Chemist John Goodenough reacts to receiving Nobel prize
97 year-old John Goodenough, who has been co-awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry, says it's 'very nice to receive' such recognition. Of his role in inventing lithium-ion batteries that power modern mobile devices he says 'the lawyers always end up with the money', and on a more serious note he warns that humanity must wean itself off fossil fuels.
The Gambia's tourism sector feels pressure after Thomas Cook collapse
As The Gambia's tourist season begins, hotel owners are still trying to 'cut down on losses' after the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook on 23 September 2019. The British holidaymaker was one of the largest tourist outfitters in the small West African country, with 45% of tourists entering The Gambia through Thomas Cook according to The Gambia's government. Two emergency meetings have been organised by the government to find an emergency solution before the country's touristic season begins in November. from hotel owners in Banjul
Lagos chess project offers Nigerian slum children new move
Seasoned chess player Tunde Onakoya started the 'Chess in Slums' project last September in a rundown neighbourhood of Lagos. The goal of the club is to provide a space to play and learn the game for the young inhabitants of the slum, many of whom are not in school and work to support their families. Some of the most impressive players may even have the chance to win sponsorship to get back into education.
Lamar Odom blames memory problems for 'Dancing With the stars' dismissal
Odom struggled to remember his dance routines on the show due to memory problems stemming from his near-fatal overdose. The star and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, were voted off the competition on Monday. Odom admitted that he'd struggled more than viewers may have realized.