Up to seven feet (2.1 meters) of snow were expected to hit hills around LA, the National Weather Service (NWS) said, as it warned of "extremely dangerous mountain conditions." A blizzard warning, in effect from Friday morning, is the first one forecasters have raised in the area since 1989. While downtown Los Angeles was not expected to see any of the white stuff, there are plenty of mountains nearby. "Areas above the snowline will likely see a combination of strong winds and heavy snow," the NWS in Hanford said. NWS Twin Cities posted a picture of deep snow drifts outside their office, and warned drivers to take care.
Just like in the World Cup final, Paris Saint-Germain teammates Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe go up against one another for The Best FIFA Men's Player prize for 2022 on Monday, with Ballon d'Or Karim Benzema the other contender. Messi has won the Ballon d'Or seven times and claimed the FIFA award -- inaugurated in 2016 following FIFA's split with Ballon d'Or organisers France Football -- once in 2019. Mbappe, who turned 24 just after the final, was the tournament's top scorer with eight goals, one more than Messi, who claimed the Golden Ball for best player. "Because Messi won the World Cup he has the biggest chance of winning, that's a fact," admitted Ruud Gullit, himself a former Ballon d'Or winner. Brazil star Richarlison's World Cup strike against Serbia is one of three nominees for the Puskas Award for best goal, named after Hungary great Ferenc Puskas.1 month ago ZAWYA
Qatar Airways has been named Global Partner and Official Airline of Formula 1 (F1), the pinnacle of motorsport and the world’s most technologically-advanced racing series, through the 2027 season. In addition to the global partnership, Qatar Airways will be the Title Sponsor of three Grands Prix this year: The Qatar Airways Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (May 19-21), the Qatar Airways Hungarian Grand Prix (July 21-23), and the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix (October 6-8). “With 23 stops in the 2023 World Championship, F1 is a global sport, requiring a Global Airline partner that offers extensive global connectivity. In addition to the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023, the Lusail International Circuit will host the Qatar Moto GP on November 17-19. Discover Qatar, the destination management company of Qatar Airways, is the first to offer tickets to the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023.1 month ago ZAWYA
ANTAKYA, Turkey: Another earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, just two weeks after the area was devastated by a larger quake that killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance to support the earthquake response in Turkey and Syria has reached $185 million, the U.S. State Department said. They include 226,000 women in Turkey and 130,000 in Syria, about 38,800 of whom will deliver in the next month. As of Monday morning, 197 trucks loaded with U.N. humanitarian aid had entered northwest Syria through two border crossings, a spokesperson for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey have returned to their homes in northwest Syria to get in touch with relatives affected by the devastation.1 month ago ZAWYA
Dubai, UAE: Redington Gulf, the sole distributor of Microsoft Surface, introduced the newest line of Surface products during an event held exclusively for channel partners of Microsoft Surface. The latest lineup of Microsoft Surface includes Microsoft Surface Studio 2+, Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, and Microsoft Surface Pro 9. Unleash Creativity with the Ultimate Power of the Microsoft Surface Studio 2+The Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ boasts a sleek, sophisticated design with powerful features. The Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ is ideal for animators, graphic designers, architects and others in the design industry. This Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is a 2-in-1 perfect for those who love travelling but need the power of excellent performance.1 month ago ZAWYA
From December to January, CPI rose 0.5 percent, picking up from 0.1 percent in December and signaling the Fed has some way to go to rein in costs. - 'Higher-for-longer' rates -The annual changes in overall inflation and services inflation excluding volatile components and housing "showed only modest improvement," said Rubeela Farooqi, chief US economist at High Frequency Economics. - 'Stickier' components -"You don't want to make too much out of a single month. "Some stickier components are what we'll be paying more attention to, for example rents," he told AFP. While goods inflation will continue in the coming months, it will take a significant amount to offset services inflation that is in the pipeline.1 month ago ZAWYA
Announcing its financial results for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2022, GFH said its total income for the year was $441.67 million, up 10.8% from $398.75 million for the previous year. Consolidated net profit for the year was $97.71 million compared with $92.62 million in 2021, an increase of 5.5%. Total expenses for the year surged by 12.4% to $343.96 million from $306.13 million in 2021. According to GFH, the total income for Q4 2022 rose to $147.79 million from $128.14 million for the same period the year before, thus recording a rise of 15.3%. Consolidated net profit for Q4 stood at $26.23 million compared to $24.34 million in 2021, while the total expenses for the quarter were $121.56 million compared to $103.80 million in the prior-year period, up 17.1%.1 month ago ZAWYA
The United States also has its own ways of spying on China, deploying surveillance and interception techniques as well as networks of informants. Former US president Barack Obama said in 2015 that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had promised not to conduct commercial cyber spying. According to researchers and Western intelligence officials, China has become adept at hacking rival nations' computer systems to make off with industrial and trade secrets. Chinese cyber spies have also hacked the US energy department, utility companies, telecommunications firms and universities, according to US government statements and media reports. Last year, a US court sentenced a Chinese intelligence officer to 20 years in prison for stealing technology from US and French aerospace firms.1 month ago ZAWYA