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Melinda Gates Was Reportedly Meeting With Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 To End Her Marriage With Bill Gates

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Melinda Gates, the estranged wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, was reportedly meeting with divorce lawyers since 2019 following reports of links between her husband and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.


Citing sources close to the situation, The Wall Street Journal reported that Melinda Gates began working with lawyers from multiple firms two years ago.


One source who is a former employee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the Journal that one concern Melinda Gates had was Bill Gates’s association with Epstein.


The Journal reported that Melinda Gates and her advisers held several calls in October 2019, around the same time when The New York Times released a report detailing the multiple meetings her husband had with Epstein, who committed suicide in prison two years ago.


A spokesperson for Bill Gates said at the time that the meetings were to discuss philanthropy and that he regretted ever meeting with Epstein. 


When reached for comment by the Journal, a representative for Bill Gates told the outlet that he stands by his previous statements regarding Epstein.


A former employee of the couple’s foundation told the Journal that Melinda Gates expressed her discomfort with Epstein after she and her husband met with him in 2013.


By March 2020, the couple were already discussing how they would divide their immense wealth, the Journal reported. Melinda Gates’s legal team includes Robert Stephan Cohen, who also represented Michael Bloomberg and Ivana Trump in their respective divorces.


The May 3 divorce filings show that the couple agreed to separate their assets according to a separation contract, the Journal reported. Their assets include a $131 million home compound in Washington state, a rare Leonardo da Vinci notebook, and investments in Microsoft and Four Seasons Hotels.

The couple announced their plans to divorce last week, saying in a statement that they had come to this decision “after a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship,” adding they can no longer “grow together as a couple.” 


In court documents, Melinda Gates said her marriage to Bill Gates was “irretrievably broken.”

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Manchester City Captain, Fernandinho Agrees On New One-Year Deal with Brazilian Midfielder Set For His 10th Season With The Club

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Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has agreed on a new one-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The Brazilian international, 36, whose leadership played a pivotal role in reigniting City’s season will now spend his 10th season with the club

According to Jack Gaughan of the Mail, Fernandinho and Manchester City have reached an agreement over a one-year contract extension for the Brazilian midfielder.

Gaughan states that Fernandinho is viewed as an ‘invaluable member’ of Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad at Manchester City – which emphasises the club’s insistence on retaining his services beyond the summer.

The official confirmation of the contract extension will arrive before Manchester City begin their pre-season training ahead of the new campaign, with Guardiola’s side set to meet Barcelona in one fixture.

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PSG Superstar Neymar Left Out Of Brazil’s Tokyo Olympic Squad

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Neymar has been left out of Brazil’s squad for next month’s Olympics with a dramatic call up handed to his former Barcelona teammate , Dani Alves, 38.

Brazil confirmed their 18-man squad for the tournament and the world’s most expensive who scored the decisive penalty to earn the Samba Boys their first Olympic football gold medal five years ago wasn’t included in the final list.

Brazil’s team coordinator Branco said: “Neymar is a reference point for the senior national team but part of the reason why he is not in this squad is because he is playing at the Copa America.

“We would have liked to have had him.”

The Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently representing his country in the Copa America and scored their opener in the 3-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday.

BRAZIL OLYMPIC SQUAD

THE 18-man squad named by the Samba Boys for Tokyo:

Goalkeepers: Santos (Athletico PR), Brenno (Gremio)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras) Guilherme Arana (Atletico), Nino (Fluminense), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Diego Carlos (Sevilla)

Midfielders: Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), B. Guimaraes (Olympique Lyon), Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Gerson (Flamengo), Claudinho (Red Bull Braga)

Forwards: Malcom (FC Zenit), Antony (Ajax), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Matheus Cunha (Hertha Berlin), Pedro (Flamengo)

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Police Arrest Driver Who Knocked Down Woman And Dumped Her In A Bush To Die

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A driver who knocked down a 27-year-old teacher of De Youngsters School at Adenta with his vehicle and abandoned her to die in a bush at Abokobi has been arrested by the police.

The incident happened at the Adentan-Dodowa traffic intersection at about 7 p.m. on June 7, 2021.

The suspect, Emeka Adams, 42, was arrested nine days after he had allegedly knocked down the teacher with a Hyundai Sonata Saloon vehicle with registration number GB 2126-20.

The unlicensed driver has since been charged with murder.

Confirming the arrest, the Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Mrs Effia Tenge, said after knocking down the teacher, the suspect picked her up under the pretext of taking her to a health facility for treatment.

However, she said police investigations showed that the suspect allegedly abandoned the teacher in a bush at Abokobi, instead of taking her to the hospital.

The body of the victim, she said, was later found in the bush at Abokobi and the police were informed. The police retrieved the body and conveyed it to the Police Hospital Morgue for autopsy and preservation.

Police intelligence, she said, led to the arrest of Adams last Wednesday and the vehicle was also found in his possession.

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