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Basketball: Arrested UCLA players returning from China

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President Donald Trump raised the case of the three US basketball players arrested in China with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Three American college
basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting are returning home,
a league official said Tuesday, after President Donald Trump intervened
on their behalf. UCLA players LiAngelo Ball — the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball
— and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were on a flight to Los
Angeles, the commissioner of the Pacific-12 conference, Larry Scott,
said in a statement.

“The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities” and the trio were allowed to leave Hangzhou, where they were detained a week ago, Scott said.
“We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university,” Scott said.
We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities,” he added.
Scott thanked Trump, the White House and the State Department for their assistance in resolving the case.
Trump said he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to intervene on behalf of the three players during his two-day state visit to Beijing last week.
“What
they did was unfortunate,” Trump said. “You know, you’re talking about
very long prison sentences. They (the Chinese authorities) do not play
games.”
Ball, Riley and Hill were arrested in Hangzhou ahead of a scheduled game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.
According
to ESPN, they were nabbed on suspicion of stealing from a Louis Vuitton
store and later freed on bail but ordered to remain in Hangzhou.
The UCLA and Georgia Tech squads were in Hangzhou for a side trip to the headquarters of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Shoplifting can bring jail time in China depending on the value of the goods.
UCLA,
one of the most storied names in US college basketball with 11 men’s
NCAA championships, won Saturday’s game in Shanghai 63-60 without the
three players. The rest of the team flew home afterwards.
Besides
coinciding with Trump’s visit, the case drew attention in the United
States due to the involvement of Ball, one of three high-profile
basketball-playing sons of LaVar Ball.
The
elder Ball has become a media personality by aggressively promoting his
sons as future NBA superstars and had travelled to China on the trip to
promote his Big Baller Brand shoe and apparel line.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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