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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Month: January 2021

Qatar International Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah dominates the course of the second day

The defending champion, Qatari Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, imposed control of the second day of the Qatar International Rally, one of the rounds of the Middle East Rally Championship for the current year, to temporarily top the standings.

Al-Attiyah took advantage of problems that followed his Irish stalker Chris Mick, who lost his second place and declined in the ranking after sharing with Al-Attiyah the fastest times in the 4 stages of speed for the second day, and the difference between them reached 10.3 seconds at the end of the fourth stage before the journey of Mick and his navigator Sebastian Marshall stopped .

It is expected that a set of penalties will be issued by the Referees Committee against Chris, which is likely to go down to sixth place in the general standings with his return to the competitions on the third and last day, Sunday.

Producer and pop singer Sophie dies in ‘terrible accident’

The 34-year-old Scottish singer and producer, Sophie, has died in a “terrible accident”, her company, Transgressif, announced in a statement Saturday.

Sophie, who was famous in the field of pop and electro music, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and worked with artists like Madonna and Charlie XCX, and was nominated for the “Grammy Awards” in 2019, for the best dance/electro album category, for her first CD, which was widely praised by critics.

Barcelona issues an official statement after the leak of Messi’s contract .. denying responsibility and legal procedures

The Spanish club Barcelona issued an official statement denying its responsibility in leaking the contract of Argentine star Lionel Messi, indicating that he would take legal action against the Spanish newspaper “El Mundo”.

FC Barcelona categorically denies any responsibility for publishing its professional contract and will take legal action against “El Mundo”.

Looking at the information published today in the newspaper “El Mundo” regarding the professional contract signed between Barcelona FC and Lionel Messi, the club regrets that it was publicly disclosed because it is an exclusive private document governed by the principle of confidentiality between all parties.

FC Barcelona categorically denies any responsibility for publishing this document and will take appropriate legal action against El Mundo, due to the damage it may cause after this publication.

FC Barcelona expresses its full support for Lionel Messi, especially any attempt to tarnish his image and damage his relationship with the entity in which he was formed as a sportsman, to become the best player in the history of football.

For the first time, the number of series in the United States decreased in 2020

The number of series that have aired or released new episodes online in the United States last year has decreased compared to 2019, for the first time since the publication of the annual index to monitor them.

In 2020, TV channels or streaming platforms offered 493 series, down 7% within a year, “FX Research”, a subsidiary of the “Disney” group, announced to “AFP”, Friday.

The total number of series in 2019 reached a record level of 532, more than double the number recorded ten years ago (2011).

With the arrival of new platforms, most notably “Disney Plus”, “Apple TV Plus”, “HPO Max” and “Peacock” between November 2019 and July 2020, new series have invaded the screens in recent months. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has paralyzed Hollywood since Spring 2020, which has disrupted the filming of new business since then.

FX Research did not give any analysis about the reasons for this decline, which is the first since the group began publishing these numbers annually in 2009. It also did not provide details on broadcasting channels.

In past years, the numbers showed a significant increase in the series shown on electronic platforms, in contrast to the decline in the number of works shown on cable channels, and also to a lesser extent on US national channels.

Dubai requires local companies to list their shares in the emirate’s markets before heading abroad

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, and Prime Minister, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, issued a decree obliging local companies to list their shares on the stock exchanges in the Emirate of Dubai, which include the Dubai Financial Market and the Nasdaq Dubai Stock Exchange before they list their shares on Any of the stock markets outside the Emirate of Dubai when it fulfills the conditions, requirements, and rules of listing in force at the Dubai stock market.

Non-local companies
According to the decree, non-local companies are required to list their shares in the local stock markets in the Emirate of Dubai, in cases where their annual profits or financial returns from conducting their activities in the emirate of Dubai have reached 50% or more of their total annual profits or returns. Financial, or when the percentage of assets it owns within the Emirate of Dubai reaches 50% or more of its total assets, provided that non-local companies list their shares in this case within one year from the date of achieving any of the aforementioned ratios, while the decree excludes joint-stock companies Publications that are established under federal legislation mandatory to list in local stock markets.

The decree permits non-local companies to list their shares in the local stock markets in the Emirate of Dubai in the event that their annual profits, financial returns, or assets in the emirate do not reach the aforementioned ratios, provided that this listing is done in accordance with the terms, rules and regulations in force at the local stock markets. Those non-local companies want to be listed in.

Foreign companies
The decree authorized foreign companies that are established and licensed outside the country and have branches, assets, or activities in the Emirate of Dubai, to list their shares in the local stock markets in the emirate, whether as a primary or secondary platform, in accordance with the terms, rules, and regulations in force at the local stock markets Which foreign companies want to list their shares with.

Listing and trading of shares
The decree stipulates that the listing and trading of the shares of the companies covered by its provisions shall be in view of the nature of the company, the rules, conditions, and procedures adopted by the local stock markets, as well as according to what is being coordinated with the authorities overseeing the special development zones and the free zones, including the Dubai International Financial Center, for For companies licensed within these regions.

Scenic view of Dubai Marina in UAE in the evening

Duties of Licensing Authorities
The decree requires the licensing authorities in the Emirate of Dubai, represented by the Department of Economic Development, and the authorities supervising the special development zones and free zones, including the Dubai International Financial Center, to follow up on the compliance of local and non-local companies with the provisions of this decree, and to take the necessary measures against local companies. And non-local companies not committed to implementing its provisions, including canceling their registration and licensing with them, until they correct their positions in accordance with the provisions of this decree, in addition to coordinating with local stock markets to put this decree into effect.

Scenic view of Dubai Marina in UAE in the evening

Adjustment
The decree required all companies that are obligated to list their shares in the local stock markets in accordance with its provisions, to adjust their positions in accordance with the duties stipulated in the decree, within a period not exceeding one year from the date of its implementation, while the decree authorized the competent licensing authority in The Emirate of Dubai may extend the grace period granted to these companies according to the decree for a similar period in the circumstances that require it. This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Dubai and shall be enforced from the date of its publication.

A Saudi initiative leads “Arabic calligraphy” to the “UNESCO” list

The Living Heritage Unit of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO” has accepted the joint file submitted by 16 Arab countries, with the initiative, leadership, and coordination of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the title “Arabic Calligraphy Arts: Skills, Knowledge and Practices” for inclusion on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage For humanity in 2021, amid two separate attempts by Turkey and Iran, to register the line in their respective names.

This came according to Annie Tohme Thabet, sociologist and anthropologist at Saint Joseph University in the Lebanese capital Beirut, and a member of the UNESCO global network of facilitators experts in intangible cultural heritage, which supervised the file.

On December 17th, UNESCO registered the application of the Maghreb couscous within its list of intangible world heritage, following the presentation of a joint file from 4 Maghreb countries, namely Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia, entitled “Couscous: Knowledge, Skills, and Rituals.”

On the same day, the organization included the national aflaj file submitted in the name of the UAE, and the joint camel race file between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman, in the representative list of intangible cultural heritage.

Saudi initiative
In an interview with Al-Sharq, Thabet indicated that the file was officially handed over to the UNESCO office in the French capital, Paris, in November, after the Saudi Society for the Preservation of Heritage proposed the idea at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. In Bogota, Colombia, in December 2019.

She added: “At that time, the initiative was supported by the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO), which advised the preparation of a joint Arab file in which each country would present all the data and information, and compile the data to record it in a scientific and documentary form with sound and image, because of the importance this element represents in preserving the Arabic language. As one of the foundations of the common Arab cultural identity, as well as its creative, artistic, aesthetic and social advantages of a deeply human dimension, “according to the statement,” ALSCO “.

16 Arab countries
Thabet reported that Alsco supervised all stages of the process of preparing this file and coordinating between the Arab countries participating in it, and included, in addition to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan, the Sultanate of Oman, Palestine, Lebanon, and Kuwait. And Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, and Yemen.

“Apple TV” produces a series about the story of the rise and fall of the “We Work” company

The “Apple TV Plus” service is a short series about the giant “WeWork” company in the field of office-sharing, which is on the verge of bankruptcy after arousing great excitement on Wall Street, with Jared Leto in the role of former company president Adam Newman.

“Apple TV Plus,” said in a statement on Friday that the series “Wickrushed: The Rise and Fall of We Work” will feature “The Rise of We Work, which was printed with greed and its inevitable fall.”

WeWork was created in 2010 on the basis of a shared office model that combines flexibility and a friendly, participatory atmosphere, targeting emerging technology companies in particular.

WeWork, with its innovative and dynamic image, quickly attracted investors, so that its theoretical estimated value reached $ 47 billion in January 2019, after it started managing more than 4 million square meters of participatory space for the benefit of several companies.

The group was preparing to enter the New York Stock Exchange in a move that was accompanied by great fanfare. Within a few weeks, however, WeWork’s career went through disastrous quarters that it was forced to de-list its shares at the end of September 2019.

There were concerns on Wall Street about the WeWork economic model and its irrational unfounded profitability, with particular concern for its governance.

Japan’s SoftBank Corporation, the most prominent shareholder in WeWork, was forced to pump billions of dollars in vain, prompting the president of the American company, Adam Newman, to resign after receiving a huge financial settlement.

Oscar-winner Jared Leto is co-working with actress Anne Hathaway, also Oscar winner, like Rebecca, wife of Adam Newman and co-founder of WeWork, who in turn was forced to leave the group in 2019.
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American Basketball League … Utah Jazz achieves its 11th successive victory

The Utah Jazz scored their eleventh straight win over the Dallas Mavericks, 120-101, in the NBA.

And the Croatian Bogdan Bogdanovic scored the best personal balance this season with 32 points, including 7 triples, and the distributor Mike Conley added 22 points and 9 assists, and the French focal point Rudy Gobert scored 17 points and 12 rebounds, while substitute Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points.

For the ninth game in a row, Jazz scored 15 hat-trick or more, while this time he managed to score 20 baskets from outside the arc.

“We want to be selfless, help each other on both sides of the field,” said Jazz coach Quinn Snyder. “I think we succeed in covering and communicate in defense. The game could be simple if we allowed it to.”

Utah, with 15 wins and 4 defeats, played the game without two of his best players, Donovan Mitchell and Derek Vivors, and his second match was without Mitchell, the all-star player, who applies the concussion protocol in the league after suffering a head injury in the New York match.

As for Dallas, young Slovenian Luka Doncic scored 25 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, but his team lost for the fourth time in a row, and the Mavericks return to their stadium on Saturday to fight the Phoenix Suns after losing 7 times in the last 9 games.

The luminous yellow is one of the most prominent fashion trends in Winter 2021

Luminous yellow is the color that brought sunshine into fashion shows. After months of home quarantine, this color was a warm addition to the palette of colors that coordinated beautifully with all other colors derived from nature, vividness, or even pastel tones. It is a fun, well-spirited color.

  • If you have cool skin, you may need a slightly darker shade of yellow to brighten it and make it radiant.
  • Yellow and white give you a summer look par excellence.
  • Mixing yellow with neutral colors gives it a lot of elegance.
  • If you like a bright yellow look, mix it with accessories in beige or neutral tones.
  • You can choose a wonderful tropical look by mixing yellow with bright colors such as orange or turquoise blue.
    Look for crystal or other jewelry decorated with large beads in bright colors for a distinct look.

Coordinate accessories with yellow

Brown or wooden accessories complement the yellow color and give it a beautiful practical look.

Accessories made of wood or crystal brighten yellow looks.

Golden accessories add luxury to the yellow color.

La Liga .. Mir’s hat-trick leads Huesca to their second victory this season

The last-placed Huesca won their second victory of the season when they beat Valladolid 3-1 on Friday, on the opening day of the 21st round of the Spanish League.

And striker Raphael Mir himself became a star in the ranks of Huesca, scoring the three goals in the 37th, 50th, and 57th minutes before Toni Via Soares scored the honorable goal for the hosts in the third minute of stoppage time.

Huesca revived his hopes of staying in the first division after raising his score to 16 points in last place, 3 points behind the first survivors Osasuna, who is a guest to Real Betis on Monday at the end of the tour.

Huesca is also 4 points clear of Valladolid, 16th-placed, who suffered a second loss in their last four matches without any victory and is now threatening to fall to 18th in the event that Alaves beat their host Getafe on Sunday as well.

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