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Nick Kyrgios has lashed out in response to a panel discussion from tennis experts about his career.

The mercurial Aussie was knocked out of the Australian Open on Friday night, blowing a two-set lead to lose 6-4 6-4 3-6 4-6 4-6 to World No.3 Dominic Thiem.

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And while Kyrgios cut a dejected figure on court after the match, he was even filthier while taking to social media in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Kyrgios fired back at a tweet from the Tennis Channel featuring a discussion with legendary women's player Martina Navratilova, Sports Illustrated executive editor and senior writer Jon Wertheim, and sportscaster Steve Weissman.

In the discussion Navratilova said of Kyrgios: “As a tennis player, you get thrust into the adult life very early on before you are really ready for it emotionally.

“The emotional growth comes in bits and pieces really and it is delayed really.

 

 

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At least five people have been killed after a massive crash involving more than 100 cars on a Texan highway.

The accident occurred on Interstate-35W around 6.30am on Thursday (local time) as a winter storm dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the US.

Horrific photos show the massive pile of crumpled cars and 18-wheeler trucks, some carrying cars on top.

Some vehicles appear to have ended up on top of one another and almost all have serious damage.

Fort Worth police spokesperson, Officer Daniel Segura, told CBS 11 DFW five people were killed in the crash and 36 others were rushed to hospital, several in critical condition.

“The vehicles are just mangled,” said Matt Zavadsky, spokesman for MedStar, which provides the ambulance service for the area.

“Multiple tow trucks are on scene. It’s going to take a lot to disentangle this wreck.”

Fort Worth Fire Department public information officer Mike Drivdahl said crews were going from vehicle to vehicle to check for anybody still trapped inside.

“First responders actually had difficulty getting to the vehicles,” Mr Drivdahl said.

 

 

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A Cape Coast District Magistrate Court has remanded a 32-year-old artisan in prison custody for allegedly murdering a 24-year-old Cape Coast Dancehall artiste, Mr Emmanuel Aikins.

The plea of Benjamin Bright Ellis was not taken and he would make his next appearance on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Daniel Gadzo told the court presided over by Mr James Botah that the complainant, who is also the accused person, resided at North Ola, a suburb of Cape Coast, while the deceased lived at Amanful.
 

ASP Gadzo said on Sunday, February 7, at about 2:30 p.m., a misunderstanding ensued between Ellis and Mr Aikins at Orange Beach Resort located at Bakaano Beach,  near Cape Coast Castle.

He said the quarrel degenerated into a fight and in the ensuing melee, Ellis opened his waist bag, pulled a knife and stabbed Aikins in the chest and throat.

 

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China’s state broadcaster has come under fire once more for a performance featuring dancers made up to look African during its annual gala show to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

During CCTV’s four-hour show which typically draws hundreds of millions of viewers, performers appeared on stage wearing outfits that approximated African clothing and had darkened their skin with make-up.

“The New Year Gala director team is just stupid and vicious,” said one of a number of users who took to Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform, to criticise the skit.

“Is there any difference between Chinese people doing blackface and white people slanting their eyes to make fun of Asians?”

The gala sparked similar controversy in 2018 over a skit featuring actress Lou Naiming. She appeared on stage in colourful garb, her face and arms coloured brown, carrying a fruit basket on her head and accompanied by someone costumed as a monkey.

 

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Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00

When will Ghana develop?

The development prospects of every country is crucial in shaping lives and transforming destinies. In most advanced countries, development is an everyday thing. It reflects directly in the very lives of the citizenry. Life is better out there than Ghana. Ghanaians are overwhelmed with the least freebies a government provides whereas they could demand some more. So I quiz “if a father buys food for the child, is it news”?

I haven’t entertained political discourse all my life because of the tendency of corrupting critical thinkers. Ghana continues to dwell on past glories. This piece of mine isn’t backed by politics. Instead, it’s supported by a desire to see my beloved country progresses. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of blessed memory is being used as reference point when talking about development of this country. When will this ever change?

 

I’m of the conviction that, had it not been Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, there wouldn’t have been the Motorway. Believe it or not. What will our current crop of leaders be remembered for? Is it ‘Mahama afa or Nana ye winner’?

Leaders have come and gone, yet Ghana continues to crawl on her belly. With the emergence of democracy, corruption continues to be a greater force to reckon with. Reading history on Coup d’état in Ghana, I found some portions quite intriguing. The book taught me a lot on happenings from 1966, 1979 and 1981. Even though, some families were negatively affected by the uprising. Others also enjoyed the fun of it, so to speak.

It was more of the usual obey before complain. To an extent, there was discipline. You dare not litter the street. You fear to siphon the country’s resources.

However, it’s no more the case today. We fight corruption with corruption. Will this canker be fought and eliminated completely from the shores of this country? It’s either PDA saga, Airbus saga, or any other saga you can think of. More often than not, nothing is done to bring perpetrators to book especially when their government is in power. The best they do is to indicate to cohorts to step down.

So I’m tempted to ask again ‘is resignation a panacea to allegations of corruption and bribery in the country’? Some leaders aren’t proactive enough. I don’t blame them either because of where they find themselves. You can’t possibly leave fish with cats and expect it to remain the same

 

 

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Pete Edochie, a veteran Nollywood actor, has endorsed, Yul, his son, for Nigeria's 2023 presidential race.

Yul broke the news in a video shared on his social media pages on Thursday.

“My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition … God Almighty, take absolute control,” he captioned the post.

In the less than 3-minute footage, Pete disclosed that the endorsement follows ceaseless pleas from young people asking him to openly back his son’s bid for the country’s highest political office.

The veteran actor also expressed confidence that his son posses the right values and drive to steer the country forward.

He said while he is not interested in politics, he would not hold back his support for Yul who has decided to delve into it.

“My values are very strong. I have my own children and they are very strong in that regard too. I am not one to be involved in politics. But you see, not all your children are bound to follow you,” he said.

“One of my sons, who incidentally is an actor, has decided that he wants to be a politician. Most of the youngsters have been bugging my phone asking me to endorse my son that they want him as president and l get amused. But they keep insisting daddy, we want Yul to be the president of this country.

 

 

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Mohsen Hassan bin Daou was wounded in Libya's uprising a decade ago but he has little hope for the country's future almost 10 years after a NATO-backed uprising ousted and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

"When the February 17th revolution erupted, peaceful demonstrations began. We came out on February 19th, 2011, and then again on February 21st. On that day, I was injured in the Tajoura area," he said.

"A machine gun used by the Kadaffi forces fired at me. I was wounded along with two other people. One was injured in the hand, the other in the foot and my wound was in my spine."

The end of Kadhafi's 42-year dictatorship sparked chaos that destabilized the wider region by flooding it with arms and fighters and, for years, left Libya, a country of seven million, under the control of dozens of trigger-happy militias with shifting allegiances.

Libya is split into two warring rival governments with their own militias, mercenaries and foreign backers.

Since October they have upheld a ceasefire. Hopes for a peaceful future have also been pinned on a new interim government and elections planned for December.

 

 

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Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00

China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. 
 
The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so.
 
According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that news reporting must be true and impartial, and undermined China's national interests and ethnic solidarity."
 
Xinhua quoted a statement from the regulator: "As the channel fails to meet the requirements to broadcast in China as an overseas channel, BBC World News is not allowed to continue its service within Chinese territory. The NRTA will not accept the channel's broadcast application for the new year."

 

 

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In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers Kenya's transport problems, while caught in traffic in the capital.

On another hot sticky afternoon in Nairobi, I find myself stuck in yet another hours-long jam in the city's famously traffic-clogged roads.

But in recent months this situation has become even worse because of the construction of the Nairobi Expressway, injecting a new level of chaos into the capital.

 

When finished, it will be a 27km (17-mile) highway, some of it elevated, that will connect Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the east of the city to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in the west.

 

The $550m (£410m) project is set to dramatically change the city's skyline and is meant to ease traffic flows in and out of the centre of East Africa's main commercial hub.

Kenyan officials described the expressway as an essential infrastructure project that will spur modernisation.

The partially elevated highway was proposed about 10 years ago, but delays meant it was only launched in October by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Yet the speed of its construction is leaving many Nairobians surprised. It already looks like a giant gash through the city and the constant hum of construction noise, lorries whipping up dust and beeping car horns all add to the confusion.

 

 

 

 

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Major General Francis Adu Amanfo (Rtd) as the new National Security Coordinator following the death of Joshua Kyeremeh.

Major Amanfo served as Ghana’s Ambassador to Liberia under the Kufuor administration. He was Head of Defence Intelligence in the Ghana Armed Forces.

The appointment takes immediate effect.

The President has also appointed Edward Kwaku Asomani as the Deputy National Security Coordinator.

Until his appointment, Kwaku Asomani was the Deputy Executive Director of the Danquah Institute.

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