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Rescued two-year-old child migrant dies in Spain

A two-year-old girl from Mali who had to be resuscitated after being rescued from a boat packed with migrants off Spain’s Canary Islands last week died on Sunday in hospital, local authorities said. The girl was one of 52 sub-Saharan Africans found onboard a vessel near the island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday who were...

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Spain to legalise euthanasia, assisted suicide

Spain’s parliament will give final approval to a law legalising euthanasia Thursday, becoming one of the few nations to allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering. The legislation, which will take effect in June, follows growing public pressure generated by several high-profile cases, including that of Ramon Sampedro whose plight was immortalised...

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Spain Set To Legalise Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide

  Spain’s parliament will give final approval to a law legalising euthanasia Thursday, becoming one of the few nations to allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering. The legislation, which will take effect in June, follows growing public pressure generated by several high-profile cases, including that of Ramon Sampedro whose plight was … Continue reading Spain Set To Legalise Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide Read Full Story

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Safe Haven Football Academy inaugurated in Lagos

Safe Haven Football Academy inaugurated in LagosBy Reporters The Safe Haven Football Academy was inaugurated on Sunday in the Ikorodu region of Lagos state as part of efforts to develop grassroots sport in Nigeria. The academy, located in Safe Haven, Legina Estate, near the town of Adamo in Ikorodu, was established by Reverend Dele George of the small Saints Orphanage in Lagos in partnership with Daraya Sports, La Liga and Real Betis. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that some of the young players, aged 10 to 12, along with their officials, were introduced to the public at the inaugural ceremony. Reverend Dele George, in a speech, said the main goal was to remove vulnerable, abandoned or orphaned children / adolescents from the streets. “We want to reform and empower these children. “The academy will stimulate the natural and academic abilities of children / adolescents, while creating a safe environment for the maximization of their abilities. […]

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BREAKING: WorldQuant University gets DEAC accreditation

BREAKING: WorldQuant University gets DEAC accreditationThe WorldQuant University has been granted institutional accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The university believe that the accreditation will enable WorldQuant University to expand access to its online and entirely free offerings to more students across the globe. WorldQuant University (WQU), a not-for-profit advancing global education in data sciences, today announced it has been granted accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a national accreditor of distance education institutions that is formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This milestone recognizes WQU’s work to provide a robust platform and offerings focused on increasing access to global education and data science skills for the future. Accreditation will enable WQU to provide its online and entirely free offerings, including an MSc in Financial Engineering and a continuing education Applied Data Science Module, to more candidates, including in the United States. WQU was built to make high-quality education […]

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Barcelona Raise The Stakes In Madrid Derby After Osasuna Win

  Barcelona cranked up the pressure on Sunday’s Madrid derby by beating Osasuna 2-0 on Saturday night to edge two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Lionel Messi set up both goals in Pamplona as Jordi Alba hammered home in the first half before the 18-year-old Ilaix Moriba came off the bench to … Continue reading Barcelona Raise The Stakes In Madrid Derby After Osasuna Win Read Full Story

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Police raid FC Barcelona, arrest many

Police raided the offices of FC Barcelona on Monday, carrying out several arrests just six days ahead of the club’s presidential elections, a Catalan regional police spokesman told AFP. Spain’s Cadena Ser radio said one of those arrested was former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigned in October, along with CEO Oscar Grau and […] Read Full Story

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Spain Extends Ban On Arrivals From UK, Brazil, South Africa

  Spain on Tuesday extended its ban on arrivals from Britain, Brazil and South Africa until March 16 to safeguard against the spread of new coronavirus strains from these countries.  Only legal residents or nationals of Spain and the neighbouring micro-state of Andorra are currently allowed in on flights from these countries. The restriction on … Continue reading Spain Extends Ban On Arrivals From UK, Brazil, South Africa Read Full Story

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Towards a new normal: Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppable Babalwa Latsha as changemaker

Towards a new normal: Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppable Babalwa Latsha as changemakerA little over a year ago, few people outside of South African rugby circles would have heard of Babalwa Latsha. That changed dramatically in January 2020, when the law graduate from Khayelitsha made history as the first professional rugby player in South Africa – and Africa. Since then, she has racked up accolades – and inspired a new generation of potential players as an #Unstoppable Rugby Africa Ambassador. “My journey in rugby has been quite explosive and inspiring,” admits Latsha, who was introduced to the sport in college and “has never looked back”. “Sport has given me a kind of refuge, and I hope that women’s rugby becomes a refuge for many young women, opening up life-changing opportunities, coupled with a solid education. I would love to see women’s rugby, especially in Africa, grow in leaps and bounds and become a massive global force. This unwavering passion for rugby, and […]

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AkzoNobel delivers on 15-by-20 promise and continues strong momentum in Q4, with 6% revenue growth in comparable currencies

AkzoNobel delivers on 15-by-20 promise and continues strong momentum in Q4, with 6% revenue growth in comparable currenciesAMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, February 19, 2021, – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Akzo Nobel NV (AKZA; AKZOY) Releases Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results Highlights of the whole year 2020* 15.0% ROS excluding unallocated cost1, fulfilling our 15 by 20 promise* ROI excluding unallocated cost2 up to 20.6%, exceeding our 2020 ambition* 243 million euros of cost savings, of which 115 million euros of structural savings* Net cash from operating activities increased significantly to € 1,220 million* Share repurchase of 545 million euros in 2020 * Announced the buyback of shares worth 1,000 million euros, to be completed in the first quarter of 2022* Final proposed dividend of € 1.52 (2019: € ​​1.49) per share Highlights of the fourth quarter of 2020* Strong volume growth of 6%; second consecutive quarter of volume growth* ROS excluding unallocated cost increased to 15.3% (2019: 11.0%) due to strong margin management […]

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Spanish Police Arrest Rapper Holed Up In University

  Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a rapper who barricaded himself inside a university after he was controversially sentenced to nine months in jail over a string of tweets, television images showed. Pablo Hasel, 32, had been given until last Friday night to turn himself in to begin serving his sentence after being convicted for … Continue reading Spanish Police Arrest Rapper Holed Up In University Read Full Story

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Aru, Dlamini spearhead Team Qhubeka ASSOS at Tour de la Provence

Aru, Dlamini spearhead Team Qhubeka ASSOS at Tour de la ProvenceTeam Qhubeka ASSOS (www.TeamQhubeka.com) is excited to announce that Fabio Aru will be one of six debutants in our seven rider line-up for Tour de la Provence, starting on Thursday. The four-day stage race opens up with an undulating 173km from Aubagne to Six-Fours-les-Plages, but all eyes will likely already be cast to stage three and the mountain-top finish at Mont Ventoux. Aru, the 2015 Vuelta a España champion, expressed his anticipation in finally getting his road-racing season underway for his new team, and he’ll be joined by an exciting selection, of varying experience, out on the roads of southern France. South Africa’s Nicholas Dlamini opens his season at the race having not been in action since October 2020. The 25-year-old, who recently became a father for the first time, showed some good form at the recent training camp held in Spain and will now be looking to bring that sharpness […]

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Spain Surpasses Three Million COVID-19 Cases – Health Ministry

  The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Spain, one of Europe’s hardest-hit nations, has topped three million since the start of the pandemic, the health ministry said Tuesday.  Spain recorded another 16,402 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its overall figure to 3,005,487. Seroprevalence studies, which test for antibodies using a blood … Continue reading Spain Surpasses Three Million COVID-19 Cases – Health Ministry Read Full Story

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Spain Confirms First Case Of Brazil COVID-19 Variant

  Madrid authorities on Friday confirmed the first case in the region of the Brazilian variant of coronavirus, which is feared to be particularly infectious, in the region. A 44-year-old man who arrived at Madrid’s airport on January 29 tested positive for the coronavirus and subsequent lab tests confirmed he had caught the new strain, … Continue reading Spain Confirms First Case Of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Read Full Story

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Djibouti pursues its ambitious growth projects in 2021

Djibouti pursues its ambitious growth projects in 2021In spite of the particularly challenging international economic situation arising from the health crisis, the Republic of Djibouti has entered the year 2021 with determination. According to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, Djibouti is expected to experience the strongest GDP growth in Africa this year with a projected rate of 7.1%. This outlook is by no means coincidental. Lacking natural wealth, exposed to a demanding and arid environment, Djibouti has been able to build on its main asset: its geostrategic location at the entrance to the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, at the intersection of major global shipping routes, used by a mega ship every 25 minutes. Accordingly, Djibouti has developed a business model based on unique port and logistics solutions. Since 2013, when the Vision 2035 development plan was implemented, Djibouti has been committed to modernizing its legislation and financial system, upgrading its human resources and building efficient infrastructure geared […]

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