Could the 16-year-old climate activist who began protesting outside of the Swedish parliament last year, spoke at the United Nations last month and made the trip to the United States on the Malizia II — a racing yacht that uses solar panels and underwater generator turbines win the Nobel Peace Prize?The announcement of the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday opens an unusual 2019 Nobel season in which two literature laureates will be crowned after a scandal postponed last year’s award, amid speculation Greta Thunberg could nab the prestigious Peace Prize.The winner of the Medicine Prize will be revealed on Monday in Stockholm.It will be followed by the prizes for physics on Tuesday, chemistry on Wednesday, literature on Thursday, and economics on Monday.Experts remain however divided on whether there is an actual link between armed conflicts and climate change.The head of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Henrik Urdal, therefore deemed it “extremely unlikely” the 16-year-old would win, adding her young age could also work against her.The youngest laureate so far is Malala Yousafzai, who won the 2014 Peace Prize at the age of 17.Other names circulating to win the Peace Prize are: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, NGOs such as Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, has underlined the usefulness of Sunday’s pre-AFCON friendly with Namibia in Dubai to the team.Ghana lost the game 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Namibia’s Manfred Starke.Some fans have expressed concerns that the team will have challenges in the tournament if the Stars cannot beat Namibia but Kwesi Appiah believes that the result is not disastrous.Rather, he perceives the tie as one that is a point of learning for the entire team.“Namibia are not minnows and I believe that in modern football, every country has developed. Namibia had one chance and they took that. We had a lot of those but we could not score.But on the game, we went out to win even though we have loaded the players with a lot of intensive training work and there was a lot of heaviness in their legs.The bottom line is that we have to get our final 23 for the tournament so I had to allow other players to feature to ensure that I make the right decisions.However, we have to look at the essence of the match. We looked at the shape of the team to help us see where the lapses and loopholes are before we go to Egypt.”Appiah is expected to name his final 23 for the tournament on Monday and that set of players will face South Africa on June 15 in the second and final pre-tournament friendly before flying to Egypt for the tournament.Ghana’s opening game is on June 25 and the Black Stars face Guinea-Bissau.
British boxer Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) has been handed a six-month ban and fined $13,000 for biting David Price en route to being disqualified in their fight when the pair met in Liverpool, England on March 30.The incident happened during the fifth round when Ali lost his temper, tackled Price and sunk his teeth into his abdomen, as they tangled on the floor. As they got up from the mat, you could see the bite mark on Price’s body. pic.twitter.com/YjfuhvKLPK— Kash Ali (@313ALI1) April 3, 2019 Still, the disgraceful scene was more than enough for him to receive the lengthy ban.Ali, who had his license suspended and his fight purse withdrawn, was also reprimanded by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) at a hearing on April 13 over his actions. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAli, a 27-year old heavyweight, did make a public apology after the fight saying, “I am hugely embarrassed for my actions and the way the whole fight unfolded.”