Report: Schumacher ‘in Paris hospital for stem cell therapy’

The stricken seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in Paris’ Georges-Pompidou hospital for cell therapy surgery, according to French daily Le Parisien. The Paris hospitals department, contacted by AFP, refused to confirm or deny the news citing medical privacy laws. But according to Le Parisien, the 50-year-old German is in the cardiovascular department overseen by surgeon Philippe Menasche, described as a ’pioneer in cell surgery against heart failure’. Schumacher will receive stem cells to obtain an anti-inflammatory effect throughout his system, Le Parisien suggests. “The treatment will begin…

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Report: Schumacher ‘in Paris hospital for stem cell therapy’

The stricken seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in Paris’ Georges-Pompidou hospital for cell therapy surgery, according to French daily Le Parisien. The Paris hospitals department, contacted by AFP, refused to confirm or deny the news citing medical privacy laws. But according to Le Parisien, the 50-year-old German is in the cardiovascular department overseen by surgeon Philippe Menasche, described as a ’pioneer in cell surgery against heart failure’. Schumacher will receive stem cells to obtain an anti-inflammatory effect throughout his system, Le Parisien suggests. “The treatment will begin…

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Report: Schumacher ‘in Paris hospital for stem cell therapy’

The stricken seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in Paris’ Georges-Pompidou hospital for cell therapy surgery, according to French daily Le Parisien. The Paris hospitals department, contacted by AFP, refused to confirm or deny the news citing medical privacy laws. But according to Le Parisien, the 50-year-old German is in the cardiovascular department overseen by surgeon Philippe Menasche, described as a ’pioneer in cell surgery against heart failure’. Schumacher will receive stem cells to obtain an anti-inflammatory effect throughout his system, Le Parisien suggests. “The treatment will begin…

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Court forfeits N1.4bn Paris/London Club loan found in some banks to FG

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of the total of N1,442,384,857.84 found in the bank accounts of three firms, which allegedly impersonated the consultants engaged by the Nigeria Governors Forum to analyse the Paris/London Club loan refunds due to the states to the Federal Government. The order was sequel to the granting of a motion seeking the final forfeiture of the money by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Listed as defendants in the final forfeiture motion filed before the…

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Paris Club refund: Varsity workers cry out over unpaid salary, others

Aggrieved members of the Academic Staff Union of the defunct Edo State College of Education, Ekiadolor, now Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor, Edo State have cried out to Governor Godwin Obaseki to urgently come to their rescue with the payment of over three-month unpaid salary arrears owed them. President Muhammadu Buhari had directed state governors to utilise the balance of outstanding Paris Club refund disbursed to states to pay pensioners and worker’s salaries to enable workers to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. The workers at the university also decried the poor subvention…

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Paris, LA to host 2024 & 2028 Olympics

  Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee. Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event, before LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding. The Paris Games, which had fallen short with bids for 2008 and 2012, will mark 100 years since it was last held in the French capital. Los Angeles hosted it in 1932 and 1984. Paris and Los Angeles had been the only…

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Paris, LA dual Olympic host plan backed

Paris and Los Angeles are set to stage the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games – provided they can agree which should go first, as both want to host in 2024. The International Olympic Committee has voted in favour of naming hosts for successive Games on 13 September with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding. The IOC – which oversees the Olympic movement – wants the cities to reach an agreement on who hosts in 2028 by then. If there is no agreement, a vote to select just the 2024 host…

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Turbulence on Paris-China flight injures 26

At least 26 people were injured, four seriously, when turbulence hit a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris on Sunday, state media reports. The turbulence struck as flight MU774 was on its way to Kunming, in the southern Yunnan province. Passengers suffered broken bones, cuts to the scalp and soft tissue injuries, the Xinhua state news agency reported. China Eastern Airlines later said it was crucial passengers wear seatbelts as flights descend. “I was on the flight, and I felt like I would not survive,” the Hong Kong- based South…

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Policeman killed in Paris shooting

A major security operation is underway in the Champs Elysees One policeman has been killed and a second wounded in a shooting in central Paris, police say. Some reports say a gunman who fired on them has been shot dead. The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election, reports the BBC. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.

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UEFA League: Barca eye yet another famous comeback

    Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping…

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