Thursday , October 19 2017

Arab Times

Pandya stars in rain-hit India win – Men in Blue lead Australia in 5-match series

CHENNAI, India, Sept 17, (AFP): All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening one-day international in Chennai on Sunday. Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal …

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Lukaku ruins Rooney Man U return – Arsenal hold Chelsea

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sept 17, (AFP): Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return. Right-back Antonio Valencia gave United an early lead with …

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Hamilton wins Singapore GP as title rival Vettel crashes – Ricciardo 2nd for third year in a row

SINGAPORE, Sept 17, (AP): Lewis Hamilton profited from the chaos to win the Singapore Grand Prix and extend his championship lead on Sunday, while title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo prevented a Mercedes 1-2 by finishing ahead of …

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Kuwait index ends little changed in choppy trade – Zain rallies 14 fils; Humansoft Holding slides

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: Kuwait stocks were little changed on Sunday as it kicked off the week on a tame note. The price index eased 2.16 points in choppy trade to 6,911.7 points even as overall sentiment remained mixed. Most of the heavyweights however closed in green. The KSX 15 …

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Jay-Z salutes football rebel in New York return – Ringo Starr gets back to where he once belonged

NEW YORK, Sept 16, (AFP): Back on stage in his native New York after a stint as a full-time businessman, Jay-Z was in the mood for his classics. And for a bit of politics. Headlining The Meadows Festival Friday night before one of artist Jeff Koons’ giant balloon dogs, Jay-Z …

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Close solid, conventional in ‘Wife’ – Female filmmakers out in force at Finnish Film Affair

Glenn Close is a tremendous actress. That shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s been even halfway following her career, but if there were still any doubt, her performance in Bjorn Runge’s “The Wife” erases any remaining room for it. As the supportive yet secretive spouse of an acclaimed writer dealing …

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Dow has the right to choose the new president of EQUATE – ‘Our MPs should refrain from interfering’

It is shocking to read in our daily newspapers about the noise people in Kuwait are making concerning the next president of EQUATE, which is a joint venture of Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) and Dow Chemical. It is an internal matter of the private company, so why are our MPs …

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Bitcoin … way to the future or path to financial ‘ruin’? – Plummeting prices raise questions

NEW YORK, Sept 16, (AP): Bitcoin, hailed in some quarters as the future of currency, is having a rough week, with a flurry of rumors that China will shut down exchanges and the head of a major US bank calling bitcoin a “fraud.” Plummeting prices have again raised questions about …

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China provides $10 billion credit line to Iran – Funds to finance water, energy and transport projects

TEHRAN, Sept 16, (AFP): A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said Saturday. The contract was signed in Beijing between China’s CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks led by central bank president Valiollah Seif. The …

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Pakistan celebrate cricket return with series triumph – Du Plessis hails series as a big step and success

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 16, (AFP): Pakistan celebrated the return of international cricket with a thumping 33-run win to clinch the final Twenty20 match and the series against a World XI team at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium Friday. The hosting of the short series is a major step towards convincing international teams …

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