “allocated as ‘green areas’ and ‘unplanned areas’ in which construction is prohibited”, it said.

Silwan is located to the south of Jerusalem’s Old City, adjacent to its walls.

At least 33,000 Palestinians live in the neighbourhood, which has been targeted by Israeli settler organisations for years. In some cases, Palestinian residents have been forced to share homes with settlers.

Some of these Palestinian families have been living in Silwan for more than 50 years since they were displaced from the Old City in the 1960s.

In 2001, Ateret Cohanim, an Israeli settler organisation that aims to acquire land and increase the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem, took control of a historic Jewish land trust.

Established in the 19th century, the trust bought land in the area to relocate Yemeni Jews at the time. The settler organisation has claimed in court the trust it controls owns the land.

Under Israeli law, if Jews can prove that their families lived in East Jerusalem before the establishment of Israel in 1948, they can request the “return” of their property, even if Palestinian families have been living there for decades.

The law only applies to Israelis, and Palestinians do not have the same rights under it.

“There’s a clear discrimination here where Jews can claim back any property that they claim they owned in the past prior to 1948, while Palestinians who lost their homeland in 500 villages inside Israel, including West Jerusalem, cannot claim back their property,” Mohammed Dahleh, a lawyer representing some of the Silwan families, told Al Jazeera.

“Those families cannot claim back their properties, although they hold Israeli identity cards and are considered as residents of the state of Israel by Israeli law,” he continued.

“This means that this community if the Israeli courts eventually approve this kind of forcible displacement, will become refugees for the second time.”

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