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FIFA warns potential participators in closed Super League
FIFA warns potential participators in closed Super League

Rumours about a breakaway Super League received an official remark from FIFA today, stating that any players competing in such competition would be barred from FIFA and its affiliated competitions.

Law
New UK visa for Hong Kong citizens
British Passport
British Passport Credit: Ethan Wilkinson

Up to 5.4 million people in Hong Kong could apply to the new visa and relocate to the UK. The government estimates 300,000 might apply in the next five years.

Sports
F1 season ends with Verstappen race win in Abu Dhabi
F1 season ends with Verstappen race win in Abu Dhabi
Credit: LAT Images for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

Max Verstappen won his second race of the season with the Red Bull team, while Bottas and Hamilton completed the podium lineup. With the last race of 2020, McLaren-Renault reached third position in the constructors championship, behind Mercedes and Red Bull Honda.

Law
Portuguese head of Immigration and Borders Office resigns following deadly torture at the airport
Portuguese head of Immigration and Borders Office resigns following deadly torture at the airport
Credit: User: (WT-shared) Shoestring at wts wikivoyage / via Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

The deadly beating by the local authorities of a Ukrainian man at the Lisbon airport last month passed relatively under the radar. Journalists from Portuguese newspapers DN and Público published numerous follow-ups until the chief of the Immigration and Borders Office decided to step down.

Diversity & Inclusion
Discriminated gay soldiers in Germany to be rehabilitated and compensated

Until the year 2000, soldiers of the German armed forces were discriminated against because of their homosexuality. The Cabinet has decided to rehabilitate the soldiers involved. Convictions of the military courts are to be overturned and compensation paid, confirmed the federal government on Wednesday the 25th.

Health
Interactive tool from MIT created to evaluate indoor safety with Covid-19
Screenshot of the tool
Screenshot of the tool

MIT researchers created a model and an interactive simulation tool to provide guidelines on indoor safety during the pandemic. Safety factors include the space dimensions, ventilation, mask details and people behaviours. Assuming one person in the room has COVID-19, the tool allows you to tweak the variables in order to get recommendations.

Sports
F1: Schumacher and Mazepin signed by Haas for 2021
F1: Schumacher and Mazepin signed by Haas for 2021
Credit: Haas F1 Team

Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, the son of Michael Schumacher, will join the F1 grid in 2021 The two current F2 drivers have been announced by Haas F1 team for their next driver lineup replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

In the meantime, Mercedes and Haas announced George Russell and Pietro Fittipaldi as the drivers that will fill in for Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean for this weekend's race. Earlier this week, Hamilton was diagnosed with Covid-19 infection, while Grosjean is recovering from the heavy crash suffered at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend.

Sports
Lewis Hamilton with Covid symptoms confirmed
Lewis Hamilton with Covid symptoms confirmed
Credit: Courtesy of Twitter

Following the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, where he tested negative each day, the driver woke up on Monday with mild symptoms of Covid-19 and tested positive for the coronavirus. Hamilton will now miss at least one of the few remaining Grand Prix of the year. A replacement driver for the next race is yet to be confirmed.

Sports
Hamilton wins Bahrain GP as Grosjean survives stunning crash and burn
Hamilton wins Bahrain GP as Grosjean survives stunning crash and burn
Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

In another eventful afternoon in F1, Romain Grosjean managed to escape his burning Haas F1 car after cutting through a trackside barrier that tore his car in half. The much delayed race restart was marked by yet another crash, leaving Lance Stroll upside down in his Racing Point car.

Later in the race, Sergio Perez managed to drive up to third position, until an engine issue forced him to retire with 3 laps to go. The race was forced to end with the safety car on track, and Alex Albon took the third place behind his team mate Max Verstappen. McLaren's Norris and Sainz took 4th and 5th place respectively, bringing the team back to 3rd place in the constructor's championship.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Trump campaign press conference surprised live by Biden's win announcement, lighting up Twitter

As Donald Trump played golf on Saturday morning, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was surprised on camera during a press conference by the announcement of Joe Biden's win in the presidential election.

Earlier confusion regarding the location of the press conference had led the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia to tweet that it was not being held at their premises, but at an unrelated outdoor area, described by the Deutsche Welle news agency as "a parking lot between a crematorium and an adult book store."