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Tulip Mazumdar: Why plague caught Madagascar unaware

Image copyright RIJASOLO Madagascar is facing the worst outbreak of plague in 50 years. There have been more than 1,800 cases and 127 deaths since the start of August, according to new figures. The island off the south-east coast of Africa is used to seeing about 400 cases of mostly bubonic plague in the same rural areas every year. But this year it has developed into the deadlier pneumonic version and spread to much more populated areas, including the capital. Madagascar plague: WHO in huge release of antibiotics Madagascar country profile The WHO describes the plague as “one of the oldest – and most feared – of all diseases”. Historically, plague has been responsible for widespread pandemics with extremely high numbers of deaths. It was known as the Black Death du...

Jozy Altidore: Red Bulls fan questioned my patriotism and religion

The FC guys believe fans went too far in their criticism of Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley at Red Bull Arena. A Giovinco free kick sealed a first-leg win for Toronto FC on the road against New York in the Eastern Conference semifinal. Max and Herc discuss the evolution of Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley as potential villains with Toronto FC in MLS. Jozy Altidore says a New York Red Bulls fan told him he doesn’t “deserve to be in this country” and questioned his patriotism and religion during last week’s MLS playoff game. Altidore and his Toronto FC teammate Michael Bradley were the targets of extended periods of explicit chants at Red Bull Arena on Monday, leading the striker to call the fans of his former club “classless.” Defending his comments to...

Harry Kane: Tottenham’s victory over Real Madrid ‘great for England’

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino feels Spurs’ 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League shows his side is capable of competing with the best in the world. Real Madrid suffer their first group stage loss since 2012 at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley Stadium. LONDON — Harry Kane thinks Tottenham’s victory over Real Madrid is great news for England, but says the national team also need to prove they can win big games. Kane was one of five English starters along with Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Dele Alli in Spurs’ remarkable 3-1 win over the European champions at Wembley, where England host Germany and Brazil next week. All five have been named in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for the friendlies, along with Danny Rose, who was an un...

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella jokes he’s been ‘watching my funeral’

Andre Silva and AC Milan settled for another goalless draw against AEK Athens. AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella laughed off the pressure on his job, saying he has been “watching my funeral for a while” after his side drew 0-0 with AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday. Milan have just one win in all competitions in seven games since the start of October, including defeats to Roma, Inter and Juventus, and failed to beat AEK for the second time in two weeks. Montella has been under fire for the lack of results, but Milan are still in good position to advance to the Europa League knockout stage, and he was to joke about the speculation over his future. “It was a delicate match today, the next ones probably will be too. Suso had a muscular problem, so I didn’t want...

Jack Wilshere: ‘It’s good to be back in an Arsenal shirt’ after rare start

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere started for Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere said he is enjoying his football after Thursday’s goalless draw with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League. The stalemate in north London means Arsene Wenger’s team have ensured qualification from Group H with two games to spare. Wilshere played the full 90 minutes and the England international told BT Sport: “I feel good. “I’m trying to get in the team, which is difficult here because there are good players, but I’m doing well in training and trying to impress when I get the chance. “I’m happy where I am. There’s a little bit more to come from me, but I’m happy here. It’s good to be back in an Arsenal shi...

Lukaku, Morata seek form

Steve Nicol fully agrees with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois’ statements that their match against Man United is a must-win. As Chelsea’s tumultuous run continues, Gab Marcotti weighs in on if Antonio Conte will make it to the end of the season. The FC crew break down what is going wrong for Chelsea after the drubbing they were dealt by Roma in the Champions League. Craig Burley suggests Jose Mourinho’s latest antics are due to a lack of praise for his work at Manchester United. Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku face each other for Chelsea and Manchester United on Sunday having seen their sensational starts to the season for their new clubs evaporate — both go into the Stamford Bridge clash without a goal since September. The two strikers were central to one of the t...

15 Reasons Why Twice Are Social Media Queens

The sensational girl group’s new album ‘Twicetagram’ is inspired by social media. In just two years time, Twice‘s impact on the K-pop scene has been undeniable. Whether it’s their chart-topping success in Asia (including multiple No. 1s in Korea as well as being the first female K-pop act to top the Japan Hot 100 in more than four years) or their huge YouTube presence (five of their music videos boast more than 100 million views while the just-released “Likey” earned 25 million in three days), the nine members have struck a chord in music fans’ hearts that clearly goes beyond catchy music.  The ninesome’s latest album Twicetagaram is inspired by social media and, more specifically, their instagram account. With 3.4 million followers, @t...

Neil Young to Auction Off His Model Trains, Guitars & Cars

Ever dreamed of playing a guitar owned by Neil Young — or playing with his collection of model trains? Now’s your chance to make that dream a reality.  In a statement released Thursday (Nov. 2), the prolific folk rock singer-songwriter announced he’ll be auctioning off a large portion of his possessions that he’s come to accumulate over the years, including his “personal collection of model trains, classic cars, guitars, recording gear, clothing, memorabilia, and more.” Some of the highlights: a number of model trains, including the Lionel Western Pacific “1954” Blue Feather Boxcar Factory Prototype (estimated to cost between $3,000 and $6,000); a custom-made 1953 Buick Roadmaster, body number one from the assembly line (total number of model...

Apple Music’s Beats 1 to Launch First Spanish-Language Show, ‘Trap Kingz’

Bad Bunny will host six episodes of the Beats 1 show. Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station, will be launching its first Spanish-language show called Trap Kingz. Apple Music also announced that the first six episodes of Trap Kingz will be hosted by Bad Bunny, who has become one of the most in-demand trap singers. On the show, the Puerto Rican artist will detail the trap movement as well as introduce music from his colleagues Noriel, Farruko, Arcángel and others. The show will kick off Friday (Nov. 3) at noon, and new episodes will be available every other week. Listen to the show here or on demand with an Apple Music subscription. Bad Bunny has scored five songs simultaneously on this week’s Billboard charts, including “Mayores” with Becky G, which is in the Top 5 of Hot Latin ...

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Arsenal advance with dull draw

A 0-0 draw was enough for Arsenal to still qualify for the UEFA Europa League round of 32. LONDON — Three quick thoughts after Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw against Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates in the Europa League on Thursday… 1. Arsenal advance without impressing Arsenal’s second-string couldn’t conjure up a piece of magic this time but the Gunners still clinched a spot in the Europa League knockout rounds with two games to spare. Just as in Serbia two weeks ago, Arsene Wenger’s band of back-ups and youth players laboured mightily to break down Red Star Belgrade’s defence and lacked the sharpness to finish off the few chances they created. While Olivier Giroud clinched the away fixture with a stunning late winner, there was no such moment of ins...

Paris Masters: Rafael Nadal moves into quarter-finals

Nadal’s French Open and US Open titles in 2017 took his Grand Slam total to 16 overall Rafael Nadal moved into the Paris Masters quarter-finals by beating Uruguay’s world number 36 Pablo Cuevas. Spaniard Nadal, 31, beat his 31-year-old opponent 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 and faces Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic, 25, in the last eight. Nadal’s second-round win over Hyeon Chung on Wednesday ensured he will end 2017 as world number one. Earlier on Thursday, David Goffin became the first Belgian to qualify for the season-ending ATP Tour finals. Lucas Pouille’s defeat by American Jack Sock ensured Goffin took the penultimate spot for the November 12-19 tournament. Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem and Marin Cilic have also qualified for th...