Thursday, April 22, 2021

Author: Mohamed Shehatta

Why Bayern Munich and Paris refuse to participate in the European Super League?

The announcement of the European Super League championship is still the event that takes center stage in the media, and there are dozens of questions that are asked every minute, including; Why did Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain not sign the agreement like most of the big clubs?

The clubs participating in the European Super League championship from UEFA have been officially confirmed, and the number of 12 clubs will be founders of the competition in which 20 clubs will participate when it starts, namely Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid from Spain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool from England, and finally Milan, Inter and Juventus from Italy.

What has surprised many is that Bayern Munich, the German football giant, and Paris Saint-Germain, who dominates French football, has not joined recently in this rebellious competition. Rather, the International and European Federations extended special thanks to the German League and French League clubs, headed by Paris and Bayern, for not participating in the big club association.

Two victims in a new accident of a self-driving Tesla car

On Monday, two people were killed when their Tesla car collided with a tree on the road near the American city of Houston, which caused the car to ignite and the occupants died, and it took the firefighting forces 3 hours to control the fire.

While the investigations continue, initial reports confirmed that the Tesla car battery continued to re-ignite whenever the firefighters extinguished its fire, and the firefighting forces contacted the electric car company to find a quick way to control the ignition of its battery car.

According to KHOU, investigators have determined that there was no person behind the wheel during the accident, and one passenger was in the seat next to the driver’s seat, while the other person was in the back seat.

The initial reports of the investigations indicated that the car was traveling at a high speed, and it failed to turn due to its speed, which led to its departure from the road and colliding directly with a tree.

Initial reports have not yet confirmed whether the AutoPilot automated driving assistant was activated before the accident or not, and this will become clear with the progress of the investigation process.

Tesla did not comment on the incident yet, as it had canceled its public relations sector, which was responsible for communicating with the media.

Mohammed bin Rashid announces the names of the second batch of Emirati astronauts, including the first Arab astronaut

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, announced the names of the two new Emirati astronauts within the Emirates Astronaut Program in its second session, and among them is the first Arab astronaut, in a step that translates the endeavor of the UAE Continuing towards global leadership in the field of space exploration, to continue the scientific achievement of the UAE in the Arab and international space sector within a national team of qualified astronauts who are able to fulfill the country’s aspirations in scientific exploration and participate in manned space exploration trips.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “We announce, with the grace of God, two new Emirati astronauts … between them are the first Arab astronaut … Noura Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla … they were chosen from among more than 4000 applicants … and their training will begin.” Soon, within the NASA astronaut program, we congratulate the country on them … and count on them to raise the name of the UAE in the sky. ”

The first Arab astronaut, Nora Al Matroushi

The second batch of the Emirates Space Exploration Program includes the first Arab astronaut, Noura Al Matroushi, who obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United Arab Emirates University in 2015, and has experience in the field of engineering .. Al-Matroushi excelled in fields of engineering and mathematics during her academic career, and achieved first place At the level of the Emirates in the International Mathematics Olympiad in 2011, she also represented the UAE youth in the Youth Conference at the United Nations in the summer of 2018 and winter of 2019.

Aramco Group’s net profit is down 44 percent due to lower oil prices

With the decline in crude oil prices and the decline in global demand due to the Corona epidemic, the net profits of Saudi Aramco Group in 2020 decreased by 44.4% compared to 2019, reaching 41 billion euros.

The net profit achieved by Aramco reached 41 billion euros in the year 2020, which represents a 44.4% decrease from the year 2019, due to the decline in crude oil prices with the decline in global demand due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Aramco has revealed a successive decline in profits since it began announcing its performance results in 2019.

The Saudi group indicated in a statement that it “achieved a net income of 184 billion Saudi riyals (49 billion dollars, 41 billion euros) in 2020,” compared to 88.2 billion dollars (73.8 billion euros) in the previous year. And the group considered that it went through “one of the most difficult and challenging years of this era.”

It pointed out that “the revenues of the sector were affected by a sharp decline in crude oil prices, a decline in its sales, and low-profit margins in the refining and chemical business.”

But compared to other companies in the sector, which also recorded large losses, the group, which floated its shares on the stock exchange in 2019, said that it “demonstrated its strong financial resilience in the most difficult period in the energy sector.”

This situation has put pressure on public finances as Riyadh seeks ambitious billions of dollars in projects to diversify the oil-dependent economy. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude oil exporter, was hit last year by sharp price cuts and sharp production cuts.

In recent weeks, the price of crude oil rose to more than sixty dollars a barrel. However, analysts indicate that the Saudi giant is preparing for a possible new wave of the spread of the Coronavirus that may jeopardize the timid global economic recovery and a further decline in global demand for crude oil.

With the increase in the pace of pollination campaigns globally, the giant Saudi group said it was looking forward to a rise in oil demand, especially in Asia and other parts of the world.

Analysts say that the company’s debt levels rose last year as it provided generous dividends to its shareholders despite the decline in its profits.

The company confirmed that it had fulfilled its obligation to pay dividends of $ 75 billion to shareholders in 2020, an amount that basically exceeds the declared profits.


It should be noted that Bloomberg reported in June that Aramco had cut hundreds of jobs in an attempt to reduce costs. Aramco was listed on the Saudi stock exchange in December after the world’s largest initial public offering (IPO), valued at $ 29.4 billion, against the sale of 1.7 percent of its shares.

After years of ban, the Libyan national team plays its first match at home

For the first time in seven years, Libya was able to host an international match after the political and security conditions that the country had previously lived through prevented it. The Tunisian team will play on Libyan soil, as long as the “CAF” ban is lifted.

Libya is returning to hosting international football matches after seven years of a ban imposed by the country’s security conditions and conflicts in all cities, when Tunisia receives tomorrow, Thursday (25 March), the “Martyrs Benina” stadium in Benghazi, in the fifth and penultimate round of the Cup qualifiers. African Nations 2021.

About a month ago, the African Union announced the lifting of the ban on stadiums in Libya. The head of the Libyan Federation, Abdel Hakim Al-Shalmani, said at the time, “At the request of the Emergency Committee and the Secretary-General of the African Union, we will prepare a complete security plan within a short period,” adding, “We hope that everyone will join hands, especially institutions such as youth and sports or the national government, to pay attention to this file, because it is not.” Easy, it requires a lot of effort, and it is the least thing offered to our country. ”

Benghazi is located on the eastern coast of Libya and is the second largest city in the country and the cradle of the revolution that toppled the Gaddafi regime in 2011.

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