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Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has large shareholding in the Russian steelmaking firm making materials used to make the tanks invading Ukraine, experts claim

Chelsea owner,  Roman Abramovich has large shareholding in the Russian steelmaking firm making materials used to make the tanks invading Ukraine, experts claim

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich reportedly has a large shareholding in the Russian steelmaking firm whose materials experts say are used to make the military tanks that are invading Ukraine.

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The Russian billionaire owner transferred his shares in EVRAZ, the Russian steelmaking giant, directly to himself from an offshore company on February 16, eight days before Vladimir Putin ordered the Ukraine invasion.

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Analysts have told Sportsmail that the transfer of the 28.64 percent shareholding, from Virgin Islands-registered Greenleas International Holdings Ltd, could make it less vulnerable to the sanctions which have followed the invasion. It could also make the shareholding easier to sell. The value of the shares have plummeted since Putin’s forces attacked Ukraine.

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Grzegorz Kuczy?ski, director of the Eurasia Program at the Warsaw Institute, told Sportsmail: ‘There was a risk that this offshore company would become a subject of sanctions. Evraz steel is used to build tanks, amongst other things. The company is important for the Russian arms industry, in this sense. It is important for Russia’s war plans, including with regard to Ukraine.’

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But the view from the ground in Kyiv on Tuesday was that the exercise is entirely futile, because there is simply no common ground between the invading and invaded country.

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Russia is demanding international recognition of Crimea, the retention of all lands it has occupied in this invasion and the replacement of the Ukrainian government. None of these demands are remotely acceptable to Ukraine.

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Ukraine wants Russian troops out of its country and an exchange of POWs and dead troops. But Russia does not recognise that there are POWs and dead troops to swap.

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Abramovich announced on Saturday that ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea was being given to trustees of the club’s charitable foundation

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But Sportsmail understands that the six trustees will insist on a rock-solid insurance policy before agreeing to the 55-year-old’s plan, with a number of them still extremely apprehensive about accepting stewardship at all.

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One of the main conditions trustees would insist on is the inclusion of a robust indemnity insurance policy, to ensure they are not liable for any financial ramifications the club may suffer while they are put in charge.

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Chelsea are aware of the problems they may face in convincing trustees and are thought to be exploring other options, including a holding company being set-up to take on stewardship responsibilities instead.

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Pilot who fell unconscious midflight is home from hospital as doctors say his recovery is ‘miraculous’

Pilot who fell unconscious midflight is home from hospital as doctors say his recovery is

The pilot who fell unconscious last week mid-flight has made a recovery that his doctor is calling “a miracle.”
 

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After the pilot lost consciousness, a passenger with no experience on how to fly a plane succeeded in landing the plane, saving all three people on board from crashing.

 

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Darren Harrison, 39, successfully landed the plane at Palm Beach International Airport, where emergency personnel then rushed the pilot to St. Mary’s Medical Center before he was transferred to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

 

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The pilot, whose name has not been released, is now out of the hospital and resting at home after he underwent surgery for an aortic dissection, according to the hospital.

 

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An aortic dissection is a life-threatening emergency in which a tear occurs in the inner layer of the body’s main artery.

 

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Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center who treated the pilot, revealed how long the odds were that the man would survive the landing, the trips to the two hospitals and then the surgery.

 

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Patel said on Tuesday, May 17: “Fifty percent of patients won’t make it to the hospital, and then 50% of patients that do make it to the hospital will pass away within 24 hours without prompt diagnosis and treatment.”

 

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The pilot was released from the hospital on Monday, May 16.

 

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It’s a “really quite miraculous recovery, miraculous story,” Patel said.

 

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Emergency personnel initially thought the pilot had potentially suffered a stroke before doctors at St. Mary’s discovered a tear in his aorta, according to Patel. He was quickly transferred to the second hospital for emergency surgery.

 

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“First thing he asked me (after the surgery) is, ‘Doc, when am I going to go home?’ which I thought was really quite amazing,” Patel said. “Everything about this guy is just truly, truly amazing. He definitely understands everything that happened, and how severe the situation was on so many different levels before the hospital, in the operating room, and during recovery.”

 

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Patel said the pilot was in great health before the cardiac event and has already done “remarkably well” in his recovery.

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Court dissolves marriage over doubtful paternity

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Court dissolves marriage over doubtful paternity

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State has ordered the dissolution of the marriage between Mr. Jose Salami and Mrs. Sola Jaiyeola, on grounds of the doubtful paternity of their only child.

 

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Vanguard reports that in a petition filed before the court, Salami, a resident of Number 9, Bakare St., Igando, Lagos State, said he doubted the paternity of the only child produced by the union.

 

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“In March 2013, she said she was a month pregnant for me; so, I arranged for a traditional marriage to be done. But to my surprise, my wife put to bed in July of that same year, and when I asked how possible it was, she waived it aside.

 

 

In his judgment, the President of the court, Adeniyi Koledoye, said that it appeared the love between the couple had since perished. He noted that the respondent did not show up in court in spite of several summons.

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“There is no doubt that the respondent was in another relationship from which she was pregnant, and perhaps the pregnancy was rejected and she decided to hang it on the petitioner. However, the petitioner ought to have opted out of the marriage immediately he discovered that the paternity of the child was doubtful. It is clear the petitioner was deceived into the marriage by the respondent,” the judge held

 

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Koledoye, therefore, dissolved the marriage and ordered the respondent to pay N200,000 to the petitioner. 

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VeekiRoyce Set To Splash Thousands On Fans To Celebrate Her New Single “Oba”

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VeekiRoyce Set To Splash Thousands On Fans To Celebrate Her New Single

Veekiroyce, Nigeria gospel artiste currently trending with her hit single “On God”  has finally revealed her intentions to help few fans in what she tagged #Obagiveawaychallenge.

 

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Veekiroyce who suddenly got into lime light in December last year with “On God” has taken to her Instagram handle to reveal her plans on celebrating her new single “OBA” .

 

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VeekiRoyce Set To Splash Thousands On Fans To Celebrate Her New Single

 

With this move, veekiroyce is set to become amongst the few gospel artiste to run an online give away in recent time.

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Follow @veekiroyce for the cash splash..

 

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