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#JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church - BBC News
The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending after the killing of the 22-year-old woman.
Image copyrightUwavera Omozuwa/facebookImage caption Uwavera Omozuwa's dream was to become a nurse There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a "quiet" church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Wednesday evening. Uwavera was taken to hospital after a security guard found her, her skirt torn and her shirt covered in blood, Judith Omozuwa said. However, a police spokesperson in southern Edo State, whose capital is Benin City, told BBC Pidgin that they were treating the incident as a murder, not a rape, case. The student died following a fight at the church, the spokesperson added, without giving more details. You may want to watch: Media captionSouth African Norma Ka Mbele: 'Being violated sexually changes your soul' Uwavera had only just been admitted to the University of Benin to study microbiology when she was killed. She often went to sit and "read" at the church near her house as it was quiet, her sister added. Unconfirmed reports in local media said a group of men had entered the church, raping Uwavera and hitting her with a fire extinguisher. On Tuesday, many Nigerians were angered after a policeman allegedly shot dead a 16-year-old girl, Tina Ezekwe, in the commercial capital, Lagos. The officer was arrested, police said. On Twitter, many Nigerians expressed concern about the government's failure to tackle gender-based violence, and questioned whether parents were bringing up boys properly.
Elon Musk: All you need to know about SpaceX wey NASA astronauts use take make history - BBC News
Two Nasa astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken dey on a mission to start new, commercial mata with spaceflight.
Image copyrightGetty Images Di private rocket company SpaceX don send two Nasa astronauts go orbit. Na di first time since di retirement of di shuttles nine years ago wey American crew dey make di journey to space from US territory. Aside say di two astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken dey try new capsule system, dem dey also begin new business model for Nasa. Di agency no longer go own di vehicles wey dem dey use but dem go only dey buy di "taxi" service wey SpaceX dey offer. Image copyrightReuters For im reaction, Elon Musk di founder of SpaceX say: "I think say dis na something wey suppose touch pipo for dia heart - anyone wey get spirit of exploration," He add: " My emotion dey high - e dey hard to talk really. "Na 18 years we don dey work towards dis goal. E dey really hard to believe say e don happun. "Dis na craft made by humans, for humans, I tink say na something humanity suppose dey proud say e dey happun today." Image copyrightReutersImage example Di Astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnke Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley fly go di ISS inside di Crew Dragon spacecraft, wey Elon Musk company SpaceX build. Dis na di second time dem try to launch am afta Wednesday attempt wey dem call off due to bad weather. Hurley and Behnken na two of Nasa most experienced astronauts, with two spaceflights each. No launch don happun from US soil since di retirement of di space shuttle for 2011. Why private company dey launch Nasa astronauts? Nasa don dey plan to hand over di transport of crew to di International Space Station (ISS) since di early 2000s. Afta di Columbia space shuttle break up during di return to Earth for 2003, di space agency come focuse on developing replacement spaceship wey go fit travel to di Moon. Involving private firms for di transfer of crew and cargo to ISS na necessary step to afford dat programme. For 2014, entrepreneur Elon Musk company SpaceX and aerospace giant Boeing wer win Nasa contract for crew transport services. SpaceX dey launch dia spacecraft first; di Crew Dragon spacecraft lift off ontop Falcon 9 rocket from Florida Kennedy Space Center. Wetin be SpaceX? SpaceX na American company wey dey provide commercial and government launch services ontop im Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. Entrepreneur Elon Musk found di company for 2002, with di goal to reduce space transportation costs, to enable di colonisation of Mars. SpaceX don dey conduct regular flights of cargo to ISS, and go now aim to begin dey launch astronauts. Musk company dey also develop bigger spacecraft to carry humans - wey dem called Starship - wey fit begin di process of settling Mars. Image copyrightSpaceXImage example Inside di crew dragon Wetin be di Crew Dragon? Di Crew Dragon na di spacecraft wey transport di astronauts go di ISS. Na di ogbonge sleek evolution of di Dragon spacecraft wey dem build to carry cargo go di orbiting outpost. Di Crew Dragon dey designed to carry maximum of seven passengers, but Nasa flights go carry four, as supplies go take up di rest of the space. E get thrusters wey go enable am move for space and go dock - or attach - to di space station under autonomous control. Unlike previous spacecraft designed for humans, di crew cabin get touchscreen controls in place of physical buttons. Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage example Elon Musk Who be Elon Musk? Born in South Africa, Elon Musk make more dan $160m from di sale of online payment service PayPal to eBay. Im desire to see humanity become true space-faring civilisation na di driving factor behind di founding of SpaceX. But he don also involve for di founding of oda companies like electric car manufacturer Tesla. He also reason out di project, Hyperloop, one high-speed transportation system wey dey use pods wey dey travel through system of tubes. Im colourful personality and lifestyle make am di inspiration for Robert Downey Jr interpretation of Marvel Comics character Tony Stark.
SpaceX: Nasa astronauts launch historic mission ontop private spaceship - BBC News
Two Nasa astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken dey on a mission to start new, commercial mata with spaceflight.
Image copyrightReuters Di private rocket company SpaceX don send two Nasa astronauts go orbit. Na di first time since di retirement of di shuttles nine years ago wey American crew dey make di journey from US territory. Aside say di two astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken dey try new capsule system, dem dey also begin new business model for Nasa. Di agency no longer go own di vehicles wey dem dey use but dem go only dey buy di "taxi" service wey SpaceX dey offer. Image copyrightReutersImage example Di Astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnke Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley fly go di ISS inside di Crew Dragon spacecraft, wey Elon Musk company SpaceX build. Dis na di second time dem try to launch am afta Wednesday attempt wey dem call off due to bad weather. Hurley and Behnken na two of Nasa most experienced astronauts, with two spaceflights each. No launch don happun from US soil since di retirement of di space shuttle for 2011. Why private company dey launch Nasa astronauts? Nasa don dey plan to hand over di transport of crew to di International Space Station (ISS) since di early 2000s. Afta di Columbia space shuttle break up during di return to Earth for 2003, di space agency come focuse on developing replacement spaceship wey go fit travel to di Moon. Involving private firms for di transfer of crew and cargo to ISS na necessary step to afford dat programme. For 2014, entrepreneur Elon Musk company SpaceX and aerospace giant Boeing wer win Nasa contract for crew transport services. SpaceX dey launch dia spacecraft first; di Crew Dragon spacecraft lift off ontop Falcon 9 rocket from Florida Kennedy Space Center. Wetin be SpaceX? SpaceX na American company wey dey provide commercial and government launch services ontop im Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. Entrepreneur Elon Musk found di company for 2002, with di goal to reduce space transportation costs, to enable di colonisation of Mars. SpaceX don dey conduct regular flights of cargo to ISS, and go now aim to begin dey launch astronauts. Musk company dey also develop bigger spacecraft to carry humans - wey dem called Starship - wey fit begin di process of settling Mars. Image copyrightSpaceXImage example Inside di crew dragon Wetin be di Crew Dragon? Di Crew Dragon na di spacecraft wey transport di astronauts go di ISS. Na di ogbonge sleek evolution of di Dragon spacecraft wey dem build to carry cargo go di orbiting outpost. Di Crew Dragon dey designed to carry maximum of seven passengers, but Nasa flights go carry four, as supplies go take up di rest of the space. E get thrusters wey go enable am move for space and go dock - or attach - to di space station under autonomous control. Unlike previous spacecraft designed for humans, di crew cabin get touchscreen controls in place of physical buttons. Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage example Elon Musk Who be Elon Musk? Born in South Africa, Elon Musk make more dan $160m from di sale of online payment service PayPal to eBay. Im desire to see humanity become true space-faring civilisation na di driving factor behind di founding of SpaceX. But he don also involve for di founding of oda companies like electric car manufacturer Tesla. He also reason out di project, Hyperloop, one high-speed transportation system wey dey use pods wey dey travel through system of tubes. Im colourful personality and lifestyle make am di inspiration for Robert Downey Jr interpretation of Marvel Comics character Tony Stark.
Akinwumi Adesina: Why US dey target dis ogbonge Nigerian banker - BBC News
America dey push for new inquiry into corruption accuse against di oga of African Development Bank.
Image copyrightGetty Images US and di African Development Bank don fall out over accuse of corruption against di bank Nigerian head, former BBC Africa Business editor Larry Madowo write. Akinwumi Adesina na sharp dresser wey dem sabi well-well for im expensive tailored suits, immaculate white shirts and plenti supply of colourful bow ties. But dem don dey question di clean public persona of di 60-year-old president of di African Development Bank (AfDB) sake of corruption and abuse of office allegations from im own staff. Oga Adesina don deny all di allegations. Di board of governors of di 55-year-old institution meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to bring in outside investigator to chook eye for di allegations against Adesina and dis dey come after di US reject one initial inquiry wey don clear am from di accuse. Dis independent probe dey come only three months before dem dey expect to re-elect am unopposed for di bank annual general meeting for August. US dey at odds with Africa Di 20-point accuse of "mago-mago and bad governance" from unnamed employees don expose di kwanta between Mr Adesina and ordinary staff. Di "Group of Concerned Staff Members of di AfDB" claim say, Adesina don use di bank resources for self-promotion and personal gain and im dey pay plenti undeserved severance packages to staff wey resign mysteriously and im dey favour im fellow Nigerians. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin personally sign one letter to di board, to reject one internal investigate wey clear Oga Adesina. Apart from di 54 African kontris, di US na one of di 27 non-regional members of di AfDB and im second largest shareholder. AfDB 10 biggest shareholders:
- Nigeria: 9.1%; US: 6.5%; Egypt: 5.5%; Japan:5.4%;
- South Africa: 4.9% Algeria: 4.1%; Germany: 4%;
- Canada: 3.8%; Ivory Coast: 3.7%; France: 3.6%
- Im be di first Nigerian to lead AfDB
- Dem elect am for five-year term for September 2015
- Im be Nigeria agriculture minister from 2011 until im move
- Dem name am Forbes Africa Person of di Year for 2013 for im "bold reforms" for farming sector
- One teacher for Nigeria bin tell am say im no go ever enta Purdue University sake of say im maths dey poor
- He prove am wrong as im enta di ogbonge US institution
- He cancel im admission to UK ogbonge Cambridge University
- He get im PhD for agricultural economics for 1988
Millennial: Angélique Kidjo, Julius Malema, Madagascar Andry Rajoelina dey among pipo wey fit ginger young pipo for Africa - BBC News
Dis ten wey make dis list don contribute to di continent in line wit di vision of African Union and dem dey popular among young pipo.
Image copyrightOtherImage example Some of di 10 leaders wey millennials fit learn African 'Freedom' spirit from Africa Day na di day set aside to celebrate di start of movement for African Unity inside di world. Di joinbodi of Africa formerly be Organisation of Africa Unity wen dey for May 25, 1963. Di reason wey AU dey necessary na to fight colonialism and apartheid - now all dat one don end but oda fight still dey. Di organisation also dey look for di progress of Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and e believe for one, united Africa continent. As di continent dey celebrate Africa Day, BBC Pidgin look at ten African leaders wey millennial for di continent fit learn pan- African spirit from. Dis ten wey make dis list don contribute to di continent in line wit di vision of African Union and dem dey popular among young pipo. Image copyrightGetty Images 1. Julius Malema Dis na one of Africa's radical leaders from SouthAfrica. Malema dey popular for him red cap and his very Africa centric toks. He be di leader of major opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for South Africa. Im dey always campaign against inequality and failure of im former party African National Congress (ANC) to bring wealth and prosperty for di pipo of South Africa. Malema dey always advocate for land reform for im kontri and believe say Africa suppose be one. But everything no dey rosy for Malema, as some pipo like, n aim some believe say im be hypocrite. In 2013, report comot say Malema dey owe goment tax of over one million dollars. Pleny whispers dey comot to question where di 38-year-old opposition leader gather di kain money wey im get. Image example Angélique Kidjo na popular African singer 2. Angélique Kidjo For pipo wey love music, Kidjo na common name for di industry. She don win four Grammy Awards and plenty oda recognition lists don put her name. But, Kidjo no dey sing anyhow song. Her song dey get meaning and she be advocate for children for UNICEF and OXFAM. She also be spokesperson for the AFAWA initiative (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa) wey she dey advocate say make women dey get money to do business. Dem born Kidjo di same year Nigeria collect independent , 1960, for Benin and she don travel di worl, singing and to dey do advocacy for women and children for Africa. She bin get her own charity organisation wey dey give education to children for Africa. Image copyrighteaccImage example Professor Patrick Lumumba na radical lawyer for Africa 3. Patrick Lumumba Lumumba na 57 year old Kenya birn anti-corruption crusader, wey carry im name from Patrice Emery Lumumba, one Congolese politicians and leader wey die for 1961. Di younger Lumumba, wey be lawyer, dey popular for im anti-corruption campaign and hot tok against corrupt African leaders. Many of Lumumba's toks dey centre around equal rights, good governance and Africa Unity. He believe say Africa no need to dey look at di west for ideas and policy, say di continent for set im own agenda. 4. Kwame Nkrumah He be one of 20th century leaders wey fight for indpendenc of many African kontris. He be di first person to lead im kontri Ghana to independence for 1957. Many Africans see Nkrumah, wey die for 1972, as di father of independent movement and im be di father of modern day Ghana. He be di first Ghanian Prime Minister for Ghana. He school for America and UK but dat one no cover im pan African sprite. He continue to fight fight for Africa unity and independence through his speech and active campaign. Dem go later remove am from goment through military coup for 1966. 5. Robert Mugabe Some pipo fit no like Mugabe. Wen im die for 2019, many pipo dey rejoice say Africa dictator don die but dat na half of di story of Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Im be one of di most popular African leaders with plenty of im quote plenty for internet. Young Mugabe start as Nkrumah, dey campaign for independence of im kontri from colonial master. Like Nelson Mandela, im go prison and from di prison, im dey control political party outside. Mugabe policies help plenty black farmer wey no get land before get land. He also break monopoly of white farmers for di kontri. Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage example Nelson Mandela don die but na hero for South Africa till today 6. Nelson Mandela Mandela dey very popular among old and young pipo. HE be di South Africa anti-aperthied campaigner wey go prison for 27 years and later come back to chop president of di kontri. Mandiba as pipo like to call am dey famous for him call for peace and unity even after dem cancel aperthied for South Africa. Until e die for 2013, Nelson Mandela never stop do dey campaign for democracy, equality and learning. Even as black pipo suffer racism, e continue to dey call for peace even as e condemn racism. Image copyrightALEXANDER JOE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Image example Burkina Faso former president Tomas Sankara 7. Thomas Sankara Pipo all over di continent dey call Sankara di 'African Che Guevera' and even till dis day, 27 years afta dem assassinate am at di age of 37. Pipo like im leadership style and na why military authority no like am wen im dey politics. But, every young pipo wey dey read book and wey dey conscious like Sankara for im exemplary leadership and love for Africa. Sankara still dey generate respect on di same level as other African leaders like South Africa Nelson Mandela and Patrice Lumumba of Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo). Na for 1983, di Captain Sankara overthrow top generals for coup become president with di help of im childhood friend, former president Blaise Compaore. But by 1987, soldiers wey dey loyal to Compaore right-hand man and later head of di presidential guard, Gilbert Diendere, kill am. Image copyrightAFPImage example President Rajoelina launch Covid Organics wey im say fit cure coronavirus 8. Andry Rajoelina 48 year old President of Madagascar become more popular sake of coronavirus wen im begin t dey advertise say im kontri don get coronavirus cure. Rajoelina bin one of di youngest presidents for Arica n dim don do plenty things from im young life wey be inspiration for many Africans. Im enter politics for 2007 and im defeat di incumbent president for 2007 to be President. Image copyrightSpencer Platt/Getty 9. Paul Kagame Many pipo don call Kagame di President of Africa because of di good work wey im dey do for Rwanda. Im kontri be highest rated kontri for women inclusion for politic. Dem be 50% affirmative action for women. In 1980s, Kagame fight for di Yoweri Museveni army and become senior Ugandan army officer. He policies for Rwanda prioritized national development. Kagame serve as Chairperson of di African Union. As di Chairman, Kagame promote di Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and di African Continental Free Trade Area. Although im dey do good things policy wise for di kontri, critics believe say im be autocratic and hate opposition. Image copyrightYOUTUBE/MO IBRAHIM FAOUNDATIONImage example Aliko Dangote na bizness man wey don wear cap as Africa richest man many times 10. Aliko Dangote Dat na di rickets man for Africa wey be from Nigeria. If anything, im plenty money dey make many young people like am. Im be di owner of Dangote Group and dey deal for many businesses for Africa. According to Forbes, im get 13 billion USD as worth and be 85 richest for di world. During di coronavirus palava, im give di biggest individual donation for Nigeria. Dangote dey ontop di board of di Corporate Council on Africa, and be member of di committee for United Nations Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative, di Clinton Global Initiative and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Editor's note: Dis list fit pass 10 but for dis tori as e concern young pipo, dis ones na im BBC Pidgin select as leaders wey don demonstrate di true African spirit wey a millennial fit learn from.
Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbital traffic safer - BBC News
The UK Space Agency is seeking novel ideas to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit.
Image copyrightClearSpace/EPFL/J.CailletImage caption Artwork: The ClearSpace-1 mission will de-orbit a component from a Vega rocket The UK Space Agency (UKSA) wants to hear from anyone with novel ideas for how to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit. UKSA has £1m to dispense in grants for smart new solutions. There are about 900,000 redundant objects larger than 1cm circling overhead. Even the smallest items are capable of doing immense damage to, or even destroying, an operational satellite in a collision. The funding is designed to seed further entrants to the UK's burgeoning space start-up sector. "We're looking to support new companies that want to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to better exploit the data that's already out there," explained Jacob Geer, the UKSA's head of space surveillance and tracking (SST). "But the second theme is around new ways to sense and track space objects - in low-Earth orbit (LEO) in particular, because it's in LEO that a lot of the new missions will be going," he told BBC News. Britain has a long history in SST. RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire, for example, has been using radar to track space objects for more than 50 years. But as the amount of traffic overhead - especially commercial traffic - increases, ever more sophistication is needed to monitor and understand what's going on. Today, satellite operators will sometimes receive a warning that their hardware is at risk of a collision with another object. But this notification can often be either so imprecise in its detail or arrive so close to the moment of possible intersection that it's next to useless. With thousands of new satellites, large and small, to be launched in the coming decade, SST is a field that's ripe for new thinking. Under the UKSA funding stream to be announced on Tuesday, companies will be able to bid for a maximumgrant awardof £250,000. Media captionAstroscale: Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk The international market for space surveillance and tracking has the potential to reach over £100m by 2035, analysts believe. The UKSA hopes that if British businesses are well represented in this sector, it will also give new satellite operators the confidence to choose this country as a base as well. "What's exciting here is that if we can get this right; if we can get some assurance about operating safely, it will enable companies to push the boundaries of innovation even further in the types of new missions they intend to launch. If we're able to give them that support, they'll want to come to, and work from, the UK," said Dr Alice Bunn, the UKSA's international director. Britain made space safety a priority for itself at the recent European Space Agency Ministerial Council, by pledging more money to the policy area than any other member state. This included a substantial contribution to the ADRIOS (Active Debris Removal/In orbit servicing) programme, which is backing the Swiss-led ClearSpace-1 mission to grab some old rocket hardware and pull it out of the sky. Britain is also involved in another debris-capture demonstration called ELSA-d organised by the Japanese start-up Astroscale. [email protected] and follow me on Twitter: @BBCAmos
Coronavirus updates: WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine tests - BBC News
Hydroxychloroquine was touted as a Covid-19 treatment but a study found it could increase risks.
Dr Mike Ryan warned against lifting lockdown restrictions too soonImage caption: Dr Mike Ryan warned against lifting lockdown restrictions too soon Countries could see a second peak of coronavirus cases during the first wave of the pandemic if lockdown restrictions are lifted too soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Dr Mike Ryan, the WHOs head of emergencies, told a briefing on Monday that the world was right in the middle of the first wave. He said because the disease was still on the way up, countries need to be aware that the disease can jump up at any time. We cannot make assumptions that just because the disease is on the way down now that it's going to keep going down," Dr Ryan said. There would be a number of months to prepare for a second peak, he added. The stark warning comes as countries around the world start to gradually ease lockdown restrictions, allowing shops to reopen and larger groups of people to gather. Read more: Five ways Europe is easing its lockdown Experts say that without a vaccine to give people immunity, infections could increase again when social-distancing measures are relaxed. Dr Ryan said countries where cases are declining should be using this time to develop effective trace-and-test regimes to ensure that we continue on a downwards trajectory and we dont have an immediate second peak.
AC Milan and Inter Milan's San Siro 'can be demolished' for new 60,000 stadium, says Italy's heritage authority - BBC News
AC Milan and Inter Milan's plans for a new stadium are boosted as no objection is given to the demolition of the 94-year-old San Siro.
The present day San Siro has a capacity of around 80,000 The famous San Siro in Milan is set to be replaced by a new stadium after Italy's heritage authority raised no objections to its demolition. AC Milan and Inter Milan share the venue, which was built in 1926. Last year the clubs filed a request to jointly build a new 60,000-seater stadium next to the existing ground. Although approval from heritage authorities is not the final decision, it is an important step towards implementing the plan. Media playback is not supported on this device How can fallen giants AC Milan return to greatness? According to an opinion from the authority to the Milan municipality which owns the site, the arena does not have any architectural significance that would prevent its demolition. The San Siro has undergone several redevelopments and only a small remnant of the oldest part of the stadium remains. City representatives, including Milan's mayor Giuseppe Sala, had repeatedly questioned plans to completely demolish the San Siro and the clubs have modified initial projects which would have seen the entire stadium destroyed. Plans under discussion include replacing most of the old arena but retaining part of it as a landmark around which the clubs would build new sport facilities available to the public. The stadium has had several redevelopments in its 94-year history The San Siro is situated in the west of Milan, around three miles from the city centre
WWE's Shad Gaspard dies saving his son - BBC News
The former wrestler's body has been found washed ashore on Venice Beach in LA.
Image copyrightPaul ArchuletaImage caption The former wrestler reportedly told lifeguards to save his son first The body of former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been found on Venice Beach in Los Angeles after he went missing while swimming with his son. The 39-year-old got caught in a rip tide with 10-year-old Aryeh on May 17. His son was rescued but lifeguards couldn't save Shad. "Shad drowned in the ocean," posted Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "but not before instructing lifeguards to save his son first. That's the love of a father." He goes on to say Shad was a "great guy" and offered his "deepest condolences and love to his wife, son and family". "This one hurts," he adds. Shad's wife Siliana had thanked the authorities for rescuing her son as the search continued for her husband. "Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return." But at 2.19am on Wednesday, lifeguards responded to reports of a body along the Venice beach shoreline in LA. Later coroners confirmed it was Shad. "I join fans around the world as we remember Shad Gaspard as a beloved performer and a caring father," tweeted WWE icon Triple H. The 6ft 7in wrestler, originally known as Da Beast featured in Tag team Cryme Tyme with partner JTG. "Not the ending we wanted to hear," posted fellow wrestler Tyrus. "We can now mourn and celebrate his life as the hero the father the "beast". "You are the definition of what it's meant to be a father, you gave your life without hesitation to save your son." After leaving WWE ten years ago, Shad Gaspard pursued an acting career in TV and films and had small roles in various movies including 2015's Get Hard with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. WWE legend Dave Bautista cried as his paid tribute: "He liked to walk into a room and cause a ruckus - he was that dude, he was bigger than life." He'd last seen him on the red carpet of the MTV awards: "I feel like he was just starting to make headway with films and now he's gone and he won't ever have the chance to live out his dreams. "You should be inspired by his journey and inspired by his final sacrifice." Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 weekdays - or listen back here.
Coronavirus: Watford and Burnley confirm positive tests - BBC News
One player and two staff at Watford and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan are among six positive tests for coronavirus.
Media playback is not supported on this device Some Premier League players return to training One player and two staff at Watford and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan are among six positive Premier League tests for coronavirus. The other two are at a third club, the details of which have not been revealed. Players and staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for seven days. It comes as squads started non-contact training on Tuesday, as the Premier League steps up plans for a restart. A total of 748 players and staff from 19 clubs were tested. Norwich City did their tests on Tuesday. Watford confirmed a player and two members of staff had tested positive but they would not be naming those involved as they had asked for medical confidentiality. Before the news about Watford's positive tests emerged, captain Troy Deeney said he would not return to training because he feared for his family's health. "We're due back in this week. I've said I'm not going in," Deeney, 31, told Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on the Talk the Talk YouTube show. "It only takes one person to get infected within the group and I don't want to be bringing that home. "My son is only five months old. He had breathing difficulties, so I don't want to come home to put him in more danger." Burnley said Woan was "asymptomatic" and "currently safe and well at home". "He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus," the club added. The Premier League has been suspended since 13 March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 92 fixtures remaining. The league had previously identified 12 June for matches to possibly start again, but there is now an expectation this will need to be pushed back. "The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency," it said in a statement. "No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing." Clubs were permitted to test up to 40 personnel and some did not use their full allocation, while some samples are still to be processed. At Monday's "Project Restart" meeting, English top-flight clubs agreed to stage one of the return-to-training protocols. As well as training in small groups of no more than five, sessions must last no longer than 75 minutes for each player. Social distancing must be adhered to. Official protocols sent to players and managers last week, and obtained by the BBC, revealed corner flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each training session. Ongoing measures in further guidance include twice-weekly testing as well as a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check. Analysis Dan Roan, BBC sports editor While every case of coronavirus is, of course, a cause for concern, the Premier League will no doubt draw confidence from the fact that the number of positive tests revealed on Tuesday was as low as six. In one sense, this is six too many. But, had it been significantly higher, it would have raised more serious questions over clubs' return to training. So, this is a boost to those hoping for a resumption of the season next month. Last weekend, the Office for National Statistics suggested that one in 400 people had coronavirus outside hospitals and care homes, a rate of 0.25%. Why the rate among the players and/or staff of the 19 Premier League clubs tested is higher at about 0.8% (so far) is unclear. By comparison, the Bundesliga recently recorded 10 positive results from 1,742 tests. But one should be wary of drawing too many conclusions from this first batch of tests. With some players and managers having voiced their worries, and half of club medics feeling insufficiently consulted, further hurdles remain, especially when it comes to getting agreement over the protocols for full-contact training. However, this is at least another small but important step for "Project Restart". Germany setting the precedent Media playback is not supported on this device Borussia Dortmund beat local rivals Schalke 4-0 as football returned in Germany The German Bundesliga became the first major European football league to restart after the coronavirus shutdown when it resumed behind closed doors over the weekend. It took the Bundesliga nearly five weeks from starting non-contact training to playing matches. After Monday's announcement by the Premier League, that timeframe would mean either 19 or 26 June for a potential restart in England. Every team in Germany's top flight has been in quarantine, going from a hotel to their training ground for the week leading up to the restart. On Monday, the Premier League's medical adviser Mark Gillett said discussions will take place in the coming weeks over whether clubs would have to isolate in a hotel for 14 days before play resumes. Testing 'does not impinge' on NHS For the Premier League to complete the season, it could require about 40,000 privately conducted tests. The tests are being carried out by digital health company Prenetics. Avi Lasarow, chief executive of Prenetics EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), told BBC Sport that "categorically" none of the tests the company will carry out for the Premier League could have been used by the NHS. "We of course do not impinge or take away from any testing the NHS is doing," he said. "All the tests are privately sourced, as well as the other areas of the supply chains, so they are definitely not taking away from the NHS. "The government has an infrastructure capability which has been developed to scale up to mass testing volume. It is very clear that we can now see that happening and as an organisation if we were asked to provide additional services we would prioritise that." Lasarow added that the tests are 98.8% accurate, which will improve with repeated testing of Premier League personnel, and that the company is able to turn around results in 48 hours.