Maxi Bagnasco says he knows Diego Maradona's features by heart after painting portraits of the soccer star almost daily since the Argentine World Cup winner died last November. The artist, who creates lifelike paintings with spray paint on huge canvases, decided to make Maradona his niche after the outpouring of grief over the footballer's death. "I am not afraid of being pigeonholed, I believe that what everyone sees from me is the hand of God," Bagnasco told Reuters with a smile, a reference to Maradona's famous goal against England at the 1986 World Cup, which Argentina went on to win.
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Traders awaited the next batch of earnings results and a slew of economic data Thursday morning.
Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law nearly 40 years ago that requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or the animals’ owners, or else face a $1,000 fine. It is unclear why cats and other pets were left out, but the state Legislature is currently considering an expansion that would give cats and canines equal standing.
Sir Keir Starmer has said that there needs to be "more and stronger lobbying rules" as the existing ones "obviously aren't working". Speaking during a visit to Gower in south Wales, the Labour leader added that the government's voting down of Labour's plans for a parliamentary inquiry into lobbying was the "wrong thing to do".
Caster Semenya retained her 5,000 metres title at the South African Athletics Championships on Thursday and confirmed she would not be attempting to qualify for the 200m at the Tokyo Games. The double Olympic 800-metres champion cannot compete over her favoured distance having refused to abide by a World Athletics ruling that athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) competing in races ranging from 400 metres to a mile must reduce their naturally high levels of testosterone. She has taken that fight to the European Court of Human Rights but it seems unlikely that there will be an outcome before the July 23-Aug. 8 Olympics.
Chinese media group CMC Inc. is being readied for a share listing in Hong Kong. As its founder Li Ruigang is one of the best-connected media entrepreneurs in Asia, what exactly goes into that mix will have resonance in Hollywood and China. “We are now considering a listing of CMC Inc in the next two […]
India's huge coronavirus second wave accelerated Thursday with a record number of infections reported, as a top Japanese politician warned Covid-19 could still derail the already delayed Olympics.
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Ben Stokes has become the first England cricketer to be named the prestigious Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World twice since it came into being in 2004.
Ukraine on Thursday accused Russia of flagrantly threatening it with destruction and warned Moscow that any escalation of fighting would be met with a firm military response.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte officially lifted a nine-year ban on new mining projects Thursday, in a controversial move aimed at boosting state revenue and spurring investment in the country's coronavirus-devastated economy.
This virtual reality experience is designed to fight racism, at a time when racial unrest is flaring across the United States.Software engineer Bryant Young drew on his own experiences when creating it.Courtesy: Our America "So Our America VR is a branching narrative VR experience about being Black in America. It takes you through the story as a Black father and he's with his son, Malcolm, on the way to school. So basically, the audience has to go through these different scenarios, whether it's subtle or overt racism, and has to navigate these different conversations and interactions properly." "It's unfortunate that the project is timely because that means the stuff is still going on, but this isn't stuff that we didn't know was going on. We in the Black community, we knew this was happening beforehand, it's just that now there's a bigger light being shown than justice in America. I really just hope that this experience can make some positive change, whether it just makes one person change your mind and be like, hey, maybe I should rethink about how I view the Black community or how (I view) what they're going through.''The project caught the eye of 3D software company, Unity, who awarded Young a grant to fully realize his project, as part of their Unity For Humanity competition.Young said the idea was born out of an unpleasant interaction he had with a police officer when he was a 16-year-old driver. The 25-year-old and his team hope to have it finished by September.'It's not five minutes in a VR headset, but hopefully this is going to bring some insight so people can better understand our situation and things that we go through on a daily basis."
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday the government would do "everything possible" to prevent the spread of coronavirus ahead of the Olympics, after a ruling party official said cancelling the event remained an option. "There's no change to the government's stance, to do everything possible to prevent the spread of infections as we head towards the Olympics," Suga said, sidestepping a reporter's question as to whether cancellation was possible, as party heavyweight Toshihiro Nikai had said earlier. Suga was speaking to reporters at the prime minister's official residence ahead of his trip to the United States for a meeting with President Joe Biden.
On an all new episode of Influencers, Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with BNY Mellon Wealth Management CEO Catherine Keating to discuss everything from inflation and interest rates to voting rights and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday (April 9), aged 99.The Duke of Edinburgh will be given a ceremonial royal funeral on Saturday (April 17), not a state funeral, as planned before the pandemic.Philip is lying at rest in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.He will be taken to St George's Chapel in a specially modified Land Rover which he helped to design before his death.
GENEVA — A top official from the World Health Organization says Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19 and the situation remains “serious,” with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the region. Overall, a tally by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly 3 million deaths have been linked to COVID-19 worldwide -- with the Americas hardest hit, followed by Europe. Addressing recent concerns about vaccines, Dr. Hans Kluge also said the risk of people suffering blood clots is far higher for people with COVID-19 than people who receive AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken began an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Thursday to brief officials on Washington's plans to withdraw all American troops before this year's 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
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Hertha Berlin's Hungarian coach Pal Dardai, assistant coach Admir Hamzagic and Belgium striker Dodi Lukebakio have tested positive for Covid-19 and the team has been ordered into isolation, the Bundesliga club said Thursday.