Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a little over two months ago, Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari scored the goal that defeated Argentina in the opening game of Group C. Saudi Arabia didn’t pick up any more points in that group, and Argentina went on to win the tournament but the country, and Al-Dawsari, had their rare moment in the spotlight on football's global stage. Or maybe not so rare. At the latest FIFA Club World Cup, Saudi Arabian football is upsetting the odds once again and, once again, Al-Dawsari is the player scoring the goals to help it do so. In Tangier, Morroco, on Tuesday night Al-Dawsari’s cub side, Al-Hilal, knocked Brazilian giants Flamengo out of the Club World Cup. Flamengo were favorites to reach the final along with Real Madrid who play Egyptian side Al Ahly in the other semifinal. Right from the start, it was evident that Al-Hilal would be no pushovers, and the first shock came when Romanian … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia And Al-Dawsari Shock South America Again As Al-Hilal Knock Flamengo Out Of Club World Cup
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Pressure is mounting from Republicans and some Democrats in Congress to pass a national ban on TikTok, the social video app owned by Chinese company ByteDance which has already been banned on federal devices and some college campuses over privacy concerns. Key Facts TikTok has faced calls for bans from critics who fear China may use the platform to access the data of American users. Criticisms of the social platform intensified in the fall after reports revealed ByteDance repeatedly accessed U.S. user data and planned to use TikTok to track the location of specific American citizens ( including Forbes journalists ). ByteDance previously denied it had used TikTok to “target” journalists or public figures, but after an internal investigation revealed employees tracked journalists covering the company, it fired its chief internal auditor who led the team orchestrating the surveillance. … [Read more...] about Will TikTok Be Banned From The U.S.? Here’s Where It Stands.
BP Plc posted its second-highest quarterly profit on record and announced a further $2.5 billion of share buybacks, capping a stellar period for Big Oil after Russias invasion of Ukraine pushed up energy prices. (Source: Bloomberg) When Bernard Looney took over as chief executive officer of BP Plc in 2020, he promised to quickly decarbonize the British oil major, cutting oil and gas production by 40 percent by 2030 and channeling billions of dollars into wind and solar projects. It was a stronger version of the “Beyond Petroleum” slogan BP once used. On Tuesday, Looney altered course. The company put out some fine words about its commitment to green energy and several billion dollars in investment to back it. But in tandem, it promised shareholders it would invest heavily into oil and gas projects. Instead of a 40 percent output cut, oil and gas production would fall by 25 percent by the end of the decade. Don’t say it out loud — because Looney took pains to emphasise that … [Read more...] about Don’t say it out loud, but BP is back into petroleum