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UK’s Johnson in quarantine but declares himself fit, working

UK’s Johnson in quarantine but declares himself fit, working

Health
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” after being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days because he recently came in contact with someone who has since contracted coronavirusBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 10:02 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” after being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days because he recently came in contact with someone who has since contracted coronavirus.In a video message posted Monday on Twitter from his London apartment at Downing Street, Johnson said it didn’t matter that he has already endured COVID-19 and is “bursting with antibodies.”The quarantine requirement comes at the start of a cruci...
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant rules himself out for rest of season

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant rules himself out for rest of season

Sports
June 5 (UPI) -- Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant said Friday that he will not return for the 2019-20 NBA season when it resumes next month. Durant, who signed a four-year, $ 164 million contract with the Nets before the start of this season, hasn't played since tearing his Achilles tendon during Game 5 of last year's NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors. Advertisement The two-time NBA Finals MVP will be one year removed from the injury when the Nets return to the court at the end of July in Orlando, Fla. With the 2019-20 season pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was speculation that Durant could potentially return this summer. Durant, 31, said he feels much improved physically but doesn't believe he is ready to return yet. "It's just best for me t...
‘Better Call Saul’ star Bob Odenkirk hopes main character redeems himself

‘Better Call Saul’ star Bob Odenkirk hopes main character redeems himself

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- As the penultimate season of Better Call Saul begins, the actors contemplate the fate of their characters. Bob Odenkirk plays Saul Goodman in the Breaking Bad prequel and hopes he will meet a better fate than Walter White. White, played by Bryan Cranston on the original series, was a high school chemistry teacher who became the crystal meth mogul Heisenberg. Saul, White's money laundering lawyer, became the focus of his own series. Before Breaking Bad, Jimmy McGill took on the Saul persona after losing his law license. By Season 5, Jimmy has fully committed to being Saul. "I want him to grow into a really good person," Odenkirk said in a roundtable interview. "It would be neat to me if it was kind of the opposite of Walter White's journey of degradation. It ...
IS leader killed himself and three of his children with suicide vest – Trump

IS leader killed himself and three of his children with suicide vest – Trump

World
Donald Trump has confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed in a US military operation.The president said: "Last night, we brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice." He added: "He died like a dog, like a coward." What does Baghdadi death mean for IS? The president said US special forces had conducted a "daring raid" which lasted around two hours, during which a large num...
‘Diego Maradona’s biggest battle was always with himself’

‘Diego Maradona’s biggest battle was always with himself’

Entertainment
In July 1984, a then 23-year-old Diego Maradona arrived in Naples, heralded by fans as their saviour after years of misery on the pitch.Sure enough, the record signing proved to be the Italian club's turning point, leading them to two Serie A titles in three years. The charismatic Argentinian was the biggest footballer in the world, a god on the pitch who was adored by thousands of fans. But away from the beautiful game, his life was spiralling out of control.His time in the city made him a global superstar, but broke him as a man.The stories of cocaine use and reported mafia friendships have been well documented. But asking the man himself? That has proved an extremely tricky task for journalists over the years. Advertisement ...