Bravo from Christian Eriksen after the collapse of Euro 2020
Danish footballer Christian Eriksen shared a message of hope on his Instagram page after collapsing in the middle of a Euro 2020 game this weekend.
The midfielder left a continent of football fans spellbound when he collapsed on the pitch while playing for Denmark in the tournament, with medics later confirming he had suffered cardiac arrest.
Eriksen wrote, “I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to take some tests in the hospital, but I’m feeling fine.”
Christian Eriksen assured fans he was “fine – under the circumstances”
He also thanked the fans for their greetings and encouraging messages “from all over the world. It means a lot to me and my family.”
Eriksen also left the hospital on Friday. He had a cardiac defibrillator implanted to regulate his heart rate.
MacKenzie Scott donates billions
One of the richest women in the world, MacKenzie Scott, and her new husband Dan Jewett, have donated $ 2.74 billion (about $ 2.3 billion) to organizations focused on the arts and combating racial discrimination.
Mackenzie Scott’s most recent donation brings his donation to over $ 8.5 billion in less than a year
In May 2019, shortly before his divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was final, Scott joined The Giving Pledge, a campaign created by Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Melinda Gates. The campaign encourages extremely wealthy people to contribute a large portion of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Last year Scott gave $ 1.7 billion of his fortune to 116 organizations in “areas of need” including racial equity, LGBTQ + equity, working democracy and climate change.
Again in December, Scott announced that she had donated an additional $ 4.2 billion to 384 organizations. This most recent donation brings his donations to over $ 8.5 billion in donations in less than a year.
Already a full billionaire, Scott’s 2019 divorce settlement with Bezos made her the richest woman in the world.
New York museum to return looted art
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York is preparing to return to Nigeria three works of art stolen by the British army at the end of the 19th century.
Two of the pieces, a pair of 16th-century brass plaques from the Benin court called “warrior chief” and “junior court officer”, were donated to the museum in 1991 by an art dealer named Klaus Perls and his wife Dolly.
Another piece, a 14th-century sculpture believed to represent a king, called the Bronze Head of Ife (an ancient Yoruba tribal town in Nigeria), was donated to the museum by another collector.
The museum’s decision follows the recent return of art by European museums to Nigeria. The Met conducted research alongside the British Museum, which included input from the Nigerian National Commission on Museums and Monuments, and decided it would be best to return the pieces.
Hamburg gives priority to parking bicycles
The German city plans to cover transport stations and even ferry docks with more bicycle parking stations.
Hamburg already has 24,000 bicycle parking spaces, but by 2030 the city wants more than 40,000. The majority will be usable for free while fixed lockable spaces can also be rented – for € 24 ($ 28.50) per quarter or € 90 per year.
Regional Transport Minister Anjes Tjarks said the existing bike and ride concept was popular in the city, with more than 80% of the available capacity being frequently used. So he said expanding the facility made sense.
Bicycle parking is planned for 2022 in several train and tram stations in the city.
The third largest diamond in the world discovered in Botswana
Miners in Botswana have discovered what may be the third largest such diamond in the world.
The 1,098-carat diamond was unearthed earlier this month by Debswana, a joint venture between the government of Botswana and gemstone multinational De Beers. Botswana is the largest producer of diamonds in Africa.
As this is the biggest gem found by the company, Botswana President Mokqweetsi Masisi was shown the giant diamond in the capital Gabronne.
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi holding the diamond
Debswana chief executive Lynette Armstrong told AFP news agency that “this rare and extraordinary stone means so much in the context of diamonds and Botswana”.