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Sports • Soccer
France Football announced the Ballon d'Or will not be awarded in 2020
Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

France Football have announced that the Ballon d'Or award will not be handed out in 2020. The decision comes due to the complications caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, which put halted or cancelled the major soccer tournaments.

"For the first time since 1956, the Ballon d’Or will take a break. There will be no edition in 2020, because it turns out, after thoughtful consideration, that all the conditions are not met. We believe that such a singular year cannot -and should not- be treated as an ordinary one." stated France Football in a blog post.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
Beyoncé receives BET Humanitarian Award, urges people to "dismantle the racist and unequal system"
Beyoncé performing at Coachella
Beyoncé performing at Coachella Credit: Thephilipmicah / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

During Sunday's Black Entertainment Television Awards, Beyoncé received the prestigious Humanitarian Award of the Year and dedicated it to "all those who have been marching in support of racial equality." The award was presented by Michelle Obama, who praised the singer for her passion, accomplishments and activism. "To my girl, I just want to say you inspire me," Obama continued. "You inspire all of us."

In a pre-recorded acceptance speech, Beyoncé urges people to vote "like your life depends on it, because it does," and encourages voters "to change and dismantle the racist and unequal system."

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Jimmy Kimmel to host the Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel Credit: ABC

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 72nd Emmys -- previously he was the host for the 64th and 68th editions. The show is set to take place on September 20 and air on ABC.

"I don't know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it," Kimmel said in a statement.

The Television Academy will announce nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards on Tuesday, July 28.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Singapore Changi tops list of best airports of 2020
Internal view of Singapore Changi Airport
Internal view of Singapore Changi Airport Credit: Bob Ghost

Singapore Changi Airport has for the eighth year in a row been voted the "World's Best Airport.".

The top five also lists Tokyo Haneda Airport, Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar), Incheon International Airport (South Korea) and Munich Airport (Germany).