Rave News Digest: Mayweather To Come Out Of Retirement, Glee Actress Dies, Buhari Says No Third Term + More
Mayweather to come out of retirement, Glee actress Jane Galloway Heitz is dead, Buhari says no third term for him. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. I won’t make the mistake of ‘third term’ – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would not make the mistake of attempting a third term in office. The President spoke at the opening of the ongoing National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja.
Apart from age, the president said he was limited by the two terms stated in the constitution. “I’m not going to make the mistake of attempting a third term. Besides the age, the constitution makes provision for only two terms,” he said.
2. Flights to resume after SAA strike ends
Mediators in South Africa say an agreement has been reached between trade unions and South African Airways (SAA) to end eight days of striking which has grounded the airline. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration said the two sides had agreed to a wage increase of nearly 6%.
Staff had also demanded the company reverse a decision to sack hundreds of employees. The national airline says it expects to operate its full schedule from Sunday. SAA is one of Africa’s biggest airlines but has been operating at a loss for several years and survives on government bailouts.
Reporters in Johannesburg says the strike cost SAA more than $3.5m (£2.7m) per day, resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations and has thrown the future of the national carrier into doubt.
3. Glee actress Jane Galloway Heitz is dead
Jane Galloway Heitz, an actress and former casting agent who appeared in several films and TV shows including glee, is now dead at 78. Heitz was known for her brief but significant appearances on Glee as former glee club director Lillian Adler.
Heitz only appeared in person twice on the show, in flashback — in the extended director’s cut of the pilot (which aired on Fox in 2009), and in the 2015 series finale — but her photo was often seen on display in the choir room, including in the show’s very last shot. A plaque underneath Adler’s photo read, “By its very definition, Glee is about opening yourself up to joy,” and helped inspire Will (Matthew Morrison) to step up to direct the glee club.
Heitz’s daughter, Amie Richardson, told the media that Heitz died November 13 of congestive heart failure in Highland Park, Ill. She is survived by three grandchildren as well as Richardson. Heitz’s husband of 37 years, Bill, died in 2002.
4. At least seven killed as Iraq seeks to quell renewed violence
People seen running for cover
Seven people were killed on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at demonstrators in Baghdad, security and medical sources said, in renewed deadly violence as authorities seek to crush anti-government protests.
The cause of death was live fire and tear gas canisters aimed directly at the head, the sources said, adding that at least 78 people were wounded in the unrest. Police said earlier one protester was killed near Baghdad’s Sinak bridge and one near the adjacent Ahrar bridge.
Two other critically wounded protesters died in hospital later, one from wounds caused by live fire shots to the head and the other struck in the head by tear gas canister, police and hospital sources said.
5. Floyd Mayweather in UFC talks to ‘come out of retirement’ in 2020
Former five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather says he is “coming out of retirement in 2020”. Mayweather, 42, made the announcement on social media after an earlier message that he was in talks with UFC president Dana White.
“Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020,” he said. Mayweather’s last outing saw him win an exhibition boxing match against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
That fight took place in December 2018 and the American needed just 140 seconds to beat his opponent in a bout worth a reported $9m (£7m). Mayweather also came out of retirement in 2017 to beat UFC fighter Conor McGregor in the Irishman’s first-ever boxing match.
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