Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first goal with Joao Felix at Stadium 974 in Doha on Thursday. ReutersCristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score at five World Cups on Thursday when he scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in Portugal's 3-2 win over Ghana. Joao Felix and rising star Rafael Leao made sure of the win after Andre Ayew's leveller had briefly threatened to ruin Ronaldo's party. Ronaldo overtakes Pele and Germans Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose, who all scored in four World Cups, after being brought down by Mohammed Salisu and taking the penalty himself. Bukari then imitated Ronaldo with his goal celebration after heading home completely unmarked, but Portugal held out for a big win on a historic day.
New Zealand's players leave the field after their victory against Australia during their Twenty20 World Cup 2022 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Saturday. AFPDevon Conway and Finn Allen plundered 46 runs off the first three overs to set New Zealand on course for a thumping 89-run win over defending champion Australia on Saturday in the opening game of the Super 12 stage at the Twenty20 World Cup. Finn set the tone and another class innings from Devon,” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said. Glenn Maxwell top scored for Australia with 28 while Southee (3-6) and Santner (3-31) took three wickets apiece and kept the run-flow down. The lopsided defeat already has Australia under pressure to make the top two in the group and reach the playoffs.1 month ago Gulf Today
Two Egyptian women shopping in a supermarket in Cairo, Egypt. Continued fiscal consolidation will be supported by the implementation of the government’s Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) that aims to improve the efficiency and progressivity of the tax system. The commitment to durable exchange rate flexibility going forward will be a cornerstone policy for rebuilding and safeguarding Egypt’s external resilience over the long term. The EFF will support the CBE’s efforts to improve the functioning of the foreign exchange market, increase foreign reserves, and further improve monetary policy transmission. The authorities also plan to expand targeted social transfers and enhance spending on social assistance, health, and education.1 month ago Gulf Today
Katrina Kaif poses during the trailer launch of her film ‘Phone Bhoot’ in Mumbai on Oct.10, 2022. AFPKatrina Kaif, who is currently awaiting the release of her upcoming horror-comedy movie “Phone Bhoot,” has shared that she would like to do movies from South India. Katrina said, “The most fun aspect of playing a ghost was the world of the film itself. Meanwhile, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Saturday announced that the third installment of his “Tiger” franchise has a new release date. Helmed by Maneesh Sharma, “Tiger 3” will feature Salman and Katrina Kaif.1 month ago Gulf Today
The Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee on Wednesday announced its activities' agenda for celebrating the UAE’s 51st National Day. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, for supporting the preparations for National Day celebrations. He commended the significant role and efforts of committee members, municipal councils, and relevant authorities across the emirate, in ensuring National Day is a success. Today, through our celebrations of National Day in Sharjah, we honour the people who built this country in just five decades. Dibba Al-HisnDibba Al-Hisn will hold national day celebrations on 25th November, including a popular march at 16:00 from the entrance to the city of Dibba Al-Hisn to Al-Hisn island canal.1 month ago Gulf Today
Israeli forces have been raiding Nablus and Jenin, two West Bank cities. This week, six Palestinians were killed by the Israeli forces, three of them belonged to armed resistance groups. It showed that the ordinary Palestinians have reached the edge of a sense of helplessness, and more young people are joining armed groups like the Lion’s Den in Nablus. Hundreds of people were at the Rafida hospital in Nablus, where the injured and martyrs were coming in. There is the attack from Israeli forces, who claim to be targeting the armed Palestinian groups, but they end up killing unarmed civilians as they did in the latest incident.1 month ago Gulf Today
APThe Netherlands sent South Africa crashing out of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday with a stunning 13-run victory in Adelaide which also propelled India into the semi-finals. READ MOREEngland into T20 World Cup semis as Australia eliminatedSri Lankan T20 World Cup player charged with rape in SydneyChasing 159 for victory after man-of-the-match Colin Ackermann's unbeaten 41, South Africa faltered to end on 145-8, with Dutch fast bowler Brandon Glover returning impressive figures of 3-9 in two overs. We had the confidence and belief in ourselves as a unit to make the play-offs," said South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma. South Africa started their reply on a jittery note with openers Quinton de Kock and Bavuma out inside six overs with the score on 39. Netherlands' Fred Klaassen bowls during the match against South Africa at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.24 days ago Gulf Today
Picture used for illustrative purpose only. However, Lowe cited a deteriorating outlook for the global economy as a major uncertainty, along with the response of Australian households to sharply higher borrowing costs.The cautious tone was echoed by Treasurer Jim Chalmers in a news conference after the RBA’s move. “The weight of opinion around the world is that the global situation has gotten much worse, even in the last few weeks,” he said. House prices have also slid for five months in a row, led by big drops in Sydney and Melbourne. That drop combined with losses in pension funds cut A$484 billion from household wealth in the three months to June, and an even larger decline is likely in the September quarter.1 month ago Gulf Today