UN chief Antonio Guterres issues ‘alert’ to the world

As year 2017 winds down, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has issued what he termed “a red alert for the world” ahead of the year 2018.

The UN chief, in a New Year message, expressed regret that in 2017, the world went in reverse to the appeal for peace.

He said that when he assumed office one year ago, he had appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace.

Mr. Guterres said: “On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for our world.

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P. Diddy World’s Highest Paid Musician 2017.Forbes

 

American hip-hop superstar, Sean Combs, a.k.a P Diddy has emerged Forbes highest earning musician for the year, without releasing any album for the period.

“Diddy is the top-earning musician on the planet, pulling in a career-best 130 million dollars pretax this year,” the report says.

“His total got a boost from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his Ciroc vodka deal and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated 70 million dollars.”

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CAF offers $500,000 to each African representative for 2018 World Cup preparations

 

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said it would grant financial subsidy of $500,000  to all five African representatives at the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The continental football governing body said the decision was taken by its Executive Committee and other stakeholders on the sidelines of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws in Moscow on Friday.

“At its last meeting held on Nov. 16 in Rabat, Morocco the CAF Executive Committee decided to set up an ad hoc committee chaired by the CAF First Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi,” the continental football body said in a statement on Friday.

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Singapore ranked world’s most expensive city for fourth consecutive year

 

Singapore has been ranked the most expensive city in the world for expatriates for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report published on Monday by the Economic Intelligence Unit, EIU.

The Worldwide Cost of Living 2017 report saw Asian cities take five of the top ten spots, thanks to a sustained recovery in the strength of the Japanese yen that propelled Tokyo and Osaka back into the top ten, alongside Singapore and Seoul.

Western Europe accounted for a further four cities, with stalwarts Zurich and Geneva in third and seventh position respectively.

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IAAF to introduce world rankings in 2018

 

Athletics is to introduce a world rankings system in 2018 as part of a widespread effort to bring some sense and shape to its currently nebulous calendar and continue to move away from the sport’s scandal-hit past.

The introduction of the rankings in partnership with All Athletics, announced on Friday, is part of a sweeping reform package that was voted in by the IAAF last December to change the way the sport’s governing body operates.

The rankings will be a point-based system in which athletes collect points across different levels of meet throughout the season, to determine qualification for premier competitions such as the Olympics and World Championships.

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Boxing: world shocked with Horn victory over Pacquiao

The Boxing world has expressed shock over the declaration of greenhorn Australian boxer, Jeff Horn, as the winner of the welterweight championship fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao.

The fight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, was styled the Battle of Brisbane.

Although the local fighter Horn was very aggressive in the early rounds, using his reach and size advantage to pressure the Filipino champion, as the match went on, the masterful skill of Manny Pacquiao became more predominant.

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World’s first ATM marks 50th ‘Invention day’

The world’s first Automated Teller Machine, ATM, a technology which brought transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, on Tuesday clocked 50 years.

According to the Metro News, the world’s first ATM was unveiled by Barclays at its Enfield branch in North London on June 27, 1967.

As a tribute to the golden anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM at its Enfield branch into gold, added a commemorative plaque and placed a red carpet in front for its users.

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China’s ‘big money’ football danger to world — Conte

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Antonio Conte, the manager of English side Chelsea FC, believes the huge money being spent on players by Chinese clubs is a “danger for all teams in the world’’.

The Blues’ 25-year-old midfielder Oscar is close to a £60 million  move to Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG in January.

Our sources reports that the Brazilian is expected to receive an estimated £400,000  a week.

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World class’ nickel use in producing stainless steel has been discovered in Nigeria, govt. to sign exploration deal with Australian firm

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A private mining syndicate has made a potentially “world class and highly unusual” Nickel discovery in Nigeria, The Australian, an Australian national newspaper is reporting.

The private mining syndicate is reportedly headed by Hugh Morgan, a mining industry veteran.

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Saudi Arabia discovers “world’s oldest human bone

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Saudi Arabia announced on Friday in Riyadh the discovery of the “world’s oldest human bone” in Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which announced the find, said the bone was discovered during excavations at Tayma, where a large oasis exists with a long history of habitation.

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