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Coronavirus : Donald Trump’s test result now out

Coronavirus : Donald Trump’s test result now out

United States President, Donald Trump has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus.
Trump who recently held a meeting with Brazilian officials who tested positive to the virus, was tested for the virus on Saturday.
CNN reports that a statement from the White House said Trump took the test after coming into recent contact with two individuals who have tested positive for the virus.

“Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed,” it read.
Trump’s doctor, Sean P. Conley also maintained that the result confirmed that the president’s COVID-19 was “symptom free.”
The virus which originated from Wuhan China has hit more 21 African nations.

Namibia, Rwanda, and Eswatini on Friday reported their first cases.

AMVCA 2020: See Full List Of Winners

The 2020 AMVCA was held on Saturday and Nigerian artistes, including Funke Akindele-Bello, Toyin Abraham, amongst many others picked up an award or two.
The event was hosted by Amina Abdi Rabar and Ik Osakioduwa.
See the full list of winners below;
  • Best Makeup Category – Lilian Omozele Paul (God Calling)
  • Best Costume Designer – Dimeji Ajibola (Ratnik)
  • Best Picture Editor – Tosin Igho and Byryan Dike (Elevator Baby)
  • Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series) – Cristina Aragon (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Lighting and Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Cardoso (God Calling)
  • Best Cinematographer – John Demps (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Documentary – Beverly Naya (Skin)
  • Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series) – Larry Gaaga and Flavour (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Writer (Movie/TV Series) – Asinogu Nicole and CJ Obasi (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Indigenous Language (Movie/TV Series) Swahili – Raveet Sippy Chadha (Subira)
  • Best Indigenous Language (Movie/TV Series) Hausa – Muhammad T. Finisher (Tuntube)
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Yoruba – Yewande Famakin (Alubarika)
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Igbo – Victor Iyke (Nne)
  • Best TV Series Drama/Comedy) – Anis Halloway (Truth)
  • Best Short Film or Online Video – Bola ‘Enigma’ Akanbi (Thorn)
  • Best Multichoice Talent Factory Film – Promises (East Africa)
  • Best Movie Southern Africa – Dalitso (Abraham Kabwe)
  • Best Movie East Africa – Plan B (Sarah Hassan)
  • Best Movie West Africa – Living in Bondage (Steve Gukas)
  • Industry Merit Award – Peter Igho
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series – Gloria sarfo (The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series – Pascal Tokodi (Disconnect)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) – Funke Akindele (Moms At War)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie or TV Series) – Chibunna “Funny Bone” Stanley (Smash)
  • Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) – Toyin Abraham (Elevator Baby)
  • Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) – Timini Egbuson (Elevator Baby)
  • Best Dressed Male – Mike Edwards
  • Best Dressed Male – Mercy Eke
  • Trailblazer Award – Swanky J.K.A
  • Best Director – Ramsey Noah (Living in Bondage)
  • Overall Movie – Living in Bondage


Coronavirus: Premier League fixtures suspended until April

Coronavirus: Premier League and all other English football fixtures suspended until April

Games in the Premier League and all other top level English fixtures have been suspended until 3 April over the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes after English football chiefs met to discuss the top division's response to the coronavirus outbreak, as Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Three Leicester City players are also being tested for COVID-19, while Everton announced on Thursday that the squad was in self-isolation after a player reported symptoms consistent with the virus.
Three Leicester City players are also being tested for COVID-19, while Everton announced on Thursday that the squad was in self-isolation after a player reported symptoms consistent with the virus. Mikel Arteta (left) and Callum Hudson-Odoi
Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi have both tested positive for COVID-19
Games in the English Football League, the three divisions below the Premier League, will also be suspended until the same date.

England's two friendlies later this month at Wembley later this month, the Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship have also been postponed.
The decision was revealed in a joint announcement from the Football Association, Premier League, EFL, Women's Super League and Women's Championship.

"This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the Covid-19 virus," a statement said.
"It will also apply to all England team fixtures at every level and all FA competitions including the FA Cup and the Women's FA Cup, along with academy and youth-team matches.
"The decision is being made purely on the number of cases requiring self-isolation and the impact on facilities. Given the steps being taken across clubs, there is no alternative but for today's action.
"However, all parties are committed at this time to trying to complete this season's domestic fixture programme and are liaising to establish appropriate options to do so."

Meanwhile, European football's governing body UEFA has announced that all Champions League and Europa League matches scheduled for next week have been postponed.
Other top-flight leagues in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and Ireland suspended matches earlier this week as the outbreak spreads across Europe.
English football had been told to carry on as normal by the government which said the risk of catching COVID-19 in a stadium was low.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a number of sports tournaments and competitions put on hold around the world, including the NBA basketball season and all of the US PGA's scheduled golf tournaments for the next three weeks.
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Apple’s new patent might stop people peeping at your screen

Apple’s new patent might stop people peeping at your screen

Privacy is incredibly important on our smartphones, as these devices contain a ton of sensitive content. But when we think about privacy, we don’t often think about something as simple as people looking at our screen over our shoulder.

Now, Apple has filed a patent at the US Patent and Trademark Office (h/t: Apple Insider) for new smartphone, tablet, and laptop technology that could stop nosy people in their tracks. The patent is called Gaze-Dependent Display Encryption, and it essentially detects what part of the screen you’re looking at and obscures the rest of the display.

“In this way, only the display content that the user is actively viewing is recognizable and understandable and an onlooker such as an unwanted observer looking over the user’s shoulder is unable to understand what is displayed,” reads and excerpt of the patent summary.

Furthermore, Apple says the obscured areas can feature the same overall look and structure of the screen area you’re currently looking at, but the actual content in these areas will be illegible.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a solution to unwanted people peeking at smartphone screens, as recent BlackBerry smartphones offer Privacy Shade functionality. But the big difference between Apple’s proposed solution and BlackBerry’s feature is that the latter solution requires you to move your finger over the part of the screen you wish to read. Furthermore, Privacy Shade also blacks out the rest of the content, which could attract more attention from a nosy person.

One potential challenge for Apple in delivering this feature is developing accurate gaze detection. Smartphone sensors are already capable of detecting whether you’re looking at a device or not (using this for face unlock), but detecting specific areas of the screen seems like a bigger hurdle. We’ve previously seen Samsung offer Smart Scroll technology, which let you scroll through pages without using your finger. But this feature required you to either tilt the device or your head to conduct scrolling.

This patent filing isn’t a guarantee that the next iPhone, iPad, or Macbook will have this capability, but it certainly seems like a handy feature. Hopefully Android OEMs develop similar solutions for screen privacy.

Paedo living opposite a sweet shop flashed at kids and fought with police but walks free from jail

Paedo living opposite a sweet shop flashed at kids and fought with police but walks free from jail

A CONVICTED paedophile who lived opposite a sweet shop has walked free despite exposing himself in public and fighting with police.
Pervert Colin Davies, 49, had already served time for downloading and possessing sick photos of children being raped.  Colin Davies, 49, exposed himself from his first floor flat

Colin Davies, 49, exposed himself from his first floor flat
Davies, from Bootle, Merseyside, was told to sign on the Sex Offenders Register and obey a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.
However, after his release from jail, he exposed his genitals and bottom to a number of shocked bystanders, before clashing with police officers called to the scene, the Liverpool Echo reported.
A woman rang police on August 30 after Davies was seen ranting at the window of his first floor, before pulling down his trousers and exposing himself.
Police were called but when they arrived, Davies aggressively lashed out at them.
Davies claimed he had been insulted by local youths who called him offensive names and taunted him

UK coronavirus LIVE: Biggest daily increase in UK cases recorded as 273 people test positive

UK coronavirus LIVE: Biggest daily increase in UK cases recorded as 273 people test positive

Women wearing pink protective masks pose in front of the Duomo di Milano to mark the International Women's Day: AFP via Getty Images
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 133 to 366, the largest daily rise in fatalities in Europe.
The total number of cases in Italy rose by 25% to 7,375 from 5,883 on Saturday, another record jump.
It came as the UK has recorded its biggest jump in cases of coronavirus as 273 people have now tested positive for the illness.
As of 9am on Sunday, 23,513 people have been tested in the UK. ​

Chineme Martins slumps and dies during NPFL game

It was a dark matchday in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following the death of Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins who passed after slumping during a game against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Stadium on Sunday, March 8, 2019.

Martins it has been confirmed slumped in the second half with Nasarawa United leading 2-0. They went on to win 3-0.
Efforts were made to resuscitate the player not helped by the old Ambulance that failed to start and needed five persons to push it according to several reports.
The defender was rushed to the Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was pronounced dead.
“We lost a player today against @fckatsinaunited A great professional and a gentleman,” Nasarawa United confirmed on Twitter.
The League Management Company (LMC) organisers of the NPFL also confirmed the death of the defender.
“The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed the report of the death of Chineme Martins, a defender with Nasarawa United FC, who slumped during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 23 against Katsina United in Lafia,” the LMC said in a statement on their website.
The LMC in their statement also called for a standard autopsy to establish the cause of the player’s death.
“It is hoped that the findings of the autopsy would inform subsequent measures if any that has not been addressed by the existing standard procedure”, the LMC said.
Several clips shared on Twitter have Martins teammates in tears as they mourn the shocking death of the defender

suspected COVID19: 23 cases identified in nigerian 5 states

COVID19: 23 suspected cases identified in 5 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 23 suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states, out of which one was confirmed positive “index case” with no death.
NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, adding that as at March 7, there was no new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country.
NAN reports that this was the eighth national situation report, following the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 disease in the country on Feb. 27, 2020.
Ihekweazu said that a total of 219 contacts were identified, including contacts from hotel, workplace and healthcare workers.
“No new contacts have been reported in Lagos and Ogun states,” he stressed.
He said the confirmed case was clinically stable at the designated treatment facility for COVID-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Yaba, Lagos.
He reiterated that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated at level three, had continued to coordinate the national response activities, led by NCDC.
He noted that the field investigations were ongoing and all contacts were undergoing daily symptom monitoring.
According to him, Index patient is currently being managed at IDH, Lagos, while passenger screening is ongoing at all international airports.
He added that there was also centralised follow up of Persons of Interests (POIs) initiated for persons outside Lagos and Ogun states.
“Testing of samples collected through the national influenza sentinel surveillance system as part of enhanced surveillance is ongoing.
“A draft tool for tracking and monitoring HCW infection has been developed,” he said.
Ihekweazu said that resources on COVID-19 had been developed by NCDC, for guidance of schools, Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for health workers. He said that Nigeria had published the first African SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence, from the COVID-19 case.
This, he said was carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
He added that the project was coordinated by the World Health Organisation(WHO) and NCDC.
NAN reports that the global situation, as at March, 6, 2020 was 98,192 confirmed cases which had been reported.
88.4 percent cases in China, 3,400 deaths.
The nine countries in Africa with reported cases are – Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Togo.The WHO global risk assessment however, remained high.