#GreedCalling: Uefa ends legal fight against Barcelona, Juventus & Real Madrid over ESL

Uefa has ended its legal fight against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over their involvement in the proposed European Super League. The clubs were among the 12 “founding” members of the breakaway league, which later collapsed. The trio, who have refused to renounce the project, were being investigated for “a potential violation” of Uefa’s legal framework. Uefa says it is now “as if the proceedings had never been opened”. “The Uefa Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void,” a statement read. The moves comes after a court in Madrid ruled that Uefa should not punish the three … Continue reading #GreedCalling: Uefa ends legal fight against Barcelona, Juventus & Real Madrid over ESL

South Korea’s president mulls dog meat ban as consumption dwindles

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has raised the possibility of banning the consumption of dog meat in the country. Most Koreans have never eaten dog meat, and demand for it has dwindled in recent years. But it is estimated that up to one million dogs are still slaughtered for food each year in South Korea. Speaking during a meeting with the prime minister, Mr Moon questioned whether it was time to “prudently consider” a ban. It is the first time that the president, a known dog lover, has raised the prospect of a total ban. He made the comments as … Continue reading South Korea’s president mulls dog meat ban as consumption dwindles

Sumo wrestling’s greatest champion Hakuho retires

Sumo wrestling’s greatest champion, Hakuho, is set to retire after more than 1,000 wins. He rose to the top ranks of sumo wrestling after arriving in Japan from his native Mongolia at the age of 15. But the 36-year-old has been plagued by a persistent knee injury and received a warning last year for “injury absences”. During his career, Hakuho recorded more titles, wins and perfect championships than any other wrestler in history. His retirement leaves just one wrestler at the sport’s highest rank of Yokozuna. Hakuho made his debut in 2001 and was promoted to Yokozuna six years later. … Continue reading Sumo wrestling’s greatest champion Hakuho retires

North Korea fires missile, says South’s military

North Korea has fired a short-range missile towards the sea off its east coast early on Tuesday, said South Korea’s military. The test happened as North Korea’s ambassador said at the UN that no-one could deny Pyongyang’s right to self-defence and to test weapons. Earlier this month Pyongyang test-fired both ballistic and cruise missiles. But several days ago North Korea had also expressed willingness to engage in talks with the South. The US military said in a statement on Tuesday that it was aware of the missile launch but that it posed no immediate threat to US personnel or its … Continue reading North Korea fires missile, says South’s military

Authorities seize enough synthetic opiate to kill 50 million people in massive drug Bust

Two suspects were charged last week after an enormous quantity of the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil was seized by authorities in Riverside County, California.Tablets thought to have been laced with fentanyl at the Drug Enforcement Administration Laboratory. Carfentanil, a synthetic opiate, is the most potent fentanyl analog found in the U.S. Typically used in a veterinary capacity to anesthetize large animals, the drug is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times more powerful than fentanyl. According to a news release from the Riverside County’s District Attorney’s office, the arrests and arraignments of 30-year-old Andres Jesus Morales and 27-year-old Alyssa … Continue reading Authorities seize enough synthetic opiate to kill 50 million people in massive drug Bust

Inside the €775,000-a-week Superyacht that was the talk of Monaco yacht show

After a one-year hiatus, the Monaco Yacht Show, one of the industry’s flagship events, returned this week. The show is where yacht brokers and builders showcase their latest and greatest yacht, and prospective buyers and charterers spend their days traipsing between the yachts, planning their next purchase or vacation.  There were several impressive new yachts on display, including the absolutely stunning Tatiana from IYC. Tatiana just debuted this year and is now available for charter. It’s rare to be able to charter a brand-new superyacht, as most are commissioned by owners or snapped up as soon as they are ready, which makes Tatiana a unique charter prospect … Continue reading Inside the €775,000-a-week Superyacht that was the talk of Monaco yacht show

Face Of A Killer: Rwanda genocide ‘kingpin’ Théoneste Bagosora dies in prison

A former Rwandan army colonel convicted for his role in the massacre of some 800,000 people in the 1994 genocide has died in Mali, where he was in prison. Théoneste Bagosora, 80, was a senior figure in Rwanda’s ministry of defence at the time of the killings. A UN-backed criminal tribunal sentenced him to life in prison, but this was later reduced to 35 years. His son Achille told reporters he died at a hospital in Bamako, where he was being treated for heart issues. Around 800,000 people – mostly from the Tutsi ethnic group – were killed in 100 … Continue reading Face Of A Killer: Rwanda genocide ‘kingpin’ Théoneste Bagosora dies in prison

Milestone: Hamilton wins 100th Formula One race with victory in Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton has become the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with victory in the Russian Grand Prix to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen. Hamilton dropped to seventh place on Sunday when he was boxed in at the first corner but fought back and passed Lando Norris for the win when the McLaren driver stayed out on slick tyres in late rain and slid off the track. “It’s taken a long time to get to 100 and at times, I wasn’t sure it would come,” Hamilton said. It was Hamilton’s fifth win of the season and … Continue reading Milestone: Hamilton wins 100th Formula One race with victory in Russian GP

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits south of Philippines capital

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 has struck south of the Philippines capital, Manila. The deep quake struck off Batangas province on Luzon island at 1:12am (17:12 GMT), with residents in the nearby capital of Manila woken by their buildings shaking. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck at a depth of 74km (46 miles). The epicentre of the earthquake was in Occidental Mindoro province. Authorities near the epicentre said they had not received any reports of damage. “It was really strong,” Jose Clyde Yayong, a disaster officer in Tagaytay city in the neighbouring province of … Continue reading Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits south of Philippines capital

WOW: Iceland misses out on Europe’s first female-majority parliament after recount

Iceland briefly believed it had made history by electing Europe’s first female-majority parliament – before a recount showed it had just fallen short. Some 30 of the 63 seats (47.6%) were won by women. But earlier results had showed women winning 33 seats (52%). No European country has breached the 50% threshold, with Sweden coming closest at 47%, according to data from the Inter Parliamentary Union. The results mean a further six women have been elected to Iceland’s parliament, but men still hold a majority of seats. Unlike some other countries, Iceland does not have legal quotas on female representation … Continue reading WOW: Iceland misses out on Europe’s first female-majority parliament after recount