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AS Roma bans players from taking photos with rapper Drake until season ends ▷ Kenya News

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A disturbing trend has emerged where sports stars who have taken selfies with worldstar rapper Drake before a big event or game, get plagued with misfortune and eventual defeat.

Serie A club AS Roma officially banned players from taking photos with Drake to avoid further bad luck the Canadian rapper might inflict on the Italian team.

“All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season,” Roma tweeted.

Paris Saint-Germain recently fell victim to the so called ‘Drake curse’ after defender Layvin Kurzawa posted a selfie with Drake two days before facing Lille OSC.

And like clockwork, Thoma’s Tuchel’s side suffered a 5-1 defeat to Lille — their biggest league defeat in 19 years.

The Canadian rapper has become a comically ominous sign in football owing to recent developments.

To worsen matters for the Parisians, they only needed a draw to lift the French Ligue 1 title.

Conor McGregor (L) and rapper Drake attend a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Drake’s anti-Midas touch has brought a spate of bad luck to whoever he rubs shoulders with in the sports industry, with hawk-eyed fans spotting the disturbing trend.

Recently, Arsenal were handed a 1-0 defeat at Everton days after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was cited in the company of Drake during his show at the O2 Arena.

Days later, City’s Sergio Aguero missed from the spot in their 1-0 Champions League defeat to Tottenham after he was spotted taking a selfie with the rapper.

TUKO.co.ke previously reported that Thomas Meunier netted an own goal to see Lille go 1-0 up after seven minutes of action.

Juan Bernat restored parity for PSG after four minutes before he was sent parking before the end of the first half.

However, Nicolas Pepe’s performance in the second stanza helped Lille claim the win over PSG, with Jose Fonte netting the fifth goal six minutes from duration.

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Democrats are keeping up pressure on President Donald Trump following the long-awaited release of a report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

They want Robert Mueller, the man who collated the report, to publicly testify before congress about the work he has done.

The redacted report, which was released on Thursday, reveals the president tried to get Mr Mueller fired.

Mr Trump’s legal team has described its release as a “total victory”.

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The 448-page redacted document is the result of a 22-month investigation by Mr Mueller, who was appointed to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

What’s in the report?

Mr Mueller’s report says he found no criminal conspiracy between Mr Trump’s campaign and Russia, but could not reach a concrete legal conclusion on whether Mr Trump tried to obstruct the investigation.

“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” the report says. “Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgement.

“Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

The report also reveals:

  • Mr Trump instructed a White House lawyer to try to get Mr Mueller removed over alleged “conflicts of interest”, but the lawyer resigned because “he did not plan” to follow the directive
  • Mr Trump reportedly used an expletive when the investigation was announced, adding: “Oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency”
  • Mr Mueller examined 10 actions by the president in regards to obstruction of justice, which he said largely “took place in public view”
  • The report says that potential obstruction of justice by the president only failed because members of his administration refused to “carry out orders”
  • Investigators viewed the president’s written responses to their questions as “inadequate” but chose not to pursue a potentially lengthy legal battle to interview him

What do Democrats say?

Democrat congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a joint statement said the report painted a “disturbing picture of a president who has been weaving a web of deceit, lies and improper behaviour”.

The party has begun moves to try to obtain the full, unredacted document and to have Mr Mueller testify before Congress.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier told the BBC that Mr Mueller had “basically tossed the ball to Congress and said, ‘you need to pursue obstruction of justice here’.”

Democrats have also attacked US Attorney-General William Barr, accusing him of “misleading” them with an earlier summary of the report’s findings regarding whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.

Mr Barr held a news conference before the report was made public in which he backed the president.

The report has long been viewed as a potential tool to impeach the president but the House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said this would not be “worthwhile at this point”.

“Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement,” he told CNN.

How has Mr Trump responded?

Speaking at an event for veterans, Mr Trump said he was having a “good day” – adding that there was “no collusion” and “no obstruction”.

Representatives for the president have also reiterated his view that the investigation was a “hoax” and called for reprisal inquiries.

“President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again,” Mr Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.

“Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever.”

His comments followed a stream of social media posts by the president on Thursday regarding the report’s release.

In one tweet, he said he had the right to “end the whole witch hunt” and fire Mr Mueller had he wanted to.





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AK boss Jack Tuwei elected Africa Athletics vice president ▷ Kenya News

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Athletics Kenya (AK) President Jack Tuwei has been elected the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) senior vice president.

The retired General was elected unopposed and will now serve under Cameroon national Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, who was re-elected to the position for the next four years.

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The retired General was elected unopposed and will now serve under Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, who was re-elected to the position for the next four years.
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The AK boss was elected during the CAA Congress attended by International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe on Tuesday, April 16, in Abidjan, Cote D’Ívoire.

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Tuwei has his work cut out; he must ensure that African athletes are protected against unfavorable treatment.

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Recently, the man who took over from the late Isaiah Kiplagat as AK boss, met Coe to seek assurances on the changes to the Diamond League, approved by the IAAF in March.

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The IAAF announced a decrease in the maximum track event distance from 5,000 metres to 3,000m, prompting a backlash from athletes and officials in African countries.

The two African countries most affected by the decision would be Kenya and Ethiopia who are traditional long distance giants.

AK also expressed Kenya’s concern at the IAAF decision to reduce the number of meetings held each season from 14 to 13.

However, Coe and IAAF chief executive Jon Ridgeon insisted the changes would not affect African athletes alone.

Story by Sasha Amor, TUKO Correspondent.

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Fake it till you make it- here’s what socialite Huddah Monroe had to say about Americans

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Socialite cum business woman Huddah Monroe now says Americans are the biggest lifestyle fakers ever.

The socialite through her Instagram page said, Americans in Los Angeles just like hanging out with those who have money or are famous.

“LA is the city of clout chasers and the fakest people alive. They want to hang around you if you have money or you are a celebrity,” she revealed.

The petite lass went on to narrate how the first thing locals ask when you land in L.A is if one has a social media account so that they can check out if you’re worth their time.

“The first thing people ask you when you get here is “Do you have an Instagram?” So they can see if your posts are worth hanging out with,” she added

Huddah is currently on holiday l.A no wonder she had something to say about the locals.