Brazil's Richarlison thrives in World Cup spotlightSports Sports Brazil's Richarlison thrives in World Cup spotlightBrazil's Richarlison thrives in World Cup spotlight27 November,2022 11:49 amDOHA (AFP) - Richarlison has always had a flair for the dramatic and the Brazil striker is relishing his chance to seize the World Cup spotlight after being reduced to a supporting role at Tottenham. With Brazil battling to break down stubborn Serbia, Richarlison scored twice after half-time as the World Cup title favourites opened their campaign with a 2-0 win on Thursday. It was the 25-year-old s balletic second goal -- an agile scissor-kick launched with Richarlison parallel to the ground -- that suggested he is ready to emerge as one of the World Cup s leading lights. I was determined to come to the World Cup," he said. Predatory instinctsRicharlison s dreams of World Cup glory were fuelled on the dirt fields of Todos os Santos, where he first played football as a child.
Newcastle into top four after win at TottenhamSports Sports Newcastle into top four after win at TottenhamNewcastle United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 to reach the Premier League's top four on Sunday. First-half goals by Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron - both aided by mistakes from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris - put Newcastle in control after Tottenham had started brightly. Tottenham s best start to a top-flight season since the 1963-64 campaign has now had a harsh reality check with back-to-back defeats. After criticism for their negative performance in the 2-0 loss at Manchester United on Wednesday, Tottenham began brightly against a buoyant Newcastle. But Tottenham, missing the guile of the still injured forward Dejan Kulusevski, struggled to open up Newcastle s disciplined defence after that and could have few complaints.3 months ago Dunya News
Records that tumbled in 2022World World Records that tumbled in 2022Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February caused a massive jump in energy and food costs. 27 December,2022 10:37 amPARIS (AFP) – From roasting temperatures to rocketing energy prices and millions of refugees fleeing Ukraine, 2022 was a year of extremes. The eurozone annual inflation climbed steadily to 10.6 percent in October, the biggest increase since the index began in 1997. Burning upEurope sweated through its hottest summer on record, with records tumbling in many countries, including England where the mercury topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time. Eight billion humansIn November the world’s population -- which numbered 2.5 billion in 1950 -- exceeded eight billion, according to the UN.1 month ago Dunya News
Chinese make travel plans as Beijing dismantles zero-COVID rulesWorld World Chinese make travel plans as Beijing dismantles zero-COVID rulesChinese make travel plans as Beijing dismantles zero-COVID rules27 December,2022 08:38 pmBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese people, cut off from the rest of the world for three years by stringent COVID-19 curbs, flocked to travel sites on Tuesday ahead of borders reopening next month, even as rising infections strained the health system and roiled the economy. International health experts estimate millions of daily infections and predict at least one million COVID deaths in China next year. Nevertheless, Chinese authorities are determined to dismantle the last vestiges of their zero-COVID policies. Travel platform Ctrip’s data showed that within half an hour of the news searches for popular cross-border destinations had increased 10-fold. Shares in global luxury goods groups, which rely heavily on Chinese shoppers, rose on Tuesday on the easing of travel restrictions.1 month ago Dunya News
Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopesEntertainment Entertainment Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopesNetflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes27 November,2022 11:17 amSANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. It’s a small pleasure that Konkle and other still-dedicated DVD subscribers enjoy but it’s not clear for how much longer. Netflix declined to comment for this story but during a 2018 media event, co-founder and co-CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings suggested the DVD-by-mail service might close around 2023. The eventual demise of its DVD-by-mail service has been inevitable since Hastings decided to spin it off from a then-nascent video streaming service in 2011. Netflix’s video streaming service now boasts 223 million worldwide subscribers, including 74 million in the U.S. and Canada.2 months ago Dunya News
Why Ovidio Guzman is one of Mexico's most wanted menWorld World Why Ovidio Guzman is one of Mexico's most wanted menWhy Ovidio Guzman is one of Mexico's most wanted men06 January,2023 01:57 pmMEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - Mexican security forces on Thursday arrested cartel leader Ovidio Guzman, son of incarcerated kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the country’s defense minister said. Guzman, known by nickname "The Mouse," became a high-level leader in the Sinaloa Cartel after his father’s arrest in 2016 and extradition in 2017. WHAT DOES GUZMAN’S ARREST MEAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT? Lopez Obrador’s decision to back down in the face of threats of violence by the Sinaloa Cartel in 2019 prompted criticism that he was soft on drug gangs. Guzman’s arrest Thursday could signal the government is willing and able to stand up to them.29 days ago Dunya News
Leeds survive Cardiff scare in FA CupSports Sports Leeds survive Cardiff scare in FA CupLeeds survive Cardiff scare in FA Cup08 January,2023 10:08 pmLondon (AFP) – Leeds narrowly avoided an embarrassing FA Cup third round exit against second tier Cardiff as Sonny Perkins stoppage-time equaliser capped a stirring fightback from two goals down to force a 2-2 draw on Sunday. After Premier League sides Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth crashed out against lower-league opposition on Saturday, Leeds were in danger of becoming the latest victims of the FA Cup s famed ability to produce memorable giant-killings. On an equally filthy afternoon in 2002, Leeds previous FA Cup trip to Cardiff had ended ignominiously. Losing to supposedly inferior teams in the FA Cup has become something of an unwanted habit for Leeds since then, with Crawley, Newport, Sutton, Rochdale, Histon and Hereford enjoying memorable upsets against them. Leeds wasted a golden opportunity to level after Cardiff s Joel Bagan was sent off for handling Junior Firpo s shot on the goal-line in the 80th minute.27 days ago Dunya News
Biden blacklists China's YMTC, crackdowns on AI chip sectorTechnology Technology Biden blacklists China's YMTC, crackdowns on AI chip sectorBiden blacklists China's YMTC, crackdowns on AI chip sector16 December,2022 08:11 amWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Thursday added Chinese memory chipmaker YMTC and 21 "major" Chinese players in the artificial intelligence chip sector to a trade blacklist, broadening its crackdown on China s chip industry. The move, laid out in the Federal Register, will bar YMTC s suppliers from shipping U.S. goods to it without a difficult-to-obtain license. It also added Chinese surveillance camera maker Tianjin Tiandi Weiye Technologies for allegedly participating in "China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-tech surveillance against Uyghurs." Two of the Chinese companies removed from the unverified list - YMTC and SMEE- were added to the entity list. Being added to the unverified list forces U.S. suppliers to perform greater due diligence before shipping to the targeted companies.1 month ago Dunya News