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SPORTS: Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training

SPORTS: Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training

ENGLAND, Soccer, Sports, UNITED KINGDOM
Players will be able to "train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact," a statement said. Discussions continue on plans to resume the season when "conditions allow", it added. Premier League players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week for coronavirus. So far eight people have tested positive after 1,744 tests across the league. The third round of results is expected to be released on Wednesday. The decision to return to contact training was agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the Professional Football Association (PFA), the League Managers Association (LMA) and the government. Plans for the third phase of Project Restart include a step towards normal training and build-up to competitive games. S...
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Hands Over COVID-19 Contribution of UGX1.3bn

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Hands Over COVID-19 Contribution of UGX1.3bn

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, ENGLAND, EUROPE, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD
COVID-19 Task Force Receives Three Pick-Ups for Ministry of Health Fleet - May 20, 2020, Kampala - Uganda Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda today handed over its contribution of UGX1.3billion (One Billion, Three Hundred Million Shillings) with three brand new pick-up trucks added to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 fleet. (R-L) Prime Minister and Chair of the National Task Force for COVID-19, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Conrad van Niekerk, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Regional Managing Director in charge of Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana,Melkamu Abebe,General ManagerUganda and Simon Kaheru (Public Affairs & Communications Director).Extreme right is Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the over seer of National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister incharge of General Duties.Photo by Ronald...
UK Government Releases Premier League Resume Date

UK Government Releases Premier League Resume Date

ENGLAND, Entertainment, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, Soccer, Sports, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
England government have reportedly given the Premier League 1st of June to resume the current season. The Premier League has been put on hold since March due to the increasing number of cases in the UK, but as per reports, the EPL officials were planning on a "Project Restart" and it seems the government have now given them the green light to resume it season. However, the decision is as it stands, if there are any changes or increase in the pandemic situation in England, then it will be put back on hold but as for now, Chelsea could start playing again behind closed doors and without fans. According to the Daily Express, the government have finally given the Premier League a go ahead to resume football from the 1st of June after much discussions for the past weeks. Unfortunat...
UK Prime Minister tests positive for Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister tests positive for Coronavirus

BRITAIN, celebrity, CORONAVIRUS, ENGLAND, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, Politics, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.  Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms and was self-isolating. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am nowself-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response viavideo-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this,"Johnson wrote.Mr. Johnson said that thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, tocommunicate with all his top team to lead the national fight back againstcoronavirus, he will be fine. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus, said Mr. Johnson. In a video, Johnson said he was experiencing a tempera...
The British Health Secretary gives update on new measures announced to tackle coronavirus

The British Health Secretary gives update on new measures announced to tackle coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS, ENGLAND, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Politics, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
The British Government announced measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic. These included a 'lockdown': citizens should now stay at home apart from essential travel or risk fines and all non-essential shops were to close. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs that people should only be leaving their houses for four reasons: to buy foodto exercise once a day alone or with members of the same householdbecause of a medical need or to provide care for a vulnerable personto travel to or from work that cannot be done from home. For work that cannot be done at home, Mr. Hancock recommended a 2-meter gap between employees. The British Health Secretary Matt Hancock The Minister said that any non-essential shops must close and that gatherings of more than two people were not al...
SPORTS: Manchester United sign Nigeria striker on loan until end of season.

SPORTS: Manchester United sign Nigeria striker on loan until end of season.

ENGLAND, Sports
The deal to bring the 30-year-old Nigeria international to Old Trafford contains no option to buy. Ighalo, who is still in China but is expected to fly to the UK in the next few days, scored 39 goals in 99 matches for Watford between 2014 and 2017. "Odion is an experienced player," said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. "He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he's staying with us. "A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here." Ighalo moved to the Chinese Super League in 2017, first with Changchun Yatai. After two seasons he moved to Shanghai Shenhua and has scored 10 times in 19 games. His form for his country has been eye-catching, finishing as top scorer in African Cup of N...
HEALTH: Kenyatta Hospital to collaborate with University of Manchester in cancer treatment.

HEALTH: Kenyatta Hospital to collaborate with University of Manchester in cancer treatment.

ENGLAND, HEALTH, KENYA
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, January 30, 2020, held talks with visiting officials of the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation where it was agreed to establish a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening healthcare sector in the country. The meeting, held at State House, Nairobi, was a follow up of the signing of an MoU between Kenya and the two British institutions on the sidelines of the recent UK-Africa investment summit in London. Through the partnership, the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation Trust will collaborate with Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases with special emphasis on cancer and mental health. The agreement pr...