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Chelsea announce that fans will be present at board meetings from next season

Chelsea announce that fans will be present at board meetings going forward
According to news from BBC Sport, Chelsea have announced a reform that there will be Supporter Advisors on the board from next season. This comes after the fallout from the European Super League protests from the fans.
On 18th April, 12 elite European clubs passed the proposal of a new ‘European Super League’. The new tournament was supposed to be a closed affair with its 12 founding members and a few other clubs. There were no other teams other than the 20 current participants and that irked the footballing community.
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When Barkha Singh Played Younger Kareena Kapoor In ‘Mujhse Dosti Karogi’

Barkha Singh opened up about her first interview as younger Kareena Kapoor for the movie Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
She said, “I went there (to the interview) pretty chill after school, just in an attempt to make my mother buy me ice cream on the way.”Barkha Singh played the role of Tina in the film whose adult character was played by Kareena Kapoor.
Barkha Singh Was Selected Among 700 Others
The actor and Youtuber started her career as a child artist in the Hrithik Roshan starrer film in 2002. She confessed that she went for the interview for the role in an attempt to “make her mother buy her ice cream on the way”.
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‘Monumental moment’: US backs COVID vaccine patent waivers

World Health Organization chief welcomes US announcement that it will support waivers for coronavirus vaccines.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a decision by the United States to back intellectual property waivers for coronavirus vaccines, calling it “a monumental moment” in the fight against the deadly virus.
WHO Executive Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday commended the Biden administration’s support for waiving intellectual property rights as an example of “leadership to address global health challenges”.
US President Joe Biden has faced increased pressure to back a World Trade Organization (WTO) proposal to waive the patents, a move that would allow more countries to manufacture much-needed COVID-19 jabs.
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S Jaishankar To Join G7 Summit Virtually After Possible Covid Exposure

India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited to the talks by Britain, which holds the rotating presidency of the group throughout 2021.
New Delhi: Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in Britain for G7 meetings, said on Wednesday he would hold his talks virtually after being exposed to possible coronavirus cases.
The foreign ministers of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States are wrapping up three days of talks in London ahead of a G7 leaders' summit next month in Cornwall in southern England.
India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited to the talks by Britain, which holds the rotating presidency of the group throughout 2021.
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EU seeks to raise the drawbridge on companies that get foreign subsidies

The European Union is proposing new rules that would, among other moves, allow it to block acquisitions by foreign companies if those companies receive subsidies from their governments.
These moves are largely aimed at China. “Openness requires fairness,” is how the EU commissioner for competition put it. This is just one example of attempts around the world to gain leverage over China, as trading partners consider how to limit what they consider unfair economic practices and, more recently, the country’s treatment of domestic minorities.
European leaders are increasingly worried that China’s state-dominated economic system is threatening companies in their own countries. James Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that China and Europe have a history here.
“About a decade ago, the Chinese, through a combination of industrial espionage and economies of scale from their local market and huge government subsidies, basically ate the solar panel market and drove the Europeans out of the business,” Lewis said.
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WTO calls for agreement for fair access to COVID-19 jabs

The World Trade Organization chief called on Wednesday (May 5) for international agreement on how to ensure more equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, amid an ongoing standoff over a proposed patent waiver for the jabs.
"The way the WTO handles this matter is critical," Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told country representatives taking part a meeting of the WTO general council, the organisation's main decision-making body.
"We need to have a sense of urgency on how we approach this issue of response to COVID-19 because the world is watching," she said, describing equitable access to the tools to fight the pandemic as the "moral and economic issue of our time".
The global trade body has for months been facing calls led by India and South Africa to temporarily remove the intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines, in a move proponents say would help boost production in developing countries that so far have received far fewer jabs.
But that notion has until now met fierce opposition from pharmaceutical giants and their host countries, which insist the patents are not the main roadblocks to scaling up production, and warn the move could hamper innovation.
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Elon Musk says ‘SNL’ cast has been ‘awesome’ as he preps for show

Despite rumors that “Saturday Night Live” cast members are upset over Elon Musk hosting the show this week, the SpaceX founder tells us everyone has “been awesome so far!”
Musk, 49, was spotted out to dinner at Il Gattopardo Tuesday night with “SNL” producers and cast members including Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Ego Nwodim and Chloe Fineman.
“[The] ‘SNL’ cast and writers have been awesome so far!” he exclusively — and concisely — told Page Six after meeting his co-stars at dinner.
Musk — who’s worth a reported $165.8 billion — also pointed us towards an interview Michael Che gave to the radio show “The Breakfast Club,” in which he supported the Tesla honcho as host, saying “It’s a rich man’s world — of course I want to meet him.”
The comic said: “I am getting so much done, I am going to give him so many ideas … It’s fun. It’s exciting working with the richest man in the world.”
As for any controversy, Che said having Musk host is “cool, it’s polarizing. I like when the show has some edge.”
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